How do you beat Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy in Elden Ring? As a Shardbreaker, this is one of the mainline boss fights in the game. It's located in Volcano Manor, and if you're having trouble finding it, please refer to the following guide: Elden Ring: How to Complete Volcano Manor and Find Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy. Killing him unlocks the Shardbearer Rykard Trophy.

Elden Ring: How to Beat Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

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

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Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy: Overview

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Name Recommended Level Runes Location Item Drops
Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy 70 130,000 Runes Volcano Manor
  • Rykard's Great Rune
  • Remembrance of the Blasphemous

Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy: Boss Fight Strategy

There are two phases to this boss fight: the first where you fight Rykard as a serpent, and then the second where he shows his face. There's a very easy strategy for getting through both phases without taking a scratch, however. For starters, when you enter the boss arena, you must pick the Serpent-Hunter up off the dead body in front of you. This is the weapon used for this boss fight.

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The first phase, where you'll be fighting a snake, consists of the head of the beast attacking you with its fangs, grabbing you in its mouth and spitting poison. There's a way to avoid it all entirely. You need to run into the fire directly under it and stay there for the duration of the fight. We mean literally right up against the boss. You'll take continual damage from being in the fire, but if you have the Flamedrake Talisman equipped, it'll be negligible.

With you positioned here, very few of its attacks can even hit you. Therefore, spam the attacks from the Serpent-Hunter and you'll have the first phase complete in no time.

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In the second phase, Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy himself will show his face. However, the strategy remains exactly the same. Run into the fire surrounding the boss and keep on attacking it until it's dead. You will have to watch out for one attack where it jumps and deals damage to the nearby area, but it's not enough to kill you. Heal when you need to, and keep on attacking until it's dead.

Just to demonstrate how close you need to get!

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