Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade)

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Location Siofra Aqueduct
Capital Outskirts

Siofra Aqueduct:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 32000 Runes (8000 for helping)
Gargoyle's Greatsword
Gargoyle's Twinblade

Capital Outskirts:

runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 ? Runes

Gargoyle’s Great Axe


HP ≈ 14,560 (???)
5.600 (Great Enemy Boss)
Strong VS
Immune to
All Status Effects
Weaker to

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.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Great Enemy bosses can drop unique Spirit AshesWeaponsSpells, and other various Items.


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


Elden Ring Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Location

Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) can be found by heading down to the lowest level of the Siofra Aqueduct. Spawns alongside the Valiant Gargoyle when it reaches half health.

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 Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) can also be found by heading north from the Outer Wall Phantom Tree site of grace. Drops Gargoyle's Great Axe.

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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


Melee Users

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

Attack Description Counter
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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    • Anonymous

      Managed to get through them with my arc/faith build without D’s help(didnt knew he could be summoned for this fight) with mace with endure aow and flame of frenzy. First i tried to beat the first gargoyle to 50 health, then i summoned my kaiden-mercenary so he could agro the second one, and after killing the first gargoyle a kited the second one (with the twinblade) dodging most of his attacks and shooting lightning spear on him. Tough fight

      • Anonymous

        awesome battle ! well done fellas, d-hunter and twin mimic bro still at half health on completion...lashings of beer and much merriment ensued :)

        • Anonymous

          Fought these guys at sl 15 and they were giving me a really hard time. I could handle the first but when the second one joined I died easily. Then I usef giant rat ashes which I upgraded to +6. Rats didn't help me while I was fighting the first gargoyle because they spawn at a distance but they kept second gargoyle occupied and they gave me time to finish off the first gargoyle. Then dealing with the second gargoyle was easy. I don't think I would have made it any other way. My weapons were two great Omen killers +3.

          • Anonymous

            Cheesed these guys with Envoy's Horn. D and Nightmaiden/Sword perfumers provided just enough aggravation to keep most of the focus off me. watched as 5 doots at a time made their way home and chipped away until they were dead.

            • Anonymous

              I beat them with a heavy nightriders glaive +16, wasn't all that hard. I think it's just a dps check to get the first one down before the second one properly engages. Also having decent vigor helps, with radagons soreseal I had 50, which made it a lot less punishing to tank a couple of ticks of poison or the odd attack.

              • Anonymous

                Don't you just love it when you dodge the stupid twinblade "special attack" frame perfect and still get hit. Can't outrun it cause it turns into an even more impossible to dodge double thing. The sword and halberd gargoyle isn't as much of a mess, he's much cleaner and leaves more windows to ****ing breathe.

                Can't really say anything about elden ring's build diversity when bloodhound step is REQUIRED to dodge bullshit like this.

                • Anonymous

                  I beat them without D's simp brother who just sits outside the map and doesn't say anything but "ahh, uhh, mrrhh". Lhutel at +5 and I got it done after about 50 tries. The sword of night and flame helped with it's midrange blast. My other weapons couldn't hit them unless it was a slow great hammer. They move around too much and spam that stupid poison gas. Also, much of my 50 tries were trying to get the first one to launch itself off the waterfall but there now seems to be an invisible wall there for them.

                  • Anonymous

                    I beat them without D's simp brother who just sits outside the map and doesn't say anything but "ahh, uhh, mrrhh". Lhutel at +5 and I got it done after about 50 tries. The sword of night and flame helped with it's midrange blast. My other weapons couldn't hit them unless it was a slow great hammer. They move around too much and spam that stupid poison gas. Also, much of my 50 tries were trying to get the first one to launch itself off the waterfall but there now seems to be an invisible wall there for them.

                    • Anonymous

                      So far this is the only boss where I had to use spirits. Kinda ridiculous how hard it is given that this is supposed to be at the same caliber of Regal Ancestor Spirit. Honestly fighting them alone is very easy, but the second one spawns when the other has like 50% health, and they both stay incredibly aggressive during the whole fight, basically giving you no opening to exploit (unless you have amazing luck and they decide to spit apart, something that never happened to me until I used a spirit to split the aggro)

                      • Anonymous

                        Solo strat is bloodslash +12 and kite up behind a 100 damage negation shield. Their true weakness is that skill and that skill alone.

                        • Anonymous

                          Here's how I did it. I summoned D and Latenna. I spammed lightning bolts and tried to keep them away from Latenna. Whenever she got injured I'd run over and heal her. Kept her alive about half the fight. Then when it was just D and I, more lightning spam and healing him when I had a window. It was very close but we got them. I'm only lvl 86 so it can be done.

                          • Anonymous

                            Another prime example of a boss that a strength build should take on but no, these guys have AOE too and poison. Oh there is that camera thing too. So again, you have to respec. Everything but the bosses is great in the game.

                            • Anonymous

                              I respecced from Dex/Faith to Dex/Int and spammed rock sling, summoned D's brother, and a 7+ Mimic and they both went down quick. Rock sling does great stagger on them.

                              • Anonymous

                                Try summoning latenna at the edge of the waterfall , and just wait for few secs and the first gargoyle will be dead ,just dont attack the boss let latenna do the job, the aecond gargoyle will be piece of cake get commander standard buff and if you have D as companion he might buff you with golden vow during the fight

                                • Anonymous

                                  This fight tends to glitch out in Coperative play. Not sure about single play. the first gargoyle doesnt seem to jump off the cliff sometimes. Rendering the fight soft locked.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I think we need to come to terms with the fact that 90% of the stuff people complained about in Dark Souls 2 became series standards that everyone pretends they never actually complained about now because they don't want to gainsay 3 or ER

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Loving this game so far but kinda getting tired with the recycled bosses. It's starting to feel like DS2

                                      • Anonymous

                                        >Make a boss which is meant to be fought alone
                                        >Put another of the same boss exact boss in the arena
                                        >Now it's two of them
                                        >None of their attacks are paired or have any reason to be on the same arena, they are just the same creature
                                        >Muh challenge

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I've been trying to find out how tf to get there. Can't find any videos on it, only the bossfight itself. :(

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