Elden Ring Weapon Tier List – All Elden Ring Weapons, Ranked

Pick the best weapon for the job!

Elden Ring has a plethora of weapons you can find on your travels through the Lands Between. Some weapons are more viable than others, but some that seem lackluster can be S tier when partnered with the proper build. It depends entirely on the situation and what enemy/boss you face. But there's a few weapons that outshine all others, so here's all Elden Ring Weapons ranked in a Weapon Tier List.

Elden Ring Weapon Tier List

Melee Weapons Tier List

RatingWeapon Tier Description
SThe best weapon in each category to use.
APowerful weapons. It can easily take you through the game.
BAveragely decent weapons. They can take you far.
CLess than average. Find something better.
DWeak weapons. Ditch it or attempt a challenge run.

Axes

TierWeaponRequirements
AIcerind HatchetStr 11, Dex16
BRosus' AxeStr 18, Dex 10, Int 18
DJawbone AxeStr 14, Dex 8
CHighland AxeStr 12, Dex 9
DSacrificial AxeStr 16, Dex 10
DStormhawk AxeStr 19, Dex 15
DCelebrant’s CleaverStr 12, Dex 8
DRipple BladeStr 11, Dex 11, Arc 20
DForked HatchetStr 9, Dex 14
DWarped AxeStr 24, Dex 8
DHand AxeStr 9, Dex 8
DIron CleaverStr 15, Dex 7
DBattle AxeStr 12, Dex 8

Greataxes

TierWeaponRequirements
AExecutioner’s GreataxeStr 34, Dex 8
BWinged GreathornStr 30, Dex 20
BGargoyle's Black AxeStr 24, Dex 8, Fai 22
BAxe of GodricStr 34, Dex 22
BGreat Omenkiller CleaverStr 23, Dex 12
BGreataxeStr 30, Dex 8
BCrescent Moon AxeStr 25, Dex 15
CButchering KnifeStr 16, Dex 20
CRusted AnchorStr 26, Dex 9
CGargoyle’s Great AxeStr 24, Dex 8
CLonghaft AxeStr 24, Dex 8

Claws

TierWeaponRequirements
CBloodhound ClawsStr 10, Dex 15
DHookclawsStr 8, Dex 14
DRaptor TalonsStr 6, Dex 14
DVenomous FangStr 9, Dex 9

Colossal Swords

TierWeaponRequirements
SGodslayer’s GreatswordStr 20, Dex 22, Fai 20
AGrafted Blade GreatswordStr 40, Dex 14
AMaliketh’s Black BladeStr 34, Dex 12, Fai 20
ARoyal GreatswordStr 26, Dex 18, Int 22
AStarscourge GreatswordStr 38, Dex 12, Int 15
BGreatswordStr 31, Dex 12
BTroll Knight’s SwordStr 20, Dex 14, Int 18
CWatchdog’s GreatswordStr 30, Dex 10
DTroll’s Golden SwordStr 29, Dex 10
DZweihanderStr 19, Dex 11

Curved Greatswords

TierWeaponRequirements
SOnyx Lord’s GreatswordStr 20, Dex 16, Int 16
ABloodhound’s FangStr 17, Dex 18
AMagma Wyrm’s ScaleswordStr 24, Dex 15, Fai 18
AMorgott’s Cursed SwordStr 14, Dex 35, Arc 17
BZamor Curved SwordStr 16, Dex 18
CBeastman’s CleaverStr 25, Dex 14
DDismounterStr 19, Dex 16
DMonk’s FlamebladeStr 18, Dex 18
DOmen CleaverStr 19, Dex 16

Greatswords

TierWeaponRequirements
SBlasphemous BladeStr 22, Dex 15, Fai 21
SDeath’s PokerStr 15, Dex 17, Int 11
SDark Moon GreatswordStr 16, Dex 11, Int 38
AGargoyle’s BlackbladeStr 18, Dex 10, Fai 22
AGolden Order GreatswordStr 16, Dex 21, Fai 28
AHelphen’s SteepleStr 19, Dex 10, Int 22
AMarais Executioner’s SwordStr 24, Dex 14, Arc 23
ASacred Relic SwordStr 14, Dex 24, Fai 22
BOrdovis’s GreatswordStr 25, Dex 13, Fai 15
CAlabaster Lord’s GreatswordStr 16, Dex 12, Int 18
CClaymoreStr 16, Dex 13
CGargoyle’s GreatswordStr 18, Dex 10
CLordsworn’s GreatswordStr 16, Dex 10
DBanished Knight’s GreatswordStr 17, Dex 9
DBastard SwordStr 16, Dex 10
DFlambergeStr 15, Dex 14
DForked GreatswordStr 14, Dex 16
DIron GreatswordStr 18, Dex 10
DKnight’s GreatswordStr 16, Dex 12
DSword of MilosStr 15, Dex 19

Heavy Thrusting Swords

TierWeaponRequirement
ADragon King’s CragbladeStr 18, Dex 37
CGodskin StitcherStr 14, Dex 17
DBloody HeliceStr 16, Dex 19, Arc 17
DGreat EpeeStr 15, Dex 16

Colossal Weapons

TierWeaponRequirements
SFallingstar Beast JawStr 34, Dex 12, Int 20
ADragon GreatclawStr 30, Dex 14
AEnvoy’s GreathornStr 28, Dex 12, Fai 24
APrelate’s Inferno CrozierStr 45, Dex 8
ARuins GreatswordStr 50, Int 16
AStaff of the AvatarStr 34, Dex 8, Fai 24
BDuelist GreataxeStr 30, Dex 10
CAxe of GodfreyStr 42, Dex 14
CGhiza’s WheelStr 28, Dex 18
CGiant-CrusherStr 60
CGolem’s HalberdStr 36, Dex 14
CGreat ClubStr 35
CRotten GreataxeStr 30, Dex 10
CRotten StaffStr 34, Dex 8
CTroll’s HammerStr 28, Dex 8, Fai 10
CWatchdog’s StaffStr 34, Dex 10

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Great Hammers

TierWeaponRequirements
ABeastclaw GreathammerStr 20, Dex 10, Fai 18
ACranial Vessel CandlestandStr 26, Dex 8, Fai 22
ADevourer’s ScepterStr 24, Dex 20, Fai 25
AEnvoy’s Long HornStr 23, Dex 11, Fai 18
CCelebrant’s SkullStr 18, Dex 12
CCurved Great ClubStr 24, Dex 10
CGreat StarsStr 22, Dex 12
CLarge ClubStr 22
DBattle HammerStr 26, Dex 8
DBrick HammerStr 31
DGreat MaceStr 28
DGreathorn HammerStr 8, Dex 14
DPickaxeStr 22, Dex 10
DRotten Battle HammerStr 26, Dex 8

Hammers

TierWeaponRequirements
SScepter of the All-KnowingStr 12, Dex 18, Int 21
AEnvoy’s HornStr 10, Dex 12, Fai 16
BMarika’s HammerStr 20, Dex 12, Fai 19
BNox Flowing HammerStr 17, Dex 7
BRinged FingerStr 15, Dex 9
CClubStr 10
CCurved ClubStr 11, Dex 7
CHammerStr 14, Dex 7
CMonk’s FlamemaceStr 13, Dex 13
CSpiked ClubStr 12, Dex 7
CStone ClubStr 16, Dex 8
DMaceStr 12, Dex 7
DMorning StarStr 12, Dex 8
DVarre’s BouquetStr 8, Dex 16, Arc 24
DWarpickStr 11, Dex 9

Curved Swords

TierWeaponRequirements
AEclipse ShotelStr 10, Dex 25, Fai 30
AMagma BladeStr 9, Dex 15, Fai 16
BBandit’s Curved SwordStr 11, Dex 13
BGrossmesserStr 14, Dex 12
BScavenger’s Curved SwordStr 9, Dex 14
BWing of AstelStr 7, Dex 17, Int 20
CFalchionStr 9, Dex 13
CNox Flowing SwordStr 8, Dex 15
CSerpent-God’s Curved SwordStr 13, Dex 9
CShamshirStr 7, Dex 13
DBeastman’s Curved SwordStr 13, Dex 11
DFlowing Curved SwordStr 9, Dex 17
DMantis BladeStr 10, Dex 12
DScimitarStr 7, Dex 13
DShotelStr 9, Dex 19

Straight Swords

TierWeaponRequirements
SSword of Night and FlameStr 12, Dex 12, Int 24, Fai 24
ACarian Knight’s SwordStr 10, Dex 10, Int 18
AInseparable SwordStr 18, Dex 18, Fai 20
ALazuli Glintstone SwordStr 8, Dex 9, Int 13
AMiquellan Knight’s SwordStr 11, Dex 11, Fai 16
ASword of St. TrinaStr 10, Dex 12, Int 14
BCoded SwordFai 20
BCrystal SwordStr 13, Dex 10, Int 15
BGolden EpitaphStr 12, Dex 10, Fai 14
BNoble’s Slender SwordStr 8, Dex 11
BOrnamental Straight SwordStr 10, Dex 14
CRegalia of EochaidStr 12, Dex 18, Arc 15
CRotten Crystal SwordStr 13, Dex 10, Int 15
DBroadswordStr 10, Dex 10
DCane SwordStr 8, Dex 11
DLongswordStr 10, Dex 10
DLordsworn’s Straight SwordStr 10, Dex 10
DShort SwordStr 8, Dex 10
DWarhawk’s TalonStr 10, Dex 16
DWeathered Straight SwordStr 7, Dex 10

Thrusting Swords

TierWeaponRequirements
BAntspur RapierStr 10, Dex 20
BRogier’s RapierStr 8, Dex 17
CFrozen NeedleStr 11, Dex 18
DCleanrot Knight’s SwordStr 11, Dex 13
DEstocStr 11, Dex 13
DNoble’s EstocStr 9, Dex 10
DRapierStr 7, Dex 12

Daggers

TierWeaponRequirements
ABlack KnifeStr 8, Dex 12, Fai 18
ABlade of CallingStr 6, Dex 13, Fai 15
AReduviaStr 5, Dex 13, Arc 13
BCinquedeaStr 10, Dex 10
BCrystal KnifeStr 8, Dex 12, Int 9
BGlintstone KrisStr 5, Dex 12, Int 16
BIvory SickleStr 6, Dex 11, Int 13
CMisericordeStr 7, Dex 12
CWakizashiStr 9, Dex 13
DBloodstained DaggerStr 9, Dex 12
DCelebrant’s SickleStr 6, Dex 11
DDaggerStr 5, Dex 9
DErdsteel DaggerStr 7, Dex 12, Fai 14
DGreat KnifeStr 6, Dex 12
DParrying DaggerStr 5, Dex 14
DScorpion’s StingerStr 6, Dex 12

Fists

TierWeaponRequirements
AGrafted DragonStr 20, Dex 14, Fai 16
AVeteran’s ProsthesisStr 15, Dex 12
BCipher PataFai 30
DCaestusStr 8, Dex 8
DClinging BoneStr 8, Dex 22, Arc 16
DIron BallStr 11, Dex 8
DKatarStr 8, Dex 10
DSpiked CaestusStr 8, Dex 10
DStar FistStr 12, Dex 8

Flails

TierWeaponRequirements
ABastard’s StarsStr 8, Dex 22, Int 22
AFamily HeadsStr 8, Dex 18, Int 16
CChainlink FlailStr 18, Dex 12
CNightrider FlailStr 10, Dex 24
DFlailStr 10, Dex 18

Glintstone Staffs

TierWeaponRequirements
SLusat’s Glintstone StaffStr 10, Int 52
AAzur’s Glintstone StaffStr 10, Int 52
ACarian Regal ScepterStr 8, Dex 10, Int 60
AMeteorite StaffStr 6, Int 18
ADemi-Human Queen’s StaffStr 6, Int 10
BAcademy Glintstone StaffStr 6, Int 28
BGelmir Glintstone StaffStr 6, Int 14, Fai 14
BRotten Crystal StaffStr 8, Int 48
BStaff of LossStr 6, Dex 12, Int 14
BStaff of the GuiltyStr 8, Fai 12
CCrystal StaffStr 8, Int 48
DAstrologer’s StaffStr 7, Int 16
DCarian Glintblade StaffStr 6, Int 22, Dex 12
DCarian Glintstone StaffStr 6, Int 24, Dex 8
DDigger’s StaffStr 8, Int 12
DGlintstone StaffStr 6, Int 10
DPrince of Death’s StaffStr 6, Int 18, Fai 18

Great Spears

TierWeaponRequirements
SMohgwyn’s Sacred SpearStr 24, Dex 14, Arc 27
ASiluria’s TreeStr 27, Dex 13, Fai 20
ATreespearStr 15, Dex 22, Fai 18
BSerpent-HunterNone
BVyke’s War SpearVyke’s War Spear
DLanceStr 20, Dex 14

Halberds

TierWeaponRequirements
AGargoyle’s Black HalberdStr 26, Dex 10, Fai 22
AGolden HalberdStr 30, Dex 14, Fai 12
BLoretta’s War SickleStr 20, Dex 15, Int 20
CBanished Knight’s HalberdStr 14, Dex 12
CDragon HalberdStr 22, Dex 10
CGargoyle’s HalberdStr 26, Dex 10
CGuardian’s SwordspearStr 17, Dex 16
DCommander’s StandardStr 24, Dex 14
DGlaiveStr 18, Dex 15
DHalberdStr 14, Dex 12
DLucerneStr 15, Dex 12
DNightrider GlaiveStr 26, Dex 10
DPest’s GlaiveStr 13, Dex 13
DRipple Crescent HalberdStr 12, Dex 12, Arc 20
DVulgar Militia SawStr 15, Dex 13
DVulgar Militia ShotelStr 14, Dex 16

Reapers

TierWeaponRequirements
SWinged ScytheStr 16, Dex 16, Fai 24
AHalo ScytheStr 13, Dex 16, Fai 15
CGrave ScytheStr 17, Dex 13
DScytheStr 14, Dex 14

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Spears

TierWeaponRequirements
ABolt of GransaxStr 20, Dex 40
ACleanrot SpearStr 16, Dex 16, Fai 14
ADeath Ritual SpearStr 14, Dex 20, Int 18
AInquisitor’s GirandoleStr 18, Dex 15, Fai 16
BClayman’s HarpoonStr 12, Dex 10, Int 12
BCrystal SpearStr 10, Dex 16, Int 16
BRotten Crystal SpearStr 10, Dex 16, Int 16
BTorchpoleStr 14, Dex 15
CCross-NaginataStr 16, Dex 20
CPartisanStr 15, Dex 12
DCelebrant’s Rib-RakeStr 8, Dex 14
DIron SpearStr 13, Dex 11
DPikeStr 20, Dex 14
DShort SpearStr 10, Dex 10
DSpearStr 12, Dex 15
DSpiked SpearStr 14, Dex 16

Katanas

TierWeaponRequirements
SMoonveilStr 12, Dex 18, Arc 23
SRivers of BloodStr 12, Dex 18, Arc 20
AHand of MaleniaStr 16, Dex 48
AMeteoric Ore BladeStr 15, Dex 14, Int 18
AUchigatanaStr 11, Dex 15
BDragonscale BladeStr 12, Dex 20
BNagakibaStr 18, Dex 22
CSerpentbone BladeStr 11, Dex 22

Sacred Seals

TierWeaponRequirements
SDragon Communion SealFai 10, Arc 10
SGiant’s SealStr 4, Fai 14
AFrenzied Flame SealFai 10, Arc 10
AGodslayer’s SealStr 4, Fai 27
AGolden Order SealInt 17, Fai 17
BClawmark SealStr 4, Fai 10
BGravel Stone SealStr 4, Fai 18
DErdtree SealFai 40
DFinger SealStr 4, Fai 10

Torches

TierWeaponRequirements
BBeast-Repellent TorchStr 12, Dex 8
BGhostflame TorchStr 10, Dex 10, Int 14
BSentry’s TorchStr 15, Dex 8, Fai 15
BSt. Trina’s TorchStr 10, Dex 10, Fai 14
CSteel-Wire TorchStr 10, Dex 8
CTorchStr 5, Dex 5

Twinblades

TierWeaponRequirements
AEleonora's PolebladeStr 12, Dex 21, Arc 19
AGargoyle’s Black BladesStr 18, Dex 15, Fai 22
BGodskin PeelerStr 17, Dex 22
BGargoyle’s TwinbladeStr 18, Dex 15
CTwinbladeStr 10, Dex 18
CTwinned Knight SwordsStr 16, Dex 18

Whips

TierWeaponRequirements
AGiant’s Red BraidStr 18, Dex 12, Fai 21
AMagma Whip CandlestickStr 8, Dex 16, Fai 18
BHoslow’s Petal WhipStr 10, Dex 20
CThorned WhipStr 8, Dex 16
DUrumiStr 10, Dex 19
DWhipStr 8, Dex 14

Ranged Weapons Tier List

Ballista

TierWeaponRequirements
BJar CannonStr 34, Dex 12
DHand BallistaStr 30, Dex 14

Bows

TierWeaponRequirements
AHorn BowStr 10, Dex 14, Int 12
CLongbowStr 9, Dex 14
DPulley BowStr 11, Dex 11
DSerpent BowStr 8, Dex 15, Arc 11

Crossbows

TierWeaponRequirements
SFull Moon CrossbowStr 10, Dex 10, Int 10
BPulley CrossbowStr 16, Dex 16
CSoldier’s CrossbowStr 10, Dex 8
DArbalestStr 18, Dex 12
DCrepus’s Black-Key CrossbowStr 14, Dex 16
DHeavy CrossbowStr 14, Dex 10
DLight CrossbowStr 12, Dex 8

Greatbows

TierWeaponRequirements
SLion GreatbowStr 22, Dex 18
AGolem GreatbowStr 24, Dex 18
CErdtree GreatbowStr 20, Dex 14, Fai 14
DGreatbowStr 20, Dex 20

Light Bows

TierWeaponRequirements
SErdtree BowStr 8, Dex 12, Fai 14
BAlbinauric BowStr 7, Dex 18
DBlack BowStr 9, Dex 20
DComposite BowStr 15, Dex 15
DHarp BowStr 9, Dex 9
DMisbegotten ShortbowStr 16, Dex 8
DRed Branch ShortbowStr 8, Dex 16
DShortbowStr 8, Dex 10

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