Putrid Grave Warden Duelist

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Location Consecrated Snowfield CatacombsConsecrated Snowfield.

Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs:
78,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
Great Grave Glovewort x2
Rotten Gravekeeper Cloak

HP 8,800 (Field Boss)
Strong VS
Scarlet Rot
Weak to

Putrid Grave Warden Duelist is a Boss in Elden Ring. Putrid Grave Warden Duelist is an aggressive strength-based boss whose attacks inflict bleed, and is found behind the locked door in Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat it to advance in Elden Ring.


 Grave Wardens protect the secrets of the ancients, but the corruption of the land has affected them too

Elden Ring Putrid Grave Warden Duelist Boss

Putrid Grave Warden Duelist is a Field Boss found in AREA

  • This is an optional boss.
  • This is a Field Boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs
  • You can use multiplayer for this boss.
  • You can summon spirit ashes for this boss


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Putrid Grave Warden Duelist Combat Information

  • Health: NG (8800), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)2.
  • Deals Standard and Strike Damage. Can inflict Scarlet Rot
  • Parriable: Yes 
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack. Poise: 65.
  • Defense: 120,



The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of damage of that type will go through and 60% will be absorbed. Higher absorption means less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and an absorption of -100 means 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 Putrid Grave Warden Duelist Boss Guide

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Putrid Grave Warden Duelist Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Putrid Grave Warden Duelist:


Melee Users

In general, this boss has a slower moveset because he wields an axe. He takes some time to approach and also has a slower swinging animation. He can be parried though it will be easier to dodge through or away from his attacks. This boss relies heavily on basic melee attacks. The main action to look out for when facing this boss is its grab attack where it releases a snake that inflicts Scarlet Rot. For extra precaution, you can bring Preserving Boluses to reduce its effects. If you can get yourself in a better position, roll behind for a backstab. 

Magic and Ranged Users

This is a straight-forward boss for magic users. Make good use of Spirit Ashes to keep it distracted, then use ranged spells to take it down from a distance. The boss tends to be more aggressive on your character, and will execute sweeping attacks with long reach, so pay attention to your surroundings. This fight is advantageous at a distance since he moves and approaches quite slowly. Only once in a while he will run towards you to close the distance, but even then his run is not too quick. Just keep in mind that this charge is usually followed up immediately with an axe swing. His general speed makes it easier to rely on ranged attacks. Keep your distance and apply any attack of your choice until he is defeated. 


Putrid Grave Warden Duelist Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Most of his attacks are the same as Frenzied Duelist
Scarlet Rot Grab Releases a snake and inflicts scarlet rot Dodge back, parry or use Preserving Boluses to reduce its effects
Scarlet Rot Spew Spews a stream of scarlet rot directly in front Stay out if its line of sight to avoid the damage area.

Putrid Grave Warden Duelist Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

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    • Anonymous

      Yet another dungeon boss who is an absolute joke compared to the absolutely bullshit regular enemies there, the difficulty logic of some of the areas in this game baffles me.

      • Anonymous

        After dying dozens of times trying to reach the lever, I was expecting a hard fight, instead a single cast of Takers Flame had him down to half health, the real boss in this dungeon is the Burial Watchdog

        • Anonymous

          There is something unusual about the way this boss's aggro works between you and your spirit summon. Normally most bosses aggro on whoever is closer or presenting more threat. This guy aggro's on you almost no matter what, even if you are across the room and your summon is hitting him he turns around and charges you down.

          • Anonymous

            If you time your Black Flame Tornado right you'll be able to stunlock him by throwing him up in the air every time you finish your weapon skill.

            • Anonymous

              There is something unusual about the way this boss's aggro works between you and your spirit summon. Normally most bosses aggro on whoever is closer or presenting more threat. This guy aggro's on you almost no matter what, even if you are across the room and your summon is hitting him he turns around and charges you down.

              • Anonymous

                If you time your Black Flame Tornado right you'll be able to stunlock him by throwing him up in the air every time you finish your weapon skill.

                • Anonymous

                  On my 4th playthrough now, and this is the first time I’ve noticed, when you first enter the fog wall, he’s actually wearing the rotten grave keeper cloak, but let’s it fall before he starts approaching you. Makes sense why we never see the duelists wearing the cape itself, if they remove it before combat. Cool detail. And makes sense why we receive the cloak after the battle.

                  • Anonymous

                    Just use a weapon that has good stagger potential, summon a mimic tear, and go crazy on him

                    Totally demolished him while taking zero damage using this approach while dual wielding two Golums Halberds... the poor guy did not stand a chance...

                    • Anonymous

                      Grafted Dragon's "Bear Witness!" continuously knocks him down while dealing a chunk of damage. He's totally helpless.

                      • Anonymous

                        Redmane knight Ohga summon infinitely knocks him down with greatbow shots. Walk in, summon, run and bait a single attack and run back, then go get something to eat

                        • Anonymous

                          I don't see it listed, but there is another non-boss version with hammers directly west of the Consecrated Snowfield grace site, passed the runebear. He's around a graves. You can avoid the runebear by circling around its area, go straight to the edge westward.

                          • Anonymous

                            This guy gets cool guy points for his gear and for the smackdown intro with the cape. Too bad he lost the 1v1 hard against my twin though... Should have some poise boi!

                            • Anonymous

                              Ah, now we talkin'! His axe and his trousers drop from the one standing west of ordina on a cliff.
                              You are welcome!

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