Elden Ring Speedrunner Easily Beats Main Bosses With One Hit
Elden Ring is filled with arduous bosses, lots of whom don’t have any drawback rapidly displaying you the closest gravesite should you’re misplaced, and defeating them is commonly a matter of slowly whittling away at their prolonged well being bars till you breathe an enormous sigh of aid because the phrases “Enemy Felled” lastly seem. One participant, nonetheless, wished to dish it out to these bosses each bit in addition to they do, after which some. So he beefed up his Tarnished to one-shot lots of the sport’s hardest adversaries, from Morgott to Radahn, amongst others.
BushyGames, a Twitch streamer and Elden Ring speedrunner, uploaded an almost 50-minute video to YouTube on Could 16. The video confirmed Bushy making an attempt—and succeeding—at beating FromSoftware’s action-RPG by killing each major boss with a single hit. There have been a few guidelines Bushy put in place earlier than embarking on such a tough process. For instance, he may solely carry out one assault per enemy or per boss part (for these bosses, reminiscent of Rannala, who’ve a number of phases, which makes it unattainable to totally deplete their well being bar with a single assault) and should keep away from utilizing a budget beam spell Comet Azur until he “completely has to to finish the problem.” In any other case, he gave himself free rein to make use of any merchandise or approach obtainable to assist him in his quest. That included stuff like buffs, of which Bushy used lots to outlive the hellish run.
After creating his Tarnished named One Punch Man, Bushy scoured the Lands Between for gear. He collected gadgets just like the Axe Talisman and Spiked Cracked Tear for elevated charged assault injury. He gathered numerous smithing stones and weapons expertise, such because the Ash of Battle: Willpower, which powers up the power of your subsequent assault. He additionally cheesed the horse-riding Evening’s Calvary boss by forcing it to leap off the bridge, all earlier than nabbing his idolized weapon: the colossal strength-scaling Big-Crusher hammer. Bushy leveled up right here and there, too, however he didn’t spend as a lot time on these screens as he did simply exploring the Lands Between for assets and slaying enemies for runes.
Issues picked up as soon as Bushy bought the Big-Crusher. He leveled the hammer up a number of occasions and fast-traveled across the map looking for increased high quality supplies—like superior smithing stones to additional strengthen his weapon—earlier than testing his one-hit assault capabilities in opposition to his first actual boss combat: the Deathbird in Liurnia of the Lakes. Bushy tried as soon as, buffing himself with gadgets just like the HP-recovering consumable Bloodboil Fragrant and the defense-increasing spell Golden Vow, solely to shave off about half of the boss’ well being bar together with his hammer’s single, mighty thwack. A failed second try was considerably higher, with Deathbird someway hanging on to the tiniest sliver of well being after Bushy’s assault, however the third time was the allure.
After three hours of farming and leveling his hammer yet one more time, Bushy buffed up his Tarnished with the identical gadgets, walked as much as the Deathbird, and killed the rotted factor in a single blow. “Bang! Whoo,” Bushy exclaimed in pleasure. Not gonna lie, I felt it, too. He repeated the method for each major boss, going from Margit, the Fell Omen to Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, performing a self-buffing ritual earlier than beginning every combat.
Not each encounter went as supposed. Radahn, for instance, compelled him to swap out some stock gadgets to maximise his injury, choosing the Flame of Frenzy spell till he was higher capable of wield the Jellyfish Protect’s assault power-raising Contagious Fury ability. And the Fireplace Big bullied him for, like, an hour. However after a little bit of trial and error, Bushy one-shotted all of Elden Ring’s major bosses, or within the case of these with a number of phases, he worn out every part with a single hit. What made this much more spectacular was that, as a result of Bushy used buffing spells that additionally occurred to inflict self-damage, such because the assault power-increasing ability Seppuku, he fairly often had 10% or much less well being through the combat. Discuss a glass cannon.
Bushy informed Kotaku that whereas he solely killed the bosses “essential to beat the sport,” he’s assured that each boss part could be completed in a single hit. That mentioned, he did name out some Elden Ring jerks who gave him a tough time.
“The ultimate boss Radagon and Elden Beast have been probably the most tough to one-shot and I even needed to break my self-imposed rule of no Comet Azur to correctly one-shot Elden Beast,” Bushy mentioned. “Some folks commented that Comet Azur shouldn’t be thought-about a one-shot anyway since it’s a sequence of hits reasonably than one occasion of harm, however I disagree. The analogy that I give is a shotgun, it fires one shot however hits a number of occasions.”
All informed, Bushy spent somewhat over 25 hours gathering, testing, and executing the total run. He mentioned he discovered loads about Elden Ring from this and even picked up ideas from the sport’s neighborhood and commenters on his video.
“It was a enjoyable run with plenty of problem-solving, and I’m very stunned it was even doable within the first place,” Bushy mentioned. “On prime of that, after posting the video I obtained loads of feedback and messages that allow me know of different gadgets that might have helped or improved the construct, these included Historic Dragon’s Lightning Strike with a religion construct, the Rusted Anchor greataxe and Zweihander colossal sword—each of those have thrusting assaults which allow one other injury buff known as ‘counter injury,’ which is inaccessible on any non-thrusting weapon—and the Marais Executioner’s Sword for its distinctive Ash of Battle that may output a ton of harm. I didn’t use any of these things within the run, however they’re all choices that may carry out higher in some circumstances in comparison with what I used.”
I suppose if there’s any takeaway from Bushy’s run, perhaps it will be this: In Elden Ring, the easiest way to win is to “output a ton of harm” in a single hit.
Who knew? If you happen to’re curious, right here’s BushyGames’ closing construct:
- Weapons: Big Crusher, Lusat’s employees with Comet Azur (each of those ultimately upgraded to max degree)
- Weapon buffs: Willpower and Royal Knights Resolve
- Physique buffs: Exalted Flesh, Bloodboil Fragrant, Flame Grant Me Power
- Aura buffs: Golden Vow Ash of Battle, Golden Vow Incantation, Rallying Commonplace (Commander’s Commonplace)
- Protect buffs: Contagious Fury (Jellyfish Protect)
- Distinctive buffs: Religion-Knot Crystal Tear, Power-Knot Crystal Tear, Spiked Cracked Tear, Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Flame-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Terra Magica
- Talismans: Radagon’s Soreseal, Starscourge Heirloom, Two Fingers Heirloom, Axe Talisman, Magic Scorpion Attraction, Fireplace Scorpion Attraction, Crimson-Feathered Department Sword, Ritual Sword Talisman, Kindred of Rot Exultation, Lord of Blood’s Exultation.
- Armor with particular results: Black Dumpling, White Masks, Mushroom Crown