This page of the Elden Ring game guide contains tips on how to defeat Leonine Misbegotten located in the Weeping Peninsula region, namely the Castle Morne. You will learn how to fight the boss and which attacks you need to watch out for. This is an optional boss - you don't need to defeat him to complete the game.
To get to the boss, you need to go to the Castle Morne. There you will reach a site of grace called Beside the Rampart Gaol. From there, you can go to the wooden bridge nearby and jump down where the jellyfish are located. From there, you will get to the arena with the boss.
Reward for defeating
By defeating Leonine Misbegotten, you will receive the Grafted Blade Greatsword.
- You can use ghosts to distract the enemy. Wolves are especially useful.
- Leonine Misbegotten is vulnerable to bleeding, so it is worth having a weapon that inflicts this status.
- This boss is very fast and strong. His attacks are mostly with the sword, but he also uses his fist. A shield with high resistance to physical damage can be very useful. You can also use one that will not slow down your character. However, it should be treated as the last resort - we recommend that you mainly avoid enemy attacks.
- In some attacks, the boss grabs the sword with both hands. When the boss does that, try to get behind his back, especially when he is holding the sword above his head for a longer time.
Melee build - how to fight?
Leonine Misbegotten is extremely aggressive. Despite the relatively large arena, it is difficult to stay away from him for more than a fraction of a second. The opponent attacks almost without taking any break. Therefore, the key to success is to at least match him with dexterity and use every second when he is not doing anything.
When he holds the sword in one hand, most of his attacks will be horizontal. In such situations, he also jumps a lot, landing often with a strong impact. Therefore, it is good for you to dodge towards him and stick to his back. Moving away from him isn't recommended - he will be close to you within a fraction of a second.
When he grabs his sword with both hands, it means he will slow down a bit, although he will deal more severe damage at the same time. You will also have several opportunities to hit him in the back. When circling him, keep your shields up or be ready to dodge when his attack is about to hit the ground. Even if you lose your balance, regain enough energy to escape more attacks.
Be as aggressive and agile as your opponent, but unlike him, try not to take damage. A good situation to heal is when the opponent is going in circle, waiting for your move.