Mohg, Lord of Blood is Morgott’s eviler twin and is found in the secret Mohgwyn Palace location in Elden Ring. How to defeat the boss? What is the boss weak to? What strategies can you use to beat it? Are there ways to cheese the boss? All will be answered in this ultimate boss guide to beating Mohg, Lord of Blood in Elden Ring.
Mohg’s constant use of bleed attacks will make your life quite miserable. He is extremely dangerous in close quarters so maintaining a safe distance is a must in between your attacking. Two items are godsent during this fight, the Purifying Crystal Tear for the Flask of Wondrous Physick, and Mohg’s Shackle.
Let’s take a look at the best strategies and builds in this boss guide that can help us easily defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood in Elden Ring.
Is Mohg, Lord of Blood Optional?
Mohg, Lord of Blood is an optional boss in Elden Ring found in the secret Mohgwyn Palace location. Although he is one of the Shardbearers, at least two are to be defeated before progressing to the main questline.
Strategies for Defeating Mohg, Lord of Blood
Below are some strategies for defeating Mohg, Lord of Blood boss in Elden Ring. The build you selected will determine the approach you should go for. We will cover the basic melee/magic caster strategies here:
When fighting Mohg, the real problem lies in his incessant use of Bleed or Hemorrhage inducing attacks, which force you to focus on managing your health rather than maintaining an effective offense against him.
To overcome this challenge, it is advised to obtain the Purifying Crystal Tear for your Flask of Wondrous Physick, specifically designed for Mohg’s boss fight. This item negates the blood-curse-rings effect or attack he employs during the second phase.
Another advantage you can find is Mohg’s Shackle, which can be used similarly to Margit’s Shackle during the boss fight to temporarily immobilize him.
Phase one of the fight with Mohg involves reacting to his basic attacks, such as huge overhead swings that can be dodged by rolling into the attack. Utilize Mohg’s Shackle twice during this phase to hold him in place and deal damage.
In addition, he uses a portal to grab blood and throw it at you, causing a bleed meter build-up. Dodge into it to avoid the attack. He also rains down blood from this portal, which inflicts bleed meter build-up damage on the ground. Manage this meter carefully during the fight.
His claw attack bursts into flames, so roll back to avoid its damage reach. He follows it up with a spear charge attack, which can be dodged by rolling right or into it. Keep attacking during the opportune moments, dodge his attacks, and continue until you reach the halfway point of his health.
During the transition to phase two, you will notice three red rings cursing around you. These will lead to three successive bleed procs, causing significant health loss.
Quickly use HP flasks to restore health all three times, or utilize the Mixed Physick Flask with the Purifying Crystal Tear to negate the effects and continue attacking without worry.
In phase two, Mohg sprouts wings, adding to the intensity of the battle. He performs a plunge attack from the air, triggering a bleed explosion.
Dodge away from it and be prepared for his blood throws while he’s floating. He also performs a fly-down swing attack, which can be dodged into to let him pass above you.
Bleed fire attacks become more frequent in this phase, so carefully maneuver around the arena to avoid fires on the ground. His attack pattern will be mostly the same as in phase one, with the exception of flying moves.
Keep moving to evade the ground fires and strategically assault him to emerge victorious in due time.
Intelligence builds can bring in most spells, and they will work just fine, even the ones with longer casting animations. The best ones would be; Glintstone Pebble and its upgraded variants like the Glinstone Cometshard or Comet. Physical damage spells like Rock Slings will be a great addition too.
For Faith builds, Black Flame spells will have a lower impact due to his resistance to fire, but the overtime damage will be worth casting for.
Again, physical damage incantation will work wonders like the Aspects of the Crucible ones, Beast’s Claw, and/or Stone of Gurranq.
Although he is weak to Hemorrhage, do not use incantation that inflicts Blood Loss on yourself. These spells will grant a damage buff to Mohg as well. Instead, use other bleed spells like Bloodflame Blade, and Swarm of Flies, etc.
With enough distance from the boss, he will be forced to slowly walk toward you. You can utilize this time to even fire off the most powerful and long-winded spells like Comet Azur or the Rotten Breath incantation.
Keep the distance up, and you will have plenty of opportunity to cast your normal spells.
What is Mohg, Lord of Blood Weak To?
Mohg, Lord of Blood is weak to the following damage types:
- Standard Damage
- Slash Damage
- Strike Damage
- Pierce Damage
What is Mohg, Lord of Blood Strong Against?
Mohg, Lord of Blood is strong or resistant to the following damage types:
Can You Parry Mohg, Lord of Blood?
Mohg, Lord of Blood can not be parried. He can, however, be poise broken and then you can perform a critical strike on him.
Can You Cheese Mohg, Lord of Blood?
All of Mohg’s cheese strategies have been patched. However, there is an insanely weird cheese that requires a lot of platforming and essentially breaking the game. It is hard to pull off and might not work for you. It is downright impossible to explain in words so we will take the visual help from this Youtuber – Tyrannicon to show you how it works.
Mohg is an optional boss, and the faint of heart should avoid it if they want. It demands you to be on your feet at all times. Having the two items we listed above will save you a lot of the trouble from his cursing phase transitioning. There is a mighty reward at the end of it so we recommend everyone to at least try to give this boss a try.