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A 2022 open world action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It draws similarities from the Dark Souls video game series.

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What items are unavailable after the late game changes to Leyndell, Royal Capital?

After defeating the final boss in Farum Azula, and many areas and mobs are no longer accessible. A good example of this is the two Duelist enemies near the Colosseum (near the West Capital Ramparts ...
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I killed Patches. What are the consequences?

I accidentally killed patches. I get a little button mashy sometimes, and, well, as Elden Ring bosses go? He’s just so squishy. I’ve turned in his bell bearing at round table hold, so I have Margit’s ...
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Does the Rennala fight in Elden Ring make any sense from a lore perspective?

I don't get why you're fighting her. It doesn't make any sense, does it?
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Is there somewhere else to buy the Remembrance Weapons?

I burnt the tree and now the finger reader in roundtable hold won't speak to me (understandable I guess) but I want to trade in some remembrances. Is there any other way I can get them traded for ...
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What is there to gain when helping people with bosses?

In Elden Ring, there is always people seemingly ready to help right before a boss. The playthroughs I look at never get to the point where they try that mechanic. But from what I understood, it's not ...
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What are the graces at Weeping Peninsula pointing to?

I'm playing Elden Ring with latest update on my PS4. Now I'm at my first playthrough and I unlocked all maps and areas. I was checking if there is anything I missed before finishing the game and I ...
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How can I validate that Steam Cloud is up to date?

I have previously played Elden Ring but found after a reinstall that some of my characters were lost, even though I am completely sure that before deleting the game for the reinstall, the cloud status ...
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Dex with Str build for Elden ring? [closed]

I am thinking to start Elden ring with a Vagabond focusing on strength, dexterity, endurance, and vigor. I mainly want to use shields but also bows. Does this make sense for a player new to the game? ...
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Which items have the best resale value if I want to store runes?

I don't want to be over-leveled in my 1st playthrough, so instead of leveling up I want to stock up with different items so later in NG+ I can sell them and get a bunch of lvls quickly. For now I'm ...
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Is there any in-game indication that you may summon spirits?

I know that you can summon spirits only under certain circumstances, you can't summon in multiplayer sessions and usually boss fights when this icon appears: However, it doesn't seem to be consistent ...
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Will using an NPC co-op sign allow other players to invade me?

Elden Ring appears to use a fairly distinct formula for when you can be invaded by other players. If I understand the Fextralife wiki page on PvP correctly, you can only be invaded by a player if: ...
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What file type are Elden Ring saves?

Elden Ring deleted my character and I need to access a backup that I deleted. I know how to use photorec, but I'd like to avoid grabbing everything and the kitchen sink. What filetype are Elden Ring ...
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Why do I receive this birds paw buff sometimes?

Sometimes I just randomly receive this buff with bird’s paw icon for some short time. I assume it’s discovery buff just like from one of consumables. Why do I get this buff? I noticed it happens in ...
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What's the point of paintings?

I have collected a number of paintings across the world, but they don't seem to serve any obvious purpose other than sitting in my inventory. Aside from simply being "This is art, stare at the ...
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Can't find Yura [Nagakiba katana quest]

I am trying to acquire the Nagakiba but can't find Yura or the blade anywhere. From the fextralife wiki: If the player doesn't complete Yura's quest prior to being possessed by Shabriri, they can ...
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What does the "Protect ON/OFF" toggle do in the Messages menu?

I was reviewing my posted messages, seeing which ones had gained appraisals, and I noticed that using an XBOX controller, the "Y" button allowed me to mark messages as "protected." ...
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Elden Ring - How to apply the Seppuku buff on *both* weapons?

I was playing yesterday with this guy and he applied the Seppuku buff on both his weapons (as you can see - dual Falchion I think). How? I am dual wielding 2 spears and both have the Seppuku Ash of ...
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What attributes should a samurai build focus on in Elden Ring?

Hey guys I am doing a samurai build, I started as a samurai, I am currently level 46 and have two Uchigatanas, one is leveled up to +4, the other is regular. My attributes are: vigor (23), mind (12), ...
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What are these 2 Elden Ring weapons?

The right hand looks like a Lucerne (but it's not the Lucerne); the left hand looks like some kind of barbed hammer.
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Is there a way to see what status effects do?

I've just started the game, but I already have a lot of different status effects. I'm talking about these icons under the stamina bar: Is there a way to see in-game what these do? If I remember ...
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Does attack type influence status effect build-up and application?

I have a Morning Star that says it causes "Blood Loss Buildup (50)" as a passive effect. The Morning Star and its passive effect are just an example. This question is about all types of ...
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Does dexterity increase weapon art speed in Elden Ring?

Question says it all really. Does increasing dexterity in Elden Ring improve the cast speed of weapon arts?
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I don't know where to go next in Elden Ring! How do I find out?

The story telling in FromSoft games is cryptic at best, but in Elden Ring, you seem to need to talk to the NPCs just to figure out where to go next. The issue is, a lot of them are hard to find and ...
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Does Killing Mohg lock you out of certain quest lines, items, or other things?

I just beat Stormveil Castle and more than halfway done with Rani's and Blaidd's quest. I decided to farm runes where the boss Mohg is located and I'm thinking of fighting him. Based on where I ...
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What effect does the left/right hand have on my weapon?

So, I started as the Warrior class in Elden Ring, which starts with 2 scimitars and a shield. Attacking with L1 wields both swords, attacking with R1 and R2 wields 1 sword, and attacking with L2 ...
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Is there a path which continues from here?

I'm in Stormveil Castle on the westside where I've dropped down from the top to here. Is there a path which continues from here? I only see an illusionary ground which disappears when I drop down. Can'...
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Why is my bloodstain sometimes short on runes?

I haven't been able to discern a pattern, but sometimes when I retrieve my bloodstain after dying, it holds roughly 20% fewer runes than I dropped when I died. I've seen threads elsewhere on the ...
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How do you backflip in Elden Ring (with PC controls)?

How do you backflip in Elden Ring with PC controls? I saw a video in which the commentator claimed that if you dodge "while the L2 animation is happening" then you backflip. However, I was ...
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Does weapon type determine material drops from wild animals?

Anecdotally, I feel as though once I switched from curved swords and daggers to a curved greatsword, wild animals stopped dropping items as much. Is this the case, or just in my head? Does weapon type ...
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Is it possible to change a weapons affinity in Elden Ring without changing its skill?

In Elden Ring a weapons affinity (i.e. quality, keen, heavy, et cetera), which can alter a weapons scaling and damage type, is now tied to Ashes of War. The problem is that Ashes of War also change a ...
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Can I tell if an enemy is out of range?

I'm playing as an Astrologer, so my main means of attack is to cast spells from a distance, as I barely do any physical damage. However, I noticed that my spells have a certain range, and firing them ...
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Transfer Elden Ring save files to another account

I wanted to figure out how to transfer my game save on one account to another Steam account with a different Steam id. I was able to find something very similar with Sekiro using this method Sekiro ...
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Are there three-move combinations in Elden Ring?

I never played the Dark Souls games, but I am trying Elden Ring. Supposedly the game features combinations of moves that result in a special bonus or effect, kind of like Special Moves in Mortal ...
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Can you upgrade the horse in Elden Ring?

Can you upgrade the horse in Elden Ring? Like upgrading its health/vitality, stamina, other stats...
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What's the difference in the glow color of the message ratings?

When examing message ratings some appear to have a white glow and some have a golden glow which is a bit bigger then the white ones. What's the difference between these 2 message ratings? White glow: ...
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How do I unlock leveling up?

Based on my conversations with the first real NPC I came across (And my experience with previous "Souls" games), I assume I need to find a Maidan to level up. In previous games, the leveling ...
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PC control hints for Elden Ring?

I have been trying Elden Ring which is obviously designed for a playstation with PC play an afterthought. So, the game keeps giving me "hints" but they are useless because they describe how ...
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Is there a way to reread tutorial prompts?

I accidentally dismissed a tutorial prompt in Elden Ring before I finished reading it. Is there a way to reread past tutorial prompts?
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