Top Builds for Elden Ring: How to Get Ready for the DLC

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With the DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, about to be released, perhaps you want to get back into shape by (re)launching on Elden Ring. In this article, we invite you to discover some builds that can help you, depending on your style of play.

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  • Build Lightning Confessor of the Ancient Dragons
  • Build Esotericism Sleep
  • Build Caria Slicer Astrologer
  • Build Lifesteal Grappled Hand
  • Build Blasphemous Blade
  • Build Poison Golden Oath
  • Build Moonveil
  • Build Arcane Draconic Magic
  • BuildFrost
  • Build Bleed Melee
  • Build Black Flame
  • Build Arc
  • Build Bleed Distance
  • Build Mage One-shot
  • Build Faith Double Dagger
  • Build Force Bane of Giants
  • Build Spinning Weapon

Build Lightning Confessor of the Ancient Dragons

The incantation “Elder Dragon Bolt” is undoubtedly one of the best there is in Elden Ring, at least offensively speaking. This build will focus around the latter to rain down lightning and damage on enemies who get in your way.

  • Type: Distance
  • Main stat: Faith
  • Starting class: Confessor

Check out the Dragon Lightning Confessor build

Build Esotericism Sleep

Esotericism is a statistic that can be very strong if you plan to play on state alterations. This is good, because this is precisely the case of this build which will focus on putting your opponents to sleep to be able to defeat them more easily.

  • Type: Melee
  • Main stat: Esotericism
  • Starting class: Bandit

Discover the Sleep Esotericism build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Caria Slicer Astrologer

Who said that Astrologer can only be played in distance build? Indeed, this build is based around the spell “Caria Slicer” which will be amplified by the “Magic Domain” to inflict heavy damage which will certainly be magical, but in close combat.

  • Type: Melee
  • Main stat: Intelligence
  • Starting class: Astrologer

Check out Caria’s Slicer Astrologer build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Lifesteal Grappled Hand

For this build, you will play around a mechanic which is ultimately not that used in the game, but may be worth it, especially if you plan to get into the PvP part. This mechanic is the steal of life which not only allows you to inflict damage, but also to heal you for part of it.

  • Type: Melee
  • Primary Stat: Dexterity
  • Starting class: Warrior or Samurai

Check out the Lifesteal hand grip build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Blasphemous Blade

The Blasphemous Blade is one of the best weapons in Elden Ring and has been since the start of the game. We therefore offer you here a build which will revolve around the latter and in particular its war ash which offers good damage, but also Theft of life.

  • Type: Mainly distance
  • Main stat: Faith
  • Starting class: Confessor

Check out the Blasphemous Blade build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Poison Golden Oath

Poison is one of those status ailments that is not very popular in Elden Ring, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to play with. This is also what we are offering you to do with this build which will revolve around the application of poison.

  • Type: Melee
  • Primary Stat: Dexterity
  • Starting class: Samurai or Warrior

Check out the Golden Oath Poison build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Moonveil

Like the Blasphemous Blade, the Moonveil, or Lunar Eclipse in French, is one of those weapons that has been at the top of the meta for a while. This build will therefore allow you to play around it, its war ashes, but also spells!

  • Type: Mainly distance
  • Primary Stat: Intelligence/Faith
  • Starting class: Astrologer

Check out the Moonveil build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Arcane Draconic Magic

The Draconic Communion spells, in addition to being effective, have a design that is rather nice. So, if you too are attracted to them, we suggest you discover this build which will allow you to use them during your adventures.

  • Type: Mixed
  • Main stat: Esotericism
  • Starting class: Bandit

Discover the Arcane Draconic Magic build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

BuildFrost

Freezing, or Frost in Vo, is one of the most impactful status conditions on Elden Ring. It was therefore impossible for us not to offer you a build that touches on the latter and the Guardian Sword-Spear!

  • Type: Distance
  • Primary Stat: Intelligence
  • Starting class: Astrologer

Check out the Frost build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Bleed Melee

The Melee Bleeding build with a weapon that allows you to tap quickly to raise this condition is a classic. We invite you to discover a version which will be based on the Bloody Spiral, a very pleasant weapon to play.

  • Type: Melee
  • Primary Stat: Dexterity
  • Starting class: Warrior or Samurai

Check out the Melee Bleeding build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Black Flame

Black Flame Sorceries have some pretty crazy power on Elden Ring and have for quite a while now. You guessed it, the build that we are going to present to you here will use these to inflict heavy black fire damage on enemies.

  • Type: Mixed
  • Primary Stat: Dexterity
  • Starting class: Warrior or Samurai

Check out the Black Flame build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Arc

When we think about the different types of weapons in Elden Ring, we often tend to forget about bows. However, they are quite viable and can allow you to quickly do great damage to your enemies. The proof with this build based on a giant bow.

  • Type: Distance
  • Primary Stat: Dexterity
  • Starting class: Warrior or Samurai

Check out the Arc build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Bleed Distance

We told you a little earlier, melee bleeding builds with a fast weapon are very common. Except that here, we are going to offer you a rather distanced build which will still allow you to easily inflict damage on your enemies on the battlefield.

  • Type: Distance
  • Main stat: Esotericism
  • Starting class: Bandit

Check out the Remote Bleeding build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Mage One-shot

The One-shot Mage is one of the great classics of Elden Ring builds. If the combo is not always easy to place depending on the bosses, it is formidable when it hits and can perfectly kill in a single hit. We tell you more about how to play it in this build.

  • Type: Distance
  • Primary Stat: Intelligence
  • Starting class: Astrologer

Check out the Mage one-shot build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Faith Double Dagger

We have not yet presented you with a build using daggers to do anything other than buff yourself, this is now done with the latter. He will use two daggers, but also incantations to quickly deal damage, especially on the largest enemies.

  • Type: Melee
  • Main stat: Faith
  • Starting class: Confessor

Discover the Double Dagger Faith build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Force Bane of Giants

Let's continue with the first ones, this time presenting you with a build which will ask you to rely on strength since it will lead you to use a gigantic weapon, the Bane of Giants which you will then be able to send into the faces of your enemies.

  • Type: Melee
  • Primary Stat: Strength
  • Starting class: Hero or Vagabond

Check out the Force Bane of Giants build

Elden Ring Builds: What are the best builds to play to prepare for the DLC?

Build Spinning Weapon

  • Type: Melee
  • Primary Stat: Dexterity
  • Starting class: Warrior or Samurai

Check out the Spinning weapon build

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