Stealth is a Combat mechanic of Elden Ring (ER). Elden Ring's Stealth was first revealed via leaks and rumors, and later confirmed by the official Elden Ring website.

 

 Create your character in FromSoftware’s refined action-RPG and define your playstyle by experimenting with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities, and skills found throughout the world. Charge into battle, pick off enemies one-by-one using stealth, or even call upon allies for aid. Many options are at your disposal as you decide how to approach exploration and combat. 

 

Stealth in Elden Ring: ER Stealth Guide

Stealth Mechanics: Becoming Hidden

In-game, there is a crouch mechanic that allows you to move unnoticed. To be precise, an enemy's detection range is reduced if you are crouching while approaching them. If you approach them from the front they will still notice you, but approach them from behind while crouching and it's likely they won't notice you at all. You are able to use the environment for assistance, such as disguising oneself in tall grass, or create distractions through the noise created by shooting an arrow at a nearby wall. Other opportunities could come from special Skills and by having special movesets or iframes usable by those with high stealth.

Stealth Assassinations

Stealth elements usually allow players to perform powerful moves and inflict critical damage on enemies. In Elden Ring, successfully attacking an enemy from behind when they are unaware of your presence allows you to perform a Critical Attack through a backstab. There are Talismans in the game that boost the damage of these Critical Attacks, or add extra effects when performing one.

 

Stealth Weapons, Armor and Equipment

Sneak and stealth mechanics can be improved via special Magic Equipment and spells. While none make the player completely undetectable, some make the player semi-invisible, some conceal the sound made by the player, and some improve stealth while crouched.

This is a list of Equipment and Magic that help boost player stealth:

 

Multiplayer and Stealth Elements

Players are able to stealth during co-operative play and during invasions, but shouldn't expect it to work the same way on host players while invading as it does on NPC enemies. No equipment or spell allows the player character to go completely invisible, so even though they've stacked on stealth items, other players will still be able to see them.


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    • Anonymous

      Shouldn't assasin's gambit be there ? or did i miss something ? Also on assassin's gambit page it say "The buff does not seem to be overwritten by any other buffs obtained from spells" so does it mean that we can stack it with unseen form ? and if so, is thit just a slight change or is it significantly noticeable ?

      • Anonymous

        Is there any information on whether "running" (holding B) while crouching makes you more noisy/visible in PvE? Or are you equally hard to detect as if you're not holding B? Just curious.

        • Anonymous

          Did they nerf sneaking in a patch or something? I used to be able to pretty reliably get a sneak attack on at least my first target in overworld camps or on patrolling enemies in dungeons, but recently it seems like every enemy spins around at the very last second before can pull one off.

          • I was hoping to find out whether one can actually sneak or not during an invasion. Like, does the floating name give you away? I only did it for the White Faced guy's mission, so i was curious.

            • "MULTIPLAYER AND STEALTH ELEMENTS
              It is unclear whether stealth and multiplayer are mutually exclusive.

              SPECIAL STEALTH REWARDS OR EVENTS
              Sekiro introducing "eavesdropping" which allowed players to gain valuable insight for their playthrough. We expect to see similar mechanics and rewards available for players who opt for stealth and sneak playthroughs."

              Wow, this page is out of date.....

              • Anonymous

                Probably reaching but does anybody know if hitting a player whose not in combat does bonus damage? I one shot a phantom mage with a crouched sneak attack when he turned a blind corner. One handed grand mace 40 str, level 120. Of course he’s a a silly glass cannon mage but crouch attacks are still too weak to one shot unless there’s legitimately a stealth multiplier for melee. I know in pve there is

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