Crucible Knight Ordovis

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Location Auriza Hero's Grave
Drops

Auriza Hero's Grave:
28000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
Ordovis's Greatsword
Crucible Axe Helm
Crucible Axe Armor
Crucible Gauntlets
Crucible Greaves

HP ≈ ??? (Field Boss)
Strong VS
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All Physical Attacks 
Magic 
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Crucible Knight Ordovis is a Boss in Elden Ring. Crucible Knight Ordovis is a quite heavy and large knight that wields a greatsword and a shield, while also having the ability to materialize wings and fly. Crucible Knight Ordovis is found in Auriza Hero's Grave. This is an optional Boss as players do not need to defeat it in order to advance to the Legacy Dungeon.

Other Crucible Knights appear in the Crucible KnightCrucible Knight and Misbegotten WarriorTanith's Knight, and Crucible Knight Siluria boss fights.

 

 Large, heavy and fully armored. Ordovis is a deadly foe, especially with backup. He can spin his greatsword for a devastating slam, manifest wings to take flight, and summon a tail to strike from behind.

Elden Ring Crucible Knight Ordovis Boss

Crucible Knight Ordovis is a Field Boss found in Auriza Hero's Grave, a large mausoleum in the outskirts area of Leyndell.

  • This is an optional boss.
  • Field Boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Auriza Hero's Grave Site of Grace.
  • Multiplayer is allowed.
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this.
  • It is a Duo Boss, consisting of Crucible Knight Ordovis and a Lesser Crucible Knight wielding the Siluria's Tree Great Spear. 
  • Neither Boss is affected by a Bewitching Branch.

Elden Ring Crucible Knight Ordovis Location

Crucible Knight Ordovis can be found at the end of Auriza Hero's Grave, after passing the traps. [Elden Ring Map Link]

 

Crucible Knight Ordovis 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, Pierce Damage and Holy Damage.
  • Parriable: Yes (melee only)
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack.

 

Absorptions:

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.

Resistances:

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 Crucible Knight Ordovis Boss Guide

Crucible Knight Ordovis Boss Video Guide

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Crucible Knight Ordovis Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Crucible Knight Ordovis:

  • Use the ?? Ash Summons
  • Use the ?? Spell
  • Bring ?? Item

 

Melee Users

Crucible Knight Ordovis will really draw out the fight for you. Make sure to take out the Crucible Knight with the spear first before taking on Ordovis. Once you've managed to do that, Ordovis will become more aggressive. The move that you have to watch out for is the tail swings. It has two variations, it has the close range single swing, then it has the long range double swing. The single swing will most likely trigger whenever you're trying to put pressure on Crucible Knight Ordovis and when it feels like you're getting greedy with getting a few too many hits in. It can be telegraphed as you will see the tail will start appearing from the left of its hip. The double swing variation can be used as a long ranged attack when your're trying to create some distance, and it also covers a wide area. This can be telegraphed when you see the tail appear from the right of its hips, and starts swinging on its left. Crucible Knight Ordovis has a lot of poise so it's pretty hard to stance break the boss unless your're wielding a heavy or colossal weapon, but even then, it will most likely use it's tail to break your rhythm. Try to get in a few attacks when you can after dodging its attacks, but don't get to greedy, the fight will take up some time, try to kite around the area and get a few attacks in when you can.

Magic and Ranged Users

For magic and ranged users, you would need to look out for the double tail swing it does when you're trying to create some distance, as well as the move where it manifests wings and flies towards you. If you can properly dodge those, cast your spells/incantations or shoot arrows when you can, it is especially useful if you can inflict fire or lightning on your incantations/arrows since the boss is weak to these.

 

Crucible Knight Ordovis Attacks & Counters

Crucible Knight Ordovis Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

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Crucible Knight Ordovis Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      They were a pain to beat, but I did it at level 47. I used a lightning claymore +12, brass shield +3, and skeletal militiamen +3. As long as one of the militiamen stays alive, you can get some safe hits in before he goes down again. The lesser crucible knight would one-shot me with his grab though, and I could swear he has two different speeds for that grab.

      • Anonymous

        This guy is straight up translated from japanese オルドビス (Ordovis). However the japanese name actually comes from オルドビス紀 - which translates to the Ordovocial, a geologic period of the Paleozoic.
        Interestingly the first major mass exstinction event on earth happened around the end of said era.

        • Anonymous

          Black Flame, can't stress enough that this spell has absolutely everything needed to kill this boss safely. Did so as an arcane toon using dragon seal to cast while offhanding godslayer seal for the boost. Let mimic tank for the few seconds it was good for and just kited while throwing fireballs anytime they started an attack animation that was out of range, then rolled right after the cast to dodge the stab he uses to follow up the attack he whiffs on you, rinse and repeat, only needed 2 blue flasks with 17 mind, and still had some fp leftover at 248 incant scaling on dragon seal. If both of them are in melee range you can usually run across the room and only one will sprint to you while the other walks, you will want to split them up for this strat

          • Anonymous

            Holy ****, this is awful. It feels like From just cant capture O&S ever and I do mean ever again. They're both way too aggressive, and if they each didnt have two fases or ranged attacks, I wouldn't be writing this.

            I feel bad for crucible knights, they get awesome weapons, sweet armor, but their moveset makes them extremely unlikeable

            • Anonymous

              Utterly obliterated them at lvl.120 with the Dark Moon Greatsword.
              Just pop the weapon art, keep your distance and spam charged heavy attacks focusing on the lance guy first. He'll get poise broken soon and then it's just a matter of time before Ordovis goes down too.
              The AI seems to have some trouble dodging this attack, probably because it expects a "missing" heavy attack without considering the ranged lunar blast.

              • Use ranged attacks such as magic or thrown items to kill the one with the spear first as you kite around the room since it can't block, and then summon spirit for Ordovis. How I killed them the first time.

                • Anonymous

                  Okay, since everyone seems to be sharing their victory stories:

                  I was level 80, didn't want to go any higher for PvP purposes

                  Dragon King's Cragblade in my right, Buckler in my left.

                  Bullgoat set

                  11 crimson flasks, 3 Cerulean

                  Arsenal charm +1, Erdtree Favor +2, Shard of Alexander and I'm blanking of the name of the one that basically works like the Estus Ring and makes your Crimson heal for more.

                  No spirit summon.

                  Nothing too fancy, I just spent forever kiting them around, poking when they got close. I was surprisingly successful with this, and I mainly went for Ordovis first. Once he was dead, his henchman was easy.

                  • Anonymous

                    I finally beat the duo in Auriza after a dozen or so tries just now. The game changer for me was to save my spirit ashes for halfway through the fight. Initially I was popping them off right at the beginning and they would get wrecked by Ordovis while I worked on the spear guy. The winning tactic was to walk in, immediately start picking off Spear Guy's health while I dodged around the arena, and then once it was just me and Ordovis, I summoned Oleg to make it a 2v1 and the fight was **way** easier!

                    • Anonymous

                      Really enjoyed this fight, the crucible knights movesets are well balanced imo and have a nice rythm. They will punish panic chugging, but they also dont have any BS moves that you cant dodge. Putting two of them together makes this fight alot slower, but unlike the twin gargoyles you can actually seperate them and they dont always aggro at the same time.
                      I recommend killing the spear guy first.

                      • Anonymous

                        Really enjoyed this fight, the crucible knights movesets are well balanced imo and have a nice rythm. They will punish panic chugging, but they also dont have any BS moves that you cant dodge. Putting two of them together makes this fight alot slower, but unlike the twin gargoyles you can actually seperate them and they dont always aggro at the same time.
                        I recommend killing the spear guy first.

                        • Anonymous

                          Got them 2nd attempt
                          Ash: Mimic Tear
                          Great sword
                          Ash of War
                          X11 Crimson Flask
                          x3 cerulean flask

                          I let my mimic tank Ordovis and I squared off with his best mate. I basically kited spear boy in circles and spammed my ash of war. Still had to do some considerable dodging but he went down fairly quick. My mimic got Ordo down about 1/2 health, just repeated the process. Fun fight.

                          • Anonymous

                            These two homies are checking me HARD. I was cruising through the Altus Plateau until I got to these two. Need to be more patient tonight and see if I can get them. I've only gotten the lesser crucible guy to HALF HP so far.

                            These guys are tight you can tell they are good friends probably play lots of games down there waiting for us.

                            • Anonymous

                              Mayabe im level 124 (i not remember my level XD) and i have beaten this knights on 8th attempt with:
                              • Antspur rapier + 15
                              • Golden Greatshield + 15
                              • Radhan gauntlets and greaves
                              • Confessor armor
                              • Aristocrat headband
                              (nothing special just fashion- souls)
                              • No buff from wondorous physick or other items
                              •No spirit ashes
                              • Talismans Great Jar arsenal, Golden scarab and Assasin crimson dagger
                              (very random talismans XD)
                              • Consumed only 5 Crimson tears flask from 13

                              Is very fun this boss fight and not is impossible

                              (on the first try I was going to win with Reduvia + 6, i defeat 1 Crucible Knight)

                              • Anonymous

                                killed them at level 101 after 7-8 tries. i kinda wanted to just leave after losing a few times but forced myself to get through the fight since getting to it again meant ruthless chariots gunning for me. i eventually got better at dodging their attacks as they're quite telegraphed.

                                weapon: +17 keen uchigatana with bloody slash
                                main stats: vigor, dex, end
                                armor: scaled armor set + marais mask (not enough equip load to wear a better helmet, plus i feel like a badass prince wearing it).
                                talismans: radagon's soreseal, prosthesis-wearing heirloom, golden scarab (because i'm greedy)
                                ash summon: +0 putrid corpses

                                for my strategy, taking damage is inevitable. sometimes i'd get lucky and find an opening to use bloody slash with but 70% of the time i was trading blows - letting them take chunks of my hp in return for taking some of theirs. had 11 flasks to burn through so it was basically a battle of attrition. i know i should upgrade my ashes but i haven't yet. anyway, the putrid corpses allowed me to separate them for a good 15-30 seconds while i traded blows with ordovis, who i eventually killed. then did the same with spear guy, the aftermath being 1/4 of my hp left with 0 flasks. overall i felt really good after winning it, the pay-off being the extremely cool armor set imo.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Got them 1st try using Greatsword with Lion's Claw and then using Omenkiller Rollo +10. Summoned Rollo, and then spammed Lion's Claw to victory!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Since everyone shares how they managed to win this fight, here is mine:

                                    Am a melee build, level 100, talisman radagon soreseal, erdtree favor, great jars arsenal, godrick great rune. With talismans and great rune dex and vigor 45, endurance 40, strength 35. 10 crimson and 3 Cerulean flasks. Sentinel Set, Brass shield +15, Bloodhound fang +6. Mid load.

                                    Died 7-10 times before winning.

                                    The time I won, I put bestial vitality, bloodflame blade, flame, give me strenght, flask of wondrous physick +5 str/dex, boiled crab, turtle neck. Summoned at the start Mad Pumpik Head +6 to retrieve runes. Wanted to concentrate on spear guy, got it to quarter health with combination of bloodhound finesse and strikes but also recieved hits and consumed crimson flask. Then, mad pumpkin head died and Ordovis started to approach me. Managed to bring spear to half health but then Ordovis started to be in front and spear guy just attacked from behind and with flight attack which are to some degree easy to avoid. Ordovis didn't back up, so I used Bloodhound finesse whenever I had the opportunity (after his combo ended or he used shield). At half health he started to fly attack which isolated him even more and used my skill attack whenever he landed, he then would try his two-hit combo witb tail which I rolled through and then again skill. I repeated this until he was down. After he was dead, spear guy was at half health and I had three crimson flasks and one cerulean left so I knew I have to screw up to die. Basically did the same witb spear guy as with Ordovis i.e. lured him to do his flying attack and when he lands did my skill or light attack and then held my shield up to make sure not to get hit.

                                    Finished the fight with 1 crimson flask (had 10) and cerulean (had 3). Take in consideration that the flasks replenish around 40-45% of my health (at vigor 45 with great rune and radagon soreseal + erdtree favor) and full FP.

                                    Nothing special but basically found out that had easier time with them after I brought them to half health and they started to do the flying attack. Until that part it was hit with light attack or skill and try to avoid getting hit but don't panic if get hit as well as I could survive 3 strong hits at full health.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I recently found out that you can break Ordovis shield stance and go for a critical while he is standing. it has its own animation. It was glorious.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        After dying within 30 seconds 5 times, I tried summon my trusty knight Oleg, and then spray the bastards with ROT breath! Ran around, got a few breaths off. That got them down to about 10% then they stayed there. My friend died pretty quickly. I killed the sword and shield guy first since they got separated and he was in front. Too bad their armor set is worse than the chariot drop in the same dungeon. Cool sword though.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          At level 90ish you can wipe these guys with Dragonmaw. Two maws gives you a crit. Kill the non-shielded one first with this strat while tank merc buys you time.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Ok so after being stuck in these guys for hours, beating them and spending another several hours helping others in co-op, I have some wisdom to share:
                                            First: Stay Calm. These ****ers do so much input read is disgusting, but they are much more passive the less you spam actions.
                                            Second: Don't lock on. Trust me.
                                            Third: Jump Attacks. They don't seem to punish these for some reason. Run in, land a solid one and roll away. 90% of the time is a free hit. Medium rolls work.
                                            Fourth: Sidestep and then Roll. You can straight up side step away from some abilities. The hard hitting ones have bad tracking when up close and are delayed, side step and roll right at the end.
                                            Fifth: Distance. Bait those big charge attacks, run right outside range then rush with a jump attack, roll away, rinse repeat.
                                            Now down to each knight:

                                            Lesser Cru. Knight (Spear): Roll into him, downward thrusts go over your head if sticking to his body. This melee swings are slow, roll in the opposite direction, some can be jumped over into a jump attack. His Dive In Holy Blast has a long wind up then it swoops down almost instantly, learn the timer for this and dodge as soon as it finishes the windup.

                                            Ordovis: Stick. To. His. Left! (Shield side). Not only you can side step his shield bash without rolling, he leaves a huge opening afterwards. This also forces him to spam punishable attacks. If he starts charging the spiny thing, run away then back in with jump attack. Spin-to-win combo, same. Tail, roll or jump over it, or just trade, doesn't do that much dmg. The Angel Swoop, if played DS3 is just like Vordt, roll right as he's about to touch you, I recommend rolling into the direction he's flying in order to punish.

                                            Hope it helps.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Flame of the Redmanes ftw - keep your distance as they generally move slowly. If they start any of that glowing golden business (winged attack, bolt or claw) just roll (sideways for first two, backwards for claw). The end of the special attacks is a great moment to FotR them, but as ever don't get greedy. Don't bother rotting, didn't get it to proc once for me.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The first time I fought these dudes, it was hell. On NG+ Ordovis kinda just stuck behind his shield while I killed his buddy.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Dark Moon Greatsword is great for this fight. It's AoW heavy attack takes chunks out of them and staggers them every three hits or so. It's particularly nice when they clump together and the arc hits both of them.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Here's how I somehow managed to do this with a bad melee build that was not optimized. You need heavy armor (Tree Sentinel set drops in the same dungeon), your best weapon infused with Flame of the Redmanes (I used a Heavy Large Club +19), your best shield with the highest guard boost (for me this was a Golden Greatshield +6 at 72 Guard Boost), Mimic Spirit Ashes +6 or better, and anything else that is relevant. I used an Assassin's Cerulean Dagger to extend my Ash of War usage, but you're better off allocating one or two FP flasks (I had zero). The strategy is to traverse the golden fog, and start separating the spear knight from the sword knight by getting in range and baiting its attacks & aggro. Have some spatial awareness and weave through the pillars, they'll separate the knights more quickly. Once you have enough time to use Flame of the Redmanes, use it once, and use it again as soon as possible (right after the spear knight finishes his combo). You will most likely have to take a hit when using it the first time, but that's what the armor is for. If you did it fast enough, the two hits will stagger the knight and you should go for a riposte. Put up your greatshield anytime one of the knights might actually reach and damage you, but otherwise keep it down to let your stamina recover, don't fatroll, and run out of the way like a rat. Repeat this until the spear knight is dead. You want to get the spear knight first because he doesn't have a shield that can block your flames. This will test your patience, because the longest wait is for them to separate far enough to where you have a 8-10 second gap to attack and stagger. When the spear knight enters phase two, the only thing you have to look out for is the shoulder horn. It WILL ignore your shield and deal massive damage by riposting you. Run away when you see it. What really helps is baiting the spear knight to do its flying attack, because it effectively separates itself and saves you time. After the spear knight is down, it's the final stretch. Summon your mimic spirit and douse Ordovis in flames. Take care, because he's still very capable, but your spirit ashes should speed up the process. If you try summoning your mimic earlier, it will get demolished by both of the knights. Finish the fight, enjoy the best mid-heavy armor in the game, an incredible sword, and peak aesthetic for fashion souls (Crucible Knight as poster boy when?).

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This is one of the rare boss fights I'd hesitate to actually attempt solo'ing (the memetic status of Malenia getting pwned notwithstanding). And I prefer to at least try to solo bosses for between 20 times before wimping out. For this however? You really do want two cooperators for this. One to take aggro from one knight, you pulling aggro from the other Ordovis, and the last person actually hitting them whenever possible. he other two people shouldn't even try to attack, just pull aggro. There's a reason some people are referring to THIS fight as the Ornstein & Smough fight of Elden Ring, and not the Godskin Duo fight. Godskin Duo is....meh....really. But this boss fight combo is nuts. I can however say that both knights are very weak to the Frozen Lightning Spear spell or either of the Ancient Dragon's lightning spells...if you can hit them that is. YMMV.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The way I beat him after dying god knows how many times: run around the stage lightning spearing the spear knight since he couldn't guard against it. After killing him, summoned my spirit ash (just used mimic tear), then wailed on the sword knight whenever he agro'd onto my summon. Hope this helps, screw this boss.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Brought my Str/Fai Confessor build to the table. Spirit Ashes are all sub 8 right now, so I held them until I killed the spear wielding crucible knight. Slotted Faithful's Canvas Talsiman and Godfrey's Talisman plus gold scarab (meh). Slotted Black Flame, Brass Shield +16 (Sacred morph) w/Golden Parry. Slotted Winged Scythe + 7. Kited fight for first portion and took down Spear Knight, focused on Ordovis with Banished Knight Oleg +7. Once he was alone I timed his attack patterns, tossed two black flames aggroed him, parried with golden shield. Then timed his tail strike. Before this setup I died multiple times, parrying seems to be easier with buckler, but with aggro from both I would parry and before animation the alt knight would strike and interrupt or kill me outright. One on one was the way to go for me.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            What worked for me: Went into the fight with a +6 mimic. Gear was bull-goat set with a greataxe and prayerful strike plus brass shield w/ holy ground. Enter fight, summon mimic, and consume flask. Was able to do so safely or at least roll in time before the knights closed in.

                                                            From there, my mimic always did a good job of drawing aggro. In earlier fights, he fell pretty fast, but the time I won, it looked like he spammed holy ground. I took aggro of spear dude and killed him faster because he didn't have a shield. Once shield dude went down, it was pretty straightforward.

                                                            • Here's what worked for me as a mage: Summon Black Knife Tiche (she's going to need to be highly upgraded, mine was at +9), and let her keep Ordovis distracted while you focus on the Knight with the spear. Ordovis may occasionally decide you're more interesting, so focus on evading until Tiche pulls him back to her, then start whittling down the spear Knight's health again. Once he's dead, you can focus on Ordovis. Hopefully your Tiche is still alive at this point. If not, this part of the fight will be very difficult, as your spells will only tickle him through his shield, and hitting him directly is a challenge, even with Ambush Shard. Your best chance is to try to hit him with fast spells during or after his attack animations, before he has his shield up again. Ambush Shard seems to be a crapshoot on whether or not it will do full damage. If Tiche is alive, continue to let her distract Ordovis while you hit him in the back with spells until he's dead.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I cursed a lot during this encounter, but finally got it using an Estoc with bloodhound step. I didn't know you could parry them. -.-'

                                                                • Flame of the Redmanes makes this fight a cakewalk, two casts and you break their guard, allowing you to crit them. This works with all Crucible Knights. Try it out!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This is the most common way obnoxious fight in the game and it’s not even close…at least foreskin duo gave you a decent amount of runes.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Only 28K for that crock of horse****. It was a slow burn for me, but I tried my best to wail on them as they were (luckily) focused on the mimic, then baited out their leaping attacks when I got each slowly to half health. What helped also was having only one of them in phase 2 at a time.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Absolute garbage fight. I loved running laps around the room to get them off each other's d*cks so I could get one hit in and then get hit by them 3 times.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          When i entered the fog wall and saw two crucible knights i thought im gonna go insane but it turned out to be a pretty cool fight. Took some attempts and passive playing but i beat it solo with int/dex using Bastard Stars and meele sorceries (mostly gavel of haima and the ice greatsword i forgot name). Gavel is a really great spell does insane poise damage enough to briefly stagger even those guys

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Got them down using Greatshield Soldiers and Lion's Claw, supported by Bloodflame Blade and Golden Vow. I found it easier to kill the shield CK first.

                                                                            • Literally the most satisfying victory I've ever achieved. I parried, struck once, backed off, rinsed and repeated the process all the way until they died one after the other. My goodness was this the most patient fight I've ever fought. Beating them was the absolute highlight of my day today. The absolute sense of achievement I feel right now is just sublime. Goddamn I love Fromsoftware games.

                                                                              • Some say to focus on the spear guy first, but the one with the shield is much more aggressive and will constantly try to intercept you. Meanwhile focusing on the shield guy you will find out that the spear dude barely attacks you and will from time to time do his ranged attack which is easily rolled through.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Tough fight. Rotten Breath is really saving my bacon in this game. Lhutel distracted them long enough for me to inflict rot on both, helps them die faster while doing interrupted one on ones with Bloodhound Fang. If you time running to corners you can separate them so it’s not two on one. Generally slow enough moves to dodge & get hits in. Took ages to get it right!

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    This honestly may be the hardest fight in the entire game. I have yet to face every main boss and there's a number of field bosses, but I'm pretty comfortable saying that. This is the only fight I've done so far that honestly and truly feels unfair, broken and poorly designed. I have a feeling this was created under heavy time constraints and they didn't have time to fully test or balance it. Crucible Knights are one of the most difficult enemies in the game. They are an enemy that you fight 1 on 1....they are NOT an enemy that you put together with another one..especially another one who has a spear that can hit you from 20 feet away in an instant. There is none of the usual From magic of learning your opponents moves, their timing, attack distances, learning how to react, growing better with each loss. The way that they stick together SO closely is ludicrous. It is so hard to separate them at all, and even when you do, they quickly get back together. This fight is an amazing example of how much design and fine tuning has to go into a boss fight for it to meet the high quality, super difficult but very fair watermark that From are the masters of. The only other thing in the entire series that I hated this much or struggled with as much was the Watchdog of the Old Lords and Amygdala in the Cursed Chalice Dungeon in Bloodborne. But at least those still had strategies and consistency to them. This just feel straight up busted.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Why are people bothered by this boss fight? For me it was a fair and Epic fight, you can parry every melee attack and obliterate both of them, Just dodge the flying attack and you're done.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        For me the best way to fight them was by baiting out easy parries, I killed them that way at level 40 to get crucible armor in the early game.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Idk why they even bothered to say they can be poise broken when their poise is so high that its damn near impossible. If you're playing on pc, just hack/cheat. Devs can't design a boss fight for ****

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Use the greatshield soldier ashes and concentrate on taking one out at a time. I used blasphemous blade +10 and it worked a treat.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              There seems to be some pretty huge prehistory references with the Crucible Knights, probably in reference to the Crucible itself being the primordial bed of life? Ordovis and Siluria especially are pretty blatant references to the Ordovician and Silurian periods

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                This fight is somewhat manageable if you have AOE that can hit both of them at once. While they can't really be staggered, you can knock them out of just about all of their attack animations with a strong enough hit. Wait for Ordovis to lower his shield for an attack, and use the AOE attack of your choice. I managed to borderline cheese this boss with a Sacred Relic Sword (transferred it from another character) and these guys take almost half damage from holy. If you were to bring an AOE fire or lightning attack, you'd probably have an even easier time than I did.

                                                                                                Don't get me wrong, this strategy isn't fool proof, and it is still tedious as all hell. Hell, I still died a good few times before I got this fight into a rhythm. It's just something I did to make the fight more manageable, since this allows you to whittle both of their health bars down at once.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Man it feels like they put something in where the aggressive one switches depending on which one has more health stg I've got the spear one to 50% health a dozen times only for it to suddenly hang back with it's buddy so that when I parry it there's a decent chance I get roll caught by their stone stomp.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    If it takes one Crucible knight to kill me, then clearly, it takes two Crucible knights to kill two of me. A.K.A, +10 Mimic Tear Ash lasted about 20 - 30 seconds. Would still highly recommend using a tanky summon such as Mimic Tear, not to do damage but to draw aggro long enough to get some parries and damage in on the other knight.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Why would the greatest two crucible knights be stuck in a dingy grave instead of guarding something important?

                                                                                                      • Kinda weird but both of them were frozen in place for me. One of the skeletons on the way to the fog gate rolled into me and hit me just as I was entering, which made both of these bosses just stand there. Seems like this messed with the way they load into the boss arena? I killed them both and they never hit me back. Got all their gear and didn’t even get to experience the fight.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Ah yes, let’s put an extremely tanky enemy who is practically staggerproof with another one of the same enemy, while not giving anything to break up aggro as they move at the exact same speed…these guys are the worst.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            The sword one is easy in my opinion I parry it with 90% consistency. The spear one is the annoying part. It has good range and sometimes when I parry it, I am unable to riposte it.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              If you want to do this pure solo, melee, and refuse to parry, fight the knight that's closer to you, while keeping medium distance to the second one, and always keep them both on your screen. Spear is easier to kill first.

                                                                                                              The AI of the "second" knight will be somewhat passive, but will attack you if you get too close, or rush you if you get too far. This isn't an exact science, but in my first playthrough I focused on running away and they kept bumrushing me forever; in my second attempt it took only 5 attempts with a 2h greathammer because of this passive behavior.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Distinguished Greatshield and Cross-Naginata did the job. I proudly cowered behind a big shield, while occasionally stabbing the spearguy, and then Ordovis. No ashes used. Only hiding and stabbing like a man.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  so basically try to inflict rot but then run away and spam starcaller cry pull and slam with Radhans great sword and it’s an easy win

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Here's what works for me. Summon great shield and let them draw aggro. Usually they can tank long enough for you to focus one of them down. I spam Siluria Woe WA and took down the spear guy first. Then the sword guy alone just parry him to death.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      To the folks complaining that you need a super boosted summon to survive this fight: consider using the skeletal militia. As long as you fight away from your summons, it's rare that the knights will destroy their remains. If both of your skeletons go down, just stall a bit and wait for them to come back. Here ya go, infinite fodder.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Axe of Godfrey AoW can stagger them if lucky enough you can semi-stun lock them using mimic tear, otherwise back away and jump heavy attack then roll away and repeat

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          While being summoned as a phantom and looking at the greatspear knight attacks aimed at host I can 100% this is garbage. His slide attack or whatever you call it is straight up teleportation, they didnt even bother animating this properly.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Befitting his association with the crucible of primeval life, he's named for the second period of the Paleozoic era, and Siluria after the third. The Paleozoic was the first era with visible life. I really should get back to studying for my Paleontology midterm...

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              These two are very difficult to solo on melee but it can be done. Here's how to do it:


                                                                                                                              1. Wear the strongest physical defense armour and talismans you can wield while still mid rolling. Ideally use a fire or lightning weapon, ashes of war can be used for this. Buff beforehand obviously with crab and regen physick at least. I advise HP and stamina regen.


                                                                                                                              2. Focus on the guy with the staff or greatmace or whatever. The way to do this in his first phase is to bait the shield guy into an attack pattern and attack the other one. If you stay VERY close to staff guy during this he often won't hit you much, and his damage when he does will be low. Be careful not to get greedy or you'll get stomped by both. Patience.


                                                                                                                              3. If you do get hit but see an opening, keep going unless you're low. This fight takes long and you can't keep healing or you'll run out. If you're low, RUN to the other side and heal or they WILL punish you.


                                                                                                                              4. In the staff guy's second phase, bait his jump attack, dodge and then attack him. Optionally bait his lightning blast and run to him since shield guy will probably be closer to you now. Jump attacks work well here.


                                                                                                                              5. Once staff guy is dead it's easy, just one crucible knight. As always, parry him by staying a short distance away and punishing his run-up attacks.


                                                                                                                              All easier said than done but it's doable. I did it with weapons that never staggered them. I also used the ring that gives you HP when you crit them but that was probably not the best option given that the first part is the hardest.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                They’re actually relatively easy for a DEX/FAITH Build since you have easy access to lightning spells/buffs. I used +16 keen Hookclaws, +16 or so Fingers Seal and a summon Banished Knight Oleg +7
                                                                                                                                What you might want to do is to focus on the spear one
                                                                                                                                and do as much damage as possible while the other one is busy dealing with the summon. Quickstep+lightning buffed hookclaws did really well. By the time Oleg was dealt with, the spear one had about 1/4 of his hp, so I switched to ranged attacks such as lightning spear and a triple-shot crossbow, finished him off and after that, the last remaining knight is easy to deal with. You can just keep your distance and shoot him whenever possible, might even want to use poisonous bolts/arrows to end him quicker

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  used powerstanced heavy weps for this (went with greataxe and rusted anchor, but other weapons will probably work), targeting the tree knight first with jump attack spam. this worked incredibly well and i killed it in a very short amount of time. after killing the first one, i swapped to parry spam for ordovis, which did the trick.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Greatshield spirits and a couple rot breaths were enough to get me through it. Golden Parry on my shield was also a godsend.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      if you have blasphemous blade, just spam taker flame and it will be a cheese fight. this boss is weak to fire. i defeated them on my first try and without summon

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        I used greatshield soldiers summon +7 near a pillar, both of the knights got jammed up near the soldiers and then I kept using hoar frost stomp with a +9 icerind hatchet. When the summons died both knights had 25% health so I back circled around the room using the stomp and great glintstone shard.....I died alot before I came up with a plan and reached victory.

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