Two-handing a melee weapon, or wielding it with both hands, is an essential mechanic to know in Elden Ring. However, it can be easy to overlook the instructions that explain how to switch to two-hand weapons during the tutorial. If you’re looking to find out how to two-hand weapons in Elden Ring, you have come to the right guide.
Elden Ring: How to Two-Hand Weapons
Two-handing a weapon in Elden Ring is a two-step process that requires pressing multiple buttons. To two-hand in Elden Ring, start by pressing and holding the Y button on Xbox or the Triangle button on PlayStation.
Next, you will need to press one of the shoulder buttons, depending on which hand is holding the weapon you wish to two-hand. While still holding the Y/Triangle button, press RB/R1 to two-hand the weapon in your right hand, or press LB/L1 to two-hand the weapon in your left. Alternatively, you can press the trigger buttons, RT/R2 and LB/L2, instead of the shoulder buttons.
To return the weapon back to one hand, simply repeat the steps by holding down Y/Triangle and pressing one of the shoulder buttons to wield it with one hand again.
There you have it. Once you know how to two-hand weapons and armaments in Elden Ring, it will be easier to swap to this stance during combat. Two-handed weapons can come in handy in Elden Ring. Not only do you do more damage with a melee weapon by wielding it with two hands, doing so also allows you to break through the poise of shielded enemies. Two-handing also allows you to wield weapons that are outside of your stat range. Stay tuned for more Elden Ring news and guides.