The Astrologer is an Elden Ring class whose stats are finest suited to gamers serious about utilizing magic as their major type of fight. While the beginning tools will embrace some gear for shut fight, the Glintstone Pebble and Glintstone Arc spells mean you can play a magic-based character from the beginning. It additionally helps that these two spells are helpful all through the game.
The Astrologer is available in with the next beginning stats:
- Rune Level: 6
- Vigor: 9
- Mind: 15
- Endurance: 9
- Strength: 8
- Dexterity: 12
- Intelligence: 16
- Faith: 7
- Arcane: 9
While there are actually melee magic builds, the Astrologer has good beginning stats to assist a participant concentrate on ranged magic and permit them to maintain that specialization even within the late game.
What construct works finest for the Astrologer?
The Astrologer’s finest builds are all the time going to incorporate magic. Whether you need to take the Astrologer right into a melee magic construct (generally known as a spellblade construct) or hold them focusing solely on magic. If you’re beginning out, right here’s a construct to get you heading in the right direction.
Starting Astrologer Magician Build
The Astrologer begins out with the Astrologer’s Staff, which is ideal for casting Glintstone Pebble and Glintstone Arc immediately. Your beginning defend must also be adequate, however you do need to purpose for higher tools in a while, corresponding to a Meteorite Staff.
Your spells are an important at this stage. The Great Glintstone Shard is a pricey however highly effective enchancment over the Glintstone Pebble, that solely requires an Intelligence of 16 to equip. Carian Slicer offers a robust magical melee assault for any enemies that come shut and solely wants Intelligence to be 14 to equip.
You should buy the Carian Slicer spell from Sorceress Sellen at Waypoint Ruins within the western a part of Limgrave. You can even get hold of the Great Glintstone Shard from her, however it is advisable to give her the Academy Scroll earlier than she is going to promote you that spell.
You ultimately need to work your method as much as spells corresponding to Loretta’s Longbow and Carian Piercer to deal extra injury to enemies. In the case of Loretta’s Longbow, you possibly can shoot targets from an ideal distance, providing you with a robust assault that enemies battle to take care of (particularly when charged).
Loretta’s Longbow could be discovered after defeating Royal Knight Loretta at Carla Manor and desires Intelligence to be at the least 26 earlier than it may be used. Carian Piercer could be discovered within the east space behind the gardens at Carla Manor and desires Intelligence to be at the least 27 earlier than it may be used.
While you do need to get the very best tools whereas nonetheless having the ability to roll round successfully (a medium roll), all you actually need to do is hold 1-2 Flasks for HP whereas placing the remaining in direction of FP restoration to get began.
- Primary stats to put money into: Intelligence and Mind
- Secondary stats that may assist: Vigor and Endurance
Eventually, you need to begin transferring on to extra highly effective tools corresponding to a Meteorite Staff whereas getting different utility spells corresponding to Rock Sling for enemies which are proof against magic injury.
You can then go in one in all two instructions: you possibly can keep a spellcaster or begin diving into the melee magic/spellblade builds. Here is an instance of a melee magic construct.
Melee Magician Build
You will nonetheless use spells corresponding to Loretta’s Greatbow, Glintstone Pebble, Great Glintstone Shard, and Carian Slicer as earlier than. You do need to contemplate going with spells corresponding to Carian Greatsword in case it is advisable to hit a couple of goal that will get shut, however you received’t want an excessive amount of deviation from what you have already got earlier than.
The Astrologer can even contemplate getting a greater defend. There are medium-sized shields such because the Round Shield that may be outfitted with the Astrologer’s default Strength stat of 8 that present considerably respectable safety over the smaller shields. You can even make investments a small quantity of Strength and Dexterity to get the Jellyfish Shield, which may enhance your spell energy in the event you use Contagious Fury.
Getting the Carian Glintstone Staff will assist enhance the injury of the Carian sorceries that you’ve got been utilizing, although you possibly can maintain on to the Meteorite Staff in the event you haven’t been in a position to get hold of it but.
You can even use the Ashes of War: Royal Knight’s Resolve with any Dagger weapon and use that to energy up the Carian spells (ie. Carian Slicer) if wanted.
- Primary stats to put money into: Intelligence
- Secondary stats that may assist: Mind, Vigor, in addition to Strength and Dexterity if you’d like the Jellyfish Shield
Or maybe you aren’t serious about swinging round a magical power sword however need to solid a distinct number of spells.
Crystal Magician Build
While retaining the Glintstone Pebble and Great Glintstone Shard for normal enemies, this construct begins taking a look at spells corresponding to Crystal Torrent and Shattering Crystal to take down bigger enemies/hit a big space.
The Jellyfish Shield’s Contagious Fury might be helpful for reinforcing injury and it’s price barely diving into Strength and Dexterity to equip the defend. The Crystal Staff is an efficient weapon for reinforcing the ability of Crystal sorceries. You can later improve this to Lusat’s Glintstone Staff or the Carian Regal Scepter when you find yourself extra highly effective.
Getting a Magical Scorpion Charm and a Godfrey Icon to extend your injury will energy up this construct. You can even complement this with a Ritual Sword Talisman, however this may require some option to heal. You can go for a Blessed Dew Talisman that steadily recovers HP, or you possibly can go for the Bestial Vitality Incanation that heals over time.
If you’re going for Bestial Vitality, getting both the Finger Seal or the Clawmark Seal might be crucial in the event you don’t need to make the Faith funding.
- Primary stats to put money into: Intelligence
- Secondary stats that may assist: Mind, Vigor
The Astrologer has many magic spells out there to them and might select their very own playstyle, casting spells from a distance or getting up shut and private with Carian spells. While everybody may have a magic spell that they like, with these builds you may be in a greater place to play an Astrologer efficiently.