Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Guide – How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Guide - How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Guide – How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

In our previous guides, we mostly talked about how to defeat different difficult enemies in Shadow of the Erdtree. Chief Inquisitor Yori could also be counted among them, if only you yourself are playing as a mage. Under certain circumstances, this boss can become your easiest source of 260 thousand runes in the entire passage of Elden Ring, and below we will tell you what you need for this.

HOW TO GET TO CHIEF INQUISITOR YORI

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

However, keep in mind that no matter how easy or difficult it may turn out to be for you, getting to Chief Inquisitor Yori is a serious challenge, since he is located in a hard-to-reach location, and inside a multi-story dungeon . But let’s take it in order.

First, you’ll need to make your way into the Shadow Haven, a huge black fortress in the northeast of the map, and then defeat its guardian, the Golden Hippopotamus. We may dedicate a separate guide to this boss later .

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

After defeating the boss from the fire that appears, you will need to open the doors behind which there will be a group of enemies and climb onto the bridge.

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

On the right side of the bridge there is a staircase going down that is very easy to miss.

Be careful! There are also enemies lurking behind the boats.

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

As you go down, you will see a waterfall that hides a passage to another staircase.

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

It leads to a room with a painting, and you might think that there is nothing else here, but by hitting the wall on the right you will find a secret passage. And not just to a secret room with a chest, but to an entire location.

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

Inside you will find a coffin hanging over the edge of a cliff. Feel free to lie down in it and you will find yourself in the lower reaches of the Ascetic River, which will lead you straight to the Twilight Catacombs of Chief Inquisitor Yori, as shown on the map above.

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

We won’t go into detail about how to clear the dungeon. It’s not nearly as confusing or difficult as the Mist Rift Catacombs, which we covered in our guide to the Death Knight there. You’ll need to fight your way through enemies placed in the corners on each floor to the elevator, until the latter takes you straight to the boss. To avoid getting stuck there for too long, the best way is to just run forward and cut off the path to the elevator as much as possible.

CHIEF INQUISITOR YORI’S WEAKNESSES

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

As we’ve already mentioned, this boss can be extremely difficult if you’re playing as a mage or are used to attacking from a distance, as he’ll likely outplay you in a wizard shootout. However, he’ll be virtually helpless in a fair knightly duel face to face, and if you rely on melee combat, you’ll have a huge advantage over this opponent. Therefore, we recommend taking into account several features of this boss, so as not to waste more time on him than he deserves.

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  • Bleeding Vulnerability: Like most bosses in Elden Ring , Yori suffers from poor blood clotting, so being able to cause enemies to bleed with your weapon or spell will allow you to quickly drain their life force.
  • Physical Damage Susceptibility: You’ll quickly notice that Yori is far from a fighter and isn’t used to fighting with his own hands, so if your hero is the complete opposite, a series of stunning blows from a greatsword or other heavy weapon will knock him down disconcertingly quickly, allowing you to perform a critical attack.

Other than those two, Yori doesn’t have many obvious weaknesses, but the two listed above should be more than enough to take him down.

HOW TO DEFEAT CHIEF INQUISITOR YORI

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

Now that we know his main vulnerabilities, let’s look at what strengths this boss has to offer to be able to get in close and give him a good beating.

Yori has two phases, but he will only have one health bar and, if circumstances are right, he may not survive until the second phase.

FIRST PHASE

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

Yori’s first phase is quite slow, giving you room for error and, most importantly, time to deal as much damage as possible. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Prepare a Miracle Potion and Magic Resistance Equipment: Chief Inquisitor Yori is a skilled sorcerer, and this is his main forte. Therefore, use everything you have in your inventory to protect yourself from magical attacks. The best options are the appropriate crystal tears for the Miracle Potion and armor with a high magic resistance rating .
  • Pump up your stamina: We don’t necessarily recommend redistributing your character’s stats (although you can do that in Elden Ring), but simply using the same potions, talismans, and various consumables to increase stamina, like the turtle neck. This way, you’ll simply be able to land more hits before you run out of steam, and with more stamina, it will be much easier to land critical damage to knock out your opponent.
  • Watch out for ranged attacks: When you first enter the arena , you’ll see a never-ending stream of magic arcs flying at you, but if you’re not standing still, you can easily slip past them with a boost or roll. Yori will then unleash another powerful magic volley, which you can also easily dodge if you time it right.
  • Watch out for AoE attacks: Yori can suddenly do a huge area attack right under your nose. This will be visible as a golden aura around you. So when you see it, run or roll to the side immediately.
  • Be prepared to run: No, we are not telling you to run away in fear. It’s just that this enemy teleports quite often in between melee attacks, as it mainly uses ranged attacks. So you will have to run back and forth often, and the aforementioned stamina will help you with this.

However, if you can land fast enough and powerful enough chains of hits, the situation may develop in such a way that the boss will lose consciousness every now and then from the colossal amount of damage, without really having time to carry out a counterattack, and you will simply carry out critical hits over and over again until all his health is gone. But if this does not happen in your case, let’s analyze the much more problematic second phase.

SECOND PHASE

How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori
How to Defeat Chief Inquisitor Yori

Once you’ve taken away a little less than half of Yori’s health, he’ll start to bustle about and call his friends for help. While his attack pattern will remain the same, other circumstances on the battlefield will change dramatically, and they’re definitely worth taking into account.

  • New players join the fight: In addition to every existing attack from the first phase, Yori will summon several spirits and one giant one reminiscent of the Divine Skin Noble from the main game. Four of them will do magical attacks in the style of the Inquisitor himself, while the last one will jump, roll, and randomly pummel you. The best advice here is to try to quickly get rid of the largest spirit, or focus on Yori himself if you see that he is low on HP and you can withstand a few attacks.
  • You can also call for help: Summon your own spirits, allies, or friends for that matter. This will distract Yori’s minions or Yori himself, allowing you to freely attack the boss himself, whose death will put an end to this madness.
  • Watch out for multiple AoE attacks: Yori will at some point start to cast magical explosions one after another. You can’t stand still during these moments, and simply running around the arena in a panic will avoid most, if not all, of them.

If you follow the above advice and do your best to reduce the boss’s health bar as much as possible, then the fight with this, as it turns out later, “powerful enemy” will seem to you one of the easiest not only in the Shadow of the Erdtree add-on , but in the entire game.

REWARD FOR DEFEATING CHIEF INQUISITOR YORI

After finishing the boss, you will receive 260 thousand runes and the Jagged Staff, which Chief Inquisitor Yori actively used against you. However, this is not just another magic wand – in addition to 86 physical and magical damage, it accumulates 55 bleeding, although you will need 22 faith points to use it.

However, that’s not all. After defeating Yori, you’ll realize that he was guarding the path to the Abyssal Forest, one of the most mysterious locations in Shadow of the Erdtree.

Based on materials from beebom.com

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