Elden Beast is the Final Boss of the Elden Ring. It is the physical, living manifestation of the Elden Ring itself. The encounter with the Elden Beast is not just a spectacular boss fight, its origins and lore also make a wild vivid tale. Read on and we will explain in detail what the Elden Beast is.
The Elden Beast originated in the stars. Far away from Lands Between. It arrived with a golden star that fell on Lands Between in time long before memory. The Elden Beast is an ancient primordial being. It is the watchdog that protects the Elden Ring. It is the enforcer that imposes the laws of Greater Will on Lands Between.
Elden Beast appears as if it holds the cosmos inside of it. It looks like something right out of HP Lovecraft’s Novels or Junji Ito’s Visual Mangas. Physically, its appearance looks like a sea dragon with an elongated head and slender humanoid arms.
It appears to have one cyclopean eye on the tip of its lanky serpentine head. The beast also brandishes a long slightly twisted sword.
Complete Lore of the Elden Beast
Before understanding the Elden Beast, we need to understand the concepts such as Outer Gods and Greater Will.
Just like the Force in Star Wars, the Elden Ring has something called a Greater Will. This Greater Will is one of the several otherworldly forces that rules the world of the Elden Ring. These otherworldly forces that reign supreme are called Outer Gods.
You can compare Outer Gods to the rules of physics that we have in our universe. These Outer Gods do not have a physical form. They influence the Lands Between by creating the forces that cause rot, magic and even flame.
The outer gods seem to compete for influence among each other, just like how religious systems work in our world. There are factions that worship different outer gods. The Golden Order revered the Greater Will. The Fire Giants had a Fell God. The Full and Dark Moon are worshiped by the residents of Liurnia. There are several others.
Greater Will represents order and control in its most primal form. There was a time when Greater Will was the most dominant form of Outer God in Lands between. Long ago the Greater Will sent a star to Lands Between.
This star contained the Elden Beast. This beast acted as a representative of Greater Will and initiated the spread of its power in Lands Between. The Elden beast later became the Elden Ring.
Within the Elden Ring, it contained unified forces that governed the Lands Between and created Order. The governing order was called the Golden Order.
Queen Marika imposed the will of the Golden Order all over the Lands Between. Her first and second husband, who both were the Elden Lords, also helped her spread the Golden Order across the Lands Between.
After the shattering of the Elden Ring occurred, you can only revive the Elden Beast by unifying all the great shards of the Ring.
Boss Fight with the Elden Beast
You can only fight the Elden Beast after you gather all the pieces of the Elden Ring. This fight is unlocked after you defeat Godfrey (Hoarah Loux the warrior). Additionally, before fighting it, you have to defeat Radagon of Golden Order and follow it up with a consecutive fight. You can consider the fight with Radagon the first phase and the fight with the Elden Beast the second phase. Both of these fights are extremely difficult and can be very frustrating if you keep losing.
Best tip anyone can give you is, Git Gud. Other than that, avoid taking any holy damage. Radagon is resistant to holy damage and the Elden Beast heals from holy damage. Moreover, boost your resistance to holy damage using consumables, as both bosses hit you with attacks that deal holy damage.
You can also deal damage proportionate to HP as both bosses have a huge HP pool. Don’t be ashamed to use Mimic’s Tear Spirit Ashes. Any additional damage you can deal is helpful to defeat these infuriating bosses.
Upgrade everything you can to the highest level possible before you get down and dirty with these bosses; your weapons, your level and the Spirit Ashes.
What Happens After You Defeat Elden Beast?
Defeating the Elden Beast means you have now beaten the Elden Ring. You can now see one of the six endings you can unlock from your play through. You will also get Elden Remembrance. This is a consumable item that you can use to get runes or exchange for unique weapons.
The Elden Beast also drops runes like other enemies in the game. It drops 50,000 runes in your first play through and more runes in consecutive NG+ (New Game Plus).