Best Longsword Builds in Elden Ring on Steam Deck


Elden Ring is an open-world action role-playing developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Just like Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls, Sekiro and the Dark Souls series, Elden Ring was directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki. The caveat here is that the game was made in collaboration with the award-winning fantasy novelist and source material creator for the highly popular Game of Thrones television show, George R. R. Martin, who provided a lot of source material for the game’s setting.

Elden Ring was released for Microsoft Windows, Steam Deck, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on February 25, 2022.

The Soulsborne games are known for their difficulty level, and Elden Ring is no exception. To ease this journey, the game provides a plethora of weapons to work with, including a variety of different playstyles. Today, we will be talking about the Longsword and the best builds that come along with it.

Best Longsword Builds

These builds will be divided into 6 ranks; S, A, B, C, D, and E. Without further ado, here is the tier list.

S-Rank – Sword of Night and Flame Build

Primary Stats: Intelligence, Faith
Weapons: Sword of Night and Flame, Meteorite Staff, Prince of Death’s Staff
Armor: Any Light/Medium Armor
Talismans: N/A
Spells: Rancorcall, Ancient Death Rancor
Skills: N/A
Items: N/A

A-Rank – Blackflame Build

Primary Stats: Mind, Faith
Weapons: Uchigatana, Nightrider Flail, Bloodhound’s Fang, Godslayer’s Seal
Armor: Black Knife Set, Land of Reeds Set, Spellblade Set
Talismans: Moon of Nokstella
Spells: Black Flame, Black Flame Blade, Catch Flame, Bloodflame Blade
Skills: Ash of War Bloody Slash, Ash of War Unsheathe
Items: N/A

B-Rank – Hybrid Mage Build

Primary Stats: Intelligence, Faith
Weapons: Sword of Night and Flame, Prince of Death’s Staff, Golden Order Seal
Armor: Olivinus Glintstone Crown, Spellblade Set
Talismans: Fire Scorpion Charm, Magic Scorpion Charm, Dragoncrest Shield Talisman, Godfrey Icon, Stargazer Heirloom
Spells: Golden Vow, Black Flame, Loretta’s Greatbow, Magic Glintblade, Ancient Death Rancor
Skills: N/A
Items: N/A

C-Rank – Magic Archer Build

Primary Stats: Strength, Vigor
Weapons: Horn Bow, Misbegotten Shortbow, Lazuli Glintstone Sword
Armor: Exile Set, White Reed Set
Talismans: Arrow’s Reach Talisman, Arrow’s Sting Talisman
Spells: Ash of War Rain of Arrows, Ash of War Mighty Shot
Skills: N/A
Items: N/A

D-Rank – Holy Tank Build

Primary Stats: Faith, Endurance
Weapons: Coded Sword, Halo Scythe, Eclipse Shotel, Miquellan Knight’s Sword, Erdtree Greatshield, Brass Shield, Carian Knight’s Shield
Armor: Banished Knight Set, Scaled Set, Carian Knight Set
Talismans: Faithful Canvas Talisman, Sacred Scorpion Charm
Spells: Blessing’s Boon
Skills: Ash of War Barricade Shield, Ash of War Golden Vow, Ash of War Sacred Blade
Items: Holy-Shrouding Cracked Tear

E-Rank – Starter Confessor Build

Primary Stats: Vigor, Faith
Weapons: Sacred Seal, Axe, Straight Sword, Brass Shield
Armor: Any Heavy/Medium Armor
Talismans: Faithful Canvas Talisman
Spells: Urgent Heal, Heal
Skills: Ash of War Barricade Shield, Ash of War Golden Vow
Items: N/A

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