Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC Reveals NPCs Beyond Their Armor

The latest Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, has introduced some chilling NPCs, but a dataminer has peeled back their intimidating armor to reveal their character models underneath. While some of these NPCs feature relatively simple designs, others exhibit intriguing characteristics that resonate deeply with their lore.

Like other Soulsborne games, Elden Ring is renowned for its intricate lore, often pieced together by players through in-game clues and datamining. Recently, a dataminer showcased the unsettling Divine Beast Dancing Lion boss without its armor, offering a glimpse into its design. Now, another content creator, YouTuber and Soulsborne enthusiast Zullie the Witch, has delved further, revealing more NPCs from the expansion.

In a new video, Zullie the Witch uncovers details about Elden Ring's NPCs, presenting them without their protective armor. The meticulous detail behind each character, despite much of it being obscured during gameplay, has captivated fans. Notably, characters like Moore have been praised for their faithful depiction, matching players' imagined appearances.

Elden Ring Fans Impressed With Detailed NPC Character Models

Redmane Freyja's scarred face from Scarlet Rot adds depth to her character, aligning seamlessly with her backstory, although players seldom see beneath her armor in-game. Moreover, comparisons between Elden Ring's Tanith from Volcano Manor and the Dancer of Ranah highlight striking parallels, fitting given Tanith's background as Rykard's former dancer.

However, surprises abound; for instance, Hornsent lacks horns despite the name, a detail dataminers speculate might require a unique model. Fans suggest that alongside new hairstyles in Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, customizable horn options would have been a fitting addition.

These insights into Elden Ring's NPCs underscore FromSoftware's commitment to intricate character design, enriching the game's immersive world and lore.