Visit enough Sites of Grace and you'll learn what to do with Melina's accord in Elden Ring, one of the most realistic of which is that you'll finally be able to summon Torrent, the spectral steed. Knowing how to how to summon the Elden Ring horse is obvious once you reach a certain point: visit enough Sites of Grace and you'll discover what to do with Melina's accord in Elden Ring. You do, however, have the option of acquiring this vital skill via a method that is less than ideal. Even the path that seems to be the shortest and most direct involves a bit of exploration, as well as some combat, and it also brings up some fundamental aspects of the game. Once you have discovered your first Site of Grace, you will have the option to either speed up the process of acquiring a horse or continue exploring the world until you do so… eventually.
Instructions on how to call the horse in Elden Ring
You will want to choose the earlier option, as it is obvious, because once you have Torrent the horse, you will be able to move around more quickly and reach new areas. You will be able to gallop straight past dangerous enemies and gain the ability to jump up to areas that you are unable to reach on foot, both of which significantly expand the playable area. Therefore, in order to get you moving more quickly, here is how you can obtain the Elden Ring horse without spending Elden Ring runes, in addition to all of the advantages and abilities that come with mounted combat.
Within the world of Elden Ring, which can be explored, there are checkpoints called Sites of Grace that glow golden and resemble bonfires. Visiting these checkpoints allows players to unlock Torrent the Spectral Steed. Once you reach the Gatefront Ruins Site of Grace, the vast majority of players will be able to unlock the horse. Because of this, once you enter the world, you should immediately begin following the light trail to make your way there as quickly as possible.
Confusion has arisen as a result of the fact that in order to obtain the horse, it is necessary to locate a person named Melina. The following is the official word on how to do that, as communicated directly from FromSoftware:
It is important to keep in mind that Melina will also appear at other predetermined Sites of Grace in addition to the Gatefront Ruins. Because of this, you may run into her in another location first if you explore other areas before going to the Gatefront Ruins.
When you do finally run into her, she will give you an item known as the Spectral Steed Whistle. This item allows you to call the horse back to Elden Ring at any time by blowing into it. You'll find it listed in your Key Items, and you can use it in the same way you use your flasks: as a Quick Item in the Equipment menu. You can also slide it into one of your additional storage pouches so that it is kept in a separate location from your Quick Items. You can use it to instantly call forth (or dismiss) Torrent, the horse that is below you. Additionally, you can hop off quickly and desummon Torrent by clicking in the LS/L3 slot.
Instructions on how to ride and make use of the Spectral Steed, Torrent
In Elden Ring, the player's ability to maneuver around the environment is improved by using the horse, but this comes at the expense of a slightly reduced number of available actions. By default, Torrent moves quickly, but by pressing B or Circle, she can change her speed to that of a gallop. You can still use other Elden Ring items in your equipment slots, such as Flasks, if you need them even while you are riding the steed because it has the ability to double-jump. This makes it an excellent choice for traversing large gaps and obstacles.
Torrent, on the other hand, is not without its restrictions. Due to the fact that Torrent is a large, quick-moving horse, it is more unwieldy and less precise in its movements. As a result, you will find yourself riding in wide circles or having to perform strafing runs in order to attack your adversaries. While mounted, players are unable to use any Weapon Arts from the Elden Ring Ashes of War, block with a shield or weapon, or engage in any other behaviors; however, they are still able to attack and take part in combat. While LB/L1 and LT/L2 transform into light and heavy attacks on the player's left side, respectively, RB/R1 and RT/R2 transform into light and heavy attacks that are exclusive to the player's right side.
Torrent is not an immortal being and can be killed by both the attacks of enemies and the damage caused by falling. If it is killed, Torrent will gradually fade out of existence; however, it is possible to instantly summon it again by using the whistle in certain circumstances. It may be difficult for you to call upon Torrent in certain circumstances, such as when you are engaged in combat with a boss; in these instances, you will need to give up one of your healing Crimson Flask uses in order to resurrect the spectral horse. You can get around this, however, if you give Torrent a variety of raisin-based foods to eat in order to heal him and give him other buffs.