Leonine Misbegotten

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Location Castle Morne
Drops

Runes runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 3,800 (NG)
Runes runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 950 (NG, Co-op)
Grafted Blade Greatsword

HP 2,198
Strong VS
Weaker to

Leonine Misbegotten is a Great Enemy Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Leonine Misbegotten Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Leonine Misbegotten, as well as boss stats and lore.

This misbegotten is a feral humanoid with bestial features and a thick, crimson mane. It wields a large greatsword and is found at the end of Castle Morne. This individual has stolen the treasured sword of Castle Morne, the one Edgar promised to protect. He is summonable for this fight if his and Irina's questline have been progressed to a certain point.

This is an optional boss as players are not required to defeat it to advance. The Leonine Misbegotten is extremely aggressive and it may be difficult to find openings to attack it. You will find yourself rolling most of the time in order to create distance as a ranged character, or as an alternative to Guarding as blocking it's attacks will deplete your Stamina quickly. It drops the Grafted Blade Greatsword 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.

Lesser Misbegotten Warrior is the normal enemy form of this boss. Other variants of this boss appear in the Crucible Knight and Misbegotten WarriorPerfumer Tricia and Misbegotten Warrior, and Misbegotten Crusader boss fights.

 

Elden Ring Leonine Misbegotten Boss

  • This is an optional boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Beside the Rampart Gaol
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
  • NPC Summons: Edgar - Begin the Irina questline and deliver Irina's Letter to Edgar to unlock his summon sign

 

Elden Ring Leonine Misbegotten Location

Leonine Misbegotten can be found in the southwestern shores of Castle Morne at the Weeping Peninsula. From the Beside the Rampart Gaol Site of Grace, head southwest across a wooden bridge towards a tower. The boss's arena is clearly visible from this tower. Find a ladder at the side of the tower to get to the shores below. There are several non-hostile Spirit Jellyfish here that you can stroll past. Continue south to find the boss's mist gate. [Map Link]

 

Leonine Misbegotten Combat information

Negations (or Absorptions)

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

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 2,199 5,179 5,696 5,955 6,214 6,732 6,991 7,250
Defense 103 117 120 123 129 135 141 152
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 3,800 19,000 20,900 21,375 22,800 23,275 23,750 24,225

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

 

Elden Ring Leonine Misbegotten Boss Guide

Leonine Misbegotten Boss Video Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Leonine Misbegotten Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Leonine Misbegotten:

  • Summon Edgar if you are having trouble with the Misbegotten's aggressive attacks. 
  • Use the Lone Wolves to direct attention away from you. They could easily stunlock him, but are rather frail otherwise. Demi-Humans can also work wonders.
Melee Users

This boss attacks quickly and can deal a lot of damage if it hits. Guarding is difficult: you'll take a considerable amount of Stamina damage unless you use Ash of War: Barricade Shield. It's better to dodge most of its attacks if you can, punishing its leap attacks and overhead vertical attacks that leave it briefly vulnerable.

Barricade Bounce: If you do use Barricade Shield, all the Misbegotten's attacks (other than Hopping Slam) will bounce right off your shield. This will give you plenty of chances to guard counter and eventually break its stance.

Staggeringly Effective: Leonine Misbegotten is particularly easy to interrupt—it will break out of an attack animation when hit with a jumping or charged heavy attack from almost any weapon. Use this to your advantage to interrupt combos when attacks have long windups, and you can quickly and safely build up both HP and Stance damage.

Magic and Ranged Users

Dodge its attacks and use spells like Carian Slicer or Glintstone Pebble to whittle its health down during its Hopping Slam, Hopping Stab, and Vertical Slash. Bow users should use a Shortbow and punish the same attacks, jump-shooting and shooting when they land.

Leonine Misbegotten Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Lunging Slash parry icon 40pxGets down on all fours, raises its haunches, then jumps towards you and slashes its sword. Used when you're further away Roll when it pauses briefly in the air and then again to avoid the potential Hop Slice. Only parriable at close range
Running Slash Pulls its sword behind its shoulder as it runs towards you, then lets loose a wide slash. Used when you're further away Roll when you see the hilt of the sword pass its head
Sideswipe Runs past you on all fours and slashes you in passing Roll and prepare to roll again once the follow-up is in the air
Barbaric Roar Raises its arms in front of its head, then lets loose a fearsome roar dealing damage in a small area of effect Dodge or walk away when you see its arms go up
Hop Slice parry icon 40pxHops a little bit and slams the sword down vertically in front of it Roll to the left or right
Double Swipe Swipes back and forth with its left paw Roll backwards twice, since it will close some distance during the attack
Stamp Sweep parry icon 40pxStomps its foot, then spins its sword in two full circles Once you see it raise its foot, you'll have enough time to run out of range without dodging. Come back and hit it during its long recovery
Slash parry icon 40pxSwings its sword once clockwise Roll backwards twice to get out of range of the whole combo, and attack when it's finished
Double Slash parry icon 40pxSwings its sword once counterclockwise and then once clockwise Roll backwards once and attack when it's finished
Slice & Leap parry icon 40pxSwings its sword counterclockwise, then leaps high into the air and stabs its sword into the ground Roll backwards to avoid the first slashes, roll again while it's hanging in midair, then get in some damage while it recovers. Only the initial slice is parryable
Slice & Slam parry icon 40pxSwings its sword clockwise, holds it over its head momentarily, then slams it down in front Roll forward and to the right to end up behind it and avoid the slam. Only the slam is parryable
Hopping Slam Jumps into the air and grabs the blade of its sword, slamming it into the ground and creating a small shockwave. May be repeated once Roll when you see its sword cross its face
Vertical Opener parry icon 40pxSwings its sword over its head and down in front of it, beginning a combo Roll backwards twice to get out of range of the whole combo, and attack once it's finished
Horizontal Opener parry icon 40pxSwings its sword clockwise, beginning a combo This attack is particularly tricky because it can combo into so many different moves. Either parry it to prevent that or roll away a couple times and wait for the combo to end

Leonine Misbegotten Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Known as Leonine Aberration in 1.00 version of the game
  • Uses the “Old Warriors” boss theme
  • Other Notes and Trivia Go Here

Leonine Misbegotten Combo Chart

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Leonine Misbegotten Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      The comnbos this enemy has are sometimes undodgeable even with good timing and direction of roll due to the followup swipes or the hitboxes. Very genuinely dogshit and bullshit enemy.

      • Anonymous

        1) spawn jellyfish at door
        2) jellyfish stuns him and takes aggro
        3) put him between yourself and jellyfish
        4) hit him and take aggro
        5) go to step 2

        • Anonymous

          Gotta imagine that the similarities of attack animation between these greatsword misbegotten and the Crucible Sword Knights isn't a mistake. The double spin attack is almost a direct mirror

          • Anonymous

            The one in the Haligtree is ****ing bullshit. Aggro range going for a thousand miles away and he can two shot. Actual dogshit.

            • Anonymous

              for those running parry the world challenge, he can be parried but i'm not sure about the attack followed by the roar, I can never seem to land the parry

              • Anonymous

                The Gnostic creator god, the Demiurge, is described as beginning as a lion-faced spirit with a snake body.
                It's also described as "misbegotten," as its mother created him without permission and unilaterally.
                I know how much gnosticism factors into FS games, so I have to imagine the Demiurge is a direct design influence

                • Anonymous

                  solo this boss with melee was a nightmare , even than the malenia. because he love to spam faster or slower telegraph attack that punish your roll. most of the attack is wide sweep so combine with slower attack it's impossible to dodge. very cheap boss for the sake of annoying the player.

                  • Anonymous

                    Steel-wire torch you find in the castle stun locks the boss making this a trivial fight.

                    With base level stats, you can easily clear 90% of the bosses hp before running out of mana. Takes about four regular hits and it's dead.

                    • Anonymous

                      I hate this boss with every fiber of my soul. Fast af attacks, true combos with built-in roll catches, criminal levels of mobility… Fromsoft really sucked this thing off when they created it.

                      • Anonymous

                        This boss feels very weak even for early game, he does a lot of damage but has very low poise and health.

                        The one in the Haligtree usually kicks my butt though, especially since he has a few other misbegotten helping him.

                        • Anonymous

                          wow that was underwhelming only took me 2 attempts to beat him, and I almost took him down first try.
                          However, I used Barricade Shield with guard counter so apparently I was fighting him the right way without knowing.

                          • Anonymous

                            The one in the haligtree that is next to the pearldrake +2 talisman can fall down the platform in the regular path, drawn to the sound of you killing one of the smaller misbegotten. Something funny is that he will often fall down next to the end of the platform, so you can knock him back to make him fall to his death lol

                            • Anonymous

                              Leonine Misbegotten is an incredibly formidable foe. However, it shares with the various Knights the unfortunate weakness of having poor stagger resistance: Spamming uncharged heavy attacks over and over will stop pretty much any move it could throw at you dead in its tracks.
                              If you have a friend with you, simply pulling out a pair of hammers and going to town with uncharged heavies will turn this foe into a complete joke.
                              — Courh the Explorer

                              • Anonymous

                                Summon Edgar
                                Summon Skelton ashes
                                Keep distance
                                Spam lightning spear incantation while they keep him busy
                                Shameless cheese

                                • Anonymous

                                  simply use a jellyfish summon to take his attention and use fire bombs whenever he's distracted, he will chase you first most times but since the jellyfish can aggro far away after he's less aggressive when he switches targets and is significantly less likely to swap to you before you attack as long as you aren't basically right next to him. 6 will take like half his health away and a +5 weapon should make quick work of him from there.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    First time Souls player here: As a Bandit (dual wielding daggers), I found after 15+ attempts of using the Lone Wolf Spirit that he would just jump / combo between myself and the wolves and it made the fight feel more difficult than to simply just go in solo as I was constantly chasing the boss between his jumps without getting in any quality hits only then to immediately fall back when I randomly became the target. On a whim, I tried the Spirit Jellyfish for the first time ever and was shocked to find that it would interrupt the boss roughly every 3-5 seconds allowing a short amount of time to get some hits in but, more importantly, it interrupted his constant combos. All I had to do was kite him around for a few seconds to wait for the interrupt and then go to town on him before rolling away to kite again. The fight legitimately didn't feel like a boss fight after using the jellyfish. Good luck!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Lvl 17 with claymore. If you run in and swing, your attack will land before his and stagger. Get 2 or 3 hits then roll back before he does his shout. Watch for jumping attacks and roll backwards when he starts to combo. Use fire to speed it up

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Beat him on 19 lvl. I just used parry until he died. This way was much easier and more fun for me rather than dodging 95% of the time and trying to find a window for a single hit and repeating that for 20 mins.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I found this to be the toughest boss in the weeping peninsula. I was really struggling but found a good tactic by mistake really. I was around lvl 20 warrior with decent faith stats and I used the shockwave incantation to help defeat him. If you do it at the right time it knocks him on his ass and then you can hit him a few times before making distance between him and yourself. I think I had a falcion reinforced to +5. The skill on this weapon helped take his health down a fair bit.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            These are blatantly overturned as standard mobs, particularly since they are basically always paired with a supporting perfumer. Miniboss level enemy and its ****ing everywhere in some areas. With its ****ing 20 foot long sword and 6 hit attack chains on top of being one of the most aggressive enemies in the game... seriously almost as annoying as imps

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I pummelled him with a zweihander, it took a solid 7-8 tries before i brought him down.

                                              Not that bad of a fight, margit was way worse.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The animations are just painful to look at. The fight isn't even that hard, but the amount of nonsense fromsoftware puts in the animation is getting ridiculous. The boss randomly slows down time while in the air, developing a resistance to gravity and slams down right next to you. Sometimes he covers 8 meters with one sidestep.
                                                There is fantasy, and there is bullsh*t, and this is sadly the latter one

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  If you're level 20 or below, don't even bother trying to use a shield for this fight, or else you won't have enough stamina to keep up with him. Two-hand your weapon and just i-frame everything. You can make his clones pay for this bs later on, once you have a big enough stamina pool.

                                                  His never-ending combos and range require a stamina pool you just won't have at this point unless you're over-leveled.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    He's not really a "difficult boss", although he can rollcatch like crazy and can deal a good amount of damage with his combos. All I can say is this- if you're having trouble, use Storm Blade from Warmaster Bernahl. Kicks the crap out of this guy, and is generally just a good skill anyways. Good luck!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I have seen a ton of suggestions to use Lone Wolf Ashes for this Boss an that Boss, but is it just me or did From get super lazy naming ****? I mean come on! Lone Wolf Ashes? They are 3 wolves together, essentially what you would call a "pack", right? So......anyone?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        An In-Depth breakdown of why Leonine Misbegotten is stronger then Malenia

                                                        Hello nerds. I have seen a lot of discourse in the community regarding which demigod is the strongest of them all. Some people are like “ooooo the tall sword lady is the best” and others are like “nonono the funny horse man is the best” and then a third party will bust in and go “uhm ackshuly this edgy omen man is the best.” And then we have all the incredibly smart and funny people who then say “well actually no the soldier of the godrick is the best haha please laugh.”

                                                        However, you are all wrong. The strongest character in the game is Leonine Misbegotten. And today I will prove this using facts and logic.

                                                        Now I know some of you will now say “Well uh y’see Leonine Misbegotten has 1,099 health, and Malenia has 33,251 health, and 33,251 is actually a larger number then 1,099.” And you are correct. However, you are failing to take one simple point into account - evasion.

                                                        You see, Malenia is a filthy dex user who medium rolls, spams her weapon art, and needs vigor to win fights, but my boy Leonine over here has no armor so he can light roll, and he doesn’t need to level vigor, because he doesn’t get hit. Not only that, but he is also a strength build, and as we all know, strength builds are naturally superior to dex builds.

                                                        Another thing to take into account is that Leonine is actually holding back his true power. He has access to the Grafted Blade Greatsword, yet chooses to fight us with a regular sword because ~~the devs were too lazy to change the model~~ he wants to at least give us a chance.

                                                        Another thing you’re probably thinking is “Leonine is completely insignificant, he even appears as a regular enemy later on!” But there’s one thing that must be taken into account - the naming of these other versions. Most of the time they are called Misbegotten Warriors, but if they are different entities, then why do they look exactly the same? Well, there is one more instance of this occuring, and that is when Morgott summons illusions of himself as Margit. That’s right. Leonine is powerful enough to channel clones of himself all throughout the lands between. Can the filthy dex user do that? I didn’t think so.

                                                        Now, onto the moveset. Both Leonine and Malenia have low poise and can have their attacks interrupted without much difficulty. However, Malenia simply does stupid sidesteps and basic, easily dodgable grabs. Leonine uses extremely powerful yet quick swings, and counters your pathetic attempt at staggering him with jump attacks, equipped with hyper armor. And let’s not forget about their signature moves. Malenia hovers in the air for like 40 years before using waterfowl dance, allowing for her opponent to easily execute their own attack in that time period. Leonine’s war cry not only is fast and buffs himself, but also interrupts the opponent in front of him. It’s extremely versatile, unlike watershit dance.

                                                        Not only is Leonine stronger then Malenia physically, but morally as well. Leonine heroically led an uprising for the liberation of his people, and Malenia nuked an entire area because she didn’t want to lose in battle. Need I say more?

                                                        One final point I will make is my own personal experience. I have been completely unable to defeat Leonine after 37 hours of attempts, due to his blinding speed and high damage. Even after leveling to level 231 from forcing a crow to jump off a cliff, I still can’t beat him, and whenever I go to reddit dot com all of the toxic gatekeeper elitists make fun of me.

                                                        As for Malenia, I haven’t gotten to her yet, but I saw a video of someone beating her at *level 1.* Something I will now point out is that I cannot beat Leonine at level 231, and yet Malenia can be beaten at level 1. What is important to note here is that 231 is actually a bigger number then 1, even further proving that Leonine is more difficult. Case closed. (This is stolen, credits to OrdinaryLurker4 lmao)

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Fighting this MF'er on my first playthrough was when I realized that my Quality Straight Sword/Shield build from DS3 wasn't going to work anymore.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I had a lot of trouble with this boss. I play souls games with melee characters, and let me tell you that a close range fight with this boss using swords that can't stagger him is very difficult. He has a lot of weirdly timed, powerful attacks and when he goes red eye mode you can say bye bye to your health bar. It's a fun boss, maybe a bit too aggressive, but it felt good to beat him.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              He actually drops Iron Greatsword in Royal Capital. Theres like 3 of them and i got it randomly. dont know the chances

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Man did they really give this common enemy some of Gael’s moves? Way to devalue such a memorable boss, FromSoftware.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The one in Castle Morne shoulda wielded the Grafted Blade Greatsword considering we get it from him for the Edgar/Irina questline

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    A bit sad we don’t get these guys as a Spirit Ash. They’re unique enemies, and I would’ve liked it better than the Winged Misbegotten.

                                                                    • I cleared him easily as a vagabond but am kinda struggling as an astrologer. He two shots me and also roll catches a bunch. This fight would definitely be over in a lot less attempts if I had higher vigor. Definitely need to level that up for the other bosses as well as getting some better armor.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Use the whip from the nearby tower. Effectively stunlocks him. You are required to yell "DOWN SIMBA!" while doing this though.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I found he is relatively easy to parry with a small shield. If you struggle because you use small or medium weapons who can’t stagger him out of his long 360 degrees combo, you should try that. Worked well with my samurai.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Try this enemy at level 1 with zero weapon upgrades, no cheesy stuff, no summons and no additional talisman slots. Show me how easy it was...

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Storm blade ash of war was pretty reliable in stun-locking it. just make sure you have enough FP to keep firing away

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Played him while using WeMod. All stats at 99, level at 792. Beat him in 6 hits. C’mon FromSoftware, give me a real challenge.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Edgar makes this boss way easier than going solo with it. Find Irina and she will give you a letter. She is close to the bridge of sacrifice and the whole reason I went to Castle Morne in the first place. Edgar can be found at the Castle on top of the tower after going through a lot of the enemies and crossing the bridge before said tower.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    this guy actually loses pretty hard to shield counters. The melee build advice recommends dodging and waiting him out, but you can def shield counter a lot of stuff before the follow ups come out.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      fun fact, this boss drops 3 of the legendary weapons, tho they are all the same and only 1 uses the actual weapon, it would be nice if the special ones had extra attacks based on the weapon they are using

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Impaling Thrust (Estoc, Great Epee) weapon art interrupts pretty much all of his attacks. Good for stagger buildup too

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Just summon lone wolves and then stay put of his way... they'll kill him without your help and so long as you say away, you won't pull aggro

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            kinda wish he used the grafted blade, seeing as A: he drops it and B: the other misbegotten boss used the sword it dropped

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Why are the collision boxes on this enemy so bad? Half the fight I kept getting wiggled around the place because I fought him at close range, usualyl when it does that realyl powerful delayed lunging slash. I swear it doesn't happen with other enemies. They gave this guy some oddly accurate collision boxes that not even large enemies get for some reason. When I fought the demi-human queen I couldn't even hit her with my club because of the collision boxes. Why the discrepancy?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                This boss is about waiting for the right oppotunity with patience and within a small window, deliver a quick burst attack. That window is when the boss makes a jump attack, that leaves about 3 seconds. Don't bother to use normal attacks unless you use a colossal weapon or something with huge poise damage. Just wait for it to jump and then quckly attack, and then move away.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I used the Lordsworn greatsword +3 and it just staggers him like crazy. He can't even get a hit in. Fairly easy boss if you use that weapon

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    For some reason the grace point after his death is bugged and you need to be like 10 ft to the right to activate it.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Neat boss, but either I was overleveled for him or it was way easier than I was expecting. The dungeon and catacomb bosses I've fought have given more trouble than this guy did. I used the Bloodhound Fang +1 (2-handed) and the jellyfish spirit summon. While he got me with a couple of his attacks, I was able to heal in time and quickly deal more damage. Staggered him once for a nice visceral as well. Considering the reward for killing him, I was surprised it wasn't a tougher fight. A fun fight nonetheless.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Neat boss, but either I was overleveled for him or it was way easier than I was expecting. The dungeon and catacomb bosses I've fought have given more trouble than this guy did. I used the Bloodhound Fang +1 (2-handed) and the jellyfish spirit summon. While he got me with a couple of his attacks, I was able to heal in time and quickly deal more damage. Staggered him once for a nice visceral as well. Considering the reward for killing him, I was surprised it wasn't a tougher fight. A fun fight nonetheless.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Avoid killing this boss before progressing the Edgar/Irina quest to the point where you have to retrieve the sword.

                                                                                                          I made that mistake as I didn't find Edgar before clearing the castle and as a result the quest is completely broken after returning to Irina.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I have a real soft spot for this guy. Awesome design, fast and fun but not overwhelming as long as you're good about panic rolling, reminds me of something out of Bloodborne in a good way. An excellent early game boss, and the variation you find in the Snowfield cave is just cool as hell

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Bloody Slash absolutely destroys this guy. Not only does it briefly stun him, allowing for easy chain use of the ability, but it simply nukes his health bar due to his 0 slash resistance. Dude didn't stand a chance!

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Bloody Slash absolutely destroys this guy. Not only does it briefly stun him, allowing for easy chain use of the ability, but it simply nukes his health bar due to his 0 slash resistance. Dude didn't stand a chance!

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Most of his attacks can be parried actually which makes the fight way less frustrating for the light weapons' melee builds as otherwise you end up rolling & rolling & rolling through all his relentless combos with very short windows to actually deal damage. 4 hit combo that starts with onehanded overhead\diagonal slash - first hit is the safest to parry but if you missed it, roll through the 2nd and 3rd hit and parry the last one (or 3rd one if you feel lucky heh). Then goes 4 horizontal hit combo set up parry - block the first hit, parry the second. 2h double spin - parry right after the roar. Personally i just roll through everything else.

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