As the problem’s title suggests, this model of play is notably harder than a no-hit run since, as Seki informed Kotaku, he must begin over if he took any quantity of harm from any supply. In order to realize his purpose, Seki began with the Prisoner class and selected the Cracked Pot for his souvenir. However, he shortly ditched all of his chosen class’ beginning armor (in spite of everything, what’s the level in sporting armor should you don’t plan on getting hit). Seki then relied on a Dexterity/Intelligence character construct with an emphasis on Intelligence and some factors invested into the Mind stat for the further FP it gives. While Seki spent most of his journey on horseback and avoiding fights at any time when doable, he did depend on the Moonveil Katana (particularly its Transient Moonlight talent) and the Rock Sling spell when fight was inevitable. Seki additionally utilized throwing knives at any time when he wanted to deal some harm quick.
According to Kotaku, Seki spent numerous makes an attempt planning and training his no-damage run; he may need solely streamed his accomplishment for 3 hours, however he skilled for over 130 hours to get there. Apparently, the largest hurdle he confronted was the remaining boss (the Elden Beast) as one in every of its assaults, Elden Stars, can solely be averted by staggering the creature. Seki spent “dozens of hours” attempting to get the timing proper, and most of the time the spell would hit him, forcing Seki to start out over.
So what’s subsequent for Seki? Believe it or not, he thinks an “All Remembrances No-Hit” try is so as.
Elden Ring: The Pacifist Run Explained
Streamers reminiscent of Seki reveal that it’s doable (if extremely difficult) to beat Elden Ring with out taking any harm, however what if somebody informed you they beat the sport with out dealing any harm? Well, that’s precisely what Iron Pineapple did.
Unlike a No-Damage run, Iron Pineapple’s Pacifist run had one easy rule: Beat the sport with out ever attacking. To be honest, you possibly can possibly argue that problem is less complicated than a no-damage run since Iron Pineapple didn’t have to start out over from scratch if he was ever hit. However, Iron Pineapple nonetheless bumped into numerous roadblocks that he solely overcame by way of adaptation (and somewhat help from the occasional glitch).
Since Iron Pineapple couldn’t depend on any weapons (till he acquired the Mimic Tear), he as an alternative centered on Spirit Ashes and Incantations. He began with the Prophet class on account of its excessive Faith, and he additionally selected the Fanged Imp Ashes as his souvenir. Iron Pineapple put most of his early factors in Vigor and Mind, and he “killed” enemies by letting allies (each Spirit Ashes and summoned NPCs) do all the heavy lifting whereas he hung again and healed them. However, when that wasn’t an choice, he both ran previous opponents or cheesed them. His cheese techniques on this occasion included tricking monsters into leaping off cliffs (or pushing them off through the incantation Rejection), main enemies into lethal geysers, and, once in a while, leaping over a fog door to bug out a bosses’ AI. Every victory the place Iron Pineapple didn’t should battle counted as a win in his ebook (even when it was the results of a glitch or gravity).