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Elden Ring's Best Trick For Beating Its Final Bosses Is Stupidly Easy

The final bosses of Elden Ring are some of the most challenging enemies in the Soulslike sub-genre, but there is a great trick that makes them incredibly easy. Reaching Elden Ring’s endgame is hard enough without facing the game’s final bosses. It’s a difficult battle even for veterans, rivaling any of FromSoftware’s toughest encounters to date, though any player who’s managed to make it this far should be able to handle them with the proper strategy. While Elden Ring’s final bosses are far from easy, they’re certainly not the hardest in the game. Fortunately, Elden Ring provides so many options to the player that taking on the bosses is simply a matter of patience and preparation. The following is an easy strategy anyone can use to trivialize the final bosses of Elden Ring, who had it coming.

[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Elden Ring.]After the player has lit the fire at the Forge of the Giants, fought through Crumbling Farum Azula, and defeated Maliketh, they must return to the destroyed capital. Things have changed since the fire was lit and now a gauntlet of bosses stands between the player and the Erdtree. Once Sir Gideon Ofnir and Godfrey, First Elden Lord have been defeated, the only thing left is to pass through the golden fog and face the final two bosses. The first is Radagon of the Golden Order, with the Elden Beast only appearing after players defeat him. The Elden Beast is typically a much longer fight than that against Radagon, but Elden Ring players have proven already how easy it is to take both of them down.

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One of Elden Ring’s best tricks for making the final bosses very easy is Divine Fortification, an Incantation dropped by a Teardrop Scarab in the Weeping Peninsula. Once obtained, the player only needs 10 Faith and any Sacred Seal to gain a massive boost against holy damage. Divine magic has always been a staple of the Soulslike sub-genre, but Elden Ring has reworked holy attacks into a major component for both the lore and several of Elden RIng‘s bosses. Everything in Elden Ring is attached to some form of deity, even if players never see most of these mysterious beings. From a gameplay perspective, this turns Divine Fortification into one of the most powerful ways to cheese Elden Ring’s final boss. The incantation has a low cost at 20 FP, can be cast while in motion and raises holy damage negation by 35%. When used against the final boss, the Elden Beast’s attacks become trivial, allowing the player plenty of time to soak up damage while attacking the enemy. For even more holy damage negation, seek out Lord’s Divine Fortification. It’s the upgraded version of Divine Fortification that can only be given as a reward from Gideon Ofnir for locating Miquella’s Haligtree.

Beyond the final bosses, Divine Fortification makes many of Elden Ring‘s difficult encounters easy, especially the numerous and infuriating Erdtree Avatars. These hulking tree monsters guard the Minor Erdtrees that lie scattered across Elden Ring‘s vast map of The Lands Between. Erdtree Avatars love to shoot golden orbs at the player from a distance, but Divine Fortification negates each orb’s high damage output, forcing the boss to close the distance. Maliketh the Black Blade, found at the end of Crumbling Farum Azula, changes into a second phase where every attack deals physical, magical, and holy damage at the same time. Divine Fortification at least resists some damage from one of Elden Ring‘s more powerful bosses.

One of the greatest combinations in Elden Ring worth mentioning is Divine Fortification coupled with the Mimic Tear Spirit Ashes and Shabriri’s Woe. Mimic Tear creates an exact copy of the player character down to every spell, weapon, and armor equipped. If the player equips the aggro-generating Shabriri’s Woe, enters the golden fog, then summons Elden Ring‘s Mimic Tear and removes the talisman, the enemy will only attack the Mimic leaving the player free to easily crush Elden Ring‘s hardest bosses.

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