Grave Warden Duelist

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Locations & Drops

Murkwater Catacombs:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 181,700
Banished Knight Engvall Ashes

Auriza Side Tomb:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1815,000
Soldjars of Fortune Ashes

Strong VS
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Weaker to

Grave Warden Duelist is a Boss in Elden Ring. Former gladiators who protect gravesites. They fight with dual battle hammers on chains, and will often grab opponents and slam them down. These are optional bosses, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance.

Duelist is the normal enemy form of this boss. See also Frenzied Duelist and Putrid Grave Warden Duelist.

 

 Duelists who were exiled from the colosseum.

 

Elden Ring Grave Warden Duelist Location

 

Grave Warden Duelist 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.

Grave Warden Duelist Boss Guide for Elden Ring

Grave Warden Duelist Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Grave Warden Duelist:

 

Melee Strategy

His hits deal a lot of Stamina damage, so make sure to dodge as well as blocking attacks.

Summons: The easiest way to defeat this boss is to summon Spirit Ash and lay into him when he's focused on your ally, but you will need to avoid his Chain Swing attack.

Guard Counters: A Greatshield will rebound most attacks, giving you a chance to guard counter. His relatively low stance will give you plenty of chances to land critical hits.

 

Magic and Ranged Strategy

Kite: Keep your distance and draw him around the room. Move while he's performing his combos and attack during his recovery periods. During the second phase, he may sprint towards you until you're within his melee range. If he does, wait for him to get close and dodge the attack to the right, then roll backwards to get some distance again. Make sure you don't get stuck on the walls or columns!

Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Hammer Swing parry icon 40pxSwings his right or left hammer in various orientations Roll away and prepare to dodge the rest of the combo
Hammer Slam parry icon 40pxSlams one of his hammers into the ground Roll around him to his left to avoid a Hammer Scrape and get in a hit or set up a backstab
Double Slam parry icon 40pxSlams both hammers into the ground Roll around him to his left and get in an attack or set up a backstab
Hammer Scrape Scrapes a along the ground on his right Stay to his left after a Jump Smash or Hammer Slam
Hammer Throw parry icon 40pxWhips his hammers around its head and then throws them both forward Run away while he's twirling his hammers—this attack doesn't actually cover much range
Chain Swing  Swings its hammer in an arc in front of it. The second swing in a combo sometimes has more range Run backwards if you've got enough distance, or roll towards him so the second swing goes wide
Jump Smash  Leaps forward and slams both hammers into the ground Roll diagonally forward to get behind him, then attack or set up a backstab.
Drumbeat Finisher Raises both hammers above hishead and slams them hammers on the ground one after the other a total of four times Roll away and prepare to run back in and punish him once he's finished
Grab Raises his right hand and crouches to the ground before lunging forward into a grab that deal a lot of damage if it connects If you have time, you can just walk behind him and land a few attacks while he's grabbing air. If you're caught by surprise, roll to the left or right
Braggart's Roar Lets loose a furious roar, increasing his attack power and damage negation This attack doesn't actually deal damage, so it's a chance to get some free hits in

parry icon 40px: Attack can be parried

Elden Ring Grave Warden Duelist Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

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Grave Warden Duelist Combo Chart

grave warden duelist hammer combo chart


Grave Warden Duelist

Murkwater Catacombs

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 181,700
Banished Knight Engvall Ashes
HP 1,095

Elden Ring Grave Warden Duelist Boss (Murkwater Catacombs)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Murkwater Catacombs
  • Multiplayer is available for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Grave Warden Duelist Combat information

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 1,095 3,418 3,759 3,930 4,101 4,443 4,614 4,785
Defense 101.3 117.3 120.2325 123.165 129.03 134.895 140.76 152.49
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 1,700 8,500 9,350 9,562 10,200 10,412 10,625 10,837

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 226 / 268 / 366 / 656 247 / 289 / 387 / 677 250 / 292 / 390 / 680 254 / 296 / 394 / 684 258 / 300 / 398 / 688 261 / 303 / 401 / 691 265 / 307 / 405 / 695 269 / 311 / 409 / 699
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 226 / 268 / 366 / 656 247 / 289 / 387 / 677 250 / 292 / 390 / 680 254 / 296 / 394 / 684 258 / 300 / 398 / 688 261 / 303 / 401 / 691 265 / 307 / 405 / 695 269 / 311 / 409 / 699
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 169 / 197 / 239 / 337 185 / 213 / 255 / 353 187 / 215 / 257 / 355 190 / 218 / 260 / 358 193 / 221 / 263 / 361 196 / 224 / 266 / 364 198 / 226 / 268 / 366 201 / 229 / 271 / 369
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 226 / 268 / 366 / 656 247 / 289 / 387 / 677 250 / 292 / 390 / 680 254 / 296 / 394 / 684 258 / 300 / 398 / 688 261 / 303 / 401 / 691 265 / 307 / 405 / 695 269 / 311 / 409 / 699
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 226 / 268 / 366 / 656 247 / 289 / 387 / 677 250 / 292 / 390 / 680 254 / 296 / 394 / 684 258 / 300 / 398 / 688 261 / 303 / 401 / 691 265 / 307 / 405 / 695 269 / 311 / 409 / 699
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Grave Warden Duelist

Auriza Side Tomb

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1815,000
Soldjars of Fortune Ashes
HP 3,120

Elden Ring Grave Warden Duelist Boss (Auriza Side Tomb)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Auriza Side Tomb
  • Multiplayer is not available for this boss (Multiplayer Items are disabled in this dungeon, which may be a bug)
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Grave Warden Duelist Combat information

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 3,120 4,558 5,013 5,241 5,469 5,925 6,153 6,381
Defense 111.9 118.1 121.0525 124.005 129.91 135.815 141.72 153.53

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 241 / 283 / 381 / 671 260 / 302 / 400 / 690 263 / 305 / 403 / 693 267 / 309 / 407 / 697 271 / 313 / 411 / 701 275 / 317 / 415 / 705 279 / 321 / 419 / 709 283 / 325 / 423 / 713
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 241 / 283 / 381 / 671 260 / 302 / 400 / 690 263 / 305 / 403 / 693 267 / 309 / 407 / 697 271 / 313 / 411 / 701 275 / 317 / 415 / 705 279 / 321 / 419 / 709 283 / 325 / 423 / 713
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 181 / 209 / 251 / 349 195 / 223 / 265 / 363 197 / 225 / 267 / 365 200 / 228 / 270 / 368 203 / 231 / 273 / 371 206 / 234 / 276 / 374 209 / 237 / 279 / 377 212 / 240 / 282 / 380
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 241 / 283 / 381 / 671 260 / 302 / 400 / 690 263 / 305 / 403 / 693 267 / 309 / 407 / 697 271 / 313 / 411 / 701 275 / 317 / 415 / 705 279 / 321 / 419 / 709 283 / 325 / 423 / 713
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 241 / 283 / 381 / 671 260 / 302 / 400 / 690 263 / 305 / 403 / 693 267 / 309 / 407 / 697 271 / 313 / 411 / 701 275 / 317 / 415 / 705 279 / 321 / 419 / 709 283 / 325 / 423 / 713
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Image Gallery for Grave Warden Duelist in Elden Ring

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    • Grave Wardens have now existed in three souls games with wildly different styles. In 2, they were big mummy-looking guys with shields and spears. In 3, they were emaciated women with ratty clothes and dinged up curved swords. In Elden Ring, they're... Well, this guy.

      • Anonymous

        no spirit ash summons are allowed for the murkwater catacombs boss, its not a particularly hard boss anyway though.

        • Anonymous

          The one in Auriza Side Tomb gives 15000 runes and the Soldjar of Ashes. He has some jar enemies with him but i was powerstancing 2 colossal weapons so i killed him quickly and i didn't get to see their moves they just stayed back and watched.

          • Anonymous

            I got lucky since I gained both the Battle Hammer AND the Engvall ashes when I killed the one located in Murkwater.

            • Anonymous

              Well there goes the hammer. And how do you get the summon ash if you already defeated him before patch v1.03?

              • Anonymous

                For some reason after the patch he no longer drops the battle hammer he now drops "banished knight Engvall" which is a really crap summon with a cost of 100fp! They need to change it back the the hammer (I never used the hammer but it was a great early strength weapon... more sad times for strength builds)

                • Anonymous

                  So, uh, as of the new patch this guy no longer drops the Battle Hammer. He now drops the 'Banished Knight Engvall' Spirit Ashes. 100 FP cost, he looks like a Halberd variant of the Banished Knight, and shares lore with Banished Knight Oleg.

                  • Anonymous

                    If anyone is struggling, his attacks will almost all bounce against a greatshield, giving you a free guard counter. ~2-3 guard counters will stagger him for a riposte. Use a spirit summon to distract the jars if you can, or just kill them first.

                    • Anonymous

                      You can launch this guy into the air with the stomp weapon art. I was quite surprised when my Lordsworn greatsword sent him flying!

                      • Anonymous

                        This was my first dungeon and this guy looked pretty tough at first but my Weapon Art seemed to break his poise really easily
                        Every 2 weapon arts gave me a riposte
                        Was pretty easy but made me understand a bit more of the combat changes in Elden Ring, can't wait to play more!

                        • Anonymous

                          For those struggling against him, try backstabbing him to death, wait until he’s finished with his combos though.

                          • Anonymous

                            His moves are easy to pick up after a bit, so I would practice the parry outside the boss fight, once you figure out the parry, you can beat him with ~3-4 parries and the punishing blow

                            • Anonymous

                              The simplest way to deal with him is to keep moving away from him and rolling out of his mid-range (longest) attacks now and then and whenever he does the plow attack (hits the ground ahead of him with his hammer and pull his hammer toward himself), you can jump-attack him, then roll away and then keep moving away until a new opening appears.

                              It's also possible to do this when he does his side-step-hit (after he's hit) or when he jump-attack and, if you use any medium or heavy weapon (can't tell for light weapons), he will stag every time you jump-attack him during those 3 attacks.

                              When he's using his special rage ability, don't attack him in the middle of his combos as he become immune to staggering when attacking (except for his jump attack which can all be hit & staggered.)

                              • Anonymous

                                Jump then R2 attack then dodge away. Rinse and repeat. When he does his swinging attacks dodge away a few times. Very easy boss without summons.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Also noticed that he used two hammer- flails with me (lvl 33) and a poleaxe for everyone else I helped. Not sure if it's a level based thing or not.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Biggest threat is the timings. Watch for the delays, especially on his jump attacks, as they’ll also hit like a truck.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Very easy with Lordsworn Greatsword's uppercut.
                                      Uppercut sends him flying, load heavy attack, heavy attack while he's getting up, heavy breaks his posture, stab him in the chest.
                                      Rinse, repeat. Each combo should deal about 1/5 of his health depending on your stats.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This guy is SUPER weak to backstabs. You can do it easily. Also, it seems he sometimes has two hammers, and sometimes has one long pole axe. Not sure when/how to tell when he will spawn with what

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