This post describes and shares video of various boss fights in Elden Ring while playing the mage of Elden Ring, the Astrologer class. The boss fights depicted are necessary for game progression to become the Elden Lord and complete various quests and is designed to help players with strategy, tactics, and playing the game from a ranged damage perspective.
Elden Ring Boss Fights You’ll Need for Something
Margit the Fell unlocks Stormveil Castle. Godrick the Grafted is the boss of Stormveil Castle and drops one of two Great Runes required to enter the capital city and begin phase two of the game. Royal Knight Loretta is the boss of Caria Manor which unlocks Ranni’s quest via the Three Sisters, towers where Ranni, and others, are located after defeating Royal Knight Loretta. Gael Cave is a random optional dungeon showing the boss fight. Full Grown Fallingstar Beast in Mt. Gelmir drops both kinds of smithing stones level 6 and, while he doesn’t quite block player’s path to Volcano Manor, the field boss is a nuisance.
Margit the Fell
Margit is a boss, considered optional, but you have to defeat him to gain access to Stormveil Castle, a dungeon with a lot of stuff to do including defeating Godrick the Grafted, a boss. I eventually defeat Margit the Fell, probably around the ten minute mark of the video.
Godrick the Grafted
Godrick is the boss of Stormveil Castle and one of the bosses you need for a Great Rune. Once again, spirit ashes are a must, I’m again using wolves. This is a phased fight where I’ll dawn the arm of a dragon and breathe fire at you. Playing Astrologer, it was easy to stay away from these attacks. I did one shot Godrick on the first try. Luck I guess.
Leonine Misbegotten – Castle Morne Boss
Well, you fight the spirit of Leonine Misbegotten. Clutch spirit ashes in the form of wolves and ranged damaged result in a one shot of the boss on the first try. There’s a quest line here involving Edgar and Irena, who you meet in Weeping Peninsula. The quest has different outcomes depending on when you defeat the boss of Morne Castle and acquire the Grafted Blade Greatsword.
Caria Manor Boss
You’ll need to defeat the Caria Manor Boss if you want access to Ranni’s quest, which, as a Sorcerer, I want because Loretta’s Great Crossbow sorcery is apparently clutch at long range although the range seems the same as Glinting Pebble and takes longer to cast. Also, Ranni’s quest awards the Snow Witch Armor Set which I want.
Players have to defeat this boss of Castle Redmane as part of Ranni’s quest and to be awarded the Snow Witch Armor Set. Described as “one of the toughest encounters in the game” I think this boss fight fails in comparison to the difficulty of Rannala, Queen of the Full Moon in Raya Lucaria Academy. Both count as bosses to slay for Great Runes to unlock the second phase of the game.
Full Grown Fallingstar Beast
Players will encounter the field boss after a site of grace called Ninth Mt. Gelmir Campsite via spirit spring to jump with Torrent. Or, there’s a ladder. I wonder how long it takes to climb the ladder I never bothered trying to find out. Players should try to land as close to the edge of the plateau because the boss has large aggro range.
Borealis the Freezing Fog
Once players progress through Leyndell Capital, defeating Godfrey and Morgott the Omen along the way, players will make their way to the Mountaintops of the Giants. While making a half loop to the various sites of grace and finding the zone map fragments, players will encounter a dragon. Borealis the Freezing Fog can be avoided and, apparently, a lot of sites recommend bypassing the field boss. Here’s Astrologer Mage handling the encounter with relative ease.
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Pro Leveling Tip
Run a dungeon several times learning to defeat the dungeon mobs efficiently so you have maximum health, mana, and potions for the boss fight.
Tombsward Cave – Watch Your Step
You’ll get poisoned in Tombsward Cave. The mobs shoot poison arrows and I have not learned how to negate poison effects other than run back to the site of grace, rest, and run the dungeon mobs again. A mob will drop from the ceiling on top of your head dealing damage so take it slow and let the mob fall to the ground.
Tombsward Cave Boss Walkthrough (Miranda the Blighted Bloom)
I melted the boss on the second try. I play Astrologer and this is an extremely close quarters fight. Using Glinting Arc probably would have worked better as there are a few smaller blooms. Beware the lightning bolts but this boss was on easy mode. At level 48, I have 16 strength and 13 Dexterity to use a Claymore and got sexy on Miranda the Blighted Bloom melee style to finish her. Upon death, Miranda the Blighted Bloom drops the Veridian Amber Medallion increasing your stamina when worn.
This post shares information about an early “optional” dungeon in Elden Ring. The dungeon doesn’t seem optional when considering this, like Limgrave Tunnels, is a great place for smithing stones to upgrade weapons and shields.
Pro Leveling Tip
One of the best leveling tips I can give as mid 30s is discover all the dungeons in an area and run the mobs multiple times. Before progressing to the boss, level up so you risk as few runes as possible when failing to the boss multiple times. I discovered all the dungeons in the Weeping Peninsula and fast travel between the dungeons, clearing the mobs multiple times to make runes and level.
Stones For Upgrades
Smithing stones improve your weapons. You can use the smithing stones at the anvil located at the church of Elleh which you will visit quickly when starting in Limgrave at the first step. Morne Tunnel is located in the Weeping Peninsula which is one of the first areas you will discover to the south of Limgrave and is apparently designed for levels 20-30.
The boss of the tunnel dungeon is Scaly Misbegotten and playing as Astrologer, the boss never hit me once. Glinting Pebble is go to spell for Astrologer. Scaly Misbegotten drops the Rusted Anchor, a weapon Astrologer can’t really use because all my leveling points are going to Intelligence (more damage on spells) and Mind (more mana).
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Elden Ring Pro Leveling Tip
Clear the dungeon mobs multiple times. Earn runes. Level. Run back to the site of grace at the dungeon entrance, rest, and defeat the dungeon mobs again. This process will help you run the dungeon mobs most efficiently when you’re ready to clear the dungeon boss. And, make sure you don’t have a lot of runes. The best time to try and clear an Elden Ring dungeon is after you’ve leveled at the dungeon site of grace.
Earthbore Cave mob walkthrough
first, when you enter the dungeon, there’s a treasure chest. If you run at the treasure chest you fall through the floor into a room with five rat mobs. They all add you die. But, it’s fairly easy to recover your runes. The mobs in the cavern are rats and I have no problem taking them down as mid 20s Astrologer utilizing Glinting Pebble.
Earthbore Cave Boss – Runebear
You’ll pass a point of no return when you fight the rune bear the first time. The boss is asleep. You can safely jump off to a ledge then jump down again and you’re in the room with the Earthbore Cave boss, Runebear. However, if you lose your runes, the only way you can get them back is by defeating the boss. The best time to clear a dungeon and try to defeat the dungeon boss is just after you’ve leveled up. You shouldn’t have many runes left to lose because if you die, the runes become less and less until they’re are not any runes left to recover. I finally got the Runebear at level 59
This post shares information about a dungeon in Elden Ring with a highly desireable early game weapon known as the Uchigatana. I actually went back for this weapon after reading about the gear’s highly desirable attributes for boss fights especially for Astrologer Mages.
Dungeons are great for collecting runes (xp)
Runes = xp. xp=levels. One levels at sites of grace. Deathtouched Catacombs feature skeleton mobs respawning if you do not attack the bones in time. You have to make your way to a lever opening the door near the site of grace for the dungeon then make your way back to the door now open and fight the Black Knife Assassin who will drop the Assassin’s Crimson Dagger.
Black Knife Assassin
After several tries on the boss, I finally realized keeping my distance and pwning him with Glinting Pebble. I only have pro tips on playing Astrologer as this boss was easy mode once I figured out the range. You can forward through the video below to see when I actually defeated the Black Knife Assassin and was awarded the Assassin’s Crimson Dagger.
Players die a lot in Elden Ring
I’ve died so many times I’ve lost count. Watch below for some epic failz in Deathtouched Catacombs especially against the boss, Black Knife Assassin.
Returning to the dungeon for the Uchigatana
I learned, through research, this weapon is one of the best in the game and highly desirable for the class I’m playing. Returning to the dungeon after so much time and realizing how easily this loot is missed because the good loot is hiding. Returning to places I’ve already been are a thing for me when I need something like a Somber Smithing Stone (5) to upgrade a weapon to level seven because I have stones level (6) and stones level (7).