Starscourge Radahn Boss Fight | Elden Ring Guide

The Starscourge Radahn boss fight is an absolute beast, complete with his arena and the power to dispatch anything with a moment’s notice.

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Taking place mid-way through Elden Ring, players will face this boss after clearing Stormviel Castle with a slight sense of hope in their hearts. Whilst the Starscourge Radahn boss fight will knock that right out of a player’s ticker, we’re here to help.

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Before Attempting The Starscourge Radahn Boss Fight

Radahn isn’t a mandatory boss. He can be found in the Caelid region in the desert North of Redmane Castle for those dead set on destroying him. The main issue with missing him is missing out on some late-game content. In other words, it’s necessary for completionists.

Like in any RPG, speak to all NPCs where possible. This approach pays off for this fight, as a handful of previously met NPCs will be waiting inside the Castle to offer tips and prepare for the Festival. This will be the event that triggers the Starscourge Radahn boss fight.

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these NPCs will also be able to help out in battle and summon signs to help out players. These need to be activated quickly to take advantage of them, but they are primarily distractions to players can lay into Radahn.

The problem with General Radahn is his massive coverage in all forms of combat. From shooting arrows from a distance to his twin swords, it’s hard to think up a bulletproof strategy to put him down. Thanks to Leonard, his mount, he can close in quickly. In the later stages of this boss fight, he pulls out spells to add an extra layer to his skillset.

Starscourge Radahn Boss Fight
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The Strategy

We want to make the first point of not relying on co-op play for this fight because Torrent will be needed to cover ground fast. Plus, there’s NPC support for this battle, providing players haven’t absolutely destroyed everything so far and have spoken to NPCs regularly.

The main thing to remember about this battle is using Torrent to create distance whilst locked on to Radahn to close in when needed. His arrows are one hit-kills, so make sure to dodge them or use the mounds of weapons as cover.

This is also a good time to summon NPCs to create a distraction before he summons a flood of arrows. These can be blocked with a heavy shield/heavy stamina combo, but we’d recommend just dodging them by outrunning with Torrent.

Once NPCs start summoning and distracting, it’s a case of hitting and moving. Most of this fight will be players moving in and then away from Radahn; that goes for ranged and close combat builds. Players need to rinse and repeat whilst reviving NPCs at summoning spots to get to the next part of the fight.

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As his health bar runs down to halfway, Radahn will fire up to the sky and plummet back down to the ground. Players need to get as clear as possible as this is also a one-hit move that will send players back to the beginning of the boss fight.

Next, Radahn will be shooting energy waves by swinging his swords and lifting boulders over his shoulder to home in on players. The weapon mounds can be good cover, but players can also run down the hill and out of their line of sight to avoid it.

From here, it’s a case of moving and hitting whilst keeping NPCs in the fight and timing attacks alongside their distracting summons. Eventually, they’ll be moments to stagger and deal heavy damage, but players need to focus and wait for the right opening. Trying to complete this fight quickly will only end in frustration and failure.

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