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Elden Ring Starscourge Radahn boss guide - How to beat and location

Starscourge Radahn is one of the most intimidating optional boss encounters in Elden Ring, here's a guide to help you find and defeat him.
Elden Ring Starscourge Radahn boss guide - How to beat and location

Elden Ring features more than 100 boss fights, some of which are optional open field encounters that are easy to overcome, whereas others are intricate main bosses that are an absolute sight to behold.

Starscourge Radahn is one of the most spectacular optional boss encounters in Elden Ring with intriguing lore. Radahn is also arguably one of the most polarizing bosses in Elden Ring and, depending on your build, could be one of the toughest or easiest bosses to overcome. With that said, here's our boss guide on where to find Starscourge Radahn in Elden Ring and how to easily beat him.

Starscourge Radahn boss location in Elden Ring

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You will find Radahn in Redmane Castle in the Caelid region of Elden Ring. (Picture: FromSoftware)

You will find Starscourge Radahn in the Caelid region of Elden Ring. The nearest Grace of point is Chamber Outside the Plaza in Redmane Castle, where the Radahan Festival is underway. Defeating Starscourge Radahn is essential for completing the Ranni The Witch questline in Elden Ring, so we recommend not skipping this encounter.

How to beat Starscourge Radahn in Elden Ring

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Summon all the NPCs in the arena to keep Radahn distracted during the battle. (Picture: FromSoftware)

No matter how intimidating the encounter with Radahn may seem, it is actually quite a simple and easy battle, especially for ranged build players.

Your first challenge right after entering the boss arena is a swarm of arrows he throws at you. This could kill you in one shot so make sure to avoid these at all costs. While dodging is one way to do it, it's also very risky. We recommend sprinting straight ahead to a barricade where you can also summon a couple of spirit ashes. Here, stand behind the barricade to avoid the arrow attack.

Radahan's arrows will destroy the barricade, so it's time to move ahead to another barricade, where you will find more NPCs to summon. Try and summon them all, as they are incredibly important in this battle.

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We used the Rock Sling spell to take down Radahn. (Picture: FromSoftware)

As you get closer, Radahan will switch to melee attacks. We recommend doing ranged attacks from a safe distance while being on horseback. The NPCs you summoned should keep him distracted enough for you to get plenty of hits without any major risk. We used the Rock Sling spell, which did a considerable amount of damage.

Once you have depleted more than half of Radahan's health, he will vanish from the battlefield and fall from the sky as a rolling ball of fire. This isn't exactly hard to dodge since he doesn't pop suddenly though if you don't, this could kill you in a single hit.

Once back on the ground, Radahn will continue his melee attacks. Take the time out to resummon all the NPCs as they will continue to distract him while you chug away at his health from a safe distance. Around this time, Radahan will also summon balls of meteors, another one of his attacks that could kill you in a single hit. We recommend running far away from it, somewhere towards the lake, when you see these balls of meteors.

If you follow the aforementioned steps, it shouldn't take you long to beat Radahan. Defeating him will not only grant you 70,000 runes but also open the pathway to Nokron, Eternal City, where you have to go to complete Ranni's quest.

That concludes our guide on how to beat Starscourge Radahn in Elden Ring. Make sure to check our dedicated Elden Ring section for more news, guides, and features.


Featured image courtesy of FromSoftware.