Soldier of Godrick

soldier of godrick boss elden rings
Location Stranded Graveyard
Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18400
HP 192
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Soldier of Godrick is a Field Boss in Elden Ring. Soldier of Godrick is found in Stranded Graveyard. This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring.

Godrick Soldier is the normal enemy form of this boss. Two Godrick Soldiers can be summoned for aid as spirits using the Godrick Soldier Ashes.

 

That depraved lot are obsessed with sacrificing Tarnished like you for the sake of "grafting".

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

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.

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 192 659 724 757 790 856 889 922
Defense 100 117.2 120.13 123.06 128.92 134.78 140.64 152.36
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 400 2,000 2,200 2,250 2,400 2,450 2,500 2,550

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 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 status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet 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 status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 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 status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 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 status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 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
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

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.

 

Melee Users

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

Attack Description Counter
Overhead Slash parry icon 40pxA 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 parry icon 40pxUp to three diagonal slashes. Guard counter or dodge backwards.
Wide Slash parry icon 40pxSlashes horizontally from your right to your left, covering a wide area. Guard counter, or dodge backwards or to the right.

parry icon 40px: Attack can be parried

 

Image Gallery for Soldier of Godrick in Elden Ring

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    • Anonymous

      I dreamt for so long.

      my flesh was dull Godrick and my Godrick rotted.

      Godrick after Godrick left in my wake..... As I awaited his return...

      Heed my words...*unsheathes swords*

      I am Rick, Soldier of God and I have never known defeat.

      • Anonymous

        UPDATE: I got past the phase 31 true combo but then he went into phase 32 and starting summoning spirit ashes of Gael, the twin princes and fume knight while spamming Godfrey's arena wide AOE attack.

        Does any one know how to get past this?

        • Anonymous

          FINALLY! I got to be him before phase 213! God, I had to be max Soul Level with 2 Giant Crushers, I was able to beat him by actually going through his 100,000 poise with sheer luck! I still think its unfair he only awards you like 4000 runes!

          • Anonymous

            I like how he's the only soldier in the game who is not a bit afraid or hesitant.

            Immediately after he sees you, he runs forward holding his weapon, ready to fight!

            • Anonymous

              I thought after weeks of ramming my head against a wall I finally had his attack patterns down, but his 6th healthbar form change into Elden Rick, God Soldier absolutely **** on me. RL 233, dual Great Spear strength build. Has anyone beat this guy yet?

              • Anonymous

                So I managed to get to phase 6 with soul lvl 193, but then he performed a grab attack which took my lvl down to 43. any ideas on how beat this absolute unit?

                • Anonymous

                  I love the part where he says "Reurgh!", such a beautiful line of dialogue that legitimately brought tears to my eyes, such an unforgettably awesome boss fight.

                  • Anonymous

                    I got to the 52 phase, and he got on midir, and midir got on OoK, and OoK got on fume knight , and fume knight got on pinwheel and I died

                    • Anonymous

                      any tips for phase 31 where he starts doing The oceiros charge from ds3 which true combos into waterfowl dance and builds up every status condition in the game?

                      • Anonymous

                        The Soldier of God,Rick that we fight is merely a husk left behind by him after he ascended beyond godhood, becoming an incomprehensibly otherwordly mighty being that towers above all, even the Outer Gods do not come even somewhat close to his true magnificence.

                        • Anonymous

                          been fighting him for 2 weeks now, i just can't survive against his constant spamming of waterfowl dance in his 7th phase

                          any tips?

                          • Anonymous

                            It was much too big to be called a two-handed sword. Too thick, too heavy, too long. It was a three-handed sword. Soldier of God, Rick, only wields it with two of his hands as a challenge.

                            • Anonymous

                              Malenia was hiding from from him all this time, for he is the soldier of God, the one and only, the true demigod slayer Rick. An undefeatable opponent that no demigods can match and for mere tarnished he IS God himself.

                              • Anonymous

                                This guy is a joke. But rick, soldier of god. Oh i bow down to you almighty god. Only legends are allowed to challenge you.

                                Lets bring let me solo her promto! Are god demans a propper challenger!

                                • Anonymous

                                  "He's the hardest boss, bazinga!" (laugh track, whistles, clapping in the background, and a bra thrown at me from your mom.)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I've been stuck in this boss for 3 months now playing 22 hours everyday only to learn his moveset there's nothing you can do about him.
                                    his sword reaches from limgrave to to malenias feet nothing a mere man can dodge even if you use the bloodhounds step he straight up wipes you from the game and deletes your character only because he doesn't like cringe builds.
                                    In the notes it says he's weak to thrust attacks so i picked up my mohgwyn spear and guess what? he fkin MIKIRI COUNTERED me so don't ever try going that route it's a trap.
                                    His armor is immune to all damage types and reflects every single spell and incantation.
                                    After all these months i finally managed to find a way to damage him. See the spot on his helm where his face is shown the only way to damage him is to shoot lightning arrows made of placidusaxx scales. But that only takes you in his phase 1. In phase 2 he turns into a titan and destroys the whole cave leaving you no room to escape so it's literally impossible to beat this guy.
                                    Let's hope in a future dlc we could finally find a weapon that can slay this god

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Did you know that if you use Moonveil/ Rivers of Blood in PvP, then this guy will send 69 ballistic missiles to your house? The more you know!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It'll be a good idea that in next patch they make his level be x1.75 of whatever level that you enter his arena, you know for the vine

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Soldier of God, Rick:

                                          - Immune to all physical damage
                                          - Immune to all elemental damage
                                          - Immune to all status effects
                                          - Has infinite poise
                                          - Cannot be parried or critically hit
                                          - Using Rivers of Blood on him only makes him stronger

                                          He resides in the Stranded Graveyard. It wasn't stranded before, but since no one wants to fight him, he is all alone. Maybe the only way he can be killed is by his own hand.

                                          It's lonely being the Soldier of God, Rick.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            He's strong enough to usurp God and burn everything with a sweep of his hand, but he acknowledges that doing so would result in a barren wasteland of space- and he doesn't want to spend multiple billions of years waiting for new life to spawn when he causes another big bang, so he merely settles for resting in a video game called Elden Ring as a tutorial boss.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This little ***** has nothing on the chad MIST NOBLE everyone knows MIST NOBLE would kill this weak fool before even entering his 10th phase

                                              • Anonymous

                                                it's so nice that Rick decided to serve under God. We all know he could've usurped God's throne with nothing but intimidation, and yet he chose not to. I'm sure God stays up at night, wondering when the day Rick decides to take his rightful place will come.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  In the DLC the final boss is going to be Rick, soldier of god, deacons of the deep, mist noble, pinwheel,and king allant.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I tried to use cheat engine to kill this dude but NOPE IT DOESN"T WORK!!! He somehow has the ability to turn off cheat engine every time I use it.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      How do you beat this guy? He is so fast and one shots me everytime. I wish I could have my friend join but I can't get it to work :(

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I can't get past this boss. Seriusly gonna uninstall this game is so poorly balanced HOW IS ANYONE SUPPOSED TO BEAT SOLDIER OF GODRICK??

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          oh ffs the loading screens everytime I die to this bs boss takes like 15 minutes each. it prob the game reloading his insane assets but like still it wouldnt be so bad dying to this guy 400 times if i didnt have to prepare and wait so much each time

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I think I'm starting to figure out his lore. Right now I have two theories about him:
                                                            1. He's a soldier of some kind, probably why he has a sword and wears armor.
                                                            2. He works for someone called Godrick. Not 100% sure, but it might be the same Godrick that we fight later on as a boss.

                                                            • I can't wait for the DLC to include this boss as his upgraded form, Knight of Godrick, he already is one of the hardest bosses in videogame history, having him as Knight of Godrick would officially have Elden Ring as the hardest game of all time

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Soldier of Godrick could have kept the tarnished inside that cave forever with his godly power but instead humbly lets the player defeat him, he must know they have a long journey ahead. Respect

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  It's amazing that this guy has become a meme. Soldier of God, Rick makes Malenia look like a cakewalk. Elden Beast wasn't the final boss. Soldier of God, Rick is.

                                                                  • Well, hmm I guess I'll put in my 2 cents.

                                                                    You should only be selecting from 4 classes at the start. Period. In order of my favorites.

                                                                    1. Confessor - Has some of the Best Resist armor in the game and is one of the best 1st playthrough starting templates. Plus he starts with the BROADSWORD, Square off, R2, R1 Soldier of Godrick dead 2 hits.
                                                                    2. Prisoner, GREAT Template for Int Builds - Deaths Poker and Death Ritual Spear, Helphen's Steeple. Starts with the Estoc, Similar 2 hit kill on the Soldier. Try Imp head Cat and run to get the Meteoric staff and Rock sling and you'll sail through the game.
                                                                    3. Vagabond - Solid Template for Melee / Strength / Builds - Can convert to Combo Caster builds easily - Best for Novice players.
                                                                    4. Samurai - Okay fine, you can Dual wield the UgiKatana and look like all the other fail streamers on Twitch, hahahah.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Nanomachines, Son
                                                                      They Harden in respone to physical trauma
                                                                      Thou can'st hurt me, tarnished.

                                                                      What did i just say?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        level 300 and i still can't survive past his 8th phase. wtf fromsoft, how do you expect us to beat this fella?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I almost had a heart attack fighting this boss, im sad, he is just so overpowered, he needs to be nerfed a lot

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The fact Fromsoft didn't buff him to death on NG+ is honestly so disappointing given how many BS enemies are in the game...would be a good way to troll players who already beat the game then having their self esteem absolutely ass ****ed by the first boss of the game.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Cool boss. Shame that to get his ending, you have to beat him to get his spirit ashes and use him against other shard bearers like Malenia as well as against Radagon and the Elden Beast. Then again, what can I expect from one of the toughest boss battles From Software has given us? His moves make Waterfowl Dance look easy to dodge in comparison.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Oh my god, this is probably the hardest boss of video game history. Took me over 90 hours to get him to half health and about 240 hours to beat him. Absolutely insane battle.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Stupid multiphase overpowered boss fight. This boss is hard just to be hard 6 phases? You gotta be kidding me first there's the Soldier of God, Rick then theres the Soldier Of Raya, Lucaria then the Soldier Of Rad, Ahn. You think thats all? Wrong theres more Soldier Of Leyn, Dell, then Soldier Of Halig, Tree and last but not least the Soldier of Mauso, Leum

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The **** are they saying this boss is easy? I've gotten to ng+7 and still haven't even come close to beating him even with RoB

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This boss is so pissing cool and infuriating. I was mind blown byhis 27th phase where he was riding the Elden Beast and revealed his Shinobi Prosthetic. Such an amazing boss From has created.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        The Fallen tells a story.... about a Soldier.... Named.....Soldier of God, Rick. Soldier of God, Rick is the most powerful being and the most tragic character in the whole game. Rick was the messiah send by God, an Outer God. He is Jesus except Lands Between edition. Rick is the creator of Lands Between, the father of Marika. Fortunately due to him being a Jesus, he has to left Marika alone and has to get the divine milk. But due to feeling guilty of leaving his child alone, He gave his 0.002 of his power to hers. Now Marika is the one we know. After the night of the black knives. And the shattering of the elden ring. The news came to Rick, he was heart broken for his daughter guilt and decision of shattering the ring and his grandson death and offsprings stupid wars. He came back with the milk but after he saw what happened to his creations, he was heartbroken. But do you know what Rick did? He decided to wage war on his enemies! OOOH! His enemies! The Ever Brilliant Pinwheel! The Loathsome Covetous Demon! The Seeker Of Peace Mist Noble! And the never stopping Laughing Patches! All of them were powerful as Rick! They were his brothers! They were the offspring of God! An outer God! They pulled the whole strings of the shattering! They were the creators of this whole mess! They were the ones that bring tragedy to everyone! Rick knew they were them! He began his fight against them! He REACHED 4% of his power just to beat them! However, A powerful beings as him could cause the destruction of the universe! But however there was a major downside to Rick, he was overwhelmed with guilt which made lose 1% of his power and his brothers WERE 5% stronger than him! And he lost, but his loss caused God! An Outer God to finally took a notice of what was happening! Their fight almost ended the universe! So God! An Outer God! Punish them! Everyone! By forcing them to take a physical form and use 0,01 of their power! The Loathsome Covetous Demon rebelled against him! God! An Outer God! Looked him at the eyes! And said "Watch your tone mf" and bichslapped him to Drangleic. Everyone accepted their fate accept patches, which he wasn't there and the fight. He just dipped. He was the most weakest one but the most smartest one. Rick feeling ashamed of his failure as a father, as a fighter. Due to his power limits count not stop the war and the mess that happened. So out of shame, he decided to wage loyalty to the most pathetic off spring! Godrick the Grafted! He eradicate his name out of the history. He made Marika forget about him, as he wasn't existing ever in her life. He decided to chose Godrick because he felt he was pathetic as him! Godrick ordered Rick to spawn cam- I meant guard a cave where Tarnished will come. So they won't become elden lords. As the most pathetic order to get, Rick accepted. Now dressed as a pathetic soldier of a pathetic lord, using pathetic weapons. Now Rick is hollowed being, he is now a shell of his former self. Waiting at the cave. And staying there. For eternity. Till someone challenges him. Rick is a immortal being. He can come back. But what difference does it make to him?

                                                                                        • If I was a dev I would have programmed in some static RNG where for 50% of the PLAYER ACCOUNTS (so it is always the same for a particular account, regardless of that account's NG+ play-through or new character) this guy is literally the hardest boss in the game and 50% of the accounts he's normal. Then sit back and watch people argue whether this guy is hard or not. This is one of the many reasons From won't employ me

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            this boss is so unfair wtf i had to summon 2 furled fingers and they weren't enough. uninstalling this game this is too hard fr

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