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Elden Ring: What are bosses and dragons weak to?

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The Elden Ring world is full of nasty bosses that can’t wait to get you. You need to take them out in order to complete various challenges and get your hands on handy upgrade materials.

The quickest way to beat bosses is to target their weak points. Let’s find out what weaknesses each boss has so that you can take advantage of that in combat.

List of weaknesses for Elden Ring bosses

Main Bosses

Boss Weakness
Godrick the Grafted Godrick is weak to weapons that do bleed damage. Blood weapons do wonders on him.
Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Rennala is weak to bleeding and physical damage. Use blood weapons against her. Magic is a no-go.
Starscourge Radahn Weak to Scarlet Rot, and bleeding
Morgott, the Omen King Weak to slash damage. You can only beat him by carefully coordinating the attack with your allies. Can be poise broken.
Godfrey, First Elden Lord Weak to Lightning, Thrusting damage, and Scarlet Rot. He tends to respect your space. Keep mid-distance to lessen aggro, that will make him easier to manage.
Hoarah Loux The Warrior Weak to Scarlet Rot
Cemetery Shade The Shade is weak to magic and fire. Use the Order’s blade buff and dual wield GreatSwords.
Ancestor Spirit Weak to fire and physical damage
Dragonkin Soldier Weak to physical damage. Lock onto the inner thigh of the Soldier’s right leg, behind his back, and keep slashing it.

Mini Bosses

Boss Name Weakness to exploit
Margit the Fell Omen Use Jellyfish to poison Margit, and coordinate a team attack.
Flying Dragon Agheel Weak to physical damage. Fight this boss while riding Torrent.
Leonine Misbegotten Weak to Sorcery
Red Wolf of Radagon Weak to physical damage
Glintstone Dragon Weak to physical damage and blunt weapons
Borealis the Freezing Fog Weak to physical damage. Stay on your horse, get the Lance Talisman, and hit him when opportunity appears.
Decaying Ekzykes Weak to fire and physical damage
Valiant Gargoyle Weak to Fire and Lightning
Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) Weak to Fire and Lightning

Field Bosses

Boss Name Weakness to exploit
Mad Pumpkin Head Weak to physical damage and Lightning
Erdtree Burial Weak to Magic
Stonedigger Troll Weak to Magic Glintblade
Grafted Scion Weak to physical damage
Soldier of Godrick Weak to anything
Beastman of Farum Azula Weak to physical damage and Fire
Demi-Human Chief Weak to physical damage
Runebear Weak to Rot Grease, almost immune to Bleeding
Crucible Knight Weak to physical damage and Magic
Ancient Hero of Zamor Weak to Magic
Tree Sentinel Weak to physical damage, Poison and Scarlet Rot
Draconic Tree Sentinel Weak to physical damage, Poison and Scarlet Rot
Black Knife Assassin Weak to physical damage and Frostbite
Crystalians Extremely weak to striking damage
Night’s Cavalry Weak to physical damage and Lightning
Beast of Farum Azula Weak to physical damage and Fire
Bell Bearing Hunter Weak to physical damage, Lightning and Poison.
Crucible Knight Ordovis Weak to Fire and Lightning
Fell Twins Weak to physical damage
Black Blade Kindred Weak to physical damage
Death Rite Bird Weak to Holy Damage
Divine Bridge Golem Weak to physical damage. Target the body parts not covered in armor to break his poise.
Tibia Mariner Weak to physical damage and Holy Damage
Bloodhound Knight Darriwil Weak to Lightning
Lion Guardian Weak to physical damage
Erdtree Avatar Weak to Fire damage
Alecto Black Knife Ringleader Weak to physical damage and Frostbite
Grave Warden Duelist Weak to physical damage and hemorrhage
Cleanrot Knight Weak to Fire and Lightning damage
Omenkiller Weak to physical damage, Hemorrhage, and Frostbite
Spirit-Caller Snail Weak to Rotten Breath
Perfumer Tricia Weak to physical damage, and Hemorrhage
Ulcerated Tree Spirit Weak to Fire damage
Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast  Weak to Magic and Fire damage
Demi-Human Queen Margot Weak to physical damage, Fire Scarlet Rot, and Poison.
Demi-Human Queen Maggie Weak to Ice
Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing Weak to Hemorrhage, Frenzy, and Heavy Weapons
Esgar, Priest of Blood Weak to physical damage

What are dragons weak to in Elden Ring?

Dragons in Elden Ring are particularly weak to Physical damage. Level up your physical weapons and start attacking them. Some dragons such as Decaying Ekzykes and Dragonlord Placidusax are weak to Fire damage as well. Glintstone dragons are particularly weak to blunt weapons.

And now you know.

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Last updated on April 13, 2022 to add additional information.

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