Elden Ring Margit The Fell Omen Guide – Recommended Level And How To Beat The First Boss

Margit’s Elden Ring boss fight is your first major challenge. The staff-wielding Stormvale Castle Guardian may not be a demigod, but he poses a significant threat – far greater than during the Closed Online Test when FromSoftware blessed the Tarnished with high health and abilities. This is a tough fight, but patience and careful preparation will make it more manageable.

What you need to know before the fight with Margit Fallen Omen

Elden Ring leads you to Margate almost as soon as you step into The Lands Between, but you don’t have to fight him right away. You’ll want to increase your core stats – the ones that match the weapon or magic you’ve chosen – and work on upgrading your weapons a few times. Ideally, your dominant weapon should be +3 or higher before challenging Margit, so plan to loot some smithing stones from the Limgrave Tunnels and visit the blacksmith.

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Calling a spirit, while not mandatory, is a useful tool if only to distract Margit while you get close to attacking. Medusa, which you get by talking to Roderica in the Storm Hut a few times, and Wolfpack, the default summon, are the best choices for this fight. Be sure to call the Sorcerer Rogier outside the fog barrier. He doesn’t do much, but he keeps Margit’s attention.

Be sure to grab Flask of the Miraculous Physicist from the Third Church of Marika (north of the waypoint ruins). This special flask allows you to mix items to create potions that increase certain stats, such as increasing the damage of your strong attacks or increasing your stamina. Just be sure to take a sip before going through the fog barrier to starting the fight.

You can also head to Murkwater Cave and fight Patch. If you spare him, he will sell you Chains of Margit for 5000 runes. This is a unique item that allows you to freeze Margate for a few seconds, with some caveats. It only works in the first half of the battle – before he starts using the hammer – and you can only use it twice. However, it’s handy for opening up a window of opportunity for the attack that you wouldn’t get otherwise.

Finally, know that you don’t have to fight Margit. Elden Ring allows you to completely skip Stormvale Castle, including the fight with Margit, and go to Lyurnia of the Lake. If you’re frustrated or just want to move forward, there’s nothing wrong with taking the secret route. You can always come back later to try again.

How to beat Margit in Elden Ring

As with any Souls or Bloodborne boss, you’ll need to learn Margit’s attack patterns and figure out when to move and when it’s safe to attack. This likely means you’ll have to die a few times while you memorize them, but here’s a quick rundown of what to expect.

The fight with Margit consists of two phases. These are his attacks in the first phase:

  • A combo of three hits with his staff. You can block them, though the third hit will usually throw you off balance and stun you for a moment. It’s much better to dodge or parry if you trust your timing.
  • A strong blow with a staff. Margit raises her hand for about two seconds and abruptly lowers her staff. This is easy to avoid, but it takes practice to parry.
  • A combo that transforms Margit’s staff strike into his holy blade strike.
  • A jump attack is when Margit jumps into the air and strikes with her staff.
  • If you are out of Margit’s reach, he will throw two glowing blades at you, dealing Holy damage.

Your attack options are brief, and they stay that way. This isn’t a battle you can win with just a defensive strategy, but if you can’t parry, you also can’t rush and mount multiple attacks at the same time. Fighting Margit requires patience, careful dodging, and short bursts of attacks between his moves before you back off and start again.

The second starts when he’s at about half health, and he’s unmistakable when the phase begins because he draws a massive, glowing hammer. He is slightly more aggressive in this phase and seems to use the staff/sword combo more often. Otherwise, the main differences are associated with the hammer.

  • The strong strike with the staff has been replaced with a hammer attack that hits a wide area of ​​a semicircle.
  • The jump strike uses a hammer and has a long-range.

It may take some time, but in the end, you will persevere, collect 9000 runes, and open Stormvale Castle. If this upsets you too much and you decide not to leave for Liurnia just yet, you can always ask a friend for help.

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