Equip Load in EldenThe players’ dodging and movement skills are directly related to their chances of obtaining the ring. However, there is significantly more to it than just that.
The encumbrance system is one of the many traditional role-playing game mechanics that can be found in Elden Ring. The weight of a character is one of the most important stats to keep track of when they are outfitting themselves with new equipment because it determines a variety of different things. On the Equipment screen, there will be a statistic called Equip Load to the right of a fraction that represents both your current Weight and your maximum Weight.
Only the weight of your currently equipped gear is deducted from your equip loadout
Equipment Load is typically broken down into three distinct tiers in games developed by FromSoftware, such as Elden Ring. Each level has an impact on a character’s ability to dodge, recover, sprint, and move quickly in general, and carrying a light, medium, or heavy load has both advantages and disadvantages. If you load your character down with too much gear, their mobility will be severely restricted, and they won’t be able to explore the world as easily.
Author Erik Petrovich updated this page on June 30, 2022:In Elden Ring, the Equip Load system works a little bit differently than it does in other games developed by FromSoftware. The values that distinguish each level of weight are distinct, with the thresholds for medium and heavy hovering around 30 and 70 percent, respectively. Because of the availability of the Flask of Wondrous Physick and Great Runes in Elden Ring, the Equip Load stat can be manipulated in a greater variety of ways than it ever has been before. Talismans, which take the place of Rings, are also capable of providing very helpful boosts to the Equip Load stat. Rolling in Elden Ring is tied to equip load, so it is a good idea to raise this stat a little so that you can equip heavier gear that is generally more protective. This will allow you to roll more effectively.
When playing certain role-playing games, such as Skyrim or Diablo, inventory space and weight are determined by everything the player has in their possession. Because of this, it is easy to become overly burdened when collecting Elden Ring items, such as Dragon Bones in Skyrim. The only factor that goes into determining a player’s Equip Load in Elden Ring is whether or not they have something in their hands or are currently wearing an item.
Weight is not affected in any way by the quick select menu that can be found at the bottom of the Equipment screen, nor is it affected by the Arrows button. This statistic can only be influenced by armaments, armor, and talismans. It is important to combine different pieces of equipment in order to bring down your Equip Load to the lowest possible level. In many situations, your Equip Load is far more important than your defensive stats.
The Equipment Load Is What Determines How Effective the Rolling Is
It is almost entirely dependent on a player’s level of Equip Load as to how well they can roll and avoid oncoming attacks. If you press B or the circle button while performing a dodge roll, your character will become untouchable for a brief period of time. Rolling requires very little stamina and grants the greatest amount of invincibility when used with a Light Equip Load. When you have a Heavy Equip Load, it is extremely difficult to reliably dodge incoming attacks because they use significantly more Stamina and provide a noticeably shorter moment of invincibility. This makes it one of the most challenging aspects of the game.
In most situations, maintaining a position in the middle of the field where your rolls and defenses are evenly balanced is the safest bet you can make. The requirement for the Medium roll in Elden Ring is increased to 70%, which is a higher bar than in the vast majority of other Souls games. When selecting armor, a target Equip Load percentage between 60 and 69 percent is a good range to aim for in order to achieve the highest possible defense without heavy rolling.
I-frames, speeds, and distances are all subject to change depending on the roll level
In Elden Ring, the Equip Load can be any one of three different intensities: light, medium, or heavy. There is, in theory, a fourth that you can get if you go over your maximum Equip Load, but it is not a good idea to go over this limit because your character will find their character struggling to move around the world at all, let alone the removal of a dodge roll. If you go over your maximum Equip Load, you can get a fourth, but it is not a good idea to go over your maximum Equip Load.
- Light Load is defined as being below 29.9% of your Max Equip Load.
- 30% to 69.9% of your maximum equipment load is considered a medium load.
- Heavy Load: Seventy percent to one hundred percent of your maximum equipped load.
To calculate the percentage of items that you currently have equipped, simply multiply the result of dividing your current Equip Load by your maximum Equip Load by 100. This will give you the percentage of items that you currently have equipped. In the screenshot that can be seen above, for instance, Gregory the Confessor has a current Equip Load of 28.2 and a maximum of 48.2 Equip Load. When these two numbers are divided, the result is 0.585, which, when multiplied by 100, reveals an existing Equip Load percentage of 58.5. This value is significantly lower than the minimum requirement of 70% for the medium roll that the Elden Ring almost compels players to use.
How to Increase the Amount of Equipment Carried in the Elden Ring
A player’s Elden Ring equip load can be increased in a variety of different ways, though most commonly through the use of talismans. This allows for a greater number of pieces of armor and weapons to be equipped on the character. In addition to talismans that increase the Equip Load stat, there are other stat-boosting talismans that affect the Equip Load stat, and there are even Crystal Tears for the Flask of Wondrous Physick that provide the exact boost required to stop suffering from the dreaded Elden Ring Heavy Load. After all, the armor that looks the best is sometimes also the armor that weighs the most.
- Put on your Load Talismans, which include the Arsenal Talisman, as well as its +1 and +2 variants, as well as the Great-Jar’s Arsenal Talisman.
- Talismans that increase endurance include Radagon’s Scarseal and Soreseal, the Erdtree’s Favor Talisman (as well as its +1 and +2 variants), and other similar items.
- Tears That Are Cracked:When consumed, the Tear of the Winged Crystal provides a boost to Equip Load that is greater than 400% for a period of three minutes. Useful for fights against bosses in which you require heavier armor.
- Additional Items: Godrick’s Great Rune, which adds 5 to all of the character’s stats. It is important to point out that the Blue Dancer Charm does not actually make the Equip Load value higher, but it does scale based on it.
Endurance is, of course, also tied to maximum Equip Load, and increasing this stat’s level is a good way to gradually increase the amount of weight you can carry over the course of the game. On the other hand, it is generally more beneficial to level more useful stats for your Elden Ring Intelligence Builds and instead rely on these Talismans to give you more wiggle room with the weight load of the Elden Ring.