Elden Ring | The best PVP builds

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Bandai Namco and FromSoftware recently took many fans by surprise Elden Ring releasing an ad hoc update focused on PVP, finally making sense of the various arenas scattered around the game world. With the update relating to these giants, From Software has officially created internal game systems completely related to that sparkling and fun world that is PVP. While we wait for the release of the new PVE content of the game, let's find out how to approach all this thanks to a list of best PVP builds with which to show up in the various modes of the arena.



If you have problems with other content in the game, however, we refer you to our complete guide!

INDEX

  • Differences between PVE and PVP
  • How to access the 3 Colosseums
  • The best PVP builds

Differences between PVE and PVP builds

Anyone who has never approached the PVP environment of a From Software game probably doesn't know it but usually this fragment of game content is set up in a decidedly different way than the rest.

PVE builds tend to be particularly different from PVP builds because they try to minmax different parameters:

  • PVE: Generic DPS, moves capable of eliminating enemies with very high HP in just a few hits, spectacularity
  • PVP: difficult to manage movesets, variety of moves, moves able to harmonize with offensive and defensive movements, number of frames for each move, damage to posture

Given the great differences between the two situations, it becomes normal to understand why they exist such big differences between these 2 types of builds.



How to access the 3 Elden Ring PVP Arenas

Returning to the interregnum is very easy, finding the various arenas is slightly less so; knowing that you can access all arenas comfortably from one place is priceless.
Inside Elden Ring exist 3 different arenas, each of them with an exclusive map and with exclusive modes.
These arenas are as follows:

  • Sepolcris arena
  • Arena of Caelid
  • Leyndell Arena

To make life easier for the players, the guys from From Software have well thought of integrating all within the same interface.
In order to access this, it will be enough to go to the round table and interact with the Marika statue present next to the fireplace.

The best PVP builds in Elden Ring

Let's find out what are the best builds for PVP. In each of the recommended builds you will find the statistics on which to focus to improve the build, the spells, the weapons, the armor and the talismans to equip. In addition there will also be an explanation on how to best use the build.

Blood and Katane

Elden Ring

Statistics:

  • Arcane
  • Force
  • Dexterity
  • Quenching

Magnesium:

  • Swarm of flies
  • Flame, give me strength
  • Dracofiamma

Equipment:


  • Weapon 1: Rivers of blood
  • Weapon 2: Dragon Communion Seal
  • Helmet: White mask
  • Talismans: Jubilee of the Bloodlord, Emblem of the Rotting Winged Sword, Millicent's Prosthesis, Alexander's Shard

Explanation: the main objective of this build is to inflict bleeding on a single opponent, inflicting a lot of damage and continuing to increase the DPS thanks to the help of the various talismans. Among all the builds that you will find in this guide, this is one of the simplest and can offer many satisfactions.


Frost Knight

Elden Ring

Statistics:

  • Force
  • Dexterity
  • Intelligence
  • Fede

Magnesium:

  • golden vote
  • Deadly sin of the flame
  • Mother tree care

Equipment:

  • Weapon 1: Nobility Sidesword (with Cold Affinity)
  • Arma 2: Nobility Sidesword (with Cold Affinity), Frenzy Flame Seal
  • Helmet: Pumpkin helmet
  • Armor: Cuckoo Knight Set
  • Talismans: Mother Tree Favor, Great Pot Arsenal
  • Balm: Crimson spiral bubble

Explanation: the altered status "cold" has been quite underestimated by players in the PVE, also thanks to being the most recent within the universe of souls.
Few know that this altered status is capable of making a mess if managed correctly, also thanks to a double noble side sword with the right affinity. Apart from this weapon which is really very difficult to find (we advise you to farm it just outside Raya Lucaria's debate room) the rest of the build is very simple to put together and can give great satisfaction, especially if your opponent thinks he is being able to tank some damage.


spiteful mage

Elden Ring

Statistics:

  • Intelligence
  • Force
  • Fede

Magnesium:

  • golden vote
  • Flame, give me strength
  • Call of resentment
  • Anchor of ancient death
  • Magic Land
  • Rykard's Grudge
  • Explosive Phantom Flame

Equipment:


  • Arma 1: Sword of the Burning Night
  • Weapon 2: Golden Order Seal, Prince of Death's Staff
  • Talismans: Magic Scorpion Amulet, Stone Mass Talisman, Ritual Sword Talisman

Explanation: Do you want a magical build but are you tired of one-trick-ponies that oneshot? Here is the build for you. This build is based on maximizing the damage that can be done using deadly magic, while having a main weapon that is excellent for both melee and ranged combat. The talismans in question are used to keep the mana high, increasing the amount of damage as much as possible.

Paladin of the Crucible

Elden Ring

Statistics:

  • Force
  • Fede
  • Force

Magnesium:

  • Golden vote
  • Flame, give me strength
  • Crucible shape: tail
  • Crucible shape: horns
  • Crucible shape: breath
  • Ordovis Whirlwind (Ordovis Greatsword skill)

Equipment:

  • Arma 1: Greatsword of Ordovis
  • Weapon 2: Clawed seal
  • Talismans: Alexander Shard, Godfrey Icon, Herdcloth Talisman, Rotting Winged Sword Emblem

Explanation: Fancy a nice strength-based build? Here is a possible solution to this problem. This specific build manages to combine the strength of a greatsword like that of Ordovis with a whole series of useful magic in combat, such as those of the crucible. Breathing, for example, is a very powerful ability to punish those who attack at close range while it is perfect for those who try to get around. It is not a very easy PVP build to use, thanks to the slow movesets of the weapons but it can certainly be fun.

Lightning spinner

Elden Ring

Statistics:

  • Force
  • Dexterity
  • Force
  • Quenching
  • Vitality

Equipment:

  • Arma 1: Dragon halberd
  • Armor: full set of the ram
  • Talismans: Mother Tree's Favor +2, Alexander's Shard, Hammer Charm, and Rotting Winged Sword Emblem

Explanation: this build borders on the meme but stand as a prime example of how malleable Elden Ring's growth system is. The main objective of the player is simply to spin using both the dragon's halberd skill and its charged heavy attack. In this regard, the talismans are particularly useful, perfect for increasing damage in the event of consecutive attacks; it is however important to have the temper at 60 or 70 points, so as to be able to use the armor of the ram (important to have a high degree of posture) so as not to be interrupted.


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