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Elden Ring Best Vagabond Builds List

Unable to find the best build for the Vagabond Class in Elden Ring. This guide has you covered with its list and the best early game build.

Vagabond is one of the best classes in Elden Ring to start with, especially if you can get the best build. This class is tanky and usually wields heavy weapons, thus allowing you to deal more damage in just a few hits. While this class is rather slow than some other ones in the game, it compensates for it by letting you take some hits. And if you can manage your equipment load right then speed doesn’t remain that big of an issue. So in this guide let us check the list of best builds for the Vagabond class in Elden Ring, and the best early game build.

Best Vagabond Build in Elden Ring


best vagabond build in elden ring and early game build

  • Weapons
    • Sacrificial Axe
    • Grafted Blade Greatsword
    • Royal Greatsword
    • Axe of Godfrey
    • Crepus’s Black-Key Crossbow
    • Morgott’s Cursed Sword
    • Axe of Godrick
    • Golem Greatbow
    • Treespear
    • Banished Knight’s Greatsword
    • Golden Halberd
  • Shields
    • Hawk Crest Wooden Shield
    • Crucible Hornshield
    • Golden Beast Crest Shield
    • Gilded Greatshield
  • Armor Sets
    • Beast Champion Set (combined weight is 40.1)
    • General Radahn Set (combined weight is 39.2)
    • Malformed Dragon Set (combined weight is 38)

There are a ton of weapon options for a Vagabond to use. You can have fun using other weapons too that might not be mentioned in the above list. These weapons are a bit hefty, in fact, not just the weapons the shield and armor are also on the heavier side. I have tried to keep a balance in all three pieces of equipment. Using combinations of the above-mentioned armaments and armor you should be able to move fast and also be able to tank hits.


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

Vagabond is a character that is more on the tankier side. You should focus on upgrading your Vigor and Strength more from the above attributes. Having higher vigor means more HP and more strength will allow you to equip heavier equipment and weapons. But while upgrading them don’t forget to level up the other two attributes. Dexterity is very important if you plan to use advanced weapons. And even though you can tank attacks having higher endurance is needed for more stamina.

The Best Vagabond Build in Early Game


  • Weapons
    • Broadsword
    • Halberd
    • Battle Axe
    • Claymore
  • Shields
    • Heater Shield
    • Great Turtle Shell
  • Armor Sets
    • Vagabond Knight Set (combined weight 24.5)
    • Godrick Knight Set (combined weight 28.1)

For beginners, the default armor is pretty decent and you don’t need to change it right away. The same is true for the shield that you get alternatively you could use the Great Turtle Shell. As for weapons you have a good amount of choices. The Halberd gives you some extra range and the other three are excellent close-range options.

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