Skeletal Militiaman Ashes

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Type Spirit Summon
FP Cost 44 HP Cost -
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Summons two skeletal militiaman spirits

Skeletal Militiaman Ashes is a Spirit and Summon in Elden Ring. Skeletal Militiaman Ashes summons the spirits of 2 skeletal militiamen.

Skeletal Militiamen can also be found as Enemies in Elden Ring. For more information, see Skeletal Militiaman.

 

Ashen remains in which spirits yet dwell.
Use to summon the spirits of two skeletal militiamen.

These are the spirits of militiamen who live in Death, and will continue to rise again until properly finished off.
This is the grotesque fate of those who come into contact with
Deathroot.

 

Where to find Skeletal Militiaman Ashes

Where to Find Skeletal Militiaman Ashes

 

Elden Ring Skeletal Militiaman Ashes Guide

 

  • Consumes Medium FP (44)
  • You must be near a rebirth monument to summon spirits from ashes.
  • When you are close to a rebirth monument and able to summon, a monument icon will appear on the left side of the screen.

 

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    • Anonymous

      Add me to SMA fans. Against Godrick at level 22, I tried all my baseline ashboys out and these were far and away the best helpers. Maybe they do not do the most damage but they just kept respawning and making pests of themselves, and Godrick isn't smart enough to do the finisher.

      • Anonymous

        Aight, hear me out: those are incredibly good against Malenia in first phase, and maybe even the second. She really likes to kill them in 1-2 hits, but she has exactly 1 ground level attack. Also, her waterfowl dance often misses the guy she downed, and, well, it is often centered on you. In phase 2, however, they occasionally die to scarlet bloom, but you can pretty much just force her to land as far away from them as possible, and from now on - same as phase 1

        • Anonymous

          Yes these guys are a fantastic summon... not for bosses though AoEs are a dime a dozen in this game and will very easily kill them, infact a surprising amount of bosses do Holy damage allowing them to die in one go instead of being a constant tank, my advice keep them until you have access to a Legendary ash or one of the soldier ashes.

          • Anonymous

            These guys have been with me for the whole game. They grew strong just as I did. Seems they couldn’t put their ambitions to rest either.

            • I was having a terrible time with Valiant Gargoyles last night on my necromancer build, and had to work a strategy around finding the right time to summon these guys. It was an insanely close call, getting the first Gargoyle to jump back off the cliff, then summoning the Bony Tonies to gank the twinblade one.

              I was down to zero healing left, no blue juice, and was virtually one hit away from death. Bony Tony 1 had died for good previously, but Bony Tony 2 revived and rattled on up right as the Twinblade was charging up his big swoosh combo. I'd gotten in one last hit and barely avoided dying as Tony 2 came up and stabbed the boss in the leg, finishing it off.

              34 damage. One hit. After twenty-something attempts, it was finally over. These rattlers saved my life last night, and 34 is my new favourite number.

              • Anonymous

                Summon them, let the boss attack them meanwhile you fight the boss, they die, run away from the boss! They will revive, repeat the process, defeat the boss.

                • Anonymous

                  Love my skeleton boys. Been RPing a demon king and these two are my default minions. Do they work all the time? No. But ma boney boys Rosenstein and Gildenstern are always there when I need them. The emotional attachment is real with this summon.

                  • Anonymous

                    These guys seem really RNG based in my experience. Either a boss will pull off a 7-hit combo or an AOE that kills them during their revive animation, which makes them one of the worst summons in the game. Or they’ll be ignored and come back for round 6 and never die, constantly haunting the boss, which makes them one of the best summons in the game for value. Roll the bones, am I right?

                    • Anonymous

                      They might have gotten nerfed in the latest patch. Nowadays I see bosses finishing them off when their health is zero. Normally they would instantly switch target and give the skeletons a chance to resurrect.

                      • Anonymous

                        I love these guys. Good for keeping small bosses stun locked. Long combos will take them out (for good) occasionally. I suggest trying to take aggro once theyre dead or close to dead and kiting until they come back.

                        • Anonymous

                          They revive infinitely once they are defeated, and the enemy A.I is not smart enough to know they will revive, and completely ignores them during the revival process as a result.

                          • Anonymous

                            You can't put a good skeleton down.
                            Overall their damage is lower than the Lone Wolves, and much lower than things like Rotten Stray or Banished Knight Oleg, and you get 1 less unit than the Wolves, but these downsides come with the obvious benefit that you get with Skeletons. A few seconds after they are killed they will get back up with full HP, and there's no limit to how many times they can revive themselves.
                            This means that at +0 the Skelly Bros theoretically have higher effective HP than a +10 Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff... theoretically anyway. Like normal skeletons, any hit during their revival animation will put them down for good, and depending on the encounter this can become a big hindrance.
                            Some bosses are capable of recognizing and target-switching to the skeletons as they revive in order to hit them again. Some bosses might not target-switch to the skeletons in order to kill them permanently, but they might just hit them on the floor incidentally with a swing that was aimed at you. And some bosses have persistent AoE attacks that will destroy the skeletons on the floor without the boss really needing to do anything other than what they normally do. Lava, the Gargoyle's poison breath, stuff like that still counts as a direct hit and will destroy the skeletons during their revival.
                            So depending on the fight, the Skeleton Bros can either be completely invulnerable gods, or will be quickly dispatched and forgotten.

                            • Anonymous

                              Definitely my favourite Ashes in the game. They're cheap so even characters that don't invest in Mind can use them, you get two skellymans at once AND they revive to keep on fighting. They even output some decent damage once upgraded, but that's nothing in contrast to their usefulness as a tank/distraction Ash summon. 10/10, definitely worth upgrading!

                              • Anonymous

                                Those guys are one of the best spirits you can summon. They are not the strongest spirit BUT if anyone tells you they are bad then never again listen to those people! The skelet guys will not do the damage for you but they will take away the aggro especially against multiple bosses. I used them on crucible bros one of the skeletons lastet the whole fight (maybe 5min idk). And dont forget their cost is very very low!

                                • Anonymous

                                  Those guys are one of the best spirits you can summon. They are not the strongest spirit BUT if anyone tells you they are bad then never again listen to those people! The skelet guys will not do the damage for you but they will take away the aggro especially against multiple bosses. I used them on crucible bros one of the skeletons lastet the whole fight (maybe 5min idk). And dont forget their cost is very very low!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Just tested these against the Nox sisters. Killed one and waited to watch. After they were killed, the sister first turned toward me (lost aggro on them), but when the res started she turned back to attack them. So if you are looking for the respawn to help you, you will need to pull aggro, and do so in a way that will not have them hit in the process.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just tested these against the Nox sisters. Killed one and waited to watch. After they were killed, the sister first turned toward me (lost aggro on them), but when the res started she turned back to attack them. So if you are looking for the respawn to help you, you will need to pull aggro, and do so in a way that will not have them hit in the process.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        luck-based but the res makes them sometimes very functionally tanky and they're good at drawing aggro, don't have much utility but they do their job of dying in a manner that benefits you

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Comparitively weak when compared to other ashes, likely due to their unique gimmick. That said, unique gimmick ends up being unreliable and RNG-based, given that enemies in this game have far too many lengthy combos.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            So, little thought experiment/question:

                                            Would you say that the 'Skeletal Bandit' might be better in certain situations?

                                            So far, I have basically only used these, cause they are very useful and give me a wonderful necromancer feel. But I have seen them both get downed permanently, because there are two of them. E.g. 1 goes down, but the other one is close by, and that results in the boss starting another combo instead of going after me, killing both Skeletons.

                                            In such cases, I think the Bandit might be an advantage, cause, as mentioned, when it goes down the boss would just focus on me, giving the Bandit time to resurrect.

                                            But I am not sure if those somewhat rare cases are worth a switch or not. Thoughts?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I had nothing but terrible luck with the Skeletal Militia. Whenever I summon them into a boss fight, they get perma-killed in 10 seconds, even after wasting gravewart leveling them up.

                                              I'm was all about the Demi-Humans before mimic. They were aggressive, hit hard, and we're surprisingly tanky for being little monkey men.

                                              These skeletons were nowhere near as good as all the comments I read about them.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                These guys are great, but be aware of persistant damage things like gas clouds and the like, it WILL damage them in their resurrection state and will kill them entirely.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  These boys have single handedly saved my behind so many times in boss fights and open world battles. They are brutal! relentless and will stagger bosses and mobs like no other. Level them up fast and they will give you the edge you need versus bosses and their crazy tactics. They also rise from the dead! to continue stabbing like madmen

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Other than the Mimic Tear (which comes way later and is game-breaking) these guys have to be the best based on their resurrection ability.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Honestly the best summon in the game. They're aggressive and take aggro, basically never die, and you get two of them so there's a good chance at least one will survive. Spirits are ass at dealing damage (except a few that can bleed) so it's best to grab these and praise their longevity as you can wail on the bosses rear with them acting as perfect distractions.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Doing my first playthrough as a mage, these boys have been great at keeping bosses agro'd while I get my spells off, playing defensively while they're respawning and repeating that tactic has worked pretty well so far.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          These two dudes are super great. Just like their enemy variants, they can resurrect if given time. Outlasts any other summon I've found so far.

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