Best Strength Builds for PVE in Elden Ring
Strength builds focus on executing powerful close-range blows and jump attacks using large weapons to make short work of enemies. Strength-focused characters generally rely on two-handing their armament of choice to greatly improve damage deal with each swing and cause foes to become staggered for a follow-up riposte. Using various types of shields, however, is not uncommon and enables these characters to block or parry incoming attacks.
|Primary Stats||Vigor, Strength, Endurance,|
|Secondary Stats||Dexterity, Intelligence, Faith|
|Weapons||Greatswords, Hammers, Axes, Great Spears, Colossal Swords|
|Shields||Small Shields, Standard Shields, Greatshields|
Hero and Vagabond
The Hero and Vagabond are the best starting classes for Strength builds because of their high initial Strength stat. The Vagabond, in particular, boasts high Vigor and Endurance to wear heavy armor that grants increased Poise.
Pure Strength 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 should be increased up to the level that allows you to wield the weapon and shield 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||Club, Lordsworn’s Greatsword, Rusted Anchor, Greatsword (raise Strength to 31), Grafted Greatsword (raise Strength to 40)|
|Shields||Beast 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 Strength/Intelligence or Strength/Faith.
Other Character Builds
|Elden Ring Character Builds|
|Strength Builds||Dexterity Builds||Quality Builds|
|Sorcery Builds||Faith Builds|