How do you beat Godfrey, First Elden Lord in Elden Ring? Situated in Leyndell, Royal Capital, you'll need to defeat this boss in order to progress. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Godfrey, First Elden Lord.

Elden Ring: How to Beat Godfrey, First Elden Lord

On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Godfrey, First Elden Lord in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.

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Godfrey, First Elden Lord: Overview

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Name Recommended Level Runes Location Item Drops
Godfrey, First Elden Lord 80 80,000 Runes Leyndell, Royal Capital
  • Talisman Pouch

Godfrey, First Elden Lord: Boss Fight Strategy

For saying Godfrey, First Elden Lord is a relatively late-game boss, he's a real pushover if you employ the right tools. A sort of ghost in person, he swings about a gigantic axe. His moves are easily telegraphed because there's such a long wind up time, so you shouldn't have much trouble telling what comes next.

What makes this fight really easy are your Ashes Summons and Ashes of War. If you have an Ashes of War that can be used at range, we recommend essentially spamming it over and over again until you've killed the boss. For example, we used Storm Blade. While you'll still have to look out for a few of his moves, particularly the ones that cover ground fast like when he throws his axe at you, but you should be relatively safe attacking from a distance.

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If you haven't been using it throughout your playthrough, fill up the Flask of Cerulean Tears a little to make sure you can regain some FP (Focus Points) as the fight goes on. Employ this tactic and you shouldn't really have any trouble at all.


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