Elden Ring does little to guide you through your adventure in the lands in between. You’re fighting against a seemingly impossible boss, you’re getting a small optional tutorial, and you’re now on the go. The moment you explore, you encounter another seemingly unbeatable boss, the Tree Ranger. This begs the question, what is the best way to go? Here, we’ll guide you through the best way to get ahead on the Elden Ring such as the order of the boss and the places to check out.
Best Elden Ring Advance Path and Boss System
For first-timers in Soulslike games, always choose the golden seed for your souvenir! This will give you an extra permanent treat at the start of the game. Since you are free as to where you go in the lands in between, follow the shares of this guide as the best route for the Elden Ring.
Once you get to step one, skip the Tree Sentinel. It is possible to beat everything in the game with level 1 equipment, but if you want to do decent damage and be able to receive more than one hit, then go. The following map will show you where you should go to defeat bosses, gain XP, and acquire new weapons for your next journey. Fighting Agheel is optional because the Dragon bosses in the game tend to be heavy and boring.
Then, when you’ve surveyed most of the central part of Limgrave, head south past South Agile Lake and the Evergol neighborhood of Bloodhound Knight Darrywell. Head south until you reach the Sacrifice Bridge. Next, you want to scan as much as possible in that area. To get more drops and XP, patrol the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace at night to battle the Night Cavalry. There should be 10 bosses in this area that you can eliminate, including Leonine Misbegoten at Morne Castle.
Once you have explored the majority of Limgrave, you can proceed towards Stormveil Castle to fight Margit. Of course, to maximize your stats without affecting the returns on XP gains, you can re-visit skipped domain bosses like Tree Sentinel and Flying Dragon Agheel.
The next hurdle is to get past Stormveil without getting lost or running out of Crimson Flasks. Since this may be more difficult than Margit, you can start traveling east towards Caelid. Don’t stay too long, but try to unlock new boon locations. Clash into some dungeons and find additional golden seeds to increase the flask count.
The area called Early Games Farm is good for getting some extra levels so you can get past Stormveil and eventually get past the game’s second story boss, Godrick the Grafted. While planting here on the northeast side of Caelid, find the Farum Greatbridge Site of Grace so you can go back there to defeat the Black Blade Kindred and the Flying Dragon Greyll later.
If you follow the path up to this point, you will likely get close to level 70, which will be more than enough to find your way through Stormveil, beat Godrick, and reach the next area of the game, Liurnia.
This place is just as crowded as the last two areas, but you want to start from the suburbs. Hug the left or right of the area. Lake Roads are not taken here, since there are nothing significant other than the sites of grace and collectibles. Travel to many named places until you reach Kariya Manor on the left and the Church of Prevention on the right.
All these side quests will help you gain additional levels, upgrade materials, armor and more important items to help you survive. At this point, you can then get rid of Raya Lucaria without much hassle, including the manager.
This allows you to go further on the Altus plateau. Here is where you want to start from the western part and slowly work your way to the east. While you can use the Grand Lift of Dectus to make your way there, it will be easier to pass through the Ruin-Strewn Precipice where you fight Magma Wyrm Makar. It’s an alternate route so you can get to places like Volcano Manor. Although this area and quest are optional, they will help improve your level significantly if you want to take the full tour.
Once you clear all or most of the area from Leyndell’s outer wall, you can revisit Caelid. Although this place is technically available from the start, the enemies are hitting hard. If you’re all the way down in the Royal Capital, you’re more than equipped to take on most of the threats looming in the Red Wasteland, including one of the toughest bosses, Radan.
If you decide to clear all or most of Caelid, including Redmane, War-Dead Catacombs, Divine Tower, Bestial Sanctum, and all dragons, then most of the other battles in the game should be much easier.
At this point in the game, everything is a lot clearer, especially in terms of where the locations of grace refer to. Leyndell is the last place in the game where you can easily get lost due to its depth. You may end up in the sewers or make your way to the top, getting very close to the Erdtree sealing the Elden throne. Here, you just have to fight Godfrey and Morgott so you can advance towards the tops of the Giants Mountains.
This entire top of the map that seems inaccessible to the east of Castle Sol is optional. It can be accessed if you get 2 Haligree Medallion. Anyway, this snowy part of the map will look like a kaleid again. Everything hits hard, plus visibility is low.
It is recommended to hit all dungeons and caves. Levels are hugely important, especially for future combat. Arrows will show you the path you want to go, but feel free to get any extra farming XP along the way. The only mandatory boss here is the Fire Giant so you can move forward in the story.
At this point you have to go back to Leyndell and pick up any items you see on the floor since there are quite a few things missing here. Once you’re done, continue with the Cardinal Sin scene and go to Farum Azula. At this point, everything here is pretty straightforward as this is the last mandatory and unique place to beat the story.
The reason why underground game areas are excluded from the guide is that they are mostly optional quests. Of course, if you’re looking to explore every area before the credits start, you’ll want to explore it.
Of course, this route that we consider to be the best for Elden Ring is that it mostly allows you to hit all the important areas, including any things that could be missing. If anything, it is best to point you in the direction of useful items and powerful enemies.
Request Elden Ring Boss
What follows is simply a list of the mandatory bosses that you must fight before reaching the final boss. This does not include bosses from catacombs, invasions, or dungeons.
- 1. Margit, the omen of the fall
- 2. Godrick Grafted
- 3. Reinala, Queen of the Full Moon
- 4. Godfrey, First Lord (Shadow)
- 5. Morgott, the Omen King
- 6. Giant of Fire
- 7. Godskin Duo
- 8. Malekith, the Black Blade
- 9. Godfrey / Howara Lux
- 10. Radagon of the Golden Order / Elden Beast
What you may notice is that other shrapnel-carrying bosses like Mohg, Malenia, and Rykard are missing from the forced bosses. It is not necessary. While they all add to the knowledge and give great drops, only the above is required to get past the game. Of course, as more bosses are defeated and more places are explored, you can even have stronger stats on the playing field so you don’t always get a single shot of whatever comes your way.
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