Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest

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Location Sellia, Town of SorceryCaelid

Sellia, Town of Sorcery:
6,400 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
Nox Flowing Sword

HP ≈ ??? (Field Boss)
Strong VS
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Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest are a Boss in Elden Ring. Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest are a duo boss comprised of a female warrior and a male spellcaster. 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.


A duo of warriors comprised of the female Swordstress, who uses a sword with a whip-like function to attack at medium range and a male Priest who uses spells from afar.

Elden Ring Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Boss

Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest is a duo boss encounter found in eastern Caelid.

  • These are optional bosses
  • These are Field-class bosses
  • Closest Site of Grace: 
  • Multiplayer is allowed for these bosses
  • Spirit Summons are available for these bosses


Elden Ring Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Location

The Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest can be found to the very northwest of Sellia, Town of Sorcery in eastern Caelid. Their chamber is initially sealed with a barrier that requires you to light a brazier in the northwest section of the map by jumping across the rooftops. See the Sellia page for details on how to get to these bosses. [Map Link]


Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Combat Information

  • Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Defenses do not change between phases - a firebomb will do the same damage in phase 1 as in phase 2.
  • Deals ?? Damage.
  • Parriable: Yes / No
  • Can be poise broken? which allows for a critical attack.



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 Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Boss Guide

Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Boss Video Guide

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Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest:


Melee Users
  • 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.

When facing this boss encounter with melee it is recommended to face them aggressively. Wait on their attacks and time your dodge rolls to avoid damage. Follow up with your attacks in between their attacks and this could interrupt their action. Use the arena to your advantage and make sure you don't get backed up into a corner since you will be facing both of them at the same time. If possible, fight them separately so that they don't deal their attacks at the same time. If they do approach together, take advantage of their slow walking speed since they rarely run during this fight. Prepare to dodge for their next attack and wait for them to complete their action before rolling in and delivering your attacks. Repeat the pattern until they are defeated, ideally focusing on clearing one first to make it easier to clear the last one afterward. 

Magic and Ranged Users

Strategy Writeup for Magic Users

Both will dodge projectiles, so single shots will have a hard time hitting. Using Glintstone Arc from maximum range will make the projectile wide enough to hit them even after dodging.  You can also use Ambush Shard to hit them from behind, which they will not dodge but might miss if they are moving horizontally.

Beware of their ranged attacks where they can extend their weapon attacks with a whipping motion. They will each attack with a similar moveset, each with their own weapon type. If possible, keep them separate, because clumped together, they can take turns dealing their whipping attacks one after the other and will give you fewer opportunities to dodge. In this situation you may have to keep rolling away to create some separation between you and the bosses. Take advantage of their slow approach. Only once in a while will they run at you. Also use this to your advantage especially if only one is running. Focus on the boss closest to you. Their side steps and dodge actions may be quick, but they will tend to walk towards you rather than run.

Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
 Whip Both have the ability to whip out their weapon, extending the range of this attack.  This attack can be dealt in a combo and she could deal multiple whips in one go. Time your dodge roll away through this attack. 
Melee Swing A basic melee swing of their  weapon. Roll through this attack and attempt to position yourself behind her to provide an opportunity to deliver an attack of you own.
Plunge Another basic melee attack where they pull back their weapon for a big downwards swing.  The animation for this attack is slower. As soon as you watch them draw back their weapon and take a slight jump, immediately back away or roll forward to get behind them. 
Double Swing An extended action execution of their basic melee swing.  Roll through the attack and wait for the sequence to finish. 
Fist Weapons They can bring out these two mini shield guards with a spike and deliver punches.  These have a shorter range and are easier to avoid by distancing yourself from the enemy.

Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Voice Actor: ??
  • Other Notes and Trivia Go Here


Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      Is spaming fan daggers a good strat?
      I feel like with animation reading build in mobs we can abuse this with some spirit ash
      the bosses will be busying dogging daggers while sprites do their work
      Use undead spook bois if they are not hit while in their down times, you can grind the bosses to dead plus a proper sheild

      • Anonymous

        I've done several playthroughs now but I never realized how weak these guys are till the last one. I showed up there, popped my +5 Godrick Soldiers and stood back and watched. It was a neck and neck battle, where only one of my soldiers survived with an invisible health bar and the bosses were dead.

        • Anonymous

          I'm not all that keen on duo or trio boss fights, not taking into account Ornstein and Smough obviously. I get this is going to be really obvious to anyone who read the boss absorption and resistance info, but I still think it's worth saying. I've just beaten these two a little earlier, and they are a handful, but I was really surprised at how much damage holy cracked pots did to them. took a good chunk of health off. I'f anyone is having trouble with them I'd highly recommend crafting some holy cracked pots to use during the fight. These two do dodge around so it is a little tricky to hit one of them but well worth the effort.

          • Anonymous

            Something isn't right, I see a post from someone on 10th may 22 saying Latenna makes the fight a cake walk, but Ive just beaten this boss now and this boss room did not allow me to use spirit ashes. same thing in murkwater catacomb could not use spirit ashes for grave warden duelist but the wiki for that dungeon says you can, and it happened a couple of days ago with the burial watchdog that can use lightning. Obviously I wouldn't be saying this if I had forgot to top up my FP before crossing the fog gate, its the last thing I always do after buffing my weapon or myself.

            • Anonymous

              I felt like such a ****ing mastermind figuring out the cheese to jump in their arena on my own without a video. Pretty sure its patched tho

              • Anonymous

                Trivialized by Latenna summon. They spend all their time jumping away from her arrows, allowing you to bonk them easily while they are preoccupied.

                • Anonymous

                  Seems as if their solution to fixing the AI bug is to straight up remove the roots on the cliff that allows you to get into the arena.

                  • Anonymous

                    Either a practice or skill check fight; if you can't defeat them reliably (1-2 try), you're not ready to explore Caelid. The only real threat is if they flank you and you can't see what the other is doing behind you. Even then, you'd just end up using 1-2 more flasks.

                    • the Nox Priest when low on HP will transform his mace into two fist weapons that look like piercing shields. his mace is definitely not the same as the Nox Flowing Hammer. anyone know if his weapon is in the game with a transform like that?

                      • Anonymous

                        There's a path you can take by using Torrent to leap around the stone walls above them where you can safely drop in without activating the fog. The fight won't trigger and you can kill them for free. Too bad it's a negligible fight anyway, but could be useful for gearing up at a very early level.

                        • Anonymous

                          They are found behind a gate on GROUND level, next to the upper level gate. They are literally normal mobs, you can kill them in 1-2 hit.

                          • Anonymous

                            There's a bug with the Grace trigger placement on at least PS4, you have to be a little south west a few steps to interact with the grace.

                            • Anonymous

                              Super easy fight. Nothing to report here. After reading the comments it appears they are weak to absolutely everything.

                              • Anonymous

                                Rock Sling is incredibly useful for this boss fight. The bosses tend to dodge while the spell is casting, leaving then wide open to attack when it finally casts.

                                • Anonymous

                                  well this boss is a bit of a joke, i think they went for a single attack between the two of them before dying.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Are they weak to Holy perhaps? They died in two hits each to powerstanced +12 Nightrider Glaive buffed with Holy main hand and +4 Golden Halberd offhand. ~30 STR

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I was worried when I walk in and saw two bosses, that fear didn't last long. Summoned under leveled wolf pack who stun locked the male priest. Killed the female priest in one attack combo then finished off the male being passed around like a chew toy.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I noticed my mari summons picked on one of the NPC's and ignored the other, so i focused on the one they weren't hassling and then finished off the other after. EzPz. dex/faith using claws with bloodflame buff.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Glintblade Phalanx ruins the AI. They will dodge the cast, but stand still when the projectiles go off. I just ran around casting it and won with no damage or missed spells.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Easy cheese, get the Rot Dog ashes. It will usually go for the priestess. When it inflicts Scarlet Rot on her, you kite them both and wait for one to die.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              As mentioned in another reply, its possibly to scale the cliffside to the west of the boss arena using Torrent & jump into the arena from above (it took me only 1 minute of fiddling with it to get into the arena). This does not activate their AI until they are attacked, meaning you can take them on separately & get a backstab off on both of them. You still receive all credit for the kill, including the "ENEMY FELLED" popping up, the grace site spawning, fogwall going away, & all rewards.

                                              • Found a solid strategy for Melee:

                                                The biggest challenge is keeping them separated. Using any kind of ranged attack (daggers, ranged weapons, etc.) causes them to dodge – and you can keep using ranged attacks to separate them.

                                                Once isolated, I found it easy to focus on one and kill them.

                                                • these two are proof that the DEVs are just cruel and sadistic, their names alone are deceptive, they dont actually use regular melee weapons THEYRE WHIPS with enough reach to slash you if your sitting in opposite corners from each other, this entire town is lazy and deceptive programming, summoning is not allowed, and you ahses will mostly be a distraction for one of them

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    They are standing ducks against spells as they mostly just walk to you slowly until you're in their range.
                                                    I tried Rock Sling and it really did wonders: cut the sword one with one cerulean flask, 10 mind and 21 int. so you could really just allow some mana flasks and pepper them away if you have a bit of INT.

                                                    • I've discovered a way to enter the arena and kill them without needing to go through the door or fight them, is it okay it I post it under the trivia section?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Very easy for sorcery builds if you pick up the Rock Sling spell; they're staggered in a few casts and only one of the two is aggressive enough to pressure you (the swordstress), so finish them first and kiting the other is easy

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