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Bloody Finger Nerijus Boss Fight Guide – Elden Ring

Read this guide to know how to beat Bloody Finger Nerijus in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring is an unforgiving game as it puts you face to face with deadly opponents right from the word go. Bloody Finger Nerijus – is one of the first fights you will come up against in Limgrave. He is a frightening mini boss that can deal slash and pierce damage which can induce hemorrhage. Since many players are finding it hard to go past him, we have made this guide to help them. Here is how to defeat Bloody Finger Nerijus in Elden Ring.

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How to Beat Bloody Finger Nerijus in Elden Ring

If you are interested in knowing the key points to beat Bloody Finger Nerijus in Elden Ring, then we have summarized it right here. Here is what you should keep in mind:

  • Draw Nerijus towards the bridge in Murkwater Cave
  • Stand at least 100-200 metres away from the bridge to avoid the skeletons.

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  • Dodge Nerijus’s attacks until Yura arrives.
  • Yura will act as a tank in the fight (will absorb and inflict attacks).
  • Use ranged attacks and magic spells on Nerijus while he is under attack from Yura.

These are all the key points you should keep in mind to beat Bloody Finger Nerijus in Elden Ring. However, if you want a more detailed explanation, then we have broken it down for you below:

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Bloody Finger Nerijus [Boss Fight Guide]

You will encounter Bloody Finger Nerijus as soon as you enter the Murkwater Cave in Limgrave. He is a NPC Invader in Elden Ring and will immediately start attacking you. It will be close to impossible defeating him since you will have access to only basic armor and weaponry at the start. Fortunately, you will have Bloody Finger Hunter Yura to aid you in this fight.

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After entering the cave, draw Nerijus towards the bridge nearby. On the way, you will be faced with a giant dragonfly. Quickly eliminate it and keep heading towards the bridge. Stop in your tracks at least a few hundred meters before the bridge. There will be a few skeletons underneath it, so make sure to keep enough distance. If they start attacking you as well, then all hell will break loose, and you’d inevitably die.

Once you stop near the bridge, Nerijus will catch up to you and start unleashing his strikes. Try to dodge and roll away from Nerijus’ attacks. However, don’t go too far or he will use his ranged attacks that will cause bleeding damage. He will also have the Flask of Crimson Tears which will enable him to regain his health during the fight. If possible, carry some of your own flasks as it will make the fight slightly easier. Just hold Nerijus off until you get the message – “Bloody Finger Hunter Yura was summoned”.

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Once Yura arrives, he will immediately start attacking Nerijus and take the focus away from you. Yura will act as a tank in this fight as he will also absorb the bulk of Nerijus’ attacks. You now have quite a simple job to do. Start throwing your ranged attacks at Nerijus. This will ensure that you keep a distance and decrease the chances of any damage that you receive. Don’t let him use Crimson Tears as it will unnecessarily drag the fight for too long. If you’re up for it, go up close and sling your weapon at Nerijus. Although this will end the fight sooner, it’s quite risky as you’ll be more prone to his attacks.

That’s all you need to know about how to beat Bloody Finger Nerijus in Elden Ring. For more boss fight guides like this, check out how to beat Scaly Misbegotten or how to beat Shabiri in Elden Ring.