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Elden Ring Patch 1.04 - All Nerfs, Buffs and Bug Fixes

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on all the nerfs, buffs and bug fixes in Elden Ring following the the major patch, 1.04.

Patch 1.04 was released on the 19th of April, 2022.

Rise all ye colossal weapon wielders! Our time has come!

What are Biggest Changes in Patch 1.04 for Elden Ring?

A lot of things have been buffed in this patch, with only a few things being nerfed - and nothing major seems to have been nerfed either. it appears that their focus in this patch was to boost other weapons and spells and incantations to be more in line with other “overpowered” items, in order to hopefully create more viable (and fun!) builds. Faith players will be very happy to hear that a whole host of faith-based spells and incantations have been buffed.

One of the biggest changes, as you’ll see below, is to colossal weapons. Too long have they been admired from a far - they’re by far some of the coolest looking weapons but are slow and clunky, especially when fighting agile bosses. With this patch, colossal weapons will (hopefully) be a more feasible weapon choice. A win for the Strength build community!

In addition to a whole host of buffs (and some nerfs), there are some more general bug fixes and also some new additions to the game.

New Additions

  • Added an option to turn camera auto rotate function ON/OFF

  • Added some event phases for the NPC “Patches”

Balance adjustments

Below you’ll find a breakdown of the major balance adjustments made to general aspects of the game and what these changes might mean for players.

Colossal Weapons Buffs

  • Increased Colossal Swords/Colossal weapons attack speed and lowered their recovery time. Jump attack not included.

  • Increased the two-handed attack damage of Colossal Swords/Colossal Weapons. Jump attack not included.

  • Increased physical block rate and guard boost of the Colossal Sword, Colossal Weapons, Great Sword, Great Hammer, Great Axe, Great Spear, and Halberd weapon classes.

  • Increased the damage of Grafted Blade Greatsword.

  • Increased the damage of Devourer’s Scepter.

In a lot of different aspects, colossal weapons have been buffed! Colossal weapons were great for breaking poise and stunning your opponents but they were slow and clunky, and missing a hit would leave you vulnerable to attack since you’d have a slow recovery time when wielding the big weapons. Increasing the attack speed and lowering the recovery times will mean that players can finally make viable colossal weapon builds - time to test out those stupidly huge weapons. The reduction in recovery time and the increase in attack speed won’t impact jump attacks so make sure to keep that in mind - they’ll still be slow attacks!

The block rate and guard boost of Colossal weapons have also been buffed, but so have the Great Sword, Great Hammer, Great Axe, Great Spear, and Halberd weapon classes. This was perhaps done to encourage players to use blocking in their fights and not spam roll and dodge so much.

In addition to buffing the general aspects of colossal weapons, the damage of the Grafted Greatsword and Devourer’s Scepter have also been increased - looks like the devs really want people to start experimenting more with colossal weapons!

Time to bring out the big guns!

Nerfs

  • Decreased the scaling of status effect build-up from spells and incantations of Albinauric Staff and Dragon Communion Seal.

  • Decreased the effect of Greatshield Talisman for weapons with high block rate.

Greatshield Talisman is a Talisman that boosts guarding ability but this nerf means that it will have a decreased effect when it is equipped on weapons that aleady have a high block rate.

  • Shortened the length of the madness afflicted animation.

  • Lowered the speed of madness buildup recovery.

Sorceries and Incantation Adjustments

This section will detail the changes made to sorceries and incantations. A lot of the spells seem to have had their cast speed increased and their recovery time decreased. This means that those casting certain spells will need to time their castings a lot more carefully so as not to get caught out, but also you’ll be able to cast them more frequently now given the reduced recovery time.

It seems that Faith-based builds are getting buffed! The Black Flame incantation, which was already a strong Faith choice before, has now received increase damaged and the spell can break enemy’s guard more easily.

Upward Adjustments

  • Crystal Barrage - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time

  • Gavel of Haima - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Allows caster to more easily withstand enemies’ attack while casting

  • Shatter Earth - Increased cast speed and decrease recovery time. Allows caster to more easily withstand enemies’ attack while casting

  • Rock Blaster - Decreased recovery time. Allows caster to more easily withstand enemies’ attack while casting

  • Thop’s Barrier - Increased area of effect and slightly increase effect duration

  • Rennala’s Full Moon - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Ranni’s Dark Moon - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Carian Greatsword - Increased cast speed at lower dexterity

  • Magma Shot - Decreased FP cost and increased cast speed

  • Roiling Magma - Increased cast speed and decreased time until magma explodes

  • Gelmir’s Fury - Slightly decreased the random nature of projectile’s range and increased the damage of lava pool. Increased the hitbox

  • Rykard’s Rancor - Decreased FP cost

  • Oracle Bubbles - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Great Oracular Bubble - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Briars of Sin - Decreased recovery time. Increased blood loss buildup on enemy

  • Briars of Punishment - Decreased recovery time. Increased blood loss buildup on enemy

  • Explosive Ghostflame - Decreased FP cost and recovery time

  • Tibia’s Summon - Increased damage and cast speed

  • Aspects of the Crucible: Tail - Decreased FP and Stamina cost

  • Aspects of the Crucible: Horns - Decreased FP and Stamina cost, Increase cast speed. Increased the distance traveled when not charged and made it easier to cause enemies to flinch when charged

  • Elden Stars - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time

  • Black Blade - Decreased Stamina consumption and decreased recovery time

  • Discus of Light - Decreased FP cost. Increased damage and cast speed

  • Triple Rings of Light - Increased damage

  • Radagon’s Rings of Light - Decreased FP cost. Increased damage and cast speed. Decreased recovery time.

  • Lightning Strike - Decreased Stamina cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Honed Bolt - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Ancient Dragons’ Lightning Spear - Decreased FP and Stamina cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Allows caster to more easily withstand enemy attacks while casting.

  • Ancient Dragons’ Lightning Strike - Decreased recovery time

  • Lansseax’s Glaive - Decreased FP and Stamina cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Allows caster to more easily withstand enemy’ attacks while casting.

  • Fortissax’s Lightning Spear - Decreased FP and Stamina cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Allows caster to withstand enemy attack while casting more easily.

  • Frozen Lightning Spear - Decreased Stamina cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Allows caster to more easily withstand enemy attack while casting.

  • Death Lightning - Decreased FP cost, Increased the duration of death-accumulating smoke

  • O, Flame! - Increased damage

  • Giantsflame Take Thee - Decreased Stamina Cost

  • Flame of the Fell God - Decreased FP cost and increased damage

  • Whirl, O Flame! - Increased damage, decreased recovery time

  • Burn, O Flame! - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Black Flame - Increase damage and the spell can break enemy’s guard more easily.

  • Scouring Black Flame - Decreased FP cost and recovery time. Increased attack range and area of effect.

  • Black Flame Ritual - Reduced FP cost and increased damage.

  • Gurranq’s Beast Claw - Increased damage and decreased recovery time.

  • Bloodflame Talons - Decreased FP cost and increased cast speed. Decreased recovery time.

  • Bloodboon - Increased damage. Increased cast speed and decreased effect start-up time, decreased recovery time.

  • Pest Threads - Decreased Stamina cost.

  • Scarlet Aeonia - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Allows caster to more easily withstand enemy attacks while casting.

  • Unendurable Frenzy - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Decreased the random nature of projectile’s range and increased Madness buildup on enemies.

  • Inescapable Frenzy - Increased cast speed.

  • Placidusax’s Ruin - Decreased FP, Stamina cost and recovery time.

  • Dragonclaw - Decreased FP, Stamina cost and recovery time and made it easier to cause enemies to flinch when charged.

  • Dragonmaw - Decreased FP, stamina cost, recovery time and increased cast speed and made it easier to cause enemies to flinch when charged.

  • Greyoll’s Roar - Decreased FP, Stamina cost and recovery time.

Downward adjustments

Upward and downward adjustments

  • Adula’s Moonblade - Decreased the power of single cast and improved performance so that the blades and frost hit more consistently and continuously. Increased cast speed at lower dexterity.

  • Flame, Fall Upon Them - Decreased the damage of single cast and improved the performance so that it hits the enemy multiple times. Decreased FP cost.

  • Howl of Shabriri - Decreased the madness buildup on the enemy. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

Weapon Skill Adjustments

Below, you’ll find a list of all weapon skill adjustments.

Upward adjustments

  • Lion’s Claw - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Kick - Increased cast speed.

  • Hoarah Loux’s Earthshaker - Increased cast speed. Increased cast speed on follow up input, decreased recovery time.

  • Troll’s Roar - Decreased Stamina Cost. Increased cast speed on follow up input, increased distance traveled.

  • Giant Hunt - Decreased recovery time.

  • Storm Assault - Decreased recovery time.

  • Carian Greatsword - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Increased the damage when charged and made it easier to cause enemies to flinch.

  • Carian Grandeur - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Increased the damage when charge and made it easier to cause enemies to flinch.

  • Gravitas - Increased cast speed.

  • Flaming Strike - Increased the travel distance of a stepping cleave in a strong attack.

  • Black Flame Tornado - Added hitbox to weapon when spinning, and added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Lightning Slash - Increased cast speed. Added a hitbox to the stomp animation.

  • Sacred Blade - Increased cast speed.

  • Sacred Ring of Light - Increased cast speed.

  • Poisonous Mist - Increased cast speed.

  • Poison Moth Flight - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Ice Spear - Added a hitbox to the weapon’s spinning animation.

  • Chilling Mist - Increased cast speed.

  • Assassin’s Gambit - Increased cast speed.

  • Shield Bash - Increased cast speed.

  • Shield Crash - Decreased Stamina cost. Increased cast speed.

  • Blade of Gold - Decreased Stamina cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Blade of Death - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.
    Golden Tempering - Decreased FP cost and increased cast speed. Increased effect duration.

  • Last Rites - Increased cast speed.

  • Mists of Slumber - Increased cast speed.

  • Eochaid’s Dancing Blade - Increased travel distance, added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Unblockable Blade - Increased cast speed with the weapon Coded Sword.

  • Alabaster Lords’ Pull - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Establish Order - Decreased recovery time and increased cast speed on follow up input. Increased damage. Made it easier to cause enemies to flinch.

  • Moonlight Greatsword - Decreased FP cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Increased the frost buildup effect during the skill duration.

  • Wave of Gold - Decreased FP cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Wolf’s Assault - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • The Queen’s Black Flame - Increased cast speed. Added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Dynast’s Finesse - Decreased Stamina cost.

  • Flowing Form - Decreased Stamina cost.

  • Death Flare - Increased cast speed.

  • Onyx Lord’s Repulsion - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Magma Guillotine - Decreased Stamina cost, Increased cast speed. Decreased recovery time on follow up input.

  • Cursed-Blood Slice - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Ice Lightning Sword - Increased cast speed. Added a hitbox to the stomp animation.

  • Rosus’ Summons - Decreased recovery time.

  • I Command Thee, Kneel! - Increased cast speed including follow up input. Added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Gold Breaker - Decreased FP cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

  • Familial Rancor - Added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Nebula - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time with the weapon Bastard’s Stars.

  • Regal Beastclaw - Increased cast speed.

  • Devourer of Worlds - Increased cast speed.

  • Regal Roar - Decreased recovery time.

  • Spearcall Ritual - Decreased recovery time.

  • Ancient Lightning Spear - Decreased FP cost and increased cast speed. Allows player to more easily withstand enemies’ attacks while casting.

  • Great-Serpent Hunt - Decreased recovery time and increased damage. Allows player to more easily withstand attacks from enemies.

  • Frenzyflame Thrust - Decreased FP cost, decreased recovery time. Decreased madness buildup on self.

  • Bloodboon Ritual - Increased cast speed.

  • Miquella’s Ring of Light - Increased cast speed.

  • Sea of Magma - Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time. Added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Flame Dance - Decreased Stamina cost, decreased recovery time. Added a window to roll during the attack to cancel the animation.

  • Storm Kick - Decreased Stamina cost.

  • Bear Witness! - Increased cast speed.

Upward and downward adjustments

  • Thundercloud Form - Decreased damage when not charged. Decreased FP cost. Increased cast speed and decreased recovery time.

Bug Fixes

Below, you’ll find a list of all the bug fixes in Patch 1.04. These include fixes in gameplay, animation and sounds.

  • Fixed a bug where the damage of mynescapable Frenzy was affected by the right hand weapon.

  • Fixed a bug where weapon art increased retaliation by weapon and status, and the effect wasn’t shown correctly in multiplay.

  • Fixed a bug where the animation inflicted with blood loss and frostbite was much bigger than originally planned.

  • Fixed a bug in the character appearance change menu which reflected some parameters at once.

  • A bug that prevented a dialog from appearing during the leave execution.

  • Fixed an error that allowed not to pass to other players.

  • Fixed an attack in multiplayer that prevented grace to be registered on the map just before the player is summoned.

  • Fixed a bug that subsequently prevented Rennala Queen Of The Full Moon from working well during cooperative multiplayer.

  • After beating Morgott, the Ohrenkönig, some bugs prevented the player from entering the manager’s field.

  • A bug broke over the time that escaped the death of the king Edgar and the famous fingerprint Vyke after defeating all of the patrons in the lake.

  • The item Tonic of Forgetfulness can now be obtained at the Volcano Manor if the player hasn’t been able to obtain it due to quest progress.

  • Fixed a bug that caused the increase of runes due to NPC Gostoc when player died in Stormveil Castle at an unintentional time.

  • After giving a protective barrier to Millicent, she tried to help her in Miquellas Haligtree, so she wouldn’t be unintentionally murdered.

  • One time ago, an incident blocked the player from obtaining a reward after losing the Dung Eater.

  • The player lost the ability to progress Diallos questline in some way.

  • Fixed the bug that had some players not attempting to repeat remembrance at the walking walker’s house.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented player from entering consecutive attacks without the use of dual-hungers thruster.

  • Correct a bug that causes blood loss effect if poison affinity is applied to the weapon.

  • Fixed a bug where damage of the Iron Greatsword was less than expected when an affinity was applied.

  • The bug caused the FPS to resuscite the player when he played the night’s Comet.

  • Fixed a bug that allowed him to default key setting on a keyboard so that you can’t use the weapon skill set (Left Ctrl).

  • Fixed a bug in the Steam version where the history of players who played multiplayer was incorrectly displayed under certain circumstances.

  • Increased online multiplayer stability.

  • A bug caused incorrect sounds to be played under some circumstances.

  • It’s been a bug that caused some places on the map to have a visual and hitbox incorrect.

  • A bug involving some enemies has become confused with visual behavior.

  • A bug caused some armor to be infazed.

  • Text is correct.

  • Other performance improvements and bug fixes.

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