You will be confronted with the difficult decision of selecting a weapon at the start of your Elden Ring journey. This is a significant decision because you will be upgrading it with consumables. You might want something large and slow to do much damage, but you may also want to be quick and aggressive while using a smaller weapon to keep your mobility. You may want to change between different styles as you go.
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Some of these weapons are good enough to get you quite far into the game.
Reduvia (Agheel River)
Reduvia is an excellent option for dagger players and stealth classes, especially in the beginning stages. Reduvia is a visually appealing weapon that will allow you to look cool while taking out enemies. Reduvia can only be used if you have 13 in Dexterity and 5 in Strength.
The Blood Blade weapon skill, a ranged attack, uses a small amount of FP to fire projectiles that cause blood to enemies. It is unique to Reduvia. It cannot be replaced, transferred, moved, or found anywhere else.
To acquire Reduvia, you will have to beat Bloody Finger Nerijus, an optional boss in Agheel River, making it arguably the most challenging early game weapon to acquire. Additionally, you may want to wait until you acquire Torrent to reach the location faster. Thankfully Yura will assist you against Nerijus if you follow our tips on how to approach this boss fight.
Twinblade (Dragon-Burnt Ruins)
Twinblade is a deadly weapon with blades attached to both sides of the hilt. It requires 10 in Strength and 18 in Dexterity. You can use it as a single-handed or double-handed weapon. It provides fast successive attacks and lots of spinning animations to add a unique visual flair.
Spinning Slash is the default weapon skill of the Twinblade. This fast-spinning attack uses a lot of FP and does a lot to enemies caught in it.
Twinblade is easily accessible as Dragon-Burnt ruins is located very close to the game's starting area. Dragon-Burnt Ruins is a group of crumbled buildings with weak enemies nearby, so it shouldn't be a problem for you. You will spot the ruins easily as they are close to the landing area of the first dragon you encounter. Thankfully, you won't have to fight the dragon to acquire Twinblade.
Instead, navigate the southernmost building and then double jump inside. You will find the Twinblade in the basement waiting for you to give it a spin.
Spear +7 (Murkwater Cave)
A pretty helpful weapon early on but comes with a significant dilemma. To kill Patches or not to kill? As you already know, Patches makes a cameo in Elden Ring as an optional boss fight in which you can either forgive and spare him or eliminate him.
I don't know how the +7 upgrade affects PvP, and Patches also drops leather armor and some more loot, but I don't recommend going for it. The weapon's requirements are 10 in Strength and 10 in Dexterity.
Impaling Thrust is the weapon skill for all spears in Elden Ring. The skill cannot be charged up, but it allows you to lunge toward an enemy and pierce through an enemy's shield.
As you can tell by the above map, the location is extremely close to Neriju's location, so you can kill two birds with one stone here. Note that the fight itself is pretty basic but you can read more about it here.
The Longsword is one of the most popular weapons in From Software games. The standard straight sword requires 10 in Strength and 10 in Dexterity to wield and has a decent move set that you can use in almost any situation.
Square Off is the Longsword's weapon skill. It can either charge an upward slash using R1 or a daring thrust with R2. It is simple but extremely effective in close-quarters encounters.
Kalé can sell a Longsword for 300 runes, among other useful items, including a torch and a crafting kit. Here is the list of all items available from Kalé:
|Bastard Sword||500 Runes||1|
|Noble Sorcerer Ashes||400 Runes||1|
|Battle Axe||400 Runes||1|
|Bone Arrow||300 Runes||∞|
|Lone Wolf Ashes||200 Runes||1|
|Cracked Pot||200 Runes||5|
|Deserter's Cookbook I||150 Runes||1|
|Missionary's Cookbook I||150 Runes||1|
|Crafting Kit||50 Runes||1|
Flail (Gateside Ruins)
Flail is a spiked ball attached to a chain. It looks terrible and can cause severe pain. The Flail is also a new weapon in From Software's game line. To use the Flail, you need 12 in Strength and 12 in Dexterity.
Spinning Chain is Flail's weapon skill. This spins the flail's striking portion at high speed. It can then combine with regular or heavy attacks to do some severe damage.
The Flail can be obtained immediately after leaving the tutorial area and entering Limgrave correctly. It's located in a chest in the Gateside Ruins.
You can walk slowly and quietly and take out the soldiers. However, if the trumpet-wielding man in the middle sees you, he will announce your presence, and the entire camp will follow you. You can try to AOE the soldiers down with large vertical weapon swings or magic, or you can just run away.
Greataxe (Agheel Lake)
The Greataxe, a classic From Software weapon, is well-known for trading slow swings for great damage. You need a staggering 30 in Strength but only 8 in Dexterity to use it.
The weapon skill that comes along with the Greataxe is Barbaric Roar. It gives you an increase in attack power and powerful combos for heavy attacks. This makes it a valuable tool if used right before engaging an enemy.
Note that the pin does not mark the exact location in this case. Instead, you will find the Greataxe in a moving carriage as it travels along the central road east of Agheel Lake, east of Limgrave's first entrance.
You may have to look around, but it will be easy to spot as two giant trolls pull it along the road. Keep wandering up and down the path until the carriage makes its entry. The market marks the road will lurk until you post the trolls.
To immobilize the carriage, you must kill at least one of the two trolls.
Other small enemies may also travel along the carriage, but they are easy to kill, so it might make sense to eliminate them all. After the carriage has stopped and you have secured the area from foes, you can jump to the backside of the cart, where you will find a chest. Once you open it you will acquire the Greataxe.
Here is a short video to give you an idea of where to look:
Axe of Godrick (Stromveil Castle)
Let's call this one a late early-game weapon. To acquire Axe of Godrick, you will have to face Godrick the Grafted, Elden Ring's first central boss, while its requirements are significant, with 34 in Strength and 22 in Dexterity.
Axe of Godrick's weapon skill, I Command Thee, Kneel! unleashes two earth-shattering shockwaves and a third one upon the player's decision. The skill costs 15 FP and is unique to Axe of Godrick.
Axe of Grodrick is easy to find and inevitable as Gordrick is a required boss fight to progress through the game. The challenge will be to put the boss down, but our guide on how to beat Godrick the Grafted is here to help you.
Simply present the Remembrance of the Grafted that Godrick drops to Enia in the Roundtable Hold after you have defeated him. You will choose between Axe of Godrick and the Grafted Dragon. The latter is a great pick too, but Axe of Godrick is considered the better pick if you are looking for a powerful weapon on the slower side.