news tip Elden Ring: Too many players still ignore this all-important stat!
With its wide variety of ways to play and bewildering array of weapons, armor, and gear, Elden Ring has brought together all RPG lovers who need monsters to slaughter. More than two months after its release, the game still amazes with the depth of its gameplay, as evidenced by this important statistic, which is still too underestimated by the players.
Nobody will tell you otherwise: everything that lives in the underworld will try to kill you. While some will choose sneaky and agile tactics to evade monsters and perform surgical strikes, others will prefer to face all difficulties head-on, armed with their large armor and their swords. Whatever you choose, you must pay attention to one specific and underestimated value: balance.
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Stoic of the Brute
the balance (ready in VO) is a very special stat and is often underestimated by Elden Ring players. It must be said that its operation is not obvious at first glance, but we offer you a simple explanation.
When you get hit in Elden Ring, you mostly suffer from two effects: the loss of life points and the Your character wobbles, preventing you from moving for a short time. Now imagine an extra meter for your life, stamina, and mana bars that would be emptied with every hit you took. Of course, as long as you have some left of that meter, the hits you receive will damage you, but won’t stagger you. That’s called balance.
This famous invisible gauge fully and instantly regenerates after it is first emptied. In other words, If you have 51 Balance and take two hits that inflict 50 Balance points, you’ll stagger on the second, not the first. If you get a third hit while following, don’t wobble and so on. On the other hand, if you have 50 balance or less, any hit that gives you 50 balance points will stagger you. Note that too If you want to regenerate your balance without getting hit, all you have to do is not take a hit for about 30 seconds.
In short, if you want to resist wobble, you need at least 1 more balance point than the number you have to lose.. The problem is that out of the 123 armor sets offered by the game, only 15 offer enough balance to effectively resist wobbles.
Die without bending down
To know how much balance it takes to withstand a wobble, you must already know how many balance points your enemies will inflict on you. This information varies widely in PVP depending on the weapons used by your opponents, but surprisingly little in PVE.
On your journey through the underworld you will meet all kinds of enemies. When absolutely every one of them will try to kill you mercilessly, hitting your life bar more or less effectively, They will mostly cause the same number of balance points: between 50 and 55. To be able to withstand fast hits without swaying, So we advise you to try to get at least 51 balance points, or even 56 to be more effective.
Note, however, that some enemies will strike at exactly 100 balance points. We’re talking about large weapon attacks that generally perform slow and charged blows. If you want to pass it undeterred, you have to exceed the 100 point limit, which is not possible without the mouflon talisman. We invite you to read our guide to find out where to get it. If you are used to playing with heavy armor, Trying to achieve this balance can be a great idea. In fact, not only can you take heavy attacks without faltering, but you can also take up to two light attacks in a row, enough to turn you into a real juggernaut.
For player versus player, good balance is also important, but a little more complex. As a matter of fact, The number of balance points inflicted depends on the type of weapon your opponent is using:
|weapons||1 hand / 2 hands|
|Daggers & Claws||31/33|
|Thrusting swords and whips||41/45|
|Straight swords, katanas, spears, dual blades, axes, fists, curved swords||51/56|
|Heavy Thrusting Swords||56/61|
|hammers and flails||61/67|
|halberds and fauchards||93/103|
|All heavy weapons||103/113|
To withstand the vast majority of weapons, we therefore recommend a balance level of 62. Of course, here too you can choose to reach a balance of 133 thanks to heavy armor and the mouflon’s talisman, but we advise you to only do it if you are already used to playing with this type of armor.
As we told you before, there are only 15 armor sets in the game that can reach at least the 51 point balance mark. Here are some :
- Abandoned Set
- Lionel set
- Radahn set
- Veteran Set
- Chipped set
- Crucible tree form set
- Fire Prelate Set
- Bernahl theorem
- mouflon set
- Tree Guardian Set
- Banished Knight Set
- Royal knight set
- Blaidd’s sentence
- Crucible Ax Set
- Deformed Kite Set
One of the best armors on this list will definitely be this Veteran Setwho will offer you one excellent weight/balance ratio. However, this set cannot be obtained until very late in the game. While you are waiting to be able to equip it, We recommend you focus on the scaled set. To find out where to find all this armor, we also recommend that you read our complete guide to Elden Ring.
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