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Ranked: Every Souls-Borne Boss Ever

Ranked: Every Souls-Borne Boss Ever

Here it is.

I have finally compiled my complete rankings for every boss that From Soft has blessed us with over the last 13 years. It was a difficult task and I am sure that some will have big issues with some of my thoughts, but every players experience is completely different in these games so take it all with a tiny dash of salt.

My rankings are based on several factors that translate well to each game: combat design and balanced difficulty, visual design and originality , lore implications, music and sound design, and even the arena you fight them in or the run back to the arena when that is required. I have also included a simple difficulty indicator for those curious. (Check out my other articles for more details!)

This list contains all bosses from Demons Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, and Bloodborne (Including the Chalice Dungeons). It also contains all the “main” bosses from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Elden Ring as putting in the side bosses from these games would make this massive list of nearly two-hundred foes even longer.

Spoiler Warning: There is nothing like discovering these bosses for yourself. If you want the true Souls-borne experience, come back to this list later when you have completed all of From Soft’s brilliant anthology.

Let’s get started.

“Bad” Bosses

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192. The Bed of Chaos

Awards- “Worst Souls Boss Ever”, “Worst Dark Souls Boss”

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 0.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

191. Lud and Zallen, the King’s Pets

Awards- “Boss of the Worst Souls Area Ever”, “Worst Dark Souls 2 Boss”

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 0.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

190. True King Allant

Awards- “Most Lore-Important Bad Boss Ever”, “Worst Demon’s Souls Boss”

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 1 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Easy

189. Ceaseless Discharge

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 1.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

188. Ancient Dragon

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 1.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

187. Smelter Demon (Blue)

Awards- “Worst Copy and Paste Boss Ever”

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 1.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

186. Twin Dragonriders

Awards- “Worst Double Boss Ever”

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 1.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

185. Leechmonger

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 1.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Easy

184. Afflicted Graverobber, Ancient Soldier Varg, and Cerah the Old Explorer

Awards- “Worst Gank Boss Ever”

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 1.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

183. Executioner’s Chariot

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 1.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

182. Demon Firesage

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 1.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

181. Prowling Magus and Congregation

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 1.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Easy

Darkbeast Paarl- Bloodborne

180. Godskin Noble and Godskin Apostle

Awards- “Worst Elden Ring Boss”

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 1.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

179. Centipede Demon

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 1.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

178. Covetous Demon

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 2 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Easy

177. Throne Watcher and Throne Defender

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 2.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

“Average” Bosses

176. Aava, the King’s Pet

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 4 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

175. Forgotten Madman

Game: Bloodborne

Awards- “Worst Bloodborne Boss”

Quality Rating: 4.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

174. Brainsucker

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 4.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

173. Stray Demon

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 4.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

172. Nashandra

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 4.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

171. Merciless Watcher

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 4.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

170. Dirty Colossus

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 4.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

169. Royal Rat Vanguard

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 4.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Easy

168. Maneater Boar

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 4.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

Old Iron King- Dark Souls 2

167. Godskin Noble

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 2.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

166. Undead Giant

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 4.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

165. Guardian Dragon

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 4.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

164. Fool’s Idol

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 4.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

163. Mytha, the Baneful Queen

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 4.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

162. Beast-Possessed Soul

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 4.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

161. Folding Screen Monkeys

Awards- “Worst Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Boss”

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 4.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Easy

160. Valiant Gargoyle

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

159. One Reborn

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 5.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

158. Dragonrider

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 5.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

157. Pinwheel

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 5.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Easy

156. Armor Spider

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 5.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

Gaping Dragon- Dark Souls

155. Ancient Wyvern

Awards- “Worst Dark Souls 3 Boss”

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 5.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

154. Fia’s Champions

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 5.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

153. Belfry Gargoyles

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 5.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

152. Champion’s Gravetender and Gravetender Greatwolf

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 5.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

151. Keeper of the Old Lords

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 5.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

150. Old Iron King

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 5.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

149. Seath the Scaleless

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 5.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

148. The Rotten

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 5.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

147. Magma Wyrm Makar

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 5.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

146. Witch of Hemwick

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 5.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

145. Royal Rat Authority

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 5.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

144. Moonlight Butterfly

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 5.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

143. Sanctuary Guardian

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 5.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

Aldritch, Devourer of the Gods- Dark Souls 3

142. Celestial Emissary

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 5.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

141. Crystal Sage

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 5.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

140. Draconic Tree Sentinel

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 5.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

139. Headless Ape

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 6 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

138. Curse-Rotted Greatwood

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

137. Living Failures

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 6 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

136. Giant Lord

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

135. Maneaters

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 6 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

134. Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

“Good” Bosses

133. Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 6.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

132. Watchdog of the Old Lords

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 6.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

131. Flexile Sentry

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 6.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

130. Dark Sun Gwyndolin

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 6.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

Penetrator- Demon’s Souls

129. The Last Giant

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 6.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

128. Loran Darkbeast

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

127. Halflight, Spear of the Church

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

126. Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

125. Pthumerian Descendant

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

124. Gravelord Nito

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 6.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

123. Scorpioness Najka

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 6.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

122. Headed Bloodletting Beast

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 6.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

121. Leonine Misbegotten

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 6.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

120. Adjudicator

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 6.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

119. Ruin Sentinels

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 6.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

118. Taurus Demon

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 6.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

Godrick the Grafted- Elden Ring

117. Godfrey, First Elden Lord

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 6.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

116. Old Demon King

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 6.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

115. Pthumerian Elder

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 6.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

114. The Skeleton Lords

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 6.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

113. Phalanx

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 6.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

112. Old Dragonslayer

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 6.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

111. Oceiros, the Consumed King

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 6.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

110. Old Monk

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 6.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

109. Capra Demon

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 6.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

108. Rom, the Vacuous Spider

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 6.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

107. Renalla, Queen of the Full Moon

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 6.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

106. Gyoubu Masataka Oniwa

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 7 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

105. High Lord Wolnir

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 7 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

Genichiro Ashina- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

104. Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 7 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

103. Smelter Demon

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 7.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

102. Dragon God

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 7.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

101. Iron Golem

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 7.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

100. Laurence, the First Vicar

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 7.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

99. Vordt of the Boreal Valley

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 7.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

98. Amygdala

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 7.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

97. Elana, Squalid Queen

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 7.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

96. Asylum Demon

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 7.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

“Great” Bosses

95. Lichdragon Fortissax

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

94. Abhorrent Beast

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

93. Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 7.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

92. Bloodletting Beast

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 7.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

91. Vendrick

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating:7.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

Ludwig, the Accursed- Bloodborne

90. Loran Silverbeast

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

89. Darkbeast Paarl

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 7.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

88. Great Shinobi Owl

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 7.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

87. Shadow of Yharnam

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 7.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

96. Yhorm the Giant

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 7.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

85. Moon Presence

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 7.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

84. Aldritch, Devourer of Gods

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 7.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

83. Emma the Gentle Blade

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 7.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

82. Elden Beast

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 7.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

81. Iudex Gundyr

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 7.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

80. Margit, the Fell Omen

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 7.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

79. Gaping Dragon

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 7.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

Abyss Watchers- Dark Souls 3

78. Demon Prince

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 8 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

77. Mimic Tear

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

76. Corrupted Monk

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 8 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

75. Old Hero

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 8.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

74. The Pursuer

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 8.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

73. Micolash, Host of the Nightmare

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 8.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

72. God-Devouring Serpent/ Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 8.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

71. Isshin Ashina

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 8.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

70. Flame Giant

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 8.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

69. Chaos Witch Queelag

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 8.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

68. Cleric Beast

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 8.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

67. Soul of Cinder

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 8.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

66. Red Wolf of Radagon

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 8.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

Godfrey, First Elden Lord- Elden Ring

65. Genichiro Ashina

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 8.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

“Amazing” Bosses

64. Astel, Naturalborn of the Void

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

63. Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

62. Storm King

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 8.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

61. Demon of Song

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 8.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

60. Crossbreed Priscilla

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 8.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

59. Martyr Logarius

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 8.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

58. Lady Butterfly

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 8.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

57. Commander O’Niall

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 8.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

56. Penetrator

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 8.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

55. Dragonslayer Armor

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

54. Blood Starved Beast

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

Mytha, the Baneful Queen- Dark Souls 2

53. The Duke’s Dear Freja

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

52. Four Kings

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

51. Regal Ancestor Spirit

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

50. Owl (Father)

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

49. Champion Gundyr

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

48. Velstadt, the Royal Aegis

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

47. Flamelurker

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

46. Gwyn, Lord of Cinder

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

45. Maiden Astrea

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

44. Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

43. Radagon of the Golden Order

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

42. Divine Dragon

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 9 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

41. Sister Friede

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 9 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

Dragon God- Demon’s Souls

40. Black Dragon Kalameet

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 9.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

39. Mergo’s Wet Nurse

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 9.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

38. Lost Sinner

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 9.1 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

37. Bell Gargoyle

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

36. Tower Knight

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Easy

35. Maleina, Blade of Miquella/ Malenia, Goddess of Rot

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

34. Pontiff Sulyvahn

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

“Outstanding” Bosses

33. Looking Glass Knight

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 9.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

32. Godrick the Grafted

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 9.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

31. Darklurker

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 9.3 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

30. Vicar Amelia

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

29. Demon of Hatred

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

28. Godfrey, First Elden Lord/ Hoarah Loux

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

Ornstein and Smough- Dark Souls

27. Darkeater Midir

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

26. Gherman, the First Hunter

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

25. Manus, Father of the Abyss

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

24. Morgott, the Omen King

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

23. True Corrupted Monk

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

22. Lothric, Younger Prince

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

21. Great Grey Wolf Sif

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Difficulty: Medium

20. Fume Knight

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

19. Abyss Watchers

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

18. Old King Allant

Awards- “Best Demon’s Souls Boss

Game: Demon’s Souls

Quality Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

17. Burnt Ivory King

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

16. Nameless King

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

15. Orphan of Kos

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

True Corrupted Monk- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

14. Starscourge Radahn

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

“Masterpiece” Bosses

13. Sir Alonne

Awards- “Best Dark Souls 2 Boss”

Game: Dark Souls 2

Quality Rating: 9.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

12. Lady Maria of the Astral Clockwise

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

11. Mohg, Lord of Blood

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 9.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

10. Father Gascoigne

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 9.7 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

9. Isshin, the Sword Saint

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 9.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

8. Beast Clergyman/ Maliketh, the Black Blade

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 9.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

7. Dancer of the Boreal Valley

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 9.8 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

6. Artorius the Abysswalker

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 9.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

5. Guardian Ape

Awards- “Best Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Boss”

Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Quality Rating: 9.9 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

4. Dragonlord Placidusax

Awards- “Best Elden Ring Boss”

Game: Elden Ring

Quality Rating: 10 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

3. Ornstein and Smough

Awards- “Best Dark Souls Boss”, “Best Double Boss Ever”

Game: Dark Souls

Quality Rating: 10 out of 10

Difficulty: Hard

2. Slave Knight Gael

Awards- “Best Dark Souls 3 Boss”

Game: Dark Souls 3

Quality Rating: 10 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

1. Ludwig, the Holy Blade

Awards- “Best Souls Boss Ever”, “Best Bloodborne Boss”

Game: Bloodborne

Quality Rating: 10 out of 10

Difficulty: Very Hard

So there you have it. Ludwig rounds out the top of my list as my all-time favorite Souls-Borne boss. Do you agree with my list? What changes would you have made based on your playtime?

Making one of these lists can be a lot of fun and really help to cement your experiences to memory and help you even become a better player at these games.

Here are a few closing pieces of information that you may find interesting:

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice had an average boss ranking of 67, making it the best overall game for quality boss fights.

Dark Souls 3 had an average boss ranking of 76. It also had the highest number of bosses in the “Outstanding” and “Masterpiece” categories.

Elden Ring had an average boss ranking of 83.

Bloodborne had an average boss ranking of 94. This is partially due to so many lackluster Chalice Dungeon bosses, without them that number goes down quite a bit.

Dark Souls had an average boss ranking of 101.

Demon’s Souls had an average boss ranking of 105.

Dark Souls 2 had an average boss ranking of 121, making it the worst overall game for quality boss fights. It also had the highest number of bosses in the “Bad” category. By a lot lol.