Top 5 Elden Ring Astrologer Builds [2024]

After playing Elden Ring for 400+ hours, here are the Best Elden Ring Astrologer Builds that I have narrowed through Top 5 featuring full-gear, class guide, and tips.

Best Elden Ring Astrologer Builds
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The Astrologer class in Elden Ring is a versatile starting class for those interested in sorcery. It provides a balanced set of stats, equipment, and spells, making it suitable for various sorcerer builds. Here’s a breakdown of the key features of the Astrologer class:

  1. Stats: The Astrologer starts with 16 Intelligence, 15 Mind, and 12 Dexterity. These stats provide a solid foundation for dealing early-game damage with spells and allow you to use a variety of sorceries effectively.

  2. Equipment: The Astrologer comes equipped with a straight sword, the Astrologer’s staff, and two spells: Glintstone Pebble and Glintstone Arc. The straight sword is a versatile weapon that can be infused to scale with Intelligence. The Astrologer’s staff is a reliable sorcery catalyst for both early and late-game content.

  3. Spells: The starting spells, Glintstone Pebble and Glintstone Arc, offer different approaches to combat. Glintstone Pebble is quick and consumes minimal FP, making it useful for dealing damage efficiently. Glintstone Arc, on the other hand, delivers high damage and is particularly effective against bosses and tougher foes.

The Astrologer class’s flexibility allows players to experiment with various sorcery-based builds, from pure spellcasters to hybrid melee-sorcerer combinations. This versatility makes it a solid choice for players who want to explore the world of Elden Ring using sorcery.

Key Takeaways

  • With 16 Intelligence, 15 Mind, and 12 Dexterity, the Astrologer class provides players with more than enough stats for strong early-game damage and the capacity to hold a tonne of spells for early games.
  • Pure Astrologer Build: This type of build will perform well in both PvE and PvP because of the strong spells and excellent melee ability.
  • Pure Sorcerer Build: It is fantastic for both PvE and PvP in Elden Ring due to its extremely high damage output and simplicity of use.
  • Melee Sorcerer Hybrid (Strength) build: With a primary focus on PvE, this build can deal out a significant amount of Sorcery damage while also wielding a very potent sword.
  • Melee Hybrid Sorcerer (Dexterity): This build may be the greatest Elden Ring Astrologer build due to the variety of attacks you can use. You obtain a weapon that deals insanely high damage and is faster than the standard R1s of the majority of weapons. Additionally, you receive strong spells. 

Here is a summary table for the Best Astrology Builds in Elden Ring:

No.BUILDSRune LevelVigorMindEnduranceStrengthDexterityIntelligenceFaithArcaneClassFlaskWeaponShieldArmorPrimary statsSecondary statsSkills
1Possible Elden Ring Astrologer Builds691598121679AstrologerHPUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownVigor & DexterityUnknown
2Pure Astrologer Build9014281210128879AstrologerMostly FP some HPMeteorite Staff & DaggerNoneQueen's Crescent CrownIntelligence & MindVigor & DexterityDetermination
3Pure Sorcerer Build6525251510143979UnknownFPUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownVigor & DexterityUnknown
4Melee Sorcerer Hybrid(Strength)1010131012129149UnknownFPUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownVigor & DexterityUnknown
5Melee Hybrid Sorcerer(dexterity)91211131215988UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownVigor & DexterityUnknown

Being an Astrologer means you can go for multiple builds, for example, a pure sorcerer, a Melee Sorcerer, a Melee build with little sorcery on the side, and a PowerSorcerer. I will cover these builds in this guide. Because I have played the game extensively, my advice is to use talismans that aid sorceries for all of these builds; these include Flock’s Canvas Talisman, Godfrey’s Icon, Graven-Mass Talisman, and Primal Glintstone Blade. Effective usage of talismans can greatly complement Astrologer Builds in Elden Ring.

Pure Astrologer Build

Astrologer Build (right) Elden Ring
Astrologer Elden Ring (Right)

For a pure Astrologer build, we just take the basic Astrologer class and build upon it while maintaining its essence. The main focus of such a build will be spells and sorceries with a decent amount of melee damage on the side, although not as much as a melee sorcerer.

Rune Level6

For this build, I recommend an Intelligence level of around 35, a mind of at least 30 alongside high dex. Other points can be allocated to Vigor, Endurance, etc. For your weapon, you may go with a basic sword, the straight sword Astrologer comes with works perfectly. The staff that comes with the class is also fine. For your spells, I suggest Loretta’s Greatbow, Magic Armament, Glintstone Pebble, Glintstone Arc and Carian Greatsword. The goal here is to make this build among the most versatile Elden Ring Astrologer Builds.

A build like this one will excel at both PvE and PvP. Due to the powerful spells and great melee ability, you will be equipped to handle any and all kinds of scenarios. Be it Morgott, The Omen King, or be it an online invasion, this build will ensure you are set for whatever may stand in your way. All in all, the basic Astrologer class has much potential and can be upgraded to be one of the best Elden Ring Astrologer Builds.

Pure Sorcerer Build

Pure Sorcerer Build in action, one of the best paths for Astrologer Builds in Elden Ring
Pure Sorcerer Build

If you are an Elden Ring fan, you saw this coming. While Sorcery has always been powerful when it came to FromSoft games, it is arguably at its finest in Elden Ring. Pure Sorcerer builds can be OP if research and effort is put in. Sorcery is also very deeply tied to the lore, with the second area having deep Sorcery roots. Elden Ring offers its players a ton of sorceries and staves to use them.

Flask Mostly FP some HP
WeaponMeteorite Staff & Dagger
Armor Queen's Crescent Crown
Primary statsIntelligence & Mind
Secondary statsVigor & Dexterity
Skills Determination
SpellsGlintstone Pebble, Glintstone Arc, Great Glintstone Shard, Loretta's Greatbow & Rock Sling

For this build, I recommend an Intelligence level of at least 60 so that you can use the best spells alongside a very high mind and vigor. For your staff, you may go with any staff but I recommend the Carian Regal Scepter. For your Sorceries, I recommend Carian Greatsword, the all-powerful Comet Azure, Loretta’s Greatbow, Meteorite, Renalla’s Fullmoon, and the likes. Go with a mix of powerful, slow spells and quick projectile-based spells.

Due to its very high damage output and ease of use, the Pure Sorcerer build is excellent for both Elden Ring’s PvE and PvP. The spells and their versatility ensures you will be set to face any and every challenge. Spells like Comet Azure and Meteorite do massive amounts of damage to bosses whereas being strategic and using spells like Carian Greatsword and Renalla’s Full Moon can ensure quick victory over PvP foes. All in all, when considering Asrologer Builds in Elden Ring, the Pure Sorcerer is an excellent path you can go with.

Melee Sorcerer Hybrid (Strength)

The Melee Sorcerer hybrid build is an age-old iconic build for Fromsoft build. This build means your character is capable of dishing high amounts of Sorcery damage alongside wielding a very powerful sword capable of matching the mightiest of greatswords and the likes. This is arguably the most powerful and coolest of all Astrologer Builds in Elden Ring, and certainly, one of the most fun to use ones.

For this build, I recommend a good staff, like the Carian Regal Scepter or the Meteorite Staff and a powerful weapon, one that scales with intelligence and strength will be even better, I recommend the Iconic Dark Moon greatsword. I recommend an intelligence level of around 45 and a strength level of above 25. All other points can be allotted to endurance or vigor or mind. For your spells, I recommend projectile-based spells like Glintstone Pebble, Lorettas Greatbow, Carian Phalanx, etc. You may also add in one or more high damage spells in if you want, like Renalla’s Fullmoon.

This build will focus primarily on PvE. While it can be viable in PvP, PvE is where it will shine. The slow sword means that you will be dishing out insane amounts of damage to PvE foes and the sorceries will only serve to complement that. Anyone, from Margit to Radahn, will fall easily before this build.

Melee Hybrid Sorcerer (Dexterity)

The Moonveil Katana
Melee Sorcerer (Credits: PCgamer)

Moonveil. That’s it, that’s this build. Jokes aside, the Moonveil Katana is arguably the greatest Katana FromSoft has ever made and this is saying something for Fromsoft loves their Katanas. It is up there with the likes of Rakuyo from Bloodborne. This Katana is an Intelligence weapon that scales primarily with Intelligence and Dex. The Moonveil is so good that we have an entire guide dedicated just to it. It has the sick moveset of Katanas alongside some extremely powerful weapon artes capable of dealing insane amounts of damage.

For this build, I recommend a high intelligence of at least 50 and a high dex of around 30, with all other points going into Mind, Vigor, and Endurance. I also recommend a basic staff like the glintstone staff and some sorceries such as the glintstone pebble, the glintstone arc, the carian greatsword, star shower etc. The spells will aid the Moonveil and give you a very diverse Astrologer build capable of dealing many different types of attacks with devastating force.

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Due to the many types of attacks, you can do, this build is arguably the best Elden Ring Astrologer build for both PvE and PvP. You get a weapon that does insane amounts of damage and has a weapon arte that can down a boss in a few shorts and is faster than the normal R1s of most weapons. Alongside that, you get powerful spells that can help maintain distance and do long-ranged damage. This builds ticks almost every box and is in the argument for the best build overall in Elden Ring.

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