The world of Elden Ring is vast, which makes having a horse to ride around on highly useful. You can’t summon the horse immediately after starting the game. You’ll first need to seek out the Spectral Steed Whistle for that.
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Where to Get the Spectral Steed Whistle
You acquire the Spectral Steed Whistle after speaking with Melina for the first time. You meet her while resting at a Site of Grace. The earliest place you can do this is at Gatefront.
You’ll also need to agree to take her to the foot of the Erdtree for her to give you this item.
The Spectral Steed Whistle is a Key Item that will allow you to summon and mount your horse immediately. This horse is Torrent, the Spectral Steed. Equip the Key Item on your Quick Items or on the Pouch so you can summon your horse with ease.
While mounted, using the Spectral Steed Whistle again will make you disembark as Torrent fades.
Other Things You Need to Know About Torrent
With Torrent, you’ll be able to explore the world of Elden Ring much faster. Torrent also has the ability to double jump. If there’s a ledge you’re unable to jump on while you’re out in the open world, consider summoning your horse and using its double jumping capability.
Elden Ring has a horseback combat system. This means you can attack enemies while mounted. Conversely, enemies can attack you as well. If an enemy’s attack lands on Torrent, he will also receive damage.
You can heal Torrent by feeding him Rowa Raisins. If his health is completely depleted, don’t worry. You can re-summon Torrent once more at the cost of one Flask of Crimson Tears.
There are certain places in the game where you’re not allowed to summon your horse such as dungeons, catacombs, and caves. You also can’t summon him during PvP or Co-op. If you’re on the open world and you can’t summon Torrent, there’s a chance you’re about to be invaded.