Bosses are a highlight of every soulslike title and, although Elden Ring does do quite a few things differently than its predecessors, it will seemingly not have a shortage of big baddies that we'll have to face and, likely, get repeatedly killed by.
Elden Ring's bosses can be encountered both in the open world and inside dungeons. From its gameplay preview, it became clear that they still sport imaginative designs, even when we're talking about a massive dragon, while their weight of the attacks successfully drives home the point that we're fighting powerful figures that inhabit the Lands Between.
The full list of Elden Ring Bosses wasn't revealed just yet but the three featured in the gameplay preview from November 2021 are imposing and come with their own movesets, which players will need to learn and to which they will have to adapt.
Big Grey Dragon
While that is probably not its official name and it's not explicitly labeled as a boss, the music that plays while the Tarnished battles this massive dragon, alongside its size and varied moveset all suggest that we're not dealing with a regular enemy. It swoops in without warning as the player character explores the world, being able to attack in melee, using its massive claws and mouth, as well as from above, using fireballs and its fiery breath. This is one Elden Ring boss that players will be able to battle while on horseback.
Another Elden Ring boss that wasn't given an official name, this knight guards one of the game's forests, riding on horseback and being covered by armor made of bone-like material. He wields a massive, deformed mace and shield but is also able to cast spells that rain magical arrows over a fairly wide area or summon pillars of lightning. When angry, his attacks are accompanied by a fair amount of particle effects which is great if you love explosions and shiny lights, and bad news if dodging isn't your forte, since those probably deal more damage.
Godric the Golden
Godric the Golden is the ruler of Stormveil Castle, one of Elden Ring's dungeons, and an avid collector of arms. He waits behind a door covered in what looks like golden fog, and wields a massive golden axe and a smaller axe that's considerably less flashy. Although the other arms attached to his body seemingly go to waste, he's quite agile and, later in the fight, replaces his main arm with a dragon head that spews fire at his enemies.
These are very likely far from all of Elden Ring's bosses and we expect to learn more about them in the lead-up to launch. While we wait for more details, check out what we know about the game's map and characters.
Elden Ring launches on PC and consoles on February 25. You can grab it from Fanatical, for the discounted price of £41.99/€50.39 or your regional equivalent, as well as other major storefronts.
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