Dragonbarrow Cave

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A small dungeon found beneath the Minor Erdtree in Dragonbarrow.

Dragonbarrow Cave is a Location in Elden Ring. The Dragonbarrow Cave is found in Dragonbarrow. Players can reach this location by following the northernmost road in Dragonbarrow towards the east and looking for the entrance along the cliff face underneath the Minor Erdtree.

 

Dragonbarrow Cave Map

Dragonbarrow Cave is found on the north-east portion of Dragonbarrow. See it on the Elden Ring Map here.

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All NPCs and Merchants in Dragonbarrow Cave

  • There are no NPCs or Merchants at this location

 

All Items in Elden Ring's Dragonbarrow Cave

Upgrade Materials

  • There are no upgrade materials in this location

 

Unique, Ashes and Keys

  • There are no key items in this location

 

Elden Ring Dragonbarrow Cave Creatures, Enemies, and Bosses

Regular Creatures and Enemies

 

Field Bosses and Bosses

 

Dragonbarrow Cave Walkthrough

From the Site of Grace, following the narrow tunnels ahead will lead you to the den of a Lesser Runebear. This beast can be difficult to deal with especially with the very tight space you are allotted. Consider sneaking past the bear when it has its back turned, or killing it with ranged attacks or status effect ammunition from the safety of the narrow passageway you enter through -- though note that it does respawn. If you do manage to kill it or sneak there, there is a Warming Stone and a Golden Rune (12) on the corpses in the corner. Head to the south and follow the tunnels to a cavern with a Deer and several Springhares in it. You can find a Bull-Goat's Talisman on a corpse here.

Head back to the bear's den and look for a tunnel in the north side. This leads to a pit with a couple of ledges you can drop down to. Before dropping down all the way, you can use ranged attacks to take the Wolves at the bottom level out. There is a Golden Rune (8) on the corpse in the middle of the wolves and 3x Beast Blood on another corpse nearby.

Go through the tunnels east, heading south to find another pit to drop down from. This leads to the boss encounter of this small dungeon.

Boss: Beastman of Farum Azula Duo (Throwing Knife & Greatsword)

This battle is against two Beastmen of Farum Azula. The one with the Throwing Knife will remain at a distance and shouldn't prove too troublesome, but try to take him out as soon as possible. Be warned that his knives have decent tracking and you should consider bringing a shield along to block them instead of dodging. This beastman is particularly easy to kill with a barrage of magic.

The Beastman with the Greatsword isn't much different from previous Beastman encounters, but he is extremely powerful and can one-shot you if you are underleveled. Consider using a tanky summon to distract this Beastman while you are working on the other. Watch out for his large, sweeping strikes and long dashes.

Defeating the Beastman duo awards the Flamedrake Talisman +2 variant as well as 65,000 Runes.

 

Elden Ring Dragonbarrow Cave Gallery and Notes

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    • Anonymous

      Lvl 160 +25 Greatsword. I was killing enemies like pieces of cake in farum azula, haligtree and mountaintop. But the RuneBear almost made my sword look like a puny stick with the amount of pathetic damage it dealt on him

      • Anonymous

        The bear won't fit in the little room where you can jump down to get to the bosses. If you hide in there you can hit him with just about anything fairly safely, but if you get too close his breath attack and claws can hit you. 17k runes in NG+1!

        • Anonymous

          the load screen when loading into this cave is about 2x the length of other load screens. anyone know why?

          • Anonymous

            The classic Kamehameha routine didn’t phase this Bear so I spammed it with Terra Magica-enhanced Moonveil slices until it died. Only bothered because it had glowing eyes and I sensed a large amount of runes coming my way. Burned trough 4 Cerulean Flasks though, and just snuck by it after a refill.

            • Anonymous

              I hate those bears, "lesser" rune bear? my arse its "lesser" there is nothing "lesser" about how quickly those things can kill a fairly high levelled player. It just goes to show again that the die hard From Software fans are full of sh*t when they say "the soulsborne games are hard, but never spitefully hard" every From game I've played up to now has something somewhere that is an obvious F-you to the players from the developers. I'm not sure why, but Elden Ring seems to have more of those F-you from the developers than any of the other From games I've played. Everything from these bears, dungeons where the boss room is filled with water that inflicts the scarlet rot status effect and has TWO cleanrot knights as the boss fight, weapons that have scaling you wouldn't expect them to or they need heavy investments in INT to be worthwhile or some other stat that will make them worthless to some builds or play styles, trying to get to murkwater cave for Margit's shackle is harder for low level players than Margit himself is, I died many more times to Nerijius than I did Margit, Impaler's catacomb where the boss is a burial watchdog with half a dozen imps helping him again harder than both bosses in stormveil combined, and its a legacy dungeon. There's more as well but I think that makes my point.

              • Anonymous

                I wonder about using the Mimic's Veil here - Do you turn into a giant salmon? I can see Fromsoft going that route. At this point, nothing surprises me...

                • Anonymous

                  The layout of this cave can be very confusing, especially because of that stupid bear. What you don't realize up front is that the path to the boss is near the entrance, walk in and turn right (like a hard J-turn). Behind a rock is an opening where you can jump down, wolves are at the bottom, but you can jump over/run past them to get to the boss. So much easier than getting mauled by an over-levelled bear looking for the path.

                  • Anonymous

                    Getting 6k runes from that bear is almost insulting with how much work goes into its death, even at level 100+.

                    • Anonymous

                      How to kill the bear easily...First use bloodflame blade on any weapon, even one that isn't leveled. Next, use Fires Deadly Sin. Then fight the bear but just focus on blocking and dodging. The fire from Fires Deadly Sin for some reason is effected by your weapon buff and will prog whatever you have on youre weapon (poison, frost, bleed) So all you have to do is stand near the bear and every few seconds he will burst with blood damage and die pretty quickly. This has been my go to cheesing move for when im just annoyed with some of the area mobs or some big bastard like that bear.

                      • Anonymous

                        I hit this guy with so much rotten breath and he was still going. Like 9 flasks of cerulean tears worth of rot breath and he barely died.

                        • The bear must have fallen out of the Haligtree one day and wandered into Dragonbarrow because he is at least 50 levels stronger than anything else here.

                          • Anonymous

                            I usually kill everything I see but this bear is the first enemy in the cave and made me use 8 flasks to kill it so ofc I'm gonna refill. I'm like damn that was crazy no way it'll respa- F*k this bear im sneaking past it

                            • Anonymous

                              "The one with the Throwing Knife will remain at a distance and shouldn't prove too troublesome" This is a lie

                              • Anonymous

                                For anyone having trouble at lower levels doing the boss:
                                You can use sleep arrows on the greatsword one and put it to sleep, meanwhile take out the weaker and annoying one, and soon as you're done with it it's just another fight like the one you were met at Groveside Cave. Good luck.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I had no issue with gelmir heros grave, auriza was okay until the boss and im sure ill get it eventually, the mirror image dungeon was cool tbh, this cave is frickin brutal . i am convinced that the devs expect everyone to go around runebears instead of fighting them because they are insane everywhere. I had full buffs on a +7 bolt of gransax , did 1700 damage on a sneak attack which was a record for me, and i would have to do that like 11 more times to beat that damn bear. So I sneak by the bear and bait a few wolves, kill them, throw a volcano pot at the white one, a third wolf shows up behind me and knocks me down and i get one shot the last 70% of my HP by the white boy. Imma keep at it but damn what level is this place?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    came here level 40 as a sorcerer with 700 health, saw the bear, decided to fight it, hit him and dealt like 2 damage, got instantly one shot and left. I learned a valuable lesson.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Got summoned here and for some reason the host decided we had to kill that bear. It took longer than most boss fights. And he immediately died to the real boss after making me wait outside the fog gate for a few minutes because he couldn't figure out why I wasn't following.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Killed this bear. Took 3 full applications of Scarlet Rot, 1 full application of Deadly Poison, and ~3000 more damage.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          For melee characters, the knife thrower has a habit of leaping back after the second throw and hitting you with a third offhand throw while he leaps. The best way to catch him is to roll into the first throw and attack him before/during the second throw, catching him during an animation so he can’t escape.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The bear is so much stronger than the boss of this cave even stronger than bosses from other areas, ridiculously bad game design with ER

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The Runebear legit has more than 16k HP. Got him after 3 casts of Rotten Breath. This enemy ain't even meant to be fought except by cheesing or running past him. Spare your sanity and just use Poison or Scarlet Rot from the corner of the room, where there's a narrow passage leading to a hole. Hug the left wall to avoid his ranged roar attack.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Sneak doesn’t work on the Rune bear. Tried staying still sneaking in tall grass and the mf just sees right through it somehow. Wtf

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Sleep pot the great sword batman, take out the dagger one with magic, stab great sword guy in the head, finish the job 1v1. Easy game.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    You can use stealth in the boss room. The great sword beast man doesn’t respond quickly, I was able to land and hit the second beast man with magic from range and kill him without aggroing the first.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Fromsoft has a funny sense of humor. The bear has more health than both bosses and is arguably more dangerous, it is rediculously over leveled for it's area.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        It seems like the bear will stop running after you (he's still aggro tho) when below 50% health making it easy to finish him with ranged attacks

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          folks let me tell you, this is the BEST place to invade.

                                                          I have been invading this spot all damn day and using mimic veil to pretend to be some boxes or better yet a patch of grass

                                                          and when the host and his boys inevitably fight mr. bear, I get to roll-catch and snipe

                                                          I think I've killed probably 80% of my invasions today lol

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Meleeing the runebear might unironically make the top 3 hardest encounters in the game, especially around level 55 with a +9 greataxe.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              That Rune Bear is a mama-bear. She's buffed by her will to protect whatever is in that cave. I'm wearing the full set of Tree Sentinel armors, except for the helmet which is the Navy Hood and ALSO have the Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +1 equipped (Greatly boost physical damage negation). My resistance is 130 + 40 in average and her launch attack is killing me in 1 hit with full health at 25 Vigor (800 HP)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                i legit didn't know the bear WASN'T the boss, i melee'd him with my Big Sword that hits for like 700 dmg and it took a long ass time. when i didn't get the Enemy Defeated i was astounded, that guy is way beefier than the ones in the field. i found the other passage afterwards and ended up fighting the two beasty boi's with just 1 health pot, still won. they were a breeze compared to that massive lad. Bear God Cave.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The Rune Bear at the entrance is the actual dungeon boss. If you don't want need the Bull-Goat's Talisman just take a right at the bear.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    the bear was harder than anything else in the cave, idk why it has over 10k HP. i spammed night maiden's mist and it took a while but it died. used stealth and didn't aggro it to begin with.

                                                                    • That bear is scary af. I managed to kill it with Winged Scythe, hitting once or twice between roll dodges, 3 guard breaks in total. I'd recommend Stonebarb Cracked Tear in your flask (drops drom Putrid Avatar) for easier stagger.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        The bear thing is absolutely insane. It does 600-800 dmg per hit with way over 10k hp. And your chances to dodge are close to zero cause you're pushed by this monster to the corner and all you can see is the left cheek of his hairy butt.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The Bear is more challanging than the boss especially for casters

                                                                          On the bright side, if you have any dragon breath incantations, you can hit him through the wall

                                                                          careful not to get too close though caise his attacks can also clip through

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I tried to use the comet azur trick ... yeah the bear totally mauled me in like half a second after I started casting it...

                                                                            time for stealth I guess

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              the way to go to the cave is from Lenne's Rise, go down under the bridge, dodge the "get rich" two ball traps, and when u see a bear, turn left into the cave.

                                                                              • tip for summoner.
                                                                                1. wait till the walking reach another side of the cave.
                                                                                2. backstab the Great sword guy (eating).
                                                                                3. summon the mob (wolf pack is recommended) .
                                                                                4. focus to kill the flying dagger guy first, he has low hp.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I found the Bull-Goat's Talisman in the back of the cave. Still trying to figure out how to exit, though, as the bear makes exploring difficult.

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