These Elden Ring players ignore armor stats in favor of fashion

An image depicting various Misted Elden Rings dressed in an assortment of outfits, from something Guts-inspired to some kind of cotton-wool monstrosity.

Forget Elden Lord, I’m trying to get that Elden Bling.
Image: MarkMan23 / Indeimaus / MenasLG / Kotaku

You would think the importance of wearing the best battle-ready gear you can find for a’s frenetic combat crucible. Anime the game is obvious. For the most part, it is. Whether you run through the gothic world of Bloodborne or the high-fantasy setting of Dark souls, many players try to make sure they are prepared for the difficult challenges that lie ahead. But there are those who have other priorities. Yes, FromSoftware’s games have earned a devoted following of gamers who are at least as focused on killing the look as they are on killing enemies, and now this trendy contingent has carried that tradition to. Ring of the Elden.

The Anime games and the games they inspired Demon souls to Team Ninja Nioh 2, have a community dedicated to putting together disgusting looks. Their Reddit community is called Fashion anime, a home for those obsessed with the games’ various equippable weaponry, who will forgo better stats in favor of a cohesive fit. If it’s not dripping, it’s dry and people in the Fashion Souls community only care about the wettest clothes. You can see them coming together throughout their subreddit, posting their favorite looks or even meticulously drawing their characters to recreate franchise figures such as The legend of Zelda.

log into Ring of the Eldenthe most commercially successful FromSoftware game yet. Ring of the Elden attracted a burgeoning fan base who could care less about becoming the Elden Lord. Instead, these players are all focused Elden Bling. Your build may be affected, but at least you you look good even when you are dead. He is an artist of the character of sentiment and Elden Bling-er Odor_death (who asked to be referred to with their username) echoed in Reddit messages with Kotaku.

“The stats are awful,” Mortal_Smell said during the discussion a very impressive recreation of Kratos they made in Ring of the Elden. “Kratos is a melee class, and I walk around with 10 balance,” they continued, referring to a particularly essential stat in melee combat, as it helps you resist enemy attacks without staggering. “But if you take this road you walk fast because if you think that fashion is your friend … FASHION IS DANGER. Fashion is posing. Posing a threat! “

This is a common refrain among those keen to create a tarnish that would turn heads at every fashion show in the in-between lands, if that were one thing. What everyone is really feeling about, though, is something more deeply human: you feel good when you look good, and this is true for Anime Games. Perhaps dressing up in the depraved and crumbling realms that FromSoft creates doesn’t always they make you feel good, especially when your outfit’s low stats contribute to having the same garment bury you over and over. But, as EVO, director of business development Marco Giulio said Kotaku on Twitter messages, there is a difference between defeating a boss and absolutely crushing it with style.

“Being able to look cool and feel cool helps with the overall enjoyment of games, in particular Anime headlines, “said Julio, its tarnished adorned with Maliketh armor set And the colossal broadsword for a long time Like guts cosplay. “While yes, sacrificing optimal defense / attributes may not be the best approach to tackling some of the challenges … it’s definitely much more satisfying when you win and look / feel good in something you put together.”

This is what attracts trendy people Ring of the Elden. It’s not about beating the game or stepping on the Starflage Radahn (if it is possible even now). I mean, it’s totally about these things, but it’s also about injecting yourself into the world, using the tarnished as a canvas for your imagination.

Moreover, Ring of the EldenHe’ll probably kick your ass no matter what happens. If the terrible invasions And dominant katanas I don’t understand you, then maybe the defects want. So why not focus on what you can control: your appearance? How Indeimaus gaming YouTuber said Kotaku on Twitter messages, their tarnished sports the Hoslow armor set from Volcano Manor, fashion in Anime games, rather than simply a niche business, have always been at the heart of a great many players, whether they join online communities to celebrate their creations or not.

“I feel like when it comes to gear and equipment Anime games, it’s all about fashion unless a piece of equipment has a specific buff on it, “Indemaus said.” I don’t think I’ve ever met a Anime veteran who sets any thoughts outside of it in motion with good looks and giving you the desired dodge roll (fast, slow, etc.). When it comes to actual equipment defense, whether you’re naked or dressed in heavy gear, you’ll likely die fast regardless. I’ve always been aware of the importance of Fashion Souls (or Elden Bling) and have always focused on the cool aspect in the game even if no one saw it.

But the whole point of dressing up, whether it’s in a game like Ring of the Elden or in real life, it’s that people see you shine. We want to be seen in the best light, with the right filter, at the perfect angle. Death inside Ring of the Elden it can be demoralizing, but you can make it a little more palatable by wearing your favorite dress. That way, you’ll feel good and look good as you wander the in-between lands, as I think this quote from Mortal_Smell sums it up:

“If you don’t look good as you become Elden Lord, why bother becoming Elden Lord in the first place?”

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