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World’s first hitless Shadow of the Erdtree final boss run has been achieved

I don't even know how someone gets this good.

UEveryone knew it would happen, but I certainly didn't expect it to take one player just a weekend to defeat Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC's final boss without getting hit. The honor of this first successful no-hit boss fight goes to the player NathanSavageDamage.

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NathanSavageDamage shared his accomplishment on the Elden Ring subreddit and was met with both praise and incredulity. I find myself in both categories, amazed at this player's skill and dedication but also annoyed because I can't even defeat the Masked Curseblade in the Gravesite Plains without getting hit once.

Editor's note: The original video was deleted, so the video above is actually NathanSavageDamage's second success with this boss.

NathanSavageDamage's video on the Elden Ring subreddit demonstrates his skill, as he parries and dodges each of Promised Consort Radahn's and Radahn, Consort of Miquella's attacks without a scratch. I felt bad for the bosses as he defeated them with ease wearing a simple loincloth. Those preparing to face the final boss can learn a lot from watching NathanSavageDamage's accomplishment and implementing those lessons.

What I paid the most attention to was the technique and patience on display. Nathan focused on parrying the bosses' attacks and then delivering a damaging strike while the boss was stunned. When the boss wasn't stunned, he did not get greedy and made quick strikes before waiting for another chance to parry. I know I would have panicked or gotten greedy with my attacks, so seeing how collected this battle was definitely taught me to be more patient as I progress in my journey through the Land of Shadow.

After defeating the final boss of Shadow of the Erdtree, NathanSavageDamage reveals his weapons and gear to help any aspiring players on their quest through the Shadow Realm. I doubt using the same build will help my skill any, but you can be certain I'll keep my eye out for the Flame Art Misericorde and Sacred Twinbird Kite Shield on my run.

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Justin has been diving into fantasy worlds since he can remember. He is a certified nerd who has a deep love of reading, writing, and hiking. He has been writing since his college days, but specifically in gaming for two years. His favorite games are The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Hollow Knight, Celeste, and Banjo Kazooie.

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