You’ll quickly discover that there are plenty of weapons to equip your character with while exploring the world of Elden Ring. There are always nice weapons to suit your hero’s build, but some of the better ones are a little harder to come by.
In this article, we’ll go over some of the greatest weaponry in Elden Ring’s early to mid-game. Though some require you to battle key bosses, many of these weapons can be found early on in your quest if you have the grit to discover them.
Greatsword (colossal sword)
This is a huge sword that requires a lot of stamina and power to wield. This is an excellent selection for anybody trying to deliver raw damage that immediately staggers adversaries. It may not be as useful for those who prefer to utilise magic or keep swift on their feet, but it is for anyone looking to deal raw damage that rapidly staggers foes.
This weapon is also a homage to the late Kentaro Miura and his groundbreaking manga series Berserk, which featured a roaming swordsman brandishing a gigantic sword.
This weapon may be found east of Limgrave in the Caelid region. Following the route west from the Warmaster’s Shack in Limgrave, you’ll see that the environment has changed to a blood-red sky, which means you’re coming close.
You’ll eventually come to a wrecked caravan guarded by enormous dogs. If you can get past them, you can get to the back of one of the waggons and find a chest containing the Greatsword. This area is extremely dangerous early in the game, but if you play it safe, you can make a beeline for it after you obtain your horse Torrent and come out uninjured.
Elden Ring’s daggers can be difficult to utilise properly. They are the fastest blade weapons, but they don’t have the range or strike capability of other melee weapons. Daggers, on the other hand, may still inflict rapid damage and land a powerful backstab with the appropriate build.
The Reduvia, in particular, does a lot to compensate for its lack of range and attack capability. This ominous-looking dagger can deal a lot of damage quickly, and it can spew blood attacks that cause blood loss.
This dagger is one of the simplest weapons to locate, as you will not have to travel far from the game’s start. The red phantom Bloody Hunter Nerijus, who can be found just outside of Murkwater Cave north of the lake in Limgrave, drops the Reduvia.
You’ll be invaded by Nerijus if you follow the lake’s stream northward, and you’ll have to combat him. If you speak with Yura in the ruins south of the lake, he will come to your aid in this battle. The Reduvia will be yours once you vanquish Nerijus.
Twinblade (double-dided sword)
The game’s first twin-blade-type weapon may be found in Elden Ring’s initial sector, and it’s easy to overlook. The Twinblade is a two-sided sword that caters to both strength and dexterity builds, doing swift and heavy damage over a wide area of impact. Quick attacks may rapidly overwhelm adversaries, allowing you to inflict a large amount of damage in a few hits.
To find this weapon, travel to the Dragon Burnt Ruins in Limgrave’s southern part of the lake. While you may be aware of the chest trap, you also have another weapon at your disposal.
You’ll find a damaged building with no way in if you travel to the southern part of the ruins. Jump on Torrent and sprint to the nearby cliffs to gain some height. To get inside the building’s perimeter, sprint and double-jump, then down the stairs to find a safe chest containing the Twinblade.
Winged Scythe (reaper)
Reaper weapons are blades that are designed to strike foes with long, sweeping strokes. They’ll keep you at a safe distance from your opponents, making them an excellent choice for those who enjoy using magic while also wanting to deal substantial melee damage.
The Winged Scythe, which can be located on the Weeping Peninsula, slightly south of Limgrave, caters to character builds that emphasise magic and melee damage.
The Winged Scythe is kept in a chest beneath the wrecked temple at the Tombsward Ruins on the peninsula’s northern coast. After you’ve defeated the adversaries, you can enter the ruins to obtain the weapon. It not only balances magic and melee damage, but it also deals with Holy Damage.
Meteorite Staff (staff)
The Meteorite Staff is a good choice if you’re a magic-user looking for a staff that will improve your casting abilities in the early to mid-game. While this staff cannot be upgraded or infused with Ashes of War talents, it compensates by providing some significant benefits for intelligence-based characters, including increased magic damage for all spells. While you’ll eventually find a better weapon, the Meteorite Staff will get you by for the time being.
You’ll need to travel further inside Caelid to locate this staff. While this may appear scary in the early game, if you opt to open the chest in the Dragon Burnt Ruins, you may find yourself there unexpectedly.
The Sellia Crystal Tunnel, a deadly location in central Caelid, can be reached by opening the chest in the cellar. Finishing the dungeon early is pointless, so leave as soon as possible. Once outside, continue south into the marsh until you reach the Street of Sages Ruins, where you’ll find a corpse holding the Meteorite Staff. Make a beeline for the nearest grace location and warp back to safe harbour once you have it.
Katanas are razor-sharp swords that can inflict blood loss damage to a wide range of foes. The Moonveil, on the other hand, is a katana that has quickly gained fame due to its imbued magical qualities. The weapon art talent Transient Moonlight, which costs FP but sends out a wave of magical energy with each cut, is what makes this katana unique.
This ability not only increases the range of the special katana but also increases the amount of damage it deals with, tearing through an enemy’s defences.
You’ll have to go back to Caelid to find the Moonveil. However, you should level up to the point where you can take on some of the region’s bosses. You must face the Magma Wyrm in Caelid’s Gael Tunnel, a subterranean dungeon located just south of Shack of the Rotting on the border of Limgrave and Caelid. The Moonveil will be acquired immediately after slaying the Magma Wyrm.
Sword of Night and Flame
The ability to fire absurd beams of energy or massive blazing hits against adversaries has made this sword famous among the Elden Ring population. It is designed for individuals who wish to be melee-oriented while yet dealing with spells. You’ll need enough points in strength, dexterity, faith, and intelligence to fully wield it. The weapon’s unique abilities will not activate if the stat checks are not met.
You must travel to Caria Manor, which is located just north of the Liurnia of the Lakes region, to obtain this weapon. You’ll have to battle with ghost knights and a slew of creepy hand/spider hybrid monsters who like to hide in the soil in this region, which is very perilous.
You’ll come upon a stone pathway populated with phantom warriors as you reach the second floor. Look for a shattered wall overlooking a tiny building’s roof on the northwestern side of this region. Drop down and enter to find the sword hidden in a chest. You now own one of Elden Ring’s most powerful weapons.