Glintstone Dragon Adula

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Location

Liurnia of the Lakes

Moonlight Altar

Drops

Cathedral of Manus Celes:
120,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes

NG+ ~250000 Runes

NG++ 264000 Runes

Adula's Moonblade
3x Dragon Heart
Three Sisters:
No runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes

HP 4,405 HP (1st Encounter)
11,550 HP (2nd Encounter)
Strong VS
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All Status Effects
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Glintstone Dragon Adula is a of Boss in Elden Ring. Glintstone Dragon Adula is a huge dragon boss is found in Liurnia of the Lakes. Adula is first encountered roaming the Three Sisters sub-region in the north. After dealing enough damage to it, the dragon will teleport to the Cathedral of Manus Celes in the south. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat it to advance in Elden Ring.

 

 Adula, a devourer of sorcerers, was bested by Ranni and subsequently swore a knightly oath to her Dark Moon.

 

Elden Ring Glintstone Dragon Adula Boss

  • This is an optional boss
  • This is a Great Enemy Boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Moonlight Altar. Map Link.
  • Is multiplayer allowed for this boss? Yes
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for aid on this Boss.

 

Elden Ring Glintstone Dragon Adula Location

  1. Glintstone Dragon Adula is found roaming the center of Three Sisters, a sub-region in northern Liurnia. [Map Link] It does not die here and teleports away at half HP.
  2. Glintstone Dragon Adula can be found outside the Cathedral of Manus Celes in southwest Liurnia, this time it will actually be killable. [Map Link]

Glintstone Dragon Adula Combat Information

  • Health:
    • 4,405.6 HP (Three Sisters, Ranni's Rise).
    • 11,550 HP (Cathedral of Manus Celes, Village of the Albinaurics)
  • New Game Health: NG (??), NG+ (11500), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Defenses do not change between phases.
  • Deals Magic and Standard Damage. At Cathedral it can inflict Frostbite.
  • dragon icon 40px Dragon type
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack. Poise: 120.
  • The head takes significantly more damage.

 

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 Cathedral of Manus Celes Glintstone Dragon Adula.
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 Glintstone Dragon Adula Boss Guide

Glintstone Dragon Adula Boss Video Guide

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Glintstone Dragon Adula Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Glintstone Dragon Adula:

  • This Boss has high magic resistance so try to use Physical Damage if you can.
  • Use the Eternal Darkness spell to draw in the homing crystals, making this fight more easier.

 

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. When the boss first spawns or when they reset their position, they get stuck in a long animation giving players a good window to get free damage in. You can attempt to use this to ease the fight by bringing the fight away from the church causing the dragon to reset its position, but not its hp bar.

MELEE STRATEGY

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 SwordOrdovis' GreatswordSpear, or Lance can make this markedly easier, so I suggest using one of them. If not aiming for the head, both the legs and the wings make for good accessible hitzones to aim for, the wings are especially safe from tailswipes and foot stomps.

In the beginning of the fight, Adula will undergo a lengthy roaring animation. This is your chance to do as much damage as possible and stagger him, allowing you to perform a poise deathblow.

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 in the air and hangs there for a second NOT BREATHING MAGIC MIST, 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 end up behind him for any length of time, he will likely do a tail swipe, make sure you Block it or roll through it. They will lift their tail up and to their left before the swipe, however do not rely on this to time a roll as the dragon sometimes throws in a small delay before the swipe to catch players off guard.

When Glintstone Dragon Adula breathes fire from the ground their head is lowered and mostly stationary, you can get underneath them and hit their head during this time. Be wary of the glintstone shard breath attack as the boss will do mostly the same motion but the breath effect is different and the shards will come flying at you from whatever direction they were fire in, get ready to block or dodge them.

MAGIC AND RANGED STRATEGY

Sorcery easy mode: Stand inside the cathedral and use Night Maiden's Mist. Standing in the middle between the entrance and the nearby site of grace ensure their breath attack cannot damage you. Sip some tea while your favorite true damage sorcery does all the work. 

Since the dragon is strong against magic, a good spell to use against it is Rock Sling, which deals good damage and can break poise. If you're feeling brave, you can use Meteorite or Meteorite of Astel to deal massive damage to it, but be wary of its stomps.

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. 

I highly recommend using a Shield in your off-hand so you can Block when needed in between casts. And you'll want to have more 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 Spirit Ashes to help you out, with someone else being focused by the boss you can freely deal damage and not worry as much about dodging attacks.

Watch out for the glintstone breath attack as the seeking shards can be troublesome to deal with, use the environment to take cover or a shield to block the attacks.

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!

 

Glintstone Dragon Adula Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Adula's Moonblade Glintstone Dragon Adula flies up and backwards then conjures a cold magic greatsword held by their teeth, they then swoop down to slash it at their target, releasing multiple cold shard projectiles that apply frostbite to those hit. Watch for Adula to turn their head to their left and move back and to the left of the dragon to dodge the main sweeping attack as well as many of the projectiles that fly out. Alternatively, if you are close enough, you can move under their body to avoid the sword entirely.
Seeking Shards Attack Glintstone Dragon Adula does a long grounded breath attack that does not shoot flames out, instead they fire seeking Glintstone Shards that fly towards the player. Look for obstacles in the environment to hide behind and take cover. The best of these is the large rock jutting out just in front of the ruins opposite to the Cathedral of Manus Celes.
Alternatively keep track of the shards and dodge or block the attacks when they reach you.
Sweeping Dragon Breath (Grounded) The Dragon's Mouth will glow before they lower their head and spray out a wide breath from their left to their right Quickly run underneath the dragon's right side or skirt widely to avoid the breath.
Sweeping Dragon Breath (Flying) The Dragon's Mouth will glow before they fly upwards into the air then spray their dragon breath widely in front of them from their left to their right. Watch for when the mouth starts to glow to quickly move away or rush underneath to get out of range of the attack.
Foot Stomp The Boss raises their foot then stomps it down dealing damage in an AOE around the stomp. Move away from the raised foot or double-jump while on horseback.
Flying Stomp The Dragon flies up in the air and hovers for an extended time before stomping down on their target Move away and stay moving to avoid the stomp
Alternatively rush to get behind them as this will bait them into stomping behind you.
Tail Swipe The Dragon lifts their tail to the left before sweeping and spinning around, This attack is often used when you are behind the dragon. Back away to avoid the swipe
It may be possible to avoid damage by quickly moving between the legs towards the head.
Head Lunge The Dragon will raise their head then lunge at their target, they can do this with a forward movement or even with a spin to lunge a target behind them Move away from the head to avoid the attack

Glintstone Dragon Adula Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Adula was a devourer of sorcerers, but was defeated by Ranni, after which they swore an oath to serve her, which explains why it appears in places relating to Ranni’s questline.

 

 

 

Glintstone Dragon Adula Image Gallery

 

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    • Anonymous

      Hold on, it swore an oath to serve her? Why the hell'sit trying to attack us then? I swear, half the issues in these games could be solved with proper communication.

      • Anonymous

        She has a moonlight greatsword, and it's distinctively a sorcery and not a power she got from eating sorcerers, therefor the reason she's the only character in Ranni's service that's hostile to us is we're basically cucking this dragon.

        • Anonymous

          Gravity sorceries, specifically Rock Sling, work great when facing this boss on a magic build, since they deal physical damage and not magical damage. Just stand inside the safety of the cathedral and throw rocks at her head until she dies.

          • It takes some time to fully aggro if you're damaging it from a distance, so you can pelt it with like 5 or 6 poison arrows before it even really starts to turn around. Considering the fact that this boss can nearly one shot endgame characters, you may want to utilize this information to cheese it with your ranged dot of choice. In my tests, I noted that the boss will detect you in stealth even if you're behind it. It'll aggro when you get within like 20 feet of its foot, so poison mist isn't really an option for this.

            • Anonymous

              Can be cheesed by standing on the slanted pillar by the entrance of the cathedral, it will just walk back and forth by the wall, it can still hit you with the blade and some breath attacks but you can easily just back away when they are coming. Inflict it with rot or use Black Flame to take it down painlessly

              • Anonymous

                Cheese method: stood inside the building where the site of Grace is. Literally just shot arrows at him from the doorway. Occasionally he’ll do a flame attack so just walk behind the wall and hide and then come back out and shoot at his wings or whatever. Pop a gold foot before he dies for extra runes!

                • Anonymous

                  if youre working a sorcerer build try cerulean hidden tear + meteorite and youll be able to take it down in one go. first youll have to run past it into the cathedral and start the fight from behind so that you can cast early enough to knock it down before you get hit

                  • Anonymous

                    why do we actually fight Adula, if it serves Ranni and we're trying to go and help Ranni achieve her goals, why does it attack us

                    • Anonymous

                      i actually found a really good spirit summon in Latenna +10. I placed her in the entrance of the manor and kited the dragon around using Rock Sling, and she consistently did around 500 damage every few seconds

                      • Anonymous

                        I seem to have a problem where my Mimic will simply not attack this guy, no matter what weapons / spell combos I try, the mimic will just run up to it and then stand there

                        • Anonymous

                          idk if any1 mentioned this, but I ignored the dragon, and after I gave Ranni the finger slayer blade, I walked out of the room as the "Great Enemy Felled" appear. I was confused and then I realized it just Adula despawn and moved to Manus Celes cathedral

                          • Anonymous

                            If you lose the dragon after fighting it near Ranni’s Rise, look west of the Village of Albinaurics grace site. You’ll find the dragon curled up under two towering stones. If you zoom in on the map, the stones look like two sticks leaning towards each other to form an incomplete triangle. Sorry If my post is wordy, English is not my first language. I’ve been told I write very wordy.

                            • Anonymous

                              is there a meta around charming adula as a host? done a number of invasions here with adula hostile to me, and I'm a little confused. i wish the moonlight altar was like the forest for dark souls 1's cat covenant - for ranni consorts

                              • Anonymous

                                Rocksling is the way to go if you're on a mage build and do low damage because of his magic resist
                                If you have mimic tear and want it to spam it as well, make sure to have some starlight shards equipped so the mimic can recover FP

                                • Did him at level 100, don't know if I' m overleveled but it sure didn't feel like it. Got me destroyed 10+ times. Finally went in with full Radahn's, magic negation buffs + horseback fighting buff. Mimic ashes too. Kept meleeing his feet, switching between them. He didn't have the chance to cast that lethal ice beam of his, nor anything else actually, he was just constantly trying to stomp me. At 5% of his health he knocked me down. RNG helped, got back up unharmed, finished him off. Everything else failed miserably. As usual in this game, storming in and being aggressive paid off.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    His forward fire breath has a visual glitch where he moves his head and damagr stream to adjust for player movement, but the fire stream visually stays in the same location. You will still die even if the visual fire breath is nowhere near you.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      What was the point of making us fight Adula if they're just going to bail? Don't do that, either let us kill it the first time or have it spawn much later.

                                      • I once fought him on his second location without success and wanted to come back later and now i wanna try to fight him again but he is no where to be found but I still got the spirit calling icon flashing on the screen did it happen to anyone else?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Regal Omen Barn cheeses this boss easily. Stand behind the piller and move out and spam it a few times, 3 magic flasks wporth of spamming it and he was dead at the Cathedral of Manus Celes. The other ones just Horse ride till they run.

                                          I will say they must have buffed this final version of the boss from 1.03 he is much harder and has much higher magic reduction. It at least seems it was far easier on another character in the previous version with a simular build and weapons. But there have been several enemies that have seemed to be boosted in 1.04 that aren't in the notes.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            There is one easy way to cheese this fight that everyone can do. All you need is 14 Int to cast Night Maiden's Mist. Cast it few times (one at the time and wait for it to end) from inside the cathedral and watch the health bar melt

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Fighting this guy was real easy up by the towers, in which it also flies off like a coward halfway through, but in the lakes he's a real jerk;
                                              It's mostly up in the air shooting down insta-kill magic flames and running away, then when you get close enough to hit, it just repeats the same cheap tactic. It's like it rage quit the fair fight on the ground, only to then act like a cheap babby when it comes to the retribution round. I swear Elden Ring has a big push for you to use magic compared to other titles.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Easy Cheese as a caster. Go inside the Cathedral and hug the front wall. Send out Kristoff Spirit Ashes (Cold damage does almost nothing to him) and just go brew some coffee. I peeked out of the corner every so often, throw rocks and hid again.

                                                Yeah its not my proudest moment, but I can now stab stuff with a frosty greatsword to make me feel better.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This damn big lizard's fire breath (well... Glintstone Breath) seems to be glitched. More than once, it breath the fire and I have no difficulty moving ahead of the breath, but then as I'm getting next to its wings and it stopped its breath, some of the fire breath comes back and hit me from behind. (It literally went in the opposite direction from where it was shooting it.) From what I have seen, the fire breath particles "bounce" off certain tall surface (like rocks) and returns toward me while being barely visible anymore. It's kinda hard to explain, but the worse part of it is that this glitch kills me in 0.1 sec. (It drop my health to 0 and pushes me off Torrent instantly.)

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    hello, i wasn't fighting this thing at all, i was in Ranni's Tower when i got the ''Great Enemy Felled'' message i went out and it wasn't there. this happen to anyine else?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This fight is infuriating as melee. It just keeps running the **** away from you AND does damage at the same time. I spend my time running around after the thing to catch up to it and when I do, it flies off again and sets everything on fire on the way. One time it kept flying off and landing then flying off so many times that it despawned itself. I couldn't even catch up to it.

                                                      Cheesing this ****er with no remorse. Rock Sling all the way.

                                                      • For anyone (particularly melee) that prefers not to fight on horseback, cold godskin peeler with bloodhound step worked well for me.

                                                        Focused legs and bloodhound stepped to other leg when the one I was hitting raised to stomp. Watch for tail whip.

                                                        Double step through his flying sword attack to increase odds of dodging blade and follow up mist. Hammering bloodhound step to close gap especially beneficial if he's going to flame attack while on ground so you have stamina to chain hits while he won't react. Winged sword insignia boosted this.

                                                        Wait for crystal magic attack to pop and then wait until projectiles are honing in on you then roll for iframe protection.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I was just fighting this dragon and he flew up, then disapeared. I got no runes, no heart, no message of enemy killed. I rested and came back, the dragon is gone. what did I do wrong?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The worst part of this fight is the crystal ball thing that fires homing crystals. They break through any shield, they hit and such different times that it's nearly impossible to roll through them, and even hiding behind something doesn't work because the shards that went straight in the air will come down on your head like a mortar. Absolute RNG move as to if you live or die. It's just a Vigor check. I hate it so, so much.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I saw the dragon in three sisters, and went around it to Rannis Rise, intending to fight it later. I go to the top, Talk to Ranni the witch, talk to her friends, then all of a sudden, it pops up that I slew a Great enemy, and I got 12k souls, but no dragon heart, and I go back outside and the dragon is gone. At first it wouldn’t let me leave, so I go back to talk to Ranni, but I went too fast and fell off a cliff.

                                                              I didn’t screw myself out of a dragon heart did I?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This thing ****ing sucks imo. Constantly flying away (more than other dragons I feel), and constantly spams one shots.
                                                                Cheap fight, isn't satisfying to defeat either.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Could this have been a communion dragon? Would make sense if Adula was formerly in her service and is still guarding that place. Ranni placing a guardian dragon outside also explains why Seluvis only visits an apparition

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    You can shoot Loretta's bow and ride back to the grace, wait a little, shoot another Loretta, rince repeat, you'd need about 15 of them to go through; lock on body instead of head, it will be easier to hit as he moves past the doorway.
                                                                    This is blue cheese, though, in sense it is a cheesy, safe and slightly stinky way to deal with magnificent magical dragon.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I'd say One of the Tankiest Dragons in the game just before Placidusax the Dragon Lord himself.... If you are a Mage INT Build like i did against this Dragon , try using Rock Sling its one of the only Sorcery Spells that deals great damage and also staggers this Dragon. ( Other Glintstone Sorceries will be extremely not that damage dealing since Adula has the most Magic Defense along with Placidusax... ). Otherwise even Comet Azur Combo doesn't work that well... If you'd want you could also Mist this dragon to Death with the Night Maiden Mist for a cheesy approach... Altho if it wasn't for my Spirit Summon this would've been a pretty tough Boss for being just a regular dragon... I also found that Lightning attacks specialy from a decently upgraded Seal could deal more damage than Sorcery Spells unless if its Gravity Spells like Rock Sling. ( Rock Sling might be slow yes , but if you Land the 3 Rocks onto his Head it'll deal Massive damage and can stagger this nasty Dragon easily... So try saving up all your FP Flasks and FP mostly for Rock Slings , Meteorites , or Weapon Skills otherwise you need alot of Hits in order to kill this dragon with Glintstone Pebbles or even Comet ). Other not soo bad strategy is you carefully Aim Loretta's Greatbow Spell on its Head... That's the only Spell that deals significant damage towards the head otherwise you will deal minimal damage if struck on the body parts of this dragon. Goodluck this Dragon is a must Kill for all Mage Builds as Adula's Moonblade outshines Carian Greatsword or even Carian Piercer.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        What a garbage ****ing fight. I hate boring encounters like this where I spend 15 mins whittling down a health bar only to get one shot by some bull ****

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Ignore the comments talking about meteorite. Waiting for the RNG to determine if one of them in the storm hits the dragon is not worth it compared to rock sling.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            It's a cheesy way to kill him but super easy. Just run far enough into the cathedral and shoot him with poison and blood arrows (or just regular arrows but will take much longer) if you stand back far enough he can't hurt you with any attacks. Just move around the ruble in the cathedral when he flies and stay out of reach of his frost attack. Super easy fight

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Hey guys, the easiest way to fight this one as a mage, throw rocks at it's head! it doesn't like gravity, you can easily knock it out twice and deal creditable damage with an INT build.

                                                                              • I was wondering, if this guy's name is translated wrong. We have Glintsone Dragon Smarag, quite obviously a reference to a name for emerald (in older English or any of the other many languages still using it) with it's emerald scales. I think Adula in meant to follow the same pattern, it's name being Azura, in reference to it's azure scales. The mistranslation would make sense if we think about the Japanese syllables it would be written with: アヅラ, which could be romanized as Azura, Azula, Adura or Adula.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  My favorite part of the fight is when he gets 20 feet away from where he spawns. phases out of reality, spawns back in in the middle of an attack and one shots you instantly, Very cool!

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The dragon on ranni rise just dissapeared for me. I was shooting arrows at it from one of the rock pillar on the left of Renna rise.

                                                                                    And it just cease to exist, no great enemy felled it just gone with its 25% health

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Had him at about 75% health, mid fight he flew straight up and disappeared.. no runes, no nothing.. idk? tried coming back multiple times.
                                                                                      Fun fight while it lasted though

                                                                                      Good luck

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Ok, i killed him at the cathedral, then after some time i returned to this location to fight Alecto and at the road from moon altar to ringleader evergaol there is somehow another dragon. With the same design, but no boss label. Bug?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Some players are experiencing a glitch where they are receiving a "Great Enemy Felled" message and 12,000 runes upon entering the 3 Sisters area without ever encountering the dragon.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Eternal Darkness (sorcery) works great for his magic attack. If you’re having trouble as a magic build I would beef up a weapon like Morning Star and putting a holy/fire ash on it.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              He never spawned for me in front of the cathedral.. i fought him at three sisters and he teleported but never showed up in the church..

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                He never spawned for me in front of the cathedral.. i fought him at three sisters and he teleported but never showed up in the church..

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  After I killed Radahn I teleported to Ranni's Rise to start her quest. I accepted her quest and went down to talk to Iji. Mid conversation I get "Great Enemy Felled" message and 12k runes (but no rewards) and the dragon was not at Three Sisters anymore. Have yet to go to the other location to see if it's there or not.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Lot of people still don't seem to understand you don't have to fight it, and at the Three Sisters it's actually meaningless to fight it. If you want to, just kill it later. You don't have to chase it away, it'll show up at the Moonlight Altar anyway (but you can just run past it if you want to)

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      You can use torrents mount (not whistling) and dismount (reliable) animations to dodge the homing crystals and ice greatsword attacks.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        The encounter before Ranni's Rise did not spawn in until I reached the inside of Ranni's Rise and then it died giving me the message "Great Enemy Felled" and 12000 runes. Will have to finish the route to see if it shows up again or if I lost out on its blade and 3 hearts as listed above.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I mean if you’re trying to cheese summon latenna the archer as close to summon sign as possible and just trigger him and run him into her line of sight he will circle the entire fight aggrod but won’t move while she picks away took 5 mins first try lol

                                                                                                          • Playing through the game smoothly with not bugs whatsoever till I met this guy. I thought it despawned on me. Glad to know it was an intended reaction meaning I got no bugs so far

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I feel like FromSoft should maybe have made it a tad more obvious that Adula dissappearing mid-fight is intended behavior. I genuinely thought he just despawned on me due to a bug and I'd be losing out on all the rewards.

                                                                                                              Like, they could have just sent a little message in the same way it does when Invaders arrive "Glintstone Dragon Adula has fled the fight" or something like that.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                This enemy despawned on me before I could kill them and never spawned back leaving me without the rewards.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Cant kill him. No matter what i try, he keeps disappearing and wont come back anymore. Good thing i knew about this and backed up my save file.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Don't forget to use the Gold Foot before this fight. Bleed build on horse + mimic summon can make this fight trivial.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Literally the worst boss arena(Cathedral of the Manus Celes encounter), on both sides of the field you could mistakenly walk off the cliff trying to evade its long range attacks and the fall is just big enough to kill the player on the right side. Also this guy has two added moves, one of them can one shot you at 40 VIG and the other has homing capabilities that humans won't be able to invent in the next 100 years.

                                                                                                                      • Such a fun experience getting stuck on rocks and walking off cliffs. Anyway you can cheese the boss with rotten breath, proc it once then hide in the cathedral ruins, when it runs out proc it again and he'll be dead.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Tough boss for sure, but didn't stop it from getting smashed into pieces for standing between me and the love of my life.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Had trouble killing it with Wing of Astel +9 (split physical/magic damage) then switched to Naginata +15 and killed it first try. Only one bleed proc when using Naginata, so might be resistant to blood loss.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              I swear the first fight I had they didn’t teleport or anything and I had them down to like 25% before I died. Was that a glitch or am I trippin?

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Possibly weak to Scarlet Rot. I hit Adula with rotten breath when she spawns. Sometimes one breath attack debuffs the dragon. Other times not.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Vouch for the cheese strat, LMFAO. I was having trouble on a physical build, switched over to mage and found it harder. Then cheesed it with the Mist. +2

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Giant Hunt is a solid ash of war if you're planning on going up against him on foot. Does a fair amount of damage and makes it easier to hit his head since it moves in an upwards arc. It's also faster than some strong attacks to boot, would recommend.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      This dragon is such a wuss. It keeps flying out of bounds and the fight resets when I follow it. And then it teleports like a wimp

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        Wait, I never encountered this Dragon the whole time travelling through this area. Even doing Ranni’s quest it wasn’t there. Where could it be?

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