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, 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.
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Intelligence  Weapons Comparison

No.WeaponsTypeWeightFP CostSell Price
1Royal GreatswordColossal Sword20.020500
2Scepter of the All-KnowingKnowledge above all4.535100
3Onyx Lord GreatswordCurved greatsword11.527500
4Lusat’s Glintstone StaffGlintstone Staff4.o20500
5Glintstone KrisGlintstone Dart1.510(-4)100
6Falling star Beast JawGravity Bolt21.513(-/13)500
7Lazuli Glintstone SwordStraight Sword3.58(-4)100
8Loretta’s War SickleLoretta’s Slash1014500
9Death PokerGhost flame Ignition8.515200
10Bastard’s StarNebula5.525100
11Starscourge GreatswordStarcaller Cry20.020100
12Sword of St. TrinaMists of Slumber3.020500
13Wing of AstelCurved Sword2.520200
14Prince of Death StaffNo skill20.0-200
15MoonveilTransient Moonlight6.5-(15 20)500

Royal Greatsword

Greatswords are the top weapons in Elden Ring. Meanwhile, 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


Royal Greatsword Location
Royal Greatsword Location

You already know that you will have to progress at least mid-game to obtain the best Int weapon in Elden Ring. But still, obtaining 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. 

Attribute Number
Strength 26
Dexterity 18
Intelligence 22
Physical Damage 112
Magical Damage 134

Scepter of the All-Knowing

Another unique and crucial Int weapon 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. 

Surprisingly, this hammer weapon has a D scaling with Intelligence. This means that each attribute value investment into the Intelligence stat will boost the performance of the weapon. Not just that, but the weapon also scales with Strength and Dexterity for balancing the heavy attacks in the boss fight. 

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. 

Additionally, the weapon has pretty decent stats for the endgame character weapons in Elden Ring. The hammer grants Physical Damage of 99, which is enough to take on any of the hardest bosses in Elden Ring. Plus, 64 Magic Damage will also satisfy your mage builds requirements. However, what the weapon lacks in the infusion with new skills, makes up for weapon upgrades. 

Attribute Number
Strength 12
Dexterity 18
Intelligence 21
Physical Damage 99
Magical Damage 64

Onyx Lord Greatsword

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. Meanwhile, 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 stone of the boss. 

Attribute Number
Strength 20
Dexterity 16
Intelligence 16
Physical Damage 118
Magical Damage 76

Lusat’s Glintstone Staff

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 the progress is not something that both beginner and veteran players do not want to experience in Elden Ring. This is where Lusat’s Glintstone Staff comes in handy 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

Lusat’s Glintstone Staff does not provide decent Physical Damage. This is because it is a sorcery weapon and maximizes the performance of sorcery-focused players. This is why you will only receive 24 Physical Damage. But on the other side, you will also enjoy 179 Sorcery Damage, quickly making it the best sorcery weapon in the game. You can upgrade the weapon with Somber Smoothing Stones, but you can not infuse the weapon with Ashes of War. 

Attribute Number
Strength 10
Intelligence 52
Physical Damage 24
Magical Damage 179

Glintstone Kris

When it comes to the Elden Ring best Int weapons, Glintstone Kirs is undoubtedly worth mentioning. 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. However, 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 weapon in Elden Ring is 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. 

Attribute Number
Strength 5
Dexterity 12
Intelligence 16
Physical Damage 57
Magical Damage 68

Fallingstar Beast Jaw

Fallingstar Beast Jaw is a must-have weapon for every mage build Elden Ring. 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. 

Attribute Number
Strength 34
Dexterity 12
Intelligence 20
Physical Damage 131
Magical Damage 85

Lazuli Glintstone Sword

You will always hear that true mage builds, never melee. But if you are mixing and matching with the creativity of your playthrough, Lazuli Glintston Sword is the perfect choice to go for. Among all the best Elden Ring Int weapons, Lazuli Glintstone Sword stands out for the 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

Obtaining the Lazuli Glintstone Sword is another crux of the matter. This is because this sword 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 obtaining 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 obtaining 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. Where can you find these enemies to farm for the weapon drop? There are two locations where you can find these enemies. You can either visit the Raya Lucaria Academy or consider Schoolhouse Classroom Grace. However, that depends on your storyline progress and accessibility to the location. Put down these sorcerers one by one until you obtain the sword. 

Attribute Number
Strength 8
Dexterity 9
Intelligence 13
Physical Damage 79
Magical Damage 94

Loretta’s War Sickle

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 the combat. For that instance, 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 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. 

Attribute Number
Strength 20
Dexterity 15
Intelligence 20
Physical Damage 110
Magical Damage 71

Death Poker

Death Poker is an incredibly overpowered Int weapon in Elden Ring. 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. Meanwhile, Magic 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 that 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. 

Attribute Number
Strength 15
Dexterity 17
Intelligence 11
Physical Damage 123
Magical Damage 36

Bastard’s Star

The next co0lest entry in Elden Ring is Bastard’s Star. 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 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. 

Bastard's Star Location
Bastard’s Star Location
Attribute Number
Strength 8
Dexterity 22
Intelligence 22
Physical Damage 65
Magical Damage 78

Starscourge Greatsword

If there were one challenging boss, then that would be Starscourge Radahn. Not to mention one of the badass bosses that shine on lore even deeper. Meanwhile, 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 obtaining the complete Starscourge set.

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Starscourge Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

You will also need to focus on the character’s stats requirements to wield this giant sword. Your character will need 38 Strength, 12 Dexterity, and 15 Intelligence. Meanwhile, these attributes will also be scaling the Damage Output of the weapon to turn it all up to the legacy of General Radahn. 

Although, it does not have a unique move 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 a gravitational push by both swords, easily staggering the enemies.

Attribute Number
Strength 38
Dexterity 12
Intelligence 15
Physical Damage 129
Magical Damage 83

Sword of St. Trina

There are numerous weapons that players mostly sleep on. Sword of St. Trina is also one of them because of the dangerous location. However, 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. 

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 will 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 on the size, but with the faint purple mist and the imbued skill, the Sword of St. Trina is a worthy weapon for intelligence-focused builds. Before wielding the weapon, your character’s stats must include Strength of 10, 12 Dexterity, and Intelligence of 14. Once your character meets all these character requirements, you are all set to pursue your build with the weapon. 

Sword of St. Trina Location
Sword of St. Trina Location
Attribute Number
Strength 10
Dexterity 12
Intelligence 14
Physical Damage 107
Magical Damage 32

Wing of Astel

This weapon is as badass as it sounds. 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.

Attribute Number
Strength 20
Dexterity 17
Intelligence 7
Physical Damage 65
Magical Damage 78

Prince of Death Staff

Behold sorcerers, Prince of Death Staff is not any ordinary weapon in Elden Ring. This Glintstone Staff contains sullied amber that will allow players to cast death sorceries. Prince of Death staff makes up 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. 

Attribute Number
Strength 6
Dexterity 18
Intelligence 18
Physical Damage 25
Magical Damage 144


Moonveil Katana is a prime consideration of most players, 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. Moreover, 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. 

Attribute Number
Strength 12
Dexterity 18
Intelligence 23
Physical Damage 73
Magical Damage 87

That is about it for intelligence-focused weapons in Elden Ring. Do you find this guide helpful for obtaining your ideal Int weapon? What are your go-to best Int weapons in Elden Ring? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

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