Elden Ring Best Sorcery Builds, Ranked (2022)

Elden Ring Best Sorcery Builds

Magic is an integral part of the Lands Between, the dark, fantastical world that Elden Ring is set in.

It’s Sorcery heaven as the game offers over 70 spells for players to choose from, which is a huge step-up from the last Dark Souls (which only has 34 spells).

Getting by with just your sword-and-shield in Souls games is like playing on nightmare difficulty, and while magic doesn’t automatically unlock easy mode, it certainly makes combat a comfortable and dynamic experience.

There are players that prefer casting spells sparingly, while others find joy building around Intelligence, Mind, and Vigor stats to up their spell-casting game.

Now that it has been six months since Elden Ring’s release, it’s time we talk about the best sorcery builds so far. So whether you’re a beginner or already in your second gameplay, we’ll teach you how to get started on Sorcery by taking you through the best sorcery builds in Elden Ring.

Let’s start, shall we?

Elden Ring Best Sorcery Builds (2022)

Here are the eight most solid sorcery builds in Elden Ring.

8. Night Sorcerer

Night Sorcerer Elden Ring

If you want to stay hidden and play on the safer side, the Night Sorcerer build is perfect for you. Night Sorceries turns you invisible and gives you the ability to throw invisible spells, which is helpful against NPCs that like to dodge spells.

When the Staff of Loss is used with this build, the damage you deal is even better.

  • Recommended Class: Astrologer 
  • Stats: Intelligence (80), Mind (40), Vigor (40)
  • Weapons: Moonveil, Wing of Astel, Staff of Loss
  • Armor: Night Maiden set or Night’s Cavalry set, any Glintstone Crown
  • Talismans: Concealing Veil, Magic Scorpion Charm, Graven-Mass Talisman, Radagon Icon
  • Spells: Unseen Form, Night Maiden’s Mist, Night Comet.

7. Moonveil Samurai

Moonveil Samurai Elden Ring

Moonveil is regarded as one of the greatest weapons in the game for both PvE and PvP combat. It’s basically a katana that scales off Intelligence and Dexterity, an attribute that is crucial for casting speed.

The Moonveil also has one of the best weapon skills in Elden Ring: Transient Moonlight. It can pierce through even the toughest enemies, making it a great weapon skill to have for staggering bosses.

  • Recommended Class: Prisoner, Samurai
  • Stats: Intelligence (28), Vigor (25), Dexterity (18)
  • Weapons: Moonveil
  • Armor: Land of Reeds set
  • Talismans: Radagon Icon, Carian Filigreed Crest, Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger
  • Spells: Glintstone Pebble, Loretta’s Greatbow, Carian Greatsword.

6. Hybrid Caster

Hybrid Caster Elden Ring

FightinCowboy’s Hybrid Caster build pays homage to the Pursuers spells in Dark Souls.

It’s designed to chase your target and spam them with magical attacks until they’re dead, which is great for when you get invaded. This will overwhelm your opponents so much that all they can really do is run away and hide.

  • Recommended Class: Astrologer, Confessor, Prophet, Prisoner
  • Stats: Vigor (60), Intelligence (50), Faith (50), Mind (41)
  • Weapons: Prince of Death’s Staff, Sword of Night and Flame, Golden Order Seal
  • Armor: Sanguine Noble set or Spellblade set
  • Talismans: Marika’s Soreseal, Radagon Icon, Graven Mass Talisman
  • Spells: Elden Stars, Collapsing Stars, Rock Sling, Ancient Death Rancor, Stars of Ruin, Loretta’s Mastery, Carian Phalanx, Adula’s Moonblade

5. Gravity Sorcerer

Gravity Sorcerer Elden Ring

The Gravity Sorcerer gives you the best of both worlds if you’re torn between Faith and Intelligence.

Similar to Bestial Incantations, Gravity Sorceries provide physical damage and are great for staggering enemies. The Gravity Sorcerer build is fairly easy to start considering that most of the equipment can be found early on in the game. 

  • Recommended Class: Astrologer
  • Stats: Intelligence (80), Vigor (40), Mind (40), Faith (25)
  • Weapons: Meteoric Ore Blade
  • Armor: Any Sorcerer robe and Glintstone Crown you prefer
  • Talismans: Moon of Nokstella, Primal Glintstone Blade, Graven Mass Talisman, Radagon Icon
  • Spells: Collapsing Stars, Rock Sling, Meteor of Astel

4. Melee Mage

Melee Mage Elden Ring

The Melee Mage build is reliant on both melee and sorcery use. Compared to other builds, this is significantly harder to work around because it involves a lot of grinding and farming.

For this build to work, you need to use the specific weapons in this list.

  • Recommended Class: Prisoner, Wretch
  • Stats: Intelligence (60), Dexterity (51), Vigor (42), Mind (29)
  • Weapons: Moon Knight Greatsword or Cold Nagakiba, Moonveil, Carian Regal Scepter, Carian Knight’s Shield
  • Armor: Any armor set goes with this build
  • Talismans: Radagon’s Soreseal, Pearldrake Talisman, Erdtree’s Favor, Stargazer’s Heirloom
  • Spells: Carian Phalanx, Comet, Shattering Crystal, Magic Downpour, Glintstone Icecrag.

3. Freezing Battlemage

Freezing Battlemage

You can’t beat a frost build nor a battlemage. The Battlemage build is a fan favorite for one main reason: the combat is stylish and fun.

Seeing your character hit different combos feels satisfying, in addition to that, you deal insane amounts of damage.

  • Class: Prisoner, Astrologer, Warrior
  • Stats: Intelligence (60), Vigor (40), Mind (40)
  • Weapons: Lusat’s Glintstone Staff (Primary), Jellyfish Shield, Carian Glintstone Staff
  • Armor: Snow Witch Hat
  • Talismans: Ritual Sword Talisman, Magic Scorpion Charm, Graven-Mass Talisman, Graven School Talisman
  • Spells: Freezing Mist, Adula’s Moonblade, Ambush Shard, Glintstone Icerag, Carian Piercer, Carian Slicer, Gavel of Haima.

2. Snow Witch

Snow Witch Elden Ring

Unleash your inner Ranni with this sorcery build! Not only is it cute, but the Snow Witch build also makes use of buffs and can deal high damage from far distances because it incorporates cold and moon sorceries.

Of course, you’ll need to do Ranni’s questline to complete the look.

  • Stats: Intelligence (80), Mind (36), Vigor (40)
  • Weapons: Darkmoon Greatsword, Carian Regal Scepter
  • Armor: Snow Witch Hat
  • Talismans: Primal Glintstone Blade, Graven-Mass Talisman, Magic Scorpion Charm, Radagon Icon
  • Spells: Freezing Mist, Ranni’s Dark Moon, Adula’s Moonblade.

1. Primeval Sorcerer

Primeval Sorcerer

Primeval Sorceries are your best option if you want the most power and the ability to destroy bosses with a cool and powerful spell like Comet Azur. The main focus of this build is to increase damage, so you’ll mainly need Terra Magica.

To take advantage of this build, you have to do Sellen’s questline as it gives you the Glintstone crown and Comet Azur.

  • Recommended Class: Astrologer
  • Stats: Intelligence (60), Mind (50), Vigor (30), Dexterity (20)
  • Weapons: Lazuli Glintstone Sword, Carian Knight’s Sword, Azur’s Glintstone Staff
  • Armor: Lusat or Azur’s Glintstone Crown
  • Talismans: Primal Glintstone Blade, Graven-Mass Talisman, Magic Scorpion Charm, Radagon Icon
  • Spells: Stars of Ruin, Comet Azur, Terra Magica.


Alright, that’s all for our ranking of the best sorcery builds in Elden Ring! Keep in mind that you’re always free to make changes and that you don’t have to strictly equip everything in each build.

There’s no right or wrong way to play Elden Ring, and the beauty of taking the Sorcerer’s path is that you have plenty of options. No matter what build you choose to go with on your adventures, make sure to use flasks to increase your mana and magic damage.

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