Blackguard Big Boggart

blackguard npc elden ring wiki guide
Location Boilprawn Shack
Role Blackguard
Voiced by Dean Fagan

Blackguard Big Boggart is an NPC in Elden Ring. Initially encountered as the thief of Rya's Necklace, he is a minor NPC and merchant. 

He is involved in the questlines of Rya and the Dung Eater. Blackguard Big Boggart is available as an NPC Summon against Magma Wyrm Makar by progressing his questline.

 

 Never met someone with a taste for prawns I couldn't trust. 

Blackguard Location in Elden Ring

Blackguard Big Boggart can initially be found in the Liurnia of the Lakes swamps at the Boilprawn Shack, just north of the Scenic Isle grace. [Elden Ring Map Link]

Once befriended, he can be summoned for the Magma Wyrm Makar fight at the Ruin-Strewn Precipice.

Later, he moves to Leyndell in the northern section of the moat near the Capital rampart. [Elden Ring Map Link] (Be cautious about fighting the giant crab in this area as it can breath deathblight on him.)

 

 

Blackguard Big Boggart's Shop

Item Name Item Type runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Purchase Value Stock
Boiled Prawn Consumable 600

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Boiled Crab Consumable 600

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Rya's Necklace Key Item 1,000 1

Blackguard Big Boggart Questline: Points of Failure

If you go to the Volcano Manor without speaking to Rya at Liurnia of the Lakes, you will lose access to Blackguard Big Boggart and his questline for the rest of that playthrough. This will also render you unable to purchase Boiled Prawn and Boiled Crab

Blackguard Big Boggart Questline: How to complete Blackguard Big Boggart's Quest

  • Boggart is introduced as the thief who stole a necklace from Rya. He is not remorseful, but offers to sell the necklace back. He warns the player that Rya isn't right in the head.
  • The player can choose to buy the necklace back from Boggart for 1,000 runes, or just kill him. You must at least initiate the quest from Rya before reaching Volcano Manor, when she moves there. If you don't, you will be unable to progress Boggart's questline.
  • If they bought the necklace back, the player can buy Boiled Prawns from him, after which he remarks that he's never met someone with a taste for prawns that he couldn't trust. This befriends him and progresses his questline.
  • If the player bought prawns from Boggart, he moves to Leyndell, in the outer moat near the capital rampart. He will be cooking and selling Boiled Crabs.
  • At the Leyndell moat, he warns the player about his time in prison with the Dung Eater, where Boggart saw him do "unspeakable acts" to corpses. Boggart warns the player to stay clear of Dung Eater.
  • If the Dung Eater's questline is at the point where he will be "waiting in the outer moat", and the blackguard is present in Leyndell, exhaust Big Boggart's dialogue here until he says he thinks the Dung Eater is lurking somewhere nearby.
    • Killing Boggart after this dialogue but before reloading will prevent any further dialogue, but a body will still be seated near the crab pot; however, the body will not have a Seedbed Curse.
  • Then reload the area, and interact with the now-wounded blackguard to trigger the invasion.
  • A Seedbed Curse will be found on Big Boggart's body at the end of his questline, along with his drops. If you have been invaded by the Dung Eater in the moat before Boggart moves there, you will be unable to get a Seedbed Curse from his body.
    • Alternatively, you can save Boggart by aggroing him at the Leyndell moat before freeing the Dung Eater in his cell. Once you have defeated the Dung Eater during his invasion and you have fed Dung Eater's corporeal body Seluvis's Potion and/or killed him in his cell (in which you can do both to obtain the Dung Eater Puppet and the Omen Set simultaneously), head to the Church of Vows to absolve your sin and make Boggart friendly again. You will miss out the Seedbed Curse and Boggart's item drops, but Boggart will be alive and he continues to sell prawns to you as usual.

Dialogue in Elden Ring: Blackguard

Introduction

  • What are you lookin' at? You trying to start something, mate?

Visit

  • Oh piss off, what is it now? Oh, I see. You want some of me prawn? Freshly cooked it is. Alright then. It's yours, if you can meet me price. I could be persuaded to sell you some other bits too, if you've got the runes.
  • Marika's tits, you must be 'ungry.
  • Alright, mate. Want some more prawn, do ya?

Visit in Leyndell

  • What are you lookin' at? Oh... you again, is it. Perfect bloody timing, actually. I got crab, cooked up fresh.
  • Alright, mate. Want some more crab, do ya?

Dialogue Choices

  • (Give me the necklace) Oh, that necklace what you're after, is it? Hmm, well... Show me what it's worth to you, and I'll consider parting ways with it. I'm not in love with it or nothing.
  • (Leave, then talk) What the hell is wrong with you. You trying to start something? Piss off. Before I crack you in 'alf.
  • (Deal) You're a shrewd one, chief. First, you hand me the runes. And don't try nothin', neither.
  • (Refuse) Think you're bloody clever, do ya? Then how about you piss off? fore I crack you in 'alf.
  • (Refuse, then talk) This bloody swine... Decided to play ball now, 'ave you? You'll be wanting the necklace, then?

Small Talk

  • (About Rya) Oh, so you met the girl, did ya? Alright, well, sod the particulars of the matter, but it ain't my fault she's stupid enough to get duped, is it. Anyway, she ain't all right, that one. Lucky she ain't died on the bloody roadside, I reckon.
  • You're Tarnished too, ain'tcha? Can you see it then? The guidance of grace, I mean. I can't see it at all no more. Makes no bloody sense anyway, why some no-name shithead like me should get called to the Lands Between. Cruel bloody joke, you ask me. Maybe something went tits up with it. Maybe... it's been broke for a good long time. The Erdtree, I'm sayin'. 

Small Talk in Leyndell

  • You 'eard of the Dung Eater? E's a madman, 'as it out for everyone. Curses 'em. Goes 'round in this rank armour, an' all. You see 'im though, stay well away. I was in the same gaol as him, once, so I know first 'and. E's a god-forsaken monster. Not just some petty thug like me. 
  • (About the Dung Eater) E's a killer. Kills people and curses their souls... Does all sorts of **** to their corpses, to keep 'em cursed, forever. I ain't seen nothin' more disgustin' in all my years. I ain't never been more scared, neither. Rooted to the bloody spot... While 'e did all that, to my friend...
  • (About the Dung Eater, after releasing him) Never thought I would. What 'e does to those bodies. It was... It was 'im, no question. That monster. He's lurkin' round 'ere.

Wounded

  • Heh... serves me right. Fitting bloody end, for a jumped up little **** with big ideas...
  • Help me out, would ya, mate... I don't wanna get cursed. Just let me die... I don't wanna live like this... not anymore... So, please...

Combat

  • (Warning) What's your blinkin' problem! You don't mess with Big Boggart, mate.
  • (Combat) That ***** put you up to this, eh. Damn it! I'll rip you to shreds!
  • (On player kill) You feel that, eh? That's the fists of Big Boggart.
  • (On death) Goddamn it. Why ain't it me, why ain't it ever...

Other

  • (After buying prawns) Never met someone with a taste for prawns I couldn't trust. We'd make good mates, I reckon. I'll be seeing ya.
  • (After buying Rya's Necklace) Hmm... Alright. Take it. Thing's no damn use to anyone, anyway. Your bloody idea, mate. Don't come crying to me later.

Blackguard Big Boggart Notes & Trivia

  • Although he is primarily referred to as just 'Blackguard', he refers to his own name while in combat when saying, "You don't mess with Big Boggart, mate".  Additionally, his mask states "Worn by the blackguard Big Boggart". His weapon is also described as "Big Boggart the blackguard's weapon of choice". In the credits, he is listed as 'Thug'.
  • After buying prawn from him, he gives the 'Spread Out' gesture.
  • During combat, he uses his Iron Ball fist weapons, the Braggart's Roar skill, and consumes Boiled Prawns.

 Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      It felt good when I defeated Dung Eater by having the giant crab kill him with blite. Like he deserved that. It was a sense of revenge!

      • Anonymous

        WHY do he is angry at us if we go to volcano manor without speaking to Rya in liurna of the lakes ?? I'm in NG+4 so i speedrun the first part and use the virgin abductor under the academy to teleport to volcano manor, WHY TF HE DOESNT WANT TO SELL ME HIS STUFF??
        Quest make no sense, he doesn't know me why wouldn't he sell me crab?? They really think that people will go through the chore of joining the volcano manor the regular way after 200 hours of play time?? No, people want to get there fast, if i want to be stressed out because i have to think of ten convulted quests at the same time i would play tarkov instead
        Maybe the money yo uguys paid R.R Martins for just doing nothing could have been spent on a team testing quests to see if they aren't too bullshit annoying

        • Anonymous

          I tested this out. So the wiki here says to save Boggart, you either need to a) never talk to him until you've dealt with Dung Eater, or b) aggro him before releasing Dung Eater from his cell.

          But I managed to save Boggart despite him having relocated to Leyndell and releasing the Dung Eater after that. What I did was to make sure not to talk to Boggart after DE's release (so as not to trigger the third dialogue), but instead aggro Boggart, run away and then reload the area. When you return, Boggart is still aggroed, and DE invasion will also happen. Just make sure to kill DE, run away, then celestial dew for absolution, and you've saved DE.

          This is mostly for those who already progressed the quest to this point but still want to save Boggart. Just make sure not to talk to Boggart after having released DE and continue on with the aggro technique.

          • Anonymous

            His parry windows are so quick that you need to begin the parry before he swings. This is pretty unacceptable design, honestly, so if you plan to fight him, wait until you're level 50 and can literally 1 shot him or you don't really stand a chance.

            • Anonymous

              I want to point out that you can save him by not buying prawns from him until you have freed dung eater and killed dung eater at his invasion spot, then buying a prawn off him at his first location, upon which he moves to his second location and sells you crabs. he'll tell you about dung eater there but he won't tell you that he thinks he's lurking nearby.

              • Anonymous

                Blackguard was killed before invasion. I simply reloaded, went there and hit the body of blackguard. Invasion commences.

                • Anonymous

                  After being locked up with the Dung Eater for god knows how long, forced to sit there and watch in horror as he did whatever unspeakably horrible **** he does to his victims to his friend, him being so defensive and a little antagonistic really makes a lot of sense, i think anyone would be very defensive and rough edged towards most people after having to be stuck with a disgusting monster like the Dung Eater for god knows how long.

                  • Anonymous

                    The reference to a giant crab that can proc deathblight is mentioned in dung eaters wiki page as well, something about it killing you before you get the sword. Is it there permanently or does it only spawn for dung eater's invasion? I'm asking because I've never seen it when I go to buy crab.

                    • Anonymous

                      >Mom can you give me money for smithing stones

                      >To buy smithing stones?

                      >Yeeees.

                      >Actually buys 999 boiled crab like a boss

                      • Anonymous

                        I killed the Virgin Abductors at level 40, went through most of the Capital and then came back and Rya was there, so was he. Entering the Manor area with the Virgin Abductors is safe.

                        • Anonymous

                          I summoned him for the wyrm fight having bought the necklace from him, but no prawns (meaning we weren't friends yet), and his summon sign was labelled "Thug". Does it say his name if you're friend with him?

                          • Anonymous

                            Glad that i wasted PooPoo Eater in the sewers after learning what happens if you don't, prawn bro is based and does not deserve such a cruel fate.

                            • Anonymous

                              There is a way to save Boggart! Don't buy any prawns at his shop at Liurnia until you kill Dungeater first time you'll meet him in sewers (for Dungs armor set), or making him your puppet (after killing Dungs SUMMON in Capital Rampart you'll get his sword). If you intend to finish Dungs questline you'll need 5 seedbed curses and Bogg is one of them.. Also, if you choosed Dungs ending you are horrible person

                              • Anonymous

                                Where's my secret ending where I use my status as Elden Lord to hook Boggart up with a job in Leyndell as a cook

                                Like damn bro you let a random guy like Jerren get a happy ending but not him?

                                (No hate on jerren btw, it's just simply factual that boggart is cooler)

                                • Anonymous

                                  Here’s what I did to save him in NG+
                                  >Meet Rya, do her quest (buy necklace from Boggart and give it to her)
                                  >Talk to Boggart after, exhaust dialogue
                                  >DO NOT buy boiled prawns from him
                                  >Start Ranni’s quest, meet Preceptor Seluvis and talk to him, receive Seluvis’s Potion
                                  >Do Dung-Eater questline up to the point where you need to give him 2nd seedbed curse
                                  >At some point, you’ll have an option to give him 2nd seedbed curse, which you must have in your inventory for further interaction (Dung-Eater will be at Subterranean Shunning-Grounds this time, tied to a chair)
                                  > When interacted, you’ll be give a choice, give another seedbed curse or use Seluvis’s potion on him. Use the potion to acquire Dung-Eater puppet later.
                                  > Since Dung Peter is dead, he’ll no longer be a threat to Big Boy Boggart
                                  > Now you can return to Boggart and buy prawns from him, later he’ll relocate to his second spot near Leyndell.

                                  That’s it, he’s safe, chilling near shallow waters in Leyndell.

                                  Oh btw, you can just kill Dung Eater in sewers, if you don’t want or already have his puppet.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I wasn't gonna trick seluvis, by giving the potion to the dung eater since mimic tear is better, I was just gonna leave him or maybe kill him for the sword and armour. But then he killed the best NPC in the whole game. After paying my respects, I knew he had to be a puppet. Ever to live in anguish for what he had done.

                                    RIP Big Boggart. May he be remembered for ages to come.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      It would've been cool if him and Dung Eater had an NPC fight when Dung Eater invades. Sort of like Pate vs. Creighton in Dark Souls II.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Uhhh, boggart? Where did you get these crabs? The only ones nearby have deathblight...

                                        Eh. I'll die for a good meal.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I didn't see the summon sign when fighting Makar, not that I needed it. Just kinda weird that it didn't appear

                                          • Petition to add 'Marika's tits' to the list of options in the player messages you can write. Thank you for coming to my TedTalk. One like = One incantation.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              When he is in injured state, make sure to kill the mosquitoes in the lake nearby - they will OHKO him if they’re aggroed by you!

                                              • Anonymous

                                                When he is in injured state, make sure to kill the mosquitoes in the lake nearby - they will OHKO him if they’re aggroed by you!

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I saw that shiteater in jail and hurled my lance at him, after I heard from my good friend Boggard's when he warned me about that deplorable **** stain of a piece of work. Best decision ever.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Dung Eater will pay for his treachery.
                                                    I will make him a puppet and watch him die to swarms of enemies over and over again.
                                                    Bogart will be avenged

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I personally got rid of Dung Eater early on NG+. Now I can sleep better knowing my crab boy is still alive and well.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        After the first play-through, I was determined to "saving brother Boggart" in NG+. I intentionally avoided talking to Rya and interacting with Boggart until I turned Dung Eater into a puppet. It worked. At the outer-moat, where Boggart would have been captured and defiled, was just a generic corpse. After that, I went back to Liurnia and started Rya's questline with Boggart happy as ever.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          he's kinda fine tho. I gotta mod his helmet off one day so I can see his face when I'm eating his steamy hot buttery shrimp

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I love how after you buy the necklace and talk to him, he drops his guard to brag about his prawn cooking. Love this guy.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Finished the entire game and never once found this guy haha, Liurnia Lakes is easy to miss a lot. Anyways, went back and found him and he wouldn't talk or sell me stuff. I assume because Rya is dead now. So I killed him and you can't buy the necklace or any prawns/crab off his bell bearing, ****

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                if you buy a lot of crab or prawn from him and then talk to him again he says "Marika's tits, you must be 'ungry."

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I really wish i wasent so unbelievably braindead and a waste of sperm. I killed him for that snake girl thinking that this was just apart of her ****ing quest. Nope, instead i miss out on one of the best ****ing npcs in this game.

                                                                  • missed him in my entire first run... when i found him at Boilprawn Shack he only says

                                                                    "What the hell is wrong with you? You trying to start something? Piss off. Before I crack you in 'alf."

                                                                    My only option is then to Leave. But I killed him for his drops. I'll come back next game cycle to re-try his questline.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Killed him by accident so I rerolled at something like level 109 just to have him alive in my game. The mountain dew or whatever didn't revive him. I am sure I am not the only one.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        If I ever arrive in heaven, I would immediately order a full plate of Boggart's cooking with a mug of Seigbrau on the side

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Had a rough childhood hence his surly attitude, but pretty amazing guy once you get past his emotional defenses.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            so I bought the necklace freom him and a prawn, he went to Lleyndell (his marker was visible on map) but now it is gone and I can;t find him; I have also released DE from gaol and told him to piss off outta there (ungrateful bastard blindsided me while fighting giant hands and killed me, ugh). Dung Eater icon still showing in jail, wth, but really concerned whether there's anything I can do to find Boggart and what happened. halp plz

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              He says he will sell you prawn, and "some other bits too, if you've got the runes" despite him only selling prawn

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I do not believe he needs to be sacrificed for dungeater seed bed curse. If you never meet him, dung eater would attack you immediately in that moat and there would be some nobody corpse on a chair w the seedbed curse instead.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Big Boggart is a bro once you get past his rough edges. Guy just wants to grill seafood. Alternatively, save Seluvis' Potion for Dung Eater, have him drink it and save Boggart from being killed and defiled. The Dung Eater can go do as his namesake suggests.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    if you want to save him from the Dong Eamter - don't buy prawn from him until you get rid of the PooPoo Devourer

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I saved him by not buying anything from him and not talking to him (aside from the necklace) and beat the Dung Eater at the outer moat.

                                                                                      It's still better to kill him directly in the sewers but if you want the Dung Eater as a puppet you must defeat him at the outer moat.(he will also drop his sword)

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Dang I swear I didn't know how to activate this guy's quest until Rya already moved to Volcano Manor :(


                                                                                        Welp, on my 3rd character I'll get it right

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Dang I swear I didn't know how to activate this guy's quest until Rya already moved to Volcano Manor :(


                                                                                          Welp, on my 3rd character I'll get it right

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Accidentally killed him while alt-tabbing on PC, now I'm sad, life ruined. No prawn for me this playthrough and I deserve it. I will right my wrongs in NG+ my man :(

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I never understand troglodytes who immediately swing on an npc because they're a bit antagonistic. Honestly the guys hilarious and brings levity to what can be a very foreboding and dark game.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                When in Leyndell talking about the Dung Eater, Big Bog says a line "Stay... well... away". It's a little easter egg calling back to the Head of Vengarl in DS2, voiced by the same VA, who when talking about his body "Headless, raging without me" says to "Stay... far... away"

                                                                                                Boggart is my bro and I realized I doomed him by releasing the Dung :(

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The people who are trying to say this guy is created for racism - what. There's nothing at all like that about this guy, the only people being racist are you guys trying to give reasons why it is, there's an actual name for this 'defense racism' but I've forgotten it.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    This is the part where From realized their games were rated M and they didn't need to make everyone have a clean mouth

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Why is his dialogue censored? When quoting stuff you should never censor it, even if it is downright atrocious. Toss a [sic] next to it if you must, but quote it precisely.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        totally messed this up... never saw him or talked to him until near the end of the game. Quest is all messed up now. Dammit.

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