Where to Find Baleful Shadow in Elden Ring & How to Beat It?

Baleful Shadow in Elden Ring: From Software and Bandai Namco has made a new action RPG called Elden Ring. It was created by them and released by them. The game has a vast open-world called the Lands Between. 

However, there are a lot of optional dungeons and bosses for players to find and fight in this world. First, find the Baleful Shadow in Elden Ring. Here’s how to get past it and win the game!

The Baleful Shadow is an enemy that you’ll run into while trying to complete Ranni’s questline. To do this, you’ll need to visit the Eternal Cities of Nokron and Nokstella. 

Of course, you’ll also need to have done Blaidd’s questline to see it.

Where to Find Baleful Shadow in Elden Ring?

  1. After completing Blaidd’s questline, and presenting Ranni The Fingerslayer Blade, go to Renna’s Rise, and go through the gate that sends messages there.
  2. After passing through the sending gate, look over the coffin before you, and you will find the small Ranni item.
  3. Relax at the Site of Grace and choose the Talk to Doll option three times until Ranni responds.
  4. You can select your Talk with Ranni option while you rest in various Sites of Grace in Nokstella to know more about her background.
  5. Take a stroll along Ainsel River Main to get to Nokstella.
  6. Instead of descending the steps to discover the remainder of Nokstella (which you must, at some time), remain on the ground and follow the river.
  7. There’s the small structure to your left side, which has an elevator that goes down.
  8. Ride the elevator down into Nokstella Waterfall Basin and rest at the Site of Grace.
  9. Follow the straight path and clear the basilisk enemies, and you will find an open space where the Baleful Shadow is waiting to greet you.

How to Defeat the Baleful Shadow?

The Baleful Shadow isn’t too hard to fight in Elden Ring, which is a good thing. A greatsword is in his hand. His hits can be challenging and take away half your HP.

However, his attack patterns are very predictable. Furthermore, he leaves himself wide open between his combo strings because he doesn’t move very quickly.

Just stay away from him and throw spells at him. With an Intelligence build, three or four Rock Slings will break his super armor, giving you the chance to get a critical hit on him. Those who make Melee builds will have to wait for his combos to finish before attacking.

If you defeat the Baleful Shadow, you’ll get the Discarded Palace Key, which unlocks the chest at the Grand Library of Raya Lucaria and is needed to finish Ranni’s questline.

That’s all you need to know about how to find and defeat the Baleful Shadow in Elden Ring. It’s a good idea to check out our guide wiki for more information on the game.