Red Wolf of Radagon

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Location Raya Lucaria AcademyLiurnia of the Lakes
Drops

Raya Lucaria Academy:
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 61,600 Runes (NG+2)
Memory Stone

HP ≈ 2,204 (Great Enemy)
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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

Red Wolf of Radagon is a Great Enemy Boss found in Raya Lucaria Academy which is the main Legacy Dungeon within Liurnia of the Lakes

  • 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 SummonsSorceress Sellen can be summoned for this boss fight after completing most of her questline.

 

Elden Ring Red Wolf of Radagon Location

Red Wolf of Radagon can be found in Raya Lucaria Academy near the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace. See it on the Elden Ring Map Here.

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.

 

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 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

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Red Wolf of Radagon Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Red Wolf of Radagon:

 

Melee Users

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

Attack Description Counter
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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    • Anonymous

      It's literally impossible to land my weapon art on this piece of sht. Prayerful Strike on Great Stars. What BS. Well I've landed it a few times but it shouldn't be that hard. And it kills my summons instantly too and I'm not about to go look for upgrade mats just to deal with a stupid dog.

      • Anonymous

        Wish we've got the flame sword incantation as well. Kinda like the lansseax glaive but fire. Oh and this bad boy can cast comet also.

        • Anonymous

          Everyone seems to be hating on this boss.. but I loved it. It was such a breath of fresh air to fight something different, unique, majestic and yet terrifying.

          Yeah.. the sorcery spamming wizards are a joke.. but dang this boss was cool.

          • Anonymous

            This boss just forces you to change your weapons because if they are too slow , he will just either hit you or jump away, **** this boss

            • Anonymous

              Does the game really expect us to kill 10 wizards and a huge pot and then face a boss that is faster than the speed of light?

              • Anonymous

                Can someone out there please help me understand why this wolf is where it is? It's just hanging out in a classroom? I just don't get it. It's an academy, not a kennel. Thoughts?

                • Anonymous

                  Has anyone seen the lesser red wolf near chelona's rise? I've been there but I don't remember seeing one of these around that area.

                  • Anonymous

                    Fromsoft: "yeah, we need you to beat like 10 wizards before this boss fight"

                    Me, preparing to sprint through all of them whilst taking no damage: "Speed. I am speed"

                    This boss pissed me off until I figured out how to absolutely Razamanaz it: summoned Engvell, used the L2 on my Carian Knight sword. It takes about 5 business days to charge up, but does ballpark 1k damage. With my ashes distracting Wolfie, I killed him in about 3 shots.

                    • Anonymous

                      God I hate this thing. It's literally just a vigor check. It's move set is so aggressive and roll-catch heavy that it's hard to dodge reliably. It's a glass cannon boss there to punish you for trying to play the game without point-dumping vigor.

                      • Anonymous

                        Eleven hours in and this is worst boss I've done. The boss would be fine if it wasn't shoved in a room the size of a broom closet, no would like sif if he was on the Taurus demon bridge

                        • Anonymous

                          My God the ****ing dogs. Wolves, big wolves, direwolves, live dogs, dead dogs, T-rex undead dogs, giant magic rocket-in-the-ass dogs with magical ****ing swords in their mouths, wolves that FALL FROM THE ****ING SKY...I'm starting to think that Miyazaki was either traumatized as a kid or he just hates us.

                          • Anonymous

                            Yo, there are 3 of these bosses in the world... And 3 lone wolves in the line wolf ashes... And 3 lone wolves who hunt with the tarnished in that one random sculpture...
                            [X-File Music]

                            • Anonymous

                              Half their attacks don't even hit me. The bite has its hurtbox for the entire body of the creature. Also it's not a wolf, it's a damn fox. If you had bad hitboxes, the least you can do is not lie into my face

                              • Anonymous

                                It would be really nice if the redwolf sword could be acquired as a part of a DLC. Just like the iron dragonslayer boss's armor in Dark Souls 3 Ringed City. Among other things! Get on it Developers! It's an awesome looking sword! Make sure it causes fire damage! And give it a cool skill!

                                • It's an interesting fight that keeps you on your toes. Gives me some real Sif vibes, which is a fun nostalgic trip. Unfortunately they re-use the boss and also include it as a non-boss enemy out in the field a few times. It starts to wear out its welcome pretty quick.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    For some reason, the riposte stab placement is very awkward, if you miss a single light attack from a dagger, he will recover instantly

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This guy has a habit of detecting shield users and casting 3 daggers, then jumping straight over your head, letting the camera do a 180 and you get 3 daggers in the unguarded back. It was on this boss that I realized the main bosses of this game are Torrent and his deathwish control system, the camera and it's habit of getting you killed, and the targeting system. Oh the targeting system. Never picks the target I am looking at or want, it targets either nothing and gets me killed, targets the wrong enemy and swings my guard to get me killed or will target some enemy through 6 different walls and 2 different levels. And then get me killed.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Used a mixed armor of physical and magic defense, boosted my magic defense before the boss, used a +6 claymore with Giant Hunt doing tons of damage to it.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Is he really so strong against bleed? I fought him on NG+2 with Bloody Twinblades (130 bleed buildup) and bled him with each hit finishing the fight in combo.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            On a scale of 1 to obnoxious, fucc this guy! Seriously the most bs enemy in the entire game. Luckily in most cases he can be cheesed and deserves it with his bs.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The Marionette Soldier ashes work pretty well for the fight in Raya Lucaria if you are a ranged or magic user. It can't dodge the shots of the two summons and the player all at the same time. Stay back, fire at it, and don't try to attack it when you draw aggro away from the summons, just focus on dodging until they distract it again. Your soldiers are a bit squishy so try to take it down quickly.

                                              The run up to this boss can be really intimidating if this is your first FS game, but you can literally hold the run button and book it past all the wizards. The one at the end might clip you with a single shard right before the boss door but you'll still be FAR better off than if you wasted your blue sippies taking all of these bozos out.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                On my 4th attempt he jumped up on the suspended globe/ball thing and did the glitched movement jitter. Then he fell off and it killed him. He was at about 60% life or so. No idea how it happened or if its something I caused.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Every one of these copy and paste BS 'Red Wolf' bosses is just that. BS. Make it impossibly fast melee or spell spam. OR, not both.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Scarlet rot is relatively affective on him. I remember using the rot breath prot on him and beating him pretty fast

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The one by Moonlight Altar is a real pain. Can't spell from distance because he's not really there, spins around quickly and spams spells so you can't cast back. Fortunately he's not very perceptive and you can get by him sneaking. Your runes got a From special though...

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Is this the only enemy in the game that has a negative resistance? I don't think I've ever seen negative integers for enemy absorption on another enemy

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Ashes can't be used for this boss. I tried a few times thinking it was bugged but I straight up cannot summon my spirits.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            When he does his 2 sword swipes (not the spinning attacks), he input reads after the 2nd swipe and will do an overhead slam if you attack, easily exploited

                                                            • The use of commas in the resistance section is confusing. I know in some countries, commas are used as decimal points, but on just about every other page here the period is used, so does this enemy really require hundreds of thousands of buildup for bleed, poison, etc? Or is it meant as a decimal separator?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I Had a lot of difficulty with this fight, specially at the beggining. Every jolly coop I would die. Bit once I got the grip of it, it became a lot easier.

                                                                Just pay attention, his attacks are well telegraphed, and not so hard to dodge.
                                                                I advise you to use the poison buff
                                                                And don't get greedy.
                                                                When he summon the sword, wait a bit until you start to dodge to conserve your stamina.

                                                                I beat him under level 35 or something

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  i was fighting the one at liurnia and all of a sudden he teleports to the second floor, fell and just die

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Just found out you can summon Sellen for this boss if you do her questline first (put her primal glintstone in the puppet and talk to her)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      the one at moonlight altar is harder than 90% of the bosses, spams magic like there is no tomorrow and its "generic" lol

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        "A less powerful variant, the Lesser Red Wolf of Radagon can be found in..." that less powerful is twice as hard than a boss one. As you cannot summon. That boss version didn't even get my attention, killed in a few sec and forgot. This one I cannot reach with daggers even to hit, he lunges in and jumps away.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Its health was just low enough to be a fun fight when I did it (Level 56). I had some fun with Carian Retaliation (actually did good damage), but eventually had to beat it the normal, dual-dagger way since I had to go to bed soon. The trek up to it did spoil the fight a bit though. At least you can pretty much run past every enemy except the very fist one (which you can still back stab). Its moveset is actually quite predictable. It always does the bites in a two-one set. It almost always does the third hit of the sword combo if you stick close to it. It also doesn't hit hard at all; my 17 Vigor self can survive any two hits of its attacks that are not the lunge.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            believe me the sorcerers are not worth it, just run the whole way without stopping - if you do it smart enough they wont hit you once

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This fight is stupid you don't have enough time to figure out if he will use a bite or the sword. If you try to look at his movement to figure what his next attack you already wasted to much time to dodge the bite attack and if you just roll instantly you will get hit by the sword swing, this fight is basically a coin flip if you're next to him.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                This boss wasn’t as hard as people say it is, just sprint past the sorcerers that you can’t sneak past, use spirit ashes to distract the boss (I used banished knight Oleg because he’s a tank and is amazing) and rotten breath dragon incantation practically one shots the boss

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Kind of sad that we never got a "Margit" for this dungeon, and the first boss is just a regular old enemy you've likely already fought anyway.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    For magic or ranged users, I'd recommend using skeletal militiamen ashes, letting them take the focus as they can respawn. Then just use a ton of whatever spells possible, or whatever ranged attack your going for. When the boss notices you, just block and roll until the militiamen take focus again.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      You'd think this guy would be one of the legendary spirit ashes, he'd be a cool summon (maybe the DLC will add him). You fight at least 4 red wolves too.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        He's annoying the first time, he's annoying the second time, he's annoying the third time...ffs Fromsoft I am so sick of fighting the same enemies over and over.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          just use your jellfish summon, wait for the boss to gain aggro and use bloodhound fangs special on it twice, i literally two shotted this boss

                                                                                          • Using Marionette Soldier Ashes its AI goes crazy similar to some humanoid enemies trying to dodge the arrows and is basically cheese, it will barely use any attacks at all, just dodge constantly all over the place, you can spam ranged options alongside the marionettes, although it'd be hard to hit without strong homing like Rock Sling

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              THIS BOSS IS A P.I.T.A. I'VE TRIED ABOUT 40 TOMES AND DIED WITHOUT EVEN HITTING IT! PLEASE BUMP DOWN THE STATS ON THIS BOSS PLEASE!!!

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                This boss would be every sorcerer playthrough if they'd buff roll range and give infinite stamina. double dot D

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Guard Counter with my +6 Gilded Greatshield and then bonked his head with a +10 Banished Knight Greatsword. Took him 4 bonks lol

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Why is THIS the first boss in the game that doesn't have a Stake or a Grace site outside the boss room? Why is the ridiculously cheap and unfair spamfest the first boss where I have to sprint fifty miles and dodge a hail of tracking sorceries to get back to the arena each time he kills me? Why, FromSoft, why?

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