How Elden Ring weapon scaling and damage works is an interesting, if unclear, system of mechanics. It enhances weapon damage based on your stats, translating specific numbers into into bonus damage depending on what your equipped weapons scales with. Strength, Dexterity, Faith, Intelligence and Arcane can all contribute to a weapon’s power, depending on the scaling. Which means you can build incredibly nuanced characters with the right gear, and more ranged magical stats can have good melee potential with the right tools. But how does it work, and can you change or tune the scaling on weapons to better suit your build? We’ll explain all the different facets of the the Elden Ring weapon scaling system below to help you get exactly what you need from it. Elden Ring weapon scaling explained Weapon scaling in Elden Ring is a special mechanic whereby certain weapons gain bonuses depending on your stats. It’s a little hard to explain, so we’ll go over it step-by-step below. Let’s take the Uchigatana starting weapon for the Samurai class. When we look at its stats, we see its base form, for us, has 115+18 attack power. This is the damage it does when used on enemies….