How Many Bosses Are in Elden Ring? Main, World, and Sub-Bosses Explained - AMK Station (2024)

Wondering how many bosses you’ll encounter in Elden Ring? From main adversaries to optional challenges hidden in the open world, this FromSoftware title boasts a vast collection of boss battles. And lucky for you, we have the answer right here.

In Elden Ring, every boss has a thoughtfully crafted backstory, often revolving around a tragic event that led to their current state. Here is a comprehensive list of all the bosses you will encounter in the game, including the order of the main battles and their respective locations.

Number of Bosses in Elden Ring: Bosses in Order

There are 238 total bosses in Elden Ring, but a majority of them are mini-dungeon bosses, bosses found in the open world, or duplicates of major bosses. As a result, it is likely that you will encounter several of these foes more than once, but in varying situations.

Despite the potential repetition, the nature of these battles frequently varies, taking place in dungeons, outdoor environments, or even on horseback during subsequent encounters, resulting in a significant shift in dynamics.

One instance of this is when you confront the Red Wolf of Radagon in a required Legacy Dungeon, during which you are prohibited from using your horse. However, you will encounter different versions of this boss later on, where it is accompanied by a pack of wolves. In these subsequent fights, you will have the ability to utilize your horse, resulting in a much quicker and more dynamic battle compared to the initial encounter.

Below is a comprehensive list of all the key bosses that must be defeated in order to advance through the story of Elden Ring. In instances where a boss reappears later, we have indicated as such.

  • Margit the Fell Omen(Repeated)
  • Godrick the Grafted(Repeated)
  • Red Wolf of Radagon(Repeated)
  • Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon
  • Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy
  • Starscourge Radahn
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord
  • Morgott, the Omen King
  • Fire Giant
  • Godskin Duo (Repeated)
  • Maliketh, the Black Blade
  • Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing
  • Hoarah Loux / Godfrey, First Elden Lord
  • Radagon of the Golden Order / Elden Beast

Additionally, there are other significant story bosses that may not be required, but will become necessary if you choose a specific path. These include:

  • Leonine Misbegotten
  • Ancestor Spirit
  • Magma Wyrm Makar
  • Mimic Tear
  • Royal Knight Loretta
  • Regal Ancestor Spirit
  • Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella
  • Valiant Gargoyles
  • Astel, Naturalborn of the Void
  • Godskin Noble
  • Wolf
  • Dung Eater
  • Baleful Shadow
  • Elemer of the Briar
  • Ensha
  • Mohg, the Omen
  • Commander O’Neal
  • Commander Niall
  • Dragonlord Placidusax
  • Lichdragon Fortissax
  • Mohg, Lord of Blood
  • Millicent’s Sisters
  • Tree Sentinel
  • Draconic Tree Sentinel
  • Patches, The Untethered
  • Beast Clergyman
  • Fia’s Champions

All Elden Ring Bosses by Location

Included below is information about all of the bosses in Elden Ring, categorized by their locations. Additionally, we have provided details on sub-bosses, which, although not classified as main bosses, are equally as difficult, if not more so, than the others that we have already listed.

Each of these is a sub or mini-boss found in various regions throughout the world, typically at the end of a dungeon or side quest. It should be noted that there may be instances where certain bosses are repeated within a region.

Limgrave / Weeping Peninsula

Grafted ScionChapel of Anticpation
Soldier of Godrick Stranded Graveyard
Margitt the Fell OmenStormveil Castle
Godrick the GraftedStormveil Castle
Erdtree Burial WatchdogStormfoot Catacombs
Crucible KnightStormhill Evergaol
Beastman of Farum AzulaGroveside Cave
Bell Braring HuntersWarmaster’s Shack
DeathbirdsEast of Warmaster’s Shack / South of Callu Baptismal Church
Black Knife AssassinDeathouched Catacombs
Guardian GolemHighroad Cave
Tibia MarinerSummonwater Village
Grave WardenMurkwater Catacombs
Stonedigger TrollLimgrave Tunnels
Flying Dragon AgheelNorth of Dragon-Burnt Ruins
Tree SentinalNear the Church of Elleh
Demi-Human ChiefCoastal Cave
Ulcerated Tree Spirit Fringefolk’s Hero’s Grave
Mad Pumpkin HeadWaypoint Ruins
Night’s Calvry Near Agheel Lake North Grace & Castle Morne Rampart Grace
Bloodhound Knight DarriwilForlorn Hound Evergaol
RunebearEarthbore Cave
Cemetary ShadeTombsward Catacombs
Scaly MisbegottenMorne Tunnel
Erdtree AvatarMinor Erdtree
Ancient Hero of ZamorWeeping Evergaol
Miranda the Blighted BloomTombward’s Cave
Leonine MisbegottenCastle Morne
Royal Knight LorettaCaria Manor

Liurnia of the Lakes

Rennala Queen of the Full MoonRaya Lucaria Academy (Grand Library)
Adan, Thief of FireMalefactor’s Evergaol
Alabaster Lord AlectoRingleader’s Evergaol
Black Knife RingleaderRingleader’s Evergaol
Bell Bearing HunterChurch of Vows
Black Knife AssassinBlack Knife Comtacombs
Bloodhound KnightLakeside Crystal Cave
Bols, Carian KnightCuckoo’s Evergaol
Cemetery ShadeBlack Knife Comtacombs
Cleanrot KnightStillwater Cave
Crystalian Spear & Crystalian Staff (Duo)Academy Crystal Cave
Death Rite BirdNorth Gate Town
DeathbirdNear the Scenic Isle in North Liurnia
Erdtree Avatar (Liurnia Northeast) Located above the Mausoleum Compound in the Uld Palace Ruins
Erdtree Avatar (Liurnia Southwest)Located on a plateau in the southwest of Liurnia.
Erdtree Burial WatchdogCliffbottom Catacombs
Glintstone Dragon AdulaNear the Caria Manor
Glintstone Dragon EmeraldWest of Raya Lucaria Academy
Night’s Cavalry (Liurnia North)North of Highway Lookout Tower
Night’s Cavalry (Liurnia South)South of Bellum Church
Omen killerVillage of the Albinaurics
Onyx LordSealed Tunnel
Royal RevenantCeller of the Kingsrealm Ruins
Spirit-Caller SnailRoad’s End Catacombs
Tibia MarinerGaveyard near the Carian Study Hall and south-east of the Artist’s Shac
Magma Wyrm MakarRuin-Strewn Precipice
Red Wolf Of RadagonRaya Lucaria Academy (Debate Parlor)

Caelid / Dragonbarrow

Starscourge RadahnRedmane Castle
Cemetery ShadeCaelid Catacombs
Crucible Knight & Misbegotten WarriorRedmane Castle Plaza (When the Radahn Festival isn’t active)
Death Rite BirdSoutheast of the Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank Site of Grace
Decaying EkzykesNorth of the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid
Erdtree Burial Watchdog (Duo)Minor Erdtree Catacombs
Fallingstar BeastSellia Crystal Tunnel
Frenzied DuelistGaol Cave
Mad Pumpkin HeadsCaelm Ruins
Magma WyrmGael Tunnel
Night’s CavalryAeonian Swamp
Nox Swordstress & Nox PriestSelia, Town of Sorcery
Battlemage HuguesSellia Evergaol
Beastman of Farum Azula (Duo)Dragonbarrow Cave
Bell Bearing HunterIsolated Merchant’s Shack
Black Blade KindredOutside the Bestial Sanctum
Cleanrot Knight (Duo)Abandoned Cave, southeast of the Caelem Ruins.
Elder Dragon GreyollOutside Fort Faroth
Flying Dragon GreyllFarum Greatbridge
Godskin ApostleDivine Tower of Caelid
Putrid AvatarElphael, Brace of the Haligtree
Putrid Crystalian TrioSellia Hideaway
Putrid Tree SpiritWar-Dead Catacombs
Gurranq, Beast ClergymanSaint Beast

Altus Plateau / Leyndell / Capital Outskirts

Ancient Hero of ZamorSainted Hero’s Grave
Black Knife Assassin (Sage’s Cave)Sage’s Cave
Black Knife Assassin (Sainted Hero’s Grave)Sainted Hero’s Grave
Crystalian Spear & Crystalian RingbladeAtlus Tunnel
Demi-Human Queen GilikaBelow the Lux Ruins
Erdtree Burial WatchdogWyndham Catacombs
Fallingstar BeastAtlus Plateau, South of the southern Capital Outskirts Gate
GodfreyGolden Lineage Evergaol
Godskin ApostleWindmill Villag
Necromancer GarrisSage’s Cave
Night’s CavalryNear the Altus Highway Junction
Omenkiller & Miranda the Blighted BloomPerfumer’s Grotto
Perfumer Tricia & Misbegotten WarriorUnsightly Catacombs
Sanguine NobleConsecrated Snowfields
Stonedigger TrollOld Altus Tunnel
Tibia MarinerWyndham Ruins
Tree Sentinel (Duo)Atlus Highway Junction
WormfaceMinor Erdtree
Esgar, Priest of BloodLeyndell Catacombs
Bell Bearing HunterHermit Merchant’s Shack
Crucible Knight & Crucible Knight OrdovisAuriza Hero’s Grave.
DeathbirdCapital Outskirts of the Altus Plateau
Grave WardenSainted Hero’s Grave
DuelistLeyndell, Royal Capital
Gideon FearedQueen’s Bedchamber
Godfrey, First Elden LordQueen’s Bedchamber
Morgott the Omen KingElden Throne
Hoarah Loux / Godfrey, First Elden LordElden Throne
Radagon, The Elden BeastWithin the Erdtree
Onyx LordSealed Tunnel

Underground Mountain

Crucible Knight & Crucible Knight OrdovisAuriza Hero’s Grave
Abductor Virgins (Duo)Volcano Manor
Demi-Human Queen MaggieMt Gelmir, in the Southwest Plateau past Hermit’s Village
Demi-Human Queen MargotVolcano Cave
Full-Grown Fallingstar BeastLocated near the Ninth Ninth Mt. Gelmir Campsite Site of Lost Grace
Kindred of Rot (Duo)Seethewater Cave
Magma WyrmNear Fort Laiedd
Red Wolf of the ChampionGelmir Hero’s Grave
Ulcerated Tree SpiritMinor Erdtree
Ancestor SpiritSiofra River
Dragonkin Soldier x3Siofra River
Rykard, Lord of BlasphemyVolcano Manor
Stray Mimic TearNokron, Eternal City
Crucible Knight SiluriaDeeproot Depths
Dragonkin Soldier of NokstellaAinsel River

Mountaintops of the Giants, Consecrated Snowfield, Forbidden Lands

Ancient Hero of ZamorGiant-Conquering Hero’s Grave
Borealis the Freezing FogNear the Spiritcaller Cave Site of Grace
Death Rite BirdCastle Sol Main Gate
Erdtree AvatarMinor Erdtree
Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble (Spiritcaller Snail)Spiritcaller Cave
Tibia MarinerNear the cliff above Castle Sol
Ulcerated Tree SpiritGiants’ Mountaintop Catacombs
Vyke, Knight of the RoundtableLord Contender’s Evergaol
Black Blade KindredNear the Grand Life of Rold Site of Grace
Night’s CavalryEast of Site of Grace
Stray Mimic TearNokron, Eternal City – Hidden Path to the Haligtree
Death Rite BirdApostate Derelict
Great Wyrm TheodorixOn the Frozen Lake in the Consecrated Snowfield
Misbegotten CrusaderCave of the Forlorn
Nights CavalryInner Consecrated Snowfield
Putrid AvatarMinor Erdtree located Southeast of Ordina, Liturgical Town
Putrid Grave Warden DuelistConsecrated Snowfield Catacombs
Fire GiantFlame Peak

While some of these bosses may be reskins of others, it is important not to underestimate any of them. Some are more powerful versions of bosses you may have faced before, and there are also separate characters who may share the same animations and character models as others.

An example of this can be seen with Godefroy, who shares the same moves and characteristics as Godrick the Grafted, despite being one of his ancestors. However, the redeeming quality is that Godefroy does not have a second stage like Godrick does, making him slightly less despicable.

With this list of bosses in Elden Ring, you can confidently embark on your journey, utilizing a variety of weapons and experimenting with different builds. As you prepare for Shadow of the Erdtree, be sure to familiarize yourself with the new weapon types and anticipate the amount of time you will spend in the expansion.

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