Here's the best Elden Ring Prophet build including weapons, spells & talismans

Here's the best Elden Ring Prophet build including weapons, spells & talismans
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Tarran Stockton

Last updated 

9th Apr 2024 14:20

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There are plenty of classes in Elden Ring, but if you've started with the Prophet and want to know a strong build in the game, make sure you keep reading to find out the best items, incantations, and equipment you can use.

Compared to stats like Strength or Dexterity, I've found that Faith is one of the trickier damage types to make a build around. However, once you have the top spells to help you, your damage will be on top form, and you'll have a much better chance of beating whatever bosses you might be struggling with.

Starting out & levelling up

Starting as a Prophet will put you at level seven, and give you a good head start on Faith and Mind. You also have a very useful Heal spell to start, which can make a big difference in the early hours when you're low on flasks.

Elden Ring Prophet stats
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This build can be quite costly when it comes to runes, as you'll need a few of the stats to be relatively high before you start becoming super powerful. Your focus should mainly be on the Faith stat, though you can probably leave this for your first several levels as you'll want some points in Mind, Vigor, and Dexterity.

Without Vigor, you won't have enough health to survive against bosses. Mind is crucial if you want to cast more spells, and Dexterity lets you wield certain melee weapons whenever you're not casting.

These four stats are your main focus for the rest of the game, and you'll only want to boost others if you need to reach the requirements for a certain weapon. You'll eventually reach a point where you can start putting all your points into Faith and Vigor alone, but this will be a lot later in the experience. 

Best weapons for a Prophet build

I've split the weapons focus into a section for the early game and the late game, as you'll want to change as you begin approaching higher levels.

the Gargoyle's Black Blade in Elden Ring
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Early game weapons

There are two key weapons you can find very early that will last for a long while into your Elden Ring playthrough: The Winged Scythe and Godslayer's Seal.

The Winged Scythe is a reaper weapon with a long reach, that requires 16 Strength and Dexterity, along with 24 Faith.

It can be found in the Tombsward Catacombs, which are located in the Weeping Peninsula in the south. It may take you a while to reach the required stats, but once you do, this will be one of your best weapons for a long time.

For the magical side of the build, the Godslayer's Seal is a quality choice for incantations. It can be found in Stormveil Castle inside a room that requires a Stonesword Key, which can be accessed from a set of stairs in the main courtyard.

The seal requires 27 Faith, but once you're up and running with it, you'll be incredibly powerful.

Late game weapons

Once you are a long way into the game, you'll finally get a chance to replace the Winged Scythe with the excellent Gargoyle's Black Blades.

This is a twinblade weapon found by defeating the Black Blade Kindred boss in the Forbidden Lands, just before the Grand Lift of Rold. It requires 18 Strength, 15 Dexterity, and 22 Faith, so you'll likely be able to equip it immediately. 

At this point, you should be set for the rest of the game as far as weapons go. I found myself breezing past most normal enemies, and while I still had trouble with bosses as expected for a Souls-like, my weapons allowed me to deal tonnes of burst damage.

Best armour for a Prophet build

I've split the armour sections too, as you'll be changing armour depending on what level you are and which part of the game you've made it up to.

the Briar armour set in Elden Ring
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Early game armour

When it comes to armour, you have a few choices, with the Mausoleum Knight set being a good choice early on. This can be earned by farming the Mausoleum Knights near the Walking Mausoleum in the Weeping Peninsula.

It doesn't come with a headpiece, but I've got you covered. One of the best headpieces for a Prophet is the Ruler's Mask, which increases the Faith stat when worn. It can be found in the Altus Plateau region, near the Abandoned Coffin Lost Grace site, and makes a good piece with any armour that you pick up in the game. 

Late game armour

An endgame armour set you'll want to aim for is the Briar set. To get this, you'll need to travel through the Shaded Castle dungeon in the Altus Plateau and make your way through it to fight the Elemer of the Briar boss.

Once you defeat the boss, head back to the Palm Reader in the Roundtable Hold to purchase the full set. This has a great mix of both physical and magical defence, and you won't need to worry about your armour afterwards.

The Briar will easily get you through the rest of the game with little trouble, as I found myself tanking far more damage while having the freedom to stay agile and use my powerful spells.

Best talismans & spells for a Prophet build

Talismans

Of course, like any build, you'll need some talismans to round it off and net some additional benefits. The Two Fingers Heirloom is a great choice that gives you a flat +5 to your Faith stat. This is found inside a chest at the Purified Ruins, which is located toward the south of the Liurnia region.

There is also the Faithful's Canvas Talisman, which makes all your incantations more powerful. This is found in the Sellia Crystal Tunnel, which is located in the Caelid region. 

Another top choice that works for any magic builds is the Carian Filigreed Crest, which can be bought from Iji the blacksmith near the Caria Manor.

You'll have to finish the Blaidd quest or join Ranni before you can purchase this, and it reduces the FP cost of all spells, letting you put out more damage.

The Godfrey Icon talisman in Elden Ring.
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Our last suggestion is the Godfrey Icon, which enhances all your charged spells and can be earned from defeating Godefroy the Grafted, located at the Golden Lineage Evergaol in the Altus Plateau. 

Spells

For spells, ultimately, the choice is yours - as many of the Faith spells are powerful. Hunting Dragon Hearts for strong spells is worth it, but a Dragon-based build will likely require you to build into the Arcane stat as well as Faith if you use the Dragon Communion Seal.

Prayerbooks are the best way to get more spells, such as the Godskin Prayerbook which gives you access to the Black Flame spells. These spells are particularly powerful, but you can try all kinds of spells as long as you have enough Faith to cast them.

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If you don't think the Prophet is the class for you in Elden Ring, we have plenty of other builds on offer, like:

Check out our Elden Ring homepage for more guides. We've also covered all endings, where to get the Legendary Ashen Remains, where to find all map fragments and the best settings.

Tarran Stockton
About the author
Tarran Stockton
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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