Eden Ring follows the open-world concept, unlike the previous Souls games. The route you should embark on, in the beginning, is always debatable as you are not forced to follow a single one. That’s why knowing about the Elden Ring Bosses in order will help you to beat the game in an easier way.
Bosses in Elden Ring are powerful enemies that add challenging experiences to the gameplay. You can encounter and fight them throughout the game in both the overworld and inside classic dungeon-styled levels.
We can categorize them as mandatory and optional. You must defeat some of the bosses to progress through the main story, while other bosses are optional and relate to side-quests.
Finding the right bosses to fight at the right time can be very confusing for Elden Ring players. This guide will solve this problem as you will know the bosses you need to find in the correct order to beat the game.
Elden Ring Main Bosses to Fight in Order to Complete Main Story
Elden Ring is a big game, and players may often start feeling directionless. The game is very flexible in the beginning but when you reach the capital city of Leyndell, the story is set until the conclusion.
To access Leyndell, you will need two Great Runes. The most accessible two Runes are from beating Godrick the Grafter, which also requires defeating Magrit in Castle Stormveil, and Rennala- Queen of the Full Moon, which also requires defeating Red Wolf of Radagon in Raya Lucaria Academy.
Draconic Tree Sentinel is the most straightforward way to get into Leyndell but there are other ways also available like the Fia quest. However, the latter is a longer and tougher route.
Once you get to Leyndell, the story is fixed, and you need to defeat the mandatory bosses only to complete the main storyline.
Elden Ring Mandatory Bosses in Order & Their Location
Here are all the main bosses in order that you need to encounter and defeat them to complete Elden Ring:
- First Great Rune carrier- Soldier of Godrick at Fringefolk Hero’s Grave
- Second Great Rune carrier- There are four options available:
- Margit The Fell Omen and then, Godrick the Grafted
- Red Wolf of Radagon and then, Renalla, Queen of the Full Moon
- Godskin Noble and then, Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (Mt Gelmir)
- Starscourge Radahn (Redmane Castle, Caelid)
- Draconic Tree Sentinel at Capital Outskirts, Leyndell
- Godfrey, First Elden Lord at Royal Capital, Leyndell
- Morgott, The Omen King at Elden Throne, Leyndell (Great Rune)
- Fire Giant at Forge of Giants, Mountaintops of the Giants
- Godskin Duo at Dragon Temple Altar, Crumbling Farum Azula
- Maliketh, the Black Blade at Crumbling Farum Azula
- Sir Gideon Ofnir, The All-Knowing at Royal Capital, Leyndell
- Godfrey, First Elden Lord, and Hoarah Loux, Warrior at Queen’s Bedchamber, Leyndell, Ashen Capital; It is a two-phase fight
- Radagon of the Golden Order at Elden Throne, Leyndell, Ashen Capital; It is the first phase of the final boss fight.
- Elden Beast at Elden Throne, Leyndell, Ashen Capital; It is the second and the ultimate phase of the final boss fight.
These are all the mandatory bosses you must beat in Elden Ring to complete the main game.
After getting through the majority of Elden Ring I have to say it's pretty obvious the game not only recommends but expects you to use summoning ghosts for the majority of boss encounters that support them. The idea that they're cheating is *absurd*
— Pat Stares At Elden Ring (@PatStaresAt) March 11, 2022
Elden Ring Additional Key Bosses and their Location
Apart from the main bosses, there is a long list of additional bosses that play a key role in the gameplay. However, finding and beating them is completely optional. Take a look at them along with their location
- Ancestor Spirit at Hallowhorn Grounds
- Astel, Naturalborn of the Void at Grand Cloister, Lake of Rot
- Commander Niall at Castle Sol, Mountaintops of the Giants
- Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella at Ainsel River
- Dragonlord Placidusax at Crumbling Farum Azula
- Elemer of the Briar at The Shaded Castle, Atlus Plateau
- Leonine Misbegotten at Castle Morne
- Lichdragon Fortissax at Deeproot Depths
- Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree at Miquella’s Haligtree
- Magma Wyrm Makar at Ruin-Strewn Precipice, Liurnia
- Mimic Tear at Nokron at Eternal City
- Mohg, the Omen at Subterranean Shunning-Grounds
- Regal Ancestor Spirit at Nokron, Eternal City
- Royal Knight Loretta at Caria Manor, Liurnia
- Malenia at Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree (Shardbearer)
- Mohg at Mohgwyn Palace, Siofra River (Shardbearer)
- Valiant Gargoyle at Siofra Aqueduct, Nokron
My Elden Ring boss experience:
Fight starts: “wow cool boss!”
Phase 2: “oh. my. god.”
— Sussy Matt ⚔️ (@MattApocaalypse) March 10, 2022
How many Bosses are there in Elden Ring?
FromSoftware Inc. hasn’t revealed the specific number of bosses in Elden Ring. However, we have tried figuring that out. According to TheTealMango.com’s estimate, there are 103 unique bosses in Elden Ring, but some of them are just variants of others.
We have counted all the enemies with a boss bar as an Elden Ring boss. And, if we include multiple battles with the same boss but with different weapons, then the total would rise up to 157 boss encounters.
A Reddit user named caheiodleojndm has categorized all the bosses by category. You can check out his post to learn more about each Elden Ring boss.
All Elden Ring Bosses according to Locations with their Rewards
Every Elden Ring boss is scary but features a specific set of moves, gear, weaknesses, and resistances. And, you can also get a large number of Runes, armaments, armor, magic, and other items by defeating the bosses.
Here is a simple overview of all Elden Ring bosses in order to their location and the rewards they grant upon beating them:
Liurnia of the Lakes
Leyndell, Royal Capital
Mountaintops of the Giants
Lake of Rot
Crumbling Farum Azula
These are all the Elden Ring bosses that you can find in the Lands Between. Now you know where you can find a specific boss, and if it is worth picking up a fight against them.
Which one is the toughest Elden Ring boss according to you? Share your thoughts along with some tips in the comments.