Red Wolf of Radagon is a Boss in Elden Ring. Red Wolf of Radagon is a giant red wolf that wields sorceries and is found in Raya Lucaria within Liurnia of the Lakes. This is an NOT an optional boss as players must defeat it in order to advance further in the Dungeon.
Elden Ring Red Wolf of Radagon Boss
- This boss fight is optional, unless player wish to defeat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (Shardbearer)
- What kind of Foe is it: Great Enemy
- Closest Site of Grace: Schoolhouse Classroom
- Is multiplayer allowed for this boss? Yes
- Can you summon Spirit ashes for this boss? Yes
- NPC Summons: Sorceress Sellen can be summoned for this boss fight after completing most of her questline.
Elden Ring Red Wolf of Radagon Location
A less powerful variant, the Lesser Red Wolf of Radagon can be found in the south-west area of Liurnia of The Lakes, west of Deep Ainsel Well and north of Chelona's Rise. These lesser variants lack the magic sword attacks.
Red Wolf of Radagon Combat Information
- Health: 2,204.8 HP.
- New Game Health: NG (??), NG+ (4000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
- Deals Standard Damage, Fire Damage and Magic Damage.
- Parriable: No
- Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack. Poise: 120.
The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.
The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.
Elden Ring Red Wolf of Radagon Boss Guide
Red Wolf of Radagon Boss Video Guide
Red Wolf of Radagon Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Red Wolf of Radagon:
- Use the Lone Wolf Ashes
- Use fast castling spells like Glintstone Pebble and stay mobile
- Bring Barricade Shield for reduced consumed stamina and extra blocking during combat
The Red Wolf can be quite aggressive and does many leaping and lunging attacks. It's best to have a Shield if you can just in case he attacks suddenly, you can keep your Shield up while moving to prevent damage. Let the Wolf attack first and Block or roll to the side and get in a couple of attacks. Back away always keeping your Shield up if you can, and wait for him to come to you. You can use your Spirit Summons to distract him to get some attacks in as well, but be careful of sudden changes in aggro. Most of its attack appear in combos so be prepared for the multiple attacks. Wait for these combos to end before your begin your attack
Magic and Ranged Users
This can be a tough fight for ranged users unless you use Spirit Summons to distract him, letting you get some free damage in. The strategy is to bait his attacks and Block or roll to the side and then cast a spell, melee ones work well like Carian Slicer, since it can be hard to stay away from him to use ranged spells. He also has a tendency to dodge these types. Though he may dodge some ranged attacks, keep firing them since he doesn't have a large jump distance unless performing its lunge attack. It has a tendency to back into corners before charging or preparing for its projectile attack. This will be great opportunity for any type of ranged attack of your own.
Incantation users should bring Lightning Spear to the fight.
Red Wolf of Radagon Attacks & Counters
|Magic Glintblade||The wolf summons a magic symbol, which quickly turns into a dagger before launching towards its target. Because of its delay, it may fire while the wolf is performing one of its many attacks.||Time your rolls right and you will be able to roll through them and void damage, or side step away from the direction of these daggers.|
|Sword 360 Swing||This enemy has the ability to spawn a sword in its mouth and do a 360 spin which will affect the area around him.||Players may want to opt to back away from the wolf in general during this attack. Since it has a slow starting animation and an obvious drawback, you will have enough time to gain some distance.|
|Sword Swing Combo||The wolf has another basic melee move where when players are within range it will once again spawn the sword and swing it side to side onto the player. You will notice the wolf pull its head back before bringing it down for a swing. This may happen back to back and may end with a plunge.||If you have a shield, all these attacks are parryable.|
|Sword Plunge||This could occur at the end of a swing combo. This one starts with a leap in the area and a sword plunge as it lands, affecting the whole area around.||Roll through these attacks to position yourself next to him and open the next opportunity for your next attack. If ranged, roll away to gain some distance.|
|Lunge||The wolf lunges towards the player which can happen in doubles.||Block this attack with your shield or step back|
|Comet||The Wolf leaps into the air and a Comet flies out of its mouth||Dodge immediately after it jumps or spell-parry the Comet|
Red Wolf of Radagon Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- Red Wolf of Radagon is heavily inspired by an unused concept for a boss fight concept from Dark Souls 3 related to Old Wolf of Farron.
- Follows a trend in Souls games, where very large wolves are often fought as bosses, such as Sif and the Gravetender's Greatwolf.
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