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All Elden Ring bosses and main boss order

How many bosses are there in Elden Ring?

Defeating the Elden Ring main bosses is one of the tasks you need to achieve if you want to become the Elden Lord. Though the exact Elden Ring ending you receive does depend on a number of other choices…

The Lands Between are vast though, so it's a good idea to know the Elden Ring main boss order so you know who must feel the steel of your blade next. Be warned - some of them are the hardest bosses in Elden Ring. As you travel through Elden Ring, you'll also encounter a number of other key bosses and defeating them is excellent preparation for the Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree.

So read on to learn the Elden Ring main boss order, along with how many main bosses there are in Elden Ring and all of the Elden Ring bosses and locations listed, but just be wary of spoilers.

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How many bosses are in Elden Ring?

There are 238 bosses in Elden Ring. Keep in mind that this number does not refer to the number of 'unique' bosses and instead is the number of bosses, both recurring and unique, you can defeat throughout the Lands Between. Don’t be surprised when you encounter Erdtree Avatars in multiple regions or Crystalians multiple times with different weapons.

Out of this 238, there are 16 main bosses in Elden Ring and you can find the order in which you'll battle them in the section below.

Keep in mind that while these are the main bosses you need to defeat to complete Elden Ring's storyline, there's a host of other bosses to be found out in the Lands Between. This includes a selection of other key bosses, also listed below, who's defeat is tied to an Achievement or Trophy. If you're planning on fully completing the Elden Ring, then you'll need to ensure these bosses meet their ends too.

Even when you set aside the main bosses and those tied to Achievements / Trophies, there's still a world of boss fights awaiting you and we’ve listed all on our all Elden Ring boss guide. (Good luck!)

Elden Ring main bosses list in order

There are certain bosses you must beat in order to reach any Elden Ring ending.

There is a degree of flexibility to this at the start of the game, but once you reach the capital city of Leyndell, from there the mandatory bosses to the end of the game are set.

In summary, the main bosses in order are:

  1. One Great Rune carrier
  2. A second Great Rune carrier (out of the four that follows *):
    1. Margit The Fell Omen then Godrick the Grafted (Stormveil Castle)
    2. Red Wolf of Radagon then Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (Raya Lucaria Academy)
    3. Godskin Noble then Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (Mt Gelmir)
    4. Starscourge Radahn (Redmane Castle, Caelid)
  3. Draconic Tree Sentinel (Capital Outskirts) **
  4. Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Leyndell)
  5. Morgott, The Omen King (Leyndell)
  6. Fire Giant (Mountaintops of the Giants)
  7. Godskin Duo (Crumbling Farum Azula)
  8. Maliketh, the Black Blade (Crumbling Farum Azula)
  9. Sir Gideon Ofnir, The All-Knowing (Leyndell)
  10. Godfrey, First Elden Lord / Hoarah Loux, Warrior (two phase fight, Leyndell)
  11. Radagon of the Golden Order (Leyndell)
  12. Elden Beast (immediately follows Radagon)

* In order to access Leyndell, you need two Great Runes. The easiest two Runes are from defeating Godrick the Grafted (which also requires beating Margit in Castle Stormveil) and Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (which also requires beating Red Wolf of Radagon in Raya Lucaria Academy), though the others from Radahn and Rkyard are there if you prefer.

The challenging Starscourge Radahn is thankfully optional - but is a route to the end of the game if you like.

** To get into Leyndell, Draconic Tree Sentinel is the most 'straightforward' path - but there are seemingly other ways in, such as by progressing the Fia quest, but these are longer winded routes with their own challenges and set of bosses to overcome.

Either way, from Morgott onwards, the bosses you need to defeat in order to get to any Elden Ring ending is fixed.

Fun fact: The order of these bosses are so important to the flow of the game that the open world map was designed around them.

What are other key bosses in Elden Ring?

Don't let the list above fool you - there are many more bosses out there you'll likely encounter, whether out in the open world, in dungeons or assigned to side-quests that lead to various different endings.

A good guide to the most significant bosses beyond the critical path, perhaps, is looking at which bosses have a Trophy or Achievement assigned to them, giving us a sense of importance from the developers, and acts almost as a checklist of others worth getting to - even if it takes several playthroughs.

The bosses with Achievement or Trophy rewards are:

All Elden Ring bosses and locations listed

Below you'll find every boss in Elden Ring, including their location, listed. To help you navigate this list, we’ve organised it by region and included a boss' location alongside their name.


Weeping Peninsula

  • Bloody Finger Nerijus (Agheel River)
  • Old Knight Istvan (Colosseum Road, Volcano Manor Contract)
  • Recusant Henricus (Colosseum Road)
  • Anastasia, Tarnished-Eater (Smoldering Church)
  • Erdtree Burial Watchdog (Impaler's Catacombs)
  • Runebear (Earthbore Cave)
  • Cemetery Shade (Tombsward Catacombs)
  • Erdtree Avatar (Minor Erdtree)
  • Scaly Misbegotten (Morne Tunnel)
  • Miranda The Blighted Bloom (Tombsward Cave)
  • Ancient Hero Of Zamor (Weeping Evergaol)
  • Deathbird (Castle Morne Outskirts, night time only)
  • Night's Cavalry (Castle Morne Rampart, night time only)
  • Leonine Misbegotten (Castle Morne)

Liurnia of the Lakes

  • Cleanrot Knight (Stillwater Cave)
  • Adan, Thief Of Fire (Malefactor’s Evergoal)
  • Erdtree Burial Watchdog (Cliffbottom Catacombs)
  • Tibia Mariner (East Liurnia)
  • Preceptor Miraim (Carian Study Hall)
  • Godskin Noble (Divine Tower Bridge)
  • Deathbird (Scenic Isle, night time only)
  • Bloodhound Knight (Lakeside Crystal Cave)
  • Crayfish / Grafted Scion (Fallen Ruins of the Lake)
  • Glintstone Dragon Smarag (Temple Quarter)
  • Death Rite Bird (Gate Town North, night time only)
  • Ring Blade Crystalian (Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel)
  • Bell Bearing Hunter (Church of Vows, night time only)
  • Cemetery Shade and Black Knife Assassin (Black Knife Catacombs)
  • Festering Fingerprint Vyke (Church of Inhibition)
  • Royal Revenant (Kingsrealm Ruins Underground)
  • Bols, Carian Knight (Cuckoo’s Evergaol)
  • Edgar The Revenger (Revenger’s Shack)
  • Spirit-Caller Snail (Road’s End Catacombs)
  • Omenkiller (Village of The Albinaurics)
  • x3 Dragons (Moonlight Altar)
  • Red Wolf (Moonlight Altar)
  • Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader (Ringleader’s Evergaol)
  • Royal Knight Loretta (Caria Manor)
  • Glintstone Dragon Adula (In two parts at Caria Manor and Moonlight Altar)
  • Blaidd (Ranni’s Rise, Ranni’s questline)
  • Red Wolf (Behind Caria Manor)
  • Alabaster Lord (Royal Grave Evergaol)
  • Crystalians (Academy Crystal Cave)
  • Erdtree Avatar (East Minor Erdtree)
  • Erdtree Avatar (West Minor Erdtree)
  • Night's Cavalry (Gate Town Bridge, night time only)
  • Night's Cavalry (Bellum Highway Forest, night time only)
  • Magma Wyrm Makar (Ruin-Strewn Precipice)
  • Great Horned Tragoth (Ruin-Strewn Precipice, Volcano Manor Contract)
  • Ravenmount Assassin (Academy)
  • Red Wolf Of Radagon (Academy)
  • Moongrum, Carian Knight (Academy)
  • Rennala, Queen Of The Full Moon (Academy)
  • Sorceress Sellen OR Witch-Hunter Jerren (Academy)


  • Ancient Dragon Lansseax (Altus Plateau)
  • Misbegotten Warrior and Perfumer Tricia (Unsightly Catacombs)
  • Godefroy The Grafted (Golden Lineage Evergaol)
  • Night's Cavalry (Atlus Highway, night time only)
  • Demi-Human Queen Gilika (Lux Ruins)
  • Tibia Mariner (Wyndham Ruins)
  • Necromancer Garris and Black Knife Assassin (Sage's Cave)
  • Erdtree Burial Watchdog (Wyndham Catacombs)
  • Eleonora, Violet Bloody Finger (Second Church Of Marika)
  • Stonedigger Troll (Old Altus Tunnel)
  • Maleigh Marais, Shaded Castle Castellan (The Shaded Castle)
  • Elemer Of The Briar (The Shaded Castle)
  • Rileigh The Idle (Bridge Of Iniquity, Volcano Manor Contract)
  • Sanguine Noble (Writheblood Ruins)
  • Magnus The Beast Claw (Writheblood Ruins)
  • Wormface (Minor Erdtree)
  • Godskin Apostle (Dominula Windmill Village)
  • x2 Crystalians (Altus Tunnel)
  • Black Knife Assassin (Sainted Hero's Grave Entrance)
  • Ancient Hero Of Zamor (Sainted Hero's Grave)
  • Omenkiller and Miranda The Blighted Bloom (Perfumer's Grotto)
  • Fallingstar Beast (South Altus Plateau Crater)
  • Tree Sentinel Duo (Leyndell Entrance)
  • Magma Wyrm (Gael Tunnel)
  • Erdtree Avatar (West Minor Erdtree)
  • x2 Ertree Burial Watchdogs (Minor Erdtree Catacombs)
  • x2 Mad Pumpkin Heads (Caelem Ruins Underground)
  • x3 Knights Of The Great Jars (Caelid Colosseum)
  • Frenzied Duelist (Gaol Cave)
  • Decaying Ekzykes (Caelid Highway South)
  • Cemetery Shade (Caelid Catacombs)
  • Night's Cavalry (Caelid Highway South, night time only)
  • Death Rite Bird (Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank, night time only)
  • Commander O'Neil (Aeonia Swamp)
  • Millicent (Aeonia Swamp)
  • Nox Swordstress and Nox Priest (Chair-Crypt Of Sellia)
  • Fallingstar Beast (Sellia Crystal Tunnel)
  • x2 Cleanrot Knights (Abandoned Cave)
  • Battlemage Hugues (Sellia Evergaol)
  • Elder Dragon Greyoll (Outside Fort Faroth)
  • x3 Crystalians (Sellia Hideaway)
  • Godskin Apostle (Divine Tower of Caelid)
  • Bell Bearing Hunter (Isolated Merchant's Shack, night time only)
  • Putrid Avatar (East Minor Erdtree)
  • x2 Beastman Of Farum Azulas (Dragonbarrow Cave)
  • Night's Cavalry (Lenne's Rise Bridge, night time only)
  • Flying Dragon Greyll (Farum Greatbridge)
  • Black Blade Kindred (Bestial Sanctum)
  • Gurranq (Bestial Sanctum)
  • Misbegotten Warrior & Crucible Knight (Redmane Castle)
  • Starscourge Radahn (Redmane Castle)
  • Putrid Tree Spirit (War-Dead Catacombs)

Mt. Gelmir

  • Anastasia, Tarnished-Eater (Corpse-Stench Shack)
  • Grafted Scion (North Mt. Gelmir)
  • Demi-Human Queen Margot (Volcano Cave)
  • Ulcerated Tree Spirit (Minor Erdtree)
  • x2 Kindred Of Rots (Seethewater Cave)
  • Red Wolf Of The Champion (Gelmir Hero's Grave)
  • Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast (Ninth Mt. Gelmir Campsite)
  • Wormface (Road Of Iniquity)
  • Fire Prelate (Fort Laiedd)
  • Magma Wyrm (South Of Fort Laiedd)
  • Demi-Human Queen Maggie (Hermit Village)
  • x2 Abductor Virgins (Volcano Manor)
  • Inquisitor Ghiza (Volcano Manor Upper Floor)
  • Magma Wyrm (Volcano Manor)
  • Godskin Noble (Volcano Manor)
  • Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (Volcano Manor)
  • Tanith's Knight (Volcano Manor)

Leyndell, The Capital

  • Ulcerated Tree Spirit (Leyndell West)
  • Twinblade Gargoyle (Leyndell Entrance Steps)
  • Margit, The Fell Omen (Leyndell West)
  • Bell Bearing Hunter (Hermit Merchant's Shack, night time only)
  • Deathbird (Leyndell North, night time only)
  • Onyx Lord (Sealed Tunnel)
  • The Loathsome Dung Eater (Leyndell North, Dung Eater quest)
  • Draconic Tree Sentinel (Inner Leyndell Entrance)
  • Grave Warden Duelist (Auriza Side Tomb)
  • Crucible Knight Ordovis and Crucible Knight (Auriza Hero's Grave)
  • Erdtree Avatar (Leyndell Main Road)
  • Ulcerated Tree Spirit (Lower Capital Church)
  • Gargoyle (West Capital Rampart)
  • Vargram and Wilhelm (Fortified Manor, Volcano Manor Contract)
  • Esgar, Priest Of Blood (Leyndell Catacombs)
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Erdtree Sanctuary)
  • Black Knife Assassin (Queen's Bedchamber)
  • Morgott, The Omen King (The Elden Throne)
  • x2 Fell Twins (Divine Tower Of East Altus Bridge)
  • Mohg, The Omen (Cathedral Of The Forsaken)

Underground Layer

Mountaintops Of The Giants

  • Night's Cavalry (Forbidden Lands, night time only)
  • Black Blade Kindred (Grand Lift Of Rold)
  • Ancient Hero Of Zamor (Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave)
  • Ulcerated Tree Spirit (Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs)
  • Erdtree Avatar (East Minor Erdtree)
  • Juno Hoslow (Shack Of The Lofty, Volcano Manor Contract)
  • Death Rite Bird (North Mountaintops, night time only)
  • Tibia Mariner (North Mountaintops)
  • Commander Niall (Castle Sol)
  • Vyke, Knight Of The Roundtable (Lord Contender's Evergaol)
  • Chief Guardian Arghanthy (Guardians' Garrison)
  • Borealis The Freezing Fog (Frozen Lake)
  • Spirit-Caller Snail and Godskin Apostle / Noble (Spiritcaller's Cave)
  • Bloody Finger Okina (Church Of Repose)
  • Fire Giant (Forge Of The Giants)
  • Stray Mimic Tear (Hidden Path to The Haligtree)
  • Putrid Grave Warden Duelist (Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs)
  • x2 Night's Cavalrys (Snowfields Wagon, night time only)
  • Astel, Stars Of Darkness (Yelough Anix Tunnel)
  • Sanguine Noble (Consecrated Snowfield)
  • Anastasia, Tarnished-Eater (Consecrated Snowfield)
  • Great Wyrm Theodorix (Consecrated Snowfield)
  • Misbegotten Crusader (Cave Of The Forlorn)
  • Putrid Avatar (West Minor Erdtree)
  • Death Rite Bird (Consecrated Snowfield, night time only)
  • Black Knife Assassin (Ordina)
  • Loretta, Knight Of The Haligtree (Haligtree)
  • Putrid Avatar (Elphael)
  • Putrid Tree Spirit (Haligtree)
  • Millicent's Sisters (Haligtree)
  • Putrid Avatar (Elphael)
  • Malenia, Blade Of Miquella (Haligtree)

Crumbling Farum Azula & Leyndell, Capital Of Ash

Our Elden Ring walkthrough and a look at the hardest Elden Ring bosses will help guide you through the dangerous wilds of the Land Between. In the meantime, good luck defeating every single Elden Ring boss!

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