Elden Ring soft cap stats: All You Need To Know

Elden Ring is merciless when it comes to leveling up your character. Apart from scouring for stuff and meeting all the requirements, you also need to level up each stat of your character to keep up with your play style. This is where stat caps come in. Stat caps affect how much increase in a stat is received depending on your stat and player level. Let’s find out more about them.

What are soft caps?

Soft caps are a community-developed concept in Elden Ring that help you make the most of your runes by spending them wisely.

Stats in Elden Ring increase and benefit you only up until a certain level. Upon reaching these levels, the stats will provide you with a relatively minimal benefit when leveling them up from here on.

This means that once you reach this level and hit this cap, it is usually a good idea to focus on your other stats and improve them to make the most of your runes.

Once all your stats hit their first soft cap, you can continue leveling them up on your preference until you hit your next soft cap.

Soft caps prevent you from spending more this way and in the sense of the gameplay, ensure that you don’t get an undue advantage by simply focusing on one stat.

Soft Caps for stats in Elden Ring

Here are all the soft caps in Elden Ring. Keep in mind that each stat has around 3 soft caps with some maxing out at 2 soft caps.

The hard cap or the maximum level for each stat in Elden Ring remains level 99.

To generalize, your stat gains will significantly decrease once you get past a soft cap. In some stats this might be highly noticeable while others might just slip under your nose.

Vigor

  • Soft Cap 1: Level 40
  • Soft Cap 2: Level 60
  • Soft Cap 3: Level 90

Mind

  • Soft Cap 1: Level 20
  • Soft Cap 2: Level 55
  • Soft Cap 3: Level 60

Endurance

  • Soft Cap 1: Level 50
    • Equipment Cap 1: Level 25
    • Equipment Cap 2: Level 60
    • Stamina Cap:  Level 50

Strength

  • Soft Cap 1: Level 20
  • Soft Cap 2: Level 55
  • Soft Cap 3: Level 80

Dexterity

  • Soft Cap 1: Level 20
  • Soft Cap 2: Level 55
  • Soft Cap 3: Level 80

Intelligence

  • Soft Cap 1: Level 20
  • Soft Cap 2: Level 50
  • Soft Cap 3: Level 80
    • Sorcery Soft Cap 1: 60
    • Sorcery Soft Cap 2: 80

Faith

  • Soft Cap 1: Level 20
  • Soft Cap 2: Level 55
  • Soft Cap 3: Level 80
    • Incantations Soft Cap 1: Level 60
    • Incantations Soft Cap 2: Level 80

Arcane

  • Soft Cap 1: Level 20
  • Soft Cap 2: Level 50
  • Soft Cap 3: Level 80
    • Incantations Soft Cap 1: Level 30
    • Incantations Soft Cap 2: Level 45

And that’s it! Now that you’re aware of these soft caps, you can use them to your advantage and spend your runes wisely. All the best on your quest to become the Elden Lord!

If you have any more questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below.

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