A Strength-build is pretty simple. You just have to use a Strength-scaling weapon, level up your Strength stat as high as possible, then go flatten your enemies. Massive damage and powerful staggers make these Strength-scaling weapons popular among players, going way back to as early as Demon Souls.
Moreover, with the right build and talismans, their damage potential is absolutely insane. If you want to rock one, then it only makes sense to go for the best Strength-scaling weapons in the game. Let’s have a look at what these are.
Best Strength-Scaling Weapons in Elden Ring and Where to Find Them
Without further ado, here are the 7 best Strength-scaling weapons you can get in the game:
Despite the name, the Greatsword actually belongs to the Colossal Swords class. It’s not as crazy as the other weapons in this list, but the fact that you can get it early on means you’ll be able to start rocking a Strength-based build with this weapon as your main.
It can be infused with an Ash of War of your choosing, and with a Heavy infusion, you can get its Strength scaling to A at +25. To get this, you’ll want to head over to the Caelem Ruins grace of site in Caelid, then from there, just head northwest to the caravan and loot the weapon from it.
Ghiza’s Wheel is a Colossal Weapon that has an Ash of War unique only to this weapon. It’s more akin to a pizza cutter in terms of design, and the same can be said for its AOW.
Basically, its AOW, Spinning Wheel, allows you to spin its bladed wheel to deal continuous damage to your target. You can hold it for as long as you want until you deplete your stamina. You can even use it while walking. Apart from that, the weapon comes with an innate blood loss buildup which can proc every time you hit your target with its Ash of War.
This weapon can be looted from Inquisitor Ghiza who will invade you in the room up the stairs in the Volcano Manor grace of site.
The ultimate Unga Bunga weapon, the Great Club is perfect if you want a really simple but effective Strength-based weapon. It has the Golden Land Ash of War which can’t be replaced, but this one sure does a lot of damage when it hits its targets.
Also, the weapon gets an A scaling in Heavy infusion at max upgrade level, which is the main infusion you’d want to get if you’re rocking a Strength-scaling weapon.
The weapon can be looted from the Stonedigger Troll boss which you can find in the Old Altus Tunnel.
The Ordovis’s Greatsword belongs to the Greatsword class. Its moveset is pretty much like any greatsword in the game. However, its Ash of War (which is unique only to this weapon) can deal a ton of damage if it hits.
The Ordovis’s Vortex is a really powerful skill that can hit hard and can even be charged to deal even more damage. It performs a heavy slam AOE attack on a medium area, making it ideal for clearing out mobs. It also has a ripple effect depending on how long the weapon was charged. Each ripple effect can quickly stack up, causing it to deal massive damage and even heavy stagger.
To get this weapon, you’ll have to defeat Crucible Knight Ordovis who can be found inside the Auriza Hero’s Grave.
From its appearance alone, you can easily tell that this weapon hits hard. At max upgrade level, it can get an S scaling in strength, making it perfect for builds that rely on that hit. However, it also scales off of Intelligence, albeit poorly.
The reason is that this Colossal Sword also deals a bit of magic damage. However, that’s actually not the main selling point of this weapon. Instead, its main feature is its Ash of War, Wave of Destruction, which slams the weapon to the ground to deal massive damage and fire off a wave of gravitational force in a straight line.
It can even do heavy staggers, making it a really powerful Strength-scaling weapon. Its charged strong attacks also release a bit of gravity magic which can deal a bit of poise damage against your target, though you’re better off capitalizing on its Ash of War.
To get this weapon, you’ll have to fight the Crucible Knight and Misbegotten Warrior duo in Redmane Castle Plaza.
Prelate’s Inferno Crozier
The Prelate’s Inferno Crozier is a Colossal Weapon that has the design of a mace but with the skill that allows you to plow through your enemies. Its Ash of War which is called Prelate’s Charge can be held down to use in a shovel-like fashion, charging through enemies while wrapped in flames and then scooping them up at the end.
It can get to A scaling with the Heavy infusion at max upgrade level, further increasing its damage output. However, it’s best to focus on its Ash of War rather than its normal attacks as they’re painfully slow to even hit your target.
My personal favorite of all the Strength-scaling weapons, the Giant Crusher can deal a fuckton of damage with the right setup. Obviously, it gets an S scaling at max upgrade level with the Heavy affinity. Slap the Royal Knight’s Resolve to this thing, and you can easily see damage numbers of 2000 upwards.
You can make it even crazier by dual wielding two of this weapon, activating Royal Knight’s Resolve on both of them, wearing the Claw talisman, then performing a jumping attack on your target. This thing is OP, period.
Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?
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Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!
How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?
As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.
So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.
Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.
When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!
Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.
Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!
Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!
On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!
After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.
For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.
The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.
While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.
It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!