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The New Elden Ring DLC Bosses Will Make you Want to Quit

But don't worry, I'll teach you the strategies to beat them all

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Elden Ring was one of the biggest games of 2022 and now, two years later, the DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, has finally been released. The DLC has garnered a lot of mixed reviews, with many players feeling like the game is unfairly difficult. 

What bosses and opponents have left players feeling like this, though? Let’s check out the most difficult bosses in the Elden Ring DLC, so you know who to avoid until you’re at a high enough level to be able to dominate them as well. 

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree – The Most Difficult Bosses 

Elden Ring fans were foaming at the mouth, waiting for the new DLC to be released. But now that it’s finally here, some have already given up on completing the game because it is difficult. So, which bosses are the ones that have this reputation as hardest bosses? 

3. Needle Knight Leda and Her Companions

Needle Knight Leda is an Elden Ring DLC exclusive NPC. You’re going to have to complete their quest and fight them to earn a number of exciting rewards. The catch? She is one of the hardest bosses in the Elden Ring DLC, so if you might have problems trying to take her down. 

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Since you won’t just be fighting Needle Knight Leda, but also her companions, you’re going to have to keep a keen eye open to dodge and track enemies coming from various angles. This means you’ll have difficulty healing yourself, while also getting overwhelmed. 

How to make it easier? Use your summons. You can use summons to assist you in this fight. Then you’ll just have to prioritize your opponents and targets effectively to be able to beat her and move on in the story of the DLC. 

2. Bayle the Dread

Bayle the Dread is a boss in the new Elden Ring DLC found in Jagged Peak. He’s just an optional, field type boss. So, if you really don’t want to, then you don’t have to battle this behemoth of a monster… but come on, we’re all completionists here so we. how to defeat bayle the dread in elden ring DLC
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Bayle the Boss deals both fire and lightning damage and doesn’t have many openings to deal damage, which will extend the fight and make it quite long. In later phases, he can also quickly one-shot you with his strong abilities, which makes him quite difficult and one of the most annoying bosses in the Elden Ring DLC. 

He’s also got a lot of different attack patterns which players need to learn and master. You’re going to need a lot of patience and concentration to be able to get used to his attack patterns. This makes him the second-hardest boss in all of Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. Thankfully, he is an optional boss. 

1. Radahn, Consort of Miquella

The most difficult boss in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is none other than Radahn, Consort of Miquella. At first, you’ll be battling Promised Consort Radahn, but once you get him down to 75% health, he transforms into his final form. He is found in Enil-Ilim and is not an optional boss. So you have to fight him no matter what. 

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Radahn has an insane damage output and while he retains his attack patterns from the first part of the fight, once he transforms, he adds in new divine abilities. With him having multiple phases, the fight will not be quick, meaning you’re going to need to stay concentrated for a long time since a single misstep can mean your end. 

Make use of all the tools you’ve accumulated throughout the game, and stay vigilant while fighting him. You’ll likely die a few times while fighting Radahn, since the community has dubbed him even more difficult than Malenia from the original game. So, once you know the attack patterns and indicators of when and how he’ll attack, you can beat him. 

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