There are plenty of difficult bosses in Elden Ring and some of them you will encounter early on. The Crucible Knight is one of those bosses. While it is not recommended that you try beating the boss early on in the game, you could still try if you want. In this Elden Ring guide, we are going to go over how you can beat the Crucible Knight.
You can find the boss in Stormhill Evergaol, south of the Stormhill Shack.
Beating The Crucible Knight In Elden Ring
The boss has a sword and shield so when it is not attacking it can bring its shield up to protect itself from your attacks. We do not recommend fighting this boss early on as it has a lot of health. If you have difficulty taking on this boss then we recommend coming back once you are at a higher level and have more flask charges.
If you are using a melee character then you can run around in front of the boss and bait him into attacking you. When he starts his combo attack, move back and out of the way. Once the combo is over you can head back in to hand a few blows of your own. This is going to take a lot of patience like the other bosses in the game. You also need to find the distance where you can easily move in to deal damage but stay far enough to avoid taking any hits.
If you have a 100% physical defense shield then you can parry most of his attacks. The easiest attack to parry is the one in which the boss lugs his sword behind him and performs an upward strike. If you can parry these attacks then you will open the boss up to incoming attacks and deal damage.
If you are a ranged character then you will need to follow the same strategy and bait the boss into attacking you and take advantage of the time that you have between combos. If you use magic or ranged attacks without baiting the boss then he will simply block with his shield.
Rinse and repeat the process until the boss is defeated. When that happens it is going to drop the Aspects of the Crucible: Tail. This is how you can beat the Crucible Knight in Elden Ring. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on where you can find Spirit Ashes. You can also check out our guide on how you can respec your character. For more content, check out our Elden Ring guides hub.