Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade)
|HP||≈ 14,560 (???)
5.600 (Great Enemy Boss)
All Status Effects
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Valiant Gargoyle easily, as well as boss stats and lore for the Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade).
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) is a large animated stone gargoyle that, as its name suggests, wields a twinblade and is found at the bottom of the Siofra Aqueduct, in Nokron, Eternal City. A non-boss variant can be found at the Capital Outskirts. Like their weapons, the bodies of the Valiant Gargoyles have been patched up with the corpse wax of those they've felled.
This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring. However, doing so yields useful Items and Runes. He fights alongside the Valiant Gargoyle at the Siofra Aqueduct, making it a Duo-Boss. Each gargoyle has 5,600 HP. The greatsword variant appears alonewhen first approaching the arena and when it drops to ~50% health, this twinblade variant joins the fight. Having Spells or Consumables that alleviate Poison build-up can be beneficial for this fight. In addition, D's Twin Brother can be summoned to make fighting two bosses at the same time more manageable. The two boss gargoyles drop the Gargoyle's Greatsword and Gargoyle's Twinblade, and the non-boss variant drops the Gargoyle's Great Axe when defeated.
Elden Ring Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Boss
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) is a Great Enemy Boss found in Siofra Aqueduct. When fighting Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade), you'll have to also fight Valiant Gargoyle. After defeating it, the Great Waterfall Basin Site of Grace is accessible. Map Link
- Optional boss
- Great Enemy
- Closest Site of Grace: Aqueduct-Facing Cliffs. Map Link
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
- You can summon Spirit ashes for this boss
- If given the Twinned Armor Set during the Fia and D, Hunter of the Dead questlines, D's Twin Brother can be summoned to help you fight the Valiant Gargoyle and Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) in the Siofra Aqueduct, next to where he can initially be found. His summon sign is on the right at the top of the stairs in front of the fog gate.
Elden Ring Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Location
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Combat Information
- Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
- Deals Standard and Pierce (Twinblade) Damage. Boss variation can inflict Poison.
- Parryable: No
- Can be poise-broken and riposted afterwards
The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example if an absorption is 60. 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number= less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean 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 Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Boss Guide
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Boss Video Guide
Valiant Gargoyle Boss Video Guide
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade):
- Use the ?? Ash Summons
- Use the ?? Spell
- Bring a Shield Item
Players will face this variant during the second phase of the gargoyle boss duo fight. You will only face the Twinblade Gargoyle, who will periodically swap between a Twinblade and a Greataxe. Its Twinblade moveset can be rather hard to read, so don't be afraid to simply wait it out until it swaps to the Greataxe. You can survive the Twinblade phase just by rolling away from it during most of its attacks. Most of the Greataxe moveset is much easier to read, and is more similar to the Sword Gargoyle's Halberd moveset. The Twinblade Gargoyle still has some very nasty attacks that can even kill you from full health if you time your rolls incorrectly. However, the fight is no longer a race against time in this phase, so take all the time you need to safely get damage on the Twinblade Gargoyle. You can slowly take it down, using flasks that you hopefully have left from the first two phases to sustain you.
Depending on the actions of the Garygoyle, at times in between attacks you can quickly approach and linger around its foot area and deal some close range attacks from here. If you have a shield available, this should successfully block and counter most incoming attacks. From here, you can also roll through any incoming attacks which will also give you a chance to reposition directly behind it to deal a few more attacks If choosing to use summons, it is a good idea to summon them during the transition to this gargoyles as it appears. You will want on that will hold aggressive attacks.
Much like the other gargoyle, this one swaps weapons and gives you a great opportunity to run in and deal a set of attacks of your own. If you remain in range from your melee attacks, this will make it much easier to run in at this point and deal a hit just as he makes an overhead swing. While you're in this positon you just have to be mindful of its axe drag that can attack through your shield will hit you even when you are positioned behind it.
If it performs its ranged wind charge, be prepared to dive forward and away from the landing site. This might require you to take the lock on off it. Another attack to look out for is its roar which surrounds it in a white glow. Back away from this attack to avoid damage.
Magic and Ranged Users
With this boss, its a good idea to choose either to keep close or at a distance. For ranged users, keep an eye out for when it switches weapons which will give you an opportunity to deal a number of attacks. The actions you want to look out for is the ranged wind charge which is when it lunges forward a great distance and can put you directly within range for more attacks so be prepared to run forward or away from the landing site. Another attack to look out for is its roar which surrounds it in a white glow. Back away from this attack to avoid damage.
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Attacks & Counters
|Axe Swap||Sheathes twinblade and equips its axe, raising it over its head and performing a slam, causing a ground rupture.||
Roll away to avoid the incoming
|Poison Breath||Spits poison under its feet. Deals damage and builds up Poison rapidly.||Stay away from the Poison mist.|
|Twinblade Swap||Sheathes axe and pulls out the twinblade, performing a spinning attack.||Dodge the attack and punish.|
|Spinning Slash||Rapidly spins the twinblade around while moving.||Avoid the attack or get under it.|
|Twinblade Whirlwind||Rapidly spins the twinblade, creating a massive whirlwind in its vicinity. May also leap forward and land on its target before releasing the whirlwind.||Move away. Don’t get caught in the aftermath.|
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- Similar in appearance to the Gargoyles from Dark Souls III, except with a more fleshed out moveset and different weapons.
- Black Blade Kindreds are a variant of the Valiant Gargoyles wielding weapons coated with black corpse waxes, who serve under Maliketh.
- The Broken Statues appear to be broken-down Gargoyles.
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Image Gallery
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