Top 15 Best Elden Ring Int Weapons

Struggling to find best Int Weapons Elden Ring? Here are top 15 weapons you can get your hands on in early, mid and endgame.

Best Int Weapons Elden Ring
Best Int Weapons Elden Ring

Elden Ring has one of the hardest learning curves, weapon scaling based on your character stats greatly balances the game mechanics to assist players at every level. For that instance, Intelligence-focused players that seek both Physical and Magical Damage gameplay must pursue weapons with Int scaling to achieve better stats. Let’s learn everything about them!

Key Takeaways

Int weapons in Elden Ring offer bonuses based on character stats, with E-D-C-B-B-A-A-S grades for Int weapons, with the lowest being E and the highest being S-grade, making them ideal for Intelligence-focused players seeking both Physical and Magical Damage gameplay.

Here are the Best Int Weapons:

  1. Royal Greatsword: Balanced with high damage, especially during Wolf Assault.
  2. Scepter of the All-Knowing: Requires high Intelligence, and scales with it.
  3. Onyx Lord Greatsword: Two-handed, no need for Ashes of War infusions.
  4. Lusat’s Glintstone Staff: Dual-purpose for close and far-range combat, scales with Intelligence and Faith.
  5. Glintstone Kris: Lightweight dagger scaling with Intelligence.
  6. Fallingstar Beast Jaw: Massive weapon scaling with Intelligence, Dexterity, and Strength, with the Gravity skill.
  7. Lazuli Glintstone Sword: Ideal for mage/melee-focused characters.
  8. Loretta’s War Sickle: Intelligence-focused build with D scaling for Intelligence.
  9. Death Poker: Powerful Intelligence weapon with low stat requirements.
  10. Bastard’s Star: Magic-focused Flail weapon with bonus damage to Void enemies.
  11. Starscourge Greatsword: Ideal for mid-level builds, unique move set.
  12. Sword of St. Trina: Overpowered with scaling for Intelligence, Strength, and Dexterity.
  13. Wing of Astel: Best Intelligence melee weapon with specific conditions.
  14. Prince of Death Staff: Unique Intelligence and Faith scaling staff.
  15. Moonveil Katana: Best Intelligence weapon with Transient Moonlight skill.
About The Author

With more than 1,000 hours playing Elden Ring, you can trust that I know what I’m talking about when I share things, especially when it comes to Intelligence Weapons!

Intelligence Weapons Comparison

Here is a comparison table of my best Int Weapons in Elden Ring. Each stat can be sorted to view the highest and lowest values, which has been done for your convenience:

No.WeaponsBest forTypeWeightFP CostSell Price
1Royal GreatswordBest Great Sword For Int BuildColossal Sword20.020500
2Scepter of the All-KnowingBest Hammer For Int Build.Knowledge above all4.535100
3Onyx Lord GreatswordBest Str-Int Build GreatswordCurved greatsword11.527500
4Lusat’s Glintstone StaffHighest Sorcery Int Scaling Glintstone StaffGlintstone Staff4.o20500
5Glintstone KrisBest Int Build DaggerGlintstone Dart1.510(-4)100
6Falling star Beast JawBest Int Clossal Weapon For BossesGravity Bolt21.513(-/13)500
7Lazuli Glintstone SwordBest Int Straight SwordStraight Sword3.58(-4)100
8Loretta’s War SickleBest Halberd For Quality BuildLoretta’s Slash1014500
9Death PokerBest Piercing Int WeaponGhost flame Ignition8.515200
10Bastard’s StarBest Flail For Int BuildsNebula5.525100
11Starscourge GreatswordBest Greatsword Against Gravity-type Enemies.Starcaller Cry20.020100
12Sword of St. TrinaBest Dex-Int Build Straight SwordMists of Slumber3.020500
13Wing of AstelBest Int Curved SwordCurved Sword2.520200
14Prince of Death StaffBest Glintstone StaffNo skill20.0-200
15MoonveilBest Katana For Int BuildTransient Moonlight6.5-(15 20)500

Comparison Table for Int Weapons.

15. Royal Greatsword

Best Great Sword For Int Build

Why did I Choose Royal Greatsword?

The Royal Greatsword goes up to a C scaling in Intelligence, with high Magic damage output once fully upgraded. Honorable mention is its Weapon Art that inflicts Frost.

The Royal Greatsword achieves maximum scaling with Intelligence and Strength when it comes to scaling. If you think you might have seen this weapon somewhere, you are right.

Royal Greatsword is the primary weapon of the charming NPC Blaidd, who plays an essential role in the storyline. 

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Royal Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming


You already know that you will have to progress at least mid-game to obtain the Royal Greatsword. But still, getting this massive sword will not be easy.

You must complete Ranni’s questlines to get to the end and return to Ranni’s Rise tower. Here, you will be surprised to see a boss that I might not spoil for completionists. All you need to do is defeat the boss, and you will receive the Royal Greatsword as a reward. 

  • Max C Scaling in Int. 
  • Unique Weapon Art: Wolf’s Assault.
  • Weapon Art inflicts Frost status.
  • High Magic Damage output.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
  • Attack animation is quite slow.
  • Heavy weight, being a Greatsword.
Attribute Number
Strength 26
Dexterity 18
Intelligence 22
Physical Damage 112
Magical Damage 134

14. Scepter of the All-Knowing

Best Hammer For Int Build.

Why did I Choose the Scepter of the All-Knowing?

 This heavy-hitting hammer scales pretty well with Int; it’s lightweight, and its Weapon Art reduces magic and holy damage negation of anyone within the radius, including the player, consequently increasing your mage damage by 10%.

Another unique and crucial Int weapon of my choice is the Scepter of the All-Knowing. Aside from the long script name, the weapon is a hammer that does considerable damage registration for its weight. Although it is a highly light hammer weighing only 4.5, the Scepter of the All-Knowing is one of the most badass weapons you can consider for your character. 

Like Blaidd, the Scepter of the All-Knowing is also the primary weapon of Sir Gideon Ofnir. For those who are not aware, he is a vital boss that will encounter during the storyline at Leyndell, Capital of Ash. To go into detail, he is the Great Enemy class boss, making him incredibly powerful. However, incorporating some combat elements like Elden Ring’s best ashes summons will pave the way for defeating the boss. 

  • Lightweight Hammer.
  • Max C scaling in Int.
  • Unique Weapon Art gives a 10% Magic Damage Buff.
  • High Magic Damage output even without Buff.
  • Ashes of War cannot be infused.
  • The debuff surrounds you and the enemy both.
Attribute Number
Strength 12
Dexterity 18
Intelligence 21
Physical Damage 99
Magical Damage 64

13. Onyx Lord Greatsword

Best Str-Int Build Greatsword

Why did I Choose Onyx Lord Greatsword?

The Onyx Lord Greatsword features a curved sword capable of damaging and throwing away enemies using its Unique Skill. It scales well in Str and Int and does more damage against gravity-type enemies.

In my opinion, this Greatsword receives excellent appraisal because of the intensity of damage and Intelligence scaling for your character. Onyx Lord is a similar Greatsword that is mighty for its size and deals massive damage. At a glance, Onyx Lord Greatsword is a piece of art with a curved sword that looks to be a perfect two-handed weapon in Elden Ring. 

Like all weapons, Onyx Lord Greatsword also requires attributes stats for players. For that instance, you will need a Strength of 20, while Dexterity and Intelligence need 16. It can be seen that the weapon does not have any heavy requirements and does not want you to invest heavily in the mentioned attributes’ stats. 

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Onyx Lord’s Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Once again, players can not upgrade the weapon with Ashes of War. Considering the stats, your character will never need the Ashes of War infusions to push the boundaries of an already-boosted weapon.

Onyx Lord's Greatsword Location
Onyx Lord’s Greatsword Location

Obtaining the Onyx Lord involves a boss fight to receive the weapon as a drop reward quickly. For that, you will visit the extreme upper portion of the map in Leyndell Royal Capital.

Here, you have to find a cave just below the cave that is known as the “Sealed Tunnel.” Proceed forward, and eventually, you will meet Onyx Lord himself with the Greatsword. Fighting him will not be easy, so bring your best weapons and practice to pierce the skin of the stone of the boss. 

  • Max B scaling in Int and Str.
  • 20% more damage to Gravity-type enemies.
  • Unique Skill damages enemies and sends them flying away. 
  • Decent weight.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
  • The only way to improve the effect is to upgrade it or make certain builds.
Attribute Number
Strength 20
Dexterity 16
Intelligence 16
Physical Damage 118
Magical Damage 76

12. Lusat’s Glintstone Staff

Highest Sorcery Int Scaling Glintstone Staff

Why did I Choose Lusat’s Glintstone Staff?

The Lusat’s Glintstone Staff scales S in Int, making it exceptionally ideal for Int builds, and has insane Sorcery scaling for them, outperforming all other staves.

Apart from the slashing and earthshaking weapons, sometimes all you need is a magical weapon to cast powerful spells from a distance. Melee weapons will mainly involve close-range strikes that indeed yield the best damage. But they also increase the risk of falling into a damaging strike from an enemy, thus losing all the progress. 

Losing progress is not something that both beginner and veteran players do not want to experience in Elden Ring. This is where I suggest the Lusat’s Glintstone Staff to assist players with close and far-range combat. Looking at the Staff, you will see a Glintstone attached to the top, making it one of the most beautiful weapons in the game. 

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Lusat’s Glintstone Staff | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Players can find this weapon in Sellia, Town of Sorcery. First, you will need to go to the Dragon-Burned Ruins to get there. Here, you will be looking for a chest that will release fumes to teleport your character to another location.

Upon teleportation, your character will spawn in the Sellia Crystal Tunnel. Now, you can easily make your way to the Sellia, Town of Sorcery, to obtain the Lusat’s Glintstone Staff. 

The First Step
The First Step
Dragon Burnt Ruins
Dragon Burnt Ruins
Sellia Crystal Tunnel
Sellia Crystal Tunnel
  • Highest Int Scaling for Sorcery (up to 413 with 80 Int).
  • Initial B and max S scaling in Int with C in Str.
  • No skill is imbued in it. Uses skill of other armament in hand
  • High FP Cost.
  • No bonus sorcery damage.
Attribute Number
Strength 10
Intelligence 52
Physical Damage 24
Magical Damage 179

11. Glintstone Kris

Best Int Build Dagger

Why did I Choose Glintstone Kris?

Glintstone Kris is a powerful dagger that deals Phy and Magic damage and can be used in close-mid-range combat at the cost of extremely low FP.

When it comes to the best Int weapons, Glintstone Kirs is undoubtedly worth mentioning, in my opinion. Glintstone Kris is a light dagger that is readily available to players early in the game. It also scales with Intelligence, along with Strength and Dexterity.

For this weapon, you do not need much investment into these stats to pick up the weapon for your combat. 

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Glintstone Kris | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Another essential factor that makes Glintstone Kirs one of the prominent weapons in the Elden Ring is its availability to players. Players will have to progress through the storyline to complete the Sorceress Sellen.

At the end of the quest, she will ask players to side with her. She will reward you with the Glintstone Kris with Erdtree ornamentation upon siding. Once you have the weapon, you can proceed forward to claim your position as the slash-and-pierce warlord in the Lands Between. 

  • Ideal for short and medium range.
  • Unique Weapon Skill: Glintstone Dart and Pebble + Thrust Attack.  
  • Projectile Attack: Charged, only Magic Damage.
  • Thrust Attack: Magic and Phy damage.
  • Low FP Cost.
  • Max C scaling in Int and Dex.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
  • Low Critical value than other daggers. 
Attribute Number
Strength 5
Dexterity 12
Intelligence 16
Physical Damage 57
Magical Damage 68

10. Fallingstar Beast Jaw

Best Int Clossal Weapon For Bosses

Why did I Choose Fallingstar Beast Jaw?

Fallingstar Beast Jaw features a powerful Skill that you can spam to stagger bosses easily. It does more damage against Gravity-type enemies.

Fallingstar Beast Jaw is a must-have weapon for every mage build. It is a colossal weapon that scales with Intelligence, Dexterity, and Strength.

Since most colossal weapons are already mass-murdering, Fallingstar Beast Jaw makes up for both looks and Damage output. Weapon depicts a dark and gritty look that will easily skewer your enemies. 

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Fallingstar Beast Jaw | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

The weapon also features the skill of Gravity Bolt. This skill will allow you to cast lightning bolts through the Fallingstar Beast Jaw onto the enemies. This casting will register both Physical and Magical Damage, which can prove deadly for most enemies in the game.

Apart from the skill, the weapon also inflicts a gravity attack to shake things up and break the stance of the foes during battle.

Fallingstar Beast Jaw Location
Fallingstar Beast Jaw Location

On the other side, to obtain this beautiful weapon, you will be facing the Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast. This boss can be easily found in Mt. Gelmir. Like most giant bosses in the game, Fallingstar Beast is also one massive foe that will not stand away to take a bite out of character.

As a piece of advice, it is vital to use a blocking strategy to dodge the incoming attacks and make your way out of the boss fight easily. Blocking will also aid players with Parry attacks that are incredibly powerful and will easily break the boss’s stance. 

After defeating the boss, you will receive the Fallingstar Beast Jaw. Now, you might know where this weapon comes from. The jaw of the beast you just fought makes the Elden Ring’s lore even darker and more satisfying. 

Moving on, Fallingstar Beast Jew features 131 Physical and 85 Magic Damage. If these do not seem ideal stats, you should consider the weapon for scaling over Intelligence, Strength, and Dexterity. 

  • 20% more damage against Gravity-type enemies.
  • Spammable.
  • Can stagger bosses easily.
  • High Phy and decent Magic Damage.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
  • Max Int Scaling only up to D.
Attribute Number
Strength 34
Dexterity 12
Intelligence 20
Physical Damage 131
Magical Damage 85

9. Lazuli Glintstone Sword

Best Int Straight Sword

Why did I Choose Lazuli Glintstone Sword?

Lazuli Glintstone Sword scales well with Int, and deals significant Magic Damage and Glintstone Pebble Weapon Skill for ranged damage.

Lazuli Glintstone Sword stands out for its beauty and the Magic Damage in the battle. Unlike other weapons, this sword only scales with Strength and Intelligence. 

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Lazuli Glintstone Sword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

It is a rare drop from the Lazuli Sorcerers and requires intense farming until you get your hands on the weapon. Although, you can increase the chance of Lazuli Glintstone Sword drop by getting another magical item known as “Silver-Pickled Fowl Foot.”

You can find this in War Dead Catacombs dungeon. Here is the complete guide on infiltrating the War Dead Catacombs and getting the Silver-Pickled Fowl Foot

Lazuli Glintstone Sword Location
Lazuli Glintstone Sword Location

Once that is consumed, you can proceed to farm the Lazuli Sorcerers to get your piece of Lazuli Glintstone Sword. 

There are two locations where you can find these enemies. You can either visit the Raya Lucaria Academy or consider Schoolhouse Classroom Grace. That depends on your storyline progress and accessibility to the location. Put down these sorcerers one by one until you obtain the sword. 

  • High Magic Damage.
  • Good against enemies with low Magic Resistance.
  • Weapon Skill: Glintstone Pebble
  • Glintstone Pebbel shoots projectiles with a follow-up Thrust attack. 
  • No Ashes of War can be imbued on it.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
  • Difficult to obtain.
Attribute Number
Strength 8
Dexterity 9
Intelligence 13
Physical Damage 79
Magical Damage 94

8. Loretta’s War Sickle

Best Halberd For Quality Build

Why did I Choose Loretta’s War Sickle?

Loretta’s War Sickle exclusively scales perfectly for Quality Builds with the addition of Int weapons instead of pure Int Build. It has fast attack speed, high Phy and Magic damage, and a powerful Weapon Art.

Loretta’s War Sickle is another weapon you can not afford to miss for your Intelligence-focused build. It is a prime member of Halberd weapons that is massive for the Damage output and the added skill in the weapon.

Do not confuse the weapon looks with a scepter. Loretta’s War Sickle is unique with its strikes and the infused skill to dish out the best damage to the enemies. 

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Loretta’s War Sickle | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Additionally, Loretta’s Sickle does not have any major requirements for the characters’ stats. You need 20 Strength, 15 Dexterity, and 20 Intelligence to find and use the mighty Halberd in combat.

You will have to defeat Loretta’s Knight of the Haligtree. Visit the Haligtree Town Plaza and parkour down to the boss location to start the battle with Loretta.

Before you visit the location, it is worth noting that it is crawling with different enemies. You might not want to engage in combat because you will never make out of all the enemies. The ideal practice I suggest is to run fast and dodge the attacks from every enemy until you reach the boss arena. 

Elden Ring Haligtree Town Plaza
Haligtree Town Plaza

Loretta’s War Sickle stats are also ideal for the mid-level mage builds. Looking at the Physical Damage, players receive a hard value of 110 while Magic Damage stands at 71.

Once again, it is important to remember that the weapon will be scaling with each value added to the Intelligence among Strength and Dexterity. This way, Loretta’s Sickle will become the most reliable weapon for your character build in Elden Ring.

  • Ideal for Quality Builds.
  • Swift Attack Speed.
  • Weapon Art: Loretta’s Slash
  • Deals Phy and Magic Damage.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • Poor scaling for Pure Int Builds.
Attribute Number
Strength 20
Dexterity 15
Intelligence 20
Physical Damage 110
Magical Damage 71

7. Death’s Poker

Best Piercing Int Weapon

Why do I recommend Death’s Poker?

Death’s Poker is excellent for Piercing damage and inflicts Frostbite. Moreover, its Weapon Skill features Ghostflame, which can cause an explosion, and it scales with Intelligence.

Death Poker is an incredibly overpowered Int weapon. Many players sleep on this Greatsword because of the weird look. But what Death Poker Greatsword lacks in the looks makes up for the highest-performing stats in the Elden Ring.

Surprisingly, the Death Poker does not have heavy stats requirements to wield the weapon, thus making it the perfect weapon for early-level players. 

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Death’s Poker | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Death Poker poses some stellar stats for the heavy damage character builds, apart from the requirements. Death Poker offers Physical Damage of 123, putting an end to the small enemies in a single strike. The maagic Damage stands at 36 to pierce through the thickest armors and high Physical Damage resistance bosses. 

Death Poker Location
Death Poker Location

Once you have reached the inner Caelid, come to the Southern Aeonia Swamp and go straight to the location of Death Rite Bird boss. Those players who do not see any boss will have to wait till Night to allow the game to spawn the boss and engage in the battle.

You must defeat the boss to receive the Death Poker weapon as a reward drop. 

  • Inflicts Frostbite.
  • Weapon Skill scales with Int.
  • Burst Damage.
  • Easily stagger enemies.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
  • Not suitable for PvP.
  • Attack speed is a little slow. 
Attribute Number
Strength 15
Dexterity 17
Intelligence 11
Physical Damage 123
Magical Damage 36

6. Bastard’s Star

Best Flail For Int Builds

Why did I Choose Bastard’s Star?

The Bastard’s Star deals the highest Magic Damage among all Flails, and its Weapon Skill covers a large area while dealing extra damage to Gravity-type enemies.

It is a magic-focused Flail weapon that will yield primarily magical damage. It has E, D, and C scaling for Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence. Like most Flail weapons, Bastard’s Star also is an intelligence-focused item for your characters’ arsenal, expanding the reach of attack and ending the small to medium enemies in one strike.

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Bastard’s Stars | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Players using the Bastard’s Star will be able to use Nebula skills that will inject stars that will sweep, strike and then explode to inflict massive damage to enemies. On the other side, the weapon will be dealing an extra 20% damage to the Void-type enemies.

No matter how giant the enemies are, you can gain a tactical advantage by draining the HP using the Bastard’s star and the skill. 

  • 20% more damage to Gravity-type enemies.
  • Max Int Scaling is A.
  • Weapon Art Covers a large area. 
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • Doesn’t work well on Crucible Knights.
Bastard's Star Location
Bastard’s Star Location
Attribute Number
Strength 8
Dexterity 22
Intelligence 22
Physical Damage 65
Magical Damage 78

5. Starscourge Greatsword

Best Greatsword Against Gravity-type Enemies.

Why did I Choose Starscourage Greatsword?

The Starscourage Greatword deals 30% more damage to Gravity-type enemies, in addition to its Weapon Skill, which has a massive AoE. It also has very high Phy and Magic damage.

If there were one challenging boss in my experience, then that would be Starscourge Radahn. Not to mention one of the badass bosses that shine on lore even deeper.

Many players got dips on the Starscourge Radahn armor and the Greatsword he uses in the battle against tarnish. Although, I have a guide to getting the complete Starscourge set.

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Starscourge Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Although, it does not have a unique movie set, which disappoints most people at the start. But what makes this weapon ideal for mid-level builds is the scaling with the vast weight of 20. Even better is the Skill that comes with the weapon.

Starscourge Greatsword will feature Starcaller Cry, involving an incredible cast of gravitational push by both swords, easily staggering the enemies.

  • 30% more damage to Gravity-type enemies.
  • Weapon Skill has a huge AoE.
  • High Phy and Magic Damage.
  • Powerstance Dual-wield it by equipping in 2 Hands.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
  • Heavy Weight.
  • Slow attacking speed.
Attribute Number
Strength 38
Dexterity 12
Intelligence 15
Physical Damage 129
Magical Damage 83

4. Sword of St. Trina

Best Dex-Int Build Straight Sword

Why did I Choose Sword of St. Trina?

The Sword of St Trina is ideal for Dex-Int builds, and its unique Weapon Art covers a nearby AoE while inflicting Sleep status on enemies.

There are numerous weapons that players mostly sleep on. Sword of St. Trina is also one of them because of the dangerous location. If you are familiar with the corners and dungeons of the Elden Ring, you might already have seen Sword of St. Trina in its full glory. 

In my opinion, the sword is a massively overpowered entry in the weapons with scaling for Intelligence, Strength, and Dexterity. Clerics of St. Trina once wielded it. Although you can not find them around in the Lands Between, you do have the chance to obtain the hauntingly beautiful weapon. 

To obtain the Sword of St. Trina, you mist visit a location in Forsaken Ruins, just across the Rotview Balcony. Here, you will find an underground basement that requires Stonesword Key to gain access.

Once you have gained access to the basement, you will see another heavy door. Interacting with it will allow you to open it and get across another room that contains a chest. This chest will reward players with the Sword of St. Trina. 

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Sword Of Saint Trina | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

It might look a little short in size, but with the faint purple mist and the imbued skill, the Sword of St. Trina is a worthy weapon for intelligence-focused builds.

  • Unique Weapon Art with Sleep Status Effect.
  • High Phy Damage once upgraded.
  • Ideal choice for Dex-Int Builds.
  • No other Ashes of War Infusions.
  • Does not allow Magic Enchantments.
  • Little damage in the base form.
Sword of St. Trina Location
Sword of St. Trina Location
Attribute Number
Strength 10
Dexterity 12
Intelligence 14
Physical Damage 107
Magical Damage 32

3. Wing of Astel

Best Int Curved Sword

Why did I Choose Wing of Astel?

The Wing of Astel has a B scaling in Int when upgraded, and its Weapon Skill: Nebula does AoE damage, especially more against Gravity-type enemies.

Wing of Astel is known among the best Int melee weapons in Elden Ring for the Damage Output and the beauty because of the curved crafting. This curved sword gives the feeling of an Elden Lord for breaking the enemy to the last bit by using physical and Magical attacks. 

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Wing Of Astel | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Apart from the damages, Wing of Astel satisfies the players’ Damage Output needs with the skill of Nebula. This skill will cast a magic ark of dark stars cloud that will spread and then explode to deal damage.

This comes in handy when you need some distance and want to inflict continuous damage. 

Wing of Astel Location
Wing of Astel Location

Obtaining the Wing of Astel involves completing Ranni’s questline to unlock Nokstella, Eternal City Site of Grace. From there, head southeast along the river, avoiding enemy encounters.

Carefully navigate the cliffside and, when you encounter the Malformed Star enemy, dodge their attacks. Drop below the cliff, follow the ledge, and you’ll find a secret chest containing the perfect Intelligence weapon, the Wing of Astel.

  • Deals 20% more damage to Gravity-type enemies.
  • Weapon Art gives AoE damage.
  • Lightweight.
  • Heavy Attack creates a Magic Projectile.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
Attribute Number
Strength 20
Dexterity 17
Intelligence 7
Physical Damage 65
Magical Damage 78

2. Prince of Death Staff

Best Glintstone Staff

Why did I Choose Prince of Death Staff?

It offers A scaling in Int and Faith once upgraded and gives the highest Sorcery scaling with 80 Int and 80 Faith.

This Glintstone Staff contains sullied amber that will allow players to cast death sorceries. I recommend Prince of Death staff for the unique sorcerer builds with high Intelligence and Faith stats. 

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Prince Of Death’s Staff | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Prince of Death Staff stats reveal only 25 Physical Damage. Meanwhile, 144 Sorcery Damage will attract Sorcery-focused players.

Another surprising aspect of the weapon is that it can be infused with Ashes of War. On the other side, you will not receive any Skill for the weapon, which is a pretty fair tradeoff. 

Prince of Death Staff Location
Prince of Death Staff Location

Obtaining the Prince of Death Staff is only possible after you have defeated Starscourge Radahn. Once that is out of the way, you will have to visit Deeproot Depths.

Here, players must head Northeast from the site of grace and then take North West route to get inside the ruins. Here you will also see giant roots making a path up to the ruins. Take the large root to get one of the Towers that contains Prince of the Death Staff. 

  • Highest Sorcery Scaling.
  • Max A Scaling in Int and Faith.
  • Can infuse Ashes of War.
  • Boosts power of Death Sorceries by 10%.
  • Not suitable at low levels.
  • Requires heavy-level grinding.
  • Only suits Sorcery builds.
Attribute Number
Strength 6
Dexterity 18
Intelligence 18
Physical Damage 25
Magical Damage 144

1. Moonveil

Best Katana For Int Build

Why do I prefer Moonveil?

The Moonveil Katana gives natural C scaling in Int along with Blood Loss build up. Its unique Weapon Skill is great for crowd control. 

Moonveil Katana is a prime consideration of most players including me, and for many reasons. Apart from the weapon roots from back in the soul series, Moonveil is a perfect slash-and-pierce weapon that comes with scaling with Strength, Intelligence, and Dexterity. 

It may surprise you that Moonviel is superior to your character build. But it also makes up an excellent addition for PvP weapons where strikes are dangerous and timing is critical. This Katana has been forged by Glintstone, thus yielding the power of Magic for dealing heavy damage. 

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Moonveil | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Players can establish a laido-style stance with this skill while keeping the Katana sheathed. You will also receive a downward slash that is more accurate and damaging to the enemies. 

Moonveil Location
Moonveil Location

To obtain this fine piece of art, you are going to Gael Tunnel in Caelid. Find a way across the border and gain access to the tunnel. The tunnel is extremely deep, so you will have to navigate carefully over the ledges to go down.

After dodging the enemies’ attacks, enter the boss battle arena and fight the Maga Wyrm. Once you have defeated the boss, you will receive Moonveil Katana for your character. 

  • Inflicts Blood Loss.
  • Max B scaling in Int.
  • Weapon Skill deals decent AoE damage.
  • High-speed attacks.
  • Cannot infuse other Ashes of War.
  • No Magic Enchantments allowed.
Attribute Number
Strength 12
Dexterity 18
Intelligence 23
Physical Damage 73
Magical Damage 87

Why Others Were Not Choosen?

  • Meteorite Staff: Despite S scaling in Int, its Sorcery Scaling is pretty low at 272 for 80 Int.
  • Rotten Crystal Staff: Scarlet Rot only works if you fight physically with the Staff. Other than that, there are better options regarding Sorcery Scaling.
  • Carian Knight Sword: Doesn’t scale as much as other weapons. 
  • Dark Moon Greatsword: Only scales good in Int, not in Dex and Str.
  • Albinauric Staff: Only works well with Thorn Sorceries.

What Would I Recommend For Int Weapon?

In my opinion, there are a number of honorable Int weapons in the Elden ring that fit the criteria of best, depending on your playstyle and build. I usually prefer Lusat’s Glintstone Staff for Sorcery builds or Moonveil Katana for some action-based combat. You can go over these, test them out, and see which one suits you the best.

If you have any queries or confusion, share them with me in the comments section below. 

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