How to Defeat Fallingstar Beast in Elden Ring

This guide teaches you How to Defeat the Fallingstar Beast in Elden Ring. We will talk about the most feasible strategy for defeating this beast and also mention the rewards you’ll get from it.

Elden Ring Fallingstar Beast Location

The normal Fallingstar Beast can be encountered at two locations in the game mentioned below

You can find the Fallingstar Beast at the end of the Sellia Crystal Tunnel in Caelid. These tunnels are located just above the Sellia, Town of Sorcery.

The other place where the Fallingstar Beast boss can be found is in a crater at the Altus Plateau, located south of the Capital Outskirts’ western entrance.

Elden Ring Fallingstar Beast Recommended Level and Weaknesses

The recommended level to fight the Fallingstar Beast is above level 70, but it is better to push around 80 or 85. Fallingstar Beast is weak to all elemental damage but thats about it when it comes to its weaknesses. So unless you have elemental weapons, spells are going to be your best bet in this fight.

Falling Star Beast Attacks and Counters

Except for its head and a tuft of hair on its tail, the Fallingstar Beast will be completely covered in crystals. It travels at a breakneck pace, and its counter-attack is also swift. As a result, it can defeat you with a single strike if you carelessly try to take it head-on.

Pincer Grab

At first, Fallingstar Beast will try to attack you with its pincers. If you see Fallingstar Beast standing still and clicking its pincers, it’s going to move in for a grab which deals a high amount of damage.

During this strike, you must run to the side and roll in order to dodge this attack.

Tail Swipe

Fallingstar Beast will swat you with its tail if you go too close to the Fallingstar Beast. Its tail swipes are swift, powerful, and poorly telegraphed. So it’s not a good idea to attack from behind.

To dodge this attack, simply dodge the tail. Remember to keep your distance as it can extend its tail to cover more area.

Gravity Quake

The Fallingstar Beast has another purple gravity attack in which the beast’s head glows purple as it makes everything in the area of impact float. It will attempt this attack three times.

The first two attempts are easy to dodge if you just run away from the area of impact, which will be glowing in purple. However, you must continue sprinting and dodging to escape the third strike, which will have a considerably bigger area of effect.

Leaping Attack

Fallingstar Beast’s final offensive assault will be his leaping attack. It will leap into the air, twist into a ball, and smack down on top of you.

Dodge roll out of the way of this attack, then sprint back up to it to land another strike before retreating. Try to backstab when it curls into a ball and hits the ground. Then back away to avoid being attacked by its tail.

When its health bar is half drained, it will trigger the second phase. The movesets remain the same, but all of its attacks are a little faster in the second phase.

Back Kick

If you are behind the boss, it will try to kick you with its back foot. This attack is also easily avoidable if you just roll on either side.

Gravity Slam

When the beast is low on health, it will use another type of attack similar  to Gravity Quake, which will cause anything within a large radius around it to float and fall down.

When you see this attack coming, stop attacking and immediately run away from the area of impact.

How to Defeat Fallingstar Beast in Elden Ring

The Fallingstar Beast is a four-legged beast that attacks quickly, hard, and consistently. With an upgraded weapon, you’ll also need to take a lot of flasks with you.

Ensure you have a reliable Spirit Ash on hand and your finest buffs mixed into your Flask of Wondrous Physick.

Except for its head and a tuft of hair on its tail, the Fallingstar Beast will be completely covered in crystals. It travels at a breakneck pace, and its counter-attack is also swift. As a result, it can defeat you with a single strike if you carelessly try to take it head-on.

At first, it will try to attack you with its pincers. During this strike, you must run to the side and dodge roll if you’re in the way.

After three trips across the arena, it will bore its head into the ground and break up some rocks, giving you an ideal opportunity to close in to inflict some damage.

It will swat you with its tail if you go too close to the Fallingstar Beast. Its tail swipes are swift, powerful, and poorly telegraphed. So it’s not a good idea to attack from behind.

The Fallingstar beast has another purple gravity attack in which the beast’s head glows purple as it makes everything in the AoE float. It will attempt this attack three times. The first two attempts are easy to dodge.

However, you must continue sprinting and dodging to escape the third strike, which will have a considerably bigger area of effect.

Fallingstar Beast’s final offensive assault will be his leaping attack. It will leap into the air, twist into a ball, and smackdown on top of you. Dodge roll out of the way of this attack, then sprint back up to it to land another strike before retreating away.

Try to backstab it when it curls into a ball and hits the ground. Then back away to avoid being attacked by its tail.

When its health bar is half drained, it will trigger the second phase. The movesets remain the same, but all of its attacks are a little faster in the second phase.

Fallingstar Beast Drops

For defeating Fallingstar Beast, you will be rewarded with Smithing Stone [7] as well as the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing [1], which will help the Twin Maiden Husks NPC at the Roundtable Hold grow her inventory and let you buy Somber Smithing Stone [1] & [2] from her.

How to Cheese Fallingstar Beast in Elden Ring

If you do not want to engage in close quarter combat and are looking for an easier method to fight this boss, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There is a way to cheese this boss in both locations.

Altus Plateau

Engage and when it starts attacking you, hop on to your stead and retreat towards the castle. There is a balcony near the edge of the castle with a tree in the center.

Make your way up to that balcony. It is a safe spot and the boss cannot use most of its attacks against you if you are up there.

From this point on, all you have to do is keep attacking the boss with any spells you’ve got, until the boss is defeated and the fight is over.

Sellia Crystal Tunnel

To defeat the Fallingstar Beast easily, you need some ranged weapons, like the Rock Sling, or if you want to use melee weapons, grab the Halo Scythe from the Aeonia Swamp.

All you have to do is just stand outside the door where the boss is located and attack the boss using your weapons from the outside. Do NOT go inside If you do you will have to defeat this boss the proper way.

If you deal enough damage so that it’s HP is low enough for just one more attack to finish the job, finish him off and then go inside to receive the rewards.

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