The Grafted Scion is one of the first bosses that you will encounter in Elden Ring, and players are wondering if it’s possible to defeat it.

It wouldn’t be a FromSoftware game if it didn’t set you up for failure from the start. Thankfully, Elden Ring does not disappoint.

With Elden Ring, FromSoftware has cultivated everything that fans loved from past titles and put it into an open-world action RPG labeled as the best game of all time.

Players will encounter Grafted Scion, Elden Ring’s first boss, within minutes of starting. Most will find their health bars gone within seconds of meeting it.

So can you defeat the Grafted Scion? The answer might surprise you.

Elden Ring Grafted Scion

Elden Ring: How to Beat the Grafted Scion

Yes, you can defeat the Grafted Scion in Elden Ring.

This might surprise a lot of players. The Grafted Scion is the first boss you will encounter in Elden Ring. This happens minutes after the game begins, which means you will have to fight the Grafted Scion with only your starting equipment and no consumables.

That means that players won’t even be able to heal themselves in battle.

Defeating the Grafted Scion will also give players some unique rewards. You’ll receive some items that you won’t be able to use effectively until you level up your character quite a few times.

The first special reward is the Ornamental Straight Sword. You’ll also get your hands on the Golden Beast Crest Shield.

And, even if you do manage to defeat the Grafted Scion to advance to the game’s opening cutscene, you’ll still need to die. Simply head across the nearby bridge, and your death is soon to follow!

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But, if you’re looking for bragging rights, we recommend using a character with some range, seeing as the Grafted Scion has many sweeping attacks. It also has an unblockable Scream ability. So keep your distance or make sure your dodging is perfect.

One misstep will cost you your life, but it’s perfectly doable! Check out YouTuber Esoterickk taking down the boss in the clip below!

Make sure you understand what Incantations and Sorceries are going into the Grafted Scion.

We recommend using one of the initial spellcasting classes with range. However, you can also beat the boss with Elden Ring’s hardest starting class!Corre

For players barely starting their adventure, make sure you check out our beginners guide for Limgrave, the Elden Ring starting area.

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