Top 10 Most Asked Elden Ring Questions, Answered

Welcome, Tarnished! I am sure that playing Elden Ring leaves people with a lot of questions. This is why I decided to search the 10 most asked question about Elden Ring and I answered below in a straight-to-the-point format! 

Let’s go!

How Long is Elden Ring? 

According to “How Long To Beat”, it will take around 59 hours to go through the Main Story. It will easily rise to double the time if you want to explore all the additional content Elden Ring has to offer. 

How To Two Hand in Elden Ring? 

To hold a weapon with two hands in Elden Ring, press Y (Xbox) or Triangle (PlayStation). If you are on PC and are currently playing with a keyboard, press the E key.

How to Level Up in Elden Ring? 

To level up in Elden Ring, you first must meet Melina. You will trigger the meeting in either the Gatefront or Agheel Lake North sites of Grace. Melina will offer to become your maiden. After you accept the offer, you will be able to offer her runes and level up

When is Elden Ring DLC Coming Out? 

The official release date of the Elden Ring’s DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, is Friday, June 21, 2024. I cannot wait! 

What is The Elden Ring? 

The Elden Ring is a list of laws respected by the members of the Golden Order. Each of the Runes forming the Elden Ring represents the general idea of “Order” that the Greater Will enforces in the Lands Between. If you want to know more, I wrote a whole article about what exactly is the Elden Ring

How to Use Incantations in Elden Ring? 

To use Incantations in Elden Ring, you need to equip a Sacred Seal first. You may find one as a drop or buy one from merchants. 
Once you acquired one, equip it in either the main hand or offhand, select an incantation (you can cycle through the incantations you have equipped with left and right on the D-pad), and press the Right bumper (Xbox), R1 (PlayStation), or Left Mouse Button (PC) if your sacred seal is equipped in your Main Hand, otherwise press the Left bumper (Xbox), L1 (PlayStation), or Right Mouse Button (PC) for the Offhand.  

How many bosses are in Elden Ring? 

According to this incredible reddit post, there are 165 bosses in the game with an actual boss health bar. If we count demi-bosses and bosses with no boss health bar, the count rises to 238. 

How to Respec in Elden Ring? 

To respec in Elden Ring, you have to first defeat Rennala at the end of Raya Lucaria Academy.  
Once defeated, she will offer you the opportunity to respec (she calls it “Rebirth”) in exchange for a Larval Tear. Here’s an article about the story behind Rennala

How to Parry in Elden Ring? 

To parry an enemy’s attack in Elden Ring, you must first equip a shield with the Parry skill. Once equipped, you need to press LT (Xbox), L2 (PlayStation), or SHIFT + Right Click (PC). 

How to Summon Spirits in Elden Ring? 

To summon Spirits in Elden Ring you will need Spirit Ashes and a Spirit Calling Bell. You will be given a Spirit Calling Bell and the Lone Wolf Ashes after speaking to Renna (A.K.A. Ranni the Witch) after meeting her in the Church of Elleg Site of Grace.  


With these ten answers at your side, you are now a bit closer to the Erdtree! There is still much more to do and to know, and I wish you good luck in your journey throughout the Lands Between! 
If you have more questions, feel free to contact me and ask! I will probably do a second article to answer your suggestions!

If you are interested in the lore of Elden Ring, you may want to read some of the articles I wrote about it!
I will see you in the next article! 

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