Elden Ring players mimic tears over the major Mimic Tear summoning nerf

elden ring Players woke up to a nasty surprise this morning. Developer FromSoftware has released a major new patch for the game – the biggest since launch – that includes a list of nerfs and buffs. Unfortunately, as is often the case with balance updates, some of players’ favorite items have been canceled.

Patch 1.03 went live on all platforms this morning; Introducing a bunch of incredibly helpful new features, expanding some NPCs’ quests, and fixing several bugs – particularly those related to performance issues when traversing the open world.

Although all players are thrilled that the map now lists merchants discovered and the locations of NPCs they’ve encountered, some lament some of the nerfs affecting their favorite abilities and summons. Nowhere is this more true than with the Mimic Tear.

The mimic tear is a unique Spirit Ash summoning found in one of the many secret areas of the Elden Ring (the Eternal Ciy of Nokron). The point of the summoning is simple, which is what made it so dangerous. When summoned, the teardrop mimics the player – their movement, weapon loadout, armor, and combat tendencies.

In other words, it’s like having two people on the field, which often meant dealing almost double damage to bosses. Players realized pretty quickly that you could also change your own gear before summoning the Mimic Tear to essentially have two different playstyles when fighting the boss. It was common to equip an overpowered weapon before summoning and switch back to default gear after summoning.


Over on the big Elden Ring subreddit, the memes have started as more and more players are waking up to the news and posting their reactions in one of the most popular threads on the subreddit.

“I’m just glad I played the game 100% before the nerf happened. Mimic Tear saved my ass a few times,” wrote Ajperry1995.

“Fine, rest in pieces, goop man,” whined JackBoxcarBear. “All right, tighten your jars and get your pots ready, shieldboys. You will work overtime.”

Unfortunately for GhostSlayer781, spending those runes and glovewords to upgrade the Mimic Tear was possibly an unfortunate waste.

“I also just got this man to 10+ 💀 I think it’s okay that I managed to kill Double Tree Sentinel while I still had him,” they wrote.

As for the nerf actually Reddit user Eurehetemec ​​did some testing and found that while the Mimic Tear summon still gets a few hits, it doesn’t deal nearly as much damage as before. However, Eurehetemec ​​suggests that the summon is more aggressive now, and it might even be more effective – depending on the situation.

Even if you didn’t appreciate the Mimic Tear’s destructive potential, its versatility still made it an easy summon to recommend. In our boss tactics for Morgott, Rykard, Maliketh and others, we always suggest summoning a Spirit Ash to help you. The Mimic Tear was just too good to ignore.

Before they weaken the rest of these tactics/summons/spells/weapons, better read up on the rest of our recommendations in our popular Elden Ring guide. We’re just glad they left the poor old noble wizard alone. Elden Ring players mimic tears over the major Mimic Tear summoning nerf

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