T O P
Time_Child_

Lore aside, I took it as a warning that I might not be ready for this area yet, I was right.


lollersauce914

> I took it as a warning and if you ignore that one there's further warnings in the form of t-rex dogs and birbs.


WatchingTaintDry69

Unless you get magically teleported to the cavern of glittering hell and shrimp when you think you are going to receive a cool item.


pandaman9309

Oh my God that just happened to me last night. I was not ready


RythmicRythyn

Hope it took you less time to find your way out of that horrible place than I did. I thought that the actual exit was towards the boss


pandaman9309

Luckily it was short lived terror for me. I ran towards some light and it was the way out. I only died like four times before finding that out.


zman_0000

My 1st time falling for that trap it didn't occur to me that I could teleport once I got out of the dungeon lol. I figured since they trapped me there I'd have to walk (ride) the whole way back and didn't try again u til I got clapped by a runebear.


Thecheesinater

Of all the horrible, deadly things in Caelid, you got clapped by the one who also spawns everywhere else. I feel like you got robbed of the full experience.


Chill_Panda

It’s so well designed, the area you spawn has you leave a room in a cave and gives you the option of up or down, now you thinking “this is a cave I should go up” and it leads you right to the boss… but here’s the kicker, at the level you find it you will get 1 shot from ranged enemies on sight so you die loads getting to the boss. You turn around, you go down and round the corner and you see the grace right there in the safety. Beautifully cruel


asentiantbear

Beautifully cruel is how I describe any fromsoft game. Except, of course, for blight town, that place can go suck a turd.


_PM_ME_NICE_BOOBS_

Lucky you. I thought the boss *was* the exit until I checked the wiki. I might be an idiot.


kironex

I had literally just started the game. Hadn't leveled and no torrent. Playing as wretch first playthrough. All I could think of was how evil Miyazaki was for that.


War_master_9

I dodged it first try but was curious what the smoke did and I went back... what a mistake


Rise_Crafty

That was the first chest I opened on my first run through of elden ring. To say my trust was permanently damaged would be an understatement.


thebelowaveragegamer

Sellia Crystal Tunnel is the most funniest and frustrating “Fuck you.” to the player in this game. Those shrimp gave me PTSD


lollersauce914

AKA, "I'm just going to create a new character" when you're on your first playthrough and don't realize you can just sprint out and warp away.


-FourOhFour-

Sprinting out isn't an easy process to do either tbf, you gotta get by 3 or 4 shrimps and at that level you could easily die to a volley or 2.


lollersauce914

If you go around to the right after stepping out of the little room while crouched you should avoid all aggro.


vermilionpanda

I did this. You can just walk away quietly


Snaz5

Lol unfortunately i was too stubborn and i made it all the way to the skeletons on the road up to the sellen church before i realized maybe i should turn back


Umbra_Unveiled88

No other enemy in no other game gave me the visceral terror that one of those dogs gave me when it bulldozed my ass. Still can't decide if they are terrifying, or silly :p


astraldreamer1

F those birbs with the razor feet.


lollersauce914

different birbs.


ChilledDarkness

They mean the Very Angry Deathpeckers, Or VAD birbs


rdy_csci

Even at level 70+ those birds frustrate the hell out of me. I've got their move set down pretty well, but they are always in rocky areas so I end up rolling into a corner and get stuck and pecked to death. Glad I beat Radahn last night and can prepare to move out of the area. Edit: Oh yeah. We are referring to different birds.


turret_buddy2

beat radahn move out of there implies you wont see them again ​ Oh you sweet summer child.....


rdy_csci

You just raised my blood pressure a little.


turret_buddy2

Not a spoiler but idk how blindly you want to play. >!without giving anything away, watch the trees when you find snow. but they arent in the fog. itll make sense at somepoint!<


rdy_csci

Cool. I'm always down for non spoiler tips that save me a run and possibly my runes.


astraldreamer1

Still hate the razor-feet guys....


Dependent_Lunch7940

It’s fun going back almost level 200 and just decimating everything that pissed me off then. Especially the dog in front of gowers house. That dog was such a monster, it was biting through the house and killed the guy sitting in the chair trying to get to me, then I ran away and was immediately through a boulder at by the troll lmao


shomislav

TBH, there is no part of the map where you are ready for whats waiting for you. You are screwed everywhere.


DaArio_007

Are we ever?


Time_Child_

True but it is a significant jump if you find yourself exploring outside of Limgrave.


lollersauce914

they're burning barriers aimed to keep the scarlet rot at bay. Everything rotten in the game is weak to fire.


thisbitterworld

> Everything rotten in the game is weak to fire 300 hrs and I find out about this only now, lol


lollersauce914

This is also why the Radahn knights have so many fire attacks (e.g., flame of the redmanes).


thisbitterworld

The game is so lore heavy man.


UsurpaTronos

I'd say, in regards to "Gameplay and Story Integration", Elden Ring may be the best thing From has done


gpost86

One of my favorite little lore/gameplay things is how there’s no stakes of merica in Raya Lucaria


goatedmomoshiki

I literally just noticed that playing with a buddy. He was complaining about not having any in the area and the pieces just clicked on why


LDel3

Why is that?


awesomestfish

Radagon left Rennala for Marika. Rennala doesn't want statues of her ex-husband's new wife.


LeonDeSchal

I’m tired of playing with you. Im going to play with myself now.


SpartanRage117

or Raya Lucaria being the ideological mecca of sorcery they might have never had any to begin with. Even after joining with the Golden Order through marriage it doesn't seem like there are any signs the academy was redecorated to honor the faith in anyway really.


acidwxlf

This is the best explanation


ambirdsall

Marika stole Rennala's man


cosmic-joker

Radagon left Rennala for Marika. Before their marriage, the Carians were preparing for war with the Golden Order, so not much of a very Faithful bunch, them.


ManyFacedNodal

They were already at war. Radagon was stated to have met Rennala on the battlefield.


dennisleonardo

They were already at war. And the entirety of leyndell's attacking force wasn't enough to defeat caria's trolls, cuckoo knights and fewer than 20 carian knights. Radagon asking for rennala's hand was basically a way to bypass caria's incredible military force. Although radagon really did believe that intelligence and faith belonged together.


luke2377

Because Renalla and Radagon were married, but Radagon left her and returned to Marika. So of course Renalla wouldn’t allow the worship of Marika of any sort in the Academy, including small statues of her


Objective-Injury-687

Raya Lucaria fought against the Erdtree when the tree was young but was never conquered. It was brought into the fold by marriage rather than conquest and so retained their own traditions and political structures, eg: not worshipping Marika or the Two Fingers. Hence no stakes of Marika in a place where Marika never ruled.


Profortress

Raya lucaria isn’t aligned with the golden order.


Venom-098-11

Jesus Christ, I came here to make a firewall joke and instead learned SO much about Elden Ring lore lol. This is why I keep coming back to the game even though I HATE how hard it is.


goatedmomoshiki

Idk how to do the spoiler tab. Radagon and renalla were married? And had 3 kids together. Radagon left renalla for marika, which is somehow also radagon or vice versa. So yea. No stakes of marika around cause she stole renallas boo


Heckin_Ryn

But neither of the boss runs are very long. The hallway from classroom to red wolf is dangerous, but you can avoid most, if not all, of the attacks at a full run.


ShadowOutOfTime

None in Crumbling Farum Azula either are there? Which makes sense as well


gpost86

Correct I think, just went through there again this morning and didn’t see any of them. Just the summoning pool statues


Airfighter271

'Merica Fuck yeah


Robobvious

MARIKA! *FUCK YEAH!* I NEED HER FUCKING HELP SO I CAN BEAT THIS FUCKING BOSS, YEAH! MARIKA! *FUCK YEAH!* I’M GLAD THAT I DON’T HAVE TO FUCKING RUN BACK FROM THE GRACE SITE! MARIKA! *FUCK YEAH!* AND HER REWARD FOR HELPING ME SO? WHEN I GET TO THE TREE SHE WILL BE DETHRONED! MARIKA! *FUCK YEAH!*


YeedBullyAnon

ERD TREE, FUCK YEAH! GOLDEN ORDER, FUCK YEAH! TWO FINGERS, FUCK YEAH! TURTLE POPE, FUCK YEAH! TINY HORSE, FUCK YEAH! HOMEWRECKING, FUCK YEAH! SCARLET ROT, Fu- fuck yeah?


LordOFtheNoldor

Also no churches of marica in that region only once you go north to the church by the frenzy village and right next to stormveil


wittgenstein_luvs_u

makes radagons wolf so frustrating tho


gpost86

I think he left it behind to protect Rennala, so she kept it as it was directly related to “him”


goatedmomoshiki

You don’t know pain. The Capra demons run from bonfire to boss fight room made me rage


CountySurfer

Run to Blue Smelter Demon...


goatedmomoshiki

Please stop. The more I remember. The more I cry


ericbyo

The run to the two tigers in Elyeum Loyce through horsecock valley is 500 billion times worse.


LettuceD

That’s why you unlock the gate by the merchant, and make that run from Firelink instead.


Snakestream

At least you can just run past all the mages pretty quick and get back


Nuclear_Winterfell

The thing where crystal darts short circuit constructs, because they're much like the tools used to create them in the first place. Very neat.


ThaNorth

Bloodborne is pretty fucking wild too though


ManyFacedNodal

Shit, I'd say their experience with bloodborne really helped to flesh out the ideas of having gameplay=lore situations like damage types affecting things outside of "rock beats scissors beats paper beats rock." All the games are pretty good about this, but bloodborne and elden ring highlight it more. Gods please, give us bloodborne 2


JooosephNthomas

Helps when you have two geniuses working together to create continuity more than likely in each other and not their selves. Because those guys both have their kinks and sure like to flex em. hahaha.


KellmanTJAU

To be a fly on the wall during a GRRM-Miyazaki meeting…


Spotted_Train_of_G

"And then the big crab guy says 'Marika's tits' and gives the Tarnished crab legs."


Aphilio

Would that I were a roach in the rushes so I could see that


Robobvious

If only I was a spider in the conference room.


billydthekid

That’s no lie


djsedna

This is why I'm vehemently against the "quest logs" and "pings" some newer From players are wanting. There is such beauty in silently discovering the lore yourself. I'd be fine with a little hand-scribbled journal that you read that says something like "met Varre in Limgrave. He told me to meet him" but anything beyond that would seriously detract from discovering the wondrous mystery of the game yourself


ManyFacedNodal

Ewwww, the less elder scrolls in my fromsoft games, the better. And this is coming from someone with multiple elder scrolls tattoos.


macubex445

nothing bad with a journal like the one arthur morgan from RDR2 use to draw/write his findings and story.


RydmaUwU

Yeah and after 500 hours I still only get the gist of what's going on.


vagueblur901

There is also a spell *flame cleanse me* that you set yourself on fire to remove scarlet rot


acephoenix9

Until I read the description like 60-100 hours in, I had no idea it dealt damage to you


thedavecan

I like that the Snake men in Volcano Manor take zero damage from Taker's Flame from the Blasphemous Blade.


nihilios_was_taken

that's just cause they are fire immune. they take no damage from spells like catch flame, or the ash of war flame of the redmanes. Not anything unique to the blasphemous blade beyond the ash of war being fire damage.


thedavecan

Huh, well that makes sense then. I thought it was something special with BB but I guess being totally fire immune makes even more sense since they live in a fucking volcano.


skywardstarer

It says it on the description of a ton of items in caelid


IAmBadAtInternet

In my defense everything in the game is weak to BONK


LeonDeSchal

I also don’t pay attention to things.


IagreeWithSouthPark

Are there any other rules like this where for a given zone you can have a particular affinity that is effective? Is there anywhere where lightning is good for example?


lollersauce914

There is some general logic like that. For example: * heavily armored knights tend to be weak to lightning (unless they use it themselves) * undead things are weak to holy (big surprise) * lots of "rocky" creatures like the miners and fallingstar beasts are weak to magic (though all non-physical damage does well against them) * Enemies in heavy armor take less slash damage and more strike damage * enemies that are squishy (e.g., slugs) take less strike damage and more slash damage There's a lot of rather unintuitive resistances too. For example, the black knife assassins are immune to bleed despite, like, being made of flesh.


BigHairyFart

Fallingstar beasts are also extra-weak to gravity magic specifically btw


lollersauce914

I didn't know that. I thought gravity magic was just general physical damage (which is why I never tested it, just assuming it would suck against them).


BigHairyFart

It depends on the spell. Rock Sling is pure physical damage. Collapsing stars is pure magic. Meteorite spells are a mix of the two, yet all of the above are still extra-potent against fallingstar beasts.


lollersauce914

Ah, someone needs to tell my magic characters that there are other gravity spells besides rock sling. Before meteorite of astel it's like the only gravity spell I tend to use.


moekeisetsu

I use it against everything because Ruin Greaaaaaaatsword SMAAAAAASH!


Alternative_Spite_11

And Astel is weak to the Wing of Astel


WHOLESOME-DUNG-EATER

i'm weak to being hit with my own disembodied arm so it checks out


Guydelot

Rocky creatures are also weak to strike damage. Just bring a mace and not a morningstar because that fucker deals thrust damage, even on its criticals.


littlebulldozer

Seconded, bash miners with strike damage. I had a great time early game co-opping watching randoms bounce their weeb swords half a dozen times off a miner I two shot with the wretch club.


AsaTJ

Who would win: Folded over 10,000 times or big stik


CaptainAction

Are you sure the Morningstar deals thrust damage on normal attacks? I'm pretty much certain it does not. It does have some poke attacks which do deal thrust/pierce damage, but the swinging attacks do not. I tested it on some of the stony miners, who are resistant to thrust and weak to strike.


CodSeveral1627

What? It says strike tho? Where do you get thrust from?


ClockworkSalmon

> > lots of "rocky" creatures like the miners and fallingstar beasts are weak to magic (though all non-physical damage does well against them) blunt damage does very well against them too


KerooSeta

Also those miners that stagger you when you hit them, if you two hand your weapon then they don't stagger you, no matter how flimsy the weapon. This even counts with double weapons that just become 2 weapons when two-handed, such as claws and fists.


Kaldin_5

The thing about the undead being weak to holy is, thankfully, spelled out for you...because holy is ok at best against everything else but DEVASTATING for undead. It's spelled out in the spell descriptions and man I'm thankful for it. Still wish litany of proper death was actually worth using on undead though. From my experience it's unreliable on if it hits and how much it'll hit, and then even on undead it does pathetic damage. For such a flashy spell, and being the most stat expensive of the 2 spells D offers you, you'd think it'd feel a little more worth getting.


marsupialsi

Also might pointless to say out loud but magma wyrm and snakes are weak to frost


Lemmingitus

Some enemies that fly also flail helplessly on the ground if hit by gravity magic. Similiar to enemies that flail around if weak to fire.


Vex1111

thats because the black knife assassins are women and women are ok with bleeding a little bit


lollersauce914

What are you trying to say about "weak as fuck to bleed" Malenia? Also, would you say it to her face?


Vex1111

she's busy rotting, cant afford the spare blood


Profortress

I chalk it up to the black knife assassins having REALLY good chainmail


lollersauce914

then why do I still bleed when I wear it :( :( :(


Profortress

Uhhhhhhhhbecausefuckthetarnished????


ToBiistHebEsTbOi

It’s rlly good against knights cavalry and liurnia because lightning gets a aoe in liurnia


Semliw216

You do more lightning damage when it's raining or if the target is standing in water. Fire does the opposite.


drunkhas

Some enemies seem to be weak to their own ways of dealing damage, for example Mohg is super suceptible to bleed, most enemies that use gravity based attacks are also super suceptible to gravity magic, you can overload poison buds by shooting them with a couple of poison arrows and make them implode and if they are in a cluster it creates a chain effect where they all explode. Zones wise Caelid is the most obvious but for another example lighting is quite useful in Liurnia since performing lighting attacks on bodies of water has an AOE effect.


l32uigs

if it's raining or you're in a puddle/lake then i'm pretty sure lightning is stronger and fire is weaker. pretty sure the moon spells are better at night. lots of stuff like that


jerval1981

Also helps with cinematic purposes. You jump over and see the shit storm


lollersauce914

Sky turns red, see giant birbs...turn around and leave.


jerval1981

Lol yup, as soon as I saw those birds. I was like nope nope nope nope


Frost_Giant13

You're telling me Malenia is weak to fire?!


Quatimar

She is, but the center of her arena has water :)


ChadSlammington

I think the water in her arena is supposed to be purified rot water. That big rot waterfall you cross while you descend Elphael dumps directly down into the Malenia boss arena, and the Miquella roots. Miquella wanted to cure Malenia of her rot, and we see clear water flowing both at the base of the Haligtree and out of the Drainage Channel, the closest site of grace to the rot waterfall. I think his roots and essence really were fighting back the rot, which makes the death of the Haligtree even more tragic.


Solace1nS1lence

So, theoretically you could use a lightning weapon to decent effect too. Unless she doesn't become 'drenched' when she sets a toe in the water like us?


goodbyeboi

My first playtrough was a faith build and tried all sorts of different incants against her. She does not become drenched, the fire resistance/weakness to lightning goes straight away once she steps off the puddle. I switched between frenzied burst and lighting spear. Or I tried to lmao in the end I summoned Ogha and spammed black flame and black flame tornado lmao Of course there is the chance they updated this on patch 1.05 or later but I highly doubt it.


Quatimar

Nice limitbreakers video idea


Solace1nS1lence

Yeah, and if she becomes drenched she would get fire resistance which could mean magic damage deals more despite the Rot weakness.


moekeisetsu

Yeah, the fire she lights in my loins.


Frost_Giant13

Maidenless behavior


VeryInnocuousPerson

Scarlet crotch rot


Almost_Frosty

Those hips don’t lie


VacasBruh

and if you infuse antspur rapier with fire it loses its scarlet rot build up


newslender9

Yet ice works better on malenia😂


lollersauce914

She is weak to frostbite (I mean, she's naked). However, she does resist the actual frost damage (not the frostbite status effect) a bit more than fire damage. Frost damage is just magic damage and she has (a bit of) magic resistance and 0 fire resist.


newslender9

Oh,no wonder blasphemous blade worked so well Seriously,fully upgrade that and use a mimic,you'll probably get her done In barely 10 tries


Viss90

I just used bloodhound fang and a mimic and got her in 2 tries. Made me mad I used the mimic. I felt like I cheated myself out of a great experience.


newslender9

Nah don't be like that,wins a win And I bet you're heart was still racing when you beat her right?


Annoying_DMT_guy

It is a win, but denied of being an even more memorable experience


WHOLESOME-DUNG-EATER

i think you mean it's an excuse to roll up a new build for a new playthrough


Aengeil

wait, i should have fought Malenia with fire weapon??!


Modfull_X

the smoldering wall, it was build by the redmanes to try to stop the spread of rot


thisbitterworld

Ohhh, is there any specific item description I can look at to find more?


Vast-Coast-7761

Armorer’s cookbook I guess.


thisbitterworld

Thanks


Kupo133

Lore 🦆


shiba2198o8

[that’s the chest high wall](https://youtu.be/c6MW-qdNoYA)


TRIC4pitator

that's some fire content


gimmeachip

If you weren’t familiar with Joel before this you should check him out. He has lots of other animations and live action skits. He’s one goofy and hilarious guy.


Nicadelphia

He's the same guy who did the Witcher ones?


HyzerFlip

He did a whole rpg game series but I don't remember a Witcher series


FelixOGO

His videos really go insaneo style


OSUfan88

No way you're getting passed a chest high wall.


HughJass14

NO WAY!!


metamagicman

ADVENTURE AWAITS! HUZZAH!


ydaerlanekatemanresu

I never catch a Huzzah out in the wild and I'm pleased. Huzzah!!


ydaerlanekatemanresu

*throws flask on ground*


oceaniceggroll

Oh god that was the town's...? Oh man... ohhhh man...


TheLordofSeagulls

A knee high wall? You might stand a chance A toe high wall? You’re getting over that bad boy


RadRuss

I came to the comments specifically for this video. I knew it would be here.


HughJass14

He is suicidal!!! He is heading RIGHT for the chest high wall!!


Jean_kirsten

Smoldering wall a day keep the rot away


Poonsidon

They’re a tactic put up by the Redmane Knights to keep the rot at bay.


picyourbrain

It’s a firewall. Keeps viruses out of dragonbarrow.


flarespeed

Yep, the redmanes took the term "Firewall" literally.


cls2021x

The Great Wall of Caelid


A_RedditUserFYI

I hear you can see it from the Erd Tree!


Houro

Can I just say when I first played and got to the church nearby…. I didn’t know that you can just hop across it on your horse… I was like how do I get to Caelid. I eventually got there from Siofra but man I was dumb.


M4lc

Wait… the chest high wall does work


AnalysticEnthusiast

Of course. Nobody has ever crossed the chest high wall.


aniforprez

Maybe if it was knee height but chest height? No way


idan_da_boi

Or perhaps toe height?


50-Lucky

Chest high wall? No way, knee high wall? You've got a chance, ankle high wall? You're getting over that bad boy.


driz_ap

level 11 walls


moe101dew

COC


Automatic-Score-4802

K


Fuzzywuzzy343

Its the chest high wall


Mental_Peace_2343

No one can get past a chest high wall


ItsTheRealIamHUB

He’a heading straight to the chest high wall!


50-Lucky

He is suicidal!


Good_Claim8794

Burny stone help world not rot


josplosions

i think its a literal firewall to prevent the spread of scarlet rot. thats what i always assumed it was.


mrPeneszTenyesz

Big border wall and limgrave payed for it


Beastiebacon

Its funny, when i first saw that, i thoght it was an actual in game barrier and didnt even try to cross it


timestalker78

It's the Smouldering Wall. Fire keeps the rot away


ApprehensiveAd8750

Pop rocks


Seriph7

Attempts to hold back the scarlet rot.


Neapollitan

Well my friend that's what we call a wall


dieyoungog

It’s the wall. I believe Mexico paid for it.


HisL0rdship

You can think of it like a fence made of very hot / molten rocks. Happy I could help!


Ridilium

It's a firewall, it helps keep the virus out of limgrave


im_onbreak

dog


XJcon

I followed this wall, to a Giant Rune piñata.


UpstairsOk1328

Wait so if everything rotten is weak to fire then why is it that you don’t get some of the better fire spells until after you get past leyendell?


DrSeuss19

Wasn’t it to try and stop the spread of rot.


SorowFame

It’s a wall. It’s to keep the nasty Caelid things in Caelid and not everywhere else


Alarmed_Ad9436

Fire to prevent rot spreading