Shadow of the Erdtree’s Final Boss Was Defeated with a Saxophone

Gaming on PC opens a world of new possibilities, with players not only able to alter and change the game but also how they play it. Elden Ring, a highly acclaimed action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware, is one of the best examples of players using alt controllers to play the game, with people beating bloodthirsty bosses with a dance pad, brain waves, morse code, and so much more. Interestingly, a player recently beat Shadow of the Erdtree’s final boss with just a saxophone. 

If you are living under a rock, you may have missed that some players have had a terrible time with Shadow of the Erdtree, thanks to its incredibly challenging gameplay. This accomplishment is even more commendable as beating the Elden Ring expansion’s final boss is no easy feat.

The man who was able to accomplish this feat is Dr. Doot, a player known for his unique approach to gaming challenges and his love for the saxophone. He has already completed a no-hit run on Elden Ring with the same instrument. 

If you see the video embedded above, Dr. Doot’s weapon of choice was an attacking shield, The Carian Thrusting Shield specifically. You can see how Doot uses a bunch of notes on the saxophone to parry each of Radahn’s attacks until he is finally able to vanquish him, and it is a sight to behold.

Doot also provided some data on the shield he used to beat Shadow of the Erdtree’s final boss. Doot scaled The Carian Thrusting Shield’s STR stat by making it heavy and used Deflect Tear along with a Guard Counter Boost talisman to make the weapon “an absolute powerhouse of a tank”. 

Shadow of the Erdtree launched on Friday, June 21 and sold 5 million copies within the first three days.

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