Boss battles within Elden Ring are frequent, they range from small-scale battles in caves, coves and catacombs to intense boss fights in old dungeons. However, there are other boss battles within dungeons of the mid-tier and outside in the world. Many players have had the chance to fight an eagle during the Network Test, we encountered an entirely new type of open-field boss in our encounter with Elden Ring the ghostly mariner who was located in the middle of the shallow lake. There’s no evidence that suggests you’ll encounter a boss fight apart from some important environmental clues. If you’re exploring in a natural way and have met one of the NPC “D” nearby, who hunts the undead . He warns you that this tiny town is being ravaged by this demon. Beyond that, it’s only a large, shallow lake, with an illuminated boat in its middle. It’s safe to say you’re in a dangerous area however it’s also possible to become oblivious to everything in the surrounding area and walk through the middle of the lake.
What is it that makes this game distinct from a typical boss arena fight? There’s more room to move around as it’s a large lake. The movement is severely impeded because of the water. Therefore, using small areas of land to rest is a good idea in the event that you decide to fight on feet. Fighting on the spectral horse will ease your mobility and allows you to manage the battle much better overall . However, you’ll need to understand that fighting on Torrent is quite different from conventional melee fighting. Learning the way my weapon strikes with regards to timing and placement required a little flying around as my strikes were smacking air, but in the end I was weaving in between combat without difficulty striking hard at the Mariner on his boat.
The improved mobility of riding Torrent is a huge advantage during this battle because of the Mariner’s maneuvering system. Similar to other necromantic creations throughout time The Bonebeckoner Mariner summons numerous creatures to surround the player and snarl at you. The skeletons are interminable and take an enormous amount of space. It’s like an inferior version of the spider hordes from Rom the Vacuous Spider from Bloodborne. The Mariner is also able to take the boat up in the air, sending it down in disaster if you’re below or within the vicinity of. The resultant crashing wave can cause severe damage and can push you deeper into the lake, creating an unforgiving chain reaction in which you’re not able to locate your feet and are being swarmed by an eroding tide. The waves that crash can cause harm and even death to the bones, but you could lure the Mariner to make a huge splash and then get it out of the way, putting your troops in the vicinity to get it out. This will give yourself time to make some strikes following the landing of the boat.
Torrent makes battles like this easier to manage. The open fields in Elden Ring contain battles designed for players to stumble into and , possibly, others you’ll need to complete if you meet certain requirements.
Of course, the fight is completely optional, but fighting it is a good way to gain spirit summoning spell, called the Skeletal Militiamen and other interesting objects for our celestial hunter referred to in the form of “D.” Speaking to D on his Roundtable Hold hub following this event has concluded will have him mark our map in red , indicating the location of his significance, but we weren’t able to check it out.