Elden Ring has a lot of places to visit, and reaching them on foot would take an incredibly long time. Thankfully, you have the option to summon your own horse: the spectral steed known as Torrent. However, you won’t be able to call your horse right away. For that, you’ll need to reach a certain point in the main quest.
How to Call Your Horse in Elden Ring
To call your horse in Elden Ring, you need to use the Spectral Steed Whistle. This item will be given to you by the Maiden once you reach the Grace point outside of Stormgate, immediately northwest of the Gatefront Ruins. Using the Spectral Steed Whistle will summon your horse Torrent, who will stay with you until being dismissed or destroyed. In the event that your horse gets killed, you’ll need to use one Flask of Crimson Tears charge to call it again.
The Spectral Steed Whistle can be assigned to and used from the Pouch, Elden Ring’s quick action menu. By default, the Pouch is bound to Triangle (PS5) or Y (Xbox), plus the chosen D-Pad direction. On PC, use the E key and the directional arrows. You’ll be using it constantly, so it’s best to put it in the Pouch for quick access.
After you call your horse and mount up, simply press Circle (PS5), B (Xbox), or Space (PC) to start galloping. To dismount, simply use the Spectral Steed Whistle again or press down the Left Stick (PS5, Xbox) or X (PC).
Unlike you, Torrent can also double jump. To do that, simply press X (PS5), A (Xbox), or F (PC). However, exercise caution: Your horse can take fall damage. The double jump ability allows you to take some big drops, but there are still limits. The only exception to the rule involves Spiritsprings, which allow Torrent to jump to great heights without taking fall damage.
One more important thing to note is that you can’t call your horse while you’re in multiplayer, being invaded, in a dungeon, or in a castle. While that may seem obvious, Torrent is simply an outside horse and cannot be summoned while inside.
Now that you know how to call on your faithful steed, be sure to check out our guide to all map fragment locations. We’ve also got details on how to upgrade your weapon stats and start using new abilities.
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