“Elden Ring”: The Best Start Classes for Newcomers, Ranked From Easiest to Hardest
Elden Rings FromSoftware’s most accessible video game. Players will find it difficult to beat the same bosses for very long thanks to the generous checkpoints and the ability summon spectral allies.
This, combined with the fact that Eldenring is arriving off the back of years of hype, and a flood of 10/10 reviewit’st’s, not surprising that many people are drawn to The Lands Between.
Elden Ring will make Bloodborne, and Dark Souls veterans feel right at home. I have already mentioned in my 10/10 review of the game that each of the EldRing’sg’s 10 starting classes bears enough resemblances to classic Souls archetypes, so thatwon’ton’t take long for old hands to find the right build.
What about those who are just starting? Which one of the five best classes for beginners? I have ranked the five most popular classes for beginners, from easiest to most difficult.
Before we get started, here are a few words of caution: Different classes will suit different playstyles. There is”no “easy” class that can be used as a starting point. Elden Ring is approachable but remains a Souls game. It will take patience and time to get the hang of it. These classes will hopefully make that process a little easier.
The Souls community has long believed that a magic-focused build is as easy as FromSoftware gets. You can chip away at their health safely from a safe distance with powerful ranged spells, making it easy to defeat bosses and enemies.
The Astrologer gives you access to some decent spells straight out of the gate. If you have enough Strength or Dexterity to use a decent melee weapon in an emergency, you can get a pretty decent Spellblade that will get you through most encounters without much trouble. Be aware that not all bosses will allow you to spam magic at them.
FromSoftware describes the Confessor as being “ng “equally adept using a sword as their incantation”on”, and is a faith-based spellcaster who focuses more on melee and stealth weapons. This one is a bit more difficult than Astrologer doesn’tsn’t include any offensive spells. The Confessor is a powerful weapon if you are willing to spend some time exploring the world.
The Vagabond is an excellent all-rounder for those don’ton’t believe spells are for cowards but want to get on with it. While the game is more intense, focusing on melee will make the game much more manageable. However, it will be far more beneficial not to rely on spells in all situations. Vagabond is a class that has the best starting weapons and armor.
Another melee-focused class, the Warrior, has a high Dexterity score. This means that you can choose from a broader range of weapons right away. The Twinblade is a melee weapon twiththe best coverage, speed, and power in the game. It can be found in the Dragon Burnt Ruins in the first ten minutes of Eldering. Warriors can use it immediately after they see it.
Wretch appears to be a starting class that is more suited towards experts. Your base skill for each attribute is 10, and you start at level 1. Your only weapon is a sticyou’reyou’s naked. This is not iWretch’setch’s lack of definition might be a boon for newcomers with patience and uncertainty. Wretch is the most flexible of all the classes and can be transformed into whatever you desire as you go along your journey.