Elden Ring’s Strongest Early Game Spirit Summon Almost Everyone Misses and Goes Straight for the Mimic Tear

While Mimic Tear is arguably the best summoning spirit in Elden Ring, there are some other options that players who have just started should go for.

Elden Ring's Strongest Early Game Spirit Summon Almost Everyone Misses and Goes Straight for the Mimic Tear


  • Mimic Tear is the most sought after spirit summon in Elden Ring.
  • Banished Knight Oleg is one of the best options available for starters in Elden Ring.
  • Lhutel The Headless is also perfect for those who look for support in ranged fights.
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Fromsoftware’s Elden Ring is a game that offers its players a lot of possibilities and consideration when it comes to fighting a boss. One of these is taking the help of a Spirit Summon, which allows the player to get an extra helping hand while they battle a boss, with the most sought-after summon being Mimic Tear.

This particular summon allows the player to create an exact copy of themselves, with the same weapon and abilities. It has from time to time proven to be one of the best summons in the game and remains obtainable only in mid-game. However, there is another summon, Banished Knight Oleg, which can prove to be very handy for the players who are starting with the game.

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Mimic Tear

The player can call the summon after they are gifted the Spirit Calling Bell by Ranni in the early game. It can also be bought by the Twin Maiden husks at the round table hold.

Why Banished Knight Oleg Remains One Of The Best Summons In Elden Ring

As mentioned before, Mimic Tear remains accessible to only those who have defeated Radahn and have opened up the way to Nokron, the eternal city, where the Mimic Tear boss is found. The player has to defeat an avatar of himself first before finally getting the summon.

For anyone who has not yet reached this stage in the game, there are still a few options in the game provided which can prove to be very helpful in battle. One of these options is the Banished Knight Oleg. This particular summon is a tank and is perfect for taking most of the damage dealt by an enemy. In addition to that, he can also do wind attacks and easily staggers enemies smaller than him, making it a perfect option for players who are just beginning.

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Banished Knight Oleg

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The summon can be found in Fringefolk Hero’s Grave, where the player will have to use 2 stonesword keys and will have to defeat an Ulcerated Tree Spirit boss. Defeating the boss will reward the player with the Banished Knight Oleg Summon as well as a golden seed.

Another Summoning Spirit Which Remains Extremely Useful In Early Game

While the above-mentioned spirits remain arguably the best choice for players to begin with, there are a few more summons that can help the players to great amounts.

One of these is the Lhutel The Headless summon. She comes equipped with a heavy warmer, a great shield, and a spear, proving to be a nightmare for whoever she faces. She can throw spears from a range, making her a great companion if the player wishes for constant support while he’s fighting a boss.

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Lhutel The Headless

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This summon is obtainable by defeating the cemetery shade boss at the Tombsward Catacombs, which will grant the player the spirit summon. Banished Knight Oleg and Lhutel The Headless remain the best options to be considered when starting with the Elden Ring.

Elden Ring is available to purchase on Steam.

Aaditya Chugh

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