Fat rolling has always been the main issue in these types of games. Basically, fat rolling is the act of your character taking a very long time to roll out of the way of incoming attacks. If you don’t know what you are doing, then you will have a ton of trouble dodging away from enemy attacks. One big thing many people new to these games ask, how to stop fat rolling with your character?
There are 5 main ways you can stop fat rolling: take off pieces of your armor, put attribute points into Endurance, use equip load Talismans, wear a lighter armor set, and unequip unused pieces of gear from your equipment. These are all extremely important and need to all be used if you want to roll faster.
If you don’t want to use any of these specific ways, then you will have to deal with not rolling and you will definitely get hit a lot more than you should. You will also have to get better armor to tank a bunch more damage than you would need to. If you want to know more about each way, then keep reading the article to find out.
How to stop Fat Rolling in Elden Ring?
Fat rolling is a huge issue for players who don’t know how to combat it. As we said before, there are really only 5 ways to stop fat rolling, and all of them are relatively simple. Some of them are difficult to do, but it will be worth it, in the end, to be able to maximize your dodges and stay away from hard-hitting enemies.
The game relies heavily on rolling, so if you start with a class that automatically fat rolls like the Vagabond, then you will need to follow the first or even a couple of steps to have an easier time with things. You will soon find that it is easiest to dodge than wear super heavy armor unless you are fighting a boss that you can’t really get away from very easily.
There are 5 ways to stop your character from fat rolling and keep in mind that you don’t have to do each one. Certain classes require you to use special armor, so sometimes you don’t have the option to change up your armor set. It is just up to you how you want to play and what makes the game easier and more fun for you.
Here are the 5 main ways to stop fat rolling in Elden Ring:
1. Take off pieces of your armor
Probably the easiest way to stop fat rolling is to take off pieces of your armor. The most common case is with the Vagabond. You will need to take off your helmet to maximize your rolls, and the armor is good enough that you won’t really notice that much of a difference after taking the helmet off. Certain armor sets have a very heavy load, so pay attention to the weight.
If you find heavy armor, make sure to make it easier and don’t use it until you have the other ways to combat fat rolling on this list. Each one is used to help, but if you use all the ways on this list, you will roll extremely fast and be able to dodge pretty much anything.
2. Put Attribute points into Endurance
Endurance is probably one of the most important attributes in the game. Most people want to put everything into health, not realizing the importance of Endurance. It increases your Stamina and your equipment load, which makes it easier to carry more in your inventory.
We always recommend that you keep Health and Endurance at the same level so that you aren’t having any trouble with Stamina usage. Stamina is also really important so try putting the same or even more into Endurance so that you aren’t struggling to roll with the decent armor set you are trying to use.
3. Use Arsenal Charm/Great-Jar’s Arsenal
There are 2 Talismans that are extremely important if you want to carry a high equip load on you. The Arsenal Charm and the Great-Jar’s Arsenal are the 2 most important Talismans, and they both increase your current equipment load. One increases it by 8% and the other gives about 19%. Each one is vital but you can’t stack them.
Here are both Arsenal Charms and how to get them:
Arsenal Charm: Given by Nepheli Loux who’s at the Roundtable Hold. Her initial location is inside a room near the Secluded Cell site of grace in Stormveil Castle. It’s near the golden fog door that leads to Godrick the Grafted.
When you find her, you must exhaust her dialogues so that she tells you that you can call her via a summoning sign to help you battle Godrick. Nepheli moves to the Roundtable Hold after defeating Godrick, and you can find her at the northeast side, inside the library. Simply speak to her and she’ll give you the talisman.
Great-Jar’s Arsenal: Reward for completing the 3 duelist NPC invasions in Dragonbarrow for The Great-Jar. You will only be able to access this area by coming up from the Siofra Deep River Well in the underground. This area can also be accessed by climbing the roots above the large crystal at the bottom of the valley.
4. Wear a lighter armor set
Wearing a lighter armor set is key if you don’t want to deal with equipment load. Try to keep your equipment under medium load and you should be perfectly fine. If you do go over medium, make sure you keep it there and don’t let it grow to a heavy load. Heavy loads are where you fat roll and you don’t want to be there.
If you can’t get a lighter armor set, then consider following number 1 and take off some armor pieces. It doesn’t hurt to mix and match armor pieces to best fit your equipment load. Just make sure you can roll correctly and you’re golden.
5. Unequip unused gear peices
One major mistake that starters make is equipping too many pieces of gear in your equipment slots. You can have up to 8 pieces of gear equipped at once, but that doesn’t mean you should equip that many. Every piece you have equipped takes up space, so make sure you only have what you want to use equipped at a time.