Best Dexterity Builds for PVE in Elden Ring
Dexterity builds are among the most versatile character builds in the Elden Ring. Their focus on Dexterity grants them access to several fast-swinging weapon types and armaments like spears and bows that boast incredible range. Dual-wielding is also viable for improved damage output while use of certain sorceries and incantations to gain weapon buffs and other beneficial effects further increase the build’s flexibility.
|Primary Stats||Vigor, Dexterity, Endurance,|
|Secondary Stats||Strength, Intelligence, Faith|
|Weapons||Daggers, Straight Swords, Curved Swords, Katanas, Double-Edged Swords, Reapers, Spears, Light Bows|
|Shields||Small Shields, Standard Shields|
Warrior and Samurai
The Hero and Vagabond are the best starting classes for Dexterity builds because of their high initial Dexterity stat. Both classes also boat decent amounts of Intelligence and Faith to utilize different sorceries and incantations to their advantage.
Recommended Stat Distribution (Lv. 50) using Samurai Starting Class
Key stats are indicated in green. From Lv.51 onwards, you can continue investing points to these attributes towards the soft caps based on your performance towards the late stages of the game. The key stat Dexterity should be increased up to the level that allows you to wield the weapon you want to use during the end-game. Otherwise, continue raising other stats such as Vigor and Endurance for increased survivability or start putting points on non-primary attributes if you are making a hybrid of this build.
|Weapons||Uchigatana, Falchion, Bloodhound’s Fang (raise Strength to 18 to wield)|
|Shields||Beast Crest Heater Shield, Great Turtle Shield (raise Strength to 14 to wield)|
Recommended Weapon Upgrades (Ashes of War)
|Ash of War||Effect|
Recommended Spells (Sorceries and Incantations)
There are no recommended Sorceries and Incantations for this build since Intelligence and Faith are not key stats. Feel free to increase the said parameters to customize this build based on your preferences or if you intend to wield weapons that scale with Dexterity/Intelligence or Dexterity/Faith.
Other Character Builds
|Strength Builds||Dexterity Builds||Quality Builds|
|Sorcery Builds||Faith Builds|