Elden Ring – How to defeat Shardbearer Godrick Boss (Guide)

Godrick the Grafted might be one of the most challenging fights in the game so far, and I’m presuming since you clicked on this article, you’re facing something similar. Well, here’s our guide to beating Godrick the Grafted with simple steps.

This boss can be made much easier with a few easy steps, you meet him at the end of Stormveil castle, and he is crucial to proceed with the story. You don’t need to go to stormville castle immediately at the beginning of the game, so here are a few things you can do before you take on Godrick.

Upgrade your weapon:

If you want to take on Godrick, make sure your weapon is at least a +4. That way, your damage output against Godrick will be a little better tuned and do try to go higher if possible.

elden ring Weapon Upgrade 1

Summon the NPC:

It is highly recommended to summon the NPC just outside the fog gate to help you with this fight. To find her, take the path behind the fog gate entrance down until you spot a door with a dead soldier inside and an NPC standing over it. You’ll need to pass by a giant and a few enemies to reach her.

Nepheli Elden Ring
Nepheli Elden Ring 1

Speak to her a few times, and she’ll agree to help during the encounter, and when you go to fight, you should see a golden summon sign that lets you bring her into the fight.

The battle:

If you have done the above, you should be ready to take on the boss, and The battle is split into 2 phases.

Phase 1:

Elden Ring Godrick the Grafted

You should be prepared for his attacks, one of them is where he throws both his axes onto the ground and in the air. Another attack you need to look out for is his ground stomp, which crushes the area around him twice in quick succession, dealing a lot of damage if you’re caught up in it.

With the NPC by your side, allow her to aggro the boss while you get behind it and start dealing damage. You won’t have to worry about so many of its attacks while it focuses on the NPC, but do keep in mind the one where it slams the ground. That’ll still hit you. Keep your guard up if you happen to take aggro, and retreat so the NPC can take over again.

Phase 2:

Elden Ring Godrick Phase 2

After his health reaches 50%, this should trigger a cut scene. After this, he is equipped with a dragon head that can cover a large area in fire or shoot out fireballs. If the first attack begins, run in the opposite direction. For the other one, try and roll into the boss or get behind it and you should avoid them, which should be enough to beat him.

It will take you a good few tries to overcome the boss, but it is worth it for the rewards you get. They are listed below.
Rewards: Godrick’s Great Rune, Remembrance of the Grafted, 15,000 Runes
I have also linked a video below to give you a better idea of the gameplay.

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