Chief Guardian Arghanthy

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Location Guardian's Garrison, in Mountaintops of the Giants
Drops 5,040 er runes 13 Runes
One-Eyed Shield

Chief Guardian Arghanthy is a Hostile Humanoid in Elden Ring, wearing the Ruler's Set and using fire magic to overwhelm those intruding within her area in theMountaintops of the Giants.



Elden Ring Chief Guardian Arghanthy Locations

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Elden Ring Chief Guardian Arghanthy Combat Information

  • Health: 7682 HP
  • Poise: 100


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 are 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 Chief Guardian Arghanthy Drops


Chief Guardian Arghanthy Notes & Tips

  • She is a particularly strong flame caster. Using Fire Resistance equipment and consumables can help. She tends to either rush the player or defend with her shield. Her shield's skill can easily one-shot unaware players even with high Fire Damage Negation.
  • Uses the incantations Catch Flame, Burn O Flame, and Surge O Flame. She will also use the Greatshield’s skill to fire a powerful exploding fireball. 
    1. Catch Flame is a quick burst of flame, used when rushing the player. She will usually use this when within melee range.
    2. Burn O Flame is a strong move that releases several pillars of flame around her, but leaves them stationary while casting it. 
    3. Surge O Flame is a flaming stream that she uses to keep the player at a distance. It is her weakest spell, and can easily by tanked through.
  • Can be made to drop down, making her easily killed with range from above.


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    • Anonymous

      This bastard made me so damn mad, why in the everloving **** does some dude in robes flicking a little gust of fire kill you in 2-3 hits at 50 vigor? not to mention said attack is incredibly fast and he cast it three times in a row in a millisecond while spamming it constantly everytime you get near him? Oh! and don't forget he's super tanky too because fromsoft being the sadistic fiends that they are clearly thought that he wasn't cancerous enough as it is, This bastard can just go eat a giant bag of ****s. most bs npc enemy by far imo.

      • Anonymous

        I understand this enemy can cast spells. Now while laying on their back from Bolt of Gransax they can't. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
        Just saying...

        • Fairly easy bossfight; lure them (comments have confused me so I'll avoid specificity) out to the wooden walkway and cast Rejection when it looks like it'll knock them off the edge. They'll try to return to the arena but slip and fall off the cliff, giving you the win.

          • Anonymous

            Fingerprint Stone Shield +10 with Shield Crash... And he's dead in two hits and staggered/maddened in the same go

            • Anonymous

              Found this by accident: If you are on the wooden stairs that lead up to his area you can drop down to the left of them onto a small ledge on the wall and from there on down to the ground next to the garrison. If you aggroed him before that, he can follow you down there and you can fight him on horseback (since you are not in the garrison anymore). Makes this much easier if you have ranged options to fight him. Be aware though, if you try to lure him away while being next to the garrison there seems to be a small area where you get dismounted again (maybe it still counts as the interior of the garrison?). Simply run past that area and saddle back up if this happens.

              • Anonymous

                I accidentally found and easy way. I saw the guy coming. I started to go backwards to the ledge and fall down the side of the wall. Then i started to go circle back the tower and then I just the xp and the shield as he fell down.

                • Anonymous

                  iam very impressed by all the described problems ppl have with him. i barely noticed him as a true "boss" mob. maybe overleveled (but i just did all the game has offered me so far without farming detours whatsoever) but he did cast flamesurge once and then got staggered till death by my Knights Cavalary Helebard +21 (2handed), dunno i was very underwhelmed by this little castle to conquere, but the book is nice - might add: i killed the dogs beforehand and wasn't even aware of him being there as he blends in the scenery quite strong.

                  • Anonymous

                    He was not wearing Ruler's Robe. From the look of it, it seems that he's wearing Marais Robe.
                    I wonder the connection he has with House Marais.

                    • Anonymous

                      this guy isn't that hard, the problem is not getting one shotted by the bugged dogs that instantly do 11k dmg

                      • Anonymous

                        Little tip, you will see a room at the top of the stairs leading to him, it has two dogs in it. Online you'll probably see a message telling you about it too. In my experience, killing these dogs will guarantee this fire d***head spots you and rushes you. If you are still in that room it's a death sentence with his magic spamming. TBH the first time I got up there I didn't even notice he was patrolling because he kind of blends into the scenery and I was worried about the dogs. So just be aware you have to act fast once s*** pops off. Also worth noting the dogs are in a distracted state, so they may not even aggro if you engage the guardian far enough away. I just killed the dogs and immediately rushed him, because he was already rushing me. At least that way I wasn't trapped. As a player sized human he can be stunlocked really easily, or even just flat out kicked off the side of the tower.

                        • Anonymous

                          The shield's flame ball is absolutely brutal. As in, capable of one-shotting you with 1400hp even with multiple fire-production items equipped.

                          • Anonymous

                            If you approach with stealth you can get a free backstab without much trouble. Then I was able to stagger him with Wild Strikes on a heavy bleed hammer so he never had the chance to do anything. I didn't even know he could cast spells.

                            • Anonymous

                              This guy's a real mother****er with the damage on his flame spells. The stagger on his flame stream is wicked, too. He also mixes up on his shield's ash of war, where he'll start charging it, then cancel out. Best bet, imo, is to strike hard with something heavy to stagger him, take another hit or two if you think you'll combo, then gtfo to regen stamina and avoid his counter. His Catch Flame/ O'Flame (can't tell which, don't use them) hits like a truck, too, and he chain casts it, so dodge out if you eat one, else you're eating 3 in rapid succession. Nearly 100-0 me with 45 vigor (via Soreseal) plus firedrake +1 and Golden Vow.

                              Shield has meme potential and maybe some PVE utility. Not exactly a must-have.

                              • Anonymous

                                Lol, this guy does not have good pathing AI.
                                He fell off the wooden side path to him and then proceeded to fall off a cliff to his death.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Hard to find: Enter the garrison, go up the ladder on the left - kill the two guardian guys on that level. Roll into the crates to reveal a broken wall, from which you can see a platform to jump onto. Following this path will take you to some stairs - before you head right at the top, kill the two dogs within the tower on the left as they will interrupt your fight. Pre-summon your ashes, preferably something aggressive or the mimic because you definitely do not want to waste time sitting around ringing bells when he runs at you.

                                  The boss itself: Not really a "boss" in terms of challenge or hp, just a more difficult mob (although I may have just been overlevelled) - his offensive power is obscene if you let him get it off. Fortunately, I found he was easily interrupted and staggered on every single hit of my weapon - so go aggressive and definitely do not bother shielding - he will stagger and kill you with flame spells through your entire hp bar with ease. Just rush him down and you won't even notice that ridiculous damage that he has.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I've seached the entire guardian garrison and around it for him, does anyones know where he can be found?

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