Elden Ring’s massive sprawling open world demands a lot of traversing. This makes walking around very tedious. There are some methods you can use to transverse the Lands Between quickly. Riding on Torrent and fast travel helps a lot. But remember that you won’t even be able to ride torrent in certain areas like dungeons or building interiors.
In such areas you can resort to plain old sprinting. Whether it be in the over world or inside the dungeons. Sprint quickly to skip fighting annoying foes. Running away towards your destination usually always works in every Souls Game.
How Does Sprinting Work in the Elden Ring?
Unlike older souls games, sprinting works differently in the Elden Ring. Previously sprinting always consumed stamina. We needed to break our sprinting into walking in between to recover stamina. It needed constant button pressing and releasing.
Meanwhile, in the Elden Ring this only applies in combat. When you are out of combat, you can run as much as you need without having to take your finger off the sprint button.
How to Sprint in Elden Ring?
All said, let’s learn how to lace up and sprint in all platforms where Elden Ring is available to play.
- In PlayStation: Press down the Circle Button “O” and hold the left analog stick towards the direction you want to sprint towards.
- In Xbox: Press down the Button “B” and hold the left analog stick towards the direction you want to sprint towards.
- In PC: Press down the Space Bar and hold W, S, A or D or combine two directional keys (W+D, A+W, A+S or S+D) towards the direction you want to sprint forward to.
Sprinting influences different situations you will find yourselves in while roaming through the Lands Between. I made some videos that will let you see for yourself all the differences it creates.
Run like the wind, whether it be in or out of combat. Be very careful of your stamina if you decide to sprint when you are in combat. You don’t want to run out of the stamina to block or attack if you keep running circles around your enemies.
Gallop Faster and Dash While Riding Torrent
While riding on torrent you can dash, as well as sprint. The dash even has a small invincibility frame for the player but not for Torrent. When on the over-world press the sprint button to gallop quickly.
If you press the sprint button in the opposite direction, you start with a tiny dash. You can keep pressing it to sprint.
Use Sprinting Attacks
Most weapons are compatible with sprinting attacks. Well, at least the melee weapons have nice sprint attacks. Press the respective attack button on the platform you are playing in while you are sprinting to perform a sprinting attack.
Sprinting attacks even deal more damage, so use it as often as possible.
Cast Incantations Mid Sprint
You can cast some incantations mid sprint. Bestial Sling, is an incantation that can be cast quickly while in sprinting animation without coming to a complete halt. Most other incantations use long casting animations before you activate the effects.
You can use these quickly castable spells to get out of sticky situations.
Jump Further Using Sprint
In Elden Ring, just like in many other souls games, you can discover new areas by sprint jumping. It will also help you get access to hard to reach items. Keep holding the sprint button to reach further while you jump in the Elden Ring.