How do you beat Elden Beast in Elden Ring? As the game's final boss, this will be one of the toughest tests you'll face. Located in Leyndell, Capital of Ash, the encounter is triggered as soon as you beat the previous boss: Radagon of the Golden Order. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Elden Beast. Killing it automatically triggers the game's ending, which takes into account if you've helped Ranni the Witch.

Elden Ring: How to Beat Elden Beast

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

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Elden Beast: Overview

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Name Recommended Level Runes Location Item Drops
Elden Beast 140 500,000 Runes Leyndell, Capital of Ash
  • Elden Remembrance

Elden Beast: Boss Fight Strategy

The encounter with Elden Beast begins as soon as you've beaten Radagon of the Golden Order, separated by a single cutscene. Because of this, you won't be able to rest at a Site of Grace and refill your Sacred Flask. This means you need to very carefully manage how many Flask uses you use up in the first fight; you want to ensure you have enough to get through the second battle. As a base rule, we recommend having at least nine uses of the Sacred Flask once you reach the Elden Beast.

Once you do reach it, you'll spawn into a gigantic arena devoid of anything to really observe besides the boss itself. The floor is covered in water, but it doesn't play a part in the encounter besides allowing the Elden Beast to swim underwater and appear elsewhere. The vast majority of the boss' attacks are based around Holy damage, so if you have anything that negates the damage type, we strongly recommend using it. The Lord's Divine Fortification spell is one example. However, you shouldn't be using Holy damage to attack Elden Beast with. That actually heals it instead of removing HP.

Equipped with an incredibly long sword, much of its moveset revolves around hitting the ground around it if you're close by. At range, it'll throw Holy damage out of its sword in your direction as well as shooting stars that track your movement. You'll need to be smart with your dodge rolls to avoid both of these.

In terms of beginning to deal damage, you should be targeting its belly. Wherever the Elden Beast glows on its body, that's where it's most susceptible to damage. The boss has a lot of health, so this is a test of your patience and concentration just as much as your character stats.

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At the very least, we strongly recommend using a +10 Mimic Tear Ashes for the encounter. If you feel you can safely beat Radagon of the Golden Order without it, consider saving the Ashes for the Elden Beast. That way, it'll have more health and be able to stay on the battlefield for longer. Alternatively, summon another real-life player to help out. While this does increase the boss' health by 50 per cent, if you summon the right player, then the two of you could make light work of it.

There's no second phase to worry about here, but one more attack you need to look out for is when the Elden Beast takes to the skies for a longer period of time. Here, it's spawning the literal Elden Ring in the sky and using it to cast down circles of Holy damage that explode after a period of time. When you notice this happening, begin sprinting away from the boss and jump over the yellow rings in front of you.

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After killing the Elden Beast, you'll have beaten Elden Ring. Congratulations! To continue your journey, you can dive into New Game+, and here's how it works: Elden Ring New Game+: What Carries Over and How to Start New Game+. Alternatively, check out our Elden Ring guide for even more help and information.