Elden Ring Godefroy the Grafted Boss
Godefroy the Grafted is a boss found in Golden Lineage Evergaol
- Closest Site of Grace: Altus Highway Junction, in Altus Plateau.
- Multiplayer is not available for this boss.
- Spirit Summons are not available for this boss.
Elden Ring Godefroy the Grafted Location
Godefroy the Grafted can be found by activating Golden Lineage Evergaol's stone imp statue.
Godefroy the Grafted 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.
- Parriable: Yes
- Can be poise broken which allows for a critical attack.
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.
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 Godefroy the Grafted Boss Guide
Godefroy the Grafted Boss Video Guide
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Godefroy the Grafted Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Godefroy the Grafted:
- Use the Glintstone Pebble Spell
- Bring ?? Item
- Players who encounter Godefroy the Grafted have probably already defeated Godrick the Grafted. Players can apply the same strategy since Godefroy uses the same moveset as phase one of Godrick's encounter.
As a melee user, you will be doing a combination of approaching and quickly dodging back and dodging through its melee attacks while sidestepping or rolling away from any ranged attacks. If you have a shield with you, use it to parry and block his attacks. Much like the encounter with Godrick the Grafted. Only this time there will no longer be a grafted dragon like phase 2 in the previous fight and since you face Godefroy in an evergoal, you will no longer have the pillars to tactically use during combat. For this fight. As soon as the fight begins, run in to his spawn area and deal as many strong hits before he is fully present and starts his attacks. You'll actually find he might start with the plunge attack where he plunges his weapon into the ground affecting a radial area with an earthquake. This moveset action radius is more similar to phase 2 of Godrick's fight where the AoE is slightly extended.
Stay in mid range to prepare to run in and deal some attacks after he finishes a sequence of attacks. He will do his triple wind gust most often so wait this out until the final blow before running in for an attack. Once a window of opportunity opens up go aggro, but always anticipate the next action. Any sign of a draw back of his weapon, dodge back and distance yourself immediately, As much as possible you will be trying to stay on his back side and away from his line of sight.
Magic and Ranged Users
As much as possible during this combat encounter, keep moving so that the chances of Godefroy's leaps and lunges landing on you are lower. The goal is to stay out of his line of sight. Circle around him and try get to his back in order to open up an opportunity to attack. Once a window comes, aggro him so his next action may delayed, opening up a longer opportunity to attack. Look for cues for his upcoming attack. Some prep action animations will have a brief 1-2 second brief moment where you will notice Godefroy pull back his weapon, and that is when you know to reposition or get ready to dodge.
Godefroy the Grafted Attacks & Counters
|Axe Plunge AoE||Directly plunges down toward the ground in the area in front of him. This attack will usually end with a larger downwards lunge affecting the surrounding area with an earth shattering radius. During this action, Godefroy will plunge his weapon into the ground thrice. The first two will not have a large AoE effect, but once you notice this action, the third and final smash will rock the surround ground area and can knock you.||Back away as soon as you see the animation for this initial attacks. The first two parts of this attack shouldn't affect you unless you are standing very close to him, but use this time to attack him with an array of ranged attacks and make sure you are not too close by the time of the third smash so that it does not knock you over.|
|Wind AoE||In this attack, Godefroy swings his axe around him 360 degrees, creating a gush of wind surrounding the area. This affect a short range around him. This may occur in a combo of 3 with the last one ending in a final burst, having the largest AoE||As long as you are not near Godefroy during this action, you will not be affected. Just be sure to back away as soon as you see his axe start to lift.|
|Ranged Wind Gust||This attack animation looks as if Godefroy scoops his axe forward, sweeping up sending a swirling gust of wind in your general direction. This does not just travel in a straight line, but can curl to the left or the right. If within his range, his axe swoop will also affect you and deal extra damage.||Keep at eye for the direction of this attack. Wait for it to curl. This will usually end up being the final direction this attack is heading. Stay out of this line and you should be able to avoid this attack|
|Roll||This action is not necessarily an attack, but allows Godefroy to reposition slightly so you may get caught off guard at the direction his next attack will come from since this is usually immediately followed by another attack.||This roll is not too quick, just take note of the direction he is heading as this starts to happens and make sure this roll does not put him in a position to close to you in case his next attack is an AoE.|
|Jump Axe Swing||Exactly like the order of the tile, Godefroy begins this action with a leap into the air toward your character before ending this move and landing with a swing of his axe. Getting hit by this attack could knock you.||This may be difficult to avoid if you are too close to him, but if you see him leap, immediately dodge roll backwards to get out of his landing space and roll away again if possible to get out of his swinging range.|
|Axe Smash Flurry||This is one of the shorter ranged melee attacks that Godefroy deals. This action is a series of axe smashes onto the ground.||This melee attack should be avoided by circling behind. This attack sequence may give you an opening to insert a few damaging hits as it carries through.|
|Axe Swing Combo||Godefroy wildly swings his axe in an array of melee attack, usually ending the last two swings of the combo with larger over head swings.||The drawback of his animation has a slight pause before this swing, giving you enough time to put some distance in between you and Godefroy to avoid this attack. Or if within very lose range, roll through these swings, rolling in the opposite direction of the swing.
If using a ranged attack weapon or magic, this sequence will be a perfect time to deal number of damaging attacks while this combo plays out.
|Hand Swipe||Basic Melee Hand swipe||Roll through in the opposite direction|
Godefroy the Grafted Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- Has a very similar moveset to Godrick the Grafted, with some variations, and no second phase with a dragon arm.
- Godefroy the Grafted was captured by Dragon Knight Kristoff and imprisoned in the Evergaol which earned Dragon Knight Kristoff the hero’s honor of erdtree burial.
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