Torrent, the Spirit Steed is a mount in Elden Ring. The Spirit Steed is used as a form of travel where players ride a creature or animal to reach their destination. It is also speculated that the Spirit Steed may be used as a method of storing items as well as a combat mechanic where players can attack enemies while riding the creature. More information will be added once it is available.
Elden Ring - Unlock Torrent
Unlocking the Spirit Steed in Elden Ring is very simple: Explore the world to find Sites of Grace all around the map. These Sites work as the classic Bonfires in the Dark Souls Games, some work as fast travel points. Anyway, after you find at least three Sites of Grace. When you find the third one, Melina will give you a Spectral Steed Whistle. This Key Item can be equiped as a quick Item to summon Torrent, and then use it again to dismount.
Elden Ring - Mounts on Multiplayer
Players can cooperatively explore the world together and confront any groups of Enemies. Unfortunately Mounts are disabled while playing Online. The reason for this, could be that the game may become too unbalanced and possibly unfair for PvE or PvP.
Torrent Spirit Steed in Elden Ring
Mounted Combat is a confirmed feature of the game. Its implementation and multiplayer impact are unknown. The availability of Mount Cosmetics, Equipment and related items is also yet unknown.
Elden Ring Torrent Spirit Steed and Jumping Platforms
Spirit Steed were shown during the trailer revealed at the Summer Game Fest 2021. It is speculated that you can summon Spirit Steed while out of combat and can use certain platforms to impulse the horse up to reach higher areas. It is yet to be revealed how they can be found or if you need a certain skill to interact with them.
The world is so vast and open that Mounts are necessary to shorten the distances and save time. You can summon your Mount while roaming around the world, the Mount will appear right next to you and you will be able to dynamically Mount them, without losing any momentum, satisfyingly all in one movement. The mount will also fade away at the moment you jump off them. Mounts seem not to receive falling damage while you remain in explorable areas of course.
Torrent is very capable of climbing rocky cliffs by using the double jump. Double Jump is a Mount-Only Feature that is can be useful to dodge area attacks by staying off the ground, and it can be used to reach certain locations that cannot be reached other than using the mounted double Jump.
Mounted combat has been confirmed as a feature in Elden Ring. Ranged and Melee Attacks, including magical attacks are confirmed. Mounted Combat is quite spectacular, the camera is independent to the direction towards the mount is moving, this gives the possibility to aim and perfom ranged attacks to any direction while the mount is running around, adding a lot of action and movement to battles.
Although, Mounted Combat cannot be abused. The way some enemies fight makes Mounted Combat not always convinient. Mounts also need a lot of space to run around, meaning that in some scenarios it may not be the best idea to fight on a Mount.
In some cases Mounted Combat will be necessary against some Bosses in order to win the battle.
Will there be mounted Boss Battles?
Not confirmed yet, but some passages of the trailer shown at Summer Game Fest may suggest that there may be some Boss battles that can be taken on while mounted.