Some old curmudgeons might think Elden Ring is too bigbut for many others the joy of the Lands Between lies in how many secrets it keeps revealing – be that speedrunners somehow crashing the game to completion in minutesor resistant types beating your way to the throne of Elden. This one isn’t quite on that scale, but a startling reminder of how many unexpected interactions may yet be discovered.
Player @rasukuclaver shared this game element, and here’s your chance to see it unfold and get emotional, before I explain what’s going on.
最初に発見したやつ凄いな#ELDENRING #PS4sharehttps://t.co/5lwWQTO0X9 pic.twitter.com/v0YMcohuhMApril 8, 2022
No, the explanation isn’t just “she got the wolf, man.” The NPC companion being summoned here is a Spirit Ash named Latenna the Albinauric, and you get this through a side-quest with the character (here’s how to hold it).
Latenna is found in front of the Slumbering Wolf’s Shack in Liurnia of the Lakes, and after completing several stages, she will willingly join the player in helping them get to the Haligtree. To do so, however, she abandons her wolf companion:
“Then I think it’s time. Goodbye, Wolf. My faithful wolf, my better half. I will go with the Spotted. So that our trip was not in vain. Forgive me, Wolf.
Spirit Ash’s description says that “having lost her beloved wolf companion, Lobo, she cannot move from the place where she was summoned”.
Elden Ring has giant Direwolves enemies. Summon Latenna around one and she will draw you to her, somehow charm you and take you to her back. Not only does this give a normally stationary character increased movement and survivability, but it unlocks your mount’s Freezing Mist attack (as seen above).
It doesn’t change the game, really. It just means that one of your Spirit Ash companions has an extra layer, which happens to be badass and so can be of incredible use in the right context: Latenna is cool and all, but a wolf-mounted Latenna is icy cold. I mean: she got the wolf, man.