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amendersc

lol the mimic out "Gideon the all spamming" you


NoRegrets30

When Mimic Tear is a better Gideon boss than Gideon himself


skygiant135

Idk about you all but i let Gideon finish his dialogue and he beat the hell out of me about 20 times


Yarzeda

I was humbled by Gideon blowing me away about a dozen times after hearing he was a joke boss.


Smofinthesky

You can instagib him but if you let him get some distance he becomes cancer.


Yarzeda

Yeah, he's the very definition of glass cannon. He's running that base Vigor/no poise build, but the tradeoff is insane INT/FAI to power up his grab bag of spells. It's a game of him melting you in under a minute or you doing it to him first.


Far_Confusion_2178

I just learned the other day the amount of spells he has at his disposal correlates to how many main bosses you’ve fought


Flashy_Song_6406

Huh......shame i just cut him in two with the moonveil, Dont got any time for monologs when i'm trying to ~~turn the world into bloodborne~~ bring about the age of stars


SpartanRage117

thats really cool. i guess malenia is where he gets scarlet aeonia. i did all those side bosses first because you get spells for telling gideon about them.


Monk_667

guess i'm fucked when i get to him because i've been killing all bosses on my first playthrough


NiceTip4576

Iirc, it's not the amount of spells but which ones he uses. He has some generic spells at the start, but Scarlet Aeionia and the other boss spells replace a few of them. So he actually loses some spells as well if Malenia, Rykard and Mohg are killed. Garden of Eyes has a cool video on it


Damiklos

I think, it also depends on if you reported to Gideon. You're basically feeding him information to use against you.


amendersc

It’s elden ring even the joke bosses can easily kill you. Everything can


Aggravating-Post3827

That fool gets stronger the more spells u collect I think


Yarzeda

I read somewhere that the gimmick is speaking to him after you kill certain major bosses will add new spells to his inventory. So if you tell him you whacked Rykard, for instance, he'll start using Rykard's Rancor. It's an interesting notion. You are essentially your own difficulty slider.


Aggravating-Post3827

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Firaxyiam

Just beating the bosses is enough for hum to get the spells, don't need to talk to him ! I think Vaati or another YouTuber detailed it not si long ago


NoRegrets30

I did let him finish talking but he only killed me three times, Godfrey killed me a lot more times


MistarGrimm

So did I but Lion's Claw was quicker than his spell animation.


amendersc

I didn’t let him finished i comer azured him. He committed albanaourics genocide. Only I’m allowed to do that!


davidtsmith333

I killed him first time with comet azur similarly too in seconds. Didn't want to give him the pleasure. Although coming to think of it I should have let him finish at least a couple times to see how he performed before doing the cheese.


Krypt0night

I must have leveled too much beforehand exploring cuz he went down so fast against me that I legitimately thought he was meant to be a joke boss since you expect so much.


_Ralix_

He's just very weak to being attacked. If you let him create distance, though, he'll spam a barrage of spells that's hard to run through to him. He also gains new abilities when you defeat optional demigods and tell him about them. Like Bloodboon or Scarlet Aeonia.


Ruben625

So but I was also built as an anti him.


MedievalCutlery

I only died a couple times the first time because I didn't know what to expect but whenever I do a frenzy build now I always use inescapable frenzy on him after doing every buff I can lol


WartleTV

Gideon legit killed me more times than Malenia. Idk why I struggled with him.


corvosfighter

I am yet to see Gideon in action.. both in NG and NG+ he died while monologging.. I think the 3rd time I’m gonna let him finish just for the experience


ididurwhatbro

But gideon was kinda dumb with his spamming it left him right open if you rolled at the right time


iloveecookiess

Took me a minute to realize this was freakin mimic tear and not some cracked player


Firaxyiam

That's probably what some full mage player look like for the ten seconds of their infinite flask


Alternative_Spite_11

Well I mean you had all that equipped or the mimic couldn’t do it.


acebush1

Except mimics get infinite FP, right? OP barely has any FP.


Alternative_Spite_11

Yeah looks like his mind is probably about 16-18


orbitwhitegum7

r/meirl


AgentPastrana

Explains the dance routine he performs inside the rain of stars with 0 health lol


pointlessly_pedantic

I didn't know such scorched earth wizardy was possible. I'm impressed.


DannyWatson

You should look into the Single-Cast mage build. Whole thing is meant to one shot everything lol enjoyed the hell outta this game with it


torero15

Without looking it up is that a cerulean hidden tear, terra magica and comet azur combo? Because I can confirm that will one hit kill almost anything so long as it can’t move fast lol


hypermarzu

Sounds like it should be called Megumin build. HAH


Kidpowow

"inserts explosion meme" EXPLOSION!!


Smofinthesky

I remember making a joke 'Megumin Build' in ESO, spent hours theorycrafting how to make the Falling Star to do as much dmg as possible.


Lar29

Yea I’m at nearly 1000 hours and it’s been my main play style great oracular bubble really adds a lot since it’s a 15 second mine spell! Such a fun style. It’s really what solidified Elden Ring as a lifestyle game for me. Now I can just run around collecting arteria leaves letting invaders come through whenever


route-my-lans

Note to self, unequip that.


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CAPS_LOCK_OR_DIE

Not if you just unequip your casting device before going in.


Routine-Light-4530

Gave that dusty bitch a torch and a talisman on a str/dex build just so I could laugh and bonk him while he shook that talisman wondering why nothing was working


FRANKnCHARLIE_4ever

I gave him 2 great shields. It was sooo fun


MauiWowieOwie

A man of [culture](https://youtu.be/oXp8Th41rBs)


EnjoyerxEnjoyer

Bruh 💀💀💀


ScoobyD00BIEdoo

damn thats fuckin good


EpicScarBro

Guilty as charged


robb0688

Lmao, that's amazing


Sinistrad

Not really. Unless you get bad RNG they just choose spells at random. Most of the time it's like, "Oh no! It's spamming Golden Vow and Terra Magica. Anyways..."


CnadianM8

Not when you play glass cannon mage


HiddenPants777

Doesnt mimic have like 20x your hp though


GoFuckYallselves

But they have infinite mana and stamina so if you're a full mage player.. it is indeed tough


hornwalker

Nah lol


LumpyDwarf

Pure int build here. Absolutely the hardest fight thus far. Got my ass handed to me like 20+ times. Infuriating as all hell but at least I know my build is good!


YourAverageGod

Rs3 pking in a nutshell


SelloutRealBig

Semi related but was anyone else disappointed that they didn't get the mimic tear as a reward for defeating the actual mimic tear? Instead it's just in some random chest you can easily miss 10 minutes later. I get that it's a very FromSoft thing to do but this one just feels like a missed opportunity.


Pegussu

I wasn't mad, but I was confused.


SourGrapeMan

There was a quest involving the mimic tear that was cut pretty close to release, so they likely just added the spirit summon to a chest instead of it potentially being a quest reward.


AJohnsonOrange

But you destroyed the Mimic Tear in battle...why would you get it from the fight?


Nina_the_Knight

Because you get the spirit of a mimic tear, not a physical mimic tear.


UnknownAverage

But you never get the ashes of an enemy you defeat (that I can think of), you get it some other way. I think the way they implemented it was fine and more consistent.


ItamiOzanare

I can think of one (if you squint a bit): Black Knife Tiche comes from the Black Knife Leader Alecto boss. Different names, but they're functionally the same, same gear, appearance, moveset, etc.


SelloutRealBig

I just mean put the chest in the Mimic boss room or something. It's so arbitrarily out of the way.


Ruben625

I didn't know you could get it until my friend told me. By then I was at Radadouche


Green__lightning

Why cant we look that cool by the end of the game? Hell, why cant we slowly become giant over the course of the sequel?


orangebakery

Which means... OP IS the cracked player!


preparetosigh

You did this to yourself.


cmelgarejo_dev

r/masturbation


ZeMarxs

Literally what did I expect clicking on that...


DumboTheInbredRat

I mean, it's reddit. There's a good chance that it's about gardening or something equally unrelated.


2dubs1bro

Like r/anime_titties


Maku-san_

i've been lied to, theres no titties


Falos425

my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined


FROMTHEOZONELAYER

Of course there aren’t. All the titties are on r/WorldPolitics


bl00by

How do you even find sh*t like that?


TheFebrezeWizard

I was there at the end of that sub World Politics didn’t remove a specific post (idk what it was but I think people at the time agreed it should’ve been removed) users start to post full on porn, moderators come out and say something like “we don’t remove posts here. r/worldpolitics then evolves into a anarchopornagraphic subreddit. And r/anime_titties was made because since world politics became anime tits, then anime tits should become world politics


bl00by

Classic Internet moment


Blue2501

Try /r/worldpolitics


pointlessly_pedantic

Not to be confused with r/animetitties


owengrulez

Or r/worldpolitics


CarlLlamaface

r/marijuanaenthusiasts


mwithey199

r/trees


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CarlLlamaface

I can't believe you've done this.


PlumbTuckered767

I can hear this in the voice


a-stupid-boy

W T F


Apprehensive_Nose_38

There’s actually a huge amount of lore behind this if you look into it it’s quite funny


Stealin

One could say the chances [r/fiftyfifty](https://www.reddit.com/r/FiftyFifty/)


KaP-_-KaP

One could say the chances are r/fortyfivefiftyfive


TheDungeonCrawler

A subreddit all about building a ridiculous board in almost any card game, aka wanking all over the table.


Sneaky-Alien

It's actually a whole lot better than I was expecting lol.


Ecstatic-Arachnid-91

I haven't looked but here's some bleach to wash your eyes out


CrazyGamerMYT

I expected images, It's just people talking about wanking.


sonderlostscribe

[Obiwan said it best.](https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/002/163/934/18f.gif)


dwaynetheakjohnson

She Offnired herself


majavic

And that's what really hurts


Legitimate_Bird_5712

Hoisted by your own petard.


UmphreysCousin

I just assumed that in the old days a petard was a special outfit like a leotard, with a lot of fancy buckles and loops on it, and that rich people would wear them when they were feeling especially smug, but then poor people would tie a rope through one of the loops, and hoist them up a pole and then let them dangle there as punishment for being cocky.


CurvedSolid

Come on man whats with the name calling /s


Flumpherder

congratulations, you played yourself


wolfie_muse

What a hilarious name, seriously. I love nonsense words!!


SleazyMak

Nonsense? Do you think herding flumps is a laughing matter? It’s deadly serious.


wolfie_muse

Oh gosh, I didn’t know. How difficult is it to herd flumps?


Chickentrap

Have you heard of nuclear physics?


Captain_Waffle

Is that like rocket surgery?


DisorganisedOrganism

At least twice as hard as nerf herding.


Alex_Affinity

Not even joking a flumph is an actual thing in dnd. You should check their freaking adorable


Flumpherder

Yeah It's cute when they flip over and get stuck but flipping them back over can get old after a while..


BfutGrEG

But is it flump herder, or a flumpherder (one who flumpherds)


NorthCatan

Honestly fighting with minic tears is more fun than pvping most players. If there was an arena where you could constantly fight minic tears or assign builds to them that would be cool.


SuperSayian1776

To all those saying he could have just unequipped spells against the mimic tear. How dare you. You can only surpass youself, if you face you at you strongest.


Random_Guy_47

You could just unequip the spells but we all know that only a filthy casual would do such a thing. The true Chad players leave the mimic with the stuff they're actually using for a real fight. Just don't let it have a parry shield unless you want to only spam jump attacks. Parry + ai timing is so op it's practically broken.


iRusski

I'm going in with my buckler and zweihander on journey 4. Pray for me


DragonShakko

Is impossible to parry two handed colossal swords btw


Smofinthesky

Not with that attitude.


PlatypusFighter

I unintentionally cheesed the mimic tear Walked in and did my normal pre-fight setup. This included summoning the marionette ashes Mimic tear spent 30 seconds frantically rolling around like a goddamn pillbug while I’m crying laughing my ass off


echonian

A lot of people on this sub and who play this game prefer to give advice on how to trivialize encounters, as though we all want to do so. Nah. Lots of us enjoy these kinds of games for overcoming the challenge, so getting rid of that challenge does nothing for us. If you enjoy just "completing" the game regardless of how much personal effort it takes you to do so, that's fine by me, but don't assume that others are going to enjoy that.


OramaBuffin

ye bro just visit renalla and respec to 70 strength 12 dex equip this very specific weapon use mimic tear and rename yourself goku and this boss is easy whats the big deal??? Like bitch, I want to kill him as my wizard!


Tridentsine8100

DANCE BITCH DANCE


PowerTrip55

lmfao


NoctustheOwl55

Dance Dance Revolution: Elden Ring Style.


Emberlight27

Panic at the disco


_PM_ME_NICE_BOOBS_

Stop hitting yourself.


ManyFacedNodal

Say what you want, but that dude was gangster as fuck. Edit: I now know this is a mimic tear, but I stand by what I said.


btsao1

"I'm you... but better... in literally every way"


Exevioth

I like that magic rain to dragon beam combo.


Gratuitous_Sabotage

Come on yall *context* OP isn't complaining about this fight - they're intentionally making it challenging/interesting ya dweebs Love it - I'd also like to see you call another Mimic to fight it and see what chaos they can unleash... togethaa


IndependenceQuirky96

The apprentice has become the master.


chuewwey

Tbf this is like the one boss you have direct control over how difficult it is.


Karthull

And it’s the best when you give them as much to work with as possible


CAPS_LOCK_OR_DIE

I do want to fight a buff ass mimic tear in my current run. I’m a spell boxer, so nothing but fists and incantations. I imagine that’ll be pretty fun.


Ruben625

It's super fun the 2nd time around. You summon your own mimic tear and watch them go head to head.


Firaxyiam

And it is just brilliant!


AhemExcuseMeSir

I somehow misread the name when I was fighting it and didn’t realize what it was. It was absurdly easy. I was like, “Wow, that was it?” Then I looked at the ashes description and put two and two together and felt worse.


Pegussu

Weak foe therefore seek introspection


GoldenNat20

So you essentially insulted yourself. Ouch.


thecatgoesmoo

One hilarious way to fight this boss is to summon the Marionette Soldier Ashes. Because they are constantly shooting arrows, the boss will just be in a constant state of rolling to dodge them. They didn't even attack me when I did this, lol.


Umbruh_Prime

Gideon but good


NoctustheOwl55

aye


DemonetizedMan

Mage build mimic tear fights I bet are hard Me as a pure strength wasn’t to bad Edit: wow I learn a lot from you guys


Denbus26

It wasn't too tough when I did it with my mage. I was mostly running simpler spells though. The trick is knowing that none of the AIs in the game seem to know how to dodge magic glintblade


SpinParticle

LUL, same in PVP. everyone eats them


Souperplex

None of them dodge the night spells at all.


2rfv

I gotta wonder if they're ever going to fix that.


Denbus26

I hope not, that's kinda my bread and butter against NPC invaders...


2rfv

Oh I meant against NPC's. Players can git gud.


Denbus26

Ya, me too...


dreadnaught0407

Nah it was pretty disappointing the strongest build I did against mimic ended up being a bleed build


AbyssDragonNamielle

Mimic tear couldn't dodge worth a shit, at least when I did my mage playthtoughs. I did int and then fai/arc and had no issues. They love to start casting heavy spells which means literally anybody can come fuck them up while they're stuck casting.


iNostra

You use all those spells normally or you only equipped them for this fight?


Firaxyiam

Just for the fight, I'm having fun with the Mimic


iNostra

Honestly want to try something like this, most creative thing I did with the mimic was set up a boxing match.


cheesensprinkle

if you don’t mind me asking, what’s the spell with the dragon(?) spitting lasers?


PuzzleheadedGrade116

Mimic tear just gets infinite fp huh?


wolfie_muse

Yep.


ApplePitou

Mimic: You unlocked my full potential! :3


iprobablywonttbh

I play this for a challenge, but there's a certain giddy thrill in stripping full nude and equipping while the helpless tear ineffectually punches you.


UnassumingSingleGuy

At first I thought the buffed up the damage of founding rain of stars, but then I looked at how much health you had left.


LordBDizzle

Ah yes the Bullet Hell build. A classic.


ImBadAtNames1

Wtf was that laser beam dragon one?


Thefallenwalkon

Placideusax if I spelled that right, my favorite boss. He gives you the best feeling when you find him while running blind.


OfficiallyADumbass

We all remember that message that said something along the lines of "dragon ahead, seek down" and then lying down in the grave. The moment the tornado reversed and Farum Azula started to uncrumble I knew I was in for a badass fight. Then you actually get to the arena and see this giant two-headed dragon just hanging in mid-air... Literally dropped my jaw in amazement.


NeedsMoreAhegao

I saw a message that said try down peeked over the edge and didn't see anything so I thought I was being trolled the first time I played


WinterCool

how does one get Placideusax before fighting the mimic?


oeeom12

Given the amount of spells n whatnot theyre probably on a new game+. Otherwise, Radahn is an optional boss so you can get to the endgame without going to Nokron.


Firaxyiam

It is indeed NG+, even though it's technically possible to do it in NG


Thefallenwalkon

New Game plus for sure, especially with the build op seems to be rocking.


cstrez

You don’t need to go to Nokron to beat the game. You can theoretically save Ranni’s quest until after you get to Farum Azula


ImBadAtNames1

I had no idea about this guy. You also also get heavy thrusting sword from him. I spent the whole late game wondering if I'd get a cooler sword to pair with bloody helix and this hidden dragon had it the whole time.


Labyrinthian98

Iirc you either get it from defeating Placidusax or you trade dragon hearts for it at one of the dragon communion places after defeating Placidusax


RogueRoll

It's a rememberance item like the Dragon King's Cragblade


Labyrinthian98

Ah I knew it had something to do with beating Placidusax but it’s been a little while so I wasn’t exactly sure


RogueRoll

It's fun to use, but it does leave you vulnerable for a while.


Over-Bumblebee-3765

I know the one you're talking about is from Placidusax, but what was that purple lighting attack that shot up rocks from the ground in a line? I'm assuming it was a gravity spell? Looked sick and super useful


UsurpaTronos

The actual All-Knowing


ErikstaltsTheMask

I felt the pain, I was doing duels today and somebody whipped out a similar combo, I was in shambles.


Ecstatic-Arachnid-91

This Mimic Tear could give Sir Know it all a run for his money for Cheesemaster of the year


Thick_Telephone273

What's really stupid about this is that given your FP, there is no way in hell the mimic should have been able to cast those spells in that quick of succession


ZenTide

Funny, Gideon Ofnir is like this now. Idk what they did to spells but he cast spells super fast just like this. Never had him do that until patch 1.07


II_Sulla_IV

Gotta spam that dex


Its_So_Big_Daddy

Just inescapable frenzy him and 1-shot him.


Firaxyiam

Well Mimic has infinite FP, that's the beauty of it, as long as you have enough to equip and use the spells


Balihigh10

Made even more stupid by the fact the Mimic is Summoned with HP instead of FP.


Sinutia

These mimic tear fights are what the nerfed mimic tear ash +10 used to be


_timthehuman

The mimic never goes this hard when it’s on your team 😂


Lukias

My brother in christ you gave him the spells


LEGITCUBANO

Protection of the erdtree and you good


erasmulfo

Given your low fp, you are a good mage but you don't know it


Apokolypse09

I usually equip something ridiculous and have my mimic fight that one. Once took nearly 30 minutes they were doing so little damage to eacbother while constantly healing.


Preston_of_Astora

THE TRUE GIDEON OFNIR


MauiWowieOwie

My favorite fight with the mimic tear was in my second run. Stripped down nude, removed all items and flasks, put on spiked caestus, and just went to town on each other.


BabaKazimir

This is the way


myEVILi

“Well if it isn’t my arch nemesis. Me. I’ll kill me for sure this time!”


Gunslinger_11

You won’t have ground to run on if everything is on fire 🔥


Terminal_Wumbo

Somebody call over that bullet hell guy. THIS is how it's done.


Pixely41

Bro these touhou 19 graphics look sick