Onyx Lord

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Location Sealed Tunnel
Royal Grave Evergaol

Sealed Tunnel:
16000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
Onyx Lord's Greatsword

Royal Grave Evergaol:
3,600 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes

HP ≈ ??? (Field Boss)
≅ 5,000 (Sealed Tunnel)
Strong VS
All Elemental Damage
All Status Effects
Weak to
All Physical Damage

Onyx Lord is a Boss in Elden Ring. The Onyx Lord appears as a boss in both the Sealed Tunnel outside of Leyndell Royal Capital, and imprisoned in the Royal Grave Evergaol in Liurnia of the Lakes. The enemy can additionally be found as a non-boss enemy in the Yelough Anix Tunnel. Onyx Lords are a tall ancient race of humanoids with mastery over gravity magic that share a common background and appearance with the Alabaster Lords. Both instances of this boss are optional as players don't need to defeat either to advance in Elden Ring. However completing the Sealed Tunnel is required to reach Divine Tower of West Altus.


 A race of ancients with skin of stone who were said to have risen to life when a meteor struck long ago. They were called lords in reverential fear of their destructive power.

Elden Ring Onyx Lord Boss

Onyx Lord is found in Sealed Tunnel [Map Link] and Royal Grave Evergaol [Map Link].

  • Both bosses are optional
  • Both are field bosses
  • Closest Site of Grace: Behind Caria Manor [Map Link]
  • Sealed Tunnel Site of Grace. [Map Link]
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss in Sealed Tunnel, but not Royal Grave Evergaol.
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for the one in the Sealed Tunnel, but not for the other in the Royal Grave Evergaol.


Elden Ring Onyx Lord Location

The first Onyx Lord encountered can be found in Liurnia of the Lakes imprisoned in the Royal Grave Evergaol. After clearing Caria Manor, head out of the boss room and loop around the north end of the manor moving to the east. [Map Link]

The second Onyx Lord can be found at the end of Sealed Tunnel. The dungeon has several illusory walls that need to be attacked or rolled into in order to progress down to the boss area. Clearing this dungeon will grant the player access to the Divine Tower of West Altus.

 Non-boss Onyx Lord enemies can be found in the Yelough Anix Tunnel.

Onyx Lord Combat Information

  • Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Deals Standard Damage
  • gravity icon 40px Gravity type
  • Parriable: Yes
  • 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 Onyx Lord Boss Guide

Onyx Lord Boss Video Guide


Onyx Lord Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Onyx Lord:

  • Fight him on the outer edges of the arena.
  • Take advantage of his Meteorite's long cast animation.


Melee Users

Onyx Lord only has a few moves in his repertoire and it is relatively easy to discern his patterns. Consider fighting him on the outer edges of the arena as the center has uneven terrain which can cause his meteorites to impact with the ground near you, dealing splash damage.

Onyx Lord has three main attack patterns: Meteorite, Slice and Dice, and Gravity Well. He will rarely diverge from these attacks. Meteorite has a very long animation and should be exploited. After he plunges his sword from the ground, you can try and get behind him for one or two hits. The meteors don't track very well at melee range and they are unlikely to hit you this way. His Gravity Orb attack comes out very quickly, has very good tracking and requires precise timing to dodge. His Slice and Dice move begins with a diagonal dash to his left as he slashes upwards followed by a large, sweeping slash in the opposite direction. Dodging through the first slash towards his right side should prevent the second slash from hitting you and will position you behind him for a quick counter. 

Overall, his Meteorite and Slice and Dice moves are his most punishable for melee players.

Magic and Ranged Users

Ranged players have the added advantage of being completely out of range of his sword plunge into Meteorite summon. Do note that he will sometimes charge towards you before he performs the plunge but the AoE is easy enough to avoid. The meteorites themselves have a slow travel speed and ranged/magic users should take this time to get a few hits in while they get ready to sidestep the projectiles. If you maintain your distance, the first slash of his Slice and Dice attack should land nowhere near you. However, this also makes you an easier target for the second slash. Try to dodge diagonally to the right after you see the first slash and then punish his recovery time accordingly.


Onyx Lord Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Meteorite Alabaster Lord plunges his sword into the ground, sending a shockwave out in a small radius around him. A blackhole then forms above him where several meteorites emerge and fly towards his target. These projectiles explode on impact and leave a burning effect on the ground for a few seconds. The lower his HP is, the more meteorites he unleashes at once. Dodge the plunge attack precisely and get behind him. Alternatively, maintain your distance and sidestep the incoming meteorites.
Gravity Well Onyx Lord forms an orb of void in his left hand and fires it at its target. May also use this as a close ranged melee swipe.

This move has very good tracking and requires precision timing to dodge. Dodge to the side or through the orb. The melee variant comes out very quickly, so dodge accordingly.

Slice and Dice Onyx Lord dashes diagonally to his left as he slashes upward with his sword. He quickly follows up with a downward slash in the other direction as he changes direction himself. Dodge through the first slash towards his right shoulder to get behind him and counter as he misses the second slash. For ranged, watch out for the first slash and then anticipate the second slash and dodge diagonally forward and to the right.

Onyx Lord Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • The Onyx Lord in Royal Grave Evergaol was originally called the Alabaster Lord. The flavor text of Meteorite was also updated to reflect the change.
    The main difference between the two is their weaponry. Alabaster Lords wield greatswords, while Onyx Lords use curved greatswords.



Onyx Lord Image Gallery

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