Bloodhound's Fang Dex Build in Elden Ring.
Screenshot by The Escapist.

Best Dex Build in Elden Ring

Quality over quantity.

Despite being one of the weaker main stats in the game, Dex builds are a popular pick amongst players in Elden Ring. My guide will help you put together one of the best options for Dexterity within The Lands Between.

Recommended Videos

Elden Ring Best Dexterity Build

Bloodhound's Fang in Elden Ring
Screenshot by The Escapist

The Bloodhound’s Fang is the best weapon for a Dex build because of the by hybrid qualities it possesses. Most Dexterity weapons in Elden Ring are based on a quick attack speed or tons of bleed damage. However, they lack damage per hit and poise, which is always busted in FromSoftware games. Below you can find everything you need for a hard-hitting build.

  • Weapon: Bloodhound’s Fang
  • Ash of War: Bloodhound’s Finesse
  • Class: Vagabond
  • Primary Stat: Dexterity (80)
  • Primary Stat: Vigor (60)
  • Secondary Stat: Endurance (30)
  • Secondary Stat: Strength (30+)
  • Talisman One: Green Turtle Talisman – Raises stamina recovery speed.
  • Talisman Two: Erdtree’s Favor – Raises maximum HP, stamina, and equip load.
  • Talisman Three: Radagon’s Soreseal – Greatly raises attributes, but also increases damage taken.
  • Talisman Four: Claw Talisman – Enhances jump attacks.
  • Armor: Anything with 50+ poise.

What truly makes the Bloodhound’s Fang stand out against other Dex weapons is how it handles. The curved greatsword acts closer to a strength weapon but it still retains speed and has built-in bleed damage. On top of the great moveset, the Ash of War has two parts that can allow you to dodge and dish out a nuke for damage. There’s a reason the weapon was so popular when the game was initially released.

Related: Best Strength Build in Elden Ring

If you continue the game into New Game Plus, the Bloodhound’s Fang can easily be turned into a quality build. Any Quality build will work the same way as the standard Dex build, but it also utilizes strength. The fang has a B for Dex scaling and it has a C for Strength, so it leaves plenty of room for more stats.

And that’s all there is to the best dex build for the Lands Between. Remember that you can always use the same setup with new Dexterity weapons if they don’t rely on other stats.

Elden Ring is available now on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.


The Escapist is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article How to Level Up Fast in Diablo 4 Season 4
Helltide fight in Diablo 4.
Read Article How to Level Up Fast in Wuthering Waves
The main character flying in Wuthering Waves
Read Article Black Butler Season 4 Episode 7 Release Date Confirmed
Ciel in Black Butler
Related Content
Read Article How to Level Up Fast in Diablo 4 Season 4
Helltide fight in Diablo 4.
Read Article How to Level Up Fast in Wuthering Waves
The main character flying in Wuthering Waves
Read Article Black Butler Season 4 Episode 7 Release Date Confirmed
Ciel in Black Butler
Author
Dan Wenerowicz
Dan has been writing gaming guides, features and news for four years after graduating with a BA in writing. You can find him endlessly covering COD, Diablo 4, and any major releases. Otherwise he's cooking up another opinion piece.