Today, we're ranking all of the bosses in Elden Ring by difficulty, which ranges from difficult to impossible given that we're talking about FromSoftware. Aside from that, because the game has over 238 bosses, we'll have to limit this list because we don't want the Elden Ring bosses to take up any more of our time than they already have. As a result, this list contains all of the main bosses you must defeat to complete the game. It also includes a couple of special guests who aren't a part of the main story but are notoriously difficult to defeat. Nonetheless, keep reading to find out who Elden Ring's most difficult bosses are.
15. Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing
We know Sir Gideon Ofnir from the Roundtable Hold. While we never expected to fight him, we guess he doesn't believe a Tarnished can become Elden Lord and wants to put a stop to our efforts. Unfortunately, Sir Gideon Ofnir arrived far too late, as his attacks tickle us in the late game. So, understandably, we must put him in his place; quite easily, I might add.
14. Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon
You fight Rennala in two stages, the first of which is incredibly easy. Her second phase, however, increases the difficulty by her casting all her magic at you while summoning spirits you have to fight off. It definitely makes for more of a challenge, but after a few deaths, we were able to best her, which is why she's not further down this list.
13. Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy
At first glance, Rykard seems like he'll be one of the most difficult bosses in Elden Ring. That's until you figure out how to use the Serpent Hunter and spend a couple of trials learning his attack pattern. Once you've got that figured out, Rykard actually makes for one of the easiest boss fights in the game.
12. Margit, the Fell Omen
Margit, the Fell Omen, is the first major boss that everyone faces in Elden Ring. And if it wasn't for the fact that we're at such a low level at the time of this fight, Margit would be a much easier boss. Nonetheless, he was a fantastic first boss who gave us a hard welcome to the Lands Between.
11. Red Wolf of Radagon
Although we eventually defeated the Red Wolf of Radagon, we'll give him credit for being more difficult than we expected. Despite his low health bar, this wolf is extremely fast and will rip you to shreds if you make even the slightest mistake. As a result, learn his moveset and time your dodges correctly, and you'll walk away saying, “That fight wasn't so bad.”
10. Morgott, the Omen King
Surprise surprise, Margit, the first boss we faced in Elden Ring, comes back to haunt us later in the game as Morgott, the Omen King. Unfortunately for him, we are far more prepared for him by this point. And, let us just say, getting revenge for stomping us early in the game has never felt so good.
9. Starscourge Radahn
In all fairness, we would rank Starscourge Radahn higher, however, we battled him when he got nerfed and it was extremely easy. Furthermore, you can summon about 10-15 dead NPCs in Radahn's battlegrounds, making this fight a lot easier. So, while it may be much more difficult now, the Radahn we remember was a fantastic cinematic experience of us riding into battle with other soldiers by our side.
8. Godrick the Grafted
Godrick the Grafted is the game's second main boss fight, and we won't lie, it's a tough one. Fortunately, you can get an NPC to accompany you in the fight, which pays off in the first half. However, she is usually dead by the second stage where Godrick chops off his arm and transforms it into the dragon's head. So you're all alone in the second stage, which in all honesty is the toughest part of this fight. So we won't pretend like it was easy, Godrick is hands down one of the hardest bosses in Elden Ring.
7. Fire Giant
If you, like us, chose a vigor and strength build in Elden Ring, we understand your frustration with the Fire Giant. Unless you have some sort of magic or ranged attack, the Fire Giant will be an extremely tough boss fight that will consist of you trying to avoid getting stepped on while you attack him for a tiny fraction of his health per hit.
6. Godskin Noble
If you walked into this fight thinking “This fat boss shouldn't pose that much of a challenge” then you're very sadly mistaken. There is no reason the Godskin Noble should be as fast and as swift as he is. As a result, he's easily one of the hardest bosses in Elden Ring and it felt like it took us a million tries to defeat him.
5. Radagon of the Golden Order/ Elden Beast
If you made it to this point in the game, we commend you. Radagon of the Golden Order, and his second stage, the Elden Beast, is the final boss fight in Elden Ring. And, while it is a difficult two-part boss fight, it was not one of the ones that caused us to break our controller. We're not saying this fight is easy; it's just not the most enraging of them all.
4. Godskin Noble and Godskin Apostle
Thankfully, FromSoftware was so nice to take the Godskin Noble fight and double it with the Godskin Duo. As if the first battle wasn't difficult enough. Nonetheless, this is without a doubt one of the most difficult bosses in Elden Ring, and we won't lie, it made us uninstall and take a break before gathering the courage to return to the battle.
3. Godfrey, First Elden Lord / Hoarah Loux, Warrior
Godfrey truly feels like the pinnacle boss fight in Elden Ring. He fights in a very different style than the other bosses in Elden Ring, with a lot more poise. He's calm, will predict your incoming attack, and annihilate you in one hit – and we're just talking about his first stage.
2. Beast Clergyman/ Malekith, The Black Blade
At first glance, we all knew the Beast Clergyman was going to be one of the hardest bosses in Elden Ring. He's got the attack speed of the Red Wolf of Radagon while boasting the damage and swiftness of the Godskin Noble. And if you manage to make it to the second part, Malekith, then you're just signing up to get blasted by an onslaught of AoE attacks you can't even dodge.
1. Malenia, Blade of Miquella
You've probably seen clips of her on your feed before; she's every Elden Ring bosses worst nightmare; she's Malenia, Blade of Miquella. For this fight, you want to throw everything you've learned about dodging and parrying out the window and rely entirely on luck because Malenia is ruthless. She will give you no time to heal, catch a breath, or even get an attack in. She's pure cruelty and without question Elden Ring's most difficult boss.