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One Elden Ring Summon has a cool ability that you may have overlooked

A ghostly archer fires magical arrows.

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During practically as a backup against bosses, elden ringSummoning can be pretty mindless for the most part. But a particularly smart Spirit Ash is worth completing a short quest to acquire, if only to see her unique interactions with the wildlife the countries in between.

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Latna the Albinauric is essentially a turret. She rarely moves from where she is summoned, preferring instead to hit enemies from afar with her magic bow. When Latenna encounters one of elden ringHowever, the great direwolves of , she will climb aboard the creature and use it as a mount, mimicking other Albinauritic archers you’ll encounter in a late-game area.

This gives Latenna access to a new Frosty Mist attack via Wolf’s Maw, not to mention much greater mobility. That means Latna is one of them elden ringAsh’s best ghost in large part because you can position her from within combat, the wolf’s tendency to put her in danger can be a little counterproductive.

Of course like almost everything in elden ringthere are some interesting narrative explanations behind this mechanic.

Latenna, as her name suggests, is an Albinauric, a race described in-game as “man-made and refined.” Albinaurs come in two distinct varieties: fairly standard-looking humanoids with weak or non-functioning legs, and cartwheeling fishmen with black, bulging eyes. Latenna is among the former, and when you find her seaside hut behind a cave in the Liurnia region, she is mourning the loss of Lobo, her wolf ally.

After completing certain story requirements, Latenna will ask you to accompany you on a journey to Miquella’s Haligtree. If you agree, she will willingly sacrifice herself and become a powerful spirit ash.

As shown above, Mounted Wolves remain hostile when no other enemies are nearby, and can damage both Latenna and the player with their Ice Mist spell. Latenna will also discharge arrows into the wolf’s head while he is lying on his back, leading to an awkward, one-sided fight between her and her kidnapped mount, eventually leading to his death.

It’s unclear if Latenna’s mechanic in wolf riding is intentional, or perhaps an accidental holdover from a point during elden ring Development. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that FromSoftware intentionally left this little Easter egg in the game as a nod to Latanna’s Albinauric origins and camaraderie with Lobo.

elden ringThe mysteries of are vast and varied. It’s obvious we still have a lot to learn, but luckily there are plenty of people still engaging with this massive game over a month later extremely successful start.

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Curtis Crabtree

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