[Top 10] Elden Ring Best Int Weapons Revealed

[Top 10] Elden Ring Best Int Weapons Revealed
INT is for the smart

There are a lot of weapon types in Elden Ring. We have weapons of various categories which then scale off of various different stats. These range from the usual melee-focused STR and DEX to the far more wonder-invoking INT, ARC, and FAI. This opens a vast amount of weapons for a lot of builds possible. This list goes over the best INT weapons in Elden Ring.

INT is the category to go with if you want to focus on the various types of Sorceries present in the game. There’s a lot of fun magic to be cast in this game, and it’s a vast improvement over previous titles. But using spells requires FP which is a limited supply and it’s quite possible you might not have it anymore when you’re traveling around (especially in Legacy Dungeons where it’s in limited supply). This means you should always keep an INT weapon at hand, which scales off wonderfully off of your INT stat. This list covers exactly these types of weapons and I hope they help you as they helped me. 

Do note that I’ll be avoiding the staff weapons in this list and focusing more on normal weapons that scale off of INT.


10. Crystal Sword

Crystal Sword

Straight Swords are really versatile

At this point, you should be aware of how Straight Swords function and how absolutely useful they can be in any situation. They have the right speed and the right DPS to fit any build. While they obviously are not as fast as daggers nor as damage heavy as big STR weapons, they are a nice balance and a deliberate middle choice.

Crystal Sword is a weapon that has some scaling in INT as well, which makes it a very good weapon for INT players to have. It has the Spinning Slash Ash of War which isn’t that good but it’s always an option. As is the case with most weapons, two of these or another Straight Sword is how you become an absolute beast with the Crystal Sword.

Crystal Sword Stats:

  • STR - 13 (D)
  • DEX - 10 (E)
  • INT - 15 (D)

What Crystal Sword excels in: 

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Early location
  • Powerstancing potential

How to get Crystal Sword: 


9. Scepter of the All-Knowing

Scepter of the All-Knowing

A badass pose from a pretty badass character

Sir Gideon Ofnir is a boss most will either not expect or would be waiting for. When you eventually find and fight him, he gives you the Scepter of the All-Knowing which, despite everything, is a hammer. This weapon’s true potential is in it the Ash of War which allows you to remove the magic resistance of foes. It’s a real game changer in PvP but it has its purposes in PvE as well.

Being a Hammer, you’ll be doing way more poise damage than normal damage. This is important because this way you can stagger enemies far quickly which can help with the damage output. You might want to try leaning into jumping attacks with this one.

Scepter of the All-Knowing Stats:

  • STR - 12 (E)
  • DEX - 18 (D)
  • INT - 21 (D)

What Scepter of the All-Knowing excels in: 

  • Rare good hammer
  • Ash of War lets you mitigate magic resistance
  • Lots of poise damage

How to get Scepter of the All-Knowing:


8. Meteoric Ore Blade

Meteoric Ore Blade

A very good early game Katana! 

Meteoric Ore Blade, in my opinion, is a pretty underrated Katana often being overshadowed by the far more popular Moonveil (Which is on the list as well). It’s a solid weapon with great damage output and let me explain why. For starters, it has very easy stat requirements that anyone can get into. Secondly, you can use normal Smithing Stones to upgrade it and not Somber Smithing Stones. This means that you can change the Ash of War to whatever you think is cool.

While Gravitas is a very cool Ash of War, it’s ultimately a discount version of the one Radahn’s weapon uses. It can be useful in pulling enemies closer however if they keep running away. The Ash of War customization means you can build it however you want and pair it with whatever other katana you wish for power stancing.

Meteoric Ore Blade Stats:

  • STR - 15 (D)
  • DEX - 14 (E)
  • INT - 18 (D)

What Meteoric Ore Blade excels in: 

  • Easy to get requirements
  • Good early game Katana
  • Versatile and useful

How to get Meteoric Ore Blade:


7. Death Ritual Spear

Death Ritual Spear

Divine Dragon’s Sword as a spear

Spears are great and also greatly underused. They do great poise damage and can punish people running away, dodge spamming, or hiding under a shield. Getting it is quite a pain but it’s worth it in the end. The Ash of War is very spammable (however, please use it at the right moment rather than mashing the button) and can net you an easy victory multiple times.

Being a spear, the tactic you want to go with is keeping a bit of distance. Spears generally have the longest range of any FromSoftware weapon type so they are very good at punishing people. The Death Ritual Spear is one of the best INT weapons for that reason alone. That and the fact that it scales off of DEX strongly as well, making it a great INT/DEX weapon to use.

Death Ritual Spear Stats:

  • STR - 14 (E)
  • DEX - 20 (D)
  • INT - 18 (D)

What Death Ritual Spear excels in: 

  • Ash of War is devastating
  • Spears can punish someone spam rolling
  • Has great range

How to get Death Ritual Spear:


6. Loretta’s War Sickle

Loretta’s War Sickle

Loretta is a wonderful boss and drops a fun weapon

Much like spears, halberds also have great range and are very good weapons to use. Loretta’s War Sickle is a halberd that drops from Loretta at the endgame. The Ash of War is one of my favorites to use. It’s so stylish and quite effective, dealing a lot of damage to most enemies. Being a Halberd, you have to worry about slower attacks, but that’s fine as Loretta’s War Sickle is one of the faster halberds out there.

The good thing about Loretta’s War Sickle is that it scales off of all three stats meaning you have the potential to take it farther if you want as well. However, I recommend focusing on STR instead as personally, I see it as more of an STR/INT build weapon. And a damn good one at that too.

Loretta’s War Sickle Stats:

  • STR - 20 (D)
  • DEX - 15 (D)
  • INT - 20 (D)

What Loretta’s War Sickle excels in: 

  • Great Ash of War
  • Halberds have amazing range
  • Can punish most enemies

How to get Loretta’s War Sickle:


5. Starscourge Greatsword

Starscourge Greatsword

Witness the wrath of Radahn

Starscourge Greatsword is more than a normal Colossal Weapon. It’s one of the very rare INT weapons that are actually good and not trash to use, though admittedly you’ll be relying on STR way more than INT. Regardless, the stength of this weapon is mesmerizing. It can decimate entire fields of enemies with its very amazing Ash of War alone.

What sets it apart from other weapons is its ability to deal even more damage to Gravity-type enemies. A whopping 30% more, which is amazing against Astels and Fallingstar Beasts. The Ash of War: Starcaller Cry, allows you to pull in enemies closer and then punish them with an amazing slam that will leave them stunned and destroyed. 

Starscourge Greatsword Stats:

  • STR - 38 (D)
  • DEX - 12 (D)
  • INT - 15 (E)

What Starscourge Greatsword excels in: 

  • Clearing out huge mobs of enemies
  • Massive damage
  • Don’t need two of them

How to get Starscourge Greatsword:


4. Death’s Poker

Death’s Poker

Gordon Freeman

Death’s Poker is a hilarious weapon to use that drops from a very annoying boss in Caelid much like the Death Ritual Spear. It’s apparently classified as a Greatsword despite looking more like a crowbar than anything. Despite the low INT scaling apparently, it actually benefits with more INT scaling than you’d think. 

However, my favorite part of the weapon is the fact that it has Frost build up which is a pretty underused status effect in my opinion. Its unique skill Ghostflame Ignition is very good at keeping enemies away and punishing those who are getting at you. It scales off of both STR and DEX as well making it quite versatile and able to fit into any build.

Death’s Poker Stats:

  • STR - 15 (D)
  • DEX - 17 (D)
  • INT - 11 (E)

What Death’s Poker excels in: 

  • Great Ghostflame Ash of War
  • Frost Build-up
  • Build variety options

How to get Death’s Poker:


3. Moonveil


To no one’s surprise, it returns

What’s any weapons list without the iconic Moonveil? Moonveil is, at this point, one of the most recognizable weapons in Elden Ring. You simply can’t talk about DEX weapons or Katanas without bringing up the insane capabilities of Moonveil. 

Moonveil might’ve gone through various nerfs in the past, but it remains a weapon to be feared nonetheless. It has an amazing Ash of War that allows you to hit in two different ways: if you want to go for a single target or multiple targets. This is excellent because in a way it allows crowd control. The real beauty of this weapon is when you dual-wield it with another Katana. Bleed-builds are crazy and Moonveil works wonderfully with them. Being an INT weapon as well, there are a lot of potential shenanigans to be pulled off with it.

Moonveil Stats:

  • STR - 12 (E)
  • DEX - 18 (D)
  • INT - 23 (C)

What Moonveil excels in: 

  • Weapon Art is very strong, even after all the patches
  • Works really well with most Katanas
  • Consistently remains one of the strongest weapons in the game

How to get Moonveil:


2. Fallingstar Beast Jaw

Fallingstar Beast Jaw

Gravity weapons can’t stop winning 

Fallingstar Beast Jaw is one of my favorite weapons to use. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a weapon that scales off of INT that well, but it’s absolutely devastating to use in the right hands. Much like Radahn’s Starscourge Greatsword, you’ll be leaning mostly towards STR for it, however, it benefits nicely from INT as well, making it a great STR/INT weapon. STR and DEX increase their physical damage while INT increases its Magic damage. 

Its unique ability allows you to send a piercing gravity bolt toward enemies, raining hellfire upon them. As is the case with most Gravity weapons, it deals 20% more damage to Gravity enemies making it very useful against Astel and Fallingstar Beasts. You also have a ton of poise damage to throw at your enemies, and you have a massive beast in your hands.

Fallingstar Beast Jaw Stats:

  • STR - 34 (D)
  • DEX - 12 (D)
  • INT - 20 (E)

What Fallingstar Beast Jaw excels in: 

  • Amazing Poise damage
  • Extra damage to Gravity enemies
  • Great Ash of War

How to get Fallingstar Beast Jaw: 


1. Dark Moon Greatsword

Dark Moon Greatsword

FromSoftware’s magnum opus

Anyone who’s played past FromSoftware games would begin howling in joy upon first seeing this weapon. FromSoftware carries on some traditions such as Patches in almost all of their games, and the Moonlight Greatsword is no exception to that. 

Having played an INT build, I knew from the very start that I wanted to get this weapon. However, the process of actually receiving it is quite convoluted. I left a video that describes everything, hopefully, that helps ease it up a little. 

Regardless, this weapon is devastatingly good. While it does demand a bit of high INT, it’s offset by the fact that the STR and DEX requirements are low which severely helps because as a caster, you’re more naturally inclined toward INT. As a weapon, the Dark Moon Greatsword is really good and sometimes used in PvP as well due to how effective it can be. Perhaps the most significant and obvious part of its attack is the Charged R2.    It is REALLY good, both visually and damage-wise. With certain buffs, it can become a game-changer.

If you don’t have anyone who can drop this weapon to you, or you don’t feel like doing NG+ again for it, then note that this weapon works really well with the Helphen’s Steeple, a weapon that is also strikingly beautiful while being hauntingly strong.

Dark Moon Greatsword Stats:

  • STR - 16 (D)
  • DEX - 11 (D)
  • INT  - 38 (C)

What Dark Moon Greatsword excels in: 

  • Iconic R2 is a devastating beam of light that can shred most things
  • Really strong on casters who generally lack melee options
  • Causes Frost buildup which is excellent against enemies

How to get Dark Moon Greatsword: 


And these are the 10 best INT weapons in Elden Ring. Hopefully, this guide helps you figure out which one you want to go for. Ultimately, Elden Ring has an immense amount of weapons. Find one that works best for you and lets you have fun!

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