[Top 10] Elden Ring Best Weapons With Shield That Are Powerful (And How To Get Them)

What weapon will you use with your shield?
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With Elden Ring having some of the best weapons, and some of the best shields, this list will have you wandering around with amazing weapons in one hand, and your shield of choice in the other. Elden Ring has a huge variety of weapons, with you being able to play the game 20 times, and still, find new weapons, here's our list of the best weapons to use with a shield, and we all know nothing looks better than a mighty shield with a magnificent sword. Some of these weapons will require a few levels in different stats, this means you should stick to a weapon and level up accordingly, especially if you want some great scaling.

Is that a tree sentinel or are you just looking good?


10. Golden Halberd 

The Golden Halberd will be destroying enemies.

The Golden Halberd is a weapon you can get as early as the starting area. The first boss you’ll see…The Tree Sentinel. With skill, patience, and a lot of luck, you can get this weapon at level one right out of the starting area, but you won’t be able to use it until you’ve got the required strength of 30, dex of 14, and faith of 12. This Strength/Holy weapon does amazing damage and being able to stab enemies from behind the shield (hopefully your endurance will allow it) makes this weapon amazing for a shield and sword user

Why the Golden Halberd is great with a shield:

  • Can poke enemies from behind the shield.
  • Does good damage, especially with scaling.
  • Great range with versatile movement, and add a shield to that great defense.

How to get the weapon:

  • From the starting area, where Varre is in Limgrave.
  • See the boss before the church where Kale is.
  • After defeating the Tree Sentinel the weapon will drop.

Golden Halberd Details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Golden+Halberd


9. Bolt Of Gransax

This amazing weapon art will turn you into a mini Zeus.

The Bolt of Gransax, with the weapon being a dex weapon you can mainly focus on leveling up dex and strength with the added benefit of lighting damage without the worry of leveling up faith, as it does not scale with faith. The whopping requirement of 40 dex and 20 strength means this weapon is for those players who are dex focused. You must get this weapon before the capital of ash or else it is lost until new game.

Why the Bolt of Gransax is great with a shield:

  • A spear weapon means you can poke from behind a shield.
  • Great damage, with fast attacks and a bonus of lightning damage.

How to get the weapon:

  • From Lyndell, Royal Capital, defeat Godfrey.
  • From the Erdtree Sanctuary Grace go to the West door and down the elevator, there is a spear-looking monument.
  • Jump down onto the monument, and at the top, you will find the Bolt of Gransax.

The Bolt of Gransax Details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Bolt+of+Gransax


8. Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear

Nihil! Nihil! Nihil! - Mohg.

Mohg, an Elden Ring boss that needs no introduction, with one of the best boss weapons in the game you will be obliterating bosses everywhere. As it scales with arcane and strength this is one of the best blood weapons in the game. 

Why the Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear is great with a shield:

  • As it is a great spear you will do massive damage from behind the shield
  • It causes blood to build up which does % based damage.
  • Has an amazing weapon art that can be used with a shield (only if the shield has the “no skill” ash of war on)

How to get Mohgwyn’s, Sacred Spear:

  • Go to Mohgwyn Palace, either through Varre's quest or from the teleporter in Consecrated Snowfields.
  • Reach Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum.
  • Defeat Mohg and give his remembrance to Enia at the roundtable hold for his weapon.

Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear details:https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Mohgwyn's+Sacred+Spear


7. Bloodhounds Fang

Bloodhound fang and Bloodhound step, what else do you need?

With 18 strength and 17 dex you can wield this weapon early on, and as it has amazing damage, range, and weapon art you can create a solid build around this weapon. With the benefit of bleed, you’ll be killing enemies of all sizes. 

Why the bloodhound's fang is great with a shield:

  • Has good riposte damage if you can get the parry
  • Low requirements allow you to level up endurance so you can block and stab without the worry of stamina.

How to get the bloodhounds fang: 

  • At the very south end of Limgrave right before the bridge to the Weeping Peninsula, you will need to defeat the boss inside the evergaol.
  • Bloodhound Knight Darrwil is a hard boss for low-level players but with some practice, you will defeat him and obtain his weapon.

Bloodhounds Fang details:https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Bloodhound's+Fang


6. Rivers Of Blood

This weapon will destroy bosses.

The Rivers of Blood, an overpowered weapon with one of the best weapon arts and high damage output. If you add a friend called Mimic Tear you will destroy most bosses. With only 12 strength 18 dex and 20 arcane needed, this weapon is worth your time.

Why the Rivers of Blood is great with a shield:

  • Does bleed damage which can be built up from poking behind the shield.
  • Has an amazing weapon art that can be used with a “no skill’ ash of war shield.

How to get the Rivers of Blood:

  • At the Mountaintop of the Giants, go to the Church of repose.
  • Kill the invader Okina who is wielding the katana.
  • After defeating him the weapon will drop.

Rivers of Blood details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Rivers+of+Blood


5. Pike 

Stab enemies left and right.

The pike, channel your inner Spartan and use that spear and heavy shield. With a requirement of 20 strength and 14 dex, you can use this weapon early on. With long-range and the ability to add whatever ash of war you please, you’ll make a great build out of this weapon.

Why the Pike is great with a shield: 

  • Long-ranged attacks.
  • Can poke while blocking

How to get the Pike:

  • In Stormveil Castle, the heavily guarded area, it can be looted off a corpse.

Pike details:https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Pike


4. Antspur Rapier

Rapiers are so underappreciated.

As Scarlet Rot is very overpowered in Elden Ring, and this weapon does Rot build-up, you will be poisoning your enemies constantly. The weapon only requires 10 strength and 20 dex, with low stat requirements and great damage this weapon is a must.

Why the Antspur Rapier is great with a shield:

  • As it is a rapier you can stab while blocking.
  • Does rot build up, so you can block as you slowly proc the Scarlet Rot.

How to get the Antspur Rapier:

  • Go to The Shaded Castle Castellan and explore the castle if you want, from the western exit you will find a hostile NPC.
  • Kill Maleigh Marais who is roaming the field for the Marais set and the Antspur.
  • Antspur Rapier details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Antspur+Rapier


3. Vyke’s War Spear 

This weapon is so maddening... get it...

The madness weapon of Vyke, a weapon that does massive damage and causes madness buildup will not only be good for PVE but also PVP. With stat requirements of 18 faith, 16 strength, and 20 dex, mid-game players will also be able to use this weapon.

Why Vyke’s war spear is great with a shield:

  • As it is a spear you can poke while blocking.
  • Causes madness to build up.
  • Has one amazing ash of war that can be used with the “no skill” ash of war shields.

How to get Vyke’s war spear:

  • Go to the Northern parts of Liurnia to the Church of Inhibition.
  • Defeat the hostile NPC
  • After killing Vyke he will drop the weapon.

Vyke’s War Spear details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Vyke's+War+Spear


2. Eleanora’s Poleblade

A beautiful weapon, with amazing damage.

The Darth Maul build is here and it starts with Eleanora’s Poleblade. With stat requirements of 12 strength, 19 arcane, and 21 dex you can swing your double-sided blade. As the weapon has blood loss buildup and fire damage you will be slicing through enemies like a hot knife through butter. 

Why Eleanora’s Poleblade is great with a shield:

  • As it is a piercing weapon you can stab enemies while blocking
  • Its weapon art does amazing damage.
  • The low weight makes it ideal for larger shields to wield.

How to get Eleanora’s Poleblade: 

  • Go to the Second Church of Marika.
  • An invader will spawn called Eleanora.
  • Defeat her and she will drop the weapon.
  • Alternatively, you can do Yura's quest for the same outcome.

Eleanora’s Poleblade details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Eleonora's+Poleblade


1. Sword Of Night And Flame

My all-time favorite weapon.

The Sword of Night and Flame, a weapon that was brokenly overpowered on day one, with the possibility of killing some bosses in one hit. After the nerf the weapon is still great, as the requirements are 12 strength/dex and 24 faith/intelligence. The weapon itself doesn’t do a lot of damage but its true damage is with its weapon arts. As it can Kamehameha enemies and burn them to a crisp.

Why The Sword of Night and Flame is great with a shield:

  • With the ash of war “no skill” on your shield, you can block massive damage and do massive damage with the weapon art.
  • Great guard counter damage.

Where to get the Sword of Night and Flame:

  • Go to Caria Manor.
  • From the Manor lower level Grace go to the walkway.
  • Go straight across the first one, turn left, and then right.
  • From the third walkway, you will see a roof you can jump to.
  • Jump down and head towards the hole in the roof.
  • Go down the ladder and inside a chest, you will find this legendary weapon 

The Sword of Night and Flame details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Sword+of+Night+and+Flame


This concludes our top 10 best weapons with shields, remember you can do a guard counter with any shield and any weapon as long as you block and do an attack right after the enemy hits your shield.

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