Unleash Anime-Inspired Martial Arts in Elden Ring's Latest Expansion!

Elden Ring's latest expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree, released on June 21, brings a wealth of new content to the acclaimed RPG. Among the additions are exotic weapon types and armor sets, expanding players' combat options with eight unique weapon classes. Notably, the Hand-to-Hand Arts let players unleash martial arts moves reminiscent of action-packed anime, such as Dragon Ball-style kicks.

The DLC introduces Dryleaf Arts and Dane's Footwork, two Hand-to-Hand Arts obtained from the NPC Dryleaf Dane. These skills offer dynamic combat maneuvers that add a fresh layer of strategy and style to Elden Ring's challenging battles. Despite some limitations noted by players, like reduced range against bosses, the new Arts have garnered praise for their enjoyable and unique gameplay mechanics.


Shadow of the Erdtree also introduces a new region, the Land of Shadow, and delves deeper into Elden Ring's lore with enigmatic characters and formidable challenges. Bandai Namco advises players to utilize the new Scadutree Blessing mechanic to adjust to the expansion's heightened difficulty, designed to challenge even the most seasoned adventurers.

Elden Ring enthusiasts can now explore these thrilling updates as they continue their journey through the expansive and unforgiving world crafted by FromSoftware and director Hidetaka Miyazaki.