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Elden Ring: The Best Bosses and How to Beat Them

By Shirley Huang2022-05-27

Welcome to our Elden Ring Bosses guide. Today MmoGah will share the top 10 best bosses and tell you how to beat them.


1. Mogh, Lord of Blood

It's also neat that exploration Elden Ring's biggest strength as a game is rewarded by giving you a shackle to stun Mogh and a physics tier to negate knee heals damage.


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Don't come until phase 2. This gives you ample time to learn how to deal with more standard blood flame attacks and melee moves. Every attack he uses has a viable counter, and his unique attack style is refreshing compared to overly speedy bosses. He is one of the very few bosses in the game who never feels unbalanced. The Lord of Blood is my choice for Elden Ring's greatest boss.


When doom has arrived, he applies for each number at certain HP thresholds, which is a key opening that uses thrusts, and then swings it down to his left hip and opens the right hip for lengthy punishment. The Lord of Blood's disadvantage is bleeding, making this a perfect opportunity to layer on the status. He is also quite susceptible to staggers, offering the player ample chance to put the hurt on him before phase 2. It's a vital strategy since the countdown leads to another iteration of life steal.


2. Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

There are some strengths in Elden Ring bosses: spectacle visual design, combat effects, soundtrack, and grand style, which creates an atmosphere consistently among the best they've ever accomplished.


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Rykard sharks this trend and is a shining example of some of the best combat designs in Elden Ring. The battle is framed well for a large enemy, and this is thanks to the unique Elden Ring weapon you fight with. This special weapon trope went back to demon souls against storm king and was paid homage to in dark souls 3 with joram the Giant. It's remarkable.


Phase 2 might be the most crazed the series has ever felt, facing off against a massive beast, only to find it devoured by a demigod who's now in control, pulling a corpse-laden blade from its jaws.


3. Malenia, Goddess of Rot

Malenia is arguably the hardest boss Fromsoftware has ever created. She has a demanding moveset with contextual combo variations, frame rate drops, excellent range, attack speed, and filthy damage that heals her in return, so we should learn her moveset and use it to stay alive and defeat her!


In phase 2, Malenia will regularly boot herself out of stun-locking, which makes her demanding moveset and life steal balanced. She can throw it out the window at all. She is very challenging. I had to optimize my build to the best of my abilities. It took me over 50 attempts to defeat her without any help from Spirit Ashes or Co-op


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Going into this fight, you should be around level 180, have fully upgraded weapons, optimize your stats (use Larval Tears), and obtain all Elden Ring items that support your build like strong Talismans, Ashes of War, Sorceries, and Incantations. If you want to own upgraded weapons, you can buy Elden Ring boost to get them.


4. Maliketh, the Black Blade

This is a mandatory boss in Elden Ring, who serves as the last opponent in Crumbling Farum Azula. Defeating him is the key to triggering the world event that transforms Leyndell into the Capital of Ash, granting access to the Erdtree's interior and the game's final boss fight.


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Unfortunately, there is currently no way in Elden Ring to cheese Malekith outside of creating broken builds to defeat him. Most Tarnished are undoubtedly familiar with the Level 100+ Arcane-based builds that can swiftly take the Black Blade down. It will drop 220,000 Runes Elden Ring upon defeating Maliketh, a sizeable reward for your efforts.


5. Dragonlord Placidusax

Placidusax is an optional boss and doesn't need to be defeated to finish the game. However, players who accept the Flame of Frenzy and want it removed will need to reach the Dragonlord's arena. 


Although his size is large, players are hard to keep track of where Placidusax is. As his second phase at 60% HP will cause him to disappear and suddenly reappear while simultaneously swiping with his lightning claws. He will reappear in multiple flying attacks, leaving little time to react properly.


Tarnished players can only battle this boss by making enough progress in the main story to reach the ramshackle Farum Azula.


6. Hoarah Loux

Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Hoarah Loux) 's reappearance is a solid measure of how your skills have improved. You can jump over these sorts of attacks in this fight to make Godfrey unique. In phase 2, his aggression and closing speed, constant stomping, and deceptive range force you to deal with him directly. Fortunately, his tails are great, the gaps he leaves are small but consistent, and he has anger in both phases, allowing you to punish him before he goes beast mode.


During these steamy buffs, his stomps become arena-wide layering, putting pressure on further into phase 2. The only attacks you need to evade are the many different grabs. They almost always begin with a long-lined up or sprint towards you, forcing proper dodges, lest you be power bombed for tremendous damage.


7. Fire Giant

Fire Giant is one of the major bosses in Elden Ring and the area boss of the Mountaintops of the Giants region. He is our largest foe yet and the last.


Players have to master the essential quality of evasion. The Giant's attacks are brutal, doing massive damage and shattering defenses to the point where they can kill many players in a single strike, but they also tend to be fairly telegraphed, and some of them are slow.


8. Starscourge Radahn

Radahn is hands down my favorite build-up in Eldon Ring. He is arguably one of the game's most mechanically simple but most difficult bosses.


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Almost all of Radahn's moveset can squish you in one hit - no chance to heal. The ones you do survive are usually followed by another attack that sends you back to the start. It means that you'll have to maintain your focus throughout the fight.


9. Radagon and Elden Beast

They are the double-feature finale with one of the best singular bosses in the game. Radagon and Elden Beast are distinctly different designs. You can't claim victory without defeating both at once.


Radagon is the epitome of the brawling knight fight we've come to love. He is a powerful boss who wields a holy hammer. His health pool isn't too high, but he deals very great holy damage, so we recommend coming into this fight with some resistance to this status. The main Radagon weakness is fire, so you should be able to drop him quickly with a build that is geared toward that status.


10. Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree

Loretta will regularly summon a large number of Bladeshards around her. It is better to move away and wait until they are gone to dodge them before attacking. In this fight, the most common cause of death is a combo between Bladeshards and Loretta's blows. She also loves to throw the Glintstone Cometshard regularly from a distance as a complement.


Also, if you are interested in this content, you can check out theDeModcracy's video to deepen your understanding, as some content of this article comes from it.




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