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10 Must-Have Secondary Weapons For Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC

Cornell Otto

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Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC is approaching and will be released on June 21. As we all know, there are over 300 weapons in Elden Ring, but today I will pick out 10 of the best secondary weapons that you can bring into Shadow of the Erdtree DLC to take on various challenges. This list includes Staffs, Seals and more, and I'm sure at least one of them will be crucial for you.

10 Must-Have Secondary Weapons For Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC

Erdtree Seal

If you want to craft a Faith build, I have some best seals for you, with no particular order. If you want a seal that only scales with Faith, you can look for the Erdtree Seal. This is found on a corpse in a cell near Omenkiller enemy in Volcano Manor. This is in the town just below Prison Town Church Site of Grace.

This one is fantastic for hybrid builds. It only requires you to improve your Faith stat to get the most efficiency out of it, meaning this is an absolute favorite for Strength or Faith builds. One thing to note is that this is definitely not for early game as you probably won't have the stats to use it once you do get to it. But it's an all-around solid seal with high levels of Faith, it is very powerful in its own right.

Golden Order Seal

Golden Order Seal is absolutely amazing if you are using Prince of Death's Staff and going for an Intelligence or Faith build. So, if you have 80 Intelligence or Faith, you can rock this Seal, and you can have the absolute most powerful Staff and Seal in Elden Ring simultaneously, making you a powerhouse of magic.

On top of that, Golden Order Seal will also increase the damage done by Golden Order Incantations by 10%, and some of them, like Triple Rings of Light, are already pretty devastating. So, with a pure spellcaster build, this really can make you a force to be reckoned with.

Frenzied Flame Seal

The final one I've put on this list is Frenzied Flame Seal. This boosts the damage of all Frenzied Flame Incantations by 20% and it scales with Faith, Intellect, Strength, and Dexterity. So, you can use it somewhat efficiently with any build.

On top of that, it also has zero stat requirements, so every single character of every single level can use this seal. And on top of that, it causes slight madness buildup, so it is absolutely top tier and everybody should grab this, even if you're not planning on using it, because you can fit it into every single build in some way or another.

Elden Ring Frenzied Flame Seal

However, obtaining it is a bit more of a challenge than any other weapon we've listed so far because it does mean you need to reach the end of Hyetta's questline. So, you need to have given her all of Shabiri Grapes along with Fingerprint Grape and make the horrible journey down to Three Fingers. Of course, don't forget to bring enough Elden Ring Runes along with you.

Meteorite Staff

Next, we go the exact opposite route and get Meteorite Staff. This is probably the easiest weapon to get in Elden Ring, as you can find it from the start, without even having to kill a single enemy. It's in the southwest building of Street of Sages Ruins in Swamp of Aeonia in Caelid. This staff is on a corpse hanging from a ledge.

What makes this staff so powerful is that it doesn't need to be upgraded, Intelligence starts at S tier, and sorceries is high as well. This is great for hybrids who just want to try out Intelligence without spending too many points. You do need 18 Intelligence to use it, but that's really all you need, and with that alone you can use quite a bit of powerful sorceries.

Also, this staff does boost the power of Gravity Sorceries by 30%, so you could get the Rock Sling in the same area as getting this staff and it would be powerful enough to melt early game bosses. However, the next 2 staffs are definitely more focused on spellcasting builds and are much more powerful at higher levels.

Demi-Human Queen's Staff

Then, we will talk about Demi-Human Queen's Staff. This one is nearly as easy as the Meteorite Staff to grab, dropped by Demi-Human Queen in Weeping Peninsula. This is the best all-around staff in Elden Ring for a low-Intellect build at a high upgrade level.

In the early game, the Meteorite Staff will be more powerful, but when you're getting to around 30 Intelligence and you've got your Demi-Human Queen's Staff at +10, this becomes significantly more powerful than the Meteorite Staff while requiring low numbers of Intellect.

So, this is really great for hybrid spellcasting builds where you're willing to pump a bit more Intellect into your build but would still like to focus more on something like Strength or Dexterity, for example.

Lusat's Glinstone Staff

Then, we'll discuss Lusat's Glinstone Staff. This weapon is easy to obtain as you can loot it from a treasure chest once you defeat Nox Swordswoman and Priest in Sellia, Town of Sorcery. While it may seem insignificant, it has one very important advantage that it can increase the amount of FP you spend by 50%. This is definitely more niche than the other 3 staffs on this list as you need very high FP to build.

Elden Ring Lusat's Glinstone Staff

This staff is for use if you want absolute damage out of your Intelligence build. However, if you can live with the damage not being that high and your spells don't need to use a lot of FP, then the other 3 staffs on this list will be better suited for you.

Prince Of Death's Staff

The last staff on the list is Prince of Death's Staff. This can be the most powerful staff in the game, but it does require you to be a pure spellcaster unless you have a very high character level, as this scales with both Intellect and Faith. If you level both to 80, it will far outperform every other staff in the game. On top of that, it will also boost the damage of Death Sorceries by 10%.

Pulley Crossbow

For our final weapon category, as we move into ranged weapons, our first one is Pulley Crossbow. What attracted me to try it was the fact that it can shoot 3 bolts at once, so I thought this must be crazy for applying status effects. But it's actually much more than that. You can grab the crossbow from next to Craftsman's Shack Site of Grace.

Firstly, it has absolutely no weapon scaling, so all of the power comes from the bolts and the upgrade level of the weapon. This means that as long as you meet the minimum stat requirements of 16 Strength or 12 if you are two-handed, and 16 Dexterity, that's all you need.

You can then fit this weapon into any build you want, and it will still do maximum damage because you're not losing out on any scaling. However, the raw damage output combined with how quickly it can apply status effects make the Pulley Crossbow such a powerful weapon that can easily slot into any build and just give you slightly more ranged capabilities than you had before, allowing you to exploit enemy weaknesses from a very safe distance.

Black Bow

Next up is Black Bow. It's the fact that you inherently have Barrage on a longbow. Barrage is really the only reason to use a shortbow. They're fast, move set, and that weapon skill in particular means that you can inflict status effects at lightning speed.

Elden Ring Black Bow

Combine this with the fact that it does share certain moves from Shortbow Moveset, so when you jump and shoot, you can then shoot again immediately upon landing, allowing for quick shooting after rolling and from a sprint. It has a slightly lower damage output than other longbows, but these other perks, more than make up for it. And fully upgraded, it's going to be reasonably powerful.

The Black Bow is found on a rooftop in Leyndell, Royal Capital. Though that being said, almost all ranged options in Elden Ring so far are still pretty lackluster as opposed to spells or their melee weapons. So hopefully, we'll see some more powerful ranged weapons in Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC.

Lion Greatbow

Now, for the last weapon, we have Lion Greatbow. This can get a 20% boost to its damage when using and its unique skill is an improved variation of the skill 'Rain of Arrows', which is incredible against big targets when most of them arrows are going to hit. This can deal insane amounts of damage without the need to be anywhere near your target.

If you were to hold Lion Greatbows in both hands and then just two-hand one of them, you will get the 20% damage bonus from both, meaning that Radahn's Spear will then get a 40% damage increase. It might even be slightly more than that.

There you have it, all 10 secondary weapons that I think are worth bringing into the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. What do you think?