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Elden Ring: What are the best hybrid starting classes?


Elden Ring features a plethora of impressive spells. If you want to fully take advantage of them, you should select a Hybrid class. If you’re new to Elden Ring and you want to build a hybrid character that can use powerful spells and deliver fast melee or strength-based attacks, you’ve come to the right place.

In this quick take, we’ll explore what’s the best beginner-friendly hybrid class to use in Elden Ring.

What is the best hybrid class in Elden Ring?

The best hybrid classes to start your Elden Ring game with are the Prisoner and the Confessor. The Prisoner is the best hybrid class for beginners. It has Intelligence-based spells and Dexterity-based melee weapons. The Confessor can cast Faith-based spells right from the start.

The Prisoner class starts with good Dexterity and Intelligence, and average Strength. If you select this class, make sure to further invest in Dexterity and Intelligence. The Prisoner is build defensively focusing more on stealth-based melee attacks. It can use both sword and spells to heal and attack.

The Confessor is a hybrid class that focuses more on Faith. As a quick reminder, you need Faith to cast magic based around support and resto spells. Faith is also required for Lightning and Fire magic.

Best attributes for hybrid classes

The best attributes to focus on when playing a Hybrid class are Faith or Intelligence on the one hand, and Dexterity and Strength on the other hand.

Dexterity helps you use fast and light weapons such as daggers, katanas, scythes and so on. At the same time, Dexterity is crucial for mages. The higher your Dexterity level, the faster you can cast spells.

Faith and Intelligence are required for casting spells and using sorceries. Faith plays an important role in casting healing spells. Intelligence is crucial for casting high-damage sorceries.

You also want to focus on Arcane. Many Faith and Intelligence-based spells require Arcane. Make sure you never run out of it.

You need Strength if you’re planning to use heavy weapons such as Colossal Swords and hammers. If you want to play as a Knight, make sure to focus on improving your character’s strength.

The starting class is just a base

Keep in mind that a starting class is just a base for your character. You’re not stuck forever with the attributes you started the game with. You can level up your character as you progress through the game.

The most important things to consider when launching the game are your starting stats. As you progress through the game, you can unlock an endless list of new weapons, spells, and various other items.

What’s your favorite hybrid class and why? Let me know in the comments below.

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