Starscourge Radahn is one of the most impressive bosses in Elden Ring. At least, he was before the game’s latest patch nerfed him significantly. He may deal less damage now, but the fight is still visually spectacular, and if you’re chomping at the bit to face off against him, but you don’t want to deal with Castle Redmane and the Festival, fear not, we found a skip for you.

Twitter user MakeSouls posted a video of themselves dropping straight into the Wailing Dunes – Radahn’s boss arena – from Greyroll’s Dragonbarrow, and then spawning by the Stake of Marika just by the portal that leads to it.

To perform this skip, you first need to get to the Fort Faroth site of grace in east Dragonbarrow. You could ride there from Limgrave and through Caelid, or you could use the portal behind the Third Church of Marika in Limgrave and ride south from the Bestial Sanctum.

From Fort Faroth, skirt around the side of the building and drop down a piece of the cliff that juts out onto a ledge below. Be careful though, it has those weird vampire bat creatures on it. From there, throw yourself off the cliff and into the Wailing Dunes below.

When you land, you’ll die instantly, but that’s fine. the game registers the death inside the boss arena, so it offers you the chance to respawn by the Stake of Marika just by the portal that leads to and triggers the Radahn battle. Simply go through it and fight the Starscourge General himself.

We at TheGamer have tested and confirmed this method ourselves, with the new 1.03 patch downloaded. Going this way avoids the kill plane that surrounds the rest of the cliffs around the arena. There may be other ways to avoid it, but so far this is the only one that’s been found, and it’s very convenient.

You could combine this skip with a Radahn cheese to take him out at Rune Level one if you really wanted to.