Mad Tongue Alberich

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Mad Tongue Alberich is an Invader in Elden Ring.
He was one of the first Tarnished to stay at the Roundtable Hold, and is said to be a heretical sorcerer. He uses the Scythe and the Staff of the Guilty.
 

 

 Alberich was an aloof yet disturbed heretical sorcerer said to have been driven mad by jeering tongues during his service to the Roundtable Hold long ago.

Mad Tongue Alberich Location

Where to Find Mad Tongue Alberich:

  • Jump down the balcony in the Roundtable Hold
  • He will spawn as you run forwards towards the door. He will perform a gesture once he spawns.

 

Mad Tongue Alberich Combat Information

  • Health: 2,624 HP
  • Poise: 100

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 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 whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

 

 Attacks

Mad Tongue Alberich has various attacks. Most of his magical attacks inflict frost damage, and all of his attacks deal Frost buildup, leading to Frostbite

Magical Attacks

  • Glintstone Icecrag: Alberich shoots ice projectiles towards you one at a time. The total number he’ll send out will vary, but you are avoidable by strafing or dodging.
  • Freezing Mist: Alberich will spawn a cloud that will deal Frost buildup. Usually spawns two clouds at once. These clouds disappear after a few seconds.
  • Briars of Sin: Alberich will summon a ring of thorns around him that will hurt you if you’re caught in the AOE. This attack is easily telegraphed, as he’ll raise his staff up for a second before summoning the thorns, and the AOE is relatively small. 

Melee Attacks

  • He will perform the Sword Dance skill with his scythe, causing Hemorrhage. 
  • A Jumping Attack
  • A few swings with his scythe.

 

Mad Tongue Alberich Notes & Tips

  • One of the more difficult invaders because of the Bleed and Frost effects of the scythe.
  • Can be backstabbed during his bow gesture after he spawns.
  • Can heal, but only once.
  • When he spawns, he will bow at you – waiting for him to finish before attacking will grant you the Reverential Bow gesture.
  •  A Flail with the Spinning Chain skill or a weapon with Wild Strikes is particularly effective – it is possible to spawn kill him without taking any damage like this.
  • He is very susceptible to poison. Ash of War: Poisonous Mist will poison him extremely quickly, if not instantly, and will execute faster than many of his attacks.

 

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    • Anonymous

      I killed this guy without bowing back to him, felt pretty bad about it, but then again when i was a newbie this guy absolutely tormented me and killed me likely more times than i could count, so maybe i shouldn't be guilty.

      • Anonymous

        Don't leave jumping off the balcony to trigger his invasion for too long. After the write up here saying he is one of the harder NPCs that invade and the comments about how difficult a fight it is, I was looking forward to it but I should have done it sooner because one or two hits from the serpentbone blade he was dead. I didn't see any of his move-set apart from him swinging his scythe a couple of times, it was a let down because I was obviously way over levelled for his invasion.

        • Anonymous

          This guy taught me the hard way that you should not just go strolling into big open hall type areas with your guard down.

          • Anonymous

            This guy has got to be immune to madness. I've landed probably 3-4 Flame of Frenzy point blank, never once proc'd, twice catching him during a leap attack with at least 6 hits each.

            • Anonymous

              I seems like after beating Alberich, Rogier dies. This happened to me. Came to the Roundtable Hold and talked to Rogier who then fell asleep.
              I jumped down to beat Alberich (didn't want to/forgot about it before then).
              I won the battle and returned to Rogier right after. He wasn't asleep anymore but dead. Received his clothes etc.

              • Anonymous

                I've found that the easiest way to cheese Alberich is to use Unsheathe (R2), Piercing Strike or any WA or R2 that takes a moment to charge and then deals a quick burst of damage at a safe range without getting too close. When Alberich starts running at you, he has already committed to attack and all you need to do is time your attack correctly, which isn't that difficult. Once your attack connects, Alberich will flinch and you have enough time to back off or roll away.

                Unsheathe's R2 attack is particularly safe because the blade will intercept Alberich even when he is doing a jump attack, so if you get killed by those, try a weapon with attack/WA that has a large vertical hitbox. Thrusting attacks have more of a risk to miss if Alberich decides to do a jump attack.

                The only truly dangerous (imo) move Alberich has is the spin attack, so time your rolls carefully. If you're right next to Alberich and he starts winding up the spin attack, the attack's later part will catch you if you panic roll too early. All in all, try to keep a safe distance. The spin attack can cover a deceptively long distance, but once you start to get the hang of its range, there's a lot of end lag and you can punish Alberich with a jump attack.

                Also remember that Alberich has two windows of vulnerability in the fight: Once he drops below 50% health, hell try to use a crimson flask at some point, so once you see that, you can try to punish him with a jump attack. He will try to heal again once, which causes him to go through the empty bottle animation, which gives you another opportunity to land a jump attack. But don't get greedy. Jump attacks are dangerous against Alberich because if you land right next to him and he does the spin attack, you're toast.

                • Anonymous

                  The unsheath r1 weapon skill on uchigatana seems to have a far enough range that you can hit him before he starts an attack, sometimes you can get in a followup r1 but only try 1, the response to more seems to be sword dance which would always 1 shot me, I would generally get blood loss to trigger right after the heal, wasn't too hard when I was being more careful, but I had trouble with sword dance when I kept going for attacks during rolls

                  • Anonymous

                    He's pretty easy to beat if you use the Ash of War Wild Strikes on a greatsword. You're able to do a lot of damage to him right from the start.

                    • Anonymous

                      I didn't let him finish his gesture. Yey now I've missed out on **** with a character with hours of time wasted into him. So much fun.

                      • Anonymous

                        Extremely easy cheese as Hero.

                        When he's bowing, hit him with an axe heavy attack, then back him into a corner with Wild Strikes. He can't do anything about it and will promptly die in less than 10 seconds.

                        • Anonymous

                          His armor and equipment is at the real roundtable hold you can find him dead laying next to the two statues with his equipment laying there.
                          I didn't kill him on my 2nd playthrough and arrived at the real table and grabbed his armor but he still invades if you enter the roundtable hold.

                          • Anonymous

                            His armor and equipment is at the real roundtable hold you can find him dead laying next to the two statues with his equipment laying there.
                            I didn't kill him on my 2nd playthrough and arrived at the real table and grabbed his armor but he still invades if you enter the roundtable hold.

                            • Anonymous

                              Had no trouble with this guy, ironically. Most NPC invasions sort me out very easily! Simple =1 Axe with Wild Strikes and it was over with the L2 attack only in less than 5 seconds.

                              • Anonymous

                                Surprisingly very easy kill if you have Catch Flame. Run at him, cast right before you reach him, and you can stunlock him with succesive casts until your fp reaches zero, then dodge away. Mind, he didn't use his 'instant death for low levels' overhead swing (because he just went down so fast), wich killed me a lot on an earlier spear build, so I'm unsure if that can be interrupted as well.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Does anyone know what Ash of War he uses on his scythe? I can't seem to find one that matches, I have however seen some use it against me

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I fought Edgar over at the Revenger's Shack. He drops a +8 banished knight halberd (Edgar is way easier than Mad Tongue IMO). I'd bet you could do it with a +0, but it'd be slower.

                                    I literally just RB'd him to death. He staggers after each hit, so if you wait just a little bit between each hit, you'll stunlock him without running out of stamina.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Ive tried to use madness on him and seems unaffected so either hes highly resistant to madness or full out immune to it

                                      • Anonymous

                                        here's a strat if you're running a low level char with twin blade like me

                                        two hand the twin blade, and run + r1 attack him or do jump attacks
                                        worked like a charm

                                        • Anonymous

                                          here's a strat if you're running a low level char with twin blade like me

                                          two hand the twin blade, and run + r1 attack him or do jump attacks
                                          worked like a charm

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I was thought he’s a DS3 character using Whitetree Branch and Friede scythe. Until I get the staff and it’s neither white nor boosting cast speed. And it seems it’s just a regular scythe he uses.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Why is he appearing AT the table now??? Every time I travel to the table now it's ONLY him there attacking me. At least I don't lose my runes there; but still, why is this happening?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I just literally beat him, I saw the balcony, with all the messages and bloodstains, so I thought how did the others die if other have left messages? so I jumped down, and then **** got real.lol. Double handed Bloodhound's fang for the win

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Why is he there and what is his story... im glad i smoked him but i really am wondering what the point was where i got nothing and opened nothing... just to waste time?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I beat him with short bow. Spent 80 arrows total (over half were missed), but I was safe from his scythe combo (kills me instantly every time), and it took only one try. The best time to hit him is when he begins to cast spells, but you will have to make sure you can dodge his spell too.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      As a mainly strength build, what I did was just kite him while getting a few good hits in. His magic is really easy to avoid. You just have to survive his scythe. He's pretty nimble too so ranged doesn't do much good.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        You can use a spear and R1 him to death, he will only heal once. Keep distance and side walk the magic missles, they're always 4

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Generally, you can just R1 him to death and keep on him while you do so. He doesn't have much poise from my experience.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Had trouble fighting him for a while until I obtained a bloodhound fang sword and spammed the weapon art till he died

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Using a twinblade, jumping attacks generally worked quite well at attacking him head-on without fear of getting hit by his scythe

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I defeated him quite easily with wild strikes: wait for him to bow and lock him against the wall with your first wild strike, then keep hitting till your fp runs out, he won't even be able to use a potion or do any action

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I beat him with a +1 straight sword. He only has one potions and AI is generally dumb af about running into blades.

                                                                  • Fixed page incorrectly saying Morningstar has Spinning Weapon (it can't) and fixed links associated, as well as fixing that his Scythe is said to only do Bleed when it actually does both Frost and Bleed. Also added that he is extremely easy to poison, since Poison Mist will very quickly poison him and will take him to a little over 1/2-2/3rds hp.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Did the tips section mean to say "Flail" instead of "Morningstar?" Cause how do you equip weapon skills on other weapons that aren't Arts of War?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Spinning Strikes on the +8 Banished Knight's Halberd from Edgar completely destroys this fight. You basically stunlock him right on spawn until he dies.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Beat him with +0 hook claws. I spent way too much time too early trying to beat him with magic. When I realized how much the bleed did I just spammed R1 + quick step to stay on him and got him.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I beat him finally using Carian Greatsword. I stood a distance away and let him charge me then timing it right I caught him. The hit staggers him a bit so I spammed the spell and beat him and he never got an attack off.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I beat him finally using Carian Greatsword. I stood a distance away and let him charge me then timing it right I caught him. The hit staggers him a bit so I spammed the spell and beat him and he never got an attack off.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                A morning star with spinning chains should be switched to a flail and use the spin ability. But yeah same strategy. Good job with this wiki!

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  if he hits you once, you die regardless of level, regardless of armor or shield. so stun lock or any other "unfair" abilities like rotten breath is the ONLY way to beat him

                                                                                  • I had a tough time fighting him with a shield and spear due to his attacks piercing through the shield block. I realized eventually that he staggered when hit and swapped to a faster weapon. I beat him easily with a Knights Heavy Greatsword by abusing the focus attack/Ashes of War 'Wild Strikes' and backing him into a corner. I ran out of stamina halfway through his HP bar and had to back off before repeating it until he died. He is easiest to approach when he's shooting ice balls - just slowly drift to the side and they will pass by you harmlessly. Happy Hunting.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      killed him way too fast on my first run-in and never got the gesture.. i assume there's no other way to get reverential bow?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        He is really easy as a magic user using Rock Sling, his AI makes him dodge when you summon the 3 boulders but not when they actually fly at him, just circle back pedal and spam.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          You can get your Runes back without fighting him by dying right up against the door to the right. You'll be able to retrieve them from the room down the stairs behind the Blacksmith.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I used Keen Uchigata +7 with Blood Resin for extra bleed and Unsheate. Backstabbed and then just went ham on him. Bleed pretty fast.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              If you bow to Mad Tongue when he enters into the Hold, he will bow back at you giving you the Reverential Bow emote

                                                                                              • For melee users... for me, this battle went from a little tough to quite easy by just slowing down. The temptation was to run in and beat the crap out of him as fast as I could, but I couldn't quite deal enough damage before he'd just heal up with his flask (he only has one though!).

                                                                                                What worked for me is to use a quick 1H weapon. I started the battle right behind him and got a free backstab in. Then I chipped away at him, rolling in or and taking a swipe (or jump attacking) until he got low enough to use his potion.. then just rinse and repeat. Jump attack works pretty well on him and actually manages to evade some of his swings in the process.

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