Death Rite Bird

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Locations & Drops

Academy Gate Town:
7,800 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG)
5,850 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Host)
1,950 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Phantom)

Other Drops:
Ancient Death Rancor

Caelid:
15,00 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG)

Other Drops:
Death's Poker

Mountaintops of the Giants:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 77,000 (NG)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 57,750 (NG, Co-op Host)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 19,250 (NG, Co-op Phantom)

Other Drops:
Death Ritual Spear

Apostate Derelict:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18220,000

Other Drops
Explosive Ghostflame

Strong VS
Immune to
Weaker to

Death Rite Bird is a Field Boss  in Elden Ring. These skeletal bird-like creatures are found throughout the lands between, usually at night. These are optional bosses as players are not required to defeat them in order to advance in Elden Ring, but they do provide useful items and Runes upon defeat. Unlike their weaker cousins the Deathbirds, they have a full set of wings and wield powerful ghostflame magic.

 

 In the time when there was no Erdtree, death was burned in ghostflame. Deathbirds were the keepers of that fire. The birds are graveyard fire keepers; it is said they rake out the ashen remains of the dead from their kilns.

Where to find Death Rite Bird in Elden Ring

Death Rite Bird can be found in:

 

Death Rite Bird Combat information

Negations (or Absorptions)

The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Elden Ring Death Rite Bird Boss Guide

 Death Rite Bird Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Death Rite Bird:

  • Holy Water Pots can take advantage of its weakness to Holy damage and the pots' inherent 400% damage bonus against undead icon 40px Undead enemies to do massive damage even at low Faith
  • The Sacred Blade skill is another great way for non-Faith builds to do Holy damage
  • Use Fallingstar Beast Jaw's skill, Gravity Bolt, when locked onto the Death Rite Bird's head to quickly break its stance
  • Blind spots include right under the Death Rite Bird or behind it, but ghostflame can limit even these locations
  • Be careful when locking onto its head, as it moves around quickly and can easily disorient you. It's a good idea to only lock onto its head when you're actively trying to attack it, and otherwise stay locked on its body
  • Stay on foot by default, and only get on Torrent briefly to evade specific attacks. A Death Rite Bird can leap a great distance, and the reach on its poker is long enough to clip you even when you're running at full speed on Torrent. The passive damage from its ghostlfame will also knock you off your horse quickly. Even ranged players should try to stay just outside the range of its swings, and keep the flexibility to dodge out of the way when it attacks
Melee Users

Stay close to its hind legs, time your dodges, and get a few swings in after every attack. Don't get greedy and attack more than a few times.

O Holy Fight: Because Death Rite Birds are both undead icon 40px Undead and weak to Holy damage, melee builds with high Faith will have a particularly easy time defeating them. The Order's Blade sorcery is easy to get and will give your weapon a tremendous damage boost against this boss.

Magic and Ranged Users

Many of its abilities can one-shot you if you don't have high HP. Many more deal ghostflame chip damage even if you block, or cause lingering ghostflame that deals damage over time across a wide area. Between this and its ability to close distance rapidly and attack again even as you dodge, it's difficult to find an opportunity to safely attack from a distance. The lingering ghostflame also makes it difficult to stay in the safer areas behind them and near their feet. Play cautiously, focus on survival, and only get in attacks when you're confident you can do so safely.

It's Litany: For Faith-based magic builds, Litany of Proper Death will make short work of this fight. Because Death Right Birds are both undead icon 40px Undead and weak to Holy damage, it will do a whopping 1400% extra damage. Just be aware that it will only work when the Death Rite Bird is touching the ground, so time the incantation carefully.

 

Death Rite Bird Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
The Death Rite Bird shares most of its attacks and counters with the Deathbird. Be aware that most of these attacks do additional magic damage and inflict Frostbite.
Flying Sweep Flies up and then back down in a corkscrew motion before swinging its poker clockwise Run towards it and dodge when you see it tuck its hand towards its body
Flying Swing Flies into the air briefly and then dives down, swinging its poker counterclockwise Roll forward once you see its hand become level with its body
Ghostflame Ignition (Burst) Summons an orb of ghostflame as part of its normal Stab or Jab attack, then slams its poker down on this orb creating a devastating ghostflame explosion. Uses this instead of Ghostflame Ignition (Trail) when you're close by after a Stab or Jab Roll forward to avoid the explosion and use the opportunity to land a hit
Ghostflame Ignition (Trail) Summons an orb of ghostflame as part of its normal Stab or Jab attack, then swings its rod clockwise to send a trail of ghostflame towards you. Uses this instead of Ghostflame Ignition (Trail) when you're far away after a Stab or Jab Dodge to the side, or just run sideways if you notice the orb in time
Spearcall Ritual Flies away backwards, then spreads its wings wide, releasing dozens of spears to rain down upon you. Each spear is telegraphed by a glowing white circle on the ground. More spears land in a denser formation closest to the bird and at the beginning of the attack, while they are more spread apart the further away they get and as the attack goes on When you see the Death Rite Bird flying away, get on Torrent and ride away, give it a chance to do Ancient Death Rancor, then come back and dismount
Ancient Death Rancor Hunches down on the ground, then sends dozens of ghostflame feathers flying towards you. The feathers have decent tracking Sprint sideways and dodge any incoming feathers that happen to be in your path. Getting hit by any feathers can stagger you, causing you to get hit by subsequent feathers
Explosive Ghostflame Holds its poker upright, charging it, then slams it into the ground imbuing the ground nearby with lingering ghostflame Maintain a medium distance away from the bird and then avoid the ghostflame on the ground. Ranged players can use the charge-up time to get in a few hits

Death Rite Bird Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • The Ravenmount Assassins worship these creatures, modeling their armor after them.

Death Rite Bird Combo Chart

death rite bird combo chart


Death Rite Bird

Academy Gate Town

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 187,800
Ancient Death Rancor
HP 6,577

Elden Ring Death Rite Bird Boss (Academy Gate Town)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Gate Town North
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Death Rite Bird Location

Just south of the Gate Town North Site of Grace. As with most Death Rite Birds, it only appears at night. [Map Link]

Death Rite Bird Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 6,577 9,727 10,699 11,186 11,672 12,645 13,131 13,617
Defense 110 118 120 123 129 135 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 7,800 23,400 25,740 26,325 28,080 28,665 29,250 29,835

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 539 / 829 / 1286 272 / 562 / 1019 276 / 566 / 1023 280 / 570 / 1027 284 / 574 / 1031 288 / 578 / 1035 292 / 582 / 1039 296 / 586 / 1043
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite Immune
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Death Rite Bird

Caelid

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1815,000
Death's Poker
HP 7,952

Elden Ring Death Rite Bird Boss (Caelid)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Death Rite Bird Location

Across the path to the southeast of the Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank Site of Grace. As with most Death Rite Birds, it only appears at night. [Map Link]

Death Rite Bird Combat information

  • Health: 7,952 HP
  • Defense: 111
  • Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1815,000, Death's Poker
  • Above the gate on the road to Sellia, there is a pot-throwing Troll. If you bait the Death Rite Bird into the range of the Troll, the pots it throws deal a significant amount of damage

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 7,952 11,617 12,778 13,359 13,940 15,102 15,682 16,263
Defense 111 118 121 124 129 135 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 15,000 45,000 49,500 50,625 54,000 55,125 56,250 57,375

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 543 / 833 / 1290 581 / 871 / 1328 589 / 879 / 1336 598 / 888 / 1345 607 / 897 / 1354 615 / 905 / 1362 624 / 914 / 1371 633 / 923 / 1380
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite Immune
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Death Rite Bird

Mountaintops of the Giants

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1877,000
Death Ritual Spear
HP 16,059

Elden Ring Death Rite Bird Boss (Mountaintops of the Giants)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Castle Sol Main Gate
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Death Rite Bird Location

From the Castle Sol Main Gate Site of Grace, head west and take the path up to the plateau. Alternatively, from the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook head west and take the path down. Either way, the Death Rite Bird is on the middle ledge between the lower and upper levels. Unlike other Death Rite Birds, it appears even during the day. [Map Link]

Death Rite Bird Combat information

  • Health: 16,059 HP
  • Defense: 118
  • Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1877,000, Death Ritual Spear
  • Use the terrain to your advantage. There's a valley near the arena. Move between the top and bottom of it to exploit the horizontal limits of its relatively flat hit-boxes. If it's either significantly above or below you, most of the physical components of its attacks will miss, making it much easier to deal with its area-of-effect attacks and get in hits. If you get a good summon out before you engage, take it slow, and quickly move to keep it on a different level from you, this becomes a significantly easier fight

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 16,059 16,187 17,805 18,615 19,424 21,043 21,852 22,661
Defense 118 118 121 124 130 136 142 154
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 77,000 154,000 169,400 173,250 184,800 188,650 192,500 196,350

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 565 / 855 / 1312 580 / 870 / 1327 588 / 878 / 1335 597 / 887 / 1344 606 / 896 / 1353 614 / 904 / 1361 623 / 913 / 1370 632 / 922 / 1379
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite Immune
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Death Rite Bird

Apostate Derelict

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18220,000
Explosive Ghostflame
HP 17,625

Elden Ring Death Rite Bird Boss (Apostate Derelict)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Apostate Derelict
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Death Rite Bird Combat information

Found at the head of the frozen river, just southeast of the Apostate Derelict. As with most Death Rite Birds, it only appears at night. [Map Link]

Death Rite Bird Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 17,625 17,889 19,677 20,572 21,466 23,255 24,150 25,044
Defense 122 120 123 126 132 138 144 156
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 220,000 440,000 484,000 495,000 528,000 539,000 550,000 561,000

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 653 / 943 / 1400 565 / 855 / 1312 573 / 863 / 1320 581 / 871 / 1328 590 / 880 / 1337 598 / 888 / 1345 607 / 897 / 1354 615 / 905 / 1362
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite Immune
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Death Rite Bird Image Gallery

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      i pray that there is a place in hell for whoever designed this enemy. holy damage or not i shouldn't have to grind a completely different damage set just to deal with a horribly designed fight

      • Anonymous

        An important thing to realise/understand is that the bullshit aoe explosion that almost always one shots you does not cover a complete circle around him - it only covers a "+" shape if you were looking directly down from above).

        If you imagine directly in front of him (where he is facing) ss being 0 degrees, standing a metre or two back and anywhere between 30 and 60 degrees to his left) ( and - 30 to -60 to his right) should be completely safe and result in not being hit.

        The rest of the fight is basically fine, it was just that one attack that was driving me mad as it extends so far it is almost impossible to run away in time. However if you look out for the attack's tell/warm up and move in front but to the side of him (aim for a 45 degree angle where 0 is in front and 90 is to his side), the attack will miss (although you still need to be wary of the lingering aoe black goo on the floor).

        Trying to simply run away was instantly killing me as without torrent (and i can never reliably switch between items quick enough), there is very little time and you cant get far enough away. Plus, even if you dodge the initial wave, the lingering goo/flames stagger and wipe out any remaining health you have left.

        • Anonymous

          If you take any +24 weapon with sacred blade and buff it with holy shrouded cracked tear, holy scorpion charm, and golden epitaph buff. You can now 2 shot any death rite bird in the game. Bonus points if you add golden vow and shard of Alexander

          • yeah mimic tear with epitaph really helps. Mimic buffs you and doubles your damage and if you give them shabriri they'll take a good amount of aggro. Only boss besides this I use mimic for is Niall. That fight is just boring

            • Anonymous

              Met this bird for the first time on the mountaintop of the giants. It was a pretty tough fight, but the good old Bolt of Gransax and mimic tear got me through after 5 or 6 unlucky deaths. Decently tough fight though.

              • Anonymous

                Was fun until it threw down an AOE that's spreads fire about in a range that's impossible to get out of range of even on torrent and one shots you, so you're only hope is to stand still and hope you are standing in one of the spots the fire happens to not cover.

                • Anonymous

                  These ****ers are fun to fight, I just wish they don't ****ing fly away every time I roll towards it and do a full charge attack. Sick and tired of R1 combat.

                  • The Consecrated Snowfield one is easy to cheese, spawn it then ride back to the top of the cliff by the Apostate Derelict. Drop Holy Water and Sacred Order pots on it, they do tons of damage, especially if you boost Holy / Pot damage and Faith.

                    • Anonymous

                      Fun fight. I don't know what people's problem with this is, it's not bad nor hard once you learn the moveset. Most of its attacks can easily be dodged by rolling towards it. And the moves it does is quiet predictable based on your distance to it. The projectiles can easily be dodged by using Torrent.

                      The one in Academy Gate Town somehow freaking dies immediately if it flies too close to Raya Lucaria around the copes of trees near the bridge. happened to me twice now. So freaking annoying, I'm having an epic fight here then comes the anticlimactic finish.

                      The one in Concecrated Snowfield can also get stuck in the rock jutting out in the area if it flies there, killing it after a while too.

                      • Anonymous

                        I don't like this boss, it's moveset and damage are toxic... it's not fun to play against (I don't care facing hard enemies but this one is unfair)

                        • Anonymous

                          For the Apostate bird, use the greatsword with the holy ash of war (the one where you slam the weapon in ground and shoots holy beams). Combine it with mixed physique that increases holy damage + Shard of Alexander to enhance your weapon skill. Equip in lefthand a knife with the sacred order to strengthen holy damage even more
                          Absolutely stunlocks this chicken in 2 hits

                          • Anonymous

                            there are 8 in total so far:
                            1 in limgrave
                            1 in weeping peninsula
                            1 in caelid
                            2 in liurnia near the academy
                            1 in altus plateau
                            1 in mountaintop of the giant
                            1 in snowfields

                            • Anonymous

                              This and the death birds are the only bosses nearly everybody hates but in all honesty, the fight lorewise is amazing and it’s something that’s fun to hate.

                              • You can get the one at Apostate Derelict quite easily by triggering it to spawn, and then hopping onto Torrent and running back up the mountain towards the Site of Grace. Wait a bit until it de-aggros, stealth back to the edge, and keep throwing holy water pots on him. Surprisingly simple to do for the big reward.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This ****ers grab attack in the Snowfields deals like, 95% of your health even with a Rune Arc before Frostbite, afterwords you are screwed. And that’s not the worst part. The worst part is the ****er animation cancels out of his flight to frame one dash over and grab you. You don’t even get a microsecond to react and dodge because he’s already got you in his claws. And don’t bother mashing, you literally can’t do anything about it. For the love of Mila this boss is an absolute mess.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Totally not overloaded moveset with totally not 0.3 sec wind-up attacks and insane tracking/range.
                                    What a shitshow

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Was really struggling with the apostate derelict one.

                                      Accidentally cheesed him by spamming discus of light at the entrance to the area. It just walks sided to side just at the edge of its range.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        my favorite move from this boss is that one spear move that has indicators for the first like 3 spears, and then praying you dodge the rest.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Probably the most horrifying enemy design I've seen in a FromSoftware game. Royal revenants being a very very close second, but if you play the game once, you'll probably remember where they spawn and will be able to get ready for them. For the bird, it's just different... just seeing it materialize in the sky and hearing that grim, threatening ost makes my skin crawl every time.
                                          Fittingly, it probably is the most dangerous field boss too. The one at the Mountaintop absolutely destroyed me when I went there underleveled in my first playthrough. Ever since that though, I kinda had its moves downloaded in my head. Now, it' much more enjoyable to fight them.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Apostate Derelict one likes to cheat by phasing through your attacks. Chucked 24 pots, and 4 hit him. The rest went right through him.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              After about a dozen attempts I found the best way to kill this thing is to have a tanky summon like Dung-Eater or Rollo, and spam a holy ash of war like sacred blade or Miquella's Ring of Light. I don't like having to resort to using powerful summons, but certain bosses in this game are extremely cheap. This boss in particular is mostly a camera fight combined with a wacky hitbox where much of the time your attacks miss. If you happen to get behind the thing it doesn't matter because your weapon attacks will not connect. Poorly designed boss.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                These guys were a wall for me. Then I levelled up a bunch. Like 130+. And now, after all that work, they're still a wall because I lack skill

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  its the last fromsoft game i will ever buy, i was fan of dark souls but this is worse than anything ive ever played.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    **** this bird. Only managed it by being hyper aggressive [and lucky] w/ Flame of Redmanes, and once stunned, spam Sacred Blade at its head. after that, dodge, duck, dive, and dodge while sacred blade/jump attacks to finish it off.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      As much as this **** hits hard with the explosive ghostflame BS, the one in the snowfield does more damage to my PC, with the nearby mausoleum spamming the mortars and dropping fps to like 0.5

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The Perfect Strategy for them:
                                                        Two Ruptured Crystal Tear in the flask, Sacred Scorpion Charm, Golden Vow annnnd go

                                                        Thank me later

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          OK, forget range with bow (maybe Rock Sling is OK). I went in at lvl 37, 6 red flasks, 1 blue AND a Lordsworn Greatsword lvl 2 + Sacred Blade. The range attack from Sacred blade did mediocre damage, but R1's were greatly buffed. I killed it with 0 flasks and a sliver of life left.
                                                          I really recommend melee: only lock-on to it's torso and roll in towards his waist the whole time. Summon Torrent LATE during the Spearcall Ritual as it gives you iFrames and spam the sprint button then jump in again to wail on the legs and torso.
                                                          I hate this boss, but on my 2nd melee attempt I got him and with my lack of skill that means anyone looking for the Death's Poker can beat him easily.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The Caelid variant DOES NOT have 252 Rot resistance at all. It took almost 16-18 rot arrows in quick succession (not Barrage) to rot that piece of sh*t and after 40 total the 2nd rot affliction did not even proc (at which moment it totally squashed me :P). each arrow counts for 50 buildup minus the depletion between hits so say 40 min per arrow. 7 arrows should have done the job on the 1st proc, not 16. I'm sure it's 500+ res. At least the Caelid version.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I have estimated guys and I have finally come to a conclusion that these things do 999999999999999999 damage per hit.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The wiki forgot the deathrite bird in weeping peninsula southwest of the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  lol the one at Liurnia of the Lakes killed me, went up into the air and just ****ing died. Looked so stupid as well.

                                                                  But hey, I ain't gonna complain, a soul for a soul; was about time you bosses get to feel how we feel when we get stunlock oneshot. Too bad I couldn't fight it properly but at least I don't have to fast forward to nightfall anymore.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Bubble shower its head with the large or giant envoy horn. Almost always poise breaks and does huge damage.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I swear to god I'm done with all night bosses. I'll just skip them all. Everytime I die , I have to wait for the night time on grace. I know that it doesn't take that long but it's SUPER FREAKING ANNOYING. I would prefer walking(even without Torrent) a long distance between the grace and the boss, like we used to run from the closest bonfire to Taurus Demon in DS1. Maybe it's because we were sprinting through enemies from the bonfire to the boss, instead of looking at stupid intro screens. So, while sprinting through enemies, there was still some action going on. Instead of looking at intros while doing nothing. So boring.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Welcome to typical bosses and areas rating system developed by FS community:
                                                                        - if boss is very easy its a shitty boss
                                                                        - if boss is quite easy, not that hard, provides some challenge but not too much - its a good boss
                                                                        - if boss is challenging but not too hard - its a great boss
                                                                        - if boss is very hard - its a sh tty boss again

                                                                        You all saying this boss is bad cause he's beating the sh out of you.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          **** THIS OVERSIZED ROTTING CHICKEN THAT 2 SHOTS YOU EVEN WITH 60 VIGOR

                                                                          but in all seriousness, just run into that chicken crotch ;)

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Don't despair if you're not a Faith build. I have 9 Faith, and I just slapped Sacred Blade (Holy affinity) onto my +25 Uchigatana, and one use of the ranged projectile part of the Ash of War took off around 15-20% of the Consecrated Snowfield bird's HP. No damage boosting talismans, no buffs.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              While on horseback, if you circle them outside of melee range most of their ranged attacks won't hit you. Very helpful for healing, reapplying buffs, etc.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                For the Consecrated Snowfield one: Halo Scythe +9, Marika's Soreseal, Sacred Scorpion Charm, Shard of Alexander, and Godfrey Icon. Run far away with Torrent then spam weapon skill. For Physick flask I used Faith tear and Bubble tear. Over 1700 damage per projectile with 57 faith.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Honestly not too hard for pure melee if you take some time to learn when to dodge. I managed it relatively easily by just being really aggressive and constantly approaching. A surprising amount of its attacks won’t hit you if you just roll into its torso

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I'm glad that this is one of the few bosses that's weak to holy damage, because good god these things are a massive pain in the ass without that.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      The death rite bird fight at consecrated snowfield feels like its difficulty has been turned all the way up to 11 resulting in a real dirty mother f**ker of a boss. Holy water pots and 50 FTH didn't help much because it was killing me before I could get any advantage from its weakness to holy damage. It killed me eight times one after the other, every time I tried for a holy water pot head shot or got close enough to cast litany of proper death it was hammering me.

                                                                                      After dying eight times I'd finally had enough so I put the golden land AoW on my great hammer and resorted to the tedious tactic of target locking its head for the golden darts then putting as much of the cliff face between it and me as I could, it was doing pretty decent damage but still took a good while to kill it with hit and run, I only stuck at it for the explosive ghostflame it drops.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I thought it couldn't get worse than stormhawk birds. Then this mf ambushes me in mountaintops and two shots me with my 53 vig, cleanrot knight armor and dragoncrest shield charm...

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Consecrated Snowfield Death Rite Bird felt hard for Samurai Rivers of Blood build with minimal investment in faith (and therefore not much access to holy weapons). Even with 50 vigor, with my initial max damage setup (white mask, talismans that boost damage), I was getting one-shotted by the bird a lot. Ended up beating the bird without respeccing by changing my gear a bit to optimize a bit better for damage mitigation. I ended up using great jar's arsenal and equiping the highest physical damage mitigating armors i could find in my inventory while still being medium roll, spelldrake +2 talisman for magic mitigation (i think some component of the bird's attack are magic), pearldrake +2 talisman (also for more magic dmg mitigation), and mottled necklace +1 (stalwart horns can also work but i didnt have it) for robustness and therefore frostbite resistance. for buffs, I used golden vow ash of war in my left hand weapon for golden vow buff (defense and attack buff), flame give me strength for attack buff, and stamina speed recovery flask plus bubbletear wonder flask, offense was simply rivers of blood corpse piler (which is not optimized for bird given immunity to bleed, but that was the only strong weapon i had). with this setup, seems like i could tank any hit at least once (but obviously you need to dodge most still), i think often i took 2 or 3 hits before needing to flask heal, which allowed me to slowly chip the bird down to death with melee. Other huge thing I noticed was that rolling forward underneath the bird's legs was almost always the right dodge no matter what the bird's attack was, and being underneath or slightly behind the bird is almost always the best spot to be unless you need to recover a lot of hp or fp (in which case i tried to get a ton of distance and heal up). final tip is that it was useful to equip the anti-freeze boluses for my item slot, as sometimes the frost was building up close to max so its a nice easy fix. hope that helps those of you that are too lazy to respec just to beat this crazy bird!

                                                                                          • Anonymous


                                                                                            I've seen a few people comment about it and warning messages left by other players about holy damage"try holy" but I was still surprised by just how much damage a direct hit from a holy water pot does to its health bar they really do shred the death rite birds, and it doesn't take a shed load of direct hits to do it.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Try respeccing for a faith weapon with holy damage, then stay under it and use jumping attacks with the claw talisman to go for its head.

                                                                                              Run away if it charges its staff for a ground slam, run forward if it shoots out a rain of feather-spears, run sideways if it fires a swarm of death orbs.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Some advices:
                                                                                                - The bird has two lock-on points, the head and the torso. Even though it's often worth targeting the head of beasts with similar posture, you definately only want to lock onto the torso if you're melee. The head will give you vertigo and you'll vomit your screen from the absolutely horrendous camerawork I really hoped will be gone by now
                                                                                                - Always try to roll towards him when dodging, underneath the head. I know it looks more dangerous, but in my experience, the farther you're away, the weirder things he does.
                                                                                                - If he does the peck attack, he usually follows it with two more. If you dodge the first to the side, that's your best opportunity to heal or get hits in since he can't turn with you that fast while in that animation
                                                                                                - It can be bled for some reason. Takes quite a couple of hits, but it is possible for high-arcane characters.
                                                                                                - If you roll underneath it while it prepares for the grab, and dodge the death scream, he'll actually cancel out the entire animation. Be aware! You don't get free hits in cause he won't try to grab you and follows up almost instantly with whatever it feels like
                                                                                                - Whenever it flies, the lock can switch onto the head automatically. Instantly lock off when you see that! Once he starts flying, that'll make your camera goes absolutely crazy. Just freeaim, wait for it to attack and dodge right underneath him again to lock back onto the body.
                                                                                                - Holy is your friend here. If you use a faith character, you have a bit easier time
                                                                                                - Since its AOEs hit like a wrecking ball, group spirits aren't that effective. Most of them can't follow the bird's erratic movements, especially when it flies. Lhutel the headless stil does wonders and works as good as ever, but Latenna is also a powerful one you shouldn't ignore. Her being an automatic stationary turret can really help you out. All you need to do is attract aggro while Latenna unleashes her arrow sniper onto the bird

                                                                                                • The more I play this game the less patient I have for bullshits like this, now when I see bullshit designs I just switch to range weapons, summon mimic tear and bullshit it right back. It's not fun to just click attack from a safe distance without worry about dodging and punishing with your ash tanking everything, but neither is having to deal with the bullshit lingering aoe damage that denies half of your punishing opportunity against a stupidly tanky boss whos attack have lingering damage effect and can two shot you, with a shitty camera gives you vertigo everytime the bird inevitably moves forward and you find yourself under its crotch.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    The Death Rite Bird's Explosive Ghostflame attack is, bar none, the single most damaging attack in the entirety of the Lands Between. No other foe has a single move capable of locking you down and killing you with not even the explosion itself, but the dribbling embers left behind by the attack afterward, covering huge, vast swathes of land.
                                                                                                    No amount of armor, health, magic, or even the mighty Opaline Bubbletear can save you if you get caught in the early parts Explosive Ghostflame. Although, if you add in defensive aromatics, you might just have a chance...
                                                                                                    If you dare to challenge a Death Rite Bird, keep one eye on the ground, and never step in its cold fire. Beware.
                                                                                                    — Courh the Explorer

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Falling Star Beast Jaw +9 ash of war stun locked it until it was stunned for the riposte then heavy attack until it was dead.
                                                                                                      It never even got an attack off.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Going against these guys as a pure melee fighter, they felt like possibly the single most powerful non-Malenia enemy in the game. Going against them as a faith/melee hybrid, they melt like butter.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Worst thing about this fight is having to remember to pass time till nightfall at the grace each time you die. Tedious garbage.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Shouldn't be tough at all for magic users. Loretta's greatbow can hit them from far enough away that if you keep kiting on horseback you shouldn't take a scratch.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Everybody seems to be worried about the Consecrated Snowfield one, but I think people are stuck too much in their own builds. I'm not very good at this game, but I hit it with a few Sacred Blade AoWs and it went down no problem. Seriously, the first one hit its head and did 7k damage. 50 faith, 40 strength, Knight Greatsword+25.

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