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Elden Ring: How to beat Morgott, the Omen King

Learn how to defeat the Morgott, the Omen King, in Elden Ring

The Elden Ring player stands before Morgott, the Omen King, near the Elden Throne.
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Looking for an Elden Ring Morgott boss fight walkthrough? If you thought Margit was hard, then prepare to wince. When you reach Leyndell, Royal Capital, you'll encounter Margit again, but he's bigger, stronger, and ready to kill some Tarnished. Now going by the name Morgott, he's amped up his holy attacks and will wreak havoc on you if you come unprepared.

In this Elden Ring Morgott walkthrough, we'll cover how to beat Morgott with 5 handy tips and tricks. These cover Morgott's weaknesses, the damage type you'll want to defend against, Morgott's attack pattern, and a secret item that you can use to gain an easy advantage over the Omen King.

Elden Ring Morgott boss fight walkthrough

After a tough first fight, Morgott spent some time training. He doesn't have a training montage to show off, but he does come with a variety of new moves that you'll need to look out for. Fortunately, you should have also had plenty of time to level up. We recommend reaching at least level 75 before challenging Morgott, but you might want to respec if your build doesn't feel very strong. For some powerful playstyles, take a look at our best Elden Ring builds.

Fortunately, you can also summon Melina to help if you're finding Morgott a bit too difficult. Look around on the floor before the fog door to find her gold summon sign.

We'd also suggest hunting down some Sacred Tears and Golden Seeds to upgrade your Sacred Flasks, as you'll need plenty of health potions to get through this fight alive.

Morgott tends to start with a few swipes of his cane, but there are plenty of other attacks to show off. Aside from his standard physical attacks, Morgott also uses a range of holy magic moves. These include a short-range dagger slash, a burst of daggers, a sweeping slam with a holy hammer, a spear throw for players that attack from a distance, and a shower of holy swords that rain from the sky. Check out the video below to see our guides editor, Ollie, defeat Morgott, and then read on for our top tips.

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How to beat Morgott, the Omen King: tops tips for success

Here are our top tips for defeating Morgott:

  1. Boost your holy damage negation
  2. Bring the Lone Wolves spirit ash
  3. Use Margit's Shackle
  4. Deal bleed or rot damage
  5. Take advantage of chances to punish

1. Boost your holy damage negation

Morgott has a lot of attacks that inflict holy damage, so you should boost your holy damage negation for this fight. You can do this by equipping a powerful talisman called the Haligdrake Talisman. You can get the standard variant near the Stranded Graveyard at the start of the game, but you'll also find the Haligdrake Talisman +1 through some illusory walls near the Leyndell Catacombs Site of Grace. Make sure to visit one of these areas before attempting this boss fight.

You can also use the Holyproof Dried Liver consumable, which further boosts your holy damage negation. You'll find this item scattered around the Lands Between as you explore, but you can also craft it using the Missionary's Cookbook (6), located in Volcano Manor.

2. Bring the Lone Wolves spirit ash

To make this boss fight much easier, we recommend using the Lone Wolves spirit ash. As you can see in Ollie's footage above, the wolves will keep Morgott busy with constant attacks and occasionally cause the boss to stagger. This makes him vulnerable for a brief moment, giving you a large window to land some easy hits or a powerful visceral attack. To perform a visceral on Morgott, do a simple light attack from the front while he is staggered.

Since he is a late-game boss, you'll want to upgrade the wolves for this fight. You can upgrade spirit ashes in exchange for Ghost Gloveworts by advancing Roderika's questline until she appears in the Roundtable Hold.

Elden Ring player uses bell to summon wolves while staring at Morgott near the Erdtree

3. Use Margit's Shackle

Before fighting Margit at the start of the game, you can buy Margit's Shackle from the boss in Murkwater Cave. This item instantly staggers Margit, making it incredibly useful. If you still have Margit's Shackle when you arrive at Leyndell, then good news! You can also use Margit's Shackle against Morgott, allowing you to easily stagger him during the first phase.

When he goes into his second phase, indicated by him dropping to the ground and screaming in pain before unleashing a burst of holy flames, Margit's Shackle will stop working. This happens when he reaches half health, so make sure to use it during the first half of the fight to take advantage of this easy stun opportunity.

4. Deal bleed or rot damage

Bleed and scarlet rot are both highly-praised in Elden Ring, and for good reason. These effects will effortlessly obliterate most bosses, including Morgott. Reduvia and Moonveil, both included in our list of the best weapons in Elden Ring, will inflict the bleed effect quickly, taking huge chunks out of Morgott's health bar. If you'd rather use scarlet rot to slowly chip away at his health, head to the Cathedral of Dragon Communion to get the Rotten Breath incantation.

While he may seem threatening, Morgott actually has a very low amount of health. This means using bleed is particularly effective here, as the bleed effect deals a huge chunk of damage. This will ruin Morgott and, as shown in Ollie's video above, can prove particularly devastating when paired with a visceral.

If you want to respec your character to fit one of the playstyles above, take a look at our Elden Ring Rivers of Blood build, Dexterity bloodhound build, and Elden Ring Arcane build to find some bleed-focused options. For more on those fancy dragon spells, take a look at our Elden Ring Faith build.

5. Take advantage of chances to punish

If you're struggling to stagger Morgott, you should still have plenty of chances to punish him during this fight. Many of his attacks will end with a moment of recovery, leaving him vulnerable to attacks. Take advantage of these moments to punish Morgott with a flurry of slashes and swipes, which should allow you to get the upper hand.

If you're unsure of when to go wild with attacks, we suggest waiting until he uses his hammer. When you see Morgott swing the holy hammer, roll to avoid taking damage and then follow up with some free hits. Morgott will take a few moments to relax after this attack, giving you a lovely open window to get some hits in.

Another easy chance to punish Morgott is after his spear leap. When he throws the holy spear, he will usually follow up with a leap towards your character. When he lands, you can hit 3-4 times before needing to back off. You'll get a similar opportunity after Morgott unleashes his holy flames during the phase-change animation. Simply run in once the flames have spawned and land some easy hits.

That's everything you need to know to defeat Morgott in Elden Ring. If you want to gain more resistance to his attacks, make sure to check out our list of the best armor sets in Elden Ring. If you're unsure where to head next, use our Elden Ring walkthrough to continue through the main quest. If you're not quite ready to leave Leyndell, take a look at our Elden Ring NPC sidequests guide to see what you might've missed so far. To find more challenges throughout the Lands Between, check out our Elden Ring boss locations guide.

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