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How to respec stats in Elden Ring

Elden Ring's respec system is a two-step programme. Here's how you do it

Updated: Dec 8, 2022 10:51 am
How to respec stats in Elden Ring

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This article will teach you how to respec stats in Elden Ring. FromSoftware‘s worlds are considered by many to be cruel and unforgiving, something I’m sure most players would not change. Whilst games like Bloodborne give you no recourse, games like Dark Souls and Elden Ring are more accepting of new players. The option to respec your stats essentially gives the players the opportunity to reallocate your stat points however you see fit.

The process of this in Elden Ring is slightly complicated and obscure, not that we would expect anything else from a FromSoftware title. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how with a step by step guide.

If you’re looking for a fresh start for a character, now’s the perfect time, with the free Colosseum PvP DLC, which has been out since the 7th of December.

Can you respec in Elden Ring?

Yes, you can absolutely respec your character’s stats in Elden Ring. Whilst other games in the ‘Soulsborne’ roster might favour a strength/faith build – something you might bring into Elden Ring – you might notice, for example, that a bleed/dex build is incredible effective instead. However, if faith is your cup of tea, here’s the 3 best faith weapons in Elden Ring to check out.

If you’re interested in bleed as a stat, read: How to get Rivers of Blood in Elden Ring.

Now, if you’re looking to change this, or find yourself in a rut with your current equipment and abilities, or if you’ve just seen something cool on a tutorial you want to use, you can always respec. This is Elden Ring’s way of keeping players invested in how their character’s our ticking along.

It also means that players can focus on the basic fighting skills. Plus, really nailing the bare necessities at the start. Then you can start worrying about how to optimize their build later on.

How to respec in Elden Ring

There are two main objectives you must complete before you can respec your stats in Elden Ring. Going by the most common play order of the game, you must defeat a boss. Then, you must also collect a Larval Tear.

The first port of call is defeating Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, who resides in Raya Lucaria Academy. She’s the second major boss of the game, and once defeating her, she’ll calm town a tad.

How to Beat Rennala in Elden Ring

The second thing you must have in order to respec stats is a Larval Tear. These are rare, one-off items that appear throughout the game at particular locations.

Once both of these things are behind you, you can return to Rennala’s boss arena. She will be more hospitable than last time. This is when you can interact with her and respec your stats by exchanging a Larval Tear. Read on to find out where you can find these Larval Tears.

Where to respec in Elden Ring

The aforementioned boss arena of Rennala is at the far end of the Raya Lucaria Academy. This is found in Liurnia of the Lakes.

The nearest possible site of grace to this location is called Raya Lucaria Grand Library. You can fast travel here to talk to her and respec.

Where to find Larval Tears in Elden Ring

There are a limited number of these Larval Tears. As mentioned before, presented to you throughout the game, yet they will be restored just like any important item in NG+ (New Game+) when you start again.

The locations of the Larval Tears can be found in Limgrave, Liurnia of the Lakes, Caelid, Siofra and Nokron. There’s a helpful guide on the Elden Ring fan wiki here for the specific locations.

This really is a helpful tool to help you with so many things. Adapt your playstyle; get access to the proper potential use of a spell, weapon, armour and more; or completely flesh out a new build be resetting to core stats. The choice is yours.

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