Twitch streamer Sivicks beats Elden Ring with Brass Shield and one hand – Elden Ring is home to many magnificent shields, including the modest buckler, the highly prized Twinbird Kite Shield, and the cherished Jellyfish Shield. The Brass Shield, though, is my argument for the best shield in the Lands Between. With a 7 weight, it is the heaviest of the medium shields, yet it provides 100% physical guard and an amazing 84 attack rating when used to bash skulls. Additionally, it is frequently snatched from the hands of a recently deceased guard and is easily accessible around Elden Ring.
I can see it now. After making numerous tries for approximately seven hours, Sivicks successfully defeated the Elden Beast. “We achieved!”
Sivicks also beat the game at level one to up the difficulty of the run a little bit. Due to this, he was only able to use his two-handed Brass Shield as armour and no other weapons when facing the Elden Ring. In addition, Sivicks was controlling his Tarnished with only one hand on a DualSense controller, despite the fact that his character could use both hands in-game.
After completing two prior Brass Shield-only runs, Sivicks estimated that this challenge run took between 40 and 45 hours to complete. Sivicks also stated that playing the game with just one hand wasn’t particularly difficult. At this time, Sivicks acknowledged, “I wasn’t putting myself through anything harder than a usual task.” “After getting used to playing with one hand, everything went very smoothly because I’ve had the bosses pretty much down.”
Many people who commented on Sivicks’ Reddit post said that watching him win the game despite having such severe disadvantages motivated them to play Elden Ring again after losing to the game’s numerous bosses. If Sivicks can complete the game with one hand and no weapons, then you can do it with two hands and a sword, right?
It makes him feel great to know that, at the absolute least, his runs have inspired others to persevere and complete their own playthroughs.