Elden Ring – How To Beat Misbegotten Warrior And Crucible Knight

This guide is for those who are looking to beat the boss Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight in Elden Ring. For me, this boss was a big difficulty spike. It may be entirely skippable, but for those who don’t want to summon or can’t git good, here is how to beat it. I did this in my incantation-only run.

How To Beat Misbegotten Warrior And Crucible Knight In Elden Ring

Read the full guide and let us know how you like it.

Pre Fight Preparation

In my personal challenge, I didn’t use any melee weapons or sorcery. That will be different for you, obviously.

I made this attempt with the boss at around level 60, using the spells Rotten Breath, Dragon Maw, and Heal. I utilized 8 Cerulean Flasks, and my Physick restored my FP and gave me DMG reduction.

If you want free levels before this fight and need Dragon Hearts to get the two spells I referenced above, go to Greyoll’s Dragon Barrow.

There is a massive dragon there named Greyoll whose tail you can attack. I had a friend who helped me use Blood Loss on it since I couldn’t do so at the time.

But I am sure if you had enough flasks, you could use Dragonice to freeze it to death. The spell Greyoll gives you access to is kind of weak, in my opinion. It is definitely better to kill her for the hearts and souls she gives. Near her is a nice soul farming spot as well before the minor Erdtree in the area.

There is a grace that is a fork in the road. Lastly, in the very south of Caelim, there is a cathedral with a dragon in front where you will want to go to learn the stronger dragon incantations. It is called the Cathedral of Dragon Communion.

How To Beat The Boss

Honestly, this strategy is total cheese. According to me, soul games are completed the way you want. Whether you build DEX or STR or Faith or INT doesn’t matter. You are only bad at the game if you give up.

The strategy I used was first to put the Scarlet Rot debuff on the Warrior. You will find that you can land a free full charge by running close to the center of the arena at the start of the fight.

Breathing on him while he walks or runs at you will stagger him. Next, back step twice and queue up an FP potion.

After that, and only if he decides to walk, use Dragon Maw and correctly time it so that he gets hit by only the tip. After this, you should swap to your Physick and back step again while queuing it, then immediately use Dragon Maw.

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Entry of Crucible Knight

If all conditions are met, the Warrior would be at 1/12 health, and the Knight would have just flown in. The next part of the strategy is running. Typically, you should run clockwise using the Unbreakable stage as a small point to drink Estus while running.

It should suffice to say that you will face lots of trouble with the Misbegotten’s telegraphs. He reminds one slightly of a Phase 1 Gael who held his swings for way too long.

I couldn’t be bothered to fight the Misbegotten, so I let him die of rot. At this point, you could be down to 6 flasks of Cerulean Tears.

The only time it’s safe to attack the Knight is if he is walking or right after he finishes his flying strike. To die, Scarlet Rot must proc twice. It typically procs once if you breathe on him three times or hit him twice while he isn’t blocking.

After that, you just have to run around the arena until it runs out, then rinse and repeat. The only difficulty is his tail swipe attack, which may kill you a few times, but that’s what you may get for running a light roll build.


This fight and using this strategy boils down to luck and patience. If you get the Warrior down, it is much easier. The problem is having enough FP in your challenge. Here, let me express that this fight is probably much easier with Phantoms.

There is nothing to be embarrassed about with using summons, honestly. Souls-like games aren’t easy for beginners or just in general.

As long as you don’t give up and don’t break your controller, then you are doing a great job. You may think that my method is sort of cheese, kinda like using Pestilent Mist on Midir, but it was how I played out this fight.

One can spend long hours learning the moves and chipping away at both bosses with a Flame Catch. But honestly, there is no point since you will have trouble fighting them one one-on-one.

Many players may not want to give in and summon Phantoms. But I leave that to your judgment. That’s it for my guide. Don’t give up. 

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Last Updated on February 11, 2024

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