Bols, Carian Knight is a Boss in Elden Ring. Bols is a hulking Troll Knight clad in heavy armor and wielding a massive greatsword. He is imprisoned within the Cuckoo's Evergaol in western Liurnia of the Lakes. This is an optional boss as players are not required to defeat it to advance in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Bols, Carian Knight Boss
Bols, Carian Knight is a Field Boss found inside the Cuckoo's Evergaol.
- Bols, Carian Knight is an optional boss.
- Bols, Carian Knight is a Field-type boss.
- Closest Site of Grace: Revenger's Shack
- Multiplayer is not available for this boss.
- Spirit Summons are not available for this boss.
Elden Ring Bols, Carian Knight Location
A Stonesword Key is not required to unlock the Evergaol and can be accessed immediately.
Bols, Carian Knight Combat Information
- Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
- Defenses do not change between phases - a firebomb will do the same damage in phase 1 as in phase 2.
- Deals Standard Damage and Magic Damage.
- Parriable: No
- 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.
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Bols, Carian Knight Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Bols, Carian Knight:
- Use his size to your advantage by dodging between his legs.
- Always keep your eye on him as he can quickly turn around to perform a follow-up
- Stick close to him to more easily get behind him
Success in the Bols encounter hinges on your ability to get behind him. This is helped greatly by his immense height, leaving a very large room to dodge between his legs. Most of Bols' attacks hit directly in front of him and his smashing attacks release shockwaves that fan out in front of him or the point of impact. His swings are very easy to read due to their slow speed. His combo where he drags his sword on the ground is especially punishable due to the very long wind-up.
When Bols summons Greatblade Phalanx projectiles, run towards him immediately to make them fly over you as they begin flight from above his head.
Magic and Ranged Users
The strategy for ranged players remains largely the same, except you should fight off any tendencies to want to create distance between yourself and the enemy. Do not do this for Bols. Stay close, get behind him when you can and take your shots while he's lumbering around with his sluggish attacks.
Bols, Carian Knight Attacks & Counters
|Stomp||Raises its leg and stomps its down. He'll continue stomping the same leg until you're out of range||Roll towards the leg that didn't stomp and land a hit on it|
|Swing||Swings his hammer either along the ground or down in front of him||Roll towards a horizontal sweep or away from a vertical one, or else stay safe near his legs and land a hit|
|Arm Sweep||Sweeps his arm along the ground||Roll towards the arm|
|Arm Slam||Slams one or both arms to the ground, creating a shockwave||Get behind him or jump over the shockwave|
|Downward Stab||Plunges his blade into the ground in front of him, producing a large shockwave||Get behind him when you see him raising his sword and you'll be safe from the shockwave|
|Sword Wrench||After a Downward Stab, he may wrench his sword up and out of the ground to his right||Stay on his left after dodging the Downward Stab|
|Kneeling Swing||Kneels on the ground and braces itself with its hand and swings its hammer in a wide counterclockwise arc with extra reach||Roll towards the hammer|
|Mega Slam||Grabs his sword with both hands and holds it above his head higher and longer than for a normal vertical swing, then slams it into the ground releasing a huge shockwave||This move has a very large shockwave radius and the only safe spot is directly behind him. You can also jump over the shockwave|
|Jumping Slam||Jumps high into the air and lands with a large shockwave||Roll when you see him start to descend|
|Dragging Slash||Pulls his sword to the side and then dashes forward, dragging the blade along the ground, slashing upwards when he's finished dashing||The wind-up animation is very long and should allow you to get behind him or give you enough time to set up a dodge between his legs as he comes at you. Be very careful after the uppercut as he may continue comboing|
|Greatblade Phalanx||Waves his sword around, summoning three magical blades above his head which fly towards you target after a short delay. These blades have good tracking and decent travel speed||These blades begin flight from high up, so it's easy to avoid them by running towards him. This will also save you from getting hit by the projectiles if he decides to roar right after summoning them
Spell-parrying this attack isn't recommended, since you can only parry one blade at a time and the others will likely hit you
|Roar||Roars, creating a large shockwave and increasing his damage by 20% for 15 seconds||Get behind him if you're close or as far as possible if you're not|
: Attack can be spell parried
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