Even if veterans of the Dark Souls series may be able to discover some tactics with relative ease, Elden Ring is nevertheless a work that takes a different approach to solving problems.
Our hero, a Sans-Eclat, travels into a cosmos that is huge and bleak, the nature and architecture of which have been broken, and in which an astounding bestiary populates the windswept regions.
And much like in every other game produced by From Software, the battles are difficult, often bloody, and lightning quick. However, its creator, Itedaka Miyazaki, who was supported by George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones) to lay the foundations, thought of proposing new approaches that often prove to be more beneficial and motivating than in his previous titles that were more punitive. These new approaches can be found in the game “The Wind Rises” (Sekiro or Bloodborne). Do not lose faith since Elden Ring is both a title that will blow your mind and an ongoing invitation to exciting new experiences.
1. Choose Your Character Wisely
When you initially start Elden Ring, you will be brought to this first phase in the process. And although the fact that choosing a character to whom you will get attracted might be an exciting experience in and of itself, the reality of the matter is that each one has their own set of benefits and drawbacks to begin with. As a result, you will be presented with ten different courses, each of which will give you the opportunity to choose between a guy and a woman. A wandering warrior, a hero, a bandit, an astrologer, a prophet, a samurai, a prisoner, a confessor, and a beggar are some of the roles that this man has played throughout his life.
Know from the beginning that the distinctions that you will see after many dozens of hours of adventures will fade away, regardless of the class that you choose at the beginning, since you may develop your character anyway you see fit. This is true regardless of the class you choose. If, on the other hand, you want to depend on magic, it is best to begin with a character who is naturally inclined for it, and if you want to rely on a character’s physical strength, it is best to begin with a character who is naturally predisposed for his or her physical strength.
Among the most interesting options, we can highlight the astrologer for those who wish to bet on sorcery and ranged attacks, as well as the samurai, who offers an excellent balance for melee duels with his powerful katana and longbow for operate remotely. Both of these options can be found on the list of most interesting choices. The impoverished is without a doubt the player character that should be avoided throughout the beginning of the game. This character begins the journey at level 1 without any equipment or armor. You will have to put up a tough battle right from the bat since you are almost nude.
2. Quickly Find Your Mount
If there is a necessary step to take before the vastness of the plains of Elden Ring, it is to acquire as soon as possible a horse that will enable you to travel rapidly and even to get the upper hand in your confrontations while you are out in the open. Your ethereal horned horse of some kind, which will be given the name Torrent, will be your magical mount. You have to first complete the tutorial that the game gives you at the very beginning of it before you can receive it. After leaving the crypt where you made your debut and venturing into the world for the first time, a first save spot, known as the place of grace, will be presented to you. If you watch its yellow light, you will see that it casts a brilliant arc that will point you in the right direction. This is the path that you should go.
Then divert your gaze for a moment, and you will see the gateway of the first castle. I’ll look for you there. As a result, you will come across an additional place of grace just in front of the entryway. Stay where you are. You will then come face to face with Melina, a young lady who will provide you a whistle to use in order to summon Torrent. An animal that may be used to interesting use in some battles, most notably to quickly dispatch foes while charging full speed forward.
3. Venture Into His First Dungeon
Even though it could be nerve-wracking to take your initial steps in Elden Ring, the Odyssey can be completed without too many unpleasant surprises if you explore the appropriate locations. We recommend that you make the most of the first few hours of the game by challenging the less formidable opponents (soldiers, zombies, animals…). The goal of this game is to amass runes, which may later be used toward the enhancement of your character (experience, equipment…).
Make sure you have a light on you before entering the first “dungeon” so you can see what’s going on in there. You will find the first merchant, a man called Kalé, in the wrecked church next to the very first drop location in the game. You will be able to buy this item from him. Having the torch will make it easier for you to navigate your way through the dark tunnels. This is useful information, since our first piece of advice is for you to locate a cave that is tucked away on the western shore of your map. You can find the entrance to a cave if you go down into the sand a little bit. You will run across foes that are quite simple for you to dispatch with a handful of rather unimportant prizes. The concept of gaining access to the island that can be seen to the southwest of the map is nonetheless where the real excitement lies in this level. After that, you will come upon an island that is devoid of dangerous animals.
4. Which Equipment To Choose?
The objective of Elden Ring, much like that of any other quality role-playing game, is to outfit your character as well as possible and, most importantly, in a manner that is appropriate for the foes and monsters you will be facing. During the course of your quest, you will come across a number of artifacts, particularly swords and pieces of armor. There is no guarantee that any of these will really be helpful to you. You shouldn’t be afraid to resell them. Nevertheless, make sure you check at their stats in the equipment menu when you get the chance. It’s possible that some are more successful than others in neutralizing the impacts of an opponent. Be wary of defensive armor that is excessively heavy; if it is, it will restrict your ability to avoid attacks and restrict your dexterity, both of which may be detrimental. A forge mechanism, as a last point of interest, enhances the potential of your weapons. An essential consideration that, when applied to the same adversary and the same weapon, may make a substantial difference in the outcome.
5. Spend Your Runes Wisely
Runes may be earned in a number of ways, including via actions, discoveries, and battles. And Elden Ring encourages you to use them wisely, either to increase the experience gained by your hero, either by purchasing equipment, either by earning special talents or by making your weapons stronger. As soon as you have achieved your first triumphs, you should make it a priority to go to the many save places (grace sites) that you have traversed in order to spend your runes there in order to level up your character and get more experience (it is up to you to choose which point you want to optimize).
Because all of the runes that you acquire might be lost along the route if you are knocked down by an adversary, the objective here is to ensure that you do not lose any of your accomplishments along the way. Be sure to expend the runes and save your game before engaging a boss fight; if you don’t, the runes will stay in the monster’s middle, and you will be required to retrieve them manually at that time.