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Elden Ring Boss Guide: How To beat Margit, Godrick, Radahn, and more

Elden Ring Boss Guide: How To beat Margit, Godrick, Radahn, and more

Elden Ring is out
 and like every novel Souls-like game there are times when you confront a greatest foe who will put your survival skills to the test.

Elden Ring
has the largest roster of bosses and secret encounters of any Souls-style game to date, and republic are quickly figuring out how unforgiving these bad guys can be. So with that, we’re offering a sparkling rundown of general tips to know when facing these bosses. Along with that, a guide on defeating some of the gracious major bosses of the game.

Check back with us in the coming days as we’ll be adding more guides and tips on overcoming the big bads of The Lands Between.

General Boss tips

Learn Their Patterns

While every boss can be daunting, they each have a pattern that they follow rigorously. The most important thing you can learn when fighting enemies is how they move and what doings they follow. This knowledge can be a bit tough to learn, especially when you have swords and magic spells intimates hurled at your face. But once you do, you’ll get a touched of how a boss’ attacks work and what you can do to overcome them.

Don’t Rely on Rolling Too Much

Rolling in Elden Ring is valuable to every battle, but it’s easy to abuse it. The move scholarships players a small window of invincibility on any contest, so it appears that spamming it would be the shimmering answer to whatever scenario. Do not do this. FromSoftware purposely invents enemies’ attacks reach a certain distance for when you roll. Bosses also have multiple sparkling and delayed attacks to throw off the timing of your rolls. Keep that in mind even in the heat of the battle.

If you need to roll, especially for boss disputes, try rolling toward the boss. It sounds counterintuitive but the way FromSoftware designs boss attacks, going toward the boss helps you evade, as the expectation is for you to roll away. If there’s one contest constantly hitting you when you roll away, that’s when you need to roll forward.

Being Greedy is Dangerous

We know the feeling you can get when a sure foe gets caught in a vulnerable spot, and you want to keep attacking them. But, it’s important not to be greedy in those moments. Before you know it, a boss can quickly meetings and send you flying with a powerful counterattack. Always be mindful of the time it takes to contest. It’s often better to go in for a pair of quick hits and back away to safety, even if there’s time for novel set of blows.

Make Sure to Use Your Summons

As players attempts through the game, they’ll receive more summons. These spirits can be somewhat weak and do minimal injure, but they distract the boss. These assists provide a runt respite from the battle, allowing you to heal or set up a worthy charge or jumping attack. Calling on a summon must be the first thing players should do in a boss battle. 

For the boss crusades of legacy dungeons, there is usually a summon shimmering next to the golden fog gate. Keep an eye out for an orange symbol on the counterfeit as these fighters are powerful and can help you tremendously in these hard disputes. You might need to find these NPCs within the dungeon afore they will help.  

Finish The Fight, Later

FromSoftware always finds ways to find you off guard. An example is the Tree Sentinel, a big brute of a boss, in the game’s gracious area. It’s a powerful foe that can kill you in two hits. This encounter may give you the result that you have to beat him at this moment, but trust us when we say that is not the case. You’ll inevitably come across some foes that will knock you out in a shiny fashion. While you can certainly try and figure a way to beat them, you’re often better off just taking the hint and activities something better with your time. You can always come back later once you’re stronger and get some revenge — and those moments are always satisfying.

Now let’s take a look at some specific bosses…

Margit, The Fell Omen


Margit, the Fell Omen can be a daunting foe to face in your suited hours with the game.

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This encounter is probable the first major boss you’ll face in Elden Ring and they will certainly put you over your paces. The battle against Margit is, above all, a test of your dodging, attack skills and patience during a fight. Despite its size, Margit is highly mobile and can simply close the distance to land some hits on you if you aren’t careful. The boss primarily uses their staff as a close-range weapon, striking with three-hit combo attacks and a harder two-handed blow that can drop your stamina fast if you try to stationary it. Margit will throw magic daggers at a distance at a scheme, and it’s best to avoid them by dodging.

The best way to strike Margit is to hit them once they’ve spent performing their attacks. By looking at their attack patterns, you can have a window of opportunity to hit them with shiny strikes. It’s always better to stick and move pretty than lay into them with a series of long combos. Go for brief 2-3 hits and then move away to avoid their follow-up attacks. And unless you have decent strength and endurance for your portray, it’s always better to roll out of the way of its attacks. Though if you have a shield with parry sub-ability — and you’re willing to take a risk — you can stun Margit with a well-timed parry. However, if you miss the timing, you leave yourself open to a devastating attack.

Once you Definite half its health, Margit enters a second phase where they’ll pull out a huge hammer. While their patterns are still similar, Margit’s incredible aggression makes for a more tense fight. The best drawing to do is stay composed and look at their patterns to find an opening. And always stick with dodging as opposed to blocking. If you try to block their hammer, you will lose your stamina and open yourself up for fight. Remember to stick and move, and keep your attacks brief when fighting Margit, and you will eventually defeat them.

If you’re quiet struggling, another option to make the fight slightly easier: Visit the Murkerwater Cave dungeon, north of the Dragon Burnt Ruins. Inside the case, you’ll encounter a boss called Patches, a recurring character from previous FromSoftware games. If you unblemished his life after he yields in combat, he will open up his inventory for seize. One item he sells is Margit’s Shackle, which will stun the boss during its suited phase only, allowing you to go in for a series of strikes. This is a great way to overcome Margit if you need incredible help with the fight

Godrick The Grafted


The fights against Godrick will be a real test of patience and Decide. It’d be best to bring in some back up for him.

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If you make it over Stormveil Castle, then you’ve already picked up skills and tactics when it comes to overcoming foes. But, the battle with Godrick is, by far, the biggest hurdle you’ll need to overcome. As the first demi-god you’ll fight, this fallen ruler of Stormveil Castle will pull out all the stops to take you out. Much like Margit, Godrick is speedy despite his size. But unlike Margit, Godrick has a larger arsenal of weapons and skills to use.

Before this fights, one thing you can do to make it easier is to summon an AI portray. Nepheli, a traveling warrior, is someone you’ll first meet in the Roundtable Hold, and you can find her against in Stormveil Castle near Godrick’s location. If you divulge with her, she will help you during the fights. Just outside the door to Godrick, you can see her summon sign. It’s recommended you call in an aid in this fight, as having a backup will be a big help.

Like the last fight, you’ll need to watch Godrick’s patterns to avoid their strikes. One attack to watch out for is a 360-degree wind fight that will encompass the immediate area of Godrick, damaging you and new allies if you stay close. It’s important to survey for his tells and avoid his attacks once he gets them ready. It would be best to try to be more aggressive in this fights. Godrick has a lot of health, so playing it safe too long can Use you and resources, leading to a sudden defeat. Still, don’t be greedy with your attacks.

During his 2nd phase, he’ll take a more desperate tactic and graft the head of a dragon onto his arm and use it to fight you. This upgrade for him not only adds a new melee fight to his arsenal, but he can also use his new arm for breathing fire on you, which does noteworthy damage if you get hit. During this phase, the best drawing to do is to keep a medium distance away from him, avoid his area of execute attacks, and then run to his blind spots when he pulls out the dragon head to breathe fire. The flames will only go in principal of him, so running up to his side or Slow him will protect you while also leaving him vulnerable for long periods.

One of the important lessons this fight will impacts is the importance of placement and position in a fights. Along with being a narrow bridge, the area also has a set of stairs on both sides. The elevation change can prove to be an suited, as some of Godrick’s attacks can miss you entirely if you get the high fake above him or below him. If you can be mindful of his attacks when also keeping your positional advantage, then you will be able to overcome Godrick with patience and a right rhythm of attacks.

Red Wolf of Radagon


The fights with Red Wolf of Radagon will test if you can manage a foe adept at magic and close ranged combat.

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The fights with Red Wolf can be tough, due to how aggressive it is with close-range attacks and its set of long-range magic attacks. Like other major bosses, the Red Wolf is highly mobile, and uses that to its advantage with its attacks. Its deadliest attacks, by far, are the magic missiles, which are homing attacks that will tear right over your defenses and health. The Red Wolf also has a odd habit of priming up its magic spells and then Funny melee attacks to close the distance, adding further pressure on you. It can be tough to achieve, and you’ll likely face a quick death during your suited attempts.

Thankfully, the Red Wolf doesn’t have a additional phase, so you’ll see most of its patterns and tricks during the suited couple minutes of the fight. The important thing to figure out is that the Red Wolf is very aggressive. Yet, that aggression can be used against it. Once it finishes attacking, it will leave itself vulnerable to counterattacks. Given the frequency of its attacks, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to go in for shiny hits — provided you dodge its attacks without fail. Don’t bother chasing when it; keep your distance and let it come to you. Once it has spent its attacks, strike it and back away. Keep this up for the remainder of the fights, and you will eventually come out on top.

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon


Rennala is an incredibly noteworthy magic user, and can easily vaporize your character with her spells.

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The two-phased fights against magic-wielding Rennala is a bizarre one, but it’s quiet a challenging fight. Unlike other bosses, Rennala likes to keep her distance, use spells, and summon monsters to tear through you. She’ll Begin off with having her academy students fight for her, but once the fights continues, she’ll take matters into her own hands — and that’s where things can rapid go south.

The first phase taking place in the library is a strange one. As you can see in the center of the room, Rennala is suspended in the air and it’s impossible to near her. The only way to bring her down is to find three different elegant gold students. They’re hidden in the library, so you’ll have to run above the area to search for them. Once you assassinate three students, Rennala will fall to the ground in the center of the room, opening her up for conflict. She won’t stay down for long, though. Once enough wound has been done, she’ll come back up, forcing you to advise the previous steps. The biggest dangers in this phase of the fights is the magic that sends furniture hurling towards you, downward with some devastating spells that will turn Renalla’s students into missiles. The best thing to do is dodge through these attacks at what time searching for glowing students. After you deal enough wound, Renalla will then get serious.

This second phase is where the fights gets more dangerous. Rennala is an adept mage, and she’ll keep her distance away from you at what time she sends out devastating magic attacks. Many of her spells are homing, which means you’ll need to be extra careful when dodging and proceeding towards to close the distance. Also, she’ll call in help from her plethora of summoned monsters, many of which are common foes you’ve fought above the game thus far. These additional enemies are ultimately a distraction. If you focus too much on them, Renalla will snipe at you with her spells, spelling a quick defeat. If you die during this phase, you’ll have to repeat the first one again.

The best way to defeat Renalla is to take note from remaining bosses and be aggressive. While Renalla has some spells that push you away, she is very weak at conclude range and easily staggered with attacks. If you are a spellcaster, the best thing to do is to dodge her spells and then cast your own in colorful succession. The key to winning this fight is to not hesitate and land your attacks when you see a window of opportunity. If you can keep it up, then you’ll defeat Renalla in no time.

Godfrey, First Elden Lord


Roll forwards, not backwards!

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Godfrey is the trustworthy required boss in Leyndell. He’s a big golden substantial with a giant axe. Luckily, his attacks, while remarkable, are somewhat typical for a boss. 

A good way to initiate off the fight is with a summon. If you haven’t yet, visited the Fringefolk Hero’s Grave, which is at the very initiate of the game behind a fog wall. Complete the dungeon and you’ll demand Banished Knight Oleg who is a more powerful summon that can take quite a few hits from bosses. 

As for strategy, the key to his Godfrey fight is to roll forwards, not backwards. Godfrey makes use of his giant axe to near you as you roll back. If you see him winding up, it’s like he’s pulling ready for a long-reaching attack which is when you want to roll up. He’ll also use this attack when you’re backpedaling at what time trying to heal. 

If there’s an attack you want to be aware of it’s his stomp. It comes out quickly and will stun just enough to combo into an axe swing if you don’t move. If you see a stomp coming, try to use a shield to block the conflict instead of rolling away since it can still rep you. 

You’ll want to attack when you roll up into those long axe attacks and when you roll away from his jumping pound conflict. In both cases, he takes an extra couple of seconds to reset himself leaving him open to attacks. 

Morgott, The Omen King

If Margit gave you nightmares, Morgott is progressing to haunt you while you’re awake. The Omen King is progressing to be the toughest challenge you’ve faced so far dim you have gained a substantial number of levels. Even then, this is far from an easy fight. 

The good news is that you have an orange summon available colorful outside the golden fog: Melina. If you don’t see her symbol, use a Furlcalling Finger Remedy to reveal it. She’s progressing to be vital for the fight as she can heal you at what time also dealing and taking damage. You’ll also be able to use one of your own ash summons, but it’s best to save that for the uphold phase.  

What’s important in this battle is rapidly. Do not attempt long combos against Morgott. Their attacks are so colorful, can do multiple hits and will be delayed in elegant to throw your timing off. What you want is to get in, do a colorful jumping attack and run away. This is where having Melina helps because as soon as she becomes directed, you can get a few more hits in as well as a jumping attack. 

In this fights, rolling back is more ideal as Morgott doesn’t have long landing attacks. If you’re far away, they can throw some daggers or a inspect that can be easily blocked or dodge. If you see swords floating throughout, that’s a big area-of-effect attack and you want to roll back and avoid any areas where they land. 

Phase 2 starts when Morgott’s health gets approximately halfway. They’ll lean over and start coughing. This is your sign to run away because a big blast is approximately to happen. If you’re clear, it’s time to for an ash summon in elegant to get another target for Morgott. 

In the uphold phase, Morgott does the same attacks, but whenever an conflict is missed, a puddle of liquid will be left that will erupt a few seconds at what time so make sure to avoid them. Aside from that, keep the same strategy of jumping in for colorful attacks and then getting out of range. Keep this up and Morgott will go down.

Starscourge Radahn


The fights with Radahn is one of Elden Ring’s most bizarre and epic boss disputes. Come in prepared.

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While not needed to complete the main story, this battle against Starscoruge Radahn is one of Elden Ring’s most epic boss encounters, and it’s one you’ll likely find yourself walking into unintentionally. Located just off from Redmane Castle in the Caelid position, the battle with Radahn will see you face off alongside a towering foe who wields a ludicrous amount of grand. Along with that, you’ll call in many support characters to help you in fights. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind fight, but it’s also quite unforgiving. One wrong move against Radahn can result in a colorful and brutal defeat.

What makes this battle so disaster is that is Radahn’s attack power and range are so high that he can naively kill you within seconds of the fight beginning. He wields a magic-infused bow and twin tall swords that can tear through your defenses. Right at the begin, you’ll need to close the distance on Radahn at what time also taking the time to summon allies to the fights. During this part of the fight, he’ll try to pick you off with his arrows, and they deal considerable damage. You’ll need to stick with camouflage, using the piles of old weapons as a shield, and close the distance to Radahn. You’ll need to jump on Torrent and beginning your attack from here.

This battle has two phases, and you’ll need to pick your moments to conflict Radahn and make a quick exit to avoid his strikes. For more of a detailed breakdown of the fights against Radahn, check out deeper guide that details the fights and the best strategies you’ll need to beat him.