Elden Ring’s Subterranean Shunning-Grounds presents a maze to cross, but one player offers a clever trick to go down into its lower atrium.
Now that most players have completed Elden Ring on their own terms and at their own speeds, the topic of conversation has moved towards how fast they can maneuver in the Middle Countries, and how many secrets are still hidden almost two months after launch. For example, FromSoftware’s community is now full of shared experiences and anecdotal tactics.
In particular, Elden Ring‘s controversial speedruns have shown how many sequence breaks and unintentional tricks there are to be found. Like Dark souls and other FromSoftware titles before that, Elden Ring contains obscure conclusions other than the standard conclusion, with conditions that players must meet that are not explicit. Perhaps the most unintuitive to seek out is the Road to the Lord of Frenzied Flame, which instructs players to descend multiple maze networks and dangerous pitfalls to reach the Three Fingers.
Redditor without xenon –_ gives amazed players an easier strategy for their descent to Three Fingers. In one of the lowest sections of Elden Ring‘s Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, under Leyndell, Royal Capital, players will encounter a high and uncertain atrium that they must descend in a certain way. But this player instead shows how a critical riposte animation can be used on an initially non-antagonistic enemy in the environment to fall along the entire length of the atrium without taking damage, and also sending them through the breakaway floor in the process.
In a regular play through Elden Ring without any hints or tips, players would normally approach this area with awkward platform play as players fall to tombstones protruding flat from each wall. Should players miss a tombstone or fall directly to the floor further down, the result is instantly dead. Players must first descend to the lowest tombstone, and from there they can safely fall to the floor below and cause it to crumble and reveal the door to Three Fingers.
Fortunately, this player’s useful tips aim to skip this awkward descent and save players time on their way down. Their technique initially seems difficult in terms of proper placement and position, but it would nonetheless be useful if the players are able to perform it correctly. The same technique can be seen used in several speedruns at Miquella’s Haligtree in Elden Ringwhich can also be difficult for players to find without the help of a community or other players.
Yes, Elden Ring‘s Frenzied Flame is noticed by a couple of NPCs such as Melina and Yura, but the road to its end is not one that many players may be familiar with on a first run. Nevertheless, new tips and tricks such as this user’s critical riposte jump will definitely help players who are in new areas and want to cross them with relative ease.
Elden Ring is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
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