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Elden Ring: How To Beat Starscourge Radahn

On its own, "Elden Ring" is an incredibly difficult experience. Despite receiving nearly universal acclaim from critics and gamers alike, the road to success in FromSoftware's hit title is paved with tumultuous trials and tribulations that kill players in ways they never imagined. A huge part of this difficulty comes down to the notorious boss battles in "Elden Ring," some of which seem almost impossible for some. However, upon receiving its 1.03 patch, one of the game's most legendary bosses, Starscourge Radahn, was severely nerfed accidentally.

This accidental nerfing of Starscourge Radahn greatly diminished the boss battle's stakes and engagement. In response, many complained on the game's subreddit that upon playing through the stage post-patch, the battle became a "complete joke" in terms of difficulty and that Starscourge Radahn could be defeated by delegating most of the leg work to NPCs. Now that FromSoftware has restored the battle's difficulty and made it a challenge for players again, beating Starscourge Radahn won't be as easy as just letting an AI-controlled character do all the dirty work. So what is the best method of beating Starscourge Radahn and becoming a thing of legend in The Lands Between? We got you covered.

Constant motion is key to defeating Starscourge Radahn

Without question, Starscourge Radahn is an extremely difficult opponent. He's big, he's strong, and all of his attacks pack a heavy punch. Because of this, players should always be in motion and take evasive action when battling him. IGN suggests this tactic, and recommends that players utilize dodges at the last possible second to avoid Starscourge Radahn's arrow attacks. Another useful tool at players' disposal is their horse, which they can strategically mount in an effort to avoid as many of their enemy's attacks as possible.

Even if your summoned NPC reinforcements' attacks aren't as effective as they used to be, they are still a handy tool to use. Reddit user r/datalust84 suggests that the player should summon these NPCs in between using the Rotten Breath Incantation on horseback. After dodging Radahn's arrow attacks and using NPCs to soften him up a bit, players should ride away on horseback before returning to trigger his comet attack. After dodging this attack, players should again summon their NPCs. After their last flurry, Radahn should be vulnerable enough to exploit with more Rotten Breath attacks. Once you've defeated him, simply ride away and reap the rewards.