Elden Ring: How to Cheese the Godskin Duo Boss Fight

The Godskin Duo is one of Elden Ring's most infamous battles. Luckily, there's an easy way to cheese the fight completely. With the help of this guide, this otherwise challenging boss should be no trouble at all.

Elden Ring: How to Cheese the Godskin Duo Boss FightThe Godskin Duo is perhaps the most infamous boss in all of Elden Ring, and for good reason. It’s an incredibly frustrating fight, where the odds are heavily stacked against you. However, there’s a specific way to make the entire fight nearly trivial. This guide will detail what is perhaps the easiest way to beat the Godskin Duo.

First, let’s go over the nature of fight itself. The Godskin Duo is a boss you encounter in Crumbling Farum Azula, one of the final areas of the game. What makes it so difficult is that it, as the name implies, involves fighting two bosses at once. The Godskin Apostle and the Godskin Noble are both bosses that appear by themselves earlier in the game, and they’re quite challenging even alone. So, naturally, fighting them both at the same time is something of a nightmare. Luckily, there’s an extremely easy cheese strategy for this specific encounter.

Getting the Sleep Pot Crafting Recipe

All you need to do for this method to work is to make the Godskin Duo fall asleep. This can be done in a number of ways, but the easiest and most universal is with the use of Sleep Pots. Sleep Pots are throwable items that inflict sleep on enemies on contact. They’re incredibly reliable as a means of causing this otherwise rare status effect. The only problem is that, in order to craft them, you need to find a specific recipe.

This is the map location for the Fevor's Cookbook[1] item

This is the map location for the Fevor’s Cookbook[1] item

Fortunately, finding said crafting recipe is no problem at all. To do so, you need to get the Fevor’s Cookbook [1]. This cookbook can be found on a corpse south of Summonwater Village in the Limgrave region of the map. You may need to do some tricky platforming to get there, so make sure you don’t have many runes on the line before you make the trip.

Crafting 1 Sleep Pot demands 1 Mushroom, 1 Trina’s Lily, and 1 Cracked Pot. The Trina’s Lily item in particular is rather rare, so make sure to only craft as many as you need. For the purposes of cheesing the Godskin Duo, I’d say around 4-8 Sleep Pots should do the trick.

Putting the Godskin Duo to Sleep

Now that you’ve made the necessary preparations, it’s time for the execution. As stated earlier, the fight is located in the Crumbling Farum Azula dungeon. Make sure to have the Sleep Pots registered to quick select so you don’t have to scramble through the menu just to use them. Head to the arena from either the Dragon Temple or Dragon Temple Transept Site of Grace to begin the fight.

The Godskin Duo fight is unique amongst other duo fights in the series in that both bosses share a health bar, yet they also have their own independent health bars that the main one draws from. This means that you have to kill both of them at least twice to drain all of their combined HP. This is where the Sleep Pots come into play.

Note: the specific Godskin Noble pictured is not from the Godskin Duo fight, but the same principles still apply

Note: the specific Godskin Noble pictured is not from the Godskin Duo fight, but the same principles still apply

Right off the bat, keep your distance from both the Godskin Noble and the Godskin Apostle. Target lock onto one of them, and throw a Sleep Pot their way. It shouldn’t take long for them to fall asleep. Then, target the other and they should fall asleep as well. After that, get behind one of them while they’re asleep and unleash as many attacks as you can. If you maximize your damage output, you should be able to take out a good chunk of their HP before they’re able to do anything to hurt you.

Winning the Fight

If the need arises, feel free to use another Sleep Pot to keep them down after they wake up. Packing extra Sleep Pots can be useful for this reason. Either way, wail on the first boss until its HP is all the way down, then do the same with the next one. The bosses resurrect themselves after some time, so keep doing this cycle of throwing the Sleep Pot and attacking until their health pool is completely empty.

This is what the arena should look like after the fight is done

This is what the arena should look like after the fight is done

Once all is said and done, you should have a relatively easy time defeating the Godskin Duo. Of course, this is a cheese method intended for players who want to get past this fight quickly and easily. If you want a more comprehensive guide on how to win the fight fair and square, look no further than our other guide on the subject.

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