The Most Valuable Boss in Elden Ring: Rewards and Location

Kill him and get 300,000 Runes!

There are over 60 bosses in Elden Ring, but who is the most valuable boss in the most recent masterpiece from Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team at FromSoftware?

Elden Ring players have a long way to completely finish the game and defeat every single boss. Elden Ring’s massive world is home to so many powerful hostile creatures that won’t let you slip away once you invade their territory.

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However, of all the bosses in Elden Ring, there is one that grants the highest amount of Runes only if you manage to slay him!

Spoiler alert: The next paragraph contains spoilers about one of the Elden Ring boss fights

Godfrey, The First Elden Lord or Hoarah Loux, Warrior is the most valuable boss in Elden Ring. This is a two-stage boss. First, you should defeat Godfrey, and then you will fight against Hoarah Lox. Succeeding in this battle will grant you 300,000 Runes, which is the highest amount that you can ever get in Elden Ring by killing a single boss.

The good news is you will have to kill Godfrey/Hoarah eventually as he is one of the main bosses, but the bad news is he is a late-game boss, which means you have to deal with many other brutal bosses before you reach him. Godfrey/Hoarah is located at Lyendell, Royal Capital.

The video below from Cerealkillerz shows off the Godfrey battle, but don’t watch if you want to avoid spoilers.

Keep in mind that you are going to fight twice against Godfrey. The first time, you will fight against a golden ghost-like version of him, slaying which only drops 88,000 Runes. The next time, you will face him with a cutscene, which is the big encounter.

Although 300,000 Runes sound tempting, defeating Godfrey/Hoarah is not that easy. You need to level up to a significant degree before you could beat this high-skilled warrior. Of course, if you are a Souls-Borne veteran, I wouldn’t be surprised to see you slaying him with an entry-level character!

If you want to find more details about bosses in Elden Ring, and probably target some of the most valuable optional ones, you can take a look at our full boss list in Elden Ring, find out their locations and the rewards you will be getting by killing them.

Elden Ring is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.