THE boss of Elden Ring make you damn? Here is one guide to find them all with the strategy on how to defeat them, tips on how to avoid being beaten up and all the rewards you can get by taking out these powerful enemies. This guide goes hand in hand with the complete walkthrough guide to the game that you can find here.
ATTENTION: The world of Elden Ring is full of many more or less great Bosses. In this guide we will only cover the really big bosses, i.e. those related to the game’s trophies / achievements. Compared to the big ones, in fact, the minor bosses are really a walk to take down.
See here for the complete game guide.
Margit, the Relentless Omen
WHERE IS IT: Sepulcride, Castle of Grantempesta. Closest Place of Grace: Corridor to the Castle.
STRATEGY: Margit is truly relentless as her name already warns. Its attacks are devastating, ferocious and deadly. If he hits you with a full 3 hit combo he immediately sends you to the creator. Classes that take advantage of close combat will be severely disadvantaged against this boss (Editor’s note and one who took the Outlaw tells you!).
Parrying is almost useless because while cushioning the blows the shield fails to block the heavy blows of Margit. If you are masters of the parade you can try to parry her attacks at the last second. Doing it twice in a row Margit will enter a stun phase and you can skewer him with your sword making him fall to the ground, but you really have to be pretty skilled. THEThe best way to avoid his attacks is to dodgedodge and dodge (but be careful not to fall into the ravines on either side of the arena).
But remember that some shots are really hard to dodge so better not stay close to them if you can. The best times to hit him are basically two: when he jumps towards you (even with the hammer), roll towards him to avoid the blow and hit him, even with a nice charged attack, or at the end of a combo of blows, in this second case you will have very few seconds to hit it.
As soon as you take away half of its life point it will become more lethal and he will also add heavy hammer blows and swords of light to his combos which, however, can be parried without too much damage with a shield.
ADDITIONAL TIPS: Before entering, from the right, you can summon the Sorcerer Rogier who will give you a big hand distracting the enemy. You can also summon some Spirits into battle to help you. Better the Wolves or the Fanged Demons. Both are hard to hit and Margit will waste a lot of time chasing them.
REWARD: 9000 EXP Points and Talisman Bag (Talisman Slot +1)
Godrick the Grafted
WHERE IS IT: Sepulcride, Castle of Grantempesta. Closest Place of Grace: Isolated Cell.
STRATEGY: Compared to Margit, Godrick will be a walk in the park as it comes to a rather slow enemy (despite the large number of arms available) which moves in a really spacious arena. His combos are all easily dodged, just take the right time and the same goes for his jump attacks. I advise you to enhance (perhaps with balm or an amulet), the charged attack of your weapon so as to put him on the spot in a few strokes.
Godrick’s most annoying move it is undoubtedly the one that uses the wind and then hurls you against a sort of mini hurricane that zigzags. Move away as it loads and roll to avoid hurricanes. Also dodge when he loads the blow to knock the ax on the ground, if you are nearby, however, you will have a good two seconds to hit him. And after the second blast in the ground, approach again to give it a shot.
Removed half of the life points, Godrick will engage the dragon’s head instead of the arm. This is the right time to summon your spirits and distract him so that you can slaughter him in comfort. To the attacks of him will add only the dragon blazes that you can dodge by simply rolling with the right timing. But be careful not to get swallowed by the dragon’s jaws because they could reset your life points.
If you have no spirits to summon in this second phase (bad!), The tactic seen in the first phase is valid. You will only have to pay more attention to fiery attacks.
ADDITIONAL TIPS: Also in this case the evocation of the Spirits will be fundamental to win and the best are always those who summon numerous opponents.
REWARD: 20,000 EXP Points Greater Rune, Remembrance of the Grafted.
WHERE IS IT: Tomb of the Wailing Peninsula (Morne Castle). Nearest Place of Grace: Near the Bulwark Jail.
STRATEGY: One of the simplest bosses (and trophies / achievements) in the game. It is a creature with the appearance of a humanoid lion that it will attack you very quickly with claws and his sword. But dodging is really simple and the enemy attack pattern is ridiculous. Just observe it for a few seconds to understand everything. So stay always ready to dodge and keep close to him so as to avoid the charges. Moreover, at the end of each combo you will have a window of about a second and a half to hurt him. You will see that with a few attempts it will go down smoothly.
ADDITIONAL TIPS: Spirits are a must, but in this case they will be of little use as the Spawn is very fast and can take them out quickly. In the castle of Morne however you can find one broadsword called Claymore. This succeeds interrupt some attacks of the Seed and it’s your trump card against this boss.
REWARD: 5,000 EXP Points, Sword – Grafted Blade Greatsword.
Makar magma dragon
WHERE IS IT: Liurnia, far north. Go up into the mine from the northernmost river. Closest Place of Grace: View of the Ruins precipice.
STRATEGY: A very impressive dragon, but it does not fly and can be killed easily. It is in fact a really slow enemy and that you can defeat without problems if you can always keep you behind him. You will deal less damage from the shoulders, it is true, but you can easily avoid all of his attacks that are frontal. The only attack you need to watch out for and that you can dodge, however, is the reverse with the sword. When he does it he turns abruptly and hits all around with his big sword.
If you summon both the helper from outside and the spirits immediately at the beginning of the fight, you can really put him out of action because in order to chase everyone he will end up running from one side of the arena to the other. spitting magma without being able to do anything else. If you have any ashes of war to apply to your weapon do it and hit the enemy from behind with a barrage of shots caused by the ashes, preferably chained. Distracted by the other fighters you will also be able to give him 10 hits in a row by knocking down almost half of his life points in an attacking tranche.
ADDITIONAL TIPS: Get help from your partner Great Horned Tragoth summoning it before entering and exploiting the ashes to also summon the spirits. Do everything as soon as the fight begins so as to send the dragon into confusion.
REWARD: 19,000 EXP Points, Sword – Magma Dragon Blade Scale, Dragon Heart.