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Soldier of Godrick Boss in Elden Ring
Soldier of Godrick is a Field Boss found in Stranded Graveyard shortly after you started the game.
- This boss is optional, as you can leave the Stranded Graveyard through the exit door instead of jumping down, skipping the entire tutorial including this boss.
- Soldier of Godrick serves as an introduction to Boss fight mechanics.
- He wears the Godrick Soldier Set and wields the Lordsworn's Greatsword.
- It is not possible to use spirit summons or co-op for this boss fight.
Where to find Soldier of Godrick in Elden Ring
Soldier of Godrick can be found in the Stranded Graveyard. Jump down next to where you wake up instead of going through the exit door and progress through several rooms to will eventually find a fog door. Enter the door to find the boss in a large arena. [Map Link]
Soldier of Godrick Combat information
- Health: 192 HP
- Defense: 100
- Stance: 15
- Damage: Standard, Pierce
- Parriable: Yes
- Is vulnerable to a critical hit after being stance broken or parried
- Drops 400
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.
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+ and Beyond (click to reveal)
|Poison||168 / 196 / 238 / 336||184 / 212 / 254 / 352||186 / 214 / 256 / 354||189 / 217 / 259 / 357||192 / 220 / 262 / 360||195 / 223 / 265 / 363||197 / 225 / 267 / 365||200 / 228 / 270 / 368|
|Scarlet Rot||168 / 196 / 238 / 336||184 / 212 / 254 / 352||186 / 214 / 256 / 354||189 / 217 / 259 / 357||192 / 220 / 262 / 360||195 / 223 / 265 / 363||197 / 225 / 267 / 365||200 / 228 / 270 / 368|
|Hemorrhage||224 / 266 / 364 / 654||245 / 287 / 385 / 675||248 / 290 / 388 / 678||252 / 294 / 392 / 682||256 / 298 / 396 / 686||259 / 301 / 399 / 689||263 / 305 / 403 / 693||267 / 309 / 407 / 697|
|Frostbite||224 / 266 / 364 / 654||245 / 287 / 385 / 675||248 / 290 / 388 / 678||252 / 294 / 392 / 682||256 / 298 / 396 / 686||259 / 301 / 399 / 689||263 / 305 / 403 / 693||267 / 309 / 407 / 697|
|Sleep||224 / 266 / 364 / 654||245 / 287 / 385 / 675||248 / 290 / 388 / 678||252 / 294 / 392 / 682||256 / 298 / 396 / 686||259 / 301 / 399 / 689||263 / 305 / 403 / 693||267 / 309 / 407 / 697|
Soldier of Godrick Boss Guide for Elden Ring
Soldier of Godrick Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Soldier of Godrick:
- Soldier of Godrick is easy to defeat and you won't need to gain any advantage against him.
- His attacks are very vertical: he swings his sword down to the ground and then up to the air, so dodge to the sides to avoid getting hit.
- His poise is higher than his mob counterparts, so weapons with a high poise damage might be useful.
Soldier of Godrick has a heavy sword, so it's easy to see his moves coming. The only tricky thing about him is that he looks like he is going to strike once, but he may suddenly perform a 3 hit combo.
Go Berserk: If you have enough health, simply attacking him repeatedly will be enough to defeat him even if you take several hits in the process. This strategy isn't advised, though, since this boss is a great chance to practice more advanced moves like guard counters, parrying, and dodging.
Charge and Crit: A charged heavy attack from any weapon will break his stance, allowing a critical hit that will deal about 30% of his total HP. You can prepare another heavy attack while he's getting up to break his posture again.
Guard Counters: The most foolproof way to defeat him is to hold up your shield and guard counter once he hits you. A single guard counter will break his stance, letting you get a critical hit.
Magic and Ranged Users
Resort to Melee: Since Soldier of Godrick runs towards you and early spells take a long time to cast, it may be best to just equip your melee weapon for now and use one of the strategies above.
Bait and Blast: If you want to stick to magic, keep your distance as best as possible and bait him into using slow attacks. After you dodge, you'll have a chance to cast a single spell before repeating the process.
Attacks & Counters
|Overhead Slash||A charge attack where he performs an overhead slash.||Guard counter, or dodge to either side then land a few attacks.|
|Charging Thrust||Enters a stance with his sword parallel to the ground, then charges towards you and thrusts the sword.||Guard counter, or wait for the sword thrust before you dodge roll, if you dodge too early the thrust will catch you.|
|Triple Slash||Up to three diagonal slashes.||Guard counter or dodge backwards.|
|Wide Slash||Slashes horizontally from your right to your left, covering a wide area.||Guard counter, or dodge backwards or to the right.|
: Attack can be parried
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