Facing difficulties on how to beat Grave Warden Duelist in Elden Ring? Do not worry, we are here to help you with our guide.

Elden Ring has an optional boss called the Grave Warden Duelist. Players can defeat him to obtain the Battle Hammer. There are also three Grave Gloveworts in the Dungeon where the boss resides. It is an upgrade material that may prove valuable in the future. In Elden Ring, players continue their struggle until they reach the next main challenge with optional boss fights scattered around The Lands Between. 

The Souls games are well known for their engaging boss fights. In this guide, we will teach you how to beat Grave Warden Duelist in Elden Ring with some best tips. Follow the guide thoroughly to beat this boss.

Fight with Grave Warden Duelist
Boss fight gameplay (YouTube)
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Where to find Grave Warden Duelist?

Players can find the Grave Warden by jumping into Agheel Lake in the northeastern side of Limgrave. The dungeon can be found deep in the Murkwater Catacombs in Elden Ring. Once the tarnished have fought off a large group of skeletons, they will face a slug invasion. They can use fire to defeat these slugs or use the path to find a door through which they can enter Murkwater Catacombs.

Boss location
Location to find the boss (YouTube)

The Site of Lost Grace is accessible immediately upon entering Catacombs (like most dungeons in Elden Ring). Therefore, players need not worry about traveling long distances if they die during their stay in the Catacombs. Once you have entered the Catacombs, players should continue forward into a small corridor, where three Goblins guard the Lever. Once the tarnished has defeated the Goblins, interact with the Lever to open the boss room of the Grave Warden Duelist.

How to beat Grave Warden Duelist: Phase one

In the midst of countless pillars on either side of the chamber, the Grave Warden Duelist wields two huge hammers. You may take advantage of these pillars by aggroing the monster through them, causing him to waste his strikes on you. We propose that you apply Ashes like Lone Wolf Ashes to aid you to win. They don’t cause much damage, but they keep the boss distracted and allow you an additional opportunity to attack. This will increase your chances of success significantly.

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Apply the lone wolf ash
Put ashes around you (YouTube)

How to beat Grave Warden Duelist: Phase two

After charging up, the boss will begin glowing red around three-quarters of the way through. It’s significantly more aggressive now, and it’ll do more harm. Hopefully, your Ashes are still standing, so it won’t be too big of a problem. 

This second phase, on the other hand, will not trigger you. It all relies on whether or not the employer has the opportunity to do so. It is possible to fully stagger the boss if you connect enough hits. This will lead it to stoop down, making it more vulnerable to harm.

Aside from that, you should follow the standard procedure. Its regular assault pattern consists of four to five strokes, which you won’t be able to parry due to a lack of stamina. As a result, use dodges to get out of the way as much as possible. You’ll rapidly overwhelm Grave Warden Duelist with the Lone Wolf Ashes and finish the fight.

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Things to keep in mind

Back stab to beat Grave Warden Duelist
Backstab the boss (YouTube)
  • Swinging his Hammers up to five times, the Grave Warden begins his onslaught. He stops swinging and marches toward the tarnished as soon as players roll away from the boss’ strikes.
  • The Warden’s combo will be stopped once he gets far enough away from the tarnished.
  • Roll around him in an attempt to reach his back. He will not stop striking throughout this period, but will always finish with a powerful plunge attack that prevents him from moving. Make the most of the chance to deliver a backstab.

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