The riding mechanism is undoubtedly one of the most essential components of Elden Ring as well as one of its most intriguing aspects. After playing for a short period of time, players will unlock the ability to call upon Torrent, Elden Ring’s player horse, anywhere in the game’s open environment. Exploration is greatly accelerated by riding Torrent, which also enables players to reach areas that would otherwise be unreachable due to Torrent’s vertically-focused moveset.
The power to call forth Torrent is not initially available to players in Elden Ring; nonetheless, it is possible to obtain him fairly quickly after exiting the instructional region and venturing out into the wide world. In order for players to successfully summon Torrent, they must first obtain a unique summoning item. On the other hand, in contrast to the Soul Summon Bell, the Horse Whistle can be utilised in any part of the Lands Between, with the exception of dungeons and other enclosed areas. This is the Elden Ring summoning guide for the torrent.
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How To Summon Torrent in Elden Ring
How To Get Torrent In The First Place
In order for players to be able to call upon Torrent, they will first need to clear the initial few areas of Limgrave, which is the first major open-world zone they will encounter in Elden Ring. When players uncover their third Lost Grace, a cutscene will play that introduces them to Melina. In most cases, this scenario will take place behind a big encampment of Soldiers that is located in front of a large gate.
This maiden, whose origins are unknown, approaches the player and proposes a deal: in exchange for “runes into strength,” the Tarnished will escort them to the base of the Erd Tree. At the conclusion of this cutscene, the player will be handed the Spectral Steed Whistle as well as an introduction to Torrent. Players will need to utilise this item in order to mount and dismount Torrent when travelling in the overworld.
How To Summon (And Dismiss) Torrent
Once you acquire the Spectral Steed Whistle, you should access the screen that displays your equipment and look toward the bottom of the screen for the quick-select item slots. It is likely that your Flask of Crimson Tears and Flask of Cerulean Tears are now occupying the first two available slots. Find a slot that isn’t being used, open it up, and put the Spectral Steed Whistle in it. After this, pick the Whistle by holding down on the D-pad until it appears in the upper-left corner of the screen.
To make use of the Whistle, press X (or Square) on your keyboard, just as you would to make use of any other “consumable” item in Elden Ring. It only takes a few seconds for players to get up to their maximum speed when using Summoning Torrent due to the ability’s lightning-fast speed. Do not be hesitant to use the Whistle and escape when you are up against quick opponents or when the odds in the open world are massively against you; in either case, you should not be scared to do so. You have two options for getting rid of Torrent: either use the Whistle once more, or while riding, click the down button on the left joystick (L3).
What are spiritsprings in Elden Ring?
As you continue your exploration, you will come across regions that may be difficult to enter. This may be a steep drop that would kill your Tarnished, or it could be a large gap that you can’t traverse with a single hop. Either way, it would be fatal. You are in luck since you may use Torrent to access some locations that you would not have been able to get any other way. When you come across a large chasm that you believe Torrent is capable of crossing, use their double jump to get across it. If you see a beam of wind spiralling upward, use Torrent to launch yourself into the air and capitalise on the opportunity. Spiritsprings are the name given to these gusts of wind that Torrent can employ to safely descend from high places without receiving any damage from the fall.
How to heal Torrent in Elden Ring
Torrent each have their own health bar, which allows them to suffer damage from assaults made by other players. In the event that Torrent passes away, you will need to either wait a short length of time or use a Sacred Flask of Crimson Tears in order to be able to call them back. Torrent, on the other hand, can be healed by consuming either a Rowa Raisin or a Sweet Raisin. Both of these things can be crafted using the Crafting Kit, which can be purchased from a vendor at the Church of Elleh in the starting location of Limgrave. The Crafting Kit is required to create both of these items.