How to access the Shadows of the Erdtree – Elden Ring DLC


    The wait is over and Shadows of the Erdtree looms on the horizon. If you’re wondering how to access the new DLC and immerse yourself in all the FromSoft goodness, then this guide has you covered.

    How to start Shadow of the Erdtree in Elden Ring

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    To start Shadow of the Erdtree in Elden Ring, you’ll have to traverse the rather gruesome (and worryingly humid) Mohgwyn Palaceand, if you haven’t already, defeat everyone’s favorite amateur mathematician, Mohg, Lord of Blood.

    Where to find Mohgwyn Palace

    Gaining access to Mohgwyn Palace is not an easy task in itself, as it can only be accessed through the final area of ​​the game. Consecrated snow field (specifically through a teleporter). This guide will assume you already have access to the Consecrated Snowfield, but if not, check out this guide on how to get there for all the information you need.

    Once in the consecrated snow field, you will want to head to the Consecrated indoor snowfield Site of Grace, and from there, head to the location shown below.

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    Here you will find a teleporter that will take you to Mohgwyn Palace; pay attention to the Noble sanguine Invading NPC (proud owner of my favorite fashion item) if you haven’t dealt with him already, as he will appear nearby and follow you to the teleporter if you don’t dispatch him quickly. You’ll know the teleporter when you see it, as it will be (like the rest of Mohgywn Palace) absolutely soaked in blood.

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    Once there, you’ll need to fight your way through Mohgwyn Palace and make sure you’re sufficiently prepared, as the enemies in this region have fairly robust health reserves and many of them apply sizable bleed stacks on top of their typical damage. You will head towards the large ruined structure all lit up and pretty, which is where you’ll face the namesake of this terribly sticky place, the one and only Mohg, Lord of Blood.

    How to defeat Mohg, the lord of blood

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    Mohg is a fairly complicated boss and one of the few in the game that has multiple mechanics hidden in his fight. You can find guides on items relevant to these mechanics here and here, but for the sake of this guide, we’ll assume he already has both. Mohg Shackle and the Purifying Crystal Tear.

    You’ll want to use Mohg’s Shackle from your quick slots if you need a moment to heal or want a chance to do some extra damage, and you’ll want to use the Purifying Crystal Tear (mixed with any other tears of your choice) as his phase shift mechanics begin. As for timing, he would suggest using it right at the moment he says “NIHIL!” for the first time. Trust me, you won’t miss it.

    The Cleansing Crystal Tear is the most important here, as it negates its phase shift mechanic, where it will count and then trigger an inescapable series of damage ticks, which could either kill you outright or take away those ever-precious Crimson Tears. flasks.

    Mohg tends to do some pretty big sweeping attacks, so if you ever see him retreat and rise into the sky, get defensive and move enough to try to avoid him. Lateral turns are your friends in these situations. He also leaves patches of Bloodflame on certain attacks, so be careful not to catch any, as this deals really nasty damage over time and causes a buildup of bleed. Bleeding will completely wipe out your health pool, so be careful.

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    I would suggest going on the offensive in his first phase, as his Phase 2 moveset can be wildly unpredictable. This means that, ideally, you should be there for as little time as possible so that he doesn’t wear you out. He has a wide range of attacks, some of which have very little telegraphy. One of the worst is his Bloodflame Talons attack, which has him perform a very quick slash followed by an explosion. It’s important to slow down the timing for this one, as you’ll have to backtrack the moment he appears.

    Another attack worth mentioning is the one where he slams his spear into the ground and shakes it a little. This can be punished, although with some considerable risk. You’ll want to try to roll into him here and then hit him in the back while he’s trapped like a muppet.

    Once you’re done with Mohg, you’ll want to head to the back of the arena and interact with the hand sticking out of the cocoon (poor Miquella) to gain access to the new DLC area. The land of shadows. And do not worry; you are free to return to The lands in between at will, even after starting the DLC. (But perhaps it’s best to make sure you’re prepared for what might await on the other side before you start.) Best of luck in your travels to this new place!

    If you’re looking for more Elden Ring content here at MyFullGames, check out our Countdown to Shadow of the Erdtree, or if you’re looking to start a build before then, our Ultimate Warrior Build Guide will see you’re right.

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