Farum Azula Dragon

dragon at crumbling beast grave
Location Crumbling Farum Azula
Drops

Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone (Greater Farum Azula Dragons only)

Gravel Stone x3 (respawning Lesser Farum Azula Dragon only)

Runes (32,400, 21,600, or 14,400 depending on type)

 

Farum Azula Dragons are Hostile Creatures in Elden Ring. They are the many four-winged dragons seen around Crumbling Farum Azula. Some can be found sleeping, while others may fly in and ambush you. 

 

 The ancient dragons of Farum Azula possess sturdy stone scales and immense command over lightning. They will fervently protect their domain from any intruders.

 

Elden Ring Farum Azula Dragon Locations

Several Farum Azula Dragons can be found within the legacy dungeon of  Crumbling Farum Azula. They come in two varieties: greater Farum Azula Dragons, which wield lightning, and lesser Farum Azula Dragons, which do not. A total of two Greater Farum Azula Dragons and three Lesser Farum Azula Dragons can be encountered in the following locations:

  • The first Greater Farum Azula dragon is encountered on the curved bridge after the Crumbling Beast Grave Site of Grace. You can summon Spirit Ashes for this fight. This dragon will not vanish even if the player moves to an area where it cannot reach them. It drops an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone + 32,400 Runes on defeat and will not respawn. 
  • From the Tempest-Facing Balcony Site of Grace, turn around, run through the temple building, and ride down the elevator on the other side. Turn right from the elevator, then hop across the floating rocks onto a circular platform with a Smithing Stone (8). You will be attacked by the first Lesser Farum Azula Dragon when you reach that platform. If you leave the platform without defeating the dragon, it will turn to mist and vanish, becoming inaccessible until the player fast travels or rests at a site of grace. Defeating it rewards 21,600 Runes, and the dragon will not respawn.
  • A second Lesser Farum Azula Dragon sleeps deeply atop the temple to the left of the Tempest Facing Balcony. If you are at the final step of Iron Fist Alexander's questline, it will not spawn; the area will instead serve as the arena for Alexander's final duel. This dragon will not reappear even after you have defeated Alexander. It can be reached most quickly by traveling to the Dragon Temple Lift site of grace and hugging the right edge of the map as you proceed out of the temple. This dragon will not awaken unless the player strikes it directly with an attack; walking, running, or even attacking near it provokes no response. This dragon will not vanish even if the player moves to an area it cannot reach. Defeating it rewards 14,400 Runes, and the dragon will not respawn.
  • A third Lesser Farum Azula Dragon can be found sleeping behind a courtyard full of skeletal Beastmen. Nearby is a Smithing Stone (8) on a corpse, and a small scarab carrying the Golden Lightning Fortification incantation. This dragon sleeps less deeply than its counterpart; it will not awaken while the player is crouched, but walking, sprinting, or attacking near it will awaken the beast. If the player retreats within or past the fallen ruins leading to the dragon's ledge, it will turn to mist and vanish, becoming inaccessible until the player fast travels or rests at a site of grace. Defeating this dragon will reward the player with 21,600 Runes, as well as drop 3x Gravel Stone. This dragon does respawn.
  • A second, heavily-injured, Greater Farum Azula Dragon will attack you with intermittent bursts of lightning as you advance from the Dragon Temple Roof Site of Grace. If you approach the plaza where it stands, it will begin to attack. If the player enters the small building to the back left of the plaza, hides behind the rubble on the left side of the plaza, or travels along the path to the right side of the plaza, the dragon will vanish and become inaccessible until the player fast travels or rests at a grace. Defeating it rewards 32,400 Runes and and Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone. This dragon does not respawn.

Elden Ring Farum Azula Dragon Drops

 

Farum Azula Dragon Notes & Tips

  • ancient dragon icon 40px Ancient Dragon type
  • The Faram Azula Dragons use different movesets
    • The first Greater Farum Azula Dragon encountered at the beginning of the area uses a modified version of Ancient Dragon Lansseax's moveset, adding Lichdragon Fortissax's divebomb attack, a unique aerial glaive attack, and using Lansseax's Ancient Dragon Lightning Strike attack throughout the battle instead of just as an opener. It shares Lansseax's phase transition at 50% HP and the resulting alterations to the moveset.
    • The second Greater Farum Azula Dragon uses a modified version of Lichdragon Fortissax's second phase moveset, with the only difference being the omission of Fortissax's Lightning Glaive attack. 
    • The lesser Farum Azula Dragons share the same moveset: a truncated version of the basic moveset shared between Lansseax and Fortissax. They lack the divebomb, all lightning summoning attacks, and do not generate lightning aftershocks with their claw attacks and double-handed slam. Despite this, they still undergo the same phase transition at close to 50% HP, altering the way they perform their combos. It is worth noting that the first Lesser Farum Azula Dragon may also be either guaranteed (or at least more heavily weighted) to perform the standing firebreath attack following a repositioning hop compared to the others, but further testing is needed to confirm this.
  • The Greater Dragons, despite cladding themselves in lightning, share the same lightning flat defense and absorption (as well as all other flat defense and absorption values) with the Lesser Farum Azula Dragons.
  • Faram Azula Dragons, like Lansseax and Fortissax, take double damage from attacks to the head. This vulnerability can be triggered even by some AoE spells such as Greyoll's Roar. Additionally, attacks on sleeping or otherwise unaware dragons deal 1.5 times the standard damage, which stacks multiplicatively with their head weakspot.
  • Like Lansseax and Fortissax, Farum Azula dragons have four fingers, a thumb, and a dewclaw on their forelegs, while their hindlegs have only three digits. Their eyes are also modeled separately from the rest of their bodies.
  • The teleportation animation typically played by the dragons when they vanish in response to the player moving to an inaccessible area can be "overridden" if another animation, such as landing from an aerial attack, is playing instead. If this occurs, the dragon may simply vanish without any noticeable animation; this has no practical effect and the dragon can be encountered again by resting at a site of grace or fast traveling.

 

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    • Anonymous

      My biggest flex was getting through the area with the birds and dragon first try after watching my friend die like 10 times, then when I got to the area with the big beastman and his lightning spamming goons I didn't see the doorway and ended up completing all of the haligtree because I was upset i couldn't kill it

      • Anonymous

        Fought the one blocking the first site of grace, noticed that it wasn't physically able to hit me if I stayed below its torso, I downed its health bar to 10% and then dragon was like: i cant do this anymore, and it literally fell to the tornado and died. Worth it.

        • Anonymous

          I spent an hour trying to defeat the one that spawns near worm faces thinking it will drop a ancient dragon smithing stone. It dropped nothing :|

          • Anonymous

            The first one, at least, seems to have infinite poise. I hit him with 5+ Flames of the Redmane and...nothing. Doesn't even flinch. If you've been focusing on a critical hit playstyle then prepare to change your tactics a LOT because as far as I can tell you'll never get a chance to land one on this guy.

            • Anonymous

              Who tf decided an enemy harder to defeat than Fire Giant should drop almost no runes and a few Gravel Stones? At this point in the game levels cost 200k+ and the miners in the snowfields drop those stones like candy

              • If a dragon disappears on you, exit the game and reload. It'll come back. The sleeping one in the area near Alexander just seems to jump up into the air and fly off after about a minute. I wasn't able to kill it because it would just keep fleeing. Doesn't seem to be worth the trouble anyway, but it's kind of odd.

                • Anonymous

                  Run past the dragon that lands (on the curved) straight to the site of grace where the two beast men are in the burial room. Kill both!
                  Now go out sneaking behind the dragon- throw mist- run back to the room. Throw mist at the archway. Hide in the room. Dragon will wither away and lighting wont hit you. Takes about 10 minutes but super cheesy!

                  • Anonymous

                    I would very highly recommend Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear if you have it. Bloodboone Ritual is incredible for this, and all other, dragons. Just be sure to get close to it's back legs/tail or it will just slam it's fist through your spleen..and jaw. It's like this Ash was specifically designed for dragons. The only issue is that it takes a long time to cast, so you will probably get hit using it a few times. But as long as you can handle 1 or 2 hits you can just flask up. Depending on your stats, 3 to 6ish casts will just melt him. It's also perfect since dragons are weak to Pierce.
                    TLDR; Use the Ash Bloodboone Ritual on Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear if you have it. Will melt dragons.

                    • Anonymous

                      After several fights where I did little damage trying to melee him here is what worked for me. Used a mimic to tank/distract. Gave him Moonveil. Once the Dragon swoops in run past behind him. Used Serpent bow with Serpent arrow. Move to the first pillar near the exit alcove. From there just shoot him and duck behind the pillar when he does his stuff. He has a couple of attacks that might knock you over but should have time to heal or get behind the pillar before you take real damage. Was really easy. If your summon bugs out and doesnt attack , try calling closer to where it swoops in and toward the cliff rather than the wall. As you run past theyll get aggro on each other and the summon should enage.

                      • Anonymous

                        I noticed that the injured one that harasses you with lightning always vanished once approached when I was helping other players in Coop, but when I was playing on my own, it put up a fight once I reached it and I was able to kill it and got an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone from it and it did not respawn. So I'm thinking multiplayer may be a factor. Then again, the one that appears where Alexander does never spawned for me because he was there instead and that might also be the reason.

                        • Anonymous

                          No luck with sleeping dragon - as soon as i get it to 30-20% HP it'll just fly away .. maybe it goes for a nap somewhere else or its same one that spam dragon lightning, but in earlier phase?

                          • Anonymous

                            Bruh, just don't lock, and hit his legs... This is all that is required of you in a fight with a dragons...

                            • Anonymous

                              Rotten Breath the first one w all the hp. I used 4hp n 10fp flask. Mimic tear +10 to distract dragon than get in there and RB that ho. When mimic dies hide behind pillars and use poison or DB ranged atk in tandem w RB. 3rd try not to hard.

                              • Anonymous

                                The birds were harder to fend off than the dragon. Got under him, two weapon arts from my mogh spear killed him. I couldn’t even see his health bar. Wish I could’ve watched it drain.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This really seems like an enemy youre not supposed to fight (yet). His attacks are mostly easy to avoid and even somewhat predictable if you don't use the completely unhelpful target lock.

                                  But he has such an immense amount of health that he is bound to hit you after fiveteen minutes of mindlessly slashing damage into him, which can easily two shot you, destroying your progress.

                                  I'd suggest just running past him for now if you dont absolutely need his drops and maybe coming back after you've leveled up your head a bit more before banging it into this wall again.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    i havent looked each time it's happened but if i turn left at the dragon and make my way to the red-roofed building around the rock he disappears

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Is anyone else getting consistent crashes while facing one of these guys? I can't even progress because the game keeps freaking out every time he pulls out his lightning sword.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I love the model for these dragons, but the locking points make no sense, and they have strange iframes occasionally when I am striking their feet.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Really don't understand how you're supposed to kill this guy with melee without chugging because i can barely see what he's doing and his melee attacks all have an undodgeable aftershock effect

                                          • Anonymous

                                            this first dragon is a buggy ****, there's just no way to aim at his feet like any other big boss in the game, impossible to hit that trash

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Are these guys especially weak to slash damage or is he just a beefy boi? The other dragons are weak to most physical types but this one seems covered in scales.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                There are 4 of them in CFA, the first one is the one between the grace sites at the beginning, the second on the floating platform to the right of exiting the lift at the bottom, the third is sleeping in the stonesword key unlocked area and the fourth is the one in the screenshots after the rooftop grace. They are annoying as they vanish when you get a bit too far away from them, giving little opportunity for ranged combat. Only the first one allows the summoning of ashes, but is also the one with the most health.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  There are 4 of them in CFA, the first one is the one between the grace sites at the beginning, the second on the floating platform to the right of exiting the lift at the bottom, the third is sleeping in the stonesword key unlocked area and the fourth is the one in the screenshots after the rooftop grace. They are annoying as they vanish when you get a bit too far away from them, giving little opportunity for ranged combat. Only the first one allows the summoning of ashes, but is also the one with the most health.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    If you snipe the sleeping one with a bow , it just rises to it's feet, flies up and vanishes in a cloud of sparkles 0_0

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      He has too much HP for no reason. Boring to fight to be honest, the other dragons at least give more runes.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        You can bait him to the end of the roof, then hide in the room with the Grace point is. His flame attack won't reach you if you stand at the far end of the room. Once his back is turned, unload Comet Azure at his a**. Rinse n repeat.

                                                        • I've encountered him in a few locations, and I hit him once and then he'll vanish.
                                                          Not die, I don't get any runes or items. Just... Disappears.

                                                          And not a "flew off", he literally just pops out of existance.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            There's a room to cheese from realative safety on the left, on the start of the bridge. All that roaring makes plenty of time to bait him, run back, and use Black-Key Crossbow, Black-Key bolts to rot, and standard bolts for DPS.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              This guy is tricky, but the secret to his defeat is to use the Scarlet Rot. Get Rotten Breath, and cast it at him. Then run away and hide in a nearby room so that he can't get you.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This guy is tricky, but the secret to his defeat is to use the Scarlet Rot. Get Rotten Breath, and cast it at him. Then run away and hide in a nearby room so that he can't get you.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Has anyone else had this dragon be 'friendly'? I approached it and attacked it once. I then realized it was missing like 80% of its HP and wouldn't fight back. When walked like 5 meters away, it took off and turned into dust in the air. Kinda trippy...

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    why, why are all the locking points in these monsters head or neck?
                                                                    If the body is available I should be able to lock to the body and hit it.

                                                                    Another bad boss with bad camera and locking works making it artificially difficult.
                                                                    Can't lock on cause your attacks misses if you try to hit the belly or leggs fron underneath.
                                                                    Can't play unlocked cause you can't see him when he flies away and can't see the attacks coming.

                                                                    0/10

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Rot breath, mimic tear +10, comet azure, and a sh1tload cerulean flasks killed him quickly. Let scarlet rot take half his health, then rot em again and use comet spell. Takes a good amount of fp to rot maybe 100 when using rot breath but it works.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Never mind I beat him without making the game crash. The key is not looking at the ****ing tornado. If you look at the ****ing tornado it crashes the game. And trying to avoid looking at the tornado, while fighting a colossal enemy with **** camera angles, on uneven ground, is a pain in the ass. Thanks for 32k runes I guess.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          There is a relatively safe space north west, farthest away from the Grace. The fire attack can hit you, so you want to inch close to the wall as possible.

                                                                          You can try to reapply poison or scarlet rot, but I found it safest to wait until the dragon walks back to the middle of the bridge.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            There's another one on your path you come accross when you progress from the Dragon Temple Rooftop site of grace, he summons thunder bolts while you try to get close, but when you do get close he doesn't attack and just stares at you. When I walked away from him he jumped up and dissapeared, should i have killed him for a drop i wonder? Why was it friendly all of the sudden

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Very weak to Scarlet Rot, so you can use "Rotten Breath" dragonic spell to easily infect him and it causes HUGE damage over time.

                                                                              Also, drops Ancient Dragon Somber Stone x 1 (needed to upgrade weapon to max). Doesn't drop anything else. Good luck!

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