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Elden Ring Top 5 Hardest Bosses Ranked By Difficulty

Wondering which is the hardest boss you challenged or will face in Elden Ring? This list has you covered by ranking them based on their difficulty.

Ranking the hardest bosses in Elden Ring by difficulty is no easy feat. This game has a ton of bosses for you to fight. You might find some to be easy peasy lemon squeezy and others to be controller crushingly tough. But once you beat them, you will agree that the fight was worth it. So without further ado let us quickly check this list of the hardest bosses Elden Ring has to offer ranked by difficulty.

Elden Ring Hardest Bosses Ranked by Difficulty


elden ring hardest bosses list ranked by difficulty

First, a disclaimer. When you come face to face with a boss, there are many factors that will determine how easy or tough the enemy is. Your build, your level, the type of weapons you are using, your skills in Soulsborne games, and when you encounter the foe. Considering this, I have compiled this list of the hardest bosses to beat based on the overall difficulty. Based on your gameplay experience you might find some boss placed in the wrong order or completely missing here. That is fine as long as you had fun defeating them. You may or may not agree with this list since every player will have a unique experience.

Below are the top 5 hardest bosses irrespective of if they are main or optional that you can face in this game.


    5. Fire Giant

    4. Morgott, the Omen King

    3. Radagon of the Golden Order & Elden Beast


    2. Godfrey First Elden Lord & Horrah Loux Warrior

    1. Malenia, Blade of Miquella & Goddess of Rot

Let us take a look at why they are the hardest bosses in the game.


5. Fire Giant

fire giant

As the name suggests he is a giant that has a lot of fire moves in his arsenal. This boss has two phases, and the moves are drastically different in both phases. The fight gets tricky because this is one of the bosses that have slow moves that deal high damage. Now you might be wondering, if he is slow then great you can simply dodge the attack. While this is true the problem is almost all of his moves cover a large area. So you need to be really quick when dodging his attacks else you will get caught. The easy part of this fight is his phase 2 begins after half his health is gone instead of having full health for phase 2.

4. Morgott, the Omen King

morgott the omen king elden ring bosses ranked by difficulty

If you didn’t enjoy Margit the fell Omen then oh boy is this fight going to be a pain for you. Just like Fire Giant, Morgott too has 2 phases in one health bar. If that was a relief for you then enjoy it while it lasts. Morgott uses attacks that deal holy damage, so unless you bring a shield that can resist it, dodging is your only option. Not to mention the attack range of almost all of his strikes and slashes cover a good distance. And if that wasn’t all he is also very fast. So be prepared to die a lot especially from the golden rain of swords when challenging this boss.

3. Radagon of the Golden Order & Elden Beast

radagon of the golden order and elden beast hardest bosses in elden ring

These can be argued for being two separate bosses but since they fight back to back let us consider them as phases. One might feel it is a bummer that the last boss isn’t the hardest but this fight is no walk in the park. Radagon too like Morgott uses holy damage attacks and normal attacks. The balance between speed and damage in his moves and attacks is a bit too perfect. And to top things off many of his attacks cover a good range. As soon as you deplete half his health he will get more aggressive and start using some new moves. Once you manage to take him down, you immediately face the Elden Beast.

Elden Beast is no joke. He is another boss that is slow but deals massive damage. And this beast will make you realize why it is the last boss. Too close to it and spamming melee attacks? It will teleport away. Too far from it and spamming sorcery? Well, it will breathe holy fire at you. Trying to fight it from a medium distance? Well, he has many slashes, strikes, and melee attacks to take care of you. And when you bring down half its health you will see more moves than you were ready for. This fight not only challenges your patience but tests how you manage your health. This is definitely worth being the end boss.

2. Godfrey, the First Elden Lord & Horrah Loux Warrior – Elden Ring Hardest Bosses List

godfrey first elden lord and horrah loux warrior

While Radagon and Elden Beast might be tough but Godfrey is just tougher. This boss has two separate forms the First Elden Lord & Horrah Loux Warrior. The best part of this fight is his fighting style completely changes in both fights. During his first form he uses axe, this deals high damage and covers a decent range. While its attacks are punishing they are nowhere close to what he has in store for you in his Horrah Loux Warrior form.

In his Horrah Loux form, he completely ditches all the weapons and fights using his hands. And as savage of a move that is, it is really painful for the player to handle. Not saying you can’t defeat it but he will definitely give you a run for your money in this form. Not only are his moves fast and strong, in case you are not properly leveled up, they will also most likely one-shot you. When fighting Horrah Loux form be ready to get thrown and smacked a lot.

1. Malenia, Blade of Miquella & Goddess of Rot – Elden Ring Bosses Ranked by Difficulty List

malenia blade of miquella and goddess of rot

If you skip optional bosses and don’t like tough fights then you will be really glad you skipped this fight. And if you are someone who looks for a challenging fight then you should definitely fight her. Let’s talk about her first form Blade of Miquella. The fastest and most dangerous form of any boss in the game. You will be really thankful she doesn’t have holy damage infused in her blade. Because she has a lot of slashes in her arsenal of moves. But the main move you should look out for is her flurry of slashes. This move is reminiscent of One Mind from Sekiro. But this is not One Mind you could say it is three or four Minds as she doesn’t stop at just one flurry of slashes.

While things do get slightly easier in 2nd phase if you can take advantage of one of her moves. She compensates for it by now attacking you with moves that also build scarlet rot. And we cannot forget that she also gets life-steal when she hits you or your shield. So it is either kill or be killed as there is little to no room for rest. This is truly one of the best fights not only in Elden Ring but in all of the FROMSOFTWARE games.

That sums up this list of the hardest bosses in Elden Ring ranked by difficulty. If you like playing this game and need help with some other topics then head over to our Elden Ring section for many such helpful guides.