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Guide to Bosses in Order of Difficulty in Elden Ring

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Elden Ring is a game that features many challenging and diverse bosses, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The order of difficulty of the bosses may vary depending on the player's build, playstyle, and preferences.

 

So, prepare yourself and grab your weapons. It's time to take on the toughest bosses in Elden Ring. Before starting, you should try to get more Elden Ring runes, which can help you level up your character fast or purchase in-game items and equipment.

 

Here is a possible ranking of all the main Elden Ring bosses in order of difficulty, from easiest to hardest:

 

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Sir Gideon Ofnir, The All-Knowing

This boss is a Tarnished Leader who uses magic attacks that can be easily interrupted by melee attacks. He also has a healing potion that can be prevented by staying close to him. He is one of the last bosses in the game, but also one of the easiest for melee build players.

 

God-Devouring Serpent / Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

This boss is an optional boss that can be found at Volcano Manor in Mt.Gelmir. He has two phases: the first one involves fighting a giant serpent that can be damaged by using the Serpent Hunter Great Spear, and the second one involves fighting Rykard himself, who can be staggered by using weapon art. This boss can be made easier by using the Mimic Tear spirit.

 

elden ring boss order-2 

 

Mimic Tear

This boss is an optional boss that copies all your equipment and appears just like you in the battle. He can be found in two locations: behind the mist door in Nokron, Eternal City, and in the secret Catacombs, where you can find a hidden path to the Haligtree. The trick to beat this boss is to enter the fight with nothing on and quickly equip everything during the battle.

 

Malenia, Blade of Miquella

This boss is a mandatory boss that can be found at Miquella's Palace in Caelid. She is a fast and agile fighter who uses a sword and a shield. She can parry your attacks and counter with powerful slashes. She also has a second phase where she summons a phantom clone of herself that mimics her moves. The best way to beat her is to dodge her attacks and attack her from behind or from the side.

 

Margit, The Fell Omen

This boss is the first big boss you need to take down in order to access Leyndell. He can be found at Castle Stormveil in Caelid. He is a large and armored knight who uses a mace and a shield. He can deal heavy damage with his swings and slams, as well as summon lightning bolts from the sky. He also has a second phase where he becomes more aggressive and unleashes shockwaves from his mace. The best way to beat him is to use ranged attacks or magic or to exploit his slow speed and attack him from behind or after he misses an attack.

 

Godrick the Grafted

This boss is another mandatory boss that you need to defeat after Margit in order to get one of the Great Runes. He can be found at Stormveil Castle in Caelid. He is a grotesque creature who has been grafted with various body parts from different animals. He can use different attacks depending on his body parts, such as claws, horns, wings, tails, and tentacles. He also has a second phase where he becomes more enraged and unpredictable. The best way to beat him is to use fire damage or weapons that deal with bleeding or poison effects or to target his weak spots, such as his head or his belly.

 

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Red Wolf of Radagon

This boss is another mandatory boss that you need to defeat in order to get another Great Rune. He can be found at Raya Lucaria Academy in Caelid. He is a werewolf-like creature who uses fast and ferocious attacks with his claws and teeth. He can also leap at you from a distance or use his howl to summon other wolves to aid him. He also has a second phase where he becomes more feral and resilient. The best way to beat him is to use silver damage or weapons that deal with frost or shock effects or to dodge his attacks and attack him from behind or when he is vulnerable.

 

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

This boss is another mandatory boss that you need to defeat after the Red Wolf of Radagon in order to get another Great Rune. She can be found at Raya Lucaria Academy in Caelid. She is a beautiful but deadly woman who uses magic attacks that involve moonlight and blood. She can shoot projectiles, create barriers, summon orbs, or heal herself with her magic. She also has a second phase where she transforms into a half-wolf form and uses more physical attacks with her claws and fangs. The best way to beat her is to use dark damage or weapons that deal with curse or bleed effects or to interrupt her magic and attack her when she is exposed.

 

Godskin Noble

This boss is an optional boss that can be found at Mt Gelmir in Caelid. He is a nobleman who has been corrupted by the Godskin, a mysterious substance that grants him immense power but also deforms his body. He can use various attacks depending on his Godskin type, such as fire, ice, lightning, or poison. He also has a second phase where he becomes more mutated and unstable. The best way to beat him is to use the opposite element of his Godskin type, or to use weapons that deal with holy or divine effects, or to target his weak spots such as his head or his heart.

 

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Starscourge Radahn

This boss is an optional boss that can be found at Redmane Castle in Caelid. He is a powerful and ancient dragon who has been infected by the Starscourge, a dark force that consumes the light of the stars. He can use various attacks that involve fire, darkness, and stars. He can breathe fire, shoot dark beams, summon meteors, or create black holes with his power. He also has a second phase where he becomes more enraged and destructive. The best way to beat him is to use weapons that deal with frost or light effects or to dodge his attacks and attack his weak spots, such as his wings or his tails.

 

Draconic Tree Sentinel

This boss is a mandatory boss that you need to defeat in order to enter Leyndell. He can be found at Capital Outskirts in Caelid. He is a massive tree-like creature that guards the entrance to the capital city. He can use various attacks that involve branches, roots, leaves, and fruits. He can slam you with his branches, entangle you with his roots, shoot you with his leaves, or drop explosive fruits on you. He also has a second phase where he becomes more aggressive and resilient. The best way to beat him is to use weapons that deal with fire or acid effects or to dodge his attacks and attack his weak spots, such as his eyes or his core.

 

Godfrey, First Elden Lord

This boss is a mandatory boss that you need to defeat twice in order to progress the story. He can be found at Leyndell in Caelid. He is the first and most powerful of the Elden Lords, who ruled over the lands in between before the Shattering. He can use various attacks that involve light and gold. He can slash you with his golden sword, shoot you with his golden bow, cast spells with his golden staff, or summon golden warriors with his golden horn. He also has a second phase, where he becomes more radiant and majestic. The best way to beat him is to use weapons that deal with dark or silver effects or to dodge his attacks and attack him when he is recharging or switching weapons.

 

Morgott, The Omen King

This boss is a mandatory boss that you need to defeat after Godfrey in order to progress the story. He can be found at Leyndell in Caelid. He is the king of the Omen Knights, who are loyal followers of Godfrey and enemies of the Tarnished. He can use various attacks that involve omens and curses. He can slash you with his omen sword, shoot you with his omen crossbow, cast spells with his omen staff, or summon omen knights with his omen horn. He also has a second phase where he becomes more corrupted and sinister. The best way to beat him is to use weapons that deal with holy or divine effects or to dodge his attacks and attack him when he is recharging or switching weapons.

 

Fire Giant

This boss is a mandatory boss that you need to defeat in order to access Crumbling Farum Azula. He can be found at Mountaintops of the Giants in Caelid. He is a colossal giant who lives among the mountains and wields a fiery hammer. He can use various attacks that involve fire and earth. He can smash you with his hammer, throw rocks at you, create lava pools around him, or unleash fire blasts from his mouth. He also has a second phase where he becomes more enraged and fiery. The best way to beat him is to use weapons that deal with frost or water effects or to dodge his attacks.

 

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