You don’t have to be an expert to know that Elder ring is a huge, expansive and incredibly deep game. This massive open world RPG is full of things to do, items to find and enemies to defeat.
That said, the gaming community has a long track record of playing these massive games and discovering every little detail about them in record time. Many developers have put secrets into their games, convinced that they would remain untraceable for years, only for the fans to discover everything in a matter of days.
A developer with an above average ability to surprise the fans is Fromsoftware, whose games are known for their small details and hidden depth. So much so that almost a year after its release, players are still discovering things they never knew Elder ring.
How to torment an octopus monster
Elder ring has no shortage of gross and disturbing monsters, anyone who has visited Caria Manor and encountered the giant hand creatures can attest to that. One of the more obnoxious creatures encountered earlier in your game is the Giant Land Octopus. There are smaller land octopuses, which are less intimidating but no less disgusting.
These creatures are quite common in the wetter parts of The Lands Between, particularly in Limgrave and Liurnia of the Lakes. Especially the giants can be very dangerous, their long tentacles make it difficult to get close. That is, unless you know what Reddit user El_Don_Coyote discovered recent.
When a Giant Land Octopus attacks you, it will do so with its tentacles pointing forward. These can be difficult to pass, but it turns out the tentacles can be detached. Attack the tentacles with a sharp weapon that deals enough damage, and they’ll come right off. As the Reddit post shows, the Carian Greatsword Ash of War is a great way to take a tentacle off in one fell swoop.
What to do with a tentacle-free octopus
Without its tentacles, the Giant Land Octopus gets pretty pathetic. It’s not completely negated as a threat, but it’s certainly not what it was. With the tentacles removed, the octopus will unsuccessfully try to swipe at you, swinging around like a toddler throwing a tantrum. This makes it fairly easy to get closer and finish off the creature.
There’s even more to this feature, though, as the octopus isn’t completely incapacitated forever. After a short time, it will regrow the tentacles and come at you with full force. Once you can cut off the tentacles, you can do it again.
Stranger still, it seems that the Giant Land Octopus can even eat its severed tentacles to nurse back to health. There really is no limit to how gross the monsters are Elder ring could be.