Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree: All bosses, main boss order & tier list

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree: All bosses, main boss order & tier list
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24th Jun 2024 12:50

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Bosses are one of the biggest appeals of Soulsborne games, and thankfully there are loads of new ones to tackle in the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.

Editor Note:

The list below is currently incomplete but will be expanded upon as we learn more.

All mandatory bosses in order

Order # Boss Location
1 Divine Beast Dancing Lion

Map of Belurat's Stagefront in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Belurat, Tower Settlement

2 Golden Hippopotamus

Map of Shadow Keep's main gate in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Shadow Keep

3 Messmer, the Impaler

Map of Shadow Keep's Dark Chamber Entrance in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Shadow Keep

4 Romina, Saint of the Bud

Map of Rauh Ruins' Church of the Bud in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Church of the Bud, Ancient Ruins of Rauh

5 Needle Knight Leda & Allies

Map of Enir Ilim's Cleansing Chamber Anteroom in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Enir-Ilim

6 Promised Consort Radahn

Map of Enir Ilim's Divine Gate Front Staircase in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Enir-Ilim

These are the six bosses that you need to defeat in order to complete Shadow of the Erdtree, although there are plenty of optional bosses that you'll likely come across too - including six other Remembrance bosses and a super boss.

Optional Remembrance bosses

Boss Location
Rellana, Twin Moon Knight

Map of Castle Ensis' Castle Lord's Chamber in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Castle Ensis

Putrescent Knight

Map of Stone Coffin Fissure's Fissure Depths in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Stone Coffin Fissure

Midra, Lord of Frenzied Flame

Map of Midra's Manse's Second Floor Chamber in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Midra's Manse

Scadutree Avatar

Map of Tree Worship Sanctum in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Scadutree Base

Commander Gaius

Map of Shadow Keep Back Gate in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Scaduview

Metyr, Mother of Fingers

Map of Finger Ruins of Miyr in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Finger Ruins of Miyr

These bosses are 'main' enough to have their own dedicated Remembrance, but are not required in order to complete the game. I'd definitely recommend searching them all out though, as both the fights and the subsequent rewards are more than worth it!

Optional standard bosses

Boss Location
Ancient Dragon-Man

Map of Dragon's Pit in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Dragon's Pit

Black Gaol Knight

Map of Western Nameless Mausoleum in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Western Namesless Mausoleum

Death Knight

Map of Scorpion River Catacombs in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Scorpion River Catacombs

Jori, Elder Inquisitor

Map of Darklight Catacombs in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Darklight Catacombs

Demi-Human Queen Marigga

Map of the Cerulean Coast in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Cerulean Coast

Curseblade Labirith

Map of Bonny Gaol in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Bonny Gaol

Tree Sentinel

Map of Hinterland Bridge in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Hinterland

Fallingstar Beast

Map of Hinterland Crater in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Hinterland

Count Ymir, Mother of Fingers

Map of Cathedral of Manus Metyr in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Catherdral of Manus Metyr

Dancer of Ranah

Map showing Southern Nameless Mausoleum in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Southern Nameless Mausoleum

Rakshasa

Map of Eastern Nameless Mausoleum in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Eastern Nameless Mausoleum

Rugalea the Great Red Bear

Map of northwest Scadu Altus in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Northwest Scadu Altus

Divine Beast Dancing Lion (2nd)

Map of Rauh Ruins temple in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Ancient Ruins of Rauh

Ghostflame Dragon

Map of Gravesite Plain lake in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Gravesite Plain

Map of south Moorth Ruins in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Near Moorth Ruins

Jagged Peak Drake

Map of Jagged Peak in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Jagged Peak

Ancient Dragon Senessax

Map of Jagged Peak in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Jagged Peak

Bayle the Dread

Map of Jagged Peak Summit in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Jagged Peak

These are a mix of bosses in the open field, in the dungeons, and some linked to quests that don't have their own dedicated Remembrances.

Bayle, for example, is the super boss - but instead of a Remembrance, you'll use his heart at the Grand Altar of Dragon Communion to get his related items.

How many bosses are there?

I found 28 unique bosses during my playthrough, with two repeats, although there are ones that I'm sure I've missed in dungeons and the open world.

There are 10 Remembrance bosses, but only 6 mandatory bosses are needed to complete the DLC.

Boss tier list

Based on their difficulty and not their quality, here is a full-tier list of every boss in Shadow of the Erdtree:

Tier Bosses
S+ Promised Consort Radahn
S Messmer the Impaler, Bayle the Dread
A Rellana Twin Moon Knight, Putrescent Knight, Midra Lord of Frenzied Flame, Scadutree Avatar, Commander Gaius, Romina Saint of the Bud, 
B Divine Beast Dancing Lion, Golden Hippopotamus, Death Knight, Jori Elder Inquisitor, Needle Knight Leda & Allies, Ancient Dragon Senessax
C Ancient Dragon-Man, Black Gaol Knight, Metyr Mother of Fingers, Jagged Peak Drake, Rakshasa
D Demi-Human Queen Marigga, Curseblade Labirith, Tree Sentinel, Fallingstar Beast, Count Ymir Mother of Fingers, Dancer of Ranah, Rugalea the Great Red Bear, Ghostflame Dragon

I need to do another run of the DLC to fully evaluate their strengths, but this is based on my first experiences both with and without summons.

Harry Boulton
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Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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