Here’s the best Elden Ring Confessor build including weapons, talismans & more

Here’s the best Elden Ring Confessor build including weapons, talismans & more
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Tarran Stockton

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9th Apr 2024 13:10

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In Elden Ring, the Confessor has one of the best starts due to its wide stat spread, allowing you to build it out in any way you desire to create a powerful build. However, having played the whole game with this build, there are some recommendations I would make for the weapons, armour, talismans, and spells.

The game gives you a lot of freedom thanks to all the equipment on offer and the different stats you can fine-tune, but that makes it easy to build something that's not optimal for dealing with all the hard bosses across The Lands Between.

Starting out & levelling

Screenshot showing the Confessor build starting stats in Elden Ring
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As a Confessor, you'll begin your adventure at level 10, with your Faith stat as the highest, followed by Mind, Strength, and Dexterity. 

For this build, I suggest focusing on the Faith and Strength stats as your mains. The general rule I would follow is to put one point into Strength for every two points in Faith, alternating for the other three stats.

This will allow you to scale your damage with the Faith and Strength stats, as most of your attacking output is going to come from spells.

For the other stats, focus on Vigor and Dexterity second, followed by Endurance and Mind. The rest of the stats will give you the necessary HP, stamina, and FP to make it through the game without dying too much.

Best weapons for a Confessor build

The key weapon to work toward for this Confessor build is the Blasphemous Blade, a Greatsword that requires 22 Strength, 21 Faith, and 15 Dexterity to wield, scaling particularly well with those first two stats.

  • To get it, you will first have to defeat the Rykard boss in the Mt. Gelmir region to earn his Remembrance of the Blasphemous
  • Following this, you'll then need to take the Remembrance to Enia at the Roundtable Hold to claim the weapon for yourself

A character facing away from the camera in Elden Ring wielding the Blasphemous Blade
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The Blasphemous Blade has high physical damage and extra fire damage, alongside a heal that triggers after killing an enemy.

I found that the heal and fire damage both scale exclusively with Faith, allowing you to reap the rewards of these effects at higher levels, giving you additional sustain and DOT damage.

For your spells, a weapon you can get quite early on is the Dragon Communion Seal, which will allow you to cast Faith Incantations and is much better than the seal you start with.

It can be found in the Fringefolk Hero's Grave which is located right before you come out into the open world, though you will need two Stonesword Keys to get in

Alternative Confessor weapons

Once you start getting later into the game and have the necessary levels to start getting powerful Faith-based gear, you will want to seek out the Godslayer's Greatsword.

This sword is quite expensive to wield from a stats point of view, as it requires 20 Strength and Faith, along with 22 Dexterity. Despite this, it's a very powerful weapon that will last you a while. To obtain it you'll need to defeat the Godskin Apostle in the Divine Tower of Caelid. 

Finally, another alternative of the best weapons for this Confessor build in Elden Ring will come much later in the game: the Zweihänder. This is a colossal sword that can be purchased from the Isolated Merchant in the very west of the Weeping Peninsula for 3500 runes.

Best armour for a Confessor build

My first suggestion for armouring your Confessor in Elden Ring is the Mausoleum Knight Set, which can be farmed quite easily in Liurnia of the Lakes, or near the Walking Mausoleum in the Weeping Peninsula by killing the enemies of the same name.

The Mausoleum Knight Set has superb physical and magical protection for an armour set that you can earn this early on, so it's worth spending some time gathering all the pieces.

This set doesn't come with a helmet though, so you'll want to seek out the Ruler's Mask, which increases the Faith stat. You can find it near the Abandoned Coffin Lost Grace site, soon after entering the Altus Plateau.

the Briar armour and Ruler's Mask in Elden Ring
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For the end-goal of your Confessor, you'll want to seek out the Briar Set. Thanks to its protection, you'll be shielded from most harm for the rest of your playthrough after getting it.

  • The Briar Set can be earned after defeating Elemer of the Briar, a boss found in The Shaded Castle to the west of the Altus Plateau region
  • Once you've successfully vanquished the foe, you'll then need to return to the Roundtable Hold
  • Following that, all you'll need to do is to purchase it from Enia

While this is a full armour set, I'd recommend replacing the helmet with the Ruler's Mask to cap off this part of the build. 

Best Talismans for a Confessor build

For the last part of your equipment, you'll need some Talismans to round off your Confessor build, the first of which is the Two Fingers Heirloom. This gives you a flat bonus of five to your Faith when equipped, and can be found inside a chest within the Purified Ruins, located to the south of Liurnia - making it a good early Talisman overall.

The Two Fingers Heirloom Talisman in Elden Ring
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Another top choice is Faithful's Canvas Talisman, which raises the potency of all your incantations. This is great for dealing extra damage or healing yourself for more and can be found on a corpse inside the Sellia Crystal Tunnel.

Finally, once you've got the weapons you will need, the Carian Filigreed Crest is a great choice. This will lower the FP consumption of all skills, letting you put out more damage consistently. 

You can choose whatever you want for your final Talisman slots, but one of the Legendary Talismans is always a great pick.

Best spells for a Confessor build

Greyoll's Roar Incantation in Elden Ring
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When it comes to spells, Faith users have a lot of choices for high damage and utility spells. Heals or status effect-removing spells are my top choices for any Confessor build, such as:

  • Black Flame - Found in the Godskin Prayerbook. Lets you throw a powerful flame
  • Lord's Heal - Found in the Two Finger's Prayerbook. Lets you perform a strong self-heal
  • Lord's Aid - Found in the Two Finger's Prayerbook. Lets you remove status effects like poison or scarlet rot

Greyoll's Roar is another fantastic choice that deals lots of damage and debuffs enemies with lower defence and attack power. This can be purchased from the Dragon Communion Altar in Caelid.

The rest of your spells are up to you, but I recommend having a good mix of damaging and self-supporting spells to keep you in the fight.

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If you don't think the Confessor is the class for you, there are plenty of others to choose from in Elden Ring, like:

That's everything you need to make the best Confessor build in Elden Ring. Check out our Elden Ring homepage for more guides. We've also covered the achievements list, how to find Sacred Tears, how to complete the Haligtree Medallion, and how to find Golden Seeds.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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