Elden Ring Character Class Guide: Warrior, Enchanted Knight, Bloody Wolf

Elden Ring has several starter classes to suit every playstyle. While they’re all undisclosed, here’s an explanation of each class starting from the Elden Ring beta.

Like most role-playing games, Elden Ring has many different character classes that the player can choose from at the start. game. While some deviations and customizations may occur after the initial selection, these classes generally dictate the character’s path for the rest of the game.

Whether that character is a skilled armored knight or a spellbinding wizard, the chosen class will give every player the best start in their Elden Ring journey.

Since the Elden Ring beta started, we’ve seen a number of character classes kick in. Much more will be included in the final game, but from what we’ve seen so far, we’ve produced a breakdown of every Elden Ring character class available. We’ll also update this guide with more information as FromSoftware unveils more layers.


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The Warrior, Enchanted Knight and Prophet classes in the Elden Ring.

Elden Ring Character Classes: What’s Different?

As most people know, Elden Ring is the latest entry in FromSoftware’s ‘Soul’ series, which serves as the spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls (1-3), and Bloodborne. While the game is the beginning of a new series and universe, it bears many similarities to what has come before, including the starting character classes.

However, there are a few differences from previous Souls games, which this time might even confuse Souls veterans. When it comes to Elden Ring’s character classes, certain terms and skills now have different meanings than they meant in previous games. These changes have been identified below.

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Champion and Bloody Wolf complete the Elden Ring beta classes.

Known classes in Elden Ring

There are 5 character classes available in the beta. Here is the explanation of each:

Enchanted Knight

The Enchanted Knight class is one of the most popular classes in the Elden Ring beta. It’s an interesting mix of classic Souls Knight and Sorcerer classes, combining them into one to encourage a diverse playstyle.

Those who want to use close combat and magic as a warrior will be most attracted to this class. It will also allow players to experiment with both fighting styles and equip them with the build that works best for them.

A great class for players new to the game of Souls.

Bloody Wolf

This is a class for seasoned Souls players or those who enjoy playing as a tank. Bloody Wolf resembles Dark Souls Power-based builds, equipped with heavy armor and large swords.

However, the construction uses very little else, leaving aside magic, faith, and dexterity in favor of pure physical dominance with large amounts of health. While the starting class has been made with veteran Souls players in mind, players new to tank building in RPGs will find a lot to like here.

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A Bloody Wolf approaches Storm Veil Castle in the Elden Ring.


The champion is equipped with light armor and a large ax, they are berserker-like warriors that hit hard at close range but also use magic to shoot enemies from a distance. In some ways, the Champion borrows elements from all other classes, allowing the player to tweak them as they see fit.

They are not suitable for heavy armor as they value mobility, but make up for them with large health and raw power. This caste risks being the Jack of all trades and the master of no one in the wrong hands, but players who find their bond with the Champion have the potential to make a build. effective in PvE and PvP.


Warrior is an ingenious construction in the Elden Ring. In previous Souls games like Demon’s Souls and the Dark Souls trilogy, the Warrior class was associated with strength and vitality. Type two-handed ax swing class with Barbarian themed armor – same as Champion class above.

In Elden Ring, however, the Warrior class is now tied to roguelike qualities like swords and curved bows. This is a character class that usually moves quickly in medium armor, attacking enemies with a series of melee and bullet-based attacks.

Warriors don’t have as much health as some other classes and their fighting style is based on agility and skill. This is a risky starting class for those just getting started with the Elden Ring, but the rewards will come over time.

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A class of Warriors surveying the open world of the Elden Ring.


The Oracle is essentially a faith-based mage in the Elden Ring, specializing in Spells to buff himself and his allies or damage and curse enemies. Spells are similar to Miracles in previous Souls games and work slightly differently than standard spells.

In terms of equipment, the Oracle will wear light armor to maneuver and will generally avoid close combat. They will also have limited health, making them vulnerable to power-based opponents. However, from a distance, the Prophet was dead, and the hard part was getting close to them.

Damn it

Every Souls game has a ‘naked’ starting layer. One in which the player character has a broken weapon, is completely unarmed, has limited stats, and starts the game wearing nothing but a loincloth. In Elden Ring, this is the Wretch class.

This class is for seasoned players who want to make the game as challenging as possible. Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki has even warned new players against using this class for the first time – it would be wise to listen to him.

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Bloody Wolf is similar to many Dark Souls builds.


Elden Ring’s creepy-looking prisoner class has been revealed by the game’s official Twitter page, but it generates more questions than it answers. So far, all we know is that the whole class is dressed in rags and looks like the Man in the Iron Mask with a fish-cage helmet.

The helmet resembles 19th century diving equipment, but it looks like it can be sculpted around the heads of the characters rather than placed on top of it. This may mean that the class cannot remove the helmet during play.

Such a design decision would be the first for a Souls game and could even limit construction. However, helmets can offer some special perks that make the class unique and desirable. Of course, this is just speculation – the helmet might just be a starter item.

There are currently no stats or other details about the Prisoner class, so we’ll likely need to wait until release to know more. You can check out the image of the class below, standing next to the Warrior class.

Classes start from other Ring Elden

There are also six other known classes in Elden Ring, though the details of each and how they will play is a mystery at the moment.

We’ll be sure to update this guide as we learn more about the following Elden Ring character classes:

  • Vagabond
  • Bandit
  • Astrologer
  • Samurai
  • Hero

If you need to know more about FromSoftware’s latest adventure, check out our detailed guide to everything we know about the Elden Ring. Elden Ring Character Class Guide: Warrior, Enchanted Knight, Bloody Wolf

Emma Bowman

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