How do you beat Fallingstar Beast in Elden Ring? This optional boss north of Sellia, Town of Sorcery is quite the doozy. It's the final boss of the Sellia Crystal Tunnel and the rewards are bountiful if you're able to prevail. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to show you how to beat Fallingstar Beast.

How Do You Beat Fallingstar Beast in Elden Ring?

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

Fallingstar Beast: Overview

Fallingstar Beast
Sellia Crystal Tunnel
Recommended Level
Runes Reward
7,600 Runes
Item Drops
Somber Smithing Stone [6] + Smithing Stone [7] + Gravity Stone Chunk + Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [1]

Fallingstar Beast: Boss Fight Strategy

First off, the Fallingstar Beast is a tough fight. The four-legged creature hits fast, hard, and relentlessly. You're going to want every advantage you can get prior to going in. Make sure you've got as many flask charges as possible, have a well upgraded weapon equipped, mix your best buffs into your Flask of Wondrous Physick, and have your Spirit Jellyfish Ashes on hand. Maybe summon a friend too, there'd be no shame in doing so for this one.

The Fallingstar Beast is covered in rocks with the exception of its head and a tuft of fur on its tail. That white head is its weak point – you'll do quite a bit more damage when hitting that fluffy dome, and it'll deal significantly more stagger damage as well. Despite this, don't give up opportunities to hit it elsewhere. Its movements are so rapid and its counter-attacks so quick that any hit will be a win. Hit its head if you can, but don't risk yourself if you can't.

It's going to take a little time to get used to the Fallingstar Beast's moveset, but it is quite limited. One of the first things it'll likely do is charge at you with open pincers. Whenever it does so, there's not much you can do other than run to the side and dodge roll if you're in its way. After it makes three trips across the arena, it'll bore its head into the ground and rip up some rocks – this is an excellent time to get in with a quick strike or two.

However, if you ever find yourself at the beast's backside, regain some distance as quickly as possible. The Fallingstar Beast has a lethal tail that it often uses to swipe at you if you're behind it. Its tail swipes are quick, hit hard, and aren't telegraphed very well. You can dodge roll through them without being harmed if you time it just right, but it's much safer to not be behind the beast when it's ready to attack.

Another move to keep an eye out for is a purple electricity attack. You'll see the beast's head begin to glow purple as it summons lightning on your position. Simply sprinting to the side is enough to avoid the first two salvos, but the final third lightning attack will have a much larger area of effect. Keep sprinting and dodge roll at just the right second to avoid that last large attack which will leave the beast open for another couple strikes of your own.

The last offensive move in the Fallingstar Beast's arsenal that you can take advantage of is its leaping attack. It'll leap into the air, curl up into a ball, and slam down toward your position. Dodge roll out of the way of this attack slightly later than you initially think you have to, and quickly run back up to it to get in another quick attack before backing away.

A patient kill by one thousand cuts is the safest way to deal with the Fallingstar Beast and its hefty attacks that do devastating amounts of damage. Get your retaliatory attack in when you can, then back off to avoid attacks from its tail and reposition for its next attack.

Once its health bar is half depleted, it'll enter its second form – denoted by a massive purple electricity attack that you'll want to sprint away from as fast as possible. If your unfortunate enough to be within the purple mist during its transition, you'll be extraordinarily lucky to survive it.

This second phase is largely identical to the first, except its attacks are a little quicker and it has a new couple moves making use of its purple magic capabilities. Fortunately, one of its new moves is particularly effective and easy to punish. When the Fallingstar Beast rears its head while charging a beam in its pincers, run to its side, get behind the beam, and wail on its face. This is one of the very few opportunities you'll have to safely hit that weak spot.

The second phase is also where the Spirit Jellyfish Ashes can come in handy. If you can get them summoned in without the beast getting at you, then your jellyfish friend will be able to take some of the heat off you. It won't last very long against the heavy damage the Fallingstar Beast can do, but if it targets the jellyfish with its magic attacks, then it'll be wide open for some more chip damage.

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Fortunately and unfortunately, that's all there is to the Fallingstar Beast. Its moveset isn't crazy, but it can deal some nasty damage. There aren't any easy-to-use tricks to defeat it, but it just takes some patient poking at. If you prevail, you'll be rewarded with a shower of Smithing Stones and the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [1] that'll expand the offerings of the shopkeeper back at the Roundtable Hold.

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