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Elden Ring: Crucible Knight - boss, how to beat? Elden Ring guide, walkthrough

On this page of the Elden Ring guide, you will learn how to defeat the boss in Stormhill, Crucible Knight.

Last update: Thursday, May 12, 2022

This page of the Elden Ring game guide contains tips on how to defeat the boss located in the Stormhill region, in the Stormhill Evergoal. Said boss is the Crucible Knight. You will learn how to fight the boss and which attacks you need to watch out for.

To find the boss you must go to Stormhill Evergoal. After interacting with the prison you'll enter the boss arena.

Reward for defeating

Defeating the Crucible Knight rewards you with 2,100 Runes as well as the Aspects of the Crucible: Tail incantation - Elden Ring: Crucible Knight - boss, how to beat? - Stormhill - Elden Ring Guide

Defeating the Crucible Knight rewards you with 2,100 Runes as well as the Aspects of the Crucible: Tail incantation.

General tips

  1. You can't summon any helpers during this fight, so don't bother.
  2. The battle against the Crucible Knight has two phases. The second phase starts once his health reaches 60%.
  3. Crucible Knight usually attacks with very telegraphed regular attacks. However, he still has an AoE attack he uses by stomping the ground and conjuring an explosion. When you see the ground breaking, dodge or back away.
  4. You need to implement some special tactics to attack the Knight, as he stays hidden behind his shield most of the time. This blocks even the attacks aimed at its back, nullifying the damage dealt.

Mage build - how to fight?

The duel against the Crucible Knight can be quite challenging for players using sorcery. This is mostly due to how the Knight almost always guards himself with his shield while approaching you. This blocks the damage even if you hit him in the back!

You can prepare for this fight by equipping the Magic Glintblade spell - Elden Ring: Crucible Knight - boss, how to beat? - Stormhill - Elden Ring Guide

You can prepare for this fight by equipping the Magic Glintblade spell. It takes a few seconds for its projectile to fly towards the enemy. You should conjure three or four such projectiles from a safe distance, than approach the boss and bait an attack.

By using this tactic the projectiles will fly towards the enemy and deal serious damage, as provoking the Crucible Knight will cause him to attack instead of defending himself.

His attacks aren't fast so don't spam dodges when provoking him - after a successful dodge wait for another attack, then dodge again - Elden Ring: Crucible Knight - boss, how to beat? - Stormhill - Elden Ring Guide

His attacks aren't fast so don't spam dodges when provoking him - after a successful dodge wait for another attack, then dodge again. The Crucible Knight often delays his attacks and doesn't strike twice in a short time.

Then, after you successfully dodge, move to a safe distance and start conjuring Glintblades again, repeating the same tactic until the second phase begins - Elden Ring: Crucible Knight - boss, how to beat? - Stormhill - Elden Ring Guide

Then, after you successfully dodge, move to a safe distance and start conjuring Glintblades again, repeating the same tactic until the second phase begins.

The second phase slightly changes how the battle works, as now the boss is dangerous at medium range as well - Elden Ring: Crucible Knight - boss, how to beat? - Stormhill - Elden Ring Guide

The second phase slightly changes how the battle works, as now the boss is dangerous at medium range as well. He'll start flying high up with his wings, then charging towards you in a straight line. Dodge to the front when he gets close and then cast your spells.

The Crucible Knight can also attack with his tail - Elden Ring: Crucible Knight - boss, how to beat? - Stormhill - Elden Ring Guide

The Crucible Knight can also attack with his tail. He can occasionally strike twice with the tail after landing. The first strike is short-ranged but he follows it up with a second one, which reaches much further. Be prepared to dodge .

The same goes for his regular attacks. If you dodge to the side or behind him while he's attacking you with his sword, be ready to dodge again as he can try and strike you with the tail.

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