Elden Ring: How To Beat Godskin Duo [Cheese Method]

Elden Ring has many dreadful boss fights ranging from Margit to Godrick, and even some very tough yet optional bosses like Radahn. There is a boss fight to haunt every kind of player. Regardless of their toughness, these boss fights bring satisfaction upon completion and help the player grow in some sort of way. However, amongst these boss fights, there is one which players absolutely despise. That is the Godskin Duo fight. If you have been struggling with that fight, then this Elden Ring Godskin Duo cheese guide will make sure that you do not have to die to those cursed beasts and can bid them farewell.

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Godskin Duo Cheese Method In Elden Ring

Godskin Duo Cheese method
Elden Ring – Godskin Duo Cheese Method

The most frustrating aspect of the Godskin Duo fight is that it is a huge disadvantage for melee users. Intelligence builds that utilize long-ranged attacks or those who are capable of one-shotting with the Comet Azur build might not struggle with this that much. Therefore, the cheese that is about to be discussed is one that is best fitted for any Elden Ring build, even those that might be low on Faith or Arcane.

For Elden Ring Godskin Duo cheese, we will not be using any specific weapon. In fact, the weapon that you have does not matter at all. What we will be needing is the Hoarfrost Stomp Ashes of War. In fact, it is considered one of the Top 15 Best Elden Ring Ashes of War out there. Therefore for this cheese, it works amazingly well.

Hoarfrost Stomp Location

 Hoarfrost Stomp Location Ash of War Location
Elden Ring – Hoarfrost Stomp Location

To get to the Hoarfrost Stomp Ashes of war, make your way over to the Main Caria Manor Gate Site of Grace. From there, move short distance south-east into the lake marked on the map. Over there we will be fighting an invisible enemy. That enemy is the Teardrop Scarab roaming around in the lake.

As you approach the lake, look out for the glowing footprints. You will also be able to utilize the water to spot the footprints. They will be moving towards you if the Teardrop Scarab is nearby. Simply swing your blade or any form of attack, killing the Teardrop Scarab. As it dies, you will be awarded the Hoarfrost Stomp Ashes of War.

Using Hoarfrost Stomp

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Elden Ring – Hoarfrost Stomp Gameplay

The Hoarfrost Stomp is a great Ashes of War in general. With only an FP use of 10, as the name suggests, you will be able to stomp on the ground to release a frosty attack that spreads forwards and outwards. Then the ice crystals burst, causing further damage.

Although it is not chargeable, its quick casting allows you to use it quickly in succession and deal frostbite against enemies. It works exceptionally well with the bigger bosses as they are often able to get hurt twice with a single stomp-covered area. And as the Godskin Noble is quite massive, it works nicely against it.

If you have more Stamina, FP, and HP, the ashes of war will work better against the Godskin Duo. But in general, simply utilizing the Hoarfrost Stomp will give you a much better chance against them. Regardless, you can make use of the Pillars to avoid much of the incoming damage and use the Hoarfrost Stomp. The frost attack is able to pass through the pillars to the other side.

Therefore, allowing you to maintain a great distance whilst inflicting damage. We want to keep hitting the Godskin Duo with the Hoarfrost Stomp through the pillars until the frostbite builds up. The frostbite damage will be able to do a large amount of percentage damage. 

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Be careful of the second phase where the bigger boss, Godskin Noble, initiates his rolling move. The rolling move can often lead him to roll even across the pillar so be prepared for such an instance if the pillar breaks. Also be careful that as you are casting the attack, you are vulnerable and will need a short moment before you can dodge again. So, if you see one of the enemies preparing the fireball attack, just make sure you have sufficient cover.

Regardless, even if it takes multiple tries, you will have a much better chance of beating the dreaded Godskin Duo. That is the Elden Ring Godskin Duo Cheese method. But if you are looking for alternate methods to fight the boss, we have you covered.

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Elden Ring Godskin Duo Alternate Methods

The Elden Ring Godskin Duo Cheese method that utilizes the Hoarfrost Stomp ashes of war is a great method. In fact, it is the best method that can work with any build. However, if you are looking for other methods that may also work on the duo, then you can consider some of the following.

Using Sleep Status Effect

sleep status effect on two enemies
Elden Ring – Sleep Effect on Godskin Duo

The sleep effect is like many of the status effects in Elden Ring such as the bleed effect. Once the sleep status kicks in, enemies get a purple glow over them indicating the status. The sleep status makes them vulnerable to a sneak attack.

There are many items in Elden Ring that induce a sleep effect. These include the Sleepbone Arrow that can be used with any bow of your choice. You can craft them after you have obtained the Fevor’s Cookbook. The Fevor’s Cookbook can be obtained for 3500 Runes from the merchant in the Academy of Raya Lucaria. The cookbook will also allow you to craft Sleep Pots which you can also use.

If you prefer melee weapons to deal damage, then you can use the Sword of St. Trina. It can be found in the Forsaken Ruins on the border of Caelid and Limgrave. You will be needing a Stonesword key to break the seal on the Imp Statue so that you can enter.

Regardless of which weapon you use; the aim is to put one boss to sleep whilst you deal with the other. That way, you won’t have to worry about getting surprised by unwanted attacks. Once the none-asleep enemy dies, wake up the other which will cause them both to respawn.

Use Night and Flame Sword

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Elden Ring – Sword of Night and Flame Stats

The Night and Flame does have a high Intelligence and Faith requirement of 24 points. But if you can equip it, you can use the Night and Flame sword to deal with the Godskin Duo. Finding it is quite the venture but. But you can find it in a chest in Caria Manor.

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But essentially, we want to utilize the Night-and-Flame Stance that comes with the blade. It allows the user to hold the sword and follow with a normal attack to cast the Night Comet Sorcery. Said skill is quite similar to the Comet Azur attack, just without the build-up possibility or the crazy Intelligence requirement of 60 points.

The Night Comet Sorcery skill will allow you to shoot a beam across. If you utilize the pillars in the arena, you can maintain your distance and hurt both the Godskin Duo bosses if you aim accurately. Doing so will make the boss fight easier, especially if you were following a melee strategy earlier.

Utilize Your Summons

One great way to fight the Godskin Duo is by distracting them with your summons. Doing so will split their attention between you and your summon, allowing you to target a single enemy without the other interrupting you. However, if you are opting for this strategy then do be careful as your summons will not last long in battle.

A great summon for challenging the Godskin Duo is the Mimic Summon. As it is an exact replica of your character, it will have all of your weapons and abilities. Therefore, it can help even out the battle as both the Godskin enemies are evenly strong.

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Elden Ring Godskin Duo Fight

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Elden Ring – Godskin Duo Boss Fight

The Godskin Duo fight theoretically is not as terrible as some of the other boss fights out there. There is still the Radahn fight out there which some consider one of the toughest FromSoftware bosses. If you are also struggling with that fight than consider reading: *Radahn Cheese Article*

However, what makes the Godskin Duo fight so dreadful is that it is not an optional boss. If you want to progress with the story, you have to beat the duo. No shortcuts. Because of the compulsion, players have begun to hate the fight so much that they even created a subreddit to simply curse against the fight.

Reaching Godskin Duo Fight

In case you have not reached that fight yet, then in that case what are you even doing here. But let us brief you on it. The fight takes place in the story after you have defeated the Fire Giant in the Mountain tops of the Giants. To enter the Crumbling Farum Azula, you need to beat the Godskin Duo.

The Godskin Duo is a dual boss, as suggested by the name. You will be fighting against the Godskin Apostle and the Godskin noble, both being equally strong. You do get a reward of 170k Runes but that is if you can even beat them in the first place. You also get the Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing and Ash of War: Black Flame Tornado.

Why is Godskin Duo Fight So Hard?

The problem with the Godskin Duo is that both the enemies are equally strong. Strong enough to be their own separate bosses. Usually, in dual fights, one enemy tends to be weaker than the other, allowing you to strategize and manage them. However, when both the enemies are just as strong and attack just as rapidly, you have no idea what to do.

What makes it more infuriating is that you cannot simply kill one of the Godskin Duo bosses and focus on the other. That is because they both have a joint HP and until you deplete the main HP, they cannot die. If you kill one of the enemies whilst the main HP bar is not empty, then the other boss will simply snap and revive the dead enemy. Not only that but they both have their own separate health bars as well, so when they get revived, they spawn back with full health.

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Additionally, their attacks are rapid, and their hitboxes are insane. Even if you try to leverage the 6 pillars in the arena, the Godskin noble manages to roll over and hit you. Furthermore, they have a tendency to trap the player as one comes in extremely close with melee attacks whilst the other throws black flame fireballs at you.

Therefore, if you are a traditional melee user, the Godskin Duo fight is going to be a living hell for you. Whilst trying to pick off one enemy, the other will sneak up on you or attack you from a range. Therefore, the only good shot that one has in this fight is to somehow maintain distance and damage both of them collectively. But as with any boss, there is always a cheese, even for melee builds.

If you’re looking for a ranged weapon to give you the edge in battle, the read our 13 Best Ranged Weapons In Elden Ring.

The Elden Ring Godskin Cheese method should be able to give you the edge needed to finally beat one of the worst fights in the game. It seems as if each FromSoftware game always has some sort of fight that just makes the player’s want to rip their hair out. And the Godskin fight is the one in Elden Ring. Regardless, do not lose hope fellow tarnished and hang in there! Good luck and if you have any other strategies that worked well for you or any questions, let us know in the comments. 

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