[Top 10] Elden Ring Best Halberds That Are Powerful (And How To Get Them)

[Top 10] Elden Ring Best Halberds That Are Powerful (And How To Get Them)
Halberds are just as great as you are.

As Elden Ring has so many weapons to choose from, and a lot of great halberds, here is our list of the top 10 best halberds in the game. Halberds are great weapons in Elden Ring and one of the best halberds is obtainable very early on, right after meeting Varre. Elden Ring is a huge game with a lot of different weapons, but if you wish to use a halberd, then this list will help you find and use the best one.

The Tree Sentinel (pictured) is one of the best open-world boss fights.


10. Vulgar Militia Saw

Looks like something straight out of Yharnam.

The Vulgar Militia Saw is an amazing weapon, with the requirements of 15 strength and 13 dex you can wield this weapon quite early on. With high damage, good range and blood loss this amazing weapon can be used to the late game. 

Why the Vulgar Militia Saw is great;

  • Has blood loss buildup.
  • Good damage.
  • Can be farmed early on and farming those enemies can give a few levels early on.

How to get the Vulgar Militia Saw:

  • Dropped by enemies wielding it near Bestial Sanctum.
  • 2-4% drop rate at 100 discovery.

Vulgar Militia Saw details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Vulgar+Militia+Saw


9. Banished Knight Halberd

A halberd was given to knights who had to abandon their homes.

The Banished Knight Halberd, is a weapon you can get very early on with it only requiring 14 strength and 12 dex. With D scaling in both. The weapon has a good weapon art and can be a massive asset in your inventory. As it has great range, with good damage you can poke enemies from a distance. 

Why the Banished Knight Halberd is great:

  • Can be infused with ashes of war.
  • Can be buffed with magic and consumables.

How to get the Banished Knight Halberd:

  • Edgar can drop the Halberd +8  upon his defeat at Castle Morne,
  • Alternatively farming the Banished Knights has a 4% drop at 100 discovery.

Banished Knight Halberd details: Banished Knight's Halberd | Elden Ring Wiki (fextralife.com)


8. Pest Glaive

A Glaive made from a hard, sharpened shell. 

The Pest Glaive needs 13 strength and 13 dex to use, with low stat requirements, a good weapon art, good damage, and can be infused with ashes of war, this weapon is a great choice for players who wish to use a good halberd.

Why the Pest Glaive is great:

  • Increases elemental damage negation 2%+
  • Can be infused with Ashes of War.

How to get the Pest Glaive:

  • Dropped from Lesser Kindred of Rot also known as Pests.
  • Two can be farmed at the Church of the Plague.
  • Eleven can be farmed at Grand Cloister.

Pest Glaive details:https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Pest's+Glaive


7.  Guardian’s Swordspear

You won’t be forced to guard any Minor Erdtrees.

The Guardian’s Swordspear is a beautiful and strong halberd. With the requirements of 17 strength and 16 dexterity, you can wield this halberd early on, if you can get it to drop from the Erdtree Guardians.

Why the Guardian’s Swordspear is great:

  • Can be infused with ashes of war.
  • Attacks faster than other halberds.
  • Special moveset compared to other halberds.

How to get the Guardian’s Swordspear:

  • Go to Altus Plateau.
  • Farm the Erdtree Guardians around the Minor Erdtree Church.

Guardian’s Swordspear details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Guardian's+Swordspear


6. Nightrider Glaive

Sadly not Knight Rider. 

The Nightriders Glaive is an amazing halberd, with the requirements of 26 strength and 10 dex. This mainly strength weapon has a great weapon art, spinning slash, which can be followed up by an attack. 

Why the Nightriders Glaive is great:

  • Can be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Great damage and good range.
  • Great horseback weapon.

How to get the Nightriders Glaive:

  • Beat the Night’s Cavalry.
  • He is wandering between East Raya Lucaria gate and Bellum Church.

Nightriders Glaive: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Nightrider+Glaive


5. Gargoyle’s Halberd.

No need to cut off this one's tail.

The Gargoyle’s Halberd is a good halberd with the requirements of 26 strength and 10 dex. This weapon can only be required before the burning of the Erdtree.

Why the Gargoyle’s Halberd is great:

  • Can be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Great scaling.
  • Good damage and range.

How to get the Gargoyle’s Halberd:

  • Beat the Valiant Gargoyle near the West Capital Rampart in Leyndell Royal Capital.

Gargoyle’s Halberd details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Gargoyle's+Halberd


4. Dragon Halberd

Why not use a halberd shaped like a dragon?

The Dragon Halberd is an amazingly strong halberd that requires 22 strength and 10 dex. The weapon does amazing damage and looks amazing as you use it, with the weapon art giving an extra effect of imbuing the weapon with additional lighting damage and frost buildup for the next 20 seconds.

Why the Dragon Halberd is great:

  • Deals +10% damage to dragon enemies.
  • Deals +5% damage to ancient enemies.
  • Great weapon art.
  • Good scaling.

How to get the Dragon Halberd:

  • Go to the Siofra River.
  • Beat the Dragonkin Soldier.
  • The weapon drops after the boss is defeated.

Dragon Halberd details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Dragon+Halberd


3. Loretta’s War Sickle

Loretta is one amazing boss fight.

Loretta’s War Sickle is a weapon that needs 20 strength and 20 intelligence with 15 dex. The weapon has a unique moveset and does good damage, as well as a great ash of war. The weapon has better range but less damage than the Guardian’s Swordspear.

Why Loretta’s War Sickle is great:

  • Unique moveset.
  • Great weapon skill.

How to get Loretta’s War Sickle:

  • Go to the Haligtree.
  • Defeat Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree.
  • Weapon drops upon her defeat.

Loretta’s War Sickle details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Loretta's+War+Sickle


2. Golden Halberd 

The Golden Halberd is one of the best weapons in the game.

The Golden Halberd is one of the best weapons in the game, it requires strength of 30, dex of 14, and faith of 12. With the halberd being obtainable very early on this weapon can be one of the first weapons you get if you’re good enough to defeat the Tree Sentinel.

 Why the Golden Halberd is great:

  • Great range and great damage.
  • Great weapon skill.
  • B scaling with strength at +10.

How to get the Golden Halberd:

  • From the starting area, where Varre is in Limgrave.
  • See the boss before the church where Kale is.
  • After defeating the Tree Sentinel the weapon will drop.

Golden Halberd Details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Golden+Halberd


1. Commander’s Standard

Commander O’Neil is one tough boss.

The Commander’s Standard is an amazing halberd, with it requiring 24 strength and 14 dex to use. The ash of war on this weapon is really useful, the weapon itself is good, with good damage and good range this is a great weapon to use and one of the best halberds.

Why the Commander’s Standard is great:

  • Amazing ash of war that adds +20% damage and adds all damage negation by +20%.
  • Fast Guard Counter with great damage.
  • B strength scaling at plus 8.

How to get the Commander’s Standard:

  • Go to Caelid.
  • To the Aeonia Swamp. 
  • Defeat Commander O’Neil close by.
  • Dropped upon his death.

Commander’s Standard details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Commander's+Standard


This concludes our top 10 list for best halberds in Elden Ring, if you enjoyed this article be sure to check out these as well.


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