Wormface

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Location Minor Erdtree (Altus Plateau)
Drops

Minor Erdtree:
 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 10,000 Runes
Crimsonspill Crystal Tear

Speckled Hardtear

HP ≈ 8587 (Field Boss)
Strong VS
Weak to

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 can be found by the Minor Erdtree between the broken bridge and the Woodfolk Ruins. Map Link

 

Wormface Combat Information

 

Absorptions:

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.

Resistances:

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

Wormface Boss Video Guide

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Wormface Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Wormface:

 

Melee Users

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

Attack Description Counter
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.”

 

 

 

Wormface Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      Do we have any lore at all for these guys? What they are, why they're like that, etc. Did From just forget to include any at all for them? Extremely interesting creatures, Altus Plateau which is the 2nd brightest area in the game and then we have these abominations around a minor Erdtree, which are supposed to be sacred. Nothing at all?

      • Anonymous

        what I hate/love is they still seem perfectly sentient, like you hear them talking to each other and some seem to be mourning at various gravesites

        • Anonymous

          And of course it has a disgusting grab attack. Of course it does. It wouldn't be a Souls game without a large, disgusting abomination trying to defile you.

          • Anonymous

            Just don't bother with this thing or it's smaller versions, it drops paltry amount of souls and it's poo. overall a disgusting and pointless experience

            • Anonymous

              Killed him in a few hits while two-handed wielding giant-killer with sanctified ash of war. He was basically staggered the entire time. I didn’t even get to see any of his animations.

              • Anonymous

                The currently listed resistances are either wrong or outdated. The Wormface at the minor erdtree in the altus plateau took 6 light hits to bleed from a weapon with a bleed buildup of 61, meaning it has a bleed resistance of 300+, twice as much as is listed. It took me 5 hits to inflict frostbite at 80 buildup, implying a resistance of 320+; again, twice as much as currently listed. And it took 5 hits at poison buildup 83 to inflict poison, so again, at least twice what is listed. I don't currently have a weapon that inflicts scarlet rot, but I doubt the results would differ from what I already found. Please update this page when possible. Thank you! :)

                • Anonymous

                  She's extremely scary but I cheesed her by killing her 3 guardians and sneaking up to poison mist proc every time the status runs out, what can I say? She kills me in 1 hit :(

                  • Anonymous

                    I’ve noticed that when using Flame of the Redmanes with a +17 Flame Art Uchiganta, Wormface takes barely any damage on the first shot, and gets staggered and loses almost half of its health on the second. Not sure if this is a glitch, but it made fighting this boss REALLY easy, as he dies in about 5 shots from Flame of the Redmanes. Using the Mimic Tear summon allowed me to use multiple FotR bursts so he went down even faster.

                    • Anonymous

                      Pure bullshit at it's finest. Honestly now I think Malenia isn't so bad after all after facing that goddamn face roll attack so many times

                      • Anonymous

                        Why are these strong against Holy damage if they're part of the undead group of enemies that gets shredded by Holy damage?

                        • Anonymous

                          I hate how creepy and fast these things are. First time I saw this thing running mach speed at me I nearly **** my pants

                          • Anonymous

                            i succesfully dodged 4 grabs in a row just for him to pull a 5th grab and kill me instantly from full health. best boss in game

                            • Anonymous

                              Thank you Zullie for showing me an up-close angle of their face. Now I can sleep slightly less better at night.

                              • Anonymous

                                The glitchy vore animation is kinda scary, whenever it actually swallows you when you die if you don’t land where it’s mouth is in the animation and end up floating on the side you see the tarnished’ body crushed and contorted into a ball to mimic what your character should look like when it is swallowed by this monstrosity.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Death's Poker's Ash, Ghostflame Ignition (coolest name in the game btw) works incredibly well against these. You can just keep hitting L2 and the ghostflame will stunlock them and quickly drain their life. Or you can just use it once, and then use a heavy attack and the ghostflame explosion will do huge damage. Though I'd recommend just hitting L2 multiple times so you can stunlock it and not get any deathblight.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Theres this naked one near volcano manors erdtree. On the way down to kill the ulcerated tree spirit, he was NOT there I swear...but after I killed it (the tree spirit), I reloaded the area and went back down to where the tree spirit was and got VORED by a completely naked, VERY FAST, different moveset wormface.
                                    Idk if it was rare but ive never managed to see him again, and he was enormous wth lol

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This is a fight you don’t want to summon Mimic for. Unless you want it to run into the death cloud and die instantly.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Yay, more of the Dark Souls trademark "grab attacks that ignore iframes, poise, everything else and also interrupt all kinds of attack" xD

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Hilarious that once again, a boss is highly resistant to holy damage. Even though it inflicts death blight which usually means Golden Order spells might finally be useful… 40% mitigation! Why do they do this???

                                          • Anonymous

                                            during the deathblight death animation you can actually be grabbed out of it, dunno if it prevents deathblight from killing you though since i died to le grab

                                            • Anonymous

                                              My spirit ash (Oleg+8) basically soloed this guy. I just occasionally cast charged Night Maiden's Mist to help out. Rest of the fight I was crouched in Unseen Form. Boss never managed to land an attack on me due to me ducking behind walls and he could barely detect me anyway. Spirit was on 80% HP by the time this thing died.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I think it’s the creepiest enemy in the game, when it’s a bit dark and you’re creeping through the ruins and you just see large tall hooded figures looming over with worm faces that will spit at you which easily kills you

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  There is one on Mt.Gelmir before the ulcerated tree spirit. I have no clue why no one brings up this one nor why its not in the wiki yet. Does this one go by a different name?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Grab does like 50% with medium armor and 35 vigor. I think people don't know that you can escape the throw and think it's a one shot.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      BEWARE: Killed it with arrows from the floating platform and it did not drop the tears loot, only got runes

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I died at the same time as "Wormface" yet I was still able to claim the rewards through a button prompt while I were in the "You Died" screen. Not sure about the runes, sorry.

                                                        Ultra Obvious, but I recommend NOT going there at night, the death blight will be hard to see and you'll be prone for an ambush. I think the other loons out in the woods are patroling or somehow notice when you start the fight (who wouldn't). Better clear out some before to make sure. Just as most things flesh/fur they're weak to Fire.

                                                        • Players with emetophobia, beware these dastards. Highly recommend fighting them muted, as they make horrendous vomiting sounds... ugh.

                                                          If you are worried, they're quite contained in their areas, thankfully. Main areas with them are the forest of Altus Plateau (where the Minor Erdtree is) and an optional area of Farum Azula. Other than that, there is a single jumpscare one in Mt. Gelmir west of the dead Minor Erdtree that's disguised as a burning corpse enemy. It only spawns if the thing dies (but it blows itself up, so be wary).

                                                          • Wolves Ash summons +7 and all I had to do was ride by and whack him once every few seconds. Never got hit or grabbed or puked on. This boss just looks like it will be a pain but it's a pushover by the time the average casual player gets here.

                                                            • Wolves Ash summons +7 and all I had to do was ride by and whack him once every few seconds. Never got hit or grabbed or puked on. This boss just looks like it will be a pain but it's a pushover by the time the average casual player gets here.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                janky ass fight... janky ass hitbox. Seriously, camera doesn't lock on to legs nor the head. it locks on to the damn body. Entire fight, you have no idea wtf is going on and not even proper sound cues like the fire giant to circumvent any of the camera problems.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  For those wondering: he can use the ranged attack of the Lesser Wormfaces; fought him with Loretta's Greatbow and used the ruins and roots for cover and Avionette Soldier Ashes for the fire damage, not difficult at all if you can avoid the death blight.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Bosses get lame when they are this big, you just can't see crap of what they're doing. I thought they realized that after Giant Lord but apparently not.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Found another, non-boss version of this guy in Mt.Gelmir, on the road between Volcano Manor and the destroyed Minor Erdtree. It's disguised as one of those flaming kamikaze zombies. Easy to ride past and miss at first and pretty damn alarming to look behind you after hearing the big boom only to see a 25 foot tall, death-blight spewing aberration appear out of the smoke.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Wow his grab kinda sucks. I was standing behind him and he grabbed me. One of the worst hit boxes for an attack I’ve seen in this game. Just spam him with holy spells or fire and he’ll go down easy, but that grab has a terrible hit box so watch out for it

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Updates to attacks: He does similar death blight attacks to the lesser wormface but in a massive AOE cloud, he also spams repeated what I assume are grab attacks, but I didn't get hit by them. I assume its likely an instant death. He also does a smash with his head that's fast, as well as a bigger telegraphed massive slam of his head into the ground.

                                                                          Also, wow he is EASY, I didn't get hurt, and I mostly just spammed a few holy spells. Seems very vulnerable to fire, frankly, I think he's easier on horseback than a regular wormface as he didn't seem to do any of the ranged death spews.

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