Elden Ring’s Most Disturbing Monsters

Elden Ring has a long list of monsters, from giant bears to sworn tree ghosts. The countries between plays host to all manner of hostile creatures, be they animals, humans, or undead. However, what fans remember the most are the monsters that are disturbing, and there are plenty of them.

The disturbing monsters of Elden Ring can be found everywhere, not just in dark and gloomy places. While many are disturbing by design, from visual aspects to the sounds they make, there is also the heavy lore behind some of them. Many are commonly found, while others have the distinction of a boss health bar.


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Wormface and Fingercreepers

Wormface is a boss that can be found near a Minor Erdtree on the Altus plateau. It is humanoid and cloaked, and its disturbing trait is its namesake: its head is made of worms. It is not the only one of its kind, there are smaller worm faces that can be found on both the Altus plateau and the crumbling Farum Azula. About them is still unknown.

Finger creepers are common enemies in the Lands Between, found at Caria Manor, Mount Glemir, the sewers of the Leyndell Royal Capital, the Mountaintops of the Giants, and around Liurnia of the Lakes. Not only are they disturbing because they are disembodied hands, but they are deformed and move as if they were spiders. They also hunt prey by jumping down from above or by luring someone into their palm while under the dirt.

Funeral watchdogs and grafted scion

Funeral Watchdogs can be found in many of the catacombs surrounding the Lands Between, and they have faces that look like something out of a nightmare with sunken eyes, bat ears, and crooked teeth. The way they move isn’t comforting either, with their attacks fast and jerky while being able to either float or walk on two legs. Many fans have called it one of the game’s scariest bosses.

The tutorial boss is also one of the most disturbing creatures, as it is a pure product of body horror. It’s like Godrick the grafted but creepier because of its spidery gait. A game mod and data miner, Zullie the Witch, even removed the cloak to see what was underneath and found that the transplanted scion has grafted ribcages on top of his arm collection.

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The Godskins and Rennala’s students

There are different types of God skins, from nobles to apostles, but they all have the same disturbing thing in common: wearing clothes made of human skin. When examined, it’s easy to see that their cloaks still have a full face. They are disturbing like the grafted scion, except with deformed skin instead of limbs. According to lore, these enemies were once left by the Gloam-eyed Queen to kill gods before she was defeated by Maliketh.

Rennala’s studentson the other hand, they have no skin mantles or extra limbs, but their behavior is often considered the most disturbing. Their introduction is very memorable, with all of them holding candles, smiling, giggling, singing and crawling around the library floor. They are quite easy to kill, but that doesn’t make them any less scary.

Giant Dogs and Iron Maidens

The giant dogs have been nicknamed “T-Rex dogs” by players because of their odd body shape. Their front legs are very small while their hind legs are huge. They can be found all over Caelid, as well as the mountain peaks of the Giants and Dragon Barrow. While their design is creepy, they are also fast and powerful enemies similar to the Caelid Crows and Runebears

Iron Maidens are monstrous death machines found in Caelid, Volcano Manor, Caria Manor, Mount Gelmir and Raya Lucaria Academy. Legend has it that they were originally made at Volcano Manor in Tanith’s likeness. Their designs aren’t the most disturbing thing about them, it’s their grappling attack. If they manage to grab a victim and pull it into their built-in cage, the victim is usually killed by spikes like an Iron Maiden torture device.

Royal Revenants and Rykard

Royal Revenants can be found at the Kingsrealm Ruins and Liurnia of the Lakes. They look a lot like the grafted offspring, because they have a collection of human limbs, but are now even more arachnid. Their faces are terrifying, as if paralyzed in the middle of a scream, and their attacks are also quick and aggressive.

Rykard is a nightmare for anyone with a fear of snakes. Portraits around Volcano Manor are all that remains of its human appearance. He sacrificed himself to become one with the god-devouring serpent† The snake now has Rykard’s face under its neck, and it doesn’t even seem to notice the player until after they beat the snake up – like it’s in a deep sleep with the snake in charge. He also holds a sword covered in worm-like veins in the snake.

Giant Crows and the People of Windmill Village

The giant crows look a lot like giant dogs, which are also found in Caelid. They can also be found on the mountain peaks of the giants and Mohgqyn Palace. They are also disfigured like the dogs, with an oversized bill with rows of sharp teeth like a shark and undersized wings. They are powerful and smart enemies and sometimes even pretend to stagger to lure players into a grappling attack.

Then there are the women of Windmill Village. Fans are still puzzling over their story, but even without it, they’re incredibly creepy. These blood-soaked older women dance and seem to be throwing a party. A ghost nearby cringes and begs them not to take his skin. They are not always hostile, but when they are, they become demonic with glowing red eyes.

Elden Ring is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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