Elemer of the Briar is a Great Enemy Boss in Elden Ring. Elemer of the Briar is an extremely aggressive human boss and is found in The Shaded Castle in Altus Plateau. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat it to advance the plot of the game.
See Bell Bearing Hunter for other variants of this boss.
Elemer of the Briar, the Bell Bearing Hunter, snatched the sword from the site of his looming execution, and furnished it with battle skills from his home of Eochaid
Elden Ring Elemer of the Briar Boss
- This is an optional boss
- Closest Site of Grace: Shaded Castle Inner Gate
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
- You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
Elden Ring Elemer of the Briar Location
Elemer of the Briar is at the very top of The Shaded Castle in Altus Plateau. From the Shaded Castle Inner Gate Site of Grace, head north along the passage, turn west at the fork, and climb the ladder to a balcony with two Rotten Strays. Head east through the building, across the bridge, and into the next building. Climb the stairs and head south into another courtyard. Go into the door that a Cleanrot Knight emerges from, ride the elevator up, and head straight forward to find Elemer of the Briar.
Elemer of the Briar Combat information
- Health: 4,897 HP
- Defense: 111
- Stance: 80
- Parryable: Yes, but 2 parries are required per stance break
- Is vulnerable to a critical hit after being stance broken or parried
- Damage: Standard, Strike, Pierce, Magic
- Drops 24,000
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.
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||332 / 430 / 720 / 1177||358 / 456 / 746 / 1203||363 / 461 / 751 / 1208||368 / 466 / 756 / 1213||374 / 472 / 762 / 1219||379 / 477 / 767 / 1224||384 / 482 / 772 / 1229||390 / 488 / 778 / 1235|
|Scarlet Rot||332 / 430 / 720 / 1177||358 / 456 / 746 / 1203||363 / 461 / 751 / 1208||368 / 466 / 756 / 1213||374 / 472 / 762 / 1219||379 / 477 / 767 / 1224||384 / 482 / 772 / 1229||390 / 488 / 778 / 1235|
|Hemorrhage||543 / 833 / 1290||585 / 875 / 1332||593 / 883 / 1340||602 / 892 / 1349||611 / 901 / 1358||620 / 910 / 1367||628 / 918 / 1375||637 / 927 / 1384|
|Frostbite||543 / 833 / 1290||585 / 875 / 1332||593 / 883 / 1340||602 / 892 / 1349||611 / 901 / 1358||620 / 910 / 1367||628 / 918 / 1375||637 / 927 / 1384|
|Sleep||332 / 430 / 720 / 1177||358 / 456 / 746 / 1203||363 / 461 / 751 / 1208||368 / 466 / 756 / 1213||374 / 472 / 762 / 1219||379 / 477 / 767 / 1224||384 / 482 / 772 / 1229||390 / 488 / 778 / 1235|
Elden Ring Elemer of the Briar Boss Guide
Elemer of the Briar Boss Video Guide
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Elemer of the Briar Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Elemer of the Briar:
- When entering the boss room, it's possible to sneak up behind him and hit him with a fully charged heavy attack. His retaliation to this will usually be a Shield Slam, allowing you to roll behind him and hit him again. Note that he cannot be back-stabbed.
- All his sword attacks deal pure Physical Damage, so a shield with 100% physical negation can completely block them.
Keep it Close: Eochaid's Dancing Blade makes Elemer particularly effective at attacking you from medium or long distance, whereas he has relatively few moves and combos available at short range. Stay close and learn to dodge this limited and more predictable moveset. If you need to heal or use an item, wait until he uses Shield Slam, which has the longest recovery time in his arsenal. Remember you can bait it by moving directly behind him!
Bait and Strike: Move from close to medium range to provoke Elemer into using Eochaid's Dancing Blade, then close back in and attack. The first Dancing Blade attack can't combo into Blade Return, so you've got a relatively safe window as he passively retrieves the sword, especially if you stick to his right flank.
Magic and Ranged Users
Using a Spirit Ash will help greatly with taking Elemer's attention, giving you a lot of time to deal damage. Keep your distance to avoid his quick melee attacks, but try to avoid getting too far away and provoking a Shield Charge which will quickly close the gap, and when his sword glows red get ready to dodge an Eochaid's Dancing Blade combo.
Elemer of the Briar Attacks & Counters
|Swing||Swings his sword in various directions. It may or may not glow red||Roll away to bait Eochaid's Dancing Blade and close back in to do damage. This is almost always parriable, even when the sword is glowing red, but there's one exception. See the combo chart below|
|Stab||Stabs his sword straight ahead||Roll to either side|
|Shield Charge||Dashes forward quickly, shield-first. Usually used when you're far away||Roll to either side or stay close to avoid this attack in the first place|
|Shield Slam||Slams his greatshield down to the ground, creating a small burst of damage. May follow up by pulling it back out, creating a larger damage burst. Often uses this when you're directly behind him||Move backwards or roll backwards away to get out of the attack range, or roll diagonally forwards to end up behind him and punish the attack|
|His sword glows red and slashes at a distance. He'll usually start his Dancing Blade combos when you're at a medium or long distance away||Roll forward. Although he can combo back into close-range attacks, it takes him long enough to retrieve his sword that this is a good opportunity to get in some damage. Just watch out for Blade Return|
|Blade Return||Holds out his right hand and calls back his sword quickly after Eochaid's Dancing Blade, stabbing the player in the back||Roll to either side when you see him stretch out his right hand, or avoid positioning yourself directly between him and his sword in the first place|
|Holds his sword to his right as it begins to glow and spin, then thrusts it forward. This thrust can be either short- or long-range; if it's long-range, he'll follow it with an unparriable Swing.||Roll to your left to avoid the attack and attack his unprotected side|
|Grasp of Eochaid||Holds up his left hand as it glows, then reaches forward to grab you. This has a longer range than it looks like. If you're grabbed, he'll lift you up and slam you down with his sword||Move away from the boss as soon as you see his hand start glowing|
Elemer of the Briar Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- Elemer's sword originally belonged to House Marais, the family of executioners who presided over the Shaded Castle. Elemer snatched the sword from the site of his looming execution, and furnished it with battle skills from his home of Eochaid, which involve telekinetically moving their weapons.
- After beating this boss, the player can purchase his armor - Briar Set - from Enia.
- Elemer also goes by the name of the Bell Bearing Hunter and has multiple other encounters around the Lands Between at night where other Shopkeeper NPCs are found.
Elemer of the Briar Combo Chart
Elemer of the Briar Image Gallery