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Game: Elden Ring
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Offering everything from 6-player free-for-all to one-on-one duels, the Colosseums are the first Elden Ring DLC. In this guide, we’ll showcase three of the best PvP builds to take into battle.

The Colosseums offer a way for players to engage in PvP without using summoning signs or invading. There are three Colosseums: One in Limgrave, another in Caelid, and the third in Leyndell, Capital City. Beyond their unique aesthetics, each Colosseum hosts individual game modes. The Limgrave Colosseum hosts United Combat (3v3 team battles) and Combat Ordeal (free-for-all). The Leyndell Colosseum exclusively hosts 1v1 dueling. The Caelid Colosseum hosts all modes, with the exclusive ability to use Spirit Ashes.

If you need help finding and unlocking them, check out our guide on the Colosseums.

Have you ever wanted to serve the Formless Mother and become the next Lord of Blood? In that case, this is the build for you! This is a high Arcane/Mind build, so those stats will be prioritized. While this build works towards any level, we recommend leveling to at least 150 before entering the Colosseums.

This build aims to maximize blood loss buildup and maintain distance. It’s no surprise that bleed is still breaking Elden Ring in terms of damage numbers. With the Rivers of Blood Katana getting nerfed in the recent update, the Spear of Mohg seemed to be the perfect replacement.

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Stat Priority

  • Arcane
  • Mind
  • Vigor
  • Faith
  • Strength
  • Intelligence
  • Endurance
  • Dexterity

Level 150 Stat Spread

  • Arcane – 45
  • Mind – 43
  • Vigor – 40
  • Faith – 31
  • Strength – 24
  • Intelligence – 17
  • Endurance – 16
  • Dexterity – 13

These are the weapons and items needed for this build:

  • Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear
    • This weapon is obtained after defeating Mohg and exchanging his spirit remembrance. A mighty arcane scaling spear, this weapon uses its ability Bloodboon Ritual to bleed enemies out from a distance.
  • Dragon Communion Seal
    • This seal is powerful in arcane builds, allowing us to use the incantations needed for this build.
  • Flame, grant me strength will strengthen the Mohg’s Sacred Spear’s weapon ability, so it’s essential for damage output.
  • Swarm of Flies, much like in our Bleed Build, will aid us even further in maintaining distance between opponents. Casting it will open up a window for you to use Bloodboon Ritual while the enemy is running away from the flies.
  1. Start the fight by casting Swarm of Flies twice at a distance.
  2. Use Bloodboon Ritual and watch their hp melt.
  3. Keep your distance, you will be vulnerable to close-range attacks from weapons.
elden ring lord of blood build in action best builds for the colosseum elden ring

This build is for those who always liked to be the Paladin of the party. Being a holy blade of fury, this build will prioritize Strength/Faith. This build will use a close-range weapon as well as faith-scaling Incantations. This build is tailored to level 150.

This build will be tailored towards a swordsman playstyle, getting in for close attacks and using incantations when needed. Playing with this build will maximize damage during 1v1 duels. The incantations used will be helpful in both 1v1 and free-for-all.

Stat Priority

  • Strength
  • Vigor
  • Faith
  • Endurance
  • Mind
  • Intelligence
  • Dexterity
  • Arcane

Level 150 Stat Spread

  • Strength – 55
  • Faith – 44
  • Vigor – 37
  • Endurance – 31
  • Mind – 26
  • Intelligence – 16
  • Dexterity – 13
  • Arcane 7

These are the weapons and items used for this build:

  • Ordovis’s Greatsword
    • Primarily scaling with strength, this sword is the bread and butter of this build. Ordovis’s Vortex is perfect for staggering damage.
  • Clawmark Seal
    • This seal is perfect for this build, as it scales incantations with Strength and Faith.
  • Aspect of Crucible: Horns will be helpful to close the distance between you and your opponent; additionally, if in a free-for-all, few will see it coming from behind.
  • Aspect of Crucible: Breath is for when you want to get some extra damage in. This incantation is perfect if you want to keep an enemy at a distance.
  • Wrath of Gold acts as a panic button in case enemies get too close, or you’re in low health. It pushes enemies away and can briefly stagger them long enough for you to get in some extra hits.
  • Golden Vow pairs with one of our talismans. When paired, you will have a 50% damage reduction for a short time, making you a beast on the battlefield.
  1. Start any fight by cast Golden Vow, better to start off with as much damage negation as possible.
  2. Cast Aspect of Crucible: Horns to close the gap between opponents.
  3. Use the Ordovis’s Vortex skill to start dealing physical and holy damage.
  4. Back away from the enemy, give them some false distance while using Aspect of Crucible: Breath to keep them from getting too close.
  5. As stated, use Wrath of Gold if the fight isn’t turning in your favor, and use the opening created to get in some extra damage.
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For those looking for an epic anime-style fight, this build is perfect. This build is meant to focus on mobility and quick damage over everything. This will primarily be a build scaling with Dexterity/Strength. This build is also tailored for level 150.

This build is for those trying to be the fastest hitter on the battlefield, able to control distance easily. The idea of this build is to utilize two Katanas in the right-hand slot with one seal in the left hand. This build will be using a few Ashes of War and an incantation.

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Stat Priority

  • Strength
  • Dexterity
  • Vigor
  • Endurance
  • Mind
  • Faith
  • Intelligence
  • Arcane

Level 150 Stat Spread

  • Strength – 55
  • Dexterity – 45
  • Vigor – 43
  • Endurance – 30
  • Mind – 24
  • Faith – 15
  • Intelligence – 9
  • Arcane – 8
  • Uchigatana
    • This will be one of our Katanas in this build, paired with the Beast Step. This weapon scales with Dexterity and Strength, a heavy hitter in this build.
  • Nagakiba
    • This is our second Katana; its reach is unbeatable, with substantial bleed build-up. This will serve as our backup katana to use any Dragon Cult ashes of war.
  • Gravel stone seal
    • Our Incantation is of the Dragoncult type; this seal will help boost its potency.
  • Electrify Armament is an incantation that scales with Faith and Dexterity, so either Katana benefit from this incantation being used.

  1. When the fight begins, cast Electrify Armaments on the Uchigatana with Bloodhound Step. Start teleporting around the area and begin toying with your opponent, strike, then move back and create distance.
  2. Regain some health and stamina after your attacks, then use Lightning Slash to surprise your enemy and utilize that extra reach.
  3. Keep using Bloodhound Step to step in, get in some strikes, and step out of the enemy’s range.
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We hope this guide was helpful! Please feel free to comment or check out our other guides.

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Kevin
Kevin
1 month ago

this build is dogshit, its very boring and bad?, why so much mind?, why no health, you will just get popped by someone who knows better.

Con
Con
1 month ago

to anyone reading this, dont follow this guide. you will not have fun lol. you will get 1 shot by people who actually know how to optimize a build

Last edited 1 month ago by Con
Fin
Fin
1 month ago

Thanks for the guide. Death Samurai build looks awesome! I already like the appeal of running around with that stupid-large Nagakiba katana.

Albur
Albur
1 month ago

All this builds are horrible for arena PvP (or PvP in general). First, most PvP’ers will be at 125, advising people to go to 150 is a way to promote overleveling. Second, the stat allocation is pretty bad. Going for less than 60 vigor is a death wish, specially if your build isn’t very tanky in terms of defense + poise.

DanielD
DanielD(@danield)
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Reply to  Albur
1 month ago

It’s obviously impossible to tell for certain, but from the discussions and polls on Reddit it’s seemed as though 150 has been more popular than 125, really since the game came out. There is plenty of activity at most levels, so it’s really a non-issue to “promote overleveling”.

As far as 60vig being required, frankly it’s silly how everyone acts like their way to play the game is the only way (it’s a problem in lots of online titles). Having 60 vigor is undeniably the safest way to play, but it isn’t always going to stop you from dying (I know the clip is old but the point is still relevant). Always having to hit the softcap in vigor also limits build variety — same thing with sticking to 125.

If you think you’ve got better builds, free to share them, and if we like them maybe we’ll add them to the guide!

Last edited 1 month ago by DanielD
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