Golden Retaliation

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Ready the shield to unleash its protective incantation.
This will dispel sorceries and incantations, retaliating with golden power.

Golden Retaliation is a Skill in Elden Ring. Golden Retaliation is a special skill only available for an individual Shield, and cannot be applied to other Shields via Ashes of War.

 

How to get Golden Retaliation in Elden Ring

 

 

Elden Ring Golden Retaliation Guide, Notes & Tips

  • This is a Unique Skill
  • FP Cost: 4
  • This Skill is not Chargeable
  • Intercepts a single magical projectile and fires a homing projectile in return. The projectile deals holy damage and scales with the upgrade level of the shield, but not any stats.
    • Talismans like Shard of Alexander and Sacred Scorpion Charm increase the damage of the projectile.
    • The projectile fired by Golden Retaliation cannot be intercepted by another Golden Retaliation.
    • The player's own spells/incantations can be reflected by this, so Discus of Light and Triple Rings of Light, which automatically return to the caster after reaching their max travel distance can set this skill up. Since all of them deal holy damage, you get great value out of the Sacred Scorpion Charm and Holy-Shrouding Cracked Tear with this set up.
  • If multiple projectiles are approaching in quick succession, this skill will only intercept one of the projectiles. The rest will still connect.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      I wish there was a spell that fired a simple beam of holy light like this skill. There aren't many good holy damage incantations and none of them really let me play into classic archetypes.

      • Anonymous

        I feel like they designed this attack to keep people from cheesing the first tree sentinel with magic right out the gate. And I love that.

        • Anonymous

          I'd like it if you could put that on all greatshields. Would make it slightly easier to fool magic users into a false sense of security.

          • Anonymous

            i did some testing regarding the range, max damage (fall off) and how much of a difference the "arrows's reach" talisman does:

            units are in medium backsteps:

            ca. 4 backsteps from the target it reaches the max damage
            with the arrow's reach talisman that is extended to ca. 6 and a half backsteps
            while the projectile itself travels max 8 and a half backsteps

            so basically:
            2 backsteps from its max reach towards the target are enough with the arrow's reach talisman to get max damage
            otherwise 4 backsteps and a half are needed

            also for damage comparison:
            1239 was for me the max damage
            743 was the min damage
            also it did ca. 825 at the point where it would reach max damage with the arrow's reach talisman

            • Anonymous

              You could turn this into a wombo combo discus is very cheap send it out hit comes back hit parry the discus n boom another hit

              • Anonymous

                I don't understand the part about triple rings of light, what would be the point of parrying my own incantations?

                • Is it known if the skill is activated by melee-based spells? I know the wiki specifies projectiles but I think additional clarifying would help. Such as carian slicer, gavel of haima, or ancient dragon lightning spear. I'll test it later if I get the chance and update accordingly. If it doesn't proc off of those types, the gavel of haima might be a good counter if you can hit it as it recently got increased stamina damage against blocking opponents.

                  • Anonymous

                    Golden Retaliation does scale with Strength and Faith after testing.
                    Arrow’s Reach Talisman also affects the damage falloff of the projectile, though Arrow’s Sting does not boost damage.

                    • Anonymous

                      What is the timing on this? I tried several times in pvp and it never worked. Is there a patch that messed with its moonveil counter?

                      • Anonymous

                        Can it intercept dragon breath attacks? Or bestial incantations, such as bestial sling or rock throw? Since, well, they are projectiles, even though they are physical.

                        • Anonymous

                          So we can get a magic version of this, Carian Retaliation, which scales with INT but it is also an ash if war so you can put it on any shield and also give better INT scaling through the same ash of war. But a faith build has to pump 30 points into STR to use this. Cool

                          • Anonymous

                            is it just me or does this shield shoot a golden projectile regardless of parrying spells?
                            saw some ridiculous golden beams hitting me for 800 a piece from a guy without actually using spells on them

                            • Anonymous

                              Apparently this can be combined with Fire's Deadly Sin to replicate the Crystal Ring Shield's ranged attack from DS1.

                              • Anonymous

                                Apparently this can be combined with Fire's Deadly Sin to replicate the Crystal Ring Shield's ranged attack from DS1.

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