Commander Niall is one of the hardest, if not the hardest, bosses in Elden Ring. You don’t need to defeat him to progress through the story. However, if you are a dedicated completionist but still can’t defeat him, then you should know about the Elden Ring Commander Niall Cheese Method.
First Phase Of Commander Niall Boss Fight
In order to successfully cheese the Commander Niall Boss Fight, all you need are a bunch of Bewitching Branches, any ranged weapon with decent damage, and the “Bloody Slash” Ash Of War.
Even though Niall is an optional boss, I would 100% recommend you fight him, as he is one of my favorite bosses in Elden Ring. Once you learn the pattern, it is not difficult to hit him.
Charming Both Guards
To cheese Commander Niall, I used his own men against him with a Bewitching Branch. Both of his guards will rush you; do not panic. The one with the dual swords will reach you first. As soon as he is about to reach you, use the bewitching branch on him. Wait for him to inhale the mist, and he will turn against Niall.
Now, your next task is to make the guard with the shield snitch on Niall by using the same method. As the guard with the shield will be occupied by the one with the swords, carefully sneak up to him and use the bewitching branch on him, too. Now, with both of them on your side, they will stop attacking each other and agro Niall.
Using Ranged Attacks
Now, here is where the ranged weapons I mentioned come into play. With Niall being preoccupied with his own men, you need to keep your distance from him and attack him using a decent-range weapon to further his downfall.
A sorcerer build with some of the best spells can also work like a charm here. The Comet Azur can also be a good option here. If you do not know where to find the Comet Azure, read the Elden Ring Comet Azur Location guide, which explains exactly that. In case you don’t happen to have any of them, you can also get by just fine using something simple like the Kukri or The Throwing Dagger.
Second Phase Of The Commander Niall Boss Fight
If you properly follow the above-mentioned steps, Niall will be transitioning into his second phase. Usually, it starts when his health is below fifty percent, marked by Niall gaining lightning powers. Unfortunately, in this phase, the guards will be dead.
Now, there are two different methods to cheese the second phase of Commander Niall; each of them is equally effective, so you can pick the one you find convenient.
Commander Niall Fight Method 1
For this method to work, you need the “Glintblade” Ash Of War. What you will be doing here is breaking his stance, making him vulnerable to a reposte, rinse and repeat.
Follow these steps I have listed below:
- Summon the Glintblade
- Get close to him and let the Glintblade hit him
- Quickly summon the Glintblade again
- This time, when the Glintblade hits him, he will become vulnerable to a riposte. Stab him with the weapon of your choice to drop huge chunks of his health.
Commander Niall Fight Method 2
To make method three work, you need the “Bloody Slash” Ash of War and the mimic tear. First, you need to summon the Mimic spirit. The spirit will keep Niall busy while you spam him with Bloody Slash. Stay patient and keep spamming him with the Bloody Slash, and eventually, you will conquer another seemingly impossible to kill the boss in Elden Ring.
With Commander Niall being defeated, you can finally smell the sweet scent of victory and have full access to the Castle Sol. If you found my Elden Ring Commander Niall Cheese Method guide helpful, then you may also be interested in the Elden Ring Fire Giant Cheese Method guide.
I personally am not fond of cheesing a boss in Elden Ring, so I wouldn’t recommend you to cheese Niall.
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