Elden Ring - Best Quality Builds for PvE

A guide on the best Quality builds for PVE in Elden Ring. Included are the best starting classes for Quality builds, recommended stat distribution, best weapons, armor, talisman, shields, skills (Ashes of War), and spells.

Elden Ring - Best Quality Builds for PVE

Best Quality Builds for PVE in Elden Ring


In Elden Ring, the Quality build’s offensive potential rests on having high Strength and Dexterity to use weapons that scale with both stats such as various straight swords, greatswords, and double-edged swords. A Quality character also gains some versatility to occasionally wield different types of armaments, including those with good range such as spears, reapers, and even bows.

Primary Stats Vigor, Strength, Dexterity, Endurance,
Secondary Stats Intelligence, Faith
Weapons Straight Swords, Greatswords, Double-Edged Swords, Reapers, Bows
Shields Small Shields, Standard Shields
Beginner Recommendation ★★★★

Best Character Builds

Starting Classes

Vagabond and Samurai

Elden Ring - Vagabond Starting Class Elden Ring - Samurai Starting Class

The Vagabond and Samurai are the best starting classes for Quality builds because of their good balance of initial Strength and Dexterity stats. The Vagabond has a bit of an edge in terms tankiness thanks to their slightly higher base Vigor while the Samurai enjoys more stamina and max equipment load for having the best Endurance value out of all starting classes across the board.

Best Starting Classes to Choose

Initial Stats

Vagabond 9 15 10 11 14 13 9 9 7
Samurai 9 12 11 13 12 15 9 8 8

Best Character Builds

Best Quality Build

Recommended Stat Distribution (Lv. 50) using Vagabond 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 Strength and Dexterity should be increased up to levels that grants high damage output of the weapon you want to wield 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.

Stat Value
Vigor 24
Mind 10
Endurance 24
Strength 23
Dexterity 23
Intelligence 9
Faith 9
Arcane 7

Recommended Equipment

Weapons Longsword, Lordsworn’s Straight Sword, Lordsworn’s Greatsword, Claymore
Shields Beast Crest Heater Shield
Talisman Any

Recommended Weapon Upgrades (Ashes of War)

Ash of War Effect
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Ashes of War List

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 Intelligence or Faith in addition to both Strength and Dexterity.

Other Character Builds

Character Builds
Elden Ring - Hero Starting ClassStrength Builds Elden Ring - Warrior Starting ClassDexterity Builds Elden Ring - Vagabond Starting ClassQuality Builds
Elden Ring - Astrologer Starting ClassSorcery Builds Elden Ring - Confessor Starting ClassFaith Builds

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