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The Best Straight Swords in Elden Ring

Are you thinking of wielding a straight sword for your Elden Ring playthrough? You need to know which one is the best. Here are the top 5 best straight swords in Elden Ring. 

Best Straight Swords in Elden Ring

Elden Ring is easily one of the best games to be released in 2022. There are a number of reasons for that. Elden RIng is the first From Software game to adapt to the open-world formula. While most of the gaming community might be fatigued with that concept now, Elden Ring’s spin on it doesn’t seem to bore people in any way. 

Another reason for Elden Rings’ success is the sheer number of weapons that you can find in-game. There is just so much variety to choose from that you can sometimes overlook the importance of something as simple as a straight sword. Straight swords are incredibly strong weapons, and we are going to tell you about the Top 5 straight swords in Elden Ring. 

The straight swords might be seen as starting weapons by pro players, but they will also know how powerful these swords can be. We are going to talk about five of the best straight swords in the game, why we think they are the best and how you can find them. 

Top 5 Straight Swords In Elden Ring

Straight swords are typically used by people that go for a knight build, shield in one hand and sword on the other. Or it can be used by someone who uses a lot of magic. So, without further adieu, here are 5 of the best straight swords in Elden Ring. 


Warhawks Talon

Best Straight Swords in Elden Ring

The Warhawks Talon is an early game straight sword found in the Stormveil castle. This straight sword is a versatile weapon as it also allows infusions with ashes of war. You can also opt for the auxiliary build with this weapon which is a much more favored approach. 

The Warhawks Talon comes with a scaling of C in dexterity and a D in strength and the spinning splash skill. This weapon is dropped by the bladed talon eagles in the stormveil castle. 


Carian Knight’s Sword

Best Straight Swords in Elden Ring

Carian Knight’s Sword might have been my favorite sword on this list if we were talking about looks, which we are not. However, it is still an excellent weapon when it comes to in-game stats. This weapon requires the player to have 10 strengths, 10 dexterity, and 18 intelligence to wield it. 

The Carian Knight’s sword deals 215 magic and 215 physical damage, which means that this weapon will work well paired up with sorceries. This sword is hidden away in a chest in West Liurina at the far end of a caravan. 


The Broadsword

Best Straight Swords in Elden Ring

If you are a veteran in the souls-like genre, you might have already heard about this weapon. If you choose the confessor class in Elden Ring, the broadsword will be given to you as a starting weapon. This is an excellent melee weapon that scales well with Strength and Dexterity. 

The Broadsword is also a pretty versatile weapon since it can be infused with Ashes of War. This sword can also be bought from a Normadic Merchant in coastal caves. 


Ornamental Straight Swords

Best Straight Swords in Elden Ring

Yes, you read that right. It’s swords, not sword singular. Which means it is a pair of melee weapons meant for some dual-wielded destruction. These swords only require you to have 14 dexterity and 10 strength, meaning that they are very easy to wield, even at the start of the game. 

These swords are also very easy to obtain. Another thing to note about these swords is that they don’t support any infusions, so you will dump most of your points into dexterity while wielding them. 


Sword of St. Trina

Best Straight Swords in Elden Ring

Sword of St. Trina is the fifth and last sword on this list. To wield this weapon, you will need 10 strengths, 12 dexterity, and 14 intelligence. It comes with a scaling of E in intelligence and D in dexterity and strength.

The special thing about this sword is that it comes with the ability to put your enemies to sleep. While in sleep, the enemies will not be able to move or do anything. You can find this sword along the border between Caelid and Limgrave. 

So, that is our list for the top 5 straight swords in Elden Ring. Note that this list is not in any particular order, and you can rank them as you please. Straight swords are reliable weapons that can carry you through the entire game if wielded properly. 

We hope that this guide helped you learn more about the top straight swords in Elden Ring. 

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Elden Ring is available to play on Steam.