A NASTY ITEM IN ELDEN RING

One item in Elden Ring shows a lot of promise: a talisman should make you completely immune to any fall damage. He does, but not in the way you might think. That’s why so many players these days are happily falling off tall buildings and cliffs, landing painfully on the ground of the deed.

One item in Elden Ring shows a lot of promise: a talisman should make you completely immune to any fall damage. He does, but not in the way you might think. That’s why so many players these days are happily falling off tall buildings and cliffs, landing painfully on the ground of the deed.

Players fall to their deaths like lemmings

What does the talisman promise? The long-tailed cat charm can be found by taking a giant circular elevator all the way down near the school classroom in Raya Lucaria.

According to the item description, the talisman has this object effect: “Makes the wearer immune to falling damage. Based on the description, players assume that they will survive falls from any height without a scratch. But if they then jump off a cliff, for example, they come down to earth very painfully and shortly afterwards respawn again at the last place of mercy.
Again and again, there are threads on Reddit from players who first celebrate the talisman and then have this unpleasant experience. For example, in the Elden Ring subreddit, one with a picture of the talisman wrote: “No more problems like this! What a find.” Shortly after, he posted a comment under his post: “Omg, I just found out the hard way this doesn’t work, guys.

Why do players still die? Accordingly, players ask themselves: How is this possible? Is the description wrong, or is the item bugged? While there is no official statement on this, the community believes they have found the solution. On the contrary, the item is neither bugged nor the description wrong. The item does exactly what it promises, but no more.

Talisman doesn’t promise too much, but expresses itself carefully

The community is firmly convinced that From Software has allowed itself a very nasty prank with this talisman. Because the talisman only promises to protect against fall damage – but not fall death. Because when players fall from heights where they would take little damage, the talisman works as promised. But in the case of falls, which in any case end fatally, the effect of the talisman does not intervene.

What do players think of the talisman? Players see little value in the talisman. The moments when you only take a little fall damage are too rare for that. A meme on Reddit illustrates how binary fall damage zones feel and that simple fall damage is very unlikely

Even if the talisman is pretty useless: The community can laugh that FromSoftware probably played a nasty trick on them with a description because they know this kind of a joke too well. Trolls have always used the in-game message system, which the community is supposed to use to leave helpful information in the game world, for mean trolling attempts. Patches, an NPC that appears in almost every From Software game, also lures players into the same trap every time.

Like a lot of FromSoftware fans, I’ve been smacking all the chests in Elden Ring before opening them, memories of the spindly Dark Souls mimic dancing tauntingly in my head. I haven’t seen or heard of any mimics in Elden Ring, but that’s just the kind of lax thinking the mimics want, and if nothing else, this approach brings me peace of mind. At least, it used to. But Elden Ring has come up with an even more horrible chest trap, there’s nothing you or I can do about it, and you can fall for it within minutes of beginning the game.

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