Elden Ring is one of the few games with a ridiculous number of weapons. There are swords, daggers, spears, shields, and much more to use against the most formidable enemies in Elden Ring. With such a large selection of weapons at your disposal, it becomes difficult to figure out the best weapons in Elden Ring. Hence, we have curated the following Weapons Tier List for Elden Ring players.
Types of Weapons Available in Elden Ring
Swords: These are large two-handed weapons with a lot of damage and wide range. They are heavy and slow but effective when attacks are timed right.
Types of Swords: Elden Ring has multiple types of swords, including Greatswords, Straight Swords, Colossal Swords, Curved Swords, Curved Straight Swords, and Heavy Thursting Swords.
Katanas: These are fast, lightweight single-handed weapons. They allow you to land quick and precise strikes that are most effective against single enemies but not much against groups.
Spears: These weapons create distance between you and the enemy using their long range. Spears are effective against giant bosses and world enemies.
Bows: These are ranged weapons that help you attack enemies from a greater distance. They are especially effective against flying enemies. Apart from bows, you can use Greatbows that are more effective in combat.
Types of Bows: Elden Ring has Great Bows in addition to the basic bows you can use.
Crossbows: These are ranged weapons with high damage and are effective against most enemies in Elden Ring.
Shields: These are used for defensive purposes, such as blocking enemy attacks to protect yourself from damage.
Dagger: These weapons allow you to get close to the enemy to deliver quick and precise strikes. Daggers are lightweight and are effective against single enemies, not groups.
Axes: These are two-handed weapons with great damage and wide range. Like Greatswords, Axes are most effective against giant bosses and world enemies.
Hammers: These are heavy two-handed weapons that deal a ton of damage.
Types of Hammers: Elden Ring only has Great Hammers in addition to the basic hammers you can use.
Whips: These are close to mid-range weapons that deal low to moderate damage. Whips aren’t effective against armored enemies and can’t land crits.
Fists: These are close-range weapons worn on your character’s hands. Fists allow you to make rapid attacks on the enemy.
Halberds: These are long, polearm weapons with a blade attached to the end. Halberds can deal heavy damage at close range, but they can also be thrown at the enemy to deal ranged attacks.
Reapers: These are giant reaper sickles you can use for close-range attacks and even deal damage behind shields.
Claws: These are bladed weapons with a curved, serrated edge, made to be worn on the hands for close ranged quick and precise strikes.
Glintstone Staffs: These staffs are used to cast spells in Elden Ring.
Ballistae: These are ranged weapons that do high damage.
Twinblades: These are hack-and-slash weapons that can be wielded in one or both hands.
Colossal Weapons: These are massive weapons that deal a ton of damage but are slow and require Strength to wield.
Weapons Tiers Explained
Our weapons Tier List for Elden Ring is divided into Tiers:
- S Tier: The best Elden Ring weapons.
- A Tier: Not the best, but still some of the most powerful weapons in Elden Ring. With the right build, A-Tier weapons become S-Tier.
- B-Tier: Good weapons, but a good build is needed for increased effectiveness.
- C-Tier: Average at best.
- D-Tier: Below-average weapons.
- E-Tier: Bad weapons.
- F-Tier: Worst weapons in the game.
S-Tier Weapons List
|Weapons||How to Get|
|Blasphemous Blade||Trade Remembrance of the Blasphemous with Enia at Roundtable Hold.|
|Dark Moon Greatsword||Found at the Cathedral of Manus Celes after giving Ranni the Dark Moon Ring.|
|Death’s Poker||Beat the Death Rite Bird Southeast of the Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank Site of Grace during the night.|
|Eleonora’s Poleblade||Beat Eleonora, Violet Bloody Finger, at the Second Church of Marika.|
|Erdtree Bow||From the site of grace in Leyndell, Royal Capital, head east and use the root to reach the second floor. Head out the door, jump down to the roof, go through the broken window, go back inside, and turn right to find a chest contacting the Erdtree Bow.|
|Fallingstar Beast Jaw||Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast in Mt. Gelmir.|
|Gargoyle’s Blackblade||Black Blade Kindred at Beastial Sanctum.|
|Godslayer’s Greatsword||Beat Godskin Apostle at the Divine Tower of Caelid and open the chest at the back of the arena.|
|Golden Order Greatsword||Misbegotten Crusader in the Cave of the Forlorn.|
|Lion Greatbow||Trade Remembrance of the Starscourge with Enia at Roundtable Hold.|
|Meteoric Ore Blade||Go to the Caelid Waypoint Ruins and locate the underground hall, a small room behind it containing a chest containing the Meteoric Ore Blade.|
|Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear||Trade Remembrance of the Blood Lord with Enia at Roundtable Hold.|
|Moonveil||Beat Magma Wyrm in Gael Tunnel – Caelid.|
|Onyx Lord’s Greatsword||Onyx Lord in the Sealed Tunnel.|
|Rivers of Blood||Bloody Finger Okina.|
|Scepter of the All-Knowing||Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing.|
|Winged Scythe||At the center of the Tombsward Ruins, go down the stairs to reach the underground area.|
|Carian Regal Scepter||Give Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen’s power to Enia at the Roundtable Hold.|
|Frenzied Flame Seal||Complete Hyetta’s questline.|
A-Tier Weapons List
|Weapons||How to Get|
|Bastard’s Stars||Trade Remembrance of the Naturalborn to Enia at Roundtable Hold|
|Beastclaw Greathammer||Give Gurranq 7 Deathroots.|
|Black Knife||Beat Black Knife Assassin at Sainted Hero’s Grave in Altus Plateau.|
|Blade of Calling||Head to the elevator near the Forbidden Lands site of grace. Face southwest in the elevator and wait for an opening to jump into. You will land in a hall where the Blade of Calling sits on a table.|
|Carian Knight’s Sword||Liurnia of the Lakes, inside a cart being pulled by a couple of trolls.|
|Cleanrot Spear||Lesser Cleanrot Knights south of Heart of Aeonia|
Clearnot Knights in War-Dead Catacombs
Clearnot Knights in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree
|Cranial Vessel Candlestand||At Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave loot the dead body behind Imp Statues.|
|Crystal Sword||Village of the Albinaurics, past the wooden bridge, loot the dead body.|
|Death Ritual Spear||Beat Death Rite Bird in the Mountaintops of the Giants.|
|Devourer’s Scepter||Beat Knight/Recusant Bernahl in Warmaster’s Shack or Crumbling Farum Azula.|
|Dragon Greatclaw||Beat Draconic Tree Sentinel in Capital Outskirts.|
|Dragon King’s Cragblade||Trade Remembrance of the Dragonlord with Enia at Roundtable Hold.|
|Dragonscale Blade||Dragonkin Soldier in the Lake of Rot.|
|Eclipse Shotel||Castle Sol, at the, alter of the castle church.|
|Envoy’s Greathorn||Giant Oracle Envoy in Miquella’s Haligtree.|
|Envoy’s Horn||Oracle Envoys.|
|Envoy’s Long Horn||Dropped by Large Oracle Envoy in East Capital Rampart in Leyndell, Royal Capital.|
|Family Heads||Acquired from Necromancer Garris at Sage’s Cave in Altus Plateau.|
|Giant’s Red Braid||Trade Remembrance of the Fire Giant with Enia at Roundtable Hold.|
|Godskin Peeler||Beat Godskin Apostle at Windmill Village, Altus Plateau.|
|Golden Halberd||Beat Tree Sentinel in Limgrave.|
|Grafted Blade Greatsword||Beat Leonine Misbegotten in Castle Morne, Weeping Peninsula.|
|Grafted Dragon||Trade Remembrance of the Grafted with Enia at Roundtable Hold|
|Halo Scythe||Beat the Halo Scythe wielding Lesser Cleanrot Knights south of Heart of Aeonia near Commander O’Neil.|
|Hand of Malenia||Kill Malenia, Blade of Miquella, and have Enia draw it out of the Remembrance of the Rot Goddess at the Roundtable Hold.|
|Tibia Mariner||Head South of Castle Sol and North West of Snow Valley Ruins Overlook and find Tibia Mariner near a ledge.|
|Horn Bow||Loot the body near Siofra River near Siofra River Bank Site of Grace.|
|Icerind Hatchet||Chest inside the ruined bell tower at the Temple Quarter that’s near the site of grace.|
|Inquisitor’s Girandole||Beat Abductor Virgins Field Boss in Volcano Manor.|
|Inseparable Sword||Kill Lichdragon Fortissax in Fia’s Dream to get the Mending Ruin of Death. Give D’s brother the Twinned Armor.|
|Lazuli Glintstone Sword||Chance drop from Lazuli Sorcerers found in Raya Lucaria Academy or Caria Manor.|
|Magma Blade||Chance drop from Man-Serpent enemies with orange-glowing Magma Blade at Volcano Manor.|
|Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword||Magma Wyrm Makar in Ruin-Strewn Precipice, Liurnia of the Lakes.|
|Maliketh’s Black Blade||Trade Remembrance of the Black Blade with Enia at Roundtable Hold.|
|Marais Executioner’s Sword||Beat Elemer of the Briar at The Shaded Castle.|
|Morgott’s Cursed Sword||Trade Remembrance of the Omen King with Finger Reader Enia at the Roundtable Hold.|
|Ornamental Straight Sword||Grafted Scion at the Chapel of Anticipation.|
|Prelate’s Inferno Crozier||Dropped by Fire Prelate in Fort Laiedd near Seethewater Terminus Site of Grace.|
|Rotten Crystal Staff||Acquired from Lesser Crystalian mage in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree.|
|Golden Order Seal||Loot the body near Minor Erdtree Church Site of Grace in Leyndell Royal Capital.|
B-Tier Weapons List
|Weapons||How to Get|
|Antspur Rapier||Acquired from Maleigh Marais, Shaded Castle Castellan.|
|Coded Sword||Fortified Manor, Leyndell Royal Capital.|
|Beastman’s Curved Sword||Kill beastmen in Crumbling Beast Grave Site of Grace in Crumbling Farum Azula.|
|Bloodhound’s Fang||Beat Bloodhound Knight Darriwil, in Limgrave.|
|Gargoyle’s Black Axe||Beat the Black Blade Kindred at the Mountaintops of the Giant.|
|Clayman’s Harpoon||Kill the Clayman at Uhl Palace Ruins, Siofra River or Ainsel River.|
|Frozen Needle||Beat the Royal Revenant in Kingsrealm Ruins to access a room with the chest.|
|Gargoyle’s Black Halberd||Beat Black Blade Kindred at the Bestial Sanctum.|
|Glintstone Kris||Comlete Sorceress Sellen questline and side with her.|
|Golem Greatbow||Dropped by Golem archers in Limgrave Tower Bridge in Stormhill or near the colosseum in Caelid.|
|Great Omenkiller Cleaver||Omenkiller at Volcano Manor.|
|Greataxe||Beat the Rotten Duelist to the north of Ordina, Liturgical Town.|
|Ivory Sickle||In Village of the Albinaurics inside a stone coffin.|
|Loretta’s War Sickle||Beat Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree.|
|Magma Whip Candlestick||Beat Patches in Volcano Manor.|
|Marika’s Hammer||Trade Elden Remembrance with Enia at Roundtable Hold.|
|Monk’s Flamemace||Dropped by Monks in Liurnia of the Lakes and Mountaintops of the Giants.|
|Nagakiba||Beat Bloody Finger Hunter Yura to the north of Murkwater Cave.|
|Zamor Curved Sword||Beat Ancient Hero of Zamor at the Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave.|
|Troll Knight’s Sword||Random drop from Troll Knight in Caria Manor.|
|Rotten Crystal Spear||Dropped by Lesser Crystalian enemies in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree.|
|Rusted Anchor||Beat Scaly Misbegotten in Morne Tunnel.|
|Sentry’s Torch||Availale for purchase from Hermit Merchant in Hermit Merchant’s Shack.|
|Troll Knight’s Sword||Random Troll Knight drop in Caria Manor.|
|Vyke’s War Spear||Beat Festering Fingerprint Vyke.|
|Winged Greathorn||Trade Remembrance of the Regal Ancestor with Enia at the Roundtable Hold.|
|Zamor Curved Sword||Beat Ancient Hero of Zamor.|
|Clawmark Seal||Feed Gurranq Beast Clergyman a Deathroot.|
C-Tier Weapons List
|Weapons||How to Get|
|Albinauric Bow||Random drop from Albinauric Wolfback Archers in the Consecrated Snowfiel.|
|Axe of Godfrey||Trade Remembrance of Hoarah Loux with Enia at the Roundtable Hold.|
|Axe of Godrick||Trade Remembrance of the Grafted with Enia at Roundtable Hold.|
|Bandit’s Curved Sword||Random drop by Skeletal Bandits in Limgrave & Altus Plateau.|
|Bloodhound Claws||Random drop by Lesser Bloodhound Knight in the basement of the Volcano Manor.|
|Cinquedea||The exterior of the Bestial Sanctum, near a broken rat statue.|
|Crystal Knife||Inside a chest in the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel.|
|Curved Club||Dropped by club and shield Albinaurics found at Academy Gate Town grace.|
|Duelist Greataxe||Random drop by duelist enemies in Leyndell near the West Capital Rampart Site of Grace.|
|Gargoyle’s Great Axe||Beat the Valiant Gargoyle in the Capital Outskirts, Altus Platea.|
|Gargoyle’s Greatsword||Beat both bosses in Valiant Gargoyle in Siofra Aqueduct.|
|Gargoyle’s Twinblade||Beat both bosses in Valiant Gargoyle in Siofra Aqueduct.|
|Grave Scythe||Random from Skeleton Mages.|
|Grossmesser||Drops from Skeleton enemies that wield it.|
|Hoslow’s Petal Whip||Complete the Volcano manor questline.|
|Jar Cannon||Beat Demi-Human Queen Margot.|
|Longhaft Axe||Random rare drop from Misbegotten.|
|Morning Star||East of Weeping Penninsula from Limgrave on the main road, inside a chest in a carriage.|
|Ordovis’s Greatsword||Beat Crucible Knight Ordovis.|
|Rogier’s Repier||Acquired from Sorcerer Rogier at +8 in the Roundtable Hold.|
|Rotten Crystal Sword||Dropped by Rotten Duelist in Ordina, Liturgical Town.|
|Watchdog’s Staff||A corpse inside the Road’s End Catacombs in Liurnia of the Lakes.|
D-Tier Weapons List
|Weapons||How to Get|
|Alabaster Lord’s Sword||Beat Alabaster Lord in the Lake of Rot.|
|Astrologer’s Staff||Available for purchase at Nomadic Merchant in Liurnia of the Lakes.|
|Butchering Knife||Beat Anastasia, Tarnished-Eater.|
|Carian Glintstone Staff||Body inside Carian Study Hall.|
|Celebrant’s Skull||At a lower cliff northeast Windmill Village site of grace.|
|Chainlink Flail||Random drop from Lesser Mad Pumpkin Heads who wield it.|
|Cleanrot Knight’s Sword||Random drop from Lesser Cleanrot Knights.|
|Crystal Staff||Inside a small room in the academy crystal cave.|
|Curved Great Club||Second-Generation Albinaurics found across Liurnia of the Lakes|
|Erdtree Greatbow||Kill the chariot in Fringefolk Hero’s Grave.|
|Falchion||Random drop from Demi-Humans who wield it.|
|Ghiza’s Wheel||Kill the Inquisitor Ghiza in Volcano Manor.|
|Golem’s Halberd||Random drop from any Golem that wields it.|
|Great Club||Beat Stonedigger Troll in Old Altus Tunnel|
|Great Stars||Trolls towing a carriage in Altus Plateau|
|Greatbow||Random drop from Redmane Knight in Fort Gael.|
|Iron Spear||Random drop from Fallen Hawks Soldiers.|
|Longbow||Available for purchase from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold.|
|Mantis Blade||Kill Lesser Cemetery Shade in Gelmir Hero’s Grave.|
E-Tier Weapons List
|Weapons||How to Get|
|Arbalest||In Stormveil Castle.|
|Battle Hammer||Duelists enemies near the colosseum in Leyndell Royal Capital who wield it.|
|Bloodstained Dagger||Dropped by Demi-Human Chiefs.|
|Bloody Helice||In Writheblood Ruins, after beating the boss.|
|Broadsword||Nomadic Merchant in south-east of Coastal Cave.|
|Celebrant’s Cleaver||Dropped by celebrating enemies in Dominula, Windmill village.|
|Celebrant’s Rib Rake||Dropped by celebrating enemies in Windmill village.|
|Commander’s Standard||Beat Commander O’Neil.|
|Digger’s Staff||Glintstone Miner in the Sellia Crystal Tunnel.|
|Dismounter||Dropped by Kaiden Sellsword enemies.|
|Dragon Halberd||Beat Dragonkin Soldier in Siofra River.|
|Estoc||Available for purchase from Nomadic Merchant in Liurnia of the Lakes.|
|Gargoyle’s Halberd||Beat Valiant Gargoyle.|
|Glaive||Dropped by Skeleton enemies near Sellia Backstreets Site of Grace.|
|Godskin Stitcher||Beat Godskin Noble at Volcano Manor.|
|Great Mace||Camp near Grand Lift of Dectus.|
|Greathorn Hammer||Kill the Ancestral Follower in Siofra River.|
|Guardian’s Swordspear||Erdtree Guardians.|
|Highland Axe||Ruins of Grafted Scion in Stormveil Castle.|
|Hookclaws||Inside Stormveil Castle.|
|Iron Cleaver||Dropped by Misbegotten enemies in Castle Morne.|
|Iron Greatsword||Two Misbegotten in Leyndell, Royal Capital.|
|Jawbone Axe||Beat Ancestral Follower.|
|Rotton Hammer||Dropped by a Rotten Duelist enemy in the Graves northwest of Consecrated Snowfield Site of Grace.|
F-Tier Weapons List
|Weapons||How to Get|
|Banished Knight’s Greatsword||Random drop from Banished Knight enemies.|
|Bastard Sword||Available from Nomadic Merchant at the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace.|
|Black Bow||Rooftop east of Avenue Balcony site of grace, in the Leyndell, Royal Capital.|
|Brick Hammer||In the Wine Celler of the Stormveil Castle.|
|Caestus||Bought from Gatekeeper Gostoc after getting the Rusty Key|
|Carian Glintblade Staff||Top floor Highway Lookout Tower in Liurnia.|
|Clinging Bone||Ensha of the Royal Remains at the Roundtable Hold.|
|Composite Bow||Available from Nomadic Merchant in Liurnia of the Lakes close to Bellum Church.|
|Erdsteel Dagger||Clear Fort Haight and speak with Kenneth Haight.|
|Forked Greatsword||Dropped by Imp enemies.|
|Forked Hatchet||Dropped by imp enemies.|
|Great Epee||Inside a chest near two Kaiden Sellswords, east of Agheel Lake South site of grace.|
|Zweihander||Available from Isolated Merchant in Weeping Peninsula.|
|Pest’s Glaive||Dropped by Lesser Kindred of Rot in Church of the Plague.|
|Parrying Dagger||Available from Patches at Murkwater Cave.|
|Noble’s Estoc||Feathered cap Wandering Nobles in Limgrave, Raya Lucaria Academy.|
|Nightrider Glaive||Night’s Cavalry in East Raya Lucaria Gate.|
F-tier weapons are useless, but if you want an extreme challenge, then this tier works. Otherwise, go with any other tiers and create the right build for your weapons in Elden Ring. Want to read more about Elden Ring? Here are some guides you may like: