How do you beat Radagon of the Golden Order in Elden Ring? This is the penultimate boss fight of the mainline story, taking place in Leyndell, Capital of Ash. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Radagon of the Golden Order.
Elden Ring: How to Beat Radagon of the Golden Order
On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Radagon of the Golden Order in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, and item drops.
Radagon of the Golden Order: Overview
|Radagon of the Golden Order
|Leyndell, Capital of Ash
Radagon of the Golden Order: Boss Fight Strategy
Welcome to the penultimate boss fight in the whole game! You've made it this far, so what're another two battles? Well, unfortunately, you've got to fight them back to back. Radagon of the Golden Order is the first, followed by Elden Ring's final boss. You aren't able to rest at a Site of Grace between the two, meaning you'll fight the final boss with the same amount of health, FP (Focus Points), and healing flasks you have at the end of this fight. As such, not only do you have to think about beating Radagon of the Golden Order, but also doing it without using so many charges of the Sacred Flask.
The vast majority of Radagon of the Golden Order's attacks revolve around Lightning. He'll throw daggers at you from a distance that are charged with the element, slam the ground to shock the area all around him, and send out shockwaves simply through his basic attacks. There's also a more rare move of his where he'll grab your character and slam them into the ground twice, dealing huge damage. Another attack to look out for sees him strike the ground three times, with the final one seeing him hang in the air for some time before he unleashes a devasting blow. If you see this happening, run in the opposite direction immediately.
In terms of how to actually approach this boss fight, we once again recommend the Mimic Tear Ashes. By this point, you really need to have upgraded it to +10 in order to produce the best copy of yourself. Activate it at the very start of the fight, and let it take aggro. The problem with this boss is it only takes one or two hits for it to come back after you. There's no way for the Mimic Tear Ashes to sustain aggro for very long, so you're going to have to attack and then quickly retreat so your copy can begin hitting the boss.
Despite needing to manage your healing flasks, you'll want to be aggressive during this fight. It is possible to stagger the boss if you get enough hits in, at which point it'll be open for a critical hit. To defend, use a mixture of blocking and dodging. Sometimes it'll be better to just take the chip damage dealt by blocking one of the boss' hits instead of trying to roll out the way and suffering its full force. If you have the Ashes of War called Bloody Slash, that works well for heavily damaging the boss in just one move.
Once you've beaten Radagon of the Golden Order, a cutscene will play and you'll have to face the final boss straight after. There aren't any rewards or Runes awarded for beating Radagon of the Golden Order, so at least you don't have to worry about losing those in the second encounter.
Are you struggling to manage this boss fight in accordance with keeping the final boss in mind? Share your strategy in the comments below and check out our Elden Ring guide for much more help and information.