It’s time to change your Strength Builds in Elden Ring as Hidetaka Miyazaki has a new surprise for us

Tran Hanh
June 05, 2024

It’s been over two years since the launch of Elden Ring, and we’re finally just weeks away from the game’s first and only expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree. With all the glimpses we’ve been given so far, it’s clear that FromSoftware hasn’t spent all that time basking in the accolades of its first open-world adventure. Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team have been working hard, and this will be their biggest and most ambitious DLC ever.

Judging by the hands-on preview right ahead of the DLC’s launch, which many in the community got to enjoy, it’s fair to say that there are many things to be excited about. We’re bound to see more bosses, areas, weapons, and spells, but one particular feature has caught everyone’s eye that will certainly make the game even more difficult for strength builds.

Get Ready For Even Faster Enemies in Elden Ring‘s Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

New enemies in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC | Steam

The “first and last” expansion planned for Elden Ring, Shadow of the Erdtree, is undoubtabtely an exciting addition for gamers who are desperate to step back into the Lands Between. The DLC fits quite neatly into the base game’s events and will bring even more additions to the game that will revolutionize the Elden Ring experience.


However, if you’re someone who’s particularly fond of strength builds, it’s time to start considering your options, as Shadow of the Erdtree DLC is all set to introduce enemies who are even faster than before. It’s a DLC by Miyazaki; there’s no way he would’ve made it that easy.

Although Strength Builds are mighty powerful, their biggest weakness is their speed. With enemies getting a massive speed and agility buff in the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, it will be a nightmare for players who tend to play with such builds where speed is an issue. If your build also lacks speed, it’s time for a few changes.

It’s not only faster enemies! The Shadow of the Erdtree DLC is all set to include 10+ main bosses, new maps, 100+ weapons, and new weapon types. Players will also be greeted with a new Shadow Realm Blessing system to help against the buffed enemies in the expansion. The DLC’s length is reportedly around 30-40 hours

In the current gaming landscape, where AAA titles are criticized for their short length and game issues, it’s clear that Miyazaki and his team are bringing something destined to go down in gaming history. It will be interesting to see where FromSoftware takes the Elden Ring franchise in the future.

When is Elden Ring‘s Shadow of the Erdtree DLC Releasing?

Elden Ring debuted in February 2022 and was instantly hailed as one of the best games of the year. The game took FromSoftware’s iconic Soulsike formula and evolved into a massively open-world RPG that shattered all records known to gamers. Now, two years after its release, players want even more content from the game, and Miyazaki and his team are bringing players the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.

Elden Ring’s upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree DLC will be released on June 21, 2024, bringing tons of new content to the game. Gamers will be able to grab the expansion on all platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. It promises an epic adventure with new weapons, enemies, and quests to face.

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