Elden Ring's open-world is brimming with boss fights, both mandatory and optional ones. While some might be easy to beat, others might take multiple retries with the help of spirit ashes or other players. Most of these encounters reward you handsomely once you have overcome them, even more so in the second half of the game.
One such optional but challenging boss you will encounter in the second half of the game is Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast. It's a rock covered charging beast that will decimate you in one shot if you're not careful. As mentioned before, taking down Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast can be difficult, and, as such, here's our guide on how to easily beat it.
Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast boss location in Elden Ring
You will find Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast at one of the peaks near Mt. Gelmir, in the Altus Plateau region of the game, right above the Ninth Mt. Gelmir Campsite site of grace. On its right is the pathway to Volcano Manor, one of the main legacy dungeons in the game. You can skip right past the boss and continue exploring the region around Volcano Manor, but we recommend taking it down first as it rewards you with 21,000 runes and a powerful strength-based melee weapon.
How to beat Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast in Elden Ring
Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast is an open field boss. As soon as you enter the boss arena, it will charge towards you, so sprint either left or right to avoid it. Now, Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast is a boss best tackled from as far away as possible, as not only is it weak to magic attacks, but also because its multiple close-ranged attacks can stun and kill you instantly.
As such, it's best to be on horseback and attack it from afar. Sekiro players might find some of Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast's attack patterns similar to the Blazing Bull boss fight, though the prior is a far more dangerous foe than the latter.
Almost all of its attacks can kill you in one shot, which is also why you should stay away from it as far as possible. Aside from the charging attacks, the one attack in particular that you must avoid at all cost is the rock fling, one in which it slams its head on the ground and throws rocks towards you.
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The range of this attack is high, and it will kill you in one shot, so either sprint towards left or right, or stay behind it during this attack, though be mindful of its tail sweeping attack if you do.
We used the Rock Sling spell to take it down, which did massive damage to it from the get-go. 3-4 consecutive magic attacks might also stun it, allowing you to get close and perform a critical hit though we recommend staying away and doing magic damage from a safe distance.
The boss arena is a big crater, and we recommend positioning yourself in a way such that the boss is down at the centre of the hole and you are up and above doing magic damage from a safe distance. We noticed that in such a position, it doesn't use its rock fling attack as frequently as it would use otherwise. It's also easy to avoid that attack from this position.
Faith-based players might also use one of the dragon abilities called dragon rot to do status effect damage. For melee players, we recommend fighting it on horseback. Fire-based weapons are effective, whereas frost-based weapons are not. Following all the aforementioned steps should make it easy to take down Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast in Elden Ring.
That concludes our guide on Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast. Make sure to check our dedicated Elden Ring section for more news, guides, and features.
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