How to Increase Equipment Load in Elden Ring

Elden Ring

Elden Ring is a huge game. The game also has a bunch of hidden stuff. There are a great many hidden and unique locations in Elden Ring. As you find hidden dungeons like the Stormfoot Catacombs you’ll unlock many different items and powers. The builds you’re making will be heavily impacted by the stats you have. As you spend Runes, you can get various stat boosts. And combined with gear and upgrades, you can get insanely powerful.

As you level up and get stronger in Elden Ring, there’s going to be enemies that you have trouble with. Players will want to put time into finding better gear, but that won’t always be easy. You need to have some amount of luck on your side. And just like previous games in the genre. players can stack luck in their favor. You can actually get tons of items, both crafting materials and usable gear, from loot drops.

The most important element for many builds in combat is the dodge roll. The faster you can roll, you more likely you are to survive a combat encounter.  Equipment load is one of the most important stats in Elden Ring for this aspect. There are many important stats in the game, and you want to learn what they mean to figure out how to min-max your build. Discovery is a very important stat for that, as it increases drop chances from enemies and bosses. Other stats like Arcane will scale certain damage types or other elements of your build. But for now, let’s get back to the topic of Equipment Load in Elden Ring.

How does Equipment Load in Elden Ring work?

The Equip load is a scale based on your Endurance. Open up your Equipment screen to see your stats. Looking on the right-hand side, you will see Equip load. There’s a rating beneath that determines what load percentage you’re at. Every armament, armor, and talisman has a designated weight that adds to this rating.

The percentage you have in your load will determine how fast you can roll. Do the math and figure out what percentage of your Equip Load is taken up. A 30% to 69.9% weight ratio is the average for any character. This is considered Med. Load, and will give you the basic roll and poise. 29.9% or lower will give you the fastest possible rolls and backsteps, but it’s pretty hard to get that level without missing some stuff in your inventory.

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How to Increase Equipment Load in Elden Ring

Raising Endurance to increase equipment load was originally a feature in Demon Souls and Dark Souls. But it was changed in Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3, where they added the Vitality stat to govern equipment load. This same principle applies here, in a slightly different way. Endurance is once again the governing stat, and like all others in the game it has a soft cap. The Endurance soft cap at 60 points gives you the best possible return on levels for Runes. Past 60 Endurance, you will gain fewer points in Equipment load per level of Endurance. The stat can go to 99, but there’s a problem. You really waste those levels trying to max it out past that point.

And it’s not just the player that has this kind of thing. Enemies often have a bunch of elements that might be altered or unique. There are also tougher to kill enemies like Skeletons that have their own unique mechanics.

If you’re playing and enjoying the game, good for you! You might have questions though, so we have some guides to help you out. When making a character, picking the right class is important. Figure out how to level up your character once you’re in the game. From there, you might want to learn how to upgrade gear, or maybe how to find powerful weapons, like the Meteorite Staff. Or perhaps you’re a melee player and want that shiny new Rivers of Blood katana to hack away with? If you’re dealing with a lot of Undead, try grabbing the Golden Epitaph. Get the Mimic Tear Summon for a powerful ally. If you’re after better gear, give the Ronin Armor or the Urumi Whip a try.

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