Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing (Boss) - Elden Ring Wiki Guide - IGN (2023)

Sir Gideon Ofnir is a boss fight you will face upon your return to Leyndell, Ashen Capital at the end of the game, and will block your passage to the Erdtree Sanctuary. Though he was a friend in the Roundtable Hold, he also dreams of becoming Elden Lord - and there can be only one.

Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing Boss Fight Tips and Strategy


Oh Sir Gideon, not you too. Ah well, looks like we will have to kill our old pal to progress. Thankfully he is a bit of a glass cannon who can be burst down with just a few good combos.

Sir Gideon makes good on his "All-Knowing" title with his moveset, which is a combination of abilities stolen from all of the game's major bosses. Various spells from Renalla, blood magic from Mohg, Scarlet Aeonia from Malenia, Rykard's Rancor, and so on. Most of these spells deal massive damage, so be on your guard especially when it comes to Renalla's soul spears. Because most of these attacks are projectiles you can stand behind the pillars near the middle of the room as a barrier to block them.

The one spell you do need to look out for is Law of Causality, the glowing ring buff he occasionally places on himself. If you hit him too many times while he has this buff active it will explode and deal massive damage.

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The good news is Gideon has all the same weaknesses as any humanoid enemy. He can be strafed and backstab fairly easily. He can be easily stunlocked with a fast weapon. I was able to kill him in a flash using the Rivers of Blood weapon art which he wasn't quick enough to get out of. He died so fast I almost expected there to be a phase two, but alas there is not.

The reward for defeating Gideon is the Scepter of the All-Knowing and the All-Knowing Armor Set. The Erdtree Sanctuary Site of Grace will appear again, allowing you to rest and level up if needed. From here you can take the large root up to the second floor just like you did after defeating Godfrey. Follow the path to the Queen's Bedchamber Site of Grace, where you will find a new spell, Erdtree Heal.

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What level should I be for Gideon Elden Ring? ›

Preparing for the fight

Somewhere in the 150 range is ideal. Get your weapon leveled up to the max--+25 for standard weapons or +10 for unique weapons. While Gideon does deal Standard damage, his most dangerous attacks deal Magic, Holy, or Fire damage.

What is Sir Gideon weakness? ›

Sir Gideon is one of the lowest health bosses in the game, making the fight relatively easier. The boss is weak to Hemorrhage, Frenzy, and attacks from Heavy Weapons.

Is Gideon Ofnir an optional boss? ›

Once you've progressed the main story to the point where Leyndell is the Capital of Ash, Sir Gideon Ofnir will block your way to the Elden Throne room, located at the Erdtree Sanctuary building. He is not an optional boss, so you'll have to beat him to progress the story.

Is Sir Gideon easy? ›

Sir Gideon Ofnir is definitely the easiest of the bosses in the gauntlet you're about to face. He's a simple human, and though he's adept at Sorceries and Incantations, he's not going to do anything you haven't seen other magic users in the game do.

Can you get Sir Gideon's armor? ›

The All-Knowing Armor Set can only be gained by defeating Sir Gideon Ofnir, who becomes a boss that blocks your progress at the end of the game. After clearing Crumbling Farum Azula, you'll return to the capital to find it has become Leyndell, Ashen Capital.

What is the most important level up in Elden Ring? ›

Endurance is the most important stat to level up early on, no matter your chosen Elden Ring class, because it increases your stamina. Stamina is required for attacking, blocking, dodging, running, and just generally staying alive during fights. It's by far the thing you need most at the beginning of the game.

What boss is after Gideon? ›

Leonine Misbegotten (Castle Morne)

What is special about Gideon? ›

Gideon was the son of Joash, from the Abiezrite clan in the tribe of Manasseh and lived in Ephra (Ophrah). As a leader of the Israelites, he won a decisive victory over a Midianite army despite a vast numerical disadvantage, leading a troop of 300 "valiant" men.

What was Gideon afraid of? ›

Gideon was afraid of the Midianites, but when he heard the interpretation of the dream, he realized that the Midianites were afraid of him. Gideon did not have a correct perspective about the Midianites. God gave Gideon a new perspective about his problem and this new perspective changed his attitude and his life.

Why did God choose Gideon? ›

His discipline's purpose is to bring people back to Him. The other lesson is God knows what He is doing when He calls someone to serve Him. Gideon is far from being the only man who told God He could do much better in calling someone else. Trust God and follow His leading for your life.

Who is the most secret Elden Ring boss? ›

Of all of Elden Ring's tragic characters, the hidden boss Dragonlord Placidusax is the most miserable, from its sorry condition to its sad backstory. Deep within Elden Ring's Crumbling Farum Azula lies a secret entrance to one of the game's saddest bosses: Dragonlord Placidusax.

Which boss remembrance is best? ›

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  • Starscourge Greatsword (Remembrance of the Starscourge) ...
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Why is Gideon Ofnir covered in ears? ›

Sir Gideon Ofnir, with metallic ears lined up on his helmet, lives up to his theme of 'All-Knowing' perfectly. The NPC laying on a pile of ears and clutching on to eye balls, portrays the fact that Ofnir is indeed one of the most knowledgeable beings in the game, with information on everyone and everything.

How do I start the Gideon quest? ›

Gideon's questline starts when you first meet him in the Roundtable Hold upon your first visit to the Hub location. He can be found to the left of the stairs that lead up to a closed door that contains the Two Fingers near the roundtable. He will welcome you as a guest of the roundtable but not say much else.

How do you make Gideon Ofnir appear? ›

Gideon Ofnir can be found at Roundtable Hold. This NPC changes locations, both within Roundtable Hold and the Lands Between, as the story progresses.


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