Is Mimic Tear the strongest?
The Mimic Tear is arguably the most powerful Spirit Ash in Elden Ring, but the path to earning it seems to have been a lot less straightforward. Anyone who played Elden Ring for any length of time will extol the virtues of Spirit Ashes - the AI warriors and monsters you can summon to aid you.
In some cases, they can even be a better option due to their unique skillsets, and that's definitely true with the Mimic Tear. It's arguably the best Spirit Ash option you'll come across in the Lands Between, and it can make even the game's most challenging fights significantly more manageable.
Black Knife Tiche is a Spirit and Summon in Elden Ring. Black Knife Tiche summons an assassin that attacks enemies with her Black Knife imbued with the Rune of Death. Legendary ashen remains. Use to summon the spirit of Black Knife Tiche.
It's a tough boss fight and a strong summon since you essentially fight yourself. (Polygon has a guide on how to get the Mimic Tear Ashes.) To pull off the feat, Going_Loki joins the fight with the Bloody Slash skill equipped on their weapon, then unequips it.
Generally speaking, Tiche would beat most Mimic Tears in a fight, but a savvy player could devise a build that increases the Mimic's chances of winning. That skill barrier, as well as stat and equipment requirements, makes the Mimic Tear harder to use than Tiche, but potentially more rewarding.
Today, FromSoftware issued an Elden Ring patch that nerfed the Mimic Tear Ash to make it do much less damage. It'll still survive some hits, which serves as a useful decoy, but it doesn't have the same ability to essentially fight bosses in your place.
Unlike most other summons in the game, the Mimic Tear is just as customizable as your character is. That's because the Mimic Tear will copy your character, your abilities, your equipment and even your fighting style.
It's still extremely good. So the downside is, it does like 50% of the damage it did. Booo! The upside is, it's way smarter and more aggressive.
If there's one bit of consensus among Elden Ring's fans, it's that the Mimic Tear is the most powerful summon in the game. Put simply, the Mimic Tear creates an exact copy of your character - your equipment, moveset, and even your spells and abilities are duplicated.
|Size/Type:||Large Aberration (Shapechanger)|
|Hit Dice:||7d8+21 (52 hp)|
|Speed:||10 ft. (2 squares)|
What's the best summons in Elden Ring?
- 1 Mimic Tear.
- 2 Lhutel The Headless. ...
- 3 Black Knife Tiche. ...
- 4 Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff. ...
- 5 Omenkiller Rollo. ...
- 6 Latenna The Albinauric. ...
- 7 Redmane Knight Ogha. ...
- 8 Banished Knight Oleg. ...
While the Mimic Tear got a little less powerful in Elden Ring Patch 1.03, it's still a durable, powerful summon that can make almost any boss in the game considerably easier. If you don't have it yet, it's worth taking some time to find the Mimic Tear and outfit it properly.