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Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - 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 Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, the Black Blade Kindred.

Last update: Thursday, May 12, 2022

This page of the Elden Ring guide is dedicated to Black Blade Kindred boss battle, an encounter that takes place in Greyoll's Dragonbarrow and Forbidden Lands.

This page of the Elden Ring game guide contains tips on how to defeat the boss in Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, namely Black Blade Kindred.

Locations

Black Blade Kindred reside outside the entrance to Bestial Sanctum. You can reach it from the back by unlocking the Site of Grace, Bestial Sanctum, or from the front by going towards the sanctum from the Site of GraceGreat Farum Bridge.

The second Black Blade Kindred is located in a region called Forbidden Landsnear the Grand Lift of Dectus to be exact. The boss will appear as soon as you approach the building, jumping from above.

Black Blade's Kindred is an optional boss - you can skip him and still successfully complete the game.

Reward for defeating

For defeating the Black Blade Kindred in Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, you will receive Runes (88,000), Black Gargoyle Blade and Black Gargoyle Axe - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

For defeating the Black Blade Kindred in Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, you will receive Runes (88,000), Black Gargoyle Blade and Black Gargoyle Axe.

Defeating Black Blade Kindred in Forbidden Lands yields Runes (60,000), Gargoyle's Black Blades, and Gargoyle's Black Ax - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

Defeating Black Blade Kindred in Forbidden Lands yields Runes (60,000), Gargoyle's Black Blades, and Gargoyle's Black Ax .

General tips

  1. The Kinsman of the Black Blade is immune to literally all negative states .
  2. You can use the arena to your advantage during combat. If the Black Blade Kindred falls down when performing an attack, he will have to start over. However, don't stand to close to him when that happens, as if he lands on your head, you'll be stunned.
  3. At the beginning of the fight, get behind the boss. If Black Blade Kindred doesn't notice you, he will stand still until he takes damage.
  4. You can use your mount in combat. It makes the boss fight much easier, especially for players who prefer the mage build.
  5. The Black Blade Kindred has a linear but long-range magic attack that deals considerable damage. When he raises his sword, expect him to use this attack. At that moment, it's a good idea to get on the mount or dodge the hit.
  6. You can also use the help of other players or Spirit Ashes in the fight.
  7. The boss is weak against lightning and magic damage. If possible, use weapons that can deal additional damage of this type.

Mage build - how to fight?

It's advisable to get behind the boss. You can do this by entering the arena through the Bestial Sanctum or by approaching the boss from the side, jumping on horseback over the Sanctum walls.

Then summon the Spirit Ashes - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

Then summon the Spirit Ashes. The best idea is to call Mimic Tear or the one that can withstand high damage, such as Crystalian Ashes. Next, make sure you have either Comet Azure or/and the Crystal Tears for Flask of Wondrous Physick that reduces mana consumption.

When the Black Blade Kindred leaves, change your fighting style and spells - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

When the Black Blade Kindred leaves, change your fighting style and spells. It is a good idea to summon a mount, and use fast and long-range spells. Every time your opponent approaches you, run the other way or to the side and cast spells.

The boss will often fly up into the air and attack with white weapon As soon as you see that he rises into the air, quickly head the other way on your mount and use, for example, Magic Glintblade or Glimstone spell - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

The boss will often fly up into the air and attack with white weapon As soon as you see that he rises into the air, quickly head the other way on your mount and use, for example, Magic Glintblade or Glimstone spell.

Melee build - how to fight?

You can make the fight a little easier by sneaking up on the opponent from behind. You will do it, for example, by using the exit from the Bestial Sanctum, which it guards. You can also use the surroundings if you go from the other side and use your mount to jump behind the boss's back.

Black Blade Kindred uses two weapons - a sword and a great ax - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

Black Blade Kindred uses two weapons - a sword and a great ax. In the case of the first one, he mostly attacks straight, so it's easy to avoid them by dodging to the side. However, when you are at an average distance from him, he can use a magic attack that goes in a straight line. Here, too, a well-timed side step will work.

When using the ax, the enemy will perform wide attacks, which are best avoided by dodging towards him (this also applies to horizontal sword attacks) - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

When using the ax, the enemy will perform wide attacks, which are best avoided by dodging towards him (this also applies to horizontal sword attacks). He will also do a lot of jump attacks - avoid them by dodging forward. This way, you will avoid an area attack and - if all goes well - you will find yourself behind his back, giving you the opportunity to attack.

It may also happen that the opponent creates a magic tornado after jumping - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

It may also happen that the opponent creates a magic tornado after jumping. If you are close to him, prepare to dodge again and again in between the devastating attacks. Avoid getting hit by an explosion at the end of this combo - it happens when the ax hits the ground.

It is worth using the environment - or more precisely, the difference in height - Elden Ring: Black Blade Kindred - boss, how to beat? - Greyoll Dragon Barrows - Elden Ring Guide

It is worth using the environment - or more precisely, the difference in height. If you use a short weapon, try to keep your opponent above you, and if you use a longer one, you should try to be above him. This way, it will be easier to avoid enemy attacks, because some of them will not hit you. The environment can also be used in different ways - when the enemy jumps on them and falls while attacking, his attack will be interrupted.

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