Twitch Streamer Beats Elden Ring With out Harm Of Any Type



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On April 1, Twitch streamer Seki did one thing very spectacular in FromSoftware’s Elden Ring. After many makes an attempt and apply, the knowledgeable participant accomplished what seems to be the world’s first recorded no-hit/no-damage run of Elden Ring.

Seki’s no-hit/no harm run took about just below 3 hours to finish and was performed stay on stream, with him posting a picture of his victory shortly afterward on Twitter, excitedly saying the information. In his tweet, Seki claimed that his spectacular run was a “world’s first.” Some of us questioned this and pointed to a distinct, earlier run by streamer GinoMachino from March 13. Nonetheless, whereas GinoMachino did full Elden Ring with out taking any hits, that run is completely different from what Seki achieved.

“No-Hit/No Harm is tougher than a daily no-hit run because the participant can’t take [any] environmental harm similar to fall harm/poison and so forth,” Seki defined to Kotaku. “This provides issue to the run as I don’t have entry to buffs similar to Purple-Feathered Branchsword which might doubtlessly improve my harm output if I had low well being.”

This implies Seki has to keep away from any and all forms of harm, huge or small, throughout all the run. Take into consideration what number of occasions you’ve been taking part in Elden Ring and by chance fell and took some fall harm or obtained poisoned in a swamp. If something like that occurs to Seki throughout his run, he has to start out over. This situation turns an already difficult and difficult recreation into an excellent tougher beast to beat.

Watching the profitable run is wild. Seeing somebody full Elden Ring in below 3 hours with out their well being bar ever happening may be very compelling content material, even should you (like myself) have no real interest in FromSoftware video games or Elden Ring.

(There’s one second in the course of the run when Seki places on a particular talisman that will increase his harm and well being. At that second, his well being bar expands and it appears like he has taken harm, however that is simply how the merchandise works.)

In line with the streamer, who has performed comparable no-hit runs in different FromSoftware video games like Sekiro, he spent over 130 hours simply attempting to try this no-hit/no-damage run. This included planning, practising, and plenty of, many makes an attempt.

As for what gear Seki prefers when making an attempt to beat Elden Ring with out taking any harm, it’s a fundamental equipment that includes a fan favourite: Moonveil katana.

“I take advantage of a dexterity/intelligence construct. My foremost weapon is the Moonveil katana,” defined Seki. He additionally makes use of a spell referred to as Rock Sling to assist filter out mobs in sure areas of the sport.

Learn Extra: How To Get The Moonveil Katana In Elden Ring

Typically, with a run like this, you uncover {that a} particular and oddly sudden a part of the sport is the trickiest factor to cope with, maybe a random part stuffed with poisonous enemies or one thing like that. However Seki instructed me that, poetically, the toughest a part of this whole run was on the very finish.

“The toughest a part of the run by far is the ultimate boss: Elden Beast,” mentioned Seki.

“It has a particular transfer that’s infamously unfair: Elden Stars. One of many solely methods to presumably keep away from it’s by staggering him whereas he’s casting the spell. This took dozens of hours of exact apply and coaching to time appropriately.”

So Seki typically wouldn’t fail a run till he reached the very finish of the sport, after primarily taking part in an ideal recreation up till that time. And if the boss hit him or did any harm to him in any respect, he’d should restart the entire thing.

After pulling off such a formidable feat some is perhaps content material to take a seat again and take a break. Perhaps play the sport usually and chill out just a little. However that’s not what Seki has deliberate. He tells me his subsequent aim is to start out engaged on pulling off an “All Remembrances No-Hit” run, which he calls a “true check of talent.” He’s additionally excited concerning the rising speedrunning and hitless runs group of Elden Ring.

“I can’t wait to see the hitless group work collectively to invent new methods to beat the sport.”

In the meantime, lots of folks are nonetheless attempting to only beat the primary boss in Elden Ring.