Demi-Human Chiefs

demihuman chief boss enemy elden ring wiki guide
Location Coastal Cave
Drops

runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 1200 Runes
Tailoring Tools
Sewing Needle

HP 609
Strong VS
Weaker to

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

 

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: 609 HP
  • Defense: 101.3
  • Stance: 65
  • Parriable: Yes
  • Is vulnerable to a critical hit after being stance broken or parried
  • Damage: slash damage 57px hookclawSlash
  • 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 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 181,200

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.

Resistances

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 NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 609 1,901 2,091 2,186 2,281 2,471 2,566 2,661
Defense 101.3 117.3 120.2325 123.165 129.03 134.895 140.76 152.49
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 1,200 6,000 6,600 6,750 7,200 7,350 7,500 7,650

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 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 status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet 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 status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 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 status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 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 status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 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
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

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.

 

Melee Strategy

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

Attack Description Counter
Slash parry icon 40pxSlashes 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 parry icon 40pxSlashes while running along the ground and turning 180° Roll towards where it starts attacking to end up away from it after the pivot
Spinning
Attack
parry icon 40px 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

parry icon 40px: Attack can be parried

Demi-Human Chief Combo Chart

demi human chief combo chart

 

Image Gallery for Demi-Human Chief in Elden Ring

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    • Anonymous

      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

        • Anonymous

          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.

          • Anonymous

            There's a NPC summon right before the fog. If there is many enemies, there's no reason why you should be alone.

            • Anonymous

              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.

              • Anonymous

                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.

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