If you’re looking to build a fun faith ring, you’ve come to the right place. This is a great alternative to IQ-based builds (Opens in a new tab), relying on spells instead. Faith builds come in different flavors: some lean more toward melee and amateur combat, while others may focus more on casting and staying in range.
There are plenty of weapons of faith to be found in the lands in between, which can be paired with a holy seal at your fingertips. Spells can grant buffs and resistance to your shame, as well as inflict poses on enemies and bosses. Or you can just obliterate everything with a great religious sword. Whatever your playing style, there are many variations to choose from and I have listed some of the best Elden Ring Faith designs below to get you started.
Best Faith Ring Elden Builds
Weapons: Blade of infidelity (Opens in a new tab)any seal
Talismans: Fiery Scorpion Charm, Sword Ritual Amulet, Alexander’s Fragment, Filigrid Karian’s Crest
Incantations: Flame gives me strength, golden section
Offensive stats: Faith (Sufficient Strength and Dexterity to Equip the Blade of Unbelief)
Not only does this mighty sword hit hard, but the weapon art, Tucker Flames, also deals a lot of damage and gives you health back when it hits an enemy. Since it is a fire-based weapon, it can be polished with the Flame Grant Me Strength spell and utilize the Fire Scorpion Charm damage bonus and Physick’s fire damage.
Since you have to spend a lot of time in maximum health with this build, the Ritual Sword Talisman can see a lot of uptime as well. The Shard of Alexander increases the damage taken by the Taker’s flames even more, and the Carian Filigreed Crest spell will help keep the cost of FP low. Blasphemous Blade is powerful without a power boost, though, so you can try spells, especially if you feel like you have the FP to burn. If you don’t want to rely on weapon art as much, you can take Godskin’s Swaddling canvas to recover additional health for each hit.
Statistically speaking, you should get strength and dexterity to the point where you can equip your Blasphemous Blade, then move on to prioritizing faith as your main offensive stat.
Weapons: Halo scythe, winged scythe, god slayer seal
Talismans: Talisman Claw, Crest Filegrid Karian, Shard Alexander, Talisman Flock Cloth
Incantations: Black torch, anything else
Offensive stats: Faith (enough strength and dexterity to equip machetes)
This is a much more fun build than the above absolute steam roller. The L1 jumping attack with dual-use machetes is surprisingly good at breaking your poise and you can increase the damage with your Claw Talisman and Raptor’s Black Feathers arm.
Where this build really shines, is being able to snatch enemies out of range using Halo Scythe’s weapon art, Miquella’s Ring of Light. This allows you to easily clear the areas you want to explore, but it can be as risky as pure melee. The Black Flame spell is useful as a backup for anything that’s resistant to sacred damage, but you can play with different spells and switch between them as needed.
Halo Scythe’s weapon art is surprisingly effective against a lot of bosses too, and if you’re planning on using it as your primary damage dealer, you might want to consider Carian Filigreed Crest and Shard of Alexander to lower your FP cost and increase more damage. If you’re going to get more trained with machetes in melee range, the Lord of Blood’s Exultation spell will boost your attack power thanks to the sickle’s negative bleeding effects.
Weapons: The Envoy’s Long Horns, Clawmark Seal
Talismans: Sacred Scorpion Magic, Alexander’s Shard
shield: Envoy Crown
Offensive stats: Faith (strength and ingenuity sufficient to equip long centuries)
This build is too silly to be good, but Envoy’s Longhorn Weapon Art actually takes down enemies and bosses and loses balance easily. It takes some time to learn how to use it effectively. You’ll get the best results from aiming the bubble spray manually, rather than closing off, but the results are very devastating, especially when you get a higher confidence.
You can increase the damage to weapon art even more by using the spells of the Holy Scorpion and Shard of Alexander. Then there’s the sacred damage boost you can mix into the Physick Flask, and the bubble-based skill boost from Envoy’s Crown.
The long horns also act as a hammer. However, since it is a very heavy weapon, you will need to make sure you have enough stamina to avoid being overloaded. And it never hurts to have a faster spare weapon if things go a little worse, especially with faster bosses. The Black Knife or Blade of Calling can be good choices here, along with their weapon arts, although the choice is up to you. It’s the same with spells – choose what you feel helps cover any weakness. I’d generally go for varying damage spells like Black Flame or similar, so you have quick options in different situations.