Elden Ring Mod Adds DnD Style Classes With Powerful Perks
If you love classic fantasy archetypes from traditional RPG games, a new Elden Ring mod that adds a DnD-style class system with unique perks might be just what you’re looking for. The mod adds eleven custom talismans to the open-world game, each tuned with balance changes and passive talents that mimic the flavor of a different traditional fantasy class.
The Rings of Talent mod, created by Maxilos33 and Chelarino, adds eleven of the titular rings – although they are treated in-game as talismans – each representing a different classic archetype inspired by settings such as Dungeons & Dragons. Currently offered are Assassin, Barbarian, Mage, Monk, Paladin, Priest, Ranger, Spellblade, Swashbuckler, Tank, and Vampire.
Each of the classes has its own advantages and disadvantages, and in most cases comes with a specific talent that makes the class stand out. They also have their own lovingly written caption to help underline the spirit and identity of the class.
For example, the Assassin’s Jewel, Ring of Shadow, causes the Invisible Shape spell to be cast for free on the user after a successful backstab. This means that pulling off clean kills will allow you to escape unseen and hopefully chain multiple kills together. Additionally, the class also provides a 30% bonus to all critical damage and an additional 15 stamina regeneration per second, but reduces your max HP and FP by 20% each.
Priest’s Ring of the Devoted grants a buff that, upon dropping below 20% HP, causes an explosion that damages enemies, heals you for 70% of max HP, and buffs you and all teammates for 10% damage, 10% absorption and 1% HP/second for 30 seconds. Once used, it takes five minutes for the effect to reapply. Additionally, priests get 5 more faith and 25% cheaper spellcasting, but at the cost of dealing 15% less physical damage and 75% less magic damage, and double sorcery costs.
As you can see, the effects are quite powerful – we won’t list them all here, but other highlights include reworked projectile physics for the Ranger and a powerful risk/reward temptation for Swashbucklers encouraging them to keep going to fight to the brink of death, but making it increasingly difficult to replenish their health as a compromise. Also of note is the Vampire, who constantly drains HP but can replenish it by attacking enemies or causing blood loss. Just make sure to stay clear of any sources of holy damage!
The mod is an add-on for the Elden Ring Reforged mod, which means currently you will also need to have it installed to use the Rings of Talent mod, but creator Maxilos33 says they are also hoping to have a standalone version ready. soon.
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