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Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? Elden Ring guide, walkthrough

On this page of the Elden Ring guide you will learn how to defeat a boss in the Altus Plateau region. We are talking about a boss named Black Knife Assassin.

Last update: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

This page of the Elden Ring guide contains tips on how to fight the bosses in many locations, including Limgrave, Liurnia of the Lakes, Caelid, and the Altus Plateau.

This boss battle is optional - you don't have to fight him if you don't want to.

Locations

Black Knife Assassin in Limgrave:

You'll first encounter the boss in Limgrave, more specifically in the Deathtouched Catacombs - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

You'll first encounter the boss in Limgrave, more specifically in the Deathtouched Catacombs.

Black Knife Assassin in Liurnia of the Lakes:

The second version of the boss is in Liurnia of the Lakes, more specifically in the Black Knife Catacombs - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

The second version of the boss is in Liurnia of the Lakes, more specifically in the Black Knife Catacombs.

Black Knife Assassin in the Altus Plateau:

The third version of the boss is located in the Altus Plateau, more specifically in the Sage's Cave - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

The third version of the boss is located in the Altus Plateau, more specifically in the Sage's Cave.

Reward for defeating

Black Knife Assassin in Limgrave:

For defeating the Black Knife Assassin, you will receive the Assassin's Crimson Dagger and 1600 Runes.

Black Knife Assassin in Liurnia of the Lakes:

For defeating the second version of the boss, located in Liurnia of the Lakes, you will receive the Assassin's Cerulean Dagger, the Black Knifeprint and 1600 Runes - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

For defeating the second version of the boss, located in Liurnia of the Lakes, you will receive the Assassin's Cerulean Dagger, the Black Knifeprint and 1600 Runes.

Black Knife Assassin in the Altus Plateau:

For defeating the final version of the boss, which is located in the Altus Plateau, you will receive the Concealing Veil talisman and 9000 Runes - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

For defeating the final version of the boss, which is located in the Altus Plateau, you will receive the Concealing Veil talisman and 9000 Runes.

General tips

  1. This battle against Black Knife Assassin is similar to the first one that took place in Limgrave. So if you've had the "pleasure" of meeting him earlier (in Deathtouched Catacombs), you know what to expect.
  2. The Black Knife ASsassin is immune to almost all negative statuses . The only status we can impose on him is frostbite.
  3. The Black Knife Assassin is easy to throw off-balance . Make use of this to get opportunities to land critical hits.
  4. You can use your mount in this fight , but this may make the encounter more difficult.
  5. The opponent is very agile and immediately jumps away after each hit . As a result, avoid using your shield and instead avoid incoming attacks by dodging. This way you'll get more opportunities to strike.
  6. Due to the low balance and agility of Black Knife Assassin, consider equipping fast weapons. .
  7. You can always make the battle easier by utilizing Ashes or other players' help.

How to defeat?

The opponent is encountered at the very entrance to Sainted Hero's Tomb. Before you get closer and initiate the encounter, use the opportunity to summon allies or use items that will make the battle easier. You can also consider using items that increase durability. The battle involves a lot of dodges, so make sure your stamina is up to the task

Fighting on a mount may prove to be more difficult than on foot - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

Fighting on a mount may prove to be more difficult than on foot. Although your mount can dodge (through short dashes) but this is not nearly as much compared to what your character can do. Mounted combat carries the risk of being desaddled which will be followed by being temporarily exposed to attacks.

The opponent usually attacks with his dagger, but sometimes he also uses a magic attack - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

The opponent usually attacks with his dagger, but sometimes he also uses a magic attack. One of them is a rapid projectile that deals fire damage when it hits. You will avoid it by dodging in any direction. You will recognize the attack by the fact that the enemy starts to swing with a fiery dagger.

The enemy also likes to point his dagger to the ground and run around the area - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

The enemy also likes to point his dagger to the ground and run around the area. Avoiding this attack gives you an opportunity to land a few attacks of your own (provided you are using a fast weapon) If, on the other hand, the enemy manages to catch you during this attack, you'll be knocked down. It may also happen that the enemy will attack with an additional combo while you're down.

There is also a possibility that the enemy manages to grab you during the fight - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

There is also a possibility that the enemy manages to grab you during the fight. You can recognize that a grab is coming as you'll see that the enemy raises his arm and makes a quick step toward you. If he manages to land the attack, fortunately he will only deal a single hit. However, you cannot break the grip so you need to wait until you're free again. Remember that an ally cannot deal damage to the boss during the grab. To avoid being grabbed, dodge away as you see him reaching out.

When the opponent jumps high up, holding the dagger with both hands, it means he is about to perform a death from above - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

When the opponent jumps high up, holding the dagger with both hands, it means he is about to perform a death from above. In order to avoid this attack, it is best to dodge towards the enemy (as the strike is about to land). After the enemy performs the attack, he needs some time to recover - this a good opportunity to strike.

This fight doesn't consist of phases - it goes the same until the enemy is deprived of his health points - Elden Ring: Black Knife Assassin in Altus Plateau - boss, how to beat? - Altus Plateau - Elden Ring Guide

This fight doesn't consist of phases - it goes the same until the enemy is deprived of his health points. The key to success is dodging frequently - you need to be as agile as your opponent. If you additionally utilize ashes or allies, the fight should not pose any difficulties.

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