Elden Ring – How To Beat Godfrey, First Elden Lord

With Sir Gideon, The All-Knowing slain, it’s time to make the final ascent to the Erdtree and claim the throne. Only one thing stands in your way: Godfrey, the first husband of Marika and original Elden Lord.

This fight hearkens back to some of those most iconic boss fights in FromSoftware history — think Slave Knight Gael, or Knight Artorias. You can’t cheese him out, and there’s no safety to be found behind a pillar or by “hugging the butt.” Godfrey will force you to stay patient, time your dodges perfectly, and only attack in the tiny windows when it’s safe to do so. It’s a true test of skill, but memorizing his moveset will lead you to victory.

Preparing for the fight

Fortunately, this is a fairly straightforward fight. Godfrey only deals Physical damage, so no need to worry about Dried Livers or other types of Elemental protection. Just throw on whatever armor gives you the highest Physical damage resistance and you’ll be good to go.

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Author: Sam Pape