Wormface is another optional boss in Elden Ring, meaning that you don’t need to defeat him to advance in the main storyline. However, if you’re interested in netting some useful items and bonus runes, the following guide will show where to find and defeat Wormface in the game.
Elden Ring Wormface Location
Wormface is a giant humanoid beast with a long cloak and a head made largely of worms. It can be found between the broken bridge and the Woodfolk Ruins near the Minor Erdtree in Altus Plateau.
Wormface Recommended Level and Weaknesses
It is recommended to take on Wormface once you’re at least level 70. It is also worth noting that spirits cannot be summoned for this fight.
As for its weaknesses, Wormface is weak against Slash Weapons so make sure to have them for optimum damage output.
Wormface Attacks and Counters
Wormface will smash his face downward and emit a cloud of black flame to inflict damage. This attack is most likely to happen if you’re in a close range.
Simply move away to avoid it, and you’ll have an opportunity to counter since the boss will need some time to recover.
Death Blight Spew
This attack will spew Death Blight-infested toxins. When you see the boss pull back his head, this attack is on its way.
To avoid this attack, continue to back away until you are certain it has stopped. You can also use the trees around you as a cover to avoid the hits.
Black Flame Belch
Wormface launches a slow-moving damaging cloud with an AoE in this attack. By backing away and avoiding the area of effect, this attack can be avoided.
Black Flame Plume
In this attack Wormface belches black flame into the air, which rains down in a large circle. Simply stay away from its area of effect to avoid it.
Wormface will stagger you with a large swipe of its hands. It moves slowly and thus is easier to avoid. Simply move out of the way and you’ll do just fine.
Run and Grab
Like the name of the attack suggests, in this attack Wormface will run towards you and then go for a grab to deal damage. Simply deal damage to its legs or circle around him to avoid this attack.
How to Defeat Wormface in Elden Ring
While not necessary, you can choose to encounter Wormface during the day to counter its dark attire against the foggy area during the night. Those with sharp eyesight, though, will be happy to know that Wormface is not a difficult fight.
Find a good ranged weapon and make sure that you have plenty of ammunition. Now simply stay back and shoot from a distance. It would be better to aim by holding right-click or locking your aim on consoles because Wormface tends to move sideways a lot. That can lead you to miss your attacks.
If you get close to Wormface, it might smash you with its face releasing a cloud of Black Flame. Should you manage to dodge this attack, it will take some time for Wormface to recover which gives you ample opportunity to land your attacks.
Throughout the Wormface boss encounter, the biggest thing you need to worry about is the death cloud from its attacks. The rest are easy to dodge and you can kite the boss around while riding Torrent. Just keep firing your ranged weapon at Wormface from afar until it’s dead.
After successfully defeating Wormface in Elden Ring, you’ll receive the following items:
- 10,000 Runes
- Crimsonspill Crystal Tear
- Speckled Hardtear
Crimsonspill Crystal Tear and Speckled Hardtear will help when you’re mixing your Flask of Wondrous Physick.
How to Cheese Wormface
Wormface is an unquestionably challenging boss to triumph, and it may take several attempts to do so. Are you looking for a way to avoid all of this hassle? We’ve got you covered.
This is the most effective way to defeat Wormface without engaging in combat. Head to the boss’ location and clear the area of enemies. Once they’ve been dealt with, creep around and get close to Wormface. Maintain a slow pace and avoid activating him.
Once you’re behind him, crouch down and spray him with Poison Mist. Slowly but surely, his health will deplete, and he will fall. It will take a few Poison Mists to do this, so be patient.