Elden Ring is well known for being very challenging, particularly during combat. To complete a full playthrough of the game, you must effectively design your build depending on your playstyle and equipment. This also includes having familiarity with each stat in the game and knowing the purpose of each. Dexterity is one stat that can benefit you during combat in many ways. Read on to learn more about the Dexterity stat in Elden Ring.
What Does the Dexterity Stat do in Elden Ring?
Dexterity is one of the stats you will find in Elden Ring to increase the effectiveness of your weapons and spells. Dexterity has a soft cap of 50, meaning that once it starts to exceed this, you will not gain as many benefits. The following list has some of Dexterity’s uses:
- Unlocks the use of certain Armaments with minimum Dexterity requirements. For example, the Urumi Whip requires 10 Strength and 19 Dexterity.
- Increased damage output of Dexterity-type weapons and armor.
- Decreases spell casting time.
- Reduces your fall damage.
- Lower chances of falling off your horse when attacked by enemies.
You can increase your Dexterity attribute at any Site of Grace using Runes. You can obtain runes by defeating enemies and bosses throughout the game. The number of runes you need to increase Dexterity will scale with your character level. Alternatively, you can respec after defeating Rennala and using a Larval Tear.
If you plan to level your Dexterity, having suitable weapons will help you fully utilize its effects. Weapons such as the Uchigatana, Urumi Whip and Morgott’s Cursed Sword are a few examples of some that you may wish to seek out. If you are looking for ranged options, Greatbows are a viable option.