How do you beat Crystalian in Elden Ring? Crystalian is a recurring boss fight throughout the Lands Between, typically found at the end of optional dungeons, although occasionally out in the field as well. They all adopt humanoid forms, although are armed with different weapons. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Crystalian.

Elden Ring: How to Beat Crystalian

On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Crystalian in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.

Crystalian: Overview

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Locations Runes Item Drops
Academy Crystal Cave
  • 3,300 Runes
Altus Tunnel
  • 1,800 Runes
Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel
  • 3,000 Runes
Sellia Hideaway
  • 7,000 Runes

Crystalian: Boss Fight Strategy

Your approach for how to beat Crystalian will likely hinge heavily upon which weapon the humanoid is armed with. This boss is usually quite slow, although Ringblades obviously have a shorter range than, say, a Spear. As is the case with so many boss fights in Elden Ring, using Summon Spirits to distract their attention while you hit them hard from behind can be a handy strategy. Crystalian generally has low poise, so can be easy to stagger.

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Try to get hits from behind, backstabs especially, and break its armour. With the armour broken, you can really devastate Crystalian and do massive damage. If you're a spellcaster then hit it with as many spells as possible, like Glintstone Pebble, until it's staggered, then use your opportunity to strike hard. You may come against two Crystalians at once in some circumstances, but these enemies are slow and shouldn't prove too much of a threat, especially with Spirit Ashes to divide their attention.

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