PvP or Player versus Player for Elden Ring is an Online feature where players can challenge and fight other players. Players may only enter PvP by two means: one is by invading another player who is in a co-op session (or being invaded by other players), and the other is by being invited into another player's world via a PvP summon item. This page contains information regarding the guidelines, various mechanics for the PvP combat system.

Invasions in Elden Ring

Invasions still occur during single-player gameplay. They are initiated by NPC Invaders and function identically to PvP invasions. However, these invasions often bear relation to Elden Ring's story and occur only at specific Locations.

See our Summon Range Calculator to figure out how to matchmake for PvP sessions.

How do I Start the Invasion in Elden Ring?

In order to engage in any kind of Multiplayer activity, players will need to obtain a multiplayer item. These items are usually consumable. The Festering Bloody Finger is a consumable item that can be purchased and is a good example of an item that will allow you to attempt to invade another player's world as a Bloody Finger. The Bloody Finger is a nonconsumable version of this item. PvP Summoning signs can also be put down with a Duelist's Furled Finger to gain the chance to be summoned by other players in a competitive multiplayer interaction. The sign must be located by another player in the same location within their game. Each Multiplayer item has their own uses and effects. Each of them can be found below.

How do I get out of an Elden Ring Invasion?

A host of Finger can choose a summoned player and send the back to their world with a Finger Severer. This can also be used when you have been summoned to another player's world to return to your own world. 

Can Invaders kill Bosses Elden ring?

Once in a successful invasion, as an invader you will not be attacked by any AI enemies you come across. You also won't be able to to go through any Boss Fog Gates to interact with  any Bosses. However those with the White Cipher Ring can use this item to summon help from other players when being invaded by a Bloody Finger which is the complementing item to the Blue Cipher Ring which allows you to be summoned by those with a White Cipher Ring. For Boss help, you can Use a Furcalling Finger Remedy to locate any summon signs in the area near these Boss gates. Summoning players this way will allow them to player with you cooperatively. 

Special PvP Scaling

As of Patch 1.07, some Weapons, Skills and Magic Spells have unique scaling that only applies when playing vs another player. This scaling does not affect cooperative multiplayer or solo play, and is used to balance PvP independently from PvE.

PvP Exclusive balance adjustments

Do I have to invade in Elden Ring?

Invasions are an optional multiplayer feature. Players who prefer to play the game solo can choose to remain solo by not interacting with any multiplayer items even while connected to the internet. However, if you do choose to open your game to incoming aid from friends, you will be also opening your game to foreign invaders. The choice is still up to each player. Aside from multiplayer invasions, players will encounter in game NPC Invaders as Enemies in the game and will get a chance to invade other NPCs are part of different questlines.

How do I help with the Boss fight in Elden Ring?

If you wish to be summoned to help you in put your summoning sign with the Tarnished's Furled Finger to be able as a cooperator and help with the objective of defeating the area boss of the world to which you were summoned.

 

Colosseum Update

At December 7th, 2022 all three Colosseums will open their gates welcoming players to enter their PVP arenas. Players will be able to compete in diverse PVP modes. These modes include Duels, Free-for-alls and Team fights for up to 6 players!

Players can access the three Colosseums located in:

Please check Colosseum Update to learn more about the new update that can change the PVP landscape for Elden Ring. Also check Patch Notes to have a quick rundown of all the changes introduced in Patch 1.08.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Elden Ring PvP Information

Multiplayer Items in Elden Ring

Players are able to use Multiplayer Items to engage in the different types of multiplayer experiences. This can be done from either the Inventory or the Multiplayer Menu. Here are all the existing Multiplayer Items and their effects.

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Blue Cipher Ring

Puts you into a Ready state to answer, should someone in another world call for help via a White Cipher Ring.
You will be summoned to their world as a Hunter and multiplayer will begin once you are summoned.
Your goal will be to defeat invading players.
Purchasable at Roundtable Hold.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

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White Cipher Ring

Automatically requests the help of a Hunter from another world when invaded by a Bloody Finger.
Can also be used after being invaded to summon a Hunter.
Summoning rescuers may not always be possible.
Purchasable at Roundtable Hold.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

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Furlcalling Finger Remedy

Reveals Summon Signs to invoke players from other worlds.
Cooperative Summon Signs are shown in Gold, while competitive signs are Red.
For either type of multiplayer the summoning player becomes Host of Fingers.
Furlcalling Finger Remedy can be crafted using two Erdleaf Flowers.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

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Finger Severer

Use as a Host of Fingers to select a summoned player and send them back to their world.
Use when you have been summoned to another player's world to return to your own world.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

 

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Tarnished's Furled Finger

Creates a summon sign for cooperative multiplayer.
Arrive as a cooperator (Furled Finger) with the objective of defeating the area boss of the world to which you were summoned.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

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Duelist's Furled Finger

Leaves a Red Summon Sign to play competitive multiplayer.
This sign will appear in the world of other players so they may summon you as a Duelist Adversary.
Your objective will be to defeat the Host of Fingers of the world to which you were summoned.
Leaving a second Summon Sign will vanish the old one.
Found on a corpse at Stormhill.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

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Tarnished's Wizened Finger

Use to write messages. Your messages will be conveyed to other worlds, allowing other players to read them.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

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Bloody Finger

Attempts to invade another player's world.
If the invasion is successful, the competitive multiplayer will begin, with you as a Bloody Finger.
The goal is to defeat the Host of Fingers of the other world.
It is possible to re-invade the world you previously invaded.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

 

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Taunter's Tongue

Beckons Bloody Fingers to come invade your world.
This allows you to be invaded even without a Furled Finger cooperator present, and reduces the amount of time before re-invasion is possible.
It also allows for a second invader to join multiplayer. (With two invaders, the maximum number of cooperators becomes one.)
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

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Grace Mimic

A fetish indicating the guidance of grace.
Craftable item.
Similar to grace, this fetish draws rays guiding the way, only
without any sense of order.
Useful as a last resort for those who have lost their way, or for use
by those who believe that unrefined guidance will lead to truer encounters.

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Small Golden Effigy

Send a cooperative summon sign to several nearby summoning pools (activated pools only).
In cooperative multiplayer, your objective will be to defeat the area boss of the world to which you were summoned.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

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Small Red Effigy

Sends competitive sign to summoning pool

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Item for online play.

Obtained after invading another world.

Consumed upon use.

Attempts another invasion of the most recently invaded world. This may come in handy should separation from the Host of Fingers force a temporary retreat.

 
 

 


 

§PVP Rewards in Elden Ring

Defeating an opponent in PvP will reward the player with Runes. The amount of Runes is a fixed amount depending on the defeated opponent's Level; It is a percentage of that player's most-recent leveling cost (eg. a level 50 player drops some % of the cost of leveling up from level 49 to 50). However, the percentage awarded varies depending on the perspective of the player and the type of multiplayer being conducted.


15% Rewards
5% Rewards
4% Rewards
  • Received by invaders when a host, co-op summon, or hunter is defeated
2% Rewards
1% Rewards
  • Received by co-op summons when a duelist is defeated
  • Received by duelists when a host or co-op summon is defeated
  • Received by invaders when another invader is defeated

 




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    • Anonymous

      i hated getting invaded in dark souls for a long time but learned to love it, after a number of playthroughs doing the same old same old, invasion is the only way to keep things fresh. but theres no way to make it fun in this game from either side. no matter how much you overprepare as an invader, it's not enough for the 99 everything moonveil ganks and ripple halberds with sleep grease. and no matter how fair you try to be as a host, if you have summons most invaders can't stand a chance, and if you don't, that's not compelling enough for the invader to relax a bit. they'll still golem arrow spam you and use starlight shards and warming stones, even while you are being helplessly assaulted by all the pve too. sigh. i wanted to get a bunch of builds ready for the dlc but the grind is becoming such a slog, im lucky to get a character as far as mountaintop before i want to quit, taunters tongue or no it just gets so boring.

      • Anonymous

        ok guy , I found a solution for make your pvp session better.
        block everyone who use these.
        1. golem arrow
        2. starlight shard
        3. meat dumpling
        4. all glitch and hack
        no one farm golem arrow anymore (I try 1 hour with 230 discovery and get only 10 arrows) , starlight shard and meat dumpling require new game plus to farm.
        block the cheater , exploiter is a common thing to do if you want to have fun.

        • Anonymous

          Impossible to take the PvP in this game seriously in any capacity with every other person running something that either 1-shots you no matter your vigor/armor, or guarantees a true combo into itself or another attack, also killing you in 1-2 button presses. Add on that most PvP players tend to be extremely passive and only ever attack after you act first, it's just plain boring. There's never any excitement to PvP. Seeing an invader pop up or invading myself all I think is "Gee, I wonder what I'll be insta killed by from off screen this time? Oh, T-Bagging, Fetid Pots, AND Hate Mail too? Quite Thrilling!"

          • Anonymous

            Did you know you can just off yourself when invaded and get a 25-30 min cooldown?
            Thing is yall like pvp very much as long as you are winning, love the bags poop pots and point downs but as soon as you start loosing thats when you start to hate pvp

            • Anonymous

              Only type of invasion I like is this: made a low level char, got myself a dark drip, concealing veil and a shortbow with enchanted shot, and a misericorde. What I do is hide in bushes, and shoot a quick shot and hide. Man it's so fun seeing noobs confused af and looking around lol. Yesterday there was 2 bros roaming limgrave, after a while yellow dies and host is alone. I keep lurking and shooting, sometimes I show myself between the windy stormhill plains, he spots me and he keeps running away. He was so scared lol. Love this type of invasion, because I'm not sweating hard to win using the meta or some bs but just scaring noobs is top fun.

              • Anonymous

                I honestly feel bad when I'm sunbroing and I run into invaders. If you play passively they can do next to nothing, but if you run in they're just gonna hardswap an AOE attack at you, so you just have to play lame. Not really fun for either side.

                • Anonymous

                  Q: How toxic of Elden ring pvp ?
                  A: A lot , enough to turn thebro who used to be a very polite player to a toxic tryharder who try everything for win such as hardswap n run , golem arrow , and a lot meta slave method.
                  rest in peace thebro , you will be in our memory.

                  • Anonymous

                    In the arena, people really like running away the whole match (passive "play") and getting free dmg... and if you just sit there to encourage an actual fight they just spam some ranged ash. I can deal with it, but can we please just not? it makes the fights boring for everyone involved, and you look like a clown win or lose.

                    • Anonymous

                      PSA for invaders: you can't "fight" a 3v1. Invasions in this game are very difficult and take a lot of patience. You can harass a gank from a distance, stealth around trying to pick off phantoms, turn and burn, or ambush a distracted gank but you can't just straight up fight a 3v1, 99% chance you will just get blendered. Invasions require a lot of strategy, you should be looking to use the level to split the group up or provide a decent distraction. If everything is already dead or you get a giant open field invasion, stealth is your friend.

                      • Anonymous

                        Wonder what would happen if three players casted three elden stars while spamming lightning spear.

                        In Limgrave

                        • Anonymous

                          In PVP, Golden Parry and a backup Misericorde should be a on hand. If not, then I hope your character can do a lot of burst damage.

                          • Anonymous

                            Im a day one player , invader in day one patch is extremely pitiful , they always lose due to get outnumbered and most of them stop playing invasion role.
                            the only left is tryhard player who still want to invade , the cheat script release and now they can win with there end game item and ton of limited or hard to farm item.
                            then it a cry from co-op player , there legit play get smash by those cheat , they all got mad and the full coop mod come , they all gone to play that mod.
                            now the pvp commu is toxic in both side , legit invader get smash by gank squad , legit co-op get smash by toxic tryhard invader. Its very hard to see funny cosplay build for invader or host who agree to 1v1 invader nowaday , and this toxic cycle will continue.

                            • Anonymous

                              I can win 10 invasions in a row and kill 20+ people in total.

                              How?

                              Git gud :)

                              Simpy put, do not play stupid.

                              Put in some effort, its a game, it can be mastered.

                              And be a smart player/invader:

                              - Know your environment (Do not let people get you in a place you should not be, choose the field of battle, ganks 90% run after you)
                              - Know your opponents and their playstyle (Moonveil, rob, stars of ruin, etc. is easy to dodge, if you have some experience)
                              - Know your skills (How fast/slow is my talent/spell? What about dmg/dps?)
                              - Know your equipment/items (Do I really need to look good? How many items do I need? Are those important/needed?)
                              - Know your battles (Can I realistically win against 2 guys? 3? Under what circumstances? Can I prolong the battle in my favor?)
                              - Know your weaknesses (Is he a magic user? Should I pop a liver?)
                              - Know your strengths (Can I spam this 3 times? Will he die? Can I evade? Block? Jump?)
                              - Know your temper (Like 60% people start to panic when they get below 20% health, how can I abuse that? Can I stay calm?)
                              - Know your respect (Can I take a beating? Am I frustrated? Do I bow even to my opponent? They are entering a boss, just leave?)
                              - Know your build (Under which build can I perform best? Is it viable for 2v1? Prolonged fights? Is my level acceptable?)

                              After each battle, you have time and chance to reflect. Like in real life.

                              What went good, what went wrong? What should I have done instead/better?

                              After 220+ hours of pvp, I can say pvp is fairly easy 90% of the time, just keep calm, concentrate and seize the day.

                              I can tell you, nothing feels better in this game, than winning 90% of the time and killing like 5 people in a row.

                              Nothing.

                              So start improving on YOURSELF!

                              And good luck!

                              • Anonymous

                                Top Favorable Area(s) for Invasions

                                -Miquella's Haligtree
                                -Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree
                                -Crumbling Farum Azula
                                -Subterranean Shunning-Grounds
                                -Leyndell, Royal Capital
                                -The Shaded Castle
                                -Volcano Manor
                                -Mt Gelmir
                                -The Nameless Eternal City
                                -Hidden Path to the Haligtree
                                -Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum
                                -Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs
                                -Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave
                                -Gelmir Hero's Grave
                                -Sainted Hero's Grave
                                -Yelough Anix Tunnel
                                -Consecrated Snowfield
                                Oh, and Forget Limgrave :)

                                • Anonymous

                                  My gosh, can we please do something about only being able to invade people at the First Step site of grace? Why on earth do people insist on only being able to do invasion multiplayer there? If I invade and find myself being ganged up on (which I usually do) I like to run all the way to the Rune Bears in the forest to the west.

                                  Players will usually follow me there, and they get a good taste of their own medicine.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Tbh many hosts play invasions just to gank. They are the most annoying ones since they are directly trying to overwhelm you with every broken thing this game has to offer. It’s true that we invaders must accept the ganking as a reality, but not the fact that spam is way too good for these ends, and the straight up trash advantage from taunter’s tongue.

                                    Ganking, lag switching, overlevel, taunter’s tongue, fast and high damage ashes of war and proyectiles: they all create an inevitably boring experience of running for three minutes while landing little damage with the windows of opportunity offered.

                                    Point? Invasions are like fightning valiant gargoyles duo with elden beast and godskin duo supporting them.

                                    Many try to find as much enjoyment as possible or creative solutions yet they are faced with the reality of a terribly unbalanced gameplay that requires a whole input of effort simply to stand a chance and rarely will there be satisfaction.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I love invading but good lord some of you reds are way too salty. You'll enjoy it a lot more when you stop taking it so seriously. You don't gain or lose anything meaningful even so it's almost purely for intrinsic enjoyment. Try goofy setups, troll hosts, use underhanded tactics, if a gank squad makes you that angry just sever or block em. If you're looking to flex your mad skills or whatever you're just setting yourself up for frustration.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I know I will get dislike bombed for this, but here we go. When you play co-op with a friend, you don't invite invaders. Invaders simply hijack the furled finger link without anybody asking them to do it. This is why people will do anything to get rid of the invader ASAP, as they are an unwanted threat that doesn't have to be there.
                                        tl;dr: Invaders are by name and action unwanted intruders hijacking the furled finger link

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Wanna play a game where from lvl 30-100 you can't do damage to your opponent and they have the ability to one shot you with a button press?
                                          Here's ER invasions for ya

                                          • Anonymous

                                            If you invade keep uplifting aromatics in your inventory. Depending on the situation you might want to use them to buff strong or many nearby enemies and believe me that’s more important than it seems first glance.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Why do you people get so annoyed at ganking? It’s not braindead it’s fun to see someone try the same thing over and over again and receive salty hatemails once a week.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Invasion experience should be a requirement to post because the amount of idiotic takes on here are insane

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I understand why getting invaded can be frustrating, even more if you're noob but Elden Ring is game that everyone should be able to finish alone without "buddy". Play offline and you'll not be invaded or git good and stop crying how bad you are. Invaders or ping, if you have skill non of that matter. Easy

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    for the sage of pvp community , please add Ping check option.
                                                    no more 300+ ping allow to join , no more get hit now but get pain later.
                                                    no more un-animate sliding character , no more teleport backstab.
                                                    it's not fun for both side.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I decided to try my dex character with low poise in the arena and kept getting matched up with hyper aggressive poise players, I got mad then switched to MY poise monster and no longer had any issues.
                                                      It felt good, really-really good.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I wish there was more buffs you could use on pve as an invader that aren't gated behind being a faith build. Making a 3v1 more even by souping up nearby enemies is so awesome when it works

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The best fun you can have in Elden Ring PvP is as followed:
                                                          Record yourself dying in hilarious ways.
                                                          Record yourself defeating your opponent in hilarious ways.
                                                          Take scenic snapshots of your character via Gesture emojis.
                                                          Post your footages on to social media platforms.
                                                          Share your Character Creation ideas.
                                                          Share your Build stats and how to improve it for PvP.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Invaders need to embrace the fact that they are meant to be outnumbered and at a disadvantage instead of crying about how it’s unfair. Just go to the Colosseum for fair duels.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Dude imagine how much of a nerd u gotta be to engage in pvp in a souls game lol just read some comments here...seamless bros stay winning

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Some MAIDENLESS NUMBSKULL used a weapon with BLEED when i invaded them, utter VIRGIN behavior. Some FESCES-EATING DINGUS threw something at me and i was poisoned INSTANTLY, they must have been hacking, there's NO other explanation!!!! Also, Some Total DOUCHEWAD used DOUBLE SLASH and i somehow died to it, so I'm going to make an EDUCATESD GUES and say that it's WAY TOO OVERPOWEIRED, and anyone who uses it would rather INSTAKILL all the BOSSES instead of acgtually PLAYING THE GAME!!!!!!!!

                                                                • ER PvP is weirdly my favorite Souls pvp despite the multiplayer systems being objectively inferior to the past games (except maybe OG Demon's Souls).

                                                                  Maybe it's the fact that you can make literally anything work in Elden Ring, maybe it's the first time I actually tried magic in a souls game (and loved it), maybe the time to kill is much faster and less mind-numbingly long, idk why but I love this game

                                                                  Obviously there are a lot of stuff that needs some tweaking, but it's still been really really fun to me, even two years in

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    when im invading am i supposed to fight the other invaders? they start fighting me a lot of the time i thought we were on the same team?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Can you heal world enemies when you invade? I have seen cleanrot knights can buff you so that wouldn’t surprise me

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        so apparently u lose runes if u die while invading? just lost over 2 mil to that. i just did not expect that

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Bring gravelording back. Prioritize people that already summoned phantoms and bloat their world with sanguine nobles. It's the only possible solution at this point.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Anyone who goes to this page to say invasions are "toxic" ... hate to say it, I really do, actually. It pains me inside, knowing how annoying it is to hear. But goddamn you people need to stop being garbage and git gud you ****ing scrubs, I miss when soulsbourne wasn't infested with people who think it's Far Cry for ****'s sake. There isn't solo PVE and Coop PVE, there is solo PVE and multiplayer. You want to play with people through the game, you're gonna play against people through the game. A deliberate design choice that has remained the same for longer than a decade.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I’ve done all invasion level brackets but the variety of opponents you get at 139 max upgrade is my favorite.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Contrary to what folks think, twinking can still be nasty, you just gotta nerf overleveled phantoms by invading at level RL1-5 and not RL20-30. Get yourself a passive health regen build, volcano pots, a thunderbolt dagger for the occasional runners and you won't even need to rely on meme weapons or duped items. Just treat those fights as Spear church invasions and you'll never lose.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Contrary to what folks think, twinking can still be nasty, you just gotta nerf overleveled phantoms by invading at level RL1-5 and not RL20-30. Get yourself a passive health regen build, volcano pots, a thunderbolt dagger for the occasional runners and you won't even need to rely on meme weapons or duped items. Just treat those fights as Spear church invasions and you'll never lose.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    good lord invading on PC is misery. every single person is just getting carried through the game by their stupid level 700 wizard friends but ALSO get a blue within seconds of being invaded. get staggered by a stray spell, instantly take a double colossal jumping L1 and die. those content creators on PS5 have it fkn easy and they know it. no radahns with brass shields and weapons they dont meet the reqs for on PC. nope, for everyone of those on PS5, PC gets someone who has glitched themselves out of bounds to farm runes, two liurnia ganks, and an instant deathblight cheater.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      DS1: dark bead, and chaos infusion/furysword scaling off humanity instead of your actual level, made twinking way too easy and unfair
                                                                                      DS2: soul memory lmao you could invade forest of fallen giants or heide's with a +10 poison weapon
                                                                                      DS3: the tamest twinking has been, but dark hand and prisoner's chain were still completely unfair to new players
                                                                                      ER: go ahead and invade stormveil with endgame armor, maxed flasks, unlimited meat dumplings golem arrows and star shards because it wont matter when the max level phantom takes 53 damage from you, poises through it and hits you with moonveil L2R2, killing you instantly

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Is there a way to guarantee you end up matched with somebody equal to your level? Wouldn't wanna screw over lower level characters

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          i guess tumblebuffing is back somehow? two invaders in a row. one made his magma whip candlestick (L2 lava pools included) inflict sleep and another made both his greatbow rain of arrows and his spinning slash twinblade do frost

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Souls PvP boomer here (lol imagine) and I have not touched this game in almost 2 years (I quit a few months after its release as I was pretty letdown with the game) and ngl, I'm kind of disappointed this PvP never really improved. I thought about returning with the announcement of the DLC and kind of coped that the DLC would fix a lot of things or increase the PvP player limit. Doesn't seem like that is the case. Shame! Cannot believe I kinda miss dealing with the sweaty unscaled bow glitching gankers from Dark Souls 3. Any tryhard PvPers reading this tho, just play a different game my man. FromSoft has rolled over for the majority and the casual players. Here on out these games are just going to keep getting easier and more watered down and favored for people not like yourself. Save yourself the trouble my fellow red friend. Just read the comments below of the bad players complaining about invaders.

                                                                                            These people should have seen the Undead Burg twinks in DS1 and the Scraping Spear/Stormruler invaders from Demons Souls if they think they have it hard in this comically easy game...

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Do you get runes for helping someone beat a boss, one time i helped a rando kill the fire giant and i swear i got some runes for it not like a lob but some. Am just crazy?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Just got invaded in Leyndell by a bull goat tryhard who immediately popped radiant baldachin's blessing and tried to crouch poke me with serpent hunter.

                                                                                                Another red and blue spawned in and ganked him to death, red bro dropped the blue bro something and severed.

                                                                                                That's cool

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  There’s really no such thing as a meta PVP in Elden Ring, given the amount of Weapon classes, infusions and Ash of Wars, that you can build from scratch. Whether it be roped greases, perfumes or pots every small detail has a quirk that will outshine any player who rely on low-effort Moonveil or Rivers of Blood.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    are some people actually so bad at the game they have to go on a low level character to kill little kids in storm veil??

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      for those who say ps5 online is just as bad as pc: on ps5, can invaders turn themselves invincible and then instantly deathblight you on a family share account so that it doesn't matter if they get banned? genuine question idk how common or easy it is for people to cheat and not get banned

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Until from makes it so invaders are an optional thing for taunter tongue users only, this game online will stay shitty. In the meantime: block every invader, activate white cypher ring, summon your max level bros and most important use the Seamless mod if you can! These are subhumans, who put their irl frustration into ppl online, losers.

                                                                                                        Do this, and have fun! Peace

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Remember when the host can have like 3 summons and 2 blue phantoms, while there is like 3 invaders and 2 area defenders or something like that and if your lucky fight clubs or like have a mini scaled war, or just s giant blood bath. Good times.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Pure mages are annoying, they often waste your time spamming rancor, comet, moonblade, and star shower(or SoR) and just running away until time runs out since they keep spamming AoE’s when they get close before bloodhound stepping away. Then the time runs out because they keep spamming the same spells but you can never get close to them before pointing down at you because they couldn’t kill you with there one brain cell spamming technique. Mages that use melee are fine though

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Hey it’s me the strong red guy that killed you hey kid hey

                                                                                                              Hey so

                                                                                                              Stabbing people is cool you should try it
                                                                                                              Go on stab someone. Go on.
                                                                                                              Do it.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Me on my way to relax after a hard day by playing the one game that will cause unrestricted rage for the next 5 hours

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  honestly if you want to start your day off reading something miserable, just read the comments here instead of something like the news. neither side is happy with this garbage online they know will never get fixed instead of just playing something else with the pvp that they like

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    As a overleved phantom who has butchered some invaders, I’m sorry. I only wanted to play with my friend that just picked up elden ring and I have nothing against invaders. Once again I’m sorry

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      If you like to invade you owe no apologies to the crybabies. Once in a great while I'll encounter a host worth sparing. Other than that, beat down, rinse , repeat. Also, I love the over level ganks early game. Farm them and it sets you up with more runes and rune srcs you will ever need to enjoy rest of game . Pvp dies out predominantly anyway after level 30 til 125. So have fun, get ready to lose some , and ignore the rest of the bs or complainers. There are so many great early game weapons to use too.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I want every ganker and offline-only baby to understand that invasion is a part of these games for a reason. A good reason. Yes it is frustrating sometimes. Yes you will get angry at the BS some (most) invaders do. Twinks and laglords are never fun. I used to only ever go through Farron Swamp offline because I hated getting invaded. But you know what happens when you keep getting invaded? Eventually, once, maybe only by luck, you will win. You will beat the invader. And it will feel really good. You'll be more confident the next time. And with enough time you'll start to win more than you lose and maybe even have fun doing it. It's the same challenge and learning curve as the PvE. Once upon a time, even the trolls in Limgrave were a serious threat to all of us. You keep fighting them, and you learn, and then they aren't scary anymore. Don't hide behind your level 700 buddy(ies). Don't pull the ethernet cord. Don't jump off a cliff. Don't play offline. Just try. Please. You might be surprised.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          As an invader myself at level 450 something, I truly do appreciate those of you who are simply going through the game or messing around. I can fight 3 people and win in most scenarios, but it just isn’t the same when you invade players that have a sense of humor and fun vs those who are clearly rabid. I get that I am the bad guy to you, but the people that wait for invaders in one spot just to spam as many spells as possible and resummon when one dies are the bad guys to me. But the cool guys are cool keep being cool cool guys. Cool. Dislike if you agree.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            If you, the "bad red man", cry about getting ganked and losing or whatnot, don't invade. You were not invited. Go play in the arena, with the other special kids. Or is it 'cause you tried but couldn't beat anyone so you want to stomp on noobs? :'(

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Pvp invaders who can hard swap weapons during fights are simply amazing players. Just wanted to tip my hat. Just try to practice doing it. It is very difficult to do. They are best players in the souls series gaming community.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Here is why pvp sucks. before level 30 is where action is .Some people like to invade. They invade. 75% of hosts have full twinked gear, gank, and max level twink helpers. Those phantoms get downscaled, but still have way too much advantage. So invaders Twink too. Then they actually invade the other 25% casual host player who hate pvp but summon their friends. They get slaughtered. So basically it's a circle of pain because of the summoned max level phantom scenario. Seems apparent little time is spent by the devs in the pvp area anymore. They got pve figured out and that is where they concentrate. If they change pvp mechanics, some group of players will get pissed off. To fix this, they must fix the max level phantom summoning scenario. But they are probably some of the most dedicated players to the game long term . I just think it is what it is and little adjustments are going to be made. If they turn off pvp. Their most dedicated core players to this game will be lost.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  *laughs in offline mode*
                                                                                                                                  New co-op is going over to a friend’s house and standing behind them à la Titanic helm of ship scene to gently guide them through the game, revealing all the game-breaking secrets in tender whispers and where to get and upgrade the tankiest spirit summons.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Remember when going from one bonfire to another one was a challange in souls games and when invaders were really a threat because you wanted to make it to the next bonfire.That was what was fun about invasions for both sides.ER feels like a participation trophy dumbed down easy version of souls. Pvp is the same way, an easy version of it for a wider audience.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      You should try RL 1-10 invasions. Not for the easy victories on low level hosts but for the most shameless overleveled phantoms you'll ever meet. It's something.

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

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                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          Boss-threshold invaders are funny like, yeah you caught the Host off-guard. Congratulations? Host will probably go back, pick up their runes and summon again. A co-op player like me used to get annoyed until I stopped to think about it, especially when more than once the Host ends up summoning me again and we pick up like nothing had happened. I’ve met some nice, honorable invaders; I met invaders who were formerly a Host or fellow summon; I even had a couple of times when prior-invaders summoned me. Sadly enough, these encounters are only memorable because they’re few and far between. Pokey powerstancers? Big AOE enjoyers? Copper pennies in a jar.
                                                                                                                                          Yeah, you invaded us before we could go through Rykard’s gate or while we were fighting DTS. We’re equipped for PVE and you’re equipped for PVP. So you spammed a spell or weapon skill with mega AOE. Glad you finally saw some action that made your brain light up like a Christmas tree. Meanwhile, I put down my summon sign and now and then discard a few rune arcs because my storage is full and a pesky message reminds me that I can’t store anymore. Life goes on, and when PVP dies out as it eventually will because the system is flawed or because a good slice of the multiplayer community is dysfunctional, PVE enjoyers will continue to derive joy from this and other titles. Some might recall an unforgettable encounter with an invader (a good experience and a hostile invasion are not mutually exclusive), but I doubt anyone will be able to tell a dingusbingus from a bussybuster because they mostly wore the same armor, used the same weapon art, and celebrated in the same spastic way.

                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                            I’m gonna switch to friendly invasions, dropping items and spreading general good vibes. I’m going in with pockets empty of runes and a goofy-looking character, just to make a random Host’s day. Am I going to get ganked? Probably. Do I care? Nope.

                                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                              The arena duels are either: You get matched up with some toxic sluglord who thinks they are funnny.
                                                                                                                                              Or it's some person who has like 2000+ hours, and play like they have parkinsons or are only passive (sometimes both, and occasionally, all of the above).
                                                                                                                                              Then theres the ever increasingly rare enjoyable duel, where neither of you are running from one another and you just start trying to style on the other.

                                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                If you invade at low level and use rot or some cheap bs you bet I'll use all the tools I have at my disposal. There's some (very few) honest invaders, when I find em I usually don't fight if the host isn't a noob. Love you guys

                                                                                                                                                • if you ****ing invade someone do run like a little b that just makes you look bad, because seeing someone with big beefy armour and running means you need help fighing the person and if you invade fight them dont run

                                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                    This. System. Is . Broken. Beyond. Repair. Either they bring back gravelording or they let it die entirely, and at this point i'd bet for the latter.

                                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                      This is for players who enjoy pvp. Other pvp problems aside, wonder how much pure blood knights medal kills mid level pvp as far as invasion frequency. It really dies mid level for me. My assumption is players use this when obtained about lvl 30. They go to moghs area, farm runes very easily and just add attributes to get to high level. Which will range them out of any mid level invader. I experience huge dropoff in invasions from about lvl 35 til 100+.

                                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                        I think radahn's battlezone, agheel lake, leyndell's outer walls, caria manor, mt gelmir's seethewater terminus, mountaintops's frozen lake, ordina town, etc. could be an opportunity to bring a 20-25 player free-for-all pvp zone, either deathmatch or king of the hill. It would be messy, it would be chaotic, but i WOULD come back for that, instead of this hot mess very few bothers with.

                                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                          Even people who are really good at souls pvp make ER pvp look so boring. Lure them around a corner and kill them all with stormhawk/black flame tornado for the 800th time. Golem arrow spam to knock them off a ledge. I miss when fights were actual FIGHTS.

                                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                            The best levels for PvP beginners is between Rune Level 1-20. Enemy attacks don’t really matter as much due your Flat Defense and damage negation. Just don’t upgrade your acquired weapons pass +2
                                                                                                                                                            If you have all of your gear maxed out and you’re ready for prime time, climb to Rune Level 150-200 with +25 weapons.

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