All boss weaknesses in Elden Ring

Knowing is half the battle.

When playing Elden Ring, you'll encounter many bosses when exploring the world. These may be in dungeons or caves, or they may even be a Demigod in the way of your progress. When you first encounter them, you'll have no idea what grease blade coating to use or what spell to use to engulf your weapon with magic or flame. Most bosses have a weakness, but some do not. Here are all known boss weaknesses in Elden Ring.

Some bosses do not have anything they are weak to. Instead, we'll use the best type of attacks to use against them.

Key information

  • Best Attack/Element
    • Strong—Best thing to use but not great
    • Neutral—It's okay against the enemy
    • Weak—Great against the enemy
  • Best Status
    • Medium—It'll take some time for status to take effect
    • Low—They are very weak against this effect

This list is a work in progress and will be updated when more information is known about all the bosses in Elden Ring.

All boss weaknesses based on location in Elden Ring

All bosses in Limgrave

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BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Ancient Hero of ZamorNeutral: ThrustWeak: Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Beastman of Farum AzulaWeak: SlashWeak: FireLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Frostbite
Bell Bearing HunterN/AMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Black Knife Assassin
Bloodhound Knight DarriwilNeutral: ThrustWeak: LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Cemetery ShadeWeak: Holy
Crucible KnightMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
DeathbirdWeak: StrikeWeak: HolyMedium: Scarlet Rot
Demi-Human ChiefEverythingEverythingEverything
Erdtree AvatarNeutral: StrikeWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Erdtree Burial WatchdogStrong: Strike
Flying Dragon AgheelStrong: ThrustMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Godrick the GraftedNeutral: EverythingStrong: Magic, Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Grafted ScionWeak: SlashStrong: EverythingLow: Bleed, Frostbite
Grave Warden DuelistWeak: SlashMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Guardian GolemNeutral: StrikeStrong: Magic
Leonine MisbegottenNeutral: SlashStrong: Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Mad Pumpkin HeadWeak: SlashWeak: LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Margit, the Fell OmenWeak: SlashWeak: HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Miranda the Blighted BloomWeak: Slash, StrikeWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Night's CavalryStrong: ThrustStrong: LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Patches
RunebearWeak: SlashWeak: FireMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Scaly MisbegottenWeak: ThrustWeak: FireLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Soldier of GodrickWeak: ThrustWeak: LightningLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Stonedigger TrollWeak: SlashNeutral: Fire, Lightning, HolyLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Tibia MarinerWeak: StrikeWeak: HolyMedium: Scarlet Rot
Tree SentinelStrong: Standard, Strike, ThrustNeutral: Lightning, HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Ulcerated Tree SpiritNeutral: EverythingWeak: FireLow: Frostbite

All bosses in Liurnia of the Lakes

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Adan, Thief of FireNeutral: EverythingNeutral: EverythingNeutral: Everything
Alabaster LordStrong: EverythingStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Alecto, Black Knife RingleaderStrong: Standard, Slash, StrikeStrong: EverythingMedium: Frostbite
Bell Bearing HunterStrong: ThrustMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Black Knife AssassinStrong: Standard. Slash, StrikeStrong: MagicMedium: Frostbite
Bols, Carian KnightWeak: SlashNeutral: Fire, Lightning, HolyLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Cemetery ShadeStrong: Standard, Slash, StrikeWeak: Holy
Cleanrot KnightNeutral: ThrustWeak: FireMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Crystalian Spear & Crystalian StaffStrong: StandardMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot
Crystalian RingbladeStrong: StandardMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot
Death Rite BirdWeak: StrikeWeak: HolyMedium: Scarlet Rot
DeathbirdWeak: StrikeWeak: HolyMedium: Scarlet Rot
Erdtree Avatar (Liurnia Northeast)Neutral: StrikeWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Erdtree Avatar (Liurnia Southwest)Neutral: StrikeWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Erdtree Burial WatchdogStrong: Strike
Glintstone Dragon AdulaStrong: ThrustMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Glintstone Dragon SmaragStrong: ThrustMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Godskin NobleWeak: SlashStrong: Magic, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Magma Wyrm MakarStrong: Standard, Strike, ThrustMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Night's CavalryStrong: ThrustStrong: LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
OmenkillerNeutral: EverythingStrong: Magic, Lightning, HolyLow: Bleed, Frostbite
Red Wolf of RadagonWeak: SlashStrong: Fire, Lightning, HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Rennala, Queen of the Full MoonWeak: Standard, SlashMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Royal Knight LorettaStrong: EverythingNeutral: LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Royal RevenantWeak: SlashNeutral: Magic, Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Spirit-Caller SnailWeak: EverythingWeak: EverythingLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Tibia MarinerWeak: StrikeWeak: HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite

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All bosses in Caelid

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BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Battlemage HuguesNeutral: Standard, Slash, ThrustNeutral: Fire. HolyLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Beast of Farum AzulaWeak: SlashWeak: FireLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Frostbite
Bell Bearing HunterStrong: PierceMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Black Blade KindredNeutral: Strike
Cemetery ShadeStrong: Standard, Slash, StrikeWeak: Holy
Cleanrot KnightNeutral: ThrustWeak: FireMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Commander O'NeilNeutral: ThrustStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Death Rite BirdWeak: StrikeWeak: HolyMedium: Scarlet Rot
Decaying EkzykesWeak: EverythingWeak: EverythingLow: Bleed, Frostbite
Elder Dragon GreyollWeak: Thrust
Erdtree AvatarNeutral: StrikeWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Erdtree Burial WatchdogStrong: Strike
Fallingstar BeastStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot
Flying Dragon GreyllStrong: PierceMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Frenzied DuelistLow: Bleed, Frostbite, Poison
Godskin ApostleWeak: SlashStrong: Magic, Fire, LightningLow: Bleed
Mad Pumpkin HeadWeak: SlashWeak: LightningLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Magma WyrmStrong: Standard, Strike, ThrustMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Night's CavalryPierce, Lightning
Nox Swordstress & Nox PriestWeak: SlashWeak: HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Putrid AvatarNeutral: StrikeWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Putrid Tree SpiritNeutral: EverythingNeutral: FireMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Frostbite
Putrid Crystalian TrioStrong: StandardMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Frostbite
Starscourge RadahnNeutral: ThrustNeutral: Fire, Lightning, HolyLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed

All bosses in Atlus Plateau

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BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Ancient Hero of ZamorNeutral: ThrustWeak: Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Ancient Dragon LansseaxStrong: StrikeMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Black Knife AssassinStrong: Standard, Slash, Strike
Crystalian Spear & Crystalian RingbladeStrong: StandardMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot
Demi-Human Queen GilikaWeak: SlashWeak: FireLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Draconic Tree SentinelStrong: Standard, Strike, ThrustStrong: Magic, FireMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Elemer of the BriarStrong: StrikeMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Fallingstar BeastStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot
Godefroy The GraftedNeutral: EverythingStrong: Magic, Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Godskin ApostleWeak: SlashStrong: Magic, Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Necromancer GarrisWeak: FireLow: Bleed
Perfumer TriciaNeutral: Standard, Slash, ThrustStrong: EverythingMedium: Frostbite
Sanguine NobleWeak: SlashLow: Bleed
Tree Sentinel DuoStrong: Standard, Strike, ThrustNeutral: Lightning, HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
WormfaceWeak: SlashNeutral: Magic, Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite

All bosses in Mt. Gelmir

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Abductor VirginsNeutral: StrikeWeak: Lightning
Demi-Human Queen MargotWeak: SlashWeak: FireLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Demi-Human Queen MaggieWeak: SlashWeak: FireLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Full-Grown Fallingstar BeastStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot
Godskin NobleWeak: SlashStrong: Magic, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Kindred of RotNeutral: Standard, Strike, ThrustWeak: FireLow: Bleed, Frostbite
Ulcerated Tree SpiritNeutral: EverythingWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Ancient Dragon LansseaxStrong: StrikeMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
God-Devouring SerpentWeak: Serpent-Hunter weaponWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Rykard, Lord of BlasphemyWeak: Serpent-Hunter weaponStrong: LightningLow: Frostbite
Red Wolf of the ChampionWeak: SlashMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite

All bosses in Leyndell, Royal Capital

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Crucible Knight OrdovisStrong: Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Frostbite
Draconic Tree SentinelStrong: Standard, Strike, ThrustStrong: Magic, HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Esgar, Priest of BloodNeutral: EverythingNeutral: EverythingNeutral: Everything
Fell TwinsWeak: SlashNeutral: Magic, Fire, LightningLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Godfrey, First Elden LordNeutral: ThrustNeutral: LightningLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Grave Warden DuelistWeak: SlashNeutral: EverythingLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Morgott, the Omen KingWeak: SlashNeutral: Magic, Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Mohg, The OmenStrong: Everything
Onyx LordStrong: EverythingStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite

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All bosses in Mountaintops of the Giants

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Black Blade KindredNeutral: StrikeStrong: Magic
Borealis the Freezing FogStrong: StrikeMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Commander NiallNeutral: ThrustStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Death Rite BirdWeak: StrikeWeak: holyMedium: Scarlet Rot
Erdtree AvatarNeutral: StrikeWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Fire GiantWeak: slashWeak: Magic, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed

All bosses in Soifra River

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Ancestor SpiritWeak: SlashWeak: Fire
Dragonkin SoldierNeutral: SlashStrong: Magic, Fire, HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Mohg, Lord of BloodStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite

All bosses in Ainsel River

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Dragonkin Soldier of NokstellaNeutral: SlashStrong: Magic, Fire, HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed

All bosses in Crumbling Farum Azula

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BossAttack AbsorptionElemental AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Beast ClergymanMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Maliketh, the Black BladeMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Dragonlord PlacidusaxStrong: Thrust

All bosses in Forbidden Lands

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Black Blade KindredNeutral: StrikeStrong: Magic
Night's CavalryStrong: ThrustStrong: MagicMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite

All bosses in Nokron, Eternal City

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Mimic TearNeutral: Lightning
Regal Ancestor SpiritWeak: SlashWeak: Fire, Holy
Valiant Gargoyle & Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade)Neutral: StrikeStrong: Magic

All bosses in Deeproot Depths

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Crucible Knight SiluriaStrong: Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Frostbite
Fia's ChampionsNeutral: EverythingNeutral: EverythingNeutral: Everything
Lichdragon FortissaxStrong: ThrustNeutral: LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite

All bosses in Lake of Rot

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Astel, Naturalborn of the VoidStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Dragonkin SoldierNeutral: SlashStrong: Magic, Fire, HolyMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed

All bosses in Consecrated Snowfield

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Astel, Stars of DarknessStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Death Rite BirdWeak: StrikeWeak: Holy
Great Wyrm TheodorixWeak: SlashMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed
Loretta, Knight of the HaligtreeStrong: EverythingNeutral: LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Malenia, Blade of MiquellaStrong: EverythingNeutral: FireLow: Bleed, Frostbite
Misbegotten CrusaderNeutral: SlashStrong: EverythingMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Putrid AvatarNeutral: StrikeWeak: FireLow: Frostbite
Mimic TearNeutral: Lightning

All bosses in Leyndell, Capital of Ash

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Esgar, Priest of BloodNeutral: EverythingNeutral: EverythingNeutral: Everything
Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Hoarah Loux)Neutral: ThrustNeutral: LightningLow: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Mohg, The OmenStrong: EverythingNeutral: Magic, Fire, LightningMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Bleed, Frostbite
Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-KnowingNeutral: EverythingNeutral: EverythingNeutral: Everything

All bosses in Elden Throne

BossAttack AbsorptionElement AbsorptionStatus Resistance
Radagon of the Golden OrderStrong: StrikeNeutral: FireMedium: Poison, Scarlet Rot, Frostbite
Elden BeastStrong: Everything

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