Elden Ring

What build and weapon were your go to? I'm having trouble deciding on what to play and I'm running out of larval tears, also can't let go of Bloodhound's Fang.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >choose samurai starter
    >level up dex, vigor and base weapon
    >do nothing but light slashes and jumping attacks
    >if struggling to deal damage, level up some more and use summons
    Yes I hate RPG

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I went Moonveil and spells 99% of the game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Moonveil users are subhuman and I await the day the weapon is nerfed to oblivion.

      One time I saw a guy, a faithful users of Wing of Astel in pvp. But when he started losing he pulled out moonveil. Why? Because Wing of Astel is completely outclassed and almost pointlessly so.

      Shit eating meme weapon, over damaged and way too fast. Like it is almost essential as an anti-sip.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    On ng+ i gravitated to Malikeths black blade and incantations.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blood uchi + RoB

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Either Spiked Caestus or stinky miner.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    zweihander, faith.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what the fuck is up with the tiny morons on the top right of the rot peninsula? they use poisen, bleeding and hit like fucking trucks. i lost 20k runes again. fuck

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fun to crit tho

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        crit?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          try backstabbing one

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oh that. also, why does backstab not work sometimes? i walk up to a cunt and punch the murder button, but my guy just swings lightly ever so often. doesn't matter if i lock on or not

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They re endgame mobs besides that zone isnt endgame cause bullshit design

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dragonbarrow is a late game area that the game lets you wander into at any point

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        More like an area you get unknowingly teleported to the very end of fuck that death root quest

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >lategame area
        >dectus medallion half is in it, required to get to altus
        ???

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >required to get to altus
          haha

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >required to get to altus
          I think the intent is that you get filtered by Dragonbarrow & Fort Faroth, but they're really not that bad. I unwittingly stumbled up the hidden tunnel to Altus on my first playthrough regardless.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You don't even need to randomly stumble into it since Rya actively tells you about it once you get her medallion back.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they're decent enough for early farming without having to do the varrè stuff
      just backstab them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean the little mobs you can easily use to power level a new character up to 40?
      Kill the mariner and you can teleport over there early.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You don't need to kill the mariner. The waygate is open regardless of whether D tells you about it.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Usually, STR/FTH, but in this game FTH/INT is so cool.
    Straight swords are just the best, Sword of Night and Flame is my one true love, but there are plenty of other weapons and ashes of wars that can be used as secondary backup weapons.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Faith/Int is dogshit in this game, same as Dex/Str

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sword of Night and Flame is my one true love
      I've been trying a playthrough with this, and while it started out great, it's starting to hit like a wet noodle in Leyndell. How is the sword in late game/pvp?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you're going to do int fai you're really going to want to use mostly spells and use the Sword as a finisher or something.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I am, I just find it hard to justify using SoNaF when the weapon art is so slow and easily telegraphed.
          I think I might just infuse a broadsword or hammer at this point so I have a better WA and don't have to deal with damage split three ways.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah int/fai is pretty much fucked hard in this game due the weapon devs very obviously not following what the spell devs were planning design wise.
            I mean you have the option of using clayman harpoon and fire art infusing it for an alt int/fai weapon but it doesn't exactly slap.

            A popular one I usually see is int/fai users just use Death's Poker or Deathrite Spear. The weapon damage will be shit though and you'd only be using the weapon art which has a high base damage and will scale off your int.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I might try them out for fun, but L2 sticks get boring kinda fast.
              Think I'm just gonna go for 45 int and 50 faith and use flame art/sacred infusion. You get most of your AR at 50 faith (only getting about 30 more AR at 80 faith) so it seems like a good compromise.
              Really wish we had more int/faith weapons though. Golden Order Greatsword would have been perfect.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The devs had a stroke and made all Golden Order weapons pure faith, all the magma weapons pure faith and all the death weapons pure int. I will forever be mad.

                Doesn't help that deaths spells are all kind of not great. I tried doing pure necro and it's like Pursuer PTSD made them make Rancors really not do much beyond being A grade stagger.

                Magma sorceries on the other hand slap and I feel people severely underrate them because people don't want to learn how to free aim lava shot.

                Haven't really used any Golden Order spells because holy "damage" but I've seen people do some crazy shit with them in pvp.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You mean the AoW or the actual sword swings? I'm pretty sure that when buffed I did like 4-5000+ damage with the AoW so I'd say it hits very hard even for the late game.

        The devs had a stroke and made all Golden Order weapons pure faith, all the magma weapons pure faith and all the death weapons pure int. I will forever be mad.

        Doesn't help that deaths spells are all kind of not great. I tried doing pure necro and it's like Pursuer PTSD made them make Rancors really not do much beyond being A grade stagger.

        Magma sorceries on the other hand slap and I feel people severely underrate them because people don't want to learn how to free aim lava shot.

        Haven't really used any Golden Order spells because holy "damage" but I've seen people do some crazy shit with them in pvp.

        >Doesn't help that deaths spells are all kind of not great.
        Ancient Death Rancor is super good. Sure it's not the hardest hitting nuke ever but it doesn't have the highest FP cost either, plus it's very long range and the AI doesn't know how to dodge it, plus it staggers and can even break poise.
        >Magma sorceries on the other hand slap
        I found them underwhelming. I mean their damage isn't actually bad, you are right on that, but they don't really seem to do anything better than the various glintstone pure Int sorceries and getting the same overall impact but requiring less reliable manual aim (and no tracking). You can definitely use them for a thematic build and do fine but they seem outclassed. Rykard's Rancor does good damage and is a cool spell but the delay on the explosions makes it ass if anything actually makes it into melee range of you.
        >Haven't really used any Golden Order spells because holy "damage"
        The basic disc is super good for only 3FP. If you use the things which regen your FP when you kill something you can pretty much get nigh-on unlimited FP to clear enemies with since it's so cheap and can heat decently hard.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Rykard's Rancor is insane, but you have to basically use it within melee range at cast. This isn't that big of an issue, none of the magma sorceries excel at long range. It shreds massive bosses suffocates people in corridors in pvp.

          Roiling Magma does massive damage with a fully charged explosion and enemies will ignore them or become distracted by them. It's great for mob set up. People bitch about the punishment for hitting the boss with it but that honestly is its only flaw.

          Only Gelmir's fury is pretty damn bad.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    faith/str candlestand mace. it looks stupid but it's a solid fire hammer. using the ash is usually suicide

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What build and weapon were your go to?
    Claymore

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crucible Armor
    POISE
    Godslayer UGS
    Dex and Faith

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Dex

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stronk face halberd.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reduvia and black knife.
    50 vigor, some arcane and faith.
    That was the easiest run so far and I've had like 7 before it
    (I have to confess I used Malenia's kat for the final fight)

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just keep a blunt weapon as secondary for crystal golems

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bloodhound fang

    shitter magnet

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use Lordsworns Straight Sword.
    I liked square off, but use sacred blade for faith scaling.

    My stats are a mess.

    30 faith, 20 dex 20 str and 20 vigor, endurance.

    I use chain mail, bandit leggings and some light gloves. Circlet head.

    Ive also got a finger seal but apparently there is no good offensive cool faith enchants.

    What am I doing wrong? Ive used no larval tears. Almost every great rune boss is like several tries for me. Even Radahn and Rennala. I dont really so summons.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy is shit meme damsge every enemy and their mother of this gsme has innste holy defense except the birds map boss , the multiarmed authism zombie that isnt grafted albinaurics and skeletons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What am I doing wrong?
      Everything. But you can start by getting the Sword of Night and Flame and upgrading it. It got nerfed but it will still carry you with those stats for a while.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Respec for 40 vigor ASAP. Weapon scaling from stats is barely relevant for a long portion of the game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >20 vig
      shit moron, what are you doing, get it to 30-40 fast
      offensive faith is better than magic but harder to use

      >What am I doing wrong?
      Everything. But you can start by getting the Sword of Night and Flame and upgrading it. It got nerfed but it will still carry you with those stats for a while.

      >telling people to get le journalist l2 spam weapon (any of them)
      have a nice day shitskin

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >20 vig

      40 is the absolute minimum at the endgame.

      Unless you are a dodge rolling god
      No stat should be higher than Vigor until level 80.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got the game a few days ago, haven't played a souls game in years but I don't remember them being as easy as Elden Ring. Playing melee 99% of the time and beat almost every boss and gaol so far on first try. Not using summons, but use ashes if I fail first attempt. I've gotten as far as getting the Dark Moon and Godslayer swords and current at Volcano Manor. Are modern gamers really that shit they think this game is hard, or does it actually spike in difficulty towards the end?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Spikes in difficulty near the end, but also people are fags and the game is not super hard. If you are exploring thoroughly and getting weapon upgrades and a decent amount of runes, you can outscale the midgame really hard, but that doesn't last forever.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Spikes in difficulty near the end
        Looking forward to it. The game started off so good, but after Limgrave shit just went easymode for no good reason and the only real threats are getting ambushed by squishy mobs that catch you off guard and do insane damage, or when some massive fucking chungus enemy crammed in a small space so you can't see wtf is happening.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a lot of people just don’t level up as much as they should or as much exploratory content as they could so they play a lot of the game under levelled

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Elden Ring's reputation comes from three things:
      New players running straight to Margit and trying to take him on at starting level
      Malenia being in the game
      Most of the playerbase are completely new to Souls games and because it's not ultra easy like Skyrim they all claim it's the hardest thing ever, because they're used to handholdy baby mode shit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >New players running straight to Margit
        This, but also tree sentinel. One of my dipshit roommates refused to walk away from him at the beginning of the game because
        >muh open world is gay
        and so he spent like 3 hours trying to kill him with base weapons no levels and no horse. I was like ffs just go get torrent and come back but he refused to play the game "casually". I am guessing he must also post here. hey dan

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly I find the tree sentinel a lot easier without a horse than with.
          But I also think margit is easier than him at base weapons, at least for the crusader class.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People complain this game is hard attempt to play it as DS1 and only do roll r1 with their cuck claymore which they two-hand even though two-handing does almost nothing in ER.
      They specifically attempted to make formula different from dark souls to diversify gameplay, and if you actually utilize things they gave to you, there is nothing particularly difficult about it. Ironically, those same aforementioned fags with anal fixation on ds1 gameplay will screech at you for playing the game wrong when they aren't complaining about it being hard or unfair.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The game is hard for anyone that wants to play it like an adventure game, which it isn't. It's a poorly balanced grinding simulator where a weapon you pick up in the middle of nowhere can trivialize the game to such a degree that they've tried and failed to nerf it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >where a weapon you pick up in the middle of nowhere
          You don't even have to go to the middle of nowhere, literally just pick Samurai or Astro and it's gg.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            True. The starting katana is ridiculously good because of how broken bleed is

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I am entirely confident that retards who parrot same shit here about bleed didn't even bother playing the game in question, because otherwise they'd be aware that like half of it, including final boss encounter, is immune to bleed, and half of what's left has very high status resistance on which you won't be triggering it without significant investment. I don't understand why exactly do they bother with this kind of shitposting about game they didn't even play, but it's Ganker, there aren't exactly many sane people here.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's cool. You can easily beat 75% of the game level 1 by spamming bleed weapons

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And then what, end up with half of build potential while trying to beat rest of it? Also it's not like you even tried it retard.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Level 1 with no upgrades easily beating 75% of the game with bleed has no investments in build. The game is stupid

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How do you know? Did you personally beat it this way? Please don't post any speedrunners who completed the game 100 times and memorized it so hard they can kill any encounter with whatever but have better time to kill with bleed, this is not definition of "easy".

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yes I personally beat 75% of the game without breaking a sweat using bleed at level 1 without upgrading, the game is an absolute joke balance wise

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You are full of shit moron lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Okay

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't know how nerfs affected it since I haven't played since launch but like 99% of seething about bleed is because of pvp

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Its not half its 75% bleedable or 90% if you ignore the ones you can bleed by attacking consistenly

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Elden Ring is a gateway for new audience. The new audience is used to easier hand-holding gameplay, so they complain at even the slightest difficulty. Personally, I don’t really find the game to be too hard. I died more from falling off a cliff than fighting a boss kek

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I cannot stop making paladins that use this armour set and make use of golden epitaph and twinned greatsword.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    strength build with the grave scythe, 2H with a sort of anime lunging slash ashes of war. tons of fun, wish i could get a second ashes of war on it for quickstep and LARP the entire game as gehrman

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my pvp build is a jar cannon and a bunch of ritual pots/volcano pots and a jar head+a double explosive physik because it hit like 1400 damage

    i would pop the physik if i didn't want to deal with a 3v1

    since i have a fuckton of faith i threw on the most annoying madness shit i could which i think was the funny scream for memes

    it was a very explosive build

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Bloodhound's Fang.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can you logically explain what exactly is wrong with bloodhound fang?
      >inb4 muh drake sword
      Meme by retards who don't understand what's the problem with drake sword in first place.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The problem is that you're playing on easy mode, nothing else

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And what exactly is "easy mode" about it?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bleed is OP in general and you get it super early.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That as poke weapon with chao shield you shit on all humanoid bosses with memenia ( cause she can heal on hit) and mohg second phase and maliketh as exceptions

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              So your only argument is "muh bleed" lmao? You can't even properly explain why exactly is bleed OP retard.
              >and you get it super early
              So what? You can get lots of various weapons early.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reddit has banned it from our community.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's for babies

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          true
          every weapon i dislike is for babies

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            every weapon that gives easy escape from everything is for babies

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >No you can't spend FP, dark souls 1 had no FP and using it is unapproved playstyle!
              Ironically main downside of bloodhound fang is that you can't put proper offensive AoW on it, but whatever bitchboy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Also fp is better than stacking the same spell and the covenant unique spells like thunder spear unless you duplicate exploit or mule it in online

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no idea what are you on about

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Blood loss is disgustingly overpowered which is why you can see 80% of the playerbase using it as a crutch

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >One trigger vs most enemies that takes off 15% of bar
          >At the expense of you having to include certain mechanics of items in your build instead of whatever else
          >disgustingly overpowered
          Lmao retarded moron

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >"oh no, I have to sacrifice other options to use this build!"
            >anon says as he mindlessly bumbles through the game with the highest ROI playstyle
            The absolute state of bleeds drones lmao my lol

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Did you actually played ER?
              Did you actually used any items or mechanics you cry about here being "OP"?
              Yes, as of current patch.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I played on release and beat the vast majority of the game with STR unga. I avoided easy mode strats like bleed because they don't give me a satisfying challenge. I eventually resorted to using mimic tear on Malenia and Kristoff for Elden Beast because colossal weapons were dog dick before the buffs. Even then, I still felt dirty for using them.
                Also it's funny that you adamantly try to deny bleed isn't OP when I've personally seen streamers that are completely clueless about the game mechanics get carried by spamming bleed weapons on bosses because their chat told them to do so

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Wait a minute, so you played the game through once with most consistently well-rounded and effective archetype the game has, which has potential to deal more damage just with hits and stance breaks than most of shit in the game except some spell setups, even then had to resort to things that just outright break enemy AI to the point when player can just walk up and collect free kill, and then telling me that something you didn't play is ackshully better because you watched someone running fully solved and maximized build on youtube? I recommend you looking at fully solved and maximised colossal weapon STR build on youtube, yes those vids where whole game just gets killed in one hit. Another retarded subhuman who gets his opinions from random shitposts on the internet lmao.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >so you played the game through once
                I also did a melee/faith playthrough that I found a lot more enjoyable
                >with most consistently well-rounded and effective archetype the game has
                Having to solely rely on jumping heavy/guard counters because the vast majority of your moveset is usleless is not well-rounded
                >fully optimized whataboutism
                No, I just used Golem's Halberd because it looked cool.
                >something you didn't play is ackshully better because you watched someone running fully solved and maximized build on youtube
                No, I watched people pick up bleed weapons and suddenly stop struggling to progress through the game because they enabled easy mode.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Having to solely rely on jumping heavy/guard counters
                Apparently this is hard lmao. Str with large weapon overwhelms enemies like nothing else and there isn't any particular encounters in your game when you find out that your shit isn't working like if you rely on status or on elemental damage. It consistently has high dps, assuming you know what you're doing at the most basic level and not just try to r1 everything. What's the point of bleed if you do more damage with hits than bleed weapon does with hits and bleed proc.
                >No, I watched people pick up bleed weapons and suddenly stop struggling to progress
                So what are details of it and what is exact sample size for your claim? Some tard who couldn't kill margit because he had no damage, which he had many other ways to acquire?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >What's the point of bleed if you do more damage with hits than bleed weapon does with hits and bleed proc.
                There is no point then, the point of bleed being OP is precisely because it will let you kill shit you're not supposed to be killing yet, opening the way to actually OP gear at way lower levels.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >opening the way to actually OP gear at way lower levels
                So you are complaining about something like that in the game where you can just safely traverse the world on a horse and grab whatever shit you want without killing a single enemy? Can you name some OP gear that you can acquire by bleeding something in early game which is more OP than all the things you can just walk up to and grab?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                access to all the high level areas, so a lot, like the 1 hit kill magic spell

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >access to all the high level areas
                What areas? Altus? You don't need to kill anything to get to altus retard.
                >like the 1 hit kill magic spell
                What 1 hit kill magic spell?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >if you look up a guide you don't need to kill anything
                oh I see, you don't have an argument

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If you for some reason need to reach Altus before doing anything in the game it implies you already read some guide or it's not your first playthrough. Come the fuck on gay, where is your logic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                if you're using "just look up a guide" as an argument then killing godrick at level 1 to get access to his greatrune with bleed is pretty broken

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why are you moving goalposts from talking about retards who can barely play to someone doing challenge lvl 1 runs?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not really a challenge, bleed trivializes most of the bosses. You implying that bleed is some super ultra hard strat is pathetic damage control for this joke of a game. You can get winged scythe level 1 and trivialize the barricade shield fight with the nightrider to the point that a braindead retard can do it. That's not a challenge run if bleed makes the game easier than you playing it normally. Then you can spam blood spear attacks from behind barricade shield for the rest of the game and relatively low level

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                uhm akshually crucible knights are immune to bleed which makes the whole game 50 times harder for me by proxy because I have to try harder than other players against a specific handful of enemies

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                or alternatively you can just level 1 chad it up with the bleed infused rot rapier and poke people from behind barricade shield for the rest of the game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why is low level even in equation retard? Are you implying that player will deliberately not level up for some reason? What the fuck is going on in your head subhuman, you are arguing against some imaginary shit lmao.

                >You implying that bleed is some super ultra hard strat
                Where? Post exact link on my post saying this subhuman.

                >if bleed makes the game easier than you playing it normally
                The only case of bleed holding any significant advantage over any other setup in the game occurs if you deliberately refuse to upgrade your weapon and level up. Can you explain why would average player who just goes through the game do this subhuman?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the game is compeltely trivialized at level 1 without upgrading because of how unbalanced the game mechanics are

                that's the equation you knuckledragging moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >at level 1
                So? This is completely irrelevant. Nobody except youtube clowns and speedrunners being simultaneously on all sorts of spectrums has any use for this circumstance. There exist no objective reason for devs to spend even one minute of dev time to balance entirety of game's content for level 1 character.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's compeltely irrelevant the game is trivialized at level 1 with the right equipment without upgrading
                I don't know most people would call that broken game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >is trivialized
                Comparing to what retarded moron?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Playing the game "as intended"? If fromsoft intended the game to be used as toilet paper to wipe my mustard shit encrusted asshole at level 1 then they're a joke of a developer, even if it's not intended they're a joke

                Either way fromsoft is a joke, do you understand. Your stupid little baby game is a joke and trivialized by its own mechanics

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lmao bitchboy it's a game, it's literally designed to be won by human player. I'm sorry someone here shat in your skull so much you were seeing it as some true gamer rite of passage and not arpg with nice visuals.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the game is a stupid baby game made for retards without even a hint of balance
                congratulations, you lost the argument

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >single player game
                >ARPG
                >Balance
                Alright, let's hear it, what a balanced game?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                continuing to reply to me and admitting the game is made for retards is a bad look

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not even the anon you were talking to, more than one person thinks you're retarded

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                uh huh

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'd tell you take your meds but it's clear you have no intention of ever doing that

                Yeah I'm sure elden ring being super easy has nothing to do with weapons and abilities that trivialize the entire game regardless of skill

                >I'm sure elden ring being super easy
                So easy you people were bitching for months about how unfair it was.
                >weapons and abilities that trivialize the entire game regardless of skill
                You mean like Dark Bead? Or the Shillblades? Or Fire Spray if you want to go back to DeS?
                You're a joke son, you clearly have never played any of these games and are just here to shitpost.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes the game is set up to psychologically manipulate the player into using broken items to trivialize the game, if you don't use the items and just want to fight bosses normally you're going to have a bad time

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So what you're saying is you're actually garbage at the game and can only win by using broken things that have existed since DeS, okay.
                So much for your talk about "skill" in a fucking single player game, lmao, you clowns can't stop digging your own graves

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nope, I'm telling you how the game is designed. The game has broken weapons and combinations to convince people they're good at the game, while the actual game is dogshit. So they can feel good about blasting AI to death with the kick of a button

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah I'm sure elden ring being super easy has nothing to do with weapons and abilities that trivialize the entire game regardless of skill

                Besides the point guys, you're missing the key difference between Elden Ring and Souls: the open world.

                >Elden Ring has the highest completion rate of all souls games
                Because it's not nearly as clunky, ugly and boring as the Souls games, if you seriously think ER is more "broken" than things like DS1 or DS3 you're a clueless retard, DS3 in particular is over the moment you select Pyromancer or Mercenary in the character creation.

                Or could it be that you with very few exceptions can't be walled off by challenges anymore? If you ever face any amount of adversity you can just go to an easier area and hoard all the souls and loot you'd ever need to overcome whatever was in your way.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Or could it be that you with very few exceptions can't be walled off by challenges anymore?
                When were you ever "walled off by challenges" in Souls when you can grind endlessly and summon things to fight for you?
                Gundyr? Outside of being a joke he's single handedly demolished by fireballs or the shillblades.

                Nope, I'm telling you how the game is designed. The game has broken weapons and combinations to convince people they're good at the game, while the actual game is dogshit. So they can feel good about blasting AI to death with the kick of a button

                >The game has broken weapons and combinations
                Every game since DeS was like that, Fire Spray is a "I win" button in DeS, even without considering how easy the game is to begin with.
                DS1 has broken poise and several other things people are still bitching about like the Drake Sword, let alone pyromancy or any formed of ranged magic, or simply a Zwei.
                DS2 has functionally infinite healing and had tons of broken spells on top of broken weapons, people are still bitching about miracles in the following games not being as broken as they were in DS2, pyromancy like Cruel Sun was disgustingly powerful and hexes were at their best in here.
                DS3 lets you start with the single best weapon in the entire game, Bleed was even stronger than it is in ER to the point it was quite literally killed outside of Dhorys' Gnawing being still broken because bosses are functionally unable to dodge spells.
                BB is a shitshow where every "build" plays the same because rallying is overpowered and animation framing makes everything play the same outside of a couple of exceptions like Simon's Bowblade and the Stake Driver, which is why blood vials were also a thing by the way, and guns trivialize anything, I don't even need to mention broken combinations here because the game is fundamentally a button masher.

                You know why your kind says that the game "psychologically manipulates you" into using broken items or "cheating"? Because it's actually much harder than the previous games and you're not good enough, and of course because you're just discord trannies trying in vain to create some sort of manufactured outrage about nothing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                games being easy and having cool weapons is one thing, purposefully designing a game with a fake façade of difficulty to psychologically manipulate players into thinking the game is better than it is because you give then Excalibur that one shots all the bosses is predatory game design

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >fake façade of difficulty
                There are people who genuinelly cannot beat bosses in this game even with all the help thrown at them. I got summoned to co-op the godskin guy in that windmill village and the host still fucking died even though he had me and another person drawing aggro from the boss for the whole 20 seconds it was alive.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Correct, as I have been pointing out for the last hour, the game is FAKE difficult. Once you acknowledge the game is fake and designed to psychologically manipulate you you realize how much of a joke it is

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not difficult though, only shitters think that. It's just a game where it's very easy to die and doesn't hesitate to kill you with absolute bullshit bad design. For example, one of the biggest bullshit things is re-using the exact same enemy models in different areas. So if run in as usual expecting to kill it in 1-2 hits as you've grown accustomed to, then suddenly find you've only taken 1/3rd of its health while it gouges you a new asshole, that's fucking terrible game design.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok but you gotta admit me beating radahn at level 1 naked is pretty cool right?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                not really since the game does it for you

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If I’m level 1 I’m doing it without summons bro

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                why try that hard when the game literally tells you to summon for radahn and they can solo the boss

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                its fun bro

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You clearly never played the game.
                Radahn mops the floor with every single NPC summon you can use against him, which is why they let you summon all of them at the same time, they're just meatbags meant to distract him so you're the one who gets some hits in, if you want to trivialize Radahn you use Rotten Breath or Rot Arrows, not those useless NPCs who can't even reach him in phase 1.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Every time I play the game I run around on my horse and summon and they solo him

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sure anon

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                cope
                the fight is stupid

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because it’s a fun fight (even if the first 30 seconds are just dodging his arrows) and I like the game. I do agree somewhat with how souls aren’t nearly as hard as the community makes them out to be. Sure, it’s a difficult game but Dark Souls came out around the time when every single player game was easy as fuck and also came out around skyrim iirc. So you had the easy “action” rpg and then souls which didn’t hold your hand like every game around that time did.
                That’s it. A very vocal section of the community that just thinks beating a toughish game is an accomplishment when in reality like 10% of the playerbase has gotten all the achievements in Sekiro, probably the hardest of the souls games. I just like doing level 1 cause being a cave man with a club is fun

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I think the fight is stupid, he has like 5 attacks that are all practically AOE because he's so fucking big. Why waste time learning roll times when you can ride around on your horse at level 1 and have the game beat the boss for you (as was intended)

                That's like saying Yhorm was an excellent bossfight that you shouldn't use the gimmick weapon for, or Rykard. Fucking why? The game is designed for you to trivialize an (IMO) boring boss

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The AoE attacks with his gravity aren’t too bad. Also you don’t get 1 shot in level 1 because of a tear you can get for your flask that basically negates all damage for one hit.
                Rykard I haven’t actually done yet because, to be honest I don’t really care for that fight. I would use the gimmick there since he literally has 90,000 hp and it would take too long especially with the constant lava around him. Fire Giant was retarded too, so rykard would prob be even stupider unless I cave in and use the spear.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >purposefully designing a game with a fake façade of difficulty
                Buzzwords, you've already shown you're bad at the game and this only makes you look worse.
                >predatory game design
                There's nothing "predatory" about any of that, they're not asking you to fork money to get your moonveil or anything, this isn't an EA game where you can get EXP. booster packs or weapon packs.

                >When were you ever "walled off by challenges" in Souls when you can grind endlessly
                My point exactly. You are walled off from progress and forced to grind whereas in Elden Ring you can almost always progress somewhere else.
                >and summon things to fight for you?
                besides the point since summon AI was tied to a resource in souls, also not every boss had AI summons available.

                You're not walled off from anything, you can end up in the same exact scenario in ER too.
                >summon AI was tied to a resource in souls
                what resource? there's no resources in Souls games, you're drowning in shit all the time and NPC summons don't cost a damn thing

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah it's pretty bog standard psychological manipulation to have a game be stat checked by items player find in the world rather than being skill based

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lmao, every game is stat checked.
                By the way, I like how you keep talking about "skill" in single player games, how about you fight me in +R since you're so good at videogames?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What does this even mean? Are you mentally ill?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm actually sane, and good at games, unlike you who keep trying to manufacture nonexistent scandals about some ARPG.
                Show me how "skilled" you are at videogames in a game that requires actual skill, so far you've done nothing but spout nonsense about a single player game you're clearly too bad to play, if you ever actually played in the first place.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not difficult though, only shitters think that. It's just a game where it's very easy to die and doesn't hesitate to kill you with absolute bullshit bad design. For example, one of the biggest bullshit things is re-using the exact same enemy models in different areas. So if run in as usual expecting to kill it in 1-2 hits as you've grown accustomed to, then suddenly find you've only taken 1/3rd of its health while it gouges you a new asshole, that's fucking terrible game design.

                >manufacture nonexistent scandals
                moron this is basic human psychology. The reason all the enemies have health bloat is to stat check players that aren't playing "correctly" (finding and using items that trivialize the game), that way when they finally do use the new strategy it trivializes the boss than endorphins release and they clap their hands

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The reason all the enemies have health bloat
                What health bloat?
                >is to stat check players that aren't playing "correctly"
                Yes, leveling up and upgrading your weapon is something you're supposed to do, a vanilla RoB won't do more damage than a 20 broadsword, that RoB you cry about it so much also loses that any frost or magic starter weapon when it comes to things like Gargoyles or Radagon, so your claim that you need to find items that trivilaize the game is already false, nice dodge by the way, keep dancing monkey.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I didn't mention leveling, literally finding weapons at level 1 trivialize the game, that's why there were so many wannabe level 1 speedrunners when the game first dropped because the weapons the game gives you are that broken

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >literally finding weapons at level 1 trivialize the game
                Such as?

                cope
                the fight is stupid

                Where's proof?
                Did you also cry about Tarkus being able to beat the iron golem for you by the way?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >this retarded moron pretending to no know all the broken weapons in the game that trivialize it at level 1
                (You)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have 400 hours in the game, please tell me what weapon trivializes the game at level 1, without upgrades since apparently those are also off limits to you.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >please tell me what weapon trivializes the game at level 1

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >make clickbait video about how to get some random weapons
                >add footage of massively overlevelled characters killing base NG content
                >retards keep clicking it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Trivializing the game? Must be the levels
                damage controlling shill

                ?t=2097

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Serpent Hunter is trivialising the game because its charged R2 does a lot of damage
                >Nevermind how the speedrunner still need to dodge attacks perfectly left and right to have the openings to do that

                Thank you for proving you have never played this game.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Here's the second boss
                must be the levels huh?

                ?t=2389

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't think you ever actually watched the video you are linking or if you did you had no idea what you were seeing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Here's radahn, did you know his AI breaks if you ride in the opposite direction?

                ?t=2773

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon answer the question.
                Do you think that what is trivialising those fights is the Serpent Weapon or the Serpent Hunter couples with the fact that the guy has clearly asburd knowledge of all of those boss patterns, the spacing required to avoid those, their AI and the tricks to manipulate it?
                Protip: the guy is a speedrunner that still needs to move a lot, dodge a lot and wait for the right timing to use those attacks.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The moment the Speedrunner can't use his skill as well his DPS tank
                >But it's the weapon that is trivialising the fight guys believe me!

                you sound like you haven't even played the game and are just now forming an opinion based on a youtube video somebody linked you to

                Can you shut the fuck up gay, I'm literally posting videos of people trivializing the game at level 1 and you're spamming walls of text that I'm not reading

                get a life, you lost, the game is easily trivialized with many weapons at level 1

                ?t=1639

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe you should stick to twitch chat instead of trying to argue about videogames you don't play retard

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >get show videos that he's wrong
                >denies reality
                that's called mental illness and you should get that checked out

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not even the guy you're arguing with but I know exactly what I'm reading. You think that a speedrunner doing a sequence break to get endgame upgrade materials before they've cleared most of the bosses in the game, then going back to kill them with a fully upgraded weapon dealing 2-3x the damage you would actually be dealing during normal progression means the WEAPON is strong, because you have no fucking clue what you're talking about.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon that's not what he's claiming. He claimed that bleed wasn't broken and didn't trivialize the game because "no weapons' trivialize the game" because he's a shill, really THE shill that spams "you didn't beat the game" in every thread. His cope has gone from "there's no weapon that trivializes the game" to "leveling trivializes the game". He never made the jump to "upgrading your weapon trivializes the game" because he's actually angry and not shitposting so he gave up. Logical the next step for him would be "there's no weapon or skills that trivialize the game" which is exactly where he started.

                tl;dr he's a mentally ill shill that will argue anything to defend the game

                ?t=698

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The post was a reply to you brainlet, it was a misclick

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh okay well you can re-read what I said about you being mentally ill and a shill coping with the game being unbalanced and manipulative for nearly 7 hours now

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Unlike you I have played the game and used all of those weapons, and I know their relative damage output compared to everything else. You're a spectator who gets giddy at content creator memes and you don't understand the first thing about anything you're discussing. Which is why you're linking an early game boss as an example of 'amazing damage'. You can simply pop to the end of the game to see what it actually does against real content.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This one's really funny, it's the speedrunner complaining about twin gargoyles because they're input reading fucknut RNG and the game tanks FPS in their fight because Fromsoft can't into game development while dying repeatedly

                ?t=3241

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Gargoyles are annoying because as you're fighting one of them, the other WILL vomit almost-invisible poison on the ground that starts damaging you before you can see it coming.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                looks like they're annoying because their AI sucks ass and they spam random AOE attacks like poison which drops your game to 10 FPS

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you sound like you haven't even played the game and are just now forming an opinion based on a youtube video somebody linked you to

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The moment the Speedrunner can't use his skill as well his DPS tank
                >But it's the weapon that is trivialising the fight guys believe me!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Twin gargs are a fucking awful boss so I sympathise. For the sake of this dumb gay who is trying to tell me serpent hunter is overpowered we should mention that at this point in the game his weapon is either +9 or +10 on the somber path doing content that you would reasonably expect to be killing at +4 or +5 during normal progression.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >When were you ever "walled off by challenges" in Souls when you can grind endlessly
                My point exactly. You are walled off from progress and forced to grind whereas in Elden Ring you can almost always progress somewhere else.
                >and summon things to fight for you?
                besides the point since summon AI was tied to a resource in souls, also not every boss had AI summons available.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                > if you don't use the items and just want to fight bosses normally you're going to have a bad time
                Unironically filtered. Elden Ring is at it's best when you aren't cheating, which is why the built in cheats are so egregious. They sabotaged their own game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Elden ring is extremely weak as a souls title

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How so? It has the highest skill ceiling combat, the hardest bosses, and the most in-depth build creation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >highest skill ceiling combat

                ?t=3267

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What does buff stacking and being over-leveled have to do with the combat having a higher skill ceiling?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh I forgot if you trivialize the game using its own mechanics "you didn't beat it" according to you

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't recall saying that. Now go ahead and tell me what your capacity to cheese a game has to do with your capacity to show your level of skill.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what are you even talking about, are you mentally ill?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can't read on top of being an obsessed schizo, life really isn't fair huh

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you can't read
                >you can't argue
                >you're rambling
                That's a lot of damage control for a shitty game that even children can easily 100%

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                for every example of something wrong with ER, you can post 100 examples of something wrong with any other Souls game.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >single player
                the fucking promo shots have bitchboy mccasul and his ol phantoms

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >there exist no objective reason for devs to spend even one minute of dev time to balance entirety of game's content for level 1 character.
                Fucking kek, the whole point is that the game isn't balanced for ANY level of character. If a level 1 character can rape half the game with ease what's the fucking point?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >If a level 1 character can rape half the game with ease
                Post video of yourself doing it if it's that easy subhuman. Lmao.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >there are 100s of videos of people doing this one thing you claim
                >but YOU do it
                Eat your grayons gay

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Why is low level even in equation retard
                Because dealing percentage-based damage to bosses plays the game for you. You don't even need to bother investing into stat growth or weapon upgrades because the majority of your damage comes from triggering bleed. It's a crutch that your entire playstyle rests on. If it's that effective with 0 investment, then no fucking shit is it gonna be miles better than other playstyle with investment
                >The only case of bleed holding any significant advantage over any other setup in the game occurs if you deliberately refuse to upgrade your weapon and level up
                Ok I see, you're just in denial

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Because dealing percentage-based damage to bosses plays the game for you.
                Then why do most setups that trash the game content hardest involve none of that?

                >You don't even need to bother investing into stat growth or weapon upgrades
                Can you logically explain why would average player not invest into stats and weapon regardless where his damage comes from retard? Just to look at number of runes held going up? Do you have tism?

                >It's a crutch that your entire playstyle rests on.
                Then you won't be able to finish the game because certain encounters including final boss are status immune.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                because speedrunners use broken weapon arts and get their weapons to +25 at level 1. Why do that when you can use a +0 bleed weapon at level 1 and get roughly the same results as speedrunning

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >speedrunners use broken weapon arts and get their weapons to +25 at level 1. Why do that when you can use a +0 bleed weapon
                >Sources cited: my ass
                Post comparison of time to kill between +0 bleed weapon and +25 same bleed weapon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >an upgraded weapon does more damage
                man are you a genius? I bet you're really good at this game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bitch you claimed it makes almost no difference because % based damage is this good. Come on, post it, you don't just bleat random unchecked shit do you?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What are you even talking about you baboon? Can you try to speak like a human, Ganker conversations aren't as forgiving as this baby game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Then why do most setups that trash the game content hardest involve none of that?
                See picrel

                >"oh no, I have to sacrifice other options to use this build!"
                >anon says as he mindlessly bumbles through the game with the highest ROI playstyle
                The absolute state of bleeds drones lmao my lol

                >Can you logically explain why would average player not invest into stats and weapon regardless where his damage comes from retard?
                Dumbass strawman but I'll bite. Nobody in their right mind would normally play that way. I'm saying it's that effective at base level to show how much easier it makes the game for the average play that actually has levelled up their shit
                >Then you won't be able to finish the game because certain encounters including final boss are status immune.
                Hmm if only there was a summon that also deals % hp to bosses and was also regarded as the one of the strongest and easiest to use in their respective category...

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Tiche only deals % HP on her first hit I'm pretty sure, she deals damage otherwise, sure, but it's very, very little compared to what you can do.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And? point is if you use the game's mechanics the game is trivialized, even for retards that have never played a souls game before

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're not going to trivialize anything if you expect Tiche to do all your damage for you, that's the point. Even assuming she doesn't die it's going to take much longer to kill anything and it's likely going to be harder to dodge shit for so long than it would be to actually fight the boss yourself.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You're not going to trivialize anything
                And that's you coping and damage controlling again. The game is trivialized, it's beaten, it's to a point that a drooling retard could beat it. that's why it has the highest competition rate of any souls game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly at this point I have no idea what you're rambling about anymore
                >highest competition rate
                What the fuck does this even mean? Most PvP "competitions" or some shit? Most speedrunners "competing" in ER? Actually never mind, I don't actually give a fuck.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >hurr durr you're rambling
                Elden Ring has the highest completion rate of all souls games because of how braindead broken the balance is. The entire game is set up for actual retards to second guess themselves at their skill only for them to find a broken weapon that trivializes the game. This convinces the average retard that they are now "gud" at the game and can claim to all their friends, but most importantly to themselves, that they didn't waste time on this game and have now proven themselves

                It's kind of sick when you think about it that way, that this game hinges on psychological manipulation rather than just being a fun game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Elden Ring has the highest completion rate of all souls games
                Because it's not nearly as clunky, ugly and boring as the Souls games, if you seriously think ER is more "broken" than things like DS1 or DS3 you're a clueless retard, DS3 in particular is over the moment you select Pyromancer or Mercenary in the character creation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah I'm sure elden ring being super easy has nothing to do with weapons and abilities that trivialize the entire game regardless of skill

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Apparently this is hard lmao
                Can you read? I said it's not well rounded because the rest of the colossal weapon moveset is fucking garbage?
                >Str with large weapon overwhelms enemies like nothing else
                Try killing any main boss past Leyndell with the standard colossal weapon R1 combo and see where that gets you
                >there isn't any particular encounters in your game when you find out that your shit isn't working like if you rely on status or on elemental damage
                Not like you'd know that since you just summon in Little Timmy 2 to pick up the slack
                >It consistently has high dps, assuming you know what you're doing at the most basic level and not just try to r1 everything
                Umm bleedsisters? I thought it was the "most consistently well-rounded and effective archetype the game has"? Why isn't my R1 combo destroying the entire game for free like Dumbass McFuckWit claims? Broken unbalanced trash game baka

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Understandable bro. I picked up the Greatsword too and whooped the game in the early builds before ultra greatsword buffs. Went through most of the game just fine too, but Malenia took me a good few hours of frustration. Eventually discovered the places where I could do fully-charged R2's to posture break her 2-3 times per health bar. Got into the habit of just blocking the 1st part of her big attack and dodging out of the 2nd & 3rd part. Was more annoying that great because I'd have to heal and beat off another 1/3rd of her max health bar.
                Ignore this

                Wait a minute, so you played the game through once with most consistently well-rounded and effective archetype the game has, which has potential to deal more damage just with hits and stance breaks than most of shit in the game except some spell setups, even then had to resort to things that just outright break enemy AI to the point when player can just walk up and collect free kill, and then telling me that something you didn't play is ackshully better because you watched someone running fully solved and maximized build on youtube? I recommend you looking at fully solved and maximised colossal weapon STR build on youtube, yes those vids where whole game just gets killed in one hit. Another retarded subhuman who gets his opinions from random shitposts on the internet lmao.

                . You beat the game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I guess people don't like you hitting with an ash of war and dodging, but there are plenty of ranged ashes of war that allow the same idea. Even worse people use it to run away in an annoying and bad mannered time waste in pvp.

        Blood loss is disgustingly overpowered which is why you can see 80% of the playerbase using it as a crutch

        Using a single slower weapon with 55 blood loss isn't all that strong. If you are serious about bleed builds this weapon isn't ideal because you can get stronger bleed build up on faster weapons (or even stronger bleed build up on similar speed weapons).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bloodhound step is broken. PVE and PVP. In PVP blood hound step users cannot be roll-catched, they only get hit when they choose too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          bhf doesnt have bhs
          cant rollcatch in elden shit anyways because stagger is fucked

          Wanted to be a dex with curved sword Griffith build. Went with scimitar.

          Turns out curved swords are absolute shit, especially late game.

          sorry, you need to use the downgraded from ds2 powerstancing if you want damage with 2h weapons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any reason why you’re self-inserting as a girl?

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I find big sword and use armour to make me medium roll.
    I invest into Strenght>Health>Stamina
    On NG+ it might be worth looking into faith

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Powerstanced Great Stars.
    Insane amounts of poise damage on jump attacks lets you stagger anything like a mother fucker, even bosses, then you proc bleed while they're staggered. Works even better with a cold infusion, it shredded health bars even on my fth/str build with like 7 int. You won't even miss being able to block because the stagger on enemies just interupts everything and keeps them from attacking

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been great clubbin' since dark souls 2, soon as I found that bad boy I've been smashing every little cunt I came across

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had the most fun with a greatsword STR build. There's an enemy just after the Royal Capital that has a chance of dropping an iron greatsword, and the STR scaling is insane on that thing.
    Before that I just stuck to the lordsworn greatsword from the chest right at the start and it served me well.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used Morgoth's cursed sword as a bandit with super heavy armor, basically a brick wall but dextrous.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    STR dual heavy daggers with quick step. All the changes to ailments and enemy resistances make using anything other than just normal damage on these worse.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This picture makes the stone giant look like an intimidating foe worthy of you and two friends and not thr giant slow big dodo brained dumb dumb that it is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He is a kneetank simulator

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its boring as shit, but the Claymore carried me through the game, including beating Malenia 1v1 with it.

    Although I used the Great Mace for enemies weak to strike, like Crystallians.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1st character
    INT/DEX, moonveil and rennala's gs
    >2nd char
    END/STR, dual wielding greataxe w/ rusty anchor and also using the jar cannon
    >3rd
    DEX/STR, cross naginata w/ tree sentinel greatshield, the lightning one. also a longbow w/ a shit ton of crafted sleeping arrows
    >4th
    ARC/FTH, regalia of eochaid and cipher straight sword. Dragon incants
    >5th
    INT/FTH, sword of night and flame, cinquedea, beast incants, magma spells, and a whole bunch of other spells/incants throughout the game
    >6th
    ARC/DEX, bunch of weapons with this one. Dueling whips (keen urumi and hoslow's petal whip), bleed greatswords (flamberge and claymore), lifesteal fists, and a shortbow.
    >7th
    DEX/FTH
    Currently using hookclaws and a sacred dismounter. Planning on leveling a crossbow and using pots as well. Eventually eclipse shotel

    Pick any of these, they were all fun.
    >t. autist

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >DEX/FTH
      Use the madness spear, it's great against pretty much anything, specially good on arena pvp as well.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I usually end up shitting on madness spear users in the arena with my madness magic as dex/fth/arc.
        The WA is super punishable if you have a quick ranged attack like lightning bolt.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You mean Vyke's spear? That's only good when people aren't expecting it and try to trade with the L2.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Originally, I was using magic claymore, but I have moved to Bloodhound fang.
    Though, I find the weapon absolutely boring, so I am putting some stats into faith for Dragon spells

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tried to find every location and quests on the map
    >got burned out
    >don’t even want to play the game anymore
    I wish I can stop my autism

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    full melee mage
    staff + shield

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I went through the entire game as a sorcerer using the wing of astel until I found the moonlight greatsword.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did a faith build with blasphemous blade last time I played which was months ago.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Int/Str with helphen's steeple, i've had a massive hard on for weapons with self buffs since DS2. Shame you need faith to use the other death/ghostflame spells to be thematic, int/fth just sucks in Elden Ring. I also miss the greatsword of judgment from DS3, combining the self buff with stance was awesome and will probably never be topped mechanically for me

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Helphen's Steeple just looks so damn good. The WA feels like whipping out a lightsaber

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >also can't let go of Bloodhound's Fang.
    Then don't. It's a top tier weapon.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Made it halfway through with a Quality build and gave up.

    Started over now doing a STR build and it's going much better. Beat both margit and godrick on my first try.

    Been going back and forth between these, not sure which one to use.

    >Lordsworn's Greatsword+4
    >Greatsword+4
    >Banished Knight's Halberd+8
    >Brick Hammer+4

    Any thoughts?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Halberd because I like halberds

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've never used halberds in any souls game but tried the Banished Knight's Halberd+8 because it was upgraded so much. Like it's reach and using a shield, just keep poking them before they can hit me.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you should do a BKH run in ds1, it's fun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Greatsword with quickstep AoW is a lot of fun.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        trying it now. im not strong enough to 1 hand the greatsword yet

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        trying it now. im not strong enough to 1 hand the greatsword yet

        alrighr yeah thats based thanks man

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    longsword + heater shield is all you need.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tower sheild and broadsword with the heavy dude's armor

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is a dragon focused build decent?

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dual reduvias

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm having trouble deciding on what to play
    I have this problem in DS3, which I'm replaying right now. got the uchigatana from that npc in the beginning and it's all I've used so far, reached the catacombs last night. I want to use something fancier but nothing seems worthwhile and the katana just works. maybe I'd like artoria's sword but I'm not sure.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >People calling bleed easy mode when things like Gargoyles are immune to bleed and most bleed weapons were literally not functional until they were patched
    If you want to posture about "easy modes" because you want to pretend STR isn't broken at least talk about frost, until Knight's Resolve got patched months later STR could one shot every single enemy in the game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What exactly it was about RKR? Was it providing something more than double damage for one hit?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Different person, but RKR got patched twice over, once because it applied to all damage you did even with your other hand, and didn't eat it up when doing that. So you could RKR with a dagger in the left hand, then comet azure at double damage for 8 seconds, or two hand a colossal weapon and use a unique art at double damage.

        The other patch was making it only boost critical hits by like, 20% instead of doubling. That came later, so that's probably what he's talking about, you'd 2 hand str weapons and jump attack to stagger bosses, then just RKR with an offhand and do the entire boss's health in one crit after hitting them with like 4 jump attacks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bleed is just shorthand for the red katana, that's what these people are all butthurt about.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My beloved

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fextralife has a boatload of fun build ideas you peon, here take this one for example

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They also have non ng+ builds for poo-butts like you who are stuck in the beginning

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bloodhound's fang
    >"muh bleed"
    bleed is insignificant, you might proc it once per boss fight. what sells this sword is its amazing weapon art.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anchor + Greatshield, VIG END STR
    If Anchor can't bully it then Greatshield can tank it
    Never worry about spastic flailing ever again

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is anchor sick? Greataxes are definitely overall best weapon class in the game for combination of speed, damage and stagger but my favorite so far is executioner one. Also nobody talking about greataxes as strong weapons is proof enough is that nobody here tests shit trying to make strong build, they just parrot whatever they heard is good from random shitposts on the internet.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Is anchor sick?
        It's a great axe that deals pierce damage, ofc it's sick.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i started Prisoner and altered between Longsword and Bastard Sword for a long time. just started using a guide like 40 hours in and found the Uchigatana so now i'm doing a Samurai Sorcerer sorta thing and trying to transition to lighter armor. i just got to the Academy and i'm loving the architecture.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >trying to transition to lighter armor
      fyi you're not getting light rolls unless you carefully plan your entire build around it. Unless you have low END or plan to respec to remove points from END, you should just embrace heavy armor.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Faith and Blasphemous Blade
    the Ash is fucking busted and FAI gets some of the best utility shit in the game, like being able to literally just walk through the Rot Lake no consequence

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was STR+FAI

    Ended up using Bloodhound Fang and some other curved greatsword without any elemental damage to kill EB.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Bloodhound's Fang
    Fan-fucking-tastic weapon. I just discovered it on my current playthrough and it's so fun. That WA will dismantle certain enemies that used to be so annoying. Great all-around beating stick.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Golden halberd till high levels then dw wave of light and pillar of flame greatswords

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used a Heavy Lordsworn Greatsword at the beginning and was trying to do a 'Dragon Knight' playthrough but the dragon communion spells are shit. Then I discovered how OP bleed was and from then did Occult Great Scythe and Eleonora's Poleblade.

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >make a new character after 8 hours because I'm fucking tired of getting 2 shot by everything
    >start pumping vigor from the get go
    >actually utilize the stance break mechanic with jump- and charge attacks
    >game suddenly becomes ez mode
    wtf is this how you're actually supposed to play this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are many ways to ez mode the game.
      >why is it always cheese

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best bunga greatshield + shield counter melee weapon?

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im running the uchigatana. I just like the seathe skill.

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mi amor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I fucking love beastman weapons and I hope those throwable sickles are obtainable in the DLC

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    First run I started as co-op with a friend, went with a straight sorcery build but since the game also gave me melee options at first I used a shield with a straight sword, then when we found Moonveil I put in the stats for that which lead into me dual-wielding it along an Uchigatana. Once we completed Ranni's quest I used the Dark Moon Greatsword. For the actual sorcery casting I first used the Astrologer's staff, then found the Meteorite Staff and finally switched that for the Carian Regal Scepter, so my end-game setup was Carian Regal Scepter + Dark Moon Greatsword.

    Second run I wanted to do sorceries still but with some incants as well. I got the Meteorite Staff right away since I knew where it was this time and dual-wielded Lordsworn Straight Swords as my melee option. I used the Finger Seal to cast shit like buffs and heals. Once I got into Liurnia and had the stats for it, I grabbed the Sword of Night and Flame as my primary sword and kept a frost-infused Lordsworn's for dual-wield. Eventually I dropped the 2nd sword for some armor, switched to the Carian Regal Scepter again and got the Golden Order Seal to scale with INT. Very late in the game I switched to Lusat's staff, so my final setup was Lusat's + Golden Order Seal + Sword of Night and Flame.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bows+Crafting is pretty fun, you can go into every boss with a catered selection of tools for exploiting their weaknesses.
    Only problem being there's something fundamentally off about doing all this planning and resource gathering in a game where leveling Vigor to soft cap, spamming Square-Off, and slapping on any mid-armor you want solves every issue in the game very handily.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >fire up Elden Ring
    >10hrs later wonder why I haven't been invaded yet
    >look it up and see I will never get invaded unless I summon someone to duel or am in a co-op
    Into the trash it goes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's an item you get from the invader in the lower floor of the roundtable hold that lets you get invaded while solo. I'm surprised you didn't find this out while looking it up.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah I saw the taunters tongue. It's just not the same if I have to use an item and then literally get flooded with back to back invaders. Plus when I want to invade people I'd rather not have to deal with shitty katana meme build gank squads.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >shitty katana meme build gank squads
          Well that's the invasion experience.
          If you just want to do some regular PvP, they added the colosseum about a month ago, granted I don't know how active it is outside of the RL150 range.

          I got this tongue too and I had to look up why it didn’t fucking work. You need to use those normal summon charms first and then activate the tongue. Only then can you get raided solo. Considering 99% of my invasions had 2 or 3 people I think most players haven’t figure this out yet.

          >Considering 99% of my invasions had 2 or 3 people I think most players haven’t figure this out yet.
          I don't think most players actually want to get invaded, solo or otherwise, but based on how invasions worked in 3 I imagine that's 100% intentional regardless of how many people are using the tongue.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I got this tongue too and I had to look up why it didn’t fucking work. You need to use those normal summon charms first and then activate the tongue. Only then can you get raided solo. Considering 99% of my invasions had 2 or 3 people I think most players haven’t figure this out yet.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think many players know how TT works, they just don't use it because they don't want to get invaded. Way more people want to co-op or just gank, relative to how many people want to get invaded solo.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    first run is always STR with colossal weapons, second run is a dex faggor with claws and then i make gimmick runs
    at the moment i'm doing a horn bubbles only, a necromancer mage and a regen build

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I never used a single larval tear until NG+. Thankfully my one point of strength investment early on actually mattered for the Elenora’s Poleblade I used so the only wasted points was like one in int.
    Elenora Poleblade has a great special and twinblades are cool.

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the warped axe was muh bae, mainly because its the only axe that gets S strength by +25

    this was my build by the end

    PVP i would surprise people and often take a hit while attempting to lions claw then take off a significant amount of HP then just throw kukri while they tried to heal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah the warped axe is really good. Really fast for the damage it does too
      People are really sleeping on this weapon

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm an autist, I don't "build" I evenly distribute skill points into all attributes so they're all exactly the same level. magic is good in this game but I mostly use a cold greatsword. hookclaws are also good for bleed damage. ant spur rapier with poison when applicable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A "build" is just how you level your character and what equipment you use. Even you simply leveling every stat equally is an example of a build.
      The only way to not have a build is to not play the game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        interesting take, but when people say "build" it implies a certain stat investment with the use of certain equipment or spells for the express purpose of engaging in a certain playstyle. the only way to subvert this is either stay with default stats and equipment from the start (i.e. RL1 playthrough) or distribute stats equally, thereby eventually giving your character access to every piece of equipment and spell in the game. you can call those methods of subversion builds if you want but that doesn't mean they're builds.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When people say build they mean how they build their character. That is, what stats they invest in and what equipment they use.
          You can put a lot of effort into your build, researching stat breakpoints and equipment to minmax, or you can simply wing it, level stats you like and use equipment that suits the stats you're using, or vice versa. It is a build either way.
          Even for RL1 builds, you're still making a conscious choice on what equipment to use, as that is part of a build.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You can put a lot of effort into your build, researching stat breakpoints and equipment to minmax
            if you do this, then it's a build. at this point you've educated yourself to some extent on what assortment of stats and equipment will produce your playstyle.
            >or you can simply wing it
            if you wing it you're not producing a build, you're using what you find and what you like, that's it. a build requires a premeditated intention to play a certain way.

            we may not agree but I doubt I'm the only person who sees it this way.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              A build is literally just how you build your character. That is why it is called a build. How much effort, thought, or planning you put into it is irrelevant.
              Since you said you're autistic at the beginning, it's pretty clear this is an autism thing of thinking you need to rebel against the concept of a build for some reason (autism). The irony is that your attempt to rebel against the concept of a build you simply created another build.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nah I don't think so, I think you're autistically applying your own subjective meaning to a word that other people understand to mean something else. it's not a build if you don't make the effort to understand a certain amount about the game to ultimately end up with a specialized approach. again, agree to disagree I guess, but I wouldn't call an equal stat distribution a build.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >its not a build if your inventory doesnt look exactly like SoulsYoutuber#7000

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >nah I don't think so
                Well good for you, you're wrong!

                ok and here's where I call you retarded and stop replying. have fun being retarded.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                hey guys look at my buil-
                >DUDE YOU ARE MISSING FIA’S TESTICLES SO YOU ARENT EVEN OUTPUTTING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF DAMAGE. THIS ISNT A FUCKING BUILD ITS JUST GAMEPLAY FANFICTION

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I kind of hope you realize the irony, but I know you don't.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >nah I don't think so
                Well good for you, you're wrong!

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm confused on why stat scaling is so limited until the endgame upgrades, it makes early game always feel weird because you'll get so much more out of vig/mind/end until you're like, beyond the capital. Only exception is if you purposefully gun it for a maxed somber stone weapon that scales well earlier from the Volcano Manor/Mohg zone.

    If you had a like, +16 weapon with minimum requirements met, and got to level 50, if you put all extra points into vig you'd double your HP. If you put all extra points into the main damage stat, you might do 12% more damage.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because the damage system is the same damage system they've had since demon's souls, only now the bosses have 50,000 HP instead of 1,000

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >why stat scaling is so limited until the endgame upgrades
        Because they overcompensated for the excessive damage bias that DS1 had which let you 2 shot Gargs if you just put your early souls from burg hollows into STR. So now scaling increases with upgrade level and everything starts at D

        I'm confused on why stat scaling is so limited until the endgame upgrades, it makes early game always feel weird because you'll get so much more out of vig/mind/end until you're like, beyond the capital. Only exception is if you purposefully gun it for a maxed somber stone weapon that scales well earlier from the Volcano Manor/Mohg zone.

        If you had a like, +16 weapon with minimum requirements met, and got to level 50, if you put all extra points into vig you'd double your HP. If you put all extra points into the main damage stat, you might do 12% more damage.

        >Because the damage system is the same damage system they've had since demon's souls
        No it isn't

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but it just means if you're upgrading weapons you're getting more of a damage boost than you would from stats in the first place.

          Looking at it again, 20 vigor to 40 vigor is +122% HP, while if you used a heavy greatsword or keen uchigatana, and went for their damage stats, you won't even get +25% damage.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Damage is more potent than HP so you expect the percentage increase to total health to be higher than your increase to damage for equivalent stats.

            In DS1 going from 20>40 VIT gives you +67% health vs 122% in ER
            In DS1 going from 16>36 STR on a +0 Zweihander gives 31AR vs 20AR in ER

            ER is HP biased, but DS1 was damage biased and they just flipped the balancing issue around.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gimping myself to roleplay as an Anglo-Saxon thegn was astoundingly difficult and tedious, but I defeating the elden morons with my handicapped build was so worth it

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >new character, going all in on INT
    >get INT to high 40's, random smattering in others but mainly INT
    >goal is 70 INT
    >no clue on rest of stats
    >~25 for VIG, MND, STM
    >just enough DEX for Misercole dagger with high crit
    >inadvertently created glass cannon of high spell damage
    >if enemy gets close buckler parry to big damage stab
    it's fun but stressful. Dunno what kind of spells to base myself around, enemies are fucking annoying for constant auto-dodge, but Rock Sling tends to hit since they're retarded and dodge at first cast but not the actual projectile

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can wait for enemies that dodge spells to attack first and hit them in the face while they're stuck in an animation, or you can use night sorceries which enemies don't attempt to dodge.
      Enemies also don't dodge the melee spells like carian slicer, carian greatsword, and carian piercer.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >enemies are fucking annoying for constant auto-dodge
        go to Sellia, get staff of loss, night comet, and night shard
        Enemies will not dodge night sorceries, and staff of loss boosts their damage by iirc 30%. You do not even need to cast spells with it, you simply need to be holding it in one of your hands, so you can dual-wield e.g. hold staff of loss in off-hand, then use renala's staff to actually cast your spells in your main-hand.

        good to know, thanks bros

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Seriously though, just shoot while the enemy isn't neutral and free to dodge. I don't know how so many people miss this.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've no clue why in that webm the enemy staggers for spells, maybe I'm dumb but they seem to poise right through and attack me, which is why when I tend to fire when they're stuck in an animation it just ends with a sword to the face. At the very end of the webm you can see it tank the hit, it was just that the second spell right after happened to kill it

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              To be honest I didn't know glintstone shard staggered them before making that webm. I was ready to just dodge/block the ensuing attack like at the beginning of the webm.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >enemies are fucking annoying for constant auto-dodge
      go to Sellia, get staff of loss, night comet, and night shard
      Enemies will not dodge night sorceries, and staff of loss boosts their damage by iirc 30%. You do not even need to cast spells with it, you simply need to be holding it in one of your hands, so you can dual-wield e.g. hold staff of loss in off-hand, then use renala's staff to actually cast your spells in your main-hand.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *Misericorde - apparently I've been reading it wrong since I never looked close. Got it infused for magic too. It's fun to stab the weak point for massive damage

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >buckler parry
      Is buckler parry easier than the normal or golden parry? I can semi-consistently parry regular enemies but I couldn’t parry tree sentinel or godskin noble for my life so I just went back to dodging

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        different size shields have different frames where the parry succeeds, buckler parry IIRC has the most frames, then small shields, then medium shields. Golden parry I think is just more range for the parry

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Full Dex
    >Dual Wield Urumi Whip and Nightrider’s Flail
    >Dual Wield them interchangeably
    Was a very fun experience although I only did that towards the end of the game

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    akimbo seal communion casting

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried using the guts sword, realized it was unviable in PVE, and switched to bleed builds because this game sucks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >realized it was unviable in PVE
      lol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not viable. Sorry. I don't know why ER defenders are so insistent on pretending heavy weapons are viable in this game when they objectively aren't. Maliketh absolutely destroys any slow moving, non-bleed weapons.

        Maybe there have been some balance changes and nerfs, but I can't be fucked to check. The game just sucks way too hard.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're just godawful at the game, imagine complaining about Maliketh, who has zero health and gets killed in something like three lion's claws

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          actually, you just suck at positioning yourself

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          t. the smartest ds1 fan

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Guts greatsword btfo's 95% of the game the moment you slap lion's claw or giant hunt on it, you must absolutely fucking atrocius at videogames to think that it's not viable.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has any previously garbage build become viable over the course of the last year? Like I remember the Briar spells being cool but completely useless.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Blood sorceries are still shit, though much like bubbles they're clearly something that will get expanded upon with the DLCs.
      Death sorceries are actually usable nowadays, Magma sorceries are okay even if Rykard's Rancor still carries them hard.
      Can't think of bad options other than these, honestly everything but shields, bleed and hoarfrost stomp has been buffed with each patch so in theory not much has changed from launch, strong options are stronger and weak options are stronger but still weaker than strong options in the grand scheme of things.

      is just straight quality with a claymore any good? i always play that in first run in a souls game

      Claymore is great is ER, I wouldn't go for quality though, quality is kinda meh in ER, you're encouraged to specialize.
      Granted you won't really have much trouble until the lategame if you're good, maybe some bosses will catch you offguard but on a quality build, with a claymore moreover, you'll hardly ever struggle.

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is just straight quality with a claymore any good? i always play that in first run in a souls game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Quality is like in DeS. It's fine, but not much reason to run it over single-stat STR or DEX unless you are pretty high level.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Claymore is good, quality is not, perhaps outside of certain specific circumstances.
      Generally Quality provides significantly less AR for the same number of levels as Keen or Heavy unless you're RL300 and literally can't put any more levels into STR or DEX for your Heavy/Keen scaling.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    rivers of blood

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Congratulations, you managed to cherrypick a webm in which Malenia's RNG didn't allow her to pick a set of moves that instagib you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >muh RNG though
      dramatic skill issue

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >gets completely destroyed by spells
        i sleep
        >sees an estus chug
        NOOOOOO DIEEEE

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Eh, depends, after a couple of patches if you're using something like Blood Flies she goes absolutely batshit as long as it's on screen, same with Maliketh and a couple of other bosses, she won't react at all to a certain couple of other spells though, like Frenzied burst.
          All bosses have pretty deliberate spell reaction patterns, it's pretty interesting, they also have specific counterplays for charged and non charged spells at times, Alecto/Black Knives for instance won't react to raw lightning spears most of the time but will always try to evade charged ones, much better than the previous games where everyone just facetanked spells and died.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Alecto/Black Knives for instance won't react to raw lightning spears most of the time but will always try to evade charged ones, much better than the previous games where everyone just facetanked spells and died.
            That's literally just artificial difficulty

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >enemies not being retarded blind zombies anymore is artificial difficulty
              lmao, go back to Souls kid

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      I'm glad they nerfed the crouch poke in this piece of shit, it was incredibly annoying in PvP.

      video again forgot to cut the screen record part out but they made str great in updates so just use it lol

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I'm glad they nerfed the crouch poke in this piece of shit, it was incredibly annoying in PvP.

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeet stick (STR/FTH with madness incants)

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly my first build so far has been int + quality, so it's been going pretty smoothly. I've used pretty much every weapon class because they're all useful.

    Btw strike weapons rape the crystal guys.

    I'm also running an early game faith quality build that hasn't lift limgrave because I want to try miracles too

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Am I supposed to be leveling two stats at the same time? I picked warrior and have been dumping everything into dex since the scimitars scale off it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only build that requires you to level up two stats is ARC, everything else can live off one stat.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Technically Quality builds (STR+DEX) are a thing but fuck that rune investment for such little reward.

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wanted to be a dex with curved sword Griffith build. Went with scimitar.

    Turns out curved swords are absolute shit, especially late game.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Hero
    >Spam levels into health until comfortable
    >get a mace + greatshield early
    >level into strength and then endurance afterwards
    >continue as normal until I get the Hammer to replace mace

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I found the frost axe and beat the whole game with it. when I finished I went online and turns out it was broken kek. I never replayed the game though

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >boot up bloodborne for the first time since elden ring released
    >load into an old save and wonder about the cathedral ward during the blood moon
    Yep. Still no game like Bloodborne.

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bloodhound's fang and whichever other weapon in he same class I find that's best
    Leveling str/dex equally
    Still not done but I'm having a much easier time than when I first started with magic, pissing blue pebbles at enemies did shit damage and was boring

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Strength
    Greatsword
    >but that's so unoriginal!
    I know.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we big sword fags don't have any other choice.
      radahn is cool but aow is boring and so is blaids
      the rest are just worse in every other way

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >poise damage on warhammers nerfed
    What did we do to deserve this bros.

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fun game

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cold great stars
    wild strikes ash of war
    fingerprint greatshield
    any tard can L2 to win with that build

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, I got to fire giant, the game is starting to finally feel hard. Though right now I feel like fire giant is more like fighting the camera. 7 fucking games and they haven't figured out how to make fights with giants not be aids due to the camera. Despite figuring it out with Midir.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah game goes to shit at mountaintop, have fun

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dual wield that arcane dagger that throws blood. It's fucking absurd how much that small little fucker can chew through with just throwing your blood at fags and backstepping away.

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Magic glintblades
    It was really fun

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used the Glintstone Kris. Glintstone Dart had a reasonable range and you zoomed forward with the lunge as if your cock was possessed by Satan. It was neat.

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always go str fth in these games. Don't care how efficient it is on an autistic scale. Always wield great sword with scaling on Str/fth. Doing blasphemy sword currently.

  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Meteorite staffand rock sling is all you need.

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Caelid Bell-Bearing Hunter is actually the optional superboss of ER. Not Malenia

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he's trivially beaten by parrying because parry was a mistake and they should have removed it after they fucked up in DeS by inventing it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think he killed me more than Malenia did so I suppose I must agree. I got Malenia on my 3rd try, I'm pretty sure that fucker took more attempts.

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >100 poise
    >dagger poke still staggers me
    Fuck you game

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