One of the most talked about features in Elden Ring is its freedom and liberty to pick whenever you want to fight any of its toughest bosses. This carries even to many of the fights people would consider to be mandatory or unskippable.
One such boss like that can be found in the early game when you first make your way to Stormveil Castle before he slaps you around like a ragdoll and tells you to come back after leveling up and exploring the world From Software have painstakingly built for the player. The game actually offers a way to skip the entirety of Stormveil Castle and its two bosses, “Margit, the Fell Omen” and “Godrick, the Grafted”
How to Skip Margit in Elden Ring:
Despite the place of his appearance, Margit is actually one of the harder bosses in Elden Ring and the first wall that will stop you on your journey to become Elden Lord. He has delayed swings, combo’s that seemingly cancel out and into one another and very fast gotcha attacks that punish even the slightest error in dodging.
That coupled with a projectile attack that Margit throws out as soon as you start chugging your Estu- I mean your Flask of Crimson Tears makes him one of the most formidable challenges in Elden Ring.
Bypassing Margit and Stormveil Castle:
However, Elden Ring fortunately offers players a whole degree of options to deal with him. Players can explore the entirety of Limgrave and go through the optional dungeons like Castle Morne in the Weeping Peninsula or many of the smaller Chalice dungeons-esque dungeons in order to level up and get better gear. The game also offers an alternate route that lets you skip the entirety of Stormveil Castle and in-turn, Margit and Godrick, and head straight to Liurnia of The Lakes. Here’s how you can do it:
- Make your way to Stormveil Castle
- When you get close to the entrance guarded by enemies, look to the right and you’ll find a Fork in the road.
- You’ll know you’re at the right spot if you find the Finger Reader Crone there.
- Optionally you can talk to the Finger Reader or make your way through the small road facing a few wolves along the way.
- Once you’re out of the road, congratulations! You’re now at Liurnia of The Lakes and have basically skipped the entirety of Stormveil Castle.
Players can still go back to fight Margit and Godrick if they so choose, but this is a great alternative for players who don’t want to experience the classic Souls frustration of dying multiple times to a boss until they can finally beat them. Margit can be a very intimidating wall for most players, while most classic souls fans would prefer to fighting him as soon as they feel able to, new players might consider him to be a frustrating barrier keeping you away.
How to Completely Skip the Margit, the Fell Omen:
[SPOILERS FOR A MID-GAME BOSS] Players who are familiar with where to go and have played Elden Ring before can also make their way straight into Leyndell, the Royal Capital and fight Morgott, the Omen King, who is actually Margit’s real form. Morgott is a fantastic fight and among my favorite bosses in the entire game. He’s a much more difficult version of Margit with completely unique attacks and forces you to memorize his patterns like a classic Souls boss.
Doing this boss fight before Margit makes it so that you won’t be able to fight Margit, the Fell Omen in your playthrough unless you create a new save file or start an NG+ playthrough so be warned if you want to go back for Margit for extra runes or his achievement. And for players who wanted to skip Margit in the first place, congrats! You won’t have to fight the boss again.
The bosses in Elden Ring can be incredibly frustrating or just plain incredible depending on the kind of player you ask. Some enjoy the back and forth of fighting a boss until they attain perfection and completely master their moves, while some purely enjoy the visual and narrative appeal for every boss and want to immediately move on to the next. So its great that Elden Ring offers options for both kinds of players.
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