"Elden Ring" (video game) - Boss Fight - Dragonkin Soldier (12th Attempt, 2nd w/Torrent)
"In Elden Ring, players control a customizable player character on a journey to repair the Elden Ring and become the new Elden Lord. The game is presented through a third-person perspective, with players freely roaming its interactive open world. Gameplay elements include combat using several types of weapons and magic spells, horseback riding, and crafting."
"Elden Ring takes place in the Lands Between, a fictional landmass ruled over by several demigods. It was previously ruled over by the immortal Queen Marika, who acted as keeper of the Elden Ring, a powerful force that manifested as the physical concept of order. When Marika eventually shattered the Elden Ring and disappeared, her demigod children began warring over pieces of the Ring in an event called the Shattering. Each demigod possesses a shard of the Ring called a Great Rune, which corrupts them with power. In the game, the player character is a Tarnished, one of a group of exiles from the Lands Between who are summoned back after the Shattering. As one of the Tarnished, the player must traverse the realm to repair the Elden Ring and become the Elden Lord."
I find myself in the subterranean region of the Lands Between called Siofra River. Above me I can see roots from erdtrees and what look like stars, it's pretty surreal. There's also a castle high above me that makes me wonder what the heck is going on and how do I get there?
I don't have very good videos of this area but I do have this clip of me finally beating a Great Enemy far below the surface of the Lands Between: The Dragonkin Soldier.
This was my 12th attempt lol, 2nd attempt on horse which made me feel stupid because riding around on Torrent made this battle stupidly easier.
Previously I was trying to time the crawling Dragonkin Soldier's arm swipes like I was a pure melee build which I'm not and kept getting demolished over and over.
Since I'm part mage, I'm part glass-cannon so drastically increasing my mobility was a god-send.
I start off the battle by grabbing my fallen runes from the last time my Tarnished died.
I try Lightning Spear at first but it's not that affective and harder to cast on horseback.
This almost costs me the battle because I lose a lot of health.
Thankfully I recover and begin casting Black Flames fireballs instead which I can do without slowing down by much and do incredible burn damage.
I was expecting him to stand up at some point or jump toward me but he never does.
I just keep circling him on Torrent and tossing fireballs the whole fight -- this is how mages win fights, I'll leave the fancy close-up battles to the Berserk roleplayers lol.
I don't know why but I love ending battles with a charged-up Lightning Spear, it's just very cinematic.
Defeating Dragonkin Soldier earns me a Dragon Halberd which looks pretty dope.
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