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Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - 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 the Lake of Rot, Astel, the Naturalborn of the Void.

Last update: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

This page of the guide to Elden Ring contains tips on how to defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - the boss located in the Lake of Rot.

To get to Astel, you must go to Lake of Rot and then enter the coffin. It will lead you to his arena. The fastest way to go there is from the site of grace called the Grand Cloister.

Reward for defeating

For defeating Astel, Naturalborn of the Void, you will receive 80,000 Runes and the Remembrance of the Naturalborn - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

For defeating Astel, Naturalborn of the Void, you will receive 80,000 Runes and the Remembrance of the Naturalborn.

General tips

  1. At the very beginning of the fight, Astel will often use the laser attack. He will first create a projectile by his head and then fire a laser beam. Dodge sideways when you see this attack.
  2. Try to shorten your distance to the boss at the beginning of the fight. This way, Astel won't be able to use his powerful ranged attacks all the time.
  3. Astel may vanish into another dimension and then reappear elsewhere. Once Astel is out of your sight, look around to track him. His reappearance is also accompanied by a specific sound.
  4. You can use ashes in this fight. Both Medusa's Ashes and Mimic's Ashes will be useful in this fight a lot more than the others.
  5. Summon them only after the laser fires for the first time. If you start summoning the ashes as soon as you enter the arena, you will take a lot of damage. You also probably won't have time to avoid this attack.
  6. The boss's melee attacks reach long distances. His tail can hit you from afar. This is a linear attack, though, easy to avoid with a side roll.
  7. The boss will fly into the air and rotate to create a wave of stars. They will materialize after a while and explode, causing a lot of damage. This is an AoE attack, so it's a good idea to retreat to a safe distance when the boss uses this attack.
  8. If you're playing as a mage, meteorite magic will work well for him, too. A few spells aimed at his head will cause the boss to fall to the ground. You can then use slow-charging spells, such as Azur Comet, or perform a critical hit to deal high damage.
  9. The boss's weakest point is his head, so you should aim at it, be it with arrows, magic projectiles or melee weapons.
  10. When you see lightning under you, and the boss starts snapping his jaws and lifting his head up, run away from the area where he is. If you don't do this quickly, Astel will pick you up, stop time, and then throw you to the ground. This attack can kill you even if you have full HP.
  11. When the boss's health is around 50%, Astel will teleport to create a meteor shower a moment later. This attack deals a lot of damage, but it's diffused, and thus easier to dodge. Perform side dodges.
  12. Astel is vulnerable to all kinds of magic, so use any weapons with special magic attacks you have. For instance, the Moonveil katana and its special attack Transient Moonlight will work very well, as it will also help in breaking the enemy's stance.

Mage build - how to fight?

Before starting a fight, choose spells that can easily break the boss's stance. Meteorite magic will be perfect here. If you have several meteorite spells, you should also choose the Meteorite Staff, which strengthens these types of spells.

However, if you do not have such spells, you can choose standard glimstone spells.

You can also customize the Flask of Wondrous Physick with Tears that will eliminate any mana use and increase magic damage. If you don't have tears with these effects, tears that increase intelligence and restore half of your mana will be a good substitute.

Before you summon the ashes, make sure you avoid the laser projectile first - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

Before you summon the ashes, make sure you avoid the laser projectile first. Dodge to the side, which will increase your chances of the dodge being successful.

When you get a little closer to the boss, which you'll have to do anyway, because most of your spells won't reach Astel from a distance, he can fly into the air, creating magic orbs around his hands - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

When you get a little closer to the boss, which you'll have to do anyway, because most of your spells won't reach Astel from a distance, he can fly into the air, creating magic orbs around his hands. They will cause a few explosions when hitting the ground. Step away from him and create some spells.

When teleporting, take advantage of the moment to heal yourself or restore your mana - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

When teleporting, take advantage of the moment to heal yourself or restore your mana. If you don't need it, look for Astel instead. When you find him, use your next spells. Remember to aim for the head - this is his weak point.

When his health drops to 50%, he will most likely use a meteor shower after teleporting - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

When his health drops to 50%, he will most likely use a meteor shower after teleporting. A good method is to flank him and dodge at the same time. Once you're in a convenient position, you will have time to use more powerful spells.

Use meteorite magic and aim for the head to interrupt the boss's attack - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

Use meteorite magic and aim for the head to interrupt the boss's attack. Astel will fall to the ground and his weak spot will appear on the skull. Use magic or melee weapons to perform a critical hit and deal a lot of damage to the boss.

Melee build - how to fight?

At the very beginning of the fight with Astel, focus on avoiding his high-range attack. It deals a lot of damage and will knock you to the ground, so you won't be able to use ashes successfully. You will recognize the attack by the magic ball that will form next to the boss's jaws. Mimic Tears Ashes will come in handy.

Once you get close to him, you have to watch out for multiple AoE attacks - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

Once you get close to him, you have to watch out for multiple AoE attacks. The boss can also try to catch you in his tusks and injure you with a large explosion. You will recognize the beginning of this attack by the "electricity" around the opponent's head and the magic ball on his forehead. To avoid being caught, dodge when the tusks are right next to you, or move away a good distance when you see the boss preparing to attack.

When you see that the enemy rises into the air and forms magic orbs with his hands, that meas he's about to perform a four-hit AoE attack - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

When you see that the enemy rises into the air and forms magic orbs with his hands, that meas he's about to perform a four-hit AoE attack. It consists of magic circles that will appear one after another at a relatively fast pace, increasing their range with each hit. Thus, backing away may prove ineffective. Instead, keep dodging at a regular pace.

The enemy will also spread magic dust, which will then explode where it hit the ground - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

The enemy will also spread magic dust, which will then explode where it hit the ground. Jump away from these areas and you will be able to avoid the attacks - their range is not very large.

You may also notice that sometimes your opponent will tense up and the small stones around him will float upwards - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

You may also notice that sometimes your opponent will tense up and the small stones around him will float upwards. This means that the immediate area around the boss will explode and pull anyone else up into the air before throwing them hard against the ground. When you see him getting ready for this attack, runaway as soon as possible. A perfect dodge (just before everything goes up into the air) will also be effective, but you have to time it well.

When you take about half of his HP, the enemy will move to another place (which will look like an explosion) and create a meteor shower - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

When you take about half of his HP, the enemy will move to another place (which will look like an explosion) and create a meteor shower. You will recognize it by the magical clouds above him. To avoid the incoming stones, sprint to the side, but since the meteor shower is quite scattered, you still might get hit.

The second part of the fight looks the same as the first one - the only difference is the attack (teleport and meteor shower) - Elden Ring: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void - boss, how to beat? - Lake of Decay - Elden Ring Guide

The second part of the fight looks the same as the first one - the only difference is the attack (teleport and meteor shower). Also, watch out for the magic shot that your opponent takes even if you're close. At this point, you can use your shield (it will help you save a lot of HP), but the best tactic is to dodge. Hit your opponent's head as often as possible, because that's his weakest point. However, you can also attack his limbs, which are not as resistant as the crystalline torso.

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