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Godskin Duo

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Location Crumbling Farum Azula
Drops
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18170,000
Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4] (NG only)
Ash of War: Black Flame Tornado
HP 26,350
Stronger VS
strike damage 57pxStrike (Noble) 
fire upgrades elden ring wiki guide 30Fire
holy upgrade affinity elden ring wiki guide 60pxHoly
Weaker to

Godskin Duo is a Boss in Elden Ring. In this dual boss fight, you'll have to fight against a Godskin Apostle and a Godskin Noble simultaneously, as each one resurrects the other. This is not an optional boss as players must defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring.

 

 

The black flame could once slay gods. But when Maliketh sealed Destined Death, the true power of the black flame was lost.

 

Elden Ring Godskin Duo Boss

  • This fight has a single shared health bar that must be fully depleted to win the fight
  • If you kill either Godskin, the other will use a special move to resurrect it shortly afterwards
  • If you kill both Godskins, one of them will resurrect on its own shortly afterwards
  • This is not an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Dragon Temple Transept
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
  • NPC SummonsKnight Bernahl. You can find his summon sign near either entrance to the boss arena.

Elden Ring Godskin Duo Location

From the Dragon Temple Transept Site of Grace, just head north to the boss arena's fog gate. [Map Link]

When you first encounter this fight, you're likely to approach it from the Dragon Temple Site of Grace. However, there are two Banished Knights between this Site of Grace and the boss door making the boss run both long and risky. The Dragon Temple Transept Site of Grace can be reached by jumping off the ledge directly west of the Dragon Temple Site of Grace, then turning around and jumping to an even lower platform and heading east.

Godskin Duo Combat information

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 26,350 26,560 29,216 30,544 31,872 34,528 35,856 37,184
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 170,000 340,000 374,000 382,500 408,000 416,500 425,000 433,500

Godskin Apostle Combat information

Negations (or Absorptions)

The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation 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 the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 6,668 6,721 7,393 7,729 8,065 8,737 9,073 9,409
Defense 118 118 121 124 130 136 142 154

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 345 / 443 / 733 / 1190 368 / 466 / 756 / 1213 373 / 471 / 761 / 1218 379 / 477 / 767 / 1224 384 / 482 / 772 / 1229 390 / 488 / 778 / 1235 395 / 493 / 783 / 1240 401 / 499 / 789 / 1246
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 345 / 443 / 733 / 1190 368 / 466 / 756 / 1213 373 / 471 / 761 / 1218 379 / 477 / 767 / 1224 384 / 482 / 772 / 1229 390 / 488 / 778 / 1235 395 / 493 / 783 / 1240 401 / 499 / 789 / 1246
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 251 / 293 / 391 / 681 268 / 310 / 408 / 698 272 / 314 / 412 / 702 276 / 318 / 416 / 706 280 / 322 / 420 / 710 284 / 326 / 424 / 714 288 / 330 / 428 / 718 292 / 334 / 432 / 722
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 345 / 443 / 733 / 1190 368 / 466 / 756 / 1213 373 / 471 / 761 / 1218 379 / 477 / 767 / 1224 384 / 482 / 772 / 1229 390 / 488 / 778 / 1235 395 / 493 / 783 / 1240 401 / 499 / 789 / 1246
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 251 / 293 / 391 / 681 268 / 310 / 408 / 698 272 / 314 / 412 / 702 276 / 318 / 416 / 706 280 / 322 / 420 / 710 284 / 326 / 424 / 714 288 / 330 / 428 / 718 292 / 334 / 432 / 722
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Godskin Noble Combat information

Negations (or Absorptions)

The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation 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 the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 8,000 8,064 8,870 9,273 9,676 10,483 10,886 11,289
Defense 118 118 121 124 130 136 142 154

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 345 / 443 / 733 / 1190 368 / 466 / 756 / 1213 373 / 471 / 761 / 1218 379 / 477 / 767 / 1224 384 / 482 / 772 / 1229 390 / 488 / 778 / 1235 395 / 493 / 783 / 1240 401 / 499 / 789 / 1246
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 345 / 443 / 733 / 1190 368 / 466 / 756 / 1213 373 / 471 / 761 / 1218 379 / 477 / 767 / 1224 384 / 482 / 772 / 1229 390 / 488 / 778 / 1235 395 / 493 / 783 / 1240 401 / 499 / 789 / 1246
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 251 / 293 / 391 / 681 268 / 310 / 408 / 698 272 / 314 / 412 / 702 276 / 318 / 416 / 706 280 / 322 / 420 / 710 284 / 326 / 424 / 714 288 / 330 / 428 / 718 292 / 334 / 432 / 722
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 345 / 443 / 733 / 1190 368 / 466 / 756 / 1213 373 / 471 / 761 / 1218 379 / 477 / 767 / 1224 384 / 482 / 772 / 1229 390 / 488 / 778 / 1235 395 / 493 / 783 / 1240 401 / 499 / 789 / 1246
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 251 / 293 / 391 / 681 268 / 310 / 408 / 698 272 / 314 / 412 / 702 276 / 318 / 416 / 706 280 / 322 / 420 / 710 284 / 326 / 424 / 714 288 / 330 / 428 / 718 292 / 334 / 432 / 722
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

 

Elden Ring Godskin Duo Boss Guide

Godskin Duo Boss Video Guide

[video coming soon]

 

Godskin Duo Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Godskin Duo:

  • Put one boss to sleep and focus down the other. Refer to Sleep Strat below.
  • Use the Hoarfrost Stomp skill and spam it behind a pillar. Refer to Hoarfrost Stomp Strat below.
  • For Incantations, Dragon Communion spells can be used throught pillars. Borealis's Mist will prove useful.
  • The structures in the arena are your allies, use them to gain space to heal, or to separate them and fight them one at a time.
  • If you use a Spirit Ash, don't stall too much as your Spirit ally won't last too much, so be aggressive while the Spirit Ash is active.
  • The Commander's Standard's weapon skill Rallying Standard can be used to increase the survivability of your Spirit Ash.

 

General Information

This boss fight is extremely tough to beat with most conventional methods owing to the fact that you are fighting two of the most difficult bosses together simultaneously. Additionally, each Godskin boss has an individual health bar in addition to the collective health bar labeled "Godskin Duo". Their collective bar is depleted as you deal damage to either boss, but depleting both bosses' health bars does not end the encounter. As long as the collective bar still has health, one or both bosses will re-appear and you will have to keep fighting and killing them over and over.

When only one of the Godskins has been killed, the other one can perform an attack where it creates a sigil in the air over its head to resummon the other. This move leaves it quite vulnerable, but the newly-summoned Godskin can attack immediately so be wary when taking advantage of it. If both Godskins have been killed, one or the other will respawn even without this special attack.

Sleep Strategy

One way to deal with this duo is to use sleep-inducing items such as Sleepbone ArrowsSleep PotsSoporific Grease, or Sword of St. Trina to put one boss to sleep while you deal with the other. Once one is dead, wake the sleeping boss up and then let them re-summon their companion before putting them to sleep again. Rinse and repeat until their collective health bar is depleted. You could also summon a Mimic Tear  with Sleep Pots equipped, who uses pots often and won't purposefully wake the sleeping bosses. This saves the pots for multiple attempts and future use, at the cost of the Mimic Tear often using all its equipped pots quickly.

Hoarfrost Stomp Strategy

Another effective method is to imbue a weapon with Ashes of War: Hoarfrost Stomp and then summon your most powerful Spirit Ashes to distract one boss. Lure the other boss to one of the pillars while you stand behind it and keep spamming Hoarfrost Stomp which will deal its damage through the pillar. Be careful when they destroy a pillar, though: they can still get stuck on the base, but their attacks will go through. This strategy can be combined with the Sleep Strat above, but in that case you may want to refrain from using summons to avoid waking up the sleeping Godskin. If you summon Mimic Tear, it can also use Hoarfrost Stomp to deal massive damage to the bosses.

Melee Users

This boss is extremely difficult to fight for exclusively melee users. The solo strategy revolves around having both the Godskin Noble and the Godskin Apostle within view at all times. They can both throw black fireballs, so you have to be incredibly cautious when attacking one, as the other could be throwing one if they're at a distance. It is also imperative to abuse the pillars around the arena, to block one from attacking you while you attack the other. However, once either one goes into their second phase, they will gain attacks that allow them to destroy these pillars. The Apostle's phase-two attacks are mostly slow and locked to a specific location, which can give you opportunities to get in a few attacks on the Noble. Most of the Noble's phase-two attacks aren't particularly threatening, but Godskin Wheel is very dangerous. It's likely to use this attack immediately upon entering phase two if you're some distance away from it, so your best bet is to stay close during the phase transition to force it to use the easily-dodgeable Godskin Crusher instead. If you can't, run behind a pillar—although the roll will destroy the top part of the pillar, the base will still block its movement. (Note that it can roll up onto a pillar at the very beginning of the attack, so try to hide behind one a little further away.)

Magic and Ranged Users

For magic users, using the spell Comet Azur and a bow loaded with sleep arrows will trivialize the fight. Bait the Noble away from the Apostle, begin to fire around 5 arrows until the sleep sets in. Do not attack him. Then proceed to attempt to put the Apostle to sleep close to the Noble. After both Godskins are asleep, cast Terra Magica and drink a Wondrous Physick with Cerulean Hidden Tear. Line up the Godskins, target whichever one is further away to make sure the spell accurately hits both of them, then simply charge up and fire to watch their health melt away. Keep firing, even though their bodies will disappear their hitboxes will allow further damage for a short time. One will respawn and might attempt to resurrect the other, if this happens just use sleep arrows again and finish off their healthbar. For best results do not use any Spirit Ashes as they may awaken one of the Nobles. 

Godskin Duo Attacks & Counters

While the Godskin Duo are fought simultaneously, they have the same movesets as their solo counterparts and have no added attacks or skills for this fight (aside from re-summoning their dead companion).
Refer to the Godskin Apostle's page for its moveset and counters here.
Refer to the Godskin Noble's page for its moveset and counters here.

Godskin Duo Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • The Godskin Apostles' theme is not in Latin. Youtuber Antonius Tertius (aka redditor MAGISTER-ORGANI), a Latin scholar, contacted some music producers and confirmed the official lyrics and backstage information regarding their creation, which he published on his channel; the lyrics are mostly nonsensical latinish syllables and vowel sounds arranged in a way that makes them sound like some ancient language, thus they hold no meaning, no lore, just like most of the lyrics in the game. 
  • Even after a Godskin is dead, attacking its corpse will damage the shared health bar for a short time.
    • Player can trigger Blood loss/Frostbite during that time, but this will bear no effect on Godskin Duo's healthbar. 
  • Bug: Godskin Wheel always goes for the host, even if host did not attack the Noble
  • Bug (cooperation only): Resummoned Godskin does not skale with the number of players that were at the start of the fight. Instead, they will have same stats as if they were faced solo. 
  • The Godskin Duo have an unused interaction where if one of them is put to sleep, the other will scream to wake them up. The reason it is unused is because it is bugged due to the Banished Knights patrolling the area as well as the hidden enemy that acts as the Godskin Duo's total HP.
  • Owing to them being reused bosses, their ability to ressurect the other, and their movesets being accused of not properly complementing the other in other duo fights, fans often rank the Godskin Duo as one of the worst bosses in FromSoftware history.

 

Godskin Duo Image Gallery

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Elden Ring Bosses
Abductor Virgins  ♦  Adan, Thief of Fire  ♦  Alabaster Lord  ♦  Alecto Black Knife Ringleader  ♦  Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader  ♦  Ancestor Spirit  ♦  Ancient Dragon Lansseax  ♦  Ancient Hero of Zamor  ♦  Astel Naturalborn of the Void  ♦  Astel, Stars of Darkness  ♦  Battlemage Hugues  ♦  Beast Clergyman  ♦  Beastman of Farum Azula  ♦  Bell Bearing Hunter  ♦  Black Blade Kindred  ♦  Black Knife Assassin  ♦  Bloodhound Knight  ♦  Bloodhound Knight Darriwil  ♦  Borealis the Freezing Fog  ♦  Cemetery Shade  ♦  Cleanrot Knight  ♦  Commander Niall  ♦  Commander O'Neil  ♦  Crucible Knight  ♦  Crucible Knight and Misbegotten Warrior  ♦  Crucible Knight Ordovis  ♦  Crucible Knight Siluria  ♦  Crystalians  ♦  Curseblade Labirith  ♦  Death Rite Bird  ♦  Deathbird  ♦  Decaying Ekzykes  ♦  Demi-Human Chief  ♦  Demi-Human Queen Gilika  ♦  Demi-Human Queen Maggie  ♦  Demi-Human Queen Margot  ♦  Divine Beast Dancing Lion  ♦  Draconic Tree Sentinel  ♦  Dragonkin Soldier  ♦  Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella  ♦  Dragonlord Placidusax  ♦  Elden Beast  ♦  Elemer of the Briar  ♦  Erdtree Avatar  ♦  Esgar, Priest of Blood  ♦  Fallingstar Beast  ♦  Fell Twins  ♦  Fia's champions  ♦  Fire Giant  ♦  Flying Dragon Agheel  ♦  Flying Dragon Greyll  ♦  Frenzied Duelist  ♦  Glintstone Dragon Adula  ♦  Glintstone Dragon Smarag  ♦  God-Devouring Serpent  ♦  Godefroy the Grafted  ♦  Godfrey the Grafted  ♦  Godfrey, First Elden Lord  ♦  Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Golden Shade)  ♦  Godrick the Grafted  ♦  Godskin Apostle  ♦  Godskin Apostle & Godskin Noble  ♦  Godskin Apostle (Caelid)  ♦  Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble  ♦  Godskin Noble  ♦  Grafted Scion  ♦  Great Wyrm Theodorix  ♦  Guardian Golem  ♦  Hoarah Loux, Warrior  ♦  Kindfred of Rot  ♦  Kindred of Rot  ♦  Leonine Misbegotten  ♦  Lichdragon Fortissax  ♦  Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree  ♦  Mad Pumpkin Head  ♦  Magma Wyrm  ♦  Magma Wyrm Makar  ♦  Malenia Blade of Miquella  ♦  Maliketh, the Black Blade  ♦  Margit, The Fell Omen  ♦  Messmer the Impaler  ♦  Mimic Tear  ♦  Miranda the Blighted Bloom  ♦  Misbegotten Crusader  ♦  Misbegotten Warrior  ♦  Mohg, Lord of Blood  ♦  Mohg, the Omen  ♦  Morgott the Omen King  ♦  Necromancer Garris  ♦  Night's Cavalry  ♦  Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest  ♦  Omenkiller  ♦  Omenkiller and Miranda, the Blighted Bloom  ♦  Onyx Lord  ♦  Perfumer Tricia  ♦  Putrid Crystalians  ♦  Putrid Grave Warden Duelist  ♦  Putrid Tree Spirit  ♦  Radagon of the Golden Order  ♦  Red Wolf of Radagon  ♦  Red Wolf of the Champion  ♦  Regal Ancestor Spirit  ♦  Rellana  ♦  Roundtable Knight Vyke  ♦  Royal Knight Loretta  ♦  Royal Revenant  ♦  Runebear  ♦  Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy  ♦  Scaly Misbegotten  ♦  Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing (Boss)  ♦  Soldier of Godrick  ♦  Spirit-Caller Snail  ♦  Starscourge Radahn  ♦  Stonedigger Troll  ♦  Tibia Mariner  ♦  Tree Sentinel  ♦  Ulcerated Tree Spirit  ♦  Valiant Gargoyle  ♦  Wormface

 




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    • With no summons, I successfully solo-parried these guys to death in Farum Azula. I alternate between the two for the sleeping pot throw. First, the plump sort sleeps then I parry the skinny sort to death. Second, the fat one's turn to be parried. Then the other revived his buddy so I made him sleep again and keep parrying the solo-awaken one. Revenge satisfaction never felt so good (remembering my noob days 2 months ago)!

      • Anonymous

        I've got a pretty suboptimal setup with the Godslayer's Greatsword +9, 40 vigor, 40 faith and bare minimum of other stats and I somehow managed to beat these badboys first try without using summons and with half flasks left. I either got better or lucky, because in my first playthrough with a very similar weapon- Fallingstar Beast Jaw- they took me around 30 tries. Colossals seem to work great against them though, the skinny one is easy to stagger and has some moves that allow charging free heavy attacks. I don't get all the hate, after fighting these guys like 3 times each they really become pretty predictable and quite fun, atleast for me.

        • Anonymous

          Mimic Tear (yes, murder me) alongside the spamming of that one Ancient Dragon incantations that summons a thunderstorm around you bruteforced the fight for me after numerous attempts trying to deal with them "legit".

          FS Bossfights, Soulsborne especially, are the best when it's a 1v1 duel, so whoever tf keeps suggesting that "hey, what if we made a duo boss of some of the most oppressive bosses we have" I would like a word with. Especially considering the fatty's roll attack can get stuck ON you if you're against a wall. at that point, that's no longer "Damn, I should've dodged the other way", that's just "welp, I lose now. Thanks, game".

          • Anonymous

            Whenever someone says that that souls-like games from other devs "don't understand the genre" and it's not all about difficulty for the sake of difficulty, remind them of this abomination

            • Anonymous

              i dont understand why the four kings healthbar is necessary? you have to fight what, 5 or 6 bosses worth of health bars? isn't that a bit stupid? Fromsoft is known for their love and care put into the game but for some reason they never fix the few bad bosses in their games with a patch.

              • Anonymous

                this is so bad, not 1 good duo boss in this game, even the "good" ones where mid at best, putting 2 health bars doesn't translate to a good duo, ffs the devs made Ornstein and Smough in 2011 and in 2022 we get this mess, this isnt even hard, either trivial with sleep pots or bs if you do it solo. fatty and lanky dont complement each other (which is realistic but makes for an annoying fight). ive beat them several times solo playing sword and board and after you learn them the fight isnt even satisfying its just boring

                • Anonymous

                  Hypothetically, what would they do if they skinned a giant god? I mean, would they make a Godskin robe out of every part of the skin? A fore skin robe? A scwrote robe? A nip robe? That's not even getting into the wacky shenanigans you could do with reddit semantics. Would they make a see through sclera robe because they're freaky cultists?

                  • Anonymous

                    So recently I've been doing a RL 1 playthrough (my first one ever) and for anyone struggling with this boss plying normally, I feel like this is almost a bulletproof strategy:

                    equipment:

                    Armor - Raptor's black feathers, then whatever you feel is best (enhances jump attacks)
                    Talismans: Claw talisman, then whatever you feel is best (enhances jump attacks)
                    Weapon: Bloodhound's Fang (a bit more cryptically enhances jump attacks, causes bleed) - crnge, I know, but c'mon, my first RL1
                    Flask of wonderous physick: the one that enhances stamina recovery + whatever you want
                    Items: sleep pots, obviously

                    The play is to make the fat guy fall asleep, or both of them ideally. What you can do, when they are asleep: heavy jump attack + critical attack - you an manage both, before they wake up. Tehn obviously, before the guy you picked (I recommend the thin one), another heavy jump attack, and anothe, if you have stamina, if not, disengage. What this does, is that it effectively puts the godskin in a situation where they are almost never able to even attack, you just need to be wary of their transformation phase (this is the main reason why you should picj the thin one first - after the blast accompanying his transformation, you can just stay next to him and pile on attacks while he swings somewhere half across the arena, the fat guy goes into invinvcible rolling tank mode)

                    Have multiple sleep pots ready and be prepared that after a while, it will take 2 instead of 1 to put them asleep.

                    • Anonymous

                      The cheese I found is Dragons Rot Breath, get the two with the large health pools, then let the minions fight it out. After the two large ones die, it's a 1v1 and a lot easier.

                      • Anonymous

                        I've defeated them on multiple playthroughs, but on my most recent one, I finally killed them, got their souls and their items, saw the site of grace appear in the boss room, and the music changed, but then the skinny one reappeared and I had to fight him. I managed to beat him but I wonder if they both would have respawned had I died. Very weird.

                        • Anonymous

                          Knight Bernahl's summoning was nowhere in sight by either entrance. This was after I completed his questline and he said he'd assist me.

                          • Anonymous

                            therapist: godskin duo waking eachother up isn't real, they can't hurt you godskin duo waking eachother up:

                            • Anonymous

                              most annoying boss in co-op. The fat one always starts rolling then randomly changes to target the host mid roll and the host dies. this happens literally 90% of the time

                              • Anonymous

                                What level are we supposed to be when reaching them ? I dont know if I was overleveled but the fight was really easy, beated them in my second try

                                • Anonymous

                                  The sad thing about multiboss fights is that they weren’t thoroughly designed to create some synergy like that of Ornstein and Smough. They were literally added as two or more enemies that will gank on you relentlessly, like creating a deathzone that you must go around and poke with a sword every 30 seconds which I really don’t find compelling.

                                  The only explanation behind them is the fact that you would use summons which is pretty much what you can do to avoid nuisances. In fact that’s why godskin duo and crucible duo were not engraved in my memory as horrible experiences and in fact became kinda neat. When I did them alone though I wished they didn’t exist.

                                  But summons have the issues we all know they have: they make the game terribly easy. I believe not all fights should’ve employed spirit summons but rather only in places of duo or multiple enemy fight like the game does in open world, instead of placing them for every boss fight like with radagon godfrey or malenia.

                                  And even though you can limit yourself to use them in certain fights like the ones proposed, I still don’t understand something: why most people don’t use them in those instances? Is it pride?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Amazing that the best part of the ost is shown only in the godskin duo fight when everything I listen to is the sound of my mouth cursing in disbelief and outrage of how garbage a duo fight can be.

                                    Lit burying gold in the middle of sht

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I don't know if this still applies to the latest patch, but the sleep mechanic is apparently bugged. To the player's favor.
                                      The godskin guys have an ability that allows them wake up sleeping allies.
                                      However, IIRC the godskin duo's boss room or rather the enemies around it seem to interfere with the AI and prevents the wakeup.

                                      Almost ironic that a bug is somewhat a saving grace for this boss fight.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I've been trying to figure out how to do this fight without using consumables, status effect or ashes of war (in other words, "raw" combat), and here's what I've found:

                                        - Just like with crucible duo, stay relatively close to one of them (preferably noble), while the further is only two-three Miyazakis away. If you walk away too far, the further one will spam black flame and approach. If you get too close, the further one will melee you. However, if you keep the further one at medium distance, he'll sometimes jump away when you swing your weapon, maintaining passivity, only rarely throwing a black flame;

                                        - Stay unlocked, and always have both of them on your screen, to dodge any black flames they might throw anyway; locking on is death.

                                        - Noble Presence (black belly flop) is almost too fast to react to, so once noble is below 50%, you have to be ready to preemptively dodge after your attack;

                                        - Longer, heavier weapons like colossal swords allow for reliable hits and frequent stance breaks. You can do this with a small mace, but it will tighten your windows of opportunity dramatically.

                                        - Obviously, you can now add any frostbites, bleeds, ashes or consumables to this strat as you see fit. Bear in mind, using many consumables/throwables triggers an action from the duo, either a black flame, or rushing you.

                                        It's an insanely annoying fight that nonetheless is doable with just basic weapon attacks and rolling, so long as you work on your spacing and dodging their moveset. The trick is to not sprint away constantly while repeatedly healing, since it tightens their positions, rollcatching you the whole time. If you need to heal, sprint away behind a pillar, heal up, and return to proper melee spacing asap.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          so does the destined death debuff from blade of death effect drain there individual health or the shared health bar

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Equip Lord of Blood's Exultation and Carian Filigreed Crest.
                                            Sleep Pot on Fatty.
                                            Kill Skinny.
                                            Pull out Ghiza's Wheel.
                                            Walk up to sleeping Fatty.
                                            Locate your Art of War button.
                                            PizzaCutter.jpg
                                            Wait for Fatty #2 to spawn.
                                            Sleep pot.
                                            Drink a flask.
                                            PizzaCutter.png.
                                            Laugh at how little health Skinny #2 has to work with now.
                                            This works wheelie well.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              just beat these guys and had a skinny one spawn in after the fight and chase me around before i could sit at the grace. thank you fromsoft very cool

                                              • Anonymous

                                                My fight bugged out and i had to defeat both of them twice and even after that godskin noble revived again despite entire health bar being gone so i've defeated a total of 5 boss in this encounter...

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  "The reason it is unused is because it is bugged due to the Banished Knights patrolling the area as well as the hidden enemy that acts as the Foreskin Duo's total HP."

                                                  I was unprepared for this.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Am I alone in finding this boss relatively easy nowadays? I came back to the game to do this boss on two different unfinished characters I had made, and I did them first try twice, with very little flask usage. And yet the very next boss is a completely different story.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      aight i'm curious, which one do you hate more? Skinny or Fatty:
                                                      Skinny = downvote
                                                      Fatty = upvote

                                                      Personally I dislike skinny more because sometimes it just decides to never stop basic attacking... ever... constantly, mad mix-ups and almost no recovery time topped off with attacks so quick you have to guess half of the time, meanwhile you can usually get attacks in safely against fatty, and the only issue with him is the roll, but you can just run after them in a smaller circle and just avoid it completely (I'm aware of the animation cancelling he does with it)

                                                      [ Which button I chose is based on their weight :) ]

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        >The Godskin Duo have an unused interaction where if one of them is put to sleep, the other will scream to wake them up. The reason it is unused is because it is bugged due to the Banished Knights patrolling the area as well as the hidden enemy that acts as the Foreskin Duo's total HP.

                                                        Please fix "Foreskin Duo" from the Trivia tab.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I summoned a +10 Black Knife Tiche and then just backed away while throwing Black Flames at them. The combined health drain of Tiche's Death Blade and the Black Flames made their health drop pretty quickly.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I defeated this boss on my second try with Lvl 167 dex/vgr built and hand of malenia +10. First, I defeated the fat one by walking around the pillar and after I killed the other one, they came back, but they were already low on health. I don't know if it was luck or if I was overleveled, but I thought It would be very difficult. Because I'm not good at gang fights.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              the greatshield soldier ashes can tank both bosses for the entire fight if other strategies aren't working for you

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This boss is terrible. I know it, you know it, we all know it. But a lot of the time it ends up being really fun on my runs because of how chaotic it is. I always summon Bernahl and spirit ashes. I usually have some sort of spell that chunks their HP while the summons distract. Fighting them 2v1 is something I never intend to do. I refuse to give this boss anything.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Found a bug, if you deplete the hp bar as soon as one of them respawns, you’ll get the victory message and runes, but the guy that spawned will remain and attack you.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    If you see or summon someone with a purple torch for this boss, please do not attack the godskin they are attacking, It's like you are inflicting madness IRL to the torchbearer if you do.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      incredibly lazy and disappointing for an ultimate godskin fight. but i wont lie and say i dont have fin every time i get to fight these guys

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I fought these dudes legit my first playthrough. they've gotten cheesed every possible way since then. **** em lol

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Top 5 most bullshit encounters in Soulsborne:

                                                                          5. Royal Rat Authority
                                                                          4. Godskin Duo
                                                                          3. Dragon God
                                                                          2. Forzen Tiger Gank
                                                                          1. Bed of Chaos

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I fought these guys for like two hours and then thought "hey those are optional bosses anyway, whatever" but nope they just put two optional bosses together in one room and make them a mandatory fight, incredible.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The fact that there are pillars that impede the player but not the ganky boss duo shows that this fight wasnt designed with any theme or strategy beyond being annoying lol

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                As close as a boss can possibly be to Bed of Chaos tier. Nothing will ever beat Bed of Chaos in terms of being awful but Godskin Duo comes pretty damn close. Just use the cheesiest strat you can be that Tiche, Bleed Mimic Tear, Sleep, whatever, just get through it, there’s nothing for you here.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  People give this fight a lot of ****, and end up comparing it to O&S a lot of the time. Problem is- this is obviously an homage to Four Kings, not O&S. Shared health bar, four enemies, and functions as a DPS check just like the kings. I don’t think this fight is fantastic by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s kind of annoying when people judge it on something it’s not trying to be. At least it’s more nuanced than Four Kings with the boss room design and attack patterns being more complex.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I somehow managed to kill them 1st try. Godskin peeler blood afinity. Although I did just r1 spam and did not understand they have shared hp and mashed one of them down fast then the other one so the fight went down quickly. So IMO bleed is the go for strat if u havin issues and have not tried it yet

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Just did my 1st play through and beat this guy on my 4th try with melee solo no sleep pots. All you have to do is get a weapon that does decent enough stance damage and after you kill one of the godskin duos play super aggressive against the remaining one and he either won’t have time to respawn his friend, get stance broken, or he’ll die doing it. Repeat the 1v1 process until they all die. I recommend learning or at least getting an idea of each individual boss moveset 1st for the 1v1 and it should be easy no cheese needed.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Advice for true melee, never attack the noble. 3.5 Apostles with a slow and easily kiteable ****head spamming projectiles is a hell of a lot easier than any other version of this fight. The pillars are youe friend, especially when waiting for apostle to respawn. If youre struggling as melee but generally feel comfortable with Apostle, this is a slow but very consistent way to deal with this fight.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          It seems I really didn't struggle with this boss nearly as much as others.

                                                                                          I was able to beat them on my 2nd try. And the only reason I lost on my 1st try is because my dumb ah didn't even realize I was in the boss room and was taken completely off guard when they spawned out of the blue once I got close enough, so I was forced to fight them without any buffs and missing a few flasks, and I still got really close, but I ran out of both hp and fp flasks before I could finish them off.

                                                                                          I didn't even have any sleep pots or have the cookbook to make them, I just pulled out the Torch of St Trina I conveniently had in my back pocket and never used before and spammed the weapon art on the fat one until he went to sleep so I could solo skinny. This was especially easy because by this point I had fought both of them invidividually before as solo bosses, and on those fights I won first try without abusing sleep at all, so using the St Trina torch basically just let me go through those fights again multiple times in a row.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            They don't sync their attacks or their placing, not even avoid clipping into one another or anything, they're just two AI dumped in the same room. They can attack through pillars because those are too thin for their attacks not to go through, if you kill them both you awkwardly have to wait for one of them to respawn, summoning turn the fight into an undescribable mess, there is a troll Site of Grace beside the arena you might have missed and had to do the long run to the boss room. But damn the scenery and the music is dead serious. This is Dark Souls 2 level of sufficiency.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Tempted to assume most people who complain about this boss being too difficult is just refusing to use Spirit Ashes. A fully upgraded Kristoff can easily handle aggroing one of the Godskins, which leaves you in a 1 v. 1 against a boss you've probably fought twice before. I don't even find Sleep Cheese necessary when I have a good Spirit.

                                                                                              You can whine about Spirit Ashes making the game too easy all you like, but it's not going to stop me from using the tools the game has given me in a situation where I'm very obviously supposed to.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                it´s kinda funny when you kill all of them but a pixel of boss HP is left so you gotta wait for 1 of them to spawn just to hit them once

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This boss fight makes OnS look like a joke, XD they being part of a game with cheap animations dont help them either, anyways, great boss, hope we get some more lore on them, they look like a interesting gang, kinda sad there is only 3 variations of black flame wielders (Apostle, Noble and Monk)

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    After following usual sleep cheese strat I’ve put the fatty to bed and killed duo by finishing the skinny one. To my surprise after victory achieved message fatty respawned and greeted me with a stitcher to my ass. Also tried to summon skinny but to no avail. Luckily I still had some sleep pots so after another 2 minutes of frantic attempts to secure my 170k of runes I’ve dispatched fatty, without any reward. Seems to be a bug, this is ps5 on 1.10

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      i feel bad for the people that started with this as their first from game and thinking this is the best duo boss they'll ever see

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Park up behind a pillar and rot breath these two as Bernhal tanks them. Completed as a RL1 with no upgrades, and even though Bernhal died, I was able to sap them down to 5% hp, and then just used Carian Retaliation on their black flame throws to finish them off. Not sure what the big deal is about people struggling with these two…easily cheesed, and if you aren’t limiting yourself by levels/weapon levels, then they should be pretty easy. Just focus on killing the Apostle if you’re worried about the Noble’s roll.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Weirdly Bernhal didn't show up as a summon before the Godskin Duo (though he has before). I want back to Volcano Manor, made sure he was gone (he was) and when I came back to Crumbling the Summon was there. No idea why.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            2 questions,
                                                                                                            So the duo managed to get to farum azula and were tantalizingly close to the rune of death. Were the banished knights keeping them locked up? No way the duo is there to stop you from getting to maliketh since that's what they want to do. And they cant be locked in there since they can teleport. Maybe we showed up shortly after them? Time flows different in farum anyways. And I also want to know what Gods they killed and mocked with their incantations. I really hope we get more lore in the dlc cause these guys are my favourire

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I don't know man, this fight is a joke with sleep pots and daggers. Sleep them both, kill fatty and skinny before they can turn around and attack, repeat once more and hit fatty with a nice slap to drop them both.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                "oh boy OnS, Friede and Ariandel, Demon Prince were so cool, I cannot wait for a new boss duo in Elden Ring"

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Just an FYI; “as each one resurrects the other” kinda implies that if both are dead they won’t respawn, which is absolutely not true (you do get a couple seconds to heal and buff and stuff, though)

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