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Elden Ring Best Strength Builds

Elden Ring Best Strength Builds

Strength builds are among the most popular builds in Elden Ring.

They are known for relying on heavy weapons that can deal high damage, and occasionally, they also can be recognized by heavy armor.

These builds tend to be beginner-friendly, as they don’t demand extensive investment in various stats, or they are meant for those who want to sweep the floor with their enemies.

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What Stats Do You Need for a Strength Build?

The main stat you should prioritize for a Strength build is, naturally, Strength.

This enhances your ability to wear heavy weapons and augments the damage dealt by Strength-based weapons.

Considering that a Strength build centers on close-range combat, you will need two additional stats to invest in: Vigor and Endurance.

Vigor boosts your maximum HP which allows you to withstand more damage than usual and remain actively involved in combat before considering retreat.

Meanwhile, Endurance grants you the capacity to execute more attacks along with the occasional dodge when necessary.

We recommended the following but it should be noted these can vary based on your specific build:

  • Strength: 55 to 80 (depends on the weapon)
  • Vigor: 40
  • Endurance: 35
  • Dexterity: 10
  • Faith: 12
  • Mind: 12
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Arcane: 8

The above stats also take into account the Soft Caps for each stat.

Best Strength Builds Ranked

Here are some of the best Strength builds in Elden Ring:

Giant Crusher Build

Giant Crusher Build
  • Stats:
    • Strength: 60
    • Endurance: 30
    • Vigor: 40
  • Weapons: Giant Crusher
  • Armor: Bull-Goat Set
  • Talismans: Arsenal Charm, Claw Talisman, Great-Jar’s Arsenal

This build relies on the use of the Giant Crusher, the heaviest weapon in the game.

Not only does it inflict massive damage, but it also allows you to enhance it further by infusing it with a chosen Ash of War. This infusion grants you increased command over the weapon’s abilities.

One important thing to consider is that the swings of this weapon are slow which will require careful timing.

The Giant Crusher build is particularly well-suited for those who favor a measured and slow approach to combat, all the while maintaining the capacity of crushing their enemies.

Sword and Board Build

Sword and Board Build
  • Stats:
    • Strength: 30
    • Dexterity: 15
    • Endurance: 30
    • Vigor: 40
  • Weapons: Ruins Greatsword and a Shield
  • Armor: Lionel’s Set
  • Talismans: Arsenal Charm, Crimson Amber Medallion, Erdtree’s Favor

Also known as a Tank build, it combines a heavy weapon with a shield, basically to a knight in the dark.

It leans more toward defense rather than offense. This means you need to study your enemy’s attack patterns, block their hits, and seize opportunities to inflict damage.

It suits players who don’t want to evade attacks and prefer to brute force their way through enemies.

This is another build that is considered to be beginner-friendly for newcomers.

Faith/Strength Build

Faith Strength Build
  • Stats:
    • Strength: 40
    • Dexterity: 15
    • Faith: 40
    • Vigor: 40
  • Weapons: Golden Halberd and a Shield
  • Armor: Malformed Dragon Set
  • Talismans: Arsenal Charm, Crimson Amber Medallion, Erdtree’s Favor, Sacred Scorpion Charm

Among the most powerful builds in Elden Ring, the Strength/Faith build stands out.

There is nothing better than hurling a lightning-charged spear at an enemy from afar to stagger them, then running toward them to deliver a blow to the skull with your massive weapon. This dual satisfaction is unmatched.

Nonetheless, it’s important to note that this approach demands an equal investment in both Strength and Faith stats.

Quality Build

Quality Build
  • Stats:
    • Strength: 40
    • Dexterity: 40
    • Vigor: 40
  • Weapons: Claymore and a Shield
  • Armor: Tree Sentinel Set
  • Talismans: Arsenal Charm, Crimson Amber Medallion, Erdtree’s Favor

Much like the Strength/Faith build, a Quality build centers around emphasizing secondary stats instead of solely focusing on Strength. This secondary attribute could be Dexterity, Intelligence, or even Arcane.

Hybrid builds offer a more engaging and pleasurable experience, as they allow you to combine the strengths of different elements and avoid sticking to a rigid pattern.

They bring versatility to your gameplay and allow you to wield a diverse range of weapons and use various spells.

Power Stance Build

Power Stance Build
  • Stats:
    • Strength: 40
    • Dexterity: 30
    • Vigor: 40
  • Weapons: Any two weapons that can be dual wielded such as the Greatsword and the Claymore, the Colossal Sword and the Hammer, and the Twinblade and the Curved Sword
  • Armor: Any armor set
  • Talismans: Arsenal Charm, Crimson Amber Medallion, Erdtree’s Favor, Great-Jar’s Arsenal

The Power Stance Build uses the Power Stance mechanic to dual-wield weapons.

While this can be a powerful build, it requires a lot of investment in Strength and Dexterity.

The Power Stance Build is a powerful build that can be a lot of fun to play.

It is a great option for players who want to deal a lot of damage and who want to be able to take on multiple enemies at once.

What Items Do You Need for a Strength Build?

The following items are essential for a Strength build:

ItemEffect
Strength-knot Crystal TearEnhance STR in mixed physick
Starscourge Heirloom TalismanIncrease STR by 5
Erdtree’s Favor TalismanIncrease HP Stamina and Equip Load
Arsenal Charm/Great-Jar’s TalismanBoth increase Equip Load
Royal Knight’s Resolve Ash of WarMassively increases damage increase on your next melee attack when activated

Here are some final recommendations if you’re considering a Strength Build:

  • Heavy armor is necessary to increase your defense since you’ll always be engaging in close-range combat.
  • If you can infuse a normal weapon with an Ash of War, do so to enhance its capabilities.
  • Be mindful of your Stamina and avoid getting greedy with your attacks.

With a little planning and effort, you can create a powerful strength build that will help you conquer the Lands Between.