Elon Musk may be the CEO of Tesla, the future owner of Twitter, and a billionaire, but by almost everyone’s count, his Elden Ring build could use some work. Like, a lot of work.
Musk, who is currently facing allegations of sexual misconduct, is a huge fan of the game and has tweeted about it numerous times since its release. More recently, Musk tweeted that “Elden Ring, experienced in its entirety, is the most beautiful art I have ever seen.” When asked what kind of character he was playing in From Software’s hit RPG, Musk responded by saying that he was “a powerful wizard, but decent with a sword/katana.” He then followed up with a screenshot of his build, noting that his “equipped loadout will be less if a quick turn is needed.”
Elden Ring fans are, to put it mildly, very confused by Musk’s Elden Ring character. He claims to be a mage character (and indeed has high intelligence and mind points), but wears heavy armor and has not one, but two swords equipped. The swords are equipped in the same hand as his staff, meaning that he cannot easily cast spells and attack with his weapon, but instead must switch between them, with the left slot solely dedicated to holding one of his two shields. .
He notes that he will reduce his team’s loadout if necessary, but for some reason he has two heavy shields equipped, which is completely unnecessary and just adds unnecessary weight to his team’s loadout. Spell-casting characters typically want to wear lighter armor to get them out of harm’s way quickly, but Musk’s character has a huge gear loadout that will make him do the dreaded “fat spin” if he tries to dodge any enemy attacks. The fact that you have so many weapons and shields means that most of them probably won’t upgrade as much as they could, as upgrade materials like higher tier smithing stones can be in limited supply for much of the game. play. As a result of not sticking with a shield and a sword, he is missing out on increased defense and damage that a fully upgraded team would provide.
His talismans are equally baffling. He is using Radagon’s Soreseseal, which increases Vigor, Stamina, Strength, and Dexterity stats, but at the cost of taking 15% more damage. That’s a terrible talisman for a cast-focused character to use, as it mainly benefits physical weapon-based characters. It appears that Musk is using another Talisman, the Crimson Amber Medallion, to increase his HP and offset the negative effects of Radagon’s Soreseal. He also sports the Green Turtle Talisman, which increases stamina recovery. It’s a great talisman, but it’s more suited to physical characters who roll frequently and use their weapons to deal damage. Musk’s character, according to his tweets, doesn’t do any of those things well. However, he is using the Graven school talisman, which increases the power of sorceries. That, at least, makes sense.