Elden Ring: a thread specifically for spoilers

I’m playing a melee character right now and I fought my first rune bear last night. It wasn’t that bad. It’s susceptible to getting in close and hitting it in the crotch.

Prawns have no crotch, therefore this classic souls strat doesn’t work, making them the hardest monsters in the game.

This is how you gush without gushing. Spoilers included.

Love this game. I was exploring the capital and it’s such a great, melancholy area. Realizing that I was scavenging the “real” Roundtable Hold was an awesome and unsettling moment.

Ya, same here. I came in from the side, looking to close the gap and get an angle on the sniper. I was low on flasks and hadn’t found a new grace in a while, didn’t want to reset, and still wanted to uncover the area around my volcano manor target. The end result of all that was it didn’t immediately click with me, and then when i did i was worried about what it meant and proceeded to clear the area very cautiously.

Felt incredible, just killed Malenia!

What do you mean, phase 2?

Oh, gaddamnit…

Don’t know if it will help you but apparently her opening move in phase two leaves her open to big damage. While I was running from her opening attack the guy I summoned took advantage of it to do big damage to her. I thought maybe it was a glitch or hack but I have since seen several people do the same thing on YouTube. Maybe something you can look up.

Yea, I summoned for her. My bad ass mimic was useless against her and I never could avoid that three part anime waterfowl attack.

Curious to hear what others think. I’m into “completionist” mode now and I’m trying to farm everything that can drop that I don’t already have. What do you think is the hardest drop in the game to obtain? Not necessarily the most useful; but something seldom if ever seen.

I’ve gotten the Noble’s Slender Sword to drop 3 times now and that took some doing.

I’ve gotten the Magma Blade from the Man-Serpents (Men-Serpents?).

But for me it’s the Blue Silver armor set from those damned Albinauric Wolfback Archers.

Are you running a real high arcane stat? That’s the one that has a similar impact to luck in prior souls, right?

I am using the Silver Scarab talisman now; gives like +70 to finding; my arcane is only about 20. I think my find is @ 170s like this. (must be diminishing returns at some point)

Add the silver bird foot as well.

I’m glad you posted that (above). I thought I was the only person who was trying to get every single item in the game. I tried to get the Magma Blade, but have had zero luck so far. What location did you get it to drop from?

Also, I didn’t even know there was a Blue Silver armor set. Are you sure it even drops? If so, where are you trying to farm it?

Yea, arcane ups discovery.

Past DS games have required many more items to 100% than ER does. For the most part it took a minimum of 2play thrus as you needed both items you could get from boss souls. The number of weapons and spells required was staggering.

My issue with the silver foot consumable is that it doesn’t last very long and if you use a site of grace to reset your mobs I think it clears it. The silver scarab give much more to the ‘find’ stat I think.

The Magma Blade - so, Volcano Manor naturally. There’s a back-door kind of way to get from the Temple of Eiglay (sp?) site to an area where two Serpent-Men carry those magma blades. The first time through this way you probably headed out the bacony, jumped over, ran up a cliff to the big magma pool and had to avoid an Abductor Virgin by jumping through a window? But from the Temple there’s a side door out to an elevator that takes you in between where the two Serpent Men prowl and bypasses all that. Hope that helps but that’s the best place; quick to reset at site of grace and two to farm.

Blue Silver set; oh yeah, it’s a thing. ;-) Gotta get em all!

If you manually sit down at the site of grace it does not clear it out. Only if you warp there :)

As long as I’m pimping the ultra-rare Noble’s Slender Sword; enjoy this:

made it 17s into that video before stopping it. Pro-tip for for video makers: talking slowly does not make for a better video

That video is terrible and the person who made it is terrible.

Thank goodness for 2x speed lol.

@Mr_PeaCH where should I go to try and farm for the Noble Slender Sword?

JP, there were 2 main areas I focused on. In Limgrave there is an out-of-the-way site of grace near that arch on the way toward the 3rd Church of Marika that Kenneth Haight is on top of? A troupe of nobles come down that road and two (I think) carry the sword. But better I think was the site of grace outside of the Church of Vows in Liurnia; again, some nobles come up the path and two carry the sword.

As long as your trying to farm the sword be on the watch for the Aristocrat and Old Aristocrat armor pieces.

Balling.

Fashion Souls!

Awesome thanks! I do have all the aristocrat armor pieces already.