ELDEN RING Reference & Boss Fight Guide

ELDEN RING Reference & Boss Fight Guide 1 - steamsplay.com
ELDEN RING Reference & Boss Fight Guide 1 - steamsplay.com

The fastest way to reach the end game
-while attempting main story bosses and most optional ones
-while providing a reasonable challenge by being underleveled
-without status effects, ranged abilities, or other forms of an easier time (sorry)
-without “cheese farm”
-without obscure, hard to reach mini bosses
This is a guide for myself to refer to when I have more time to play and learn the bosses properly
I am too lazy and bad at this game but I don’t want to farm mini-enemies over and over again just to level up


West Limgrave: 1-13

  • Tree Sentinel
  • Beastman of Farum Azula
  • Burial Watchdog
  • Stonedigger Troll
  • Patches
  • Black Knife Assassin
  • Bloodhound Knight Darriwil

Weeping Peninsula: 13-17

  • Scaly Misbegotten
  • Erdtree Avatar
  • Miranda the Blighted Bloom
  • Ancient Hero of Zamor
  • Cemetery Shade
  • Leonine Misbegotten

East Limgrave: 17-20

  • Mad Pumpkin Head
  • Tibia Mariner
  • Fort Haight

North Limgrave: 20-22

  • Margit the Fell Omen

Stormveil Castle: 22-28

  • Grafted Scion
  • Ulcerated Tree Spirit
  • Godrick the Grafted

Liurnia of the Lakes: 28-38

  • Cleanrot Knight
  • Erdtree Burial Watchdog
  • Adan, Thief of Fire
  • Omenkiller
  • Deathbird
  • Spirit-Caller Snail
  • Erdtree Avatar
  • Tibia Mariner
  • Crystalian
  • Erdtree Avatar
  • Black Knife Assassin
  • Cemetery Shade
  • Bols, Carian Knight
  • Royal Revenant
  • Glintstone Dragon Smarag
  • Magma Wyrm Makar

Caria Manor: 38-39

  • Royal Knight Loretta

Academy of Rayalucaria: 39-43

  • Red Wolf of Radagon
  • Rennala of the Full Moon

Siofra River and Ainsel River: 43-45

  • Ancestor Spirit
  • Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella

South Caelid: 45-52

  • Erdtree Avatar
  • Erdtree Burial Watchdog
  • Cemetery Shade
  • Night’s Calvary
  • Fallingstar Beast
  • Commander O’Neil
  • General Radahn

Altus Plateau and Mt. Gelmir: 52-56

  • Tibia Mariner
  • Erdtree Burial Watchdog
  • Demi-human Queen Maggie
  • Magma Wyrm
  • Stonedigger Troll
  • Godefroy the Grafted
  • Godskin Apostle
  • Wormface
  • Crystallians

Capital Outskirts: 56-58

  • Onyx Lord
  • Deathbird
  • Bell Bearing Hunter

Nokron, Eternal City, Siofra Aqueduct, and Nokstella, Eternal City: 58-61

  • Mimic Tear
  • Regal Ancestor Spirit
  • Valiant Gargoyles
  • Blaidd, Baleful Shadow

Volcanomanor: 61-66

  • Full-grown Fallingstar Beast
  • Abductor Virgins
  • Godskin Noble
  • Bernahl and Tanith’s quests
  • Praetor Rykard

Dragonbarrow #1: 66-72

  • Night’s Calvary
  • Bell Bearing Hunter
  • Beastmen of Farum Azula
  • Putrid Tree Spirit

Lake of Rot and the Deeproot Depths: 72-78

  • Ulcerated Tree Spirit
  • Dragonkin Soldier
  • Astel, Naturalborn of the Void
  • Lichdragon Fortissax

Leyndell Capital: 78-85

  • Tree Sentinels
  • Draconic Tree Sentinel
  • Esgar, Priest of Blood
  • Mohg, the Omen
  • Erdtree Avatar
  • Ancient Dragon Lansseax
  • Godfrey (ghost)
  • Morgott, the Omen King

Dragonbarrow #2: 85-90

  • Elder Dragon Greyoll
  • Flying Dragon Greyll
  • Black Blade Kindred
  • Putrid Avatar
  • Godskin Apostle

Mountaintops of the Giants: 90-95

  • Black Blade Kindred
  • Erdtree Avatar
  • Ulcerated Tree Spirit
  • Ancient Hero of Zamor
  • Tibia Mariner
  • Borealis
  • Commander Niall
  • Fire Giant

Consecrated Snowfield: 95-100

  • Astel, Stars of Darkness
  • Putrid Avatar
  • Misbegotten Crusader
  • Stray Mimic Tear
  • Great Wyrm Theodorix

Farum Azula: 100-105

  • Godskin Duo
  • Dragonlord Placidusax
  • Maliketh, the Black Blade

Mohgwyn Palace: 105-108

  • Mohg, Lord of Blood

Haligtree: 108-113

  • Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree
  • Malenia, Blade of Miquella

Leyndell, Ashen Capital: 113-118

  • Gideon Ofnir
  • Godfrey, First Elden Lord
  • Radagon of the Golden Order & Elden Beast



Mid game:
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End game:
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Masochistic melee faith build:
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Weapons, upgrade materials, incantations, and talismans

Weapons needed (Build 1)
Clawmark Seal
(So) Golden Halberd
(So) Maliketh’s Black Blade
Weapons needed (Build 2)
(So) Cipher Pata (switch to this weapon in Liurnia, up to So [5])
Finger Seal (prioritize upgrading until Volcanomanor, up to Sm [5])
Erdsteel Dagger (switch back to this weapon after reaching the Sealed Tunnel in Altus Plateau)
(So) Erdtree Seal (switch to this weapon in Volcanomanor)
(So) Coded Sword
West Limgrave

  • Church of Elleh: 1x Sm [1]
  • Nomadic Merchant: 3x Sm [1]
  • Limgrave Tunnels: 9x Sm [1], 1x So [1]
  • East of the Warmaster’s Shack, in the stone sculpture surrounded by trolls: 1x Sm [2]
  • Fourth Church: Sacred Tear

Weeping Peninsula

  • Morne Tunnel: 9x Sm [1], 1x So [1]
  • Nomadic Merchant: 1x Sm [1], 1x Sm [2]
  • Bridge of Sacrifice: 1x Sm [1]
  • Isolated Merchant: 3x Sm [2]
  • Castle Morne: 3x Sm [2], 1x So [2]
  • Ancient Hero of Zamor: Radagon Scarseal
  • Church of Pilgrimage: Sacred Tear
  • West of Tombsward Ruins: Divine Fortification
  • Southeast of Castle Morne Rampart: Poison Mist

East Limgrave

  • Dead body sitting on a chair northwest of Waypoint Ruins: 1x So [1]
  • Third Church: Sacred Tear
  • Callu Church: Sacred Tear

Stormveil Castle

  • Stormveil Castle: 4x Sm [2]
  • Rampart Tower: Godskin Prayerbook

Liurnia of the Lakes

  • Nomadic Merchant: 3x Sm [2]
  • West of Folly on the Lake, dropped by a Teardrop Scarab: 1x So [2]
  • Academy Gate Town: 5x Sm [2], 1x So [2]
  • Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel: 5x Sm [2], 8x Sm [3]
  • West of Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel: 1x So [3]
  • Laskyar Ruins: 1x Sm [3]
  • Northeast of Academy Gate Town: 1x Sm [3]
  • South Raya Lucaria Gate: 1x Sm [3]
  • Northwest of the Grand Lift of Dectus within the woods from a Teardrop Scarab: 1x So [3]
  • Ruin-Strewn Precipice: 12x Sm [4], 1x So [4]
  • Purified Ruins: Two Fingers Heirloom
  • Irith Church: Sacred Tear
  • Bellum Church: Sacred Tear
  • Inhibition Church: Sacred Tear
  • Artist’s Shack: Dragon Cult Prayerbook
  • Near Lakeside Crystal Cave: Fire Monks’ Prayerbook
  • Southeast of Church of Vows: Flame, Cleanse Me

Caria Manor

  • Cliffside Graveyard: 1x Sm [3]
  • Southeast of the manor along the walls at the end of a narrow path: 1x So [3]
  • Iji: 1x So [4]

Academy of Rayalucaria

  • Rooftops of the Academy, in a small room with some small crabs: 1x So [4]

South Caelid

  • Sellia Tunnel: 8x Sm [5], 5x Sm [7]
  • Redmane Castle: 2x Sm [5], 1x Sm [6]
  • Spirit Spring north of the Church of Plague: 2x Sm [7]
  • Chest in Fort Gael: Starscourge Heirloom
  • Fort Gael: Flame, Grant Me Strength
  • Plague Church: Sacred Tear

Altus Plateau and Mt. Gelmir

  • Wyndham Ruins: 1x Sm [5]
  • North of Seethewater River, near Seethewater Grave: 1x Sm [5]
  • Altus Tunnel: 6x Sm [5], 1x So [5]
  • Old Altus Tunnel: 6x Sm [5], 1x So [5], 2x So [6]
  • Second Church: Sacred Tear
  • Stormcaller Church: Sacred Tear, Dragonbolt Blessing
  • Woodfolk Ruins: Wrath of Gold
  • Corpse-Stench Shack: Golden Vow
  • South of Road of Inquity near Goldmask’s first location: Protection of the Erdtree

Leyndell Capital Outskirts

  • Sealed Tunnel: Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [2], 1x So [5]

Nokron, Eternal City, Siofra Aqueduct, and Nokstella, Eternal City

  • Base of a building in Nokstella: 1x Sm [6]
  • In a chest guarded by Silver Tears in Nokstella: 1x So [7]
  • Corpse overlooking Ainsel River: 1x So [7]

Volcano Manor

  • Full-grown Fallingstar Beast: 5x Sm [6]
  • Dining hall: 1x Sm [6]
  • Guest Hall: 2x Sm [6]
  • Tombstones in the lava west of Prison Town Church: 2x Sm [6]


  • Explosive Scarab southwest of Divine Tower: 1x So [8]
  • Scarab west of Farum Greatbridge: 1x So [9]
  • Circle of chairs south of Divine Tower: 1x So [9]
  • North of the Church of Plague using a Spirit Spring: 1x Sm [8]
  • Fort Faroth: Radagon’s Soreseal

Lake of Rot and the Deeproot Depths

  • Lake of Rot: 1x So [8]
  • Lunar Estate Ruins: 3x Sm [8]
  • Moonlight Altar: 3x Sm [8]
  • Great Waterfall Crest: Elden Stars

Leyndell Capital

  • Subterranean Shunning Grounds: 5x Sm [7], 1x Sm [8], Erdtree’s Favor +1
  • Upon defeating Morgott, go back to Stormveil: 1x Sm [+25]
  • Fortified Manor: Two Fingers Prayerbook
  • Erdtree Sanctuary: Golden Order Principia

Mountaintops of the Giants

  • Guardian’s Garrison: Giant’s Prayerbook
  • Spiritcaller Cave: Black Flame Ritual


  • Upon defeating the Godskin Duo: Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [4]
  • Behind the stationary Dragon: 1x So [+10]
  • Tempest Facing Balcony: Ancient Dragon Prayerbook

Mohgwyn Palace

  • North from the Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace: Swarm of Flies


  • In a chest near Prayer Room: 1x So [+10]
  • From Prayer Room: Marika’s Soreseal
  • From Drainage Channel: Dragoncrest Greatshield

Leyndell, Ashen Capital

  • Forbidden Lands: Erdtree’s Favor +2


NPC Quests

D and his brother
Kenneth Haight
Nepheli Loux


Why I’m a mas*chi*t in great detail
No status effects:

  • No bleed
  • No poison
  • No frost
  • No madness
  • No sleep
  • No death blight
  • No scarlet rot

Melee combat:

  • Only Golden Vow ash of war
  • No Quickstep
  • No Bloodhound Step
  • Damage type: Holy/Physical
  • Erdsteel Dagger
  • Coded Sword (without using weapon art in any boss fights)
  • Maliketh’s Black Blade (without using weapon art in any boss fights)

The only offensive incantations used:

  • Wrath of Gold (will not be used in any boss fights)
  • Elden Stars (will not be used in any boss fights)
  • Maliketh’s Black Blade (will not be used in any boss fights)


  • No magic
  • Only boss runes to level up
  • No guard
  • No parry
  • No shield
  • No summons
  • No Moonveil
  • No rivers of blood
  • No ranged combat in boss fights


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