Elden Ring Flash Step Location & Night Cavalry Boss

Here is how you can get one of the best abilities Flash Step easily.

Elden Ring is one of those games with lots of hidden magic abilities that let you do all sorts of things. One of them is the Ashes of War, which literally lets you shoot fire from your eyes and conjure up all sorts of magical effects, but that’s just the icing on the cake. There’s one special ability I consider a hidden gem, and it’s the Flash Step Ability.

Key Takeaways
  • Bloodhound step, aka Flash Step, is one of the Ashes of War in Elden Ring that allows the player to perform an invisible dash with higher I-frames than the normal roll.
  • It can be obtained by defeating the Night’s Cavalry in the Dragonborrow Region of Caelid.
  • The Night Cavalry can be found making rounds across the bridge.
  • Night Cavalry only appears at night.
  • Defeating Night Cavalry early on may not be that easy, but the boss can be cheesed.

Flash Step Location in Elden Ring

Map Showing the Location of the Night’s Cavalry Boss

To locate the Flash Step ability in Elden Ring, follow these steps:

  1. Head to the northeast section of Caelid’s map.
  2. Look for the Site of Grace called Lenne’s Rise.
  3. It’s situated just east of a large bridge leading to the Bestial Sanctum. 
  4. If you’re coming from Limgrave, you’ll find a sending gate that can teleport you directly to Lenne’s Rise, near the Great Bridge.
  5. Once you teleport to the Bestial Sanctum, head south and cross the Great Bridge.
  6. Then, proceed east to reach the Lenne’s Rise Site of Grace.
  7. Rest at the Site of Grace until nighttime.
  8. During the night, the Night’s Cavalry Boss will spawn on the bridge located to the north.

Defeating The Night’s Cavalry Boss

Flash Step Location in Elden Ring
The Night’s Cavalry Boss on his Steed

Defeating the Night’s Cavalry Boss and obtaining the Flash Step ability can be challenging, but here’s my detailed strategy to make it easier:

  1. Preparation:
    • Ensure adequate weapons, armor, and talismans.
    • Craft Poison Pots, Poison Bone Darts, and Neutralizing Boluses if possible.
    • Equip the best talismans and armor with high immunity stats.
    • Consider using Cured Immunizing Meat for an additional immunity boost.
  2. Poisoning the Boss:
    • Start at Lenne’s Rise Site of Grace.
    • Equip poison items and immunity-boosting gear.
    • Trigger poison traps and small enemies intentionally to lure the Night’s Cavalry Boss.
  3. Chase Sequence:
    • Maintain distance and dodge the boss’s attacks.
    • Allow the boss to chase you, get poisoned, and gradually lose health.
  4. Immunity:
    • Ensure your immunity is sufficient to prevent self-poisoning.
  5. Repeat:
    • Lead the boss up the hill, triggering more poison traps.
    • The boss continues taking damage from the poison.
  6. Victory:
    • Reach the hill’s top; the boss may respawn or turn around but remains poisoned.
    • Repeat the chase sequence until the boss succumbs to poison.

The ways that I have mentioned are exactly what you need to beat the boss. I have used the exact same strategy and defeated the boss.

Why is Flash Step Overpowered in Elden Ring?

Flash Step Location in Elden Ring
The Flash Step/Bloodhound Step Icon

Flash Step is one of my favorite abilities in Elden Ring, especially for players focusing on agile, quick builds. It allows for rapid, continuous damage dealing and precise dodging of enemy attacks.

Here are some key details about the Flash Step ability:

  1. Playstyle: Flash Step suits players favoring agile, fast-paced combat, emphasizing consistent damage over slow, charged attacks.
  2. Continuous Damage: Enables swift strikes, dodges, and continuous attacks, promoting hit-and-run tactics for effective damage while avoiding enemy assaults.
  3. Backstabs: Useful for executing powerful backstab attacks by swiftly getting behind unsuspecting enemies and dealing substantial damage.
  4. Weapon Affinity: Enhances speed and agility of melee weapons, especially beneficial for small, fast weapons designed for close-quarters combat.
  5. FP Cost: Requires relatively low Focus Points (FP), around 5 FP, allowing multiple uses in encounters with regular enemies and bosses while conserving both FP and health.

My Take On Flash Step

In my opinion, Flash Step is a highly useful ability that enhances agility, damage output, and survivability in the Elden Ring.

It empowers players to adopt a fast-paced combat style and outmaneuver their foes. Once acquired, it becomes a valuable tool in a player’s arsenal, particularly for those who favor agile and nimble builds.

If you need some additional boosts in health and power, you can equip some keepsakes. If you’re dumbfounded on how to acquire and locate some good keepsakes, then check out the guide that will help you locate all of the best Keepsakes.

Confused about whether to pick Incantations or Sorceries to spice up your build and magical attacks? Also, take a look at the amazing Incantations versus Sorceries guide, entailing some of the best spells and incantations in Elden Ring. 

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