Soldier of Godrick

soldier of godrick boss elden rings
Location Stranded Graveyard
Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18400
HP 384
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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 384 1,318 1,449 1,515 1,581 1,713 1,779 1,845
Defense 100 117 120 123 128 134 140 152
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 / 336 195 / 223 / 265 / 363 197 / 225 / 267 / 365 200 / 228 / 270 / 368 203 / 231 / 273 / 371 206 / 234 / 276 / 374 209 / 237 / 279 / 377 212 / 240 / 282 / 380
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 168 / 196 / 238 / 336 195 / 223 / 265 / 363 197 / 225 / 267 / 365 200 / 228 / 270 / 368 203 / 231 / 273 / 371 206 / 234 / 276 / 374 209 / 237 / 279 / 377 212 / 240 / 282 / 380
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 224 / 266 / 364 / 654 259 / 301 / 399 / 689 262 / 304 / 402 / 692 266 / 308 / 406 / 696 270 / 312 / 410 / 700 274 / 316 / 414 / 704 278 / 320 / 418 / 708 282 / 324 / 422 / 712
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 224 / 266 / 364 / 654 259 / 301 / 399 / 689 262 / 304 / 402 / 692 266 / 308 / 406 / 696 270 / 312 / 410 / 700 274 / 316 / 414 / 704 278 / 320 / 418 / 708 282 / 324 / 422 / 712
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 224 / 266 / 364 / 654 259 / 301 / 399 / 689 262 / 304 / 402 / 692 266 / 308 / 406 / 696 270 / 312 / 410 / 700 274 / 316 / 414 / 704 278 / 320 / 418 / 708 282 / 324 / 422 / 712
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

      Anyone have any tips about dodging his waterfowl death blight attack during phase 57? I always get stunlocked 48 seconds into it.

      • Anonymous

        Dance (Destined Death)
        Phase two only. Rick leaps into the air, after a short pause he dives onto the player and slashes around her in an AoE. He then slashes two more times, closing the gap with a smaller dash each time. His final slash is then followed with a short AoE that he doesn't move for. This attack also builds up scarlet rot and death blight very quickly, causes rapid health decrease over a period of time, and temporarily removes a chunk of your health bar. This attack cannot be blocked.

        Ash of War: Bloodhound's Step is currently the only way to dodge this attack. Note that Ash of War: Quickstep is too slow to avoid being damaged.

        Elden Stars
        Phase two only. Sends out a gold projectile that continuously chases its target while spawning smaller homing projectiles that chip away at their health before exploding.

        Sprint away from Stars, once it gets close, roll back through the stars and sprint the other way. During this time you will also need to worry about other mechanics.

        Starcaller Cry
        Phase two only. Rick will cross his sword and shield and release a mighty roar, causing everything around him to be pulled in, similar to Gravitas. He may also do a follow-up, where he slams his sword down in front of him, causing an explosion.

        After being pulled in, quickly get behind him to avoid the follow-up attack.

        • Anonymous

          Rick, Soldier of God is a God Boss in Elden Ring. Rick, Soldier of God is found in Stranded Graveyard. Rick is the most powerful of the Outer Gods and is worshipped by the Three Fingers. This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring.
          who wrote this. I Love it and them!

          • Anonymous

            The situation the soldiers have to face is so bleak, they are guarding a castle that they can’t even enter that houses a cruel fickle lord who very likely doesn’t supply his army well…but still they serve him and carry out their patrols even when their equipment is nearing disrepair. Let alone the player who can solo entire camps which would very likely dismantle any prestige they have left. These guys deserve a far better ruler than Godrick lord of stupidity, they should choose RICK SOLDIER OF GOD who can likely vaporize the tarnished and the greater will with just the flick of his fingers!

            • Anonymous

              though tales hath lapsed in memory, though no one uttered thine name, those who once knew hath silent reverence each. He who refused guidance of grace, to light the paths of champions unmet, he who exiled into the murky depth with naught but a blade, given unto him by the grafted. Though the reason remains unsaid, his challenge to warriors born of Erd ensured their preparedness for the trial at hand.

              • Anonymous

                I'd rather fight every boss in the game NG+7 with my fists and fat roll; continuing my journey and he snipes me with a sword at Mach 3. If he's bored, he gets his lesser Godrick soldiers to charge at me halfway across the map. Last attempt to fight him (attempt 26549562.3e) I managed to kill him only for a lesser Godrick soldier from across the map to snipe me, killing me instantly. Apparently, when Rick dies his consciousness instantly transports to another Godrick soldier, becoming even more of a god. What's worse, he's been fighting me at 1% of his power, constantly saying:
                "I am Rick, soldier of God, and I have never (and will never) know defeat."
                Furthermore, apparently he can use any moveset from any Fromsoft game; he switched into a spinny spinny Artorias, instantly killing me.

                • Anonymous

                  The destined death infused waterfowl dance in phase 78 is really hard to dodge and it gets me every time, anyone have any tips?

                  • Anonymous

                    WHY IS HE SO HARD? His health pool is like a brick sh*thouse, and he won't even stagger. Not to mention his 20-hit combo. Like doesn't he have a stamina bar?

                    • Behold, the mightiest character to ever grace a FromSoft game, a being so immense in power that it may surpass all of fiction's greatest icons. This entity is not simply a god in name, but a god in form as well, existing beyond the petty confines of mere computer code. I have borne witness to its presence, for it haunts my dreams and shadows my waking hours. The weight of its influence is palpable, a crushing force that leaves me weak and exhausted, my thoughts scattered and my body trembling. Its breath is heavy and oppressive upon my neck, and its primal grunts echo within my very being. At times, I fear that I am losing my grip on reality, for the might of Rick, the Soldier of God, is simply too great to comprehend. If there is a god, it's him.

                      • Anonymous

                        Jokes aside, even for a tutorial boss this guy's a joke that isn't even funny. They couldn't even have made it a Godrick Knight or something? True King Allant was more of a threat than this guy.

                        • Anonymous

                          Where do I get the mist noble spirit summon to cheese him? This is literally impossible. how did anyone here even beat him without mistnoble

                          • Anonymous

                            Today I finally depleted his health bar and it said god slain on my screen but then when I walked away he one shot me from off camera and then the screen said shinobi execution…

                            • Anonymous

                              WTF are you people even talking about? This guy is a joke. His God of Soldiers Rick version in Repaired Farum Azula is WAY stronger.

                              • Anonymous

                                I don't know how anyone manages to beat this guy...

                                Rick, Soldier of God has given me so much trouble. From day 1 that I spent $60 on Elden Ring, Rick, Solder of God has been whooping my behind. I just can't find out how to counter his God-splitter attack on phase 134.4e+3

                                O why Elden Ring, o why.

                                • Anonymous

                                  tbh i would have a better chance at fighting every sing boss in the game and winning than rick, soldier of god

                                  • Anonymous

                                    To newbies who wonder what the comments are all about. "Rick, the soldier of God" only appear on NG+8 (beyond maximum increase in difficulty). And yes, He was meant to be unbeatable by design, an easteregg to troll hardcore players who think they can no diff everything after some NG+, yet we strive to beat him anyway even if it was impossible

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Boss was too hard but this helped, I will now hopefully beat him.
                                      Update: beat him finally on my 109384932873828273838282828192837489238th try.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        For the third phase, I recommend running away as soon as he start charging the God's Wraith Lighting in his sword. There's an small corner next to the door where you enter to the arena, where you can be safe from the hit.

                                        Another tip: Redmane Blood potion and Half-Baked Scarlet Duck Eye can make the difference in this battle.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          The Charging Thrust attack from this boss can be parried too! The parry window is at the end of the attack.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Props to the person that edited this page to make it seem like this boss is weak for new players. Veterans know this is by far the most difficult boss in gaming history, and only the most skilled and lucky can defeat him.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I just can't get past his 69th phase. His Melania is baby mode attack is just too broken as it does 69000000000000000000000000000000 damage and gives you every single status condition and permament bleed damage

                                              • Soldier of god, rick is easy, yall are just bad. Try Knight God, Rick, he has 4D Hitboxes that stretch out to greater heights than a black hole, his power is so immense, just entering his galaxy-spanning presence causes madness buildup

                                                • 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.

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