Elden Ring Update 1.12 Adds Torrent to Elden Beast Fight and More

Ahead of the launch of the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, From Software released a new massive 21 GB update for Elden Ring featuring a bunch of improvements and adjustments. Other than certain weapons like whips getting increased damage output, the most important change in this latest update is the ability to summon Torrent during the final Elden Beast fight, making the battle far less tedious when previously tackled on foot.

For those who have yet to fight the Elden Beast, the final boss in the base game of Elden Ring, the good news is that you’ll now be able to summon Torrent during the fight in order to close the gap quicker on the boss who has a tendency of shifting locations frequently. Beyond that, five new hairstyles have also been added to the game that you can access either in the character creator or by the mirror in the Roundtable Hold.

Here’s the full patch notes for update 1.12 for Elden Ring and what it brings to the game:

New features

  • Added support for the SHADOW OF THE ERDTREE DLC.
  • Five new hairstyles have been added to the game. They can be selected during character creation, using the Clouded Mirror Stand or using Rennala’s Rebirth feature.
  • Added “Map Functions Menu” to the Map Menu.
  • New Summoning Pool features:
    • Active Summoning Pools will now be carried over to NG+.
    • Individual Summoning Pools can now be enabled / disabled in the newly added Map Functions Menu.

– If “Include Distant Areas” is selected when using the Small Golden Effigy, summoning pools within the Mohgwyn Palace will not be selected for summoning, even if you have activated them.

– If you are within the Moghwyn Palace and select “Nearby Only” when using the Small Golden Effigy, you will be able to be summoned within the area.

New Inventory features:

  • Newly obtained items will be marked with a “!“.
  • A new tab called “Recent Items” has been added to review recently obtained items.
  • Display settings can be changed from the Display tab in the system menu.
  • Added new feature to summon spectral steed during the Elden Beast the boss battle.
  • Added new feature to the colosseum: crafted consumable items that have been used during a battle will be replenished at the end of your session.
  • Added support for Arabic language.

Steam-only new features

  • New Keyboard/mouse settings:
    • Added “lock-on change threshold” setting of mouse controls.
    • Added a setting to change cursor movement behaviour in the map menu.
    • Added key assignments to open the map in the Key Settings menu.

PvP-exclusive balance adjustments

The adjustments in this section do not affect single-player or cooperative play.

Elden Ring Update 1.12 Torrent Elden Beast Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

Weapons adjustments

  • After being affected by madness and/or sleep status effects, the status effect build up will be halted for a short period of time.
  • Increased the poise damage of some attacks against other players of the following weapon types:
    • Greatswords / Colossal Swords /Curved Greatswords / Greataxes / Hammers / Flails / Great Hammers / Colossal Weapons / Great Spears / Halberds
  • Ajusted poise damage of some dual wield attacks against other players by of the following weapon types:
    • Greatswords / Axes / Great Axes / Hammers / Great Hammers / Halberds / Reapers
  • Increased poise damage against other players from dual wielded attacks of the following weapon types:
    • Axes / Hammers / Halberds / Reapers
  • Increased poise damage of Axes against other players
  • Decreased the damage of dual wield attacks against other players of all weapon types.
  • Decreased the poise damage of some attacks against other players of the following weapon types:
    • Daggers / Straight Swords / Thrusting Swords / Heavy Thrusting Swords / Curved Swords / Katanas / Twinblades / Axes / Spears / Reapers / Whips / Fists / Claws
  • Decreased the Poise value of some attack motions against other players of the following weapon types:
    • Greatswords / Colossal Swords / Curved Greatswords / Greataxes / Hammers / Flails / Great Hammers / Colossal Weapons / Great Spears / Halberds
  • Decreased the damage of some attacks against other players for the Heavy Thrusting Swords weapon type.
  • Decreased the damage of dual wield attacks against other players for the following weapon types:
    • Spears / Great Spears
  • Decreased the damage animation motion of the following weapon types when another player is stunned by a two-handed heavy running attack:
    • Fists / Claws
  • Decreased the effects of “Baldachin’s Blessing” and “Radiant Baldachin’s Blessing” to increase the Poise value and Physical damage negation in PvP.

Skill adjustments

Spinning Slash

Decreased damage.

Flaming Strike

Decreased damage.

Rain of Arrows

Decreased damage and poise damage.

Cursed-Blood Slash

Decreased damage.

Transient Moonlight

Decreased damage.

Lightning Storm

Decreased poise damage.

Spearcall Ritual

Decreased poise damage.

Ancient Lightning Spear

Decreased damage.

Radahn’s Rain

Decreased damage and poise damage.

Spinning Weapon

Decreased damage animation motion when stunning other players.

Incantations adjustments

Black Flame’s Protection

Decreased physical block rate.

Bestial Sling

Decreased poise damage.

General balance adjustments

The adjustments in this section affect both PvE and PvP aspects of the game.

  • Adjusted turning speed when using dual wielded Heavy Thrusting Swords.
  • Increased Dexterity scaling when assigning Ashes of War with corresponding weapon Affinities.
  • Increased Stamina consumption when guarding against attacks of the following weapon types:
    • Greatswords / Curved Greatswords / Great Axes / Great Hammers
  • Increased the speed of some attacks of the following weapon types:
    • Axes / Greataxes / Hammers / Flails / Reapers
  • Increased the damage of charged attacks of the following weapon types:
    • Axes / Greataxes / Some Colossal Weapons
  • Increased the turning speed of normal attacks of the Reapers weapon type.
  • Increased damage of the Whips weapon type, except the “Ulmi” Whip.
  • Increased the speed of consecutive attacks for the following weapon types:
    • Light Bows / Long Bows
  • Increased the poise damage of the Torches weapon type.
  • Increased the duration of the effect of Mohg’s Great Rune that increases the attack power when a bleeding status effect is triggered by a nearby summoned spirit.
  • Decreased the heal amount reduction from the Flask of Crimson Tears and increased the heal on attack effect when using Malenia’s Great Rune.
  • Increased the attack power of Arrows, Greatarrows, Bolts, and Greatbolts that can be crafted through Item Crafting.
  • Decreased the turning speed of dual wielded weapons for the following weapon types:
    • Spears / Great Spears
  • Decreased poise generation speed during some attacks of the following weapon types:
    • Great Spears / Halberd Spears
  • Decreased the effect that increases the power of spells of Terra Magica.
  • Decreased the effect duration of the Cerulean Hidden Tear.

Armament Adjustments

Troll Knight’s Sword

Increased damage.

Zamor Curved Sword

Increased damage.

Increased movement distance of some attacks.

Forked Hatchet

Increased damage.

Ripple Blade

Decreased the status buildup enhancement that scales with the Arcane attribute.

Serpent-Hunter

Increased the speed of crouching attacks.

Ripple Crescent Halberd

Decreased the status buildup enhancement that scales with the Arcane attribute.

Albinauric Staff

Increased attribute scaling.

Gelmir Glintstone Staff

Increased attribute scaling.

Prince of Death’s Staff

Increased attribute scaling.

Golden Order Seal

Increased attribute scaling.

Clawmark Seal

Increased attribute scaling.

Dragon Communion Seal

Increased attribute scaling.

Skill adjustments

Kick

Increased the poise amount when using this skill.

Spinning Slash

Decreased the status buildup of your weapon when using this skill.

Storm Assault

Decreased the poise generation speed.

Stormcaller

Decreased the poise generation speed.

Storm Stomp

Decreased the poise generation speed.

Glintblade Phalanx

Decreased poise damage.

Loretta’s Slash

Decreased the poise generation speed.

Bloody Slash

Decreased the poise generation speed.

Strong shot

Increased the speed of some attacks.

Sky Shot

Increased the speed when doing consecutive attacks.

Enchanted Shot

Increased the speed of some attacks.

Parry

Increased Parry hitbox generation speed.

Storm Wall

Increased Parry hitbox generation speed.

Thops’s Barrier

Increased Parry hitbox generation speed.

Buckler Parry

Added attack recovery time after using this skill.

Taker’s Flames

Decreased the fire’s poise damage.

Removed the fire’s knocking down effect.

Moonlight Greatsword

Increased the poise damage of heavy and charged attacks, but decreased the poise damage of the generated magic wave.

Thundercloud Form

Decreased poise damage.

Magma Shower

Decreased the poise generation speed.

Thunderstorm

Decreased damage.

Bubble Shower

Decreased damage and poise damage.

I Command Thee, Kneel!

Increased the poise value during the active part of the Skill.

Decreased the poise generation speed.

Bloodboon Ritual

Decreased the generated status buildup.

Loretta’s Slash

Decreased the poise generation speed.

Bear Witness!

Increased damage and poise damage.

Contagious Fury

Decreased the amount of attack power generated by this skill.

Bug Fixes

  • In the inventory menu, added the amount of FP consumed for Skills in the “Ashes of War” display information.
  • Reduced the time it takes for some gestures to become cancelable by rolling.
  • Adjusted the input speed in some menus, such as conversation menus, to prevent accidental skips.
  • Fixed a bug that caused damage to the player and friendly summons when using the “Last Rites” Skill under specific circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that caused higher than expected poise damage when performing left-handed attacks with Thrusting Swords.
  • Fixed a bug with Spinning Slash Skill that generated poise when used with Twinblades.
  • Fixed a bug in The Queen’s Black Flame Skill that did not apply poise when using this skill.
  • Fixed a bug where the characteristics of some weapons were not working properly against mounted enemies.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a Bleed buildup when using the Spinning Strikes Skill while under the effect of the Bloodflame Blade Skill, even if the attack did not hit the enemy.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some Skill to perform incorrectly when specific actions were performed.
  • Fixed a bug that caused unexpected behaviors when some incantations were used in quick succession.
  • Fixed a bug where the spectral steed did not trigger a death fall under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from getting hit by other players under certain circumstances in Multiplayer.
  • Fixed a bug in the Colosseum that allowed Critical hits against players in specific death animations.
  • Fixed a bug where the Mimic’s Veil effect was not properly reflected to other players under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that caused other players summoned as hunters to immediately return after being summoned under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug in Multiplayer where some spirits could be locked on even after they disappeared.
  • Improved Multiplayer stability under certain circumstances
  • Fixed a bug that caused specific maps to render differently than expected under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where the damage of some equipped weapons were incorrectly displayed in various menus.
  • Fixes a bug that prevented marking sites of Grace in the map menu under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where item names and the cursor were not displayed correctly in the inventory menu under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where event actions were available while being in the map menu.
  • Fixed a bug in the map menu that caused specific terrains to be displayed differently from the actual terrain.

Steam-only adjustments

  • Changed the initial layout of “Key Settings” in “Keyboard and Mouse Settings” in the system menu.

Note: If you have created save data before this update, your layout will not be affected.

Fixed a bug where the mouse cursor would blink in the title menu, causing the game to be unstable under certain circumstances.

Fixed a bug where a submenu with no items would be displayed after a right click during the tutorial.

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

Source: Bandai Namco

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