When starting out their journey in Elden Ring, players might want to get a head start on the build they’d like to use throughout the game. A player’s starting attributes are determined by the class they choose, and this class acts as a guide to future levelling. This can be changed later on, but a player that knows their preferences ahead of time will keep from wasting runes on unnecessary levelling. If players choose the Astrologer class, for example, they’ll want to obtain numerous spells and Intelligence-scaling weapons. The best Astrologer build will make use of these tools to their fullest, going so far as to eradicate the toughest bosses in the game with little difficulty.
How to Make the Best Astrologer Build in Elden Ring
The Astrologer starts with 16 Intelligence and 15 Mind. Both of these attributes are higher on this class than any other. Astrologers also start out with some basic spells and light gear. They have a fair amount of Dexterity, but their Strength, Faith, and Arcane attributes are relatively average or lacking. Outside of the obvious contenders, this point distribution makes it clear that the best attributes for Astrologers to focus on are Intelligence, Mind, and Dexterity. Most sorceries and staffs will only require Intelligence to use effectively. This means that Astrologers can make full use of the best sorceries in Elden Ring, as well as the best staffs. Thanks to their naturally high Mind attribute, this especially includes sorceries with high FP costs such as Comet Azur.
Magic damage should be the focus of Astrologer builds, with weapons such as the Wing of Astel being perfect sidearms for when enemies get too close for comfort. When facing enemies that can resist magic damage fairly well, weapons that scale with Dexterity will result in the highest damage for the lowest cost to Astrologers. The best armor for Astrologers can vary depending on playstyle, but generally light armor that can resist elemental damage will be most useful. A fine example of such armor is Lusat’s set, which boasts relatively low weight and massive resistance to Magic damage. Spells can be used from a range to easily outclass melee enemies, but many foes in Elden Ring wield magic of their own. Being able to resist ranged attacks as a mage is vital to survival.
The various Glintstone Crowns found throughout the game are also very useful, as they can increase the damage of your sorceries in exchange for lowering some of your other attributes. When searching for Talismans, Astrologers should be on the lookout for the Graven-Mass Talisman, Cerulean Seed Talisman, Primal Glintstone Blade, and Marika’s Soreseal. All of these Talismans will either increase the strength of your sorceries or make them easier to cast. Other useful items include the Cerulean Hidden Tear to negate FP consumption, the Regal Omen Bairn for a source of Holy damage, and Godrick’s Great Rune to increase your attributes at will. With the right tools, an Astrologer can easily defeat the strongest foes and claim the title of Elden Lord!
Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.