How to Fully Prepare for Elden Ring's DLC

VaatiVidya
26 Mar 202429:46

Summary

TLDRThis guide offers strategies for preparing a character for Elden Ring's DLC, including leveling tips, talisman recommendations, and advice on acquiring powerful buffs and consumables. It also discusses potential NPC storyline resolutions in the DLC and provides tips for defeating essential bosses Radahn and Mohg.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŽฎ Leveling up your character to around level 100-150 is recommended for a good experience in the DLC.
  • ๐Ÿฐ Visiting Mohgwyn's Palace is an efficient way to farm runes for leveling up quickly.
  • ๐Ÿคก Complete Varre's questline to access a faster route to rune farming in Mohgwyn's Palace.
  • ๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ Utilize a variety of talismans to enhance your character's defensive and offensive capabilities.
  • ๐Ÿ’ช Focus on acquiring body buffs and aura buffs for significant boosts in combat.
  • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Collect Miner's Bell Bearings to quickly upgrade weapons and spirits in the DLC.
  • ๐Ÿงช Gather Larval Tears for respeccing your build at Rennala.
  • ๐ŸฅŠ Equip the right amount of poise to minimize being staggered by enemy attacks.
  • ๐Ÿน Use Rune Arcs to amplify the power of your equipped great runes.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‚ Collect Golden Seeds and Sacred Tears to increase your flask capacity and healing efficiency.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Re-summon helpers during boss fights like Radahn and utilize specific items to give you an edge.

Q & A

  • What is the recommended level range for a good experience in the DLC?

    -The recommended level range for a good experience in the DLC is between level 100 to 150.

  • What is the significance of having 60 vigor for end game?

    -Having 60 vigor is recommended for the end game as it provides enough stat points for effective weapon scaling and spell access.

  • How can one quickly level up in Elden Ring?

    -The best way to level up quickly in Elden Ring is by completing the game. Alternatively, rune farming at Mohgwyn's Palace by luring birds or killing Albinaurics is also effective.

  • What are the two ways to reach the rune farming area in Mohgwyn's Palace?

    -The two ways to reach the rune farming area are through the way gate in the Consecrated Snow Field later in the game, or by completing Varre's questline for early game access.

  • What are the benefits of the Great Jar's Arsenal talisman?

    -The Great Jar's Arsenal talisman raises the maximum equipment load by 19%, helping to maintain a medium load weight while equipping new gear.

  • How can players increase their character's power quickly?

    -Players can increase their character's power by collecting temporary buffs, upgrading weapons and spirits using Miner's Bell Bearings and Glovewart, and using consumable items like Rune Arcs and stimulating Boluses.

  • What are the two most important temporary buffs to focus on in Elden Ring?

    -The two most important temporary buffs to focus on are body buffs, such as Boiled Crab or Flame, Grant me Strength, and aura buffs, like Golden Vow.

  • What are the recommended Crystal Tears for Flask of Wondrous Physick?

    -The recommended Crystal Tears for Flask of Wondrous Physick are the Greenburst Crystal Tier for stamina regen and the Crimsonburst Crystal Tear for HP regen.

  • What tips are provided for defeating Radahn and Mohg?

    -For Radahn, players can re-summon helpers after they die and use a Stonesword Key to pick up Crepus's Black-key Crossbow and black key bolts. For Mohg, obtaining Mohg's Shackle and the Purifying Crystal Tear can make the fight easier.

  • What is the significance of poise in PvE builds?

    -Poise is significant in PvE builds as it reduces the chance of being staggered by enemy attacks. Most PvE builds should aim for at least 51 points of poise.

  • How can players farm Rune Arcs?

    -Players can farm Rune Arcs by visiting certain nomadic merchants or by engaging in multiplayer activities, such as invading and defeating other players in PvP or helping in PvE Co-op.

Outlines

00:00

๐ŸŽฎ Preparing for the DLC: Character Optimization and Rune Farming

This paragraph discusses the importance of preparing a character for the upcoming DLC by optimizing their level, talismans, and buffs. It suggests having a versatile set of talismans, a strong character, and infinite smithing stones for weapon upgrades. The guide also covers tips for defeating Radahn and Mohg, essential for entering the DLC, and discusses NPC quest lines that may conclude in the Land of Shadow. The focus is on leveling up within the range of 100 to 150, which is ideal for both gameplay and PvP. It also addresses the decision of whether to enter the DLC with a new game plus character or start anew.

05:01

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Acquiring Defensive Talismans and Boosting Character Power

This section delves into acquiring powerful talismans for character builds, emphasizing the Great Jar's Arsenal for equipment load management and the Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman for physical damage reduction. It also discusses the importance of temporary buffs, categorizing them into weapon, shield, body, aura, and regen buffs. The paragraph highlights the significance of body buffs like Boiled Crab for defense and Flame, Grant me Strength for offense, as well as aura buffs like the Golden Vow. Additionally, it covers the collection of Crystal Tears to enhance Flask of Wondrous Physick and the strategy of upgrading weapons quickly using Miner's Bell Bearings.

10:04

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Gathering Resources for Spirit Summons and Poise Management

The paragraph focuses on the collection of resources for upgrading spirit summons, such as Glovewart and Ghost Glovewart, and achieving the maximum upgrade level of plus ten for spirits. It provides locations for Picker's Bell Bearings and Great Grave Glovewart, as well as Great Ghost Glovewart. The section also discusses the importance of poise for reducing stagger from enemy attacks, with a recommended minimum of 51 points for effective PvE builds. It suggests using heavier armor sets to reach poise breakpoints and mentions the use of powerful consumables like Rune Arcs and stimulating Boluses for added benefits in gameplay.

15:07

๐ŸฅŠ Boss Strategies and Consumable Preparation for the DLC

This part of the script provides strategies for defeating the mandatory bosses, Radahn and Mohg, required for entering the DLC. It offers tips such as re-summoning helpers during the Radahn fight and using a stonesword key for ranged attacks. For Mohg, the paragraph suggests acquiring Mohg's Shackle and Purifying Crystal Tear to ease the battle. Additionally, it discusses the use of consumables like freezing pot items for inflicting frostbite and increasing enemy damage susceptibility. The script also covers the collection of ritual pots for crafting freezing pots and shares tips on defeating the Bell Bearing Hunter for an infinite supply of stimulating Boluses.

20:08

๐ŸŽฅ Sponsorship and Speculation on NPC Roles in the DLC

The final paragraph of the script introduces a sponsored segment for Nord VPN, emphasizing its utility for secure and unrestricted internet access during travel. It then transitions into speculation about the potential involvement of NPCs from the base game in the Land of Shadow DLC. The paragraph mentions characters with unresolved quest lines, such as Melina and Millicent, and ponders whether their stories will continue in the DLC. It concludes by expressing hope that the video guide helps players prepare their characters for the DLC and thanks the viewers for their attention.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กDLC

DLC stands for Downloadable Content, which refers to additional content that can be downloaded and added to a released video game. In the context of the video, it discusses preparing a character for an upcoming DLC of Elden Ring, indicating new areas, challenges, and items to explore.

๐Ÿ’กRune Farming

Rune farming is the process of accumulating a large number of runes, the in-game currency of Elden Ring, by repeatedly killing enemies or using specific strategies in certain areas. It is a way for players to level up their characters quickly and acquire resources for upgrading equipment.

๐Ÿ’กLeveling Up

Leveling up in a role-playing game like Elden Ring involves increasing a character's level, which typically grants improved stats, abilities, and access to more powerful equipment. It is a core aspect of character progression and is often necessary to overcome more formidable enemies and challenges.

๐Ÿ’กTalismans

Talismans in Elden Ring are equipment pieces that provide various bonuses and abilities to the player. They can enhance defensive capabilities, boost damage output, or grant unique effects, making them essential for customizing a character's build and playstyle.

๐Ÿ’กSmithing Stones

Smithing Stones are items in Elden Ring used to upgrade weapons and armor, thereby increasing their effectiveness. Collecting and using these stones is crucial for players who wish to enhance their equipment and face more powerful enemies.

๐Ÿ’กGlovewart

Glovewart is a resource in Elden Ring used to upgrade spirit summons, or 'spirits,' which are AI-controlled allies that can assist players in combat. Upgrading spirits allows them to deal more damage and be more resilient, making them valuable companions in battle.

๐Ÿ’กLarval Tears

Larval Tears are items in Elden Ring that allow players to respec, or reset, their character's attribute points. This provides flexibility for players to experiment with different builds and strategies without being permanently locked into a particular character progression path.

๐Ÿ’กRune Arcs

Rune Arcs are consumable items in Elden Ring that temporarily boost the power of a player's equipped great runes, which are special abilities or spells. Using rune arcs strategically can significantly enhance a player's combat capabilities for a short period.

๐Ÿ’กRadahn and Mohg

Radahn and Mohg are bosses in Elden Ring, each presenting unique challenges to players. Defeating them is often necessary for progressing through the game and accessing new areas or content. The video script provides tips for defeating these bosses, indicating that they are significant hurdles in the player's journey.

๐Ÿ’กNPC Quest Lines

NPC Quest Lines refer to the narrative paths and objectives provided by non-player characters (NPCs) in the game. Completing these quests typically results in rewards and story progression. The video script speculates about the resolution of certain NPCs' storylines in the DLC, suggesting that their paths may intersect with the new content.

Highlights

Preparation for the DLC involves optimizing character level, talismans, and buffs.

Infinite smithing stones and Glovewart can be obtained for upgrading weapons and spirits.

Larval Tears are necessary for respeccing a character's build.

Rune Arcs and powerful consumables enhance a character's capabilities.

Strategies for defeating Radahn and Mohg are discussed for DLC access.

NPC quest lines in the base game may have resolutions in the DLC.

Recommended character level for a good DLC experience is between 100 to 150.

New Game Plus mode increases difficulty, requiring a decision on character progression.

Rune farming can be efficient by completing the game or visiting Mohgwyn's Palace.

Varre's Questline unlocks a shortcut to Mohgwyn's Palace for rune farming.

Talismans can significantly boost a character's performance in various aspects.

Temporary buffs are categorized into weapon, shield, body, aura, and regen buffs.

Body and aura buffs are emphasized for their power and accessibility.

Miner's Bell Bearings are crucial for upgrading weapons to their maximum potential.

Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones are valuable for upgrading somber weapons.

Golden Seeds and Sacred Tears enhance flask capacity and regeneration.

Larval Tears, though limited, are essential for respeccing at Rennala.

Poise is a critical stat for reducing stagger from enemy attacks.

Rune Arcs are the most powerful consumables in Elden Ring.

Tips for defeating bosses Radahn and Mohg are provided for successful DLC progression.

Transcripts

00:00

Right now is a great time to prepare a character for the DLC.

00:05

So open up this guide alongside Elden Ring

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and by the end of this video you'll be whatever level you want,

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You'll have the most versatile talismans, you'll have the strongest character

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buffs, you'll have infinite smithing stones to fully upgrade new weapons,

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infinite Glovewart to fully upgrade any new spirits,

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a ton of Larval Tears to respec your build going forward,

00:32

and you'll have Rune Arcs, powerful consumables, and your flasks upgraded too.

00:37

we'll also go over some tips for quickly defeating Radahn and Mohg,

00:42

who are both essential kills for entering the DLC.

00:45

And we'll have a quick discussion about which NPC quest lines

00:50

might see resolution in the Land of Shadow.

00:53

So let's get into it

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Starting with rune farming.

01:00

Most people seem to finish Elden

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Ring somewhere between level 100 to 150.

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Inside this range is also where most people PvP.

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So this range is

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what I'd recommend leveling up to, to have a good experience in the DLC.

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It gives you enough stat points for good weapon scaling and spell access as well.

01:20

And most importantly perhaps, you'll have enough points left over for 60 vigor,

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which is the recommended amount for the end game.

01:29

Now, if your main character is in new game plus then you should know that

01:32

traditionally DLC enemies that you fight will also deal

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more damage and have more health if you're in new game plus.

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So you have a decision to make here.

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Will you enter the DLC with your new game plus character

01:47

and get them to a higher level if necessary?

01:50

Or will you make a new character and prepare them for the DLC?

01:55

Whatever you decide, let's talk about rune farming.

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Honestly, the best way to level up is just by completing the game

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if you haven't already.

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But if you want a quick fix, then the best place to visit is still Mohgwyn's Palace.

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Here you can lure this bird off a cliff

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or kill the helpless Albinaurics for a ton of runes.

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There are two ways to get to this rune farming area. Late in the game

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you're able to get here by taking this way gate in the Consecrated Snow Field.

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But if you're still in the early game, then you're actually able to get here

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much faster by completing Varre's Questline. First, talk to Varre

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at "The First Step" Site of Grace, then defeat Godrick at Stormveil Castle

02:40

and talk to Enia back at Roundtable Hold.

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At this point Varre should appear at the Rose Church here

02:47

in Liurnia, where he tasks you with invading as a red phantom.

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If you're playing online, then you can simply invade three players

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with the festering fingers he gives you.

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And if you're playing offline, then you can find a red summon

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sign here and defeat Magnus the Beast Claw instead

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for the final step, talk to Varre again at the Rose Church.

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He'll ask you to soak a Favor in the blood of a maiden.

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The closest one is in Liurnia, here at the Church of Inhibition,

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which should be approached from this direction.

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With this, you can return to Varre, and he'll give you an item

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that can teleport you to Mohgwyn Palace.

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Once you've teleported here, ride back south while hugging the eastern side

03:32

of the map until you reach the grace with a bunch of lazing

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Albinaurics.

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These Albinauric's give a ton of runes, especially if you have a good AOE option

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as part of your build.

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For example, if you're a cleric, you could try to use the "Burn O' Flame" incantation

03:47

that you can get

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from the Remembrance of the Fire Giant, or if you're a strength/int build,

03:53

you could use the Ruins Greatsword located here to cleave down enemies

03:58

with that instead, Radahn's Greatswords will also work really well.

04:03

Use whatever you can, but the best option by far is

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the Sacred Relic Sword from the Elden Beasts Remembrance.

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If you're a faith build that's beaten the game.

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But since you're probably in the early game,

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another option exists here for rune farming.

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And all you need for this is a ranged weapon. To do this farm,

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sit at the grace, walk over to the cliff without going too far forward

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and snipe the monstrous crow so that it aggros and runs off the cliff.

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This nets you a ton of runes without any risk, and all you need is a bow and arrow

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which you can get easily here from the merchant on the beach of Limgrave.

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Actually, beyond this merchant you can also pick up a Gold Pickled Fowl

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Foot, a consumable that will temporarily boost

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your rune acquisition by 30% for a short time.

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In addition to that consumable, you can also pick up

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the Gold Scarab Talisman to help your rune farming go even faster.

05:00

This talisman increases Rune acquisition by 20%

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and you can get it from the abandoned cave in

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Caelid, As long as you are strong enough to defeat, to Cleanrot Knights,

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to get there, head east from the "Smoldering Wall" site of grace

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and platform across the canyon located here,

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there are a bunch of other powerful talismans

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that will be useful for any build.

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So let's talk about those next.

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In terms of defensive talismans, it doesn't get much better than these 4

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Let's start with the Great Jar's Arsenal. In Elden Ring

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it's best to maintain at least a medium load weight,

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which means your weight ratio needs to be lower than 70%.

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To maintain this and still equip new gear.

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It's great to level your endurance, of course, but in addition to that, it's

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also great to have the Great Jar's Arsenal, which is one talisman

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that raises your maximum equipment load by 19% to get this,

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go down the elevator in the Mistwood of Limgrave and stick

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to the right side of the underground all the way until you reach an elevator

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that will require two Stonesword Keys to activate. Activate it,

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go up and run through the northern canyon until you arrive at the Great Jar

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Here you must defeat three pretty difficult

06:28

NPC summons to receive the Great Jar's Arsenal.

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Next, most enemies do physical damage.

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So the Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman is always great

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to have on hand as this reduces physical damage taken by a massive 20%

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to get this start at the "Drainage Channel"

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Site of Grace in the Haligtree and follow this path.

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Next, if you want

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8% extra health, the best medallion you can get is found

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just after you burn down the Erdtree at the Capital of Ash,

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drop down into the sewer and land on this beam below. To stack

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With that you'll want the Erdtree's Favor + two, which is also in the Ashen Capital.

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Start from the "Forbidden Lands" Site of Grace,

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then cross the bridge to the elevator, which will take you to this open area.

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Beyond some Ulcerated Tree Spirits is your prize.

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So these are great defensive talismans for any build.

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But another approach you can try is building

07:36

compounding damage bonuses with your offensive talismans

07:40

instead. For example, combining the Ritual Sword Talisman,

07:44

the Exaltation Talismans, the Claw and Spear Talismans and other

07:50

similar items will increase your damage dealt exponentially.

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I'll leave a link to some of the best ones in the description.

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And if you're looking for some unique build ideas for the DLC, go and check out

08:02

this video or subscribe as I might be

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putting out a new build video soon.

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Other than talismans, one of the quickest ways

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to make any character more powerful is making sure

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you have a set of temporary buffs that you know how to stack correctly.

08:20

Temporary buffs fall into six different

08:23

categories in Elden Ring. There's weapon buffs, shield buffs, body

08:27

buffs, aura buffs, and regen buffs for both your health and stamina.

08:32

Now of these, in my opinion, the two most important ones

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you should focus on are body buffs and aura buffs.

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This is because they're very powerful and very accessible.

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For example, speaking of body buffs, this is boiled crab,

08:47

which gives you a 20% physical damage

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negation.

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Alternatively, if you have a bit of faith, you should be using Flame,

08:55

Grant me Strength, which gives a 20% boost to your physical and fire damage.

09:01

Boiled Crab can be purchased easily if you do Boggart's Quest Line,

09:05

which starts here in Liurnia with Rya.

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Talk to her then go and pay Boggart for her necklace,

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after which Boggart will become friendly with you.

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You can now stock up on Boiled Prawn, but if you want

09:20

the stronger version of this then you'll need to find Boggart again here

09:25

in Altus Plateau, where he'll happily sell boiled crab forever

09:30

unless you progress the Dung Eater's Questline.

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So this is a great defensive body buff, but if you have 15 faith

09:39

and you want offense instead, then Flame, Grant me Strength

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is an incantation that only requires 15

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faith to cast and can be found here.

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The only downside of this buff is that it only lasts 30 seconds.

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As for Aura buffs, Golden Vow is the way to go.

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This can be found as a Weapon

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Art here, and you can always have it handy if you put it on a light dagger

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and simply use it to buff yourself.

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However, if you have 25 faith, then the spell version of Golden Vow

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is even more powerful, giving you 15% extra damage and 10% damage

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negation for 80 seconds.

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This spell is located here in the northwest of Altus Plateau.

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Honestly, investing in 25 faith is just so worth it for almost every build

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you get so many utility spells, but Flame,

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Grant me Strength and Golden Vow alone make it worth it.

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With these, you'll have your body buffs and your aura buffs

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sorted for whenever you start any major fight.

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And of course, also make sure you collect the correct

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Crystal Tears for your Flask of Wondrous Physick.

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Finding a combination that elevates your build specifically will give you

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a huge power spike two tears that work honestly really well for any build

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the Greenburst Crystal Tier for stamina regen, located here,

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and the Crimsonburst Crystal Tear for HP regen located here.

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These two together fill both of your regen buff slots,

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which is just a huge boost for any build.

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Next, you're going to want to try new weapons in the DLC.

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Therefore you're going to want to be able to upgrade them quickly.

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So instead of hunting down 12 of each smithing stone to get your weapon

11:28

to plus 24 or one of each somber smithing stone to get your weapon to plus 9,

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you should instead go out and collect all of the Miner's Bell Bearings.

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With these Bell Bearings, you'll be able to visit the Twin Maiden

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statue in Roundtable Hold and quickly

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buy whichever smithing stones you need.

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First, let's go over the Bell Bearings

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you need to upgrade a weapon to plus 24.

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First, you'll have to get the one from the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel,

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the one located here in the Sealed Tunnel in Altus Plateau,

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the one located here in the Zamor Ruins,

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and the one located

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here in Farum Azula from the required boss Godskin Duo.

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Next, the Somberstone Miner's Bell

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Bearings can be found here in the Sellia Crystal Tunnel

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in Caelid, here in the Altus Tunnel,

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here at the First Church of Marika,

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here near

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the Tempest Facing Balcony in Farum Azula,

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And here just before the Beside the Greatbridge Grace

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in Farum Azula as well.

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While you're in

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Farum Azula, collecting all the Somber Stone Bel Bearings,

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you should also consider taking care of various

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ancient dragons scattered throughout the city.

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If you want to upgrade some regular weapons to plus 25,

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then we can grab a few easy ones while we're here in Farum Azula,

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one is dropped by the ancient dragon that attacks

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you just beyond the "Crumbling Beast

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Grave" Site of Grace.

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This is just after you first arrive in Farum Azula, a second can be found

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after starting at the "Dragon Temple Altar" Site of Grace.

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Take the northern exit and pull out your telescope.

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Your prize is up on that ledge.

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To get there, you'll have to progress along this path.

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Going out through the whole way, up the stairs,

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then head back the way you came jumping on this floating pillar.

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The smithing stone is just ahead.

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A third is dropped by the ancient dragon

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beyond the "Dragon Temple Rooftop" Site of Grace.

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Defeat it,

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And while you're here, go behind it to grab the Somber

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Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone sitting here as well.

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These somber stones can be used to upgrade your somber weapons to plus 10

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for more Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones.

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Consider the one here in Mohgwyn Palace, just beyond the "Dynasty

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Mausoleum Midpoint" Site of Grace underneath

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the giant statue.

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Or another easy

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one can be attained if you're invaded by Anastasia

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here in the Consecrated Snowfield southwest of Ordina, Liturgical Town.

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After this invasion, you will receive a stone.

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Anyway, these are just some of the easy stones to pick up.

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If you want more Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones,

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go and check out the links in the description.

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While we're on the subject of collecting upgrades, let's talk spirit summons.

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All spirits can reach plus ten as their maximum upgrade level,

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requiring either ghost or grave glovewart

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depending on what type of spirit they are.

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And luckily, instead of hunting down these upgrades individually,

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it's way faster again to simply grab the bell bearings for glovewart

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What you can find the Glovewart Picker's Bell bBarings here in the Wyndham's

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Catacombs, here in the Giant's Mountaintop Catacombs,

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and here in a small body of water in Farum Azula.

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In order to max out your chosen standard

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summon, though, you'll need to pick up a Great Grave Glovewart.

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There are only six available, and they're found in late game locations mainly,

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including the Giant Conquering Hero's Grave located here in the mountaintops

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or the Scarlet Rot Pond in the Haligtree.

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Those are two easy ones to pick.

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Up next, let's get the bell bearings for spirits that require Ghost Glovewart.

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you can find the first one here in a gazebo in Nokron,

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here in a chest in Nokstella

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and here in a graveyard

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just before the Haligtree roots.

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If you want to get these spirits to

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plus 10, there's only four Great Ghost glovewart's

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to be found.

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There's one in a chest found after fighting

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the Dragonkin Soldier in the Ainsel River.

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Another in the Night's Sacred Ground under the skeleton statue.

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One located

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inside a chest in a room that's guarded by a silver sphere in

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Nokstella

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and one at the Mohgwyn Dynasty

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Mausoleum hidden away in the cave before the "Dynasty Mausoleum

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Midpoint" Grace,

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As you can see here.

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Once you have the means to upgrade your spirits,

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you need to decide on which one is good for your build.

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Personally, I like to choose spirits that thematically match my build.

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But of course you can't go wrong with the mimic tear found in the Eternal City here.

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That's always going to be strong.

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One of the easiest ways

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to become more powerful is to take a tour around the Lands

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Between collecting all of the golden seeds and Sacred Tears

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Along the way. Golden Seeds increase the amount of crimson and cerulean flasks

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you can carry and Sacred Tears increase how much health or FP

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you'll flasks replenish.

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If you're interested in picking up the vast

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majority of these quickly, then you can simply hop on torrent

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and follow this route that I'm showing on screen.

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This way, it's as simple as running past these trees and picking them up.

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However, if you want to hunt down every last one,

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then you're going to have to do some legacy dungeons.

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So for a full list containing every seed

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and tear, check out the link in the description.

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In the DLC you're probably going to want to respec

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to test out new weapons and spells.

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So for that you're going to want a lot of larval tears

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which enable you to respec at Rennala.

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If Fromsoftware are smart, then they'll make larval tears

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an unlimited resource in the DLC somehow, because unfortunately,

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as it stands today, larval tears are a limited resource.

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Here are the locations of some in Limgrave,

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in Caelid, in Altus, in Mt. Gelmir

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in the consecrated snowfield, Siofra river, and Nokstella

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Once you've found a build that works for you, it's important to see

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how much poise you have with the armor or talismans you're wearing,

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which can be seen on the equipment screen here.

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The higher your poise, the less chance you have of being staggered

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by certain attacks.

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For most PvE builds, you're going to want at least 51 points.

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This is a crucial break point as having less than this

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is actually borderline useless as far as PvE is concerned.

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But having more than this

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will stop a ton of enemies in the game from knocking you around.

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There are some other good break points to hit after 51,

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but if you really want to stack on the poise,

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know that there's not much point going beyond 101

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to help you get over these break points.

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Consider using one or two pieces from heavier armor sets.

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The most poise heavy sets are the Bull- Goat, Veteran or Lionel set

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the most

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powerful consumables in Elden Ring are Rune Arcs, which can be used

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to enable the power of whatever great rune you have equipped.

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Speaking of great runes, Radahn's two or Morgott's are pretty much great

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for any build.

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Now one way to quickly stock up on rune arcs is to visit certain nomadic

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merchants.

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Three are sold here in Liurnia, three are sold here

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in the mountaintops.

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Three are sold outside Leyndell

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and three are sold here

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inside the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum.

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Beyond this,

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you can engage in multiplayer to farm some rune arcs.

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You can either invade and defeat other players in PvP

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or you can help other players in PvE Co-op.

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Pretty much everyone has their ability to put their sign down and be summoned.

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But if you don't have the bloody finger invasion item, you can get it from Varre's

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Questline discussed earlier, or you can find a different invasion

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finger within be Recusant hideout located here in Mt Gelmir.

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As for other consumable items, one I might recommend

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taking into the DLC, are these stimulating Boluses

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These can be eaten to remove sleep build up and we did see a sleep swamp

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in the DLC trailer... Just saying. to get an infinite amount

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of these, I'd recommend killing the Bell Bearing Hunter

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at the Hermit Merchant's Shack here in Altus Plateau.

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Afterwards, you can hand in the Medicine Peddler's

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bell bearing at the twin maiden husks to improve their inventory

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with boluses for sleep, but also frost, poison and bleeding as well.

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As for offensive consumables,

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The freezing pot item is super underrated.

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It pretty much instantly inflicts frostbite

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on most bosses, which does a chunk of damage.

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It stuns the boss momentarily and it also inflicts a debuff

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that increases the damage that enemy takes by 20% for a while.

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People have used this against Malenia recently to great success.

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It breaks her out of her waterfowl dance, for example,

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to get the cookbook for these turn right as soon as you enter Caria Manor

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and you'll find it in this small room

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the rimed crystal buds to make these freezing pots can be easily

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found here west of the Ordina Town

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Site of Grace in the consecrated snowfields.

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And of course, you'll also need a few ritual pots to craft these.

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Ritual pots are a resource that you get back

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after you throw a freezing pot and a couple can be easily found.

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Here in Jarburg, a hidden little town

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that's located off a drop from Liurnia.

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I'll leave a link to all of the ritual pot locations in the description.

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The two mandatory bosses for entering the DLC are Mohg and Radahn.

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Let me give you some quick tips for them. For Radahn,

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Of course you know that running over the summon signs will summon help.

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But did you know that you can re-summon those helpers as soon as they die?

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So if you want a sure chance at winning this fight,

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play it slow and ride around the arena to re-summon your companions if they die.

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One thing I like to do on low level characters is to use a stonesword key

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at roundtable hold and pick up

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Crepus's Black-key Crossbow and the 20 black key bolts.

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These bolts can inflict rot on Radahn, which synergizes

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extremely well with that passive summon playstyle we talked about.

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As for Mohg,

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you'll be able to access him early as a part of the Rune Farming Guide

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We mentioned earlier.

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But if you didn't do that, travel here

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in the consecrated snowfield and take the waygate instead.

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And at the end of Mohgwyn Palace is this,

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Miquella's cocoon. It's the entrance to the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.

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And of course, to access it, you'll need to defeat Mohg

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two items exist in the game specifically to make this fight easier.

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The first is Mohg's Shackle, which can force him to the ground

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two times in phase one making Getting to phase two a lot easier for you.

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to find this, you'll have to go to the Subterranean Shunning Ground

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underneath Leyndell start from the Avenue Balcony and make your way to Gransaax's

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wing that is folded over a part of the city,

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search underneath the wing, and you'll eventually find a small well

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which will eventually lead you to the underground

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and the "Underground Roadside" site of grace.

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From this grace head to an entrance on the opposite wall

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and try to safely drop down from the pipes into the swamp below.

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The shackle is here.

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The second

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item you're going to want for this fight is the Purifying Crystal Tear,

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which you can put into your Flask if Wondrous Physick to drink and completely

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negate the effects of Mohg's Nihil attack at the end of his countdown.

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This can be acquired by defeating Eleonora, who invades

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at the Second Church of Marika here in Altus Plateau.

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If she doesn't spawn here for you, you should try to complete Yura's Questline

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by being invaded here in Limgrave,

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then talking to Yura, and then after that you find

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a red summon sign at the "Main Academy" site of Grace in Raya Lucaria.

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you help Yura defeat the assassin here, then talk to him afterwards nearby.

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Then Eleonora and Yura should appear

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at the second church of Marika, where you can get the tear.

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As for Mohg's fight itself, ironically,

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bleed weapons are quite good against Mohg,

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