Elden Ring Best PvP Build 1.08 - Top 6 Best PvP Builds in Elden Ring 2023

1/13/2023 11:58:21 AM

Based on the DLC update, what build is the strongest for colosseum combat? Let’s go over some best 2023 Elden Ring PVP builds after 1.08, along with the powerful weapons, spells, and more.

2023 Elden Ring Best PvP Build 1

Elden Ring Best PvP Build 1.08 - Top 6 Best PvP Builds in Elden Ring 2023

Each one of these Elden Ring 1.08 PvP builds on this list by Darth Senju is viable and worth using, but it gets stronger towards the latter, and the last one is more likely the best build in 2023. 

Top 6 - Full Strength Build

Starting with the number six strength build, you have so many options when it comes to strength weapons, you can get a heavy greatsword with Lion's Claw, and Fire Grease for even more attack power. Another weapon is Heavy Zweihander, this is good to use with the Giant Hunt Ash of War because of its long reach, you can use other Ashes of War like Waves of Darkness for a bit of crowd control and ranged attack, so you can dual wield for insanely powerful jump attacks, you'll need a huge weight load to dual wield heavy weapons. Make sure to wear the Black Feather Armor, not only does it weigh very little, but it will buff up those jump attacks for you. One last option for a strength build is Nightrider Glaive, it has an S tier scaling for strength, enhance it with fire for extra damage, then use a weapon art to whip this thing around chopping dudes up, Ashes of War like Sword Dance or Flaming Strike will allow you to increase the speed of attack on heavier weapons that typically have very slow swing speeds, then increase your damage output. 

Top 5 - Lord of Blood Build 

For the Lord of Blood build, the bloody spear Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear is perfect for the colosseum arena, all long-range thrusting swords are great for poking people's butt cheeks, then with its unique weapon art you can pull up in a group of people, and just let loose, this is what melts health bars, having a high poise will help you, so you won't get knocked out of your attack, so easily in your left hand, you can use blood loss incantations like Swarm of Flies and Bloodflame Talons for close-up fighting. You’ll want to capitalize on the Bloodflame Talons spells because people tend to press you once they see this build, and this spell can stop them in their tracks, you should use Flame Grant me Strength as a buff as well because a good portion of your attacks will be fire type damage with this build. When it comes to the build stats, you need a very high arcane with a bit of strength.

Top 4 - Dual Spears Build 

At the fourth spot, we have a Dual Spears build, which is always very good in all PVP modes of Elden Ring, long-range thrusting swords are great for poking the butt cheeks on dudes who span rolling disclaimer, you can use bleed/occult infusion in a high arcane level for stronger blood loss buildup, or you can go keen infuse with high dexterity and use other buffs like Bloodflame or even Cragblade to try to get maximum attack power. This PVP build is top-tier and very deadly for some reason, there is a great weapon skill to pair up with this double spear build as well, it's an extra sprinkle of spicy cheesiness added on top of this already pretty cheesy build.

Top 3 - Dexterity Mage Build 

Now we are getting into the top 3 PvP builds in Elden Ring after Patch 1.08, all of these have huge potential to get tons of kills, and the number three spot is going to be a dexterity mage or magic samurai build. Sorcery builds can be very devastating in the game, there are many viable options you can use. The Collapsing Stars and Adula's Moonblade is a beast spell combo, also the frost sword spell seems to have a huge hitbox, it connects very easily, so it's great to attack enemies who are spam rolling away from you or combine it together with other spells, simply setting up the order of your spells and what you combo together is very important and can make or break your build. For this build, you are going to save some levels for dexterity, for the melee weapon, you can choose a Dark Moon Greatsword, Wing of Astel, or Moonveil, all viable weapons with this build, you don’t need one of these ER items though, you can do magic confused and a different weapon, if you want to use a magic-infused Nagakiba, with spinning slash can work well especially since people will usually charge straight at you once they see your magic build, so an Ash of War like spinning slash is a sure way to cut them down quick.

Top 2 - Dragon Lightning Build 

Coming in second place, the Dragon Lightning is a popular build. With the Ancient Dragons' Lightning Spear, the main star is your lightning spells, increase your lightning incantation damage as much as you possibly can, using a high faith level and other lightning-type buffs. These lightning attacks are amazing, crowd control and very high damage they are perfect for the colosseum, using Dragon spear is a great choice for a melee weapon, but you don't need to use this spear for this build, you can mix it up, the Nagakiba works well with this build, keen infused Nagakiba, then use Vyke's lightning to buff yourself even more, double slash or spinning slash weapon skills to dish out maximum lightning damage. 

Top 1 - Faith, Flames & Strength Build

Lastly, the final and also probably the best build for PVP colosseums is Faith, Flames and Strength. With this, you just use the highest faith level you can and try to make your fire-type attacks as strong as possible. You can't just spam these fire-type attacks like you can with the ancient red lightning spells, you gotta get some skill with these. You'll be a monster in the Colosseum for melee weapons, you got the Magma Blade, and Blasphemous Blade, you can use a Greatsword with the flaming strike, and lots of options to use as a fire-type strength slash faith weapon, such as the Nightrider Glaive, the flame strike is exceptionally effective on this weapon, it also has an S scaling for strength, it is so strong. Nightrider Glaive with flaming strike is definitely one of the best melee weapons on this list. For your spells, you got Giantsflame attacks and even frenzy spells are your main choice, basically, any and all fire-type spells are good, so you're gonna have crowd control with large area spells, and strong melee weapons with a flaming strike.