- May 14, 2020
About half of these buffs overwrite each other. If you're going the buff route you should read up on which ones stack and which ones don't: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Buffs+and+DebuffsI actually don't think I can beat Dragonlord Placidusax. I used the flamedrake and boltdrake talismans +2. I used the opaline hardtear. I fully upgraded the fingerprint shield so it would have the best lighning damage negation possible, seeing as I can't seem to avoid his attacks. I used boiled crab, lighningproof dried liver a rune arc with Morgott's great rune. I summoned black knife tiche. I cast golden lighting fortification, flame protect me and golden vow. I got him to just below half health then got taken out in two attacks. The first time I got him to a bit below a quarter health just using my normal gear but with the damage I was doing to him vs what he was doing to me there was no way I could win. I was completely out of flasks. It was a complete fluke I even got that far.
I don't want to skip him. Is there any realistic advice on how I can do better in this fight? I'm kind of at a loss here. I spent ages prepping for the second go and got beaten so much faster than the first.
Edit: I got him. It took 6 attempts but I figured him out. I procced rotten breath then attacked his tail with 2h jump attacks and stacked damage buffs instead of that DR crap the wiki suggested. He died before he even got to try those stupid claws. Never even entered the teleporting or flying phases.
Edit 2: Maliketh's Black Blade is dope. I've taken a break from jump attacks to go sword and board for a bit. Black blade and fingerprint shield. Could this be the somber weapon that finally wins me over and sends the Guts into retirement? Probably not, but I do like it.
In this case Crab/Liver/Golden Lightning Fortification/Flame Protect Me are mutually exclusive as they are all "Body" buffs. You get one of them, namely the one you cast last. Golden Vow is an Aura buff so it stacks on top of Body buffs. Check the buff durations, since you die after getting him to half health it is likely your defense buff has expired. Golden Vow the incantation and Golden Vow the AoW are fundamentally different, the incantation is more powerful and lasts almost twice as long (80s vs 45s) so if you have the FAI to cast the incantation you should give it preference. A backup Golden Vow dagger is only an early game/low FAI strategy.