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Elden Ring – How To Play The Samurai Class

Learn how to play the Samurai Class in Elden Ring from this guide.

Elden Ring has 10 Classes that a new player must select before starting their journey in the game. Each of these classes has a set Level, stats, & Items that they start with. Among the 10 Classes, the Samurai Class is the most well-rounded one. The Samurai Class is one of the best builds to start with as this Class can get super strong, well suited for the endgame. In this guide, I will show you how to play as a Samurai in Elden Ring.

How to Play the Samurai Class in Elden Ring


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As you start a game in Elden Ring, choose the Samurai Class with a Golden Seed as a Keepsake. The Samurai Class has an Uchigatana, Longbow, Arrows, Fire Arrows, & a Red Thorn Roundshield right from the getgo. You will start at level 9. In the early game, you must find a way to Craft a lot of Arrow. From the Starting area, go to the Church of Elleh and buy the Cookbooks & Crafting Kit from the Merchant Kale. This should help out a lot in the early game till you can buy the Arrows. The beauty of playing the Samurai in Elden Ring is that you are prepared to take fights from long-range as well as short-range.

Whenever there is enough distance between you & the Enemy, you should always go for the Bow. Once they get close to you, slice them with the Uchigatana. The Uchigatana is a strong weapon as you can two-hand it, dealing a strong blow to the enemy. It is also quick and deals the Bleed Status to the enemy. Add the Seppuku Ashes of War or the Bloody Slash Ashes of War and you got a strong early Weapon. You can make the best Bleed Build if you follow our guide on the Best Elden Ring Arcane Builds. The attributes I recommend to pump into are Vigor, Dexterity, Strength, & Mind stats. If you are going to use an all-out Bleed build then max pump Arcane & then put the rest into Strength & Dexterity.


Tips & Tricks

That’s pretty much it. Playing the Samurai Class should be your first playthrough as it has everything a player needs to start with. Do keep in mind that you will have to upgrade your stuff as and when you get the materials for them. You can do this through the Smithing Table at the Church of Elleh. Keep your Distance with the Bow and strike hard & fast with the Uchigatana.

This was all about how to play the Samurai Class in Elden Ring. Hopefully, this guide has helped you. You can also check our guides on Elden Ring Best Samurai Class Builds List.