Elden Ring is a truly massive game, so it’s reasonable that it also sports hands-down the greatest number of bosses of any From Software game to date. Despite the world’s daunting breadth and depth, you can barely turn a corner in this open-world role-playing game without running into a hulking monstrosity with a giant health bar.
As fun most of Elden Ring’s bosses may be, however, a handful have tested the patience of even the most dedicated fans. From otherwise cool fights burdened with aggravating mechanics to completely unbalanced foes who simply suck the fun out of the room, we’ve all collectively rolled our eyes at some of the choices From Software made for these epic showdowns.
While your mileage may vary, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of Elden Ring’s bosses that the community has deemed especially annoying to face off against. Some of them are mandatory if you plan on seeing the game’s credits, while others are totally optional, meaning facing them down is arguably best left for completionists–or masochists, perhaps. Here are the 10 most annoying bosses in Elden Ring.