You may be wondering why nothing is working against this boss, or why it’s impossible to reach it with normal weapons. Well, this is essentially a gimmick fight. And even once the gimmick is understood, this one can be annoying, so here are some tips. Here’s How to beat Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy and the God-Devouring Serpent in Elden Ring.
Rykard & The God-Devouring Serpent for Preparing
As soon as you enter the boss room, there’s a glowing weapon on your left that you’ll fight for. It’s called the Serpent-Hunter. Its unique skill, the Great-Serpent Hunt, causes a great serpent to use when spewing out a long blade of light. This is the gimmick.
Both bosses take the spear’s unique skill that you’ll need. The fight goes a lot smoother if you have a Mimic Tear Ashes Summon because the mimic can copy and use the exact same equipment as you – including this weapon.
God-Devouring Serpent Boss Fight
The serpent is a large pool of lava, just out of reach of your attacks. Melee builds shouldn’t even try to use this one in their own weapon, unless they want to burn to a crisp while dodging the serpent’s attacks. Thoughts, if you use the Serpent-Hunter’s skill of time, you’ll barely have to dodge anything.
The giant blade of light will stagger and interrupt the vast majority of Rykard’s and the god-devouring serpent’s moves, and the button / key can be pressed twice to do even more damage for a follow-up attack.
The Serpent does have a few moves to look out for, though. It’ll slam its head into the ground multiple times, bite and grab you in its mouth, swipe its tail, and spin around to shoot lava in every direction. All of these can be avoided with a well-timed dodge roll.
Most of these can be interrupted if the spear’s blade of light manages to hit the point of the serpent’s head. And with the same exact attack as doing the Mimic Tear, things should go as smoothly and as quickly as you can in the first phase.
Rykard, Lord Blasphemy Boss Fight
This phase is where things ramp up and, unfortunately, if you die here, you have to fight the God-Devouring Serpent all over again. Rykard’s attacks are far more chaotic and have far more range than the serpent’s. That’s why it’s so important that the Serpent-Hunter’s skill is used to interrupt him.
Rykard can be staggered in the same way as the serpent: lock-on and aim for the head. The tricky part here is that he deals with so much more damage after hitting a necessity, which then gives him more time to start making new moves.
Phase two will have you dodging slashes from a giant sword, homing projectiles, more lava, and even a trail of light that explodes after a delay – much like the move used by Astel and the Void of Naturalborn. The boss can also hop away, reach out of the Serpent-Hunter spear. Be Safe to Do Those Moments and Rush in the near future.
Keep up the use of the spear’s light blade and even mix in heavy attacks if you run out of FP’s unique skill. Going off the line as often as possible will cause massive damage and the fight will be won in no time.
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