Tibia Mariner is another boss in Elden Ring and resembles a bent-over skeleton in ripped clothes. He rides on some sort of a ghostly boat and can summon undead skeletons with a big hunting horn to assault players. The following walkthrough will make players understand just how to defeat the Tibia Mariner in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Tibia Mariner Locations
You can find Tibia Mariner in different locations across Limgrave. Take note that it is not compulsory to fight Tibia Mariner. He is another optional boss to encounter for bonus rewards.
You’ll first encounter him in the Summonwater Village in Limgrave. To get to this village, head up to the road at the northern tip of Limgrave and head east from there. Once in the Summonwater Village, look near the flooded part of the village, and you’ll find the Tibia Mariner.
The next location you’ll find Tibia Mariner at is Liurnia of The Lakes. Head over to the Artist’s Shack of this region and then travel south from there until you reach a pond. The Tibia Mariner will be found near this pond.
The last Tibia Mariner location is at a cliff between Castle Sol Main Gate and Snow Valley Ruins Overlook, which are areas located in the Mountaintops of the Giants region.
Tibia Mariner Recommended Level and Weaknesses
The Tibia Mariner is not that difficult of a boss to take down, so the recommended level for this boss fight is Level 20. As for the weaknesses of the Tibia Mariner, his two biggest weaknesses are Strike and Holy Damage.
Tibia Mariner Attacks and Counters
If you want to take down the Tibia Mariner quickly and easily, you have to learn his moveset before you initiate the fight. To help you out with that, we’ve listed down all of the Tibia Mariner’s attacks and how you can counter each one.
The Tibia Mariner uses his horn to attack from side to side. This attack has a very slow animation speed.
To counter this attack, run behind the Tibia Mariner to dodge the attack and then strike him from the back.
The Tibia Mariner disappears and then, shortly after, teleports to another location. With this attack, he respawns his minions.
To counter this attack, run towards the Tibia Mariner as soon as you see him start to fade away. While the teleportation animation is playing out, he is completely open to attacks.
The Tibia Mariner conjures a green symbol, launches it up into the air, and then slams it down to the ground, dealing great AoE damage.
All you need to do is run away when he raises up the symbol to counter this attack. After he slams it down, you can then run back towards him to punish the attack.
The Tibia Mariner slowly lifts the boat’s tip up and then slams it on top of the player to deal great damage. An important thing to note about this attack is that it tracks the player’s movement, so you cannot roll to dodge.
To counter this attack, simply run away from the Tibia Mariner as he lifts the boat up. After he slams it down, you can run back towards him to punish the attack.
Skeleton Ground Slam
The Tibia Mariner spawns a massive skeleton in the arena, which raises its hand up and then slams it on the ground to deal great AoE damage.
To counter this attack, you can either run away as the hand is being lifted or jump as soon as the hand slams on the ground to dodge the AoE damage.e
Skeleton Blackflame Beam Attack
The Tibia Mariner spawns a massive skeleton in the arena, which launches beams of black flame from its eyes.
To counter this attack, simply strafe from side to side. The beams do not track the player, so this attack can be dodged easily.
How to Defeat Tibia Mariner Boss in Elden Ring
Tibia Mariner is actually not very difficult to beat in the game and all strategies, whether you are using Torrent, melee attacks, or ranged spells, are completely viable.
If you prefer the speed of your horse, you can easily ride up to Tibia Mariner on the horse, land a few hits, and then ride out of its range before he attacks you.
For those who prefer to face each boss up close, it is best to clear the area of all minions first before focusing on Tibia Mariner.
When Tibia Mariner rises up, hit him a few times and then dodge to the side. Continue this, sticking to his side or behind him if possible. If he vanishes and reappears, follow him down and repeat the process.
Alternatively, if you prefer a ranged approach, then use range attacks using a bow or spells of such type on the Tibia Mariner to put him down. You won’t have to move frequently because this boss moves slowly.
Tibia Mariner Drops
Each time you defeat the Tibia Mariner, you will be given better rewards incrementally.
- When you defeat the Tibia Mariner in the Summon Water Village, you’ll be rewarded with 2400 Runes, Deathroot, and Skeletal Militiaman Ashes.
- When you defeat the Tibia Mariner in the Liurnia of the Lakes, you’ll be rewarded with 4700 Runes, Deathroot, and Skeletal Bandit Ashes.
- When you defeat the Tibia Mariner in the Mountaintops of the Giants, you’ll be rewarded with 4234 Runes, Deathrot, and Helphen’s Steeple.
How to Cheese Tibia Mariner
If you want to defeat the Tibia Mariner as quickly as possible and without even breaking a sweat, follow the tips below to cheese the Tibia Mariner in Elden Ring.
First off, get the Wandering Noble Spirit Ash. This Spirit Ash summons five Wandering Nobles, each having their own health bar. These five Wandering Nobles will wander around the arena and distract the pesky minions.
After that, get a horse and a strong ranged spell that deals high damage. Now, mount the horse and initiate the fight with the Tibia Mariner. Before engaging with the Tibia Mariner, summon your Wandering Nobles to distract the minions.
Once that’s done, all you need to do is keep your distance from the Tibia Mariner with the help of your horse and chip away at his health with your ranged spell. This cheese strategy will almost be unfair how easy this fight will be for you.