Elden Ring How to Defeat Mohg Lord of Blood Shadow of the Erdtree

Elden Ring – How to Defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood

Shadow of the Erdtree, the anticipated upcoming expansion for Elden Ring, has a few noteworthy roadblocks before you can even access the DLC. A few things will be mandatory but the biggest hurdle players will have to overcome is the challenging boss fight against Mohg, Lord of Blood who occupies Mohgwyn Palace. Before you can greet Miquella, here’s how to defeat Mohg and gain access to Shadow of the Erdtree.

In case you missed it, we also have a handy guide on how to access Mohgwyn Palace, the location where you’ll fight Mohg, Lord of Blood. Players will now also need to defeat Starscourge Radahn, now a mandatory fight that was completely optional in the base game. We’ve also got a guide on how to defeat Radahn.

How to Defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood in Elden Ring

Elden Ring How to Defeat Mohg Lord of Blood Shadow of the Erdtree

Mohg, Lord of Blood can be found atop Mohgwyn Palace protecting Miquella’s cocoon. Before you step into the arena, it’s recommended you do a little bit of prep work in order to make the fight a little easier.

The most important item you’ll need in this fight is the Purifying Crystal Tear. This item is dropped by Eleonora, Violet Bloody Finger at the Second Church of Marika in the Altus Plateau. Mix this in your Flask of Wondrous Physick before fighting Mohg.

The second most important item is Mohg’s Shackle, which can be acquired in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds under Leyndell. This item works similarly to Margit’s Shackle and can be used to temporarily restrain Mohg.

Here’s a step-by-step of the fight, what to expect and the best strategies to use:

  • As the name implies, Mohg is the Lord of Blood and his attacks are mainly blood-based and do a considerable amount of bleed damage. In our testing, a highly effective bleed build will still triumph in this battle as he’s surprisingly weak to Blood Loss (Hemorrhage). Mohg is also weak to Standard, Slash and Strike attacks and immune to fire damage.
  • Mohg attacks at both close and long range, using his trident to swipe or fling damaging flaming blood trails at you. These are fairly easy to avoid and sidestep, thankfully. If you get caught in it, you’ll be inflicted with Hemorrhage, causing you to get bleed build-up. If you get hit with this Blood Loss, Mohg can deal 20% more damage to you for 20 seconds.
  • Mohg’s Shackle can only be used during the first phase of the fight. It’s useless in his second phase. Use the item to restrain Mohg for a few seconds in order to get a few big hits in.
  • Once his health reaches the halfway mark, he’ll begin to recite “Tres, Duo, Unus”. Each chant causes a red ring to appear around you. If this recitation is completed (by him saying “Nihil”), you’ll be hit with massive damage that could potentially one-shot you. You can speed-heal during the chants to regain lost health or, more effectively, use the Flask of Wondrous Physick mixed with the Purifying Crystal Tear to negate the damage. This must only be used between the second and third chant for it to be entirely effective.
  • During his second phase, Mohg will sprout wings and gain the ability to fly around the arena. This is quite annoying as he’ll be out of reach from melee strikes. Luckily, he’s never airborne for more than a few seconds since he uses his wings to quickly change his positioning.
  • It goes without saying but having the Mimic Tear with you in this fight can make it a bit easier. If you’re running a powerful bleed build with your Mimic Tear, you’ll be able to proc bleed build-up and Blood Loss very quickly. In some cases, it makes this difficult fight a piece of cake.
  • The real difficulty of Mohg’s boss fight comes from the high damage his attacks are able to do. As long as you have good spatial awareness and work your way around the hazardous fire trails he leaves, you can close the gap on him.

After you’ve defeated Mohg, Lord of Blood, sit in front of Miquella’s cocoon, relax and wait for 21 June when Shadow of the Erdtree arrives. Congratulations, you’ve just unlocked the access point to the DLC.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree launches on 21 June 2024 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Make sure you also check out the game’s pre-load and file size.

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

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