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How To Increase Attack Speed In Elden Ring? (Answered)

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In a game like Elden Ring, every second counts. It can be the second that can give you a tremendous victory or a devastating loss. To make the most of the time you have in the game, it’s crucial to get some quick attacks to whittle down the enemy’s health. This guide on how to increase attack speed in Elden Ring can help you with it.


How to Increase Attack Speed in Elden Ring?

The only way to “boost” the attack speed of your weapon in Elden Ring is to switch it to a smaller weapon with a low weight. There’s no stat or item that can modify and increase the swing speed for any weapon. Players need to choose a light weapon that is faster compared to the heavier, slower-to-swing weapons. Since lighter weapons deal lesser damage per hit, players will have to focus on landing back-to-back attacks and make the most of the speed.

Which are the Fastest Melee Weapons in Elden Ring?


These are some of the best weapon types which aren’t heavy hitters but are small and good enough to land a quick attack or two (before the enemy puts your foolish ambitions to rest). Assuming you are using one-handed attacks, try the weapons from these categories and choose the best one for the build you are going for. Speed of your weapon, along with the timing of attacks will make a big difference in the game.

fastest weapons elden ring

  • Daggers
  • Claws
  • Fists
  • Thrusting Swords
  • Axes
  • Curved Swords
  • Katanas


Thanks to u/Maeno-san for the full compilation. 

Weapons to Use for Quick Attacks in Elden Ring

To get into some specifics, players can try the following weapons to deal damage quickly or even land a perfect backstab attack. Yes, they do have a very short range because the trade-off is a faster attack speed and higher crit damage.


  • Reduvia (one of the best early game weapons) (Dagger)
  • Bloodstained Dagger (Dagger)
  • Black Knife (Dagger)
  • Blade of Calling (Dagger)
  • Great Knife (Dagger)
  • Bloodhound Claws (Claws)
  • Venomous Fang Claw (Claws)
  • Grafted Dragon Fists (Fists)
  • Veteran’s Prosthesis Fists (Fists)
  • Magma Blade (Curved Sword)
  • Eclipse Shotel (Curved Sword)
  • Scavenger’s (Curved Sword)
  • Wing of Astel (Curved Sword)
  • Icering Hatchet (Axe)
  • Uchigatana (Katana)
  • Nagakiba (Katana)
  • Rivers of Blood (Katana)

That was for melee weapons but if you are casting spells to take down enemies, here’s how to reduce spell casting time. In this case, there are two ways to do so – increasing the Dexterity stat and using the Radagon Icon talisman.

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