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Elden Ring Bosses are currently considered the most brutal in the Souls Game Series of FromSoftware. There are many bosses in the game which you can beat but this article will provide you with a list of the main bosses to complete the game.

Before going into the list, you need to remember that 2 Great Runes, which can be obtained from Great Rune Bosses, are required to enter the Royal Capital of Leyndell. At the capital, you will be able to fight the Final Boss Radagon and Elden Beast.

This is where some of the Great Rune Bosses become optional since you only need 2 Great Runes which you would normally get from Godrick and Renalla.

Let us now move on to the list of main bosses. In this article, the main bosses include those bosses who are needed including options for Great Rune Bearers.

These are the list of main bosses in order including their immediate greater enemy boss pre-requisites.

Elden Ring Main Bosses List

MAIN BOSSES
(STORYLINE)

  • Godrick the Grafted (Great Rune Bearer)
    • Pre-requisite: Margit, The Fell Omen
  • Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (Great Rune Bearer)
    • Pre-requisite: Red Wolf of Radagon
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Golden Shade)
    • Pre-requisite: Draconic Tree Sentinel
  • Morgott, the Omen King
  • Fire Giant
  • Maliketh, Black Blade
    • Pre-requisite: Godskin Duo
  • Godfrey / Hoarah Loux
  • Final Boss
    • Radagon
    • Elden Beast

GREAT RUNE BEARER
(OPTIONAL BOSSES)

  • Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy
  • Starscourge Radahn (Required in 1 Game ending)
  • Mohg, Lord of Blood
  • Malenia, Blade of Miquella

Region: LIMGRAVE

Margit, The Fell Omen

Margit, the Fell Omen is the first boss that you will be encountering in the game. This boss is technically optional although you will be missing out on the Talisman Pouch reward and access to Stormveil Castle where Godrick the Grafted is located. However, if you want to gain more level and gear, you may skip Margit and return once you are ready to fight it.

Location Stormhill
Boss Type Greater Enemy
Rewards 12,000 Runes
Talisman Pouch
Access to Godrick the Grafted
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 30 to 25
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Godrick the Grafted

Once you defeat Margit, The Fell Omen, you will now have access to Stormveil Castle. Godrick the Grafted rules over Stormveil Castle which is also the final boss of the area. The Demigod holds Godrick’s Great Rune which can be your first Great Rune to enter the Royal Capital of Leyndell. If you choose to skip Godrick, you will have to fight other Demigods to obtain a Great Rune

Location End of Stormveil Castle
Boss Type Demigod, Optional but highly recommended for Great Rune
Rewards 20,000 Runes
Godrick’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Grafted
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 25 to 30
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Region: Liurnia of the Lakes

Red Wolf of Radagon

The Red Wolf of Radagon is a Great Enemy Boss that needs to be beaten to have access to the main tower of Raya Lucaria Academy where Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon is located. This boss rewards you with a Memory Stone which increases Memory Slots. Memory slots indicate the sorceries or incantations that you can use simultaneously.

Location Raya Lucaria Academy, Liurnia of The Lakes
Boss Type Greater Enemy
Rewards 14,000 Runes
Memory Stone
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 30 to 35
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Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

After defeating the Red Wolf of Radagon, Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon will be accessible. Renalla, the magic-wielding final boss of Liurna Lakes, can be your 2nd Great Rune source to access Royal Capital of Leyndell.

Location Raya Lucaria Academy, Liurnia of The Lakes
Boss Type Legend, Optional but highly recommended for Great Rune
Rewards 20,000 Runes
Great Rune of the Unborn
Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 30 to 40
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Region: Mt. Gelmir

Rykard Lord of Blasphemy

Rykard Lord of Blasphemy, the true form of the God-Devouring Serpent, is part and the conclusion of the Volcano Manor questline. This optional boss drops a Great Rune which you can use to enter the Leyndell, The Royal Capital.

Aside from having a Great Rune, defeating Rykard will also lead to Volcano Mayor being emptied and the invasion of Farum Crumbling Azulla by Recusant Berhnal will begin. The invasion of Farum Crumbling Azulla is where you can get the Blasphemous Claw, an item that can parry Malekith, Black Blade.

Location Volcano Mayor
Boss Type Demi-God, Optional Great Rune Bearer
Rewards 130,000 Runes
Rykard’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Blasphemous
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 45 to 50
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Region: Caelid

Starscourge Radahn

Starscourge Radahn is another optional boss although can be mandatory for a certain game ending. The boss can be accessed through the Radahn Festival in Ranni’s questline. The boss will drop a Great Rune which can be used to access Leyndell, The Royal Capital.

Location Redmane Castle, Caelid
Boss Type Demi-God, Optional but Required in 1 possible game-ending
Rewards 130,000 Runes
Radahns’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Starscourge
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 60 to 75
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Region: Sofia River

Mohg, Lord of Blood

Mogh, Lord of Blood is an optional boss but a Great Rune Bearer. You will unlikely fight this if you are trying your first clear of the game since this is probably one of the last bosses that you want to find in the game.

Location Mohgwyn Palace, Sofia River
Boss Type Demi-God, Optional Great Rune Bearer
Rewards 420, 000 Runes
Mohg’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Blood Lord
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 120 to 130
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Region: Miquella’s Haligtree

Malenia, Blade of Miquella

Malenia, Blade of Miquella is considered the hardest boss in the game, if not in all of Souls games. It is so hard that a Legendary player named Let me Solo Her, a metal-pot headgear wielding naked character, rose to the occasion and players summon him to help defeat Malenia. Truly the Leeroy Jenkins of this generation.

This is an optional boss although you will get a Great Rune after defeating this Demi-God.

Location Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree
Boss Type Demi-God, Optional Great Rune Bearer
Rewards 480,000 Runes
Malenia’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Rot Goddess
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 120 to 130
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REGION: Leyndell, The Royal Capital

Draconic Tree Sentinel

Now that you have 2 Great Runes from Godrick and Renalla or the other Great Rune bearers, you can now access the Leyndell, The Royal Capital. But before doing so, you still need to defeat Draconic Tree Sentinel.

This boss will be optional if you happen to complete Fia’s Questline and proceed to an alternative game ending. You can also meet Draconic Tree Sentinel as a regular mob in the Crumbling Farum Azulla.

Location Outskirts of the Royal Capital of Leyndell
Boss Type Greater Enemy, Mandatory
Rewards 50,000 Runes
Dragon Greatclaw
Dragonclaw Shield
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 60 to 65
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Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Golden Shade)

Now that you have 2 Great Runes from either Godrick, Renalla, Rykard, or Radhan, and defeated the Draconic Tree Sentinel, you can now access Leyndell, The Royal Capital. Godfrey, First Elder Lord (Golden Shade) is a mandatory boss to proceed further. You may need more time to get ready for this after defeating your first 2 Great Rune bearers.

Location Leyendell Royal Capital
Boss Type Greater Enemy, Mandatory
Rewards 80,000 Runes
Talisman Pouch
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 70 to 80
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Morgott, the Omen King

After defeating Godfrey, First Elder Lord (Golden Shade),  you will now need to defeat Morgott, the Omen King, the true identity of Margit the Fell Omen, to proceed with the storyline.

Location Leyendell, The Royal Capital
Boss Type Demi-God, Mandatory
Rewards 120,000 Rune
Morgott’s Great Rune
Remembrance of the Omen King
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 70 to 80
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REGION: Mountain Tops of the Giant

Fire Giant

Once Morgot, the Omen King is slain, you will receive a Rold Medallion from NPC Melina. This will be used to enter the Grandlift of Rold which lets you ascend to the Mountaintops of the Giant and eventually fight the Fire Giant. The fire giant stands between you and the approach to the final leg of the story.  It is recommended to level up to 110 and improve your items first before fighting this area boss.

Location Flame Peak
Boss Type Legend
Rewards 180,000 Runes
Remembrance of the Fire Giant
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 85 to 110 (Preferably 110)
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Region: Crumbling Farum Azulla

Godskin Duo

Once in Crumbling Farum Azulla, you will need to defeat the dual boss fight of Godskin Duo to further advance. The fight with the duo of Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble takes place in the Dragon Temple.

Location Dragon Temple, Crumbling Farum Azulla
Boss Type Greater Enemy
Rewards 170,000 Runes
Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing
Ash of War: Black Flame Tornado
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 100 to 105
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Maliketh, the Black Blade

After defeating Godskin Duo, you will have access to the infamous Maliketh, The Black Blade. You may want to get a Blasphemous Claw to help you defeat this area boss. Once defeated, you will now be transported to the Leyndell, The Ashen Capital.

Location Dragon Temple, Crumbling Farum Azulla
Boss Type Greater Enemy
Rewards 220,000 Runes
Remembrance of the Black Blade
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 105 to 110
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Region: Leyndell, The Ashen Capital

Sir Gideon Ofnir, The All-Knowing

After completing Farum Azulla and the burning of the Erdtree, Sir Gideon Ofnir, The All-Knowing should be defeated to progress in the game. Sir Gideon Ofnir is a magic user who imposes the hopes of Marika, the Eternal reigning sovereign of the lands, that there shall be no mortal king.

Location Erdtree Sanctuary Building, Leyndell, The Ashen Capital
Boss Type Greater Enemy, Mandatory
Rewards 150,000 Runes
All-KnowingHelm
All-KnowingArmor
All-KnowingGauntlets
All-KnowingGreaves
Scepter of the All-Knowing
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 105 to 110
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Godfrey, First Elden Lord / Hoarah Loux

You already previously fought the Golden Shade. Now, you will fight the flesh of the spectral version. Godfrey, First Elden Lord / Hoarah Loux is a 2-phase boss where you will fight Godfrey in the first phase and the bloodthirsty Hoarah Loux in the second phase.

Location Chamber southeast of Queen’s Bedchamber Site of Grace, Leyndell, Ashen Capital
Boss Type Legend, Mandatory
Rewards 150,000 Runes
All-KnowingHelm
All-KnowingArmor
All-KnowingGauntlets
All-KnowingGreaves
Scepter of the All-Knowing
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 110 to 115
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Radagon of the Golden Order and Elden Beast

The Final Boss, Radagon of the Golden Order, and Elden the Beast are found in the Elden Throne Room. You will be fighting 2 bosses in a row in this last sequence of the game. Once both are defeated, you may now boot the game and continue as the New Game+ (NG+) version.

Location Stone Platform
Boss Type God, Mandatory
Rewards Radagon: None
Elden Beast
500,00 Runes
Elden Remembrance
Multiplayer Allowed Yes
Recommended Level 120 to 130
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That’s it! Those are the main bosses of Elden Ring!
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