Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Hoarah Loux)

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Location Leyndell, Capital of Ash
Drops

Leyndell, Capital of Ash:
300,000 (225,000) runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18  Runes

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

Godfrey, First Elden Lord is a Boss in Elden Ring. This page pertains to the physical form of Godfrey, First Elden Lord who is found in Leyndell, Capital of Ash, an instance of the Royal Capital which is accessible only after making significant progress in the story. For the spectral version encountered earlier in the Royal Capital, see Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Golden Shade). This Elden Ring Godfrey, First Elden Lord 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.

 

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
  • Godfey, 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, Capital of Ash, 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 (??)
  • Defenses do not change between phases - however he is more aggresive during 2nd phase.
  • 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.

 

Absorptions

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

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:

  • Jump to avoid his stomp attacks.
  • 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. He is neutral to Lightning Damage.

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 Ekzykes's Decay. 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 Horah Loux's attack patterns make 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 one 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.
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.

 

 

Godfrey, First Elden Lord Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • At the beginning of the fight, Godfrey is seen cradling the shriveled 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.

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.

 

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    • 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

                                                          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.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I thought Omen's couldn't return to the tree? Did Godfrey send his son Morgott in using his power? If so that makes it so much more sad when you realise he had to be the one to finish his son to send him home.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I hate this guy.
                                                                          Do you mean that he, through utter bloodshed and slaughter, ushered the age of the Erdtree? That age which ultimately resulted in the ruin of all Lands Between?
                                                                          How can you even DARE to return from your well deserved banishment, when all has gone to ****, presenting yourself as FIRST ELDEN LOOORD?
                                                                          How can you be so full of yourself that, when the only guy that is doing something to mend this world waltz again in the capital, instead of being ashamed and taking your own life, you proclaim that "a crown is granted in strength"?
                                                                          Guess what, this land did not need any lord such as you, no crown should be granted by strength, lest everything ends up like this.
                                                                          May you eternally carry the burden of all your conquests, and your spirit be as broken as the age you helped begin. He is maybe the worst character of this game.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I find him annoying. Stomp, stomp, stomp... Jumping all the time. And he messes with the timing like no other. In phase 2 he almost doesn't let you breathe. I recognize though that is spectacular, the sound design is cool with that intimidating axe and the roars, the moments when he charges to wrestling your... Anyway, solo him on NG+ with good physical defense and two Gransax spears. Are fast, do good damage, and you can use the lightning shot when gain some distance. Even in some stomps because you suspend in the air, with good timing can even charge it.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Upsetting that the big guy himself never gets referred to as Godfrey the Golden in game, not even as a way to distinguish between his two boss fights.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Burn O Flame works quite well for the Hoarah Loux phase. Cast it when you get a decent opening and he will lunge headfirst into the flame pillars. If you can survive doing this a few times, he's toast.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Why is this everyones favourite Boss? Its straight up unfair. When hes grabbing Shabiri for and lands, you straight up cant hit him for like 5 seconds

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    It was an extremely wonderfull experience. So much so that it makes you think that Godfrey and Serosh should be the endgame boss instead of Radagon & Elden Beast.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      is it just me, or does the difficulty of this boss spike in NG+? i saw someone's death count chart on each NG+ that they posted, and their godfrey deathcount went from like 4 on NG to 20+ in NG+. i also tried countless times with summons, co-op, by myself, etc on a level 200 int build on NG+2 and spent about 3 hours just on him before barely scraping by with a mimic tear. it's odd since he usually takes me one or two tries on a regular NG.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Does he get the frenzy proc when he sheds his God hood? He's a tarnished. Plus you have shibriri as a summon

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Of all the bosses I fought in ER this boss was first one that I acualy had fun. Really to bad it was the only fight I enjoyed.

                                                                                          • This is my most hated boss to date on my NG+ no summons playthrough. Weeks of trying every build, weapon, armor, and talisman at my disposal, leveling various weapons up to only end in defeat. Respecs, nothing could quite get me through the second phase where he does that WWE crap. I even had a moment of weakness and tried my jellyfish once but it died. I thought I would share what finally worked for me.

                                                                                            99 faith

                                                                                            Buffs at the door - Golden Vow, Flame Grant Me Strength, Blessing of the Erdtree, Black Flame's Protection

                                                                                            Damaging spell - Black Flame only

                                                                                            Seals - Godslayer Seal +24 in casting hand and Godslayer seal in main hand

                                                                                            Talismans - Crimson Amber Medallion +2, Fire Scorpion Charm, Erdtree's Favor +2, Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman

                                                                                            Physick - Opaline Hardtear, Flame-Shrouding Cracked Tear

                                                                                            Dodge like hell and do uncharged casts when you can.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Giving him a gun that 1 shots you as you enter the foggate would be more fair. Give him 99.99% damage resistance to everything and 1 billion health as well.

                                                                                              • Most bosses would just get a couple extra attacks or something for a second phase. Hoarah Loux completely changes his tactics and everything mid-fight like you're battling a completely different boss. Don't think I've seen that since Nameless King.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I find this to be one of the worst bosses that FromSoftware has ever created, mostly because it takes two design choices that I can't stand in boss design (excessive AoE spam and grab spam) and combines them into one miserable excuse of a boss. The only things saving him from being in the top three worst bosses is that he doesn't have any way to heal and he doesn't teleport (Malenia is easily the worst boss that From has ever created).

                                                                                                  I get that people like this boss, however it feels like it was designed for me to hate it. Imagine that a boss took design choices that you can't stand, that is what this boss is to me.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Can we talk about how Serosh clearly materializes in order to fight the player (roaring at you, baring his teeth) but Godfrey, knowing that serosh has no chance and that he has no chance has to kill him to restore his true nature? Gives extra meaning to “good service” ;-;

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Dumbest ****ing boss ever. He gets so much weaker in his second phase. I can't believe this would be the second to last boss in the game, what a ****ing disappointment and bad design too.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        >0% resistance to anything, hell even takes more damage from slash attacks
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                                                                                                        >40% holy res
                                                                                                        WHY do they hate faith builds.

                                                                                                        • Seems to be immune to Destined Death debuffs, including the Black Knife's, which appears to be considered different in just about every other case.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            "According ti a sword monument in the Mountaintops Of The Giants, Godfrey fell in love with the Fire Giant during their war. Unfortunately, Fire Giant ended up cheating on Godfrey with Godefroy, but Godfrey never learnt this."
                                                                                                            I really wasted my time searching about but it is obviously fake
                                                                                                            It indeed has a hill of swords monument in the Mountain Tops Of The Giants but the mensage is different
                                                                                                            "The War against the Giants
                                                                                                            Champions battle, trolls betray
                                                                                                            Fire vanquished, the era of the Erdtree begins."

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              are we just gonna ignore that the 2nd to last pint in notes and other trivia that it says that godfrey fell inl ove with a fire giant?

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Hits like a truck, he'll have you and your summons pretty beat up by the time horah loux shows up. I tried getting the jump timing down pat, but the one ground AoE that looks like a crack in the floor is hard to get away from. Finally got him with a "burst him down" strategy with the mimic and 10 or so tries. Tiche was great, but not enough raw damage for that approach.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  These games are designed to make the player question their gender and sexuality, and Godfrey is proof of that

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    got him first try today, level 149. doing a banished knight build. strength focus, with faith at 25 for erdtree's favor and other buffs.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Ok, lore-wise, what’s the deal with the second phase?
                                                                                                                      He throws away his weapon and murders Serosh for…what exactly? In order to become weaker? (I found the first phase harder).
                                                                                                                      Imagine if Jotaro chocked to death Star Platinum during the fight against Dio lol

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Took him down on my 5th Rune Arc with One-Eyed Shield+10 fire attacks (Flame Spit), Heavy Claymore +25 (strength 73), Black Knife Tiche and a bit of luck. The boss was a chore though.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Absolutely OP build I just melted Godfrey with as Str/Fth:
                                                                                                                          LH1: +25 gravel stone seal
                                                                                                                          RH1: +25 Clawmark seal
                                                                                                                          Buff with golden vow
                                                                                                                          talismans: Godfrey icon, flock canvas, lightning scorp, radagon icon
                                                                                                                          physick: faith-knot and lightning spike
                                                                                                                          First phase of fight: fully charge lightning spear attacks, over 1500 dmg each
                                                                                                                          2nd phase: fully charge ancient dragon lightning strike
                                                                                                                          git gud and GG's

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            I do need great runes. And runes. Wanna know why? "I have a dream." That one day, every person in the Lands Between will control their OWN destiny. A land of the TRULY free, dammit. A nation of ACTION, not words. Ruled by STRENGTH, not the Greater Will. Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around. Where power and justice are back where they belong: in the hands of the people! Where every man is free to think -- to act -- for himself! Fk all these emperyans and great runebearers. Fk this 24/7 golden spew of trivia and demigod bullsht. Fk "Erdtree pride". Fk the crucible! Fk all of it! The Lands Between is diseased. Rotten to the core. There's no saving it -- we need to pull it out by the roots. WIpe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes, a new age will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged, and the strongest will thrive -- free to live as they see fit, they will make CAELID GREAT AGAIN!

                                                                                                                            What the hell are you talking about?

                                                                                                                            You still don't get it. I'm using The Shattering as a business to be Elden Lord... so I can end the Order as a business! In my new Lands Between, people will die and kill for what they BELIEVE! Not for runes, not for rememberances! Not for what they're told is right. Every man will be free to fight his own wars!


                                                                                                                            Note: not by me, i just copied some guy from the elden ring discord

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              I think tbis guy is Hoarah Loux and he's a Warrior.

                                                                                                                              "Now i fight as Hoarah Loux... WARRIOR!"

                                                                                                                              Hp bar: Hoarah Loux, Warrior

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