Abductor Virgin

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Location Raya Lucaria Academy
Caria Manor
Caelid
Mt. Gelmir
Volcano Manor
Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 1312 - 3181 Runes

Abductor Virgin or Iron Virgin is an Enemy in Elden Ring.

 

Elden Ring Abductor Virgin Locations

Where to find Abductor Virgin:

 

Abductor Virgin Appearance

The Iron Virgin is a large metal construct resembling a metal statue of a saintly woman cradling a small silver baby to its chest, with several snakes winding around her upper body. From its shoulders hang a pair of long, spindly arms ending in one of two deadly weapons- a pair of pendulum blades on chains, or a pair of massive circular sawblades attached to long, rigid forearms. Its "dress" features a set of doors that swing open to reveal a hollow chamber full of blood-red fog and several metal snakes coiled up around a central rod hanging from below the Virgin's torso. Six of these metal snakes form a pair of long, tentacle-like "arms", each made of three snakes wound together and ending in three-fingered "hands", with the snakes' heads forming the fingers. Instead of legs, the Iron Virgin rolls around on a spherical wheel, allowing it to move in any direction horizontally without having to turn its whole body around.

 

Abductor Virgin Behavior

Iron Virgins can be found slowly patrolling their territory on the lookout for intruders, or simply standing still on guard. When attacking, the Iron Virgin will immediately rush over and attack their target, spinning their arms in a wide circle to cut down enemies from every direction. The sickle-wielding variety can launch their blades from far away with deadly accuracy, even leading their blade in whatever direction their target is running so as not to miss, and then pull it back via its chain. Sawblade-wielding iron virgins prefer to charge forward at their targets with sawblades spinning full-tilt, mowing down opponents like a bulldozer.

All types of Iron Virgin have a special attack using their torture chambers- when an opponent gets too close, the doors in their front swing open, the snake-arms inside unfold, and they will attempt to grab anyone who gets too close. Once ensnared, the Iron Virgin's victim will be dragged inside, the doors will shut, and they will be helplessly attacked by the metal snakes inside before being unceremoniously thrown back out, if their victim doesn't outright die while inside the torture chamber. Abductor Virgins, which are visually indistinguishable from Iron Virgins, will teleport whoever they capture to another location far away.

 

Elden Ring Abductor Virgin Drops

 

Abductor Virgin Notes & Tips

  • Deals Standard Damage.
  • Weak to Lightning Damage, especially when attacked while their chamber is opened
    (Lightning Spear is especially useful for this)
  • Neutral to Strike Damage, low resistance to other types of damage.
  • Immune to Status Effects.
  • Parryable: No
  • Can be poise-broken, but not riposted afterwards
  • Weak spot: Innards, exposed both after poise-break and during a charge attack.
  • One full cycle of Dragon Halberd skill breaks their poise. Other full cycle targeted at their innards should be enough to eliminate them.
    • With Dragon Halberd it is recommended to bait their ranged attack, as it gives enough time to use said skill.
  • Beware of getting face-to-face in melee range - you will take massive damage if caught by the hands in a grab attack.
  • The Swinging Sickle blades can and will easily pass through walls, so hiding behind a corner will do you no good. However, the Iron Virgin cannot jump, and it has difficulty attacking targets on higher ground, so the terrain can still be used to your advantage.
  • The one you encounter at the bottom of the lift in the Academy can be easily beaten by standing underneath the wheel of the lift. It can't reach you from there.  Beware, as dying by its grab attack will trap you in the Volcano Manor.
  • A Headless  Wheel variant can be seen in Mt. Gelmir, near the village filled with Demi-Humans. It behaves erratically, often rushing all over the place, killing anything that gets in its way.
  • The one at Redmane Castle has one pendulum blade, and one sawblade, utilizing both to its advantage.
  • One can use the Wheel of the Abductor Virgin, called Ghiza's Wheel, dropped by Inquisitor Ghiza.

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    • Anonymous

      These are my favorite yet toughest enemies to fight. They look like medieval robots being controlled by snakes.

      • Anonymous

        fromsoft devs: i think we should name these enemies abductors
        *gets killed by the grab attack*
        fromsoft devs: i think we should name these enemies abductor virgins

        • Anonymous

          So, for reasons I cannot even begin to fathom, it seems these enemies are extremely susceptible to being poise broken by Crystal Barrage, even while their doors are closed.
          I have not tested it with Crystal Torrent, but after repeated tests on different ones using Barrage, I can safely say it absolutely SLAPS them for no apparent reason. You just line it up, start firing, and their poise breakes after only a few seconds of continuous fire.

          Perhaps their stance depletes based on number of hits instead of actual poise damage? Perhaps it, somehow, pierces through their metal shell and peppers the hands inside them? Perhaps I'm just the luckiest guy on the planet? Either way, it counters them hard

          • Anonymous

            Lightning and fast attacks when they open their doors are their weaknesses. Attacking with even a katana that has lightning damage will stagger it after a set of blows which will allow you to finish it off. Just remember to avoid their blade rotation and wheel pattern. Dodge late into the grab and then attack.

            • Anonymous

              Honestly this is the SINGLE WORST ENEMY FROMSOFT HAS EVER MADE. Every move it has oneshots me. EVERYTHING. And the one time it glitches out and stops attacking, it takes ten minutes of nonstop hits to kill.

              • Anonymous

                which ones all Teleport? I only found one so far. Spoiler:
                The one on the bottom of raya lucaria. Are there more? every time i kill one i thought i miss a tp somewhere?

                • Anonymous

                  I just absolutely LOVE the sound designs for both the screaming metal of the wheeled version and the CANNON FIRE followed up with the GLORIOUS SOUNDS of dragging metal from the sickled version!

                  • Anonymous

                    Marionette Soldier Ashes decimate these guys.

                    The sheer fire rate consistently stuns the Iron Virgins, allowing you to get some quick critical hits.

                    Highly recommend using the Marionettes if you lack another method to kill these things.

                    • Anonymous

                      I seriously thought the one at Hermit's Village is actually hijacked by the Demi-humans and is controlled by one of the little gremlins, who's literally just sitting in its upper torso underneath the missing head, slamming and smashing all the control levers while screeching menacingly, thus resulting in the somewhat mad and erratic movements of the thing, like Ewoks did in Return of the Jedi.

                      • Anonymous

                        "The headless sawblade in hermit village is blind so it goes crazy."
                        Blind my a@@, it chased till i rested at azur's grace.

                        • Anonymous

                          This might be hard to believe seeing as the pendulums they use can pass through walls and still hit you for a lot of damage, but anyone can easily verify the truth of it for themselves.

                          I've been messing around with the iron virgins trying to find a way to make them an easy kill, I haven't but I did find something surprising with the combination of brass shield and the AoW barricade shield. If you press L2 to put the AoW on your shield just before the virgin starts to throw or spin its pendulums it WILL block the attack it WONT break your guard, drain your stamina or do any damage. You will get pulled towards the virgin a little when it retracts the pendulum but as long as you don't end up close enough for it to use its grab attack after being pulled closer you are golden.

                          • Anonymous

                            "Abductor Virgins who are visually indistinguishable from Iron Virgins, will teleport whoever they capture to another location far away"

                            Does that mean that the one at the bottom of Raya Lucaria is not the only one to teleport you? where do the other ones teleport you to?

                            • Anonymous

                              I noticed yesterday the iron virgins were powering down when hit with clusters of LTN arrows but not when hit by LTN spear. I've been messing about with LTN spear, LTN strike and honed bolt on the same virgins near the bridge of iniquity grace. I used radagon icon but no other talismans or physik to boost my FTH, LTN damage, or incantations. I was using the golden order seal with incant scaling of 235. I killed a shed load of virgins this afternoon but I'm none the wiser as to what is causing them to power down than I was yesterday when I first saw it happen. It seems like its linked to the damage they take because I was also able to make them switch off in the same way with volcano pots, it takes a lot of hits from the pots to make it happen though, and it doesn't explain why LTN spear does not have this effect, a full charged cast after another will kill them but not switch them off, it hasn't happened once. The most consistent ways to power them down is the cluster of lightning arrows from the 'rain of arrows' AoW, spamming honed bolt then lightning strike, LTN strike wasn't as consistent as honed bolt or clusters of LTN arrows. Hope this helps any new players having a hard time with the iron virgins like I did.

                              • Anonymous

                                I've been using lightning spear on the virgins since I got it, having a weakness to that element doesn't exactly melt them or make them an easy kill though, but I've just seen lightning arrows have an interesting effect on the virgins past the bridge of iniquity grace that I've never seen happen with LTN spear. I have 'rain of arrows' AoW on a shortbow+15 I also had 'arrow's sting' and 'arrow's reach' talismans equipped, I target locked one and shot a cluster of lightning arrows down on its head, when they hit the virgin it powered down for a short while, it wasn't moving and it was bent over forwards, it doesn't last very long and I didn't see the orange glow indicating a critical hit was possible. I'm not sure what to make of this though it wasn't consistent, sometimes they powered down from one cluster of the lightning arrows hitting them, other times it took two, but they were repeatedly shutting down when hit with 'rain of arrows'. I went to raya lucaria to see if it was the same for them all. The virgin in the courtyard was different, with the second cluster shutting it down but only once. If this happens to all iron virgins hit by clusters of lightning arrows, I think it would have a lot of value in coop, if one player is keeping a virgin locked down with 'rain of arrows' a second player could make very easy work of them.

                                • Anonymous

                                  the malfunctioning version is ridiculous, I was laughing my ass off when it raced across the map killing every mob in its path

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I thought Lightning Ram was the dumbest weapon skill until I used it on one of these guys. Makes them a piece of cake.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      (Tested only at the ones at Mt. Gelmir) I've found that just 4 hits from Lightning Weapon-infused Misericorde are able to stagger them; and obviously a dagger hits FAST. Then a full combo later and they're dead. Makes killing them a joke. Seriously, I was stunned at how easy it is to kill them this way; I had so much trouble against them before. I don't know if Lightning Ashes of War will work as well; try them yourselves.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        apperently you gotta be carefull with the one at the bottom of the academie. i died to the bleed as it seems and therefor didnt get transportet to carion manor. worked on the second try when i made sure i wont bleed out.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I dropped a summon sign to help somebody defeat the boss ones in Volcano Manor (after being abducted by the one at the bottom of the water wheel in Raya Lucaria), and when I returned to my world, I respawned in some area that was completely orange as if I spawned outside of the map. I was killed instantly and my runes are irretrievable. I can't tell if this is a glitch or an intentional punishment for helping somebody with this boss battle.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I found the one at Raya Lucaria could be easily beaten (imo) since there is plenty of space to keep away. I would just wail on it and take it out since you can also summon ashes to distract. But the ones at Volcano Manor are scary as hell...there's probably no difference but it's just how it is for me lol

                                            • Anonymous

                                              "root-like tentacles" its two pairs of three snakes, which fits with the snake motif they have on their exterior, and means it was probably praetor rykard who made them.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The actual name for them is Abductor Virgins, there is a boss fight with them and the name appears on screen

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Cancer enemies tbh their charges are very difficult to dodge and if they catch you, you'll get teleported to some random location.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Cancer enemies tbh their charges are very difficult to dodge and if they catch you, you'll get teleported to some random location.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The one you encounter at the bottom of the lift in the Academy can be easily beaten by standing underneath the wheel of the lift. It can't reach you from there

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        There's a lonely one of these in Caelid, South East of the Caelem Ruins Grace. Easiest way to find it is going to the telescope directly South and then going East-South-East from there. It does NOT, I repeat, it does N O T take you anywhere with its grab attack.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For some reason this guy gave me 7k souls. The first 2-3 times i killed him he only gave me 1300 souls.
                                                          Very strange

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            there's a boss that's two of these at once, but I forgot where to find it. could someone tell me where that is?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Her clockwise motion is where you have to be very careful. If you dodge/run out of the way, her momentum will take her away from you and you'll get a few seconds to collect yourself.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                If you run and dodge backwards when the tentacles open their doors, you can avoid being grabbed and get a few shots in on them. The tentacles are her weak spot.

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