A large and powerful Great Dragon, found guarding a narrow bridge. Like its cousins, it will utilize stomps, breath attacks, bites to take down any who try to cross.
Elden Ring Flying Dragon Greyll Boss
- This boss is Optional
- Greyll is a Greater Foe
- Closest Site of Grace: Farum Greatbridge, Lenne's Rise
- Multiplayer is enabled
- Spirit ash summons enabled
Elden Ring Flying Dragon Greyll Location
Flying Dragon Greyll can be found patrolling the large bridge between Northern and Southern Dragonbarrow. [Elden Ring Map Link]
Flying Dragon Greyll Combat Information
- Health: NG (??), NG+ (11561), 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 Damage and Fire Damage.
- Dragon type
- Poise can be broken, which allows players to perform a riposte
- Hits to the head deals extra damage
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 is 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 Flying Dragon Greyll Boss Guide
Flying Dragon Greyll Boss Video Guide
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Flying Dragon Greyll Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Flying Dragon Greyll:
- Use the Spectral Steed Whistle to get and stay mounted to use the mobility to your advantage
- Use the Rock Sling Spell and aim for the head to stun the boss.
- Melee users should focus on attacking the dragon's feet, staying under them for short periods of time before creating some distance to avoid being hit and watch for more attack opportunities.
- If the boss is breathing fire while you are safely underneath them, you can get some free hits on the head
- When Flying Dragon Greyll falls over, head to the left side of their head to do a critical on their eye
- Ranged users can stay mounted and distance themselves from the boss, running away whenever they start the fire breath, repeating until the boss is defeated.
- There are many heights that ranged players can stand on around the outskirts of the bridge that can cause the dragon to perform strangely. The ranged fire breath can be avoided to some degree by being above the boss this way.
Staying mounted for the entire fight can help a lot due to having the mobility to move in and under the boss quickly when you need to or move far away quickly to be safe from their attacks. The double jump can be used as an emergency escape for the tail swipe attack to avoid the damage but at the cost of the mount, simply resummon them afterwards.Try to stay to the left side of the bridge from wherever you are facing the boss, the grounded fire breath attack starts spraying from the other side and the flying breath attack primarily hits on the right side as well. Don't move too far from the boss so that when Greyll starts their fire breathing attack, very visible from their mouth glowing red, you can quickly rush in to safely be underneath them while also free to attack them while they breathe fire.
Focus on dealing damage to the legs of the boss as these are the easiest hitzones to aim for. Greyll's head bobs and moves a lot during the fight and can be difficult to hit, even with jump attacks. Rush into and underneath the left shoulder of the boss whenever it is safe to do so and hit them in the legs before rushing past and out the other side. Don't stay under the boss for too long as this will make it difficult to watch for when the boss does the Tail Swipe attack or stomping attacks.
Flying Dragon Greyll has a tendency to have buggy abilities when fighting them near the edges of the bridge. Kite them back towards the center if you find it uncomfortable to deal with the boss here.
For melee users without a mount the general strategy is the same but with much less mobility that would otherwise let you avoid attacks completely. Stay close to and focus on damaging the feet of the boss, the head moves a lot and can be very difficult to land a hit on even with jumping attacks. Watch out for the tail swipes as this is a very difficult attack to dodge, it may be possible to dodge by rolling towards the head of the boss. Don't stay under the dragon for too long as the stomp attacks can easily hit you. Find windows to attack the boss when they use long attacks such as the dragon breath or when they just finish attacks with long ending animations. If Greyll starts their fire breath and you are too far away to quickly run under them, try rolling to avoid the damage or get behind a mound on the sides of the bridge to hide from the damage.
Magic and Ranged Users
Flying Dragon Greyll will be a long fight so make sure to keep track of the your Cerulean Flasks count and how much you will need for this fight. Beware of using slow charging attacks while unmounted as Greyll has multiple fast attacks they can unleash. This is a common source of death for casters. The Rock Sling spell can be used to great effect against Flying Dragon Greyll, aim at the head to get quick stuns on the boss, combine with the Meteorite Staff to improve the damage. Other attacks that are long ranged are good as well such as Glintstone Pebble or Loretta's Greatbow to maintain range on the boss while doing damage.
Ranged users may choose to fight this battle on foot or on mount. Fighting while mounted will give much better mobility to quickly get away from the breath attacks but fighting unmounted can allow for faster casting. If the boss decides to use the long fire breath attack simply run away then get back into range and continue to do damage. Attacking Greyll from behind is not recommended as this does less damage than simply hitting them from the front.
The Magic User strategy was tested on a lvl 45 Wretch with 40 Int 20 Mind, and 14 Dex. The items used were a +3 Longsword and the Meteorite Staff. Since Greyll will one shot you with any attack if you are a squishy mage it's recommended that you switch all flasks over to Cerulean for the best/worst case scenario. If you run out of FP during the fight and want to continue fighting in this run you should switch over to the mounted strategy above as that will increase your survivability.
Another strategy ranged players can try is to use the different elevated areas outside the bridge, standing on them to gain height while attacking the boss from afar. The dragon breath from the boss does not track upwards very well so players can safely bombard the boss with damage.
Poison/Rot Arrows Cheese Method
Equip a bow and the max capacity of arrows with either poison or rot (i.e., serpent arrows or rotbone arrows). Consider wearing the Arrow’s Reach and Arrow’s Sting talismans; they will be helpful but not necessary. Get on your mount, stand at the edge of the bridge, move up as close as you need to make sure the arrows can reach dragon. Let loose. Rinse and repeat. When he is about to do his long-range fire breath, run back on your mount as far as you (this is why staying mounted is important). When he’s about to die, consider equipping the Golden Scarab talisman and consuming a Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot for extra runes.
Flying Dragon Greyll Attacks & Counters
|Foot stomp||Greyll will lift either foot and pause for a short time
before crashing it down either on the spot lifted or slightly forward.
|Move from the lifted foot.|
|Tail Swipe||Greyll will twitch his tail and spin around swiping players with their tail||Stay away from the boss to avoid the attack, it is difficult but not impossible to double jump on the mount to dodge the damage from the tail but the mount may be hit then.
It may be possible to dodge by standing under the chest close to the neck
|Head Lunge||Front facing attack telegraphed by him screeching at you while
moving neck. Charges forward slashing jaws from side to side.
|Sprint on the mount or roll forward to quickly move forward underneath the boss and away from the head
Alternatively move away from the boss to get away from the attack
|Greyll will fly into the air then look down and breath fire down the right side of the bridge as they fly towards you.
There have been bugs reported where the fire breath goes crazy when the breath is too close to the edge
|Stay to the left side of the boss to avoid this attack
Greyll breathes fire ahead of them when they fly up, so you can run past and under them to avoid the entire fire breath.
Stay away from the ends of the bridge to keep the boss away from there to avoid the attack bugging out.
|Body Slam (Flying)||Greyll will fly into the air and after a few seconds crash down on the players
position. Greyll can slam down right under themselves or fly forward a distance when slamming down.
|Move away and stay moving to avoid the slam damage.
Roll or Double Jump with the mount to avoid the slam damage to stay close and continue damaging. If you are quick enough you can get a free hit on the head as he is recovering from landing
|Spray Fire Breath||Greyll will spray fire in front of them from their left to their right
Sometimes this is done after a jump backwards
|Move away or roll to avoid the fire breath if they jump back to breathe fire
You can run underneath them while they are spraying left to right to be safe from the breath and freely attack them.
|Homing Fire Breath
Greyll's mouth will glow red and flames start to appear.
If you are not too far away from the boss, one or two dragon lengths in distance, you may be able to get underneath the boss before the breath is launched.
Flying Dragon Greyll Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
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