So, you’ve finally arrived in Leyndell, Royal Capital. Like all other areas, the Capital can be an unforgiving place for the Tarnished unless you’re well-prepared to take on its myriad challenges. And so, you come across Morgott – who you might remember fighting when he was under the moniker of Margit during your early Tarnished days.
With this guide, you will be more than prepared to beat down Morgott once more and show him who’s boss.
Morgott the Omen King Overview
Leyndell is also home to Morgott the Omen King, the same ghastly creature you fought way back at Stormveil Castle, Limgrave. Back then, he used to call himself Margit, the Fell.
Prepare to meet the real him as he finally ditches his disguise and reveals himself as a demigod. Now you know why fighting Godrick was easier than going toe to toe with Margit; he was the GOAT all along.
While Elden Ring elitists always raise hackles at any outside guides to help the Tarnished in his tumultuous journey, it’s always better than raging in frustration.
If you thought besting Margit was daunting, Morgott is the better version of him, with quicker reflexes, better movesets, and a tankier HP. Fret not. This guide covers everything you need to go up against the Omen King.
Morgott the Omen King Location
Morgott can be found at the very top of Leyndell, right outside the Queens’ Bedchambers Site of Grace, waiting for you outside the entrance to the Erdtree.
Is Morgott the Omen King Mandatory?
Yes, Morgott is mandatory. He stands between you and the path towards the Mountaintop of the Giants and the Erdtree itself.
We can’t stress this enough. Margit spends some time in vigorous training after his defeat back in Limgrave. So, the same is expected of you. Get to at least 70-75 before you even think about going against Morgott. His amped-up Holy attacks will wreak havoc if you’re not leveled up and prepared for a grueling fight ahead.
Upgrade your flasks
His Holy attacks will take away quite a bit of your HP, so it’s a good idea to go in with an upgraded HP bar. Of course, your FP bar needs to be chunky, especially if you’ve gone with a magic build.
Find her summon sign just outside the boss fog gate. Bringing her into the mix should tilt the fight in your favor, albeit just a little bit. Funnily enough, she brings the same moveset of another popular summon, Black Knife Tiche. However, Melina’s mainly helps by providing healing.
Summon the Dung Eater
This summon is much more complicated than Melina. The Loathsome Dung Eater is actually available as a companion, although only during this fight. In order to summon him, you will need to release him from his jail cell in the depths of Leyndell, inside the disgusting sewers.
Once you release him, do not kill him, or else he will not be available for summoning during the fight. His summon sign can be found to the left of the fog entrance to Morgott. With the Dung Eater, Melina, and some Ashes of your own, Morgott will be easily overwhelmed. You could even let them do the job for you.
Negate Holy damage
Morgott uses Holy weapons and attacks, such as his Holy hammer, daggers, and sword. Equip Holy negating armor and talismans to boost your chances of survivability. Some available talismans at that time of the game are the Haligdrake Talisman, found in the Stranded Graveyard, as well as the Pearldrake Talisman, found at the bottom of the Four Belfries.
Bring Margit’s Shackle to the fight
Naturally, Margit’s Shackle may still be used on Morgott; after all, he is still the same entity. It can only be used up to two times during his first phase, but it still is an extremely powerful tool, especially with Melina and the Dung Eater fighting alongside you.
If you do not know where to purchase this tool, head to Murkwater Cave, where at the end, you will find the notorious Patches. Fight him and either surrender to him or kill him. If you surrender, his shop will be open, and you will be able to purchase Margit’s Shackle. If you kill him, loot his bell hearing and head to the Twin Maiden Husks, and buy it from there for 5000 runes.
Exploit Morgott’s Weaknesses
Just like most of the ghastly creatures prowling around in the Lands Between, Morgott is vulnerable to Bleed and Rot damage.
We at Playerassist have been recommending Rotten Breath incantation to inflict Rot damage. Barring a few bosses such as Black Blade Kindred, Rot will absolutely wreck everyone.
The process to get it is simple. Beat a dragon, loot its heart, and go to either the Cathedral of Dragon Communion or the Chapel of Dragon Communion. There, you will find a lit sconce with red flames, and by walking up to it, and interacting with it, you will be able to purchase dragon incantations.
Wait for an opening
Morgott’s lengthy chain of combos will often surprise you. If you want to play it safe, let him go through with his combo, and pummel him as soon as he stops for a breather.
Watch out for Hammer Slams
You should prepare yourself for rolling as soon as he’s done. Roll under his slam.
But, he’s also got another slam combo up his sleeve where he performs a series of wide sweeping attacks after the hammer slam. It’s best to let him drag it all out before you counter. Running away while trying to dodge or roll through these combos will be very difficult.
Dodge his daggers
Just like Margit, Morgott comes with his Holy throwing daggers that will constantly prove to be a nuisance, due to his habit of throwing them while you’re stuck in an animation, such as healing. Dodge his daggers before doing any kind of action that will slow you down, such as applying buffs, healing, or regenerating your FP.
Team up on him with Margit’s Shackle
Before you get him down to half HP and make him go to his second phase, abuse Margit’s Shackle by using it close to him, and afterward, team up with Melina, Dung Eater, and your Ashes, if you summoned any. You should be able to do a colossal amount of damage, and will most likely stagger him as well. If you are lucky, you will be able to use it once more before his second phase.
Watch out for his rain of holy blades
At about 80% HP, Morgott will unleash a rain of holy blades which end up shaping into a star formation. Be careful as this attack can encumber you and end up costing you a lot of health. If you have any long-range magic spells or weapons, it is a good idea to use them until the area is clear. Some good spells are Rennala’s Full Moon or Ranni’s Dark Moon.
Move away once his second phase begins
Morgott will begin shouting and making waves of liquid erupting around the arena, dealing light but consistent damage. While your summons will not care, you will need to move away for some time until it clears up, or take the risk and keep fighting. During his second phase, he will be much more mobile and aggressive, but his moveset will stay the same.
- 90,000 Runes
- Remembrance of the Omen King: Can be used in your inventory for 30,000 Runes or traded in the Roundtable Hold to Enia in exchange for Morgott’s Cursed Sword or Regal Omen Bairn.
- Morgott’s Great Rune: Increases HP by 25% once activated. Must be activated by heading to the Divine Tower of East Altus.
With that, you should now be ready to take on the Omen King once more, and continue your journey to become Elden Lord.