How Stats Shape Your Elden Ring Journey

Elden Ring offers a vast world to explore, but creating your perfect warrior requires understanding its core mechanics – stats. This guide will break down everything you need to know, from health and magic management to becoming a master spellcaster.

Understanding Stats in Elden Ring

Elden Ring features eight core stats that shape your character’s strengths and weaknesses. Let’s delve into each one:

  • Vigor: Your lifeblood. Higher Vigor translates to more HP, better fire resistance, and increased immunity to status effects. A must for all warriors!
  • Mind (FP): Manages your magic, or FP (Focus Points). If you plan on casting spells (Sorceries or Incantations), level up Mind to fuel your mystical attacks.
  • Endurance: Governs Stamina, the green bar on your screen. Stamina fuels actions like running, dodging, attacking, and blocking. It also affects your Equip Load, determining how much weight you can carry without sacrificing mobility.
  • Strength: The go-to stat for wielding colossal weapons and heavy armor. High Strength lets you block more efficiently and unleash devastating counterattacks, but agility might suffer.
  • Dexterity: Ideal for swift fighters who prefer katanas, daggers, and quicker weapons. Dexterity enhances casting speed, reduces fall damage, and scales with these nimble armaments.
  • Intelligence: The heart of Sorcery magic. Invest in Intelligence to wield powerful staffs and unleash devastating spells. Be mindful, some enemies resist magic heavily.
  • Faith: Fuels Incantations, offering an exciting range of magical abilities from dragonfire to blood magic. A high Faith build lets you become a holy powerhouse.
  • Arcane: A unique stat that bolsters various passive effects. Arcane improves item discovery, resistance to death and holy damage, and boosts the effectiveness of status effects like bleed and sleep.

How to Reset My Stats?

Don’t worry if you make some early missteps with your stats. Later in the game, you’ll gain the ability to respec and rebuild your character. However, this process requires specific items and reaching a certain point in the story.


  • A Larval Tear (a rare item found throughout the Lands Between)
  • Defeating Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (a major story boss)

Location: After defeating Rennala, revisit her boss arena. She will now offer a rebirth option in exchange for a Larval Tear.

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With a grasp of these stats and the ability to respec, you can forge your perfect Elden Ring champion. So grab your weapon, level up wisely, and conquer the Lands Between!