What does Arcane do in Elden Ring?

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Elden Ring has exploded upon the games industry. The new hit game has a lot of different moving parts within. FromSoftware has made things a lot more fun in terms of their fusion of an open world and complex bosses. Millions of players are enjoying it. And some players want to know more. That’s where some of our game guides for Elden Ring come in. As you play, the stats systems become more important. This guide will explain one of the basic stats, Arcane in Elden Ring.

As you level up and get stronger in Elden Ring, there’s going to be enemies that you have trouble with. Players will want to put time into finding better gear, but that won’t always be easy. You need to have some amount of luck on your side. And just like previous games in the genre. players can stack luck in their favor. You can actually get tons of items, both crafting materials and usable gear, from loot drops. That’s part of what Arcane does, but there’s more to it than that. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect in this area of the game.

How does Arcane work?

Increasing your character’s Arcane levels have a few impacts throughout the game. There are a few things you can do to increase your stats, according to what areas you wish to focus on. Here are the common areas that Arcane takes effect.

  • Vitality
  • Holy Defense
  • Item Discovery
  • Arcane Scaling
  • Certain Incantations and Sorceries that utilize Arcane stats

So what do each of these things mean?

For Vitality, the value you gain from each level in Arcane in Elden Ring decreases as you get stronger. The level at 1 to 15 Arcane adds 1 Vitality, further levels scale down your Vitality bonus to as little as 0.25 Vit. Getting to 99 Arcane isn’t that great, and you’re better off focusing on scaling your primary damage types for your build. The scaling for Holy Defense works very similarly. With +2 Holy Defense per level from 1 to 20 Arcane. The scaling drops off to 0.25 Holy Defense at 99 in the Arcane Stat.

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Increasing your item drop rate is a huge boon. You can get some quite powerful items by boosting this stat. It takes a fair bit of work though. Every character has 100 base Discovery, and there’s a flat rate of +1 Discovery per Arcane level, so it’s pretty easy to figure out how well the bonus stacks.

The scaling for Arcane weapons and spells is pretty straightforward. The game has scaling ratings based on the base stats and upgrade levels of gear. Items can range from E to A scaling. With each higher ranking, you get more damage based on your current Arcane stat. As expected, any weapon, Incantation, and Sorcery that requires and relies on Arcane will increase damage, making them more potent in battle.

If you’re playing and enjoying the game, good for you! You might have questions though, so we have some guides to help you out. When making a character, picking the right class is important. Figure out how to level up your character once you’re in the game. From there, you might want to learn how to upgrade gear, or maybe how to find powerful weapons, like the Meteorite Staff. Or perhaps you’re a melee player and want that shiny new Rivers of Blood katana to hack away with? If you’re dealing with a lot of Undead, try grabbing the Golden Epitaph. Get the Mimic Tear Summon for a powerful ally. If you’re after better gear, give the Ronin Armor or the Urumi Whip a try.

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