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Elon Musk’s Elden Ring Build is Turning Heads
After Elon Musk mentioned "Elden Ring" on Twitter, a fan asked him for advice on the game, saying "What class build of Elden Ring are you playing sir? Appreciate your wisdom. Struggling with mage.” Surprisingly, Musk answered, explaining that he favored an Int/Dex build that could use both magic and Dex-based weapons.
Kotaku writer Ashley Bardhan posted a takedown of Musk's character build, titling the article "Elon Musk's Dumb Elden Ring Build Proves The Billionaire Is Maidenless." Bardhan did note that any build that helps players have fun is just fine, but she subsequently called Musk's choices "disgraceful," explaining that the loadout is unfocused and burdensome.
Bardhan assumed that Musk changes armor mid-fight, which seems cumbersome, if not downright tedious. There's absolutely no reason to do this, Bardhan said, and it would make more sense to adjust the build appropriately, or change armor for specific areas/fights only.
Forbes quickly published an article in response to Kotaku's piece, insisting that Musk's build was just fine. For Forbes, author Erik Kain explained that he also uses an Int/Dex build and that Musk's other advice, like swapping armor and changing talismans, wasn't all that unusual.
Kain proceeded to take down Kotaku's piece, alleging that it was more interested in criticizing Musk than accurately discussing the build. Kain said that the "entire post is just a backhanded way to insult Musk and billionaires writ large. And fine, I don't really care about Musk or billionaires. I just think this article and the attitude it exemplifies is lame."