Elden Ring Best 1.09 Bleed, Faith, Strength, Mage, Int Builds | Top 5 Elden Ring 1.09 Builds

3/30/2023 6:08:45 PM

Here we go over the Top 5 Elden Ring Builds featuring the best faith, bleed, mage, strength, and intelligence builds based on the nerfs and buffs from the 1.09 patch!

Top 5 Best Elden Ring 1.09 Builds - Highest Damage Bleed, Faith, Strength, Mage, Int Builds

The patch 1.09 brought huge nerfs and insane weapon buffs into Elden Ring. The move set changes to the great hammers great axes great swords and code-grade swords to make them come out a lot faster which is definitely needed and feels very good in both PVE and PVP. The second biggest winner in this patch would probably be the guard counters and how they have been improved a bunch of different weapons now will just have faster guard counters, so if you're a person that likes to use your Shield, this is definitely for you. The third biggest winner would probably have to be the Ghiza's Wheel, it's Ash of War - Spinning Wheel has been improved to where it spins a lot faster now and this means that it does a lot more damage. What's more now claw weapons have more flat damage buff, and Death Ritual Spear gets a buff towards Ash of War Spearcall Ritual. With these changes in mind, we've sorted out the top 5 builds for you, covering the best strength, bleed, and faith builds! 

Top 1 - Best 1.09 Bleed Build: Curved Combo Build

Curved greatswords have been vastly improved by a simple change to the speed range and recovery time of various attacks, it's making a major difference in how quickly and how far you can actually reach with your attacks. Whether you're using it in one hand power stance, or two hands, it's significantly better especially when we combine that with some incredible Ashes of War like the Bloodhound's Fang and Bloodhound Finesse, that uppercut strike that deals so much damage suddenly that has been arranged now or the newly improved curse blood slash of the Morgott's Cursed Sword. The projectile that comes from the slash is generation speed and the recovery time was improved meaning its combo is much better than it once did also the follow-up strike actually comes out immediately much more consistently landing in PvP. So this build is a combination of the improved weapon type and the impact that it has on these two fantastic weapons, very effective in both PvP and PvE by dealing nearly a thousand damage per trade which is terrifying.

  • Weapons & Ash of War: Morgott's Cursed Sword+10 (Right Hand), Bloodhound's Fang+10 (Left Hand), Dragon Communion Seal+10

  • Armor Sets: White Mask, Raptor's Black Feathers, All-Knowing Gaunltets, All-Knowing Gauntlets

  • Talismans: Shard of Alexander, Lord of Blood's Exultation, Great-Jar's Arsenal, Erdtree's Favor

  • Flask of Wondrous Physick: Flame-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Crimson Bubbletear

  • Stats (Level 150): 60 Vigor, 10 Mind, 15 Endurance, 18 Strength, 75 Dexterity, 9 Intelligence, 25 Faith, 17 Arcane

Top 2 - Best 1.09 Strength Build: Nightrider Glaive Shadow Hunter Build

The Shadow Hunter has the ability to clone himself in with that and uses his clones to Aid him in battle at any time and at any point. The Shadow hunter only needs to point at the target that needs to die and whatever is pointed at dies instantly. These clones are death machines, the sheer force with which they attack their target is absolutely unrivaled. Historically it is known that the Shadow hunter has conquered castles cities and even entire regions all by himself.  Technically the Shadow hunter is never truly alone when he has an entire Army of clones obviously, the Shadow hunter is also the king of the underworld, this is the place where he houses, all his clones and gathers information, and prepares for his next hunt or fight. The Clones follow their master in every step of the way and when he needs one or more they can face from one plane of existence to another to help their Master out in battle. What the Shadow hunter really does however is hunt those down that have a shady history to restore balance in the world to such a degree with his clones nothing can or will ever escape his brutality. Nightrider Glaive could be the best weapon for this build with the best mix of range, damage, potential, and defense. This Shadow Hunter build consists of two aspects: Bloodflame and Black Flame, and the best thing si that you can use them both in the most optimized way in this build. 

  • Weapons & Ash of War: Heavy Nightrider Glaive+25 (Right Hand), Dragon Communion Seal+10 (Left Hand)

  • Armor Sets: Night's Cavalry Armor Set

  • Talismans: Rotten Winged Soword Insignia, Shard of Alexander, Lord of Blood's Exultation or Old Lord's Talisman, Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman

  • Flask of Wondrous Physick: Thorny Cracked Tear, Faith-knot Crystal Tear

  • Incantations: Bloodflame Blade, Black Flame

  • Stats (Level 150): 60 Vigor, 13 Mind, 21 Endurance, 90 Strength, 10 Dexterity, 7 Intelligence, 17 Faith, 11 Arcane

Top 3 - Best Mage Build: Watchdog's Staff Colossal Build

The build is set up with the Watchdog's Staff - a colossal weapon with impressive power all thanks to its powerhouse of Ash of War, where we're shooting out these many projectiles at a target all at once, this thing has consistently impressive DPS output from long range using the ash of war and that also leads to some really fun mind game options in PvP. It's an absolute nightmare to try to cast or fight this thing at range and it's hardly better up close because you're playing into a boosted-up colossal weapon Which is far from nice in that situation. Basically, back in 1.07, this weapon was actually fixed, it was straight-up broken beforehand various item interactions just didn't boost or work with it making it well a literal broken weapon. Now however it actually works with items like Alexander's Talisman and the Roger magic-increasing armor set, making this weapon after that a low-key awesome option that is genuinely underrated. 

  • Weapons & Ash of War: Watchdog's Staff (Right Hand), Clawmark Seal (Left Hand), Glintstone Staff+25 (Left Hand)

  • Armor Set: Spellblade's Armor Set

  • Talismans: Shard of Alexander, Magic Scorpion Charm, Carian Filigreed Crest, Erdtree's Favor

  • Flask of Wondrous Physick: Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Crimson Bubbletear

  • Stats (Level 50): 60 Vigor, 23 Mind, 15 Endurance, 66 Strength, 13 Dexterity, 20 Intelligence, 25 Faith, 7 Arcane

Top 4 - Best 1.09 Faith Build: Great Club Holy Build

Great Club build was changed in patch 10.8 because they added holy damage and faith scaling to the weapon which made it even better, it is something that should have been done probably months ago. But the Great Club is now a better weapon. For colossal weapon users, this is something that hits hard, and again it gives us another strength and faith weapon. The Great Club is a massive weapon that relied solely on the wielder's strength to be effective. However, it possesses a powerful Golden Land Ash of War that enhances its capabilities. The Ash of War allows for a devastating slam attack that deals damage to enemies within its hitbox, followed by an explosion of holy damage that surrounds the user. Additionally, numerous small stars emerge from the explosion and track the target, providing a continuous barrage of damage. This combination of abilities creates a formidable one-two-three punch that deals significant damage and provides an effective long-range attack option that can be used repeatedly. Overall, the enhancements to the Great Club make it a highly effective weapon. What's more, the Golden Land has lots of inbuilt hyper armor which while definitely useful in PvE and PvP.

  • Weapons & Ash of War: Great Club+25 (Right Hand), Erdtree Seal+10 (Left Hand)

  • Armor Sets: Crimson Hood, Noble's Traveling Garb, 

  • Talismans: Shard of Alexander, Sacred Scorpion Charm, Carian Filigreed Crest, Axe Talisman

  • Flask of Wondrous Physick: Holy-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Spiked Cracked Tear

  • Incantations: Order's Blade, Golden VoW

  • Stats (Level 50): 50 Vigor, 10 Mind, 12 Endurance, 53 Strength, 13 Dexterity, 13 Intelligence, 80 Faith, 7 Arcane

Top 5 - Best 1.09 Intelligence Build: Death Ritual Spear

Death Ritual Spear is an S-Tier weapon in Elden Ring as an absolute boss melting machine. Now in the latest patch 1.09. the buff was made to its Ash of War - Spearcall Ritual, where the projectiles come out faster. This weapon can do a bunch of posture damage really quickly, do an enormous amount of poise damage and you can instantly stun-lock enemies over and over again. Now it does have a better moveset because it is a spear which is a much better option compared to a colossal weapon in particular this moveset with the death ritual speed does get a better and more unique one than the regular space because its heavy attack is a great horizontal side. 

  • Weapons & Ash of War: Death Ritual Spear+10 (Right Hand), Jellyfish Shield (Right Hand)

  • Armor Sets: Drake Knight Set

  • Talismans: Carian Filigreed Crest, Magic Scorpion Charm, Great-Jar's Arsenal, Shard of Alexander

  • Flask of Wondrous Physick: Magic-Shround Cracked Tear, Crimson Bubbletear

  • Incantations & Spells: Terra Magica, Magma Shot, Night Comet

  • Stats (Level 150): 50 Vigor, 20 Mind, 20 Endurance, 14 Strength, 40 Dexterity, 62 Intelligence, 14 Faith, 9 Arcane

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