Salt and Sacrifice: Best Weapons Tier List Guide

Pick only the best weapons in Salt and Sacrifice with the help of our tier list guide, which also includes crafting recipes.

We're going to showcase some of the best weapons in the 150 weapon array found in Salt and Sacrifice. Many of them are imbued with the power of runic arts, but don't neglect those that don't have them either, as they can be useful in other situations.

Through this guide we'll only look at the best weapons in Salt and Sacrifice. Most of them can be crafted, and if not, then it will be indicated how you can get them. Also, many of them do have runic arts with short descriptions of their effects provided.

Salt and Sacrifice: S-Tier Weapons

Codex Maul

  • Type: Greathammer
  • Damage: 60.7 Light, Dark: 100%
  • Scaling: Str: E \ Con: E

The most powerful melee weapon in Salt and Sacrifice is Codex Maul greathammer, which has two Focus-based runic arts: Glyph Vortex and Glyph Rain.

Glyph Vortex summons runic projectiles that damage enemies randomly, while Glyph Rain does what it says, and showers enemies with even more glyphs.

Such physical power and runic abilities make it the best weapon choice for any hybrid strength build.

Codex Maul crafting recipe

  • 1x Storied Heart
  • 2x Tattoed Finger
  • 5x Runic Tongue

Dragon's Maw

  • Type: Twohander
  • Damage: 48.8 Fire, Poison: 100%
  • Scaling: Str: D \ Arc: E

Draconic weapons and armor sets are some of the strongest in the game.  Dragon's Maw, which is imbued with the Rage-based runic art, is the best weapon representative of that class.

Its Draconic Sharpness art allows you to boost all of your dragon magic, which is a must for any draconic build.

Dragon's Maw crafting recipe

  • 1x Scaly Heart
  • 2x Drake's Claw
  • 5x Ember Scale

Force Greatblade

  • Type: Greatblade
  • Damage: 47.9 Physical, Light: 100%
  • Scaling: Str: B \ Arc: E

A powerful melee weapon that can effectively block 85% of damage and summon a raging AoE is something one should never ignore. For that very reason, it's among this best weapons tier list.

Force Greatblade has all that due to its amazing Blast Vortex runic art, which is costly but highly effective.

Force Greatblade crafting recipe

  • 1x Quivering Heart
  • 3x Glowing Flesh
  • 5x Kinetic Bone

A-Tier Weapons

Inphyrean Scythe

  • Type: Sickle
  • Damage: 32.7 Fire, Dark: 100%
  • Scaling: Str: E \ Dex: E \ Arc: E

Inphyrean weapons are infamous for their ability to project immense power, and their runic arts are amongst the most unforgivable in Salt and Sacrifice.

What puts this among the best weapons is this sickle is imbued with Inphyrean Barbs, a forbidden glyph art, which summons a swarm of darts that deal damage to all enemies.

Inphyrean Scythe crafting recipe

  • 1x Infernal Heart
  • 2x Jagged Sternum
  • 5x Runic Knuckle

Stave of Force

  • Type: Stave
  • Damage: 29 Physical, Light: 100%
  • Scaling: Arc: E

Although pure Arcana weapons don't have huge physical damage output, this lacking is well compensated by the presence of some amazing runic arts.

This staff has three arts: Force Scar, Force Cross, and Force Rift. The first one summons a targeted projectile, the second one forces your enemies to slam the ground, and the last one summons a powerful AoE.

Stave of Force crafting recipe

  • 1x Quivering Heart
  • 2x Glowing Flesh
  • 5x Kinetic Bone

Dragon's Bite

  • Type: Rapier
  • Damage: 28.4 Fire, Poison: 100%
  • Scaling: Dex: E \ Arc: E

Dexterity weapons have a similar application, and also posses a great number of runic arts. But what makes Dragon's Bite stand out as one of the best weapons is its allegiance to the draconic forces.

Dragon's Bite has the following runic arts: Draconic Sharpness, Dragon's Blessing, and Dragon's Wrath.

The first one boosts your dragon magic, the second one boosts your physical damage and resistances, and the last one causes a massive explosion, which can easily destroy an entire horde of hostile creatures.

Dragon's Bite crafting recipe

  • 1x Scaly Heart
  • 2x Drak's Claw
  • 5x Ember Scale

Sharpest Force

  • Type: Highblade
  • Damage: 26.8 Physical, Light: 100%
  • Scaling: Dex: E

The best part about any highblade weapon in general is that it has a wider and longer blade, which can be very helpful when dealing with a swarm of enemies.

Sharpest Force is on this best weapons tier list because it also has the Purest Force runic art, which boosts your weapon's force energy, pushing its damage output to a max.

Sharpest Force crafting recipe

  • 1x Quivering Heart
  • 2x Glowing Flesh
  • 5x Kinetic Bone

B-Tier Weapons

Twinvoid Bo

  • Type: Halfspear
  • Damage: 25.5, Dark: 100%
  • Scaling: Dex: E \ Arc: D

Dark weapons are not as strong as draconic or inphyrean ones, but there is a field of application where dark weapons can really do a good job.

This short spear is among the best weapons because it has decent damage, which can also get a serious boost from its runic arts. Purest Dark art does exactly that and boosts your weapon's dark energy, while Motes of Void can be used to deal with several enemies at once by shooting dark projectiles.

Twinvoid Bo crafting recipe

  • 1x Void Heart
  • 2x Creeping Claw
  • 5x Sunken Eye

Glyphstone Hammer

  • Type: Bludgeon
  • Damage: 19.0 Light, Dark: 100%
  • Scaling: Str: S \ Con: D

Glyphstone Hammer is a younger brother of Codex Maul. It's not as powerful, and its runes aren't as impressive, but if you prefer smaller weapons, then this would be the next best hammer for your strength build.

Its two runic arts are Glyph Barrage, which shoots a barrage of bright glyphs at enemies, and Glyph Vortex, which encircles enemies with similar glyphs, attacking all at once.

Glyphstone Hammer crafting recipe

  • 1x Storied Heart
  • 2x Tattooed Finger
  • 5x Runic Tongue

Vanguard of Dawn

  • Type: Vanguard
  • Damage: 11, Fire: 50%
  • Scaling: Str: S \ Con: D

This is the only type of weapon that guarantees 100% of incoming damage blocked. Of course, it's not very good when it comes to offensive purposes, but this is one of the best weapon choices in the game for defense.

It has two runic arts that can actually help with the offensive side of it. Steel of Dawn boosts the essence power of its blade, and Crescent of Dawn summons a massive arc of flame that burns enemies.

Vanguard of Dawn cannot be crafted, but you can purchase it from Sunlight Knight Beatrice at the Ashbourne Village in exchange for 5x Dawnlight Tokens.

Codex Rod

  • Type: Channeling Rod
  • Damage: 48.8 Light, Dark: 100%
  • Scaling: Arc: D

Codex Rod is by far the best weapon for Arcana-based ranged damage, but since ranged weapons don't have runic arts, it is only B-tier.

The damage it deals is impressive, but you also need to be aware of your position at all times. The enemies could get closer to you, and then you will have to either run or protect yourself with other means, since you can't block attacks with ranged weapons either.

Codex Rod crafting recipe

  • 2x Tattoed Finger
  • 4x Runed Tongue
  • 6x Forgotten Page

Red and Gold Greatbow

  • Type: Shortbow
  • Damage: 38.2 Fire, Light: 100%
  • Scaling: Dex: D

Judging by the lore, this bow is imbued with the draconic power, which is unsurprising as it stands among the best weapons in the game.

If you want to go for an archer build, then try to get this one as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this weapon has no runic arts, since it is ranged.

Red and Gold Greatbow crafting recipe

  • 2x Darke's Claw
  • 4x Ember Scale
  • 6x Dragon's Tear

Crystal Daggers

  • Type: Throwing Dagger
  • Damage: 33.9 Physical, Light: 100%
  • Scaling: Dex: D

Throwing dagger can be a great alternative to a bow, but it may not be as precise, although the damage is still quite significant.

This particular set of daggers utilizes the power of force, which is why it is among the best weapons for a Force-based build.

Crystal Daggers crafting recipe

  • 2x Glowing Flesh
  • 4x Kinetic Bone
  • 6x Force Mote

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Those are the best weapons in Salt and Sacrifice. Also, be sure to check out the rest of Salt and Sacrifice tips and tricks articles on our dedicated hub page.

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published May. 13th 2022

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