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Elden Ring Attributes and their meaning explained

Elden Ring  Attributes and their meaning explained

 There are eight attributes in the Elden Ring, and you cannot improve them all at the same time. That's why it's important to know beforehand what impact they will have on your character and its development. We explain to you the meaning and impact of all these values.

All attributes and their effects

Almost all attributes affect two specific areas. On the one hand, they increase your LP / FP, endurance, and various attack and magic values. On the other hand, they improve your resistance and other character traits. In the following table, you can easily read which areas each attribute affects.


Values ​​that will be increased:

Resistances and traits that will be improved:


Increases maximum Health Points (HP).

Increases resistance to Fire, Poison, and Rot.


Increases maximum skill points (FP).

Increases resistance to sleep and madness.


Increases maximum stamina.

Increases maximum gear weight and resistances to Bloodleak and Frost.


Increases attack power with weapons that scale with strength.

Increases physical defense against physical attacks.


Increases attack power with weapons that scale with dexterity.

Decreases casting time, fall damage and makes you more stable on the horse.


Allows spell learning and increases the power of spells that scale with wisdom.

Increases resistance to magic attacks.


Allows you to learn invocations and increases the power of invocations that scale with faith.


arcane energy

Increases the discovery value so you can find better items on dead enemies.

Increases Holy damage resistance and vitality. Affects some invocations and spells.

What attributes should I invest in?

Which attributes you should improve depends on which class you have chosen or where you want to develop your character. Since you can't level all attributes, we'll give you a few points of reference along the way.

If you're happy with your class choices and don't want to evolve them in a hybrid direction as the game progresses, just stick to the class-specific attributes. Especially at the beginning of Elden Ring, you should improve these and not switch too much to other values.

There are melee classes that already have quite high values ​​for the attributes of faith and wisdom. If you only need one point of these attributes to use spells and invocations, then consider investing that point. Take a look at the available spells beforehand and decide whether there is anything useful for you.

An example of this is the Drifter (pictured above), which is just one point away from the 10 thresholds in both Faith and Wisdom.

If you want to use certain weapons in the game, then you also have to pay attention to your attributes. Some of these weapons scale with the associated attributes. Later in the game, it won't be that easy to switch to completely different weapons and reskill your character for them. But don't worry, because there is an item that you can use to redistribute your skill points.

In addition, in Elden Ring, it is possible to adjust the scaling of the weapons so that they better suit your character. In this way, you are no longer as dependent on the correct distribution of points on the attributes as you were in Dark Souls.