Elden Ring is a FromSoft game, so people who haven’t played it yet wonder if they did respawn differently than other games. Sekiro is one of the only FromSoft games that changed the formula by adding the second-life mechanic, but does Eldin Ring have anything like that? To keep it simple, it is very close to how Dark Souls does respawn.
No, bosses don’t respawn in Elden Ring after you defeat them. Respawning is the same as other games from FromSoft. Once you sit down at a Lost Site of Grace, all regular enemies will be respawned.
Just be glad that FromSoft didn’t make the game in a way that made you fight the boss whenever you need to get through an area again. That would be annoying and make many people rage quit the game entirely.
A lot happens when you rest at a Site of Grace. The main and elite enemies will respawn and patrol the same areas they were programmed to go to. The best part of it is that bosses with a health bar, and even some mini-boss enemies, won’t respawn at all.
It sometimes sucks, though, because they are your main source of Runes, so if you want to level up faster, you need to defeat all the bosses or find a really good Rune farming area. If you are curious about a good Rune farming area, go to the Palace Approach Ledge-Road in the Lake of Blood underground area for a ton of Runes.
What can you do at a Site of Grace?
There are a ton of things you can do at a Site of Grace. It allows you to do pretty much anything you want; without it, it would be extremely difficult to do everything one of these allows you to do.
- Pass Time: Allows you to pass time for day/night events.
- Level Up: This allows you to spend Runes to increase your character Level.
- Flasks: Allows you to add an extra charge if enough Golden Seeds are available, increase the potency of your flasks if you have Sacred Tears in your inventory, and distribute the number of uses in each of your flasks.
- Memorize Spell: This menu allows you to allocate Sorceries and Incantations. Your memory slots determine the number of Sorceries and Incantations you can memorize. More memory slots can be acquired with Memory Stones.
- Mix Wondrous Physick: You can combine two different Crystal Tears inside the Flask of Wondrous Physick to create various custom dual effects.
- Sort Chest: Here, you can browse and sort your items. If you already carry the maximum number of items, when you pick up a new item, it will automatically be sorted in the chest.
- Great Runes: Allows you to equip a restored Great Rune.
- Ashes of War: You can use Ashes of War to grant affinities and Skills to your armaments. Please check Upgrades for more information.
- Alter garments: Allows you to alter the appearance of a select few pieces of armor for 500 Runes. See Tailoring Tools.