How do you beat Cleanrot Knight in Elden Ring? Cleanrot Knight is a Recurring Boss located in Stillwater Cave and Abandoned Cave. This tall, armour-clad opponent proves a fierce test, due to his aggressive loadout of sword and spear. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to beat Cleanrot Knight.
Elden Ring: How to Beat Cleanrot Knight
On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Cleanrot Knight in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.
Cleanrot Knight: Overview
Cleanrot Knight: Boss Fight Strategy
Cleanrot Knight has a varied attack repertoire, but is a mostly manageable foe. His most devastating attack is a thrust he makes with his spear, which can be devastating if it catches you, but it's easily avoided by rolling to either side. Get in behind him and hit him with backstabs to do massive damage. Be wary of attacking too many times in combination, because the Cleanrot Knight can shove you away, opening you up to his attacks.
Like so many other boss fight strategies in Elden Ring, you can try using any Summon Spirit to distract his attention, and attack him while he's occupied. The Lone Wolf Ashes work well, but honestly, just pick your favourite. One thing to be aware of is that the Cleanrot Knight does have pretty good range, so don't underestimate his ability to hunt you down, even if you think you're at a safe distance for ranged attacks. His true weakness is how long some of his attacks take to animate, so wait for him to wind up and then fish for backstabs or, at the very least, get a couple of easy hits in.
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