Throughout the years, FromSoftware has made a name for itself in the gaming community for creating rage-inducing enemies and bosses that have even forced players to quit. And, even though Elden Ring is a little more forgiving towards the newer audience, it doesn’t mean that the bosses within the Lands Between are easy to beat (even if players use a detailed guide to help them out). Elden Ring is full of bosses to kill. Some of them are pretty easy, and others not so much. At the same time, some of them act as the roadblock to progress in the story. Here are the top 5 hardest bosses you can find in the game.
Hardest Bosses in Elden Ring
5. Mohg, Lord of Blood
Mohg, Lord of Blood, can be found in his castle at the end of the lord of blood area. This is an optional area you can teleport to and explore. While he is an optional boss, he is also one of the shard bearers. So expecting an easy fight is not going to cut it here.
Mohg being the lord of blood, can dish out a lot of bleed damage in a short time. Almost all of his attacks build up the bleed meter. If you are running a bleed build, this boss is going to be a brick wall for you since each bleed increases his attack power.
4. Starscourge Radahn
They weren’t joking when they said Radahn was one of the strongest of the shardbearers. This fight is pretty unique in any of the souls-brone series. The fight starts with Radahn shooting arrows at you across the arena.
This boss was so tough he got nerf in the first patch of Elden Ring. Nonetheless, he is still pretty hard to defeat.
3. Maliketh The Black Blade
The boss fight starts as the Beast Clergyman, and in the second phase, he becomes Maliketh, The Black Blade. While the first phase, Beast Clergyman, is not too hard to deal with, Maliketh is another story.
2. Radagon of the Golden Order & Elden Beast
The final encounter of the Elden Ring is very tough. This is a double/back-to-back boss fight. That means you have to defeat two bosses one after another without any grace point to refill your flasks. And if you die at any point of the fight, you have to fight both of them from the start.
1. Malenia, Blade of Miquella
It is not an overstatement to assume Malenia, Blade of Miquella is the hardest boss in the game. Some may consider her the hardest boss in all souls-brone series as she has one of the worst mechanics in a boss fight: lifesteal.
Malenia Blade of Miquella was the first Elden Ring boss fans saw in E3 2021, but surprisingly enough, this world boss is completely optional even if she was FromSoftware’s mascot for Elden Ring. But, this world boss is by far the most difficult encounter in the entire game since she has two fight phases, both of which have powerful attacks.
And to make matters worse, many of her attacks are AOE, so players will need to perform well-timed dodges to avoid getting staggered. Moreover, during her second phase, she flies up in the air and creates phantom versions of herself that’ll track the player’s movement. Hopefully, with the help of xHolmesWalkthroughsx7’s video guide, players will be able to defeat her.
Order of Hardest Bosses in Elden Ring
When it comes to taking on the main story bosses and the foes in key areas this is the recommended Elden Ring boss order from us:
Soldier of Godrick (Fringefolk Hero’s Grave)
Margit, the Fell Omen (Stormhill, Limgrave)
Godrick the Grafted (Stormveil Castle, Limgrave) [Great Rune]
Red Wolf of Radagon (Academy of Raya Lucaria, Liurnia of the Lakes)
Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (Academy of Raya Lucaria, Liurnia of the Lakes) [Great Rune]
Royal Knight Loretta (Royal Moongazing Grounds, Liurnia of the Lakes) [Required to access Ranni’s quests for Age of the Stars ending]
Magma Wyrm Makar (Ruin-Strewn Precipice, Liurnia of the Lakes)[Required if you don’t get the Dectus Medallion]
Starscourge Radahn (Redmane Castle, Caelid) [Great Rune]
Godskin Noble (Temple of Eiglay, Mt. Gelmir)[Required to fight Rykard unless you complete the Volcano Manor PvP quests]
Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (Mt. Gelmir) [Great Rune]
Draconic Tree Sentinel (Capital Outskirts, Leyndell)
Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Royal Capital, Leyndell)
Morgott, the Omen King (Elden Throne, Leyndell) [Great Rune]
Fire Giant (Forge of Giants, Mountaintops of the Giants)
Fia’s Champions (Deeproot Depths) [Required for the Age of Duskborn ending]
Astel, Naturnborn of the Void (Grand Cloister, Lake of Rot) [Required for the Age of the Stars ending]
Mohg, Lord of Blood (Cocoon of the Empyrean, Mohgwyn Palace) [Great Rune]
Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree (Haligtree Prominade, Miquella’s Haligtree)
Malenia, Blade of Miquella (Miquella’s Haligtree) [Great Rune]
Godskin Duo (Dragon Temple Altar, Crumbling Farum Azula)
Maliketh, the Black Blade (Crumbling Farum Azula)
Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Queen’s Bedchamber, Leyndell, Ashen Capital) [First phase of fight]
Hoarah Loux, Warrior (Queen’s Bedchamber, Leyndell, Ashen Capital) [Second phase of fight]
Radagon of the Golden Order (Elden Throne, Leyndell, Ashen Capital) [First phase of the final boss fight]
Elden Beast (Elden Throne, Leyndell, Ashen Capital) [Second phase of the final boss fight]
While they don’t have a bearing on the final ending you get, you can choose to clear the tougher Great Rune-bearing bosses (eg. Mohg and Malenia) before making your way to the end of Crumbling Farum Azula should you wish to trade knowledge of them for goodies from Gideon at Roundtable Hold.
While Souls-like games are notoriously hard, the recent release of Elden Ring has lived up to the promise of being the developer’s biggest and hardest outing yet. Most of us got stuck at the Tree Sentinel for a while, and don’t even get us started on Margit the Fell Omen.
Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Queen’s Bedchamber, Leyndell, Ashen Capital) [First phase of fight] Hoarah Loux, Warrior (Queen’s Bedchamber, Leyndell, Ashen Capital) [Second phase of fight] Radagon of the Golden Order (Elden Throne, Leyndell, Ashen Capital).
Starscourge Radahn is easily one of Elden Ring’s hardest bosses, especially now that he’s back to his usual high-damage output following the fix of a recent bug. There are tons of great strategies to defeat him but what if you could have Radahn just defeat himself.
Can you beat the Elden Ring Grafted Scion boss? Yes, you can beat the Grafted Scion boss in Elden Ring, but it’s not easy to do and the game assumes you probably won’t. The opening half hour of the game is all about basically doing what you’re told, up to and including fighting the Scion.
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