Elden Ring bosses in order (2023)

Want to know how to beat the Elden Ring bosses in order? The most defining moments in any of the Soulslike games are the tough boss fights. They can be tricky for several reasons: some are hard to hit consistently, and others can squash you with just one attack. Despite having hundreds of monsters, you only need to beat 12 Elden Ring bosses in this order to finish the game.

In addition to a list of mandatory boss encounters, our list of the Elden Ring bosses in order includeswhere you can find them, and what items they drop when you beat them. We’ve also collated the top five bosses in order of difficulty. It’s worth noting that, generally speaking, dungeon bosses are not as hard to kill as the major bosses. However, there are exceptions, so upgrading the Flash of Wondrous Physick with Elden Ring crystal tears can make all the difference in one of the best PC games of all time.

Main Elden Ring bosses in order

You may think you need to beat all Shardbearers to complete Elden Ring, but this is far from the truth. You only need two Great Runes to access the Altus Plateau, then defeat the Great Rune bearer in Leyndell, Royal Capital to unlock the doorway to the Erdtree. From here, you start the final part of the game, where you must travel to the Crumbling Farum Azula, before returning to Leyndell, now an Ashen Capital, to fight against the final gauntlet of bosses.

Unless you’re aiming to complete a speed run, we don’t recommend that you solely focus on these boss fights. Instead, you should at least do a little bit of grinding or seek out some of the best Elden Ring weapons to aid you in combat, as well as the best Elden ring armorto survive fearsome attacks.

Here are the main Elden Ring bosses in order:

  • Margit the Fell Omen (required boss to reach Godrick)
  • Godrick the Grafted (beat for one of the two required Great Runes)
  • Red Wolf of Radagon (required boss to reach Rennala)
  • Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon(beatfor one of the two required Great Runes)
  • God-devouring Serpent / Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy(beatfor one of the two required Great Runes)
  • Starscourge Radahn(beatfor one of the two required Great Runes)
  • Magma Wyrm Makar (optional)
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord
  • Morgot, the Omen King
  • Fire Giant
  • Godskin Duo
  • Maliketh, the Black Blade
  • Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord / Hoarah Loux
  • Radagon of the Golden Order / Elden Beast

All Elden Ring bosses

To make it easy for you to see which ones you’ve beaten and which remain alive, you can find a complete list of all Elden Ring bosses locations and loot drops, including the best Elden Ring talismans, below, sorted by region. Next to each entry, you’ll also find any special conditions you need to complete to fight them, such as one of the many Elden Ring quests.

Here are all of the bosses in Elden Ring:


Boss nameLocationItem drops
Soldier of GodrickStranded Graveyard400 runes
Tree SentinelLimgrave Road3,200 runes
Golden Halberd(weapon)
Flying Dragon AgheelDragon-Burnt Ruins5,000 runes
Dragon Heart(key item)
Erdtree Burial Tree WatchdogStormfoot Catacombs1,300 runes
Noble Sorcerer Ashes (ashes)
Stonedigger TrollLimgrave Tunnels1,800 runes
Roar medallion(talisman)
Beastman of Farum AzulaGroveside Cave1,000runes
Flamedrake Talisman (talisman)
Demi-Human ChiefDissenter’s Cave900 runes
Tailoring Tools(key item)
Sewing Needle (key item)
Bell Bearing HunterWarmaster’s Shack2,700 runes
Bone Peddler’s Bell Bearing
Grave Warden DuelistMurkwater Catacombs1,700 runes
Battle Hammer (weapon)
Mad Pumpkin HeadWaypoint Ruins1,100 runes
Crucible KnightStormhill Evergaol2,100 runes
Aspects of the Crucible: Tail(incantation)
Bloodhound Knight DarriwilForlorn Hound Evergaol1,400 runes
Barricade Shield (Ash of War)
Night’s CavalryBridge near Agheel Lake Northat night2,400 runes
Repeating Thrust (Ash of War)
Nightrider Glaive (weapon)
Black Knife AssassinDeathtouched Catacombs1,600 runes
Assassin’s Crimson Dagger (weapon)
Tibia MarinerSummonwater Village2,400 runes
Deathroot (key item)
Skeletal Militiaman Ashes (ashes)
Margit the Fell OmenStormhill12,000 runes
Talisman Pouch (key item)
Ulcerated Tree SpiritFringefolk Hero’s Grave (requires Stonesword key in Stranded Graveyard)15,000 runes
Banished Knight Oleg (ashes)
Golden Seed
DeathbirdEast of Warmaster’s Shack(only at night)2,800 runes
Blue-feathered Branchsword (talisman)
Guardian GolemHighroadCave1,700 runes
Blue-dancer Charm (talisman)
PatchesMurkwater CaveGolden Rune (1) x2
Grovel for Mercy (emote)
Additional item drops ifyou kill him:
Spear +7 (weapon)
Leather Armor (armour)
Leather Gloves (armour)
Leather Boots (armour)
Patches’ Bell Bearing(key item)
Bell Bearing HunterWarmaster’s Shack (only at night)2,700 runes
Bone Peddler’s Bell Bearing (key item)

Stormveil Castle

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Crucible KnightStormveil Castle1,500 runes
Aspects of the Crucible:Horns (incantation)
Lion GuardianStormveil Castle1,138 runes
Somber Smithing Stone [1]
Beast Blood
Old Fang x2
Grafted ScionStormveil Castle1,176 runes
Godrick the GraftedStormveil Castle15,000 runes
Godrick’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Grafted (use to get boss weapon)

Weeping Peninsula

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Erdtree Burial WatchdogImpaler’s Catacombs2,400 runes
Demi-Human Ashes (ashes)
RunebearEarthbore Cave (lower level)2,600 runes
Spelldrake Talisman (talisman)
Night’s CavalryRoad north of Castle Morne Ramparts3,400 runes
Barricade Shield (Ash of War)
Nightrider Flail (weapon)
Scaly MisbegottenMourne Tunnel2,000 runes
Rusted Anchor (weapon)
Cemetery ShadeTombsward Catacombs2,200runes
Lhutel the Headless (ashes)
Ancient Hero of ZamorWeeping Evergaol5,400 runes
Radagon’s Scarseal (talisman)
Erdtree AvatarMinor Erdtree east of Tombsward Site of Grace3,600 runes
Opaline Bubbletear (crystal tear)
Crimsonburst crystal tear (crystal tear)
Leonine MisbegottenCastle Morne3,800 runes
Grafted Blade Greatsword (weapon)
DeathbirdNorth of Castle Morne in the mountains (only at night)3,900 runes
Sacrificial Axe (weapon)
Miranda the Blighted BloomTombsward Cave2,100 runes
Viridian Amber Medallion (talisman)
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Liurnia of the lakes

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Grafted ScionChapel of Anticipation3,200 runes
Ornamental Straight Sword (weapon)
Gold Beast Crest Shield (shield)
Cleanrot KnightStillwater Cave3,300 runes
Winged Sword Insignia (talisman)
Adan, Thief of FireMalefactor’s Evergaol3,800 runes
Flame of the Fell God (incantation)
Tibia MarinerLiurnia of the Lakes near the Study Hall4,700 runes
Deathroot (key item)
Skeletal Bandit Ashes (ashes)
Erdtree Burial WatchdogCliffbottom Catacombs3,200 runes
Kaiden Sellsword Ashes (ashes)
Night’s CavalryPatrolling south of Bellum Church(only at night)5,600 Runes
Giant Hunt (Ashes of War)
Nightrider Glaive (weapon)
Night’s CavalryNear Gate Town Bridge Site of Grace (only at night)5,600 runes
Ash of War: Ice Spear (Ash of War)
Erdtree AvatarMinor Erdtree northeast of Ruined Labyrinth in the northeast of the region5,800 runes
Holy-shrouding cracked tear (crystal tear)
Lightning-shrouding cracked tear (crystal tear)
Magic-shrouding cracked tear (crystal tear)
Erdtree AvatarMinor Erdtree south of Revenger’s Shack in the southwest of the region5,800 runes
Cerulean crystal tear (crystal tear)
Ruptured crystal tear (crystal tear)
Crystalian (Ring Blade)Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel3,000 runes
Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing (1)(key item)
Red Wolf of RadagonRaya Lucaria Academy (Debate Hall)14,000 runes
Memory Stone (key item)
Crystalians x2Academy Crystal Cave3,300 runes
Crystal Release (sorcery)
Rennala, Queen of the Full MoonRaya Lucaria Academy40,000 runes
Great Rune of the Unborn
Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen (use to get boss weapon)
Alabaster LordRoyal Grave Evergaol3,600 runes
Meteorite (sorcery)
Royal RevenantKingsrealm Ruins (underground)3,100 runes
Royal Knight LorettaCaria Manor10,000 runes
Loretta’s Greatbow (sorcery)
Loretta’s Slash (Ash of War)
Bols, Carian KnightCuckoo’s Evergaol4,600 runes
Greatblade Phalanx (sorcery)
Alecto, Blade Knife RingleaderRingleader’s Evergaol80,000 runes
Black Knife Tiche (ashes)
Spirit-caller SnailRoad’s End Catacombs3,000 runes
Glintstone Sorcerer Ashes (ashes)
OmenkillerVillage of Albinaurics4,900 runes
Crucible Knot Talisman (talisman)
Glintstone Dragon AdulaCathedral of Manus Celes120,000 runes
Adula’s Moonblade (sorcery)
Dragon Heart x3
Glintstone Dragon SmaragIn the lake west of Raya Lucaria Academy14,000 runes
Dragon Heart
Glintstone Dragon AdulaThree SistersN/A
Death Rite BirdIn the ruins south of Gate Town North Site of Grace (only at night)7,800 runes
Ancient Death Rancor (sorcery)
Bell Bearing HunterChurch of Vows(only at night)6,000 runes
Meat Peddler’s Bell Bearing
Death BirdNorth of Scenic Isle (only at night)6,600 runes
Red-feathered Branchsword (talisman)
Black Knife AssassinBlack Knife Catacombs4,200 runes
Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger (talisman)
Black Knifeprint (key item)
Bloodhound KnightLakeside Crystal Cave3,600 runes
Cerulean Amber Medallion (talisman)
Bell Bearing HunterChurch of Vows (only at night)6,000 runes
Meat Peddler’s Bell Bearing(key item)
Cemetery ShadeBlack Knife Catacombs3,500 runes
Twinsage Sorcerer ashes (ashes)
Godskin NobleDivine Tower of Liurnia4,810 runes
Godskin Noblehood (armour)
Godskin Noble robe (armour)
Godskin Noble bracelets (armour)
Godskin Noble trousers (armour)
Magma Wyrm MakarRuin-strewn Precipice18,000 runes
Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword(weapon)
Dragon Heart


Boss nameLocationItem drops
Magma WyrmGael Tunnel7,500 runes
Dragon Heart
Moonveil (weapon)
Erdtree AvatarMinor Erdtree northeast of the Smouldering Churchin the northwest of the region9,600 runes
Greenburst crystal tear (crystal tear)
Flame-shrouding cracked tear (crystal tear)
Mad PumpkinHead (Hammer and Flail)Caelem Ruins6,300 runes
Erdtree Burial Watchdog (Sword) and Erdtree Burial Watchdog (Scepter)Minor Erdtree ruins7,400 runes
Mad Pumpkin Head ashes (ashes)
Decaying EkzykesSouth of Caelid Highway South Site of Grace38,000 runes
Dragon Heart
Night’s CavalryOn the road east of Caelid Highway South Site of Grace at night8,500 runes
Poison Moth Flight (Ash of War)
Commander O’NeilIn the middle of the swamp close to the Inner Aeonia Site of Grace12,000 runes
Commander’s Standard (weapon)
Unalloyed Gold Needle (key item)
Nox Swordstress and Nox PriestAlong the road to the northeast of Caelid, close to the Sellia Crystal Tunnel6,400 runes
Nox Flowing Sword (weapon)
Black Blade KindredGreyoll’s Dragonbarrow88,000 runes
Gargoyle’s Black Axe(weapon)
Gargoyle’s Black Blades(weapon)
Fallingstar BeastSellia Crystal Tunnel7,600 runes
Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing (1)
Smithing Stone (7) x5
Somber Smithing Stone (6)
Gravity Stone Chunk x4
Starscourge RadahnRedmane Castle70,000 runes
Radahn’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Starscourge(use to get boss weapon)
Death Rite BirdOn the hill east of Caelid Highway South Site of Grace (only at night)18,000 runes
Death’s Poker (weapon)
Frenzied DuelistGaol Cave6,700 runes
Putrid Corpse ashes (ashes)
Cleanrot Knight x2Abandoned Cave7,000 runes
Gold Scarab (talisman)
Battlemage HuguesSellia Evergaol7,800 runes
Battlemage Hugues (ashes)
Cemetery ShadeCaelid Catacombs6,800 runes
Kindred of Rot ashes (ashes)
Crystalians x3Sellia Hideaway7,000 runes
Crystal Torrent (sorcery)
Crucible Knight & Misbegotten WarriorRedmane Castle16,000 runes
Ruins Greatsword (weapon)


Boss nameLocationItem drops
Elder Dragon GreyollWest of Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace10,845 runes (boss)
5,423 runes (for each other dragon)
Dragon Heart x5
Godskin ApostleDivine Tower of Caelid (basement)94,000 runes
Godskin Apostle Hood (armour)
Godskin Apostle Robe (armour)
Godskin Apostle Bracers (armour)
Godskin Apostle Trousers (armour)
Beastman of Farum AzulaDragonbarrow Cave65,000 runes
Flamedrake Talisman +2 (talisman)
Flying Dragon GreyllClose to Farum Greatbridge Site of Grace80,000 runes
Dragon Heart
Bell Bearing HunterIsolated Merchant50,000 runes
Gravity Stone
Peddler’s Bell Bearing
Black Blade KindredClose to the Bestial Sanctum in the northeast peninsula88,000 runes
Gargoyle’s Blackblade (weapon)
Gargoyle’s Black Halberd(weapon)
Bell Bearing HunterIsolated Merchant’s Shack (only at night)50,000 runes
Gravity Stone Peddler’s Bell Bearing (key item)
Putrid AvatarEast of Dragonbarrow Fork Site of Grace95,000 runes
Opaline Hardtear (crystal tear)
Stonebarb cracked tear (crystal tear)
Night’s CavalryNorth of Lenne’s Rise Site of Grace (only at night)42,000 runes
Bloodhound’s Step (ash of war)
Putrid Tree SpiritWar-Dead Catacombs67,200 runes
Redmane Knight Ogha Spirit ashes (ashes)
Golden Seed (key item)

Altus Plateau

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Stonedigger TrollOld Altus Tunnel9,600 runes
Great Club (weapon)
Elemer of the BriarThe Shaded Castle24,000 runes
Marais Executioner’s Sword (weapon)
Briar Greatshield (shield)
Black Knife AssassinSainted Hero’s Grave11,339 runes
Black Knife(weapon)
Godskin ApostleWindmill Village14,000 runes
Godskin Peeler (weapon)
Scouring Black Flame (incantation)
Tibia MarinerWyndham Ruins14,000 runes
Deathroot (key item)
Tibia’s Summons (sorcery)
Necromancer GarrisSage’s CaveNothing (combined with Black Knife Assassin)
Erdtree Burial WatchdogWyndham Catacombs12,000 runes
Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (1) (key item)
Tree Sentinel DuoOutside Leyndell, Royal Capital’s western gate20,000 runes
Hero’s Rune [1]
Erdtree Greatshield (shield)
Draconic Tree SentinelCapital Outskirts50,000 runes
Dragon Greatclaw(weapon)
Dragonclaw Shield (shield)
Godefroy the GraftedGolden Lineage Evergaol26,000 runes
Godfrey Icon (talisman)
Demi-Human Queen GilikaLux Ruins8,500 runes
Ritual Sword talisman (talisman inside a chest)
Black Knife AssassinSage’s Cave(requires Sentry Torch)9,000 runes
Concealing Veil (talisman)
Night’s CavalrySouthwest of Atlus Highway Junction Site of Grace (only at night)10,000 runes
Shared Order (ash of war)
Sanguine NobleWritheblood Ruins8,800 runes
WormfaceMinor Erdtree northeast of Bower of Bounty Site of Grace10,000 runes
Crimsonspill crystal tear (crystal tear)
Speckled Hardtear (crystal tear)
Crystalians x2Altus Tunnel1,800 runes
Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing (2) (key item)
Miranda the Blighted Bloom and OmenkillerPerfumer’s Grotto8,400 runes
Great Omenkiller Cleaver (weapon)
Fallingstar BeastSouth of Perfumer’s Grotto Site of Grace11,000 runes
Somber Smithing Stone x5
Smithing Stone (6) x5
Gravity Stone Fan x1
Gravity Stone Chunk x1
Necromancer GarrisSage’s CaveFamily Heads (weapon)
Ancient Hero of ZamorSainted Hero’s Grave24,000 runes
Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff (ashes)

Mt. Gelmir

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Ancient Dragon LansseaxEast of Abandoned Coffin Site of Grace60,000 runes
Lansseaux’s Glaive (incantation)
Perfumer Tricia (with Misbegotten Warrior)Unsightly Catacombs9,400 runes
Perfumer Tricia ashes (ashes)
Grafted ScionAt the destroyed camp at the bottom of Mt. Gelmir2,313 runes
Ulcerated Tree SpiritRoams the north of Mt. Gelmir close to Ninth Mt. Gelmir Site of Grace18,000 runes
Leaden Hardtear (crystal tear)
Cerulean Hidden tear (crystal tear)
Full-grown Fallingstar BeastClose to Ninth Mt. Gelmir Site of Grace21,000 runes
Somber Smithing Stone
Smithing Stone [6] x5
Fallingstar Beast Jaw (weapon)
Kindred of the RotSeethewater Cave10,000 runes
Kindred of Rot’s Exultation (talisman)
Demi-Human Queen MaggieNortheast of Hermit Village near Primeval Sorcerer Azur Site of Grace13,000 runes
Memory Stone (key item)
Golden Rune [1]
Abductor VirginsVolcano Manor10,000 runes
Inquisitor’s Girandole (weapon)
OmenkillerVolcano Manor1,674 runes
Great Omenkiller Cleaver (weapon)
Demi-Human Queen MargotLowest level of Volcano Cave11,000 runes
Jar Cannon (weapon)
God-devouring Serpent andRykard,Lord of BlasphemyMt. Gelmir130,000 runes
Rykard’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Blasphemous(use to get boss weapon)
Magma WyrmLava pool south of Fort Laiedd19,000 runes
Dragon Heart
Magma Breath (incantation unlock for Cathedral of Dragon Communion)
Red Wolf of the ChampionFort Laiedd21,000 runes
Bloodhound Knight Fioh (ashes)
Godskin NobleVolcano Manor50,000 runes
Godskin Sticher (weapon)
Noble Presence(incantation)

Leyndell, Royal Capital

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Divine Bridge GolemLeyndell, Royal Capital2,992 runes
Bell Bearing HunterHermit Merchant’s Shack20,000 runes
Medicine Peddler’s Bell Bearing
Draconic Tree SentinelCapital Outskirts50,000 runes
Dragon Greatclaw (weapon)
Dragonclaw Shield (shield)
Crucible Knight Ordovis (and Crucible Knight)Auriza Hero’s Grave28,000 runes
Ordovis’s Greatsword (weapon)
Crucible Helm(armour)
Crucible Armor(armour)
Crucible Gauntlets(armour)
Crucible Greaves (armour)
Fell TwinsCapital Outskirts29,000 runes
Omenkiller Rollo (ashes)
Morgott, the Omen KingNear Elden Throne Site of Grace120,000 runes
Remembrance of the Omen King(use to get boss weapon)
Morgott’s Great Rune
Onyx LordSealed Tunnel (required to reach Divine Tower of West Altus)16,000 runes
Onyx Lord’s Greatsword (weapon)
Erdtree AvatarPatrollingthe road southwest of East Capital Rampart Site of Grace10,062 runes
Lord’s Rune
Godfrey, First Elden LordLeyndell, Royal Capital300,000 runes
Remembrance of Hoarah Loux(use to get boss weapon)
DeathbirdEast of Hermit Merchant’s Shack (only at night)29,000 runes
Twinbird Kite Shield(shield)
Bell Bearing HunterHermit Merchant’s Shack (only at night)20,000 runes
Medicine Peddler’s Bell Bearing (key item)
Margit, the Fell OmenClose to Outer Wall Battleground Site of Grace16,800 runes
Viridian Amber Medallion (talisman)
Grave Warden DuelistAuriza Side Tomb15,000 runes
Soldjars of Fortune ashes (ashes)
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Forbidden Lands

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Black Blade KindredForbidden Lands60,000 runes
Gargoyle’s Black Axe(weapon)
Gargoyle’s Black Blades (weapon)
Night’s CavalryNear the lift in the Forbidden Lands (only at night)36,000 runes
Phantom Slash (ash of war)

Consecrated Grounds

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Putrid Grave Warden DuelistConsecrated Snowfield Catacombs78,000 runes
Great Grave Glovewort (upgrade)
Rotten Gravekeeper Cloak (armour)
Mimic TearHidden Path to the Haligtree50,000 runes
Blackflame Monk Amon (ashes)
Night’s Cavalry x2Southwest of Inner Consecrated Snowfield Site of Grace (only at night)84,000 runes
Night’s Cavalry helm(armour)
Night’s Cavalry armor (armour)
Night’s Cavalry gauntlets (armour)
Night’s Cavalry greaves (armour)
Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone (upgrade)
Astel, Stars of DarknessYelough Anix tunnel120,000 runes
Meteorite of Astel (sorcery)
Death Rite BirdSoutheast of Apostate Derelict Site of Grace (only at night)220,000 runes
Explosive Ghostflame (sorcery)
Putrid AvatarMinor Erdtreeeast of Ordina, Lithurgical Town Site of Grace192,000 runes
Rimed Rowa
Great Wyrm TheodorixOutside Cave of the Forlorn (only at night)180,000 runes
Dragon Heart x3
Misbegotten CrusaderCave of the Forlorn93,000 runes
Golden Order Greatsword (weapon)

Mountaintops of the Giants

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Borealis The Freezing FogMountaintops of the Giants100,000 runes
Dragon Heart
Godskin Apostle and Godskin NobleSpiritcaller’s Cave70,000 runes
Godskin Swaddling Cloth (talisman)
Black Flame Ritual (incantation)
Erdtree AvatarNear the northeast of Ancient Snow Valley Ruins Site of Grace70,000 runes
Cerulean crystal tear (crystal tear)
Crimson Bubbletear (crystal tear)
Fire GiantMountaintops of the Giants near the Forge of the Giants180,000 runes
Remembrance of the Fire Giant(use to get boss weapon)
Commander NiallCastle Sol90,000 runes
Veteran’s Prosthesis (weapon)
Roundtable Knight VykeLord Contender’s Evergaol75,000 runes
Fingerprint Helm (armour)
Fingerprint Armor (armour)
Fingerprint Gauntlets(armour)
Fingerprint Greaves(armour)
Vyke’s Dragonbolt (incantation)
Death Rite BirdSouthwest of Castle Sol Main Gate Site of Grace(only at night)77,000 runes
Death Ritual Spear (weapon)
Ancient Hero of ZamorGiant-conquering Hero’s Grave83,000 runes
Zamor Curved Sword (weapon)
Zamor Mask(armour)
Zamor Armor(armour)
Zamor Bracelets(armour)
Zamor Legwraps(armour)
Ulcerated Tree SpiritGiant’s Mountaintop Catacombs48,000 runes
Golden Seed
Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing [2] (key item)
Astel, Stars of DarknessYelough Anix Tunnel120,000 runes
Meteorite of Astel (sorcery)

Miquella’s Haligtree

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Loretta, Knight of the HaligtreeCourtyard in a temple in Miquella’s Haligtree200,000 runes
Loretta’s Mastery (sorcery)
Loretta’s War Sickle (weapon)
Malenia, Blade of MiquellaElphael, Brace of the Haligtree480,000 runes
Malenia’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Rot Goddess(use to get boss weapon)

Siofra River

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Ancestor SpiritSiofra River13,000 runes
Ancestral Follower ashes (ashes)
Mimic TearNokron, Eternal City10,000 runes
Larval Tear x2
Silver Tear Mask(armour)
Regal Ancestor SpiritNokron, Eternal City24,000 runes
Remembrance of the Regal Ancestor(use to get boss weapon)
Dragonkin SoldierSiofra River16,000 runes
Dragon Halberd (weapon)
Valiant Gargoyle and Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade)Siofra Aqueduct32,000 runes
Gargoyle’s Greatsword(weapon)
Gargoyle’s Twinblade(weapon)
Mohg, Lord of BloodMohgwyn Palace420,000 runes
Mohg’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Blood Lord(use to get boss weapon)

Deeproot Depths

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Fia’s ChampionsAcross the Roots40,000runes
Fia’s Mist
Crucible Knight SiluriaThe Nameless Eternal City25,000 runes
Siluria’s Tree (weapon)
Lichdragon FortissaxAcross the Roots (complete Fia’squest)90,000 runes
Remembrance of the Lichdragon(use to get boss weapon)
Erdtree AvatarNear Great Waterfall Crest Site of Grace10,000 runes
Staff of the Avatar (weapon)
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Lake of Rot

Boss nameLocationItem drops
DragonkinSoldierLake of Rot58,000 runes
Dragonscale Blade(weapon)
Dragonkin Soldier of NokstellaUhl Palace Ruins in Ainsel River12,000 runes
Frozen Lightning Spear (incantation)
Astel, Naturalborn of the VoidGrand Cloister80,000 runes
Remembrance of the Naturalborn(use to get boss weapon)

Crumbling Farum Azula

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Godskin DuoCrumbling Farum Azula170,000 runes
Smithing-stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [4]
Black Flame Tornado (Ash of War)
Maliketh of the Black BladeCrumbling Farum Azula264,000 runes
Remembrance of the Black Blade(use to get boss weapon)
(there are other drops)
Dragonlord PlacidusaxCrumbling Farum Azula280,000 runes
Remembrance of theDragonlord(use to get boss weapon)
Draconic Tree SentinelCrumbling Farum Azula28080 runes
Malformed Dragon helm (armour)
Malformed Dragon armour (armour)
Malformed Dragongauntlets(armour)
Malformed Dragongreaves (armour)

Leyndell, Ashen Capital

Boss nameLocationItem drops
Mohg, the OmenSubterranean Shunning-Grounds100,000 runes
Bloodflame Talons(incantation)
Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-knowingLeyndell, Ashen Capital180,000 runes
Scepter of the All-knowing(weapon)
All-knowing Helm(armour)
All-knowing Armor(armour)
All-knowing Gauntlets(armour)
All-knowing Greaves(armour)
Radagon of the Golden Order and Elden BeastLeyndell, Ashen Capital500,000 runes
Elden Remembrance

Elden Ring bosses in order of difficulty

Here are the top five Elden Ring bosses in order of difficulty along with some vital tips on how to defeat them. It goes without saying that there are spoilers below.

Elden Ring bosses in order (1)

Malenia, Blade of Miquella

Who else? Melania easily takes the top spot as the most difficult Elden Ring boss of the lot – in fact, she’s a strong contender for the hardest boss in FromSoftware’s stable. We’ve even got the stats to prove it thanks to Bandai Namco, who recently confirmed that players have engaged her in combat a whopping 329 million times, accounting for 5.5% of all boss attempts in the expansive open-world game.

Melania is fiercely aggressive andagile, but her extreme difficulty lies in her ability to heal after every successful attack, as well as the health that she regains during the transition to her second phase. Many of her attacks are a one-shot execution, most notably her lethal Waterfowl Dance. Your best bet is to rely on your summons to take some of the heat, keep your distance, and take advantage of her low poise to interrupt her less deadly attacks. Of course, can you reallysay you’ve beaten her if you haven’t rolled credits with the Elden Ring mod that transforms every enemy into Melania installed?

Elden Ring bosses in order (2)

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Margit the Fell Omen

While he’s not the most difficult on paper, Margit the Fell Omen is the first of the main Elden Ring bosses and can really test your mettle while you’re just beginning to find your feet in Limgrave. His attack patterns follow the usual tricks of the trade as far as FromSoftware is concerned, incorporating slow wind-up attacks to bait an early dodge with a flurry of attacks that barely give you room to heal.

Margit is an education for anyone who needs to brush up on stamina management since many of his attacks can break through your defences while blocking. Instead, rely on dodging, and take advantage of an opening to go on the offensive and induce a stagger. Mastering this fight will stand you in good stead for all of the other Elden Ring bosses that follow. On subsequent playthroughs, you might want to partake in a bit of jolly cooperation and help 20 Elden Ring players beat Margit, or try to defeat him using a harp as a PC controller.

Elden Ring bosses in order (3)

Starscourge Radahn

Starscourge Radahn needs no introduction as one of the most difficult Elden Ring bosses, because the opening moments of this battle do a good job illustrating it by forcing you to charge headlong across a desolate battlefield towards a demigod. To call Radahn intimidating is something of an understatement. He’s flipping enormous, and remarkably quick despite his size. You can use summons to redirect his volley of arrows during the first half of the fight, but they won’t do you much good after he launches himself into the air and comes crashing back down as a flaming meteorite.

The Elden Ring Radahn boss fight is certainly one to remember, enshrouded in a festival of madness and fury, and it scored an easy win for the PCGamesN PC Gaming Awards 2022. You don’t just have to take our word for it – it’s Miyazaki’s favourite Elden Ring boss fight, too.

Elden Ring bosses in order (4)

Maliketh, the Black Blade

Maliketh, the Black Blade follows a long-standing tradition of FromSoftware throwing an easy boss at you, only for that boss to transform into the stuff of nightmares. You begin this encounter by facing off against the Beast Clergyman, an aggressive boss with a suspiciously straightforward moveset. He transforms into Maliketh, the Black Blade once half his health is depleted – and if you thought the Beast Clergyman was aggressive, wait until you encounter Maliketh.

His eponymous blade inflicts damage over time and can trigger an AoE explosion when he plunges it into the ground. Thankfully, you can use the pillars dotted around the arena to hamper his mobility and block his projectiles, and many of his regular attacks can be avoided by rolling into him. Be sure to punish any openers he gives you, but be wary of his reach if you’re looking to put some distance between you both. Just be warned: defeating Maliketh too early could break one of the best Elden Ring quests involving Nepheli Loux.

Elden Ring bosses in order (5)

Radagon of the Golden Order / Elden Beast

All your previous battles with Elden Ring bosses culminate in one final explosive encounter with Radagon, head of the Golden Order and wielder of the hammer that shattered the Elden Ring. Radagon is a fierce combatant in his own right, but the struggle to best him pales in comparison to what awaits after his transformation into the Elden Beast.

This spectral deity has a gargantuan health pool and wide-ranging attacks that are easily anticipated yet difficult to dodge. It also has a nasty habit of repositioning itself as soon as you’ve got it exactly where you want it, forcing you to sprint towards its incoming attacks. To win this fight you need oodles of stamina and a keen dodge, but be warned – if you fall to the Elden Beast, you’ll be forced to defeat Radagon before you can confront it all over again.

Those are all of the Elden Ring bosses. If you’re having trouble against any of them, you might want to swing by the Elden Ring Smithing Stone upgrade locationsto upgrade your gear, or look into the Elden Ring respecsystem to fine-tune your build. Alternatively, if you’re just starting with the RPG game, here are the Elden Ring dungeon locations so you can find some of the optional bosses and the best Elden Ring builds for fun and victory. You may also want to know how to play Elden Ring multiplayer, so you and a friend can hunt the bosses down together in co-op.

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