Morgott, The Omen King
|Location||Leyndell, Royal Capital|
Leyndell, Royal Capital:
Lightning (2nd phase)
Morgott, The Omen King, also known as Morgott the Grace Given, is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Morgott, The Omen King Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat Morgott easily, as well as boss stats and lore for Morgott.
Morgott is the true identity of Margit, the Fell Omen, and the self-proclaimed "Last of All Kings". He is found in Leyndell, Royal Capital. When he and his twin brother Mohg were born, they were imprisoned deep in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds for being born as Omen royalty. Despite how it treated him, Morgott still loved the Golden Order, and he defended the capital when his fellow demigods invaded during the Shattering. His loyalty was unfortunately not enough for him to be considered worthy of the Elden Throne, however.
This boss must be defeated in order to access the Mountaintops of the Giants and finish the game. Despite being under a different name, Margit's Shackle still works with Morgott as they are one and the same. Be sure to make use of the item to stun Morgott up to three times in his first phase. He drops the Remembrance of the Omen King and Morgott's Great Rune when defeated.
Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Shardbearers drop their own unique Great Rune and Remembrance capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, Ashes of War, and Talismans for the player.
Have it writ upon thy meagre grave:
"Felled by King Morgott! Last of all kings."
Elden Ring Morgott, The Omen King Boss
- This is not an optional boss.
- This boss is a Demi-God.
- Closest Site of Grace: Queen's Bedchamber.
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss.
- Spirit Ashes are summonable for this boss fight.
- NPC Summons: Melina and Dung Eater. Melina can be summoned for this fight, her summon sign is at the top of the stairs on the right, in front of the fog gate. She wields the Blade of Calling and uses Erdtree/healing incantations.
- Ensure Dung Eater is released during his questline in order to allow him to participate.
Elden Ring Morgott, The Omen King Location
Morgott, The Omen King can be found by first defeating the shade of Godfrey and heading east towards the balcony, where the player will find a branch that takes them up to the second level of the room. From there, the player can continue across the bridge towards the Queen's Bedchamber Site of Grace. Continuing south leads players to the boss room, where Morgott, The Omen King can be found.
Morgott, the Omen King Combat information
- Health: 10,399 HP
- Defense: 114.6
- Can be poise broken and riposted afterwards. Poise: 80
- During phase transition, Morgott has increased negation for all types of damage (above 60%).
- During 2nd phase, Morgott has increased resistance towards Fire Damage and lowered towards Lightning Damage.
- Deals Slash Damage, Pierce Damage, Holy Damage and inflicts Hemorrhage. Deals Fire Damage during Phase 2.
- Parriable: Yes, but it takes three parries to break his stance.
- Drops 90,000
- Drops Talisman Pouch, but only if Margit, the Fell Omen has not yet been defeated (NG only)
Negations (or Absorptions)
Values in brackets correspond to Phase 2.
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 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+ and Beyond (click to reveal)
|Poison||337 / 435 / 725 / 1182||362 / 460 / 750 / 1207||367 / 465 / 755 / 1212|
|Scarlet Rot||337 / 435 / 725 / 1182||362 / 460 / 750 / 1207||367 / 465 / 755 / 1212|
|Hemorrhage||337 / 435 / 725 / 1182||362 / 460 / 750 / 1207||367 / 465 / 755 / 1212|
|Frostbite||337 / 435 / 725 / 1182||362 / 460 / 750 / 1207||367 / 465 / 755 / 1212|
|Sleep||552 / 842 / 1299||593 / 883 / 1340||601 / 891 / 1348|
Elden Ring Morgott, The Omen King Boss Guide
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Morgott, The Omen King Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Morgott, The Omen King:
- Margit's Shackle will stun him two times before Phase 2. He cannot be stunned in Phase 2.
- Using Margit’s Shackle outside the boss room temporarily breaks his AI.
- Suggested weapon: Bolt of Gransax (Dexterity), 2 Great Omenkiller Cleaver (STR), Antspur Rapier infused with Arcane-related Ash of War (DEX/ARC)
- Suggested spells: Lightning Spear (Incantation), Glinstone Icecrag (Sorcery)
Melina + Jump Attack: Since Morgott is extremely mobile, he will leap around the arena and rarely be in one place for more than a few seconds. He also does not stagger easily. This makes landing successive attacks rather difficult for pure melee builds. Rather than memorizing his patterns, you can use Melina and a spirit ash with high defense (such as Skeletal Militiaman) to keep him occupied. The distraction will create openings for jumping attacks, which are doubly useful because they can help close distance. The ideal setup is power stancing two weapons and using Claw Talisman and Raptor's Black Feathers to maximize the damage of each jump attack. Since you won't have the opportunity to hit him often, make sure each attack counts.
Elemental Damage: Morgott has no Fire or Lightning damage negation. With a Strength build, you can substantially increase your damage against him by imbuing your weapon with a Fire-type Ash of War and using the Flame-Shrouding Cracked Tear. You can do the same with a Dexterity build by pairing a Lightning-type Ash of War with Lightning-Shrouding Cracked Tear.
Status Ailments: Morgott's resistances are relatively low, and if you can sneak in multiple hits between his attacks with power-stanced small weapons like Daggers or Curved Swords, you can inflict multiple status ailments very quickly. Look for Morgott's Holy Spear throw attack, and run towards his left side (your right) when he's winding it up. You won't even need to dodge, and this will give you a solid chunk chunk of unimpeded attack time. When he starts casting Holy Blade Rain, keep attacking him and just accept that you'll be hit by the blades. Similarly, keep attacking him through his phase change: although he has much higher damage negation, he still builds up status effects. Roll towards him just as he starts to stand up straight to avoid being caught by his Holy blast and to buy yourself a few more seconds of attacking. Because Morgott is vulnerable to all status ailments but his resistances increase after each proc, triggering as many as possible is a good plan. For example, power-stancing a Frost Great Knife and a Scorpion's Stinger will build Frostbite, Hemorrhage, and Scarlet Rot simultaneously.
Magic and Ranged Users
Sorceries: After entering the fog gate, Morgott will approach you slowly, which creates a good opportunity to first cast Terra Magica, and then use Renalla's Full Moon or Ranni's Dark Moon up to two times. This push him towards using Holy Blade Rain, which is a perfect time to unleash a barrage of Comets. During his phase change, you can either heal or build status ailments with ranged spells like Glintstone Icecrag.
Incantations: Lightning Spear is a good choice, since its quick casting speed can keep up with Morgott's fast movement.
Morgott, The Omen King Attacks & Counters
|Holy Blade Rain||A myriad of holy blades float above Morgott, before continuously raining down in a star formation, cutting off parts of the arena. Morgott will usually do this once he reaches about 80% health.||The swords spread out in a cross formation centered on Morgott, so stay away from him and look up to avoid the arms of the cross. If you have ranged attacks, this is a good time to use them.|
|Tail Swipe||When the target is behind him, Morgott will twist his tail in an attempt to hit them.||Roll backwards.|
|Cursed Explosion||At about 50% health, Morgott staggers and takes reduced damage, before yelling and releasing a powerful burst of energy. Liquid will start to erupt around the arena from the ground, causing damage.||You can safely attack Morgott until he begins coughing, at which point the safest strategy is to run away to avoid being hit by the blast. You can also roll towards him as soon as he begins standing up straight to push more damage. This is a good opportunity to heal or use ranged attacks to apply status ailments.|
|Holy Spear Throw||Creates a holy spear and throws it forward. Has a very long windup. May follow up with a sword swing.||If you're close enough, you can run underneath the arm with the spear and safely get in some attacks without needing to roll. Otherwise, roll towards the spear. If you're hit by the spear and are close to Morgott, do not roll away immediately, as you will be hit by his follow-up sword attack.|
|Holy Spear||Creates a holy spear and charges directly at his target
Another variation has him jumping towards his target and impaling them with his spear and sword.
|Roll to the sides. This attack has a late hitbox and can hit you even if you think you’ve dodged.|
|Holy Dagger||Creates and throws three daggers in a fan formation up to two times.
He may also use it to quickly slash and retreat during a combo.
May initiate his Dashing Combo after throwing once or twice.
|Roll forwards or to the sides. He will usually use this when you are healing.|
|Holy Sword||Creates a holy sword, slashing once or twice before following up with slash from his sword
A variation has him rapidly slashing upwards with both swords before slamming both on the ground.
|Dodge the sword and move around him to avoid the oncoming sword attack. This is a good attack to punish.|
|Dashing Combo||Dashes to the left, slashing once, moving to the right, before slashing once again. He may also stab forward and follow up with two spinning slashes.
Another variation has him cartwheeling, slashing once while dodging, before creating a sword and performing a spinning slash with both swords.
|It’s recommended to not stick close to him while he dashes, otherwise he may hit you with a follow up attack.|
|Holy Hammer||Creates a holy hammer, slamming it on the ground. May do a follow-up attack by performing a spinning slash.||Roll to either side or back away. Be careful not to get with by the sword, or else you may get stunned and hit by the hammer.|
|Holy Hammer Combo||Creates a holy hammer, dashes towards the player, and spins while leaping into the air, then slams with both the hammer on his left hand and the sword on his right hand.||Roll away. When Morgott slams, roll to the left to avoid getting hit by the sword.|
|Holy Hammer Slam||Creates a holy hammer, jumps into the air, and slams down near the player with both the sword and the hammer.||Roll forward or backward.|
|Cursed-Blood Slice||Lifts sword above his head, conjuring it with blood, before bringing it down, creating an exploding trail of bloodflame.
If the target is too far away, he will quickly dash forward and slash around him twice, also creating exploding trails.
|Get around him. This is a good chance to hit him or heal while he misses the attack. Try not to get too far away.|
|Cursed-Blood Thrust||Conjures blood around his sword before thrusting forward, impaling the target and throwing them.||Roll forward or to the sides.|
|Weapon-Swap Combo||Rapidly begins attacking with his sword and dagger, becore switching to his holy sword, performing more attacks, and finally summoning his hammer, performing a spinning attack and slamming it on the ground.||Simply get behind him or run away from this attack, as it is devastating if you get caught in it.|
Morgott, The Omen King Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- Voice Actor: Anthony Howell
- Morgott is the one of the few bosses that survive the boss battle upon defeat. After winning the battle, the player can approach Morgott (he will be either at the place of defeat or behind the Elden Throne) and listen to the Omen King. After a short monologue about the inevitable failure of the Tarnished, he falls unconcious and later dies as his body fades to gold dust during Godfrey’s introduction, likely symbolizing that he has returned to the Erdtree.
- Morgott is the twin brother of Mohg, Lord of Blood. Morgott does not mention Mohg as a traitor, likely due to the fact that they were both imprisoned underground, and thus Mohg lacks a seat at the Elden Throne.
- Unlike Mohg, he looks comparably more human than his Omen brother, which shows that he despised his true nature and wish to leave it behind.
- Morgott is one of the three sons of Godfrey and Marika, but was shunned, shackeled and imprisoned deep below the capital for his Omen nature. Some time during the Shattering he broke free from his underground prison, became the king of Leyndell as the Shrouded Lord and created the second identity of Margit, so he could aid the Leyndell forces in the field without revealing his Omen nature to his subjects.
- He founded the Night's Cavalry to hunt down champions, knights and tarnished that grew too ambitious and threatened the Erdtree, whom he earnestly loved.
- The Holy Weapons he summons are the Erdsteel Dagger, Treespear, Giant-Crusher, and the Carian Knight's Sword.
- If parried successfully, the Cursed-Blood Slice will not deal any damage to the player, however, Morgott’s attack animation will not be interrupted and it will not count towards the three parries that are needed to riposte him.
- If the player manage to trigger change while Morgott is in air, there is some chance that phase transition will be skipped
- Strangely, Morgott will still get all 2nd phase attacks.
- Difference: Ground retains old look, no extra dialogue, no reduced damage moment
- Bug: Sometimes, phase transition does not change how battle arena looks
What is thy business with these thrones?
Ahh... Godrick the Golden. The twin prodigies, Miquella and Malenia. General Radahn. Praetor Rykard. Lunar Princess Ranni.
Wilful traitors, all.
Thy kind are all of a piece. Pillagers. Emboldened by the flame of ambition.
Have it writ upon thy meagre grave:
Felled by King Morgott! Last of all kings.
Phase 2 transition:
The thrones... stained by my curse... Such shame I cannot bear.
Thy part in this shall not be forgiven.
Put these foolish ambitions to rest.
During Phase 2:
May the curse seep to thy very soul.
Upon talking to Morgott once:
Tarnished, thou'rt but a fool.
The Erdtree wards off all who deign approach.
We are... we are all forsaken.
None may claim the title of Elden Lord.
Upon talking to Morgott twice:
Thy deeds shall be met with failure, just as I.
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