Best Elden Ring Confessor build: Creating a Strength & Faith combination

Best Elden Ring Confessor build: Creating a Strength & Faith combination
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Tarran Stockton


10th May 2023 16:32


Our best Elden Ring Confessor build takes advantage of the class's strong starting stat spread, which can make it an adaptive, jack-of-all-trades playstyle for dealing with those tough enemies or bosses.

Elden Ring's many different classes can be shaped in a tonne of directions thanks to the game's litany of weapons, which stats you spec into, and its wide array of weapons and armour. So, if you need to know how to create a useful Elden Ring Confessor build, read on for everything you'll need to get started. 

Not a fan of the Confessor class in Elden Ring? Be sure to check out our other class guides for more builds to run:

Elden Ring Confessor build: 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. Despite the Faith stats being the highest skill you'll start with, the Confessor class build doesn't really have an obvious advantage in any stats from the beginning, as the spread is fairly wide. However, you'll be specialising in both magic and melee weaponry, while also starting the game with the Broadsword, Kite Shield, and a Finger Seal.

For our Elden Ring Confessor build, we suggest focusing on the Faith and Strength stats as your mains, with Dexterity and Vigor second, followed by Endurance and Mind. This will allow you to scale your damage with the Faith and Strength stats, while the rest will give you the necessary HP, stamina, and FP to make it through the game. 

Best weapons for Elden Ring Confessor build

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Confessor build weapons

The key weapon for this Confessor build in Elden Ring 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 Elden Ring Rykard boss in the Mt. Gelmir region to earn his Remembrance of the Blasphemous.
  • Following this, you'll then need to take it to Enia at the Roundtable Hold to claim it for yourself.

The Blasphemous Blade has high physical damage and extra fire damage alongside a heal that triggers after killing an enemy. This skill is very powerful, and scales purely with Faith, allowing you to deal insane fire damage at higher levels. 

Alternative Confessor weapons

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 Elden Ring Stonesword Keys to get in. 

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.

  • You'll likely have to spend some time farming levels due to the sheer cost and Strength requirement for many of these weapons, so check out our Elden Ring rune farm guide to get started. 

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Best Confessor build armour in Elden Ring

Our 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. The Mauseoleum 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 will tide you over well into the endgame - but we do have a better set to seek out.

The Briar Set should be your armour end goal for your Confessoe build, thanks to its incredible protections that allow it to work for a manner of all builds.

  • 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, we'd recommend replacing the helmet with the Ruler's Mask to cap off this part of the build. It doesn't have the greatest protection, but it will increase your Faith while wearing it and is found on a corpse northeast of the Abandoned Coffin Lost Grace (accessed from the Ruin-Strewn Precipice dungeon). 

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Best Talismans for the Elden Ring Confessor build

Finally, 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. 

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. 

Confessor build spells

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

That's all for our rundown of the best Elden Ring Confessor build, and now you will be able to replicate our class to create a strong character. Be sure to check out our Elden Ring homepage for all of the latest news and guides, or if you want to get one of the alternative endings, check out how to complete the Elden Ring Fia quest.

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