Role-playing duo fight while Elden Ring is boss in PvP

Role-playing duo fight while Elden Ring is boss in PvP

Role-playing duo fight while Elden Ring is boss in PvP

Among the vast number of Elden Ring bosses in FromSoftware’s expansive open world are several powerful combinations, and now a role-playing duo has taken it upon themselves to bring these tag teams into the RPG game’s PvP combat. The pair have already taken builds based on the Godskin duo and the Crucible Knight duo battles, going as far as limiting themselves to moves used by the enemies themselves.

User Mini_B3ast first posted a fight as cosplaying and performing as the Godskin duo on the Elden Ring subreddit on June 18, and followed with a draft as Crucible Knights Ordovis and Siluria after positive reception on the former. Crucially, though, this isn’t just a matter of donning armor and calling it a day – the two players do their best to ensure a fun, fair fight for their outnumbered opponent.

Rather than diving into both at once, the pair attack in rhythmic waves, leaving a few moments of downtime between attacks. They also adhere to the moves of the original enemies (or their closest equivalents), and don’t run around or dodge-roll. In fact, they can’t – Mini_B3ast notes that both she and their partner equip several heavy weapons in their spares to keep themselves from overloading, in an effort to better replicate the actual boss fights.

Similarly, Mini_B3ast also deals the higher damage dealt by players compared to AI opponents. “We decided to change all our talismans and our physique to strengthen our defenses, rather than our damage,” explains the cosplayer. “The defense would make the fight last longer without being completely off balance, and the less damage would make it fairer to the opponent. The fights would last about two minutes, and usually the opponent would be the victor in the end, which is how we intended it.”

A noble pursuit, indeed, and a true dedication to the art of role-playing. It also works out well – while their fight as the Godskin duo ends in clutch victory, their time as the Crucible Knights is ruined by a beautiful buckler who parries on their opponent’s side. A nice skill, and certainly accurate for one of the more popular strategies against the actual Crucible Knights.

Everyone seemed to really enjoy our Godskin Duo RP, so we present to you: Ordovis + Siluria! Well played Xanthous, well played. van Eldenring

A commentator asks about healing – something often discouraged or avoided in organized duels, but integral to real boss fights. “We certainly allow healing,” Mini_B3ast replies, “it’s just hard to let the opponent know it’s okay. If the opponent doesn’t heal, we try to use some of our weaker attacks to make sure they don’t get hit at once.”

The pair’s dedication to the bit is certainly admirable, and the subreddit community seems to agree – with many users admiring their approach, or sharing stories of their own adventures acting as enemy NPCs or early bosses like the Soldier or Godrick. The antics of this particular duo serve as a good reminder that playing online games can be about more than pure purposeful competition. As Mini_B3ast puts it, “The goal isn’t necessarily to win, but to have a fun and accurate RP for everyone involved!”