Dragonkin Soldier

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Location Siofra River
Lake of Rot
Locations & Drops

Siofra River:
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Dragon Halberd

Lake of Rot:
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Dragonscale Blade

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Weaker to
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Dragonkin Soldier is a Boss in Elden Ring. These giant decayed imitations of dragons dwell underneath the earth. This Elden Ring Dragonkin Soldier Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Dragonkin Soldier easily, as well as boss stats and lore for the Dragonkin Soldier. Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Great Enemy bosses can drop unique Spirit AshesWeaponsSpells, and other various Items. This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring. However, doing so yields useful items, as well as Runes.

See also Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella and Lesser Dragonkin Soldier (Spirit).

 

 Alas, the Dragonkin Soldiers never attained immortality, and perished as decrepit, pale imitations of their skyborn kin.

Where to Find Dragonkin Soldier In Elden Ring

 

Dragonkin Soldier 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 Dragonkin Soldier Boss Guide

Dragonkin Soldier Boss Video Guide

 

Dragonkin Soldier Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Dragonkin Soldier:

  • At the start of the fight, the boss is slow to get up, which can allow one to get multiple hard hits in. This can take away a third to half of its HP right off the bat
  • Use Spirit Jellyfish Ashes to distract the boss, since it has a lot of health. If you have obtained Latenna's Spirit Ash, you can place her out of range which allows her to steadily damage the boss from afar.
  • Night Maiden's Mist is a good way to get in some extra damage, since the Dragonkin Soldier is large and will tend to stay in contact with the cloud for a long time. 

 

Melee Strategies

Ankle Biter: Stay near its legs as much as possible, where few of its attacks will damage you. Take care to avoid running or dodging forward towards its the stomach, since melee weapons without a particularly long reach tend to get blocked by its large belt. Instead, move forward and to the left or right to reach the Soldier's elbows or knees. Even when it turns around, you'll usually have enough time to run around its side and continue attacking. The main attacks to watch out for are Two-Hand Slam and Deep Slam, which create large enough shockwaves to hit you even at its feet. When it starts raising its hands for one of these, back off and jump attack in as it finishes.

 

Magic and Ranged Strategy

Circle and Strafe: Dragonkin Soldier's movements are quite slow, so if you keep a medium distance it should be fairly easy to tell when it's safe to start attacking and when you should prepare to dodge. Circle clockwise to give yourself a bit of a head start against its longest-ranged attacks, and be prepared to start running if it roars to begin its Charge attack. Consider using Barricade Shield to block any heavy attacks that you don't have time to dodge.

Dragonkin Soldier Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Arm Swing Swings one of its arms along the ground in front of it Dodge forward and stay by its legs to avoid most of these attacks
Dragging Claw Brings its right arm up in a claw to its left, then drags it clockwise along the ground Run forward or back when you see it form the claw, or roll when it starts pulling it back if you don't notice in time
Lunging Claw Crawls forward one step with its right hand, then lunges forward and stretches its left arm far in front of its body, slamming it down with a shockwave Roll to either side when you see its left arm begin to fall
Palm Slam Raises its left hand high into the air, then slams it down in front creating a shockwave Run underneath the Soldier and get some hits in while it winds up and recovers
Elbow Drop Lifts its right elbow and then slams it to the ground, creating a shockwave around its hand Roll forward or back when the elbow reaches the peak of its arc
Ground Rip Shoves its left hand straight down beside it creating a shockwave, then rips up the earth as it draws its hand forward and collapses, arm outstretched If you're near the hand when this starts, dodge towards its legs. Otherwise, dodge left or right just after its hand hits the ground
Two-Hand Slam Raises both its hands, then slams them down, creating a large shockwave. Usually used when you're beneath it Move back when you see it raise its hands, then get in a jump attack when you see its elbows start to fall
Body Slam Stands up on its hind legs, creating a small shockwave with each footfall, then collapses forward creating a large shockwave as its body hits the ground Start running away when you see it start to stand up, then dodge or jump as its knees hit the ground
Deep Slam Rises to its feet while raising one of its hands high in the air, then drives it deep into the ground, creating a large shockwave. Pulls it out a little over two seconds later, creating another large shockwave To play it safe, run away when you see it rise onto its feet and only come back once its arm is out of the ground. If you're willing to take some risk, dodge or jump both shockwaves and land some hits in between
Charge Lets loose a roar which will stagger you if you're close, slams down its right hand with a small shockwave, lunges forward with its left forearm, then swings its right arm in a wide arc before turning to face the player. Used at most once per minute Get behind it after it roars. If you're too far away, try to run around it in a wide circle as it moves

Dragonkin Soldier Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • According to their item drops, they were born in the Eternal Cities, but unfortunately, they never attained immortality like the stone-scaled dragons of the surface and soon perished as mere imitations.
    The ones you meet are most likely reanimated corpses, as they are covered in wraps and their bodies have little to no flesh within.

Dragonkin Soldier Combo Chart

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Dragonkin Soldier

Siofra River

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1816,000
Dragon Halberd
HP 5,758

Elden Ring Dragonkin Soldier Boss (Siofra River)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Worshippers' Woods
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Dragonkin Soldier Location

Head south from the Worshippers' Woods Site of Grace to a collapsed pillar with an Ancestral Follower archer perched on it. Follower the pillar up to its base, where you'll see the Siofra River East waygate. [Map Link] This waygate will transport you to the plateau in the center of Siofra River. When you arrive, head northwest to the open plain of shallow water, where you'll find the Dragonkin Soldier collapsed in a heap. As you approach, it will rise up and the fight will begin. [Map Link]

You can also reach this boss from the Ancestral Woods Site of Grace by carefully dropping down from above.

Dragonkin Soldier 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 5,758 7,214 7,935 8,296 8,656 9,378 9,738 10,099
Defense 114 118 121 124 130 136 141 153
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Resistances

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scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 552 / 842 / 1299 IMMUNE / IMMUNE IMMUNE / IMMUNE IMMUNE / IMMUNE IMMUNE / IMMUNE IMMUNE / IMMUNE IMMUNE / IMMUNE IMMUNE / IMMUNE
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frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 1188 / 1645 1297 / 1754 1316 / 1773 1335 / 1792 1355 / 1812 1374 / 1831 1394 / 1851 1413 / 1870
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Additional Fight Strategy

Horseback Strategy

Dragonkin Soldier has long reach and can quickly catch up to you if you try to stay too far away. Get too close, and it will slam the ground and cause shockwaves. But if you keep a medium distance, you can force it into a pattern where it uses close to mid range attacks which can easily be avoided on horseback by charging the boss and staying to your right. Even its left-hand arm swing will go over your head. You can get in several hits while the boss recovers from its attacks, and then dash back to medium range, rinse, and repeat.


Dragonkin Soldier

Lake of Rot

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Dragonscale Blade
HP 7,655

Elden Ring Dragonkin Soldier Boss (Lake of Rot)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Lake of Rot Shoreside
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Dragonkin Soldier Location

Head south-southeast from the Lake of Rot Shoreside until you see the Dragonkin Soldier slumped over in the rot. If this is your first time approaching it, make sure to press the switch a short way to the east to raise a few platforms out of the rot so you can stand near it without getting infected. [Map Link]

Dragonkin Soldier 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.

Dragonkin Soldier Fight Strategy

Magic and Ranged Strategy

Draw to Safety: In the far southeast corner of the lake, there's a ruin that rises well above the rot. Lure the Dragonkin Soldier to this location and climb onto the ruins to assault the Dragonkin Soldier from above while remaining safe from almost all its attacks.

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    • Anonymous

      If you're melee and fighting the one in Siofra River; I beat him by staying at medium-range and moving clockwise around him. After each of his attacks I'd move in and get some hits and then move out again. Always move clockwise. He can hit you with his left-hand attacks if you move counter-clockwise at medium range.

      • Anonymous

        I love these big dragon men probably my second favorite boss, especially the one in nokstella, though the lake of rot one can burn in hell. The dragonkin's fights are always fun and they're attacks aren't that unfair. every attack has a follow-up but it never does a supper long combo (unless you try to heal while in close range). Its tells are obvious even with the camera issues! plus the dragonkin soldier of nokstella's second phase is absolutely spectacular despite only having 3 or 4 attacks. Lets not forget these things epic design, a mummy wrapped in dragon skin is such an cool concept.

        • Anonymous

          The one on the lake of rot is probably one of the worst designed bosses in the history of souls games. It's not even fun. Spamming flame cleanse me while he one shots you on most attacks with broken hit boxes. Absolute F ranking. Whomever designed this boss needs to do something else with their time.

          • Anonymous

            the one in the lake of rot i dont think allows for bow use anymore, or at least its much much more difficult. did what it said to do, aggrod it, went down to the ruins, and then it just walked away. i could still snipe it from a distance but it was much harder cause it constantly strafed left and right meaning most of my arrows missed. not sure if this was just a bug in my specific gameplay or if this is now the AI but it did not stay near the ruins and once i managed to get it a little below half health i had to rush in and kill it before i died from scarlet rot. worked ok for me cause i was using rivers of blood and had flame cleanse me on my offhand but i teleported out of there the second i got the ruins and blade.

            • Anonymous

              Horrible boss. It's simply a giant boss that you can barely see (while playing melee) with DS2 hitboxes and ridiculous damage.

              • Anonymous

                This boss looks really cool, but in reality is a terrible fight unless you use ranged attacks. You're either not engaging with it so you can run behind it to hit its feet, or you're trying in vain to punish those long-range attacks because FromSoft decided it would be too difficult to implement proper collision detection on its torso and effectively granted it a forcefield. Also, this thing is massively overused. I think it gives the Burial Watchdogs a run for their money for the title of worst boss in Elden Ring.

                • Anonymous

                  For the Lake of Rot guy, spawned Latenna on the platform with the switch that raises the platforms around him.
                  Then used a halberd with Heavy Spectral Lance to ping him from a distance and wake him up.
                  4-5 spectral lances will break his poise. Let Latenna take his aggro if you need to heal or bolus.

                  I didn't bother actually using the critical on his eyeball unless he was on dry land - the rot still builds up during the crit animation.

                  • Anonymous

                    I was level 72 with about 25 vigor and the rot one wasnt too bad I just kept my distance and whenever scarlet rot built up on me I used flame cleanse me to get rid of it.

                    • Anonymous

                      I think it would be useful to say that the teleporter for the siofra one is on a broken pillar, since the other teleporter in the region is also in the general area so the map isn't that helpful

                      • Anonymous

                        I was lvl 130 with 50 vigor and the ****er in the Lake of Rot still kills me in two or three hits as if the stupid rot everywhere wasn't bad enough, i just resorted to summoning a mimic tear and i just spammed black flame at him while the mimic just facetanked his attacks so i could actually get some damage on the bastard without falling into the rot, i have no idea how you are supposed to effectively fight that douchebag without summons, with his bullshit damage output and the rot, it seems its safest to just summon a spirit ash to tank him while you spam spells and/or use a bow.

                        • Anonymous

                          Fighting the lake of rot one without summons as pure melee i imagine would be pure agony, whoever thought it would be a good idea to place a giant-ass boss in that horrible rot lake must be a grade A sick bastard.

                          • Anonymous

                            Another horrible and unfinished enemy. Weapon goes through its body regularly wothout hitting. If you want to stay in hit distance, then good luck watching what it's doing since the camerawork is as bad as in DS1 back in 2010. Also there are obviously missing audiocues in this fight since besides the same grunt noise, the dragonkin soldiers never give any sounds and sometimes even the ground slam has no ambience as well.
                            Instead of loading the game full of these half solutions, From should finally hire a face animator... I'm not a graphics fanboy but it's a bit awkward watching faces on a high-budget AAA game move like it's 2005

                            • Anonymous

                              did it under a minute by using fully charged flame of frenzy twice before he got up to immediately stun him. Instead of going in for the crit, I used the Black knife's weapon art thrice which gets him down to approx 1/4 hp at +7. After this, I dodged and weaved in Wing scythe +7 hits until he died. Very doable for faih builds imo, was level 60 with 35 faith plus 5 from that one talisman.

                              • Anonymous

                                For the Lake of Rot one, raise the platforms, summon mimic (lvl 10) and Black flame fireballed him to death (20 faith). Was super easy, but I'm not sure if I'm over lvled for here at 100

                                • Anonymous

                                  Beast's Roar absolutely ANNIHILATES the Lake of Rot Dragonkin Soldier. A summon to tank/get aggro, and spam away. Was over in a bit over a minute.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    YOU CAN'T USE THE BOW TACTIC FOR THE ONE IN LAKE OF ROT!!!!!

                                    It still charge at me even tho i follow the instructions. Or maybe im doing it wrong, if so please help me.

                                    • For the version of Lake of Rot, you can stand on top of a leaning pillar and fire arrows at it (works with a Pulley Bow, might not work with shorter-ranged bows) and he won't attack you.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        There is a Ghost-Version of this enemy in the Consecrated Snowfield Northwest of the first site of Grace the Consecrated Snowfield. I would assume there is also a spirit Caller Snaiil aroun, haven't found that yet though since you can't see much and was chased by a Runebear before that. There also seems to be Scarab nearby.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          For those having issues navigating the lake of rot, quickstep ash of war or bloodhound step will work wonders for getting to the levers for the platforms. Bloodhound step can be acquired with a simple cheese method, look it up it’s hilarious

                                          • Anonymous

                                            There are 3 iterations of this boss; there’s another in the lower area of the underground city of nokstella on the way to the scarlet rot lake. He drops the ice lightning spear Incantation. Seems to be weaker than scarlet rot lake variant, but strong than siofra variant

                                            • Anonymous

                                              One in the Lake of Rot appears to be bugged. Gets down to about 20% HP and then doesn't register any more hits.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Not sure if it's a bug but I couldn't critical attack him with a Grave Scythe. I stood right in front of its glowing eye

                                                • This thing have a very weird hitbox. It's easily cheesed, and it's very slow, so it's not actually hard, but it's one of those enemies that up close, will hit beside you and you still take the hit, despite not actually connecting with it.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    For Siofra version, haven't gotten to him in Lake of Rot yet. Can be ridiculously cheesed on horseback, either landing a couple hits while he's doing his getting up animation then getting a decent amount of distance away and just use up a stack of kukri while on horseback. Could also just do the same with sorcery and a stack of kukri without getting hit.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Question for this ridiculous Lake of Rot version, why does having 590 pts of rot resistance mean literally nothing in this game. My tip is don't even bother trying to prepare for the rot part of this because ~it does nothing~. The difference between 250 and 600 is meaningless. This guy got cheesed with a bow, FS needs to fix their resistance stats so they actually mean something. SMDH.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        A decently upgraded Longbow and the Arrow Charm and you can just stay away from him and kill him with arrows.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          completely broken hitbox, fromsoft still sucks and have no idea how to handle this after so many AAA titles of the same gamestyle

                                                          • Solo cheese with a bandit build with just enough FP to summon Latenna.

                                                            Need:
                                                            About 50 arrows (can buy bones from maidens and make them, fire bone arrows are way better)
                                                            Any bow or shortbow, preferably with mighty shot ashes
                                                            Latenna the Albinauric summon (not necessary but she does a lot of damage before you can start shooting)
                                                            Finger Seal (to cast incantations, can be bought from twin maidens)
                                                            Shabibri's Woe Amulet (to keep aggro on you and make the boss follow and ignore Latenna)
                                                            Two Fingers Heirloom Amulet (To have enough faith to use the finger seal and cast incantations)
                                                            Flame, Cleanse Me! incantation (to clean scarlet rot, can also use bolluses and ignore the whole incantation setup, but scarlet bolluses are rare)
                                                            Immunizing Horn Charm (optional, to slow down scarlet rot build up)
                                                            Reallocate flasks (5:5 worked for me)

                                                            Summon Latenna at the farthest platform possible NW-ish from the boss. Now move to the boss, wait for scarlet rot to pass, and get closer until he wakes up. Start running SW towards a slope at the base of the cave wall (boss will follow and ignore Latenna). When scarlet rot triggers, just wait enough to use a flask and keep running. Use Flame, Cleanse Me! at the slope. Latenna will disappear, but she already did a pretty good chunk of damage. Walk up the slope until boss stops chasing, and then fire away your arrows with mighty shot. If the boss starts to leave, go down the slope to get aggro again and get back up to firing (if you don't keep aggro he will reset). Switch to 1st person aim if he gets stuck below the slope and you can't hit him with mighty shot. He will die without you getting hit a single time.

                                                            I'm sure there's probably a better way to do this, but this is what worked for me and my current build. Hope this helps.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Torrenting behind him and wedging yourself in the pit of his right knee breaks the fight. Nothing can hit you in phase 1, and only the move where he plants and pulls his fist out of the ground can in phase 2. Learn to dodge that and you win.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                They need to revisit these enemies and fix the hitboxes on 90% of this things attacks. It's another example of a teribly implemented enemy. Really cool boss ruined by the ****ing irritation of having to fight it.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Possible hitbox issues on the spirit version in Consecrated Snowfield... When it does the huge reach attack where it stands up on tippie-toes to get maximum reach and then slams forward, lengthways, with his entire body and outstretched arm.

                                                                  This also deals damage ~5meters behind his foot (despite the entire weight, force and direction of his hit being in the complete 180° opposite direction). The AoE of his slam begins, at minimum, a distance equal to his entire height away, so it couldn't be that.
                                                                  Likely the hit box that's meant to be attatched to his body during this fall slam is not accurately synced to his actual character model.

                                                                  Seems to be reproducible. I've seen it every time I've been in the correct position for it.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I have absolutely no idea how you're supposed to beat the one in Lake of Rot as a melee player. With 45 vigor he can easily two-shot you with his bullshit overhand slaps with wacky range and outrageous damage, and the rot builds up just insanely fast. You can stand on the platforms for maybe two seconds because he can reach all the way across them and *****-smack you off it and right into the rot.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Tip for Rot version: There are some stone paths going from site of graces on right side. The last one just before boss stone platforms has a pillar. Put down a decently upgraded Latenna there and then run over and spawn boss. As long as you keep doing some damage the boss will never notice her and her damage output should be extremely good. She will not have issues of getting stuck on side of stone platforms like other summons who can't get up to reach boss after falling into rot water. Her damage output is quite good here, too. Night Maiden's Mist, even with very low Intelligence, can also do wonderful damage especially as an opening on the boss when it first wakes up so you don't have to get into rot to hit it. If you use this spell it also means you can preserve most stamina for simply dodging until it dies from the mist and Latenna.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        There's an easy cheese for the Lake of Rot Dragonkin Soldier. You can draw his agro and bait him to the slope leading to the ladder that lets you access the ladder up to where the Alabaster Lord is, he can't hit you if you go up high enough, but you can pummel him from range. Makes the whole fight a joke. Me and two friends beat it this way in all three of our worlds in about 20 minutes.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Don't even bother with the lake of rot one unless you're a completionist, or enjoy being disappointed. The weapon he drops is literally garbage, especially considering the difficulty of the fight. Such a fail on FromSoft

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This cat is extremely weak to rot. I killed him in like 12 seconds. Hit him will two full FP bars of Ekzykes’s Decay just wanting to put a good coat of rot to marinate in while I fought him and as the my 2nd FP bar was running out I noticed his health bar was like 95% drained. Like 2 seconds later he was dead. Pretty crazy but if def works for those who are struggling against this dude.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              the one in siofra river - I've stayed by his right thigh on horseback and just chipped away at him, ran like crazy back there when he moved, killed him on third try with two hits received and two flasks

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Rush in and stay between his thighs, target-lock, and attack his legs. When he does the sweeping or slam attack he'll spin his legs thus keeping you safe.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  ok, so for the lakerot version we have an actual safe spot southwest of him by raising the landmass that lead you to Alabaster Lord. From the panel that raised the landmass, go down the ladder to where the scarab was. You can pull the Dragonkin Soldier to that location, he won't disappear. You can't use summon but you can fight without worrying about rot, even better for ranged combat since you can just stay above him.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Latenna seems to make this fight a lot easier than expected. I mainly did a few jump attacks with power stanced greatsword to hit his head and then baited him around.
                                                                                    Since the summon is mostly standing still and aiming at his head, she would eventually knock him down herself. So in short, as long as you can dodge his slams which did take about 80% of my health (lvl 33) it can be done. I'd assume it may be even easier on horseback with a shortbow to get a few headshots in and create a distance afterwards.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This guys attack strength is ridiculous compared to every other enemy leading up to this guy. Two hit kill at lvl 75 with 30 vigor.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        ER: Go fight a recycled boss in a lake of superpoison for a mediocre sword that's not even for your build.

                                                                                        ME: I don't think I will.

                                                                                        If this wasn't the third time I've encountered this same boss or if the arena wasn't total bullshit I would have fought the Lake of Rot Dragonkin Soldier. As is... nah, I'm good.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Do not fight him without some proper Vigour investment. His hand slams are 1hko moves.You'll NEVER survive them without lots of HP.

                                                                                          For Sorcerers, the best strategy is to summon a tanky Spirit Ash, use a Wondrous Flask with dmg reduction and then circle him around on horseback spamming spells like Great Glintsone Shard.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            @ life on NG it is 5x1001 + 753 = 5758 (just read the dmg tick numbers from poison mist that maxed at 1001 and the last iteration read 753, so wild guess it'S 5750 if you love round numbers. could sb. pls edit the page? me's to dumb

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              For the Lake of Rot version, there is a small platform with pillar to the left of his location (slightly West of his location when looking on the map). Stand on the button & it will raise several platforms above the lake so you can fight without constantly being exposed to scarlet rot.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                This guy is the very definition of atrocious hitbox. You'll miss half of you hits if you're attacking him from the front while locking on.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This guy is the very definition of atrocious hitbox. You'll miss half of you hits if you're attacking him from the front while locking on.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    For Lake of Rot Dragonkin Soldier, I went full mushroom set + Immunizing Horn Charm +1 (you can find on an ancestral follower chilling in the area) + Mottled Necklace + Immunizing White Meat for a grand total of 642 immunity, which grants roughly 12 seconds of build up before Scarlet Rot procs. Not much, hardly worth it, and still not enough to fight him where he sits.

                                                                                                    I lured him to the cliffs in the southwest and spammed lightning spear.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Very weak to Rotten Breath in Siofra.Walk up slowly and once he is triggered and starts to get up,you have some enough time to land 2 free full charged Rotten breaths.Roll back,he moves very slow at this point with some arm slams that are easy to avoid,use flask to recharge and hit him with one or two more and he's done.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Lol can't even see what he's doing 90% of the time because of this dogshit camera they still haven't improved

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          For lake of rot, use the mimic ashes + night and flame sword, the mimic is imune to rot and tank the boss all u have to do is use 4 beams and GG

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Note: it appears that if you kill the moose from the braisers before fighting this “Great Enemy” boss, you can’t make use of co-op play. Please confirm whether this is true or not.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I was able to cheese him by going behind his left leg and hacking him with a dual wielded Claymore. I got stuck there, as he was turning so was I. Lol

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I was able to just get underneath him and dual wield zero brain L1 spam his leg. Whenever he turned around to try and hit me his leg would actually pushed me away from wherever he was aiming, so I never even had to dodge or anything. Idk if I just got lucky but so far it's worked twice

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Super weak to bleed, hit him twice with Hook Claws + Blood Flame before taking his first bleed proc. He only got one attack in before dying. Probably took less than 10s to kill him.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    If you manage to get behind him, he'll either do the sweeping while retreating backwards attack with his arms (left or right depening on what knee you are behind), or the big slam with the follow up throw in the air. When he does the sweeping attack, his retreating animation basically makes you move TOGHETER with his knee, so you'll basically be always behind him, where you can hit him safely, without having to worry about re-positioning even when he does the two fase ground slam. I got him easyly once I managed to get myself "stuck" behind his legs. From there if you need for whatever reason to move away you can roll away one more time or summon torrent. Going behind his knees and trying to stay there is a rather cheesy (one must admit it) yet still very safe and reliable option.

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