How to beat Mohg Lord of Blood in Elden Ring: Boss stats, weaknesses & tips

Sam Smith
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Elden Ring has a bunch of optional bosses around The Lands Between that players can take on to level up and gather runes, such as Mohg, Lord of Blood. If you want to defeat this tricky Omen hidden in the Siofra River, here’s how to properly exploit its weaknesses to secure your win.

If you thought Morgott was tough in Elden Ring, wait until you meet his overly ambitious twin, Mohg, the Lord of Blood; a demigod boss and Shardbearer in Elden Ring — meaning you’ll likely want him out the way if you’re to become Elden Lord in the game.

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The issue with Mohg is that he’s a secret — and very troublesome boss. Not only has he hidden away in an underground temple, but you’ll also need to have acquired certain items in order to come away from the fight victorious.

Here’s where to find Mohg, how to locate the items you’ll need, and how to take him down. If you’re still completing side quests in Elden Ring before tackling the DLC, then this is the perfect one to do first.

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Mohg is keeping his younger brother, Miquella, hostage in Elden Ring.

How to beat Mohg, Lord of Blood in Elden Ring

As most boss battles in Elden Ring, the encounter with Mohg, Lord of the Blood is divided into two different phases, with the second one triggering around when you’ve taken 50% of his health.

Phase 1

When the boss fight begins, Mohg will still be up on the altar by Miquella’s egg. He’ll then slowly walk towards you, giving you time to either pepper him with spells or use Mohg’s Shackle.  You can then rush him and do some damage – but you’ll need to be quick, as the shackle will only work twice.

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Mohg will swing at you with his trident and jump around the arena at random. His combos are slow and telegraphed, so you should be able to see when he’s winding up. He’ll also step back after each, giving you an opening to attack him. Just don’t get greedy.

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During the encounter, you must keep an eye on Mohg’s trident.

The boss will also use Bloodflame attacks, so be sure to buff yourself against both fire and bleed before heading into this fight. Ironically, the Lord of Blood is also weak against bleeding damage, so ensure to prioritize this against him.

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Before entering the boss arena, you’ll likely be invaded by some easy-to-kill Bloody Finger Surgeon NPCs, which can be farmed for their White Hood (equipping this will boost your bleed damage, turning Mohg’s own gifts against him).

Once you deplete a portion of his health, Mohg will start casting his countdown move. If you’ve activated the Purifying Crystal Tear, this will have no effect on you. Even better, you can rush Mohg and do major damage while he casts it, before moving into the second phase.

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Phase 2

When Mohg hits around 50% health, he will sprout wings and enter his second phase. He’ll no longer use his countdown attack, but while he’s far deadlier and faster in this phase, he will still take a while to recover from his attacks.

Luckily, you’ll still have your potions from using the Purifying Crystal Tear, and you’ll have done major damage to him by using the shackle and taking advantage of his spell animation.

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Mohg is deadly in his second phase.

During this phase, he’ll spray bloodflame all over the arena – and this hurts, so you’ll need to avoid this as well as his sweeping attacks.

Always keep an eye on your bleed meter and back away from him if it gets too high, as even with the tear active, Mohg can still bleed you.

Keep this in mind and stay mobile until this demigod falls. Once he does, you’ll receive his, and Miquella’s Elden Ring shards (though Miquella will stay in his egg on the altar).

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Where to find Mohg, Lord of Blood in Elden Ring

Mohg can be found within the Mohgwyn Palace, a secret level within the underground Siofra River. This location can be accessed by going through a portal in the west of the Consecrated Snowfield. 

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Mohg, Lord of Blood is Morgott’s twin.

There is another way to access his lair much earlier in the game. This can be done by completing White Faced Varre’s questline which you can tackle way before you reach the Consecrated Snowfield.

However, we’d recommend saving the Mohg boss fight until you’ve killed a few other Demigods, as the Lord of Blood is a tough customer.

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Consider beating Renalla, Radahn, Morgott, and Rykard before you enter Mohg’s lair, as by this time you should be ready for him.

Varre’s quest

Mohgwyn Palace can also be accessed early by interacting with Varre. This NPC will greet you at the very start of Elden Ring, right before the Tree Sentinel boss. Once you’ve beaten Godrick, he’ll move to the Rose Church in Liurnia of the Lakes.

When you meet him here, he’ll give you 3 Festering Fingers and encourage you to take part in 3 invasions of other players. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, once you’ve done them, he’ll then set you an even creepier task.

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He’ll give you a cloth and ask you to dip it in the blood of a Finger Maiden. This can be found at both the Church of Inhibition in North Liurnia and the Chapel of Anticipation.

  • You can access the former by riding north and following the path around past the Frenzied Village. 
  • To get back to the Church of Anticipation, go to the Four Belfries in West Liurnia and use the Imbued Stone Key on the second gargoyle to open the portal.
  • This will take you back to the start of the game. So, if the Grafted Scion is still alive, get ready for a rematch.
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You can recognize Varre by his white mask.

When you return to Varre with this item, he’ll give you the Pureblood Knights Medal. This can be used to warp to Mohg’s lair at any time you like.

Varre will tell you not to use it yet and to wait for Mohg’s summons, but this will never come, as Mohg’s cause is doomed. Therefore, use it whenever you feel ready and ignore Varre’s advice. In short, the summons will never come.

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You can also find a red summon sign at the bottom of the stairs at Mohgwyn Palace. This lets you invade and kill Varre, tying up loose ends but betraying the faction.

Mohg, Lord of Blood stats

This disgusting creature has the following stats:

  • Health: 18389 HP
  • Defense: 122
  • Stance: 110
  • Parryable: No
  • Immunities: Madness
  • Deals: Fire, Pierce, and Standard physical damage
  • Inflicts: Hemorrhage

Mohg, Lord of Blood weaknesses

Unlike his brother, this demigod fully embraced his accursed Omen blood and specialized in blood magic, but ironically, he’s weak to Hemorrhage, so try to use Incantations like Bloodboon or weapons like Katanas, Claws, or Daggers to generate this status effect.

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Luckily for players, he’s also vulnerable to standard, slash, strike, and pierce damage, so almost every weapon will help you break his stance to deal a critical hit.

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Morgott/Margit is Mohg’s twin and suffers from the same curse.

Useful tips to defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood

NPC summons

Players should take advantage of the summoning option to get aid from an NPC that either tanks or inflicts bleed, such as the Dung Eater, which can be summoned using Dung Eater Puppet Ashes.

This creature can be found at the Roundtable Hold in the locked room past the twin maidens or near the lake northeast of Leyndell Royal Capital as an invader.

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During combat, it wields the Sword of Milos, a very strong and useful Greatsword that has the ability to restore FP.

Spirit Ashes

One of the best Spirit Ashes players can rely on during their encounter with Mohg is Mimic Tear, which summons mimic tear spirit, and consumes 660HP instead of FP.

It can be found in a chest locked behind an imp statue in Night’s Sacred Ground.

Items

While you can challenge and defeat Mohg without any of the below items, acquiring each will make the fight easier.

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The first item you’ll need is Mohg’s Shackle. Like Margit’s Shackle, this item was used to imprison the two omen demigod twins and it still works now.

  • Mohg’s shackle can be found in the Subterranean Shunning Grounds under the Capital Lyndell.
  • You’ll find it on the floor right before the Lyndell Catacombs grace at the bottom of the pipe area. A good time to retrieve it is when you rescue Dung Eater from his cell.

This can be used twice during Mohg’s first stage to hold him in place for a few seconds. This lets you buff yourself, cast some status effect on him, or get in a few free hits.

The other very useful item is the Purifying Crystal Tear, which makes you immune to Mohg’s countdown attack, something that changes the fight entirely, putting you both on even ground.

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Mohg’s deadly countdown attack leads to every player losing a ton of health three times. This results in several potions needing to be used frantically, leaving you vulnerable to being killed in one hit. This attack cannot be avoided and also heals Mohg, making it even more frustrating and overpowered.

To find this item, follow Bloody Finger Hunter Yura’s questline to its conclusion and take down Eleonora, Violet Bloody Finger. Yura is the samurai you meet at the start of the game who warns you about the dragon Agheel.

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  • Eleonora can be found at the Second Church of Marika in the Altus Plateau. To trigger the fight, talk to Yura and help him take her down. She’ll drop the Purifying Crystal Tear, which can be mixed into your Flask of Wondrous Physic to stop Mohg’s countdown attack.

Magic

During the encounter with Mohg, most spells will come in handy due to how slow he moves, however, Glintstone Cometshard is the one we’d recommend.

This Sorcery fires a magic comet that leaves a glowing trail. It costs 28 stamina and 17 FP and can be chain chasted, which is very useful while you wait for Mohg’s move.

It can be purchased for 12000 runes after you’ve delivered the Conspectus Scroll to Miriel Pastor of Vows or Preceptor Seluvis.

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The Glintstone Cometshard damage can be increased by wearing Azur’s Glintstone Crown.

All Mohg, Lord of Blood attacks

These are the attacks players need to be aware of while fighting this Boss:

  • Bloodflame Talons
  • Bloodboon
  • Spear Swings
  • Thrust
  • Ritual Countdown
  • Bloodboon Ritual
  • Airborne Assault
  • Blood Tax
  • Spear Slam + Explosion
  • Upwards Swing and Slam

Mohg, Lord of Blood drops

Once defeated, Mohg, Lord of Blood will drop the heavy amount of 420,000 runes, plus Mohg’s Great Rune and the Remembrance of the Blood Lord, which is similar to Godrick the Grafted‘s dropped item.

Remembrance of the Blood Lord is a consumable that grants various effects. It can either be sold for 30,000 runes or given to Enia at the Roundtable Hold to unlock its power.

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If given to Enia, the player will get the Bloodboon Incantation or Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear.

Additional Mohg, Lord of Blood battle

You can also fight another Mohg boss in the Subterranean Shunning Grounds before or after the main fight in the Mogwyn Palace. Simply called Mohg the Omen, this boss uses the same move set from Phase 1 mentioned above, except for the deadly countdown attack.

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Mohg the Omen is a separate boss.

Due to the absence of this move, we’d recommend doing this boss fight before the main Mohg battle, treating it as a warm-up.

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You can also summon Dung Eater to aid you, and while the psychotic Tarnished Champion hasn’t been your biggest fan up to this point, he makes for a powerful ally against Mohg.

This version of Mohg is believed to be an aspect of the Lord of Blood, leftover from the time he and Morgott/Margit were imprisoned by their parents, Marika and Godfrey. This explains why you can fight him even after the real Mohg has been killed.

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Killing this version of Mohg is also essential in unlocking the Frenzied Flame ending.


For more Elden Ring content, check some of our guides below:

Elden Ring Stonedigger Troll | Elden Ring Margit the Fell Omen | Elden Ring Flying Dragon Agheel | Elden Ring Tree Sentinel | Elden Ring Grave Warden | Elden Ring Pumpkin Head | Elden Ring Soldier of Godrick

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