Saying that Elden Ring is a difficult game will be an understatement. If you are a new player to FromSoftware games, you will certainly have a hard time. Right off the bat, players are greeted with the tutorial boss known as Grafted Scion. You are meant to lose that fight since it is extremely unfair and difficult. However, if you are curious like us, we will show you what happens if you kill the tutorial boss in Elden Ring.
Before we begin, if you haven’t played the game yet or are just starting out, don’t worry if you die to this boss. The story will progress as always as you are expected to be killed by him. However, some skilled and determined players have bested the tutorial boss in Elden Ring. So, what happens if you kill him? Let’s find out!
Elden Ring: What Happens if You Kill The Tutorial Boss?
If you defeat the extremely difficult Grafted Scion, you will be rewarded with the Golden Beast Crest Shield and the Ornamental Straight Sword. Not only that, but you also get 3200 Runes which are extremely useful at this stage of the game. Also, keep in mind that you only have one chance to defeat it. Retrying the fight means that you have to restart the entire game.
Golden Beast Crest Shield
The Golden Beast Crest Shield is a large shield that does not have any skill. You cannot parry using this shield but it has some great stats. Your character needs to have 24 Strength to properly equip and use it. The best part is that this shield blocks 100% physical damage and reduces the magic damage by half. If you are new to the game, chances are that you won’t parry anyways. So, using this shield will be more useful than the basic one that some classes get.
While you might think that this large shield will hinder your mobility, you’ll be glad to know that it is quite flexible. Elden Ring encourages players to block attacks and use the guard counter mechanic. You can do so by pressing the Heavy Attack button after successfully blocking an attack.
Ornamental Straight Sword
This sword is superb and has Strength of 10 and Dexterity of 14 and has a special weapon Skill called “Golden Tempering.” Using this skill will coat your blade in golden magic and unlock swift jabs which deal tons of damage. If you choose the Vagabond or Samurai class, this weapon will be perfect for you. The stats are quite good on this weapon, especially for an early-game sword.
That’s everything you need to know about what happens if you kill the tutorial boss in Elden Ring. We would love to know if you managed to best the Grafted Scion or not. Let us know in the comments below!