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6 Best Strength Weapons in Elden Ring

Are you looking for the best strength weapons in Elden Ring for 2023? You’ve came to the right place!

Make even the hardest bosses feel every incoming from you and find the most ideal weapon for your play style. 

best strength weapons in Elden Ring

In this article, we’re going to discuss the best ways to maximize your strength weapons via builds, plus our most recommended weapons to use.

We’ll take every additional damage bonus we can take. We’ve also made sure not to only include colossal weapons so you can experiment. Feel free to try them all out.

Let’s get on with it, shall we?

Maximizing Your Best Strength Weapons in Elden Ring

The secret to strength weapons with amazing physical damage lies in your character’s stats.

Elden Ring’s character stats play a vital role in overall damage outputs. If you want massive damage, then pad your stats accordingly.

Simply put, if you don’t have enough STR (strength), then not only will you have trouble wielding the strongest weapons, but your damage increase rate won’t be that significant.

Your heavy attacks might only give out light damage.

Here’s our recommended starter build for getting the most out of your strength weapons:

VIGOR55Health Points (HP), Immunity and Fire-Resistance
MIND15Focus Points (FP)
ENDURANCE29Stamina and Equipment Load
STRENGTH80Wield Heavy Weapons, and Physical Attacks
DEXTERITY16Wield Advanced Weapons, and Attack Power
INTELLIGENCE10Glintstone Sorcery, and Magic Resistance
FAITH15Sacred Incantations
ARCANE9AP Scaling, Holy Defense, and Death Resistance

This is the recommended build to get the best strength weapons in Elden Ring before reaching level 50

Remember that this is only a suggested build. Some strength-based characters prefer to have more vigor, while others fine-tune the other attributes to suit their needs.

This baseline stat suggestion is perfect for beginners.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s now go to our main event: the best strength weapons in Elden Ring!

Best Strength Weapons in Elden Ring in 2023

Here at Gamegrinds.com, we don’t personally rank weapons, we let YOU decide for yourself based on the options we have provided.

These weapons were handpicked and tested to ensure that every strong attack you throw has incredible damage to enemies. 

Here are our best recommendations.

1. Nightrider Glaive

Elden Ring - Nightrider Glaive

If raw power has very exceptional damage scales, then the Nightrider Glaive is basically the one you’re describing.

It’s an excellent weapon that you can use while raising your STR attribute to 80.

Despite only requiring 26 STR to wield, its normal attack provides a high enough attack rating to keep enemies at bay.

Sure, attack speed may not be its strongest suit, but if used correctly, expect a lot of fun wielding this.

How to get itCan be acquired by defeating enemies of the Night’s Cavalry around East Raya Lucaria Gate
Weapon TypeHalberd
Special Weapon SkillSpinning Slash
Prerequisites26 STR, 10 DEX
ScalingC STR, E DEX

2. Serpent Hunter

Elden Ring - Serpent Hunter
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Another non-colossal sword in our entry is the Serpent Hunter. If you are a fan of heavy piercing attacks, this versatile weapon won’t disappoint.

This Elden Ring strength weapon may not have the best scaling, but it’s a fun weapon to use.

If your build consists of both STR and DEX, you can never go wrong with the Serpent Hunter.

It has better attack speed than most of the weapons here, and it doesn’t need any stat requirements to wield.

How to get itNear the Boss Chamber of Rykard. Can be acquired from the corpse before entering the chamber
Weapon TypeGreat Spear
Special Weapon SkillGreat-Serpent Hunt
ScalingB STR, E DEX

3. Zweihander

Elden Ring - zweihander
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Our first colossal sword entry is the legendary weapon Zweihander.

This versatile heavy weapon is the lightest colossal that you can wield and has decent stats to provide an amazing gameplay experience.

It’s also one of the strength-based weapons that only required 19 STR to use.

Since it’s the lightest colossal weapon, expect significantly faster attack speed from this weapon. It’s a great choice when facing multiple enemies.

How to get itIsolated Merchant, West of the Weeping Peninsula – purchasable for 3,500 Runes 
Weapon TypeColossal Sword
Special Weapon SkillStamp (Upward Cut)
Prerequisites19 STR, 11 DEX
ScalingD STR, D DEX

4. Grafted Blade Greatsword

Elden Ring - grafted blade greatsword
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The Grafted Blade Greatsword is one of the best colossal swords you can use in Elden Ring’s expansive weapon choices.

It’s also one of the best weapons you can use before hitting level 50, provided that you have boosted your STR up to 40.

With strength scaling being one of its best qualities, it’s easy to understand why this powerful weapon is a must-try.

Make the damage even more devastating by using Somber Smithing Stones.

How to get itCastle Morne – can be acquired after defeating Leonine Misbegotten 
Weapon TypeColossal Sword
Special Weapon SkillOath of Vengeance
Prerequisites40 STR, 14 DEX
ScalingC STR, E DEX

5. Giant-Crusher

Elden Ring - giant-crusher
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The Giant-Crusher is arguably one of the hardest weapons to wield at early stages because of the 60 STR requirement despite only having a C-grade for strength scales.

It is one of the strongest weapons when physical damage is needed.

Other amazing features of the Giant-Crusher are its ability to be infused with Ashes of War, and its upgradeability using Smithing Stones.

While the scaling values of this weapon have changed since Patch 1.09, it’s still pretty devastating once you get familiar with it.

How to get itSouth of Outer Wall Phantom Tree – can be picked up from a chest at the back of a carriage
Weapon TypeColossal Weapon
Special Weapon SkillEndure
Prerequisites60 STR
ScalingC STR

6. Omen Cleaver

Elden Ring -  omen cleaver
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The Omen Cleaver is a great curved greatsword that scales well with DEX and STR stats.

Sure, it may not have great scaling grades, but if your stats are based on strength and dexterity, then you can experience just how powerful of a weapon this truly is.

It’s also an amazing weapon to use when you’re still building your stats (provided that you have 19 STR and 16 DEX), so if you’re looking for a weapon that has tremendous physical damage power, make sure to give this bad boy a try.

How to get itDropped by Omen Enemies (4% chance) or can be picked up at Liftside Chamber, Stormveil Castle
Weapon TypeCurved Greatsword
Special Weapon SkillSpinning Slash
Prerequisites19 STR,16 DEX
ScalingD STR, D DEX


Now that you have seen our best strength weapons in Elden Ring, all you have to do from this moment on is to try them out and check which weapon resonates with your style of play, and begin mastering it.

One of the tricky parts of using these strength weapons is managing your character’s weight, as well as their overall agility.

Huge weapons are noticeably slower compared to the other weapon types, but if you are familiar with how you control them, these are very fun to use.

Which one is your favorite weapon for strength scaling? Do you feel like we’re missing a weapon here?

Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Derek is a passionate and knowledgeable gamer who has dedicated himself to the world of first-person shooters. With extensive experience playing popular games such as PUBG, Battlefield 3, 4 and 5, and various Call of Duty titles, he has become an expert in the field. As a writer for GameGrinds, Derek shares his expertise by providing readers with valuable product recommendations and guide articles, helping them stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the world of gaming.
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