Elden Ring’s most notorious bosses made their way to D&D as a fan created a set of complete monster stat blocks based on FromSoftware’s action RPG.
An Elden Ring fan has converted the game’s six demigods (a group of particularly powerful bosses) into usable tabletop monsters, complete with stat blocks that reflect their in-game abilities and attacks. Redditor u/Yrolc95 (opens in new tab) created pages for Malenia, Godrick, Radahn, Mohg, Rykard, and Morgott, with their stats, actions, and abilities calculated for use in D&D 5E combat.
Malenia, for example, can use her Waterfowl Dance to leap into the air and perform four slashing attacks as she goes. Her passive skill Draining Attack, meanwhile, allows her to recover HP from melee attacks, while two legendary actions – Quick Charge and Quick Retreat – mimic her agile fighting style.
Rykard’s God-Eating Serpent is also designed to mimic the video game boss fight. It has a list of Resistances and Immunities, is surrounded by a magma pit, and can swallow players whole. Godrick the Grafted is the weakest of the monsters, but he is still capable of trapping an entire dragon’s head in his severed limbs.
D&D stat blocks are designed to replicate the second stages of Elden Ring bosses. Reduce Malenia’s HP to zero and she will unlock two new Mythic Actions – Phantom Spirits, which allows her to spawn four spectral copies of her, and Scarlet Aeonia, which has her opponents divebomb before creating a giant explosive flower.
While we can’t guarantee the balance of the stat blocks – some of the attack damage looks pretty high to our eyes – they’re certainly a loving tribute to what’s become some of the most recognizable bosses in the entire Elden Ring. Apart from anything else, it’s interesting to see how u/Yrolc95 has distributed its ability scores. Poor Grodrick only received an Intelligence score of 10, while Starscourge Radahn was built with 26 Charisma.
Elden Ring has received no shortage of fan-made content. Shortly after the game’s release, players were making miniature pots in celebration of the anthropomorphic amphora. And that’s not to mention the reams of Elden Ring Mods that have emerged in recent months.
Other players have taken new approaches to playing the game, with a dedicated fan connecting a real life harp as controller. It worked though as they were able to defeat Margit the Fell Omen just by strumming the strings of her instrument.
D&D conversions can be the most natural, though. With its vast fantasy world and reams of esoteric lore, Eldern Ring is perfectly positioned to combine with the classic tabletop RPG. Why settle for beating Morgott in the video game when you can show him what he’s for in the theater of the mind?