Best Vagabond Build in Elden Ring

A wandering warrior no more.

Elden Ring is a game full of possibilities. No two characters are alike, even if their gear and stats are. No, it comes down to the player to really define their character. However, for those embarking on the Vagabond path, we find that it's fairly hard to top these builds.

The Glass Cannon

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Vigor, Endurance, and Strength will be your biggest three stats. You hit hard, can take a hit or two, and don't suffer weight penalties. Armor maketh the Tarnished in Elden Ring. The Bull-Goat Set provides the highest poise and physical defense in the game at the cost of it being the heaviest. Fortunately, the Great-Jar's Arsenal increases a player's maximum load. Throwing in the Ash of War Quickstep will keep players quick on their feet and in an enemy's face to deliver maximum damage.

  • Primary Stat: Strength
  • Secondary Stat: Vigor and Endurance
  • Weapons: Starscourge Greatsword, Magma Wyrm's Scalesword, Axe, Colossal Sword, Colossal Weapon, Great Axe
  • Shield: NA
  • Armor: Hoslow's Set, Bull-Goat Set
  • Talisman: Great-Jar's Arsenal
  • Skills: Ash of War Quickstep
  • Spells: NA

Related: Best Strength Builds in Elden Ring

Born of Blood

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Blood-based attacks invoke the spirit of Bloodborne. This unlikely arcane build for the Vagabond capitalizes on the deadly combination that is Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear and Bloodboon Ritual. Once utilized, explosions of blood appear with the next three stabs and also coat the weapon with bloodflame. A similar effect can also be applied with Corpse Piler and Rivers of Blood. With all the blood loss happening, Lord of Blood's Exultation steps in and boosts attack power. It's a nasty combo that makes the pivotal scene from Carrie look like a nosebleed.

  • Primary Stat: Arcane
  • Secondary Stat: Vigor and Endurance
  • Weapons: Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear, Eleonora's Poleblade, Rivers of Blood, Dragon Communion Seal
  • 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

For more Elden Ring goodies, check out Best Arcane Builds in Elden Ring on Pro Game Guides.

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