Elden Ring (PlayStation 5)

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Elden Ring is a stunning open world game by FromSoftware, creator of the Dark Souls series. Although Elden Ring takes place in a universe completely separate from the Souls games, It shares much of the tough and exciting gameplay that the Souls games and Bloodborne have become known for. Unlike the Souls games, Elden Ring takes place in an open world full of mysteries and surprises. George R. R. Martin, creator of the 'Game of Thrones' universe, has provided story elements to the game.

🍒 Open world [PS5 capture]


  • 12784 
    Ashes of War can be freely reassigned between weapons.
  • 12785 
    The Spirit Calling Bell allows summoning spirits. You can get it at the Church of Elleh in Limgrave at night after getting the Spectral Steed. Later in the game, you can buy it from the Twin Maiden Husks in the Roundtable Hold.
  • 2022-03-14
  • 12815 
    Hold D-pad down to switch back to the first item.
  • 12816 
    While mounted, you can switch to your left hand weapon/shield by Triangle+L1.
  • 12817 
    You can jump down into a Spirit Spring to avoid fall damage.
  • 12818 
    The Guard Boost on a shield determines the damage enemy attacks do to your Stamina when blocking.
  • 2022-03-18
  • 12829 
    Holy damage kills skeleton enemies without them resurrecting.
  • 12830 
    Warp to Roundtable Hold from map screen by pressing triangle, square.
  • 12831 
    Remembrances are 'Boss Souls'. You can get Enia (who's next to the Two Fingers monstrocity) to exchange them for equipment, or you can cash them in for 20,000 - 50,000 runes. Before doing so, you can duplicate them at a Walking Mausoleum. There are 7 Walking Mausoleums, and you can only use each once.
  • 12834 
    Rune Arcs are like Humanities, they yield a stat bonus until you die. They can be farmed from Rats. Unlike Humanities, the bonus yielded by Rune Arcs depend upon which Great Rune you have equipped. Great Runes are dropped by the Demigods (main bosses), and need to be restored in a corresponding Divine Tower before they can be equipped.
  • 2022-04-16
  • 12933 
    How to get the 'Ring of Oath':
    • Find 'Fingerslayer Blade' in 'Nokron/Night's Sacred Ground'
    • Deliver Blade to Ranni to get 'Carian Inverted Statue'
    • Use Statue in Carian Study Hall to find 'Cursemark of Death'
    • From Renna's Raise, go to Ainsel River Main and get 'Miniature Ranni' doll
    • Talk to Miniature
    • Go to 'Nokstella/Nokstella Waterfall Basin' and defeat Baleful Shadow, which gets the 'Discarded Palace Key'
    • Go to 'Raya Lucaria Grand Library' and open open chest next to Rennala to get the Dark Moon Ring.
    • This ring is the 'Ring of Oath' that you can use to progress from 'Grand Cloister'
  • 2022-06-28
  • 13230 
    The Remembrance from killing Rykard gives the Blasphemous Blade or a sorcery with high INT requirement. The Blasphemous Blade is an good Faith scaling Greatsword, which could be very interesting.
  • 2022-08-03
  • 13377 
    The 'Rotten Breath' Incantation inflicts Scarlet Rot. It can be purchased at Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid for a Dragon Heart.
  • 13378 
    The 'Bestial Vitality' Incantation heals 600 HP over time. It is a Deathroot reward from Gurranq at Bestial Sanctum.
  • 2022-08-05
  • 13380 
    Morgott's and Mohg's Great Runes are activated in the Divine Tower of East Altus, due east of the canopy of the great tree.
  • 13381 
    Rykard's Great Rune is activated in the Divine Tower of West Altus, south of Leyndell.


  • 12900 

    Elden Ring Recording Nightmare

    I have a problem with Elden Ring.

    I immensely enjoy playing and recording the game. This is turning into a problem.

    • I have set the Elgato 4KS+ to record at 80,000 Kbps = 80 Mbps = 10 MB/s = 60*60*10 GB/h = 36 GB/h
    • My videos are typically a little less than an hour, which ends up around 30 GB
    • YouTube processing of a 30G 4K HDR video currently takes 1-3 days, on average around 2 days
    So, getting these 4K HDR videos on YouTube has a throughput of less than 30 minutes / day. So, without any other complications, if I'm recording more than 30 minutes / day, recordings will start to pile up on my SSD.

    In the last 22 days, I have recorded over 33 hours of elden ring, which ends up around 1.5 hour / day. While I'm slowly uploading edited videos to YouTube and waiting for them to process, I have currently a nightmarish 1.2 TB of raw Elden Ring footage on my SSD, slowly filling up the 2 TB.

    I have 3 options:

    1. Buy more SSDs. This might impact my bank account too much.
    2. Record less Elden Ring. This is barely an option, the game is just too good.
    3. Edit the videos harder, so YouTube only have to process roughly a third of the footage. I should probably go with that one.

  • 12921 
    The whole recording space issue was starting to annoy me, so I went with option 1 and bought a 4 TB SSD instead. That should allow for more than 100 hours of footage.
  • 13079 
    Retroactively, I have decided that my silly recording from April 2nd represents Templor having a lapse into complete insanity. This could be a recurring event, enabling me to experiment with some of the more silly weapon and equipment combinations.
  • 13390 
    Singleplayer Great Runes:
     Boss              Divine Tower (DT)  Effect
     ----------------- ------------------ ------------------------------------
     Godrick           DT of Limgrave     All attributes +5
     Morgott           DT of East Altus   Max HP +25%
     Radahn            DT of Caelid       +15% max HP, FP, Stamina
     Rykard            DT of West Altus   Killing enemy: +80 HP + 7% max HP
     Malenia           Isolated DT        Attacks regen HP after receiving dmg
     Rennala (Unborn)  N/A                Unlocks respec

Log entries

  • 12409 
    Preordered the Launch Edition at 449 DKK.
  • 2022-01-24
  • 12649 
    It is out February 25th.
  • 2022-02-24
  • 12773 
    I have it now. I got a poster and stickers and stuff with the launch edition.
  • 12774 
    I booted it up for the first time, created a quick Vagabond character, and went out into the beautiful starting area. I don't have time to play before next week, though.
  • 2022-03-01
  • 12775 
    I have been thinking about this game during my trip to Iceland, and now finally get to sit down and enter this exciting new universe. I recreated my Demon's Souls character Templor, who shall punish heretics in The Lands Between as he did in Boletaria.
  • 12776 
    Argh! I opened a chest and a teleport trap put me in a nightmare mine with horrible 'Prawn Miners'. And now I can't get back!
  • 12777 
    I quickly found the way out of the Sellia Crystal Tunnel, but still wanted revenge on the miners. It was too difficult, and I had to leave. But a very tense and exciting moment right from the start of the game!
  • 12778 
    After escaping the mining horrors, I got a quick victory against the Beastman of Farum Azula.
  • 12779 
    And now I can level up.
  • 12780 
    I was not ready for Margit, the Fell Omen, who's a real Souls boss. Even with NPC Sorcerer Rogier helping.
  • 2022-03-02
  • 12782 
    I found the Stillwater Cave. I should come back with poison protection.
  • 12783 
    On an unrelated note, I have now received confirmation that I have COVID-19.
  • 12786 
    I found some fire dudes that were pretty strong and killed me a bunch of times. I did manage to clear them out and ravage their little camp. After that, I discovered the Village of the Albinaurics, which was a nice creepy surprise that reminded me of some of the better moments in Bloodborne.
  • 2022-03-04
  • 12797 
    I completed the Stormfoot Catacombs, defeated the 'Erdtree Burial Watchdog', and started exploring more of Limgrave. The Night's Cavalry looks like Nazgûls.
  • 12798 
    The Walking Mausoleum was amazing to encounter. When I brought it to its knees, it turned into a building that I could enter.
  • 12799 
    I went south to the Weeping Peninsula, and breached Castle Morne. I defeated the Leonine Misbegotten on my 2nd attempt.
  • 12801 
    I started using my old favourite from DS1, the colossal sword Zweihander. I'm learning how to scoop up enemies from horseback. It's very heavy, so I'm now half naked in pants and boots, starting to embody a truly fanatical Temple Knight. After defeating the Grave Warden Duelist, I felt ready for 'Margit, the Fell Omen', and defeated him in two attempts with the help of Sorcerer Rogier and my trusty sidekick, the Spirit Jellyfish.
  • 12803 
    I'm getting lost in Stormveil Castle. I ended up finding a nice rooftop-based shortcut and a new Lost Grace.
  • 2022-03-05
  • 12821 
    I fought my way through the castle and reached Godrick the Grafted. I might be a bit too difficult right now. Also, I got assassinated by a flamethrower bird in spectacular fashion while talking to the warrior Nepheli Loux.
  • 12822 
    I killed a Black Knife Assassin and a Tibia Mariner. I found a weird ghost candle in a forest full of murderous bears. One of them was sleeping next to a dungeon, until I woke it up with my Zweihander. I found a lift that transported me down into a huge underworld area. This is almost too much. Is this game infinitely big?
  • 12823 
    I explored a bit of the underground area, before starting a journey to the horrifying North East area.
  • 12824 
    Caelid is horrible and I hate it / love it. I finally beat the Stillwater Cave, and started moving north to Liurnia of the Lakes.
  • 2022-03-07
  • 12825 
    I finally beat the Tree Sentinel! Praise the Zweihander.
  • 12826 
    I destroyed Fort Haight, a Demihuman lair, and a cave bear.
  • 12856 
    Got the Shardbearer Godrick trophy. - I finally beat Godrick the Grafted. Actually, my Spirit Jellyfish got the last hit.
  • 2022-03-11
  • 12802 
    My next target to progress the game should be the 'Academy of Raya Lucaria' in the 'Liurnia of the Lakes' area.
  • 12922 
    I managed to steal the Academy Glintstone Key from the fearsome Dragon Smarag, and breached Raya Lucaria Academy.
  • 12923 
    I killed the Red Wolf of Radagon in the academy. The next area was tricky, I was killed a couple of times by the horrible Abductor Virgin, seemingly an animated torture instrument. The I was killed by Moongrum, the Carian Knight, and finally killed by Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, who seems like this game's Rom, the Vacuous Spider. I gave up on Rennala for now, I need to be stronger.
  • 12924 
    I found a teleporter to Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, an area that I seems incredibly underleveled for. However, when I carefully avoid the big demon guy outside, I can grind the little ninja dudes for 1094 XP each, which is a lot for my current level 44 dude.
  • 2022-03-13
  • 12804 
    Erik and I recreated Kang Golos from Demon's Souls, and Erik masterfully defeated the first spider boss that you're supposed to die to.
  • 2022-03-15
  • 12925 
    Got the Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon trophy. - I fought giant ants in tunnels, like I'm playing EDF. They led to Uhl Palaca Ruins, where I was completely destroyed by the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella. To get some redemption, I went and destroyed Rennala.
  • 12926 
    I went back to Limgrave to clean up a few loose ends.
  • 12985 
    I discovered Caria Manor and started exploring a bit. After that, I went to the Ainsel River Well and killed the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella.
  • 2022-03-18
  • 12827 
    I bashed my head against the Misbegotten Warrior & Crucible Knight combo boss for hours, before I gave up. The Warrior is easy enough to kill with the help of a summoned spirit, but the Knight is very tricky.
  • 12832 
    The Remembrance of The Full Moon Queen has very high Intelligence requirements and seems useless for my character. I should just trade it for 20,000 Runes.
  • 12835 
    Shopping list:
    • Trade Remembrance of The Full Moon for Runes
    • Duplicate Remembrance of the Grafted
    • Create both Axe of Godrick and Grafted Dragon, as they both seem cool
    • Try to use Rune Arc when fighting against the Crucible Knight
  • 12836 
    I should use the Baldachins Blessing to get rid of the hug debuff.
  • 2022-03-20
  • 12847 
    I *finally* defeated the Crucible Knight, and in a comically tragic moment, he killed me at the same time.
  • 2022-03-21
  • 12848 
    I want to start the Radahn Festival, but I read that I have to activate the Grand Lift of Dectus first. I found both halves of the Dectus Medallion, the 'Right' side of them was in Fort Faroth. After that, I activated the Lift of Dectus. I think I have to go to the checkpoint for the Crucible Knight/Misbegotten Warrior boss fight, and backtrack a bit.
  • 2022-03-28
  • 12873 
    After talking to Martin F, I think I need to go back and talk to Ranni the Witch, after talking to War Counselor Iji about Blaidd.
  • 2022-03-31
  • 12876 
    The flower enemies in this game are straight out of King's Field.
  • 12877 
    I just had a thought when looking at the map - what is there is a boat in this game?
  • 12878 
    I think I know what to do to start the Radahn Festival. I should talk to Ranni the Witch in her tower and start her quest.
  • 12879 
    I did it! The Radahn Festival is now ready to commence. I had to:
    1. Ask to serve Ranni the Witch in Ranni's Rise
    2. Talk to Blaidd's spirit in Ranni's Rise
    3. Talk to Blaidd close to the Spirit Spring where you can jump the giant columns in Siofra River
    4. Ask Seluvis in Ranni's Rise about Nokron
    5. Show Seluvis' letter to Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins
    6. Tell Sellen's story to Blaidd back in Siofra River
    7. Go to Redmane Castle Plaza
    The problem I was having was that I had hit Sellen with a sword earlier in the game, and she didn't want to talk to me. I had to go to The Church of Wovs and Atone my sins first.
  • 2022-04-02
  • 12884 
    Bjørk dropped by and created a new Elden Ring character and played for a while. He was a little bit frustrated with the structure of the game. After that, I demoed my character and did some very fun challenges, such as playing a naked guy with two shields, as well as a backstabbing monk with daggers.
  • 12883 
    Malu played for hours with her sorcerer, she devastates whole groups of the enemies with the Glintstone Arc spell, and killed an Erdtree Burial Watchdog boss.
  • 2022-04-04
  • 13236 
    Got the Shardbearer Radahn trophy. - When I finally unlocked the ability to fight Radahn, I was high enough level that I beat him without big issues. The War-Dead Catacombs were nearby, but were insanely difficult. I had to bail out again.
  • 13237 
    I ventured north to the insane Dominula, Windmill Village and defeated the grotesque Godskin Apostle.
  • 2022-04-09
  • 12906 
    After a very tricky but fun fight with the Draconic Tree Sentinel, I have reached Leyndell, the Royal Capital.
  • 12907 
    Apparently, I should meet Blaidd at Fort Haight.
  • 2022-04-12
  • 12928 
    I have reincarnated my Dark Souls III fist-based character, Fister. He is a large naked man with a mustache and a lot of upper body strength. The game was impossibly hard in the beginning, but after riding to the Isolated Merchant in Dragonbarrow and buying the Spiked Caestus, life got a lot easier. Tonight, I defeated Margit and several minor bosses.
  • 12929 
    The other essential item I got was the Iron Whetblade, allowing me to make the Caestus scale solely on Strength.
  • 2022-04-13
  • 12930 
    I breached Leyndell, the Royal Capital, and wandered around, carefully searching for a Grace Point. The layout is confusing, with a lot of interesting opportunities for jumping into other areas, and another Site of Grace was hard to find.
  • 2022-04-16
  • 12932 
    I defeated 'Astel, Naturalborn of the Void', a horrifying monstrocity that could munch me in its mandibles and one-shot me. Now I need the 'Ring of Oath', which requires me to finish some other business.
  • 12934 
    Oh no, the Baleful Shadow is a Blaidd wolf dude spirit.
  • 12935 
    Templor is level 100 now
  • 12936 
    I went through Mt. Gelmir, got tricked by Patches as usual, and reached Volcano Manor, where I got an assassination quest. I guess the next step could be to do the assassinations, and then go back to Leyndell.
  • 2022-04-18
  • 12947 
    Erik showed me his end game character, and a very cool trick: Using the Wraith Calling Bell to fire a slow ghost projectile, and immediately deflecting the projectile with the Carian Retaliation Sorcery to generate high-damage floating magic swords.
  • 2022-04-19
  • 12948 
    The site was getting real slow, it took around 5 seconds to reload a gamelog page. I had to optimize it. Getting the system names for a gamelog page took around 4 seconds. I made a quick system name cache, and now getting the system names takes 0.00 seconds. Big improvement.
  • 2022-05-10
  • 13018 
    I should get the Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +1 (13% physical damage negation) in the Sainted Hero's Grave on the Atlus Plateau, directly north of the Stormcaller Church.
  • 2022-05-15
  • 13060 
    I traversed the Mountaintops of the Giants and reached Castle Sol, beat Commander Niall to get the 'Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left)'. That allowed me access to Miquella's Haligtree from Grand Lift of Rold. This area looks like Rivendale from the Lord of the Rings movies.
  • 2022-05-21
  • 13078 
    This area is too difficult. I want to go back to earlier areas and find more dungeons and stuff.
  • 2022-05-22
  • 13080 
    The final assassination mission was Juno Hoslow, Knight of Blood. I had a lot of trouble with this one, I kept bleeding to death after being whipped by him. I ended up using a ridculous heavy suit of armor, in which I could barely move, and a great shield, and then focused on counter-attacking and regaining stamina when possible.
  • 13081 
    I then seeked an audience with Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy at Volcano Manor. The first battle with the God-Devouring Serpent was fairly doable, but Rykard was very difficult. I got the Serpent-Hunter spear at the entrance, but couldn't find it in my inventory. So many weapons.
  • 2022-06-06
  • 13656 
    The calm forest valley on Atlus Plateau was full of horrible monstrocities, and it was a spooky trip through.
  • 2022-08-02
  • 13370 
    I have taken a couple of months off from this enormous game, but am thinking about coming back soon. Here is my current TODO list:
    • First, I should kill Rykard with the Serpent-Hunter.
    • From the Consecrated Snowfield, I should enter Mohgwyn Palace.
    • Next, I should come back and finish Miquella's Haligtree.
    • Finally, I should go to Flame Peak and kill the Fire Giant and proceed to Crumbling Farum Azula
  • 13373 
    Got the Shardbearer Rykard trophy. - After selecting the Serpent-Hunter and duplicating myself with Mimic Tear, stabbing the big snake to death was a quick affair. I got the Blasphemous Blade from Rykard's Rememberance, which seems like a very cool weapon for Templor.
  • 2022-08-03
  • 13374 
    I started exploring the Consecrated Snowfield, which was complicated by giant bears murdering me over and over again. Wandering to the east, I found the Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs, which I carefully explored. Death lurked around every corner, and I ended up in a nail-biting situation where I explored the last parts of the catacombs with no health potions. I found the lever and easily beat the boss.
  • 13375 
    I have leveled up the Blasphemous Blade, it is now the highest damage dealing weapon I have.
  • 13376 
    I should level up the Erdtree Seal and use it instead of the Finger Seal, it should scale better with Faith.
  • 2022-08-05
  • 13379 
    Got the Shardbearer Mohg trophy. - Mohg, the Lord of Blood was tough, but I managed to make a reasonable strategy to defeat him.
    • I put on Lionel's Armor and Greaves, and the Stalwart Horn Charm +1 for added Robustness (bleed resistance).
    • I mixed Opaline Bubbletear for damage resistance and Purifying Crystal Tear to counter Mohg's curse (this is essential)
    • I used Protection of the Erdtree
    • I created a clone using my Mimic Tear +7
    • I tried to dodge most of his attacks, and to stun him with jumping attacks with my Blasphemous Blade +9, which also helped me do ranged attacks and regain health with the Taker's Flame ability
  • 2022-08-06
  • 13382 
    I went back to the Haligtree area and quickly defeated Loretta. The next area, Elphael, is very tricky, with a lot of strong enemies between the two first grace points.
  • 13383 
    Got the Shardbearer Malenia trophy. - Getting through Elphael was difficult, but Malenia, Blade of Miquella was the true challenge. She's an intimidating enemy, very fast-moving with combos that can drain an entire life bar, she inflicts Scarlet Rot, and even heals by inflicting damage. The key to fighting her is to fight all your instincts and be very agressive. I used the Mimic Tear to distract her, while pummeling her with my now fully upgraded Blasphemous Blade's Taker's Flames skill. She had an attack where she spawned shadowy clones of herself, which seemed essential to dodge.
  • 13384 
    Got the Fire Giant trophy. - After Malenia I went back and defeated the Fire Giant. Using the Mimic Tear and being on horseback made this fight pretty easy. And now Melina set herself on fire, and I'm in Crumbling Farum Azula, a place I've heard about a long time ago.
  • 2022-08-16
  • 13424 
    I traversed the surreal Cumbling Farum Azula, killed a dragon and the Godskin Duo. I think I'm getting close to the final boss of this area.
  • 2022-08-17
  • 13425 
    I should make sure to get the Old Lord's Talisman (extends duration of Spells and Incantations). I think I'll automatically get the Blasphemous Claw on the way, which I probably need for the boss.
  • 2022-08-18
  • 13430 
    Got the Maliketh the Black Blade trophy. - I defeated Maliketh, duplicated his Remembrance, and got both the Black Blade incantation and the Black Blade itself, which I immediately leveled up to max level and adopted as my new favourite weapon. I'm now at the Ashen Capital and can finish the game. There are two dragon trophies I can get first, for defeating Dragonlord Placidusax at the button of Crumbling Farum Azula, and for defeating Lichdragon Fortissax in Deeproot Depths, which requires following Fia's questline. I don't know if this one is locked out already, otherwise I will have to postpone it to another playthrough.
  • 13431 
    Got the Mohg, the Omen trophy. - I spent a long time getting through the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, which felt like a very traditional Dark Souls area, with paths connecting back to a starting area, with unlockable shortcuts. I didn't like going through the sewer pipes, impossible to navigate without getting lost. Mohg, the Omen ... didn't I kill him already?
  • 13432 
    I hit the altar in Mohg's ... church, and it gave way to a nightmarish area with contorted, madness-stricken corpses.
  • 2022-08-20
  • 13433 
    Got the Lichdragon Fortissax trophy. - Before engaging the final boss fights, I wanted to get a few trophies. Fortissax was the first one, which required finding Fia (the hug lady) in Deeproot Depths.
  • 13434 
    Got the Dragonlord Placidusax trophy. - Another trophy to clean up before the final fights, this one required finding a special, pretty well hidden, spot to go to sleep, and the fighting a monstrous two-headed dragon.
  • 13435 
    Got the Hoarah Loux the Warrior trophy. - This was a tough boss fight, but was easier once I switched the close combat Black Blade for the Blasphemous Blade with its long range attack.
  • 13436 
    Got the Elden Lord trophy. - As usual, the final boss was surreal and amazing. The design and movement of the Elden Beast is incredibly unique, it's like a Plesiosaur shaped mollusc with starlight inside it. Very cool.
  • 13437 
    Completed the game.
  • 2022-08-22
  • 13451 
    I should get all the 4 legendary X trophies: Armaments, Ashen Remains, Sorceries and Incantations, Talismans. Then I just need to complete the game twice and I'll have all trophies (sweating).
  • 13457 
    First shopping list - Talismans: Radagon Icon and Erdtree's Favor +2.
  • 13458 
    Got the Legendary Talismans trophy.
  • 2022-08-23
  • 13459 
    Legendary Sorceries shopping list:
    • Founding Rain of Stars
    • Ranni's Dark Moon
    • Comet Azur
    • Stars of Ruin
  • 13460 
    Legendary Ashen Remains shopping list:
    • Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff
    • Lhutel the Headless
    • Black Knife Tiche
    • Redmane Knight Ogha
  • 13461 
    Legendary Armaments shopping list:
    • Bolt of Gransax
    • Dark Moon Greatsword
  • 2022-10-13
  • 13621 
    I have finally restored the video page which has been out of commission since the site redesign. It currently has 2767 entries.


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