How to Defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood in Elden Ring

How to Defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood in Elden Ring

Defeating Mohg, Lord of Blood, is a crucial task for those aiming to access the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. This formidable boss guards Miquella's cocoon, a key element for the expansion. Although players can complete the main storyline without encountering Mohg, his blood curse attacks and haemorrhage buildup can pose a significant threat to the unprepared. However, with strategic preparation, players can conquer him with minimal risk.

Reaching Mohg in Elden Ring

To locate Mohg in Elden Ring, players must complete the Varre questline. This questline becomes available after defeating Godrick the Grafted and activating the Grand Lift of Dectus. If these tasks are unfamiliar, they must be completed first. The Varre quest involves invading other players and dealing with an NPC invader. Successfully completing these tasks rewards the Pureblood Knight’s Medal, which teleports players to Mohg's location. Notably, this area is also the most lucrative Rune farming spot in the game, making it highly valuable.

Upon using the Pureblood Knight’s Medal, players are transported to Mohgwyn Palace, arriving at the Palace Approach Ledge-Road site of grace. North of this site is a path lined with Albinaurics, the primary source of farming in this area. Each Albinauric yields around 2400 runes if equipped with the Elden Ring Golden Scarab, allowing players to earn approximately 40K runes in minutes due to the proximity of the site of grace.

To reach Mohg, players should ride Torrent north past the Albinaurics into a large area filled with blood pools. Continuing north, the path veers left, marked by the appearance of Giant Skeleton Spirits. Players can either defeat the club-wielding Albinaurics or bypass them. Eventually, a tall stone arch appears. Ascending the stairs, Torrent disappears, and players arrive at the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum, where a new site of grace awaits up another set of stairs on the left.

Battle Location with Mohg
Battle Location with Mohg

Continuing straight leads to a large cliffside entrance. While most Blistered Putrid Corpses encountered are non-threatening, a few will charge and explode, requiring timely dodges to avoid blood loss. Navigating this area, players encounter two Sanguine Nobles before reaching the next site of grace. These enemies are tough, inflicting significant bleed damage, so avoidance is recommended.

Entering the door and ascending the slope, players will hear the Sanguine Noble's approach. Veering right and then left, players should follow the stone slabs of an old road, navigating stairs and more Nobles until reaching an exit marked by a bright white Ghost Glovewort. Outside, the Dynasty Mausoleum Midpoint site of grace lies ahead, providing a respite from the pursuing Noble. From here, players ascend the stairs and follow the path to an elevator leading to Mohg. Avoiding the group of Albinaurics facing a Sanguine Noble is wise, though a Sombre Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone in a nearby chest might justify a quick, risky grab.

Preparing for Mohg, Lord of Blood

Success in the battle against Mohg can be greatly enhanced with three key items:

  1. Mohg's Shackle - This item can pin Mohg to the ground twice during his first phase.
  2. Stanching Bolus recipe - Allows crafting of Stanching Boluses to counter blood loss buildup.
  3. Purifying Crystal Tear - Used in a Wondrous Physick flask to negate Mohg's blood curse.

Additionally, summoning help, particularly the Elden Ring Mimic Tear ashes, can be very beneficial. Players can also utilize the Summoning Pool near the stairs leading to the lift for additional aid.

Acquiring Essential Items

Mohg's Shackle can be found in the Subterranean Shunning Grounds in Leyndell, the Royal Capital, near the Underground Roadside site of grace. After navigating pipes and avoiding gargoyles and Giant Crayfish, the Shackle is located against a wall in the far southeast by some falling water.

Stanching Boluses
Stanching Boluses

The Stanching Bolus recipe is in the Nomadic Warrior's CookBook [7], found north of the Stormhill Shack site of grace in Stormhill, on a body at the end of a ruined bridge past the finger crone. To craft Stanching Boluses, players need Herba, Cave Moss, and Land Octopus Ovary.

The Purifying Crystal Tear is obtained by defeating Eleonora, Violet Bloody Finger, an invading NPC at the Second Church of Marika in Altus Plateau. This item counters Mohg's Bloodboon Ritual, which heals him and deals significant damage to players.

Strategies for Defeating Mohg

In the arena, players have time to use the Wondrous Physick flask and summon ashes as Mohg does not rush immediately. Summoning player help should be done before entering.

One effective strategy is using a magic build with Comet Azur to attack Mohg from a distance while he is distracted by summons. At level 144, this method can defeat Mohg in under two minutes. Alternatively, Mohg is ironically weak to blood damage, so weapons or abilities that inflict blood damage can be effective. Eleonora's Poleblade, obtained from the Purifying Crystal Tear quest, is a useful weapon here.

Phase 2
Phase 2

In phase one, players should dodge Mohg's slow trident sweeps and bloodflame attacks. The Shackle can be used twice to pin Mohg down for free hits. Phase two introduces airborne attacks and increased bloodflame splashes, making mobility crucial. Stanching Boluses will counter the increased blood loss.

Despite Mohg's intimidating presence, preparation can mitigate his bleed damage, making the fight manageable. With the right gear and strategy, players can triumph over Mohg and advance in their Elden Ring journey.

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