Elden Ring main bosses in order, other key bosses and hardest bosses explained

In a game as big as this, there are a lot of Elden Ring bosses.

However, you’ll probably be surprised to learn that you only need to find a fraction to complete Elden Ring.

Not that you should stick to the critical path, as many are also key to certain side quests and are subject to achievements and trophies; For the finalists the list is much longer.

And, for the curious, we have put together a list of the most difficult bosses in Elden Ring, which although subjective, can give you an idea of ​​the most difficult challenges you will face.

Please note that there are spoilers on this page, so continue at your own risk!

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List of Elden Ring main bosses in order

There are certain bosses that you must defeat to reach any Elden Ring ending.

There is some flexibility at the beginning of the game, but once you reach the capital city of Leyndell, from there the mandatory bosses are set until the end of the game.

In summary, the main bosses in order are:

  1. A great rune bearer
  2. A second bearer of the Great Rune (of the four that follow*):
    1. Margit The Fell Omen and then Godrick the Grafted (Stormveil Castle)
    2. Red Wolf of Radagon and later Renalla, Queen of the Full Moon (Raya Lucaria Academy)
    3. Godskin Noble and later Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (Mount Gelmir)
    4. Starscourge Radahn (Redmane Castle, Caelid)
  3. Draconic Tree Sentinel (Outskirts of the Capital) **
  4. Godfrey, First Lord of Elden (Leyndell)
  5. Morgott, the King of Omens (Leyndell)
  6. Fire Giant (Giant Summits)
  7. Godskin Duo (Crumbling Farum Azula)
  8. Maliketh, the Black Sword (Farum Azula Crumbled)
  9. Sir Gideon Ofnir, The Omniscient (Leyndell)
  10. Godfrey, First Lord of Elden / Hoarah Loux, Warrior (two-phase fight, Leyndell)
  11. Radagon of the Golden Order (Leyndell)
  12. Elden Beast (immediately follows Radagon)

* To access Leyndell, you need two Great Runes. The two easiest Runes are those to defeat Godrick the Grafted (which also requires defeating Margit in Castle Stormveil) and Renna, Queen of the Full Moon (which also requires defeating the Red Wolf of Radagon in Raya Lucaria Academy), although the others from Radahn and Rkyard are there if you prefer.

Fortunately, the challenging Starscourge Radahn is optional, but it’s a route to the end of the game if you want it.

**To enter Leyndell, Draconic Tree Sentinel is the most “simple” path, but apparently there are other ways to enter, such as progressing the Fia quest, but these are longer routes with their own challenges and set of bosses to overcome . .

Either way, starting with Morgott, the bosses you must defeat to reach any Elden Ring ending are fixed.

Fun fact: the order of these bosses is so important to the flow of the game that the open world map was designed around them.

What are other key bosses in Elden Ring?

Don’t let the above list fool you: there are many more bosses you’ll likely encounter, whether in the open world, in dungeons, or assigned to side quests that lead to different endings.

A good guide for the most important bosses beyond the critical path, perhaps, is to look at which bosses have a Trophy or Achievement assigned to them, which gives us a sense of importance from the developers and acts almost as a checklist of others worth visiting. – even if several games are needed.

Bosses with Achievement or Trophy rewards are:

  • Ancestor Spirit (Hallowhorn Grounds)
  • Astel, Natural Born of the Void (Great Cloister, Lake of Rot)
  • Commander Niall (Castle Sun, Giant Mountain Peaks)
  • Nokstella Dragonkin Soldier (Ainsel River)
  • Dragon Lord Placidusax (Farum Azula Crumbling)
  • Elemer of the Briar (The Grim Castle, Atlus Plateau)
  • Fire Giant (Giant Summits)
  • Godfrey the First Lord (Leyndell, Royal Capital)
  • Godskin Duo (Crumbling Farum Azula)
  • Noble Godskin (Volcano Mansion)
  • Hoarah Loux the Warrior (Leyndell, Ashen Capital)
  • Illegitimate Leonine (Castle Morne)
  • Lichdragon Fortissax (Deeproot Depths)
  • Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree (Miquella’s Haligtree)
  • Magma Wyrm Makar (Ruin-filled Precipice, Liurnia)
  • Maliketh the Black Sword (Farum Azula Crumbled)
  • Margit the Bad Omen (Stormveil Castle)
  • Mimic Tear (Nokron, Eternal City)
  • Mohg, the Omen (Underground Avoidance Grounds)
  • Red Wolf of Radagon (Raya Lucaria Academy)
  • Royal Ancestor Spirit (Nokron, Eternal City)
  • Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (Raya Lucaria Academy)
  • Royal Knight Loretta (Caria Manor, Liurnia)
  • Shardbearer Godrick (Stormveil Castle)
  • Shardbearer Malenia (Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree)
  • Mohg Shard Bearer (Mohgwyn Palace, Siofra River)
  • Shardbearer Morgott (Leyndell, Royal Capital)
  • Radahn Shardbearer (Castle Redmane, Caelid)
  • Shardbearer Rykard (Mount Gelmir)
  • Brave Gargoyle (Siofra Aqueduct, Nokron)

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How many bosses are there in Elden Ring?

Calculating how many bosses there are in Elden Ring is not easy for several reasons.

If we count any enemy with a boss bar, whether through a fog gate or discovered while wandering the world that you can run away from, our best estimate is that there are 157 boss encounters in Elden Ring. This includes repetitions: for example, Crystalians appear multiple times with different weapons, while an Erdtree Avatar encounter may be located around most of the lesser Erdtrees.

With this in mind, we believe that 103 are “unique” bosses, but even so, some of them are variants of others, such as Tree Sentinel and Draconic Tree Sentinel, or Margit and Morgott, while some bosses may appear in late game areas. . later as regular enemies.

If you want to see a more detailed breakdown of all the bosses, then caheiodleojndm on reddit has attempted to place the bosses by category, from dragons to shard bearers.

Once you’ve decided on a starting class and a starting keepsake item, you first need to figure out how to level up, how to respec, and how to use Ashes of War. Do you need any directions from there? Our Elden Ring walkthrough and Elden Ring boss order can help you know where to go next, but we also recommend looking for Golden Seeds, Sacred Tears, Crystal Tears, Talismans, and some of our top weapon and armor picks. If you’re nearing the end of the game, we can help you with the Volcano Manor and Rykard quest, Haligtree’s Secret Medallion locations, solving Ordina, the Liturgical Town puzzle, Millicent’s quest, Commander Niall, Morgott, Godskin Duo , Maliketh and Malenia.

What are the most difficult bosses in Elden Ring?

How difficult a boss can be is largely subjective: depending on the build, level, or weapons you choose, the difficulty of each encounter can vary wildly from player to player.

That said, there are some bosses that are clearly more difficult than others and, regardless of their build, will give almost every player a hard time.

For those who have gotten to her, Malenia, Blade of Miquella appears to be the most difficult boss in Elden Ring, in part because she heals every attack she makes and her attacks are relentless, requiring you to learn her patterns in detail. . and they are prepared for a long battle. She’s optional and hidden in the far reaches of the map once you’ve found the Haligtree Secret Medallion locations and solved the Ordina, Liturgical City puzzle, so don’t worry, you won’t stumble upon her by accident!

Malenia has become so infamous that we have seen a player who could help players take on Malenia solo and achieve iconic status in the community. There was also a point where a patch accidentally made Malenia even more difficult, which has thankfully been fixed. Phew.


Starscourge Radahn is, as our own page quotes, “an exceptionally brutal boss”, and is located in a festival in Castle Redmane. Although you’ll be able to summon AI companions to help you, Radahn is tough, thanks in part to attacks that can kill you instantly. Although Starscourge Radahn is one of the four bosses with a Great Rune, since you only need two to advance the story, this is thankfully optional. However, for those who want to complete the Ranni quest, it is a required encounter.

One that is not optional is Godskin Duo. This allows you to take on two challenging enemies at once, with echoes of Dark Souls’ iconic bosses Ornstein and Smough, but with an added catch; They share a single health bar and either of them will be resurrected if you don’t kill the other quickly after they die.


Speaking of multiple enemies, Commander Niall is a boss that comes with two summons of his own, and if they’re defeated, you’ll see him launch into a challenging second phase. This is cited as one of the most demanding bosses in Elden Ring and, unfortunately for completionists, there is a Trophy/Achievement attached to defeating him, and it is necessary to complete the Haligtree Secret Medallion.


Also worth mentioning is Margit, who is certainly a big obstacle at the beginning of the game, especially as the “first” boss, and is apparently designed to teach players how to develop their characters before facing him.

That hasn’t stopped someone from beating Magrit with… a harp.


Margit is technically optional, though recommended as Godrick is an easier source when it comes to Great Runes, but the arguably more challenging ‘rematch’ against Morgott, the Omen King, is required to beat the game once you reach the capital.

If you’re fighting any of the bosses above, then hunting down Golden Seeds, Holy Tears, Crystal Tears, Talismans, and some of our best weapon and armor options can make all the difference.

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