Elden Ring is an open-world action role-playing soul game developed by FromSoftware Inc. Leveling up is not available at the beginning of the game. For that, you need to complete the tutorial and advance a bit further to the Gatefront ruins.
Similarly crafting is also not available at the beginning of the game, you need to reach the Church of Elleh and buy the crafting kit to be able to start crafting. Below you will find a detailed guide on how to unlock leveling up, which stats to level up and how to unlock crafting in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring How To Unlock Leveling Up
To unlock leveling up, you need to get past the tree sentinel and reach the Gatefront Ruins. There on the right side of the gatefront ruins, you will discover a lost grace. Interact with the grace and Melina will offer you her assistance you need to accept it and after that, you will be able to level up your character from any grace points.
Elden Ring Which Stats To Upgrade
The increase your level in this game you need to upgrade your stats. The stats available to upgrade in this game are:
Vigor – Attribute determines your Health (HP), Also affects fire resistance and immunity.
Mind – Attribute that determines FP, also affects focus.
Endurance – Attribute governing stamina, also affects robustness. This stat determines how heavy your equipment can be.
Strength – Stats required to wield heavy armaments, boost the attack power of strength scaling armaments, and affects your physical defense.
Dexterity – Stats required to wield advanced armaments, boost the attack power of dexterity scaling armaments, reduce the casting time of spells. softens fall damage and makes it harder to be knocked off your horse.
Intelligence – Stat required to perform glintstone sorceries. Boost magic power of intelligence scaling sorceries and improves magic resistance.
Faith – Stat required to perform sacred incantations. Boost the magic power of faith scaling incantations.
Arcane – Attribute governing discovery, affects holy defense, vitality, and certain sorceries and incantations.
Note: If you are trying to go for a melee build, then I recommend you to focus on vigor, endurance, strength, and dexterity. While if you are playing mage build you can focus on Intelligence, faith, arcane, and mind.
Elden Ring How To Unlock Crafting
After completing the tutorial you will reach the open world of Limgrave where you will find the first lost grace. Upon descending the cliff you will find an enemy called Tree Sentinel. Make sure to avoid him at the beginning because it will be quite difficult to defeat him without all your abilities like the horse, summoning, and better stats.
Behind the tree sentinel, you will find an abandoned broken church called the Church Of Elleh. Inside the church, you will find an NPC sitting near the campfire. Interact with the NPC who will provide you items to purchase or sell. You can purchase the crafting kit from him in exchange for 300 ruins.
Once you have bought the crafting kit, press the start button to open the menu and the second icon crafting will be unlocked now. You can gather various resources from the open world and use it to craft items that will help you during the battle.