Elden Ring: Godskin Duo - boss, how to beat? Elden Ring guide, walkthrough
On this page of the Elden Ring guide you will learn how to defeat the Godskin Duo boss in Crumbling Farum Azula.
Last update: Thursday, August 4, 2022
This page of the Elden Ring game guide contains tips on how to defeat the Godskin Duo located in the northern part of Crumbling Farum Azula region, the Dragon Temple.
Reward for defeating
Defeating Godskin Duo will grant you Runes (170,000), Smithing Stone Miner's Bell Bearing  and Ash of War: Black Flame Tornado.
- Fighting two bosses at once can be problematic, so it is worth summoning Ashes that are durable or you should focus on avoid enemy attacks. Jellyfish, Tiche, Crystalian and Knight Oleg will be the perfect choice.
- Hiding behind pillars can be crucial in fighting the duo. This will allow you to avoid many problematic attacks, such as a black flame ball or a boss rolling towards you.
- If the bosses line up, you can attack both of them by using magic or piercing weapons. You can do that, for example, by using the ashes of war like Hoarfrost Stomp or Comet Azure.
- Keep in mind that after taking damage from black flame, your HP will continue to drop. If you have a small amount of HP and you receive damage from this attack, heal yourself as soon as possible.
- After defeating one of the bosses, it will reappear. Your goal is to lower the boss's main HP bar, not defeat both opponents. They will keep appearing until the boss's entire health bar drops to zero.
- You can make the fight with the Godsking Duo easier by putting one of the enemies to sleep. Use the right grease or a spell with this effect.
- Opponents are vulnerable to bleeding, poison and scarlet rot. Remember to impose one of the aforementioned statuses.
- You will start the second stage of the fight after the bosses lose half of their HP. This applies to their individual HP, not to their shared HP value at the bottom of the screen.
Mage build - how to fight?
Before entering the arena, rest at a Site of Grace, then equip spells that deal AoE damage or pierce the target. If you don't have too much intelligence to use more powerful spells, use the Shard Spiral, Glinstone Arc, Adula's Moonblade or the Carian Greatsword.
In case you have around 60-70 Intelligence, it would be a good idea to equip spells such as Comet, Comet Azur, Rykard's Rancor, Ranni's Dark Moon, Rennala's Full Moon and/or Meteorite of Astel.
While preparing, mix Wondrous Physick by adding the Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear and the Cerulean Hidden Tear. This will increase your magic potential without losing any mana for 10 seconds after drinking the potion.
Then, after entering the arena, stand near the left side, at the last column. Try to make the bosses line up so that most of your spells will hit two enemies at the same time. Before using spells, summon the appropriate Ashes for help.
Once you are in the right place, drink the Wondrous Physick. Then, when the bosses are close to each other or in a straight line, use powerful spells such as Comet Azure, Rykard's Rancor or Meteorite of Astel.
If you don't have these spells, use the weaker version of AoE spells. You won't deal as much damage as with the stronger ones, but it's still a good alternative.
If you kill one of the bosses, you will have some time before the next one appears. Remember that the smaller version of the Godskin boss, when his HP drops below 50%, gains a greater range of attacks by extending his body. On the other hand, the bigger version of the boss will roll much more often and increase in size.
Remember to hide behind the pillars as often as possible. They will protect you from most dangerous attacks (but not all). Do this mainly when you want to heal yourself. Bosses often cast a black flame ball when you heal close to them - a pillar is able to block the projectile.
Melee build - how to fight?
To make the chances a little bit more even, use Ashes - for example the Mimic Tear Ashes. Then separate the opponents so you can focus on a different target than your companion. You should also be as aggressive as possible so as not to prolong the fight and not risk the death of the summoned spirits.
Watch out for the fire spell cast by the enemies. It deals a lot of damage on impact and keeps hurting you until it goes out. Therefore , use the columns in the room as often as possible. They will protect you against attacks and help with healing.
Keep in mind that the opponents' behavior will change when their individual health bars are halved. Their shared HP bar does not matter here, so if you are playing without companions, deal with one enemy at a time, so as not to make the fight more difficult.
The key to victory is to keep an eye on the enemies, because even if you separate them, the other one will approach you quickly or attack with fireballs. So you have to make twice as many dodges as you would otherwise have to do. The columns in the room will also be destroyed if one of the bosses goes into the second phase - if that happens, you will probably have to move to somewhere else.
The fight will end when you deplete the main boss bar - before that, you will have to defeat enemies over and over again. If you eliminate one of them, you will gain a moment when you can focus all your attention on the other enemy. Then it is good to make him lose balance and perform a critical hit. This is one of the toughest fights in the game, but it can be done, especially if you take advantage of the possibilities offered by Elden Ring.