First No-Damage Elden Ring Speedrunner Finishes In Under 3 Hours
Some of Elden Ring‘s most skilled players have set a new standard. Soulsborne speedrunner Seki claimed to have completed the first Elden Ring without causing any damage or hitting.
Seki completed his Elden Ring playthrough within three hours. It does not seem like he was the first to do this. Seki, who is running on version 1.03.2 of the game, has set a new benchmark at 2:51.10
In a Kotaku report, Seki acknowledged some confusion surrounding his run when it was compared to an identical achievement by another Souls streamer GinoMachino.
However, he noted that their feats are still quite different. Both are impressive, but Seki explained to Kotaku the difference is that there is no damage. GinoMachino’s Eldenring clear does not include damage from enemies or traps. Seki explains that a no-hit or no-damage run avoids “environmental damage” such as poison/fall damage.
Although the runs fall into different categories, it doesn’t matter much to people like me who can clear one boss in three hours. Both are amazing to me. Seki’s accomplishment can be viewed on YouTube. This includes the charming point at 2:51:35, where he enters for the finish.
Seki recalls feeling a little panic at the end when he believed he would need one more hit against Elden Beast, the final boss. It was feared that it would retaliate in the opening and smack Seki’s Tarnished, ruining his run at the finish. It would have expired, I believe.
The streamer cannot use helpful talismans such as Red-Feathered Branchsword to buff damage when Tarnished is low in health. This is because there is a no damage rule in his speed run. It’s also glitchless, so it takes longer than other speedrunning categories. The teleportation bug-wielding speedrunners are still amazing to see. Some aim to beat Elden Ring within 30 minutes.
I can’t count how many times I have seen streamers like Seki defeat a boss I haven’t seen. I am dozens and dozens into Elden Ring, and as someone who plays much more slowly, it’s cool that they are so familiar with something so complicated. We’ll consider it a win if I can get myself out of the character creator within three hours.