Elden Ring 1.09 Best Str & Faith Great Club Build Guide (Stats, Gear, Combat Tips)

4/1/2023 8:50:06 PM

In this guide, we break down the best strength and faith build in Elden Ring 1.09 patch, that setup with the Great Club weapon!


Elden Ring 1.09 Best Strength & Faith Build - Great Club Build Guide

This is the highest damage build we have ever played, it has an AR of 1732 and it can carry you through multiple New Game Plus Cycles - hitting bosses for 4,000 damage with just one swing of the Great Club, the poise is through the roof and we are tanking our way to easy victories. Now we are showing you the best strength and faith built in the 1.09 patch - The Divinator!


Let's quickly look at the stats for this build:

  • Vigor: 60

  • Mind: 16

  • Endurance: 36

  • Strength: 54

  • Dexterity: 10

  • Intelligence: 13

  • Faith: 80

  • Arcane: 10


Now let's start with the gear and look at some variations to prepare us for anything the game has to throw at us:

  • Right-Hand Weapon: Great Club+25 - Thanks to patch 109, this has now been buffed and has holy scaling

  • Left-Hand Weapon: Erdtree Seal+10 - Have an earth Erdtree Seal plus 10 for our incantations, unbuffed we already have an AR of 958 with the right stats to break the numbers on this build

  • Armor: Radiant Gold Mask & Tree Sentinel Set - You can change the mask if you want, but have the Tree Sentinel chest, hands, and legs for high Poise

  • Talisman

    Shard of Alexander - Boosting our unique weapon skill golden land 

    Sacred Scorpion Talisman - Boosting our holy attacks

    Bull-Goat's Talisman - Increasing our poise

    Axe Talisman - Boosting the R2 charge attack of our Great Club

  • Flask of Wondrous Physic

    Holy-Shrouding Crack Tear - Boosting our holy attack damage further with the sacred scorpion charm

    Spiked Cracked Tear - Boosting our charge attack further with the Axe Talisman

  • Incantations: Golden Vow, Flame, Grant Me Strength, Order's Blade, Bloodflame Blade, Black Flame Blade

More Setup Variations

If Golden Land and charge attacks are feeling a little too restrictive, then you can always swap out the Shard of Alexander for the Claw Talisman, this way you can have some melee variation to hit hard and damage points with jump attacks as well as charge attacks.

All of this holy damage is great, but what about all the bosses that have high holy defense? Well, with 40 holy damage negation and a new game plus you will still wreck boss's health bars, but don't worry we do have actual options. 

So as mentioned before we have blood flame blade and black flame blade skills, these allow us to buff our great club with other faith-based damage types, you can even swap out the sacred scorpion charm for the fire scorpion charm if you use blood flame blade for example. And the same goes for the holy shrouding crack tear in the physic being swapped out for the flame-shrouding cracked tear, so don't be afraid to switch it up and use more effective Buffs against enemies different weaknesses.

Combat Tips

When it comes to combat, it's very simple: We buff with Golden Vow and Flame, Grant Me Strength, coat our Great Club with Order's Blade, chug the flask of wondrous physic, and get started.

  • Golden Land - You can start first with Golden Land - the great club's unique skill, the area of golden glyphs actually causes good Poise damage and then you have the projectiles which fire off during great damage as well, so you can decide whether to start up close or at range with this. Golden Land also has a fantastic heavy attack follow-up which really wrecks so be sure to try it and have fun with it.

  • Great Club - Now with the Great Club itself, we're just focusing on the charged heavy attack, it's actually really quick now since patch 109, and with our armor and Poise you don't really have to worry too much about most enemy attacks interrupting you.