To survive the treacherous environments of The Lands between, FromSoftware decided to help players by introducing Spirit Ashes. As you might already know, Spirit Ashes in Elden Ring are ghosts of creatures that aid you in your fight. Luckily, there is wide variety of Spirit Ashes in Elden Ring to choose from and you can select any ghostly companion you want depending on your playstyle. Mages or any other glass canon classes for instance would want a tanky Spirit Ash to tank the enemies for them however, mostly, Mimic Tear is considered as the top tier Spirit Summon in the game and in this guide, we will explain how Mimic Tear Ashes work and how can you get this to make your life easier in the game.
How does the Mimic Tear Spirit Ash Work in Elden Ring?
The Mimic Tear gives players the ability to summon a complete replica of themselves during battle. This twin of yours will have the same armor, weapons, stats, and spells as you, making it an extremely useful companion during battle.
Another great thing about the Mimic Tear Spirit Ash is that instead of using Focus Points to be summoned, it uses up part of your character’s HP instead.
This may seem worrying at first, but the tradeoff is more than worth it as the Spirit Ash can use its own flasks and healing items (unlike other Spirit Ashes), making it very durable.
Elden Ring Mimic Tear Spirit Ashes Location
To find the Mimic Tear Spirit Ash, you’ll need to travel to Nokron, Eternal City. This journey will be quite easy if you have the Night’s Sacred Ground Site of Grace unlocked.
But if you don’t have that Site of Grace unlocked, get ready to do a fair bit of traveling.
Nokron, Eternal City becomes available after defeating the Starscourge Radahn Boss during Ranni’s quest.
Once Nokron is unlocked, go into this area. Exit the building you spawn in using the main gate and then head to the staircase in the building to the right.
Go down the staircase and then turn right. Run forward until you reach the mist wall. Behind this wall is the Mimic Tear boss. As the name suggests, this enemy will be a replica of yourself, like the one you spawn using the Mimic Tear.
Luckily, there’s a very easy way to cheese this boss. You need to take off all of your armor before you go through the wall. This will make it, so the boss spawns without armor.
After the boss has spawned, put your armor back on, and you’ll be able to defeat the boss within a few hits. After defeating the boss, turn left and go to the end of this path. Then, turn left into the woods.
Go to the cliff on the left and then jump down onto the ledge of the building in front of you. Go to the right from this ledge and then drop down into the area to the left.
Run down the ledge of the building to the left and then walk towards the building on the other side. Once there, drop down onto the floor below and then go into the first hallway to your left.
Inside this hallway will be a fog wall, so you’ll need a Stonesword Key to open it. You’ll find the Mimic Tear Spirit Ash in the room behind this wall.
You will be surprised to see a clone of yourself for the first time. Depending on what build you have, the Mimic Tear boss fight can get quite tricky. My advice, stay on the offensive and don’t let it execute the offensive moves. Once you defeat the boss, you will be able own and summon the Mimic Tear in most cased in Elden Ring.
How Good is Mimic Tear in Elden Ring?
Initially, I didn’t know that a Spirit Ash like Mimic Tear exist in Elden Ring. After getting and upgrading it to full using Grave Glavewort material, my Mimic was able to take down the bosses on its own in NG+. And I can’t even think about beating some of the bosses with my trusty Mimic Tear Spirit summon. Yes, you can decide to challenge yourself by not using any summon however, I believe that since the option is there, why not use it? Even with some nerfs with patches, Mimic Tear still remains a popular choice when it comes to Spirit Ashes in Elden Ring. So i you haven’t yet, it’s highly recommended that you get it as soon as possible.