Respec in Elden Ring: reskilling and reassigning attributes – Here’s how
Have you completely lost your skills in Elden Ring and want to completely rebuild your build? Or do you just want to reassign your attributes to try out a different fighting style or use it against a nasty boss? No problem: it works. However, you have to defeat a certain boss and use consumable items.
Spoiler alert: This guide contains spoilers for a boss in Elden Ring.
When and where is the respec possible?
It’s all about this: Bad news for anyone wanting to respec for Rennala: she’s the boss you need to defeat first in order to redistribute your attributes.
Rennala is the Chair of the Academy of Raya Lucaria in Liurnia and you can easily challenge them as the second big boss after Godrick. If you win, you will receive, among other things, the Great Rune of the Unborn, the effect of which reads as follows:
Enables a perfect rebirth.
Here you can reskill: Unlike other defeated bosses, Rennala doesn’t simply disappear. After you win, she’ll be in the boss room, the Big Library in the Academy and you can talk to her to choose the “Rebirth” option (the “Customization” option allows you to change your name and appearance).
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You need this item
For every rebirth you need one larval tear. This is a key item that can be found in various locations in the game world or dropped by enemies. Here are some examples of locations relatively early in the game:
- Limgrave: On a cliff east of Grace South side of Lake Agheel are a few nobles. One of them will drop a larva tear. But beware: It is a big bear in disguise. As soon as you attack him, he assumes his true dangerous form.
- Liurnia: In the cemetery of village of the Albinaurics you can simply collect the larva tears.
- Liurnia: Between the Shrimp Cooker Hut and the rose church there is a pavilion. To the west you will find one of the giant lobsters (not to be confused with the lobsters right by the pavilion). Again, you have to be careful: This becomes the Transplanted Scion instead of dying. He drops the larva tear when he dies. So be prepared for a tough fight.
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Planning on trying a lot of different builds in one playthrough? Do not worry. These are far from the only larval tears. You can find more copies in pretty much every region of the game. If you explore the intermediate land well, you will certainly soon have a supply.
Do you want to test different playstyles or did you find the right one for you right away?