Elden Ring is a continuous challenge, and the icon of this genre of games is without a doubt the killing of all the bosses present, and we are in the front row to offer you a complete guide that explains how to deal with them all in the best way! In this guide in particular, we will show you how to deal with and where to find all the bosses present on the Monte Gelmir and Villa Vulcano in Elden Ring.
We remind you that if you are in trouble with Elden Ring, you can find everything you are looking for (and the other guides) in our guide to trophies and platinum, but also all the guides dedicated to the bosses of the other areas, including those to the bosses of the other areas of the game, such as that of the Peninsula of weeping, of the earlier Sepolcride, of the inhospitable Caelid or underground areas. If you haven't read it, we also invite you to visit our game review.
Before continuing, thank you the portal powerpyx for making their demonstration videos available to the public. The tactics described in the text, however, are drawn from our gaming experiences, and will not always coincide with the videos, as these may only show one of the possible approaches. They will also be present links to fights we have carried out.
ATTENTION: we remind you that in this guide to the bosses you may receive spoilers about what awaits you in the areas of Mount Gelmir and Villa Vulcano of Elden Ring, so we invite you to proceed in the reading aware of this.
I Boss del Monte Gelmir
Follower from rot (1) and Follower from rot (2) - Medium (at level 75)
You will meet them as the boss of the Cave of Thermae, which is located at the foot of Mount Gelmir. These are enemies that you have probably already encountered normally while walking around Caelid, if you have explored it at least a little. The arena is not huge, but the space will be relative, as you will be most concerned about the poison on the ground: half of the arena will be submerged by the poisonous slime, and it will be almost impossible not to get intoxicated, so bring plenty boluses to cure the poison.
These enemies must be faced by trying to always avoid quills who shoot at you, try to dodge towards them and then hit them. Also try to close the distances, as they will be very elusive. You will also have the opportunity to perform critical attacks behind, try to exploit them. Be careful not to get stuck on the walls or between two enemies, they will take little to get you out. If you are suffering too much from numerical inferiority, try summoning an ash.
If you kill them, you will get the talisman Jubilation of the follower of the rot e 10.000 rune.
Video of the fight at this link, a 1 hour, 13 minutes and 27 seconds.
Magma Dragon (2) - Medium (at level 75)
You will find it on the Monte Gelmir, outside the Fort at the base of the mountain, after passing the battlefield where the fire tanks collide with other enemies. There is also another enemy of this type on Mount Gelmir (or rather, at Villa Vulcano), but it is not considered a boss and will not be present in this Elden Ring guide.
It is a copy of Drago di Magma Makar you met in Liurnia Lacustre, complete with a second phase standing. The good news is that, if you are used to fighting on horseback, you can fight him that way too, perhaps by walking away and making ampoules if you are short, and then return to fight him (he is a boss on the outside). The bad news is that it is next to a lake of magma, which combined with what it will produce, could squeeze you in a vice. Also pay attention to the various gradients and rocks on the battlefield, which could block you.
Fight this boss a distance for a simpler success, and in this case it is advisable to stay at horse riding, taking advantage of dodging and walking away at the right moment (you can summon a spirit to keep the dragon busy while spamming spells). If you fight melee, throw yourself headlong under him, but watch out for some annoying attacks like the sudden sword that generates shockwave, and the loaded sword when he is standing, which could kill you with one blow. If you want to play it even safer, inflict an altered state.
Defeat it and you will get a Dragon heart e 18.000 rune.
the video of our fight at this link a 2 hours, 51 minutes and 20 seconds.
Half-Human Queen Maggie - Easy (level 75 or higher)
You will find it on Mount Gelmir, after Secluded village, starting from the point of grace of the Craftsman's hut.
It is a semi-human monster of large dimensions, which in any case will not be overly problematic. It uses stonecutter magic, so you can dodge its attacks in a simple way, same thing for the attacks it will make you close melee. L'the only attack capable of firing you, if you are weak to magic, it is a short range magic attack, but with a very large squad (sawn-off style), so be careful.
About it will give you trouble they are just the minion around her, Or the stonebreaker sorcerers and a couple of little half-humans. Try to take out the sorcerers first (3 in total, scattered in the 3 corners of the arena), give a shot or two to the little ones to get them out of the way, as they will be the ones to engage with you, and then dedicate yourself to Maggie. Beware of magic attacks, you often get disgusted as you move to catch up with other wizards if you play melee. To keep Maggie and the wizards busy while doing this step, we recommend evoke ashes as always.
By defeating it, you will get one Stone of Memory e 13.000 rune.
For the video of our fight go to this link at 3 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds.
Champion's Red Wolf - Easy / Medium (at level 85)
You will find it at Tomb of the hero of Gelmir, on Mount Gelmir, after crossing the stone bridge as soon as you defeat Maggie.
By now we have understood how to fight this type of boss, practically identical to the Red Wolf of Radagon that we fought in Raya Lucaria, and that we have met at least a couple of times around the world of Elden Ring, so he also returns to Gelmir with a few differences in driving. Same tactics, but with a bigger arena and with column which can provide you with a little shelter from magical attacks. Clearly it will deal more damage and have a little more life than the previous ones, so pay attention to the level you have when you get there.
If you defeat him, you will get the Cenere del Cavalier limiere Floh e 21.000 rune.
Video of the fight at this link, a 1 hour, 47 minutes and 10 seconds.
Half-human queen Margot - Easy (at level 80)
A much simpler than average dungeon for the Monte Gelmir and Villa Vulcano area, and a very manageable boss whose guide would hardly be needed. You will find it in the vulcan cave.
It is a being that seems in the grip of madness, will attack shouting, will jump, and so on. Like the other semi-humans who are big in stature, he can move quickly, but his attacks are more than predictable, parable and dodgy. You won't have any problems with any type of build, but you will have an advantage if you make use of melee attacks.
If you defeat it, you will get it 11.000 rune and the ranged weapon Cannon Vase.
Video of the fight at this link, a 2 hours, 9 minutes and 45 seconds.
Adult Meteor Beast - Medium (at level 80 or higher)
It is located on the top of the Monte Gelmir. This is a larger, enhanced version of the beast you fought in Caelid. The arena is very big this time, you can fight on horseback and you will have good room to maneuver.
This beast it will charge you often with horns, but will also try to harm you with some ENCODED uncinate, with gravitational attacks, and with a gravitational attack area (very extensive). It will do you a lot of damage, and it owns a lot of life, so you will have to be very careful.
If you play from distance with magic, you will be able to undertake one battle of attrition, perhaps assisted by a summoning ash to act as a puppet, while if you are a melee player you could take advantage of bleeding and altered status such as rot and poison. If you have patience and manage to avoid his attacks for good, you will not have to run into exaggerated problems.
If you defeat it, you will get a rich reward 21.000 rune, 1 funeral forging stone , 5 forging stones , and the weapon Maw of meteorite beast.
Video of the fight at this link, a 26 minutes and 10 seconds.
Ulcerated Tree Spirit - Easy (at level 85 or higher)
You will find it on Mount Gelmir, start from Villa Vulcano and follow the road downwards, until you reach theMinor Mother Tree, and let's say that even this type of enemy has already appeared in more than one Elden Ring guide.
Il combat will be manageable in the freest of ways: it is a predictable boss, with attacks that are easy to dodge, and if you get above level 85 it won't cause any particular trouble. Plus, the arena gives you a lot of room to maneuver, with the ability to escape on horseback, dodge, cast long-cast spells before it reaches you, summon ashes, and so on and so forth. Play as you know best and it will likely go down on the first try. Just try to pay attention to the various fires scattered around the area, which could annoy you.
If you kill him, you will get the reward Stiff crystal tear, Hidden crystal tear e 18.000 rune.
Video of the fight at this link, a 2 hours, 22 minutes and 35 seconds.
The Bosses of Villa Vulcano
Raptor Virgin (wheel) and Raptor Virgin (swinging sickle) - Medium (level 70 and above)
You will find them on Mount Gelmir, inside Villa Vulcano, however, to reach their area you will have to go through the Raya Lucaria academy, get to the giant elevator, get to the lowest point, and to have you killed captured by the Raptor Virgin. You will be teleported elsewhere, follow the road until you find a grace point, from which you will then proceed to the boss room. This is the first double boss featured in this Elden Ring guide dedicated to Mount Gelmir.
This is a very annoying fight, especially since facing two of these machines at the same time is very tedious and dangerous. If you are not at a decent level, it will take a few hits and a single "hug" to be defeated. Certainly if you have a magical build you can afford a more evasive maneuver, but remember that these cursed also have ranged and / or charge attacks. Try to hit them often without being too greedy, but above all be sure of get help from summons that keep at least one busy. The main advice is in fact to focus on only one of these lethal machines.
Video of the fight at this link, a 59 minutes and 50 seconds.
(TROPHY) Sacrifice Noble - Medium (at level 85 or higher)
You will find it inside Villa Vulcano, in the Temple of Eiglay. You will have to play the whole area, starting with Prison town church, up to the place of the bossfight. ATTENTION: before entering, activate the mechanism to raise the bridge, so you can reach the point of grace again and not make the whole way back.
The fight with this boss, if reached at the level we have proposed, will be fair enough without too many little helpers such as summoning ashes, but you will still have to stay a lot beware of the build, and to avoid a couple of his attacks in particular. In any case, don't be fooled by his appearance as he can attack you in various ways. His main attacks take place with him rapier, and can also reach a fair distance, especially in lunge. Apart from a couple more "surprise", his shots will be rhythmic, and if you have melee builds you can use them to attack at every opening you create. But pay attention to the physical attacks with the body, like blows with the big belly, With the queue, or when it will start to roll overwhelming you! Finally, it also has magical attacks, which you can try to evade or block with the columns present.
Il quantity of life it is considerable, but not exaggerated. Try to stay focused and hit him whenever you can, be it with magic or melee shots. Bleeding and altered status are always welcome.
If you defeat him, you will get the weapon Weaver from Sacriderma, witchcraft Noble presence e 33.000 rune. Behind him, on the altar, you can pick up the item Snake amnio, which you will need for Rya's secondary quest.
The video of the fight is at this link a 3 hours, 25 minutes and 50 seconds.
(TROPHY and BOSS STORY) Serpent devouring gods and Rykard, lord of blasphemy - Medium
The most important boss of this Elden Ring guide to find in Gelmir. It is found at Villa Vulcano, and you can find it in two ways: by doing all and three missions for Lady Tanith (the last is the scarlet letter) being teleported by her to the portal; or continue on the way from Eiglay Temple, passing through the upper floor and continuing up to a portal.
It is a boss that consists of two stages. In the first note, it will be the Serpent devouring gods, which once defeated will transform and reveal Rykard. To deal with it, it is highly recommended to use the weapon that you will find as soon as you enter the boss area, that is the large spear "Snake Hunter". It doesn't require any special stats to equip, and most of all it will inflict really a lot of damage to the boss. Damage will be dealt through the skill of the weapon, so start the fight with both a good number of ampoules for mana, and those for the cure.
The two phases will be very similar in concept, but different in the boss attacks. Attack with the skill when there are openings, and dodge in rhythm when the snake attacks you. When the boss becomes Rykard, pay close attention not only to the head, but also to the sword and the magical attacks he will throw at you.
If you defeat him, you will get the Rykard's major rune, Remembrance of the blasphemer e 130.000 rune.