Elden Ring - How To Beat Morgott, The Omen King (2023)

The final boss of Leyndell might remind you of your fight with Margit at Stormveil, but his larger moveset poses a whole new challenge.

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After making your way through Leyndell, you will finally find yourself and the base of a large set of stairs leading to the Erdtree. At the top awaits the final boss of the area: Morgott, the Omen King, son of Marika and Godfrey. By this point in Elden Ring, Morgott should be a familiar face. This will be the third time you've taken him on, assuming you fought him at Stormveil (as his alter ego, Margit) and in the Capital Outskirts. However, this is certainly the toughest encounter with him yet. He comes equipped with a deadly new Bleed-inflicting sword, and a host of new attacks and spells. But with the right strategy (and maybe the help of some NPC summons), you can make short work of Demigod, and walk away victorious one last time.

Before going in

Getting to Morgott requires having acquired at least two Great Runes, as well as beating Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Golden Shade), so you should naturally be at a fairly high level by the time you enter the arena. Aim for around level 100 or so, with at least 40 points invested into Vigor so you can survive his hardest-hitting attacks.

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Morgott's most dangerous attacks deal Holy Damage; the same Holy daggers and hammer you faced in your fight against Margit, the Fell Omen will make an appearance here, along with other new Holy attacks. Put on whatever armor has the highest Holy Damage Negation, and consider popping a Holyproof Dried Liver or equipping a Haligdrake Talisman, as well. (As you might expect, Morgott is strong against Holy Damage himself, so Faith builds may need to adjust their strategy accordingly).

Finally, there are two NPC summons available for the fight: Melina and Dung Eater. Melina's summon sign will be right by the door, assuming you haven't betrayed her by interacting with the Three Fingers. Dung Eater's will be there as long as you've progressed his quest and released him from the Sewer Gaol in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. To make life extra hard for the boss, bring along your favorite Spirit Summon as well and make it a four-on-one fight!

How to beat Morgott, the Omen King

Much like your previous encounters with the Demi-God, Morgott is aggressive, agile, and unpredictable. From a distance, he will barrage you with projectiles--or simply close the gap with a quick lunge attack--so range-focused builds will definitely want to bring along a summon or two.

The key to defeating Morgott is timing and patience. Many of his attack have a much longer windup than you might expect; as a rule of thumb, you'll want to dodge-roll later than you think you should. Panic-rolling is an almost certain death sentence in this fight. Stay calm, familiarize yourself with the timing of his attacks, and learn how to exploit them.

Phase one

After passing through the fog door, it takes quite a while for Morgott to get aggressive. He spends the first 10-or-so seconds of the fight slowly lunging toward you from all the way across the arena. Use this safety window to your advantage. This is a great time for mages to fire off a Terra Magica, and follow up with your powerful Sorcery of choice (Ranni's Dark Moon is a good option here). Melee players can use the time to buff up their weapons or summon a Spirit Ash.

Throughout the fight, he will attack you with various combinations of swipes, jabs, and overhead slams with Morgott's Cursed Sword, often in combination with his summoned Holy weapons. You can dodge through most of these attacks, but it's risky, especially against his longer, eight-plus swipe combos. Consider simply blocking his sword attacks with any 100% Physical Damage Negation shield. You will still take some Bleed buildup, but likely not enough for the effect to proc. (Note: You will still take Holy damage when blocking his summoned weapons).

These are the other attacks you'll want to look out for during the phase one:

  • Holy dagger throw. He will summon three Holy daggers and throw them at you, often from a distance. He likes to do this attack when you're trying to heal (rude). Roll through them to avoid damage. He will often charge at you for a sword attack directly after this, so be prepared.
  • Holy spear throw. He will raise his leg and bring a Holy spear above his head, holding it there for a moment before throwing it at you. This attack is capable of hitting you from all the way across the arena. Pay attention to his leg: You'll want to dodge as soon as he brings it back down. Alternatively, if you're close enough and can get under him before the throw, you will avoid the spear all together. Use the opportunity to get in some damage as he recovers.
  • Holy spear charge. Using the same Holy spear, he will hold it horizontally and charge at you. Roll forward or to the side to avoid damage. You'll want to dodge earlier here than you might expect.
  • Holy spear lunge. He will jump toward you high in the air, before plunging his spear and sword into the ground. Roll forward right before he lands. You should end up behind him; use his vulnerable position to get in some damage.
  • Holy hammer slam. He will summon his Holy hammer, raise it above his head, and then slam down. Again, dodge to the side right when his foot comes back down.
  • Holy hammer swing. This time, he will swing at you with the hammer horizontally, usually in combination with his sword. Dodge through the attack to end up behind him.
  • Holy hammer lunge. This is the same move that marked phase two in your fight against Margit. He will jump high into the air before slamming down with his Holy hammer. Dodge to the side, and attack him as he recovers.
  • Holy sword rain. He will summon a bunch of Holy swords above his head, and in a cross formation across the rest of the arena. Get some distance from him to avoid the ones above him, and pick one of the four quadrants to stand in to avoid the rest.

Phase two

At about 50% health, Morgott with fall to his knees and start to cough, followed by a large AOE explosion of brown liquid all around him. This marks to beginning of phase two. Run away from him to avoid the AOE, and look out for the liquid geysers scattered across the rest of the arena. Use the opportunity to flask up or rebuff your weapon as he recovers.

In phase two, Morgott's sword will be coated in flames, so blocking becomes a less viable strategy as you will take Fire damage. Switch to two-handing your weapon if you've been using a shield, and prepare to dodge some deadly new attacks:

  • Geysers. Morgott's weapons--including the summoned Holy ones--will now leave a geyser of brown liquid whenever they hit the ground. These geysers erupt after a couple seconds, dealing damage. They're a minor annoyance, but ultimately easy to avoid. Just keep an eye out for them throughout the rest of the fight.
  • Cursed-Blood Slice. Morgott will coat his sword in blood, hold it over his head, and slash at you once or twice, leaving a red trail in its path that explodes a second later. Roll into the swipes, and you should end up right behind him, where you'll be out of the range of the red trail explosions. Get in some attacks as he recovers.
  • Cursed-Blood impale. He will coast his sword in blood before charging straight at you. If he connects, he will impale you, raising you into the air and throwing you back down, dealing massive damage. Roll to the side to avoid. The recovery time for this attack is substantial, so be ready to punish him right after you roll.

Otherwise, the rest of the fight is more or less the same as phase one. Dodging Morgott's attacks can feel a bit unintuitive at first, but once you get the timing down, the fight is a breeze. Defeating him will get you 90,000 Runes, Morgott's Great Rune, and access to either Morgott's Cursed Sword or the Regal Omen Bairn. Rest at the Site of Grace to talk with Melina to get the Rold Medallion, which grants you entrance to the next major, required area of the game: The Mountaintop of the Giants.

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What is Morgott, the Omen King weak to? ›

The boss is relatively weak to Slash Attacks as well as Frostbite. Margit's Shackle can be used twice in the battle to bind Morgott for a few seconds giving you time to get free hits in.

What level do you need to be to beat Morgott, the Omen King? ›

To fight Morgott on even terms, you should be level 80 at the least, and probably a lot higher, with weapons of +15 and up. Obviously the higher the better, but you'll really have a challenge if you haven't reached these thresholds yet. There's an NPC summon right outside Morgott's arena - Melina, your Maiden!

How difficult is Morgott, the Omen King? ›

Morgott can be one of the most difficult enemies. Morgott the Omen King serves as a sort of gatekeeper for different areas within Elden Ring, more specifically late-game areas. For those fairly familiar with most of the game's enemies, Morgott opens the fight with fighting style players will find familiar.

Is Morgott the last boss? ›

At the top awaits the final boss of the area: Morgott, the Omen King, son of Marika and Godfrey. By this point in Elden Ring, Morgott should be a familiar face.

What sorcery is good against Morgott? ›

Excellent spells for taking down Morgott are the dragon incantations Rotten Breath and Ekzykes's Decay, which can inflict scarlet rot on him while dealing huge amounts of damage.

What is the number 1 hardest boss in Elden Ring? ›

1 Malenia, Blade of Miquella / Malenia, Goddess of Rot

The rest of the fight has a beautiful and deadly rhythm to it, one worthy of the hardest boss in Elden Ring. The satisfaction that comes from finally defeating this seemingly impossible (and optional) boss is perhaps unmatched throughout all FromSoftware titles.

What is Margot weak to? ›

Weapons: Demi-Human Queen Margot carries a melee staff. Weaknesses: Demi-Human Queen Margot is weak to Scarlet Rot, Poison, and Fire.

Is there a way to skip Morgott? ›

As far as I'm aware there is no way to skip Morgott. you can't mate. up until that point you have the freedom to explore most areas but the lift of rold can only be unlocked - or more specifically the area in which it resides - by defeating morgott.

Do I need to summon Melina for Morgott? ›

Melina may be summoned for the fight against Morgott, the Omen King via a sign directly outside the boss arena. After defeating Morgott, trying and failing to enter the Erdtree and resting at the Elden Throne Site of Grace, Melina appears.

Does Margit's shackle work on Morgott? ›

Margit's Shackle is a reusable tool in Elden Ring. It can be used against both Margit the Fell Omen and Morgott, the Omen King during phase 1 of their fight to stun them for about 5 seconds.

Who is the strongest demigod Elden Ring? ›

General Radahn is generally considered by most Elden Ring characters as the strongest demigod, except it seems even the strongest don't always win.

Who is the true final boss in Elden Ring? ›

It's the Elden Beast, the final boss of the game which is often supposed to be the most significant boss of all in any game title.

What boss should I fight after Morgott? ›

After Morgott is defeated, the path to the Mountaintops of the Giants will open up. High above the clouds lies the Forge of the Giants, which is protected by the next major boss: the Fire Giant.

What is the best summon for Morgott? ›

If you have trouble felling Morgott the Omen King, then summon Melina and your Spirits to help draw his attention on the battlefield. Melina can hold her own against Morgott and some ranged support from a spirit summon will make the three of you a good team.

What level is recommended for Radahn? ›

You should be at least level 70 before fighting Radahn, ideally with a powerful weapon suited to your chosen build, such as the Moonveil Katana, or strong spells with good range, including Comet.

What level should you be to fight Margit? ›

The recommended level for Margit the Fell Omen is at least 20, ideally 25+. You should also use weapons of +3 or more.

Who won Malenia or Radahn? ›

The battle was considered a draw by most, considering how badly both sides had faired, and because neither Demigod had actually died. That said, it seems that at the end of the day, Malenia was the clear winner.

How do I skip Margot fight? ›

If you absolutely cannot beat Margit in your current state, you do have the option to skip the fight. To do so, head from the Stormhill Shack Site of Grace and make your way north under the broken bridge overhead.

What sword is best for Margit? ›

Weapons that deal rapid slashes or heavy attacks—scimitars, twinblades, and greatswords are solid options—can break Margit's posture quickly, leaving him open to a critical hit. The Reduva Dagger also works wonders against Margit.

Is Margot the easiest boss? ›

Margit the Fell Omen is a challenging encounter, especially for new players and those who haven't significantly leveled their core stats. In this guide, we'll walk you through how to best this staff-wielding guardian of Stormveil Castle so that you can continue your journey into the dungeon proper.

What is the easiest boss in Elden Ring? ›

The Soldier of Godrick is, by far, the easiest boss in Elden Ring and many players constantly joke online that he is the hardest. The boss serves as the tutorial boss and is about as easy as fighting any normal enemy.

Are Margit and Morgott different? ›

Morgott is the true identity of Margit, the Fell Omen, and the self-proclaimed "Last of All Kings". He is found in Leyndell, Royal Capital. When he and his twin brother Mohg were born, they were imprisoned deep in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds for being born as Omen royalty.

Is defeating Morgott the end of Elden Ring? ›

Defeating Morgott is a tiresome task in Elden Ring, but that's not the end of your journey.

Can you beat Elden Ring while refusing Melina? ›

Someone Beat Elden Ring Without Talking To Any NPCs And It's Harder Than You Think. It turns out that you can avoid taking to Melina and lose out on so manty things in the process. We're way past the difficulty curve and Elden Ring is being beaten in every possible way.

What happens if you reject Melina in Elden Ring? ›

So if you don't say yes, you won't be able to spend the Runes you collect on improving your character's stats, and you'll have to walk everywhere.

What happens if you refuse Melina request Elden Ring? ›

What happens if you refuse Melina in Elden Ring. Refusing Melina's offer in Elden Ring will block your progression in the game. Accepting her offer is the only way to level up in the game, and she's the one who will give you the key item Spectral Steed Whistle, which you can use to summon Elden Ring's horse Torrent.

What is Margit The Omen weak to? ›

Margit, The Fell Omen Overview
SummonsPlayers and Spirit Ashes
DropsTalisman Pouch
Weak ToBleed, Jump Attacks
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What is the most overpowered boss in Elden Ring? ›

1 Malenia, Blade of Miquella / Malenia, Goddess of Rot

The rest of the fight has a beautiful and deadly rhythm to it, one worthy of the hardest boss in Elden Ring. The satisfaction that comes from finally defeating this seemingly impossible (and optional) boss is perhaps unmatched throughout all FromSoftware titles.

What is the most annoying enemy in Elden Ring? ›

Revenants are the bane of many Elden Ring players' existence. These multi-limbed creatures are some of the most aggressive enemies in the game and move way faster than they have any right to.

Who is the hardest demigod in Elden Ring? ›

General Radahn is generally considered by most Elden Ring characters as the strongest demigod, except it seems even the strongest don't always win.

Who is tougher Margit or godrick? ›

What's worse is that it turns out Margit is significantly tougher than the next major boss you'll fight in Elden Ring: Godrick the Grafted.

Is Morgott weak to bleed? ›

Lastly, Morgott is quite susceptible to status effects like Poison, Frost, Bleed, and even Scarlet Rot.

What summon is best against Margit? ›

Jellyfish, which you obtain by speaking to Roderika at Stormhill Shack several times, and Wolf Pack, the default summon, are the best choices for this fight. Make sure to summon Sorcerer Rogier outside the fog barrier as well. He doesn't do much, but he occupies Margit's attention.


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