Elden Ring

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Stevil

10,367 posts

206 months

Sunday 8th May
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As you get to the top entrance of the tower from the outside, go right which takes you up instead of down the inside of the tower, then there's a door which looks like a wall as you get to the end of the corridor, that's on the left and quite easy to miss on first glance.

Durzel

11,137 posts

145 months

Sunday 8th May
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Stevil said:
As you get to the top entrance of the tower from the outside, go right which takes you up instead of down the inside of the tower, then there's a door which looks like a wall as you get to the end of the corridor, that's on the left and quite easy to miss on first glance.
You’re a star. Thought that passage was a dead end, didn’t see a prompt to open a door. frown

MWM3

1,639 posts

99 months

Sunday 8th May
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Durzel said:
Raging so hard trying to navigate the Divine Tower of Caelid. Jump puzzles with the clunkiest controls (basically every Souls game) known to man. Was bad enough trying to get up the tower on Torrent, but now I’m inside I’m having to blind jump to platforms etc. Died so many times.
Caelid Tower wasn't too bad for me. Think I did it on 2 or 3rd attempt.

However, there is a certain platforming bit later on , which is required for one of the trophy endings. I think navigating that was the real hardest boss in the game.

Aces_High

42 posts

24 months

Sunday 8th May
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toastyhamster said:
I'm absolutely useless at this game but I'm enjoying playing it. Level 80 and can't get Margit below 50% health (Str/Dex build), Internet says the castle should be done at level 20-30 lol.

Had to youtube some things to understand some of the background and get some tips for locations while I level up, other than that just been wandering around killing stuff.
I found Margit one of the hardest bosses of all - harder than the one you’ll encounter soon after him. It’s done so well though, because I think FromSoftware really intended the Margit fight to be the real tutorial, especially for noobs (like me) who charge in expecting to easily brush past. At the time it was frustrating but it taught me to learn the bigger picture, the value of using NPC summons, using Ashes of War, levelling up first and seeking objects that can help with one fight (Margit’s Shackle in that case). It was an absolute punch in the air moment when I took down that dude.

Aces_High

42 posts

24 months

Sunday 8th May
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Trustmeimadoctor said:
Fire giant is pissing me off just can't get close to him to get that leg
That’s where I’m stuck too - feels like I’m close to the endgame and that big lummox is stopping me getting there! That shield rake is punishing frown. Trying to avoid a respec as I’ve come this far on a melee-only build, but this one is tough frown

Trustmeimadoctor

8,086 posts

132 months

Sunday 8th May
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I had to respec then he went down first try rot breath and lots of health

Now I'm at melaina blade of whatsit

Edited by Trustmeimadoctor on Sunday 8th May 10:35

FourWheelDrift

84,347 posts

261 months

Sunday 8th May
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Table of bosses and their weaknesses if that helps.




Durzel

11,137 posts

145 months

Sunday 8th May
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MWM3 said:
Durzel said:
Raging so hard trying to navigate the Divine Tower of Caelid. Jump puzzles with the clunkiest controls (basically every Souls game) known to man. Was bad enough trying to get up the tower on Torrent, but now I’m inside I’m having to blind jump to platforms etc. Died so many times.
Caelid Tower wasn't too bad for me. Think I did it on 2 or 3rd attempt.

However, there is a certain platforming bit later on , which is required for one of the trophy endings. I think navigating that was the real hardest boss in the game.
I think I know the bit you mean, the area where you get the Fingerprint shield? I took one look at that area and made a mental note to come back to it when I’m in a “don’t need runes and am in a carefree mood” headspace. biggrin

Prinny

1,634 posts

76 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I really want to like this game, it should be right up my street. But, 15h in, I just cannot get used to the camera settings. I cannot figure out how to have the view permanently behind my character, instead I an able to do things like run ‘towards’ the screen. I’ve no problem with that as such, lots of games let you use the right stick to move the camera, but they snap back to the default position when released, and that’s not happening here.

This means that I can’t figure out where I am in relation to an enemy, and so if they’re not 1-hit wonders, I get destroyed, sooner or later. Any sort of boss fight (the troll on the way up to Stormcliff, heck, even the guy with the fancy spear in the ruins before the gate) is just a lesson in futility, unable to see what I’m doing in relation to the enemy. It’s hard to get wowed by the majesty of a dragon you’re running away from fighting, when all you can see is a bit of a leg. It’s hard to block or dodge when you can’t see the hit that’s coming, because it’s above you, or on the other side, or whatever.

I would like to say I’m missing something, but I am all out of ideas from the menu settings. So, what am I doing wrong? (PS5 if it makes any difference)

FourWheelDrift

84,347 posts

261 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Prinny said:
I really want to like this game, it should be right up my street. But, 15h in, I just cannot get used to the camera settings. I cannot figure out how to have the view permanently behind my character, instead I an able to do things like run ‘towards’ the screen. I’ve no problem with that as such, lots of games let you use the right stick to move the camera, but they snap back to the default position when released, and that’s not happening here.
When there no enemies are around to lock onto pressing down the right stick re-centres your view behind your character.

Steven_RW

1,491 posts

179 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Aces_High said:
Trustmeimadoctor said:
Fire giant is pissing me off just can't get close to him to get that leg
That’s where I’m stuck too - feels like I’m close to the endgame and that big lummox is stopping me getting there! That shield rake is punishing frown. Trying to avoid a respec as I’ve come this far on a melee-only build, but this one is tough frown
Fire giant is relatively easy. I completed it after a few goes (maybe 10?) on my first play through and now on my faith strength build I managed on my third shot.

Arrive in a little bit but not too close. Stay on your horse. Summon your ashes ( i have used black knife tiche +10 and this time I used dung eater (+10). Let the giant walk towards you a bit and then shoot off to the left to dodge his shield snow blast. Get underneath him and bash the ankle that doesnt have the big bangle on it. It is the other ankle that looks like its a bit raw. Bash only that as hard n fast as you can. Stay underneath him. When he lifts the opposite foot you know is going to lift the foot you are attacking next. If he rolls away follow him asap on horse. get underneath him and repeat. You can get him to phase 2 really quickly. Phase 2 isn't hard. Get up to him as fast as possible as soon as ph2 starts. get behind him and attack ankles again as he is now kinda kneeling/crawling anyway. When you see the fire start on the ground all around you, pull back and stay out of bother and the second that is dying down get back at it. Don't end up in front of the giant as you get double shield bashed and die.

Good luck

RW

Trustmeimadoctor

8,086 posts

132 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Or rot breath that works very well

toastyhamster

1,433 posts

73 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Magrit down, the whole castle was easy after that and did Godrick first time. Felled the Tree Sentinel by First Step shortly after, plus mopped up a few others. The boss in the study tower is doing my nut in though, can't get to him on the last level to inflict any damage, not using ranged weapons yet, don't really want to either, not my forte.

The rest of the areas I've explored look way harder, Caelid is just nuts and heading North to the Carians seems just as difficult. I've done most of the academy too, just haven't attempted the big boss yet. Level 89, still using Bloodhounds Fang and a Brass Shield with some Knight/Banished Knight armour as a mix due to weight limit.

Steven_RW

1,491 posts

179 months

Thursday 12th May
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toastyhamster said:
Magrit down, the whole castle was easy after that and did Godrick first time. Felled the Tree Sentinel by First Step shortly after, plus mopped up a few others. The boss in the study tower is doing my nut in though, can't get to him on the last level to inflict any damage, not using ranged weapons yet, don't really want to either, not my forte.

The rest of the areas I've explored look way harder, Caelid is just nuts and heading North to the Carians seems just as difficult. I've done most of the academy too, just haven't attempted the big boss yet. Level 89, still using Bloodhounds Fang and a Brass Shield with some Knight/Banished Knight armour as a mix due to weight limit.
Caelid: I didn't bother to fight all the massive crows and the huge big head dogs. I just steered around them. That's for both this play through and the last all the way to level 155 or there abouts.

thetoxicnerve

25,685 posts

154 months

Thursday 12th May
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NG+ needs a much higher rune drop rate IMO.

ZedLeg

3,860 posts

85 months

Thursday 12th May
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Hit another wall, I either have to beat Radhan or the Godric phantom thing in Leyndall to move forward and they're both pasting me.

I repsecced my character but didn't like it as much so went back to my original str/dex build but I'm just wandering around wondering what to do at the moment.

Steven_RW

1,491 posts

179 months

Thursday 12th May
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ZedLeg said:
Hit another wall, I either have to beat Radhan or the Godric phantom thing in Leyndall to move forward and they're both pasting me.

I repsecced my character but didn't like it as much so went back to my original str/dex build but I'm just wandering around wondering what to do at the moment.
Radhan is achievalble. The following may help.

At the start just look at him as you run towards the summons, You get to time how to roll through that single arrow he fires. Do that for the first two summon spots. Then get on hoss and ride left fast. As he rains down those arrows keep going left for half of that rain attack then circle back to the mid point where you got on hoss. Summon the third spot. Get back on hoss. Dodge the multi blunderbuss arrows. Hopefully one of your summons will start hand to hand with Radhan. Now just ride around staying entirely out of the fight and just keep summoning. Each time they die you can resummon them after a short while. They are not in their original summon spots. Just ride far and wide till you see their summon marker. Keep doing this. At half way point when he goes up into the stars just listen attentively with your headphones and when you hear his meteor flying in, fly at 90 degrees to the direction it is coming from, Keep riding round and summoning and he will be killed by the summons without you having to have engaged with him at all.

As for the spirit Godf in the upper capital city area. You need a good spirit ashes yourself, preferably at plus ten. Let them get engaged and you just wait for the opening after his big swining attacks. Usually he does around 3 and that you need to dodge. it is like a rhythm game. Then attack. Fall back and let spirit ashes get engaged and then attack him again.

Hope that helps.

RW

ZedLeg

3,860 posts

85 months

Thursday 12th May
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Yeah, that's what I've been trying to do with Radhan, maybe I'm not paying enough attention to his movements.

I figured I wasn't levelled enough for Godric, been using the Banished Knight Engvall ashes but he's only at level 6. Guess I'll need to go find some higher level gravewort.

Aces_High

42 posts

24 months

Friday 13th May
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Steven_RW said:
Fire giant is relatively easy. I completed it after a few goes (maybe 10?) on my first play through and now on my faith strength build I managed on my third shot.

RW
Not easy at all for me. Must have tried 50 times. Have respecc’d character 4 times. Tried to pump arcane and use Rivers of Blood, tried original strength build…every time he just decimates my with that bl**dy shield. Have got to phase 2 only once but still he took me out. It’s annoying - I beat Radahn first time, but this big lug is risking me coming so far only to give up close to the end of the game. Enjoyment is being replaced by rising frustration and that’s a bad sign for me. Will try at the weekend again, maybe I need to be quicker in and out on Torrent and maybe I’m too greedy with my attacks and overstay my welcome. Aargh etc.

Trustmeimadoctor

8,086 posts

132 months

Friday 13th May
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Seriously the rot breath and black knife tische but you bwill likely need to Respec to pump e ough into the incantation