Elden Ring Best Class – Mage
May 6, 2022 | Posted in Elden Ring | By Anonymous
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This post shares 180+ hours of experience playing pure mage in Elden Ring. The Astrologer starting class is the clear choice for those wishing to play pure mage and at level 225, Faith remains seven and Arcane remains nine, the starting values for Astrologer, because a mage neither casts healing spells or concerns themselves with bleed damage. Journey 2 experiences are being shared.
Elden Ring Best Spell – Comet
What is the best spell in Elden Ring? For the Astrologer Mage, with 80 intellect and 60 mind, and Azur’s Glintstone Armor, the clear choice is Comet. Players can obtain the Comet Spell in the Academy of Raya Lucaria in Liurnia of the Lakes. The zone’s legacy dungeon will always be significant in the game because the boss encounter with Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, is often the second Great Rune obtained by players to unlock Leyndell, Royal Capital and progress in the game. Players are tasked with obtaining Godrick the Grafted’s Great Rune and here’s astrologer mage defeating Margit and Godrick in Stormveil Castle in Journey 2. The melt with Comet is real.
Elden Ring Best Weapon
The best weapon for the astrologer mage is Lusat’s Glintstone Staff. Hours of gaming time were spent comparing Lusat’s Staff with Azur’s Glintstone Staff with Lusat’s Staff emerging as better. However, Azur’s Staff will continue to scale beyond intelligence third soft cap of 80. A choice was made to leave Intelligence at 80 to increase other stats like Endurance and Dexterity. Eventually, Intelligence will reach 99 and further comparisons can be made on these two mage weapons of choice. Journey 2 Comet with Lusat’s Glintstone Staff against the bosses in Leyndell, Royal Capital. Again, the melt is real.
Elden Ring Best Armor
For the Elden Ring Mage utilizing Comet, Azur’s Glintstone Armor increases damage by 15% but the spell also costs 15% more mana to cast. You can see the melt on Journey 2 game progression legacy dungeons. A personal preference was developed for the Preceptor’s Set increasing Mind by 3 based on aesthetics and weight because Azur’s amor cannot be altered. The Preceptor’s set can be greatly altered to reduce weight as a pure mage carries no melee weapon and has a light load. Sometimes the shield is shed because mages don’t use shields. However, there are boss encounters where the shield must be utilized like in Volcano Manor and against the Fire Giant required to progress in the game. Journey 2 Fire Giant was low key melted utilizing the Preceptor’s Set.
Elden Ring Best Talismans
For the Astrologer Mage, the four best talismans are Viridian Amber Medallion +2 increasing Stamina, Cerulean Amber Medallion +2 increasing mana, Radagon Icon increasing casting speed, and the Graven Mass Talisman increasing spell damage. At level 225, with 55 vigor, the Crimson Amber Medallion +2 increasing health is also viable instead of the Radagon Icon. The author read a blog post about the twin gargoyles in Sofria Aqueduct, a encounter missed in Journey one. Here’s the astrologer mage utilizing comet in this duo boss encounter.
Elden Ring Astrologer Mage Best Gear
April 7, 2022 | Posted in Elden Ring | By Anonymous
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This post share information regarding the astrologer mage class, the best gear to find and equip, ideal attributes, and the best spell combinations for an Elden Ring mage. The mage is driven by high intellect for spell damage and mind for a hefty mana pool. Players driving points into Faith, Arcane, Strength beyond 18, Dexterity beyond 15, are playing a hybrid class not a mage.
Mage Attribute Points
At level 147, these are the attribute stats for the toon I’m playing
Vigor (25), Mind (50, 280 fp/mana), Endurance (25), Strength (20), Dexterity (15), Intelligence (75), Faith (7), Arcane (9).
Not a single attribute point has been spent on Faith or Arcane because the toon is a Mage trying to maximize ranged damage. Strength (18) and Dexterity (15) are required for the Uchigatana, perhaps the best mage melee weapon, due to it’s speed and bleed damage proc. Two additional attribute points have been placed in Strength because there is some scaling with casting staves.
Astrologer is the ideal starting class for mage because of the starting Intellect of 16. There’s nothing preventing other classes from playing mage because the class is focused on high intellect and mind.
Mage Best Weapons
The mage is all about casting spells and casting spells quickly. The clear choice for the best staff for players primarily utilizing sorceries is Azur’s Glintstone Staff found in the Academy of Raya Lucaria legacy dungeon in Lake of Liurnia. The weapon scales primarily with Intelligence and some with Strength. As long as the weapon is continuing to scale, additional points are going to be placed in Intelligence to maximize spell damage. Another choice for the best staff in the game is Lusat’s Glintstone Staff, however, Azur’s staff stacks with the Radagon Icon further increasing casting speed. Here’s the Elden Ring mage against Morgott the Omen in Leyndell, Royal Capital with the boss being absolute Melted on the encounter’s first look.
Mage Best Armor Set
The mage class wears what amounts to cloth armor. Players wearing any armor set besides cloth are not playing a mage, they are playing a hybrid. The mage wears cloth armor for weight reasons because Endurance is the fourth stat of priority in building an ideal Elden Ring mage. The Snow Witch Armor awarded part way through Ranni’s Quest can get players through the end game and is a highly desirable armor set for aestics reasons. The quest line requires players to defeat Starscourge Radahn in Redmane Castle and you can watch the mage class handling this fight after less than ten looks at the fight.
Another choice for mages regarding armor is Alberich’s Armor Set found in Leyndell, Royal Capital. When the garment set is altered at a site of grace, players drop 1.6 weight, making clutch mage barrel rolls slightly quicker.
Mage Best Talisman Slot Equipment
Players will eventually be able to equip four items in this slot. For the mage, the gear is simple. Stargazer Heirloom raising intelligence by 5 (giving this toon 80 Intelligence), Crimson Amber Medallion +1 (raising health by 56 points), Graven-School Talisman increasing spell damage, and Radagon’s Icon increasing casting time and stacking with Azur’s Glintstone Staff.
Best Mage Spells
Glintstone Pebble serves the mage well during all phases of the game and is a starting spell for the Astrologer. The Astrologer becomes a mage when Intelligence and Mind are selected as the two primary attributes to level mercilessly. The tertiary attribute is Vigor and the final attribute of some focus is Endurance. Comet, a sorcery obtained in the Academy of Raya Lucaria, is Glintstone Pebble on steroids. With 50 Mind and 28 Endurance, I can cast Comet six times before using a mana potion and waiting for Stamina to recharge. Comet Azur, obtained by finding Primeval Sorcerer Azur in Altus Plateau, when combined with Terra Magica, and a physick preventing spells from costing mana offer the mage boss melting capabilities. However, the setup and stationary nature of the spell combination of Comet Azur, give the mage a disadvantage. There’s also a wind up on Comet Azur before the spell casts and if the boss moves, players will have to stop casting, reacquire the target, and wind the spell up again.
Elden Ring Best Boss Fight
March 25, 2022 | Posted in Elden Ring | By Anonymous
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This post shares opinions regarding the best boss fight (so far) for Elden Ring players. Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, is as challenging as it is creepy. There are two phases to the encounter with children crawling on the ground breathing fire at you and humming a lullaby. Players should learn some tactics for defeating Phase 1 of the boss of Raya Lucaria Academy especially playing Astrologer Mage.
Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon
I’ve got phase one down. One witnesses clutch Astrologer Mage barrel rolls to avoid damage because because my load is medium. The children singing the lullaby are surrounded by a gold shield destroyed in one hit. Once a player breaks three gold shields on three different children, the boss will fall to the ground and can be attacked. Melee weapons, even for an Astrologer with 18 strength and 15 dexterity, are most effective when the boss becomes vulnerable to attack. My other stats as Astrologer are Intelligence 57, Mind 40, 20 Vigor, 16 Endurance, 9 Fatih, and 7 arcane combined with the strength and dexterity numbers listed above and I’m roughly level 95. This, I believe, is a pure mage build at this point in the game and I have not put a single point into Fatih or Arcane. One of the things helping me, tremendously, is I went and got the Uchigatana from Deathtouched Catacombs an item I never picked up when I cleared the dungeons more than 50 levels ago. Attacking the boss melee in phase 1 is the way to go.
Earning the Snow Witch Armor Set, awarded part way through the quest line, sets players up to tackle Raya Lucaria Academy if the dungeon has not already been completely cleared. I defeated a boss in the academy, Red Wolf of Radagon, and thought the dungeon was complete. I had no idea the best boss I’ve seen playing dark age of Camelot for four years and world of warcraft for too many years awaited at the end of the dungeon. Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, is difficult and I’m making a point to play this game solo. I beat Godrick on the first try, I beat Radahn within 15 pulls, Margit the Fell took several pulls and I didn’t even activate the NPCs for that encounter because I’m total noob.
Raya Lucaria Academy
The dungeon really has two parts with a mini boss. I did not know this and have been stuck on Ranni’s quest for some time. The quest line takes one through natural leveling progression. The first part of the academy up to the mini boss is fairly easy once players learn to navigate the spell casting mages and their little ambush leading to the Red Wolf of Radagon. Once the mini boss is defeated, the real challenge begins opening the path from the debate parlor site of grace to the boss. I died so many times trying to obtain Azur’s Glintstone Staff one of the best staves in the game for Astrologer Mages.
Elden Ring Boss Fights as Astrologer Mage
March 21, 2022 | Posted in Elden Ring | By Anonymous
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This post describes and shares video of various boss fights in Elden Ring while playing the mage of Elden Ring, the Astrologer class. The boss fights depicted are necessary for game progression to become the Elden Lord and complete various quests and is designed to help players with strategy, tactics, and playing the game from a ranged damage perspective.
Elden Ring Boss Fights You’ll Need for Something
Margit the Fell unlocks Stormveil Castle. Godrick the Grafted is the boss of Stormveil Castle and drops one of two Great Runes required to enter the capital city and begin phase two of the game. Royal Knight Loretta is the boss of Caria Manor which unlocks Ranni’s quest via the Three Sisters, towers where Ranni, and others, are located after defeating Royal Knight Loretta. Gael Cave is a random optional dungeon showing the boss fight. Full Grown Fallingstar Beast in Mt. Gelmir drops both kinds of smithing stones level 6 and, while he doesn’t quite block player’s path to Volcano Manor, the field boss is a nuisance.
Margit the Fell
Margit is a boss, considered optional, but you have to defeat him to gain access to Stormveil Castle, a dungeon with a lot of stuff to do including defeating Godrick the Grafted, a boss. I eventually defeat Margit the Fell, probably around the ten minute mark of the video.
Godrick the Grafted
Godrick is the boss of Stormveil Castle and one of the bosses you need for a Great Rune. Once again, spirit ashes are a must, I’m again using wolves. This is a phased fight where I’ll dawn the arm of a dragon and breathe fire at you. Playing Astrologer, it was easy to stay away from these attacks. I did one shot Godrick on the first try. Luck I guess.
Leonine Misbegotten – Castle Morne Boss
Well, you fight the spirit of Leonine Misbegotten. Clutch spirit ashes in the form of wolves and ranged damaged result in a one shot of the boss on the first try. There’s a quest line here involving Edgar and Irena, who you meet in Weeping Peninsula. The quest has different outcomes depending on when you defeat the boss of Morne Castle and acquire the Grafted Blade Greatsword.
Caria Manor Boss
You’ll need to defeat the Caria Manor Boss if you want access to Ranni’s quest, which, as a Sorcerer, I want because Loretta’s Great Crossbow sorcery is apparently clutch at long range although the range seems the same as Glinting Pebble and takes longer to cast. Also, Ranni’s quest awards the Snow Witch Armor Set which I want.
Players have to defeat this boss of Castle Redmane as part of Ranni’s quest and to be awarded the Snow Witch Armor Set. Described as “one of the toughest encounters in the game” I think this boss fight fails in comparison to the difficulty of Rannala, Queen of the Full Moon in Raya Lucaria Academy. Both count as bosses to slay for Great Runes to unlock the second phase of the game.
Full Grown Fallingstar Beast
Players will encounter the field boss after a site of grace called Ninth Mt. Gelmir Campsite via spirit spring to jump with Torrent. Or, there’s a ladder. I wonder how long it takes to climb the ladder I never bothered trying to find out. Players should try to land as close to the edge of the plateau because the boss has large aggro range.
Borealis the Freezing Fog
Once players progress through Leyndell Capital, defeating Godfrey and Morgott the Omen along the way, players will make their way to the Mountaintops of the Giants. While making a half loop to the various sites of grace and finding the zone map fragments, players will encounter a dragon. Borealis the Freezing Fog can be avoided and, apparently, a lot of sites recommend bypassing the field boss. Here’s Astrologer Mage handling the encounter with relative ease.