How to Get a Mount in Elden Ring? Getting the mount in Elden Ring is essential to survival in The Lands Between for more than one reason. While torrent, the magic horse, featured prominently in the closed network test and other promotional material for the latest version of FromSoftware, unless you know where to look, it can take a long time to find.
Torrent makes traveling around the world considerably easier, but they are much more than a spectral transport device. Most of the tougher encounters in the Elden Ring’s overworld are for horseback combat. And even in those cases where you can’t defeat an enemy, torrenting means you can (usually) escape with runes intact, even if your pants are a little tarnished from the encounter.
Let look at how to get a mount in Elden Ring;
How To Get A Mount In Elden Ring
Elden Ring has only one horse: a ghostly steed named Torrent, given to you early on by your mysterious benefactor Melina. Melina only appears at certain points of grace at certain points in the story, although the scene where she gives you a torrent can happen almost as soon as you exit The First Steps.
How to Get a Mount in Elden Ring? To get a mount in the elden ring; follow the road north from The First Steps until you reach the Barracks. This is the first major encounter with a group of enemies. If you don’t feel like fighting yet, give the camp a spacious berth. Your target is the Site of Grace at the Gate Front on your left – or it should be. Some players reported that Melina appeared at other nearby Grace points, although she always appeared at the Gate Front location during the network test and two new games.
Anyway, once you’ve talked to Melina, you’ll get both torrent and the ability to spend runes to boost your stats. Before you start destroying the barracks soldiers with your new spirit animal, quickly travel back to Elleh’s church for a key scene featuring a new NPC who unlocks spirit summoning.
How to Summon Torrent In Elden Ring
Torrent’s reputation, the Spectral Steed Whistle, is automatically added to your Quick Pouch and you should keep it there for easy access.
- Hold down Triangle on PlayStation or Y on Xbox to open the Quick Bag, then press the directional button on the D-Pad that corresponds to the summoning placement.
Torrent is a ghost horse. While they can’t die, they disappear after too much damage. This makes your Tainted lie sensitive on the ground, vulnerable for a few seconds. It’s always better to flee or feed them strengthening berries (made from the red mountain ash found all over Limgrave) than trying to brute force your way through mounted battles.
Should Torrent disappear in battle, you can immediately recall them once your Tarnished is back on its feet.
Mounted Battles in Elden Ring Explained
Riding Torrent greatly improves your mobility and movement speed, making it easier to approach bosses and escape to a safe distance. Encounters like the Tree Sentinel and Flying Dragon Agheel are essentially designed for torrenting, as it’s nearly impossible to defeat these and other Over world bosses on foot.
However, there are some drawbacks. You lose access to anything equipped in your left hand (e.g. shields) in exchange for being able to slash either way with the weapon in your right hand.
This also means that “L2” or “RT” will not activate your Ashes of War. Instead, it’s just a strong attack from the left flank. Magic will still work as usual, but keep in mind that charging and casting a spell will slow the torrent down to one step.
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The other big attraction of Torrent is intertwined with the jumping mechanics. Torrent can double jump, which is useful for jumping over enemies to get away or reaching hard-to-climb areas. Jumping in combat requires stamina, so keep that in mind when planning your attacks.
What double jumping won’t do is save you from a fatal fall. It doesn’t matter when you do the jump or if it should logically save you, it won’t. In most cases, you still need to plan carefully to climb steep cliffs.
Some areas have ghost winds, ghostly updrafts that will slow your fall from even great heights, or, if you get close to the ground, propel you far into the sky. The hit boxes on these are generous so you don’t have to aim your landing directly at the center for them to work.
How to Get The Horse In Elden Ring?
To unlock the horse (torrent), you need to summon the girl Melina and talk to her for the first time. This happens when you rest for the third time on a Place of Grace (campfire) in the open world, or the third Place of Grace you find (and rest). The location doesn’t matter, so it’s best to do it as soon as possible.
When you first meet Melina, she offers you a deal that allows you to level up in any Place of Grace from then on. She will also give you the Spectral Steed Whistle, which you can use to summon the horse.
You just need to tie the whistle to your belt or bag to make it more accessible as you will be using it often.
Can the horse die in Elden Ring?
Torrent basically has its own health separate from yours. It can lose its entire HP and die without the same happening to you. However, the horse cannot die permanently.
If Torrent gets too many hits and falls in battle, you can summon it again after about ten seconds – although you’ll need to send a bottle of Crimson Tears (HP Flask) to revive it. You can also just rest in a place of grace to bring it back.
That’s all you need to know about How to Get a Mount in Elden Ring? and what you can do with it! Torrent is essentially a way to survive tough encounters or run completely past them, and you should definitely take advantage of that when you need to.