Elden Ring is a massive game with dozens of weapons and spells at the player’s disposal, some of which may not work as expected. And it seems players have just found something new: Carian Retaliation, a half-attack, half-defensive spell that seems to be completely broken in the competitive multiplayer portion of the game.
Carian Retaliation is an Ash of War that can be applied to light or medium shields. This skill allows the player to block an enemy’s attack, after which it spawns three spectral daggers that automatically target nearby enemies. On the surface, this is clearly a strong spell, but it turns out there are some issues that make it unintentionally overpowered, especially in PvP combat.
Firstly, the player does not need to block enemy attacks to spawn daggers. They can simply use their own spells, including things like Glintstone Scraps, to bring out knives. More importantly, it seems that the blades will sometimes be invisible when used in PvP. This makes the spell one of the best in the game for competitive multiplayer battles, as opponents can’t easily dodge what they can’t really see.
Fortunately, Elden Ring The developers at FromSoftware seem to be keeping a close eye on the game. The studio has demonstrated its willingness to downplay strategies that are overpowered or outright eavesdropped. So hopefully a patch for these invisible killers will come sooner rather than later.
https://www.polygon.com/22996231/elden-rings-carian-retaliation-broken-bug-invisible Elden Ring’s Carian Retaliation is invisible in PvP thanks to a bug