The 18 Best 'Elden Ring' Characters That Helps Players On Their Journey

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We are ranking the best characters in Elden Ring! Featuring every non-playable character in the game, from merchants, to blacksmiths, to characters summons, this list has them all. As players traverse through the vast and dangerous world of Elden Ring, finding and meeting NPC's are crucial to their journey as they can offer assistance in a variety of ways such as helping them defeat some of the most hardest boss fights in the game. Some of the best Elden Ring characters offer special side quests that can give players some of the strongest weapons in the game, and that alone can sometimes make the difference. 

Elden Ring characters such as Millicent, Blaidd, and Nepheli Loux are considered the best for their combat strength as their assistance in boss fights makes a huge difference when facing against some of the most horrific monsters in Elden Ring. Meanwhile fan favorite characters like Iron Fist Alexander, Miriel, and Big Boggart won us over with their initial character designs and optimistic personalities. Then we have characters like Patches who have us super suspicious and weary of everything he says. Which characters in Elden Ring do you think are the best?

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    Iron Fist Alexander

    Iron Fist Alexander
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    Iron Fist Alexander is a huge cauldron with arms and legs, in addition to his creative character design he has a friendly voice and is often found in multiple locations throughout the game. Players who help Alexander get out of a hole in their first encounter will be able to summon him during the Starscourge Radahn boss fight and the Fire Giant boss fight, and the community enjoys his presence every time they come across him. 

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    Blaidd

    Blaidd
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    Arguably one of the coolest looking characters in the game, Blaidd can be found at a specific spot in Mistwood after hearing a wolf's howl and finger snap gesture. Blaidd is one of the strongest summons in the game as players are able to summon him during the Radahn and Bloodhound Knight Darriwil boss battle. In addition, he is part of Ranni's questline to obtain one of the strongest weapons of the game. 

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    Miriel, Pastor of Vows

    Miriel, Pastor of Vows
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    Located in the Church of Vows, the Steward of the Church of Vows is a giant tortoise who offers players his knowledge of Sorceries, Incantations, and information about the final boss of the game. While Miriel may be a talking turtle wearing a priest hat, he offers a variety of magical spells from fireballs to healing magic, making him one of the best and most memorable merchants in the game. 

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    Roderika

    Roderika
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    When players first run into Roderika, she's worn down, terrified, and heartbroken about her friends and their misfortune, however that changes when players invite her back to the Roundtable Hold, where she not only becomes happier, but is able level players Spirit Ashes with her unique gift. Regarded as one of the more simpler characters in the game, her questline is something players will find heartwarming after they take a break from facing the same monsters a dozen times. 

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    Smithing Master Hewg

    Smithing Master Hewg
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    As every Elden Ring and Soulsborne player knows, upgrading weapons is an integral part of the game and finding a blacksmith that can do the job is absolutely necessary. Located in the Roundtable Hold, Smithing Master Hewg is able upgrade all weapons and armor beyond the +3 level, making him a character that is extremely helpful to every players who need to upgrade and maintain their gear.  

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    Millicent

    Millicent
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    A young girl infected with scarlet rot and doomed to a slow death, players who heal her will eventually discover that Millicent is one of the strongest NPC summons in the entire game. Players who progress in her questline will be able to summon her to fight against Godskin Apostle, Magma Wyrm Makar, Draconic Tree Sentinel, and the Black Blade Kindred boss fights. Truly a force to be reckoned with, Millicent stands out as the one game's most helpful NPC and should players reach the end of her questline they will find out that she is vaguely related to one of the game's hardest bosses.