How to Defeat Anastasia, Tarnished Eater in Elden Ring

This guide will look at how to defeat Anastasia, Tarnished Eater invader in Elden Ring and show you the best tactics against her.

When you have a game like Elden Ring, it’s hard not to get distracted from the main storyline. While wandering around, you will find a lot of optional bosses. This guide will look at how to defeat Anastasia, Tarnished Eater boss in Elden Ring. We will also look at her strengths, weaknesses, and other important tips that you should know before taking her on.

Elden Ring Anastasia, Tarnished Eater Location

Anastasia, Tarnished Eater is easy to locate. She spawns automatically when you approach the Smoldering Church, located at the North-East side of the Smoldering Village.

The other two locations where you can find this boss in Elden Ring are the following:

  • At the end of the road that is heading towards Mt. Gelmir in Corpse-Stench Shack.
  • Along the river southeast of Ordina, Liturgical Town on the path between Yelough Anix Ruins and Ordina in the Consecrated Snowfield. You will also find a corpse close to it with a Stonesword Key.

Anastasia, Tarnished Eater Recommended Level and Weaknesses

The recommended level to defeat Anastasia, Tarnished Eater in Elden Ring is around 80-100. She is weak against strike attacks so use as many of them as possible to take her out quickly.

Anastasia, Tarnished Eater Attacks and Counters

Jump Attack

In this attack, Anastasia will jump into the air and do slashes with her weapon. Countering that attack requires good speed and attention.

Wild Swings

In this attack, Anastasia will swing her weapon wildly and after that slam it onto the ground for dealing damage. You have to wait till this attack end for doing the counterattack.

Two-Handed Smash

Anastasia, Tarnished Eater will hold her sword in both hands and slam it onto the ground. This attack has a short-range and you can dodge it simply by moving a little back.

Combo Slash

Here, Anastasia Tarnished Eater will perform a swipe followed by an overhead slash. To dodge this attack, you have to roll quickly to the left or right.

Circular Slash

Anastasia goes in for a slash while doing a 360-degree spin. Getting away from her is the way to dodge this attack.

Spinning Slash

Anastasia will do a circular slash followed by another immediate circular slash. You have to get out of its range for countering this attack.

After the smash attack, she is vulnerable to attacks and you have to use that time to deal some serious damage to her. You can use some long-range weapons like Icerind Hatchet for dealing maximum damage to the boss.

How to Defeat Anastasia, Tarnished Eater in Elden Ring

Anastasia isn’t a huge boss. Instead, she is an NPC invader and you will receive a message when she enters your world. Similar to other invaders, Anastasia’s moveset relies a lot on fast attacks that can be deadly if not dodged.

There are many ways Anastasia, Tarnished Eater, can be defeated. It depends on what kind of attacks you are doing.

If you are doing ranged attacks such as spells, you should be careful as she can dodge these attacks fairly easily.

It’s best to attack when she is running towards you or in an attack animation. If you launch a lot of ranged attacks exactly when she finishes her Wild Slash, there is a great chance that most of them will hit the target, causing a lot of damage.

If you are doing close-range attacks, there is a way by which you can easily defeat her.

One of her attacks is a Two Hand Slam where she slams the blade onto the ground with both of her hands, leaving her vulnerable to attacks from the top.

Jump in the air and do a slash from the top exactly at the moment when her blade touches the ground.

Keep repeating until she is defeated. Her attacks deal a fair amount of damage, and if you want to heal, you will have to keep some distance which she can close quite quickly. So be careful of that too.

Patience is the key here, as you need to avoid her continuous slash attacks as much as possible. Instead, keep your distance and go in for a slash or two whenever a window opens up and just like that, Anastasia will be defeated.

Anastasia, Tarnished Eater Drops

Upon defeating Anastasia, Tarnished Eater you’ll be awarded a Furlcalling Finger Remedy and Sacred Scorpion Charm talisman.

Anastasia, Tarnished Eater Not Invading or Not Spawning Fix

Some players are facing an error in which the boss didn’t spawn in the mentioned area. The reason behind Anastasia, Tarnished Eater not invading or not spawning is you have defeated the main boss of this area.

If you want to face Anastasia, Tarnished Eater you have to make sure that you have not defeated the main boss of the area you are looking for her in

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