Elden Ring Weapon Tier List

While every weapon in Elden Ring is a viable option depending on your class and build, some are indeed better than others. As a result, we’ve done the legwork and ranked every Elden Ring weapon into a handy S, A, B, C, or D sliding tier. But aren’t there *checks notes* 309 weapons in the game?! Yes — yes, there are. *Gulp!*

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So, to try and help us take on this monumental task, we’ve enlisted the help of the rest of the Elden Ring-playing team at Twinfinite to hash out the placement of said weapons on the list. In addition, we’ve also done plenty of research to figure out what the most effective armaments in the game are.

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Of course, things like this are not an exact science, but with careful thought and discussion we’ve nailed down a ranking that may prove handy for any discerning Tarnished out there. So, without further ado, here’s our Elden Ring weapon tier list. Let’s get into it, shall we?

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Weapon Tier Key:

D = Either starting equipment or weak weapons

C = Slightly better weapons, but still pretty basic

B = Decent weapons that are effective

A = Very strong weapons

S = The best weapons Elden Ring has to offer

Elden Ring Weapon Tier List

Weapon Type Minimum Requirements Tier
Academy Glintstone Staff Glintstone Staff Str 6, Int 28 C
Alabaster Lord’s Greatsword Greatsword Str 16, Dex 12, Int 18 C
Albinauric Bow Light Bow Str 7, Dex 18 B
Antspur Rapier Thrusting Sword Str 10, Dex 20 B
Arbalest Crossbow Str 18, Dex 12 D
Astrologer’s Staff Glintstone Staff Str 7, Int 16 D
Axe of Godfrey Colossal Weapon Str 42, Dex 14 C
Axe of Godric Greataxe Str 34, Dex 22 C
Azur’s Glintstone Staff Glintstone Staff Str 10, Int 52 A
Bandit’s Curved Sword Curved Sword Str 11, Dex 13 B
Banished Knight’s Greatsword Greatsword Str 17, Dex 9 D
Banished Knight’s Halberd Halberd Str 14, Dex 12 B
Bastard Sword Greatsword Str 16, Dex 10 D
Bastard’s Stars Flail Str 8, Dex 22, Int 22 B
Battle Axe Axe Str 12, Dex 8 D
Battle Hammer Warhammer Str 26, Dex 8 D
Beast-Repellent Torch Torch Str 12, Dex 8 B
Beastclaw Greathammer Greathammer Str 20, Dex 10, Fai 18 A
Beastman’s Cleaver Curved Greatsword Str 25, Dex 14 C
Beastman’s Curved Sword Curved Sword Str 13, Dex 11 C
Black Bow Light Bow Str 9, Dex 20 D
Black Knife Dagger Str 8, Dex 12, Fai 18 A
Blade of Calling Dagger Str 6, Dex 13, Fai 15 A
Blasphemous Blade Greatsword Str 22, Dex 15, Fai 21 A
Bloodhound Claws Claw Str 10, Dex 15 C
Bloodhound’s Fang Curved Greatsword Str 17, Dex 18 C
Bloodstained Dagger Dagger Str 9, Dex 12 C
Bloody Helice Heavy Thrusting Sword Str 16, Dex 19, Arc 17 C
Bolt of Gransax Spear Str 20, Dex 40 A
Brick Hammer Warhammer Str 31 D
Broadsword Straight Sword Str 10, Dex 10 D
Butchering Knife Greataxe Str 16, Dex 20 C
Caestus Fist Str 8, Dex 8 D
Cane Sword Straight Sword Str 8, Dex 11 D
Carian Glintblade Staff Glintstone Staff Str 6, Int 22, Dex 12 D
Carian Glintstone Staff Glintstone Staff Str 6, Int 24, Dex 8 D
Carian Knight’s Sword Straight Sword Str 10, Dex 10, Int 18 A
Carian Regal Scepter Glintstone Staff Str 8, Dex 10, Int 60 A
Celebrant’s Cleaver Axe Str 12, Dex 8 C
Celebrant’s Rib-Rake Spear Str 8, Dex 14 C
Celebrant’s Sickle Dagger Str 6, Dex 11 C
Celebrant’s Skull Warhammer Str 18, Dex 12 B
Chainlink Flail Flail Str 18, Dex 12 D
Cinquedea Dagger Str 10, Dex 10 B
Cipher Pata Fist Fai 30 B
Clawmark Seal Sacred Seal Str 4, Fai 10 C
Clayman’s Harpoon Spear Str 12, Dex 10, Int 12 B
Claymore Greatsword Str 16, Dex 13 D
Cleanrot Knight’s Sword Thrusting Sword Str 11, Dex 13 C
Cleanrot Spear Spear Str 16, Dex 16, Fai 14 A
Clinging Bone Fist Str 8, Dex 22, Arc 16 D
Club Hammer Str 10 C
Coded Sword Straight Sword Fai 20 B
Commander’s Standard Halberd Str 24, Dex 14 D
Composite Bow Light Bow Str 15, Dex 15 D
Cranial Vessel Candlestand Warhammer Str 26, Dex 8, Fai 22 A
Crepus’s Black-Key Crossbow Crossbow Str 14, Dex 16 C
Crescent Moon Axe Greataxe Str 25, Dex 15 B
Cross-Naginata Spear Str 16, Dex 20 C
Crystal Knife Dagger Str 8, Dex 12, Int 9 C
Crystal Spear Spear Str 10, Dex 16, Int 16 B
Crystal Staff Glintstone Staff Str 8, Int 48 B
Crystal Sword Straight Sword Str 13, Dex 10, Int 15 B
Curved Club Hammer Str 11, Dex 7 B
Curved Great Club Warhammer Str 24, Dex 10 C
Dagger Dagger Str 5, Dex 9 D
Dark Moon Greatsword Greatsword Str 16, Dex 11, Int 38 S
Death Ritual Spear Spear Str 14, Dex 20, Int 18 A
Death’s Poker Greatsword Str 15, Dex 17, Int 11 A
Demi-Human Queen’s Staff Glintstone Staff Str 6, Int 10 A
Devourer’s Scepter Warhammer Str 24, Dex 20, Fai 25 A
Digger’s Staff Glintstone Staff Str 8, Int 12 D
Dismounter Curved Greatsword Str 19, Dex 16 D
Dragon Communion Seal Sacred Seal Fai 10, Arc 10 S
Dragon Greatclaw Colossal Weapon Str 30, Dex 14 A
Dragon Halberd Halberd Str 22, Dex 10 C
Dragon King’s Cragblade Heavy Thrusting Sword Str 18, Dex 37 A
Dragonscale Blade Katana Str 12, Dex 20 A
Duelist Greataxe Colossal Weapon Str 30, Dex 10 B
Eclipse Shotel Curved Sword Str 10, Dex 25, Fai 30 A
Eleonerora’s Poleblade Twinblades Str 12, Dex 21, Arc 19 A
Envoy’s Greathorn Colossal Weapon Str 28, Dex 12, Fai 24 A
Envoy’s Horn Hammer Str 10, Dex 12, Fai 16 A
Envoy’s Long Horn Warhammer Str 23, Dex 11, Fai 18 A
Erdsteel Dagger Dagger Str 7, Dex 12, Fai 14 D
Erdtree Bow Light Bow Str 8, Dex 12, Fai 14 S
Erdtree Greatbow Greatbow Str 20, Dex 14, Fai 14 C
Erdtree Seal Sacred Seal Fai 40 D
Estoc Thrusting Sword Str 11, Dex 13 D
Executioner’s Greataxe Greataxe Str 34, Dex 8 A
Falchion Curved Sword Str 9, Dex 13 C
Fallingstar Beast Jaw Colossal Weapon Str 34, Dex 12, Int 20 A
Family Heads Flail Str 8, Dex 18, Int 16 A
Finger Seal Sacred Seal Str 4, Fai 10 D
Flail Flail Str 10, Dex 18 C
Flamberge Greatsword Str 15, Dex 14 C
Flowing Curved Sword Curved Sword Str 9, Dex 17 C
Forked Greatsword Greatsword Str 14, Dex 16 C
Forked Hatchet Axe Str 9, Dex 14 C
Frenzied Flame Seal Sacred Seal Fai 10, Arc 10 A
Frozen Needle Thrusting Sword Str 11, Dex 18 B
Full Moon Crossbow Crossbow Str 10, Dex 10, Int 10 A
Gargoyle’s Black Axe Greataxe Str 24, Dex 8, Fai 22 B
Gargoyle’s Black Blades Twinblade Str 18, Dex 15, Fai 22 C
Gargoyle’s Blackblade Greatsword Str 18, Dex 10, Fai 22 A
Gargoyle’s Black Halberd Halberd Str 26, Dex 10, Fai 22 B
Gargoyle’s Great Axe Greataxe Str 24, Dex 8 C
Gargoyle’s Greatsword Greatsword Str 18, Dex 10 C
Gargoyle’s Halberd Halberd Str 26, Dex 10 C
Gargoyle’s Twinblade Twinblade Str 18, Dex 15 C
Gelmir Glintstone Staff Glintstone Staff Str 6, Int 14, Fai 14 B
Ghiza’s Wheel Colossal Weapon Str 28, Dex 18 B
Ghostflame Torch Torch Str 10, Dex 10, Int 14 B
Giant’s Red Braid Whip Str 18, Dex 12, Fai 21 A
Giant’s Seal Sacred Seal Str 4, Fai 14 S
Giant-Crusher Colossal Weapon Str 60 B
Glaive Halberd Str 18, Dex 15 D
Glintstone Kris Dagger Str 5, Dex 12, Int 16 B
Glintstone Staff Glintstone Staff Str 6, Int 10 D
Godskin Peeler Twinblade Str 17, Dex 22 B
Godskin Stitcher Heavy Thrusting Sword Str 14, Dex 17 C
Godslayer’s Greatsword Colossal Sword Str 20, Dex 22, Fai 20 A
Godslayer’s Seal Sacred Seal Str 4, Fai 27 A
Golden Epitaph Straight Sword Str 12, Dex 10, Fai 14 B
Golden Halberd Halberd Str 30, Dex 14, Fai 12 B
Golden Order Greatsword Greatsword Str 16, Dex 21, Fai 28 A
Golden Order Seal Sacred Seal Int 17, Fai 17 A
Golem Greatbow Great Bow Str 24, Dex 18 B
Golem’s Halberd Colossal Weapon Str 36, Dex 14 C
Grafted Blade Greatsword Colossal Sword Str 40, Dex 14 A
Grafted Dragon Fist Str 20, Dex 14, Fai 16 A
Grave Scythe Reaper Str 17, Dex 13 B
Gravel Stone Seal Sacred Seal Str 4, Fai 18 B
Great Club Colossal Weapon Str 35 B
Great Knife Dagger Str 6, Dex 12 D
Great Mace Warhammer Str 28 C
Great Omenkiller Cleaver Greataxe Str 23, Dex 12 C
Great Stars Warhammer Str 22, Dex 12 C
Great Epee Heavy Thrusting Sword Str 15, Dex 16 D
Greataxe Greataxe Str 30, Dex 8 B
Greatbow Greatbow Str 20, Dex 20 C
Greathorn Hammer Warhammer Str 8, Dex 14 C
Greatsword Colossal Sword Str 31, Dex 12 B
Grossmesser Curved Sword Str 14, Dex 12 B
Guardian’s Swordspear Halberd Str 17, Dex 16 C
Halberd Halberd Str 14, Dex 12 D
Halo Scythe Reaper Str 13, Dex 16, Fai 15 B
Hammer Hammer Str 14, Dex 7 C
Hand Axe Axe Str 9, Dex 8 D
Hand Ballista Ballista Str 30, Dex 14 D
Hand of Malenia Katana Str 16, Dex 48 S
Harp Bow Light Bow Str 9, Dex 9 D
Heavy Crossbow Crossbow Str 14, Dex 10 D
Helphen’s Steeple Greatsword Str 19, Dex 10, Int 22 A
Highland Axe Axe Str 12, Dex 9 B
Hookclaws Claw Str 8, Dex 14 C
Horn Bow Bow Str 10, Dex 14, Int 12 A
Hoslow’s Petal Whip Whip Str 10, Dex 20 B
Icerind Hatchet Axe Str 11, Dex 16 S
Inquisitor’s Girandole Spear Str 18, Dex 15, Fai 16 A
Inseparable Sword Straight Sword Str 18, Dex 18, Fai 20 A
Iron Ball Fist Str 11, Dex 8 D
Iron Cleaver Axe Str 15, Dex 7 D
Iron Greatsword Greatsword Str 18, Dex 10 C
Iron Spear Spear Str 13, Dex 11 C
Ivory Sickle Dagger Str 6, Dex 11, Int 13 B
Jar Cannon Ballista Str 34, Dex 12 C
Jawbone Axe Axe Str 14, Dex 8 D
Katar Fist Str 8, Dex 10 D
Knight’s Greatsword Greatsword Str 16, Dex 12 D
Lance Great Spear Str 20, Dex 14 C
Large Club Warhammer Str 22 C
Lazuli Glintstone Sword Straight Sword Str 8, Dex 9, Int 13 A
Light Crossbow Crossbow Str 12, Dex 8 D
Lion Greatbow Greatbow Str 22, Dex 18 S
Longbow Bow Str 9, Dex 14 D
Longhaft Axe Greataxe Str 24, Dex 8 C
Longsword Straight Sword Str 10, Dex 10 D
Lordsworn’s Greatsword Greatsword Str 16, Dex 10 B
Lordsworn’s Straight Sword Straight Sword Str 10, Dex 10 C
Loretta’s War Sickle Halberd Str 20, Dex 15, Int 20 B
Lucerne Halberd Str 15, Dex 12 D
Lusat’s Glintstone Staff Glintstone Staff Str 10, Int 52 S
Mace Hammer Str 12, Dex 7 C
Magma Blade Curved Sword Str 9, Dex 15, Fai 16 A
Magma Whip Candlestick Whip Str 8, Dex 16, Fai 18 B
Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword Curved Greatsword Str 24, Dex 15, Fai 18 A
Maliketh’s Black Blade Colossal Sword Str 34, Dex 12, Fai 20 A
Mantis Blade Curved Sword Str 10, Dex 12 C
Marais Executioner’s Sword Greatsword Str 24, Dex 14, Arc 23 A
Marika’s Hammer Hammer Str 20, Dex 12, Fai 19 B
Meteorite Staff Glintstone Staff Str 6, Int 18 A
Meteoric Ore Blade Katana Str 15, Dex 14, Int 18 S
Miquellan Knight’s Sword Straight Sword Str 11, Dex 11, Fai 16 A
Misbegotten Shortbow Light Bow Str 16, Dex 8 D
Misericorde Dagger Str 7, Dex 12 C
Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear Great Spear Str 24, Dex 14, Arc 27 S
Monk’s Flameblade Curved Greatsword Str 18, Dex 18 C
Monk’s Flamemace Hammer Str 13, Dex 13 C
Moonveil Katana Str 12, Dex 18, Arc 23 S
Morgott’s Cursed Sword Curved Greatsword Str 14, Dex 35, Arc 17 A
Morning Star Hammer Str 12, Dex 8 C
Nagakiba Katana Str 18, Dex 22 B
Nightrider Flail Flail Str 10, Dex 24 C
Nightrider Glaive Halberd Str 26, Dex 10 D
Noble’s Estoc Thrusting Sword Str 9, Dex 10 D
Noble’s Slender Sword Straight Sword Str 8, Dex 11 B
Nox Flowing Hammer Hammer Str 17, Dex 7 C
Nox Flowing Sword Curved Sword Str 8, Dex 15 C
Omen Cleaver Curved Greatsword Str 19, Dex 16 C
Onyx Lord’s Greatsword Curved Greatsword Str 20, Dex 16, Int 16 S
Ordovis’s Greatsword Greatsword Str 25, Dex 13, Fai 15 B
Ornamental Straight Sword Straight Sword Str 10, Dex 14 A
Parrying Dagger Dagger Str 5, Dex 14 D
Partisan Spear Str 15, Dex 12 C
Pest’s Glaive Halberd Str 13, Dex 13 D
Pickaxe Warhammer Str 22, Dex 10 D
Pike Spear Str 20, Dex 14 C
Prelate’s Inferno Crozier Colossal Weapon Str 45, Dex 8 A
Prince of Death’s Staff Glintstone Staff Str 6, Int 18, Fai 18 C
Pulley Bow Bow Str 11, Dex 11 C
Pulley Crossbow Crossbow Str 16, Dex 16 C
Rapier Thrusting Sword Str 7, Dex 12 D
Raptor Talons Claw Str 6, Dex 14 D
Red Branch Shortbow Light Bow Str 8, Dex 16 D
Reduvia Dagger Str 5, Dex 13, Arc 13 S
Regalia of Eochaid Straight Sword Str 12, Dex 18, Arc 15 C
Ringed Finger Hammer Str 15, Dex 9 B
Ripple Blade Axe Str 11, Dex 11, Arc 20 C
Ripple Crescent Halberd Halberd Str 12, Dex 12, Arc 20 C
Rivers of Blood Katana Str 12, Dex 18, Arc 20 S
Rogier’s Rapier Thrusting Sword Str 8, Dex 17 B
Rosus’ Axe Axe Str 18, Dex 10, Int 18 B
Rotten Battle Hammer Warhammer Str 26, Dex 8 C
Rotten Crystal Spear Spear Str 10, Dex 16, Int 16 B
Rotten Crystal Staff Glintstone Staff Str 8, Int 48 B
Rotten Crystal Sword Straight Sword Str 13, Dex 10, Int 15 C
Rotten Greataxe Colossal Weapon Str 30, Dex 10 C
Rotten Staff Colossal Weapon Str 34, Dex 8 C
Royal Greatsword Colossal Weapon Str 26, Dex 18, Int 22 S
Ruins Greatsword Colossal Weapon Str 50, Int 16 S
Rusted Anchor Greataxe Str 26, Dex 9 C
Sacred Relic Sword Greatsword Str 14, Dex 24, Fai 22 A
Sacrificial Axe Axe Str 16, Dex 10 C
Scavenger’s Curved Sword Curved Sword Str 9, Dex 14 B
Scepter of the All-Knowing Hammer Str 12, Dex 18, Int 21 S
Scimitar Curved Sword Str 7, Dex 13 D
Scorpion’s Stinger Dagger Str 6, Dex 12 D
Scythe Reaper Str 14, Dex 14 D
Sentry’s Torch Torch Str 15, Dex 8, Fai 15 C
Serpent Bow Bow Str 8, Dex 15, Arc 11 C
Serpent-God’s Curved Sword Curved Sword Str 13, Dex 9 C
Serpent-Hunter Great Spear n/a B
Serpentbone Blade Katana Str 11, Dex 22 C
Shamshir Curved Sword Str 7, Dex 13 C
Short Spear Spear Str 10, Dex 10 D
Short Sword Straight Sword Str 8, Dex 10 D
Shortbow Light Bow Str 8, Dex 10 D
Shotel Curved Sword Str 9, Dex 19 D
Siluria’s Tree Great Spear Str 27, Dex 13, Fai 20 A
Soldier’s Crossbow Crossbow Str 10, Dex 8 D
Spear Spear Str 12, Dex 15 D
Spiked Caestus Fist Str 8, Dex 10 D
Spiked Club Hammer Str 12, Dex 7 C
Spiked Spear Spear Str 14, Dex 16 C
St. Trina’s Torch Torch Str 10, Dex 10, Fai 14 B
Staff of Loss Glintstone Staff Str 6, Dex 12, Int 14 B
Staff of the Avatar Colossal Weapon Str 34, Dex 8, Fai 24 A
Staff of the Guilty Glintstone Staff Str 8, Fai 12 B
Star Fist Fist Str 12, Dex 8 C
Starscourge Greatsword Colossal Weapon Str 38, Dex 12, Int 15 A
Steel-Wire Torch Torch Str 10, Dex 8 C
Stone Club Hammer Str 16, Dex 8 C
Stormhawk Axe Axe Str 19, Dex 15 D
Sword of Milos Greatsword Str 15, Dex 19 C
Sword of Night and Flame Straight Sword Str 12, Dex 12, Int 24, Fai 24 S
Sword of St. Trina Straight Sword Str 10, Dex 12, Int 14 A
Thorned Whip Whip Str 8, Dex 16 C
Torch Torch Str 5, Dex 5 C
Torchpole Spear Str 14, Dex 15 B
Treespear Great Spear Str 15, Dex 22, Fai 18 A
Troll Knight’s Sword Colossal Sword Str 20, Dex 14, Int 18 B
Troll’s Golden Sword Colossal Sword Str 29, Dex 10 C
Troll’s Hammer Colossal Weapon Str 28, Dex 8, Fai 10 C
Twinblade Twinblade Str 10, Dex 18 C
Twinned Knight Swords Twinblade Str 16, Dex 18 C
Uchigatana Katana Str 11, Dex 15 C
Urumi Whip Str 10, Dex 19 C
Varre’s Bouquet Hammer Str 8, Dex 16, Arc 24 C
Venomous Fang Claw Str 9, Dex 9 C
Veteran’s Prosthesis Fist Str 15, Dex 12 B
Vulgar Militia Saw Halberd Str 15, Dex 13 D
Vulgar Militia Shotel Halberd Str 14, Dex 16 D
Vyke’s War Spear Great Spear Str 16, Dex 20, Fai 18 A
Wakizashi Dagger Str 9, Dex 13 D
Warhawk’s Talon Straight Sword Str 10, Dex 16 D
Warped Axe Axe Str 24, Dex 8 D
Warpick Hammer Str 11, Dex 9 C
Watchdog’s Greatsword Colossal Sword Str 30, Dex 10 C
Watchdog’s Staff Colossal Weapon Str 34, Dex 10 C
Weathered Straight Sword Straight Sword Str 7, Dex 10 D
Whip Whip Str 8, Dex 14 D
Wing of Astel Curved Sword Str 7, Dex 17, Int 20 B
Winged Greathorn Greataxe Str 30, Dex 20 B
Winged Scythe Reaper Str 16, Dex 16, Fai 24 S
Zamor Curved Sword Curved Greatsword Str 16, Dex 18 B
Zweihander Colossal Sword Str 19, Dex 11 C

Phew! So, there you have it. We hope this Elden Ring weapon tier list came in handy for you. For more tips and tricks, check out our in-depth guide wiki. Or alternatively, feel free to peruse the relevant links down below.

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