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.

How Do You Beat Crystalian in Elden Ring?

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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

Academy Crystal Cave + Altus Tunnel + Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel + Sellia Hideaway
Recommended Level
Runes Reward
3,300 Runes (Academy) + 1,800 Runes (Altus Tunnel) + 3,000 Runes (Raya Lucaria) + 7,000 Runes (Sellia)
Item Drops
Crystal Release (Academy) + Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [2] (Altus Tunnel) + Smithing Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [1] (Raya Lucaria) + Crystal Torrent (Sellia)

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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