Elden Ring | Top 5 Classes Ranked From Best To Worst

Have you been searching YouTube only to see the big channel giving you uninformed opinions about whatever their publisher tells them to say? Well, good news! We are dedicated to bringing you Elden Ring guides, analysis, and breakdowns of content and gameplay.

We aim to provide you with the best information as quickly as possible. The point to be noted here before we start is that all classes have merit in the right hands, depending on who is playing. For noobs we recommend Vagabond, but if you are skilled, all classes can work.

Top 5 Classes In Elden Ring Ranked

What you need while looking for information about classes in Elden Ring is an informed opinion. With over 100 hours of gameplay experience, I can help you with that.

Vagabond Class

So right off the bat, the Vagabond in our opinion is by far the easiest class, due to the simplicity of its play style. You got a shield, you got a sword, and the best starting armor in-game. The Vagabond in Elden Ring is the equivalent to the Knight in Dark Souls 3, almost down to a tee.

It has great armor, great strength, and is generally straightforward. You don’t need to learn complex spells or timings, just roll, jump, attack, dodge, etc. Anybody can play it, and we recommend it as the easiest.

It takes the stress off of learning or focusing on advanced combat mechanics. And instead focuses on how to play Elden Ring itself, without having to focus on much more than your basic combat attacks.

  • The simplicity means you trade ease of play, with some of the more advanced and rewarding combat mechanics of the game.
  • This means a loss of damage output and general versatility.
  • But for the casual or new player, this is what you should start with.

Samurai Class

If you’re a Dark Souls 3 Veteran, you are probably aware of the Uchigatana dropped from the naked old man near the Firelink Shrine. Well, that’s the exact same blade you get with the Samurai Class. I wonder if there are some ties to the Dark Souls 3 unfolding.

By far this class is the best class bar none in the game for multiple reasons. However, this class requires more skill and focus and is not recommended for beginners. The main benefit of the Samurai class over that of Vagabond is the additional use of the bow and arrow, which allows for you to create some serious distance.

  • In addition to the Uchigatana, the Samurai Class also carries forward the Dark Souls 3 mechanic of the Bleed effect.
  • It inflicts massive amounts of damage and is highly effective at taking out large enemies who are susceptible to bleed, with big health pools.
  • You can even take out giants with the help of this. If you’re a skilled player, this is the class that you are going to love the most, and it is by far the best class in our opinion.
  • It will reward you with fun game-play that’s saleable.

Confessor Class

In the past, stealth was never really viable and much harder than straight-up fisticuffs. Well, that has changed. While stealth is something you can do with any class, no one does it better than the Confessor Class which is literally built for assassination.

Sometimes, if you have put in over a thousand hours like me into DS3, it can get boring. And after playing these games, a person might want a new take on a well-known formula. And that’s where this class brings in both something new for the noob, and for the veteran.

  • The Confessor class brings a whole new meaning to the stealth mechanics in Elden Ring.
  • Here you can essentially run at full speed with the assassin’s spell and drop dudes like flies. In addition to this, you can heal.
  • So the need for Estus flasks is dramatically reduced.
  • It allows you to play this game completely in a stealth mode, using various faith spells to establish a whole new play style in this game.

Astrologer Class

As an honorable mention, the Astrologer class which is essentially a mage is by far the best if you want to go that route. However as always in souls games, the mage class is a bit more difficult to play. That is not because you need to have good timing, but because switching out your attacks or spells on the go can be challenging for some.

  • It’s a recommended pick IF staying back is your style.
  • But I wouldn’t recommend it if you are not familiar with how to properly utilize spells in Souls Games.
  • It’s a difficult but rewarding class. 

Hero Class

A word to the wise, we highly recommend that you avoid this class at all costs. Lest you want to feel the pain of death, suffering, and dying, over and over again. DO NOT PICK The Hero Class. Unless you want to have the worst experience ever.

The reasons are,

  • The defense is very low, and the Axe is slow and cumbersome.
  • It’s hard to hit a target with it, as it swings downward, whereas most other weapons use a side slash, which covers more area.
  • In general, this class is even worse, than even the Wretch class, which is the Elden Ring equivalent of the Deprived class from DS3.

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Last Updated on May 24, 2022

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