Whatever character build you decided to go with in Elden Ring, you’ll be dealing with an annoyance called the max equip load. The equip load value of your character essentially decides how fast you can roll dodge in Elden Ring. If you have anything less than “Heavy Load,” you’ll dodge at a normal speed. However, if you reach Heavy Load, you’ll be slowly rolling against any boss you face.
Luckily, there are some ways to increase your max equip load in Elden Ring. But, all of these ways require the use of an item. Below, you can see what you can do to get back to quickly dodging in Elden Ring.
Increasing max equip load in Elden Ring
The first and simplest way to increase your max equip load is by dumping Attribute Points into Endurance. This stat increases your maximum stamina as well as your overall equip load. So, if you want some more wiggle room with the armor or weapons you choose, it might be wise to spend some points on Endurance. You can always respec your points if you find you don’t need the extra Endurance points.
If you don’t want to spend any points on Endurance, there are some Talismans you can equip to increase the stat. The Radagon’s Scarseal and Radagon’s Soreseal both increase your overall Attributes, which includes Endurance. In exchange, you take slightly more damage. To find the Scarseal, you need to visit the Weeping Evergaol in Weeping Peninsula and defeat the Ancient Hero of Zamor. This is found at the top of the western part of Weeping Peninsula.
To find the Soreseal, you need to visit Fort Faroth in Caelid. This is located just northwest of Redmane Castle. At the fort, you need to go up the ladder at the end of the first room and walk along the roof and jump onto the platform. Go down the opening on the north side of the platform and then jump onto another wooden platform. You can then drop down again to find the Soreseal.
These Talismans increase your Endurance but another increases your max equip load as a whole. This Talisman is called the Erdtree’s Favor and can be found by going back down the first lift you ever took in Elden Ring. The Site of Grace you want to fast travel to is called Stranded Graveyard. From here, use two Stonesword Keys to open up the barrier.
You need to go through the poison lake to reach a platforming challenge. You’ll have to avoid the giant chariot by running ahead or behind it and hiding in the cubbies of the wall. Eventually, you’ll come to a narrow platform with two giant holes on either side. Drop down in these holes and keep going straight until you find a giant room with two Grafted Scions inside. You just need the item on the body at the end of the room, which is the Erdtree’s Favor. This will increase your HP, FP and max equip load.
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