How to choose your class in Elden Ring ?

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Elden Ring

Elden Ring takes place in the Lands Between, a fictional realm over which several demigods rule. It was previously ruled over by the immortal Queen Marika, who acted as keeper of the Elden Ring, a powerful force that manifested itself as the physical concept of order. When Marika shattered the Elden Ring and disappeared, her demigod children began fighting over pieces of the Ring in an event called The Shattering. Each demigod has a shard of the Ring called a Great Rune, which corrupts them with power. In the game, the player character is a Tarnished, one of a group of exiles from the Lands Between who are summoned back after the Shattering. The player must traverse the realm to repair the Elden Ring and become the Elden Lord.

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How to choose your class in Elden Ring ?

It's a step that all players go through in a FromSoftware game, and their new open world Souls-like game is no exception: which class to choose? Here's a guide where the features, equipment and gameplay of each class is detailed, along with tips and advice.

As in many of the previous FromSoftware games, like Demon's Souls , your very first choice in Elden Ring will be to choose your class, and if the beta doesn't allow you to customize your appearance, be aware that this will be an option in the full game. In the same vein , only 5 classes are available for the Network test, but you will have 10 available at the release, February 25, 2022 . This article is therefore intended to evolve and be completed with the missing classes, but we can already assist you in your choice of a class in the beta, and what you will eventually choose for the full game.

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General information on the classes of Elden Ring

  • In this case, all classes start at level 5 , we don't know if this will always be the case on release. However, this means that all classes are balanced at the start, just not in the same way. Some have more points in Strength, others in Faith or Intelligence, in order to stick to a specific style of play.
  • Each class has different starting gear, this probably has a bigger influence than the stats as is. This includes armor, shield, weapons and especially any spells. Some classes also have Ashes of War, powerful effects to enchant their weapons.
  • The class is only a starting point, it will mainly influence your first hours of play. You can reorient your character to do what you want later, by gaining levels and finding equipment. Any class can become absolutely anything later .
  • So how do you choose your class? The most important thing is to choose a class that you want to play, whatever the reason. But if you think about it in terms of optimization, it is better to choose the class with the characteristics and the equipment most suited for the gameplay you want to adopt. Sometimes you have to settle for the class that has the closest characteristics for your future transition, or because it has an object that is very difficult to obtain quickly, such as the shield of the Enchanted Knight.

Elden Ring Beta Classes

Warrior

A lightly armored dex build that uses two scimitars at the same time to unleash a flurry of fast attacks, each scimitar has different Ashes of War, which can send a flurry forward, or unleash a whirlwind of blades , a choice. It's a good choice if you like chaining melee attacks and don't like long animations before hitting the enemy. The advantage of this character is that it is easy to get the fast roll and then deal heavy melee damage. It can also be an interesting choice in PvP. However, do not count on taking blows with this character, his armor is made of fabric, and his shield is there to decorate. It is also the class of choice if you decide to play archery.

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Build Dex
2 Ashes of War
Fearsome in melee if played well
Mediocre Shield
a bit flimsy
Hardest to play correctly

Enchanted Knight 

A hybrid between an arcane spellcaster, with an arcane catalyst, and a knight with a spear, with fairly heavy armor, the best in the beta in terms of defense to weight ratio, and above all a large shield with 100% physical defense , the only beta once again. Suffice to say that from what we could see of the game, it is the class really equipped to block the blows from the start of the game. It even has a spear in addition, the only type of weapon which allows attack with shield up. He is therefore perfectly equipped to take on basic enemies in melee to save his CP. This weapon isn't great on horseback though, and it can be tempting to buy a greatsword from the merchant and quickly upgrade to a Greatsword Force build with that character, rather than taking the Blood Wolf. If you want to focus on the caster aspect, you'll treat yourself to a long-range and economical spell, perfect on bosses and small enemies, as well as a big sword of light that will chop small groups of enemies. enemies, as well as those with a shield.

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Sorcerer build or transition to a Force build or tank build
Best starting armor
Best starting shield
Two excellent spells on foot and on horseback
Probably the easiest starting choice
Very low esotericism and Faith

Prophet / Prophet

A caster of holy spells, aka miracles, with a cure without his arsenal, but also a very powerful offensive spell, the claws of the earth. They strike enemies in front of you in a multi-meter cone. You'll really chop up basic enemies with it, but using it on bosses is going to take good timing, as it leaves you open to hits. The important thing is to charge your spell by holding L1/R1 in order to release a much larger and more powerful effect, formidable on bosses and groups of enemies, and even on horseback. As his starting gear is really very light, if not non-existent, with rags and a dilapidated wooden shield with which you would be much more inspired to dodge rather than attempt to block, so miserable is his damage reduction. Even basic enemies will kill you in 2-3 hits. Add to that a club with weak damage, but which does its job on the first enemies of the game, and the beginning of the adventure can be very difficult, unless you know what you are doing. Your priority with this character will be to quickly get your hands on better equipment, afterwards, your miracles should prove to be valuable assets, and the situation will quickly improve.

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Two very powerful spells
Starting base for a priest or paladin build
Atrocious equipment
Very fragile

Champion

He looks like a big bully, but he's actually a spellcaster. This appears to be some sort of local pyromancy equivalent, or draconic spellcaster, it remains to be seen if these are two separate areas in Elden Ring. In any case, his basic spell is a huge dragon's breath in a cone, over a wide area. He is able to burn a group of enemies in 2 seconds, and the first bosses in 5 seconds (after a CP potion), since he will swallow up your entire mana gauge in record time. The trick is to only blow very briefly, without sustaining the effect. The consumption of PC is then almost nil. Note in passing that this spell is ridiculously powerful on horseback.

Keeping it active will engulf your CP, and it's also interrupted by damage, so making good use of it isn't easy, it takes good timing and positioning. You can, however, expand his repertoire of spells quickly with miracles. His shield isn't terrible, but his ax is enough to slice through basic enemies in the game.

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The Devastating Dragon's Breath
A good starting point for a Pyromancer or Priest, or even Paladin or Draconic build
Poor starting gear
Burns all of his CP with a single spell if misused

Bloody wolf 

The character we saw in the game's trailers and on the box is a starter class, it's a bit like the knight from previous games, but with a much cooler name. Suffice to say that this destines him to great popularity, especially since he is also the good big starting nag in terms of statistics and equipment: good armor, a decent shield and a big sword. If you like sticking in big, hard punches that kill basic enemies in one hit and flinch bosses, this is it. This is by far the class of choice for a typical Dark Souls gaming experience. It is also a fantastic weapon on horseback. The Ashes of War: Lightning, which he is equipped with, allow him to quickly inflate his damage in melee, even on targets resistant to physical damage, and the lightning ability that comes with it can blast small, fast enemies flying around. This makes it a very sturdy and fun choice to play.

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Build Force with good features
Excellent starting weapon
Good armor
Correct shield
Ashes of War: Lightning, Fantasy
Easy to play, and high damage early on
Very low intelligence and esotericism
Requires some practice for mounted combat

Is Elden Ring a good video game?

Yes Elden Ring is a great video game, we are proud to have given it a rating of 96%. Any good gamer must have played Elden Ring at least once in his life, we can even fully consider it as one of the best games of the genre! In short, it is a must and you must try it if you have the opportunity!

Can I play Elden Ring with my friends?

Yes, you can play Elden Ring multiplayer (online) with your friends! So think about it the next time you have a party at home, it can be a great opportunity to have a great time with your friends and family, while determining who is the best at Elden Ring!

Is Elden Ring available on multiple platforms?

Yes, the game Elden Ring is developed to be compatible with PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. It's quite handy to be able to play it on several different consoles, thanks to the FromSoftware development studio!

Is Elden Ring a recent game?

Yes, Elden Ring is a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Feb 25th 2022, 2 years 3 months 1 day ago.
Elden Ring has been released on PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Is there an official website for Elden Ring?

Yes Elden Ring has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Elden Ring?

Yes there is a website where Elden Ring fans can meet to discuss and exchange content, tips and advice on the game. It's on the Reddit website and you can find this Subreddit by clicking here.

Is Elden Ring compatible with VR?

No, Elden Ring is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game Elden Ring have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
艾尔登法环 (Chinese title - simplified)
艾爾登法環 (Chinese title - traditional)
ELDEN RING デジタルデラックスエディション (Japanese title - original)
エルデンリング (Japanese title - translated)
엘든 링 (Korean title)
엘든 링 (Korean title - unofficial)
Great Rune (Other)
ELDEN RING (Stylized title)

What are similar games to Elden Ring?

Elden Ring is a game similar to Borderlands 3, Immortal: Unchained, Dragon: Marked for Death, The Elder Scrolls VI, Eternity: The Last Unicorn, Warhammer: Chaosbane, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Torchlight III, Hytale and Pokémon Shield, if you liked Elden Ring, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!