Elden Ring Bosses Ranked – How to Beat Them Effectively


Every FromSoftware game is known for having a ton of challenging bosses that will force you to study their techniques while also dying several times. Naturally, this enables you to gradually advance your abilities as you gain experience. Elden Ring continues this legacy by offering its players some of the scariest and most challenging enemies you’ve ever encountered in a video game. As a result, we have the five Elden Ring Bosses ranked along with some tips on how to defeat them. So no matter what class you choose or if you’re playing co-op with other players, you still have a chance at winning.

Elden Ring’s bosses are formidable foes that make the game more challenging. Bosses are fought throughout the game in both the overworld and inside conventional dungeon-style stages. While certain battles require moving the narrative forward, the others are optional. Each boss has its own collection of abilities, equipment, vulnerabilities, and resistance to various forms of damage and gameplay. When a boss is defeated, more Runes are awarded than from typical foes in that area. Additionally, many bosses provide uncommon and/or wholly unique weapons, armor, magic, and other stuff.

The Top 5 Elden Ring Bosses Ranked

If you want to give yourself a winning chance, check out the useful information and tips about the five bosses below;

Malenia – Blade Of Miquella

Malenia is situated in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, and is equipped with prosthetic arms and legs. Players can proceed in Elden Ring without having to kill this boss because it’s optional. Additionally, Malenia is featured in the Collector’s Edition of the game, which also comes with a statue of the character and an exact duplicate of her helmet.

Malenia may not be the gigantic beast but she’s still generally considered to be the hardest boss in Elden Ring. Some compare her to Bloodborne’s Orphan of Kos and Dark Souls 3’s Sister Friede, which speaks to just how difficult she can be.

To Defeat Malenia…

It’s best to utilize a weapon that either hits hard really well or hits quickly and in repeated succession in order to defeat Malenia. It’s due of Malenia’s lack of poise, which allows you to aggravate her attacks when you deliver your own particular type punishment. So it’s advisable to assault her on the aggressive side, especially if you have a Mimic Tear handy. If there are two of you attacking her on the aggressive side, she will have a harder time finding an opening.

She transforms into a true Goddess of Rot in phase 2 once you vanquish her in phase 1. But if you’re not careful, she’ll easily kill you with Scarlet Rot. The flower she will call out has the potential to induce Scarlet Rot, so stay away from it. Moreover, Scarlet Rot acts as a side effect of all of her attacks in this form. However, even in this form, she still displays a lack of composure. But once you find a chance to launch a series of attacks, you will be able to knock her unconscious and eventually kill her.

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Maliketh – The Black Blade

In Crumbling Farum Azula, there’s a boss known as Maliketh, The Black Blade. The players must fight this boss to proceed and go to Leyndell, the Ashen Capital. Maliketh is a legend boss, which means that facing this abomination isn’t going to be easy. Maliketh is a challenging boss fight since you must become accustomed to two distinct phases because they’re so distinct from one another. In the first phase, Maliketh employs a ferocious clergyman with a knife that strikes quickly. The second one uses a greatsword and will strike more forcefully but much more slowly. Builds that aren’t as adaptable as others will have a hard time dealing with Maliketh’s two distinct forms in this battle.

To Defeat Maliketh…

Maliketh will present a serious challenge for characters who specialize in ranged and melee combat because of his quick, unexpected strikes. His assaults have the power to instantly kill you and hit you like a freight train. The worst part is that some of these attacks can appear to strike out of nowhere in the period of a single blink of an eye. Although if you approach the situation correctly and with the right attitude, you may defeat him. So when the boulders are just about to touch you, time your rolls and evade to the left or right.

You can even hide behind one of the several pillars or mounds of rubble. Run away from the Beast Clergyman and put as much space between yourself and him when you see him put his blade in his mouth. To avoid the boulders, keep an eye out for the breaks in the ground. You should probably use a few deaths to observe Maliketh’s behaviors in order to vanquish him. The more times you battle him, the more predictable his techniques become.

However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t a particularly tough opponent. He will continue to disappoint you with some of his maneuvers. Therefore you need to learn the skill of reading him.

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Godfrey – First Elden Lord

Godfrey, First Elden Lord is a Boss that’s located in Leyndell, Capital of Ash. It’s a version of the Royal Capital you can only access after completing a substantial amount of progress in the narrative. Players must fight this boss to move on in Elden Ring. Therefore, this is NOT an optional boss. Godfrey battles with a very aggressive style, wielding a battle ax that can deal tons of damage.

In his first phase, he moves slowly. But his cadence can make him tough to track, and his blows can be devastating. Additionally, he will produce shockwaves by stomping on the ground, and he’ll do it quite often. In his second phase, Godfrey ramps up the aggression, abandoning his ax and going completely wild. He summons the fury he previously wielded as Hoarah Loux, the warrior who once vanquished the giants, fighting with his bare fists while covered in blood.

To Defeat Godfrey…

Similar to how you would approach Godrick, you should approach Godfrey in the same way. You should study his swift and delayed assaults so that you will know when to launch your attacks on him. When he moves on to his second phase, though, you might wish to adjust your strategy. He becomes considerably more violent as Hoarah Loux, and he will attack you with brand-new techniques that don’t even involve using any weapons. It indicates that he’s quicker in this form, yet the lack of any weaponry may limit his range. He still employs stomp attacks, which have a broad area of effect. Thus, you might want to use jump attacks against him. Despite how challenging it may be, it’s a great fight that allows you to put everything you’ve learned from the game to use. Hence, making him necessarily one of the most challenging bosses in the game.

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Margit – The Fell Omen

When players seek to reach Stormveil Castle, they encounter Margit, the Fell Omen in Stormhill. While Margit must be defeated to proceed to Stormveil Castle, this monster is optional and not necessary to progress in Elden Ring. Margit, the Fell Omen, will be your worst challenge in Elden Ring during the first few hours of the game if you follow the main progression of the game early on. It’s due to the fact that Margit is the first actual boss that Elden Ring presents to the player. Therefore, it’s strongly advised you defeat her before moving on to the Roundtable Hold.

To Defeat Margit…

You must understand the concept of hitting and running to defeat Margit, the Fell Omen. Look closely at his patterns and routines and figure out how to avoid them. You might want to charge with your strongest attack after he pauses from hitting for a time following a powerful strike or after you’ve successfully executed a multi-hit combination. Naturally, you shouldn’t overreact when you assault Margit because he will attack again after giving you a brief opportunity to strike him.

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Mohg – Lord of Blood

Found in Mohgwyn Palace on the Siofra River, Mohg, Lord of Blood is a very strong Omen deity who specializes in blood magic. Players don’t have to fight this boss to proceed in Elden Ring, hence it’s optional. If you look at how many runes you may obtain from Mohg, Lord of Blood, he’is definitely the second-toughest secret demigod boss in Elden Ring, just after Malenia. Despite this, getting to him isn’t too tough. Nonetheless, fighting him is challenging because, as his name implies, he’s skilled at inflicting blood loss.

When you get to the second phase of this boss battle, Mohg’s will also use an attack that continuously drains your HP while healing his own life points. So you will need to consume three flasks to stay alive unless you’re carrying a secret item, and all the time Mohg is regaining a lot of his HP. He’s one of the game’s most difficult bosses because of this.

To Defeat Mohg…

You must locate the Purifying Crystal Tear in Leyndell’s sewers to defeat Mohg and survive the Nihil assault (the HP draining attack that was mentioned). For protection against the Nihil attack, you can include the Purifying Crystal Tear in your flask of wondrous physic. It will give you the chance to assault Mohg as he chants his Nihil attack.

However, Mohg is still a risky foe in both his first and second phases, even if you do survive his Nihil strike. It’s strongly advised that you remain near him because the spear he wields is more potent when you’re a little further away from him. The best course of action in what is going to be an extremely challenging boss fight is to stick close to him and steal a couple of attacks when he’s open.

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Defeat Some of the Elden Ring Bosses Ranked

Elden Ring is a 2022 action role-playing game created by FromSoftware and released by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The fantasy author George R. R. Martin contributed setting material, and it was directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki. On February 25, it was released on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Review aggregator Metacritic claims that Elden Ring has garnered “universal acclaim.”

The game has the second-highest rating on OpenCritic. Furthermore, the game had the third-largest premiere on Twitch after Lost Ark and Cyberpunk 2077, with approximately 900,000 watchers in the first 24 hours of its release. Elden Ring has drawn a lot of attention due to its difficulty, getting both praise and criticism for its absence of easier modes, similar to the developer’s prior Souls games. The bosses are evidence that easier modes are a thing of the past. So if you want to know more about Elden Rings and its features, stay tuned here in PlayPC.

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