The Mimic Tear is essentially you fighting yourself in Elden Ring. This boss can be quite a menace if you have a devastating build and a pushover if you are weak. How to defeat the boss? What is it weak to? What strategies can you use to beat it? Are there ways to cheese the boss? All will be answered in this ultimate boss guide to beating Mimic Tear in Elden Ring.
The Mimic Tear will reproduce the build setup of the player once you enter the arena. The boss will use every piece of equipment you have equipped to your slots, weapons, armor, spells, talismans, etc. Owing to this, you can walk in naked in the arena, and the boss will spawn with nothing on making the fight that much easier.
Let’s take a look at the best strategies and builds that can help us easily beat the Mimic Tear in Elden Ring.
Is Mimic Tear Optional?
The Mimic Tear is an optional boss in Elden Ring. However, he must be defeated if you are going for the Age of the Stars (Ranni’s) ending.
Strategies for Defeating Mimic Tear
Since the Mimic Tear mirrors the players’ build, there is just a single strategy (which can also be considered a cheese) to take it out in Elden Ring.
If you want to fight it the right way then you are on your own since we can not account for the countless amounts of builds available in the game. Hence we will focus on the easy strategy applicable to any Tarnished.
Regardless of the build you opt for in Elden Ring, the best way of defeating Mimic Tear is to remove all your equipped items from their slots and then enter the arena.
The boss will spawn with nothing on him and thus he will have nothing to fight with and will be forced to use its bare fists against you.
You can duke it out with him if you want some sense of pride. Or simply move away from the boss and open up your equipment menu and put on your preferred kit. From here on out it will be like taking candy from the baby. The boss won’t have anything to retaliate with while you will be all clad up.
Take him out of his naked misery and move on.
What is Mimic Tear Weak To?
Mimic Tear is weak to the following damage types:
- Weakness will be the same as your character’s weaknesses.
What is Mimic Tear Strong Against?
Mimic Tear is strong or resistant to the following damage types:
- Again, the equipment you have on you will decide this boss’s resistances.
Can You Parry Mimic Tear?
Yes and No. The boss mimics the player so their equipment will determine the boss’s parryability. The same can be said for poise and guard-breaking. And as with any human enemy, this boss can too be backstabbed if you move in behind him.
Can You Cheese Mimic Tear?
Please refer to the strategy mentioned above in order to cheese the Mimic Tear in Elden Ring. It is quite simple.
The Mimc Tear is a funny boss. From Software did not think about the community’s penchant for finding ways of cheesing the bosses. This boss’s gimmick was designed to be taken advantage of and we feel no remorse in doing so. Why won’t we punish the game once in a while when it has been making our lives so miserable?