Godskin Duo

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Location Crumbling Farum Azula

Crumbling Farum Azula:

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Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4] (NG only)
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HP 26,350
Strong VS
Strike (Noble) 
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Godskin Duo is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Godskin Duo Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Godskin Duo easily, as well as boss stats and lore for the Godskin Duo.

Godskin Duo is a dual-boss fight where you'll have to fight against Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble, both simultaneously. This fight takes place in Crumbling Farum Azula. The Godskin Apostles were led by an Empyrean known as the Gloam-Eyed Queen. She and her followers were able to wield a black flame powerful enough to kill a god. However, Maliketh bested the Gloam-Eyed and locked away the source of their power, Destined Death.

This is NOT an optional boss as players MUST defeat it in order to advance to the rest of Crumbling Farum Azula. You may have a tough time fighting the two bosses in a small room. It is recommended to bring any piece of Equipment that can inflict Sleep as these bosses is susceptible to it. Putting either one of them to sleep will allow you to deal with the other alone. They drop the Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4] and the Ash of War: Black Flame Tornado when defeated.

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


 A complementing pair of creatures extremely well versed in dual-battling. These beings achieve an exceptional balance in combat, resulting in a devastating synergy.

Elden Ring Godskin Duo Boss

Godskin Duo is a Great Enemy Boss found in Crumbling Farum Azula 

  • This boss is NOT optional.
  • This is a Great Enemy type boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Dragon Temple Transept [Map Link]
  • Is multiplayer allowed for this boss? Yes.
  • Spirit ashes can be summoned for this boss.
  • NPC Summons: Knight Bernahl. You can find his summon sign near either entrance to the boss arena.


Elden Ring Godskin Duo Location

Godskin Duo can be found by entering the Dragon Temple at the northern part of Crumbling Farum Azula, at the great hall, the boss fight is triggered by approaching the short stair at the end of it. See it on the Elden Ring Map here.


Godskin Duo Combat Information

  • Health: NG (26,350), NG+ (26,561), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
    • Noble: NG (8000), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
    • Apostle: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Defenses do not change between phases - phase transition grants few new attacks to both Apostle and Noble.
  • Deals Pierce Damage (both, mainly Noble), Fire Damage (both), Standard Damage (both).
  • Parriable: Yes (melee attacks), which allows a critical attack
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack (both).
    • Poise break can happen during phase transition. This cancel the attack, but not transition itself.
  • Weak to Hemorrhage, Frostbite, Scarlet Rot, Poison, and Slash Damage.
  • Can be put to sleep with ease for a long time.
  • Resistant to Strike Damage (Noble), Fire Damage, Holy Damage.
  • Immune to Death status.

While it may initially seem identical to the Godskin Apostle and the Godskin Noble Fight, there is one key difference; the Godskins have a shared health bar separate from their individual health bars, and if one of them is killed during the fight, they will be resurrected after a short period. This will continue until the total boss health bar is depleted, even if both Godskins are still alive when the healthbar hits zero. While one Godskin is alive, they may raise their hand with blackflame causing the other Godskin to resurrect before the resurrection timer depletes.



The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example if an absorption is 60. 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number= less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.


The resistance numbers is the buildup amount to trigger it. For example if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.


Elden Ring Godskin Duo Boss Guide

Godskin Duo Boss Video Guide

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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

  • 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.
  • 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


Godskin Duo Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      Str build + mimick + Bernahl is actually a very simple way to finish this fight. The most disappointing moments are when both of them are gone and 3 of us just stand there waiting for them to resurrect...

      • Anonymous

        im in NG+5 and i couldnt put these MFs to sleep. I tried and when i thought they were about to sleep they just snapped outta it. I had to go berserk with them to beat them lol

        • Anonymous

          Tip; if you're like me doing a challenge run that involves not using any summons/ashes/consumables such as sleep and you're running a build that involves you not being able to take any damage. The problem with this fight is the Apostle is impossible to kill without getting lucky. When he does an attack that leaves him open, he has a medium chance of immediately following it up with an upper slash ability that's casted so quickly that you simply cannot recover fast enough to dodge it. It might be possible with the fastest melee weapons, but definitely not with an ultra greatsword. The only options to win here is either use a shield to parry spam the Noble, or slightly cheesy mechanic abuse. If you don't wanna use a shield, here's how to do it;

          No matter what, you still have to get lucky here, but it should minimize the need for it enough to win. First kill the Apostle, yes, there's a good chance you will die before you can, just do it. Once he's dead, go after the noble, he'll cast his fireball a max of 3x before a large vulnerability window when he resummons the apostle, go ham on him. While he's phase shifting and charging up his roll, run away behind a pillar. There's needs to be a bit of space between him and the pillar or he'll just roll over it. If you do it right, he should get stuck on the pillar. Hop up on the pillar he's rolling into and very carefully nudge yourself closed enough to him to be able to do stationary heavy jumping attacks on him. Do be careful, stationary jumping attacks will still move you slightly forward, you'll probably die a few times learning the right distance you need to be. When he comes out of his roll, he'll be vulnerable for a second, hit him with another heavy and if you did enough damage it may stagger him for you to finish him off. After that, rinse and repeat, go after the Apostle who will be easier to kill now since you can whale on him while he's resummoning the Noble. The reason I suggest killing the Apostle first is he can be a massive pain in the ass if you happen to get the Noble to start rolling and the Apostle is nearby as he can attack you and screw the whole thing up, but you wanna kill him anyway because if you just focus on one boss, it's that much longer the entire fight lasts so it's worth just taking the risk and trying to kill him and the fight should be over pretty fast when you're killing both of them.

          • Anonymous

            I love Grigory Guchi and Hamstring Migregor. Summoning is practically required for this fight, in fact i think this fight was made for summoning! Both of them have aoe attacks to keep you on your toes while your minions distract one of them possibly one of the most well designed fights in the game and has the potential to be really fun. Remember the best attitude for soulsborne bosses is to think of it as a challenge, not a roadblock.

            • Anonymous

              a tip for them, dont focus on killing them focus on inflicting damage onto them it doesnt matter if you kill one the other will ressurect him they share a collective health bar oh and by the way i found out that the spirit rat is nothing to scoff at they have actually helped me a lot. dont underestimate the rats

              • Anonymous

                I used the Death's poke weapon art (long ghost flame trail version) on these turds, and bc they like walking slowly at me like badasses, it ate away their health pretty quickly

                • Anonymous

                  Not sure this will work every time but I summoned Latenna+9 and put her right at the back of the room. They never went near her and she sniped the living crap out of them whilst they were fighting Berhnal and I. Job done at level 60.

                  • Anonymous

                    Once again, this fight is entirely trivialized by Ancient Lightning Spear (Bolt of Gransax WA) due to it's massive range and damage. Just keep them at long range and this extremely difficult fight becomes extremely easy...

                    • Anonymous

                      Despite their holy resistance I find the black knife with its weapon art works very well on them thanks to it's dot, just beat this duo as a lvl 1 naked wretch thanks to that weapon and a jawright puppet which also worked well against them thanks to it's ability to inflict status effects with its jar projectiles

                      • Anonymous

                        Took me hours to win Malenia, but fighting her, I made the best strategy. +25 heavy grave scythe, grant me strenght and bloodflame. Duo was down in 2 tries. If you have trouble use mimic tear and spam phantom slash

                        • Anonymous

                          some tips for RL1 run:
                          - try and learn to parry fatty; it is more consistent chip damage and the attacks that are easy to parry are also easy to bait
                          - continuing from first tip, try to separate the two so you can have safe window to parry and riposte
                          - during second phase, for some reason if you manage to land an attack on one of them, he becomes aggresive towards you, so if you only want to fight one, you can throw a knife/kukri to one of them and it becomes easier to separate them
                          - DON'T BE GREEDY, parry when and only when you know it's safe to do so, skinny tends to attack you during the riposte animation so you want to immediately make some distance after the animation ends
                          - with radagon soreseal and ritual shield talisman, you can tank ONE black flame throw

                          • I tried many times and failed jumping around like I've seen on many of the videos, But they are professionals and experienced gamers.
                            So what I did, I used my mimic which kept these boys occupied, and the glintstone blade, as these guy move around alot in the battle arena, keeping a safe distance and before I knew it the godskin duo was history and I didn't take one hit.

                            • Anonymous

                              I tried a few times with jumping around and trying to place a hit here and there but it all failed. Then, with the Glintstone blade and my mimic, they were gone before I knew it. I was able to keep a safe distance and succeed.

                              • Anonymous

                                I saw a comment somewhere that I haven't been able to find so I could give credit, saying they used 'barricade shield' AoW when the noble starts rolling around without taking any damage. I was sceptical but I know casting 'barricade shield' on a +24 brass shield takes much less stamina damage while blocking attacks from the troll near the secluded cell grace than a +24 fingerprint shield takes from blocking the same attacks, I tested it myself out of curiosity.

                                I've just beaten the duo at Farum Azula in NG+ and the fingerprint shield really DOES protect you from taking any damage when the fat f**k starts rolling around, I'd have thought you'd need to keep facing him so he can't hit from behind but that's better than the dodge-roll and hope for the best tactic. It was a substantial hit to my stamina but that's better than losing three quarters of my HP to it. If the fingerprint shield can do it so can an upgraded medium shield as long as 'barricade shield' is cast on it before taking the hit, but it's many times easier than the parry timing and it comes out fast enough to make it viable.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Don’t panic. Focus on skinny to avoid fatty’s almost undodgable roll. Keep them both in view if you can and use the pillars as cover. If you can output enough damage, skinny goes down quite fast. Do some work on fatty and wait for skinny to reappear. Work on him again and you’re virtually there.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    If anyone wants to have a fun time dunking on these clowns, a Heavy Affinity Greatsword (Guts' Greatsword) with Lion's Claw was poise break them into oblivion.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If you're doing a low RL, low weapon level playthrough and are having trouble with this boss, I implore you to take the time to go around to the Transept Site of Grace and summon Bernahl. He is an absolute beast in this fight, boasting an enormous HP pool that he can refill constantly with his Devourer of Worlds ash of war, which his AI loves to spam. He's very good at helping to stance-break the Godskins, and divide their attention, and he deals decent damage too. Throw in some rotbone bolts or rot grease to help wear them down and the fight will be over with relative ease.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Just did this at Lev 33. Used 12 sleep pots, Bernahl and +8 Antspur with repeating thrust. Two attempts with this strat. About 10 fails with others.

                                        • What worked for me on this playthrough was plain old Reduvia and an arcane build. Just go apeshit on one of them at a time with the L2, they are weak(er) to bleed. Before that I was getting quite frustrated. Jump up on the pillars when you can and try not to get fatty to roll by killing skinny first each time.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            These guys are insufferable but it's fantastic when the music changes at the same time a Godskin snaps its fingers to resummon. Despair never sounded so good.

                                            • Step 1: Respec to 99 int and 59 vigor
                                              Step 2: upgrade deaths poker
                                              Step 3: throw sleeeeeeeeeeeee......eeeep pot
                                              step 4: spam ash of war on fatty then skinny
                                              step 5: see them melt
                                              step 6: profit

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I've been collecting data and in the last 50 times I've been summoned for this one, 43 hosts died when Noble entered phase two because he steamrolled them. Hosts: he *always* comes after you once he starts rolling!

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Playing the game with a friend, we struggled on these guys as we were both playing a paladin-build, as they are rather resistant to holy and strike damage (both of us using strike weapons with holy damage and spells).
                                                  Even though I only have 30 STR, I switched my weapon to heavy damage and got better results. We put one of them asleep and focussed on the other. I also put on the hemorrhage wax for extra bleed dmg, and with that setup, it worked much better. Felt like chipping away with a butter knife on a mountain with holy dmg. :/

                                                  What was weird though was that when we had brought them to 0 health and got the "boss slain" message, just in that very moment, another noble spawned. My friend wasn't prepared and died, and I took the noble down as I was worried it'd screw the boss kill if I didn't.
                                                  Guess it was unfortunate timing, having him spawn just when the boss health was at 0.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Think of it this way, you can fight each one separately else where and they are weak to sleep, so just put one to sleep and if is a 1v1 fight like the ones you fought elsewhere, just think of it like that

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Objectively, this one is the worst mandatory boss of the game. I dont care if you find them easy or you like them, its still bad and halfbacked

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Apostle is actually easy to read. Noble isn't too bad either, except for that dumb arse roly poly. Literally the only thing that makes Noble dangerous.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If anyone struggling to fight this boss.
                                                          1. Use Flame of The Redmanes.
                                                          2. Use Dagger Talisman.
                                                          3, Use Flame of The Redmanes twice ( don’t get to too close, they usually gonna chase you ).
                                                          4. Take the riposte, rinse and repeat.

                                                          Try to target fatty instead of skinny, btw you could stun fatty when he’s starting the roll animation, and also the phase transition.
                                                          Becareful when using Flame of The Redmanes, they could punish you with black flame. This is possible even on lvl 1.

                                                          Or just use sleep pots.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Godskin Duo are the Lud and Zallen of Elden Ring.
                                                            Take two frustrating bosses, put them together without a thought as to how they actually function together and call it a day.
                                                            At least Lud and Zallen were optional.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Hardest fight so far. I beat them with the Blasphemous Sword, attack buffs, Mimic Tear and the NPC. Carry some sleeping pots and bewitching twigs for the mimic to use. When they all get in a bundle you can spam L2 and blast them from a safe distance. It probably hits both if they are close to each other. I finished phase 1 with everyone on half health and phase two was two of the tall ones.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                My strategy for Godskins:

                                                                1.Parry Noble's slams and charge thrusts into phase 2
                                                                2.Hide behind pillar remains
                                                                3.Use "Ice Needle" R2 attack to beam Noble to death while he's rolling for counter damage
                                                                4.Repeat four times

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  "Godskin Duo" really? that's what your creative team landed on. Not the Noble and the Apostle or Greg and Jonathan? Hell even Skinny and fatty is a better name.. smh..

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This fight sucks so much that I don't feel even slightly bad summoning maxed mimic tear and Bernahl and just smash them to bits in a minute or so. I generally want to figure out a way to complete each fight by myself, but I just can't with this sh-t, One Godskin enemy alone is alright (I quite like fighting the Apostle and the first phase of Noble is alright too), but two of them at the same time, raining (essentially one-shotting) dual black fire whenever I simply try to heal? That's a big no thanks from me. Really wish such a cool place would've had some better unique boss, and not an unfair duo fight with enemies that have already been reused quite a few times, especially since lorewise their placement doesn't really make a great deal of sense. Oh well, this fight is easy enough to cheese.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Easily beat them as RL 1 by just spamming Rotten Breath, while Bernhal and Greatshield Soldiers kept them occupied.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Max mimic tear, Mohg's great rune, Ekzyke's Decay, Duo dead so fast that after rewards set in the big one was still there to fight on somehow, big glitch I think if you kill them off too quickly.

                                                                        • Though I do think that Godskin duo is probably the worst boss in the game, believe it or not, we have gotten a worse duo fight before; it's called Lud & Zallen

                                                                          1. The runback is nowhere NEAR as bad as the Frigid Outskirts.
                                                                          2. Sleep pots are your best friend, they are an INTENDED method put in by the devs
                                                                          3. If the boss gets a friend, then you also deserve to bring a friend via spirit bell or your friendly manor resident, Recusant Bernahl

                                                                          Basically, fight sucks, but as someone who likes Dark Souls 2, it could've been worse

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I used to get summoned for them and I definitely noticed Fatty's rolling's changed after the 1.06 patch. Before I used to be able to take him on myself and let the host handle Skinny. Now I'm afraid to let Fatty phase change cause he just rolls off willy-nilly, grinding the rest of the party to dust.
                                                                            Putting Fatty to sleep until we're ready to deal with him helps sometimes, but the best thing I can do is jump on a broken pillar and hope the host follows my lead.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I used to get summoned for them and I definitely noticed Fatty's rolling's changed after the 1.06 patch. Before I used to be able to take him on myself and let the host handle Skinny. Now I'm afraid to let Fatty phase change cause he just rolls off willy-nilly, grinding the rest of the party to dust.
                                                                              Putting Fatty to sleep until we're ready to deal with him helps sometimes, but the best thing I can do is jump on a broken pillar and hope the host follows my lead.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                bosses are definitely not the strong point of this game, then again neither is the pvp, the bland copy pasted open world, the lore, the characters, the pve...

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Summoning bernahl makes this fight much more manageable.He can hold his own against one of them asking the fight a 1v1 for you and has amazing survivability

                                                                                  • Death's Poker+8 & Mimic until death. Took me over 20 deaths to realize i could use the broke pillars. Sometimes. R1 the edge, linger, run. R1 another edge, linger, run. Hop on a broke post and let Fatty McSteamroller look the utter fool.

                                                                                    • Death's Poker+8 & Mimic until death. Took me over 20 deaths to realize i could use the broke pillars. Sometimes. R1 the edge, linger, run. R1 another edge, linger, run. Hop on a broke post and let Fatty McSteamroller look the utter fool.

                                                                                      • Blasphemous Blade melts the duo. Add a mimic tear using it and frustration turns to joy.
                                                                                        I tried with spells and rolly-Poly killed me every time when he got into ball mode. The blade stops that fast.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Looking for a strong incentive to smash your possessions in a fiery rage? Looking for an excuse to berate a loved one? Do you want a migraine?
                                                                                          Play this fight and and marvel as all joy in the world evaporates forever. What an absolute **** up this boss is....

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I don't see anyone mention it, but this happened to me tonight: I was happily going to use the sleeping cheese method and... Didn't work. Used the triple shot ballista with sleeping arrows (excuse my English) with the fatty and I was surprised that I had to use like 12 to put him to sleep... Too much I thought, but OK, he went to sleep. But then... He stayed sleeping just like 5 seconds! Does anyone know if they changed this with the last patch?
                                                                                            It wasn't too hard though with Bernahl, is just for checking if they changed the sleep weakness of these guys.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              It's not too difficult with both Bernard and Oleg tanking and go something like dual wield bleed jump attacks while they're attacking the summons. Gotta be quick though as summons die fast.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Thanks to everyone's help! I had a GREAT time throwing sleep pots and then slowly and satisfyingly melting both with my Ghiza's Wheel.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  the music depicts an epic battle.

                                                                                                  The actual battle translates to running in a circle for 20 minutes and occasionally poking them one or twice.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Kinda messed up that they gave one of the best tracks in the whole game to Wario and Waluigi on 100 trucks worth of crack.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Although this fight is undeniably "questionably" designed, The soundtrack for this fight goes ridiculously hard considering it's not even really a major boss lore-wise.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        If you want a little revenge on those wankers try using Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear from behind pillars. Very satisfying to see them melt from behind the wall, whos smart now jumbo?! I can hit u through the wall too!

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          lol i walked into their arena from the opposite side and didnt see any messages warning me about the boss fight, was a little sussed out by the big ass room with no enemies but definitely didn't expect these clowns to show up. had like 40k runes too so i was kinda stressed out. somehow beat them first try tho, thank god for +9 bloodhound's fang + mimic tear chewing thru their hp fast ig. i'll take these guys over the ****ing dual gargoyles and dual crucible knights fight anyday

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I am unsure if anyone has mentioned this strat but here's what I did: ignore the fat boy and kill the Slenderman looking ***** about 8 times. If you don't phase the fat one you never have to deal with rollypolly bullshit. As a melee character he's the biggest issue for me and this was before I knew he stopped rolling at the 2nd pillar he encounters. The Slenderman looking **** is way easier of a phase and way less damage when clipped or so it seemed to me. You do not have to hit the fat one at all if you don't want to.

                                                                                                            TLDR: IGNORE fat man, dodge fireballs and kill Slenderman 8 times. Good luck.

                                                                                                            • There are three Ways to deal with this O&S fake.

                                                                                                              1: The Normal way and suffer through an terrible duo fight but feel like a god.

                                                                                                              2: The Sleep-Pot Method which makes this fight absolute easy

                                                                                                              3: Every other cheese method

                                                                                                              I personally prefer option 2 since this fight is terrible and both of them are so aggressive and their moveset isn´t made to be a duo fight. A cheap tactic for an cheap boss.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Nice how they gave the worst mandatory boss in the game one of the best themes, which is pretty much the only thing I liked about this stupid cluster**** of a fight.

                                                                                                                • I've soloed the Godskin Duo around 340 times for other people (without sleep or bleed) and I have some advice if your struggling with the Duo. Once the fight starts wait until there is a decent amount of distance between the Apostle and the Noble (about the distance of a pillar). First of all, you want to focus the Godskin Noble, make sure to NOT attack or damage the Godskin Apostle at all before the Noble is dead. This is because the Apostle is passive until you hit him and will walk slowly and mostly throw fire balls. Ok, advice for the Godskin Noble, if your REALLY close to him right after his phase transition, he will most of the time do the move where he jumps into the air and slams down instead of rolling. You usually have to I-frame the explosion during his phase transition to get close enough for him to do this, during this window of time after the explosion and before he jumps, you can usually get in 1 to 2 jump attacks. Another with thing with the Noble is whenever you close the distance on him before or immediately after he finishes throwing his fire ball, there is a 90% chance he will immediately cast black flame ritaul. The other 10% of the time he will either do his delayed hilt Stomp, or the double hilt Stomp. I've only seen him not do one of those 2 things around 5 or 6 times in my entire career. This window of time should allow you to do 1 to 2 jump attacks based on how fast you closed the distance before you have to dodge away from his blackflame ritual or hilt stomps. If he rolls at any point you can either dodge through him or dodge to the side and start running in circles. To counter his multi thrust attack simply dodge to the side and run to his back. After the Noble is dead, kill the Apostle. Advice I have for the Godskin Apostle is to not fight him near walls or pillars because if you get stuck during his weapon spin you'll take a lot of damage. Ok for his phase transition dodge explosion like you did for the Noble. After the Apostle enters phase 2, he will 99% of the time do the move where he stretches his body and swings his weapon around him, while leaving behind a trail of black flame. If you are within hugging range of him during this move then it will not hit you and you can get about 3 jump attacks in. During the move where he extends his body and lunges at you with the spinning weapon, the bottom half of hit torso will stay put. Simply dodge through him and attack his torso, you can usually get 2 to 3 jumping attacks from this. Ok now the hard part, the Blackflame Tornado, if you see him charging it up, run. If you get caught there IS a way to survive. You will get stunlocked while he's spinning it and take a lot of damage, there will be a brief window were he stops before plunging his weapon into the ground and do final burst to finish you off. During this window, you must dodge and I-frame the final burst of the Tornado, and if you don't it will almost always result in death. They both have a move where they raise their arm into the air to resummon each other. This leaves them extremely exposed, so use hard hitting attacks on them during this or use something like "Chilling Mist" to instantly frostbite them. That's all the important advice have for now without going into extreme detail. Hey, and if you still are having trouble, my sign is usually down between 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST, I play on Ps4 and I'm level 125 so the level ranges I can help with are 105-150 due to Co-op limitations. My Elden Ring name is "Imma Solo Them". If your not within the level ranges I mentioned, DM me so I can set up a multiplayer password to help you. My Discord tag is Eggwo#5953. I hope this information helpful and if you've made it this far, have a wonderful rest of your day!

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Im kinda disappointed tbh :( was expecting hell and then I just oneshot them

                                                                                                                    Arcane build and Headless Knight ashes just melted them for me. Plus dragon communion seal buffs.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Rage-inducing in a first playthrough, but, in my opinion, really fun in coop with standard/slash/thrust damage once the player is experimented ! It’s pretty cool this dynamic to have for example 2 players on one and the third occupying the other, and swap roles from time to time.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I think the safest option to defeat this guy without summons and sleep is only targeting the fatty one. The Apostle is fairly passive in his first phase so you don't even have to care about him apart from the occasional Black Flame. Sure that means having to defeat Noble 4 times in a row with Apostle backing him up, still tough as hell.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Pure melee fight here, with only 1 ghost and no other guys to help. Was given me a hard time and the one thing it worked for me was that

                                                                                                                          Make sure you have some sleep arrows, like 10 or so. Target the fat guy (the other does some funny dance movements and evades the arrows) until he fall asleep (like 3-4 needed). Make short work of the other (usualy he drops in like 40-50 seconds) and then stub the sleepy one. By the time he awakes and does the resurrection thingy on his poor comrade he drops dead. Summon your best ghost buddy then and deal with the skiny one. When he ressurectes fatty, take him also to bed and rinse/repeat. It took me if I recall like 2 lullabies but it also depends on level/gear

                                                                                                                          Preety ugly fight, for me that comet general was way harder though

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            they introduced a bug last patch where the Noble doesn't end his roll attack when he hits you so this fight is like 10x harder than it should be rn

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              If Bernahl's sign won't appear (I checked only the "hidden" Grace - Transept) just go talk to him in the Volcano Manor. I did assassinations in order, aka I didn't kill Rykard before Mountaintops target. Bernahl left his sword, so if is missing/won't appear for Godskin Duo, just go talk to the sword, (try to) buy something, even if you already bought everything, and the sign appears in Azula for Duo.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Ah yes my favorite boss fight, Pool Noodle and Phat Phuck, who just respawn after you first beat them forcing you to effectively fight four of them, great boss design.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Basically, i just play support. Tiche and Bernard do the work while I throw sleep pots and keep Protection of the Erdtree, Blessing's Boon, and Golden Vow powered up. Can even use some Warming Stones if you're feeling fancy.

                                                                                                                                  Get a fewBloudhound's Finesse hits in while everything's going on.

                                                                                                                                  being cheap againt cheap bosses. No ragrets.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    an extremely fun fight if you think of it as a balancing act between keeping one Godskin slept at a time while fighting the other. My first

                                                                                                                                    Unpopular opinion: this is a good fight, it's just there to make you rethink your strategy beyond brute-forcing. If you try to go at it head on, you're going to get messed up, but if you use consumables/status effects/ashes etc it gets a lot easier. I think a lot of people have this idea that using anything but R1s is cheating, and this fight is here to make people engage in the rest of the game's combat system.

                                                                                                                                    • Watcher & Defender but somehow made worse. At least the duo from ds2 had a logic behind the resurrection. You knock out one, the other goes & helps his comrade. You kill both simultaneously \ before the resurrection is triggered - you win. Godskin duo on the other hand... You kill both and,,, its not even half of the shared hp bar. You are just left standing there waiting for the re-spawn, yawning. This combined with noble rolling bs move - that pillars don't even stop half of the time cause fromsoftware collision codding heh - makes up for a really shitty boss fight. Also... from the lore perspective... wtf they are even doing in that dragon shrine in the first place? -_- Just do yourself a favor & use them sleeping pots.

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        The Godskins 1v1 aren't bad, but good god this fight is just pure unadulterated dogshit, sleep pots and rotten breath saved me a bunch of time that could've been wasted on this shitshow of a fight.

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