Godfrey, First Elden Lord

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Location Leyndell, Ashen Capital
Drops

Leyndell, Ashen Capital:
300,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
 (NG)
225,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Host)
75,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Phantom)
450,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18  Runes (NG+1)
660,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18  Runes (NG+2)
Remembrance of Hoarah Loux

HP ≈ 21,903 (Legend)
Strong VS
Weak VS
slash damage 57px hookclaw Slash (2nd phase)
magic upgrade affinity elden ring wiki guide 60pxMagic (2nd phase)

Godfrey, First Elden Lord (1st phase)/Hoarah Loux, Warrior (2nd phase) is a Boss in Elden Ring. This page pertains to the physical form of Godfrey, First Elden Lord who is found in Leyndell, Ashen Capital, an instance of the Royal Capital which is accessible only after making significant progress in the story. This guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat Godfrey easily, as well as boss stats and lore for Godfrey.

Godfrey was Queen Marika's first consort, and thus the first Elden Lord of the Lands Between. Before earning this title however, he was known as Hoarah Loux, the chieftain of the badlands and a bloodthirsty warrior. Godfrey took the Beast Regent Serosh upon his back after committing to his role as a Lord in order to suppress his violent urges. After fighting countless wars, Marika deprived him and his warriors of their grace, marking them as the first Tarnished.

This is NOT an optional boss, as players MUST defeat it to advance in Elden Ring. After being brought down to about 40% health, the Beast Regent Serosh will materialize, only for Godfrey to slay it, shedding his armor and unleashing his bloodthirsty nature, fighting as Hoarah Loux, Warrior. His health does not regenerate back up to full after this phase transition. He drops the Remembrance of Hoarah Loux when defeated.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Legend bosses drop their own unique Remembrance capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, Ashes of War, and Talismans for the player.

Godfrey was earlier encounter in a spectral form, using a not broken Axe of Godfrey. See Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Golden Shade) for more information

Elden Ring Godfrey, First Elden Lord Boss

Godfrey, First Elden Lord is a boss found in Leyndell, Ashen Capital.  

  • This is NOT an optional boss
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord is a Legend-class Boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Queen's Bedchamber
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss. 
  • You can summon spirits against this Boss
  • NPC Summons: NPC Nepheli Loux and Shabriri can be summoned for this fight. Both summon signs are outside the boss arena. You can use both summons in the same fight.

 

Elden Ring Godfrey, First Elden Lord Location

Godfrey, First Elden Lord / Hoarah Loux is encountered in Leyndell, Ashen Capital, after the capital falls to ruin. This is after completing Crumbling Farum Azula. The boss is located in the chamber atop the long set of stairs southeast of the Queen's Bedchamber Site of Grace where Morgott was previously fought. [Map Link]

 

Godfrey, First Elden Lord Combat Information

  • Health: 21,903 HP
    • Phase 2 triggers after 11,831 HP is dealt
  • New Game Health: NG+ (22,232), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Phase transition affects his resistances - in addition, he is more aggresive during 2nd phase.
    • Additionally, all Status Effects are cured.
  • During 1st phase, Godfrey is immune to debuff caused by Blade of Death (Black Knife skill)
    • Skill saps his HP, but does not reduce his max HP.
  • Deals Standard Damage and Strike Damage (2nd phase).
  • Parriable: No
  • Can have his Stance broken, which allows for a critical attack (both phases). Stance: 120.
    • His stance do not regenerate during phase transition
    • If stance is broken by hit that triggers phase transition, nothing will happen and his stance will regenerate.

 

Absorptions

Values in brackets correspond to Phase 2.
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.

Resistances

Values in brackets correspond to Phase 2.
The resistance numbers are 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 Godfrey, First Elden Lord Boss Guide

Godfrey, First Elden Lord Boss Video Guide

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Godfrey, First Elden Lord Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Godfrey, First Elden Lord:

  • Mainly deals Standard Damage, so prioritize defence towards that type of damage.
  • No matter the build, during phase 1 it is important to keep close. He will otherwise dash towards you and Stomp, covering the entire area in AoE.
  • In phase 2, recognize his grapple patterns.
  • Most stomp attacks which cause a shockwave attack are more easily jumped over, than rolled through

 

General Strategy

As one of the easier late game bosses, Godfrey is not an overly complicated fight. He hits extremely hard, but is relatively slow and telegraphs his moves way ahead of time. Given you have enough stamina, you can block most of his axe swings in phase 1, although dodging them should be your priority. 

Most of his stomp moves can be avoided simply by jumping as soon as you see him lower his leg.
The regular stomp travels in a cone in front of him, leaving him briefly vulnerable to attacks. Avoid being caught on the wider side of the cone.

Godfrey can empower his stomps. He will stand at a distance and raise his axe overhead, slowly lifting his legs. He will have a red aura while the effect lasts. Until it dissipates, the shockwaves from his stomp attacks will cover the entire arena.

Once Godfrey is brought down to about 50% HP, a cutscene will play where he sheds his armor, slays his regent Serosh, and unveils his true form as Hoarah Loux, Warrior.

As Hoarah Loux, Godfrey ditches his axe in favor of hand-to-hand grappling. The key to beating him is recognizing the patterns for his grapple moves and dodging them accordingly, as they might one-hit players with low Vigor and will go through a shield block.  The best openings to damage him are after he ends an attack chain, as well as after a leap attacks.
Thankfully, emerging as Hoarah Loux does not refill his health bar, so you only have to deal with the final half.

Melee Users

Strategy Writeup for Melee Users

Magic and Ranged Users

At the beginning of the fight, Godfrey will approach the player calmly, leaving you ample time to stage your opening move. Inflicting Frostbite is a good call, since his overall resistance are low, especially during 2nd part of the fight

Sorcery users can start the fight with Terra Magica, followed by Rennala's Full Moon. Comet Azur can be risky, as Godfrey might open with a jump attack if the player isn't in range. Speed is more important than damage here, especially in phase 2, so good choices would be Comet/Glintstone Cometshard or Glintstone Icecrag.

As for Incantations, you can start the first phase with Borealis's Mist. This will provoke the First Elden Lord to perform an attack, often a stomp, but you should be safe during casting the incantation. It might be worth trying the same in the second phase, although Hoarah Loux's attack patterns makes this risky.
During the second half of each phase, a fast spell like Lightning Spear is the best choice to chip away his health. However, Hoarah Loux may unintentionally avoid few casts, so the best opening is his jump before the massive explosion on impact.

 

Godfrey, First Elden Lord Attacks & Counters

Godfrey, First Elden Lord
Attack Description Counter
Axe Toss Leaps upwards, tossing his axe a short distance forward before quickly chasing after it. Run towards and under him to avoid the axe and subsequent slam, or dodge.
Plunging Axe Leaps upwards, then plunges the haft of his axe into the ground. Dodge as he lands on the ground.
Triple Axe Combo Swings to his right, then to his left, following up with a final slash to the left. Dodge towards the direction each attack is coming from.
Overhead Smash Performs a quick overhead smash with his axe, often followed by other moves, most commonly a 360° spin and a subsequent second overhead smash. Dodge to the side.
Fissure Briefly whirls his axe above his head before crashing it into the ground, pushing it down further after a brief delay. This creates a narrow fissure that spans the whole length of the arena. The released energy burst deals immense damage. Move out of the fissure immediately (to the side).
Stomp Raises one leg for a powerful stomp, sending a shockwave that causes a cone of rocks to burst from the ground in front of him. Often combos this with other moves. Jump as his foot lands or dodge the narrowest part of the cone at melee range.
Regal Roar Raises his axe overhead with both hands, lifting right leg, charging up with a red aura. Then stomps the ground, releasing a shockwave spanning almost the entire arena in all directions.
As long as his aura is active, all his stomps will have an arena-wide radius.
Jump as his foot lands. Avoid follow-up combos with additional jumps.
Hoarah Loux
Attack Description Counter
Earth Shattering Stomp  Just as in phase 1, but additionally, he's smashing the ground with both hands, sending two shockwaves consecutively.  Jump as his leg hits the ground, then avoid follow-up combos with additional jumps.
Power Bomb Runs towards his target with his arms swinging high, attempting to grab them. If the attack connects, they are tossed into the air and Hoarah Loux leaps after them, slamming them back down for immense damage. He will sometimes perform a running leap to start off the move, which will be much faster than his regular running animation. Time your dodge well and dodge to the side.
Running Power Bomb Dashes towards his target with his arms crossed above his chest, performing a claw strike. If the attack connects, they are sent flying diagonally up and forward, after which Hoarah Loux leaps after them to slam them to the ground. Can be dodged just like Power Bomb, of which this is an alternate version with slightly higher damage.
Hoarah Loux's Earthshaker

A three-step move: First a roar that knocks targets down if it connects, directly followed by a leap. Upon impact, he slams his fist into the ground, creating a large shockwave. Finally, he plunges both arms into the ground, pulling them back out after a short delay. This causes energy to erupt from the ground in several places.

Maintain distance during roar, time a dodge for the slam. As he is plunging his arms into the ground, clear the area of eruption. When in safe zone, a long-range attack can be performed with ease.
Note: Can be poise broken between 2nd and 3rd part of the attack, but this not cancel it.

Kick A powerful kick upwards that knocks players down. Can easily be sidestepped or dodged due to its narrow hitbox.
Choke Slam Winds up his right arm, then after a short delay attempts to grab his target. If the grab connects, he lifts them overhead with one hand and slams them back down. Dodge backwards or to the side to avoid the grab.
This attack is often used after he knocked the player down with his kick, while they are immune to be grabbed.
Claw Barrage Performs two quick swipes with his claws, followed by a delayed uppercut with his left. He will sometimes follow this up with a Choke Slam. Block; or dodge in the direction each attack comes from.
Leg sweep Low position leg sweep, performed mainly after other leg attacks Jump or back away
Hoarah Loux's Rage

After lowering health to about 20% of max HP, Hoarah enters a rage mode in which he at start shouts with his right leg up and then attacks the ground 2 times. Each attack unleashes a shockwave, that covers whole area (like Regal Roar).

Rage lasts till his/Tarnished death and empowers stomp attacks, just like Regal Roar in 1st phase.

Jump to avoid shockwave

 

 

Godfrey, First Elden Lord Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • At the beginning of the fight, Godfrey is seen cradling the corpse of his son Morgott, slowly dissipating into golden dust. His other sons are Mohg and Godwyn.
  • Serosh is seen biting into Godfrey’s shoulder during the fight. This is synonymous with him acting as a sort of limiter for his true nature.
  • Player will be teleported to the center of the arena for phase 2 only if they don't finish the first phase with a critical strike.
  • Lore suggests that the powerful warrior Hoarah Loux was chosen by Queen Marika as her consort, making him the First Elden Lord. Due to this, he took the Beast Regent Serosh upon his back, taming his bloodthirsty and wild nature, and taking on the name of Godfrey. 
    After winning many wars for the Erdtree, he was robbed of his grace, and was banished from the Lands Between, becoming the first Tarnished. 
  • His Golden Shade variant has a two-headed axe, while Godfrey only has half of the axe head left.
  • Serosh has two model meshes, with the brighter one being used for cutscenes. The mesh's name referred to as “Marikesu,” likely related to Maliketh.
  • Godfrey immunity to Blade of Death is unique in Elden Ring. However, it is unknown whenever it there is a lore explanation for this or it is a glitch caused by the way this fight was constructed.
  • Bug: If Tarnished is grabbed during an action like casting a spell, it's model may act in a weird way. 
  • During first phase there is Hoarah Loux model under boss fight arena.
  • In 1.00, both 1st and 2nd phases has separate healthbars. 
  • Hoarah Loux's Earthshaker attack lacks veins on the ground in 1.00 version of the game.

Dialogue

Introduction:

It's been a long while, Morgott.
Long and hard didst thou fight.
Tarnished Warrior.
Spurned by the grace of gold.
Be assured, the Elden Ring
resteth close at hand.
Alas, I am returned.
To be granted audience once more.
Upon my name as Godfrey, 
The first Elden Lord!

During Fight:

(Halfway)
That will be all.
Thou didst me good service, Serosh.
I've Given thee courtesy enough.
Rrraaargh!
Now I fight as Hoarah Loux!
Warrior!

(Defeating player in Phase 1)
Tarnished Warrior. 'Twas nobly fought.

(Defeating player in Phase 2)
A crown is warranted with strength!

(After Fight)
Brave Tarnished...
Thy strength befits a crown. 
(1.00) <laughs>

 

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    • Anonymous

      "Screw you!" said the Devs, "Lets make a boss with the breathing room of outer space, the aggro of a cheetah and the energy of a crackhead x1000000!"

      • Anonymous

        Getting pretty old that even with 60+ Vigor nearly every end game boss can one shot you if you get unlucky. Especially evident in any amount of NG+. End game "Difficulty" feels like it can be equated to "Get hit, you lose."

        • Anonymous

          Radagon's childrens:
          - one of the most powerful demigods, can holding the stars
          - leader of rebellion against the erdtree, turn into serpent god
          - establish a new order of moon and star
          Godfrey's childrens:
          - dead lol, and spread a dissease called death blight
          - shotacon, blood fetish
          - protect those who imprisoned him and his twin, simp

          • Anonymous

            In the initial cutscene you can see that Godfreys guidance of grace is directing him towards you. Bigmans out to steal your lunch money

            • Anonymous

              Imagine being such a goddamn beast that even though you’re one of the most human bosses with one of the most exposed armor sets you’re still strong against bleed

              • Anonymous

                I dont ever remember this boss being a challenge in the past but man, on an RL1 playthrough when you get one shotted by the earthquake everytime you dont jump exactly right this boss became a great challenge, took a couple hours of actually having to learn his moves and a bit of luck (mainly that he wouldnt create a river of lava under my naked feet while i was casting something) I cant think of another boss where jumping is so essential

                The working setup for me to RL1 this boss was greatshield soldier ashes (buffed with blessings boon and golden vow they survive the fight well) gargoyles greatsword for the first phase and dragon breaths for the second
                (using radagons soreseal, marikas soreseal, 2 fingers talisman, faith knot tear, arsenal jar +1 erdtree favor +1 and silver tear mask gives the stats to use all of this at RL1)

                • Anonymous

                  Thursdbolt ash of war in a decent weapon like grave scythe will tick him down pretty quick while keeping decent distance from his aeo moves

                  • Anonymous

                    Phase 1: Honorable duel between a former lord and a worthy contender for the throne

                    Phase 2: cage match between a wild animal and its prey

                    • Anonymous

                      He dropped 600k runes for me in NG+ on 1.08.1 (PS4). So I'm not sure where those rune values that are currently listed have come from?

                      • Anonymous

                        One of the only times I think a boss should have two health bars. This fight just goes too fast. Godfrey is such a cool character, he deserves it.

                        • Anonymous

                          Easiest Boss ingame atm^^ at least for the later ones....

                          !Triggerwarning!
                          and nothing compared to the ptsd boss
                          "I am Malenia, Blade of Miquella"

                          • Such a cool looking boss yet again ruined by absolutely ridiculous aoe attacks. That wouldn’t be as bad on its own but then taking away 9/10th of my health is just stupid. Boss balancing is horrendous in this game compared to previous entries. Most of my deaths don’t feel deserved.

                            • Anonymous

                              I am pretty sure his defenses DO change between phases. In my recent run at 80 int, with a +10 Moonveil, Shard of Alexander, Magic Scorpion Charm, Ritual Sword Talisman and Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear active, a Transient Moonlight R2 hits for 1809 during phase 1, but 2260 (+~25%) during phase 2.

                              • I was recently playing through the game again and as I was walking into the room where you fight Gideon I got Hoarah Loux's Remembrance. I was like WTF, did Godfrey just randomly die? And yeah, he did. Only the site of grace was there once I got to the area where you fight him. No idea what could've caused the bug. I was being invaded before I walked into Gideon's boss room so maybe that had something to do with it. Pretty disappointing because I was looking forward to fighting him.

                                • Anonymous

                                  They missed a really good opportunity with him. They could have had a quest line related to him. Something similar to the beast clergyman quest. As he is a tarnished, you could have come to him with information and he would reward you with items or some more lore on Queen Marika. He also could have gotten a different introduction to the fight if you completed his quest. Like a nod towards knowing you like the beast clergyman does when you first enter Maliketh's fight.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    this fight is a joke.. he just spams the stomp attack and it hits really hard if you don't pay attention and dodge.. and then he is more aggressive in the second phase??? is that a joke too??? he is EXTREMELY aggressive in the first phase after he starts the WHOLE ****ING AREA AOE stomps.. does FROM love to make BS cheap bosses??? I already saw malenia, but I didn't expect an even more cheap boss lol wow

                                    • Anonymous

                                      they say he's supposed to give 450k souls when killed in NG+1 but i just killed him right now and he gave me 630k ?? For most of the bosses the amount of runes given isn't thr right one (or they can change depending on your level maybe ? idk)

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I lost count of how many times I died to his first phase because I kept staring at his tree trunk-sized thighs. Marika has good taste, she does

                                        • Anonymous

                                          God it felt good getting him on my first try after banging my head against a malenia shaped wall for four hours prior

                                          • Anonymous

                                            easier boss!?!?! this guy is a giant pain in the a**. literally stomps his foot like a toddler till he gets his way. easily one of the least enjoyable boss fights in the series.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I like to remove my weapons, helmet, gauntlets, and chestpiece so i can fight him as a man in phase 2. how is it fair that he's using his fists and i'm not.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                THE GREAT AND MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE MAN! HAS JOINED THE BATTLE! Now would you kindly STOP SHOWING OF YOUR DOMINANCE, AND WHAT YOUR TITLE IS WHEN WE FIGHT OLD MAN!

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  THE GREAT AND MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE MAN! HAS JOINED THE BATTLE! Now would you kindly STOP SHOWING OF YOUR DOMINANCE, AND WHAT YOUR TITLE IS WHEN WE FIGHT OLD MAN!

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    "I am Godfrey, First Elden Lord, but you may call me 'Mr. Daddy' if you want. Welcome to my sad and sexy barbecue Tarnished One."

                                                    - Godfrey in an opening cutscene upon entering the boss arena.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Godfrey, as well as Gideon, should've had something special go down if you used madness/deathblight. The descriptions of those spells don't say SOME Tarnished, they say "Tarnished," general term, as in all.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        PHASE 1 AFTER 15 SECONDS TO 29 SECONDS. MISHEARD "ENGLISH" LYRICS OF THE THEME.

                                                        " -HEY

                                                        -YOUR MOM!

                                                        -DO ME

                                                        -MOM SAY

                                                        -HE!!!! THOUGH...

                                                        -WAS A PAPA!

                                                        -LOVE ME, FREDERICO!!"

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I just ran up the branches of some huge branches of what I assume is the Erdtree while simply exploring the capital. And I randomly walked into this big door and I’m face to face with Godfrey, First Elden Lord… But isn’t this endgame? I haven’t finished most of my npc quests, and I haven’t stepped foot on the mountaintop/icy area. I thought a bunch of stuff was supposed to happen before I have access to this fight.

                                                          Has this happened to anyone else? What would happen if I won?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Epic fight killed him on my second try sad it didn’t last as long as I would have liked but oh well moghwyns sacred spear made him bleed too much

                                                            • I really like how this dude kill the lion and becomes a Tekken character

                                                              Didn't expected a "wrestling boss" at all, pretty cool even though he was kinda easy bc my Moonlight and Claymore was demolishing him

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                He was kinda underwhelming
                                                                His atgacks were easy to dodge and his big hitbox made him easy to hit with most weapons
                                                                Still a great boss though

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I didn't feel like i was learning anything when i fought him. With nearly every other boss in the game i felt like i was learning how to dodge their attack, when i should attack and when i should not but with this dude it felt like i was dependent on good rng to be able to kill him. Whenever i would commit to an attack he would just use an massive AOE attack to nearly kill me. Especially in phase 2,5 he would just spam his earthquake and create a massive smoke screen, so after one of those attacks i just have to hope i predict his attack and if i guess wrong, well then i have to try again. Just make him spam his earthquake less and i would be happy.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm so confused, can someone help me? I think my game glitched.

                                                                    I don't have this fight in my game. I have the "Elden Throne" Site of Grace already but I never defeated Godfrey, I never had a chance to fight him. If this isn't an optional boss, can this be a glitch? Do I have a different ending? I'm very confused and nervous to see what happens when I touch the light before the final boss.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I'm sorry. Whora Who? "Excuse me, I was fighting an Elden Lord. Big guy with an axe? Who are you?"
                                                                      Just wasn't an SMP Phase 2 moment. Rather trite actually.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Why do people complain about his aoe attacks so much? like there's a jump button for a reason you know, or are people just complaining for the sake of complaining because they just obsessively look for every excuse to whine about pretty much every boss that they don't effortlessly one shot? I personally found his aoe attacks pretty manageable, unlike Radagon with his delayed attacks up the ass and projectile and lingering hitbox aoe spam garbage.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          "Brave Tarnished Warrior, Dost thou enjoy arena wide aoe stomp spam?" (Jokes aside this guy is proly one of the best bosses in the game imo)

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            What is the most effective strategy here? Is Bleed the best option, or should i go with poison? I can also just strictly go lightning damage and beat him down, but im curious how much one poison proc does.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This is the final "evolution" of boss design in FromSoft games. A fullscreen AOE attack that you absolutely have to react to; I was laughing my ass off when he started spamming earth quakes. Basically a rhythm game with very little strategy. There is no reacting or spacing involved. Every enemy has a 50ft range pole and chases you down without cooldowns or stamina to worry about. Really lame. It is really depressing how beautiful and addicting ER is but enemy design is taking a nosedive. On a side note, I enjoyed fighting Malenia more because her attacks were very straightforward minus the waterfowl dance. And yeah this fight is still epic. Wish it was WITHOUT AOE.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I've heard as soon as you beat morgott he becomes aggro against you. Has anyone not beat morgott or reset agro through hacks and tried to see if there was a different outcome to entering the arena than if you kill morgott and then fight him?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Very fun first phase, second phase was kinda bs. Only solo only 2-hand katana player though, mage + summons abuse might have made this easier.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Radahn mastered gravity magic to the point that he conquered the stars themselves, Malenia is a nigh undefeatable swordswoman who is the vessel of the Outer God of Rot, Mohg embraced his cursed omen blood and has the blessings and backing of The Formless Mother, Maliketh is the holder of Destined Death, and wields it as his blade being the only thing that can end immortal beings, Godfrey tho? He don't need any of that fancy crap, he's just a very stronk dude who oozes gigachad energy, and is still proly one of the strongest things in The Lands Between, Absolute unit of a man.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Ngl i did find his delivery of the "WARRIARRGHH!" line kinda cheesy(not necessarily in a bad way) but i'm hardly going to mock a 12 foot tall gigachad covered in blood lunging at me with the intent to powerbomb me out of existence.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I like how this guy still shows respect towards you and doesn't smack-talk you at all as a Tarnished just like you, even though you've burnt the Erdtree, killed his children, wrecked his home, and are trying to take the Elden Ring for yourself and by extension his ex-wife Marika(?), (unless your going with the Ranni or Chaos Lord route) a true gigachad to his last.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Godfrey and Maliketh deserved a second health bar way more than Malenia. While Malenia has like 3 new moves in phase 2 this guy and the Farum Azula furry completely change their movesets, it sucks their HP bars are way too short.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            worst boss in the entire game bullshit aoe stomps delayed grabs more big ass aoe attacks this fight seems like its just trying to piss you off with how bullshitty and unfair it is 2/10 maliketh better

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Sucks how one of my favorite fights in the game, is followed by possibly the most annoying main boss in the game for me.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Of all the bosses that I first tried, why did it have to be this guy? I mean it felt extremely good to first try an endgame boss without summons or cheese of any kind, it's the only time a game has almost made me "finish" if you know what I mean, but on the other hand this was an absolutely awesome fight and I'm sad It didn't last longer, I barely even got to see most of his phase 2 moveset, I really suffered from success on this one, I will definitely be looking forward to rematching him on future playthroughs though.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Phase 1: Let us duel to see who is worthy to claim the Elden Ring. Phase 2: IMMA PLANT ME A DUMBASS TREE!

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Here something I noticed you can fully block the fissures attack if you have a shield with 100% physical damage negation

                                                                                                    This mean you for the most part can fully shield tank him
                                                                                                    I’ve been doing it in summons to help ppl beat him for a while

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Why is he invincible in his second phase? I attack him while he grabs Nepheli, but he doesn' t take damage.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        OMFG YOU CAN JUMP HIS STOMP ATTACKS THAT COVER THE ENTIRE ARENA, I'm tired of host dying 50% of the time to his stomp spam spread the f*cking word

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          If you see him spin his ax in the air before slamming it down, jump first, then run from the line as far as far away as you can.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            The boss itself isn't really hard, just cool. But my stuttering frames make this boss currently impossible for me. I even used mimic tear with RoB & full bull goat armor and the furthest i got him was to one hit from death and he AoE'd me. Please erdtree, burn to the ground

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              From what we can learn and what we clearly see with the bodies of Radagon and Marika, Radagon/Marika IS the Elden Beast/Elden Ring. The lore about Marika choosing Godfrey probably comes from the masses misunderstanding the situation and their ignorance of what the Elden Ring is.

                                                                                                              Perhaps the problems the player must fix is due to the Elden Ring not recognizing Godfrey as its master and that him being its consort implies he submitted to it instead of the other way around. Then, the Ring tried to be its own master but its power was out of control more and more. Hence the Shattering to save everyone from the breakdown of what is basically the natural order of reality and life, and the call to the Tarnished in the hopes of finding someone to master and control the Ring’s power.

                                                                                                              Shattering the Ring might also to have been to make this feasible, as the Tarnished can empower and master each Great Rune of the Elden Ring one at a time instead of being overwhelmed by its full power immediately.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                In Phase 2 when he goes all Hulkamania on you and puts his hands down to charge you, all I'm hearing is "WHO ELSE WANT SOME OF DEEBO!" Every time he'd toss or knock me down but I'd just be like "Get up Craig" and regain my composure. Then when I killed him I was like "MAAAN GODFREY YOU SHOULD'VE BEEN BOBBING AND WEAVIN!" And now everytime I fight him on NG+ I rewatch the end of Friday for inspiration.

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