Elden Ring: How Much Vigor You Need and Soft Caps Explained

One of the best things about Elden Ring is that it doesn’t hold your hand. From the jump you can go in any direction on the map and just see where it takes you. Elden Ring’s leveling system works the same way: you can cash in runes on any stat, and the game has no opinion on which ones you should focus on.

The only advice he offers is your choice of an Elden Ring class at the start, which nudges you slightly in one direction by awarding your first 10-15 levels in strength, dexterity, or magic specialties.