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Elden Ring Best Samurai Class Builds List

Tired of looking for the best build for Samurai Class in Elden Ring. Well, consider your search over with this list and the best early build.

Playing as a Samurai and using the best build with it can be a deadly combo in Elden Ring. Samurai is yet another strong class in this game that is recommended for beginners. But even if you have played a Souls game before you will find this class to be very fun. And this class is for you if you don’t plan to change your weapons and armor much. Because while it may have limited options, these are all the options you need while playing this class. So in this guide let us check the list of the best Samurai class builds in Elden Ring, and the best early game build.

Best Samurai Build in Elden Ring

best samurai class build in elden ring and early game build

  • Weapons
    • Serpentbone Blade
    • Uchigatana
    • Dragonscale Blade
    • Moonveil
    • Meteoric Ore Blade
    • Golem Greatbow
    • Greatbow
    • Longbow
    • Red Branch Shortbow
  • Shields
    • Blue-White Wooden Shield
    • Heater Shield
  • Armor Sets
    • Land Of Reeds Set (combined weight is 19.8)
    • Raging Wolf Set (combined weight is 24.1)
    • Zamor Set (combined weight is 20.5)

Selecting weapons isn’t much of a hassle for the Samurai class due to the limited but strong options. It is best if you wield a Katana to get the authentic Samurai experience. And for versatility, you can try different bows and arrows as you get the advantage of using ranged attacks. Oh and don’t forget to wield your Katana using both your hands. While I have suggested some Shields above they really don’t go well with Samurai, you are better off not using them at all. As for Armor, you don’t have many options but the default should be good enough even in the late game. This armor is even more important if you don’t want to just play but even look like a Samurai.

  • Attributes to upgrade
    • Endurance
    • Dexterity
    • Vigor
    • Strength

When using samurai speed is your best friend. This character isn’t meant to tank attacks, but it compensates for it with speed and ranged attacks. Focus your upgrades mainly on Endurance for more stamina. Dexterity comes in handy for wielding advanced weapons. But also don’t ignore your Vigor and Strength completely, as having a decent amount of HP is never bad. And strength will improve your attack power.

The Best Samurai Build in Early Game

  • Weapons
    • Uchigatana
    • Longbow
  • Shields
    • (No shields)
  • Armor
    • Land Of Reeds Set (combined weight is 19.8)

The game gives you almost everything you need at the beginning itself when you play a Samurai. The default weapons and armor are more than enough for you to progress further in the game. Even in the late game, there are only a few upgrades/changes that you will be looking to do to your character for armaments or armors.

That covers this guide on the best Samurai class builds in Elden Ring, and the best early game build. You should also check our other build guides on the best Vagabond Builds. Warrior builds, and the Prophet builds.