Astel, Stars of Darkness
|Location||Yelough Anix Tunnel in Consecrated Snowfield|
240000 Runes (NG+1)
264000 Runes (NG+2)
Astel, Stars of Darkness is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Astel, Stars of Darkness Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat Astel easily, as well as boss stats and lore for Astel.
Astel, Stars of Darkness is a giant insectoid creature found in Yelough Anix Tunnel in Consecrated Snowfield. This Astel is not to be confused with Astel, Naturalborn of the Void, a Legend-type boss found in the Lake of Rot. Astel shares some possible connection with the Fallingstar Beasts being outer beings born from falling stars. With its devastating power, it destroyed an Eternal City.
This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring. However, doing so yields useful Items and Runes. Make sure you are decently levelled before facing this boss or it's grab attacks will one-shot you. The arena you fight it in is much smaller than that of the Astel variant in the Lake of Rot, so be wary when trying to avoid it's attacks. Astel, Stars of Darkness drops the Meteorite of Astel when defeated.
Elden Ring Astel, Stars of Darkness Boss
- This boss is optional
- This version of Astel Naturalborn of the Void is not considered a Legend, as it does not drop a Remembrance.
- Closest Site of Grace: Yelough Anix Tunnel
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
- You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
Elden Ring Astel, Stars of Darkness Location
Astel, Stars of Darkness Combat Information
- Health: NG (18,617), NG+ (18,896), NG++ (20,786), NG+3 (21,731), NG+4 (22,676), NG+5 (24,565), NG+6 (25,510), NG+7 (26,455)
- Defenses do not change between phases.
- Deals Standard Damage and Magic Damage.
- Gravity type enemy
- Parriable: No
- Weak spot: Head, which receives extra damage.
- Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack.
The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example if an absorption is 60. 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number= less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.
The resistance numbers is the buildup amount to trigger it. For example if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.
Elden Ring Astel, Stars of Darkness Boss Guide
Astel, Stars of Darkness Boss Video Guide
Astel, Stars of Darkness Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Astel, Stars of Darkness:
- Some Spirit Ashes are able to perform heavy attacks that could knock it down temporarily.
- Use the Rock Sling Spell
Stay out of the exploding clouds, and attack the head with Jump Attacks when there is an opening. Avoid attacking too frequently, as Astel can quickly chain together attacks. It is recommended to stay close to the head, as the bite attacks can be easily dodged. But one must be wary of the Gravity Wave attacks he does when one is under him for too long
Magic and Ranged Users
Don't underestimate the tail attack, as it has a very long range and it may one-shot you if you don't dodge. Astel has limited ranged options, opting to use a long ranged Laser or its tail to attack from afar. Keep an out for when it teleports, if you don’t spot it anywhere, it may have teleported above you, getting ready for an extremely powerful grab attack.
Astel, Stars of Darkness Attacks & Counters
|Heavy Tail Whip||Begins moving its tail around left and right to gain momentum, until it whips it at you, it has a VERY LONG RANGE. This attack is lethal, possibly able to one-shot you.||Time it well and dodge, even if you are very far.|
|Tail Stabs||Used at close ranged. The tip of the tail begins stabbing at the ground in front of it.||Run towards the head and attack it for some easy hits.|
|Cosmic Burst||Charges for a while, before launching an energy beam from its jaws. Usually done at long range.||Has a slight delay, dodging early can help.
If you're lucky, it can hit the ground and not the player.
|Nebula||Swings its arms around in differing patterns, leaving behind an explosive fog. The hitboxes can be quite large, as the arms themselves become hazards.||Watch for where Astel’s arms are, and dodge accordingly.|
|Teleport||Charges energy and slowly teleports to another point in the arena. May sometimes dive in for a quick grab, sometimes accompanied by several illusions. The real one that can grab you is darker in color.||Be careful for the grab coming from above. Also, if you are close to the boss while teleporting, it will damage you.|
|Meteorite of Astel||This attacks always happens at half health, after the boss teleports away. It summons giant meteors that rain down and explode in a wide cone in front of it.||Dodge and run to the sides. Avoid standing too close as the meteors may still hit you.|
Astel, Stars of Darkness Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- The description of the Remembrance of the Naturalborn implies a connection between Astel and the Fallingstar Beast
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