Wormface is a Boss in Elden Ring. Wormface is a large, humanoid creature wearing a long cloak with a head comprised mostly of worms and is found at the Minor Erdtree in Altus Plateau. It is the greater version of the Lesser Wormface that can also be encountered. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat it to advance in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Wormface Boss
Wormface is a Field boss found at the Minor Erdtree (Altus Plateau)
- Wormface is an optional boss
- Wormface is a Field boss
- Closest Site of Grace: Bower of Bounty
- Multiplayer is available for this boss.
- Spirit Summons are available for this boss.
Elden Ring Wormface Location
Wormface Combat Information
- Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
- Can inflict Death Blight
- Parriable: No
- Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack.
- Has a Blight-inflicting ranged attack, which can be mitigated with the Prince of Death's Pustule or Prince of Death's Cyst talismans and the Immunizing Cured Meat consumable, and cured using the Order Healing and Law of Regression incantations or Rejuvenating Boluses consumable.
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.
- Poison: 154
- Scarlet Rot: 154
- Hemorrhage: 154
- Frostbite: 154
- Death: Immune
- Sleep: ?? (staggered only)
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 Wormface Boss Guide
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Wormface Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Wormface:
- Use the Lone Wolf Ashes Ash Summons
- Use The Flame of Frenzy Spell
- Use Order Healing and Law of Regression for curing
- Bring Prince of Death's Pustule or Prince of Death's Cyst Talismans
- Bring Immunizing Cured Meat consumable for Death Blight mitigation
- Bring Rejuvenating Boluses used solely to Alleviate death blight buildup
As a melee user you are susceptible to whenever it performs its mid ranged Death Blight attacks so you will have to be extra vigilant. When anticipating its spewing and cloud release. Try to have larger trees to your side to have something to duck behind. To quickly deplete its health as a melee user, as much as possible you can hug this creatures feat, but circle behind so it cant grab you and deal your series of attacks on its legs from behind. This creature has one of the more slower moving actions but its attacks deal great effects so be careful when running in. Run in between attacks and keep to its legs from behind so you are out of range to be affected by melee attacks as well. Keep focusing on hitting its legs until it is defeated. Bring extra talismans that can mitigate death blight for more aid and Rejuvenating Boluses to decrease buildup.
Magic and Ranged Users
Keeping at long range against this boss may invite it to also counter with its main long ranged Death Blight attack. Getting hit by this puke attack causes serious damage and serious Death Blight buildup. Since it is encountered in the open world, use large trees to your advantage to avoid its effects. At mid range, you can also still be affected by the cloud AoE it releases. This moves relatively slowly so back away as this approaches. At this range the wormface may also attempt to run at you. It isn't a very quick dash however it closes the distance very quickly and then will usually follow up with an attempt to grab. From here, circle away from its grasps, if you would like at this point, temporarily switch to melee to get some hits on its legs. Since it doesn't have the fastest actions, with ranged combat wait for its attacks to and and deal an attack of your own in between each completed action until its HP has depleted. Use Order Healing and Law of Regression for curing if available.
Wormface Attacks & Counters
|Head Smash||Slowly pulls its head back and brings it down to the ground for a head smash||Roll during this action|
|Head Sweep||Performs one quick head smash then proceeds to sweep its head left and right while on the ground.||Roll during this action or back away|
|Death Blight Spew||Spews a cloud of worm-riddled toxins that build up Death Blight. Can be performed in a combo.||Use the obstacles in the environment to your advantage. Duck behind trees. Prepare to do so as soon as it pulls back its head in preparation for this action. Roll back as far as you can and keep backing away until you are sure it has stopped.|
|Cloud||Spews a slow moving damaging cloud with an AoE||Back away and avoid the area of effect|
|Run and Grab||Wormface runs towards the player and closes any separation quickly before going in for a grab.||Circle around him to avoid its arms and deal some hits to its legs from another angle|
Wormface Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- The file names for the Wormfaces are Deracine_Male for the small ones, and Deracine_Female for the large ones.
Deracine could come from a French word for uprooting trees, or it could mean “displaced.”
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