There are some weapons that can be considered the best for the Early game in Elden Ring. These might not be the most damaging but they have above average and decently balanced stats. And if you upgrade and use them right then you might not even replace some of the ones mentioned in the below list. So let us quickly check this list of the best early game weapons in Elden Ring, and learn how to get better weapons.
List of Best Early Game Weapons in Elden Ring
Depending on the class you play as you might find these starting weapons very useful.
- Battle Axe
- Meteorite Staff
- Carian Glintblade Staff
Reduvia Dagger – Elden Ring best early game weapon
This is one of the best daggers and the bleed weapons in the game. Finding it is quite easy, go to the Murkwater Catacombs and look for Bloody Finger Nerijuss. This is the NPC that drops this dagger. Even if you are underleveled then no need to worry as Bloody Finger Hunter Yura, another NPC will help you fight him. Once the two of you defeat Nerijuss you will get the dagger. This weapon also has a great weapon skill Reduvia Blood blade that is unique to it. This skill costs 6 FP and can help you build bleed faster.
This is an excellent alternative to Reduvia if you are going for a bleed build. Uchigatana too builds and deals hemorrhage damage. If you play as Samurai, you get this weapon as your default starting weapon. In case you play as another class then you can find the Uchigatana at Deathtouched Catacombs.
This is an excellent weapon for beginners. You get the Battle Axe as your default weapon when playing as the Hero class. And other classes can buy this weapon from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable hold. It costs 800 Runes. The nice thing about this weapon is you can apply ashes of war to it. And it also has a weapon skill called Wild Strikes.
This weapon is ideal for Warrior and Vagabond classes. You can find it at Castle Morne. The Claymore also gets the Lion’s Claw as its weapon skill. It costs 20 FP to use. But other than this skill you can also imbue it with other Ashes of War. The best way to use it would be with a Shield or using it two-handed. In case you are unable to find this weapon then you could also try using the Longsword as an alternative. You can get from Twin Maiden Husks for 1000 Runes.
While the above weapons were more for the melee classes now let us check something for the mages or those who prefer ranged weapons.
Meteorite staff is not only good at the start but also for mid and late games, as it is one of the best staves. You can get this staff in Caelid near the Street of Sages Ruins on a body. While it doesn’t have any weapon skill you can use ashes of war on it. The only and probably the biggest drawback of this staff is you cannot upgrade it.
Carian Glintblade Staff
Carian Glintblade Staff is also a good staff to use when you start playing the game. You can find it on the top floor of the Highway Lookout Tower in Liurnia. Like the meteorite staff, it too doesn’t have any weapon skill. And similar to it the Carian Glintblade Staff can also be imbued with Ashes of War. But unlike Meteorite Staff you can upgrade this staff.
No matter if you play as a melee character or a mage having a spare ranged weapon can come in handy. Longbow is a good option to fulfill this purpose. You can buy it from Twin Maiden Husks from the Roundtable hold for 1200 Runes. You can infuse the Longbow with Ashes of War and it also gets the weapon skill Mighty Shot.
H3: How to Get Better Weapons in Early Game in Elden Ring
The best way to get better weapons at the start is by upgrading them. You already learn the potential of the weapon by using it, now you simply have to upgrade it to make it better. You can start with the weapons suggested above and then upgrade them until you find a better alternative. Do remember though, do not waste your resources on upgrading every weapon you get in the game. It is best if you save your resources to upgrade weapons that you actually plan on using in the long run. Most weapons require smithing stones for upgrading. I recommend you check our dedicated guides on smithing stones uses & locations and somber smithing stone 5.
That covers this list and everything you should know about the best early game weapons in Elden Ring and how to get better weapons. Since you are looking for better weapons you should also check our other guides on the best bleed weapons and best faith weapons in this game.