Lesser Burial Watchdog is a Living Construct Enemy in Elden RingLesser Burial Watchdogs are the non-boss variants of the Erdtree Burial Watchdog. They look and behave identically to the bosses.

 

A living construct fashioned after felines and hounds, made to watch over catacombs. These constructs wield massive stone weaponry and are attuned to different elements.

 

Elden Ring Lesser Burial Watchdog Locations

Lesser Burial Watchdogs can be found in the following location(s):

 

Elden Ring Lesser Burial Watchdog Drops

Item

Drop Rate

Additional Info

Runes 100% runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 3712 - 7956
Watchdog's Greatsword 8.00% Dropped only by those that wield it

 

Lesser Burial Watchdog Notes & Tips

  • Notably weak to Crystal Dart consumable - few darts makes them hostile towards all enemies in their vicinity.
  • If a player is patient, most of the Lesser Burial Watchdogs can be baited into a tunnel with a fire or Frost-spewing pillar, which can be used to slowly kill it in increments. This is extremely slow for farming purposes, though, so if a player wants the sword, it is recommended that they memorize it's attacks and dodge roll accordingly.
  • Three-headed Watchdogs are quite a bit stronger than the single-headed ones.
  • Notes and player tips go here

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    • Anonymous

      Came here looking for a weakness and found...NOTHING. i actually HATE these mother****ers, they're an absolute nightmare, i just wanted the sword...

      • Anonymous

        The ones on GMC are not worth the runes, time effort or frustration. Run past and cheese when you can safely do so.

        • Anonymous

          The number of times this enemy was reused, along with the imp statues, throughout the entire course of the game is a little appalling

          • Anonymous

            After spending nearly 2 hours trying to farm their sword I found Ice Spear works really well against these guys, despite them being immune to all status effects the projectile does pure magic damage which they are not resistant to, it also has a slightly longer range than their frost breath attack, if you stay the right distance from them they'll keep spamming that and won't do the AoE slam attack

            • Anonymous

              For the first one in the catacombs if you run back up the stairs after hitting it from the high ground you can either run back and avoid it. Or in my case it glitched and I cheesed it while it was stuck in the stairwell.

              • Anonymous

                The watchdogs are INSANELY weak to the "Flame of the Redmanes" ash of war. Two casts will stagger them, and can be pulled off before the watchdog can do a single attack. You can chain stun/riposte them to death without taking a single hit.

                • Anonymous

                  The Watchdog Greatsword page has a great explanation for these guys locations. I dont know if someone with editing privilegges wants to copy that over to this page too.

                  • Anonymous

                    If there was an accessable npc attributed to inventing/creating these things in-game, becoming Elden Lord would have been put on indefinite hiatus until I was able to destroy them. The ever-decaying and failing world would just have to wait.

                    • Anonymous

                      These enemies are very weak to shield & poke tactics.

                      Equip a 100% physical shield with highest guard boost you can use. Further increase guard boost and stamina (max + recovery) using talismans as required. Equip a poking weapon (e.g. lance or pike).

                      Simply block your way through all of his attacks while poking him with your stick (w/o lowering your shield). Watch your stamina and recover it in time by lowering your shield in between enemy moves.

                      There's only 2 moves to watch out for using this tactic:
                      1. Breath attack. Simply sprint away and wait it out.
                      2. Levitating attack. Simply move backwards a little bit, so he does not hit you on the head but hits your shield instead. You can guard counter this attack if you want (or just stick to poking (pun intended)).

                      • Anonymous

                        If you want to practice on these, go to Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave, sneak past the monk, go to the right through a fake wall, then jump out of one of the windows onto the light circle. Kill the 2 imps and then agro the watchdog and bring him up to the light. This is how I farmed the sword they drop, and it's also a very safe way to recover your runes in case of death. These guys used to give me all sorts of trouble and by now they are a piece of cake.

                        • Anonymous

                          Using crystal dart's short-circuit and will first stun it and then have them go berserk attacking anything. Works on imp's too.

                          • Anonymous

                            In giant conquering hero's grave, you can kill them one at a time by getting in a hit, then hiding behind the elevator until they lose interest.

                            • Anonymous

                              Are you tired of getting 2 shot and just want the sword?

                              Well heres your solution. Make your way to the Giant's Mountaintop Catacombs and get to the first elevator, and the secret room beneath it. Here you'll find a Stake if Marika. Next go past the first Watchdog and the two Cold Blasters. Now you're face to face with the Sword Watchdog. Aggro him and bring him to the hall, dodge some attacks and go back to the room with the chest. Trigger the Cold Blaster and freeze that Stone Freak! About 7 hits and boom.

                              (If symptoms persist go defeat your local wolfman or troll instead)

                              • Anonymous

                                You can 100% cheese these fights at Giants mountain top. The lower one you can pick off from above. His and run back up the stairs. The second you can hit and run back to the lift. Don't go down. He will turn around and go back up the stairs. I snuck up and hit him and ran back. He will keep turning around and going back up his stairs.

                                • Anonymous

                                  In Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave I got one to slam a fire monk and it killed him in one hit with 2119 damage. The easiest way to kill one of the duo watchdogs is to get them to teamkill each other. Just aggro them both and watch them slam into each other for about 1400 damage. But know the only reason to bother killing them is farming for their greatsword drop.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    In Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave I got one to slam a fire monk and it killed him in one hit with 2119 damage. The easiest way to kill one of the duo watchdogs is to get them to teamkill each other. Just aggro them both and watch them slam into each other for about 1400 damage. But know the only reason to bother killing them is farming for their greatsword drop.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Love how salty people are about these guys, most people are just under leveled at this point, if you are not at least level 180 by the time you face these guys you are under leveled.

                                      • It's not ideal by any means, but these guys are weak to guard counters and terrible against shields. Use cragblade or royal knights resolve to speed up guard break.

                                        Seems slow at first, but it beats waiting out never-ending slam attacks and losing half your flasks.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          after luring both into the light and so making them mortal you can throw Crystal Darts at one of them and after like 10 of them they will become frenzied and attack each other (might need to make one of them hit the other for them to actually fight.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Literally died to this thing more than all of the bosses in my NG+ run COMBINED. Immune to all statuses, not weak to any damage type, ridiculous health pool and at max vigor and heaviest armor in the game they'll still 2 shot you with ground slam attacks that they spam nonstop with no opening and need millisecond precision to dodge. IF you do manage to stagger it for a crit, it recovers literally faster than you can walk around from behind it to in front where the crit point is. So effing dumb.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I don't know why this boss...I mean "regular enemy"... doesn't just leave this dungeon and become the Elden Lord itself. OP as ****, could easily take any of the late-game bosses, especially in those small-ass rooms you have to fight them in.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                By far one of the worst mob enemies in the game. Incredibly high hp and damage, with many AoE attacks. In addition, difficult to stagger or poise break and immune to all statuses.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The ones inside Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs almost one shot me with 55 Vigor. And they call these LESSER?!

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I used Falling Star Beast Jaw's skill: Gravity bolt to walk right through these dogs. Each hit stuns them, and you can fire quicker than it can recover.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Crystal darts aside, these are perfect examples of enemies you should just run away “From” Yes pun intended. They don’t even follow after you get a certain distance away and not worth fighting IMO. Plus their jerky movements are really kind of irritating to watch.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        If you are in melee range when he casts that freezing breath attack, you are 100% dead.

                                                        60 Vig just deleted in a second + the insane tracking on it.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Nice tracking when they do the frostbreath, at this point they should just stare at you and you get frostbitten

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Worst enemy in the game by far past the early stages. I ran past all of the ones on Giants Mountain because they completely removed any aspect of fun from this video game I was supposed to be playing for fun.

                                                            • Ah yes, another bullshit enemy thays supposed to be cool but just abuses infite poise and spams the same attack over and over again like people want to dodge 10 ground slams in a row


                                                              Once again another thing that they want you to actually fight, but you're better off cheesing it. Just use like fallingstar weapon art and range spam them till they die

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Been just messing around, exploring, and helping people with bosses, so I’m almost lvl 150 right now, +10 legendary armament, and these guys are STILL a pain to deal with. If they broke like the crystal soldiers, that would be one thing, but they don’t…

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Better to just run away. Don't drop **** for runes, dont drop **** for loot. Waste of time. Strongest enemy in the game, even worse than any bosses.

                                                                  • They appear to be relatively weak to magic damage. If you have something that can deal heavy magic damage and concurrently stagger the enemy, you're in good shape.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This thing need to be nerf, bad. Their attack ignore all your defense and resistance. Their jab attack is a ****ing channel, but have the same animation as regular attack, you get hit multiple times even if you dodge into it. Stupid as ****.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        A tip for fighting this guy, get a 100% Hvy Shield and a Thrusting weapon, if it's doing the ground slam remember to move back a bit from the the center of the impact so the shield can block it, or jumping also help. If he's spraying then run away then use darts/ kukri/ spells. For other attacks turtle behind big shield and poke him to death. Last thing manage your stamina bar, move away if it's at 20-25%, regen then back in.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Best tactic I've found (for low lvl, Im level 39 w/ +4 weps) is to bait them in to the corridors then shoot the pilers up and make them breathe ice on them. Also using crystal darts seem to make them geek out for a short period. You could also send the elevator up and they will try to slam you, but you are behind the elevator pilar. Then use Nox flowing hammer to trash them

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            You can use the frost trap to (help slowly) kill them i the giants dungeon if you are farming them. Other than that just run away, The time/effort/potions to kill these things (like many late game mobs) is just not worth it

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              "Lesser" my foot. These things are absolutely ridiculous. Doesn't stagger, tiny openings, hits like a truck (two shots guaranteed or your money back!), tons of health, and there are always MULTIPLE of them in the dungeons that they show up in. They reused a boss as a regular enemy but forgot the part where it becomes reasonable as a regular enemy.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I found that using magic damage dealing swords was the most effective on these guys. I used moonveil and the meteoric ore blade.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This thing and it's higher level versions are a nightmare to fight as a melee build

                                                                                  Best strat I can come up with is build to a posture break. never attack directly from the front/back (It will punish you immediately) and make it whiff it's basic swings then following a running heavy or jump attack. Keep up the pressure til it posture breaks and crit it.

                                                                                  Never attack it after it does a slam down, it will spam it and punish you back with a oneshot.

                                                                                  This sorta works, best I can come up with for now.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Clicked the link for this mob hoping to learn it's weakness. Appears they have none. Just gotta keep hitting it until it stops moving.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Is my issue with these guys I need some kind of hammer or blunt damage?

                                                                                      I cannot seem to do much to take out their health other than use like 3 buffs and a dragon breath.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Just run past, clear the first pillar room, aggro gargoyle from range, wait for it to die to the frost pillar.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          In order to beat the 2 easily, bait them both on the light, and then use the consumable "Crystal Dart" on each of them. It staggers them shortly and then they fight each other.
                                                                                          Has to be crystal Dart consumable, Lore text of it: "Long ago, it is said that a golem crafter employed a similiar crystal tool."

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Piece of shxt
                                                                                            It’s fine to have tough enemies, and considering the budget limitation, copy and paste is understandable
                                                                                            But at least pick smthing that’s fun to fight…

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Thought I'd try respeccing into the new meta -- arcane blood. Ran upon this dungeon, and my god.....all enemies immune to bleed (I should have expected that). But this guy.....THIS GUY...is ridiculous. Worse than nearly ever boss so far... Thing I hate, is now it's made me regret respeccing....

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                It's both comforting and disappointing to know that everyone is equally as annoyed with these mfers as I am.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  In my first playthrough this enemy was pretty easy using Rock Sling. Decided to go dex for NG+ this enemy is by far the most annoying to fight. The AOE from its jump attack has to be broken. I've rolled managed to roll cleanly out of the way and still get hit for full damage.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    They are tanking everything I throw at them, is their a shitty strat I don't know like the heal that kill the royal revenant ? Hitting this thing for so long is not fun especially when you get one shot when he is finally at 3% hp... Some ennemies are just hard to kill not even fun to fight, did from software expect every player to use comet azur + moonveil with mimic tear, wtf ? With the recent buff to sorceries it really seems like it.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I've had more trouble with this enemy than any other enemy in the game, including the boss versions wtf. He kills me in two shots with heavy armor and 50+ vig, has hardly any openings, doesn't bleed, moves faster than I can react to, and barely takes any damage from my +22 twinblade

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        This ****ing lesser frost burialdog keeps on one shotting me wtf, how tf am I suppose to stagger it with dex/int build omg, and I can't even resist frost

                                                                                                        • LESSER? The boss version of this enemy wasn't so bad. Depending when you encountered them, all the boss versions were pretty doable without too much hassle except maybe the duo in Caelid but these non-boss versions are giving me so much trouble it's insane.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            It's a joke that these enemies are still capable of floating AND raising their weapons straight through the ROOF of catacomb tunnels.
                                                                                                            Someone at fromsoft needs firing for deliberately designing these regular enemies to clip through enclosed spaces while our attacks bounce off the walls.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Of all the bosses they could've turned into a regular enemy, why did it have to be these? The delayed drop attack, the jerky movements....why??

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