Bosses in Elden Ring are powerful enemies that adds challenging experiences in the game. Elden Ring Bosses are encountered throughout the game and some are unavoidable bosses that you must fight in order to progress through the story, while the rest are optional. Each boss features their own unique set of moves and behaviors, gear, and an immense amount of health. Successfully defeating a boss grants the player various resources as rewards that can help with character progression and equipment upgrades. This page contains a list of all the bosses encountered in the game.
Elden Ring Bosses Lore
The Lands Between is the world of Elden Ring, and to those who live in The Lands Between were blessed by the Elden Ring and the "Erdtree". Those who were blessed by the Elden Ring are characterized by having a golden aura that can be seen in their eyes.
However, at some point, some of those who were blessed, lost their grace, was exiled and labeled as the Tarnished. As time passed, for unknown reasons, the Elden Ring was shattered across the lands and its pieces were picked up by many of the 6 demigods, where they inherited different powers and have physically changed and twisted due to being corrupted by the power.
The Demigods of Elden Ring
The DemiGods of Elden Ring are the hardest bosses of the game. It is a concept that was written and brought into life by George R.R. Martin. In ancient times, when the Elden Ring was shattered by a mysterious reason, the shattered pieces of the Elden Ring was picked up by these old gods of the world.
Upon recovering the shards of the Elden Ring, each one of them inherited different powers, and due to their innate corruption, each one of them fell into chaos and madness which warped their appearance. As horrifying as they may look, according to Hidetaka Miyazaki, they "wanted to depict these beings as not just creatures and horrible monsters, but have an element of heroism and an element of mythology to them."
All Elden Ring Bosses
- Bosses do not respawn once defeated
- Field Bosses are those found when exploring, and are optional. They usually generate a "Foe Defeated" screen when slain
- Greater Foes are found blocking progress or guarding important, powerful items. "Greater Foe Defeated" will show on your screen when slain
- Demigods or Lords are the main and unavoidable bosses of Elden Ring. They are not part of the Network Test
Elden Ring Network Test Bosses
Stormhill: "A lowly tarnished, in search of the Elden Ring. Emboldened by the flame of ambition. Someone must extinguish thy flame. Let it be Margit the Fell!"
Limgrave Road: The heavily armored and highly decorated sentinel protects the tree. Who would dare oppose him?
Murkwater Catacombs: Shall you attempt to ransack Limgrave's catacombs, you should prepare to face its Warden.
Dissenter's Cave: The darkness of Dissenter's Cave hides a den of those who may look almost human, but are certainly not.
This Boss is not required to leave Fringefolk Hero's Grave. he serves as an introduction to Boss fight mechanics.
Other Known Bosses
Malenia is a red-haired, valkyrie boss found among a field of white flowers
This Boss is the Guardian of a Castle. He uses a heavy axe with one arm, and huge heavy shield that he also uses to attack. This Boss is mounted and it's Mount can also attack as part of his combos.
Godrick the Golden
Clad in green robes and sprawling many arms, he is The Lord of All That is Golden.
Ruler of Stormveil.
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Crucible Knight Floh
One of sixteen ancient knights who served Godfrey, the first Elden Lord.
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