Top 10 hardest bosses in Elden Ring

    One of the factors that carry the FromSoftware’s development, Elden Ring so well, is the gross variety of bosses and the playstyles offered to its players. The bosses’ different severity and difficulty levels keep the players on edge.

    To give you an idea of the severity of bosses you will come across in the game, we have a list of ten Elden Ring hardest bosses for you.

    10. The Fire Giant

    The Fire Giant elden ring hardest bosses
    The Fire Giant Elden RIng

    Fire Giant is undoubtedly one of the toughest giant bosses you will encounter. Also, the compulsion to fight him adds to his ferocity. Your classic strategy of staying as close as possible to the boss’s feet to avoid the incredible reach might fail terribly here as the fire giant can roll its way to you or away from you! This boss also attacks you with blazing flames so tread carefully.

    9. Margit the Fell Omen

    Margit the Fell Omen elden ring hardest bosses
    Margit the Fell Omen Elden Ring

    Margit may not be the hardest boss you will come across but coming across Margit the fall omen, so prematurely in the game surely rattles the players. However, it does set a nice tone for what you might expect next. However, you can evade beating him till further in the game.

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    8. Mohg, Lord of Blood

    Mohg, Lord of Blood elden ring hardest bosses
    Mohg, Lord of Blood Elden Ring

    Some Elden Ring fans are already arguing that this fight isn’t that difficult and can be “cheesed” fairly simple, but let me warn you that all but a few players will find themselves clearing this boss with ease.

    Elden Ring’s “Bleed” effects are incredibly powerful, which is good news for anyone working on a Bleed build but horrible news for anyone trying to kill this monster, who can deal massive amounts of Bleed damage in a variety of ways.

    This boss has a practically inevitable ability that depletes most of your health in an instant, and that ability isn’t even the worst aspect about him. There are a number of tools you can get to help you with the boss battle, but using them is like applying band-aids to treat a severed leg.

    7. Lichdragon Fortissax

    Lichdragon Fortissax Elden Ring

    Standing in front of Fortissax’s head and punishing his different assaults is the most reliable and safe way to defeat him. While it is possible to beat him by racing underneath him and cutting at his ankles, a method that worked well against his sister, Fortissax’s lightning barrier makes this strategy far more dangerous.

    Not only does it slow down the fight by forcing you to dodge or sprint constantly to avoid being hit by the dropped charges, but it also has the potential to combine unfavorably with other attacks to either stun you into them or force you to roll too early, allowing you to be hit by the incoming attack.

    When you consider that his head receives twice the damage, it’s clear that it’s the better target for the majority of the time, especially for non-status-based builds.

    6. Godfrey, First Elden Lord/Horah Loux, Warrior

    Godfrey, First Elden Lord/Horah Loux elden ring hardest bosses
    Godfrey, First Elden Lord/Horah Loux Elden Ring

    This battle was a little difficult to rank because the fight with Godfrey is challenging but reasonable. It’s a difficult encounter, but most players will be able to go through it at that time in the game. Things start to become absurd as Godfrey transforms into Horah Loux, Warrior. 

    As if one-shotting all but the most resilient builds wasn’t awful enough, this boss can also unleash large AOE strikes, leap on you from long distances, and deal a substantial amount of frost damage that can swiftly convert into Frostbite.

    5. Maliketh, the Black Blade

    Maliketh, the Black Blade elden ring hardest bosses
    Maliketh, the Black Blade Elden Ring

    The beast clergyman is a fairly easy boss to beat until he transforms himself into Maliketh. He is a master of one-hit kills that are hard to avoid. He flies around the map without any pattern to his movements, making it very difficult to dodge him.

    4. The Elden Beast

    The Elden Beast
    The Elden Beast Elden Ring

    This final boss sure offers a gripping battle to the players. It might not be an understatement to call the Elden Beast a manifestation of the game itself. The fight starts with Radagon, proceeding generically until he is slain and transformed into the Elden Beast.

    3. Dragonlord Placidusax

    Dragonlord Placidusax elden ring hardest bosses
    Dragonlord Placidusax Elden Ring

    This two-headed dragon is a sight to behold but a boss to surely fear. His mastery of lightning and damaging attacks can exhaust you in one hit so make sure to not underestimate this one.

    2. Godskin Duo

    Godskin Duo
    Godskin Duo Elden Ring

    Godskin Duo is a combination of two previous story boss encounters: the nimble and agile Godskin Apostle, and the slow and imposing Godskin Noble. Encountering this duo can surely be overwhelming but not impossible.

    1. Malenia, Blade of Miquella

    Malenia, Blade of Miquella elden ring hardest bosses
    Malenia, Blade of Miquella Elden Ring

    There are barely any players who will counter the argument of Malenia being the toughest boss to defeat in Elden Ring. Her words “I have never known defeat” reign painfully true as she takes down the players with a single move. Any player who dares to defeat her will need a constant full health bar and an endless amount of strategy.

    This was our ranking for the top ten Elden Ring hardest bosses to defeat. For more similar stuff, keep following Retrology

    Mofeeza Masood
    Mofeeza Masood
    A gaming enthusiast, binge-watcher, and writer aimed to help the gaming community with my gaming guides. I also like to give recommendations of top movies/TV shows that people should watch.
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