Glinstone Dragon Smarag

glintstone dragon smarag boss elden ring wiki guide
Location Liurnia of the Lakes
Drops

Liurnia of the Lakes:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 14,000 Runes
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 42,000 Runes (NG+)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 46,201 Runes (NG+2)
Dragon Heart

HP ≈ 6069 (Field Boss)
Strong VS
Weak to

Glintstone Dragon Smarag is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Glintstone Dragon Smarag Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat Smarag easily, as well as boss stats and lore for Smarag.

Glintstone Dragon Smarag is a powerful magic dragon with magic-stone formations for scales, and is found in Liurnia of the Lakes. The glintstones formed on the scales around its body is a sign of corruption as a result of devouring the sorcerers of the Academy of Raya Lucaria. The same formations can be found on Glintstone Dragon Adula, who used to also consume sorcerers prior to being sworn into Ranni's service.

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 and Runes. Riding Torrent during this boss fight may prove useful to help you avoid the dragon's powerful AOE and long-ranged breath attacks. Take note of the boss' high magic resistances and try to deal physical damage if you can. Smarag drops a Dragon Heart and unlocks Smarag's Glintstone Breath for purchase upon defeat.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Great Enemy bosses can drop unique Spirit AshesWeaponsSpells, and other various Items.

 

 Smarag was a devourer of sorcerers, and over time, his body became corrupted by their glintstones.

 

Elden Ring Glintstone Dragon Smarag Boss

Glintstone Dragon Smarag is a Great Enemy found in Liurnia of the Lakes

  • This is an optional boss. Player can approach key from the other side and escape before dragon launches his first attack.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Crystalline Woods
  • You can summon other players to fight this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes to fight this boss

 

Elden Ring Glintstone Dragon Smarag Location

Glintstone Dragon Smarag can be found due south from the Crystalline Woods site of grace, in central Liurnia of the Lakes. You will arrive at this location while exploring the lake area north of Temple District, he is usually asleep and guarding the Academy Glintstone Key, x6 Kukri, and a Dragonwound Grease. Map Link

 

Glintstone Dragon Smarag Combat Information

  • Health: NG (~6,100), NG+ (??), NG++ (~7900), 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 Magic Damage, Standard Damage.
  • dragon icon 40px Dragon type
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack.
  • Hits to the head deal 1.5 times standard damage
  • Takes 1.2 times standard damage over his entire body when poise broken, which stacks multiplicatively with his head vulnerability (that is, attacks that hit Smarag's head while he has been poise broken will deal 1.8 times standard 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:

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 Glintstone Dragon Smarag Boss Guide

Glintstone Dragon Smarag Boss Video Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Glintstone Dragon Smarag Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Glintstone Dragon Smarag:

  • Use the Banished Knight Oleg Ash Summons
  • Sorcery users should bring spells, that deals Physical-type damage (f.e. Rock Sling).
  • Bring Magic Resistance gear

 

Melee Users

Regardless of class focus, get into your most highly protective gear against magic, fire (unknown which his breath attacks inflict), and physical and aim to execute the majority of the fight from horseback, getting off your steed only to gain I-frames, especially during his dive attack, an easy to prepare for attack because of the long buildup animation.

As often is possible try to hit Smarag's head. With enough pressure, he will go to the ground and open himself to a critical strike. Poise damage is minimally inflicted against the legs, wings, and torso, though Banished Knight Oleg's additional pressure against Smarag's flanks is enough to push the meter to full, so don't dismiss those areas of attack altogether. In fact, the majority of damage you will be able to inflict will be against the flanks and wings because Smarag so often holds his head out of reach, even with a double jump. 

Most of Smarag's attacks will deal significant damage, but a vitality stat of 20+ should be enough to survive a single hit from any of his attacks. in lieu of having that baseline health pool you can get gud, anticipating his attacks and dodging. The notable attacks:

Leg Stomp: this attack is incredibly easy to avoid. Smarag will lift one of his legs and curl his neck back like a viper preparing to strike, then crush down hard after about 2 seconds. Simply position yourself just a little behind his head for your best shot at turning that attack against him. During his recovery animation you should have enough time to get 1 - 3 attacks in against his head with precise jumps.

Viper Strike: This attack has the same animation beginning as the leg stomp, but changes based on your positioning. It is accompanied by a tail whip making the front and read of the dragon become danger zones in at least a 100 degree cone each. Again, positioning oneself behind the head seems to guarantee the Leg Stomp animation, but if that's not an option, either run directly away from the dragon and double jump over the sweep, or (more risky) hug the inside of Smarag's body near the leg that is the direction Smarag will strike. This positioning yielded inconsistent results.

Tail Lash: Like Viper Strike, this is a large cone attack, about 270 degrees or so, but is very easy to jump over on horseback given the long animation and very low hit region. This attack will result in Smarag turning around 180 degrees.

Dive Bomb: There are three attacks that will bring Smarag to the air and one retreat. This attack is devastating in its damage and is exceptionally difficult to I-frame avoid, but is consistently possible and for those skilled in parrying, it will be an easy thing to master. Pulling off the I-frame dismount will give you access to a fully powered R2 attack right to Smarag's dome. If you're going to break his poise, this is your most likely opportunity. For those with less snap-fire response time, charge underneath his legs. He will be forced to Dive Bomb behind you, at which point you can do a quick double jump 180 to start attacking his flanks. If you try to get to his head, you will likely miss your shot at getting any damage, because he will almost certainly have moved on to his next animation.

Scorched Earth: This is easily his most obnoxious ability for aggressive players because the animation, though giving a great deal of warning time, transitions fast. You will be tempted to get in an extra swing or two because he's just sitting there, after all. Ignore this impulse. The moment you see his mouth lighting up with fire start running away from his face and to his RIGHT. If this is the Scorched Earth breath attack, Smarag will retreat away, burning all the ground in a very wide cone from his landing destination and it will almost certainly kill Torrent, and then you by default after being left in the burning terrain. This is why you run away from Smarag. Then next attack is why you run to his RIGHT.

Burning Skies: This attack seems to begin in a similar animation to Scorched Earth, though seems to be easier to recognize. It could be that the beginning animation of this attack always results in this attack, but the beginning animation of Scorched Earth has the ability to select either of these attacks. Either way, when you see Smarag fly high into the sky with fire in his mouth, it's time to run in the direction he's facing and toward his RIGHT side. He will ALWAYS aim his fire below him and to his left in a fairly narrow line as he flies a significant distance away. 

Glintstone Meteor: This may not be the actual spell, as I've not yet seen that one in action, but the name seems fitting enough. It's a Glintstone Pebble the size of a person and moving at you like a truck's headlights glaring at a deer. Thankfully this attack is incredibly easy to dodge. Once the spell leaves Smarag's mouth, press the sprint button and you should evade it, so long as you're running toward Smarag's now left side as he's facing you. Make sure you give it a wide approach. Once you pass his 10 o'clock the bolt can't hit you and you can head directly for him.

Glintstone Breath: This attack is used when you are at a medium range from Smarag and directly in front of him within about a 60 degree cone. The attack itself is much narrower, but will track you till again you pass his 10 o'clock.

Last note: be prepared for you summoned Ash to disappear in the middle of the fight. Like all the Flying Dragons, this battlefield can cover a significant area.

Magic and Ranged Users


Get into your most highly protective gear against magic, fire (unknown which his breath attacks inflict), and physical and aim to execute the majority of the fight from horseback, getting off your steed only to gain I-frames, especially during his dive attack, an easy to prepare for attack because of the long buildup animation.
Unfortunately, Smarag is resistant to magic damage, making this fight harder for Magic Users. However, certain spells like Rock Sling deal Physical damage, so try using these instead. Lock the camera onto his head while casting the spell, and watch out for his attacks in-between spell casts. Using Spirit Ashes helps as well - the dragon switches his focus between you and your summon, giving you more safe opportunities for spell casts.

 

 

 

Glintstone Dragon Smarag Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Glintstone Cometshard  Commonly used when the player is far from Smarag. The dragon raises his head, and magical power gathers in his mouth. Moments later, he fires a glintstone comet at the player, followed shortly by a second. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.  Sprint diagonally forwards towards Smarag. Once you reach his head, begin charging a heavy attack, and release it once he lowers his snout.
Standing Glintstone Breath (aimed) Commonly used when the player is far from Smarag. The dragon arches his neck while glintstone fire particles appear in his mouth, and then exhales a continuous jet of glintstone flames towards the target. If the player moves, Smarag will turn his 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 Smarag returns his head to the initial position.
 Standing Glintstone Breath (sweeping)  Commonly used when the player is far from Smarag. The dragon turns his head to his left (your right) while flame particles appear in his mouth. Smarag then exhales a jet of flame and slowly sweeps it from his left to his right (your right to your left). This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.  Sprint forwards towards Smarag, either on foot or on Torrent. As you close in, you may need to turn to your left to move around the jet of glintstone flame. Once you have reached Smarag’s head, dismount if you were mounted and stand where the dragon’s head normally hangs. Charge a heavy attack and release it as he returns his head to the normal position.
 Flying Glintstone Breath (fly-by)  Smarag leaps backwards into the sky, with his body held at a noticeable angle. Glintstone fire particles appear in his mouth, and then Smarag flies directly forwards some distance, spewing a jet of glintstone flames angled to his 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 Smarag as he lands.
 Flying Glintstone Breath (retreat)  Smarag leaps backwards into the air and hovers low over the ground. Glintstone fire particles appear in his mouth, and then the dragon breathes glintstone flames 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 Smarag. 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 Smarag.
Divebomb Smarag leaps backwards into the sky and hovers for three additional wingbeats, diving down to the ground and landing on the player as he begins a fourth. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.

Wait until after the third wingbeat, and roll as Smarag begins to drop towards you. After you recover from the roll, sprint towards the head and land a jumping attack on the snout.

Alternatively, sprint backwards as he begins to take off. Smarag should land just behind you, allowing a charged heavy attack to the face. Be mindful of running into obstacles while keeping the camera on the dragon.

 Charge  Smarag roars loudly, then runs forwards, lowering his head to his right (your left) as he does. After proceeding forwards a certain distance, Smarag swings his head up and to his left (your right) to gore the player with his horn. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.  Either step back out of range, then move in below Smarag's head and use a charge attack as he brings it back to the ground, or roll to your left through the attack and do the same.
Double Bite Smarag lowers his head and bends it to his right (your left), opening his mouth and roaring as he does. He then bites from his right to his left (your left to your right). Following this, he repeats the attack with his head now bent to his 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 Smarag lowers his head after the second bite, or sprint/roll forwards under the bites to attack his legs.
Wing Slam Smarag raises one of his wings, then slams his 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 Smarag raises one of his wings, then sweeps it across the ground in front of him from his left to his right (if he is attacking with his left wing) or his right to his left (if he is attacking with his 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.
Forwards Stomp Smarag raises his left foot and stomps forwards, creating a large shockwave around the area of impact. Smarag roars momentarily, then steps forwards with his right foot. 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 Smarag's body. As he stomps, charge a heavy attack and release it as his head comes down. Alternatively, jump attack Smarag's head as he roars, and then do so again as he steps forwards to reposition after the attack
Vertical Stomp Commonly used against a player standing under Smarag. The dragon raises his left or right foot and, after a moderate delay, stomps directly downwards, creating a shockwave around the point of impact. This attack may be followed by a second vertical stomp from the other foot if the player remains under Smarag, and will knock the player to the ground if either the stomp itself or the shockwave connects. Sprint to Smarag's head and attack it as he completes the stomp.
Tail Whip This attack is commonly used when the player is standing behind Smarag. Smarag curls his tail to his left or right; note that neither wing comes off the ground and that the tail tip does not reach above the arch of his back. Smarag then spins in the direction his tail was curled (that is, if the tail is bent to your left, Smarag will spin his head to your and his initial left too).

Prevent the attack by not standing behind Smarag. 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 Smarag. Smarag curls his tail to his left (your left) and raises its tip above his back while lifting his right wing. Then, he spins himself around to face the player, sweeping his tail counterclockwise (that is, from his initial left to his initial right) and biting down to his left (your right) as he finishes. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects

Prevent the attack by not standing behind Smarag. 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 Smarag. Smarag quickly spins to his right to face the player, biting at he does. This attack will knock the player to the ground if it connects.

Prevent the attack by not standing behind Smarag. If it does occur, roll to your right through the bite and attack the head.

Repositioning Hop Smarag leaps forwards into the air and glides a short distance before landing, turning around to face the player as he does so.

Sprint towards Smarag

Glintstone Dragon Smarag Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

 

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      IF you have the Sword of Night and Flame, this is a trivially easy fight, as the dragon appears to be EXCEPTIONALLY vulnerable to the Sweeping Fire sword skill - I have no idea why - but it took off CHUNKS of health. I'm currently level 102 but given the amount of damage it did, I imagine a lower level could kill this fairly quickly - just be wary of the range and wear your finest Fire resistant stuff!

      • Anonymous

        I really wish us dragon communion folk could get that dragon comet move instead of named glinstone breath attack.

        • Anonymous

          I ran Smaragh a couple of times on NG+1. When I say a couple of times, it was because first time out, I took Tiche, but he just stood there, getting burned. I then tested it with my Mimic, same again. In the end I had to deal with him myself, but this seems like a bug to me

          • Anonymous

            Ez mode for mages…put Latenna the archer on the rock formation to the dragons right about halfway up. You stand a little further down. Blast it with Rock Sling over and over while the spirit fills the dragon with arrows. I never got hit once and it was either stun locked, collapsed, or trying to figure out what day it was.

            35 int

            • Anonymous

              Any bleed weapon trivializes this fight. Used a blood Uchigatana +7 and only took a single hit of damage because the boss died so quickly.

              • Anonymous

                Ran up to them, rotten breath, run behind rock, wait, run up to smarag again, reapply rotten breath, run behind rock again, wait

                boom ez 14k runes and stuff

                • Anonymous

                  "Smarag" is the first part of "Smaragdina", which is a part of the word "Tabula Smaragdina", aka the Emerald Tablet, the mythical text for alchemical knowledge.

                  Signed,
                  DS3FireKeeperisbestwaifu.

                  • I spent an hour or so trying to fight him melee while mounted, but it was a pain trying to strike the dragon's head. However, I found the Black Flame spell to be highly effective. Basically, you still treat the fight as if you are melee, keeping close as to force the dragon to stomp around, but instead of trying to double jump and swipe at the head, simply charge up Black Flame and you get great autotargeted damage straight to the dome piece. Not only does each fully charged cast take off about 5% health, but after about 5 or 6 strikes, it will stagger her. With only 20 in Faith and a +3 Finger Seal, I downed her in like 2 minutes.

                    • Anonymous

                      Climb behind him and spell the Albinauric archer. She won't move but can't get hit either. She will continuously getting the aggro while you can ride away, take a patio and go back to hit the leg... Not proud of it, but the game keep ****ing me soooo.....

                      • Anonymous

                        Incredibly weak to lighting damage. try throwing a few bolts at his head and watch the health just drop off.

                        • Anonymous

                          The dragon communion that u need for unlocking the incantation after beating this boss is at the the communion in Caelid not the one in limegrave

                          • Anonymous

                            Climb on the rocks behind him and there's a ledge he doesn't hit you and take poison arrows is quick and practical! Shooting poison arrows he dies fast and you take no damage!

                            • Anonymous

                              So just beat him. But the Dragon spells are not showing at the Church of dragon communion. I’ve beaten three so far and only one set of dragon spells have shown up. Am I missing something?

                              • Anonymous

                                If you climb up the rock behind him there’s a ledge about 2/3 of the way up where none of his attacks can hit you. Then chuck incantations at his head until dead!

                                • Anonymous

                                  I died to him once so decided to continue exploring & come for him later , only to find out he disappeared ? is it for good ? or did he really actually spawn in different spot like Glintstone Dragon Adula ? the wiki should mention that

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This was my second dragon fight and man they tend to glitch, at least for me on ps4?

                                    First dragon at the lake glitched at 5%, disappeared and then suddenly appeared behind me backwards mid tail attack which killed me.

                                    Next fight he went airborne and then his health went 100 to 0 all by itself and I got credit for killing him without even having a chance to fight.

                                    Then with this glintstone one he just straight vanished at about 70% hp. No kill credit but he's gone (checked whole area) and the summoning zone is now a no summon zone. Resting at the graces nearby did not bring him back.

                                    No souls or heart but I guess he's gone now so that's good? Hoping my next dragon fight goes more smoothly.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Anyone figured out why are there a bunch of scarabs around him? They are useless so I think its because the dragon is magic so it attracts the scarabs?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Some people are making reference to 'Smarag' being similar to the Hungarian 'smaragd,' but personally I think it's just a poorly veiled ripoff of Smaug from The Hobbit. And George RR Martin is usually so creative with character names...

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Unsure if mentioned, but if you ignore him and do other stuff like Ranni’s quest and then goto Moonfolk ruins, the guy flies up to fight you there.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Unsure if mentioned, but if you ignore him and do other stuff like Ranni’s quest and then goto Moonfolk ruins, the guy flies up to fight you there.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              So far I've beaten this guy and Agheel with a str build, the dragons have been incredibly easy just using hit and run tactics with the horse.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So far I've beaten this guy and Agheel with a str build, the dragons have been incredibly easy just using hit and run tactics with the horse.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  So far I've beaten this guy and Agheel with a str build, the dragons have been incredibly easy just using hit and run tactics with the horse.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Whoever said to get banished knight oleg for this fight is crazy. The boss you need to kill to get oleg is way stronger than the glintstone dragon.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      You can totally cheese this dragon by using your horse to climb up that giant rock and then pelting it with arrows from above.
                                                      Yes, poison arrows do work. Yes, you need 30+ confirmed hits. Yes, the arrows tend to go right through most of the dragon so aim mostly at the torso.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Beat him pretty easily as a faith build with black flame while hanging out in the whole in the rocks above where he sleeps. Just pop out after he attacks and use the cover to take his attacks. His flying breath attack got me once but the next try I hid behind the rocks a bit deeper

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Trivia :Smaragd is a word in at least Hungarian - and possibly more languages - meaning "Emerald".
                                                          Dragon face's name here being most of that word makes me think that's where the inspiration came from.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The bleed resistance figure in this page is almost certainly incorrect. A few others did recommend bleed but those are with the talisman and weapon art bleed rate buffs most likely as this dragon, unlike the others, is far more resilient to bleed than usual. I can bleed other dragons in less than half the hits it takes this dragon with identical setup. I actually ran to several, except the first in the starting region since it is dead, to test and they all bleed 2-3x for the single time this one bleed. This one can definitely be killed with bleed, though, which is useful against its high health but other builds are probably going to be better unless you run an extra focused bleed configuration or coop bleed.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              All attacks are magic damage as the visuals suggest. Tested at 55% fire resistance on a SL1 and every flame/spell attack 1-shot me. Tested with slightly weaker 53% magic resistance and survived with about 30% health left from attacks.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Definitely much easier to do solo on horseback and an ash summon than with co-op. It could take a long time doing it co-op since ppl can die easily to the fire.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  He seemed to be pretty weak to ice to me. I beat him by only using ice spear. Albeit it’s on a +13 twin blade with frost 104, but still it seemed to knock down it’s poise quickly.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Does anyone find these dragon fights actually fun? Like, I understand that they're an amazing spectacle but after fighting the first one at Agheel Lake, this one doesn't offer nearly anything more interesting visually or mechanically. And it's simply a chore to go through. There just isn't anything interesting in chipping away a massive health bar over and over again while just running in random directions hoping to dodge a slew of one-shot attacks over and over again.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      He is really easy if you use your horse to run at him, hit his wings once or twice and run away .. rinse and repeat

                                                                      • When trying to find the Glintstone Key and the Academy. You'll end up finding a travel gate that takes you right in front of the Academy and then there's a corpse with a small map. The map hints to you that there's gonna be a meeting place to pick up a key. This game is so easy though...the Glintstone Key is on a corpse literally right behind the Glintstone Dragon. No need to fight most of these dragons unless you need their drops. Elden Ring could have easily been FromSofts crazy MMO game with World Bosses and Cosmetic Lottery stuff.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Easy kill for sorcery builds; have at least 4 cerulean flasks, Rock Sling, and meteorite staff. Summon wolves to distract the dragon while you throw rocks directly into his face. Cast Rock Sling once when he goes down for a crit, then take the critical attack. Repeat until dead.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            He disappeared on me, I thought he just dipped and went to another location. But now I know he glitched and disappeared and no resting at a grace didn’t fix it

                                                                            • Damn took me a couple of times but was manageable. Need to dash your horse as soon as he's dropping on you and keep a huge distance from flames. I'd almost try to unmount under him and re-mount for flames. Make sure to always fight him in an open area or at least be ready to dash out since he brings you many times in tight corners.

                                                                              • There is a third nameless glintstone dragon to the West of Moonlight Altar (not Adula which is directly in front of it). Defeating it drop a Dragon Heart and nothing else.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Haven't fought this one yet but if he's like any of the other dragons, Rotten Breath and Skeleton Gank Squad will do the trick

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Did not expect this but dragons are more suspectible to bleeding than in other souls games. Got a Bloody Twinblade and fighting him on horseback was too easy.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Pretty doable for a incantation user, beat him on my first try by using lightning spears on his head (which is clearly his weakest part, spear to any other part of him did roughly 200 damage), each did around 330 damage and when he at times does one of the glintstoneflame-attacks, make sure he fries at least one of the flying FP-refillers and you'll have all the FP you'll need, even if you only have few flasks allotted to Cerulean Tears. It was kinda nice to notice how my previous FS-experience helped me in knowing that in all their games, dragons are weak to lightning hah.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        If you find the dragon despawned, that’s probably Adula near the three sisters tower.

                                                                                        I didn’t trade the first dragon heart for the scarlet rot incarnation, so I managed to take down 70% of health with 80 black key bolts (I twinked it with another player for the test purpose) and didn’t succeed to inflict scarlet rot status, so I just switched to regular bolts to finish up.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Was fighting him, got him to near half health, then when he went into the air for his sword attack he just faded away like he despawned and won’t respawn. Didn’t drop any runes or heart… one way to win I guess?

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Wake him up & run to the other islands. You can snipe him with a bow from behind the tall rock... Very safe, if he spew fire, get behind a rock.

                                                                                            I used longbow + 99 arrow + 50 feather bone arrow to kill him... Around 40 mins longest.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Does anyone know the purpose of the blue floating bugs in front of the dragon? I have not seen them drop anything or have any effect on the world.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I just beat him on my sorcerer. Used Rock Sling with the Meteorite Staff. Here's a few tips for other mages:
                                                                                                Stay on Torrent, it's the only way you're going to dodge all those attacks. If three casts of Rock Sling fully hit his head, he'll be staggered and you can go for a critical attack. When first approaching, get close enough while he's sleeping that you can cast Rock Sling twice, wait a second or two, then cast again. The third one will hit while he's roaring and knock him down. After you get the critical attack, hop back on Torrent IMMEDIATELY and get some distance. Don't get behind him, his tail swing is almost impossible to dodge up close. Unless you've made some serious investments into health, assume that every attack will OHKO you. Play it safe, don't be afraid to back up a lot to dodge his fire. Don't worry too much about running out of mana, his attacks often deal collateral damage to all the scarabs flying around and you'll get charges back. You're extremely vulnerable while charging up Rock Sling, so time it between attacks. His projectile attack is easy to dodge as long as you aren't casting.
                                                                                                Side Note: A magic damage Misericorde is excellent for casters to have specifically for critical attacks/backstabs.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  once you know all of his attacks (which are essentially just all dragon attacks + the signature), he becomes relatively easy. Environment is sometimes annoying and it can take a long time (Uchigatana +13) and took probably around 15 min without ranged/magic and on foot). I have to say though that I love fighting dragons in this game. Agheel is the perfect "tutorial dragon" as every other dragon seems just to copy his moveset and then some

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Lol with a dex/arc build I just threw a ton of kukris at him and got him to half health before he came over to me then finished him off with Reduvia's bleed.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      It seems better to never go behind him, his tail whip aoe is enormous, extremely damaging, and the animation is very fast.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        When i did it (still on new game) i got 14k souls, also found just riding around chucking lightning bolts at the head very effective. There are a large number of the blue tear scarabs around, so you don't have to have specced to hard into it before hand, as long as you can huck something with magic.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          i'm doing a mage build and all my attacks deal 60/80 damage ,he has a really big health bar , what do i do ?

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Tips as a level 40 strength claymore build:

                                                                                                            Do it on horse. Run horse between wings, and through feet then turn around when you get to the opposite wing. The wings and feet both take damage, allowing 4 hits on each pass with R1, or a full charged R2 (starting the charge at first wing since it will take damage while being dragged on ground) +R1. When the dragon is awakening, this can be done getting the dragon down 25-50% before it takes flight. The key here is to stay on it's feet/wing, and not go to its tail where it will do its swipe until it actually takes flight. Once it takes flight, run direction of tail/opposite direction that it flies to. When it casts fireball/fire spread you can generally start heading to his flank and avoid the spells and do the wing to wing attack pattern again before the next takeoff.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Absolute key for this fight is patience. I was getting wrecked trying to stay on him. I decided to just to just take it easy and do ride bys getting 1-2 hits wherever, wing, legs, head if you can, doesn't matter, his attacks are so avoidable by just riding through him to a safe distance then going back in once he completed whatever move he decides on. 5 minutes or so and he'll be dead. Don't lock on, just manually turn the camera to face him. Use jousting talisman.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                If you're having trouble with the "jumping up and breathing down until you're dead" move, try to stick to the back of its legs as much as possible; i have found it to only do that move when in front of them

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Horse is the easiest way. Breath attack is by far the most dangerous, when he starts to jump run backwards for a while and the attack should miss. When he does his projectile attack, just strafe right or left and the attacks should miss. Once he's on the ground, just attack the legs until he jumps again.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Horse is the easiest way. Breath attack is by far the most dangerous, when he starts to jump run backwards for a while and the attack should miss. When he does his projectile attack, just strafe right or left and the attacks should miss. Once he's on the ground, just attack the legs until he jumps again.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      This guy was damn annoying since his breath was a one shot KO. Mixed horseback and ground attacks did the trick though.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Horse is by far the easiest method. When starts to fly, just run backwards to avoid the breath attack. Strafing will cause him to miss all of the projectile attacks. Then just hack away at his legs until he jumps again. Rinse and repeat.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          When you defeat him, It said something about "you've now gained access to..." more dragon abilities? I missed the rest of the message but there's no new dragon spells at the church of dragon communion what I can see..

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