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Ultimate Guide To Prophet in Elden Ring (Best Builds)

Ultimate Guide To Prophet in Elden Ring (Best Builds)

Picking your starting class is one of the hardest decisions you will make in any Souls-like let alone in Elden Ring. Our extensive research will help you through this ordeal. In this class guide, we will go over the Prophet class in Elden Ring.


The Prophet is the pure Faith-based Incantation-leaning class in Elden Ring. Melee is not the forte of this class and neither the starting spells are good enough to back you up in early fights. Just know that this class is like fine wine, it gets better as you progress and start getting better gear and Incantations.

Is Prophet good for beginners?

Prophet Class Elden Ring

Starter Equipment

WeaponsShort Spear
ShieldRickety Shield
SealFinger Seal
Incantations Heal
Catch Flame
ArmorProphet Blindfold
Prophet Robe
Prophet Trousers

Starting Stats


The Prophet is the Faith-heavy class in Elden Ring. This class relies very much on casting Incantations and has weak melee options. For this reason, if you are a beginner then better leave the Prophet to the side. This class is best suited for advanced players who can take advantage of its particular play style. The Confessor might be a better choice for you.

The Prophet has the highest Faith stat out of all the classes in Elden Ring. This means you can cast almost any Incantation you come across early in the game. Incantations are quite hit or miss in the game so your mileage may vary.

Although the starting spells of this class are a mixed bag. On the one hand, you have a nice Heal spell, but its slow casting won’t alleviate the need for HP flasks, while the Catch Flame spell is powerful, but its melee range doesn’t provide it the utlilty of a ranged spell that a caster must have.

The class lacks in Vigor and adequate defensive armor and shield. You are expected to be good with dodging and keeping your distance to cast your spells from safety. This class can’t survive many head-on engagements. The Short Spear is fine for poking enemies from some range but it’s still short.

This class will pay off in the future as you start pumping up your stats and amassing a diverse set of Incantations.

What are the best Builds for Prophet?

These are some of the builds that make a mean Prophet in Elden Ring:

Best Magic Build for Prophet

Magic Build for Prophet

Stat Sheet:



TalismansFlock’s Canvas Talisman
Radagon Icon
Shard of Alexander
WeaponsBanished Knight’s Flame Art Greatsword +25 (w/ Ash of War: Flaming Strike)
Blasphemous Blade +10
Seal2x Giant’s Seal
SpellsFlame of the Fell God
Giantsflame Take Thee
Flame, Grant Me Strength
Mix of Wonderous PhysickFlame-Shrouding Cracked Tear
ArmorAny armor of your choosing that keeps you above 70% weight limit

How to play with the build:

This is Pyromancer build with the knob turned up to 11. The class relies heavily on fire-based weapons and incantations to burn its foes to a crisp.

Before you come face to face with any enemy, this build has a few tricks up its sleeve to end the fight before it begins. You can stand back and buff yourself up with Flame, Grant me Strength and Wonderous Physick then go on to cast the nuke of an Incantation Flame of the Fell God.

This giant fireball will melt most enemies in an instant. For stragglers, you can use the just-as-strong Giantsflame Take Thee spell.

That covers your ranged options. For melee, you’ll be dual-wielding two greatswords, the Banished Knight’s Greatsword with the Flame Art affinity and the Blasphemous Blade. Both these swords hits like a truck and scale with FAI and STR.

Just carry both swords in each hand and approach your target by running up to them and performing a jumping dual slam attack. This attack will not only decimate the enemy’s HP but also stagger them to oblivion.

The Ash of War: Flaming Strike is a wide-arcing swipe that’ll hit many enemies in your radius. Not to mention Blasphemous Blade’s built-in cheese factory of a weapon skill, Taker’s Flames, is going to annihilate anyone at a distance with its seemingly endless reach.

Best Hybrid Build for Prophet

Best Hybrid Build for Prophet in Elden Ring

Stat Sheet:



TalismansGodfrey Icon
Shard of Alexander
Flock’s Canvas Talisman
Great-Jar’s Arsenal
WeaponsOrdovis’s Greatsword
Siluria’s Tree
IncantationsAll Aspects of the Crucible Spells:
Golden Vow
Mix of Wonderous PhysickFaith-knot Crystal Tear
Stonebarb Cracked Tear
ArmorCrucible Axe or Crucible Tree Armor Set

How to play with the build:

This here is a Crucible Knight cosplay build. You will be using the sheer power of the Crucible Knight arsenal to beat your enemies.

The most useful part of this build is the Ordovis’s Greatsword. Not only does this sword pack a punch but the Weapon Skill, Ordovis’s Vortex, will stagger anyone standing in front of it. Pair that with the Stonebard Cracked Tear and you got enemies fumbling upon every successful hit.

The other weapon, Siluria’s Tree, has a nice moveset and attack power but its utility lies in ranged combat. The Weapon Skill: Siluria’s Woe, sends out a powerful holy projectile that will stop enemies from advancing toward you.

Next and most importantly, we will have to equip all of the Aspects of the Crucible Incantations. Tail will be used to swipe a wide area to get rid of surrounding mobs and deal decent damage to bosses.

Horn is for unsuspecting enemies whose backs are turned towards you. Charge into them with this spell and see them die. And Breath will turn enemies to ash.

Additionally, wearing the full Crucible set gives a 17% boost to Aspect of Crucible Incantations. And to top it off, the Faith-knot Crystal Tear will temporarily increase FAI giving you more damage output in return.

Does your class actually matter in Elden Ring?

Elden Ring all classes

Choosing the right class at the beginning of the game can significantly impact your gameplay style. Each class has unique strengths, weaknesses, and tactics. Some classes are tailored for specific roles, such as the Prophet, which is great for casting Incantations.

However, as you progress to the late game, the importance of class selection diminishes. You gain the flexibility to allocate your stats as you see fit. Starting with a class that aligns with your preferred playstyle can provide a solid foundation for your future build, but it doesn’t restrict you in the long run.

For example, if you want to focus on melee combat, the Prophet might not be the best choice. Nevertheless, with a bit of investment in STR/DEX, even the Prophet class can be transformed into a buffed-up melee build.

Can you change your class in Elden Ring?

Unfortunately, once you choose your starting class in Elden Ring, you cannot change it.

However, there is a way out of this situation. Once you defeat Rennala, the Queen of the Full Moon, you will unlock the respec mechanic, which allows you to redistribute the points you personally invested in your character.

However, the respec mechanic only refunds points that you personally spent, not the ones that came with the class you chose. As a result, your class’s original stats will remain unchanged even after a respec.

If you want to try a whole new class, you will have to start a new game from the beginning. Even in New Game+, there are no shortcuts.

Prophet Tips and Tricks

 Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips you should keep in mind when starting out as the Prophet class in Elden Ring:

  • Even though this is an FP-focused class, it is best advised to stock up on more HP flasks at the beginning to counter the Prophet’s squishiness.
  • Know that you are in the class for the long run.
  • The Short Spear can be used while holding up the shield. This attack style will come in extremely handy early on. Also, use guard counters to maximize damage.
  • Exploit harder enemies, especially early bosses with your Spirit Summons. Let them distract the enemy while you stand back and cast the Catch Flame Spell.
  • The Flame Sling Spell is a much better spell you can get early from Brother Corhyn in Roundtable Hold.
  • Practice lunge attacks and bailing.
  • Be on the lookout for better starting equipment. You will need everything, armor, weapons, shields, spells, etc.
  • Pump up Vigor ASAP to increase the class’s survivability.
  • Keep just enough points in STR and DEX to wield a viable melee weapon. Don’t over-spec into these stats and focus on FAI and MIN. Of course, if you have a hybrid build then do as you please.
  • Explore the Weeping Penninsula thoroughly to acquire some amazing Incantations that’ll make you OP.
  • Look for Memory Stones to increase your spell slots.
  • There are some Faith weapons in the game that will really boost this class’s melee capabilities without investing into STR or DEX like the Winged Scythe.
  • Don’t forget to upgrade your Finger Seal from the Blacksmith to improve Incantation damage output.

There are a vast number of Incantations in Elden Ring and they are extremely diverse. With the Prophet selected, you can come up with some mind-boggling builds utilizing some of the more weird yet powerful spells in the game.