• Elden Ring owns a huge globe, so running around to explore is impossible and very time consuming. Fortunately, you can sprint as much as you like while traveling without depleting your vitality. However, bear in mind that sprinting can deplete your stamina once you join combat or get close to an adversary, so be careful where you run.

 

  • The Lands Between are yours to explore in any sequence you like, as you can see, it is an open world game. When you come across a challenging location or boss, if you look hard enough, you can always find a way to explore in a different path. And you can even always return to past difficulties when you level up in the Elden Ring or gain stronger weaponry to aid you.

 

  • Moreover, in the Lands Between, you will find a variety of lesser Dungeons in addition to the massive expansive "Legacy Dungeons" where the Demigods of Elden Ring reside. They are all optional and can be explored or skipped as you desired. Dungeons can be as little as a few cave rooms or as large with multiple floors and constructions. Each will feature a Miniboss Foe who will occasionally drop a rare or odd item, as well as riches accumulated along the way, that may be worth your time.

 

  • Additionally, you can even skip some Legacy Dungeons and find different routes to access new places. But you should be prepared to face more difficult adversaries.

 

  • What's more, you should keep an eye out for decrepit-looking statues holding a small blue flame if you are having problems discovering smaller dungeons to explore. When you interact with them, a faint blue trail appears that leads to a neighboring optional dungeon. Tall ghostly candelabras can also be found, which call for an ethereal spirit whose trail might lead to hidden treasures such as dungeons. 

 

  • Although Elden Ring has a day and night cycle, the majority of the game is unaffected by the sun or moon's presence. However, enemy visibility may be diminished at night, and some regions, such as some Roaming Bosses, may host different adversaries after the sun sets. 

 

  • It's tempting to speed around the open world, skipping over opponents along the route to the next large dungeon. But you must keep in mind that skipping fights means fewer runes to level up and fewer equipment to utilize when things get tough. You should stop to kill everyone you come across in order to continue accumulating runes while you explore. 

 

  • In addition, Sites of Grace abound in the Lands Between, and you will typically find them on the edges of major attractions or along major thoroughfares. If you don't see any, let's keep an eye out for little Stake of Marika statues that you can respawn at if you die nearby. In fact, these are frequently found close to difficult fights, allowing you to rapidly respawn and rejoin the fight. 

 

  • Crafting is an important mechanic in the Elden Ring. Fire pots, for example, aren't available anyplace else. You will have to create them yourself out of cracked pots that regenerate when thrown, allowing you to make multiple variations as needed. Due to the abundance of materials, don't forget to stockpile weapon grease, throwing knives, throwable pots, and other consumables that can assist you in challenging confrontations.

 

  • Furthermore, crafting materials have no weight, and your storage can hold a lot. So, don't forget to pick up the button as you speed past flowers and things. You never know when you'll need to make a specific thing. Hence, it's best to stock up on supplies than to waste time seeking for the one item you require.

 

  • It is important to improve the potency of your armaments, which is maybe even more significant than leveling up. Smithing stones can be found all across the Lands Between, including on carcasses strewn across the terrain, from particular adversaries, and notably in mines. You should use them to strengthen and level up your weapons. This is because possessing a correctly scaled weapon can be important to surviving difficult confrontations. At the outset of your adventure, you can locate a Smithing Table at the Church of Elleh, and you can eventually find a smith at the Roundtable Hold to advance your weapons even further. 

 

  • When playing Elden Ring, you may occasionally glimpse the Erdtree's luminous leaves fluttering down and illuminating the screen with their golden light. When the leaves are falling, this will have an exhilarating impact on your character. Not only that, they also enhance the quantity of Runes you acquire by a modest percentage.

 

Effective tips for combat in the Edlen Ring

 

  • Players familiar with From Software games may recall the ability to parry certain incoming blows with a shield. If timed just right before the blow falls, you can knock a foe off balance and follow up with a critical strike. Elden Ring does, however, introduce the Guard Counter that can be utilized regardless of your shield's skill level. Besides, it has a longer window to fully block an oncoming strike. If your attack is blocked, you should use the strong attack button to launch a forceful retaliation that deals more damage than a standard strike. Besides, it is great for single targets and when you know the incoming onslaught won't have any swift counterattacks. However, because you're locked into the counterattack, you'll be susceptible if you're surrounded by several adversaries or those who can deal in rapid bursts of damage. A guard counter, when done correctly, will typically stagger most adversaries. As a result, it allows you to follow up with a critical strike. 

 

  • The Lands Between are large and sweeping. And, the rests you take at Sites of Grace will force all adversaries to revive. So you will likely face many more opponents between them. In order to compensate, you can recharge the charges on your healing and FP flasks without stopping to rest by destroying large groups of enemies. This contains tourist attractions such as ruins and camps, as well as other locations where adversaries have congregated. Moreover, you can restore part or all of your flasks by doing so. This depends on the size or power of the group. However, the battle will become dangerous if you are already short on flasks, so you must be very calm and think carefully.

 

  • Enemy camps are frequently large and crowded, with some patrolling and others lurking in the shadows. With larger camps, you may typically employ stealth to lure out and pick out enemies one by one. However, you should avoid enemies with a longhorn. If they notice you, they'll sound an alarm, alerting all local opponents to look for you. You can still kill the sentry and flee before the enemy arrives. More crucially, if you don't want to be overrun, you will need to move swiftly. 

 

  • While you may fight most adversaries on foot in the Lands Between, you can also saddle your ethereal steed, Torrent, for mounted combat. When fighting on your mount, you should try out different techniques to see what works best for you whether you're facing regular adversaries or Field Bosses. You will have a lot more mobility, especially if you are utilizing Torrent's longer sprints, and you will be able to switch between attacks on either side. You may also joust with lance weapons by stabbing at the correct moment, and their better range can offer you an advantage in battle. Not only that, you can even dismount while sprinting to perform a jumping attack as you land among your adversaries when you need a change of pace. Bear in mind that you can only use your right-hand weapon while riding, and you can't block incoming strikes. Thus, mobility and double jumping to avoid attacks could be crucial to your existence.

 

  • What's more, Torrent isn't quite unbeatable when it comes to mounted combat. Your steed has its own HP pool, which might be difficult to keep track of. But if it is attacked, it will take damage over time. If you strike a powerful blow, you will vanish until summoned again. However, if you deal too much damage, Torrent will die and will be unable to be re-summoned on order until you rest at a Site of Grace. To fix this, you must make sure you're always feeding your mount Rowa Raisin. Plus, Rowa Fruit is abundant and should be utilized frequently after a battle. Otherwise, the only way to bring Torrent back without stopping at a Site of Grace is to sacrifice a charge from your Healing Flask.

 

  • In the Elden Ring, you are not the only one who can battle on horseback. You may come across more fierce opponents who will try to run you down. Some, like the Tree Sentinel Field Boss, come with a mount, but other opponents can occasionally be seen on horses with differing health pools. This means you can either target the horse rather than the rider. Or, you can deal a powerful assault to unseat the attacker. For a brief while, an enemy who falls from their horse will give you an advantage, allowing you to land a tremendous critical strike before they can get back up. 

 

  • Alternatively, even if you don't intend to utilize magic in the Elden Ring, FP is a significant resource. Because it may be used to cast magical spells, learn weapon skills, and conjure spirits to assist you in combat. Spirits, like spells and abilities, have varying FP costs, with weaker spirits costing far less than a single powerful spirit. There will be a set cost for spells and skills, but many of them can be charged for increased effect. Even when fully charged, they consume the same amount of FP. So, anytime you have a spare second, you should charge for maximum firepower and potential.

 

  • You can repeat many magic spells such as Sorceries and Incantations by holding down the cast button. As a result, it allows you to launch salvos of assaults as long as you have the energy and FP to keep casting. 

 

  • In the Lands Between, you can easily gain a variety of weapon talents. Each one is unique and may be used with a variety of weapons and shields, allowing you to choose the talent that best suits your needs. Some Ashes of War are limited in what gear they may be used on, while others can be used on practically any weapon. Furthermore, Ashes of War may have weapon scaling effects to better suit your playstyle. Not only that, it also has the ability to grant your weapon magical damage or protection although you can choose to only use the weapon skill and ignore the scaling. You should experience in order to find what works best for you. But keep in mind that some legendary weapons have set weapon talents that cannot be replaced or transferred to other weapons. 

 

  • Spirit Ashes is a new feature that allows you to summon creatures you discover in the world as temporary friends. They will do everything they did in the wild. You'll notice that some Spirits emerge in groups, while others appear alone as you collect more Spirit Ashes. This is frequently tied to their overall strength and ability. And you may need to evaluate which spirit is ideal for the work at hand at times. A pack of wolves can quickly flank a single victim or small groups, but they may not be able to withstand sweeping blows from a big boss. Besides, Spirits can also be used to divert attention away from yourself, as foes tend to focus on the previous target they attacked. With precise timing, you can effectively ping-pong some adversaries between you and your spirit.

 

  • The Elden Ring gives you the power to jump. You can use melee attacks to supplement your talents while jumping. Certain weapons have special attacks that can only be used in jumping attacks and do damage in the same way that strong attacks do. Jump attacks can be utilized to stagger foes on the defensive while avoiding low sweeping attacks if employed correctly. Jump attacks, when combined with forceful attacks, can assist shatter an enemy's poise and stagger them. As a result, they help you to strike back with a critical hit. 

 

  • You can use a critical hit on an adversary that has gotten staggered.  But different types of adversaries have different susceptible spots: When staggered and on one knee, most humanoid foes can be stabbed in the rear or hit in the very front. When monsters like the gigantic Land Octopus, the towering Golem, and even the little Land Squirts become staggered, they will produce orange sparks. So, if you strike them at where the sparks are coming from, you will be able to land a critical strike. 

 

Tips need to know for exploration

 

  • In general, when exploring Elden Ring's huge open landscape, you should attempt not to leave any stone unturned. There are several secrets to be found, as well as places of interest around every turn. There will always be new items to loot, foes to battle, or characters to meet. Hence, you need to take your time and look around carefully. 

 

  • In case you don't know where to go next, keep in mind that Sites of Grace generate light trails that lead to the next Site of Grace, which leads to the next Legacy Dungeon. You should look for light trails or check the map for the arrow emblem on each Site of Grace map marker to identify the next direction to proceed in.

 

  • The Guidance of Grace can take you to more difficult locations that aren't quite heritage dungeons, but are more than ordinary mini dungeons and include substantial rewards.

 

  • Narrow valleys, towering cliffs, and rocky terrain abound in the Lands Between, but you can also seek for blowing pillars of wind. While riding Torrent, you can utilize these to quickly jump upwards and clear large cliffs. These are frequently placed at strategic spots to assist you in bypassing bottlenecks or getting to new regions faster.

 

  • If you can't find a safe way down cliffs and drops, you can use Torrent's double jump ability to slow you down significantly. More critically, it helps you alter direction to reach narrow ledges and rocks for a safer descent.

 

  • Elden Ring comes with the ability to jump. Specifically, you can utilize it to explore areas that you wouldn't ordinarily be able to in a Dark Souls game. Many of the locations, particularly the Legacy Dungeons, are built with complicated verticality and exploration in mind, with various paths to take. You'll never know what secrets you'll find if you don't use your leaping abilities to jump over ledges, drop down to low rooftops, and avoid dangerous locations.

 

  • Besides, you could soon notice that various areas of interest have distinctive shapes that hint at what awaits you within. Sacred Tears can be found in ruined churches, while powerful bosses in Minor Erdtrees carry various tears for the Flask of Wondrous Physick. There are also sorcerer towers, which take some deductive reasoning to penetrate and may contain magic spells or memory slots.

 

  • Especially early on, you need to keep an eye out for luminous skulls. The eye sockets will have a subtle golden gleam about them. They're home to Golden Runes, which grant you 200 runes instantly when you utilize them. You just need to simply use your weapon to demolish the skulls, or backstep on them to receive a quick bounty,  or simply ride over them on Torrent and collect them as you pass.

 

  • Plants that provide crafting materials respawn quickly. You should be able to return and get more if you wait a while. Most materials will reappear if you swiftly rest at a location of grace, so keep track of where you find rare components.

 

  • Finally, while Torrent can be damaged, he is resistant to the effects of poisonous bogs. Thus, as long as you stay atop your spectral horse, you can safely cross dangerous areas. But be prepared for a world of pain if you are forced to dismount.




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