Elden Ring – Strength Building: The One Hit Wonder

Melee fighters really clean up from the middle of the game.

Melee fighters really clean up from the middle of the game.

The classic knight belongs to every Souls game, just like poisonous swamps, patches, or fake walls. Heavy armor and even heavier weapons. Monster attacks that bounce off huge shields. For many players, the best way to experience a Souls. But Elden Ring doesn’t make it easy for you with melee builds, especially early on, so many switch to bloody or magical builds. But persevering is worth it. Because with the right gear, even the toughest bosses go down in just a few hits.

Why strength and not quality construction?

If you already have many other games of Of software you have played, then you will be of quality constructions I have heard. With these you develop strength and dexterity at the same time. So you use both scaling to massively increase your weapon damage. However, that’s not a good idea in Elden Ring, where stats scale much more. Therefore, it is better to specialize in Strength or Dexterity and bring the value to 80 points.

We went by force with this build. Because with the right weapons, you can not only kill bosses with a few hits, but also stun them almost continuously. You hardly need to dodge anymore.

Early game build (Levels 1-50)

Jellyfish Shield strengthens your attacks.  Just remember that if you grab the shield on your back, the buff will go away.






Jellyfish Shield strengthens your attacks. Just remember that if you grab the shield on your back, the buff will go away.

Initial class: homeless

Values:

  • Energy: 30
  • Spirit: 10
  • Condition: 19
  • Strength: 31
  • Ability: 14
  • Wisdom: 9
  • Believe: 9
  • Arcane: 7

Weapon: great sword

suddenly: jellyfish sign

Talismans: Green Turtle Talisman, Arsenal Talisman

Get used to the fact that you can only roll very slowly with this build. Because we fully rely on colossal weapons, heavy armor and great shields.

get that early great sword and level up as much as possible. Before you hit 31 strength, you can wield it ambidextrous and do without a shield. Or use another weapon until then.

You can get the great sword here:

Elden Ring: Greatsword of Gut

That jellyfish sign You can also arrive quite early. It is surprisingly light for a large sign and has a very practical function. Because the shield weapon art increases all damage by 20%. His greatsword will hit even harder with it and should even be able to take out bosses out of the way with just a few hits.

Of green turtle talisman It will help you a lot with your resistance, because that great sword uses a lot. The Talisman Arsenal allows you to wear heavier armor without completely overloading yourself.

Midgame build (51-100)

Heavy armor allows you to withstand almost any attack, and your hammer will take out most enemies in the world in one hit.






Heavy armor allows you to withstand almost any attack, and your hammer will take out most enemies in the world in one hit.

Values:

  • Energy: 40
  • Spirit: 10
  • Condition: 30
  • Strength: 60
  • Ability: 14
  • Wisdom: 9
  • Believe: fifty
  • Arcane: 9

Weapon: giant crusher

suddenly: jellyfish sign

Talismans: Green Turtle Charm, Bull Goat Charm, Claw Charm, Armory Charm +1

From now on you will have it much easier with the build. Of giant crusher it is one of the best power weapons in the game. Large scale and each hit deals so much posture damage that most enemies collapse after one hit. Even bosses only need a few hits before they cower on the ground.

You continue to increase damage with the jellyfish sign and the ashes of war King’s Knight Courage. Both together have a devastating effect.

Of bull goat talisman paired with heavy armor like the Exiled Knight Set will allow you to take most hits without staggering your character. This allows you to stay on the offensive so you don’t have to roll anymore. Of claw charm boost your jump attacks, which are particularly strong with colossal weapons. Of Arsenal Talisman ensures you can still move with that much weight

Endgame build (101-150)

Remember to empower each of your attacks with the King's Knights' Ashes of War Valor.  With a jump attack, you sometimes even stun bosses.






Remember to empower each of your attacks with the King’s Knights’ Ashes of War Valor. With a jump attack, you sometimes even stun bosses.

Values:

  • Energy: 60
  • Spirit: 10
  • Condition: 40
  • Strength: 80
  • Ability: 14
  • Wisdom: 9
  • Believe: 9
  • Arcane: 7

Weapon: giant crusher

suddenly: jellyfish sign

Talismans: Green Turtle Talisman, Bull Goat Talisman, Claw Talisman, Armory of the Great Vessel

As you can see, your team hasn’t changed much. only the Arsenal Talisman +1 we swapped it for the stronger variant. With 40 stamina and the talisman, this allows you to carry the entire Bull Goat set. Paired with the right piece of jewelry, this will give you over 100 stances, so even the strongest attacks can’t hurt you. So you can drink healing potions in peace while an angry dragon pummels you.

If you want to boost your defense even more, use it instead. claw charm the Dragon Shield Talisman, which reduces your damage by another 20%.

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If you need a build that works particularly well against bosses like Melania, we recommend picking up a katana with our Bleed build.

Also, we tell you how you can easily upgrade all the weapons mentioned here in our Sound Beads Guide.

How is your melee build? Do you prefer dexterity? Or do you only go into battle in light armor?