8 Best Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Weapons

As with any FromSoftware DLC, Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree introduces many new weapons, each packing devastating power and playstyle. While the DLC comes with some nice late-game weapons, you can also get your hands on some early stuff to elevate your experience. So if you’ve just begun the game, keep reading to know the best Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree weapons you should grab right now.

1. Backhand Blade

Backhand blade Elden Ring

Equip Requirement: 10 Strength, 13 Dexterity

While seemingly simple, one of the best Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree early weapons is the backhand blade. This simple, one-handed Blade has a curved blade and a backhand grip. If you’re an Elden Ring player who rocks a one-handed build, the backhand blade is one the best early choices you can make. Its weapon skill, Blind Spot, allows you to dash closer to your enemies and stab them using a slash.

You can find the Elden Ring backhand blade inside a small mausoleum northeast of the scorched ruins. However, do be careful since the place will be full of enemies. Hence, quickly take them out and get this item.

2. Beast Claw

Beast Claw

Equip Requirement: 13 Strength, 11 Dexterity

The Beast Claw is a brand-new claw weapon in the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree that looks like a paw fit with sharp blades on the fingers. If you love claw weapons, you’ll absolutely love this Elden Ring DLC weapon. Its weapon skill, Savage Claws, allows you to pounce at your enemies, slashing at them continuously with left and right claws.

To get Beast Claw, you must enter the Shadow Realm and sit at the Gravesite Site of Grace, look southeast, and ride into the jungle. You’ll see a hostile NPC named Logur, The Beast Claw, walking there. Swiftly defeat him in the fight to take the best Elden Ring DLC early weapons for yourself!

3. Great Katana

Great Katana new weapons in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

Equip Requirement: 14 Strength, 18 Dexterity

If you follow us enough, you already about all Elden Ring Katanas and how amazing they are. And while the likes of the Nagakiba Katana are nice, Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree features many new ones that are an awe to use.

One of them is The Great Katana, a large blade that helps with passive blood loss build-up per hit. Its weapon art, Overhead Stance, lets you raise your blade above your head and slash at your enemies. You will find this handy katana in the middle of a lake right beside the Abandoned Ailing Village in Gravesite Plain. Get this katana and grab yourself one of the best Elden Ring DLC early-game weapons.

4. Milady

Milady greatsword weapons in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

Equip Requirement: 12 Strength, 17 Dexterity

While Milady is a light greatsword, it certainly doesn’t look like one. But don’t let appearances fool you, this is one of the best greatsword weapons you can get in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree. It deals strength damage upon hit and is fast to wield. Its weapon skill, Impaling Thrust, allows you to dash at your opponent and stab them with this weapon.

You can find this weapon inside Castle Ensis. After you cross the bridge, kill the giant and keep heading straight. Then, take a left and get up on a tower to find this weapon inside a chest.

5. Firespark Perfume Bottle

Firespark Perfume Bottle Elden Ring new weapons in Shadow of the Erdtree

Equip Requirement: 3 Strength, 14 Dexterity

Are you a fan of Perfumer’s Bottle from the base game? Then you’ll love using Firespark Perfumer’s Bottle in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree. It allows you to spread fire around your general vicinity, allowing you to damage your opponents with fire damage. The weapon skill, Kick, will well, enable you to kick your enemy.

You find this inside a Perfumer camp right before you enter Castle Ensis. Once you cross the bridge, you’ll find the camp on the right side. This early-game Elden Ring Erdtree weapon will definitely be loved by you all and we are sure of it.

6. Smithscript Dagger

Smithscript Dagger

Equip Requirement: 5 Strength, 11 Dexterity, 11 Intelligence, 11 Faith

The Smithscript Dagger is a short dagger that allows you to throw it at your enemies from a distance. This is one of the few weapons in-game that uses all four stats. However, it scales better with dexterity over other stats. Its weapon skill, Piercing Throw, allows you to throw the dagger with a lot of strength toward your enemy, injuring them.

Smitscript Dagger is found inside the Ruined Forge Lava Intake. You can reach this area by taking a right after crossing the bridge in front of Castle Ensis and heading straight until you reach the edge of the cliff. You’ll find a dungeon called Ruined Froge Lava Intake. This Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree early weapon will be on a dead body guarded by one of the blacksmith’s enemies.

7. Anvil Hammer

Anvil Hammer Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

Equip Requirement: 39 Strength, 10 Dexterity, 11 Intelligence, 20 Faith

Hammers are possibly one of the fun weapons you can use in the base Elden Ring, and Shadow of the Erdtree features a brand new one. Called the Anvil Hammer, this early game Elden Ring Erdtree DLC weapon Hammer is a colossal weapon that hits hard when used. Its weapon skill, Smithing Art Spears, allows you to slam the red hot hammer to the ground, releasing many spears from the ground, which instantly vanish.

You can find Anvil Hammer inside the Ruined Forge Lava Intake dungeon. Complete the dungeon, which is a very straightforward process; you’ll find this early game Erdtree DLC weapon waiting at the end.

8. Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana

Dragon Hunter's Great Katana Weapons Elden Ring

Equip Requirement: 15 Strength, 20 Dexterity

Another Katana in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is a Dragon-Hunter’s Great Katana. It is a significant weapon with gravel stone along its blade. This is one of the dragon-hunting weapons, allowing you to defeat the Dragon more easily. Its weapon skill, Dragonwound Slash, covers the blade with a grave-stone aura. You’ll then perform a high leaping slash, damaging the enemy.

You can get this Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree early-game weapon by defeating the boss in the Dragon’s Pit dungeon. This place is located on the cliffs southeast of Castle Ensis. To reach there, instead of taking the right road leading to the Ruined Forge Lava Intake dungeon, you take the left lane and go upwards. Then, from the Pillar Path Waypoint, you take the right road and reach the end till you find yourself in the tunnel.

These are the best Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree early-game weapons you should get. Depending on what kind of playstyle you prefer, you’ll love one over the other. That being said, which weapon do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!

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