Elden Ring: How to Get the Torrent Mount

Wondering how to unlock the Torrent mount in Elden Ring to make traveling The Lands Between a bit more manageable? Here's what you need to know about your horse.

The Torrent mount is your trusty, summonable horse in Elden Ring, and they're essential for getting around the world of The Lands Between quickly and easily. Sure, you can fast travel between Sites of Grace at will, but without them, you’ll be trudging along in your boots, and traversal between points becomes much more of a chore.

So when do you unlock the Torrent mount? This Elden Ring guide will tell you. All things considered, unlocking the ability to summon the mount is pretty easy, as any core mechanic should be, and we’ll discuss it and a little more about your horse below.

Where to Find the Torrent Mount in Elden Ring

You’ll unlock the ability to summon Torrent once you meet Melina in the early game, either on the way to Stormveil Castle or in Agheel Lake North, the latter of which is the best way to go first. Check out our guide to leveling up and increasing your stats for more on that.

During the conversation you have with her, Melina will give you the Spectral Steed Whistle, a piece of equipment that summons Torrent wherever you are, automatically spawning them under you. There are, however, some exceptions to keep in mind for the mount. 

Note you cannot ride Torrent in dungeons or during a multiplayer session. Multiplayer, in this case, includes both cooperative play or while being invaded by another player. Torrent will automatically despawn in either case. There are also certain times when the mount becomes unavailable when you can summon NPCs or when they invade.

Torrent is likewise unavailable during boss fights, though there are specific exceptions you’ll discover as you play. If you try to summon Torrent somewhere the horse is not available, your character will still make an attempt, scratch their backside, then return to a neutral state.

Don’t try to use the Whistle at a bad time. There’s no way to stop the usage failed animation, leaving you vulnerable to attack for about three seconds. It’s best to equip the horse Whistle to your quick action menu in the start menu screen. Don’t bind it to your consumable section in the Equipment menu, as cluttering will cost you at least a few deaths.

You can also pillage and acquire materials while riding Torrent, and you can also summon spirits while on the mount. Finally, you can also fast travel while riding your trusty steed, though you will automatically dismount when you arrive at your destination.

Torrent Mount Controls

  • Move Torrent: Push the left stick forward, left, and right
  • Stop Torrent: Pull the left stick back
  • Move camera: Right stick
  • Jump: X (PlayStation), A (Xbox)
  • Double Jump: XX (PlayStation), AA (Xbox)
  • Run/Gallop: Circle (PlayStation), B (Xbox)
  • Light Attack Right Side: R1/RB
  • Light Attack Left Side: L1/LB
  • Heavy Attack Right Side: R2/RT
  • Heavy Attack Left Side: L2/LT
  • Dismount: Use the Spectral Steed Whistle

That’s about everything you need to know about how to get the Torrent mount in Elden Ring. We’ve got more Elden Ring guides on the way, so stay tuned.

Contributor

John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.

Published Feb. 28th 2022

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