Unusual speed runs are all the rage in Elden Ring, and the latest one features a player who managed to finish the game without attacking a single enemy.
In contrast to Will Smith lately, some people advocate pacifism under all circumstances. This is the case of a player on Elden Ring, who has just delivered an extraordinary performance. Indeed, he managed to complete the From Software game without attacking any of the title’s enemies. Knowing that some bosses are required, you have to wonder how he managed to accomplish this feat.
Iron Pineapple even used one of the features made possible by: Elden Ring : to call to action. In each major battle, the player summoned ghosts that struck the boss in his place and kept them alive by providing them with magical healing. He has therefore never directly damaged the life bar of his enemies. Although easier, it made the fights very long, making this pacifist speedrun cost him a lot of time.
If we are not so fond of the difficulty of the battles in games like Elden Ringwe will admit that this task seems even more tedious and complicated than rolling up your sleeves and confronting your enemy once and for all with the means at hand.
But at least he had the credit for, with corroborating evidence, the statements of the game’s creators, who claimed before the release ofElden Ring that the fights were inevitable and that “it would necessarily be necessary to kill some enemies to reach the end of the game. If this is a roundabout way to do it, it must be admitted that Iron Pineapple’s method has fun with a some basic concepts.
Atypical speedruns worth the detour
Even harder, another player managed to finish the game without taking a single damage during the game. When done with combat damage, Seki managed to take no fall or poison damage. Like Iron Pineapple, the streamer had to practice a lot before achieving a perfect result.
If the speedrun itself lasts a total of 3 hours, it has cost more than 130 hours of training beforehand. That’s why his record comes so late after the game’s release. It was clearly the final boss that caused him the most trouble, although he still managed to finish it.