Elden Ring’s closed network tests come and go over the weekend, briefly introducing FromSoftware’s first open-world soul-style game to players, as well as some of the bosses that live in it. Players soon became familiar with the vertical world of Lands between, but it seems that some of the bosses of Elden Ring have not yet fully established themselves.
Especially the flying dragon Aguirre, it seems to be struggling with the universal gravitation. In the 15-minute footage of FromSoft’s debut before the network test, we saw Agheel swooping down to fight players in an open world encounter. Agheel looks terrifying on horseback and can contend with it, but it turns out that this dragon is not so confident in climbing.
Players in the network test were able to lead Agheel to a nearby ledge. When trying to slide towards the player standing at the bottom, it initially appeared that Agheel was about to climb down the vertical surface of the cliff. Instead, Agheel fell from the edge and died immediately at the bottom. Clumsy dragon.
I noticed that fall damage in Elden Ring seems to be much more tolerant than in Dark Souls. Having said that, Aguirre’s height from two flying dragons-ten meters or twelve meters, maybe-this seems to be an insignificant stumbling block. Perhaps the fall damage of Elden Ring is not so forgiving to the enemy.
Other players also encountered Agheel’s unfortunate mistakes. An explanation If he encounters another enemy, he seems to fall off the cliff.The other has Similar experience The fall robbed Aguirre of the remaining one-fifth of his health.
Agheel is not the only boss struggling on the edge. We wrote a guide on how to defeat Margit, the Omen of the Fall, for another boss of Elden Ring. Luring Margit to the edge of your battle platform is not one of our skills, but it does work for this player.
Due to some lucky accidents, Margit’s huge hammer jumping attack took him to the edge of the area and immediately killed him. These bosses really need to pay attention to their footsteps.
In the FromSoftware game, finding a tacky way to kill the boss is certainly nothing new. Boss in Dark Souls is occasionally lured into similar traps. For example, the Taurus demon in the Primal Dark Soul may be lured to fall from the ledge of the crumbling city wall with which you are fighting. It’s perhaps not surprising that the open world of Elden Ring allows these clichéd strategies to be hone so quickly in a three-hour game session over a weekend.
When Elden Ring is released normally in February 2022, be sure to pay attention to your foothold. You don’t want to have annoying leaks like Agheel, but you can use some of these steep drops to your advantage.