Elden Ring Equipment Load and Rolling Guide

Want to learn more about equipment load and rolling in Elden Ring?

Elden Ring offers a lot of classic RPG mechanics, including an encumbrance system. Your character’s weight determines a handful of things, and it’s one of the key stats to keep track of when building your gears. 

In most FromSoftware games, including Elden Ring, Equipment Load is divided into three levels. 

Each level affects your character’s speed ability to dodge, recover, and sprint. 

Due to this, there are benefits and drawbacks to keeping a light, medium, or heavy load as you explore The Lands Between. 

If you’re a melee character in Elden Ring, it’s going to be beneficial if you can roll quickly as possible to dodge attacks and get out of danger. The speed that your character can roll depends on various factors, including how you spend your attribute points and overall load. 

Today, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about equipment load and rolling in Elden Ring. 

Let’s get started!

Equipment Load Guide

In some RPG titles, inventory space and weight is determined by everything in your possession, making it easy for you to become overly encumbered as you collect items, artifacts, and other resources in the game. 

equipment load and rolling in Elden Ring

Fortunately, in Elden Ring, players’ Equip Load is only set based on what they are wearing or have equipped. 

This means that the quick select menu at the bottom of your screen doesn’t affect your weight, and neither do arrows. To make it easier, only weapons, armor, and Talismans affect your Equip Load. 

Due to this, it’s important to determine the right balance between your gears to maintain a low Equip Load. 

Most of the time, having a low Equip Load is more important than boosting your defensive stats. 

Character Rolling Speed

Your character’s ability to roll and dodge incoming attacks is almost dependent on your level of Equip Load. When you dodge roll, your character gains short invincibility. 

equipment load and rolling in Elden Ring

With a light Equip Load, rolling costs lesser stamina and gives you a bit longer invincibility. On the other hand, having a heavy Equip Load makes it more difficult for you to dodge incoming attacks reliably. 

Sticking in the middle is usually the safe bet for most builds in Elden Ring, as it gives you the correct balance of defense and roll effectivity. 

Equip Load Levels

Equip Load in Elden Ring has three levels. There is technically a fourth level if you go over the maximum Equip Load limit, but it’s not advisable to go over the third level as your character will struggle to move around the world. 

  • Light Load – 29.9% of your Max Equip Load or lower
  • Medium Load – 30% – 69.9% of your Max Equip Load
  • Heavy Load – 70% – 100% of your Max Equip Load

To compute your current load percentage, divide your current Equip Load by your Max Equip Load, then multiply the value by 100. 

For example: 

If your current Equip Load is 20 with a maximum of 40. Divide these values, and you’ll get 0.5. Now, multiply this by 100, and your Equip Load percentage is 50%. 

This puts your character in the Medium Load class, which is ideal. 

That ends our guide about Equipment Load and Rolling in Elden Ring. If you have other questions, please drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to help. 

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