Elden Beast

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Elden Remembrance

≈ 22,127 (GOD)
Weaker to
Physical damage

Elden Beast is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Elden Beast Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Elden Beast easily, as well as boss stats and lore for the Elden Beast.

Elden Beast is the true form of the Elden Ring, acting as the vassal of the Greater Will, and is found in the Elden Throne. It was sent to the Lands Between through a golden star long before the events of the game.

This boss is NOT optional, as it is the final fight of the game, appearing immediately upon defeating Radagon of the Golden Order. As with many endgame bosses, WeaponsIncantations, and Spirit Ashes capable of inflicting Black Flame are highly recommended as they deal damage over time based on the boss' maximum HP. In addition, Stamina-boosting Equipment is recommended as the boss is highly mobile and you may find yourself using a lot of Stamina chasing it down. If you die to the Elden Beast, you are required to fight Radagon again before rechallenging it. It drops the Elden Remembrance when defeated.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Shardbearers drop their own unique Great Rune and Remembrance capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, Ashes of War, and Talismans for the player.


It is said that long ago, the Greater Will sent a golden star bearing a beast into the Lands Between, which would later become the Elden Ring. 
It was the vassal beast of the Greater Will and the living incarnation of the concept of Order.

Elden Ring Elden Beast Boss

Elden Beast is a God Boss found in the Stone Platform.

  • This boss is NOT optional.
  • This is a God boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Elden Throne
  • Is multiplayer allowed for this boss? Yes
  • Spirit Ashes can be summoned for this boss.


Elden Ring Elden Beast Location

Elden Beast appears immediately upon defeating Radagon of the Golden Order.


Elden Beast Combat Information

  • Health: NG (22127), NG+ (22149), NG++ (24364), NG+3 (25472), NG+4 (26579), NG+5 (28794), NG+6 (29902), NG+7 (31009)
  • Defenses do not change between phases - phase transition grants new attacks.
  • Deals massive Holy Damage (main source of damage), Standard Damage, Pierce Damage.
  • Parriable: No
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack. Poise: 150.
  • The water in the arena increases Lightning Damage by 10% and decreases Fire Damage by 10%.



The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.


The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.


Elden Ring Elden Beast Boss Guide

Elden Beast Boss Video Guide

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Elden Beast Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Elden Beast:

  • Use the Mimic Tear Ash summons.
  • If your build is Arcane-focused, the Occult enhancement gives you excellent physical damage in lieu of ailments which cannot affect this boss.
  • Use Lord's Divine Fortification to greatly reduce the damage of Elden Beast's many holy attacks. Alternatively, Divine Fortification, Haligdrake Talisman (+2, does stack with spells) or Holyproof Dried Liver (as 1.04, it does not stack with spells) help to a lesser degree.
    • Lord's Divine Fortification paired with Haligdrake Talisman and light armor with high Holy resistance can give even 70% holy damage negation, which makes most attacks survivable with 40 VIG.
  • Use the Green Turtle Talisman to increase stamina regeneration so you can get more attacks in after chasing down Elden Beast.
  • At the beginning of the fight, run behind the beast, because it usually starts by breathing fire. This will avoid the attack and give you an opportunity to deal damage.
  • Elden Beast is extremely resistant to holy and moderately resistant to other elements, so stick to physical damage if possible.
  • Avoid using the locking on feature when Elden Beast is close to you, this can screw up your attacks.
  • When the Elden Beast jumps into the air, disengage the lock-on and watch for the rings. Jump over instead of rolling through them.
  • It is preferred to, if possible, to do this fight solo. If you must summon a player, it is recommended to only have 1 other as more than 1 will increase the difficulty as the boss gains more HP.
  • The charged up Black Flame Tornado skill and the incantation Pest Threads (at close range) can deal a large amount of damage to the boss.
  • If timed correctly the Elden Beast can be staggered before casting elden stars, preventing the boss from using the first guaranteed cast. This can be done by stacking stance damage against the Elden Beast before it reaches half health and repeatedly using a high stance damage weapon or weapon art when it attempts to cast. Colossal Weapons and some weapon arts such as Square Off deal high stance damage.


Melee Users

Right when entering the arena, there will be a few seconds of time to run towards Elden Beast before it initiates any form of attacks. The first attack (Most if not all the time) is a yellow fire breath attack, to avoid this, as stated to the right (Yellow Fire Breath), run behind it and strike from behind, you should be able to get a few hits in before it decides to move or change attacks. From there, attack patterns are random and will vary, refer to the right table for how to counter certain attacks. With the new 1.04.1 patch, all of Elden beast attacks seem more frequent and back to normal, will require confirmation.

At around 70%-80% HP (May vary), Elden beast will swim away and fly into the air, a ring will then appear around you that closes in, run and then jump over this ring, continue to run as there will be a blast after the ring closes. This ring attack (named Elden Ring Blast on the right side panel) will happen again when Elden Beast is around 30%-40% HP (May vary), instead of 1 ring it will be 3, followed by a blast. These 2 attacks will always happen, unless glitches are used or you somehow manage to kill Elden Beast extremely quickly, for the average player, these 2 attacks will always happen.   Seems with the new patch (1.04) that this is not the case anymore, these attacks will vary in occurrence, but how to avoid is still the same. This may change because of the 1.04.1 update that supposedly fixed it's attacks/attack patterns, testing will occur and the page will be updated accordingly.

If dodged successfully, after most attacks/combos, there will be a window of opportunity to attack Elden Beast as it “stands” still for a few seconds, make sure to get every second out of this window of time before it begins another attack/combo.

Most Elden Beast attacks can be rolled with relative ease after a few runs before hand, meaning you may be able to conserve healing flasks if you are adamant in your ability to roll it’s attacks, if you aren’t it's recommended to be at or near (80%+) full HP. (This can really only be applied to players who’s HP surpasses 1200-1400 HP)

As shown above, Elden Beast is immune to all Status Effects, meaning if you use a weapon that outputs most of its damage through a weapon skill that inflicts a Status Effect, that weapon is ill-advised to use in this fight (Not impossible to use, but you may find it easier to use high Physical damage weapons). Recommended weapons would be high Physical Damaging weapons, such as Greatswords and Colossal Swords, but are not limited to such weapons. 

Recommended Talismans would be any that boost Physical and Holy damage negation, such as the Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman and or Heligdrake +2 talisman. Other useful talismans that are advised to use are Crimson Seed Talisman, Green Turtle Talisman, Winged Sword Insignia, Erdtree's Favor +2, and more. Great Runes can and should be used; Godrick’s and Radahn’s are useful if not recommended. Morgott's Great Rune can be generally beneficial but may lead to the player needing up to three +12 Crimson Flask charges to fully heal.

Recommended Crystal Tears for your physick are Tears that raise Physical damage negation, restore HP, boost stamina recovery, or increase attack damage. Of course, these can and will depend on your build, stats, skills, and preference.

Magic and Ranged Users

For incantation users, Pest Threads (at close range) deals heavy damage to large targets such as the beast. Also, Elden Beast has relatively low resistance to physical damage. 

For sorcery users, a viable option is to use Rock Sling (Meteorite of Astel/Meteorite can be useful only at the beginning of the fight) - not only in deals Physical-type damage, but it can poise break him. Beast remains stunned for a while, what can create an opportunity to drink Flask of Wondrous Physick with Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear and Cerulean Hidden Tear - a mix perfect for Comet Azur (as long as there is no Elden Star nearby, dealing high damage to a standing target)


Elden Beast Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Hand Slam Slams its left hand into the ground. Simply roll to the left side.
Golden Breath Spews out yellow fire, which spreads in a wide area.  Stand behind it. Melee users should quickly unlock target lock to avoid camera flail as he stands up and prepares to spew, then re-lock once he finishes.
Sword Swing Backs a short distance away and swings its sword.  
Swimming Sword Swing Swims away before returning with a large sword swing.  
Black Hole Teleport Quickly swims into a black hole, which teleports it away before exploding. When you see the cloud run directly away from it.
Nebula Its hand starts glowing and it swipes in a forward arc, leaving behind a cloud of glittering magic that explodes. Run to the sides. 
Divine Punishment The beast's left hand will begin shining gold, and it will sweep forward in an attempt to grab the player. If successful, they will be lifted up as if they were crucified, where they will be pierced with several golden spears before being let go. Dodge or run to the left side.
Ringed Explosion Swims away and begins levitating in the air, forming the symbol of the Elden Ring in the sky. A large ring will begin converging on the target’s position, before ending in a large explosion.  Run outside of the outer ring, rolling through the enclosing inner circle. On the <50% HP version, running jump 3 times, over each enclosing ring, and then jump one more time to leave the blast radius. The 3-ring version has a more complex symbol in the sky when the Beast floats upward.
Golden Wing
Shoots many magical spears from its wings, which chase after the player before crashing into the ground.  Run in small circles or pick a direction and keep running.
Flying Flame Sword Flies through the air shortly before its sword catches on fire, after which it crashes into the ground and swings. Dodge by rolling forward into the attack. 
Elden Stars Sends out a gold projectile that continuously chases its target while spawning smaller homing projectiles that chip away at their health before exploding.

 Sprint away from Stars, once it gets close, roll back through the stars and sprint the other way. During this time you will also need to worry about other mechanics.

In the <50% HP version, roll at right angles to avoid the larger star: so, roll forward, then to the right, then directly back, etc. The large star doesn't track fast enough to keep up, but you'll still take chip damage from the smaller ones.

Running away from the attack for 5 seconds and then using the Crimsonwhorl Bubbletear physick can nullify the attack.

Flying Wing Spears Dives into the ground and comes out flying, firing its Wing Spears while doing so. Same strategy as above.
Sword Swing-Smash Swings its sword twice before grabbing the blade and smashing it into the ground.  
Divebomb Flops on its belly, flies for a short bit, then crashes into the ground.  
Nebula (Line) Shoots out a long row of clouds that looks like a galaxy, which then explode one after the other.  At <50% health, he can combine this with other attacks like Flaming Sword Beams, which will be hidden by the cloud. Make sure you always have a clear line of sight on him during this attack.
Flying Sword Crescents Its sword catches on fire and it swings forward 4 times, sending a crescent of magic with each swing. The last two swings will be delayed. (The last crescent can diverge and hit your cooperator/Ash summon)  Doge roll into the Blast. Blocking without a Holy and physical defense shield will hurt. The first two shots are right after each other, so roll and then roll again right away.
Flaming Stab Sets its sword on fire and stabs the ground, creating an explosion when it pulls the sword out again. Run away to avoid the incoming explosion. 
Spin Swing Spins in a circle and swings its sword. Dodge through the move and attack it.
Flaming Sword Combo Sets its sword on fire and alternates between rapid swings and downward stabs before doing a large, angular spin-swing.  
Wave of Gold Charges sword, swings and puts a large amount of damage in the shape of a cone at the player. If caught in the cone, the closer to the tip you are the more damage you take.  This attack seems to do multiple chunks of damage, from what I can tell the front of the cone will 1 hit 60 vigor. The only success I've had is dodging half of the damage rolling right as it explodes and being out of the front of the cone more towards the middle.
Dive Dives into the ground and reappears a short distance away.  Chase it down.

Elden Beast Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Have been nerfed in Patch 1.04 (NG cycle variation only)
  • Elden Beast is the vassal beast of the Greater Will.
  • Bug: If Tarnished is grabbed with Divine Punishment while performing an animation that lowers his postion (f.e. during casting Pest Threads), attack will deal no damage. Grabbed target will not move upwards, but will stay very close to the ground.




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    • Anonymous

      Wait genuine question, does Elden Beast still heal from Holy Damage? Because this page either doesn't mention that, or it's nerf changed that

      • Anonymous

        I love spending 90% of my god damn fight just running to the boss while they spam giant aoe attacks and 20 second long homing projectiles

        • Anonymous

          Most annoying boss ever. Runs away and spams projectiles like elden stars, elden rings and other **** at the same time. God what a miserable experience

          • Neat looking boss but mechanically it's some stinky dogshite. Would have much preferred a stronger phase 2 of Radagon to the space slug because 80 percent of this fight is spent holding circle.

            • Anonymous

              Hey guys, dual katanas build here, this guy runs away too much, anyone know why? am i doing something wrong

              • Anonymous

                It has never taken me more than 2 tries to beat this thing with a melee-only build I don't know what everyone's problem is

                • Shame the final boss of the game is so disappointing. Radagon and Elden Beast both just look goofy and the whole double fight with multiple cutscenes to skip through every fight just makes it tedious instead of fun.

                  • Anonymous

                    1.08 : Do NOT use mimic, it actively avoids fighting the Elden beast and just stands around looking confused and tanking hits

                    • Anonymous

                      Tbh it's a fun boss, until he cast Elden Stars, Golden Wing Spears and Flying Sword Crescents at the same time...

                      • Torrent is one of the most important figures in your character's success in this game. Why can't he be there to help with the finale, against a boss that could really use mounted combat? :(

                        • Anonymous

                          Truly my favorite boss of this game. I've cooped to help people for this boss so many times and every now and then I get one with a weird personality. Like, I know it sounds crazy, but between the Radagon who teleports up to 7 times a second and the Elden Beast and I having chase scenes of upwards of 45 seconds, there are definitely weird manifestations of the rng for the moveset. Perhaps I'm ranting, but I believe that Radagon/Elden beast is the most unique fight in the game in that you have to ration your resources correctly to make it work. Fights like Malekith are a sprint to take him down before he rips you a new one. These two are more of a marathon.

                          • Beautiful attacks, but wow, I can't seem to evade properly, and having to take down Radagon before this is just a bit much. I might even enjoy the Beast if I could do the fight separately. PC modders might have a mod for that before i can improve my skillz. I would also love to summon Melania to fight the Beast. That would be fun.

                            • Anonymous

                              I don’t know man

                              Much like O&S, my experience with this boss seems much different than others

                              I am not very good at games, but while I died a fair amount of times, I didn’t find him unfair, he didn’t run away THAT much

                              Most of his attacks were easy to dodge

                              And talk about spectacle

                              I enjoyed it

                              • Anonymous

                                The wiki doesn't mention it, but the Shard Spiral spell is particularly effective here for the same reason as Pest Threads -- the spell doesn't end on contact with your target, and it continues to fly through enemies and continues to deal damage as it does so. On a big enemy like Elden Beast, you can land a significant amount of damage by spamming this.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Another and final example of an RNG boss that funnels all playing styles into one META build in order to be defeated.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This fight is absolutely terrible. If you win he runs all the way to the other side and blast you with spells and when you get close he moves to other side. Wtf from soft

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Glintblade phalanx beats it. Watchdog staff aow and smashes beats it. Thunderbolt AOW and Gransax beat it. Projectile attacks of all kinds do well. Black Knife Tiche does very well.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I don't know how or what means you people are using, but this bs boss is the worst boss I've ever encountered in a game and it's the reason I quite playing it.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I've beated this boss an insane amount of times.

                                          I can say that if you are going to melee Elden Beast you must use Blackflame Tornado. You melt that health bar.

                                          If you are using an faith build then Black Blade incantation is the best option. The damage and range is really useful against this boss.

                                          For Int builds I recommend using Comet Azur.

                                          For arcane builds I recommend using an occult upgraded weapon. Arcane is a bad option against this boss because is inmune to all status effects

                                          • Anonymous

                                            After a few playthroughs I find this boss consistently easier with high faith build helping to tank the holy damage better where as my 2 in based builds have found this fight much harder so I'm guessing it's from that difference

                                            • Anonymous

                                              1st tried this boss on ng+ on a recent build, took me 4 hours to beat this on my first playthrough, how was I not able to dodge this bosses moves that first try? Seemed so easy this time in comparison

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Ima be real, after getting my ass handed to me by Radagon just to see that there was an entire fight after him sacred me, too bad all of his attacks are really easy to dodge, and Elden stars does practically no damage

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Blasphemous blade worked well for me against the beast on my recent playthrough, especially since my mimic was healing itself with its weapon art consistently enough to finish the fight with over half it's health still intact!

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I fighting the elden beast with a high faith character I found it useful to have the black knife on switch to occasionally apply the percent based dot from it's weapon art to consistently tick it's health down for much of the fight while it's essentially kiting me

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Managed to beat him at RL40 with +4 / +10 weapons on NG: Tiche + Black Flame Fireball for Radagon, Black Flame Tornado for Elden Beast, some luck, lots of time, and as much Holy resists as you can fit. Good luck tarnished!

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        You know, it would be nice if that boss seemingly made of glass-like transparent material, which makes glass breaking sounds everytime it's hit, and who seemingly has a huge glowing crack on it's tummy, IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A STRIKE DAMAGE WEAKNESS GODDAMIT

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Hitboxes on this boss are totally screwed - there are parts of the body you can hit with no damage, and these parts are numerous.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Who wouldve thought taking astel and making him a faith build instad of an int build would make him just as un-fun to fight against?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              For all the talk about malenia being difficult this was by far the hardest boss for me, the way its long spells and attacks take a while to play out allows them to stack making dodging them all at once nearly impossible, there are only so many iframes!

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                if you hate this thing use mimic tear and spam fallingstars weapon art. i thought it was cool, but reading the comments here i guess a lot of people don't think so

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The "black hole teleport" is actually a good opportunity to just run toward EB and whale on it. The blast doesn't reach its sides, so you've got plenty of time to punish.

                                                                  The four golden slashes are a good opportunity to close distance. Simply roll toward it with each swing, sprinting in its longer delays. (Ah, remember when you couldn't dodge out of a dash? That sucked, lol.) Once again, easy punish.

                                                                  Don't be shy to jump its wide swings. It gives you a little more safety than a simple roll. As with most if its attacks, try not to chicken out and make distance. Keep that pressure on.

                                                                  Also remember, holyproof dried liver is your best friend. Once you see it readying Golden Stars, pop one of those bad boys for good measure.

                                                                  Certainly an incredibly tedious boss to learn, but now that I've practiced a good amount, it's... kind of calmingly simple. (Still lame that you HAVE to rematch Radagon every time, though.)

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Absolute garbage. Hopefully next time From decides to let a human design a bossfiight and not a flailing monkey.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Elden Stars + that rain of light attack PLUS those 4 ****ing sword swings. How? How is anyone supposed to dodge 3 attacks together?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Can't believe my post was censored, I only said that it's not a very good final boss. Too much time spent running, terrible hitboxes, janky camera, too tanky so the annoying fight just drags on. Great game with a few bad bosses (like Fire Giant....). Censor me again!

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          A great game, but plenty of bad bosses, and this might be the worst. I'd rather fight Malenia & Fire Giant 100 times than deal with this guy again. Should've just buffed Radagon's HP & made him the final boss.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Took me what felt like an eternity, but in fact it was several hours and much less time than I needed beating Malenia. The key for me was to equip the heaviest armour available to me (I used Omen Helm, rest Lionel's Armour), Rotten Winged Sword Insignia, Shard of Alexander, Dragon Crest Greatshield Talisman and Haligdrake Talisman +2. Equip only two spells, i.e. incantations, namely Lord's Heal and Lord's Divine Fortification, use Morgott's Great Rune and then summon Mimic Tear, not Tiche. Take only one weapon (the one you do most damage with, depending on your attributes and player skills) - for me, it was Moonveil. I used 7 healing flasks and 7 Focus flasks. Take the weapon in both hands (the equipped incantations are for the Mimic Tear to use mostly). Only do two weapon ults for Radagon at a time, then concentrate on evading. Repeat. If opportunity arises, hit him with a few normal hits. Chase the Elden Beast around, dealing as much damage as possible before it goes into its usual frenzies. Repeat, and prepare for a somewhat lengthy battle with the Beast. Took me around 5-10 minutes or something for the Beast alone, I believe.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The Radagon Fight was fun, then come this Beast Running away here and there while spamming Elden Star + GetsugaTenshou + Astel Fire cloud at the same time which waste away my Time & Stamina just to get close to it.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                What a perfect and fitting ending to the most hyped and garbage game to date. The devs literally end it by mocking the players by having them chase around a giant pokemon-squid thing. Brilliant!

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I don't know how they did it, but FS somehow made a boss worse than Sonic 06. It's crazy that they made such a simplistic, yet amazing final fight like Gehrman optional and saved Moon Presence as a secret boss. And even if you died to it, you start straight from the MP checkpoint. Plus the lantern is right next to the boss. You don't have to wait 20 seconds to get to the fight once you touch the fogwall. And the boss feels like the right size for the arena it's in. Rad/EB feels like it's the laziest, last second add on to a game that really ended with Mohg. Even then, Godfrey feels like the true final boss of the game. The whole Rad is Marika twist has no payoff in the fight. It would have been cool if they swapped bodies/playstyles, but no. And then EB just comes out of nowhere. You can say "but the lore says" but most of the fan base has already said this fight is a waste of time. Why can't we use Torrent in this fight designed to have Torrent? Why does this battle turn into a Touhou laser light show? Half the time it covers the area in aoe fog and then does it's star move on top of swinging a sword (that it really shouldn't have on top of everything else.) To me, this fight feels like the ending of Naruto, where Kishi didn't know how to end the story, so he kept tacking on random ass skills to Madara. But didn't end it there despite the plot leading up to him and added on two more threats because why not. I hope an update will come out that makes torrent available and splits up the Rad/EB battle because if we're given that, then it would be a lot more tolerable.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I've had at least 2 dozen characters and successful runs. The most success I've had with him is to use dual hammer powerstance. The mace and the morning star are very effective against him and radagon. Use Radan armor set and halidrake, plus 2 shield talsiman and green turtle and claw talisman. Go in at level 100 and you are golden. Need at least 12 healing flasks at greater than plus 10. Nothing fancy, just jump attacks with double bonk!

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Yup, this boss was such a terrible finish to this game. Made me use Taker's Flames on Radagon till he died in 30s then bumrush the Elden Beast with non-stop barrage of physical damage.

                                                                                      Haligdrake Talisman +2, Spelldrake Talisman +2, and Pearldrake Talisman +2, makes short work of his OP damage.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Me: Ok time to become elden lord.
                                                                                        Game: *presents Radagon*
                                                                                        Me: *kills Radagon*
                                                                                        Game: shows elden beast*
                                                                                        Also game: giorno’s theme starts playin

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          It's funny how they managed to design this last boss fight in such a way that the people who like Radagon end up hating Elden Beast and vice-versa.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I was ready to give up on sorcery and start poking the EB with my magic spear, then 1-shotted it with Meteorite of Astel. I must have been standing in exactly the right spot by dumb lucks since the previous tries never did more than 1/3 of its health.

                                                                                            • not the worst boss fromsoftware has made, but not a good final boss, should've just made radagon the final boss. It's better then nashandra, probably gwyn, but no way in hell does it come close to SoC, gherman and moon presence or both isshins

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I'm having some trouble avoiding the elden beast's attacks, I'd be surprised if no one had tried it so will bloodhound step get me out of trouble with any of its attacks? or will they still hit me in the middle of the bloodhound step? Also, there's a comment on the jar cannon's wiki with someone saying "upgrade it to +10 when you face the elden beast. Don't bother with melee, you'll thank me later" is there any truth in that? I'm sceptical, it only does 672 damage at +10 it has no scaling. I can see the don't bother with melee part but with that maximum damage you'd still need to dodge and avoid its attacks over and over between shots, you'd also need to hope the elden beast didn't attack when you were locked in the post firing animation. That has to be a troll comment, yes?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I tried Radagon and the Elden beast for the first time yesterday and having to fight these two one after the other was just about as bad as I was expecting. This is worse than the godskin duo at Farum Azula and one after the other in spiritcaller cave.
                                                                                                  I have remembrances I haven't cashed in with Enia's corpse yet and two unused mausoleums obviously I don't want to lose them by starting NG+ unexpectedly. If I beat the EB will that automatically trigger the lord of frenzied flame ending and lock me into starting NG+?

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    this games final boss is kiting me around as revenge for me just kiting every other enemy in the game...
                                                                                                    how am i supposed to get close to this thing?

                                                                                                    • Finally I managed to kill the Elden Beast in NG+7 :)
                                                                                                      This is a great achievement for me, because my reflexes are poor and therefore a lot of strategies don't work for me.
                                                                                                      Here my build and some tips to kill the beast.

                                                                                                      Right hand: Fallingstar Beast Jaw
                                                                                                      Left hand 1: Fingerprint Stone Shield with Ash of War: No Skill
                                                                                                      Left hand 2: Golden Order Seal
                                                                                                      Armor: Lionel's Set
                                                                                                      Talismans: Haligdrake +2, Dragoncrest Greatshield, Shard of Alexander

                                                                                                      4th Talisman: Whatever you like. I had a completely useless talisman from a previos figth equipped.
                                                                                                      Flask: Whatever you like. I didn't use the flask in the fight.

                                                                                                      Spells: Golden Vow, Lord's Divine Fortification, Flame, Grant Me Strength

                                                                                                      Vigor: 60
                                                                                                      Mind: 50
                                                                                                      Endurance: 73 (my load was 104.3, therefore 50 should be ok for heavy load)
                                                                                                      Strength: 99
                                                                                                      Dexterity: 99
                                                                                                      Intelligence: 99
                                                                                                      Faith: 42 (27 is sufficient to use the equipped incarnations)
                                                                                                      Arcane: 59 (only to get holy defense, most probably this can be lower)

                                                                                                      Spitit Ash: Mimic Tear

                                                                                                      Great Rune: Whatever you like. I had no rune active.

                                                                                                      In general my solution was to spam the weapon skill and block attacks. I was under heavy load during the fight. Blocking attacks worked much better for me, then doging. Make sure to equip the shield, before summoning the spirit. Otherwise the mimic tear will most probably die too fast.

                                                                                                      I sucessfully killed the beast in my first run with the Dragoncrest shield and the blocking strategy. With a lighter shield (Golden Beast Crest Shield), I failed several times.
                                                                                                      In my next journey, I will try the following:
                                                                                                      Old Lord's Talisman as 4th talisman to increase the buff duration.
                                                                                                      Radahn's Great Rune to get more endurance HP and SP.
                                                                                                      Greenburst and Crimsonburst Crystal Tear to restore stamina and HP over time.

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