Elden Ring players have decided Runebears are not worth fighting

Elden Ring
(Image credit: FromSoftware)

Elden Ring players have decided that the game's ferocious Runebears are not worth fighting, along with the Revenant, the Magma Wyrm, and yes, even the "dreaded Dragonfly".

In a thread on Elden Ring's subreddit - which has since had over 7,000 upvotes and hundreds of replies - players nominated the enemies they "suck at fighting" (or think are "not worth killing; you can decide what the distinction is), starting off with Runebears.

Other enemies on the community's shit list include the all the "big" creatures - "big bird, big lobster/crayfish, big dog, and big octopus"; even the big flowers get a vote - the Albinaurics "with the black stuff all over themselves", Wormfaces, Runebears, Abductor Virgins, Hands, Marionettes, and last but not least, the Red Wolf (all versions, it seems).

name_an_enemy_that_you_suck_at_fighting_is_not from r/Eldenring

I was delighted to see my personal nomination, the humble crows, was not forgotten - I hate those things! (thanks, TheGamer).

Elden Ring players have been blown away by a late starter who's somehow reached the Godskin Apostle without understanding a basic function of the game: fast travel.

When the community members casually responded that all the player had to do was "teleport out", they responded with: "Oh my god I didn’t even know that was a thing. Thank you".

It kicked off a wider conversation about how some players were several hours into the game without understanding other key features, too.

"I managed to get to Margit without sitting at the Grace to meet Melina. I just thought it was like Bloodborne and I'd need to attempt a boss before I could level up... that was fun," said one.

"I didn’t know you could sprint for my entire first playthrough. I even knew I could climb up and down ladders faster. I felt real stupid when I realized," added another, whilst someone else admitted that they'd gone all the way to the Capitol before they realized you could leve up your flask.

A survey of Elden Ring players recently revealed what we love most about FromSoftware's open-world RPG, from our favorite weapons and spirit ashes, to our favorite NPCs, areas of the map, and boss battles, of course. 

After months of preparation and effort, one player has defeated every boss in Elden Ring without taking a single hit. Another streamer recently completed Elden Ring with no summon and no glitches… and by beating quintuple bosses

Check out our guide to the Elden Ring DLC for some hints about what might be coming next.

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.