5 Best Elden Ring Weapons after the Patches

Equip yourself with the best weapons in Elden Ring and stake your claim for the title of Elden Lord. The Lands Inbetween can be fraught with danger and proceeding without the best gear is unadvised, here you'll find the best weapons to fight your way through.

5 Best Elden Ring Weapons After the Patches

After the 1.03 patch a lot changed in Elden Ring. Prior to that everyone would be spamming Hoarfrost Stomp, after the patch though a few different weapons have risen to the top as the best weapons to help in your playthrough. There has been another patch released since the more major 1.03 but that was nothing more than a few bug fixes. 

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Rivers of Blood

The Rivers of Blood is a katana and at the moment probably the best and most used weapon in the game. Before the 1.03 patch the katana didn’t actually scale properly due to a bug with arcane weapon scaling, now though the weapon is strong in both close and mid-range encounters. The katana scales primarily through dexterity and arcane and it is capable of inflicting both slash and pierce attacks. It is strong in a blood build with its passive blood loss and its skill Corpse Piler which is now one of the games strongest causing great damage through blood loss. Corpse Piler takes 17FP to use and attacks in interweaving successive strikes.

To get Rivers of Blood you have to defeat Bloody Finger Okina who invades you near the Church of Repose in the Eastern part of the Mountaintops of the Giants. After defeating the Fire Giant the weapon is no longer obtainable, so it will need to be picked up before the games finale.

Rivers of Blood weapon in Elden Ring

Rivers of Blood weapon in Elden Ring

Moonveil

The second katana on this list, the Moonveil was actually quite powerful before the patch and despite some tweaks it still is a very strong weapon. Moonveil scales through strength, dexterity and intelligence and deals both pierce and slash damage in combat. Like Rivers of Blood Moonveil scales through a blood loss build, although players have to invest a lot of points into intelligence to get the best out of it.

Moonveils skill is called Transient Moonlight and is quite a unique skill. Activating the skill causes you to sheathe the weapon, then attacking with the right trigger creates a medium length vertical strike. The right bumper creates a horizontal short range attack of magic damage, the horizontal strike is much faster than the vertical one but doesn’t quite do as much damage but is good for dealing with multiple enemies. The attacks are both quick and powerful from the sheath stance to a lightning fast strike. 

To obtain Moonveil you must defeat the Magma Wyrm found in Gael Tunnel in Caelid. The Magma Wyrm can be a tricky fight as it is aggressive and the fighting area is quite close quarters, the boss also expels lava and wields a large curved sword making it a fairly tough fight if you’re unprepared. This is an optional boss though so defeating the Magma Wyrm isn’t necessary to progress in Elden Ring but all players should make sure to defeat this boss and collect Moonveil.

Moonveil weapon in Elden Ring

Moonveil weapon in Elden Ring

Magma Blade

The Magma Blade is quite different to the other entries on this list in that there is no guarantee you will find it in your playthrough even if you put long hours into searching for it. It doesn’t drop from a boss like most powerful weapons in Elden Ring and can’t just be found from a loot spot. To get Magma Blade you have to defeat lizardmen that wield the weapon at the Volcano Manor. Since this isn’t a guaranteed drop you can actually go through Volcano Manor numerous times without encountering it, in fact players online have taken hours finding this weapon and it is clearly a case of RNG as to how fast players find the Magma Blade. You can however upgrade your discovery skill to give you a higher chance of finding loot such as the Magma Blade.

Magma Blade is a curved sword and it scales through strength, dexterity and faith. It is a very powerful weapon in a high dexterity build especially with its added fire power. The weapon skill is Magma Shower, Magma Shower is unique to Magma Blade and allows players to slash enemies whilst splashing magma around the area. Magma Shower is very strong and great at defeating groups of enemies as well as building up damage on bosses.

Magma Blade weapon in Elden Ring

Magma Blade weapon in Elden Ring

Meteorite Staff

The Meteorite Staff is the only non melee weapon on the list and is very strong early on in the game and scales very well into the late game. The staff has S-rank scaling in intelligence and high sorcery scaling, this means the higher your intelligence skill the more damage you will do using the staff. Another caveat to the Meteorite Staff is that it doesn’t need to be upgraded as it can’t be upgraded, meaning the weapon is very strong from the start and will get better purely through the players’ stat upgrades. 

 

 

Unlike the other weapons on this list that contain a weapon skill, the Meteorite Staff has no skill and can’t be infused with Ashes of War. The main strength of this staff is that it boosts the power of gravity sorceries by 30%. Gravity sorceries include Rock Sling, Meteorite, Collapsing Stars and Gravity Well. Meteorite Staffs usage in partnership with the Rock Sling spell is what truly places it on this list. Rock Sling has great range and unlike most spells it actually deals physical damage. The 30% boost from the staff makes it very strong indeed.

To find the Meteorite Staff players need to head to the Street of Sages Ruins in Caelid, the staff can be found on a corpse in a small room with poison flowers. Despite being in Caelid which is quite a high-levelled region you can obtain the staff early on in the game as you don’t need to progress far in the story to travel over there.

Meteorite Staff in Elden Ring

Meteorite Staff in Elden Ring

Blasphemous Blade

The final weapon on the list is a greatsword. The Blasphemous Blade scales through strength, dexterity and faith, the weapon also deals extra fire damage. The weapon uses a skill called Taker’s Flames which is a unique skill that costs 30FP, the skill deals fire damage and scales purely through the faith stat. Taker’s Flames heals the player for 20% of health on hitting an enemy and also heals for 6.5% on every enemy death whilst holding the weapon, whether the weapon was used to defeat the enemy or not. 

Blasphemous Blade is obtained first by defeating Rykard the Lord of Blasphemy in Mt. Gelmir. After defeating Rykard you will obtain the Remembrance of the Blasphemous, taking the remembrance back to Roundtable Hold it can be sold or consumed for 50,000 runes, or it can be handed to Enia. Handing the remembrance to Enia will allow you to get the Blasphemous Blade. If you already collected the remembrance and didn’t give it to Enia a duplicate one can be obtained at a Walking Mausoleum. Unlike the other weapons on the list you have to progress quite far into the game to defeat Rykard. But the Blasphemous Blade is well worth the wait and effort as it is definitely one of the strongest weapons in Elden Ring

Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring

Blasphemous Blade in Elden Ring