Elden Ring: Can you finish the game as a pacifist? The answer may surprise you

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In the video game world, everyone has their own way of doing things: some prefer to take their time, while others prefer to get closer to speedrunning. But there are also players who like to challenge themselves, and this is especially true of someone who has tried the Elden Ring experience as a pacifist. We explain to you how he did it and what happened.


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Elden Ring: Can you finish the game as a pacifist?  The answer may surprise you

Unless you live in a cave like theBeastman by Farum Azulayou must have heard of itElden Ringthe latest news from From Software. In this dark fantasy universe, you play as a Shatterless, an exile from the realm of the underworld whose goal is to find the fragments of Elden’s circle in order to become the new Lord of Elden. To do this, you must traverse lands as hostile as they are desolate, and as you can imagine, the path will be rough and riddled with pitfalls† You will encounter many enemies, some humans, some monstrous, and many of them in between. Any opponent will give you a hard time and you have no choice but to train to overcome them.

Unless of course you count make your games more fun with crazy trialsLike it complete the game without going up a single level or walk through the underworld empire without taking damage† Between speed runs, challenges and achievements, Elden Ring players have no time to get bored. But as if all these challenges weren’t enough, some are trying to reconcile the principles of life that are usually incompatible with a game system that aims to be brutal and sometimes even ruthless. We’re talking to you about pacifism, a mindset that advocates nonviolence, which a player has decided to implement within the bellicose context of Elden Ring:

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This player is Iron Pineapplea person best known for his content on another From Software juggernaut: dark souls† As we have just explained to you, Iron Pineapple has set itself the challenge of completing Elden Ring in pacifist mode, that is, without dealing a single blow to the various enemies you encounter. To do this, he chose to use a Shinless or . to embody the class of prophets take advantage of a high faith statisticsand start the adventure with a certain memorythe fanged pixie shaft.

Thanks to its substantial Faith stat, Iron Pineapple can cast strong spells from a distance, including powerful healing spells† This is where Fanged Imp Ashes, and Summoning Ashes in general, come in: thanks to the ghost bell bell which he picks up from Renna in the church of Elleh, he can send monsters to fight for him† He only needs to stay far enough back – or hide behind the most imposing bosses – to heal them during the confrontation. This way he doesn’t land direct hits on his opponents and his allies do all the heavy lifting, as you can see below:

But as you’ve probably noticed, Iron Pineapple doesn’t just send creatures and NPCs that endlessly pound its opponents. Some bosses sometimes ask him to come up with a strategyLike it Godrick the graftedagainst whom he sent the spirit of a putrid wild dog to take advantage of scarlet rot associated with the being. It is also she who will defeat the boss, but this is not the only ace that Iron Pineapple is hiding in his sleeve.

Indeed, in addition to his many allies, the player also relies on his environment, and in particular gravity.† He managed to eliminate many enemies by knocking them off cliffs, luring them into holes and even dragging them near geysers, as was the case with the Commander O’Neil† It’s an ingenious way of playing, but contrary to what you might think, it requires a lot of pre-preparation, such as improving spirit axis and obtaining equipment to strengthen allies and healing spells.

And you, what do you think of this method? Do you have any suggestions for non-violent techniques to progress in the game? Tell us everything in the comments!

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