Moongrum,
Carian Knight

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Location Raya Lucaria Academy
HP 1831
Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 3,000 Runes
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 12,000 Runes (NG+)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 13,200 Runes (NG+2)
Carian Knight's Shield

Moongrum Carian Knight is a Humanoid Enemy in Elden Ring. Moongrum is one of the few Carian Knights and is guardian of the Raya Lucaria Academy's Grand Library, where Rennala resides. He uses the signature Carian Knight’s Sword, alongside his Glintstone Staff, used to cast sorceries.

 

 The enchanted knights, anointed by the Lunar Queen, were heroes of the highest honors, but fell into disarray with the decline of the royal family.
Despite numbering fewer than twenty, their power made them a match for even the champions of gold in battle

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Moongrum Carian Knight Notes & Tips

  • Moongrum can parry using the Carian Retaliation skill on his shield, which will also turn incoming spells into offensive Glintblades.
  • He is a Human NPC, and thus is vulnerable to Madness and Death Blight.
  • He uses the Carian Knight’s Sword, and uses the Carian Piercer sorcery.
  • He cannot parry a guard counter, so play defensively while his shield is up. Once he switches to his staff, he stops parrying and is vulnerable to a more aggressive approach.
  • Have a ranged/throwable option ready to interrupt his heal.
  • Can be lured onto the nearby elevator and knocked off for an easy kill.
  • If the player has not deactivated the Ball Trap, Moongrum can be lured to the stairs getting damaged and staggered by the ball while the player hides in a safe zone.

 

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    • Anonymous

      Pulped 1st try with Loretta's Greatbow. Fully charge and release, then watch this little ***** health disintigrate from your vantage point.

      Fall back to the ball of doom if you need breathing room. Easy victory for mage with the right skills. Very cathartic beating mage BS with more mage BS, honestly.

      • Anonymous

        Here's a weird bug that I discovered can happen with Moongrum at least as of patch 1.06. I used Rotten Breath for the DoT, and then used the weapon art of the Marais Executioner Sword. Then after I did a jump attack, he managed to parry and then kill me with a riposte. Then after the YOU DIED text showed up, the scarlet rot killed him as well. After the loading screen finished, I ended up inside of Rennala's boss arena despite not having opened the door to it or triggered the boss fight.

        I walked back towards the door and triggered the boss fight before continuing it as normal. Then I went back and Moongrum was still alive. I killed him afterwards, but it's just so weird something like that could have happened.

        • Anonymous

          This guy wasn't that bad. I had good results with dual curved swords with bleed. Took me about 3 tries and I suck at this game.

          • Anonymous

            Flailing around like an idiot trying to get my runes back before he killed me again, wound up on the elevator completely accidentally, hilarity ensued. Troll boss gets trolled thru no skill on my part whatsoever, see what that feels like game??? 10/10 would pretend to be ER AI again

            • Anonymous

              In almost every playthrough you ignore him, go up the elevator and suddenly, the Carian Knight shield appears in your inventory.

              • Anonymous

                I lured him out under a boulder, he healed then made me step under the boulder, then I healed. Then we both got hit by a second boulder, but I passed my vitality check, he did not. Took five tries on my first playthrough.

                • Anonymous

                  This dude is bullshit. Totally disregards stagger and has seemingly unlimited stamina. He can attack even when his dodge roll animation is not yet finished. He parries even when you stagger him.

                  • Anonymous

                    After getting murdered ruthlessly 4 or 5 times, I heeded the comments and used a jump attack, opening him up to getting torn apart by sword of light buff from the ranged holy sword ash of war.

                    • Anonymous

                      I tried sniping him with Frenzied Burst only to get him to go mad after 2-3 shots. Use unparriable attacks since he spams parries. I haven't tried it on him but I was about to go run towards his back for a stab when he tries to parry but he died before I could do that.

                      • Anonymous

                        can this guy parry spells ? (im not talking about Carian retaliattion), he parried spells/projectiles and then riposte before that... dafak dude

                        • Anonymous

                          Dont hit him 3 times straight while he has his shield on left hand, that will prompt his auto parry secret ability. Ah, dont let him drain you stamina, becaus thats his specialty.

                          I rather face him in the small room, to be near enough to land some hits while he uses magic.

                          • Anonymous

                            This guy killed me with parry riposte, and I woke up in Rennala's room. Boss fight initiated when I went to check if I can open the door, killed Rennala, and still can't open the door.

                            • Anonymous

                              This dude times 20, it seems the union is more advantageous to Golden Order. If only no 'Miracle' from Celestial Dew, Moongrum deserves his Queen.

                              • Anonymous

                                Beat him down with a flail. Flails can't be parried, don't bounce off shields and deal massive poise damage to shield blocks. Level up a flail to +7, +8, stick cold affinity on it and R1 spam him and he'll die on knees, frozen and bloody.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I just encountered him for the 1st time and was able to have the balls land on him twice. That alone practically did him in. Just have to be willing to linger in the area where the ball hits the ground right before it does and bait him to come at you.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    killed him easy 1st try first 3 playthroughs. 4th playthrough took half an hour to stop getting 1 shotted by ripostes

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Manor towershield, poke him from shield stance with Rogiers rapier. Doesn't matter if you fat roll just occasionally back off him to build your poise back up. so he can't break your poise. I used 2 sippy cups to beat him, got two crits, he got none.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Equip halo scythe and show him the rings of the lord as soon as you lock on him,goes from Moongrum to buttgum in no time.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Had so many problems until I him a taste of his own medicine - Just keep spamming Carian Grandeur with the Carian Knight's sword from the getgo and he will be dead within a minute

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I went in with a chain flail thinking he wouldn't be able to parry it, but he did. So I came back with the urumi, put some blood grease on it, and absolutely whipped him. Literally. The whip caught his rolls and interrupted his spells, and staggered him when he got close enough to attack. It didn't do a lot damage itself, but I was able to build bleed enough to do the heavy lifting. He can still guard counter the whip, so don't get too close. I took him down in one application of the grease.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Absolute garbage design. The fact that he can parry when he gets staggered is so stupid. This proves again the devs went from hard but fair to garbage and unfair

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If it wasn't for the insta kill parry I would really like this fight. It's a fun, frantic and challenging enemy who fights like you do. But the fact that he will parry almost anytime you hit him at the wrong time really sucks. Even that would be ok if it didn't do such insane damage. I have 27 VIG and even from full health a single parry 1 shots me. I just really hate enemies/bosses who have 1 shot attacks. It sucks all the fun out of any encounter and demands nothing but perfection. Almost a great NPC fight.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Currently bugged, when you break his stagger he will animation cancel his own stagger to insta parry you. FromSoft needs to teach this guy to obey the poise break system.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Since Elden Ring input reads... letting this guy parry makes him VERY deadly because he is guaranteed to be successful whenever he wants. If he pulls his shield out, it might be worth just playing safe until he switches back to his staff.

                                                    Honestly, Moongrum > Rennala in terms of difficulty. Unless you lure him to the elevator and knock him off, of course.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      On the one hand I don't feel like I've earned that victory since he jumped in the pit after I fell in. Then again, I feel like I've earned that and way more for having to put up with his perfect parrying magical sword attack crap.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This guy confuses me. I thought the carian knights got wipe out by the raya lucuria academy knights so finding him guarding their leader didnt make sense to me.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If you time your Carian Piercer strikes and have enough FP it will knock him off his feet each time it hits. Rinse and repeat.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            i wish carian knights were an actual enemy instead of a random NPC, the academy feels lacking of strong tanky foes

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Fought him with a nightrider flail and flame of the redmanes never got parried. Is it just me or do all of your runes disappear on death to this guy? I've picked them up every time without paying attention, but I looked at my total after finally killing him and only had 3k.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                this guy is everything bad about npc invaders. bullshit damage, perfect parrying, infinite fp and stamina. awesome game design fromsoft!

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Night Cavalry Flail minced this guy like it was nothing. I didn't even realize he was a parry God until my second playthrough with swords.
                                                                  Just use a flail and guard counters and he should go down very fast.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    if you're having trouble with this guy, just equip lightning ram on something and roll him over. very satisfying.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      He was not able to parry Axe of Godrick.
                                                                      For me at least.

                                                                      I just 2h R1 combo'd him and none of his little parries connected. And not for lack of trying, the dude was joyously spamming parry.

                                                                      Godrick's isn't even a colossal weapon, just a greataxe.

                                                                      Strange.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Likely a reference to the Elric Saga, and if so, a case of slight mistranslation.
                                                                        In the books, Moong*l*um of Elwher was an adventuring companion and confidant of Elric.

                                                                        Wouldn't be the first time the l/r distinction was missed by the english language translators in Fromsoft games.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Weak to rot. Seems rather resistant to fire if I'm not mistaken because my critical on him did much less damage than normal, by a significant amount. Mofo rolls a crap ton when low on health so be warned and don't panic and make mistakes trying to finish him only to die.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            He is not able to run past the ball drop point. I stood in and area where the ball could not hit me and skeeted on him with g-stone pebbles.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This mofo killed me a trillion times. I finally got him by equipping a spike hammer with the wild strike ash of war. I started the fight with a jump strike and then just held the LT. He never got a chance to get a hit. Beating him to death with this unrelenting assault was the most cathartic release I had in this game yet. God I love this game!

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                A few quick strikes from a reasonably upgraded Cipher Pata and its unblockable blade skill/art/whatever and this guy is toast.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Dont believe the bit about him not being able to move beyond the ball trap doors. MF just ran right through after me and staggered me backwards into the ball

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    you can cheese the one guarding the elevator that drops the shield before the moon lady boss by just going on the elevator and blocking on the edge so he doesn't come up with you, then he will jump down the hole where the elevator was and die, and you get the shield in your inventory

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Carian Grandeur 3 to 4 times after initial sneak attack from behind drops this guy. I was pulling my hair out with his parry though before I tried this idea.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        For anyone having trouble, the answer is simple: Claymore or Lion's Claw Ash of war. He can't parry it, he doesn't try to dodge it and it hurts him really well.

                                                                                        It's also just satisfying to pancake the guy.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I tried the lift, fell down myself and died. Went to try the same on next turn, but the lift was no longer there. So, I fell down in the pit and he followed behind me. Died but took him with me. The shield is now mine. WTF.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            There's something really weird about this guy: He can (and absolutely will) parry you, however when you kill him and get his shield it has no skill by default. Oddly inconsistent.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              NO CHEESE MELEE METHOD: While he has a shield only do jump attacks (he can not parry those). Just keep baiting him into attacking then jump attack when you are in the clear. I highly recommend the claw talisman to increase your attack output here. If you anything to cause poison he is extremely weak to poison. Once he swaps out his shield for a staff go to town on him with a flurry of attacks.

                                                                                              Everything is a lesson with FS. Here they are teaching you to change strategy when you face a parrying opponent.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                for mages: this guy is a joke with the crian greatsword spell. first slash will already guard-break him and then you just keep slashing and it just stun locks him untill hes down :)

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Killed him at the entrance where the big bowling ball trap is, he's chicken to fight there so you're safe to sling projectiles at him, I brought some kukris over and he died after two haemorrhage procs, 499 each and kukri dealing 125 normally

                                                                                                  • for mages: just use the carian greatsword spell. first swing will already guard-break him and then you just keep swinging that greatsword, which will just stun-lock him. too easy

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Everytime you go for a riposte after a poise break he instantly parries. Instead of the satisfying run through he snaps out of it immediately and parries.

                                                                                                      By my count that’s a bug so elevator kill is acceptable.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        So I found some cheese against him. The room past the stairway with teh rolling ball. is a locked door on teh left. go into the courtyard, hugging the way. Jump over teh railing and then over teh railing again on teh left. To enter the window. Unlock the door, then climb up the ladder to deal with 3 spellcasters (1behind and to the left of you at the top of the ladder, 2 beside the pumpkin head.), and a pumpkinhead. deal with them. if you mess up the cheese, only the 1 spellcaster will remain. then lure moongram into this room and climb teh ladder. He will give chase. you can knock him off with a few swings, as he will then get back up and climb up to you again, and his pathfinder is wild enough to where if you balls it up, he may fall down on his own. He has 1 flask use. I died to him on first attempt using this cheese. he tried to heal again after my death, but shook the flask.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I thought he was a regular knight, if you slowly sneak next to the wall on the left you can get a back stab on him with a crit weapon and one shot him
                                                                                                          I saw the name after doing this and thought I messed up and killed a quest character lol

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            This guy is THE WORST. I triggered the elevator before he killed me once, then when I fought him again, I ran behind the hole and fought him there. He fell off.

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