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Want to attempt a brand new Elden Ring dexterity construct? Though all of us love swinging a person-sized hammer round our heads, dexterity continues to be the marginally superior stat in the case of beating bosses and in PvP. If something, it’s a testomony to the ability of bleed in Elden Ring and simply how rapidly it could actually delete bosses whenever you construct issues right.

But dexterity may be extra than simply bleed. It usually looks like curved swords have fallen by the wayside somewhat within the face of their overwhelmingly highly effective katana brethren, however they nonetheless have a really satisfying moveset, and pair extraordinarily nicely with sure Ashes of War.

In this Elden Ring dexterity builds guide, I’ll undergo 4 of my favorite dex-focused setups that you could attempt for your self within the game, whether or not you need one thing somewhat slower to swing round, or simply to slash away at enemies with pace.

The finest Elden Ring dexterity builds 

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Flowing Swordsman 

Weapons: Flowing Curved Sword (with Ash of War: Sword Dance) and Scavenger’s Curved Sword
Talismans: Shard of Alexander, Godfrey Icon, Carian Filigreed Crest, Winged Sword Insignia
Armour: Blue Cloth and Warrior set
Stat unfold: Dexterity, Endurance, Mind

In the lore surrounding Malenia there are mentions of a blue-clad warrior who taught her be such a jerk of a boss. You can really get their Flowing Curved Sword, and it encompasses a particular charged assault that’s much like the Ash of War: Sword Dance. If you additionally add that Ash of War, you possibly can create some fairly spectacular flowing combos. You’ll need one other curved sword geared up, too, and on this case I selected the Scavenger’s Curved Sword as a result of its inherent bleed. Make certain so as to add the Keen affinity to each for that improved dexterity-scaling.

For talismans, you’ll need to buff the sword dance ability, and you are able to do this with Shard of Alexander, Godfrey Icon, and Carian Filigreed Crest. The Winged Sword Insignia and its variants must also assist increase the injury brought on by sword dance’s fast, consecutive strikes. 

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Bloodhound Knight 

Weapons: Bloodhound’s Fang and Bloodhound’s Claws
Talismans: Lord of Blood’s Exultation, Carian Filigreed Crest, Shard of Alexander, Godfrey Icon
Armour: Bloodhound Knight Armour set
Stat unfold: Dexterity, Arcane, Endurance, Mind

Bloodhound’s Fang remains to be probably the greatest beginning weapons for dexterity because it has glorious scaling and applies bleed. Lord of Blood’s Exultation will increase your assault everytime you set off that bleed, whereas Shard of Alexander, Godfrey Icon, and Carian Filigreed Crest will enhance your ability injury whereas decreasing its FP value. 

If you select to equip the Bloodhound’s Claws and use the Bloodhound’s Step ability, this FP discount may even are available fairly helpful. The completion is the Bloodhound Knight Armour set from the Gelmir Hero’s Grave dungeon.

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Samurai

 Weapons: Dual-wield katanas or Cross Naginata
Talismans: Lord of Blood’s Exultation, Carian Filigreed Crest, Shard of Alexander, Godfrey Icon
Armour: Land of Reeds Helmet, Kaiden Armour set
Stat unfold: Dexterity, Arcane, Endurance, Mind

The Samurai isn’t only a beginning class, and you’ll construct your wandering warrior in all kinds of the way. Katanas are the perfect weapons within the game: they beautiful a lot all have bleed and glorious scaling. Your finest guess is to seize the second Uchigatana in Limgrave after which give them each the eager affinity for additional dex scaling. As you uncover Moonveil, Rivers of Blood, and the Meteoric Ore Blade, change issues up. The neatest thing about dual-wielding katanas is you possibly can rapidly apply a number of statuses without delay, comparable to bleed and frost.

That stated, you is perhaps bored with katanas, and if that’s the case I like to recommend the Cross Naginata from the Gaol Tunnel dungeon. Personally, I feel it’s probably the greatest weapons within the game. It has an extremely enjoyable moveset, offers you entry to the entire superb polearm Ashes of War, and applies bleed similar to a katana. For armour, I went with the Kaiden set with the Land of Reeds helmet as a result of they give the impression of being very cool collectively and it’s obtainable early on. Same as regular, this talisman set will increase your highly effective katana ability injury and assault whenever you set off bleed.

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Ravenmount Assassin 

Weapons: Raptor Talons or Hookclaws (within the early game)
Talismans: Lord of Blood’s Exultation, Winged Sword Insignia, Claw Talisman
Armour: Raptor’s Black Feathers, Skeletal Mask
Stat unfold: Dexterity, Arcane, Endurance, Mind

The Ravenmount Assassins are a reasonably cool group and really feel like a enjoyable reference to Eileen from Bloodborne. Their Raptor Talons are additionally the very best dexterity-scaling hand weapon within the game and apply bleed besides. Add the eager affinity for much more dexterity-scaling. You can both spec into ability injury with Godfrey’s Icon and Shard of Alexander, or you possibly can move extra in the direction of successive assault injury with the Winged Sword Insignia and its variants. You might even throw the Godskin Swaddling Cloth in there for some health regen.

The Claw Talisman is a pleasant thematic contact that empowers your leaping assaults, and the Lord of Blood’s Exaltation buffs assault whenever you set off bleed. The ending piece is the Ravenmount Assassin armour set that you’ll find within the Sages’ Cave dungeon behind some illusory partitions.