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What Are The Best Starting Weapons In Elden Ring?

Read this guide to learn which are the best starting weapons in Elden Ring.

When starting out in Elden Ring, arming yourself with the right weapons can help you get off to a great start. However, choosing from an armada of weapons to find the right one can be a confusing decision to make. To make things easier, in this guide, we will show you all of the best starting weapons in Elden Ring. These weapons make their way to this list thanks to their accessibility early on in the game, as well as their ability to assist you in the perilous quests you will face in the initial stages of Elden Ring.

Best Starting Weapons in Elden Ring

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Greataxe – Best Starting Weapons in Elden Ring

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We kick off proceedings for the best starting weapons in Elden Ring with the Greataxe. As the name suggests, this weapon is a huge axe that is capable of inflicting some pretty potent blows on your enemies. Along with the weapon, you also receive a Barbaric Roar weapon skill.

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To acquire the Greataxe in Elden Ring, you need yo head towards the east of Agheel Lake. Here, you will come across a moving carriage pulled by two trolls. You need to kill at least one of these monsters to bring the carriage to a halt. After doing so, get rid of the smaller enemies in the vicinity, before making your way to the carriage. Look for a chest in the back of the carriage to get your hands on the Greataxe.

Greataxe Stats

  • Attack – 151 Phy
  • Weight – 13
  • Scaling – Str D, Dex Dex

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Greataxe Requirements

  • Dex – 8
  • Str – 30

Twinblade – Best Starting Weapons in Elden Ring

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The Twinblade is arguably one of the best and most potent starting weapons in Elden Ring. It is highly popular, and with right reason. Featuring the ability to be wielded as either a one or two-handed weapon, the Twinblade is perfect for those starting the game. This weapon features a spinning animation that unleashes a barrage of fatal attacks on enemies.

To get this amazing starter weapon, you need to go to the Dragon-Burnt Ruins. Once here, head to the southernmost building and go to the basement. You should find the weapon here.

Twinblade Stats

  • Attack – 119 Phy
  • Weight – 7
  • Scaling – Str D, Dex Dex

Twinblade Requirements

  • Dex – 18
  • Str – 10

Uchigatana – Best Starting Weapons in Elden Ring

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The Uchigatana is a great Katana sword in Elden Ring, and it offers a decent choice for those just beginning the game. It comes with the Unsheathe weapon skill.

The Uchigatana is a natural starter weapon if you decide to play as the Samurai class in Elden Ring. However, if you play as any other class, you need to go to the Deathtouched Catacombs in Northern Limgrave to get the weapon.

Uchigatana Stats

  • Attack – 115 Phy
  • Weight – 5.5
  • Scaling – Dex D, Str D

Uchigatana Requirements

  • Dex – 15
  • Str – 11

Reduvia

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The Reduvia is a great dagger you can use when starting out in Elden Ring. This ranged weapon uses FP to shoot out projectiles that induce bleeding in enemies. Apart from being powerful, Reduvia is also quite cool to look at, making for the perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality.

To get this weapon, you need to fight and defeat Bloody Finger Nerijus with the help of Yura, an NPC. Successfully beating Bloody Finger Nerijus will see you earn Reduvia.

Reduvia Stats

  • Attack – 79 Phy
  • Weight – 2.5
  • Scaling – Arc D, Dex D, Str E

Reduvia Requirements

  • Dex – 13
  • Str  -5
  • Arc  – 13

Longsword

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Longsword is a very popular starter weapon in Elden Ring, and it comes with the Square Off weapon skill.

To get it, you need to visit and buy the sword from Kale.

Longsword Stats

  • Attack – 110 Phy
  • Weight – 3.5
  • Scaling – Dex D, Str D

Longsword Requirements

  • Dex – 10
  • Str – 10

Great Epee

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Great Epee is a sword in Elden Ring that you can use as a great starter weapon. You can also use it to attack from behind a shield.

To get it, you need to open a chest in an enemy camp towards the start of Elden Ring. Make sure to keep an eye out for enemies when you do so.

Great Epee Stats

  • Attack – 124 Phy
  • Weight – 6.5
  • Scaling – Dex D, Str D

Great Epee Requirements

  • Dex – 16
  • Str –  15

Bloodhound’s Fang

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Bloodhound’s Fang is a powerful curved greatsword that induces bleeding in enemies. It is also a heavy weapon, meaning it commands a fair amount of Endurance to wield it.

To get it, you need to fight a boss by activating the stone seal in a circle.

Bloodhound’s Fang Stats

  • Attack – 141 Phy
  • Weight – 11.5
  • Scaling – Dex C, Str D

Bloodhound’s Fang Requirements

  • Dex – 17
  • Str – 18

So there you have it. These are all of the best starting weapons in Elden Ring. As you can see, these weapons make for great choices when you begin the game. With their help, you will find yourself battling past enemies with effective ease.

And now that you know all about these weapons, take a look at our Elden Ring Guides.