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Elden Ring: Bols, Carian Knight boss battle - how to defeat? Elden Ring guide, walkthrough

On this page of the Elden Ring tutorial you will learn how to defeat Bols, a Carian Knight who is located in Liurnia of the Lakes, more specifically in Cuckoo's Evergaol.

Last update: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

This page of our Elden Ring guide is dedicated to Bols, Carian Knight boss battle, taking place in Cuckoo's Evergaol in Liurnia of the Lakes.

1 - Elden Ring: Bols, Carian Knight boss battle - how to defeat? - Liurnia of the Lakes - Elden Ring Guide

Reward for defeating

For defeating Bols, the Carian Knight, you will receive a spell, the Greatblade Phalanx and 4600 Runes - Elden Ring: Bols, Carian Knight boss battle - how to defeat? - Liurnia of the Lakes - Elden Ring Guide

For defeating Bols, the Carian Knight, you will receive a spell, the Greatblade Phalanx and 4600 Runes.

General tips

  1. Bols moveset is very similar to the one of giants you may have met on your way earlier in your journey. He often uses roars, stomps and sword attacks .
  2. The way to go here is to take advantage of his large size , as Bols is a huge enemy and many of his attacks may miss you if you stand close enough to him.
  3. The same goes for getting underneath his feet to avoid attacks. This which make him busy with turning towards you.
  4. His attacks create shockwaves that can hit you, even if you think you are safe. It is a good idea to dodge, even if you think you will not be hit, to avoid the shockwave.
  5. His roar does not work when you are behind him . Therefore, it is recommended to fight at close range.

How to defeat?

As you enter the evergaol, move to the outskirts of the arena to begin the battle. In case of both melee and magic builds, stay close to the boss's feet to easily get behind him.

Most of his attacks are linear , they mainly hit what's in front of the boss - Elden Ring: Bols, Carian Knight boss battle - how to defeat? - Liurnia of the Lakes - Elden Ring Guide

Most of his attacks are linear , they mainly hit what's in front of the boss. Therefore, by clinging to its legs, you will avoid most attacks. However, keep in mind that some of them create a shockwave that will hit you if you do not dodge.

One of his most dangerous attacks is jumping into the air and then attacking with a sword, creating a huge shockwave - Elden Ring: Bols, Carian Knight boss battle - how to defeat? - Liurnia of the Lakes - Elden Ring Guide

One of his most dangerous attacks is jumping into the air and then attacking with a sword, creating a huge shockwave . Due to the small arena and the range of this attack, it is a good idea to dodge as the boss is about to strike the ground.

Bols also has access to a magical attack, namely Greatblade Phalanx - Elden Ring: Bols, Carian Knight boss battle - how to defeat? - Liurnia of the Lakes - Elden Ring Guide

Bols also has access to a magical attack, namely Greatblade Phalanx. This attack is delayed. As soon as you get close to the boss or he to you, the blades will be fired in your direction. Fortunately, the blades don't home well - all you need to to do is quickly dodge to a side.

If you aren't close enough or standing in front of the boss, he will start swinging his sword and strike with his hand a few times - Elden Ring: Bols, Carian Knight boss battle - how to defeat? - Liurnia of the Lakes - Elden Ring Guide

If you aren't close enough or standing in front of the boss, he will start swinging his sword and strike with his hand a few times. This a convenient opportunity to get below him and attack. The same applies to the moment when the boss prepares to roar. Simply go below him to avoid being dazed.

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