Battlemage Hugues is a Boss in Elden Ring. Battlemage Hugues is a Haima Battlemage and is found in Sellia Evergaol, in central Caelid north from Sellia. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat it to advance in Elden Ring.
Hugues came from Sellia to study the Haima Conspectus at the academy, where he became a battlemage.
Haima scholars seek to quell conflict with cannon fire and the gavel, but Hugues developed a longing for it.
Elden Ring Battlemage Hugues Boss
Battlemage Hugues is a Field Boss found in Caelid
- This is an optional boss
- Closest Site of Grace: Either Fort Faroth or Isolated Merchant's Shack
- Multiplayer is not available for this boss fight
- Spirit Ashes cannot be summoned for this boss fight.
- There is a Stake of Marika nearby, like with most Evergaols.
Elden Ring Battlemage Hugues Location
Battlemage Hugues Combat Information
- Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
- Deals 254 - 478 damage.
- Can be poise broken.
- Can be backstabbed.
- Eternal Darkness, Thops's Barrier, and Carian Retaliation work against his magic attacks.
- Sleep works on him.
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 Battlemage Hugues Boss Guide
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Battlemage Hugues Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Battlemage Hugues:
- For melee users, try using a heavy or colossal weapon as the mage is easily staggered.
- Try equipping the Rock Sling spell for magic users.
- Bring the Carian Knight's Shield to block his many magic attacks.
Once you start the battle, walk up towards the summoning area, and quickly go behind the mage to perform a backstab. You can easily circle around the mage and continue performing backstab. If you manage to screw the rotation it's fine, wait for the mage to perform the Gavel of Haima and dodge roll through the slam, you can quickly get behind him and do a backstab, or you can just get a few swings in if you prefer that.
If you're using a colossal or heavy weapon, you'll easily stagger him with just a few swings, breaking his string of attacks. Once he's on his knees, you can then perform a crit attack.
Magic and Ranged Users
If you are a magic and ranged user, it's best to have a shield that can highly negate magic damage like the Carian Knight's Shield, he will use the Glintstone Shard spell if you try to create some distance, so you can either time your dodge correctly to avoid the attack or block it. You can try baiting him in using some melee attacks then dodge roll away, then cast your spells/incantations or fire away some arrows.
Alternatively you can just use Night Maiden's Mist. Get the tree between you and the boss and shoot the mist over the tree. Hughes will automatically retaliate as long as he takes damage, effectively pining himself into the mist but you should be safe with the trunk acting as a shield. Reapply the mist before it ends to kill him effortlessly.
Battlemage Hugues Attacks & Counters
|Gavel of Haima||When his target is at close-ranged, Hugues summons a magic hammer from his staff and slams it down twice.||Roll away or get behind him.|
|Cannon of Haima||When his target is very far away from him, he will begin charging up before firing a projectile that explodes upon hitting the ground or the target.||Roll towards him or run to the sides.|
|Club Swing||Hugues swings his club up to 8 times, dealing rather mediocre damage||Can be easily rolled through or blocked.|
|Headbutt||Hugues swings his head back and headbutts his target using his Glintstone Crown.||Simply roll back or block it.|
|Great Glintstone Shard||Hugues casts projectiles up to 6 times, dealing Magic Damage.||Run to the sides or quickly attack to interrupt him.|
Battlemage Hugues Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- The same enemy can be encountered as a Battlemage around various locals, like Altus Plateau and Liurnia.
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