March 2, 2022 - elden ring, elden ring

Elden Ring Character Creation Guide

What's the best starting class?


Honorable Mentions: Prisoner, Vagabond, Prophet

General Stat Recommendations

The "toughness" shell: 20 Vigor, 20 Mind, 15 Endurance

12 strength, 15 dexterity, 12 intellect, 10 faith

Pick one and go to 60 or pick two and go to 40:

Note: For a basic build, don't pick arcane.




We're largely splitting hairs between the astrologer and prisoner at the beginning of the game. The prisoner's two extra dexterity offers a more diverse range of weapons (the uchigatana is recommended here, which requires 15 dex)