Elden Ring Character Creation Guide

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In Elden Ring, Character Creation and Customization is one big factor. When it comes to role-playing games like Elden Ring, you’re not only building up your character’s strengths and skills, you also want to make sure that they look good – or at least look like how you want them to look.

In this guide, we will look through Elden Ring’s Character Creation process to see what are the options that you can work on for your character.

Elden Ring Character Creation – Base Selection

The first selection that you have to go through is the Character Base Selection, also known as Class Selection or Origin Selection. There are 10 classes to choose from, all having different starting stats and levels.

  • Vagabond
  • Warrior
  • Hero
  • Bandit
  • Astrologer
  • Prophet
  • Samurai
  • Prisoner
  • Confessor
  • Wretch
Elden Ring Character Creation - Base Selection

It is worth mentioning that these classes will not restrict your progression to a specific class alone. That means you can start off as a Hero, but you can eventually build towards being an Astrologer, or even end up with a hybrid of the two.

Aside from the differences between the stats, each class also have different starting gear. Weapons and clothes have stat requirements rather than being class specific, so you can definitely equip all sorts of gear, provided that you meet its stat requirement.

After deciding on a class, you’ll then be asked to choose a body type: buff (Type A) or slender (Type B).

Character Name in Elden Ring

You can then give your character a name. The name should be 16 characters at max.

Character Age in Elden Ring

You can also select how young or how old your character will look like in general. This will only affect your character’s appearance and will have no bearing on its ability.

Character Origin – Elden Ring

This is similar to the previous character base selection where you can select your character’s Origin. In this section however, you will be able to see the differences in stats among the Origins on the right side of the screen, so you can better decide which class you want to start with.

Character Origin - Elden Ring Attribute Points

Elden Ring Attribute Points

There are eight different attributes that will affect how your character will perform, what kinds of skills and spells they can use, which weapons they can equip, and so on. Each starting class have specific amounts of points allocated between their attributes. As you level up, you’ll get more points which you can then allocate the the attribute that you want.

  • Vigor (VIG)
    • Increases HP
  • Mind (MND)
    • Increases FP
  • Endurance (END)
    • Increases Stamina bar and Equip Load
  • Strength (STR)
    • Damage modifier and usage requirement for Strength-based weapons
  • Dexterity (DEX)
    • Primary damage modifier/requirement for Dexterity-based weapons; secondary modifier/requirement for more other weapons; slightly increases casting speed of spells
  • Intelligence (INT)
    • Damage modifier and usage requirement for Sorceries and certain Incantations
  • Faith (FTH)
    • Damage modifier and usage requirement for most Incantations and certain Sorceries
  • Arcane (ARC)
    • Damage modifier and usage requirement for certain Sorceries and Incantations; determines Item Discovery rate

Keepsakes

Keepsakes in Elden Ring are bonus items that can give you an advantage early on in the game. Each keepsake have different effects and some of them are consumables. You can also opt to not select any keepsake for your character.


Keepsakes

Description

Crimson Amber Medallion

A medallion inlaid with reddish amber. Increases
maximum HP.

Lands Between Rune

The gold of grace shining in the eyes of the
people of the Lands Between. Use to gain many
runes.

Golden Seed

A golden seed washed ashore from the Lands
Between. Said to reinforce Sacred Flasks.

Fanged Imp Ashes

The ashes of small, diminutive golems. Ashes are
said to hold spirits within.

Cracked Pot

Three strange cracked pots that somehow mend
themselves. A container for certain thrown items.

Stonesword Key

Two stone keys shaped like swords. Breaks through
an Imp’s seal, but shatters in the process.

Bewitching Branch

Five sacred branches charged with beguiling power.
Said to originate from the demigod Miquella.

Boiled Prawn

Five boiled crayfish meats. Boosts physical damage
negation.

Shabriri's Woe

The crazed likeness of a noble who crushed out
their own two eyes. Attracts enemies’ aggression.

Detailed Appearance

You can then further customize how your character looks by going into the Detailed Appearance menu in Elden Ring. From here, you can choose how your character’s voice will sound like, change their skin color, and adjust the size, position, and shape of your character’s face and body features.

Detailed Appearance - Elden Ring

The customization is very in-depth and there are a lot of sliders to play with, so you can definitely try and go for that look that you want. Once you are satisfied with how your character looks like, you can save its appearance and move on to start your journey into the Lands Between.

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