How do you beat Demi-Human Chiefs in Elden Ring? This optional boss in the Limgrave area is located at the end of Coastal Cave. You'll need to purchase a Torch from Kale before entering this small area and facing the pair of foes beyond its fog gate. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to beat Demi-Human Chiefs.
Elden Ring: How to Beat Demi-Human Chiefs
On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Demi-Human Chiefs in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.
Demi-Human Chiefs: Overview
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Demi-Human Chiefs: Boss Fight Strategy
Defeating the Demi-Human Chiefs is essential if you want to make passageway to the Church of Dragon Communion and unlock the Tailoring Tools and Sewing Needle, which allow you to make alterations to All Armour and Armour Sets. This boss battle takes place in an area where there are numerous other Demi-Humans, which can make it difficult to manage crowds.
We'd recommend learning How to Summon Spirits and Use Ashes Summons because the Wandering Noble Ashes you find in the Stormfoot Catacombs can be incredibly useful at drawing attention away here. We'd recommend staying close to the fog directly to the right of the boss fight area to start, and seeing if you can get the first Demi-Human Chief stun-locked in the corner. You can block most of the attacks with your shield, and strike him hard when he does an overhead attack. He's quite easy to stagger if you have a decent Weapon, so feel free to slash away for at least three or even four strikes. If you're using a magic build then you're going to have to keep your distance, but Summon Spirits can help with that.
Once the first Demi-Human Chief is down, deal with any remaining Demi-Human stragglers and then turn your attention to the second Demi-Human Chief. This one feels faster and may hit harder, but the same strategy applies. Wait for him to leap up in the air, and then hit him hard while he recovers. You can also get in some attacks while he's screaming, but often he'll follow this move with a combo, so just be careful and play it safe if you need to.
Upon beating both Demi-Human Chiefs, do not take it easy as the fog will clear on the path towards the Church of Dragon Communion, and there are more Demi-Humans along the way. You should take the time to defeat these if possible, so you can activate the Site of Grace for the Church of Dragon Communion.
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