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 refi ned 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

Below are speculative categories of how stealth could play into the overall gameplay of Elden Ring. This mechanic was explored by Sekiro, so FromSoftware has experience with its implementation.

Stealth Mechanics: Becoming Hidden

There will likely be a crouch mechanic that allows you to move unnoticed. This may be related to specific gear or simply use environmental assistance such as disguising oneself in tall grass. 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. We expect to see such mechanics and possibly builds that cater to this via specialized Stats. It is possible we will see D&D style Rogue Builds with backstab damage and the like.

Stealth Weapons, Armor and Equipment

Improving stealth via gear can be as simple as making heavier Armor make more noise, but the possibility of enhancing sneak and stealth mechanics via special Magic gear and spells is also there. Dark Souls spells such as Hush or the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring could be taken as a starting point for speculation on how stealth Equipment may work in Elden Ring


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.


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