Best Elden Ring Endgame Builds, Ranked (2023)

Find the ideal endgame build to dominate in PvP.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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There are all types of builds in Elden Ring that you can try right now. The game itself is quite long and has a lot of things that you can do. If you want to prepare for the later stages of the game, this guide will show you the best Elden Ring endgame builds.

Try out some of these builds to see if you like them or not. We would also love to hear what your favorite endgame build is. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.

Elden Ring: Best Endgame Builds

We will talk about some of the best endgame builds that you can try right now. Since there are tons of builds in the game, we obviously cannot include them all. So, I will mention some of the best ones that I always enjoy playing, even after many playthroughs.


Elementalist (Faith)

Best Elden Ring Endgame Builds
Armor SetsTalismanWeaponsIncantationsStat Priority
Mausoleum Knight Set, Briar Set, Malformed Dragon Set, and Black Knife SetDragoncrest Greatshield Talisman, Ancestral Spirit’s Horn, Radagon Icon, Godfrey Icon, and Faithful’s Canvas TalismanPrince of Death’s Staff, Golden Order SealStone of Guarranq, Black Flame, Great Glintstone Shard, Lightning Spear, and Triple Rings of LightFaith, Strength, Mind, and Vigor

This is an Intelligence/Faith Build that can cast nearly any spell in the game, and only uses ranged magic to destroy enemies.

The armor sets for most Faith builds are quite similar. The only thing that you need to ensure is that no matter what armor set you equip, you should still be able to perform a medium roll. Otherwise, you won’t be able to take a lot of hits since you’ll be a bit squishy.

For this build, you should choose the Prince of Death’s Staff. It is extremely strong and will allow you to cast powerful spells as well.


The way this build works is that you will use Prince of Death’s Staff to cast Sorceries and Golden Order Seal to cast Incantations. You’ll buff with Golden Vow to increase your spell damage, as well as boost your defenses. Then you’ll select the spell that’s best suited for the situation.

Stone of Guarranq is your ranged Physical Damage spell that can be chained effectively at a modest range. You can also use Rock Sling, but it casts slower, though it does have a longer range and does more stagger damage.

Lightning Spear is your Lightning Damage spell that you’ll use to take out enemies weak to Lightning. You can charge it for extra damage as needed, and it does +10% damage in the rain.

Black Flame is your ranged Fire Damage spell that deals that can be charged for extra damage and also does small damage over time based on the max HP of the enemy. Catch Flame is used in melee situations where enemies are so aggressive you can’t cast spells. Catch Flame is cast quickly after you roll or sprint, allowing you to “melee” enemies with it.

Great Glintstone Shard is your ranged spell that has good range and average damage and can be spammed. You can use other Magic Damage spells as well, like Loretta’s Greatbow for more range, or you can use Comet for a more spammable higher damage Great Glintstone Shard.

Triple Rings of Light is your go-to Holy Damage spell that has a modest range and good spread. Litany of  Proper Death is a great AoE that annihilates undead and prevents them from respawning.


Spellsword (Intelligence)

Armor SetsTalismanWeaponsSorceriesStat Priority
Raya Lucarian Sorcerer Set, and Spellblade SetRadagon Icon, Erdtree’s Favor, Graven Mass Talisman, Shard of Alexander, and Godfrey IconAcademy Glintstone Staff, and ClaymoreCarian Phalanx, Loretta’s Great Bow, Swift Glintstone ShardIntelligence, Endurance, Vigor, Mind, and Dexterity

Spellblade is a quality build that utilizes Claymore and Glintblade Phalanx Ashes of War. Primarily scales with strength and intelligence and heavily relies on periodic stance-breaking.

For this build, you will use a staff for spells and the claymore to deal with enemies that get too close for comfort.

When it comes to sorceries, you have a wide list of options to choose from. You can pick whatever spells suit you best, but I have mentioned the ones that have shown a lot of promise for me.


Spellblade build is an aggressive build that relies on a Claymore to deal major damage to its enemy. Follow up with Academy Glintstone Staff that further boosts overall damage by buffing Claymore with Scholar Armament. You will constantly use the R2 charge attacks of your Claymore buffed with Scholar Armament.

With Claymore’s incredibly long reach and powerful thrust attack, fights with regular enemies or even boss fights can be trivialized. On top of that, Glintblade Phalanx adds more value to this build by providing bonus range damage and a unique follow-up thrust attack.

However, the main takeaway is the additional stance damage that it can provide thus, it will work wonders with Claymore. Expect stun locks and frequent critical strikes, especially for bosses, that lead to immense damage per second.

Timing plays a huge part as well when casting the Glintblade Phalanx at the right moment. Basically, the positioning of the bosses and enemies is always one of the factors to consider if you will use the follow-up attack or your R2 charge attacks.

This build explores the following talismans, the Axe Talisman and Shard of Alexander, for further damage increase overall, especially for charge attacks.

Assassin Cerulean Dagger works wonders as well since you will be refunding the FP used from Glintblade Phalanx. Lastly, armed with Spear Talismans for a further boost of your Guard Counters.

On the other hand, since this build involves Academy Glintstone Staff and having 50 intelligence. You do have options to add more spells, but I suggest keeping it to a minimum.


Sanguine Samurai (Arcane)

Best Elden Ring Endgame Builds
Armor SetsTalismanWeaponsStat Priority
War Surgeon Set, Land of Reeds SetWinged Sword InsigniaLord of Blood’s Exultation, and Dragoncrest Greatshield TalismanRivers of BloodEndurance, Vigor, Arcane, and Dexterity

The Sanguine Samurai is a Dexterity/Arcane Build that uses the Rivers of Blood Katana to devastating effect. It will quickly proc bleed on your enemies and deal tons of damage to them. This can catch a lot of enemies off guard and even kill them instantly when bleeding procs.

You’ll want to equip armor sets that allow you to do a medium roll. So, make sure that you find light armor sets. Ideally, you can wear the White Mask alongside other armor pieces that won’t let your weight go over.

When talking about weapons for this build, I would only suggest one – Rivers of Blood. It is one of the best bleed weapons in the game, even after getting nerfed in a few patches. You can also try out the Sacrificial Axe, but I would recommend Rivers.


The way this build works is that you will carry Rivers of Blood in your right hand, and use Sacrificial Axe and Dragon Communion Seal in your left. The Sacrificial Axe will give you 4 FP, even when you don’t meet the requirements for it, every time you kill an enemy as long as it’s in your left hand. 

You’ll use Rivers of Blood as your “default” attack, because we reduce the cost of it via Carian Filigreed Crest, and give you FP back with Sacrificial Axe. This combined with 30 or so Mind, allows you to pretty much use it at will, as long as you have a few FP flasks.

You can buff with Flame, Grant Me Strength when you’re heading into a boss fight or a difficult enemy because Rivers of Blood does both Physical and Fire Damage, benefitting immensely from this Incantation. You can add others as well since you’ll have fairly good Incantation scaling thanks to the Dragon Communion Seal and high Arcane, but these are optional.

If you manage to acquire Millicent’s Prosthesis and Rotten Sword Insignia you can actually use both, but you will need someone to drop you one or the other


And there you have it; those are the best Elden Ring endgame builds that you can try out right now. These builds take some time to properly set up, and some of them can be a bit difficult to play as well.

Which build is your favorite? Do you want to share a build with us? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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