Two things deemed too powerful.
From Software released update 1.03 for Elden Ring and made several things that players were using to make the game easier, namely the Sword of Night and Flame and Mimic Tear Ashes focused builds.
According to official update detailsseveral changes have been made to game balancing. For example, some enemies will drop more Smithing Stones and the effectiveness of shields has been increased.
The following spells will do more damage from this update: Gravity Well/Collapsed Star/Crystal Barrage. Meanwhile, the Ash of War Hoarfrost Stomp will do less damage and take longer to summon.
Sword of Night and Flame weapon skill has also been improved and will do less damage. This sword was very popular among players because the skill dealt immense damage.
Another important change concerns Mimic Tear Ash, considered one of the most powerful things in the game. According to the details, this spirit will do less damage and its behavior has changed (we don’t know for sure what this means).
But this update wasn’t just about balance. From Software made several additions. Added new quest steps for the following NPCs: Diallos/ Nepheli Loux/ Kenneth Haight/ Gatekeeper Gostoc.
Additionally, some situations will now have summonable NPCs. There’s even a new NPC named Jar-Bairn. Important is also the addition of a function to save the name and location of an NPC when you find it on the map (this way it will be easier to follow quests).
The update also fixes several bugs.