Midra, Lord of Frenzied Flame in Elden Ring.
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How to Beat Midra, Lord of Frenzied Flame in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

An end to the madness.

Midra, Lord of Frenzied Flame marks the end of the Abyssal Woods in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. Here’s how you can beat Midra in Elden Ring and finally put the lord out of its misery.

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How to Defeat Midra, Lord of Frenzied Flame in Elden Ring

Midra, Lord of Frenzied Flame fight in Elden Ring.
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The fight against Midra, Lord of Frenzied Flame is all about dodging the madness flames and managing your madness meter. This boss is aggressive in both melee attacks and the spells used at range. It will use the spear to close the gap, and if you run away, there is a mix of Frenzied Flame bursts that deal a ton of damage. I recommend having the talisman for focus equipped and some boluses if you want to avoid your madness meter building up from the flames as well. Focus will increase your resistance to madness.

Two of the deadliest flame attacks that Midra uses are variations of the Frenzied Flame burst. The first version is done in two separate shots. Each one appears like a ton of tentacles that can easily catch you as you attempt to dodge. Make sure to move sideways as fast as possible to avoid the tendrils. As for the other Frenzied Flame attack, it shoots out like a much faster singular beam. This can be dodged in any direction, but you need to be ready.

Tips to Beat Midras, Lord of Frenzied Flame

  • Equip a Focus Talisman like Clarifying Horn Charm and Mottled Necklace.
  • When Midra charges up, move sideways to dodge tendrils of flame.
  • The bolt of Frenzied Flame shoots much faster but is only in one direction.
  • Melee can be aggressive but it has easier animations to track.
  • Utilize Spirit Ashes for more opportunities to attack.
  • Midra is weak to Bleed, so Bloodhound builds are viable.

You can always use Spirit Ashes for this fight as well and that will take a ton of the aggro. Melee attacks from Midra aren’t nearly as bad as other bosses and you can easily dodge them in a pattern. As long as you can manage the Frenzied Flame spell attacks, you can easily pummel Midra while their gaze is on the ashes.

And that’s all there is to the fight. Claim your remembrance and you can finally leave the Abyssal Woods behind. He’ll also drop the Greatsword of Damnation, which is significantly better than the Blackgaol Knight’s massive sword.

Elden Ring is available now on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

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