The Margit boss battle in Elden Ring is your first main check. The staff-wielding guardian of Stormveil Citadel may not be a demigod, however he poses a considerable threat–much extra so than through the closed community check, when FromSoftware blessed the Tarnished with excessive well being and skills. It’s a difficult struggle, however endurance and a few cautious preparation go a good distance in making it extra manageable.
What to know earlier than combating Margit The Fell Omen
Elden Ring leads you to Margit virtually as quickly as you step foot in The Lands Between, however you’re not meant to struggle him instantly. You’ll need to stage up your major stats–the ones corresponding together with your weapon or magic of choice–and work on enhancing your weapon a number of occasions. Ideally, your dominant weapon must be +3 or larger earlier than difficult Margit, so plan on plundering some Smithing Stones from the Limgrave Tunnels and visiting the blacksmith.
Spirit Summons, whereas not important, are a useful software if solely to maintain Margit distracted when you shut in for an assault. Jellyfish, which you acquire by talking to Roderika at Stormhill Shack a number of occasions, and Wolf Pack, the default summon, are the most effective selections for this struggle. Make certain to summon Sorcerer Rogier exterior the fog barrier as properly. He doesn’t do a lot, however he occupies Margit’s consideration.
Make certain to seize the Flask of Wondrous Physik from the Third Church of Marika (north of the Waypoint Ruins) as properly. This particular flask enables you to combine gadgets to create draughts that enhance sure parameters, resembling rising the harm of your robust assaults or supplying you with extra endurance. Simply be certain that to take a swig earlier than stepping by means of the fog barrier to start the struggle
You may additionally need to take a detour to Murkwater Cave and struggle Patches. Should you spare him, he’ll promote you Margit’s Shackle for five,000 Runes. It’s a singular merchandise that permits you to freeze Margit in place for a number of seconds, with a few caveats. It solely capabilities through the first half of the battle–before he begins utilizing the hammer–and you possibly can solely use it twice. Nonetheless, it’s helpful for opening a window of alternative to assault that you simply wouldn’t get in any other case.
Lastly, know that you simply don’t should struggle Margit. Elden Ring enables you to skip Stormveil Citadel totally, together with the struggle in opposition to Margit, and transfer on to Liurnia of the Lakes. Should you get annoyed or simply need to transfer forward, there’s no hurt in taking the key route. You may all the time come again later to strive once more.
The way to beat Margit in Elden Ring
As with all Souls or Bloodborne boss, you’ll have to study Margit’s assault patterns and perceive each when to maneuver and when it’s protected to assault. That doubtless means dying a number of occasions as you memorize them, however right here’s a quick overview of what to anticipate as properly.
The Margit struggle has two phases. These are his assaults within the first section:
- A 3-hit combo along with his employees. You may block these, although the third strike often breaks your Poise and leaves you momentarily shocked. It’s a lot better to dodge or parry, in case you belief your timing
- A powerful strike along with his employees. Margit raises his arm for roughly two seconds and brings the employees down onerous. It’s straightforward to keep away from, however takes observe to parry
- A combo the place Margit’s employees strikes segue right into a strike from his holy blade
- A leaping assault the place Margit jumps into the air and slams his employees down
- Should you’re out of Margit’s vary, he’ll throw two glowing blades at you that deal Holy harm
Your alternatives for assault are transient, and so they keep that approach. This isn’t a struggle you possibly can win with solely a defensive technique, however until you’re expert at parrying, you can also’t rush in and unleash a number of assaults directly. The Margit struggle requires endurance, cautious dodging, and brief bursts of assaults between his strikes earlier than you retreat and begin once more.
The second begins when he has roughly half his well being left, and it’s unmistakable when the section begins as a result of he pulls out an enormous glowing hammer. He’s barely extra aggressive on this section and appears to make use of the staff-and-sword combo extra usually. In any other case, the first variations are with the hammer.
- The robust employees strike is changed with a hammer assault that impacts a broad half-circle space
- The leaping strike makes use of the hammer and has larger vary
It could take some time, however you’ll ultimately persevere, acquire 9,000 Runes, and unlock Stormveil citadel. If it will get too irritating and also you’re decided to not go away for Liurnia but, you possibly can all the time ask a pal for assist.
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