Torrent is the most important mechanic added to Elden Ring because you will use it for most of the game. It is the only way to traverse the world quickly, and without it, it would take hours to get from point A to point B. There is also horse combat, so it’s not just used for exploration. It can also traverse higher areas because of its double jump.
You keep dismounting from Torrent in Elden Ring because you either keep clicking the dismount buttons or get knocked off by an enemy you are trying to fight. Some enemies push you off your horse without knowing, so you must be careful.
Your horse can also die, and this is not fun because you need to use one of your health Flasks just to get him back without resting at a Site of Grace again. On the controller, the dismount buttons are the left stick (L3) or the jump button (X/A), so try not to hit those when traversing the world. Don’t hit those buttons, or you will be in big trouble.
Try practicing hopping on and off Torrent, so you are ready for anything. If you have everything down, you will know exactly what to do and where to go the next time you accidentally click the wrong button. If you are fighting a huge boss, accidentally jumping off into the world is not the worst thing. Torrent is a very important part of the game; if you don’t know how to use it, you will have a ton of trouble later on.
Is Torrent worth using for boss fights?
Yes, Torrent is worth using for specific boss fights. Remember that most main bosses of the game don’t allow you to summon Torrent, so it can only be used when you find an open-world boss. This means the Tree Sentinels and Dragons. There are a bunch of other bosses in the open-world sections, but these are the main ones you probably will want to fight on horseback.
Dragons are hit or miss because they have a lot of AoE attacks that can easily kill your horse and can be extremely annoying. If you fight bosses on horseback, try swapping back and forth as the bosses do different attacks to make your fight a little bit easier. It is very annoying having your Torrent die, or you get knocked off and be vulnerable.
Fighting Tree Sentinels require a lot more focus and precise movements. It is just as difficult to fight on foot as on horseback, so ensure you do enough damage. If you fight on the ground, you can use summons like the Wolves or even the MimicTear, but it is fun on horseback. If you aren’t comfortable with horseback combat, practice on smaller enemies worldwide.