Best Faith Weapon Elden Ring (13 Top Picks for Scaling)

best faith weapon elden ring, header (Winged Scythe)

 

This post was last updated on March 1, 2023

Faith builds are a lot of fun but unlike some other builds it might feel a bit limited when it comes to weapon choices. Faith scaling weapons in Elden Ring don’t always feel as effective as other weapon types but there are some hidden gems to find.

The most popular faith scaling weapon on the list is probably the Blasphemous Blade but there are several great alternatives depending on the type of playstyle that you want to use. Faith weapons in Elden Ring come in all shapes and sizes so there is sure to be something to take anyone’s fancy.

In this list we’ll look at the 15 best faith weapons in Elden Ring.

1. Overall Best Faith Weapon in Elden Ring: Winged Scythe

best faith weapon elden ring, header (Winged Scythe)

Compared to other weapons on this list, the Winged scythe is one of the easier faith weapons to pick up; fortunately, it is also the best faith scaling weapon in the early game. Found in the Tombsward Ruins, Weeping Peninsula, it is in a chest in the small room at the bottom of the stairs.

It’s great at both attacking and defending against holy damage. The weapon has a high critical strike rate and a large AoE that can attack several enemies simultaneously, dealing significant damage.

Winged Scythe Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 16
  • Dexterity 16
  • Faith 24
  • Angel’s Wings – a sweeping jump attack which deals holy damage (unreplaceable)

2. Godslayer’s Greatsword

Runner Up Best Faith Weapon in Elden Ring: Godslayer's Greatsword

Not only is the Godslayer’s greatsword a brilliant faith weapon, it is also one of the best colossal swords in Elden Ring. It can be found at the bottom of the Divine Tower of Caelid. There is a jumping puzzle to get down it and then you’ll need to defeat the Godskin Apostle. Afterwards, there is the chest which holds the Godslayer’s greatsword.

The greatsword mainly scales in dexterity and faith, but unlike some of the other weapons here, it also has a moderate amount of scaling in strength. As one of the best faith-scaling weapons, it makes it a great all rounder for PvP and PvE modes.

Godslayer’s Greatsword Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 20
  • Dexterity 22
  • Faith 20
  • The Queen’s Black Flame – A black flame torrent (fire damage) and sweeping slash. The black flames also wear down HP for a while (unreplaceable)

3. Sword of Night and Flame

Faith Weapons in Elden Ring: Sword of Night and Flame

The Sword of Night and Flame is a fantastic weapon for a faith/intelligence build. It can be found in Caria Manor, Liurnia of the Lakes, in a locked room on the east side of the manor. To get into the room, you need to drop down from the walkways surrounding the manor, where the spectral soldiers are.

Along with dealing tremendous physical damage, the sword of night and flame’s skill deals both magic and fire damage. The scaling for both is only D, but the skill scales with your character’s intelligence and faith attributes, allowing for massive damage.

Sword of Night and Flame Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 12
  • Dexterity 12
  • Intelligence 24
  • Faith 24
  • Night-and-Flame Stance – “Night” stance deals Magic Damage (Night Comet sorcery) and the “Flame” stance deals Fire Damage (unreplaceable)

4. Blasphemous Blade

elden ring faith weapons: Blasphemous Blade

The Blasphemous Blade is one of the most popular weapons to be used in faith builds for Elden Ring. You can unlock it by first defeating Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy, in Mt. Gelmirand then using his Remembrance to buy it from Enia in the Roundtable hold.

The Blasphemous Blade is an awesome weapon that will restore 4% of max HP + 40 HP at every enemy death while wielded, and that is before the health boost that you get from its weapon skill, Taker’s Flames.

Blasphemous Blade Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 22
  • Dexterity 15
  • Faith 21
  • Taker’s Flame – A fire damage attack which also Heals 10% of max HP + 150 HP on hit (unreplaceable)

5. Halo Scythe

elden ring faith weapons: Halo Scythe

The Halo scythe may appear to be an easy faith weapon to use as a farmable weapon on this list. It is farmable from the Lesser Cleanrot knights in The Heart of Aeonia, Caelid (only the ones seen holding the scythe), and has a drop rate of around 2% (the lowest of all farmable items for this enemy type).

It only has E faith scaling overall, but its skill Miquella’s Ring makes it great for faith builds because its projectile deals holy damage that scales based on your character’s faith attribute.

Halo Scythe Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 22
  • Dexterity 15
  • Faith 21
  • Miquella’s Ring – swings the scythe , releasing a halo of light, which twards your enemy (unreplaceable)

6. Maliketh’s Black Blade

elden ring faith weapons: Maliketh's Black Blade

When used right, Maliketh’s black blade has the potential to melt bosses. It’s a late game weapon that can be bought from Enia after defeating Maliketh in Crumbling Farum Azula.

Like many of the items on this list, it only has D faith scaling, however, it is its weapon art that makes it brilliant. Destined death deals devastating amounts of damage to bosses and mobs alike, as it not only reduces max HP but also continues to drain HP afterwards.

Maliketh’s Black Blade Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 34
  • Dexterity 12
  • Faith 20
  • Destined death – A Hp draining skill which launches as series of black fire slashes which reduces enemy max HP by 10% in a large AOE (unreplaceable)

7. Erdtree Bow

elden ring faith weapons: Erdtree Bow

If you’re looking for a ranged faith scaling weapon, the Erdtree Bow is the way to go. The Erdtree bow can be found in a chest on the second floor of the building with the Erdtree Sanctuary site in Leyndell, Royal Capital. You’ll have to climb up the roofs to get to the second floor and use a broken window to get back inside.

Like most of the bows in Elden Ring the Erdtree bow doesn’t have a special weapon skill, but it does have D faith scaling and can be paired with any of the standard arrows in the game allowing it to deal a variety of different damage types, making it a far more versatile weapon compared to others on this list.

Erdtree Bow Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 8
  • Dexterity 12
  • Faith 14
  • Mighty shot – arrows fired will, travel longer distances, deal increased damage, partially ignore blocking and deal increased status build up of special arrows (unreplaceable)

8. Sacred Relic Sword

Sacred Relic Sword

The Sacred relic sword is very much a late game weapon. You can get it from Enia after defeating the Elden Beast and becoming the Elden Lord. But that doesn’t mean it’s useless, because you can transfer it to a new game plus. It is also amazing at farming Albinaurics in the Mohgwyn Palace.

Its real shining point is the skill Wave of Gold, which launches waves of holy damage for a significant distance, often one-shotting weaker enemy types, and the skill scales entirely off faith, making it perfect for new games with faith builds.

Sacred Relic Sword Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 14
  • Dexterity 24
  • Faith 22
  • Wave of Gold – Unleashes waves of gold light that deal holy damage and multiple hits (unreplaceable)

9. Coded Sword

Coded Sword

Possibly one of the best faith weapons in Elden Ring, the Coded sword can be found on the upper floor (near the false roundtable hold) of the Fortified Manor, Leyndell Royal Capital. To get to the second floor, you will need to climb the stable roofs outside of the building and re-enter the Fortified Manor. The Coded Sword is on the throne in the room.

It has the highest base faith scaling in the game, starting at B, and once it is upgraded to its highest level with sombre smithing stones, it will go up to S scaling. The only downside to the Coded sword is that it only deals holy damage, making it useless against enemies with resistance.

Coded Sword Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Faith 20
  • Unblockable Blade – The blade lengthens for an unlockable sweeping attack (unreplaceable)

10. Black Knife

Black Knife

The Black knife is perfect for those who want to attack quickly while dealing damage. You will get it from defeating the Black Knife Assassin outside the Sainted Hero’s Grave, in Altus Plateau (it is directly west of the Rampartside Path site of grace).

It has D faith scaling paired with D dex scaling, making it a great weapon for a faith/dex build. It also has one of the best weapon skills in the game, Blade of Death which is a great opening move in boss fights as it will reduce the boss’s maximum HP. The skill costs only 25 FP to use, and it is a massive holy damage attack, which scales on your character’s faith attribute.

Black Knife Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 8
  • Dexterity 12
  • Faith 18
  • Blade of Death – Shoots a red projectile which reduces enemy max HP by 10% for 15 seconds and Saps enemy HP for 5 seconds (unreplaceable)

11. Golden Halberd

Golden Halberd

Out of all the weapons in this article, the Golden Halberd is probably the earliest one you can get. That is not to say that it is easy, though, as it is received after killing the tree sentinel patrolling the area north of the First Step site of grace. At the starting level, trying to take the tree sentinel will usually result in instant death, but with a little planning, it is possible to get this before level 20.

It has a D faith scaling, which may not seem so impressive compared to other weapons on this list, but it also has a D strength scaling, making it great for faith/strength builds. Also, its skill Golden Vow is handy for both single and multiplayer modes as it will buff allies.

Golden Halberd Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 30
  • Dexterity 14
  • Faith 12
  • Golden Vow- buffs damage and all damage negation (unreplaceable)

12. Golden Order Greatsword

Golden Order Greatsword

The Golden Order Greatsword, as one of the best melee weapons, is an excellent choice for any faith build. It is found at the end of the Cave of the Forlorn in the Consecrated Snowfield. To obtain it, you must defeat the Misbegotten Crusader who is wielding it in the cave.

The sword deals considerable holy damage in addition to high physical base damage. It also starts with C scaling for faith, which is better than most on this list. The weapon skill, Establish order, deals a significant amount of holy damage to all adjacent opponents, can be used multiple times, and costs roughly 20 FP.

Golden Order Greatsword Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 16
  • Dexterity 21
  • Faith 28
  • Establish order – releases a golden explosion and repeated use sends out waves (unreplaceable)

13. Envoy’s Long Horn

Envoy's Long Horn

The Envoy’s long horn is on this list mostly because it is a fun faith scaling weapon to use. They can be obtained from Large Oracle Envoy in the East Capital Rampart in Leyndell, Royal Capital, as well as from Miquella’s Haligtree branches.

It has D-level scaling and is technically a greathammer, but it shines because of its skill Bubble Shower. Casting the skill unleashes a stream of bubbles that deal massive amounts of holy damage.

Envoy’s Long Horn Requirements and weapon skill:

  • Strength 23
  • Dexterity 11
  • Faith 18
  • Bubble Shower – unleashes a torrent of slow moving bubbles which attack your target (unreplaceable)

Elden Ring Faith Weapons: Final Thoughts

Faith weapons in Elden Ring are a lot of fun to use and the best one really depends on your playstyle as different weapon types suit different people. It is also worth noting that any good faith build also uses incantations paired with a suitable seal as that is the best way to make use out of a high faith stat.