Godefroy The Grafted

goderoy the grafted boss elden ring
Location Golden Lineage Evergaol

Golden Lineage Evergaol:
26,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG)
Godfrey Icon

HP ≈ 12563 (FOE TYPE)
Strong VS
Neutral to
Physical-type Damage

Godefroy the Grafted is a Boss in Elden Ring. Godefroy the Grafted is found in Golden Lineage Evergaol. This IS an optional boss, as players do not need to defeat them to advance in Elden Ring.



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.


Melee Users

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

Attack Description Counter
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.




Godefroy the Grafted Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      If they wanted to demonstrate that grafting had been in the Golden Lineage before Godrick, then they should've made Godefroy a lesser version of Godrick, as in he isn't as grafted and is nowhere near as monstrous as him.

      • Anonymous

        Godloss the silver, Godmeat peasant, Milikath the white whip.... I dread the day I will face these legends

        • Anonymous

          It would be really funny if Godfrey modelled himself after this convicted criminal, making him even more pathetic.

          • Anonymous

            In case you missed the other story bosses here's the correct order:

            Mirgat the risen omen

            Rickgod the tentacle

            Relannia the queen of stars

            Starconquerer Rahnod

            Margott the cursed king

            Ricord lord of unholy

            Water Giant

            Melika the white blade

            Mahg lord of cum

            Milinea sword of miqilea

            Goodfreya the last elder nord

            • Anonymous

              So, the way I originally found this guy was actually through youtube videos talking about elden rings boss design. And two seperate videos said almost word for word "I don't know wtf a godefroy the grafted is" and since I was just tabbed out while grinding for the octopus helm I thought it was some weird inside joke as I watched them somewhat close together

              But now I can safely say that I don't know what a godefroy the grafted is either honestly. Maybe the real godefroy was the friends we made along the way

              • Anonymous

                "Let's copy and paste a main story boss for some filler"

                "But won't people get mad?"

                "Just give him a peg leg, they will never know a thing"

                • Anonymous

                  my god, never commented before but I'm dying pf laughter thx to u guys, cheers to the Lord Of All That Is Bronzed

                  • Anonymous

                    rise now, ye corroded ye dead who yet live.

                    The call of long lost grace speaks to us all!

                    Loarah houx, Leading Commander of the goodlands...

                    The very intelligent Silvermask...

                    Fina, the deceased resting place watcher...

                    The Terrible **** ingester...

                    And Sir Gidoon Efnir, the very knowledgeable on all things!

                    • Anonymous

                      I am the Master of everything which is considered a shiny meta! I order you to fall onto your gluteus maximus!

                      • Anonymous

                        The one good thing about this dumb reuse of a main story boss, is that he has spawned some very funny memes.

                        • Anonymous

                          I don't have a clever joke to add but I must say this is the single funniest comment section I have ever seen

                          • Anonymous

                            "I ask you nicely, sit! For I am the lord of all that is silver. Now, descendants, two and none... look away, please!"

                            • Anonymous

                              I don’t even get why they used this one as filler. The game already has soooo many bosses. They could’ve just left him out entirely.

                              • Anonymous

                                For those who don't know, knight Kristoff captured Godefroy after the first defense of Leyndell.
                                I'm fairly certain Godefroy is to Godrick as Margit is to Morgott.

                                • Anonymous

                                  "Let's copy and paste this boss for filler"

                                  "Won't players be upset about it?"

                                  "Oh you're right...uh just add a little lore blurb somewhere mentioning him then players will gobble it up as deep intricate lore."

                                  • Anonymous

                                    In my opinion, the most egregious case of lazy padding in the game. Not just because you get the exact same major story boss, without any reskin or alteration in any way. The worst part is that it makes no sense and contradicts the lore. Shows a disregard for the world they created when they toss in an entirely new (demigod?) that was never once mentioned in the story and has no impact. What was the point? Why add it? You'd lose nothing from his absence. And gain nothing either since you already fought him in a much better encounter. Just leaves you scratching your head wondering why they even did it. Miyazaki works in mysterious ways

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Is there any particular reason why everyone believes that Godefroy is an ancestor of Godrick (and not just an alter ego like Morgott = Margit)?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I first encountered Godefroy in Kristoff's item text and thought "Wow, unusual to encounter such a blatant typo in a FROM software game script."

                                        A few hours later: "Oh, guess it wasn't a typo."

                                        I like the idea that Godefroy and Godrick are the same ancestral grafting stock, sourdough bread style.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This is an important lore oriented boss. His lore could make the First Capital Defense sense. Godefroy, Radahn and Rykard were the three who attacked the capital.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            godefroy, the grafted
                                            rinnila,moon queen
                                            margoot, the cursed king
                                            ricard, lord of no good
                                            mugh, master of bleeding
                                            mlaenie,blade of mlqualle

                                            • Imagine thinking you're special enough with your main character syndrome that you thought you deserved to not have to fight the same boss model twice in an otherwise massively intricate and detailed open world game. Blinded by a simple technicality so bad that you didn't, or couldn't even consider it's grand scheme lore implications. Pretty wild lol

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The idea of a grafted that maybe inspired Godrick is cool, especially since he’s even got snippet of background lore to him. If he had an even more deformed appearance, maybe more like a blob, that would’ve been cool.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I didn't bother with Stormveil until after Leyndell in my firat playthrough because I didn't want to fight Margit(I went Liurnia>Caelid>Gelmir>Atlus>Stormveil>Haligtree>Journey 2) which means I was one wrong timeline away from fighting this dude before the actual Godrick

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I didn't bother with Stormveil until after Leyndell in my firat playthrough because I didn't want to fight Margit(I went Liurnia>Caelid>Gelmir>Atlus>Stormveil>Haligtree>Journey 2) which means I was one wrong timeline away from fighting this dude before the actual Godrick

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I like the lore implications, it being Godricks older brother who introduced him to grafting, tho I wish the encounter could be a bit better than a past if Godrick, I hope we get a true model soon. I mean he's grafted, there's so many possibilities. But even then, can't believe people are calling off the whole game because of this singular boss lmao

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Normally i dont care about reused content in most games. But i paid 60$ for this. I expect unique bosses. Just pull a champion gundyr and add new attacks.

                                                        • He doesn't have very good tracking. With a straight sword/shield I constantly strafed behind him and was able to get a lot of hits in. When he started his aoe backed away, baited the jump and went back to hitting his giant butt.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Funny how people are so up in arms about this boss that they overlook the vital piece of information his existence provides. There were Tarnished in the Lands Between during the First Siege of Leyndell, which was part of the wars following the Shattering.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              soon, we'll have margat the rose omen, ronolla, king of the new moon, goderick, -1st elden lord, planetscourge rohdon, mahg, lord of blood vessels, roykord, lord of heresy, minnie, blade of mickey and rodagroy of the silver principle.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This fight was really the only repeated boss encounter that bothered me. They could have probably used the same animations Godrick has, and maybe the axe could be explained as a family heirloom, but the exact same distinct model? Come on..

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  So he was imprisoned for supposed crimes during the shattering, but they don’t confiscate his legendary talisman.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    this isnt the same boss, its the same move set but godefroy is WAY more aggresive than godfrey, thers almost no window to get a hit on it... it just keeps spaming the stupid roll and wind blast attack i cant get close for mor than 1 hit

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Although i'm usually ok with reused bosses (especially when, as far as i know, you can't replay the bosses), i still think that godrick really shouldn't be reused. It just takes away from the impact of the original fight

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Imagine defending the idea of re-using a major boss. Like, not even altering his appearance aside from the blue shade thing, it's just a direct copy, moveset and all minus the second phase.

                                                                        • Advise for level 1 runs that worked for me because I could not do anything to him with my builds. Blue dancer charm + Dex boosting talismans, bloodhound step dagger, and a ton of poison darts and throwing daggers. Killed him first try.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            So some are complaining about the copy and paste of this boss but nobody is gonna say anything about how you fight the same Godskin duo like 5 times during the game? Either way, guys...Godfrey is only technically the second boss you fight (but the first major one) at the literal beginning of the game relax lol

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I like that this boss implies that were a few distantly related cousins to Godfrey like Godrick and Godefroy who would never have a real chance at the throne except in times of complete chaos. That Godefroy was caught and Godrick escaped disguised as a woman gives dumb and dumber vibes.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Considering how the lore
                                                                                probably hints you that he is the one who started grafting before godrick, t
                                                                                there's a possiblity that godrick is the actual copy paste ripoff lmao

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I don’t know why all you people are complaining about him being reused. He looks completely different. He’s got this amazing ghost aura all over him. You think that was easy to add?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    So i still suck at this game and wanted the icon sooo i got the pulley crossbow 100 blood bolts 30 odd posion nad 30 old rot bolts and just went to town posion rot then bleed yea its lazy or cheezy but i got what i wanted

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