Elden Ring is full of surprises. Whether it’s seemingly innocent deathbed maidens secretly conferring a debuff on you, surprisingly effective invader cheeses, or simply just giant crabs coming out of nowhere to absolutely body you, From Software‘s latest never lets up with the intrigue.
If you’ve progressed even slightly in the game, you’ll know that dogs are a massive problem – they can often just appear out of nowhere and can very easily cost you quite a lot of runes if you’re not careful. Sure, they’re not that hard to dispatch… but they can be irritating if you’re not prepared.
One of the more surprising things we’ve learned over the past week since the game launched is the effectiveness of the Beast-Repellent Torch; the item isn’t just used for illuminating caves or setting fire to the more flammable enemies you may come across in The Lands Between, but it can also be used for fending off the dogs and even chasing them away.