How do you beat Valiant Gargoyle in Elden Ring? Located in the Siofra Aqueduct region of Nokron, Eternal City, the Valiant Gargoyle boss fight is actually a duo battle, where you'll also face a Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) about halfway into the fight. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to beat Valiant Gargoyle.
Elden Ring: How to Beat Valiant Gargoyle
On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Valiant Gargoyle in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.
Valiant Gargoyle: Overview
Valiant Gargoyle: Boss Fight Strategy
The first phase of this fight shouldn't cause you too many issues, but don't get overly confident and assume it's going to be a doddle: a second Valiant Gargoyle awaits. To begin, though, attack the sword-wielding Valiant Gargoyle as hard as you can. You're looking for a stagger before Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) arrives, as you want to get this first one down as quickly as possible. You shouldn't have too much trouble dodging its moves, just be careful of the Poison it spits out, as this can be devastating later.
As the fight matures, the Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) will arrive, so it's imperative you've done as much damage to the original Valiant Gargoyle as possible. Consider using Summon Spirits, like the Jellyfish Ashes, to distract the new arrival while you focus on finishing off the sword-wielding Valiant Gargoyle. If that's not an option, try to keep both Valiant Gargoyles on screen and in sight, and chip away at the sword-wielding one until you've cleared away its health.
Once you're able to fight the Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) one-on-one, this fight becomes much easier to manage. It'll switch between a Twinblade and a Great Axe, and you'll have an easier time reading its moves when it's wielding its axe. Don't be afraid to back away while it's using the Twinblade, and keep your shield help up. Again, Summon Spirits can be useful here, particularly those with range, as they'll draw the boss' attention, enabling you to counter attack. Try to stagger it if at all possible, and then unload. Killing the boss will unlock the Valiant Gargoyle Trophy, and will enable you to reach the Deeproot Depths, courtesy of the coffin that appears just beyond the Site of Grace.
Do you have any other tips for how to beat Valiant Gargoyle in Elden Ring? Leave your battle strategy in the comments below and check out our Elden Ring Guide for more help and information.