Dragonkin Soldier

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Location Siofra River
Lake of Rot
Drops

Siofra River:
16000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
Dragon Halberd

Lake of Rot:
58000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes
Dragonscale Blade

HP *See combat information
Strong VS
lightning upgrades elden ring wiki guide 30Lightning
All Status Effects
Neutral to
Immune to

Dragonkin Soldier is a Boss in Elden Ring. 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.

Dragonkin Soldiers are hulking humanoid creatures with a dragon's maw and are found in the Siofra River and Lake of Rot. Another variation named the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella can be found in Ainsel River. The Dragonkin Soldiers are clad in golden armor and walk on all fours like a beast. Their origins are shrouded in mystery, but they were born in the Eternal Cities and share the similar hollow chests to Trolls.

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 and Runes. It is recommended for ranged players to ride Torrent and keep their distance to avoid the boss' attacks. Melee characters however should make sure to top off their health each time they get hit and may bring a Shield to avoid getting one-shot. It drops the Dragon Halberd or Dragonscale Blade when defeated.

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.

 

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

Elden Ring Dragonkin Soldier Descriptions by Location

Siofra River Dragonkin Soldier Boss

The Dragonkin Soldier is a GREAT ENEMY Boss found in the north-west part of Siofra River. Elden Ring Interactive Map Link.

The Dragonkin Soldier can be found sitting dormant in shallow water at the central plateau of Siofra River. To reach this area, you have to take the waygate in the eastern side of the region. See the Siofra River East Waygate location on the Interactive Map Map link.

It is also possible to reach this area by parkouring down from Nokron, Eternal City, in which case the closest site of crace is Ancestral Woods.

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  • The encounter is optional
  • Closest Site of Grace: Worshipper's Woods. Elden Ring Interactive Map Link
  • Site of Marika is available
  • Multiplayer allowed for this boss?
  • You can summon Spirit ashes for this boss
  • Torrent is available during fight at Siofra River


Lake of Rot Dragonkin Soldier Boss

Another Dragonkin Soldier can be encountered in the south-east side of  Lake of Rot sitting dormant in the waters. Map Link.

You can raise four platform around him to avoid Scarlet Rot accumulation by using a pressure plate east of its location. 

There is a ruin in the South East corner of the lake. If you can lure the Dragonkin Soldier to this location it will allow you to use ranged combat against it without standing in the rotting biowaste, and you will also be relatively safe from the Dragonkin's attacks. See picture below:

dragonkin new safe spot

  • The encounter is optional
  • Closest Sites of Grace: Lake of Rot Shoreside, or Grand Cloister.
  • Site of Marika is available
  • Multiplayer allowed for this boss?
  • You can summon Spirit ashes for this boss
  • Torrent is not available during fight in Lake of Rot


Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella

An additional, special Dragonkin Soldier can be found in the plateau beneath Nokstella, Eternal City.
Please see the dedicated article at Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella for more information.

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  •  The encounter is optional
  • Closest Sites of Grace: Ainsel River Downstream.
  • Site of Marika is available
  • Multiplayer allowed for this boss?
  • You can summon Spirit ashes for this boss
  • An NPC cooperator is available for this bossfight
  • Torrent is not available during this fight


Non-boss Dragonkin in Consecrated Snowfield

In the Consecrated Snowfield there are ghost Dragonkin Soldiers that can spawn. They are immune to all status effects. Once they disappear, either they do not respawn until the player visits a Site of Grace.

dragonkin consecrated snowfield ghost

Dragonkin Soldier Combat Information

  • Health:
  • New Game Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Deals Standard Damage.
  • Weak spot: Head
  • Parriable: No
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack. Poise: 120.

 

Negations (or Absorptions)

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

Resistances

Values in Blue correspond to the Lake of Rot Dragonkin Soldier.
The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

 

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. For the version in Lake of Rot, try to get as many hits in as possible before getting away, cleanse, and heal. This can take away a third to half of its HP right off the bat.

 

Melee Users

When you first encounter this boss, he may be found asleep. You can start off with a series of attacks as its starts to arise. You will want to focus on hitting its ankles and avoiding its slams. This boss will start very slowly as its standing. You should be able to deal a lot of damage during this process. Avoid the two big slams if you are underneath him during this point. If you have a shield, hold block and you should be able to avoid damage.

 

Horseback (Melee and Ranged)

This boss is in a location where Torrent can be ridden, which you can use to your advantage. The boss has long reach and can quickly catch up to you if you stray too far too quickly. Get too close, and it will slam the ground and cause shockwaves. If you stay a medium distance you can force the boss into a pattern where it uses close to mid range attacks, which can easily be avoided on horseback by charging the boss and hugging the left side when facing the boss. Even the arm swing from the same side will clear over your head. Then you can get in several hits while the boss recovers from the animation, and then dash out to rinse and repeat. This strategy can be very useful for players who stumbled into this area at a low level, it just takes patience to whittle the boss down over time.

Magic and Ranged Users

This boss doesn't have quick movements and most attacks that should be avoided are close range attacks. Take advantage of the time it takes to get up from slumber. At range, it will also be a good idea to fight whilst on Torrent. You can consider using Barricade Shield. It will help a lot when going against him. While on Torrent, keeping a distance and circling around him while avoiding attacks should be doable in between dealing your own attacks. Continue fighting this way until it is defeated. 

Dragonkin Soldier Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Arm Swipe The boss has a lot of different variations of arm swipes - sideways, upwards, forward, with the left arm, with the right arm, while retreating etc. Block with a shield. Dodge into him and stay behind and below him to avoid most of them.
Body Slam Stands up then slams his body down, dealing damage in a large AoE. Start running away when he stands up. Dodge away when he's about to hit the ground
Charge Roars then charges at the player while swiping at them with his arms. Dodge to the side.
Ground Rip Plunges his left hand into the ground, then rips the ground up after a delay. Dodge or block when he's ripping the ground up.

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 dragons and soon perished as mere imitations. The ones you meet are most likely reanimated corpses, as they are covered in wraps and are rotting.
  • There is another in Nokstella, Eternal City called Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella.

 

 

Dragonkin Soldier Image Gallery

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    • 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.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        You can cheese the Lake of rot version from the raised platforms, just barely. I would hit him with mighty shot from my bow (with the range talisman, not sure if it was needed) and fletched arrows. The arrows didn't seem to do damage, and just made him twitch, but the status still built up with frost/blood/poison arrows. Those were the only ones I tried, but others probably work too. I was only able to get him down to about 25% before I ran out of crafting mats, but killing him was pretty easy after that

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Easiest way to kill in Soifra River is to Use Cerulean Hidden Tear in the Flask of Wondrous Physick then Hit him with An "Comet Azur".

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            For the Lake of Rot one, here's what I did:

                                                                                                            Get as many Preserving Boluses as I could.
                                                                                                            Set flasks to four crimson + as many cerulean as possible.
                                                                                                            Wondrous Physic made for Plus Max Stamina and Damage Negation.
                                                                                                            Run straight across the lake to the island by the boss; use one Crimson Flask en route to avoid dying.
                                                                                                            Use a Preserving Bolus to cure rot.
                                                                                                            Use a second crimson flask to get HP full.
                                                                                                            Summon a +10 Mimic Tear.
                                                                                                            Use the third crimson flask to refill HP.
                                                                                                            Chug the Wondrous Physic.
                                                                                                            Fully charged Loretta's Greatbow to wake him up.
                                                                                                            Then I stood off and kept using Loretta's Greatbow to whittle him down while he fought the mimic.
                                                                                                            When he aggroed on me, I backed off and moved to the next nearest island, using more Preserving Boluses as needed to cure the rot. The spare Crimson Tear flask I used once I had taken more than 75% damage from Rot, to make sure I didn't get killed by it while I was moving between islands before I had a chance to cure.
                                                                                                            Took me about four attempts once I started using this strategy.
                                                                                                            Loretta's Greatbow is a pretty useless spell most of the time because of the huge cast time and poor FP/damage ratio, but in this battle it lets you maintain enough range that you can fire on the boss from a different island to the one it is on and have plenty of time to relocate if it starts coming after you.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              use bleed and focus the right leg (go behind,to his joint and let him drag you around), dodge aoe attacks, forked hatched is good enough (coating your weapons with any tipe of dot will also accelerate the fight).

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Lake of Rot drops: Dragonscale Blade

                                                                                                                Katana Slash/Pierce
                                                                                                                Ice Lightning Sword
                                                                                                                FP Cost 25
                                                                                                                Weight 5.5
                                                                                                                Physical 110
                                                                                                                Crit 100
                                                                                                                Str D
                                                                                                                Dex C

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  If you summon something in the lake of rot version, it becomes a lot easier. You also get around 50k souls for defeating that version.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    There is a cheese for these enemies (at least for phase 1, if you can call it that, before he switches up attacks), just get behind his left leg (right leg if you stand face-to-face before him) and keep close, he will spam an attack while pushing you with him with his foot/knee, you wont get hit and can hack away to your hearts content. I recommend bleed, it works on this boss. Oison seems to have no effect (could've guessed since undead) Fun ends when he switches to overhead slams though. Still, fine tactic. So remember, stay close to the heel, and soon he will keel.

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