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, Weapons, Incantations, 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
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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.
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
|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.|
|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.
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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