elden ring is a tough game. If you haven’t lived under a turtle for the past few months, you already know this. Notoriously tough, the latest game to spring from the sadistic minds of developer From Software is designed to have you fighting bosses over and over again until you’re good enough to smack victory with the skin of your chattering teeth tearing out of your throat of defeat.
So imagine our surprise when we saw a video claiming that you can beat the game without doing a single damage yourself. We didn’t believe it. We thought it was a joke. How would that be possible? Well, Youtuber Iron Pineapple went out of his way to show us how.
Thanks to impeccable game design and a commitment to really letting players do what they want when it comes to builds and system juggling, Elden Ring lets you defeat even some of the toughest bosses in the game without having to lend a hand (right) on you.
To achieve that ridiculous fate, Iron Pineapple had to – of course – rely heavily on summoned spirits (mostly goblins) to deal with the bosses, while the content creator kept a low profile and focused on healing and buffs. The result is nothing short of amazing.
Starting out as a Prophet with a high Faith score is key to a run like this: you need to learn enemy attack patterns to make sure there’s distance between you and the killer moves, while being close enough to allies and summons that you’re in the middle of them alive in the more intense melee moments.
Make no mistake: this might be a no-damage run, but as the video embedded above shows, pulling it off is far from easy.
If you’re even more masochistic than your average Elden Ring player and thinking about attempting that pacifist run yourself, just remember to use the Imps – not that useless nobleman/failed mage.
You can check out our other Elden Ring guides – including a full rundown of all the major bosses – at the links.
https://www.vg247.com/elden-ring-pacifist-run Yes, it is possible to do a full run of Elden Ring without dealing a single point of damage