Best New Weapons In Shadow of the Erdtree, Ranked (DLC Weapon Tier List)

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  • Anvil Hammer
  • Rellana's Twin Blades
  • Bloodfiend's Arm
  • Staff of the Great Beyond
  • Euporia
  • Dryleaf Arts

There are a lot of new Elden Ring weapons to pick up and try out in Shadow of the Erdtree, and it can be tough to decide whether it's worth changing your build for a new weapon if you aren't sure it will remain relevant. This is especially true when so many of the base game weapons are already powerful enough to last you through the whole DLC.

But a few of the DLC weapons are arguably some of the best weapons in Elden Ring, including those base game options. These six weapons – or rather, four weapons, your own fists, and a staff – are powerful enough to last you through to the final boss of Shadow of the Erdtree.

Anvil Hammer

Weapon Type: Colossal Weapon

Best New Weapons In Shadow of the Erdtree, Ranked (DLC Weapon Tier List)

One of the treasures of the Ruined Forges.

A tremendous hammer that incorporates as its head the red-hot anvil of the forge.

It is said that the anvil's shape is inspired by that of an altar, and that long ago, it was indeed used as such in rite and ritual.

Stat Requirements

Weight

Ash of War

Unique Properties

STR: 39

DEX: 10

INT: 11

FAITH: 20

22.0

Smithing Art Spears

Deals both Fire and Physical damage, extremely high Defense

The Anvil Hammer is one of the best early-game weapons for Shadow of the Erdtree because of its incredibly high Poise damage, high Defensive stats (when two-handing), and its combination of both Physical and Fire damage.

The Anvil Hammer is very heavy, clocking in at a staggering 22.0 weight. But you won't need a Shield equipped, and your armor won't matter as much when the Hammer itself is taking most of your hits. Consider combining this with the Deflecting Hardtear for a very tight, but very rewarding, close-combat playstyle.

Rellana's Twin Blades

Weapon Type: Light Greatsword (Dual)

Best New Weapons In Shadow of the Erdtree, Ranked (DLC Weapon Tier List)

Carian Light Greatsword embedded with blue glintstone.

Weapon of Rellana, the Twin Moon Knight.

Here, and here alone, were moon and fire ever together.

Stat Requirements

Weight

Ash of War

Unique Properties

STR: 13

DEX: 16

INT: 16

FAITH: 16

8.0

Moon-and-Fire Stance

Dual Weapon Skills, can be dual-wielded, but cannot block

Rellana's Twin Blades are the bane of most players' experience in Castle Ensis – but when you're not on the receiving end of its graceful attacks and two different Weapon Skills, and can wield it for yourself, you'll likely see why Rellana loved these swords so much.

When you Two-Hand Rellana's Twin Blades, you will equip a second blade in your left hand. And when you hold down the Weapon Skill input, you will enter a stance with two outcomes: a Light Attack to blast beams of Magic forward, or a Heavy Attack to create a huge vortex of fire in your immediate vicinity. The one downside of this weapon is that you cannot block when Two-Handing.

Bloodfiend's Arm

Weapon Type: Colossal Weapon

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Weapon used by the Bloodfiends.

An arm pulled from the corpse of one of their kin, and wielded as a makeshift weapon.

Having been sanctified by a blood ritual, this armament is capable of spraying blood stored within when executing a strong attack.

Stat Requirements

Weight

Ash of War

Unique Properties

STR: 28

DEX: 11

ARC: 16

20.0

Endure

Heavy Attacks inflict extra Bleed buildup

The Bloodfiend's Arm was once one of the most broken items in Shadow of the Erdtree, but after some tweaks and bug fixes, it no longer procs Bleed much more often than it should. Still, at maximum upgrade level, the Bloodfiend's Arm is arguably the best Colossal weapon for Arcane users.

The Bloodfiend's Arm can be tough to get, as it drops from a sole Bloodfiend in Prospect Town above the DLC start point. Head to the top of this area to find the Bloodfiend Chief that drops this weapon.

Staff of the Great Beyond

Weapon Type: Glintstone Staff

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Staff fashioned from the tail-fingers of Metyr, the Mother of Fingers, and the microcosm raised aloft over the crux they form.

The Mother received signs from the Greater Will from the beyond of the microcosm.

Despite being broken and abandoned, she kept waiting for another message to come.

Stat Requirements

Weight

Scaling (base)

Unique Properties

STR: 7

INT: 25

FAITH: 25

2.5

SORCERY: 114

INCANT: 184

Can cast both Sorceries and Incantations

The Staff of the Great Beyond is an item that players will likely not see until nearing the end of the DLC, but it's one that is worth building around. This unique Glintstone Staff can cast both Incantations and Sorceries, and the scaling on both of these types of spells is not too shabby, either.

With this, you don't need to have a backup Glintstone Staff or a Sacred Seal, which can be important for builds that use buffs from both types of spells, like Fundamentalist builds.

Euporia

Weapon Type: Twinblade

Best New Weapons In Shadow of the Erdtree, Ranked (DLC Weapon Tier List)

Twinblade symbolizing abundance.

The secret treasure of the tower.

Though the blades, fashioned from golden shoots, are largely wilted and darkened, their luster can be restored by dealing damage to foes.

However, damage dealt to Those Who Live in Death will have no such effect.

Stat Requirements

Weight

Ash of War

Unique Properties

STR: 16

DEX: 16

FAITH: 24

8.5

Euporia Vortex

Gets stronger the more enemies you hit with it

The Staff of the Great Beyond is an item you can't expect to find until late in the game, but Euporia is found even later. It can only be acquired once Enir-Ilim has been revealed, and after that you must follow a secret path throughout the last Legacy Dungeon of the DLC to find its hidden location.

But the effort is worth it for one of the best Twinblades in the game. When you attack enemies successively, the weapon builds an extra damage buff like the Rotten Winged Sword Talisman. But this also stacks with these Talismans, and Flask of Wondrous Physick effects and the like. If you can land this Twinblade's Ash of War, too, you are all but certain to deal an insane amount of damage to your target.

This weapon is especially useful against large groups because of the AoE of the skill and its boosted damage for its fast moveset.

Dryleaf Arts

Weapon Type: Hand-to-Hand Arts

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A technique for hand-to-hand combat without the aid of a weapon.

The teachings of a group of spiritual seekers known as the Dryleaf Sect, revealed only to those of worthy valor and character.

The practice of this martial art marks the dawn of an ascetic's journey.

Stat Requirements

Weight

Ash of War

Unique Properties

STR: 8

DEX: 8

1.0

Palm Blast

Unique Two-Handed moveset featuring deft martial arts maneuvers that are surprisingly impactful

The Dryleaf Arts weapon was one of the most highly anticipated weapons for Shadow of the Erdtree – and who doesn't love the idea of punching enemies to death with a flurry of martial arts moves? The Dryleaf Arts moveset it fast, deals a lot of Poise damage, and can be comboed together for great effect.

Because of the rapid attack speed of this weapon, you can combine it with the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia to almost instantly gain the attack buff upon entering combat. Leap in with a flurry of kicks, punch fast with the Light Attack and combo it into Heavy Attacks, and don't forget to use its Ash of War, Palm Blast, which can almost instantly knock down all but the largest of enemies with a fully-charged blast.

Base Game Elden Ring Platform(s) PC , PS4 , PS5 , Xbox One , Xbox Series X , Xbox Series S Released June 21, 2024 Developer(s) FromSoftware Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Entertainment , FromSoftware Genre Soulslike , RPG ESRB M For Mature 17+ Due To Blood and Gore, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence Expand

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