Putrid Corpse Ashes
Frenzied Duelist is a Field Boss in Elden Ring. Frenzied Duelist is found in Gaol Cave. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat it to advance in Elden Ring.
Duelist is the normal enemy form of this boss. Grave Warden Duelist and Putrid Grave Warden Duelist are other variants of this boss. Rotten Duelist is a normal enemy variant of this boss.
Elden Ring Frenzied Duelist Boss
- This is an optional boss
- Closest Site of Grace: Gaol Cave
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
- You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
Elden Ring Frenzied Duelist Location
The end boss of Gaol Cave. [Map Link]
Frenzied Duelist Combat information
- Health: 3,079 HP
- Defense: 109
- Stance: 65
- Parryable: Yes
- Is vulnerable to a critical hit after being stance broken or parried
- Can be backstabbed
- Damage: Standard, Strike
- Drops 6,700, Putrid Corpse Ashes
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: 237 / 279 / 377 / 667
- Scarlet Rot: 237 / 279 / 377 / 667
- Hemorrhage: 178 / 206 / 248 / 346
- Frostbite: 237 / 279 / 377 / 667
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||237 / 279 / 377 / 667||256 / 298 / 396 / 686||259 / 301 / 399 / 689||263 / 305 / 403 / 693||267 / 309 / 407 / 697||271 / 313 / 411 / 701||275 / 317 / 415 / 705||279 / 321 / 419 / 709|
|Scarlet Rot||237 / 279 / 377 / 667||256 / 298 / 396 / 686||259 / 301 / 399 / 689||263 / 305 / 403 / 693||267 / 309 / 407 / 697||271 / 313 / 411 / 701||275 / 317 / 415 / 705||279 / 321 / 419 / 709|
|Hemorrhage||178 / 206 / 248 / 346||192 / 220 / 262 / 360||194 / 222 / 264 / 362||197 / 225 / 267 / 365||200 / 228 / 270 / 368||203 / 231 / 273 / 371||206 / 234 / 276 / 374||209 / 237 / 279 / 377|
|Frostbite||237 / 279 / 377 / 667||256 / 298 / 396 / 686||259 / 301 / 399 / 689||263 / 305 / 403 / 693||267 / 309 / 407 / 697||271 / 313 / 411 / 701||275 / 317 / 415 / 705||279 / 321 / 419 / 709|
|Sleep||237 / 279 / 377 / 667||256 / 298 / 396 / 686||259 / 301 / 399 / 689||263 / 305 / 403 / 693||267 / 309 / 407 / 697||271 / 313 / 411 / 701||275 / 317 / 415 / 705||279 / 321 / 419 / 709|
Elden Ring Frenzied Duelist Boss Guide
Frenzied Duelist Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Frenzied Duelist:
- Use Gavel of Haima to keep him stun-locked
Always Be Circling: Roll through his attacks and try to end up behind him, or if you're further away, keep back to avoid the Ball & Chain attack while circling. Go for backstabs if you can, or just land attacks opportunistically while he's recovering. His moves are slow enough that guard countering is particularly effective.
Magic and Ranged Users
Ranged players should avoid standing at a medium-long range that will cause him to use his Axe Chain Swing attack, since that's particularly hard to evade. Either use short-range spells from a medium-close range, or keep far away and hit him while he jogs slowly towards you.
Frenzied Duelist Attacks & Counters
|Axe Swing||Swings his axe in various ways||Depending on where he is in his combo, either dodge away and prepare to dodge the rest of the combo or dodge behind him and land an attack or a backstab. Note that only some axe swings are parriable, and it's not obvious which; see the combo chart below for details|
|Ball & Chain||Swings the ball and chain on the hilt of his axe||Roll away and wait out the combo|
|Axe Shove||Shoves the head of his axe forward||Roll away and wait out the combo|
|Stomp||Lifts its leg briefly and stomps on the ground. Usually does this when the player is behind his back||Roll left or right|
|Grab||Raises his right hand and crouches to the ground before lunging forward into a grab that deal a lot of damage if it connects||If you have time, you can just walk behind him and land a few attacks while he's grabbing air. If you're caught by surprise, roll to the left or right|
|Axe Chain Swing||Twirls its axe around his head in two wide arcs||Roll to your left once for each swing. This is only parriable up close just before the first swing|
|Ball & Chain Swing||Swings the ball on the hilt of his axe four times at progressively longer range||The first swing can't hurt you, but the rest can. The chain only deals damage in front of the duelist, so try to dodge behind it|
|Axe Charge||Puts the front of its axe on the ground and charges forward before lifting it off the ground||Roll to the left or right to get out of the way of its charge and prepare to dodge its follow-up swing|
|Running Attack||Runs forward with its axe raised, then spins around swinging twice||Roll twice, then get in a counterattack while he recovers|
|Braggart's Roar||Lets loose a furious roar, increasing his attack power and damage negation||This attack doesn't actually deal damage, so it's a chance to get some free hits in|
: Attack can be parried
Frenzied Duelist Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- Other Notes and Trivia Go Here
Frenzied Duelist Combo Chart
Frenzied Duelist Image Gallery
Just use great arrow for knockback and keep him at a distance easy battle
Why is he called the Frenzied Duelist if he has no frenzy moves?
just dragon ice breath the **** out of him
I was just farming for his weapon by fighting the 2 non-boss versions close to the West Capital Rampart site of grace in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
I did not get his weapon yet but it did drops its armor.
Hope this information can be added to the drops list.
Kaiden sellsword ashes and two hits from moonveil and he was dead
Trivial with my skelly frens
is his weapon available anywhere? looks like a flail/axe combo
Jumpattacks haben eine gute Wirkung
He can be backstabbed. Just lock on and circle around with your shield up until you get an opening.
As you can see in the screenshot, summons are allowed
Are summons allowed?
Are summons allowed?
Extremely strange: I was co-oped with a friend and when we fought this guy I saw him as wielding his twin hammers but my friend saw him wielding his giant axe. When we switched hosts it was different again. He died too fast for us to really figure out how the discrepancy affected the fight, but it was bizarre.
Everyone probably already knows about this, but it was new to me!
Does he drop his armor?
Watch out for his second phase, where he has a swipe move that'll grab you by the head and throw you for a good chunk of damage. I'm in medium armor and it was an OHK.
dude is a badass, moveset is sick too
Can he be parried?