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Well here's a tip: Margit's shackle that you buy from Patches works on him. I've never actually used this item but it says on the wiki it will stun him 3 times before phase 2, but that he can't be stunned in phase 2.

No need anymore, just came back to him after a little break and killed him right away. Fuck me it seems there's yet another new area to explore awaiting. Sure, I was already getting afraid there won't be enough content in this game.

:deathclaw:
 

Bloodeyes

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So I did a quick respec to try a couple of INT weapons. Just wanted to see if I should spec into STR/INT in NG+ or just keep adding stats to what I'm doing. I tried the Ruins Greatsword and the Royal Greatsword. I was baffled by the Ruins. Maybe it was just the enemies I was testing it on but the WA seemed to do almost nothing. I had STR at 50 and INT of I think 30 and I was doing something like 180 damage with the AOE. Direct hits performed better, but I think I must have been doing something wrong. Needed more INT? Is it crap against armored opponents? Or is the WA not the big deal about this weapon and I was missing something? I've only heard good things said about the Ruins so I'm certain I was just missing something there. The weapon was +8.

Anyway I liked the Royal Greatsword. The WA was a bit trickier to hit with than my usual favorites but the damage was on point and the looks are S+. Still, despite achieving higher numbers for attack rating with the Royal my heavy Guts hits harder. That's my WA and gear combo as much as the weapon itself, and the Royal is a somber so I can't change its WA.

I'd love to do a STR/INT from starting in future but this character will have to stay pure STR and just get stronger. I had no idea what I was doing with sorceries, just having dozens of the sitting there and not knowing what to use. Plus I didn't qualify for most of the powerful seeming ones as a mixed build and my Demi Human staff was way under levelled at +12. So it all seemed a bit crap. A STR/Faith combo seems a lot easier to achieve due to the comparatively lower stat prereqs of incantations. All my favorites can be had for 22 FTH and the Clawmark Seal is ok. It's the weakest scaling seal I've used, at least at 22 FTH, 50 STR, but it still gets the job done. If I'd played INT from a level 1 wretch I'd know what I am doing a bit better and probably love it. I think I'll have to do that.

I may not take this character to NG+ immediately. I'll easily exceed the level 154 stat targets I set for him and I'll definitely be finishing the game before restarting this time. Not tempted to abandon this character, it's the best one I've made. I do want to try INT properly though. I think the Royal greatsword could overtake the guts at high levels of both STR and INT but it would require daunting levels of investment to achieve this. It's still tempting though. It looks great. Still, I think starting with pure INT then progressing to they hybrid at high levels may be less frustrating.
 

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I had a theory early on that there was no sun in the Elden Ring world, and the "day night" cycle was actually the result of the Erdtree losing its power, like a light flickering. Unfortunately there is a sun and I just never noticed it until about 150 hours into the game.
 

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Ruins is shit, Royal is pretty good.
 

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Took a large pause after Melania or what's her face and i'm now trying to finally finish this lol.

Killed this faggot who did nothing to reduce my hatred of giant bosses:



So i guess now i gotta burn down the tree and i'm near the end. To say i'm actually looking forward to get it over with is an understatement lmao.
 
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So I did a quick respec to try a couple of INT weapons. Just wanted to see if I should spec into STR/INT in NG+ or just keep adding stats to what I'm doing. I tried the Ruins Greatsword and the Royal Greatsword. I was baffled by the Ruins. Maybe it was just the enemies I was testing it on but the WA seemed to do almost nothing. I had STR at 50 and INT of I think 30 and I was doing something like 180 damage with the AOE. Direct hits performed better, but I think I must have been doing something wrong. Needed more INT? Is it crap against armored opponents? Or is the WA not the big deal about this weapon and I was missing something? I've only heard good things said about the Ruins so I'm certain I was just missing something there. The weapon was +8.
Ruins Greatsword is not a STR/INT weapon. It's a pure STR weapon with an INT requirement. Not only it's a STR weapon, its scaling is probably the absolute best in that category. Going from STR 70 to 80, the weapon still gains 4 AP for each point you invest.

Its ideal build is STR 99/INT 16, not 50/30. Maybe a different distribution could give you slightly higher damage with the ash of war, but having STR > 97 gives you 1k AP and that's too funny to ignore it:

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I don't know what you're doing wrong with the ash of war, but even in the Haligtree it one-shots entire groups of regular enemies:



And even with "elite" ones, you just need to press L2 twice:



Which is extremely easy, considering that the attack sends everyone flying.
 

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Well here's a tip: Margit's shackle that you buy from Patches works on him. I've never actually used this item but it says on the wiki it will stun him 3 times before phase 2, but that he can't be stunned in phase 2.

No need anymore, just came back to him after a little break and killed him right away. Fuck me it seems there's yet another new area to explore awaiting. Sure, I was already getting afraid there won't be enough content in this game.

:deathclaw:

If you hate this so much, why do you keep playing?
 

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This thread in a nutshell.

I don't know what you're doing wrong with the ash of war, but even in the Haligtree it one-shots entire groups of regular enemies:



 

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Huh that's interesting maybe I misjudged it
 

Lyric Suite

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How sick do you think i am of this game that i rotted then sniped with poison arrows the elettro dragon in Crumbling Azula?
 

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It's actually going to happen: Lyric Suite will finish Elden Ring yet!

I'm glad I had the opportunity to set time aside to play it upon release, otherwise it would have taken me months to complete a playthrough, and I suspect I might have grown seriously tired of it.
 

Lyric Suite

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I would have probably finished it a long time ago if i didn't muck around multiplayer so much but as i explained i had to take advantage of fresh release and get that out of my system (speaking of that Godskin Duo is actually fun in co-op. Might have been ok solo as well if it wasn't for those fucking fireballs).

I still plan to do my SL1 run piecemeal. whenever that's gonna happen.
 

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Things take longer when following a giant blue line is considered to be autistic rocket science.
 

Dhaze

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Things take longer when following a giant blue line is considered to be autistic rocket science.

And there's an extremely funny aspect to this: someone whose pseudonym is Multidirectional seemingly has no spatial awareness. It's like a meta joke or something.
 

Bloodeyes

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Which is extremely easy, considering that the attack sends everyone flying.
That does indeed look awesome. Not sure why my performance with the thing was so lackluster. I maybe didn't give it enough time. I just respecced, smithed it to +8 and then attacked a few lightning knights. Yeah not only did they not go flying, they didn't take much damage at all. Is it possible to fuck up casting the ash? You say press L2 twice. I must have only been pressing once. I'll give it another go next time I'm messing with respecs and double tap.

So another question: You seem pretty familiar with most of the weapons. How would you stat for Death's Poker? I want to try a Necromancer on my next run who uses Death's Poker and the Prince of Death's staff. Both have multiple stats for their scaling. Is this even a feasible combination?

Don't worry, I'm not restarting again. I will finish this run. But I'm doing another one right after.
 

Bloodeyes

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So I found the subterranean shunning grounds for the first time. I just never saw that well before. I killed the Loathsome Dung Eater. First NPC I've just straight up murdered but I saw no reason at all to let him free. Like, give me some motivation at all to do this thing, just any reason at all will be fine. Nope. "Let me go and I'll kill and defile everything you hold dear." Sure, sounds like a great deal but here's my counter offer: "Giant hunt, jump attack, giant hunt, jump attack, giant hunt, jump attack." His sword looks pretty cool. Can't take an ash or a blade buff though so it's stuck with 55 bleed. Oh well, at least it looks cool. Might figure out some use for it. Maybe use it as a wand to cast that debuff?
 

Lyric Suite

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Wow, they are still doing the dragon disappearing act lmao. Isn't the game over? Where did he go now?

[EDIT] Whaaaat the fuck i just killed Alexander. I thought he was gonna surrender or something. Why is always sadness?
 
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