Elden Ring | How To Beat Margit And Get Margit’s Shackles

Published: February 26, 2022 | Last Updated On: May 24, 2022

This guide will show you how to beat the first boss in Elden Ring, Margit. I will also show you how to obtain Margit’s Shackles. Elden Ring is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

elden ring how to beat margit

The game, directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, was made in collaboration with fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin (author of Game of Thrones), who provided material for the game’s setting. Read the full guide to know more. 

How to get the item and beat the first boss in Elden Ring

Read this quick guide and let us know in the comments if it helped.

How to get Margit’s Shackles

Patches

In the ravine between western and eastern Limegrave, you just jump down using your mount. There you will find a small cave along the wall on the west side. Bloody Fingers Nerijus guards the cave.

You can either fight him or run. Go inside, kill/run past some undead in the first room. Be aware of the bell alarms in front of the grass.

There will be a passage to your left and it will take you to a room where, believe it or not, Patches is the boss. You’ll see a chest, loot it, and it’ll trigger the fight with Patches.

Do Not Kill Him

Get him down to half health and he will plead for his life. DO NOT KILL HIM. Just stand there, he will calm down. Leave the dungeon and come back and he will have a shop open.

He sells an item called Margit’s shackles, which when used will completely immobilize Margit for a while. It only can be used in the first phase, before Margit gets out the hammer. Also, it can only be used to interrupt the attacks twice.

How to beat Margit, the Fell Omen

First Phase

The first phase of this fight will begin with Margit attacking in large sweeping strikes. He will chain two or three strikes together in a chained combo which you need to be sure to back away quickly from.

There will be a moment where Margit holds his staff back behind him. This is your signal to back away. Keep a middle distance. If you get too far, Margit will use a dashing attack which you will have to dodge or if you have enough stamina, block with a shield.

Attacking from behind

Be careful while circling behind Margit for too long. Its gross tail thing is a weak point. But it can also use it to stagger you. Stick to the rule of not being too greedy and only hitting the tail once or twice before rolling away.

Second Phase

The second phase starts around 60% health.

Hammer

Margit will summon either a dagger, a sword, or a hammer. The hammer will close out a series of chained attacks mostly. When you see Margit raise the hammer, back away quickly. Dodging underneath the boss isn’t an option.

Dagger

Alternatively, Margit will throw two daggers in rapid succession, before pulling a hammer for a crushing overhead attack. Again, the daggers can be easily dodged by rolling to the side, whereas the hammer requires you to back away quickly.

Sword

Finally, the sword. Like the daggers, the sword will be used to potentially start a chain attack from Margit. Like the staff thing used in phase one, Margit will use the sword in big sweeping attacks.

The best counter for this is to back away and use ranged attacks. You can easily be caught up in this if you’re dodging them.

Once Margit is dead you’ll receive 9,000 runes and a Talisman Pouch. Have fun in Stormveil Castle!


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