If you want to play an Elden Ring battle mage, these are the tools you can use.
There are a lot of really strong weapons in Elden Ring, but in the Souls games, the damage of weapons generally depends on your stats. Because of this, you will never be able to use a lot of cool guns because they don’t work with your build.
This is especially true in Elden Ring when it comes to magic. Most weapons in Elden Ring scale mostly with Dexterity or Strength. Spells, on the other hand, require Intelligence, and there aren’t that many weapons that scale with Intelligence. The good news is that Intelligence-scaling weapons in Elden Ring are great, so even if you don’t get to use that huge sword made of swords, you still get some of the best weapons in the game.
Rosus’ Axe is another unique weapon that works well with an Intelligence build. It is a big, round axe with a high attack number. It hits hard and has a good range. It scales a little with Dexterity, but Strength and Intelligence are its main focuses.
Rosus’ Axe works well for people who put a lot of value on both their Strength and Intelligence stats. This means that even players who focus on magic can use it to chop up their enemies. Also, this axe has a special Weapon Skill that lets you call up three skeleton warriors to help you fight your enemies. You can find this axe in the Black Knife Catacombs, behind a fog gate that can only be opened with a Stonsword Key.
Death Ritual Spear
The Death Ritual Spear is a spear with a unique shape that scales well with both Strength and Dexterity as well as Intelligence. As a magic user, having a spear on hand can be very helpful because it lets you switch to physical damage from a safe distance when magic attacks aren’t doing the job.
The Death Ritual Spear has good numbers and one of the most interesting Weapon Skills in the game. In Spearcall Ritual, you throw the spear into the air, which makes a number of black spears fall from the sky and hit your enemies from a distance. You can get the Death Ritual Spear by killing the Death Rite Bird on the Mountaintops of the Giants.
Scepter Of The All-Knowing
The Sceptre of the All-Knowing is a great choice for your Intelligence build if you want something with a bit more weight. It mostly scales with Dexterity and Intelligence, but it also scales a little bit with Strength. You can get this weapon after you beat Sir Gideon Ofnir late in the game.
The sceptre is a rare type of hammer that can both swing and push when running or backstepping. It also has a pretty unique weapon skill called “Knowledge Above All,” which lowers the Magic and Holy resistance of everyone in the area, including your character. This choice for your Intelligence character is risky but could pay off big.
The Crystal Sword looks nice, but it’s not the best choice for a tool that can measure intelligence. But it gives the mage who uses it a lot of options because it can be used at the same time as another one-handed weapon that scales with intelligence, like the Carian Knight Sword. It’s easy to get early in the game because it’s in the Village of the Albinaurics. On a second run, you can use it with a copy of itself quickly.
Its Spinning Slash move uses very little FP and can be used to defend against multiple enemies in melee range. Also, later in the game, if you move towards Miquella’s Haligtree, you’ll find a rotten version of this weapon called the Rotten Crystal Sword. Each attack with this weapon adds Scarlet Rot, a unique debuff for an intelligence-based caster, but it does less base damage.
Sword Of Night And Flame
The Sword of Night and Flame is a famous weapon that can be found in the Caria Manor. It works well with intelligence. It does take a lot of Faith to equip, which may turn off some players. However, it doesn’t disappoint in terms of attack power, as it increases physical, magical, and fire damage by a lot.
It can’t be equipped with a different Ash of War, but its ability, Night-and-Flame Stance, is one of a kind. In this stance, your light attack is a version of the Azur’s Comet spell, and your heavy attack calls up a wave of fire that moves in front of you.
Loretta’s War Sickle
Loretta’s War Sickle is a great example of a tool that does a lot of things well. It scales well with Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence, so it’s good if you don’t want to put too much into the number but still want a bit. Also, its long range makes it reliable in battle because it puts more space between you and the bad guys.
Like many other Intelligence weapons, the War Sickle can also do damage with magic. Loretta’s Slash is a very good weapon skill that does a lot of damage quickly. This makes it a good choice for a sorcerer’s striking weapon. In the very late Tunnel Rush game, you can get it by beating Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree.
Fallingstar Beast Jaw
The Fallingstar Beast Jaw is a Colossal Weapon, which means that its hits are incredibly slow but do incredibly high damage. This is the right tool for you if you want a big stick to hit people with while also doing some magic.
The Beast Jaw’s weapon art is where it really shines. Anyone who has been to the Sellia Crystal Tunnel will recognise it. It makes a gravity attack right under what you’re trying to hit. The Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast drops the Fallingstar Beast Jaw near Volcano Manor.
Blaidd is one of the most interesting characters in Elden Ring, and he uses this huge, complicated tool throughout his long, complicated quest. After you finish the quest chain, you get his sword, which is just as cool as he is. Not only does it look cool, but its weapon skill actually does damage with frost.
Wolf’s Assault is a very powerful weapon skill, but it can be hard to hit opponents who are trying to avoid it. The Royal Greatsword is a great tool for any sorcerer who wants to beat opponents in style. It scales better with Strength than Intelligence, which keeps it from being ranked higher.
You might want a weapon that scales with your Intelligence instead of just using magic, in case enemies get too close. The Glintstone Kris is the best weapon for this because it has a middle scaling with Intelligence and attacks very quickly.
Low range has some problems, but that’s kind of the point. Also, if you want to use it as your main weapon, the skill for using it is pretty much a spell. You can find the Glintstone Kris by helping Sorceress Sellen finish her quest line.
Starscourge Radahn is one of the hardest bosses in Elden Ring, even though he has been weakened a bit since the expansion came out. The Starscourge Greatsword, which is actually two swords, lives up to his name, as it is a very powerful weapon.
One of the reasons this weapon is so powerful in Elden Ring is that it has a deadly weapon skill called “Starcaller Cry” that draws enemies in and then destroys them. This is the case with many other weapons in Elden Ring as well. After you beat Radahn, you can trade the Remembrance of the Starscourge for the Starscourge Greatsword.
Sword of St. Trina
Sleep is one of the less-used state effects, but in Elden Ring, it is slept on. The Sword of St. Trina is one of only two weapons that can put people to sleep, which is a shame because it can be very powerful against some enemies. This is true for all bosses, but especially for the Godskin Noble and Apostle.
The weapon skill is good for dealing with big groups because it lets out a mist of sleep over a large area in front of you. The Sword of St. Trina can be found in Caelid’s Forsaken Ruins. To get there quickly, use the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace.
Death’s Poker doesn’t do much more damage as Intelligence goes up, like many of the other weapons in Elden Ring that scale with Intelligence. But what these guns all have in common is a unique weapon art that scales its damage based on the Intelligence stat.
In Death’s Poker, the Ghostflame Ignition weapon skill can be used to either start a fire in front of you or make a big explosion. Both of them do a lot of damage. During the night, a Death Rite Bird drops Death’s Poker near the Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank Site of Grace.
Wing of Astel
When fully improved, the Wing of Astel is one of only a few melee weapons in Elden Ring that scales well with Intelligence. This means that this Curved Sword is a great choice for any budding battle mage who doesn’t want to spend stats on other things.
The weapon’s strong attack also fires a short-range beam, which fits well with the way most witches use ranged attacks. In the Uhl Palace Ruins, near the underground Ainsel River, you can find the Wing of Astel. It is in a chest behind one of the big Malformed Star monsters that hangs from the ceiling.
Dark Moon Greatsword
The Dark Moon Greatsword, which has always been a part of the Souls series, is back and better than ever in Elden Ring. And what a comeback it is, because this time the Greatsword is even stronger than before. It does great damage and scales well with Intelligence. It also does damage from ice.
When paired with the weapon skill, which increases your weapon’s damage and adds a beam attack to your strong attack, the Dark Moon Greatsword is one of the best choices for a magician’s weapon in Elden Ring. When you finish the Ranni quest line, you get the Dark Moon Greatsword.
It’s no news that the Moonveil is one of the most popular weapons in Elden Ring PvP. The Moonveil does a lot of damage that goes up with your Intelligence. This means that you can safely attack close opponents with your sword and spells from far away.
But Moonveil’s weapon skill is where it really shines. Transient Moonlight lets the player put away the Katana and use either a vertical or horizontal beam attack, both of which do a lot of damage. When the Magma Wyrm in Gale Tunnel is killed, Moonveil is given to the player.