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Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin - 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 Limgrave, in the dungeon Deathtouched Catacombs. We are talking about Black Knife Assassin.

Last update: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

This page of the Elden Ring game guide contains advice on how to defeat the Black knife assassin located in the northern region of Limgrave, namely the Deathtouched Catacombs. 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.

The easiest way to get to the boss is to leave the Warmaster's Shack and head north into a small forest, then turn east along the destroyed bridge. The Deathtouched Catacombs are located near the place that requires you to jump down. You will find the boss room at the end of this optional dungeon.

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Reward for defeating

For defeating the Black knife assassin, you will receive 1,600 runes and Assassin's Crimson Dagger - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin - boss, how to beat? - Limgrave - Elden Ring Guide

For defeating the Black knife assassin, you will receive 1,600 runes and Assassin's Crimson Dagger.

General tips

  1. You can use ghosts to distract the enemy. Lone Wolf Ashes are especially useful, as they can distract him.
  2. The Black knife assassin has a low stance value, so it's easy to put him into stunned status. You can then launch a critical attack.
  3. The Black knife assassin starts the fight with incomplete health. Meaning you are in a more favorable position.
  4. This boss recovers health after performing a critical attack.

Melee build - how to fight?

The Black knife assassin is a very agile opponent. After attacking, he will immediately jump back to avoid your attack. Therefore, you shouldn't rely too much on defending with the shield. It's better to focus on dodging and rolling. You will have more time to hit the enemy when he misses.

Black knife assassin attacks with a dagger - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin - boss, how to beat? - Limgrave - Elden Ring Guide

Black knife assassin attacks with a dagger. He doesn't have many attacks. In addition to single swings, he can also perform a quick stab. After avoiding it, you have the best chance to hit the boss. Don't attack blindly, because the opponent uses dodges very often. Perform a rolling attack to make the enemy miss and be hit by you.

Using the Lone Wolf Ashes make the fight much easier - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin - boss, how to beat? - Limgrave - Elden Ring Guide

Using the Lone Wolf Ashes make the fight much easier. The summoned wolves will distract the boss and let you go on the offensive. It is very easy to make the Black knife assassin lose his posture, i.e. lead to a situation where he kneels and is exposed to a critical attack. Simply hit him a few times quickly.

Be as agile as the opponent - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin - boss, how to beat? - Limgrave - Elden Ring Guide

Be as agile as the opponent. The enemy has a very low defense, so if you manage to hit him, you will lower his health very quickly. The whole fight shouldn't last too long.

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