Mastering the Final Boss in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree – A Complete Guide


A surprise awaits you once you face the final boss in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree.

By Jason RodriguezTwitter on June 22, 2024 at 3:09PM PDT

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is filled with numerous challenges that are sure to test your mettle. Perhaps none are as frustrating as a certain foe, whom you’ll meet at the end of your journey. Here’s our guide on how to beat the final boss in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. Naturally, this article contains major spoilers.

The Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree final boss is General Radahn, your old buddy from when you had migraines after spending hours in Caelid. Now, though, he’s called Promised Consort Radahn, as he’s revealed to be Miquella’s most loyal companion. You’ll battle him in a legacy dungeon called Enir-Ilim, which you’ll gain access to upon burning the Sealing Tree.


There are some similarities between Mr. Starscourge and Mr. Promised Consort, most notably the use of massive dual greatswords and a penchant for dive-bombing you like a meteor. The key difference, now, is that the fight takes place in a smaller arena and not a desert island, so don’t worry about Radahn galloping around on a tiny horse.

Make no mistake, the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Promised Consort Radahn boss battle is one of the hardest in the entire game (not just the DLC). We feel that he’s more difficult than Malenia. As such, you need to be well-prepared. We suggest the following:

What makes Promised Consort Radahn so dangerous is that his combo sequences have multiple swings (sometimes up to five or six strikes), and these have rather fast animation speeds. He also has the following abilities during the first phase of the encounter:

The second phase against Promised Consort Radahn in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is where things get extremely hectic. At roughly 60% HP, a cutscene will play and Miquella will make an appearance. He’ll then piggyback off Radahn, like a creepy angelic backpack of sorts, causing Radahn’s attacks to be infused with holy damage. This is why it’s important to boost your holy resistance as much as possible, since the boss’ melee attacks are usually followed by holy-based area-of-effect (AoE) damage.

Likewise, Radahn will retain several abilities from the first phase, and you need to watch out for some new tricks such as:

Having as many summoned allies as possible certainly helps in the battle against Promised Consort Radahn in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. Your spirit ash summon and NPC allies can distract Radahn and take aggro for a few seconds, giving you enough breathing room. It’s also beneficial for those who like to cast spells from afar or those who want to do a few strikes to apply bleeding.

If you succeed in defeating the boss, then you’ll receive the Remembrance of a God and a Lord, which can be exchanged for the following:

Option 1: Greatsword of Radahn (Lord)

Option 2: Greatsword of Radahn (Light)

Option 3: Light of Miquella

There are also a couple of other notable goodies:

That does it for our guide on how to beat the final boss in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. If you’d like to know about other rewards, you can take a look at our boss Remembrances guide.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree takes you to the Realm of Shadow where you have to search for Miquella the Empyrean. If you’re looking for more tips and tactics, you can head over to our guides hub.

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