Eredrim the Venerable will probably make you yell “for ze lady” because it makes you look like a Bretonnian knight. This is the tankiest armor set you’ll find in Mortal Shell, and it’s also fun to use. Here’s our guide to help you out.
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Mortal Shell: Eredrim the Venerable guide
Location: From Grisha’s Cavern, head to your right and crawl through the tunnel.
Follow the dirt road until you see a foreboding structure in the distance. That actually takes you to the Seat of Infinity zone.
Before you go to that zone, however, go ahead and claim Eredrim the Venerable. Oh, and you can also find the Corrupted Sester vendor NPC nearby.
Stats: Eredrim the Venerable has the highest durability/HP out of all the options in Mortal Shell. Sadly, its resolve and stamina stats are abysmal.
Skills and perks:
|Upgrade||Effect||Tar Cost||Glimpse Cost|
|Accretion of Endurance||+15% max HP.||1000||6|
|Accretion of Foresight||-5% damage taken after killing an enemy; lasts 10 seconds.||500||2|
|Accretion of Ascent||Stagger enemies more frequently (poise damage).||1100||8|
|Accretion of Yearning||Can sometimes resist getting knocked down.||500||2|
|Accretion of Dominance||After reclaiming Eredrim (“last chance” mechanic), your next attack deals massive damage; will sometimes cause enemies to explode in a bloody pulp.||3000||2|
|Accretion of Inheritance||Deal extra damage versus enemies who are alone.||2500||15|
|Accretion of Resolve||Gain a stack of “execution” after killing an enemy; each stack increases base damage and all effects are lost when knocked out of your shell.||1100||8|
|Recollection of Strength||Put enemies off-balance with a powerful kick||1000||6|
|Recollection of Knowledge||Use Harden in the air to create an AoE smash once you land; causes a blast with a larger AoE.||2500||15|
|Recollection of Death||Regain “last chance” after defeating enough enemies||4000||25|
Eredrim is both a tanking and DPS machine thanks to most of its perks. For instance, both Accretion of Inheritance and Accretion of Resolve are extremely helpful when you’re just mowing down foes from one area to the next. Accretion of Ascent, meanwhile, is pretty good for staggering enemies, including some of the elite mobs you’ll find.
Still, your biggest concern here would be the low stamina. Even if you have a high health pool, you’re not invulnerable and the hits you take from hostiles, especially bosses, will take a chunk out of you. You also won’t be able to attack and combo as often since you’ll tire yourself out quickly.
Note: Recollection of Knowledge is useless since it requires you to fall off a ledge, harden your shell, and (hopefully) hit someone. The increased AoE radius isn’t a worthwhile buff at all.