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Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Available on
PS5 PS4
Released 21/06/2024
  • PS Plus required for online play
  • Supports up to 6 online players with PS Plus
  • 1 player

WHAT IS ELDEN RING SHADOW OF THE ERDTREE?

An expansion featuring an all-new story set in the Realm of Shadow, imbued with mystery, perilous dungeons, new enemies and items.

The Realm of Shadow. A place obscured by the Erdtree. 
Where the goddess Marika first set foot.

A land purged in an unsung battle. 
Set ablaze by Messmer’s flame.

It was to this land that Miquella departed. 
Divesting himself of his flesh, his strength, his lineage. 
Of all things Golden.

And now Miquella awaits the return of his promised Lord. 

Elden Ring base game is required to play Shadow of the Erdtree

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree key features

A deep and engaging new story

Guided by Empyrean Miquella, players are beckoned to the Realm of Shadow, a place obscured by the Erdtree where the goddess Marika first set foot. In these strange new lands, players discover the dark secrets of the world as they meet others who follow in Miquella’s footsteps with ulterior motives.

Travel an uncharted world

Shadow of the Erdtree takes players beyond the Lands Between to explore the Realm of Shadow, a completely new world in Elden Ring. Players can seamlessly travel back and forth between its vast maps interspersed with diverse situations and meticulous dungeons where menacing enemies roam.

Expanded abilities and items

Shadow of the Erdtree adds new weapons, equipment, weapon skills and magic not found in the base game, along with new enemies, boss encounters and plotlines to further increase players' RPG freedom. Take on these threats with the new powers you can acquire.

How to access Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

To access the Realm of Shadow, players must defeat two optional bosses in the Lands Between: Starscourge Radahn and Mohg, Lord of Blood.

Once they are beaten, you can start this brand-new chapter in the Elden Ring story by touching the withered arm emerging from the cocoon found at the site of the Mohg boss battle.

Reaching both imposing foes and besting them poses a considerable challenge. If you’ve yet to encounter them, here are some useful tips to help you on the path to the Realm of Shadow.

Starscourge Radahn
Mohg, Lord of Blood

“The Red Lion General wielded gravitational powers which he learned in Sellia during his younger days. All so he would never have to abandon his beloved but scrawny steed.”

Background: Once one of the mightiest demigods, now a feral, Scarlet Rot-infested shadow of his former self, the enormous Starscourge Radahn is still a force to be reckoned with.

Location: To reach him, you must first trigger the Radahn Festival, which temporarily transforms Redmane Castle in Caelid into a waiting area for other warriors hoping to fell the legendary Radahn. The simplest way to do this is by activating any Site of Grace in Altus Plateau. Once at the castle, you will find a portal that takes you to the battle.
 

Starscourge Radahn battle tips:

  • You can summon NPCs to support you – look out for summon signs placed around the battlefield. 
  • Make use of Torrent's speed and agility during the battle.
  • Radahn is incredibly weak to Scarlet Rot – if you have Rotten Breath (purchased at the Dragon Communion Altar in Caelid), you can inflict this affliction with just a couple of hits.

“In the lightless depths lies the grave of an ancient civilisation. It is here Mohg, the Lord of Blood, is building his palace, to be the seat of his coming dynasty named Mohgwyn. And whatever nightmares that may bring.”

Background: The ambitious demigod stole Miquella, brother of Malenia, from the Haligtree while the cursed youth was in pupal form, with the goal of raising Miquella to become a god and elevating himself to consort in the process. As his name suggests, Mohg wields bloodflame magic and can perform a powerful ritual that causes major damage to the player while also regaining his health.

Location: Mohg is found at the end of Mohgwyn Palace. The quickest way to reach this is by completing White Mask Varré’s questline and using the Pureblood Knight's Medal he gifts you.
 

Mohg, Lord of Blood battle tips:

  • To give yourself a big advantage in the first half of this two-phase fight, find Mohg’s Shackle (found in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds under Leyndell) and use it up to two times to temporarily restrict Mohg’s movement.
  • Create a mix containing Purifying Crystal Tear for your Flask of Wondrous Physick and drink it as Mohg transitions into the second phase to prevent almost certain death from his devastating attacks.
  • As blood loss is almost inevitable, equip the Talisman Lord of Blood's Exultation, earned by defeating Esgar, Priest of Blood in Leyndell Catacombs, to gain an  attack power boost when you haemorrhage.

When Mohg is defeated, resting at a Site of Grace will cause a new character called Leda to appear in front of Miquella’s cocoon. While you do not need to converse with her, Leda’s appearance indicates that you can now touch Miquella’s arm and begin exploring the expansive Realm of Shadow.

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