Elden Ring’s Greatsword vs. Berserk’s Dragon Slayer
And lastly, my favourite Berserk reference in Elden Ring other than the sword fields.
Elden Ring, like earlier Souls video games, hides loads of its world-building in merchandise descriptions. It’s typically one of the simplest ways to be taught why so-and-so did one thing essential or who is expounded to who, so it stands to motive homages to Berserk could be hiding away in that taste textual content as properly.
Take the way in which Elden Ring describes its generic greatsword, as an illustration:
A rough iron lump of an extremely greatsword.
Mows down foes by using its unimaginable weight.
Though dealing with it probably requires the wielder to have surpassed the realm of the merely human, it’s exactly because of this the weapon is used to slaughter even inhuman foes.
This carefully echoes feedback about Guts’ Dragon Slayer in Berserk, which within the very first chapter of the manga is known as a “uncooked heap of iron” that’s “a lot too huge to be known as a sword.” Characters are sometimes blown away that Guts can wield such a weapon attributable to its large measurement, however because of his inhuman power, he’s ready to make use of it to slice by absolutely anything that stands in his means.
The two weapons even look comparable, although that would simply be as a result of they’re each humongous freaking swords.