Demi-Human Chiefs are a duo Field Boss in Elden Ring. They are two large and aggressive Demi-Humans that wield twin daggers to attack their targets. Their speed makes up for their frailty. This is an optional boss as players don't have to defeat it to advance, but it must be slain if one wants to complete a certain quest.
Lesser Demi-Human Chief is the normal enemy form of this boss.
They'll rush in and beat you to a pulp. You'll end up just like me.
- Boc the Seamster
Demi-Human Chiefs Boss in Elden Ring
- Closest Site of Grace: Coastal Cave
- Multiplayer is available for this fight
- You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
- NPC Summons: Old Knight Istvan, as long as he's still alive
- This boss guards the way to the Church of Dragon Communion
Where to find Demi-Human Chiefs in Elden Ring
Demi-Human Chiefs is the boss of the Coastal Cave, which can entered from the beach southwest of the Church of Elleh. [Map Link]
Demi-Human Chiefs Combat information
- Health: 1,218 HP
- Defense: 101.3
- Stance: 65
- Parriable: Yes
- Is vulnerable to a critical hit after being stance broken or parried
- Damage: Slash
- This fight features two Demi-Human Chiefs, both of which must be defeated to win the fight
- This fight features several Demi-Humans as well, but only the Chiefs needs to be defeated to win
- Drops 1,200
Negations (or Absorptions)
The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.
- Poison: 169 / 197 / 239 / 337
- Scarlet Rot: 169 / 197 / 239 / 337
- Hemorrhage: 226 / 268 / 366 / 656
- Frostbite: 226 / 268 / 366 / 656
The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.
NG+ and Beyond (click to reveal)
|Poison||169 / 197 / 239 / 337||185 / 213 / 255 / 353||187 / 215 / 257 / 355||190 / 218 / 260 / 358||193 / 221 / 263 / 361||196 / 224 / 266 / 364||198 / 226 / 268 / 366||201 / 229 / 271 / 369|
|Scarlet Rot||169 / 197 / 239 / 337||185 / 213 / 255 / 353||187 / 215 / 257 / 355||190 / 218 / 260 / 358||193 / 221 / 263 / 361||196 / 224 / 266 / 364||198 / 226 / 268 / 366||201 / 229 / 271 / 369|
|Hemorrhage||226 / 268 / 366 / 656||247 / 289 / 387 / 677||250 / 292 / 390 / 680||254 / 296 / 394 / 684||258 / 300 / 398 / 688||261 / 303 / 401 / 691||265 / 307 / 405 / 695||269 / 311 / 409 / 699|
|Frostbite||226 / 268 / 366 / 656||247 / 289 / 387 / 677||250 / 292 / 390 / 680||254 / 296 / 394 / 684||258 / 300 / 398 / 688||261 / 303 / 401 / 691||265 / 307 / 405 / 695||269 / 311 / 409 / 699|
|Sleep||169 / 197 / 239 / 337||185 / 213 / 255 / 353||187 / 215 / 257 / 355||190 / 218 / 260 / 358||193 / 221 / 263 / 361||196 / 224 / 266 / 364||198 / 226 / 268 / 366||201 / 229 / 271 / 369|
Demi-Human Chief Boss Guide for Elden Ring
Demi-Human Chief Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Demi-Human Chief:
- Try to fight one Demi-Human Chief at a time. The second one is around a corner, so if you stay near the entrance to the boss room you can usually avoid attracting its attention.
- Clear out the other Demi-Humans first with ranged attacks or spells.
- Demi-Human Chiefs have low poise, so your attacks will usually interrupt theirs. Use this to chain multiple attacks or prevent yourself from getting hit.
Sneaky: Neither boss will notice you when you first enter the arena, so you have a chance to sneak around and either get in a few early hits or pick off a few Demi-Humans before the closer one starts attacking.
Shielding: A decent shield can block most individual attacks, but you may not have enough stamina to fully block some combos. Once you've blocked the first attack, either dodge out of the way or guard counter to interrupt the next attack.
Bide Your Time: Wait for Knife Slam attack, when the Demi-Human Chief's knives will be briefly stuck in the floor. This is your opportunity to strike. Take advantage of their low poise to hit three or four times, as long as you still have enough stamina to retreat afterwards.
Magic and Ranged Strategy
Keep Your Distance: This boss can attack quickly, and you need time to cast spells or fire arrows so stay well back while you're fighting. You can circle the large stone pillar near the entrance to keep the boss far enough away to put more space between you and the Demi-Human Chief.
Shielding: Keep a in one hand and your catalyst or seal in the other so that you can block if needed. The Demi-Human Chiefs' attacks can have unexpected timings, so it's not always easy to dodge every attack.
Attacks & Counters
|Slash||Slashes its dagger clockwise or counterclockwise||Either block with a heavy enough shield to stagger it or dodge away and wait out the combo|
|Pivot Slash||Slashes while running along the ground and turning 180°||Roll towards where it starts attacking to end up away from it after the pivot|
|Tilts its left arm down, then spins around counterclockwise with its knives out, hitting once with each arm||As soon as you see them start to tilt, roll away|
|Head Bash||Rears back and then quickly slams its head down towards the ground||Roll when you see its nose turn up|
|Shout||Lets out a terrifying shout||Attack a couple times times, but be prepared to roll once it starts attacking|
|Wild Leap||Leaps through the air swinging its knives wildly. This can hit over the top of a shield||Roll to either side, then attack while its knives are stuck|
|Knife Slam||Stands up straight, may walk forward a bit, then slams its knives into the ground||Roll to either side, then attack while its knives are stuck|
: Attack can be parried
Demi-Human Chief Combo Chart
Image Gallery for Demi-Human Chief in Elden Ring
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the actual difficulty is not going deaf in this goddamn fight
Where is fog door? I just walked into a battle. Not difficult just annoying how they have an army.
If you go into stealth right after entering the fog door, and go into the bushes, they quickly lose aggression. One of the chiefs lays down and goes to sleep near the bushes, leaving it open to a sneak attack.
killed 16 in Hermit village to get a Bloodstained dagger (184 discovery)
they drop Rainbow Stone, Glass Shard, Ruin Fragment and probably some other junk
Not a field boss. Two of them are a normal boss in Limgrave
Was not expecting the Skaven to show up in this game.
You can also find these guys elsewhere in the world. I remember encountering one in southern Liurnia and another one at the Lux ruins in the Altus Plateau.
There's a NPC summon right before the fog. If there is many enemies, there's no reason why you should be alone.
Why does this fast boss need an army and a duplicate?
My tip is: stay at the front part of the arena, so the second Demihuman Chief won't attack you until you beat the first one.
As this boss staggers easily, it's very good to have Stormstomp ash of war equipped. It literally gives a free combo, just like any mob.
Playing as a squishy mage this was so hard. Just kept back rolling while spamming glintblade until they died. Nice Op spell but heck of a charge up time.
You can easily stunlock him with +3 twinblades