Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk are a Field Boss in Elden Ring. Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk are a duo boss comprised of two warriors from the eternal city of Nokstella. They are found in eastern Caelid. These are optional bosses as players are not required to defeat them to advance in Elden Ring, but they provide useful items and Runes upon defeat.
Long ago, the Nox invoked the ire of the Greater Will, and were banished deep underground. Now they live under a false night sky, in eternal anticipation of their liege. Of the coming age of the stars. And their Lord of Night.
Elden Ring Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk Boss
- This is an optional boss
- Closest Site of Grace: Sellia Backstreets
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
- You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
- Both Nox Swordstress and Nox Monk must be defeated to win this fight
Elden Ring Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk Location
In the very northwest of Sellia, Town of Sorcery in eastern Caelid. Their chamber is initially sealed with a barrier which can be dispelled by jumping across rooftops to light a brazier in northwest Sellia. [Map Link]
From the golden tree just south of the Sellia Backstreets Site of Grace [Map Link], face the southern edge of the platform and drop down onto the root below. Follow the root and jump onto the building on your right using the mutated growth as a stepping stone. There should be another ladder here that leads to the brazier that will remove the barrier.
Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk Combat information
- Health: 1,630 HP each
- Defense: 109
- Stance: 65
- Parryable: Yes
- Is vulnerable to a critical hit after being stance broken or parried
- This fight features a Nox Swordstress wielding a Nox Flowing Sword and a Nox Monk wielding a Nox Flowing Hammer
- Damage: Standard, (Swordstress), Standard, Strike (Monk)
- Drops 6,400, Nox Flowing Sword
Negations (or Absorptions)
The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation 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||326 / 424 / 714 / 1171||353 / 451 / 741 / 1198||358 / 456 / 746 / 1203||363 / 461 / 751 / 1208||368 / 466 / 756 / 1213||374 / 472 / 762 / 1219||379 / 477 / 767 / 1224||384 / 482 / 772 / 1229|
|Scarlet Rot||326 / 424 / 714 / 1171||353 / 451 / 741 / 1198||358 / 456 / 746 / 1203||363 / 461 / 751 / 1208||368 / 466 / 756 / 1213||374 / 472 / 762 / 1219||379 / 477 / 767 / 1224||384 / 482 / 772 / 1229|
|Hemorrhage||326 / 424 / 714 / 1171||353 / 451 / 741 / 1198||358 / 456 / 746 / 1203||363 / 461 / 751 / 1208||368 / 466 / 756 / 1213||374 / 472 / 762 / 1219||379 / 477 / 767 / 1224||384 / 482 / 772 / 1229|
|Frostbite||326 / 424 / 714 / 1171||353 / 451 / 741 / 1198||358 / 456 / 746 / 1203||363 / 461 / 751 / 1208||368 / 466 / 756 / 1213||374 / 472 / 762 / 1219||379 / 477 / 767 / 1224||384 / 482 / 772 / 1229|
|Sleep||237 / 279 / 377 / 667||256 / 298 / 396 / 686||259 / 301 / 399 / 689||263 / 305 / 403 / 693||267 / 309 / 407 / 697||271 / 313 / 411 / 701||275 / 317 / 415 / 705||279 / 321 / 419 / 709|
Elden Ring Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk Boss Guide
Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk:
- Use the Glintstone Arc Spell
- Avoid attacking one of the bosses while the other is nearby, as they both have very long range.
- Separate the bosses with ranged attacks – they are likely to dodge away, so if you attack them while they are close together, they may dodge in separate directions.
- Both stagger quite easily and will dodge right after. Heavy attacks are a good idea to do maximum damage in the short window available.
Divide & Conquer: Both bosses' Flowing Form attacks have very long range, so try to divide them up so you can attack one without the other harassing you. They'll dodge if you try to use a ranged attack, so use this to your advantage with Kukris or other ranged weapons to try to get them to dodge away from one another. Otherwise, run to a far side of the arena and try to get one to follow you while the other holds back—their slow walking speed will give you some time to fight solo before the other catches up. Try to attack the Monk first, since it's usually more aggressive.
Stagger & Stance: These bosses are lightweight and will stagger easily, but they'll often dodge away after recovering so use heavier weapons to maximize damage. They also have very low Stance, so focus on jump attacks and guard counters to stance break them. Take advantage of your invulnerability during a critical hit to avoid damage from the other boss.
Magic and Ranged Strategy
Go Wide: Both bosses will dodge when they see a projectile coming, so using spells like Glintstone Arc from maximum range will help land hits against them. You can also use Night Sorceries, which they won't see coming and won't be able to dodge.
Split Them Up: If both bosses are clustered together, their wide-reaching Flowing Form attacks will make it hard for you to find time to get damage in. Use single-shot spells to get them to dodge apart and move around the arena, taking advantage of their slow walking speed to keep them split up while focusing on whichever boss is closest to you.
Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk Attacks & Counters
|Swing||Swings her sword in various directions||Roll through this attack and try to end up behind her to get in a hit|
|Flowing Form||Extends her sword into a whip and swings it in wide arcs in front of her||This has very long range, so try to roll through it rather than backing away|
|Monk (Hammer Mode)|
|Swing||Swings his hammer in various directions||Roll through this attack and try to end up behind him to get in a hit|
|Long Swing||Extends its hammer to medium range and swings it in various directions||Roll through this attack and try to end up behind him to get in a hit|
|Flowing Form||Extends his hammer into a long ball and chain and swings it in wide arcs in front of him||This has very long range, so try to roll through it rather than backing away|
|Fist Slam||Retracts his hammer to his fist, jumps into the air, hovers briefly, then slams his fist into the ground creating a medium shockwave. Used when you're very close. Does not switch to Fist Mode||Get in a hit during the windup, then roll forward when the fist starts to move forward|
|Fist Split||Retracts its hammer and splits it into two fist weapons, then winds up and looses a punch. Switches to Fist Mode||Roll left or right as he begins to step forward|
|Monk (Fist Mode)|
|Fist Swing||Swings his fists in various directions||Roll backward and wait for the sequence to finish|
|Punch||Punches straight forward||Roll left or right, back off, and wait for the sequence to finish|
|Hammer Merge||Punches his two fists together to reform his hammer. Switches to Hammer Mode||This doesn't do damage, so use it to get in a hit|
: Attack can be parried
Nox Swordstress & Nox Monk Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
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