Radagon of the Golden Order

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Location Stone Platform

Elden Throne:

HP ≈ 13,339 (GOD)
Strong VS
Immune to
Neutral to

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

Radagon is a tall, fractured god wielding the hammer that shattered the Elden Ring, and is found in the Elden Throne. He was previously married to Rennala, but became Queen Marika's consort after Godfrey was exiled from the Lands Between. Completing Brother Corhyn & Goldmask's quest to a certain point reveals that he is the "other half" of Queen Marika. Despite being of one body, the two do not share the same will, as evident from Radagon attempting to repair the Elden Ring after Marika had shattered it.

This boss is NOT optional as players must defeat him to reach the end of Elden Ring. 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. Be aware that depleting his health completely immediately takes you into the cutscene leading to the final boss fight - Elden Beast. If you die to the Elden Beast, you are required to fight Radagon again before reaching it.

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.


 As the husband of Rennala of Caria, the red-haired Radagon studied sorcery, and as the husband of Queen Marika, he studied incantations.
Thus did the hero aspire to be complete.

Radagon of the Golden Order

Radagon of the Golden Order is a God Boss found in the Stone Platform.

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


Elden Ring Radagon of the Golden Order Location

Radagon of the Golden Order can be found by entering the glowing wall after defeating Hoarah Loux, Warrior.


Radagon of the Golden Order Combat Information

  • Health: NG (13339), NG+ (13353), NG++ (14688), NG+3 (15356), NG+4 (16023), NG+5 (17359), NG+6 (18026), NG+7 (18694)
  • Deals Strike Damage, Holy Damage.
  • Can block spells and throwable items with very high damage reduction (all damage types).
  • Parriable: Yes (Regular, non-charged melee attacks only. It also only provides an opportunity for riposte on every 3rd parry)
  • Can be poise broken. Poise: 120
  • Particularly affected by offensive Godskin Incanatations

 Upon defeat, a cutscene will play and the fight against the Elden Beast will begin.



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 Radagon of the Golden Order Boss Guide

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Radagon of the Golden Order Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Radagon of the Golden Order:


Melee Users

At the beginning of the fight, you can run toward him and safely make an attack or two (depending on weapon speed).

Radagon is vulnerable to poise damage. If you're consistent about applying it, then he can be poise broken 3 times in this fight, giving you a much-needed break to reapply buffs, drink flasks, or stack more damage. Heavy thrusting swords like Dragon King's Cragblade can guard counter quickly, which is useful since taking advantage of his openings is much more difficult with slower weapons like Bloodhound's Fang. Most of his moves have long recovery time, which will let you get in a jumping heavy attack or charged attack.

Use Godskin magics, like Black Flame Blade. As stated in the Godskin Prayerbook, Godskin incantations were created to kill Gods such as Radagon.

The biggest melee threat in Radagon's arsenal is his grab. When his arm starts glowing, he starts readying a lunge grab, which has limited tracking and a generous hitbox. In testing, this move killed from full health at 50 Vigor, using Lionel's Set and damage reduction talismans. His grab has a medium lunge that can be outrun. Begin sprinting away as he starts his grab, and it will never hit you. Alternatively, his grab can be reliably dodged by rolling into him.

Recommended talismans for melee users: Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman, Haligdrake Talisman, Green Turtle Talisman. This combo will let you tank a few of his hits with as little chip damage as possible. He'll often hit you even if you roll past him, thanks to his backswing, so it's important to keep as much health and stamina as possible to follow up on his openings. The Crimson Seed Talisman will stretch each flask further in this marathon of a final boss.

Magic and Ranged Users

At the beginning of the fight, you can hit him with two fast- or medium-casting spells (although sometimes he parries the second), or one slow-casting spell.

When fighting Radagon at range, there are two major threats - maybe three. The first is his big ground slam. This is easily identified by him leaping into the air and hovering for a bit. Reflexes say dodge when this hits the ground but that is the last thing you want to do. It's not so much a typical AoE attack as it is a nova. So, the attack spreads out. You want to dodge after he hits. It might take a try or two to get this one figured out. The second major one is when he charges up his hammer and slams it three times in a row for big fan-shaped explosions. Much like the first, this one has some deceptiveness built in. It is not a 100% fan that hits everywhere it lights up. It actually fires out several trails, one of which goes right towards you. This becomes super easy to dodge once you realize this because all you need to do is dodge backward (or forward) at 45-60 degree angle and he'll miss with all of them.

One note about the first slam is that it might feel like a good time to get in some damage, and it is, but don't get caught with your pants down and in a big animation. Even if he looks like he might attack a spirit or friend, he has a tendency to change targets while up in the air and gives little warning!

The third major thing to watch out for is his lightning bolt. However, this one doesn't have much in the way of trickery, but getting the timing down might take a try or two. 

Once you can reliably avoid these three things the rest of it is pretty easy in terms of defense. The biggest trouble is finding the time to get the hits in. Something with a quick animation is your friend, but he is also prone to losing/switching aggro so you can hit him with something big here and there. He also seems to maintain a fairly steady tempo, so his wind-up/wind-down/recovery between attacks feels consistent and can help you get an idea for when to attack. 

As for what he is weak to? Good question! Testing would be required, but he seems to take a lot of damage from most things. Glintstone Icecrag hits him really hard, and Stars of Ruin can do some work if you need a bit more range. Hitting him with Ranni's Dark Moon when he loses aggro can give you a little boost in damage going forward thanks to its magic resistance reduction. Quite frankly, he takes a lot of damage and could even be considered fairly squishy, but he has a tendency to take you out of the fight before you can capitulate - or he'll do enough damage to you that you go into the next round without as many resources as you may need. 

One thing I did find is that Black Knife Tiche (bless her soul) is as good against him she is against most bosses. Her rot-blade or whatever nonsense she flings around can easily take 20% of his Hp by the time its DoT runs out, so she is a good one to use. She's also durable enough that she will last through both fights without issue. 

With a little luck and some good timing, you can eliminate Radagon inside a minute, if not quicker, leaving you with just the follow-up fight to deal with. As a sorcerer, that one feels like a lot bigger threat!

For incantation users, Black Flame and Lightning Spear are both effective punishers. Radagon also seems to be vulnerable to the Frenzied Flame spells. Frenzied Burst is highly recommended due to it's long range. For the second phase against Elden Beast, Pest Threads (at close range) deals heavy damage to large targets such as the Beast.

Radagon of the Golden Order Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Radagon throws a large holy spear towards the player, which lingers before exploding. Jump over or dodge to the side and keep distance from the bolt until it explodes


Radagon throws five small holy spears in front of him in a fan formation, which linger before exploding. Dodge through them.
 Grab Radagon's missing arm materializes with golden light, raising it before grabbinh the target with a shockwave, before beginning to slam them with his hammer. The timing on this one is strange the attack lags and leaves you prone to panic rolling. Wait about two and a half seconds and then roll into Radagon.  
Charge Swing Radagon charges towards the player with their hammer held out to the right. Dodge into Radagon.
Gold Breaker Radagon jumps into the air, hovers for a moment as his hammer glows, then lunges down towards the player. Dodge towards Radagon as he lunges down. This avoids the AOE pulse of the attack, making it much easier to avoid.
Elden Shattering Imbues his hammer before slamming the ground three times, the last one painting the symbol of the Elden Ring on the ground. Move away or dodge into it.
Draining Field Radagon sunmons a holy spear and slams it down, creating a field that drains health when one stands in it. Dodge and move away.
Imbued Hammer Slams Two variations, including a regular slam with an AOE, or a dragging attack, which leaves behind a damaging field which later explodes. Dodge into it.
Teleport Radagon teleports away, creating a shockwave everytime he reappears, dealing minor damage This is arguably the most irritating attack, as it can be chained quite often. Just dodge away from it.

Radagon Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Upon using the Law of Regression incantation on a statue in Leyndell Royal Capital, a message will appear saying "Radagon is Marika".
  • The description for Marika's Hammer says that Marika shattered the Elden Ring, while Radagon attempted to fix it, suggesting that the two halves are in conflict with each other.
  • In the introduction to elden ring the two halves are shown, Marika shattering the Elden ring and Radagon attempting to repair it.



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    • 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

        What I honestly hate most about this fight is the IMMENSELY LOUD sound when touching the golden light. I don't want to adjust my volume everytime just for that, ffs. Ended up taking my headphones off just prior to this fight.

        • Anonymous

          Was harder for me then malenia mainly because I couldn’t just poise break him to death but other then that a very fun fight feels so good to perfectly doge his aoes hats off to you Chadagon

          • Anonymous

            by far one of the worst bosses in the game. every single attack is delayed and results in a lingering AOEs that if not dodged frame-perfect will clip you with ridiculous damage output. also has immediate input reading for any heal or refill. horrible designed boss and i dread him every playthrough. at least the beast is fun.

            • Anonymous

              There was a solid advice in comments here - just roll into most of his attacks and it will make the fight a breeze. Started doing it and finished him and the beast in three tries.

              • Anonymous

                Elden Beast honestly ruins this fight, why couldn't they have just given Radagon a second phase where he changes into Marika or something like that? Radagon is a cool and fun boss, Elden Beast is just annoying and having to fight Radagon all over again after dying to the Elden Beast just made this fight get tedious very quickly, as i said, i would've preferred if Radagon simply got a second phase.

                • Radagon: has founded fundamentalism
                  Also Radagon: doesnt use fundamentalism, only holy lightning spears
                  is he the REAL radagon or just a fake copy that imitates him, hmmmm?

                  • Anonymous

                    I'm glad this is the last souls anything this final boss pair will go down in history as one of the worse f*king piece of shi* bosses in the top 3 EASILY next to Fume Knight and O&S omg I would rather double team Ornstein and Smough right now and yes I do mean it in that way!! These completely killed and ruined the series for me. I see a lot of people defending that it's ok that Radagon and Elden Beast are together and to you I say, f*k you with the firery intense passion of a million loses because that's what it took to finish this game that tries way too hard to be unfair

                    • Anonymous

                      Black flame is the way to go for both bosses if you have the stats to make them pay off. But if anyone reading this page before trying the final two bosses has black flame ritual in their load out, the pillars of black flame will not stagger Radagon the way they do with most enemies he will easily pass through the flame circle to get at you. I don't know if he can do the same thing with black flame tornado.

                      • Anonymous

                        For me Radagon and Godfrey were like two opposites, Godfrey being enjoyable fun fight and Radagon being roll catching cheeky turd.

                        • Anonymous

                          It looks like I'm done with Elden Ring and won't be going into NG+. I don't fancy the idea of having to fight a boss with thirteen f**ing thousand HP every time the final boss kills me. I have had my money's worth out of it though so I'm not that concerned about calling it a day before the final two bosses.

                          • Anonymous

                            Plz Radagon don't defend yourself and let me kill you :'(

                            Realism is when you go to someone to kill them, they defend themselves with everything they have, and realism is that you are not always the victor. Radagon is a God, leader of the Golden Order.

                            From Soft' has no duty to allow everyone to finish the game. You knew this game was supposed to be hard. Like I'm not good enough to beat the game "Ghosts'n Goblins", but I'm not gonna complain to the developer because I'm not good enough. If you really want to win every time, there are builds for that. If you want to keep your favorite build, it's very respectable and I encourage you, and if you die too often, take breaks and breathe instead of raging.

                            • Anonymous

                              I'm pretty sure Maliketh killed significantly more times than Radagon did, but despite that I really enjoyed fighting Maliketh but absolutely hated Radagon and i got pretty damn salty at him, proly something to do with the constant absurdly delayed attacks the projectile spam every time I back up to heal and they annoying ass lingering hitbox aoe attack spam OH BOY SURE DO LOVE THOSE THINGS, DEFINITELY DON'T HATE THEM WITH A BURNING ****ING PASSION, don't forget about the part where you have to learn a completely different boss afterwards with no breaks, Oh you died to the second boss? WELL TOO BAD LOSER NO YOU HAVE TO FIGHT THE FIRST ******* ALL OVER AGAIN HAVE FUN! Tldr, Radagon is a big doodoo head and I hate him.

                              • Anonymous

                                I wonder who made From Soft think that this would be a great finale? After 5 Soulsborne games, they decide that now is not only the time to have a double, end-to-end boss fight, but also have two almost frustratingly broken bosses on top of that? Who looked at the difficulty curve from Gideon to Godfrey to ****ING Radagon and the Elden Beast and said "Yeah, that's fine"?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Heckin' love how he deliberately takes like atleast 5 seconds to actually swing on every attack just to throw me off and annoy me, and spams stupid explosive projectiles every time i back up to heal, don't forget the huge amounts of aoe that he spams like a maniac when his health is about halfway, yeah this guy is the polar opposite to Godfrey for me, Godfrey was tough but fair and fun to fight, Radagon though was just difficult in a really annoying and cheap way, his timings completely **** on muscle memory, and although i would admit he definitely looks cool and has a cool looking fighting style, but actually fighting him became annoying very quickly for me, it wouldn't bother me anywhere near as much if you did not have to fight and learn the moveset of an entirely different boss afterwards with no break, this fight would've been far more enjoyable if Radagon stayed dead and you went straight to the Elden Beast afterwards without having to deal with his bullshit again, sorry for the long winded rant, but i just wanted to show how i felt about this fight.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    3x Flame of the Redmanes staggers the guy. After the second stagger he is down (if you buff your flame damage).

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Tiche is really bad for this fight: She doges so constantly that Radagon almost ALWAYS looses his focus and smacks you instead. Mimic Tear is MUCH better. Use a Magma Blade +10. The AOE Weapon Art MELTS this boss, even more when your copy also uses it.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        The fact you have to fight him all over again after dying to the Elden Beast is so tedious, like why didn't they simply make it so that once you've beaten Radagon you don't have to fight him again and you go straight to fighting the Elden Beast? Or perhaps instead of having to learn a completely different boss Radagon simply had a phase two or three? It hardly soured the whole game for me or anything, but it really turned a fight that could've been a really cool satisfying conclusion into something alot more tedious than it should've been.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Oh you don't like super delayed attacks, aoe spam with lingering hitboxes or ridiculously fast projectile spam that also explodes? WELL TOO BAD LOSER HERES ALL OF THAT YOU CAN EAT. This guy made me miss Godfrey so much.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Best early game talisman for melee: Radagon Soreseal
                                            Best early game talisman for caster: Radagon Icon

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Official lyrics leaked by Antonius Tertius/Magister Organi 1 week ago. He's that redditor who explained the why Miyazaki wants gibberish in Elden Ring songs.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Quote from Spectral Lance: "With Black Flame Blade it did 700 more damage (Radagon, 3 Players, NG). When BBF does 2% damage of total HP, this means Radagon has 35.000 HP with total 3 Players in NG."
                                                (Numbers are roughly)

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Some of his attacks are just unfair, he will start attacking and hit you before your swing is finished even though he just ended a long combo. It could even be input reading as another comment says. Might be less of an issue for fast weapon builds but with a colossal hammer it's annoying to say the least.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Don't see why tiche is recommended to fight this dude, she's WAYYYYYYY too passive to be able to keep aggro, her dodge doesn't take her far enough to avoid his aoe slams, the minimal value of the percentage health dmg ability she gets doesn't outweigh how useless she ends up being outside of it, particularly when she's just wiffing the ranged attack anyway and therefor not even applying the percentage dmg

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If it's availiable in you build, Raptor's Mist can be an option against many of his delayed ground effect, except the three smashes (the last one catches you even mid-air). Raptor's Mist > Jump Attack by default is a pretty good move, since he'll most certainly be in your face in those attacks.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Despite the fact that he is strong against pierce, being able to turtle behind a shield with a spear can be worth the trade-off if you are supporting other players in co-op. Radagon seems reluctant to shift his aggression off you if you can keep tanking his hits and poking - and a spear can carry black flame tornado for use in the Elden Beast fight. If you're willing to sink a truly disgusting amount of points into endurance and strength, a sacred affinity fingerprint great shield and a fire infused partisan can do the job here - you will need both the sanctified and red-hot whetblades for this, the first of which is missable. Just cross your fingers that the host brings the DPS for the Radagon phase.

                                                        • Oh dont know i had way more fun fighting Godfrey. He at least had the guts to face you head on. This guy? Just put heavy armor on, used lord's plus alexander's talismans, buffed myself to high heavens with physical\divine defense buffs and trolled his sorry teleporting ass with lion claw on greatsword. Maybe i would consider fighting him properly if not the cluster**** that is Elden beast. At this point tbh i just wanted it to be over. Previous games had way better endgame imo.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Radagon’s grab has two versions: an near instant one with ~a second of delay, and a slower one designed to rollcatch. As it’s often tricky to figure out which version he’s going to do, I suggest running away and jumping with the assumption he’s doing the faster one. At worst you will get clipped by the explosion, much better than getting caught and taking massive damage.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              he is immune to frostbite, im quite sure, i coated my giant crusher with frost grease and hit him with 6 charged heavies along with mimic contributing, not a single proc. Unless that is somehow under the 627 threshold he is totally immune i swear

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                He’s weak to fire. Use blasphemous blade , takers flame. You can get out of his battle with most of your health intact for Elden beast

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  also you can dodge his grab by hugging him and strafing right, but you'll have to dodge or block the blast. Still helps from not getting roll caught by the ridiculous windup

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Gwyn: I'm tired of plin plin plon. Lets try something different.

                                                                    *plin* *plon*

                                                                    Gwyn: Hmm.... Yes, me like. Gwyndolin-chan play cello to enhance daddy's music

                                                                    *cello is added*

                                                                    Gwyn: Yes, this good. but where do I go from here?

                                                                    Radagon & Elden Beast + title screen OST: Hold my beer.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Would have ben dope if he whiped out a golden order greatsword to replace his arm, then weild both of them in a new move set. As per the lore suggest, when he left renala he reformed his moonlight greatsword into the golden order greatsword so it makes sense to me that he would weild it to, but just an idea miyazaki....

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        “Damn bro, you need to level strength and bulk up. Cause your body is looking weak as hell. By the way can change into Marika cause I got business with her and don’t you dare change back.”- Godfrey to Radagon.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          For solo, I did in NG+. Use the Physics before fighting him, put the "Second Chance" and other thing you like, I putted lightning damage cause I used 2 Gransax spears. If you can dodge his things you can retaliate even two hits with fast weapons, or charge attack. When you get the basic flow you can kill him relatively fast. Use sacred protection before entering and during the battle, he often lets you breathe.

                                                                          • Phase two: radagon throws away his hammer, then summons his golden order greatsword, changing up the fight, using a bunch of elden beasts moves, but more cooler.

                                                                            Phase three: he whips out a moonlight greatsword, then starts power stancing both the MLGS and the golden order greatsword dealing both magic nd holy damage

                                                                            as per my name, final phase he whips out a PKCS

                                                                            all jokes aside it would have been cooler if he did the first two phases i put down

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              any ideas for this mofo with bow only build? i was carreid whole game by blood and poision arrows but this guy is immune to all and i am not sure if blac bow and 198 arrows will make it :P

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                The guy is built out of Pringles yet won't ever stagger. Hit him with dragon claws and nukes yet he doesn't even flinch.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  It doesn't say this in the magic strategy section but he doesn't/can't block night sorceries like night comet. Kind of trivializes the fight for mages if you use it.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Any ideas how to help me ? i am 115 lvl 50 +vit 50+ arc build with a few endurance points for beter armor after all remberance bosses but i cant kill elden beast. Ofc i use rivers of blood and i dont rly care that he is imune to bleed cuz this weapon have good skill and dmg on his own wihout bleed. But the thing is this guy teleports from me evry 1 art xd. Should i change weapon to smth else or respec or smth? i kinda want to be over with it and go back to ds3 but i cant wihout finishing this boss fight.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I have an INT build and have tried a lot of strategies, the following seems to work way better than the others.

                                                                                      - Moonveil Katana + Dagger with Bloodhound Step
                                                                                      - Lusats or Carian Regal staff

                                                                                      - heaviest you can go while staying as Medium weight, pick things with high Holy resistance.
                                                                                      - (I used light build all the way through but this boss is too hard so I moved up to Medium load)

                                                                                      - the one that boosts skill attack
                                                                                      - the one that gives holy resistance

                                                                                      - Rannis Dark Moon

                                                                                      - Summon Tiche immediately and let him take aggro
                                                                                      - Slide in with Bloodhound step, switch to Moonveil and drop an R2 skill attack
                                                                                      - Back off and use bloodhound step (not dodge) to evade his attacks until you lose aggro
                                                                                      - throw in a Ranni Dark Moon if you like, not sure if this increases the damage done by moonveil skill. but dont spam this as you need the FP for the bloodhound step and Elden Beast.
                                                                                      - be patient and let Tiche take the brunt. Supposedly one of the tiche attacks regens elden beasts health so you want tiche dead early in that fight anyway.

                                                                                      Then for Elden beast, you just alternate between bloodhound step and the Moonveil R2 attack as the main strategy, and throw in a Ranni Dark Moon when he swims/flies.

                                                                                      (I have minimal DEX, I suspect doing a respec to move points from END into DEX would increase the moonveil R2 and make this fight way easier.)

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This really should have been the solo final boss. He's not immune to status so he doesn't cuck a whole playstyle, and the issue with status being too good can just be dealt with by giving him 2 hp bars of around 30% of current value and give him a passive that allows him to take half damage all the time from all sources. First phase/hp-bar as himself, 2nd being controlled by elden ring tiself as a vessel.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Can't really fight this MF when he constantly teleports, then proceeds to knock you down and spam AOE attacks. A big letdown comparing to badass Godfrey's badasstitude.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I like how half his attacks rely on you jumping over them, and then doing so only works maybe 10% of the time, the rest of the time you just get 30vit knocked off your health. If you're gonna make a gimmick boss, you might want to make sure the gimmick works.

                                                                                            • This guy has some many incantations I wish I could get, even in reduced forms. If there's ever a DLC with bosses less resistant to holy, it would be quite nice if his Sacred Lightning Spear (Radagon's Spear, as it is called here) & Holy Darts (Holy Spear Fan) were available to us.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I went into this fight pretty confident. Appropriately levelled, blackflame-based dex/fth build with a +10 Godslayer's Greatsword, lord's divine fortification, haligdrake medallion +2. I had been waiting for this very moment - I was one good fight away from the end, and I was excited!

                                                                                                And then I made the mistake of summoning my mimic. Since the very start of the game I realized that I had been SPECIALLY crafting a build to beat Radagon, and I should have known what a 2v1 would be like. We clobbered him. The guy barely had enough time to even LOOK at us before he was stunlocked to the ground. It was over in like 30 seconds. The Beast was dead before my physick ran out.

                                                                                                Needless to say, I think I'm gonna keep the mimic shelved for NG+
                                                                                                On another note, anyone need a hand?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I noticed that his stomp has input-reading the moment you press attack. So if he's doing nothing and walking menacingly he's most likely doing an input reading on you. He also does a input reading stomp after his grab attack so be careful on being greedy on that particular opening. He also usually follows the stomp with a hammer thrust so be aware of that too.
                                                                                                  His blink timings are different whether he blinks forwards or backwards. The timing is a longer when he blinks forward it's a bit hard to get used to. The timing is a lot faster when he blinks away but he blinks too far back so you don't have to worry about getting hit by the fast one.
                                                                                                  His does his triple slam at around 30% HP, he usually blinks away before he does that so you have time to prepare for the attack. You can roll towards him for the first two, and for the third, you can circle around him at close-distance while he's charging up the last slam. He's vulnerable for a bit of time you can probably do a full string light attack on him.
                                                                                                  Also if he is raising his left arm, don't attack him as a melee because he usually parries it and follows up a grab that you can't dodge because you're locked in an animation of your weapon bouncing off.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    ... I'm loathed to admit it, but I just had more difficulty killing Radagon than killing Malenia? I feel like there's something *wrong* with me. I hate how most of his attacks have AoEs that have lingering hitboxes, man.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I like unpredictability of his fight, it feels like fighting a real player who had too much inventory yet can teleport, leaps and deals holly mother of damage

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        This boss fight is mostly fine but I think that possibly one of its biggest flaws is the teleport which I think is unfair for the following reasons:
                                                                                                        1. He can sometimes chain it into another quick attack which will result in you getting hit out of your roll anyway despite dodging the initial attack correctly.
                                                                                                        2. He can do it whenever he feels like it which can stall the fight further by denying an otherwise earned punish on him and possibly leading to you getting punished instead.
                                                                                                        3. The teleport actually has two animations, one that is quick and is very difficult to react to and another that is slower. I believe this is a problem because it screws with the whole learning process of the fight, keeping the player guessing, but not in a fun way, making it somewhat RNG reliant. If I remember correctly, Soul of Cinder had the same issue where he had two identical animations but with different timings which would result in you getting hit if you guessed wrong, unless you were constantly out of his range which wasn't fun to deal with.
                                                                                                        4. I'm 99% sure you can't jump over the teleport despite it looking like you should be able to. (this is simply a gripe of mine and it doesn't really ruin the fight)

                                                                                                        Maybe I'm getting something wrong and I just don't understand how Radagon works but if someone wants to correct on something then feel free to do so.

                                                                                                        • Great boss. Unlike most of the bosses in this game he doesn't fill the whole screen, his attacks make sense and you can understand how to avoid them without looking up this page, doesn't catch you in one-shot undodgable combos. Still hits pretty hard if you are not careful.
                                                                                                          And he just looks cool.

                                                                                                          • Gelmir's Fury hit him for 4,860. This is my go to right now after doing a bunch of attempts with Night Comet & Night Shard. He can't catch / nullify any of these.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              i love the entire radagon fight, everything about it is fun, learning the delays and timings for the ground aoes, except that when he teleports he does damage and then follows up with a quick attack. the teleport itself is fast and since it deals damage you need to roll it, but rolling the teleport sometimes sets you up for a follow up attack that you cant dodge.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                call me a scrub of whatever but I personally think his small holy arrow is a bit too much. Everything else was fine imo.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Blasphemous blade aow with alexander shard + flame cracked tear hit like a truck, change to cross naginata with blackflame tornado aow for elden beast.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    While the info recommends using Tiche (or mimic) I'd say don't do that. While Tiches black knife skill can melt Radagons hp and she has the ability to dodge in-out of fights, she is best not used unless you time her death before stage 2 with the Elden Beast.

                                                                                                                    1 of the Elden Beasts strengths is that it has serious holy dmg resistance AND heals from holy dmg, and Tiches primary attacks do holy damage. I found out the hard way when I noticed she'd take a massive chunk of the EBs health with the skill and then give it all right back after a few swings of her knife because she uses the same black knife players have, which has holy dmg as a dmg stat. Grab your own Black knife, maybe blasphemous blade, and make sure your mimic isn't summoned with any weapons/magic that can do holy dmg.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      He has 2 versions of the grab, one where he waits a while and one that comes out quickly. I've consistently seen him use the quick version after landing a non-staggering parry on him. The way to reliably dodge is to dodge towards him at the moment he raises his hand just a little higher in preparation to lunge forward.

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