Flying Dragon Agheel is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Flying Dragon Agheel Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat Agheel easily, as well as boss stats and lore for Agheel.
The namesake of Lake Agheel, Flying Dragon Agheel was also a part of the Closed Network Test and is found at the Dragon-Burnt Ruins in Limgrave. From the description of it's breath attack and the various Wandering Nobles seemingly praying to the dragon, it is speculated that the undead in Limgrave worship the dragon in hopes to be free of their undeath.
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. Riding Torrent during this boss fight will be helpful as like with many other dragons, Agheel can be very mobile and being mounted will allow you to close the distance with it more effectively, as well as avoid it's breath attack easily. It drops a Dragon Heart and unlocks Agheel's Flame for purchase when defeated.
The dead gazed at the skies over the lakes of Limgrave, praying that the dragons' flames would burn them to ash.
Flying Dragon Agheel Boss in Elden Ring
- This boss is optional.
- Closest Site of Grace: Agheel Lake North
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
- Spirits summons are possible for this boss
- Defeating this boss rewards you with a Dragon Heart.
- Defeating Agheel unlocks Agheel's Flame at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion found in Caelid
- NPC Summons: Bloody Finger Hunter Yura. Yura will be nearby the Dragon boss fight. Speak to him and he will mention the dragon. After dying to Flying Dragon Agheel, speak to Yura again and he will chastise you for trying to fight it. His summon sign will then be available nearby
Where to find Flying Dragon Agheel in Elden Ring
The Flying Dragon Agheel boss can be found at the Dragon-Burnt Ruins in Limgrave, the ruins can be found around the center area of Agheel Lake. This is an optional boss, the dragon will spawn when approaching the the small island northwest of the actual ruins site, with a bonfire and some followers there. Map Link.
Flying Dragon Agheel Combat Information
- Health: 3,200.9 HP.
- New Game Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
- Defenses do not change between phases - a firebomb will do the same damage in phase 1 as in phase 2.
- Deals Standard and Fire Damage.
- Dragon type
- Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack and will cause Agheel to take 120% standard damage for the duration. Poise: 120.
- The head takes 50% more damage than the rest of the body, but is often hard to hit. This vulnerability stacks multiplicatively with the poisebreak vulnerability.
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.
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.
Flying Dragon Agheel Boss Guide for Elden Ring
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Flying Dragon Agheel Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Flying Dragon Agheel:
- Using a Spirit Summons or Co-Op can make this fight considerably less frustrating
- Kaiden Sellsword Ashes actually works fairly well and can get in a good bit of damage before vanishing
- Remember that you can mount up during this fight, and this is especially helpful to get back to the Dragon when he flies off
- Aiming for the head with sorceries or incantations can rack up good damage, and can occasionally stun him.
Mounted Strategy (easiest)
The easiest strategy is to get on your mount and ride through his legs swiping his wings and feet as you go, trying to keep moving as much as possible. Ride away when he flies off, locate him once he lands again, and then make your way to him, taking a wider arc if he breathes fire so as not to get hit.
You can load up on HP flasks for this strategy and put on your heaviest armor, since weight does not matter when you are mounted.
This can be an extremely difficult fight for melee characters because hitting the head of the Dragon does the most damage, and it's hard to reach just like past From Software Dragon fights. Using a long reaching Weapon like the Bastard Sword, Ordovis' Greatsword, Winged Spear, or Lance can make this markedly easier, so I suggest using one of them.
The strategy is that you want to sit out in front of Agheel and bait him into swiping with his wing. Dodge away, and then attack his head if you're fast enough or his wing if you are not for at least some damage. You want to try to get him to repeat this as much as you can, hopefully you'll stagger him, at which point he'll fall down and you can stab his eye for some great damage.
When he does his dual bite attack, one bite right after the other, you want to dodge through the second one, and turn around and attack the head if you can. This should give you several free hits if your weapon is long enough and your timing was good. Then get back into position and try to bait the wing swipe again.
If he raises up in the air to breath fire directly downward you need to roll away from him as fast as you can. This is a very difficult attack to dodge, and will likely kill you more than just about any other attack.
If he raises up and starts breathing fire in a line you need to get to his left side, just like in the Darkeater Midir fight to dodge the fire. This is an easy move to read, but sometimes you are in a bad spot where you can't get away, so you may die anyway. You can use rocks and buildings for cover if needed.
If he raises up in the air and hangs there for a second NOT BREATHING FIRE, then he will pounce on you. Make sure you wait until the last second and dodge away from him, and then attack for some easy damage. If you don't move you may be one-shotted.
If you end up behind him for any length of time, he will likely do a tail swipe, just like Darkeater Midir, so make sure you Block it or roll through it. It happens 99% of the time if you are directly behind him, so be ready for it.
Lastly, if he flies away, mount up and ride to him, riding left or right to avoid the fire he will breath at you.
Magic and Ranged Strategy
The strategy for this fight is somewhat similar whether you're ranged or melee, so you'll want to play in a similar manner avoiding the same attacks. However, it's easier to lock onto his head and range him with Glintstone Stars or Glintstone Pebble if you have either. Beast Claw does not work well in this fight, since it takes place in a lake, and Beast Claw does not work in water. For Incantation users,Lightning Spear is the best choice.
I highly recommend using a Shield in your off-hand so you can Block when needed in between casts. And you'll need to have 4 FP Flasks so that you can use as much magic as possible, which means you won't be able to heal, so try not to get hit anymore than you have to.
Remember that you can use the Northern Mercenary Ashes to help you out, and with a bit of luck he'll actually stay alive for a large chunk of the fight. Sometimes you get some bad RNG and the dragon breathes fire and kills him straight away. When this happens, it's probably best to die and restart.
Lastly, you can fire off spells or use your Bow easily from horseback, allowing you more mobility while staying out of harms way. It might take you a bit longer to beat him this way, but it's definitely safer!
Attacks & Counters
Standing Firebreath (aimed)
|Commonly used when the player is far from Agheel. The dragon arches their neck while flame particles appear in their mouth, and then exhales a continuous jet of flames towards the target. If the player moves, Agheel will turn their head and track the player with the stream. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||Sprint diagonally forwards towards the dragon. Using Torrent may make this strategy easier. Upon reaching the head, dismount and jump attack the weak point on the snout, or line up a heavy attack as Agheel returns their head to the initial position.|
|Standing Firebreath (sweeping)||Commonly used when the player is far from Agheel. The dragon turns ther head to their left (your right) while flame particles appear in their mouth. Agheel then exhales a jet of flame and slowly sweeps it from their left to their right (your right to your left). This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||Sprint forwards towards Agheel, either on foot or on Torrent. As you close in, you may need to turn to your left to move around the jet of flame. Once you have reached Agheel’s head, dismount if you were mounted and stand where the dragon's head normally hangs. Charge a heavy attack and release it as they return their head to the normal position.|
|Flying Firebreath (fly-by)||Agheel leaps backwards into the sky, with their body held at a noticeable angle. Flame particles appear in their mouth, and then Agheel flies directly forwards some distance, spewing a jet of fire angled to their left (your right) that flows over the ground for a considerable distance. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||Turn to your left and sprint forwards. As the fire passes you, turn left again and sprint towards Agheel as they land.|
|Flying Firebreath (retreat)||Agheel leaps backwards into the air and hovers low over the ground. Flame particles appear in their mouth, and then Agheel breathes fire across the ground in a wide arc in front of him. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||React quickly and sprint directly away from Agheel. Mounting Torrent will often keep you above the fire even if he takes damage from the attack, and as such presents a viable option if you find yourself unable to react in time on foot. In either case, once the fire has dissipated sprint back towards Agheel.|
|Divebomb||Agheel leaps backwards into the sky and hovers for three wingbeats, diving down to the ground and landing on the player as they begin a fourth. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects||Wait until after the third wingbeat, and roll as Agheel begins to drop towards you. After you recover from the roll, sprint towards the head and land a jumping attack on the snout.|
|Charge||Agheel roars loudly, then runs forwards, lowering their head to their right (your left) as they do. After proceeding forwards a certain distance, Agheel swings their head up and to their left (your right) to gore the player with their horn. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||Either step back out of range, then move in below Agheel's head and use a charge attack as they bring it back to the ground, or roll to your left through the attack and do the same.|
|Double Bite||Agheel lowers their head and bends it to their right (your left), opening their mouth and roaring as they do. The dragon then bites from their right to their left (your left to your right). Following this, Agheel repeats the attack with their head now bent to their left (your right). This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||Either step back out of range and prepare a charged heavy attack as Agheel lowers their head following the second bite, or sprint/roll forwards under the bites to attack his legs.|
|Wing Slam||Agheel raises one of their wings, then slams their wing joint vertically downwards on the player. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||Roll through the slam and attack the wing.|
|Wing Sweep||Agheel raises one of their wings, then sweeps it across the ground in front of them from their left to their right (if they are attacking with their left wing) or their right to their left (if they are attacking with their right wing). This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||Roll through the sweep, bearing in mind that it requires a substantially delayed dodge with tight timing. Attack the wing once you have dodged the sweep.|
|Stomp||Agheel raises one of their feet and stomps forwards, creating a large shockwave around the area of impact. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects, and will do more damage if the player is hit directly by the stomp instead of the shockwave.||Sprint backwards and stand along the center line of Agheel's body. As they stomp, charge a heavy attack and release it as the dragon's head comes down.|
|Tail Whip||This attack is commonly used when the player is standing behind Agheel. Agheel curls their tail to their left or right; note that neither wing comes off the ground and that the tail tip does not reach above the arch of their back. Agheel then spins in the direction their tail was curled (that is, if the tail is bent to your left, Agheel will spin their head to your and their initial left too).||Prevent the attack by not standing behind Agheel. If you do find yourself there for some reason, roll forwards or to the left through the attack.|
|Tail Whip + Bite||This attack is commonly used when the player is standing behind Agheel. Agheel curls their tail to their left (your left) and raises its tip above their back while lifting their right wing. Then, the dragon spins themself around to face the player, sweeping their tail counterclockwise (that is, from their initial left to their initial right) and biting down to their left (your right) as they finish. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects||Prevent the attack by not standing behind Agheel. If it does occur, roll backwards and to your left through the swipe and attack the momentarily vulnerable head.|
|Spin Bite||This attack is commonly used when the player is standing behind Agheel. Agheel quickly spins to their right to face the player, biting at they do. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.||Prevent the attack by not standing behind Agheel. If it does occur, roll to your right through the bite and attack the head.|
|Repositioning Hop||Agheel leaps forwards into the air and glides a short distance before landing, turning around to face the player as they do so.||Sprint towards Agheel.|
Elden Ring Flying Dragon Agheel Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- Agheel and Greyll are the only two flying dragons who share the same moveset with no noticeable differences.
- Agheel is one of the five named dragons who do not have a specified gender (the other four being Borealis the Freezing Fog, Flying Dragon Greyll, Glintstone Dragon Adula, and Magma Wyrm Makar).
- Agheel can damage and be damaged by the large crabs in the swamp nearby.
- Many of the local humanoid enemies appear to be calling to Agheel, as if they are worshipping it.
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