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|
Vagabond and Samurai
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 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.
|Weapons||Longsword, Lordsworn’s Straight Sword, Lordsworn’s Greatsword, Claymore|
|Shields||Beast Crest Heater Shield|
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 Intelligence or Faith in addition to both Strength and Dexterity.
Other Character Builds
|Strength Builds||Dexterity Builds||Quality Builds|
|Sorcery Builds||Faith Builds|