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How To Beat Black Knife Assassin in Elden Ring

Here is our guide on how to beat the Black Knife Assassin in Elden Ring.
How To Beat Black Knife Assassin in Elden Ring

Elden Ring is one of the most difficult games in recent years. Although the open world allows players to approach the game in many different ways, that does not mean that the game is easy to play. There are going to be times when Elden Ring will throw enemies at you, and you are going to struggle to defeat them.

This is simply how FromSoftware Games work. The enemies are there to be hard and give you a sense of accomplishment once you finally manage to beat them. The Black Knife Assassin is one of these enemies. Here, we are going to teach you how to defeat the Black Knife Assassin in Elden Ring, no matter what weapon you end up using.

How To Defeat The Black Knife Assassin In Elden Ring

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The Black Knife Assassin will turn invisible before trying to attack you. (Picture: FromSoftware)

In Elden Ring, there are a lot of different enemies that are in the game. There are a lot of monster enemies that can be very unpredictable, and there are humanoid enemies that can be tricky to deal with as well. The Black Knife Assassin is a humanoid enemy that can turn invisible. If he sneaks up behind you, he will grab you and stab right through you, dealing massive damage.

The best way to prevent that is to know where he is at all times so he cannot sneak up on you. To do that, you need to pay attention to the environment around you. Whether he is stepping on water or through breakable objects, knowing where he is will be the key to defeating him. Do not lose track of him and then attack when you can.

What Do I Do To Beat The Black Knife Assassin?

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Use the environment around you to locate the Black Knife Assassin. (Picture: FromSoftware)

So long as you are keeping track of him, the Black Knife Assassin is not too hard to defeat. You will need to swing your weapon a couple of times at him, then back off to prepare for his attacks. Using wide-swinging attacks is usually the best because it will maximize the range you have and will let you attack him easier. Spells are good, too, because they tend to target him.

If you are having trouble keeping track of the Black Knife Assassin, you should use Spirit Ashes. Spirit Ashes are essentially the summons that you use throughout the game. The Spirit Ashes will always attack the Black Knife Assassin, even when they are invisible. Use Spirit Ashes to know where they are and then attack as needed.

Check out the Black Knife Assassin Boss Fight done by Shirrako on YouTube.