Misbegotten Crusader

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Location Cave of the Forlorn in the Consecrated Snowfield

Cave of the Forlorn:
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Golden Order Greatsword

HP ≈ 9,750 (Field Boss)
Strong VS
Weak to

Misbegotten Crusader is a Boss in Elden Ring. Misbegotten Crusader is a variation of the Leonine Misbegotten Boss, wielding the Golden Order Greatsword and is found in Cave of the Forlorn in Mountaintops of the Giants. This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring. However, doing so yields useful Items and Runes.


Elden Ring Misbegotten Crusader Boss

Misbegotten Crusader is a Field Boss found in Cave of the Forlorn, just south of the Minor Erdtree in the eastern Consecrated Snowfield, at the end of the frozen river

Is this an optional boss: yes

  • What kind of Foe is it: Enemy
  • Closest Site of Grace: Cave of the Forlorn
  • Is multiplayer allowed for this boss? Yes
  • Can you summon Spirit ashes for this boss? Yes


Elden Ring Misbegotten Crusader Location

Misbegotten Crusader can be found at the end of the Cave of the Forlorn in the Consecrated Snowfield. It is located in the ravine south of the minor Erdtree in the Consecrated Snowfield. The entrance is guarded by a Giant Land Octopus. See it on the Elden Ring Map Here.


Misbegotten Crusader Combat Information

  • Health: NG (9,750), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Deals Standard, Pierce and Holy Damage.
  • Parriable: Yes
  • Can be poise broken



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


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


Elden Ring Misbegotten Crusader Boss Guide

Misbegotten Crusader Boss Video Guide

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Misbegotten Crusader Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Misbegotten Crusader:

  • Use any fast rushdown Spirits, as it can stun easily.
  • It has very low poise when not attacking.


Melee Users

This boss may look like the previous Misbegotten bosses and has a similar moveset to the Leonine Misbegotten, but it deals greater damage with additional Holy damage and with its attacks using the Golden Order Greatsword. It does a number of fast moving aggressive attacks while advancing towards you. If you have a shield use it against these combo attacks while backing up. It will be even better if you have a shield that could defend against holy damage. When you have a chance, towards the end of the attack combos, roll through and toward the boss in order to deal a few hits. Use a combination of rolling in and attacking during the small windows, then immediately backing up again. You will especially have to look for its large AoE attacks which can occur within combo attacks. The main strategy here is to keep a defensive stance while preparing to dodge away then quickly approach during each opening. Be conservative with your attacks until the boss is defeated.

Magic and Ranged Users

With a magic build, you may want to use quick moving spells such as Glintstone Pebble or Glinstone Stars. Keep in mind that when you distance yourself for this encounter, this boss quickly can close that distance with his quick lunges and could reach your with its holy ranged attacks. You will have to keep moving and constantly be prepared to dodge to the side. Attack sparinginly and in between its attacks to avoid being unprepared for an incoming attack. 


Misbegotten Crusader Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Golden Roar Releases a close ranged
roar, dealing a small amount 
of damage.
Dodge away.
Establish Order

The Misbegotten stands up straight and raises its sword in  a salute, causing an AOE explosion. It will follow up with a horizontal projectile that deals Holy Damage.

Move away then dodge forward to avoid the projectile.
Stamp Sweep  Stomps the ground before spinning around twice. Move away or dodge though the attack
Dashing Slice Nimbly moves to the side before slicing them, moving behind to perform a jumping attack Watch its movements before rolling 
Combo Flurry Uses its claws to attack, before beginning a long combo of stringed attacks. Dodge and gain distance.
Leaping Slam Grasps the sword with both hands and slamming it down on the target Roll to dodge and punish this attack.

Misbegotten Crusader Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • A crusader is one who fights for change, whether it be political, religious, or social. Since Misbegotten are widely regarded as heretical, this one may be fighting to protect them.



Misbegotten Crusader Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      Pretty sure I did 160 poise damage to this weird thing all within the 6 second window and he didn't break...

      • Anonymous

        Easy boss if you can stunlock. Charged Gransax WA denies him the chance to even standup, let alone make any distance towards you.

        • Anonymous

          Dual wielded greatswords/greatmaces etc. and colossal swords completely take a dump on this dude, much like the other misbegotten bosses.

          • Anonymous

            Very fun misbegotten fight. He hits like a truck but is somewhat of a glass canon with his middling hp and low poise.

            Also thundercloud form destroys him

            • Anonymous

              Use rock slide, it will slow him down considerably and by the time he gets in melee distance, he’s manageable

              • Anonymous

                Cave of Forlorn in the "Consecrated Snowfield", not Mountaintops of the Giants
                You got it right the 2nd time so please get it right in the 1st paragraph

                • Anonymous

                  "A fierce warrior Misbegotten that fights to protect its people"

                  MF hides in a cave in the middle of a frozen wasteland in the farthest reaches of the Lands between.

                  • Anonymous

                    literally a big caveman creature and he somehow has the faith equivalent of the moonlight greatsword which belongs to marikas husband.

                    • Anonymous

                      This one can be easy if you use the right summon. Oleg +10 destroys this one and keep its aggro. I was able to easily throw a couple of Black Flame into his face (chipping a bit chunk of its HP) while Oleg kept it pinned.

                      • Anonymous

                        Ya ever wonder what it's like to put an enemy with Korean Action MMORPG 10-hit, non-stop comboes into a dark souls game?

                        • Anonymous

                          Does this boss have a unique theme? Not sure if I heard the song that was playing during it for anything else, but I might just be forgetting

                          • Anonymous

                            Use Ancient Death Rancor and he get staggert all the time. I charged the spell and he coudnt get to me. Works probably even with normal Rancor, but with less damage.

                            • Anonymous

                              He gives Golden Order Greatsword which got the unique skill Establish Order. Raise the armanent in a salute, releasing a golden explosion. Repeated inputs send out waves of golden lights.

                              His first wife was Rennala, lol.

                              • Anonymous

                                This guy can be bled efficiently. I was also able to rot him. I couldn't break his poise though. I recommend dodging towards him when he does his holy wave.

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