Best Boss Kill Order in Elden Ring

Can’t decide what is the best boss kill order in Elden Ring?

The land of Elden Ring is absolutely packed with various bosses. However, not all of them are just optional and don’t require to be slain to advance your gameplay. But you’ll miss a lot of the game’s lore if you decide to skip on them. 

If you are playing a game like Elden Ring, we can assume that you can’t stand leaving optional bosses hanging in your gameplay. 

With Elden Ring being a massive open world, it can be difficult for new players to determine and decide which bosses to face first. While you can technically visit most areas in Elden Ring whenever you want, there are some locations that are insanely high-level, and bosses in these areas will beat you to the ground in an instant if you face them too early. 

Due to this, it is crucial to know when is the right time to visit and fight bosses in the game to get the best experience possible. 

To help out gamers, here’s our take on the best boss kill order in Elden Ring. 

Let’s dive right in!

Elden Ring Boss Order

While the kill order of bosses in Elden Ring has no bearing on the final ending you’ll get, you can opt to clear the tougher Great Rune-bearing bosses first before making your way to the end of Crumbling Farum Azula. 

best boss kill order in elden ring

In terms of taking on the main story bosses and foes in key areas, this is the best boss kill order we can recommend: 

  • Soldier of Godrick (Fringefolk Hero’s Grave)
  • Margit, the Fell Omen (Stormhill, Limgrave)
  • Godrick the Grafted (Stormveil Castle, Limgrave)
  • Red Wolf of Radagon (Academy of Raya Lucaria, Liurnia of the Lakes)
  • Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (Academy of Raya Lucaria, Liurnia of the Lakes)
  • Royal Knight Loretta (Royal Moongazing Grounds, Liurnia of the Lakes) [Required to access Ranni’s quests]
  • Magma Wyrm Makar (Ruin-Strewn Precipice, Liurnia of the Lakes)[Needed if you don’t get the dectus medalion]
  • Starscourge Radahn (Redmane Castle, Caelid)
  • Godskin Noble (Temple of Eiglay, Mt. Gelmir) [Required to fight Rykard if you don’t complete the Volcano Manor PvP quests]
  • Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (Mt. Gelmir)
  • ​​Draconic Tree Sentinel (Capital Outskirts, Leyndell)
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Royal Capital, Leyndell)
  • Morgott, the Omen King (Elden Throne, Leyndell)
  • Mohg, The Omen (Shunning Grounds, Leyndell) [Frenzied Flame Ending]
  • Fire Giant (Forge of Giants, Mountaintops of the Giants)
  • Fia’s Champions (Deeproot Depths)
  • Astel, Naturnborn of the Void (Grand Cloister, Lake of Rot) [Age of the Stars Ending]
  • Mohg, Lord of Blood (Cocoon of the Empyrean, Mohgwyn Palace)
  • Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree (Haligtree Prominade, Miquella’s Haligtree)
  • Malenia, Blade of Miquella (Miquella’s Haligtree)
  • Godskin Duo (Dragon Temple Altar, Crumbling Farum Azula)
  • Maliketh, the Black Blade (Crumbling Farum Azula)
  • Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing (Leyndell, Ashen Capital)
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Queen’s Bedchamber, Leyndell, Ashen Capital)
  • Hoarah Loux, Warrior (Queen’s Bedchamber, Leyndell, Ashen Capital)
  • Radagon of the Golden Order (Elden Throne, Leyndell, Ashen Capital) 
  • Elden Beast (Elden Throne, Leyndell, Ashen Capital)

Regarding the mini-bosses you’ll encounter in The Lands Between, it is best to take down those that drop useful items that fit your character and build. For instance, Leonine Misbegotten drops the Grafted Blade Greatsword, which fits well for an STR / DEX build. 

That ends our best boss kill order list in Elden Ring. If you have other concerns about the game, drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to help. 

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