Sir Gideon Ofnir is a mandatory main boss fight that occurs near the end of Elden Ring.
To face Sir Gideon Ofnir, you will have to go through Crumbling Farum Azula and reach Leyndell, Royal Capital.
Sir Gideon Ofnir can be a pretty difficult weapon to defeat, but since Spirit Ash Summons are available in this boss fight, we definitely recommend putting them to good use.
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How to prepare for Sir Gideon Ofnir
Sir Gideon Ofnir can be a great magic user, if you give him enough room to breathe.
Firstly, we recommend using Mimic Tear Ash Summon for this boss encounter, as it can relentlessly pressure the boss and give you very little room to operate. Yes, Mimic Tear has been nerfed since the release of Elden Ring, but it’s still a viable option for dealing damage and getting Gideon’s attention.
We also recommend using a special Blood or Frost attack, infusing your weapon with any of the abilities of a War Ash. Like Mimic Tear, Hoarfrost Stomp Ash of the War has seen a nerf, extending the cast time and slightly reducing the ability’s damage, but it’s still good for dealing solid damage to Ofnir while he’s distracted by Mimic Tear.
Tips from Sir Gideon Ofnir: How to beat Sir Gideon Ofnir
As we mentioned earlier, Sir Gideon Ofnir deals in sorceries and enchantments. He can pepper you with spells throughout the battle, one of the most common of which might be his set of spectral swords, which he summons upon himself and which will shoot towards you if you get close.
This is where the Bleed or Frost based ability comes in handy, as you can attack Gideon without getting too close.
Sir Gideon Ofnir will also send you spinning disks of Holy damage or a single, large Glintstone projectile. Both can be countered by dodging, but with the spinning discs in particular, you’ll want to make sure you don’t dodge too early, as he’ll leave you open to the projectiles following you.
You know that incredibly powerful lightning spell you’ve seen players kill bosses with in one hit?
Gideon has that. He can do this if you get too far away from him, and when you see him plant both feet and prepare for the attack, try to run as fast as you can around him to deal a lot of damage while he casts the spell.
Sir Gideon Ofnir actually has two special attacks, both of which depend on who you defeated before him. If you defeat Mohg, Lord of Blood and tell Gideon of your feat before fighting him, he will unleash an attack of bloody flames in waves, which can deal bleed damage to you.
This can be countered by running out of reach or staggering Gideon dealing significant damage before he casts the spell.
Alternatively, if you defeat Malenia, Blade of Miquella and tell Gideon before the fight, she will turn into a lotus and crash to the ground, creating a massive area attack that stacks Scarlet Rot.
To counter this, you can run out of range again or roll under Sir Gideon Ofnir, because he cannot change the direction of the attack once it has passed a certain point in the casting phase.
Once you’ve decided on a starting class and a starting keepsake item, you first need to figure out how to level up, how to respec, and how to use Ashes of War. Do you need any directions from there? Our Elden Ring walkthrough and Elden Ring boss order can help you know where to go next, but we also recommend looking for Golden Seeds, Sacred Tears, Crystal Tears, Talismans, and some of our top weapon and armor picks. If you’re nearing the end of the game, we can help you with the Volcano Manor and Rykard quest, Haligtree’s Secret Medallion locations, solving Ordina, the Liturgical Town puzzle, Millicent’s quest, Commander Niall, Morgott, Godskin Duo , Maliketh and Malenia.
Sir Gideon Ofnir’s Reward
When Sir Gideon Ofnir is defeated, you will earn 150,000 runes in total for your efforts.
You’ll also get the Omniscient Armor Set, which includes a helmet, armor, gauntlets, and greaves, as well as the Scepter of the Omniscient.
With a former ally defeated, you can now venture through what remains of Leyndell, Royal Capital, and finish the Elden Ring journey.