Elden Ring Soft Caps All Stats

Knowing soft caps for all stats in Elden Ring is essential if you want to optimize your build as much as possible. Elden Ring is a rather complex RPG, having eight main stats (or attributes) which govern all your other stats. And like all other FromSoftware games, these stats have several “soft caps”. Unlike hard caps, which are simply the maximum number you can have on a stat, soft caps are points at which the value of increasing that stat drastically drops. In this article, you will find soft caps for all stats in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring Soft Caps All Stats & Attributes

What are Soft Caps For Each Stat in Elden Ring?

Learning skill soft caps in Elden Ring is useful as it will allow you to spend your Runes smarter and where it matters. Runes are not limitless, and using them optimally will make your builds more efficient. At one point levelling up a stat will simply have diminishing returns compared to investing that same rune in another stat. Contrary to hard caps, soft caps are not clearly communicated in many games. The same goes for Elden Ring stats soft caps.

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Luckily, that’s where the community jumps in! Diligent community members have figured out the numbers for stat soft caps and shared them on Reddit! Reddit user u/AshuraRC was the first one to do the math, which was later updated by u/getcheddarttv. Thanks to them, we now know all skill soft cap in Edlen Ring. With that said, below, you will find soft caps for each stat in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring Vigor Soft Caps

  • 1st Soft Cap: Level 40 – HP gain drops from 26 to 13 per level
  • 2nd Soft Cap: Level 60 – HP gain drops from 13 to 5/6 per level
  • 3rd Soft Cap: Level 90 – HP gain drops from 5 to 3/4 per level

Elden Ring Mind Soft Caps

  • 1st Soft Cap: Level 20 – you receive 6 FP per level
  • 2nd Soft Cap: Level 50 – you receive 8/9 FP per level
  • 3rd Soft Cap: Level 55 – FP decreases from 7 to 4 per level
  • 4th Soft Cap: Level 60 – FP decreases from to 2/3 per level

Elden Ring Endurance Soft Caps

  • 1st Soft Cap: Level 12 – Endurance gives 1-2-1-2 Stamina alternatively
  • 2nd Soft Cap: Level 18 – Endurance gives 2-1-2 Stamina alternatively
  • 3rd Soft Cap: Level 32 – Endurance gives 1-2-1-2 Stamina alternatively
  • 4th Soft Cap: Level 50 – Endurance gives 1 Stamina point per three levels

Elden Ring Strength Soft Caps

  • 1st Soft Cap: Level 20
  • 2nd Soft Cap: Level 55
  • 3rd Soft Cap: Level 80

Elden Ring Dexterity Soft Caps

  • 1st Soft Cap: Level 20
  • 2nd Soft Cap: Level 55
  • 3rd Soft Cap: Level 80

Elden Ring Intelligence Soft Caps

  • 1st Soft Cap: Level 20
  • 2nd Soft Cap: Level 55
  • 3rd Soft Cap: Level 80

Elden Ring Faith Soft Caps

  • 1st Soft Cap: Level 20
  • 2nd Soft Cap: Level 55
  • 3rd Soft Cap: Level 80

Elden Ring Arcane Soft Caps

  • 1st Soft Cap: Level 20
  • 2nd Soft Cap: Level 55
  • 3rd Soft Cap: Level 80
Elden Ring Soft Caps All Stats & Attributes
Invest your Runes smartly

And those are all soft caps that currently exist in the game as of late March 2022. Keep in mind that these stats might change as FromSoftware might introduce new balance changes. If they do change, we will make sure to update the article in a timely manner. It should be added that for Intelligence, the first sorcery cap is at level 60, while the second is at level 80. And for Faith, the first incantation cap is at level 60, while the second is at level 80. When it comes to Arcane, the first incantation cap is at level 30 and the second is at level 45. Finally, all primary stats are hard-capped at level 99.


Very early in your exploration of Elden Ring world you will find out that you need to prepare your character for different tasks. You'll need to learn how to use Ashes of War, how to two-hand weapons, or use magic spells during the course of your adventures. Many secrets are also waiting for you, such as, a hostile NPC Sellen that doesn't let you see her shop, an invisible man in a bush, or a huge turtle with a bell that lets you duplicate some very important items.


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2 COMMENTS

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    Nate

    I still don’t understand the soft caps in elden ring
    So let’s say Vigors soft cap is 50 ok which means for each point more I put into Vigor won’t add more to my health correct?
    So what I’m not understanding is why is there 3 soft caps for let’s say Vigor what happens if I put my points into the second or third soft cap ? Do I lose health on the second cap ? Do I lose even more on the third cap
    It’s stated that more points you put in past the cap doesn’t add anything right ? Then why on some attributes is there 3 or 2 soft caps ?

    1. Soft caps mean you gain less value for a Rune you put into a stat than you did before that cap.

      Let’s take Vigor for example. Before level 40, for each Rune you invest you get 26 HP. But after level 40, you get 13 HP for each rune. You get less value, that’s a soft cap. At that point, it’s best to put your runes somewhere else for maximum efficiency.

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