Putrid Avatar is a Field Boss in Elden Ring. They are still guardians of the Minor Erdtrees, despite rotting from within. A few can also be found guarding Elphael from intruders.

 Guardians of the Minor Erdtrees, infested with Scarlet Rot. Their large staff can knock foes away, and their slam attack releases a cloud of rot, quickly leading to enemies’ demise.

Where to find Putrid Avatar in Elden Ring

Putrid Avatar Combat information

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.

Putrid Avatar Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Putrid Avatar shares most of its attacks and counters with Erdtree Avatar
Rotted Slam Jumps in the air and slams the ground with its whole body, releasing a cloud of Scarlet Rot in front of it Mostly dodged the same as Erdtree Avatar's Erdtree Slam, but make sure you end up behind it, since the Rot only goes in front

Putrid Avatar Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Notes and tips go here

Elden Ring Putrid Avatar Boss (Caelid)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Minor Erdtree Catacombs
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Putrid Avatar Location

The first time you approach it, head down the hill to the east of the the Smoldering Church Site of Grace, run past the Avatar to open the doors to the Minor Erdtree Catacombs, and activate its Site of Grace. From the Minor Erdtree Catacombs Site of Grace, head outside and the Avatar will be right there. [Map Link]

Putrid Avatar Combat information

Resistances

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 NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 5,671 8,285 9,113 9,527 9,942 10,770 11,184 11,599
Defense 111 118 121 124 129 135 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 9,600 28,800 31,680 32,400 34,560 35,280 36,000 36,720

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot Immune
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 332 / 430 / 720 / 1177 166 / 264 / 554 / 1011 168 / 266 / 556 / 1013 170 / 268 / 558 / 1015 173 / 271 / 561 / 1018 175 / 273 / 563 / 1020 178 / 276 / 566 / 1023 180 / 278 / 568 / 1025
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Putrid Avatar

Minor Erdtree (Dragonbarrow)

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1891,000
Opaline Hardtear 
Stonebarb Cracked Tear
HP 12,297

Elden Ring Putrid Avatar Boss (Dragonbarrow)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Dragonbarrow Fork
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Putrid Avatar Location

Head up the hill to the east from the Dragonbarrow Fork Site of Grace, bearing right at the fork. The Avatar is in front of the Minor Erdtree. [Map Link]

This Avatar is very weak to fire and can be reached early in the game, making it a source of early runes for Faith-based builds. First, interact with the waygate just outside the Third Church of Marika [Map Link]. This will teleport you to the Bestial Sanctum. From there, take the road south and run past every enemy you see. Continue past the bridge with Flying Dragon Greyll and you'll reach Minor Erdtree (Dragonbarrow) and find the Putrid Avatar standing guard just in front of it. Head past it and down the road to the west, keeping right at the fork, to the Dragonbarrow Fork Site of Grace before turning back and fighting the Avatar.

Putrid Avatar Combat information

Resistances

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 NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 12,297 12,309 13,539 14,155 14,770 16,001 16,617 17,232
Defense 121 120 123 126 132 138 144 156
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 91,000 182,000 200,200 204,750 218,400 222,950 227,500 232,050

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot Immune
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 355 / 453 / 743 / 1200 360 / 458 / 748 / 1205 365 / 463 / 753 / 1210 370 / 468 / 758 / 1215 376 / 474 / 764 / 1221 381 / 479 / 769 / 1226 386 / 484 / 774 / 1231
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Putrid Avatar

Minor Erdtree (Consecrated Snowfield)

putrid avatar 2 elden ring wiki guide
Drops 160,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG)
120,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Host)
40,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Phantom)
Ruptured Crystal Tear
Thorny Cracked Tear
HP 12,569

Elden Ring Putrid Avatar Boss (Consecrated Snowfield)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Ordina, Liturgial Town
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Putrid Avatar Location

From the Ordina, Liturgical Town Site of Grace, head east towards the Minor Erdtree. Once you reach it, turn north; the Avatar is in a small clearing. [Map Link]

Putrid Avatar Combat information

Resistances

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 NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 12,569 12,757 14,032 14,670 15,308 16,584 17,221 17,859
Defense 122 120 123 126 132 138 144 156
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 160,000 320,000 352,000 360,000 384,000 392,000 400,000 408,000

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot Immune
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 399 / 497 / 787 / 1244 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 388 / 486 / 776 / 1233 394 / 492 / 782 / 1239 400 / 498 / 788 / 1245 405 / 503 / 793 / 1250 411 / 509 / 799 / 1256 417 / 515 / 805 / 1262
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Putrid Avatars

Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree

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Drops 27,090 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes

Walkway: Rotten Staff
Gateway: Lord's Rune
HP 12,787

Elden Ring Putrid Avatar Bosses (Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree)

  • These enemies do not have boss bars, but they will not respawn when killed
  • Closest Site of Grace: Prayer Room (Walkway), Elphael Inner Wall (Gateway)
  • Multiplayer is allowed for these bosses
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for the Avatar by the gateway, but not on the walkway

Putrid Avatar Location

  • Walkway: Head out the east exit from the room with the Prayer Room Site of Grace and jump down onto the second buttress (concrete beam) and follow it to a tower. Descend the tower and use the ledges on the bottom to reach the ring walkway. [Map Link]
  • Gateway: Directly outside the east exit from the Elphael Inner Wall Site of Grace. [Map Link]

Putrid Avatar Combat information

Resistances

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 NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 12,787 12,978 14,275 14,924 15,573 16,871 17,520 18,169
Defense 123 120 123 126 132 138 144 156
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 27,090 54,180 59,598 60,952 65,016 66,370 67,725 69,079

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot Immune
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 415 / 513 / 803 / 1260 399 / 497 / 787 / 1244 404 / 502 / 792 / 1249 410 / 508 / 798 / 1255 416 / 514 / 804 / 1261 422 / 520 / 810 / 1267 428 / 526 / 816 / 1273 434 / 532 / 822 / 1279
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

 

Putrid Avatar Image Gallery

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      Don't try to use dragon communion incantations against these unless you can take a hit. You have to be extremely patient and a little lucky to find openings, and then you have to exploit the opening as soon as it begins. If your timing is off at all, you'll get stomped in your recovery animation. It's making me second-guess my dragon communion only build. It's been so strong against a lot of stuff, and then gets stomped by the really agile bosses.

      • Anonymous

        I've been trying to kill this one for awhile. I've killed 3 others (I've been skipping all over the game) and this is the one I've struggled with the most. I ran around the tree to refill my flasks, etc. (after trying a million times tonight) and then got distracted and walked away for a bit (15 minutes maybe). When I came back I couldn't find him - running all around and then I got the message that Enemy Felled - big glitch with the Playstation.

        • Anonymous

          The one on the bridge in Elphael seem to have extremely broken ai, if you aggro them at all, any time you get within like 40 meters they just spam the staff slam with 4963 projectiles of holy light or whatever making it literally impossible to approach until they're completely de-aggro'd.

          • Anonymous

            I love when he jumps in the air, knocks me down, and spews scarlet rot all over the place that kills me once I can finally stand up. They really just give you so much variety in the things you can do to avoid it.

            • Anonymous

              idk, i love this boss. i've made a base level prophet character that im not equipping anything to or upgrading anything on, just to fight the dragonbarrow one. poise breaking them is so easy, even with a base spear, and you can use the snap-to-the-right-spot feature of the riposte to avoid damage from the rot. by the time your i-frames are over, the rot will be gone. if the rot isnt going away fast enough, layer in a charged R2 between the poise break and the riposte. for the people that say it sprays 2-3 times in a row in all directions, you're circling too much and letting him cover a wider swathe of ground with rot. if you position yourself right, the first rot will be more than gone by the time the third rolls around. hope this helps.

              • Anonymous

                Area Denial: The Boss. I swear to god this thing is explicitly programmed to spam the rot ground pound and the projectile attack as much as possible.

                • I dont know if im lucky or if the rotten staff is a common drop, both putrid avatars dropped a rotten staff in elphael. I now have 3 rotten staffs on my mage

                  • The one at Haligtree can be killed from a balcony using fire pots or any spells. He may also drop to his death in the process. The second one just uses Comet Azur after unlocking the grace behind him.

                    • Anonymous

                      Volcano pots work very well on them and they scale to STR so if I get two or three hits before it uses that homing holy damage bollocks it rips big chunks out of their HP.

                      • Anonymous

                        I handled the one in Dragonbarrow by just hitting it with crossbow bolts while constantly retreating, staying out of range of its swings and dodging (or sometimes blocking) its magic attack. Eventually I would back up so far that it would reset its position, but I could run up and resume.

                        Probably a scrub strategy, but I say that whatever takes out the enemy is gud enough.

                        • Anonymous

                          Using the gold scarab medallion, I get a total of 476 runes killing the guy in Consecrated Snowfields minor Erdtree. I receive more than 1000 runes killing a lone Albinauric in my way up to the tree

                          • Yes you can roll to its back to dodge the rot stomp, but it can do it twice, thrice in a row, covering both front and back of his surround with rot dot, and possibly followed up with the "run for three seconds or die" laser, in a relatively narrow terran full of stones and tree roots made for you to run into or stuck on. Just use summon ash and burst this thing down asap to save yourself from dying to bad RNG and BS.

                            • Anonymous

                              the hardest part of these fights is fighting the ****ing landscape. can't outrun their bullshit homing missile barrage without getting stuck on a ****ing shrub and dying.

                              • Anonymous

                                "For fans who find FromSoftware's former franchises fun, this foe feels familiar. Keeping the Asylum Demon in mind tends to turn the tides of this tough tussle towards the track of trivial trifle."
                                Who tf writes using alliterations with the " f " and " t "?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Just killed this thing in Dragonbarrow and got like 91k worth of runes on the first ever playthrough. Is that supposed to happen?

                                  Not complaining, got 3 levels from it lol

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Beat this guy in Northern Caelid with a friend and it only dropped 71000 runes instead of the 91000. Has this happened to anyone else?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If you can wield the damn thing (at this RL, I can't without stat-boosting armor/talismans), the Godslayer's Greatsword just completely ENDS this boss, Dragonbarrow variant. Like I think at one point he actually started crying and begged me to stop. I didn't. "Yeah, yeah. Keep whining and throwing a tantrum with your butt-rot slams, they ain't gonna save ya... Nothing will, now..."

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Black flame (the ball toss one) works great on these. They're trees after all, so they burn nicely. The scarlet rot kept doing me in with melee, so I dropped a summons and played monkey in the middle using the tree or rocks to hide from that horrible elden stars-like attack. The one in consecrated snow field was the easiest of all the avatar battles due to rocks you can hide behind. Stay on torrent and just burn 'em, drop a summons to tank.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I got ~100,000 runes from the dragonbarrow one in playthrough one. I had gold scarab equipped, but no pickle foot. Was this a glitch?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            There is no god damn reason for this thing to obliterate my truck sized health bar in one hit every time Fromsoft. They seriously need to tone back the damage on the Dragonbarrow one, that **** is ridiculous

                                            • The one in Elphael guarding the entrance to the Elphael Inner Wall Site of Grace is very cheesable from the plateau to the right with the two ballistas . Clear plateau,

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It says you can parry him but I’ve been trying for a while and can’t get it. Maybe the non-boss version is parriable. Idk

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Sometimes the Elphael Avatar drops two staves. There is a guaranteed drop when killing it, and there is a chance for another one to drop as a purple item.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    The ones in Elphael are so tanky and basically 2 shot even with 50 vigor. Took me longer to kill than Malenia

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This game doesn't just read your inputs. It reads your entire loadout. I had never used magic from horseback until this fight, and the very first time in the entire game I unequipped my melee weapon and only had a seal, this thing didn't do the Scarlet Rot jump a single time. Every other fight, it would jump all over the place, yet somehow it knew it would be a sitting duck this time. But you know what it did do? That damn Holy Magic attack. Four times in a row. It favored that magic attack more than anything else, even when I rode in close. Cheap tricks are not a substitute for difficulty, just like cheesing is not a substitute for skill.

                                                      TLDR: Tossing black flames from horseback obliterates this thing.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The Ash of war Eruption worked okay. Too bad the boss one-shots you most of the time. At least the fight is always short.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The one that drops the staff apparently has a chance to drop another one that you can pick up? Ended up with 2 Rotten Staffs with 266 discovery.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            A cheese method for the one in Caelid at the minor erdtree in dragonbarrow is if you run to the back of the tree, you'll see a spiritspring you can use. When you get up the cliff, go to the edge and throw any kind of fire pot at him. You'll probably have to aggro him with arrows because he disappears back to the start, but you can reach him from the cliff.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              "For fans who find FromSoftware's former franchises fun, this foe feels familiar. Keeping the Asylum Demon in mind tends to turn the tides of this tough tussle towards the track of trivial trifle."
                                                              To whoever wrote this: I hope your writing career takes off, lmao!

                                                              • there’s a typo for the rune drop in eastern caelid, on the right it says 100,000+ and on the left it’s called the western caelid avatar and drops 9600. 9600 is correct. also on the map it isn’t referred too as putrid, just a regular avatar

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  couldn't deal with north caelid one with my spellsword build; kiting him up the hill with loretta's greatbow on torrent finally worked, took ages though

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Hit and run with fire pots isn’t a bad strategy. You’ll have more than enough materials to make them.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      A fire infused Giant-Crusher +18 can demolish these guys in a less than a minute. Faster than that with buffs.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        page spirit ash is really good for this guy. pretty sure their arrows deal fire damage, and theyll stay a good distance away so they wont be killed instantly

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I killed it, came back looking for the spot for the painting, then out of no, it came back, I already got the loot, so I know for sure I killed it. Is this a known bug?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The first one (in Northern Caelid) was very hard for me and my level 57 Greatsword build. ! Here is how I handled it.
                                                                            * Gotta learn the dodge timing for his attacks. He hits hard enough to two-shot me, so the margin for error is quite slim.
                                                                            * But his attacks come relatively slowly. It's not too hard to disengage and get a pot.
                                                                            * When he uses his AOE just run far away.
                                                                            * The lasers are quite annoying but if you've got some distance from him you can just strafe sideways and they will all miss.
                                                                            * The main risk once you know his attacks is getting caught up in some world geometry; this is how I died mostly. To mitigate this, leverage the AOE to reposition him to areas you like. I ended up identifying two parts of the area around the Erdtree that were relatively open and I just kited him back and forth every time he used his AOE.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              It is a tree so use fire! any fire even black fire, fire arrows, pots, fire grease, and etc...fire does x2 dmg

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                My mind is kind of blown at just how effective Black Flame is against these things. On my unupgraded SL1 character the Putrid Avatar in Consecrated Snowfield was proving to be a nightmare. Since they are immune to rot and bleed and resistant to frost, my options for DPS were extremely limited as those ailments are typically necessary for late game bosses. Then I had the idea to give Black Flame a try. Even with an unupgraded seal black flame does insane damage due to it's effect of doing a percentage of the boss' HP as damage. That combined with their weakness to fire meant it only took like 15 or so casts while riding around on Torrent to kill it. This was dramatically easier than the other approaches I attempted and worked on my first attempt at using it.

                                                                                If you're fighting one of these on a level 1 run, black flame is the way to go.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I like to think of this boss as free runes, the slam attack? easy dodge, just keep strafing until it just about lands and roll sort of behind it, the rot and slam will miss completely

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I like to think of this boss as free runes, the slam attack? easy dodge, just keep strafing until it just about lands and roll sort of behind it, the rot and slam will miss completely

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      i find lightning spear easier for inc users does fair damage and is fast for mage rock sling with summons too pull agro will stagger him. for melle use fire grease

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        i find lightning spear easier for inc users does fair damage and is fast for mage rock sling with summons too pull agro will stagger him. for melle use fire grease

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          this guy isn't hard when he does his jump run to the right and roll two times, easy dodge. The rest of the moves are easily dodged.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Flames of Warmanes breaking his poise so hard, and doing tons of damage since he is weak to fire. Best AoW against this type of enemies.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The gold-pickled fowl foot does work with this ****er. I also had the gold scarab equipped and rode out with 142k runes.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Why does it say the Northern Caelid version drops even less runes in NG+ than in NG. I hope that's not actually the case

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Love how these guys look, hate when they spam the shooting stars skill. Other than that they're pretty simple to dodge and really easy using any kind of fire dmg

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Use fire grease and make sure you have plenty of healing items - for you and Torrent. I recommend any upgraded strike weapons, as they tend to help. As for Talismans I used the Lance talisman & Winged insignia talisman (Consecutive attacks deal more damage); you should focus on clearing the arena before dealing major damage.

                                                                                                    Once clear learn his attack patterns and strike his wooden tail/Cape. If you're good at maneuvering torrent circle around him as you strike, he will bug out a little and wont be dure how to strike you - but dont get cocky, he'll rick you if you do. As soon as you see him Jump or begin an attack steer clear - If he swings left and right move in the direction of his swing - sticking close, and you should be able to avoid damage.

                                                                                                    Took me a few tries, I only died to getting stuck in trees/jars when he does his ranged attack(Clear the arena!). His scarlet rot is pretty simple to avoid, since he uses it a cone in front of wherever he's facing. Avoid getting close until the rot fades away, then gallop to him to strike. Be patient and strike hard when you can.

                                                                                                    Good luck!

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Whoever wrote the "just run around and time your jump and you will welcome the scarlet rot attack" is a freak. This mf rotates in the air idk how can you get behind him

                                                                                                      • Not too sure if anyone else has already mentioned this, but the Dragonbarrow/Northern Caelid Putrid Avatar/Erdtree Avatar south of the Bestial Sanctum and the bridge with Greyll on it doesn't give 91,000 runes in regular NG.

                                                                                                        I died a bunch and had 0 runes and the runes I lost and regained after the fight were only 500 runes, and my current rune count is 72,393.

                                                                                                        I'm pretty sure that summoning someone doesn't decrease the amount of runes you get, and I'm also pretty sure they don't receive a percentage of the runes you get and the runes they do get are separate from the runes you get in your own game for beating it.

                                                                                                        But anyway, yeah my current runes being 72,393 after getting my 500 runes from before I died, it seems like he actually only gives you about 71,893 runes.

                                                                                                        Though there may be a chance that I had more than 500 runes since I do get random runes from enemies dying in random places nearby without me doing anything or being near them. If I had to guess, if might be whatever enemies were in the way of the iron ball trap on the walkway below the Minor Erdtree and Bridge area on the lower path that leads to Lenne's Rise from Dragonbarrow Fork, but I dunno for sure.

                                                                                                        What I do know for sure though is that the Putrid Avatar definitely didn't drop 91k runes, but closer to 71k (71,893 more or less to be exact, while also taking into account the random runes gained from random enemies dying elsewhere nearby). At least for base/NG/first run

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          The PA at Mountaintops of the Giants - Minor Erdtree, across the bridge from Snow Valley Ruins Overlook Grace - was able to lure it over to the bridge, and off the side it went, to its doom - also taking care of the "twin", still on solid ground. Hope this helps anyone who has trouble with this one... there's no real vantage point to climb up to get away from his repetitive golden spams, damn

                                                                                                          • Northern Caelid Avatar was a pain with melee at level 62 so I cheesed him with fire pots. Jumped on Torrent and went clockwise around the tree (from Stake of Marika) while staying out of aggro range. Came up behind him and locked on, threw a couple of pots to aggro (each from about 480-524 damage or so) from a bit out of his melee range, disengage lock on and kited him around the back where the Spiritspring is and jumped up on the cliff. If I could, I'd chuck a couple more fire pots at him from the clifftop (can lock on from this height) while avoiding his magic attack by moving backward slightly, until he either disengaged or reset back to his original position. Rinse, repeat. Wasn't counting but did this maybe 5-6 times.

                                                                                                            Can also confirm he dropped 91k runes.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              the butt slam attack only shoots rot aoe in front of the boss. roll behind him as he uses it and you can get a few free hits. makes this fight way less cancer as melee

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Yesterday I went up against the one in Consecrated Snowfield, expecting it to be a long, brutal fight... but my +10 Blasphemous Blade just tore it to shreds.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I perched Latenna the Albinauric on an overlooking branch. She continued to snipe him while I kept him aggroed on myself. You can use Shabrini's Woe to keep him focused on you, so he won't shoot any lightbeams at Latenna. You can roll or (better still) duck behind a trunk or rock to avoid getting hit while keeping him busy.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Western Caelid: Sit up on the tree limb jutting out of the cliff and drop fire pots on him. Takes about 15.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      strat if you are fighting him with a melee character and no torrent

                                                                                                                      close in on him, attack and when he's turning red, roll back 3 to 4 times and you get away from his scarlet rot aoe attack. Let him close in, if he swings the weapon just roll into the attack and punish. Of course, this strategy requires you to be careful of not having stuff behind you that prevents you from rolling back
                                                                                                                      also get a 100 absorption shield, and block and roll into his attacks. If you don't get the timing right your character will just block and you can get away from it since he doesn't chain his attacks

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        why cant fromsoft just put a cooldown on the god damn boss magic abilities so i dont get attempts where enemies like putrid avatar just spam their magic missiles and scarlet rot abilities...

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Just confirmed, the one in North Caelid drops 91,000 runes, the other drops 9,100. Visually they look the same, but the 91k one hits harder and has more health. You'll know...

                                                                                                                          • I just did this pain in the ass, easy until read up. Use Godskin Black Flame, Golden Order Seal +10 left hand, Oleg Tank +9 he was almost dead from that ridiculous rot, the flask of wondrous the shield bubble mixture, God Slayers GS +10 right hand ... approx 10 cast Black Flame and I didn't use a single heal I can confirm 91,000 runes, not 9,100/9,600, no armor just lighted blue antlers on my head, CARIAN FILIGREED CREST, GREAT-JAR'S ARSENAL, RADAGON'S SORESEAL go get um! I did it and I'm an old guy ... cheers

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              The Pudrid one located at Dragonbarrow will give you around 109K in runes if you equip the Gold Scarab. (It's also the hardest Avatar I have faced yet and I'm currently at the end of Leyndell Royal Capital.)

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Be warned, this boss is godawful. He will dump his rotten refried beans every other move and you will just have to sit there. How did they make the Asylum Demon WORSE?

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Be warned, gold fowl foot consumable to increase rune acquisition does NOT work with him for some reason. Also, a lot of differing numbers when it comes to runes obtained. I had gotten 88,000 runes but many are saying 91,000 or more.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Be warned, gold fowl foot consumable to increase rune acquisition does NOT work with him for some reason. Also, a lot of differing numbers when it comes to runes obtained. I had gotten 88,000 runes but many are saying 91,000 or more.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      Be warned, gold fowl foot consumable to increase rune acquisition does NOT work with him for some reason. Also, a lot of differing numbers when it comes to runes obtained. I had gotten 88,000 runes but many are saying 91,000 or more.

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        Be warned, gold fowl foot consumable to increase rune acquisition does NOT work with him for some reason. Also, a lot of differing numbers when it comes to runes obtained. I had gotten 88,000 runes but many are saying 91,000 or more.

                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          Be warned, gold fowl foot consumable to increase rune acquisition does NOT work with him for some reason. Also, a lot of differing numbers when it comes to runes obtained. I had gotten 88,000 runes but many are saying 91,000 or more.

                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                            Be warned, gold fowl foot consumable to increase rune acquisition does NOT work with him for some reason. Also, a lot of differing numbers when it comes to runes obtained. I had gotten 88,000 runes but many are saying 91,000 or more.

                                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                              Be warned, gold fowl foot consumable to increase rune acquisition does NOT work with him for some reason. Also, a lot of differing numbers when it comes to runes obtained. I had gotten 88,000 runes but many are saying 91,000 or more.

                                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                Be warned, gold fowl foot consumable to increase rune acquisition does NOT work with him for some reason. Also, a lot of differing numbers when it comes to runes obtained. I had gotten 88,000 runes but many are saying 91,000 or more.

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