How to Defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void in Elden Ring

Find out how you can defeat this terrifying creature in Elden Ring!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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How to Defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void in Elden Ring

Astel, Naturalborn of the Void is one of the coolest-looking bosses in Elden Ring. He is not only intimidating but can pose a lot of threat to most players. If you do not know where to find him or want tips, this guide will show you how to defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void in Elden Ring.

Finding him can be a bit of a challenge since he is well hidden. However, even after you reach him, the fight is quite difficult thanks to a few of his erratic moveset. So, to make things easier, check out how you can defeat this massive creature. With that said, let’s jump right in and find out how to defeat Astel.

Elden Ring: How to Beat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void

Astel is not a particularly remarkable fight on its own but it’s everything that surrounds him that makes him one of the most memorable encounters in Elden Ring. The best part is that Astel is a genuinely downright creepy and disturbing boss with great music that alleviates the uneasiness of fighting him.

Where to Find Him?

Location of Astel

After fighting through some of the most intimidating and scary areas in the entire game with Ainsel River and the Lake of Rot, you then enter a small coffin in the corner of a room that takes you to an entirely new area. Since the area is somewhat linear, you shouldn’t have any issues here.

Continue to progress forward and you will reach the end where you can enter the coffin. Also, keep in mind that while this boss is optional for the main story, it is essential if you want to complete Ranni’s quest.

The coffin that leads you to Astel.

Once you arrive at your destination, you will see the classic FromSoft fog gate that signals a boss fight on the other side. After entering through the fog, you will see this terrifying yet beautiful creature in the distance.

Tips to Beat Astel

How to Defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void in Elden Ring

Astel has mostly simple moves that go for style over substance, his teleport move makes a cool sound, and a lot of his attacks have a very unique feel to them. He has a frustrating grab attack that can be hard to avoid along with a meteor move that you mostly have to just try to roll spam through and pray you’re lucky.

To ensure that you have an easier time, make sure that you do not lock on to this boss. Otherwise, you’ll have to fight the camera to make sure that you see him and dodge his attacks. Other than that, summoning a tanky Spirit Ashes like the Mimic Tear can be quite useful since it can distract Astel.

Also, when Astel teleports, face your camera upward to see if he is about to grab you or not. If timed correctly, you will always dodge this attack easily and will have an opening to whack at him later on.

Melee Build

Like General Radahn, Astel will usually fire a massive laser that will deal tons of damage. So, make sure that you are prepared for it and dodge as soon as Astel fires a projectile at you. After dodging the laser, you will have a brief moment to summon your Spirit Ashes. Make sure that you summon tanky Ashes and continue to dodge his abilities.

Once you reach its head, hit it to deal the most amount of damage. However, make sure that you dodge all of its attacks or he can easily kill you in one or two hits. Plus, he has a lot of AoE attacks that you need to watch out for.

Let your Spirit Ashes distract Astel and then find a good opening to deal damage. If he is focused on you, wait for your Ashes to distract him. The fight is more or less the same despite how low you get his HP. So, if you have his pattern memorized, you can down him in no time.

Ranged Build

If you are using a ranged build, you’ll want to inflict either Scarlet Rot or Poison effect on him. The easiest way to do that is to use your Longbow. After he is affected by Rot or Poison, use normal arrows to deal additional damage to him.

However, if you are a magic user, you’ll want to use Comet Azur to deal tons of damage to him. Combine this with a Flask of Wondrous Physick and you’ll be done with this fight in no time. Try to stay at medium-long range so that he can’t hit you with his stinger or other melee attacks.

Spells like Great Glintstone Shard can shred through his HP quickly. However, he will still use his teleport attack, so, make sure that you dodge it whenever he teleports.

Rewards

Ranged Build

Once you have finally defeated Astel, you will want to know what reward you will get. Fortunately, the rewards are worth it and will help you progress through the main game by leveling up your character. Here is what you get for defeating him:

  • 80,000 Runes
  • Remembrance of the Naturalborn

Remembrance of the Naturalborn can either be sold or consumed 30,000 Runes or handed to Enia in Roundtable Hold. If you do the latter, you can get either the Ash of War: Waves of Darkness or Bastard’s Stars.

If you get the Bastard’s Stars weapon, you will have a great time since it is one of the best flails in the game.

This flail has a unique design and some incredible scaling with STR E, DEX D, and INT C. On top of that, you need to have 8 STR, 22 DEX, and 22 INT to equip it properly. Its special ability – Nebula – leaves behind a dark smoke that explodes after a while, dealing tons of gravity damage.

Conclusion

That’s everything you need to know about how to defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void in Elden Ring. This boss can be quite annoying at first but it is just like any other dragon fight in the game. If you have already faced a dragon before, you will know its attack patterns and how to defeat it.

What are your thoughts on this boss? Did you have a tough time fighting it? Let us know which boss is your favorite in the comments below!

While you’re here, check out how to beat the Glintstone Dragon Adula and Crystalians in Elden Ring as well.

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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