Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella is a Greater Foe Boss in Elden Ring. This huge, draconic humanoid guards an ancient throne beneath the eternal city of Nokstella. This Elden Ring Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella easily, as well as boss stats and lore for Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella. Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Great Enemy bosses can drop unique Spirit Ashes, Weapons, Spells, 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.
The Dragonkin were born in the Eternal City, where they knew no true sky, nor true lightning. Instead, ice lightning was their weapon.
Elden Ring Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Boss
- This is an optional boss
- Closest Site of Grace: Ainsel River Downstream
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
- You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
Elden Ring Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Location
From the Ainsel River Downstream Site of Grace, drop down off the ledge into the river and follow it downstream into the western cave. You'll enter a cave full of Giant Ants. Head north and you'll eventually reach the Dragonkin Soldier's boss door. Once you enter the boss room, it will drop down from the ceiling and the fight will begin. [Map Link]
Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Combat information
- Health: 4,372 HP
- Defense: 106
- Stance: 120
- Parryable: No
- Is vulnerable to a critical hit after being stance broken
- Weak spot: head (+20% damage)
- Damage: Standard (Phase 1), Standard, Lightning (Phase 2)
- Inflicts: Frostbite (Phase 2)
- Drops 12,000, Frozen Lightning Spear
- See Dragonkin Soldier for a full boss guide
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.
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+ and Beyond (click to reveal)
|Poison||526 / 816 / 1273||273 / 563 / 1020||277 / 567 / 1024||281 / 571 / 1028||285 / 575 / 1032||289 / 579 / 1036||293 / 583 / 1040||297 / 587 / 1044|
|Scarlet Rot||526 / 816 / 1273||273 / 563 / 1020||277 / 567 / 1024||281 / 571 / 1028||285 / 575 / 1032||289 / 579 / 1036||293 / 583 / 1040||297 / 587 / 1044|
|Hemorrhage||526 / 816 / 1273||273 / 563 / 1020||277 / 567 / 1024||281 / 571 / 1028||285 / 575 / 1032||289 / 579 / 1036||293 / 583 / 1040||297 / 587 / 1044|
|Frostbite||1131 / 1588||589 / 1046||597 / 1054||606 / 1063||615 / 1072||624 / 1081||633 / 1090||642 / 1099|
Additional Attacks & Counters
|The first phase uses the same attacks as Dragonkin Soldier|
|Lightning Explosion||Once it goes below 60% health, charges itself with lightning before opening its wings and creating an explosion that inflicts Frostbite. After this point, all of its attacks do additional lightning damage and many inflict Frostbite as well||Run away once it starts charging itself with lightning|
|Frozen Lightning Spear||Summons a large blue lightning spear in its hand before tossing it forwards into the ground, creating a trail of electricity that blasts Frostbite lightning upwards a moment later. Used when you're far away||Run to either side to avoid standing on the charged ground lightning. Jump or roll as you approach the edge to be sure you clear it. Try to move towards the soldier to keep it from throwing lightning over and over again|
|Lightning Leap||Jumps into the air either towards or away from the player while summoning a blue lightning spear in its hand, then tosses the lightning spear at the ground creating a trail of electricity that blasts Frostbite lightning upwards a moment later||Run to either side to avoid standing on the charged ground lightning. Jump or roll as you approach the edge to be sure you clear it|
|Lightning Javelin||Summons a large blue lightning spear in its hand, holds it in the air a couple seconds, then slams it into the ground creating a large shockwave that inflicts Frostbite||When you see it raise the lightning bolt, run away and come back after the explosion|
|Dive Bomb||Jumps into the air and hovers there for a second as it pulls back its left arm, then dives forward to the ground while swinging its arm forward||Dodge to the right just as its arm becomes level with its head|
Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- This follows a trend in Dark Souls, where people attempt to imitate dragons, only for them to end up malformed or disfigured.
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