One of the many optional bosses featured in Elden Ring is Beastman of Farum Azula. This boss can be found super early and offers a reasonable challenge for fresh Tarnished. This guide will help you beat Beastman of Farum Azula Boss in Elden Ring by outlining some key strategies.
Elden Ring Beastman of Farum Azula Location
Beastman of Farum Azula is an optional boss. To face him, you need to get through the Groveside Cave in Limgrave, near the Groveside Grace. The cave is found north of Church of Elleh.
You will find some patrolling soldiers nearby so this should be a good indicator. Once you spot the soldiers, just look for a cave with lit torches outside it.
Head inside the cave and you will find Beastman of Farum Azula hanging out near his tent, at the end of the cave behind a fog gate.
Beastman of Farum Azula Recommended Level and Weaknesses
The recommended level to fight against the Beastman of Farum Azula is 9 since he is a boss you can take on very early on in the game. This boss is weak against fire attacks, so try to use as many fire attacks as possible.
Beastman of Farum Azula Attacks and Counters
Beastman of Farum Azula uses different attacks in the fight against you. Below you will find all the attacks and their counter.
This attack has two variations. He uses a weapon with both hands and swings it really quickly in the first one. This variant covers less distance.
In the second variation of this attack, he will use the weapon with one hand and swing it two times. This will cover a large distance. You can dodge this attack by rolling away.
It is a six swings combo in which the first four swings will be horizontal attacks, with a fifth one being the vertical attack.
The fifth one will launch targets in the air, and then he uses the final overhead attack to deal massive damage. To dodge this attack, you have to maintain distance from him.
In this attack, he will hold the weapon in both hands, jump into the air, and then slams the weapon to the ground. Dodging this attack is not difficult at all. He took a lot of time while performing this attack.
All three attacks of this boss can be parried. Below you can check the details.
You can parry the swing attack for dealing some critical damage to the boss. During the sixth hit in the 6-Hit Combo attack, you can roll forward and attack him while he is performing the recovery animation.
While the boss is performing the Two-Hand Slam, you have to dodge its attack and get close to him to hit him with a few weapon swings
How to Defeat Beastman of Farum Azula Boss in Elden Ring
Beastman of Farum Azula is a monster wielding a great sword and is very agile
He will leap towards you to close the distance and unleash multiple swings while one handing the sword. Is better to completely run away from these attacks as they are fast and drain all of your stamina if you even try to block it.
Sometimes, Beastman of Farum Azula will two-hand his sword and slam the ground for a heavy attack. This attack is slow and can be easily punished.
If the beast starts to howl after the attack, you can simply use a charged heavy on the beast’s back to even stun him.
Stunning and Staggering Beastman of Farum Azula is easy and this will be main focus of the player to take him down. However, the boss can roar and increase his poise and defense, making it harder to stagger him. At this point, it’s better to either avoid trading blows or stay away all together.
The strategy to beating the Beastman differs depending on whether you are melee focused or ranged fighter.
For a melee fighter, those going with strength builds and holding large weapons will have a very easy time taking out the beastman. You can simply stun lock the beast for as long as you can.
Those depending on Dex weapons will have to be more cautious, carefully reading the combos of the beast and then deciding when to punish. The best time to punish the beast man is after he dashes forward to close the distance, and dodging to the side to avoid the attack.
As mentioned above, attacking the beastman after his heavy attacks and during the howl yield the highest damage.
For players using ranged builds such as magic and bows, it’s crucial that they maintain the distance and keep their eyes on the beast, as the beastman can close the distance very fast.
Getting greedy with attacks will cause issues and the beastman can deal high damage especially considering that you can face him in the early game.
Beast of Farum Azula Drops
Upon defeat, the Beastman of Farum Azula rewards the player with 1000 Runes and Flamedrake Talisman, a very useful item to have when facing foes with fire damage.
How to Cheese Beastman of Farum Azula
Beast of Farum Azula is one of the easiest bosses to defeat in Elden Ring. You can easily cheese this boss by just using a shield and sword.
To cheese this boss, you have to use the shield to protect yourself and move around that boss. You have to backstab him with the perfect timing when you get the opportunity.
Just continue to move around the boss and backstab him. After a few hits, the boss will fall down.