Elden Ring doesn't shy away from using bosses repeatedly throughout the game, which is rare in other FromSoftware games - which also has more Duo bosses than ever before. Due to Elden Ring's day and night cycle, the game also introduces bosses that only spawn at certain times of the day. This boss can be found in nearly every area of Elden Ring, including Limgrave, Caelid, The Forbidden Lands, Consecrated Snowfield, and several locations in Liurnia. Since they can only fight in the open world, and because of the way they move, riding a Torrent in this fight is a really good idea. You can also prepare plenty of Cheap Elden Ring Runes to help you defeat the night cavalry.
Movements and Weaknesses of Night Troopers
Night Troopers have three main types of weaknesses: Holy, Lightning, and Stab Physical. Consider picking up some Lightning Grease to smear before the battle with the Night Riders and equip a spear or spear to do more damage to bosses with a charged slam on horseback.
Night cavalry moves
Dash Sweep: The Night Rider will leap into the air and fall to the player's position to swing its blade horizontally. Moderate damage, can be skipped or dodged.
Dash Pierce: Similar to Dash Sweep, the Night Troopers will jump into the air and push their weapons towards the player upon landing, either smashing or piercing depending on their weapon. Moderate damage, left and right dodges are completely avoided.
Left-Handed Melee Combo: The Night Rider performs short sweeping combos on its left side, usually no more than 2 or 3 slams in total. Moderate damage, can be avoided by sticking to the right side.
Summoning Horse: When the Night Rider is knocked down, it takes a few seconds to get up and re-summon its steed. You can be interrupted if you are fast enough to hit hard.
Strategies For Fefeating the Fight Cavalry
Spellcasters and ranged players will have a hard time fighting the Night Troopers, but for these playstyles, it's far from the toughest fight in the game. You won't be able to punish the night cavalry as easily as melee players, but you can still create distance and punish their jumping gap closing moves with good dodge timing.
Bosses move fast and can easily dodge your ranged attacks, so only cast or draw bows when you're sure the attacks will connect. Wizards should memorize some melee spells, such as the Greatsword of Karian, to open up their options at close range, and spell users should memorize spells that grant holy damage to the weapon. Bow users should opt for the short bow, which can fire more arrows in a short period of time than other bow types, ensuring that your arrows hit this nimble enemy more often.
Melee players can easily punish the night cavalry as their attacks can all be parried, barricade shields pretty much negate their damage when blocking, and they are easy to stagger. Ride the torrent and aim to the left of the boss to avoid most close range attacks.
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