Players in FromSoftware games love using Dexterity weapons as they are swift and look incredibly cool. Not only that, but the fast-paced combat is preferred by most players instead of hard-hitting slow Strength builds. That is why we will be taking a look at the Elden Ring Dexterity weapons tier list to show you the best weapons in the early, mid, and late game.
Dexterity weapons are generally swift and deal a good amount of damage. However, some of the DEX weapons aren’t that good. Over the years, DEX builds have become quite famous, and most players prefer them, especially PvP. With that said, let’s get started and take a look at the best Dexterity weapons in Elden Ring.
Best Dexterity Weapons Tier List for Elden Ring
Before we begin, we know that you might not agree with all of our picks – and that’s fine! We would love to know which weapons you are using and why you think your favorite one should have made the list. With that in mind, let’s get started and find out which Dexterity weapons are the best in Elden Ring.
We have divided this Elden Ring tier list into three sections. Each section will include various weapons depending on their stats, effectiveness, scaling, and how well they perform against bosses. The S-Tier weapons are naturally the best, whereas the B-Tier weapons should be avoided in the late game.
The weapons added in the S-Tier are helpful in all situations, no matter the circumstance. They have the best stats in the game. Not only that, but some of the weapons in this tier are easy to use, even if you are a new player.
If you pick the Samurai class, the Uchigatana will be your starting weapon. Players might think that a starting weapon won’t be this good, but this katana is superb from early to late game. However, if you didn’t pick the Samurai class, worry not because you can still find this weapon pretty early in the game.
For this, you need to head over to the Deathtouched Catacombs in the Stormhill area and explore the dungeon. You’ll find this katana when you loot a corpse hanging in the catacombs. While it doesn’t have the best scaling at first, you can quickly boost it after upgrading it a few times. Plus, the Uchigatana has a bleed effect that is always good to have.
The Bloodhound Fang is easily one of the best DEX weapons in the game, especially in the earlier stages of it. However, since it is locked behind an optional boss, most players either miss it or avoid the boss since it can be a little tricky. To get this large curved sword, go to Forlorn Hound Evergaol, which is located South of Lake Agheel. You’ll have to fight and defeat Bloodhound Knight Darriwil to get this sword.
We suggest doing the Blaidd questline side by side since you can summon him for this fight. Plus, completing his quest rewards you with his sword and armor. The Bloodhound’s Fang has a C in Dexterity right of the bat and comes with the Bloodhound Finesse ability. This ability not only deals tons of damage, but it also has a unique move set that gives you invincibility frames for a short duration.
Weapons in the A tier have pretty valuable stats in certain situations. They are good in some cases but may lack behind in others. Plus, these weapons are a little challenging to use, especially for newer players.
The Twinblade is a two-handed weapon that deals an insane amount of damage thanks to its ability. Players can use the Spinning Slash twice in quick succession to take out enemies surrounding them. Plus, this weapon has the added benefit of scaling well with Strength and Dexterity.
That’s not even the best part, however. Fans of Star Wars will be pleased to know that you can fulfill your desires of cosplaying as Darth Maul with this weapon. If you use the Bloodflame Blade ability, your character will light the edges of this weapon in red flames. This gives a look of a two-sided lightsaber like the one Darth Maul uses. Plus, this combination deals a lot of damage to anyone standing in your way.
The Reduvia is an extremely powerful early game dagger that can destroy your enemies. This weapon has a bleed passive on it, so you’ll deal an insane amount of damage after a short while as the enemy’s bleed bar fills up. The best part is that you can even dual-wield this weapon to double its effectiveness.
To get it, you must go North from the lake where you fight the dragon Agheel. Keep following the river, and eventually, you’ll be invaded by Bloody Finger Nerijus. Taking on this enemy can be problematic in the early game. However, if you stall the fight a bit, you will be helped by Bloody Finger Hunter Yura, making the battle easier. Kill Nerijus, and you’ll be rewarded with this dagger.
These weapons aren’t necessarily bad, but they are not the most effective in the game. Their stats are highly dependent on the situation. On top of that, they have mediocre scaling, making it almost impossible for new players to pick them up or use them in the late game.
Fans of Wolverine will be familiar with this weapon, and you’ll want to get it to complete your Logan cosplay. The Hookclaw is a bleed-inducing tool that deals tons of damage and has its own skill on top of the bleed effect. You can use the Quickstep ability to zip around enemies with ease. Plus, the bleed damage is more than the Reduvia that we mentioned above.
However, you might be asking why is this weapon in B-tier then? The only thing holding it back is its concise range. You really have to get next to the enemy to attack them. You at least have some breathing room with the other weapons, but not with the Hookclaw. You’ll have to get nice and close to the enemy to make sure that your hits land. This weapon can be a high A-tier for you if you can overlook this flaw.
Ornamental Straight Sword
Finally, the Ornamental Straight Sword is a weapon that you can get extremely early on if you are skilled enough. You can get this weapon alongside the Golden Beast Crest Shield if you kill the tutorial boss. The sword has a Strength of 10 and a Dexterity of 14 and has a unique weapon Skill called “Golden Tempering.” Using this skill will coat your blade in golden magic and unlock swift jabs, which deal tons of damage.
It is ranked in B-tier despite having decent stats because this is an early game weapon. At max, you can use it during the mid-game, but that’s about it. You’ll want to change this weapon as it doesn’t offer the best late-game scaling as you progress through the game.
Those are the best Dexterity weapons in Elden Ring. Did your favorite weapon make the list? Let us know in the comments below! We would love to know which weapon is your favorite and why.