Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble

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Location Spiritcaller Cave, Mountaintops of the Giants
Drops 70,000runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
Godskin Swaddling Cloth x1
Black Flame Ritual x1
HP 22,581 - Combined (Field Boss)
Strong VS
Poison (Immune)
Rot (Immune)
Hemorrhage (Immune)
Frost (Immune)
Weak to
Sleep

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Godskin Apostle & Godskin Noble Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Apostle & Noble easily, as well as boss stats and lore for the duo.

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble is a consecutive boss fight and is found in Spiritcaller Cave in Mountaintops of the Giants. It's technically a boss fight against a Spirit-Caller Snail as it summons the spirit duo. However, the godskins represent the real difficulty of the fight, as the snail doesn't put up much of a fight without them.

This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring. However, doing so yields useful Items and Runes. The three bosses don't fight together and instead appear one after the other. Upon entering the boss room, the Godskin Apostle spawns in, followed by the Godskin Noble after it has been defeated, and finally the Spirit-Caller Snail after both are dead. They drop the Godskin Swaddling Cloth and Black Flame Ritual when defeated.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. They can drop unique Spirit AshesWeaponsSpells, and other various Items.

Elden Ring Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Boss

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble is a Field Boss Boss found in Spiritcaller's Cave.

  • Is this an optional boss
  • Field Boss
  • Closest Site of Grace:
  • Multiplayer allowed
  • Can summon Spirit ashes for this boss.

 

Elden Ring Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Location

 

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Combat Information

  • Health: NG  9,847 (Apostle) +11,814 (Noble) +920 (Snail) = 22,581
    • NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Defenses do not change between phases - phase transition grants a few new attacks.
  • Deals Slash (Apostle), Pierce (both, mainly Noble), Fire (both), Standard (both) damage.
  • Parriable: Yes (melee attacks)
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack.

 

Elden Ring Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Boss Guide

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Boss Video Guide

[video coming soon]

 

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble:

  • Use the ?? Ash Summons
  • Use the ?? Spell
  • Bring ?? Item

You can see fight strategy against each of them in their dedicated articles here. Godskin Noble & Godskin Apostle. But as a single dual fight, it is best to save your Spirit Ash against the hardest one for your build. As you may need someone to tank them while you attack them to get more space. Both Bosses, can get staggered and they will kneel to take a breath, giving you chance to perform a critical attack. Save your Flasks for the next boss. (For some reason sometimes the Spirit Ash companions attempt to cross the closed entrance of the arena for some reason and stay out of fight for a while, if this happens to you frequently you may consider summon your Spirit Ashes away from the entrance.)

Your Spirit Ash won't leave until defeat all the bosses or it's defeated. 

Melee Users

If you have a melee build, it is better to save your Spirit Ash for the fight against Godskin Noble as it will be harder to deal with him once he gets into his second stage.

Magic and Ranged Users

If you have a range build, it is better to save your Spirit Ash for the fight against Godskin Apostle as it will be harder to deal with him once he gets into his second stage.

 

After defeating both of them. The Spirit-Caller Snail with become visible and you will be able to easily defeat it.

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Swings Common swings with his Scythe when you are his range. Roll or use shield.
Fireball (Apostle & Noble) Charges shortly with his left fist, and throws a Fireball at you. Roll and dodge, find cover behind trees.
Spin down. (Apostle & Noble) Jumps and spins back in the air, and falls swinging his sword down on you. Roll and dodge back.
Slam (Apostle) Levitates holding his scythe in front of him, charges and suddenly slams the ground deal area damage. Predict and keep distance.
Stretch Spin (Apostle) Stretches and deforms like a serpent and performs a quick circular attack around himself. Roll twice as the attacks has 2 circular swings.
Spinning Scythe (Apostle) Extends his arm spinning his Scythe on his hand very quickly like a helicopter and walks towards you. Walk back.
Tornado Scythe (Apostle) Spins his Scythe over his head casting wind performing area damage around him. Roll back, twice if you need to.
Stretch Walk (Apostle) Stretches perform an attack, spins a bit around in the air and makes a long step forward to perform a second circular attack. You may have time to attack depending on your build when he starts stretching, but be ready to dodge back once, and be ready to dodge again after he makes the long step towards you.
Handle Hit (Noble) Lifts his rapier and hits you or the ground with the handle to knock you down twice. Dodge and walk backwards, or use shield.
Thrust (Noble) Puts himself in fencing position and thrusts at you. Stay at range, he doesn't position himself very well to do it, so may not even need to dodge it.
Swing and Thrust (Noble) Performs 2 attacks as a combo, swinging to the right defensively stepping backwards and then thrusting at you.  Be ready for the second attack as the first one is more random and may not even be close to hit you. Dodge it or shield it.
Double Swing (Noble) Swings his sword while spinning it first to his right and then to his left. If you are at distance you may roll to him on his second attack and take the chance to hit him.
Roll Attack (Noble) Starts rolling around, attacking you by squashing enemies with his body. Don't attack, dodge to the direction of his legs. (He steers slowly in that direction)
Charged Thrust (Noble) Charges his rapier putting his rapier back  and suddenly thrusts towards you dashing a long distance for a melee attack. Don't understimate the range of this attack, dodge or use shield.
Expansive Belly Blow (Noble) Makes and short expansive blow around him with his body. Dodge back before he performs this attack and not while.
Fire field (Noble) Casts a ring of fire around him. But he will leave it in a few seconds. Stay out of the ring, use this opportunity to perform ranged attack.
Jump and Slam (Noble) Jumps and charges in the air to perfom a big area attack by slaming it. Gain most of the distance before he performs the attack and dodge back right before he slams the ground.
Aggressive Fencing (Noble) He starts thrust his rapier and swinging it rapidly like 3 times, and then performs an uppercut swing. Roll back and walk backwards to stay safe, or roll around him to get to his back and attack him.

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Other Notes and Trivia Go Here

 

 

Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      Worked my ass off at lvl 20 to get to Mountaintop of the Giants just to grab black flame ritual early. I made a bleed build specifically to fight these guys to compensate for the lack of damage. Just to learn they’re immune to everything but sleep lmao. All those hours feels like a waste, I just wanted to have a cool black flame dex/faith build early game lol. Whelp back to the drawing board, ig I need to respecc and level up… fml.

      • Anonymous

        Back again for NG+. My original post: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Godskin+Apostle+and+Godskin+Noble#16661382
        Similar setup but this time, for the bosses, used powerstanced Sword of St. Trina +9 and went aggro with L1, to get the sleep/crit opportunities. After Apostle, summoned Mimic, to help me gank the Noble.
        Cheese be damned, the 2x SSTs made this way less stressful. Hope this helps someone.

        • Anonymous

          Just beat them at level 12 with only normal+2 and +0 special weapons. I really recommend you learn these guys by hard before this fight as status effects except sleep won't help you out here.

          Here is how I did it:

          For Apostle I kept my distance and used black knife whenever I evaded and baited him into throwing a fireball. Also occasionally after baiting out some whiffed attacks as there would be enough recovery to still dodge the following fireball from him or he would try to dodge to the side leaving me with even more time to get away.

          The beauty here is, that the black knife weapon art catches the dodges in most instances as its hitbox is quite broad. His second phase I mix in my bloodhound dagger to quickly escape from him or safe dodge into him whenever he would do his helicopter spin move. Note that whenever he does his caterpillar move he swipes in huge ark. However that can be used to fell most of the annoying trees around that could block your WA projectile or later hinder you in critical moments in the fight against Noble.

          The moment Godskin Apostle was beaten I used the brief pause to immediately summon Dolores the sleeping arrow put the protective perfume on her and me and also used my wonderous tear (HP and stamina regen).
          Godskin Noble gets much quicker in your face and has a deceptively long reach on some of his moves so you have to be ready to disengage constantly or even better bait out some stab attacks first and then back off a bit. While having Dolores with me however I tried to keep as much distance at first as possible and aggroed him by using the vulcano pots and the black knife WA. Doloros does a good job then by putting him to sleep if he does not focus and kill her. When he got to sleep I went ham with the black knife weapon art or used the time carefully to get my FP or my stamina bar full again. Throwing a vulcano pot on him in this state helps quite a bit to get his hp further down. Once he gets to his second stage you need to be careful for the rolling. I usually ran to the opposite side of his head and dodged via bloodhounds step into him and then ran around him until he was close to catching me again. While Dolores was alive she manage to hit him out of the roll two times which helped me a lot. At one point unfortunately (when we had him down to 1/5 of his health) he target swapped during the roll and flattened her so for the rest of the fight I had to deal with him alone. Baited out his stabs (had good practice prior this with the Godskin Noble at Vulcano Manor after I wasted all my resources on the summoned version and almost gave up the idea of ever trying again), hit him after with my lightning infused daggers and disenganged again. I had two sleep pots left and threw them in his face (one after I dodged his stab chain and one after I dodge his fireball) and had him sleep on the second hit so I could use the black knife weapon art again (1v1 is usually risky to use it if he is not very very far away)
          Finished him of with vulcano pots after he did his drop attack. The snail I heard from these comments could possibly one-shot me so I keep my distance here too (was out of FP flasks by this point) and threw all my remaining vulcano pots at it just to be safe.

          Talismans:
          - Radagon's Scareseal
          - Turtle Talisman
          - Carian Filigreed Crest (lower FP consumption of skills)
          - Faithful's Canvas Talisman
          since I play a Thorfin Dagger Cosplay character (therefore bandit as starting class) and I needed those exact 5 points to use black knife's WA

          Equipment:
          - Dagger+2 infused with lightning and bloodhound weapon art (mainhand)
          - blackknife +0 (mainhand)
          - another dagger +2 with lightning infusion (offhand)
          - the beast repelling torch to get to the fight (offhand, unequipped it right in front of the fog gate)
          (beware that sometimes the samurai in the pit before the big canvern with wolfes outright attacks you so you might have to evade - use the ramp to get down there more safely and quicker than just jumping),
          - Sword of Trina +0 as a backup in offhand to possibly help Dolores to finish (offhand)
          - 8-10 Vulcano Pots
          - 4-6 Sleep Pots
          - Some thowing daggers for finshing a low health Apostle safely and without wasting resources
          - Protective Perfume

          I cannot stress how crucial it is to get used to their movesets by practicing against the single boss versions in Rhadan's Tower (Godskin Apostle) and and Godskin Noble (Vulcano Manor or Tower Bridge to Divine Tower West).

          Don't give up skeleton

          • Anonymous

            Godskin Apostles theme played on church organ sounds ghostly dark! I was listening to it through earphones when I finally beat the Godskin duo!!!

            • Anonymous

              I was finally able to beat this boss by adding Soporific Grease to my +20 Twinblade. Used the Mimic Tear from the beginning, tho like some are suggesting it probably would've been better if I hadn't used it until phase 2. Also if I'd bothered to upgrade and use Dolores. But I managed and that's all that matters.

              • Anonymous

                Apparently the Spirit Snail at the end of the boss fight can kill you. I was doing this at RL1 which was just so much fun. When I finally did kill the two bosses you would think I was home free since I just have the snail left, right? No, the damn thing can attack you apparently and actually 1-shot me. ****, here we go again.

                • Anonymous

                  I love godskin apostle. I love godskin noble. they have cool designs. but the boss reuse is getting to me and I am starting to see why people aren't satisfied with the game post-morgott...

                  • Anonymous

                    I second the idea of using Dolores the Sleeping Arrow Puppet for this fight. She will manage to get the Godskins to sleep where you can get in some much needed damage since they're immune to the other status effects. Try and keep them in direct line of her position so that she can land her shots, otherwise her arrows will miss. She's also very agile and can dodge many attacks directed at her.

                    • Anonymous

                      OMG finally. This was some super aggravating ****. Here's how I did it, melee mode.
                      * The f'd approach section: Arm beast repellent torch to keep wolves at bay... some have a scripted lunge, ignoring the torch. You gotta rush and kill all the snails right away, to dispel the wolves, and especially to dispel the samurai (sometimes he does NOT die, rather frustrating.) You don't want any interruptions prepping for boss fight outside fog gate.
                      * Prep for this f'd boss fight: Godrick's Rune, Physick Mix of Opaline Bubbletear/Hardtear, split HP/FP flasks 7/7, Golden Greatshield +25, Sword St. Trina +9, Blasphemous Blade +10, Dolores Sleeping Arrow Puppet Summon
                      * The f'd boss fight: You must finish the Apostle before summoning Dolores, she won't last through both. Apostle solo, it sucks. Dodge the stupid fireballs, and other telegraphed attacks. I think I got lucky, rolling into close range when he started doing the (serpent stretch?) and giving a bunch of good whacks. If you can defeat him, then summon Dolores. Accompanying her sleep arrows, used St Trina Sword to put him to sleep, quick switch to Blasphemous Blade for big DPS. He has such BS moves (50 yard insta-stab, that fing roll, other AoE crap) Dolores was down to a sliver with Noble at maybe 1/8th left... if she died any sooner, I don't think I would have finished him. DON'T celebrate yet, gotta finish the 3rd boss, the Snail... took 3 whacks with the Blasphblade.
                      * What a horrible experience. If I wasn't such a completionist, I would have skipped this optional shatshow.

                      • Anonymous

                        Elden Ring is a lazy mess. They did more harm than good with this game. An insane ton of cloned bosses and areas and it's not ending. I'm almost 200h in and want it to end.

                        I never had this feeling with any other FromSoft game.

                        Gaming is dead.

                        • Anonymous

                          First off, this boss fight really, really needed a Stake of Marika.

                          As far as beating it, I had to solo the first phase and save the mimic for phase 2. In phase 1, use the trees to get some space to heal if needed. I think I killed him with Rock Sling. The mimic just couldn't make it through both phases, but when I waited, phase 2 was much easier.

                          I did this fight once. Never again.

                          • Anonymous

                            I personally reccommend using the Dolores Sleeping Arrow puppet because it puts the bosses to sleep pretty fast to do massive damage depending on your build.

                            • Anonymous

                              why would someone develop a recycled boss fight, put two of them back to back, and then also add status immunities like bleed, frostbite, and poison. The boss fights in this game are so sub par compared to ds1 and ds3

                              • Anonymous

                                All I can say is I'd rather do this fight 10 times in a row then deal with Frosty McOneshot flying around outside.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Fight is cancerrrrrr ...wanted to get this spell on my pyromancer prob like level 63...cant do crap to them... beat first phase to be greeted by fat boi...im like ya nope im done. Hopefully I can just get to 150, come back, and melt them...cant find anyone to summon either...never can when I actually need it.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The only bad part about this fight is the fact that you don't gain runes from defeating the summons version as if you would from defeating the real deal.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I’m doing a lot of cooperation for this boss and godskin noble’s rolling attack will some times turn into a thrust that turns immediately back into rolling. Don’t know if this a bug since the new patch or just latency issues but it can really catch you off guard and is probably not intended.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I was fighting this boss (melee build, no shield) and I managed to get to the noble phase, but I was almost out of healing items. After some blubber rolls and slams I was down to a sliver of my health with no way to heal but I was dodging most of the attacks and I was winning. So when I had gotten the noble down to about 30% of its health bar, out of nowhere it does this near instantaneous wrath of god horseshit attack that takes the last of my health away. At no other point in the fight did the boss use that attack. I'm not upset that I lost, I would've taken being killed by the roll or ground pound attack, but often times it feels like this game does an ass pull just for the sake of "difficulty." I really don't think about Dark Souls 2 often, because I'd rather not, but for the first time in years I'm reminded of the frustration I had with that game.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I want to know who the hell approved of this boss, because I'm starting to sense that FROMSOFT let some interns make boss fights.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I want to know who the hell approved of this boss, because I'm starting to sense that FROMSOFT let some interns make boss fights.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Pro tip, these guys are fairly susceptible to sleep, a well placed sleep pot can put one of the godskin guys into a sleep state

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I gave up, because checkpoint is too far away to waste each time one minute and fight against 2 bosses in a row with insane amount of dps.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Figures. Bleed is how I took care of the Apostle so naturally FROM is like do it again… without the ability to bleed them cause spirits nyaa nyaaa

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    They do far far far too much damage compared to my own. 40 vigor, heavy armour and a few rapid swings of the apostle will kill me. I hit it with a whole bunch of +9 moonveil attacks and barely notices. This game seems addicted with bosses that never stop attacking and having those attacks 2-4 shot you.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      As a melee user I find Apostle to be the much worse opponent. His move set is erratic and hard to dodge, also punished heal. The fat dude on the other hand has mostly thrusts and he’s only major threat is rolling. With apostle I feel like every one of his move can spell your doom

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        3 bosses? Classic fromsoft. I got two of them down with half flasks and then 3rd form monstrocity spawns and tears me to pieces. How can I even win vs that monster? I'm not going to come this cave again.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The area that this guide says the fight is in is wrong. The exact place to find this fight and the Item its attached to is in the Spiritcaller's Cave in the ice Zone of the map after the Capital. I just beat this and thought to throw this here so more people aren't as confused as me and go on a useless scavengers hunt in the River.

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