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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Update Buffs Aren’t Massive But They Help

Yesterday, From Software released the small update 1.12.2 for Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree that made the DLC slightly easier for players. While no bosses were nerfed, the update did adjust the Shadow Realm Blessings by increasing its damage output and defence, especially for the first ten Scadutree levels. However, there has been some confusion online about the exact percentage increase you gain in the update and what the buffs actually did.

Fextralife crunched the numbers to show how much the update buffed your Scadutree fragments. “The attack and damage negation has been increased for the first half of the maximum amount of Blessing enhancements, and the second half will now be more gradual,” writes Fextralife, meaning your first ten levels have been increased, but by how much?

Fextralife’s chart explains that pre-patch, your first Scadutree fragment level would gain you 1.05x damage. However post-patch, that has now been slightly increased to 1.10x on the same level. Damage received has also been negated slightly: instead of receiving 0.952x damage from attacks, you’ll only get 0.909x.

At max level (which is +20 Scadutree), you now deal 2.05x damage as opposed to 2.00x damage pre-patch, while damage negation is 0.487x, up from 0.500x pre-patch.

At face value, these buffs aren’t exactly massive or game-changing. Bosses are still going to hit hard and your damage ouput will only moderately increase. In my testing, the damage output buff is barely noticeable on higher levels but for the first ten levels, it could mean life or death for many players. It will certainly carry players through the opening dungeons of the game, perhaps up until the Shadow Keep, though by then most players would’ve likely gained beyond ten levels to progress.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is now available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Source: Fextralife

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