Leaden Hardtear

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Type Crystal Tear
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Temporarily boosts poise in mixed physick

Leaden Hardtear is a Crystal Tear in Elden Ring. Crystal Tears can be mixed in the Flask of Wondrous Physick to enhance its effect.

 

A crystal tear formed slowly over the ages where the Erdtree's bounty falls to the ground.

Can be mixed in the Flask of Wondrous Physick.
The resulting conconction temporarily boosts one's poise.

 

Where to find Leaden Hardtear

 

Elden Ring Leaden Hardtear Notes & Tips

  • Acts as a pseudo-hyperarmor buff that prevents stagger from certain damage levels for 10 seconds.

 

  • You can find Crystal Tears at the bases of Minor Erdtrees and elsewhere throughout the Lands Between.
  • At sites of grace, you can mix two crystal tears in the Flask of Wondrous Physick (this will allow you to create elixirs with various custom effects).

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      If you basically have 51 Poise or higher , in PvE you shouldn't get this.... As its pretty useless even with or without Shields at hand. ( But in PvP or certain NPC Invaders this works fine for its lacking 10secs ). Altho it acts exactly and slightly better than Dragonbolt Blessing , but in most PvE scenarios when your facing Non-Lightning enemies mostly Dragons , then you should consider this Flask Tear just for the added Frenzy Hyperarmor that helps.... As seen much with due all the Game. This Flask comes only Handy against Okina in terms of PvE the Samurai that drops the RoB in mountaintop as she could spam Corpse Plier. ( This Tear is also helpful against the Butcher Lady and Elenorra for NPC Invaders , and PvP usually ). Otherwise your just good with Dragonbolt Blessing when Poise is less than 51 or 51+ without dragonbolt blessing. ( Players with Basic 51 Poise or Higher should negate stuns from 1handed attacks from PvE , mostly regular enemies not Bosses ). Enjoy :D

      • Anonymous

        Basically 10 second Perseverance? Sound pretty useless, since you have access to both Endure and Baldachin's Blessing

        • Anonymous

          This is garbage, a minute would be better. Most bosses have enough power to knock you on your feet regardless.

          • Anonymous

            Leaden HardTear+Flame-Shrouding Cracked Tear+Black flame Tornado and faith is one of the best ways to deal with gankers and Rivers of blood spam

            • Anonymous

              The people thinking this is useless and saying 10 seconds is too short clearly don't understand how short a PvP fight can be and how useful those 10 seconds can be in both PvP and PvE. PvE is more situational for specific things sure but in PvP. 10 seconds is long enough for you to frying pan braindead RoB users.

              • Anonymous

                "Acts as a pseudo-hyperarmor buff that prevents stagger from certain damage levels"

                What the fυck does this even mean. What is "pseudo buff" or "pseudo-hyperarmor" and what does damage have to do with either

                • Anonymous

                  Only 10 seconds? That’a so bad lmao in PvE poise pretty much doesn’t even matter against bosses and in PvP the enemy can just dodge or run away until it expires with minimal effort/risk. Needs to be at least 30 seconds unless they want everyone to use the same combination with no variety.

                  • Anonymous

                    It may has uses in certain situations. But overall it is very bad, cause it only lasts 10 seconds. That's kinda nothing. Useless for Bosses, useless for most Invasions. It just should last longer 30 sec at minimum. But in this state I don't recommand it.

                    • Anonymous

                      I love how people keep saying this is useless, because ive used it to annihilate in invasions, use the brief immunity to all damage during your summoning period, shrug off all light and dual-wield attacks that pretty much everyone spams, then proceed to nuke every living thing around you with your build, best way to **** on players in a matter of seconds.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 seconds tanking hits from bosses will probably kill most players. How about a set amount of poise buff for about a minute? 10 seconds should be complete stagger or knockdown immunity. Even then 15-20 seems more fair.

                        • Anonymous

                          10 seconds is so laughable. activate on entrance and when you run to boss, its over. it should be 30-39 seconds at best

                          • Anonymous

                            Me trying to find out new tear combos on a second playthrough: Whelp back to Opaline Bubbletear and whatever other +5/+hp/+fp boost that isn't creative, because if it's creative it's not worth using or has some huge tradeoff.

                            • Anonymous

                              There’s a lot of incredibly high damage moves, especially AOEs, that are very effective against ganks except for their high poise. This is what that’s for. No ganker sees you drink a potion and goes “ah, he’s a poise lad now”, they just run bleating into your wrath of gold or starcaller cry because they think they can stunlock you to death. This flask is for using that situation to turn a 3v1 into a 1v1 or 0v1.

                              • Anonymous

                                Certain attacks especially inescapable frenzy are fantastic with this as you basically give yourself hyper armor to go through collosal swings

                                • Anonymous

                                  The only effective use of the Leaden Hardtear I've seen is something you can hit really hard with in those 10 seconds and be really aggressive with that would benefit from infinite poise. Dual straight swords/rapiers/curved swords, for example. Otherwise, it's very easy to just wait out the 10 seconds. Also solid against hyper-aggressive ganks in invasions (I like it with Axe of Godfrey there).

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The only effective use of the Leaden Hardtear I've seen is something you can hit really hard with in those 10 seconds and be really aggressive with that would benefit from infinite poise. Dual straight swords/rapiers/curved swords, for example. Otherwise, it's very easy to just wait out the 10 seconds. Also solid against hyper-aggressive ganks in invasions (I like it with Axe of Godfrey there).

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This would really be vastly more useful as a temporary buff to your actual poise that lasted for 30-60 seconds. As it is, it is very niche, and in many scenarios, the 10 seconds just isn't enough.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I use this and crimsonwhorl and I walk up to spellcasters doing that flashsword nonsense and I smush them to death with my veiny, bulging hammers

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Wish this lasted longer than 10 seconds... hard to justify using it on my flask when there are so many other options that last longer. The poise it gives you is insane, but you have to be super selective on when you use it. Seems more useful for PvP when trading hits will secure the win. Provided your opponent doesn't run away.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Makes you UN-interruptible but only lasts 10 seconds. You might as well use the Ironjar Aromatic which lasts for 40 seconds (downside being, it makes you fat-roll but, if your goal is to get spells off or swing with reckless abandon, you probably don't wanna waste time rolling.)

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This + inescapable frenzy is your go to anti-gank tool. A free grab and one of them is dead no matter what. Just remember to be holding a weapon that stabs in its riposte animation instead of hits twice.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I've been using it with Cerulean (infinite FP) to cast large spells and its actually great, even with not so long casting spells. Being able to cast some quicker spells to clear enemies spamming skills (specially ranged) is great. Works wonders when casting big spells against bosses that throw stuff at you.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Probably not great, but I like to run with a set aesthetic for my characters that matches a theme. My current character has been driven mad, so she wears very little armor, and therefore doesn't have much poise. This provides just enough that if an invader tries to break my poise with some sort of dex weapon or weapon art instead of running or rolling away I can land Inescapable Frenzy and damn is it fun to see my flame-scarred, crazed character grab someone and unleash Eldritch truth eye to eye. Not sure that's enough to recommend it, but sometimes you want to have fun instead of running something optimal, you know?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    As others noted, it in fact doesnt change poise stat, but grants DS3 greatsword swing like hyperarmor that resets every 0.1s, while you have any poise you should be immune to all weak hits staggers as long as you dont have any other body/pseudo hyperarmor effect.

                                                    Sadly both it and the flask version have no effect on knockdown, knockback, charge hit, launch into air, dragon wind and breath attack forced stagger types.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      It doesn't affect your poise number in your stats page, think of it like an iron flesh that doesn't slow you down. Really good for fighting gank squads cause you can just pop it and poise through all of their attacks

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        It doesn't do anything. The poise on status screen doesn't change, you get staggered by attacks the same. Maybe it increases hyperarmor? Even if it does, it seems completely useless for PvE and of limited usefulness for PvP due to how short it lasts. It's definitely NOT a free Caestus Perseverance.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Does not change the poise stat shown in the status menu for whatever reason, but the poise boost is pretty damn potent from what I've seen so far. What kinda sucks about this is that it only lasts 10 seconds

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Not sure if this is bugged but it doesn't seem to do anything. My poise does not change after using the flask with this equipped.

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