Best PvP Builds in Elden Ring

Bring the pain.

PvP is an integral, if sometimes unwelcome, part of Soulsborne games. This is especially true in Elden Ring, but the open-world nature of the game allows for more unique encounters. Throw in the cornucopia of equipment and there are near limitless ways to slay. That being said, there are three builds that seem to have become meta.

Bleed Well

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This build is all about using the bleed status effect to make quick work of foes. If your attacks aren't going to cut them down, then the bleed effect will. It's a great way to keep pressure on an opponent and have them distracted as they try to manage the debuff.

  • Primary Stat: Dexterity and Arcane
  • Secondary Stat: Vigor and Mind
  • Weapons: Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear, Rivers of Blood
  • Shield: Medium Shield
  • Armor: White Mask
  • Talisman: Lord of Blood's Exultation, Shard of Alexander, Godfrey Icon, Marika's Soreseal
  • Skills: Bloodboon Ritual, Corpse Piler
  • Spells: Golden Vow

Related: Elden Ring: What does the Arcane attribute do?

Jar Artillery

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Big badda boom—this build is all about big effing explosions! Shoot explosions, throw bombs for explosions, and cast explosion spells!

  • Primary Stat: Strength
  • Secondary Stat: Dexterity and Vigor
  • Weapons: Jar Cannon, Lightning Greatbolt
  • Shield: NA
  • Armor: NA
  • Talisman: Arrow's Sting Talisman, Starscourge Heirloom, Blue Dancer Charm, Arrow's Reach Talisman
  • Skills: NA
  • Spells: Gelmir's Fury, Magma Shot, Roiling Magma

The Sub-Zero

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Your enemy can't win if they can't move. This build is all about inducing the frostbite status effect and limiting an opponent's mobility. With their movement restricted, they're yours for the taking.

  • Primary Stat: Intelligence
  • Secondary Stat: Vigor and Mind
  • Weapons: Clayman's Harpoon, Glintstone staff
  • Shield: Brass Shield
  • Armor: Haima Glintstone Crown, Hierodas Glintstone Crown, Spellblade Set, Cuckoo Knight Set
  • Talisman: Magic Scorpion Charm, Carian Filigreed Crest, Greatshield Talisman
  • Skills: Ash of War Ice Spear, Ash of War Carian Retaliation
  • Spells: Scholar's Shield, Magic Glintblade, Greatblade Phalanx

For more Elden Ring goodies, check out Elden Ring Armor Tier List on Pro Game Guides.

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Christian has been playing games since he could hold a controller in the late 80s. He's been writing about them for nearly 15 years for both personal and professional outlets. Now he calls Pro Game Guides home where he covers the three D's: Destiny 2, Dead by Daylight, and dating sims.
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