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
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
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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.
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
|Golden Roar||Releases a close ranged
roar, dealing a small amount
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.
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