Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to beat Vordt of Boreal Valley in Dark Souls 3! Vordt is a fearsome boss that players encounter early on in the game. He is a formidable opponent who can be a significant challenge for new and seasoned players alike.

Vordt’s devastating attacks and icy breath can quickly drain your health, leaving you struggling to survive. But fear not; this guide will provide you with all the tips and strategies you need to overcome this daunting foe and emerge victorious. So steel yourself, ready your weapons, and let’s dive into the world of Dark Souls 3 and learn how to beat Vordt of Boreal Valley.

Vordt of Boreal Valley Location

Vordt is located at the base of the High Wall of Lothric, where he stands guard at the boundary leading to the Undead Settlement.

Vordt of Boreal Valley Weakness

Vordt is weak against Dark damage, but normal melee strikes work just fine.

How to Beat Vordt of Boreal Valley in Dark Souls 3

Vordt of Boreal Valley has two phases, the second phase being the most challenging.

  • Vordt of Boreal Valley Phase #1
  • Vordt of Boreal Valley Phase #2

Vordt of the Boreal Valley Phase #1

During the first half of the fight, Vordt relies heavily on sweeping attacks and overhead strikes. These moves are easy to see coming, giving you plenty of time to avoid them. It’s generally best to avoid using a shield against bosses like Vordt because taking a hit drains a lot of your Stamina. Instead, keep your distance when possible and only dodge at the very last moment if an attack is about to hit you.

When attacking Vordt, it’s best to deliver your strikes in short bursts of two or three hits. Keep some Stamina in reserve so you can dodge if needed and retreat to a safe distance after your attack.

Take the time to fully replenish your Stamina between attacks. Starting an attack with only partial Stamina is wasteful, and standing around waiting for your Stamina to recharge can leave you vulnerable to Vordt’s attacks.

Tip: Use a right-handed weapon and apply Gold Pine Resin to maximum damage.

Even though Vordt can’t instantly close gaps, he can still charge across open terrain. If you notice him targeting your position, prepare to roll out of the way. It’s impossible to outrun him during these charges, so focus on dodging instead. After he passes, follow him and wait until you have full Stamina before attacking again.

Vordt of the Boreal Valley Phase #2

When Vordt’s health is almost half depleted, he’ll start glowing with a strange fog. Use this opportunity to get some free hits, but be sure to retreat to a safe distance afterward. During this phase of the fight, Vordt will use more attacks, including several quick strikes. If you’re not confident in your dodging skills or your health is low, you may want to switch back to a shield so you can block the smaller attacks while still relying on dodging for the bigger windups.

A good strategy for avoiding Vordt’s powerful attacks is to roll directly underneath him. Just be careful not to stay there for too long, as he may crush you.

In future playthroughs of Dark Souls III, it’s a good idea to prioritize gear with high Frost Resistance when facing Vordt, as this can prevent you from getting frostbite.

Defeat Vordt to obtain the banner, which you can use to progress to the next area. Head to the far end of the road and interact with it to trigger a short scene and be transported to Undead Settlement. This marks the next phase of your journey.

How to Cheese Vordt of the Boreal Valley

To cheese Vordt of the Boreal Valley, roll underneath Vordt whenever possible. It is best to use a melee weapon if you’re a sorcerer or pyromancer. When Vordt attacks, it’s your turn to attack; roll into him and get some attacks in. During phase 2, wait for Vordt to make his ice attack and attack him by getting underneath again. Alternatively, get into the top left corner of the arena where Vordt doesn’t hit you as often and attack him repeatedly because he usually gets glitched in this area.

That’s everything you need to know on how to cheese Vordt of the Boreal. But you might also want to read about cheesing Abyss Watchers and Crystal Sage.

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