12 Elden Ring Bosses With The Best Lore

When it comes to myth, FromSoftware has a very good name. Here is a list of the best Elden Ring tales for each boss.

It’s not easy to make up stories for Elden Ring’s 238 bosses, which is crazy. At times, the people who made the game didn’t do as well as they could have, especially with the bosses who appeared more than once or in pairs. However, a few of the bosses added more than just meaning to their design and existence. Some of the stories about bosses made them way too easy to remember.

Some details about why a boss was dying or why a giant was riding a skinny, normal-sized horse gave these bosses more personality. The more people know about them, the more legendary they become and worthy of being cosplayed as. That’s something to think about when you keep dying to these Elden Ring bosses.

Godrick The Grafted

When a person, or in this case a Demigod, has gone too far in the wrong direction, it’s easier to feel sorry for them because they’re in so much pain. This is what happened with Godrick the Grafted, one of the first big bosses in Elden Ring. He did terrible things because he wanted power so badly.

His history is interesting because he is a descendant of Queen Marika and her first husband, Godfrey. However, he is not as strong as those who came before him because he did not receive their powers. This made him feel like he wasn’t as good as other people, which may have pushed Godrick to do the bad Grafting that made him famous.

Dragonlord Placidusax

Dragonlord Placidusax is a boss that many players might not know about because he is found later in the game in Crumbling Farum Azula and is not required to play. Even though the Dragonlord only has two heads in the game, he used to have more. Before the Erdtree, he was the Elden Lord and had more than two heads.

Placidusax is much older than when he was at his best, but he is still very strong. This says a lot about the past and makes people wonder what could have brought him down.

Gideon Ofnir

Well, anyone who dies to Gideon Ofnir gets to stay “maidenless,” since he’s the easiest boss in the game. And at first, he wasn’t even a boss. Gideon was a spymaster who kept an eye on the people in power in the Lands Between. And when the person who rose to the top wasn’t who he thought it would be, Gideon had no choice but to let his guard down.

Because he didn’t like the Tarnished and treated Albinaurics in a weird way, he seemed like a shady friend (which, as it turned out, he wasn’t). Players who were paying attention probably saw early on that Gideon couldn’t be trusted. This made the first-time-ever fight with him even better.

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

During the boss fight with Rennala, there were so many more questions than solutions. This was in contrast to the boss fight with Godrick, the Grafted, which was much clearer. It turns out that she is related to Marika and has a long past. Players will learn how powerful Liurnia was in the Lands Between if they learn more about her history.

The story of Rennala then moves on to Ranni, who is her daughter. Eventually, players find out that Rennala is a single mother who is sad and unhappy because she lost most of her children and her husband betrayed her. After the boss fought with her, it’s impossible not to feel bad about it.

Elder Dragon Greyoll

Elder Dragon Greyoll was another sad story about a single parent in the Land Between. His story was even worse than Rennala’s. She is the big, fixed dragon in the Dragonbarrow area of Caelid. She can’t fight back on her own, so she has to call her children to protect her.

The way she was at the moment was reason enough to look into it. The war between Malenia and Radahn in Caelid, which left the area forever scarred and gave Greyoll the Scarlet Rot, is indeed the cause of her problem. Before that, Greyoll and her family were also killed by Marika and her kind. It looks like the dragon’s pain will never end.

Lichdragon Fortissax

The people who made Elden Ring aren’t new to painting heroes who failed and were turned into monsters against their will. In Dark Souls, Artorias fell into the abyss, and in Elden Ring, his counterpart is Lichdragon Fortissax. Godwyn the Golden was once happy to have Fortissax as a friend.

But when Godwyn was killed and turned evil by Death, Fortissax did everything he could to keep his friend’s honor. Sad to say, Death also corrupted Fortissax, which is where the boss’s name comes from. That’s also why he shows up as a boss fight near Godwyn’s dead body.

Godfrey/Hoarah Loux

From the beginning of the game, it was clear that Godfrey would be a powerful and important figure in the power battles of the Lands Between. Before Marika became a god’s vessel and controlled Godfrey, there is a lot of history and lore about him.

Later, Godfrey told everyone that his real name was Hoarah Loux, the name of a savage who was only stopped by his lion spirit, Serosh. The best part of Elden Ring’s boss design was how well his story fit into the fight and gameplay.

Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

One of the most interesting demigods in Elden Ring was Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy. Because, like Ranni, he didn’t care much about how awful and holy the Erdtree was. Rykard wanted to get power in his own way, which meant he had to turn to an Outside God like the Dog-Devouring Serpent.

He lost his mind and his honor because of this. He was so set on going against the Erdtree and the Greater Will that he lost himself and gave in to the Serpent. Even so, this didn’t make him less interesting. He is one of the creepiest bosses in the game because he likes to eat his enemies while saying he wants them to join his “familyee.”

Radagon/Elden Beast

Those who didn’t see the plot trick coming were probably surprised or confused when they found out that Radagon was the final boss. Radagon is Marika, and vice versa. The game kept dropping hints about how strange their relationship was and how strange they were as people.

And when Radagon dies, the Elden Beast, which is the physical expression of the Greater Will, comes out. The whole final boss fight was a huge lore dump, but the players got enough out of it, given how long the game was and how little they knew at that point.

Malenia, Blade of Miquella

Malenia was making noise in the Elden Ring community even before the game came out because she was one of the characters in the trailer. Players wouldn’t meet her until late in Happy Wheels game, but the wait was worth it.

Malenia was not only one of the most beautiful boss battles in a Souls game, but she had also left her mark in the Lands Between long before the players met her. Her mark and spirit are all over Caelid, and the hints of her presence leading up to the toughest boss fight in Elden Ring make the fight more legendary.

Margit/Morgott

Many players will probably think of Margit/Morgott as an old, cranky man who doesn’t like Tarnished and wants them off his mother’s lawn. But he is a lot more than the way he talks and acts. Because Morgott was the only live demigod in the game who didn’t want the Erdtree for himself or for some other reason.

He just looked out for it and didn’t expect anything in return other than the Erdtree’s favor. Still, the Erdtree avoided him because he was a cursed Omen. So, Morgott was a good person at heart, but his outward appearance made him look bad. Also, he beat General Radahn, something that not even Malenia could do.

Starscourge Radahn

General Radahn was also shown at the same time as Malenia, which ties into the story itself. Who won in Caelid was the subject of a lively and often contradictory story between the two. Radahn’s change into a mindless rot zombie was also sad, but his troops kept honoring and respecting him. They even kept doing their job to stop the Scarlet Rot.

But Radahn’s tiny horse was the most interesting story about him. Radahn must have had his horse Leonard when he was young. Since he was cursed by the giant, Radahn kept getting bigger and bigger until he was too big for Leonard to handle. But Radahn loved his horse so much that he had to learn Gravity Magic so he could still ride his best horse. For a bloodthirsty, war-hungry general to do something so good is, to say the least, a surprise.

Elden Ring is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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