Gurranq, Beast Clergyman

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Location Bestial Sanctum, Caelid
Role Special Trader
Voiced by Jonathan Keeble
HP 10,620
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Gurranq, Beast Clergyman is an NPC in Elden Ring. Gurranq appears to be a large, hunched creature that possesses many bestial qualities. Constantly hungering for Deathroot, he will reward those who feed him, though his hunger is unquenchable.

 I won't forget... again... mine appetite... My sin...

 

Gurranq, Beast Clergyman Location in Elden Ring

Gurranq, Beast Clergyman can be found at the Bestial Sanctum in Dragonbarrow. [Map link]
This location can be accessed via a waygate in Limgrave [Map link]

  • This NPC does not move.
  • Gurranq can be fought.
  • If defeated, drops: Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
  • Dialogue will not advance after the fourth deathroot unless you walk away or rest to trigger an event.
    • The event must be triggered before dialogue continues if giving a single root at a time.
    • Multiple deathroots at a time, or continuing before event trigger, skips lore dialogue.
    • All rewards will be given after event resolution, if given more than one at a time.

 

Elden Ring Gurranq, Beast Clergyman Shop

 

Gurranq Beast Clergyman Questline

Players should go to Summonwater Village and defeat the Tibia Mariner boss there, then return to D at the Roundtable Hold to continue his quest. He will give you directions to go to the Bestial Sanctum in Caelid. You can teleport there without having to explore by using the waygate in East Limgrave. [Map link]

After the fourth Deathroot, he will become hostile towards you, you will have to bring his HP down until he stops attacking, then you can speak with him, reset the area, and use the fifth Deathroot for the Beast Claw Incantation. If you gave Gurranq the fifth Deathroot before he went aggressive, he will immediately give you the Beast Claw Incantation upon speaking to him after subduing him.


You can also choose to not talk to him after he stops attacking and kill him instead. This will make him drop the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone without completing his quest.

  • A tip for those who are finding this difficult: if you can aggro and bait Black Blade Kindred just outside to use it's big red swipe, it can one-shot Gurranq into submission.
  • You can also bait him at the entrance (he can hit you through the gates and walls), back away far enough and use Night Maiden's Mist (charged for extra radius) to slowly whittle down his HP. Do note that he will remain aggressive until you reset the area.
  • If you have a summons that has rot or poison, such as a Rotten Stray Ashes or Spirit Jellyfish Ashes, you can poison the Gurranq and simply wait outside while the damage ticks. It will eventually reach the threshold to break the Beast Clergyman out of his rage and reset him back to normal. Teleport out and back to find him in his normal spot.

 

Elden Ring Gurranq, Beast Clergyman information

  • Health: 10,620 HP
  • Poise: 80

Absorptions

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

Resistances

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

 

Dialogue in Elden Ring: Gurranq, Beast Clergyman

Introduction

  • "..." (grunting, snarling)

First Deathroot

  • "...I smell it... Death... Feed it me..."
  • "Tarnished... bring more... Death. I shall grant thee... eye... and claw. Feed me... more."

Second and Third Deathroot

  • "..." (grunting, snarling)
  • "More... I am not sated... Feed me more... Death."

Fourth Deathroot

  • "Strange, there's something else. But the death, yet quenches. Bring more."

 (if you feed the fifth Deathroot before you rest or leave to trigger him going aggressive, you get this message)

  • "..."
  • "More... I am not... sated... Feed me more... Death"

Upon dealing enough damage after feeding the fourth Deathroot

  • (gasping and groaning)
  • "Put it away. I won't forget... again... mine appetite... My sin... So please.... Enough."

Fifth Deathroot

  • "My thanks Tarnished.... Death... My sin... Should not be touched by the hand of man... I shall grant thee... my claws... Feed me... more..."

Sixth, seventh and eighth Deathroot

  • "I won't forget... again.... mine appetite... My sin... I must have more... I must consume more..."

Ninth Deathroot

  • "It is... it is all... consumed. Still., I am not sated... Not nearly sated..." 
  • (screams)  "Marika... Is this... what it is... to sin?" "Will things... never be the same... again?" 
    "..." (panting)
  • "Tarnished... my thanks... for thy... long labor. But I have done... all I can... in this land. Henceforth, mine appetite shall be my sole companion. Farewell."

Small talk

  • "..." (grunting)

Other

  • More... I am not Sated.
  • Bring me more Death.

When he killed Tarnished

  • I must consume more...

Upon death

  • Marika...why...wouldst thou...gull me? Why...shatter...

 

Elden Ring Gurranq, Beast Clergyman Notes & Trivia

  • At night, Gurranq can be found to the right side of the sanctum, howling at the sky. Talking to him when he does this does not grant new dialogue. 
  • A total of nine Deathroot can be given to him to finish his questline. 
    • Once all nine Deathroot have been given to him, he will tell the player that, despite their hard work, his hunger is still not satiated and that he will go on to be alone. He will then roar and vanish, giving the player an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.

 

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    • Anonymous

      Something I saw somewhere (completely unconfirmed) is that, once he goes aggressive, he will supposedly devour a spirit summon after defeating it, calming him down, and cower and beg you to banish legendary summons if used against him.

      Can anyone test this out?

      • This NPC can in fact move. After following D's direction quite early into NG++(Godrick down), I handed over 2 Deathroot. I then killed Black Blade Kindred. Upon reload, Gurranq was not at his original location, but instead outside, howling in anguish. Talking to him results in "...", but he stopped howling.

        • Anonymous

          Not really about Gurranq, but i find it kind of funny how you can get the black blade kindred outside his door to kill the black blade himself

          • Anonymous

            Important Factoid... if you cheese the golem outside before the 4th death root you can't summon ashes to help. Thought I was screwed, but ran out and breathed samarag glintstone in when he was straining at the door, that did the trick.

            • Anonymous

              "Gurranq, did you just order nine deathroot?"

              "Yea"

              "You have seventeen bucks in your bank account mate, you can't afford that"

              "I dunno I'll just rummage around in the garage and give him **** till he goes away then"

              • Anonymous

                Stand before the Elden Ring they said. Become Elden Lord they said. Nah man, I have become some beast-mans food-delivery.

                • Anonymous

                  dude, I show up to give you some more of your heroine and you attack me... And the survey says: "you're dead"

                  • Anonymous

                    Farum Azula is host to the "storm beyond time". Several incantation descriptions say Gurranq's "former name meant the Death of the Demigods". And after you feed him all the Deathroot he freaks out and dips. My belief is that he is Maliketh himself, trying to undo the Night of Black Knives by eating the Death that has sprouted as a result of Godwyn's murder. D is in his employ, "trying to put this crooked world to rights." He thought that by eating the Deathroot the stolen fragment can be restored, I guess, but turns out he was wrong. "Is this what it means to sin?"

                    • Anonymous

                      He aggroed and I run out of door to attack him. Didn’t know using this cheese he won’t ever stop attacking till death unless you reset the area. Now he’s dead.

                      I don’t care about the stone. I don’t really care about other rewards either. I’m a mage, what do I need faith incantations for anyway. But Maliketh is just such an awesome character and I planned to not give him the last root so he will remain in my game. Now he’s dead. That left a very sour taste in my mouth. I guess I deserved it because I cheesed. :/

                      • Anonymous

                        If anyone is curious, you should be able to get absolution at the church of vows via celestial dew, and that ought to bring him back to life (maybe i havent tested, but it works for other quest-relevant npcs)

                        • Anonymous

                          bruh i had this mofo at 1/3 health and he never calmed down, i got pissed and killed him. Didn't know he had more quests..

                          • Anonymous

                            "simply poison him with the jellyfish" bro if you're at the level where this guy 1 shots you your jelly fish isn't gonna live long enough to poison him. They really should have eased up on the input reading after you give him 4 deathroots. Tired of this omniscient garbage

                            • Anonymous

                              When he’s howling at sky at night, the direction he’s facing is the Erdtree. Does he miss Marika maybe? Makes me sad for him.

                              • Anonymous

                                Damn it, when he attacked me I went full murder mode and killed him. I didn't realize that he'd calm down mid-fight and you could talk to him.

                                • Anonymous

                                  He wouldn't stop attacking and I ended up killing him really pissed I missed the items, from soft needs to do better sick of these buggy quests

                                  • Even though this kind of event is rare in Souls game, I believe Gurranq/Maliketh somehow survived after the boss fight. We have a lot of npc quests that can go incomplete/broken if we killed them or skipping steps, but a boss npc whose quest is still available after being killed doesn't look like an oversight to me.
                                    Also It's not difficult to imagine the devs can let some bosses live if they wish, the player clearly intended to walk away after Malenia's 1st phase despite her looking like she's only exhausted, not dead. Rennala's apparently survived and even tho Rykard is actually dead, his corpse is only available after reloading the area, meaning when the bosses crumbled to dust, that isn't really how they died but rather removed from the area.
                                    Though I doubt fromsoft is ever keen on bringing old characters back, I kinda wish there's some familiar faces return to the dlc

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Killing him DOES NOT kill maliketh and stop that boss fight from happening why do people think this? Maliketh is a very important npc in the games story there is nothing you can do that will remove a vital role to the games main story

                                      • Anonymous

                                        After last patch... He was aggroed for several weeks. I cam back today. And he killed me once... Then was calm. He said he wont forget and gave me claw. I didnt need to beat him

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Gurranq cannot be Maliketh. In my playthrough, I've already killed Maliketh and Radagon, but Gurranq is still at the bestial sanctum asking me for deathroots. I'm surprised no one picked up on this.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Anyone else having problems with his dialogue? When he agros after the fourth deathroot, he’s supposed to “beg” me to stop but he won’t. I know it’s not a big bug or anything, but the fact that I can’t access non-optional dialogue is infuriating to me.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I was searching a proof that Maliketh is Gurrank. I fight gurrank during his quest line, i see the rune on his left hand. The same that Maliketh use to take his sword from his beast clergyman form.

                                              Finaly !! We know ^^

                                              • Honestly surprised you get his best, final reward if you kill him early. You can get a +25 at the beginning of any game. I did this on ng+ becuase I already got his other stuff and eh, i didnt feel like going on a treasure hunt for all 9 roots again.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Can someone explain why "D" is peddling deathroot to this guy?

                                                  Also he one-shots me with every attack. Can he be beaten without cheese?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I don't get why is he still alive after i clap his cheeks at farum azula. Alive and friendly, mind you. Doesn't make sense.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      man its so fun to lose 150k runes because fromsoft still thinks “gotcha” moments with npcs randomly aggroing out of nowhere is somehow fun to play

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Hilariously, I've seen some online say that Gurranq isn't the same as the Beast Clergyman phase in the Maliketh fight, and that is merely From reusing assets (completely ignoring the dialogue changes, because they can't possibly be wrong).

                                                        In case these simple minded folk needed even more clues to that he's actually Makiketh, the Black Blade; the Bestial Sanctum is guarded by the... Black Blade Kindred.

                                                        • This also deals STANDARD Physical damage, and NOT STRIKE damage. Tested against Moonlight Altar Crystalians. Normal damage applies after their Poise gets broken, as usual.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            is it the wrong link for the boss fight? shouldn't it be https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Beast+Clergyman

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              lmao got super stoked to see what this guy provides in game, because wherever i found out about this guy told me he provided a lot of really good spells and some magic items..... not that he only provides faith based loot *Facepalm* im running strictly int atm and i feel like there just arent enough spells in this game and they all kinda suck so far :P

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Why be vague in the description about him becoming aggressive? It's not exactly a spoiler. His room is clearly a boss room and he is clearly a bit unhinged.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I think he's bugged. I gave him 5 deathroot and got beast claw. But then he's not talking to me anymore. Couldn't give him the other 4 deathroots. Just get the ''...'' dialogue. I tried to make him hostile to me again to lower his hp just like first time but didn't work.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I poisoned him and he just stayed red and mad at me the whole time until he died. Didn’t even speak or anything. There was no break or pause. Just kept attacking me until he died of Damage over Time. This is busted. Now I can’t complete this quest until new game. This is on 1.03 it needs fixed.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      for some reason, Gurranq did not give the Beastial Sling when I first gave him a deathroot. he only gave the me the clawmark seal and the eye. any ideas about this?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        "This NPC does not move This merchant can be fought If defeated, drops: Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone" "You can also choose to not talk to him after he stops attacking and kill him instead. This will make him drop the somber ancient dragon smithing stone without completing his quest." so which one is he dropping: normal or somber stone? is it same as 9th Deatrhoot exchange reward?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Previously given 3 deathroot.
                                                                          I handed him 4 deathroot & only recieved the Ashe of war.
                                                                          upon resetting the area, he was agressive towards me, but didnt stop attacking when HP low.

                                                                          I used a summon & also poisoned him.
                                                                          I got the 2400 runes + Ancient Smithing Stone

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Made the mistake of trying to rest after realizing too late that he was trying to talk after attacking me. He disappeared and now am not sure where he went.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              If you kill the black blade kindred outside, I don’t think you’re able to summon ashes against him anymore. Tried it in two different pts and the option was gone once it was dead.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                i accidentally killed him with Lazer pew pew... thought i had to X_X now i cant get my stone from him... is there a way to reset him or respawn him? dont want to miss that incantation...

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Not revivable with celestial dew, trying at the Church of Vows will say "You don't need absolution" sadly. I think Gurranq deaggro'd at around 20% damage done whenhe dropped for me, but I thought it was a poise break and went for large damage as I thought his hp pool had to drop to roughly 50% in order to deaggro and had some work to do from what I read. Be cautious it doesn't take too many hits, less so with massive damage so be careful. You might blow right through the deaggro, that is the problem and why it's so annoying that there is no turn around.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I was at my fourth deathroot when I decided to attack the Black Blade Kindred in front of the church. After I took care of him Gurranq became hostile and I had to beat him up a bit to calm him down. From then on he started to mutter that he won't forget his sin again. Upon deathroot #5 he didn't attack but said he still remembers. Apparently after one fight he doesn't enrage anymore even when another requirement is met.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      When he staggered at around half HP, i thought it was just a transition into a 2nd phase, so i kept attacking until he died. Now i feel like ****

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Do NOT use any kind of damage over time afflictions when he gets angry and you're fighting this dude. I accidentally killed him with Scarlet Rot, and now I have to wait until NG+ to actually complete his deathroot rewards.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          You do not have to keep attacking him, you can simply make him go back to his place and sit at the grace and he'll go back to normal.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Interesting side note: after reaching Crumbling Farum Azula and warping to the beast clergyman he was missing, but i heard a lot of noise outside.
                                                                                            after going outside and taking a left turn i saw him howling at the tower in the middle of the sea north of the area, i never noticed this tower before either.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This guy is responsible for teaching the vulgar militia beast incantations and the OP death rune flame attacks.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                at first i thought he was malekith due to his dialogue and malekith responding .. but if you kill malkeith this guys still around. maybe he helped the death mark get stolen?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  If you finish his quest, later in Farum Azula he will have another lone of dialogue when you start the fight

                                                                                                  • "....if you can aggro and bait Black Blade Kindred just outside to use it's big red swipe, it can one-shot Gurranq into submission"
                                                                                                    PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN DOING THIS. It can still kill Gurranq if it's able to reach.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      he attacked me and never gave me a dialogue option after whittling his health down. now he's dead and I have deathroots with no one to give them to. kinda lame I wanted to get the incantations or spells or whatever

                                                                                                      • I took him out from outside of the church with my Longbow+16 (str/dex 33/35) at first with crafted blood arrows. A bit of a waste, I should have tried fire or poison. Afterwards I just used regular arrows. The risk is minimal. You just have to dodge once in a blue moon those magical blades. I have tried to melee him from outside of the church doors and it doesn't work well He on the other hand can damage you through the doors. I have had some success melee-ing him positioning myself between the open doors and even delivered a critical hit. But I was swiftly killed in two hits a few seconds later.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          No, this quest is dumb. I never heard him beg for mercy or whatever. He should become untargetable once he becomes passive

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I gave him 9 roots at the same time and i think i didnt get the somber smithing stone and neither he bécame hostile

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Dude just attacked me I provoked. I gave him the 5th d-root. Sat at the site. Logged out. When I logged back in, he just housed me for no reason.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                i dont know if this is a bug but I received no option to talk to him after he "calms down". ended up killing him which gives you none of the rewards even though I gave him all 9 of my deathroot before he went hostile. really ****ing stupid quest design tbh

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Just gave Gurranq all nine deathroots at once only gave 5 rewards after that I rested at grace until he got aggro'd. Beat him till he's like half health and Gurrang starts cowering exhausted his dialogue and rest at grace. Talked to him once more, got the rest of the rewards and he disappeared.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    i gave him 4th death root.. he gave me some new Roar thingy.. and sayd : i need more death... death... yeeessss.. after wards i turned my back on him and started moving toward camp fire and the dude agroed and 1 shotted me.. not cool bro

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Hi I'm playing this game right now. I gave him his first death root. After that I leaved the temple. Move to the right side of the temple. You'll see him standing there... So he moves..

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I use the gargoyle outside to cheese him with the black flame thing. Does 355 damage and he doesn’t move. Takes about 5 minutes.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          PRO TIP! Do not use a furled finger to summon a friend at the bestial sanctum site of grace to take on Black Blade Kindred. For some reason he instantly aggro’s on you when you use one. You can’t anyone for it either…. :/ looks like I’m waiting till NG+ for the beast claw

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