Want to know how you can defeat the Mohg Lord of Blood in Elden Ring?
Mohg Lord of Blood is one of many Shardbearers you can find in The Lands Between. Similar to other Shardbearers, Mohg is an optional boss in Elden Ring. However, it offers a very challenging encounter, and it has some nasty tricks up its sleeve.
While the game doesn’t require you to face him to advance your progress, Mohg Lord of Blood rewards you with amazing items that will surely help you in your journey.
Being a Shardbearer and recommended for late-game characters, Mohg doesn’t hold any punches and can easily be one of the most demanding encounters you’ll experience.
Due to this, you’ll have to come prepared before even thinking about facing him.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to defeat Mohg Lord of Blood in Elden Ring.
Let’s jump right in!
Mohg Lord of Blood Overview
Mohg Lord of Blood is located at the end of Mohgywn Palace dungeon. However, it will take you some time and effort to reach him. Although getting to Mohgwyn Palace isn’t that difficult, navigating through the dungeon is another story.
Due to this, we recommend being at least Level 95 before attempting to traverse this area in The Lands Between.
Although Mohg Lord of Blood is an optional encounter, the rewards are worthwhile.
Taking down the Demi-God Mohg will give you 420,000 Runes and the Remembrance of the Blood Lord, which can be exchanged for a unique weapon or incantation through Enia at the Roundtable Hold.
In addition, Mohg will also drop his Great Rune, which activates when you take it to the Divine Tower of East Altus.
Before diving into the encounter, we strongly suggest you to get a Purifying Crystal Tear and Mohg’s Shackle. The Purifying Crystal Tear allows you to cleanse yourself of Mohg’s Curse during the second phase of the fight.
Mohg’s Shackle, on the other hand, allows you to temporarily stun Mohg twice during the initial phase. This allows you to get in several uncontested hits each time.
Mohg Lord’s Attacks
This boss has many hard-hitting attacks that can be hard to predict and anticipate. Besides his strong abilities, Mohg also has a gimmick where he places three curse rings around you and immediately follows it up with a ritual that drains your HP and heals him.
One of Mohg’s most used attacks is the Blood Claw. With this attack, Mohg slashes the air leaving a glowing trail of blood and flame behind. If it lands, a small explosion will follow, which deals massive damage.
To counter this, you’ll have to time your dodge rolls as he strikes and roll away from the strikes rather than rolling into them.
If you see the Blood Claw coming, get away from the area until the attack is completed.
Occasionally, Mohg will perform a charging trident attack after doing his Blood Claw attack. This will typically be telegraphed with him performing a backhand swipe and launching directly into his attack.
To avoid this attack, roll away from the backhanded Blood Claw and into the trident charge to avoid all damage.
Throughout the encounter, Mohg will take his left hand and open a rift above him that causes blood rain. He will then follow up by throwing blood at you form his sword or performing another attack.
Once you see Mohg generating a rift above him, create distance and maintain it until the attack is done.
For this attack, Mohg will chant Unus, Duo, or Tres while casting three circular curse marks around you in preparation for a ritual during the second phase.
While you can drink the Flask of Wondrous Physick with the Purifying Crystal Tear at the start of the round, you can hold it off until you see the first ring appear. This way, you can benefit from whatever Crystal Tear you have mixed in it for the second phase.
Using the Purifying Crystal Tear is the only way to nullify any damage at the start of this round. Otherwise, you’ll have to consume a few healing Flasks.
During the initial phase, you can use Mohg’s Shackle twice, which should ensnare him and allow you to get uncontested hits without getting retaliated on. Use this to your advantage and only use it when he’s close or on the ground.
The first phase essentially revolves around evading wide-sweeping strikes. Keep dodging his Blood Claw, land a few hits, then reset for the next round and repeat.
Mohg’s second phase is where things start to heat up.
While Mohg’s Shackle won’t work in this phase, the Flask of Wondrous Physick with the Purifying Crystal Tear will.
This phase starts when you whittle his health down to around 60%. At this point, get ready to avoid many attacks while only getting one or two hits in. The key for this round is to be patient and not to be greedy in getting off your attacks.
The first phase shouldn’t be much of an issue for ranged users, so as long as you have Mohg’s Shackle and the Rock Sling sorcery. Mohg is vulnerable to Gravity Magic, which means Rock Sling has the potential to stagger him and will naturally deal greater damage than other spells.
If you can keep a decent distance from Mohg, you’ll only have to look out for a few attacks in this phase.
You can also grieve him with Shackles to get to the second phase quicker.
When the second round starts, be sure to consume the Flask of Wondrous Physick with the Purifying Crystal Tear to negate his ritual and switch to the Swarm of Flies incantation.
This should allow you to deal quick damage to Mohg.
This phase will also be much tougher for ranged users, but keeping a good distance should make it quite easier. If you can keep Mohg away, your only concern is his two aerial attacks that are quite difficult to dodge.
That ends our guide on how to defeat Mohg Lord of Blood in Elden Ring. If you have questions, please drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them.