How do you beat Elemer of the Briar in Elden Ring? Located in The Shaded Castle, Elemer of the Briar is an optional boss found in the Altus Plateau region. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Elemer of the Briar. Beating this boss unlocks the Elemer of the Briar Trophy.
Elden Ring: How to Beat Elemer of the Briar
On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Elemer of the Briar in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.
Elemer of the Briar: Overview
|Name||Recommended Level||Runes||Location||Item Drops|
|Elemer of the Briar||70||24,000 Runes||The Shaded Castle||
Elemer of the Briar: Boss Fight Strategy
The fight with Elemer of the Briar takes place in quite a small room that's at first packed full of tables and chairs in a banquet style fashion. Before fighting the boss, we recommend rolling about the arena a little to clear yourself some space.
When you're ready, the main thing you need to watch out for is the foe's huge, red sword. Rather than using its hands, the boss sort of levitates the weapon in front of it and swings and throws it at you. This means it can cover vast distances and deal a lot of damage with ease. All these swings are clearly telegraphed, but that doesn't mean they're very easy to avoid.
Another common tactic the boss has is a grab that leads into an animation you can't get out of where it slams you into the ground twice. When it's about to grab you, its hand will light up red and it'll slowly walk towards you with it in the air. Immediately retreat when you notice this to avoid being grabbed. Another move involves hitting the near vicinity with the shield on its back. Again, create some distance between you and the boss and you shouldn't get hit. Finally, the boss will occasionally stop itself in its tracks and begin winding up an attack with its red sword. This is telegraphed by the position the boss takes and the sword powering up. Try and get behind it in order to avoid taking damage.
You don't want to be tackling Elemer of the Briar head-on due to the powerful swings of its red sword, so give it something else to focus on with an Ashes Summon like the Lone Wolf Ashes or the Mimic Tear Ashes if you have it at this point in the game. With them on the field, you can easily get behind the boss and start to whittle down its health bar. Since the boss is human, it's also weak to Bleed damage. Therefore, if you have an Ashes of War like Bloody Slash, it'll come in handy during this engagement.
There's no second phase to the Elemer of the Briar boss so you needn't worry about any new attacks. Once the aggressive foe is defeated, you'll have completed The Shaded Castle location.
Do you have any other tips and tricks for how to beat Elemer of the Briar in Elden Ring? Leave your own strategy in the comments below and check out our Elden Ring Guide for more help and information.