Hellkite Wyvern

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Location Undead Burg
Health * NG: 2208
NG+: ??
Souls * NG: 10,000
NG+: 50,000
* Recorded in PATCH 1.5

Hellkite Wyvern Information


Also referred to as a combination of Bridge/Hellkite/Red, and Dragon/Drake/Wyvern.

Description

The Hellkite Wyvern is first encountered after the Taurus Demon in the Undead Burg area. After climbing up down one flight of stairs, look across the bridge to see several undead waiting for you. If you run across the bridge at full speed with shield up at a light weight (less than 25% of your equip burden), you can make it all the way to the midpoint of the bridge without getting hit by his fire breath and duck into an area on the right side that lets you activate the first shortcut in the game (a ladder down to your previous bonfire). If you walk across the side of the bridge (without running) you can sneak to the midpoint without getting burned by the dragon as well. This is confirmed to work on both NG and NG+ of the PtdE. If you're having a trouble getting past him there is another method, get to the staircase on the right side of the bridge. Poke out a little into his line of sight in order to get him to kill the Undead, the second you see him get ready to attack run back down the stairs. Once he's back to his usual spot get around the rails and up against the wall. This wall will protect you from his fire attacks, if he doesn't come down to strike you try shooting him with a bow. He'll either shoot fire or fly towards you, you want him to fly towards you for an attack. Once he does run past him as fast as you can, don't worry about the items because once you light the Bonfire right under him you'll be able to get those items much easier. The only thing you'll need to worry about is the flying back + shooting fire attack and his tail. To make this easier destroy his tail on the platform under him where you have a clear shot at his tail.

 

 

 

Glitches

Note: Before glitch killing for 10,000 souls, ensure that you have farmed the 555 souls you receive for just walking up the mid bridge stairs until it is obsolete. I have recorded 10 souls per second which helped me quickly buy next level magic and levels to move onto the next zone. You may be surprised how quick 10k goes when you kill him vs farming for much more.

  • After the 1.05 Patch: Shooting it from behind with one arrow can make it vanish into thin air, but it will come back during a later visit. No souls are rewarded for this.
  • The Wyvern can also be attacked from behind the gate that leads to the Sunlight Altar. Approach from the rats or from the Undead Church, to prevent the dragon from flying away. Go to the top of the first stairs, where the undead soldier awaits, then turn around and walk along the ledge above the staircase. Do an overhead attack against the wall, right above the gate, and it should hit the wing of the wyvern. Alternatively, jump across to the small ledge on the other side of the staircase, where any attack should be able to hit it.

 

Rewards

  • Killing the Hellkite Wyvern, either normally or through a glitch, will reward you with 10,000 souls (50,000 on NG+). This is more than enough to catapult a character at low level up to be much more competitive with the monsters you are about to face.
  • If you destroy the creature's tail by shooting at it with your bow, you can obtain the Drake Sword, a favorite starting weapon of many players, which has a base attack rating of 200. You can shoot his tail from below the bridge with a short bow to break it. It takes 28 shots using regular wooden arrows or 13 Big Arrows with a Regular Short Bow using regular wooden arrows (done with minimum possible stats to use bow). Stand underneath the bridge, kill the couple enemies lurking around, and take your time shooting his tail. Each shot, he'll fly down to the bridge and stomp around before flying back to his perch. The Drake Sword will appear in your inventory when his tail is destroyed. (Note: when playing a low Dex build, this can be done with about 25-30 shots of Normal Bolts from the Light Crossbow too, but bring about 10 extra. Since you cannot aim crossbows as you can with bows, it takes a bit of adjusting the character position, player cam, and test shots to line up everything properly.)
  • Killing the Hellkite Wyvern allows you to teleport to the Sunlight Altar bonfire after placing the Lordvessel. (Maybe outdated information, the bonfire can be warped to regardless of whether or not the Wyvern is alive)



 

Strategy

With a strong enough weapon and a bit of sprint/dodging:

First agitate the dragon into blasting the bridge with fire killing off all the hollows, easy enough with a bow.
From the top of the stairs fire an arrow at the Wyvern and then switching back to your main weapon, run forward to where he should land. Once you're close enough hack away since if you're behind his claws his breath won't hit you. Once he leaps up into the air run back in the opposite direction to where he'll land and continue hitting away, repeat as necessary. I did this with a +2 Lightning Halberd and he only got to fly about once.
Note: the Wyvern is completely immune to fire, meaning Fire/Chaos weapons will deal limited damage.

Ways to kill/pass the Hellkite Wyvern without directly engaging it:

  • Use a bow to aim spells at his head from under the bridge near the rat tunnel. If you can get past the Wyvern as explained above and join the Warrior of Sunlight then Lightning Spear can kill the Wyvern in 5-7 hits. This strat is good for faith users, and it may also be helpful for int-magic users. Same can be done with Soul Arrow/Heavy Soul Arrow. This is by far the easiest technique.
  • Shoot the Wyvern from under the bridge; first cutting off the tail then shooting the head/neck. At base stats needed for the Short Bow (purchased for 1,000 souls from Undead Merchant (Male)) it will take roughly 350-400 arrows to take him down. (The Wyven will start to heal itself after a while. While it is healing it will hold its left wing over its head to protect itself.) After 1.05 patch. It looks like Wyvern cannot be killed any more with low level bows. No matter how many arrows you shoot, he keeps regenerating himself. If your bow deals about 120 damage per hit, there is a chance of beating him; it seems his regenerating ability is too strong -keeping him at about 60% heal. The Wyvern has a different animation for when it heals its damage, it will raise its wings as if its covering/licking its wings. It only does this while standing on top of the gate that leads to the bonfire. I was able to kill the Wyvern with a +5 Short Bow and a combination of poison and wooden arrows, if you only have wooden or standard arrows, save your arrows until you have access to poison arrows.
  • Shoot the wyvern's tail from below the bridge to obtain the Drake Sword. equip the drake sword as your 2nd right hand weapon. stand at the top of the stairs without causing him to breathe fire, shoot an arrow at his head/neck (this will cause him to jump down onto the bridge) quickly swap to the drake sword and hold with both hands while running into the center of the bridge and swing your sword. If you time it correctly, by time you swing your sword you will hit his head as he roars. now be quick and sprint back down the stairs. It will take a little practice but when you have it down you wont take any damage. it only takes about 10 of these to do the job.
  • Note: it is possible to run past the wyvern if the player is able to roll between its legs when it lands on the bridge. This allows the player to use the bonfire across the bridge and open the gate to the Undead Parish. Be warned: the drake will fly away after you make it through, but it will keep returning to the bridge until destroyed. This means that the direct route across the bridge is still dangerous.
  • If you have the Master Key, you can access the bridge, dragon free, by never walking up the stairs in Undead Burg where you first see the dragon. Instead, take the route Firelink Shrine -> New Londo Ruins -> Darkroot Basin -> Darkroot Garden -> Undead Parish -> Undead Burg. The route is dangerous this early on, and includes outrunning enemies much of the time, so you may want to remove armor during the New Londo and Darkroot sections.
  • This is a NG+ or late NG strat. Run to the beginning of the bridge opposite the dragon and equip your hawk ring. Equip your bow, with this you can hit him all the way from across the bridge. If you don't have arrows or this bow yet then you wil have to run a little up the bridge and shoot your long bow (+whatever level). He will land on the bridge and begin walking towards you. Run back to the arch way and shoot a few arrows at him. When he looks as if he is going to breathe fire run/dodge down the stairs on either side that lead to where you first met Solaire. Give him a second and he will turn around to start walking towards his perch again. Let him walk 4 to 5 steps then attack with your bow again until he close and rinse/repeat running down the stairs and back up attacking. The key is to make sure he doesn't get time to return to his perch and heal. You will be surprised how fast he goes down this way (confirmed on NG+)
  • A good combination is the Red Tearstone Ring, Ring of the Sun's Firstborn and Great Lightning Spear. Let an enemy damage you to trigger the Red Tearstone Ring. Stand on the right side of the bridge where you would shoot the tail to acquire the Drake Sword (You can break it off in one hit). Aim for his right wing with a Lightning Spear. Repeat until dead. You'll want to use a bow-zoom to aim. Will go down in 5-6 hits. THIS WAS DONE ON NG+ with a SL 120 Character.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      This boss is a genius. We players always (often) look for a way to cheese bosses. This guy found a way to cheese us. This lads, is a cheese fest.

      • I've only ever killed this thing twice and I have over 2,000 hours in Dark Souls 1 (PPTDE and Remastered combined). The first time was a long time ago in PPTDE and I don't remember how I did it. The second time in Dark Souls Remastered and it was in NG+ with a int build. I had all the sorcery damage boosting items equipped and Power Within cast iirc. It only took three or 4 Dark Beads to kill it, lol. I died on one attempt but luckily I got it on the second attempt. Thank you Manus for creating op dark magic.

        • Anonymous

          Genuinely what is the point of this thing? It's even more annoying than the Anor Londo archers, just one-shotting you with it's fire if you even think about trying to get the bonfire. Sometimes I look at things in Dark Souls (Bed of Chaos for example) and think "Who in their right ****ing mind came up with this terrible excuse of a game mechanic?", I think the same with this thing.

          • Anonymous

            Its an easy kill, just get him to the far end of the bridge and hide behind the wall to dodge the fire, then when he walks back pop him in the toe. Maybe I bugged it but as far as im concerned just repeat that.

            • Anonymous

              I was killed attempting to murder this lad in Ng+ more than any actual boss. And then, when I finally had it at low health, it started its straight up jumping fire attack. It somehow managed to kill itself after the 4th jump (Flash Sweat saved me). At least I got the loots, though.

              • Anonymous

                I returned to the bridge to attempt to kill it with sorcery, as it was my first intelligence build, but it just wasn't there. Does anyone know why?
                If it matters I had killed all four lords, and I ran past it at the begging for the bonfire.

                • Anonymous

                  Ng+ is approx 5000 hp. I was using +15 demon's greataxe with power within and crystal magic weapon buffed by oolicle ivory catalyst (46 str 26 int). Hit with two light two handed at around 1300 each, took out a little bit less than half health before I died.

                  • Anonymous

                    Killed this thing once, a long time ago, near the end of my very first playthrough. Never bothered to try again. It's really not worth the effort. No great reward or achievement for killing it.

                    • Anonymous

                      The only boss that's actually just bullshit. Does nothing but the flame attacks that are always a 1 hit kill.

                      • Anonymous

                        I had to go with the arrow cheese because it'd always fly above me and one-shot me when I tried to engage it in melee.

                        • Anonymous

                          Just killed the dragon. One thing I noticed is that it's better to roll and tank the vertical flame (and try to maneuver to the stairs) than to block, blocking the flame essentially kills you for some reason (it crits?).

                          • Anonymous

                            ****ing ******* keeps spamming fire moves and won't let me get up to fight him. His fire sometimes even insta-kills. Even with my BK Halberd +5 I can't get his health down enough.

                            • Anonymous

                              man wtf is this?
                              (The Wyven will start to heal itself after a while. While it is healing it will hold its left wing over its head to protect itself.) After 1.05 patch. It looks like Wyvern cannot be killed any more with low level bows. No matter how many arrows you shoot, he keeps regenerating himself. If your bow deals about 120 damage per hit, there is a chance of beating him; it seems his regenerating ability is too strong -keeping him at about 60% heal. The Wyvern has a different animation for when it heals its damage, it will raise its wings as if its covering/licking its wings. It only does this while standing on top of the gate that leads to the bonfire. I was able to kill the Wyvern with a +5 Short Bow and a combination of poison and wooden arrows, if you only have wooden or standard arrows, save your arrows until you have access to poison arrows.

                              its all in black i can't see ****

                              • Anonymous

                                also be careful if doing that cheese near the sewer rats cus our boy Solaire is chilling near the dragon's tail and I'm pretty sure you could accidently fail his quest.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Don’t know if it was just for me but I noticed the wyvern might show mercy, before I got the shortcut he didn’t breath fire until I approached the claymore, and then twice when I had souls on the bridge he would not breath fire until I either approached where the claymore is or a couple seconds after I grabbed the souls

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I m in ng+ and i triés to kill thaïs guy with dragonslayer bow but even after that >200 feather arrows p+ rtsr the guy was still not dead. His hp in ng+ is just bull****.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      After successfully baiting the spineless coward into coming off his little sissy tower, he just decides to use his flying flame breathe attack anyway. Luckily, the fool is no match for the mighty power of STAIRS!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Idk what happened, but he seems to have glitched to death for me; when i opened the door to lower undead burg i suddenly got 10k souls and he wont appear on the bridge anymore. there goes my farming but at least i got the souls.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This guy is bugged for me - the last 3 runs he doesn’t breathe fire the first time he appears, letting me stroll through the gate under him.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Can the wyvern heal himself? I tried shooting him with magic and normal arrows so many times, but when I took him to less than half health bar, he took cover under his left wing for a few seconds, while he was on the wall ; when he stopped, I sworn that his health was up to 2/3. I tried attacking him while he was doing that animation, but he wouldn't stop and he came down only when he finished. Am I wrong? Do I have to use stronger weapons to make him stop doing that?
                                            I'm currently playing the Xbox 360 version of this game, so I don't know if this is still a thing.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              i dont think the wiki mentions it, it is completely immune to fire damage, both great chaos fireball and firebombs did nothing

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I'm one of those people that firmly believes this was going to be a proper mini-boss but From never fully finished the overall fight mechanics and had to ship the game and this is what we got. Toss this in with Bed of Chaos.

                                                • I need your help. What exactly baits the Dragon to come down into the bridge? (from his post in the wall over the bonfire door)... I've seen people throwing sht at him (knives and arrows) to make him come down... If you rest in the Undead Burg bonfire (the one you kick the ladder to get to) and then go up on the bridge he will fire kill the enemies and will take him roughly 14 seconds to come down and fight.
                                                  I remember seeing some people runing from the Solaire place then hiding on the left wall of the bridge (while surviving his fire attack) and then somehow waiting the 14 seconds to make him come down (they do not throw anything at him). But I can't make that happen, the dragon just won't come down... ANYONE with like a good explanation?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    After defeating the black dragon Kalameet in Oolacile, I felt like I had some unfinished business with this guy so I headed back to the Undead Parish for sweet revenge. Then I instantly regretted doing that. You only have so many options to take him out; either keep firing at it from a distance and/or lure him to the bridge middle staircase and keep popping out to hit him like a freaking whac-a-mole. I mean, I get it -- he's technically not a boss so you can't fight it like one but killing it that way isn't satisfying at all and I honestly feel bad for doing it, even if it did swoop down and burn me up so many times.

                                                    Okay thank you, bye.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This enemy is so awful and doesn't drop anything of value unless you want the Drake sword and you still don't have to kill it. That part is nice.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        a little hard to aim but I used 4 CSS on NG+ to obliterate him, it was honestly kinda sad, I got all preped with a hyper build with sanctus, PW and red tearstone, I had normal SS to kill him too, but 4 shots with CSS annihilated him (50 int TCC as my catalyst), overleveling for the win I guess XD

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Killed him in NG+++ with with silverknight straight sword + sunlight blade, go to the left and wait about 10s and he will fly down, go attack asap with 2 hand high chance his first attack will only blow thing front of his face (give a lot of time to attack) then go down stair on the right of bridge then repeat, only need 2 time like that. (dex 56 str 50 faith 40)

                                                          • I finally killed it and got 10k soul. Here's what I used lol: Stone armor set, black knight halberd+4 (Two-handed because shields are no use to him imo), Grass crest shield (For stamina), Flame stoneplate ring, and gold serpent ring which has no use against him.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I might leave this enemy alive in future playthroughs instead of coming back to fight it when I’m stronger. It’s visually amazing and it flies off every time you warp to the altar which makes for a great sight watching it sail through the air.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                it says in the rewards section that you can only warp to the sunlight altar bonfire after killing him but this isn't true

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  hey guys me and my friend killed the dragon by shooting him from underneath the bridge where do we go now?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    There is another easy strategy to kill this dragon. I noticed this hasn't been mentioned here. The normal method to obtain the sword is to go under the bridge and shoot its tail with arrows. The dragon moves to the bridge. You have a small time window to shoot the tail again before he flies off back to the top. If you can manage to cut off the tail exactly when the dragon is on the bridge, the dragon falls off to the other side of the bridge. Tried this many times and it worked every time for me. The only problem is to know how many hits is required, which depends on the item you're using and the stats.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      this dragon one-shots you with it's flame attack. Had a 99 vitality character get obliterated in a single hit.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        this dragon is powerless with lightning and you can kill it in 2 different ways
                                                                        sword or magic
                                                                        for sword I wanted some materials for lightning and for magic you can gild in the least if you have the guts to put the lightning

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          You can teleport to the sunlight altar without killing the drake. Who the hell wrote that you have to kill it to do that? They're totally unrelated...

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            If anybody is curious, fighting the Hellkite Drake is not worth it. You can get the drake sword if you want, but killing him is nigh impossible on your first run through the burg. You could come back later and kill him, but at that point 10,000 souls is probably not worth the effort.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I love this guy tbh, I have only fought it on regular new game but it was a fun fight. I just stayed under it closer to the back. If it starts moving at all dodge towards the back of it, you should be able to survive any of its attacks as long as you have decent fire resistance. If it flies to the other side of the bridge, just run underneath the bridge andnwait until it lands back on its starting position. I killed it at level 48 with Uchigatana +8 with a dex of 28, and it was honestly easy. Just run past it upon initial encounter and fight it after defeating the twin gargoyles and you should already be powerful enough. I don't know how hard it is on NG+ so I'll just trust people who say fire one shots. Also my dad said that it's possible to kill it if you have a lot of poison arrows and just hurt it faster than it heals, so that's also an option.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Does anyone else using melee have this asshole just spam the fire lunging attacks and move everyime you could hit him?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  The Drake will return after a certain amount of time if you revisit the bridge later on. Try running up and down it and eventually it will fly back

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    it takes 17 large arrow hits to get his tail sword with the short bow with 16 str 12 dex. then go up and shoot his face with an arrow at the top of the stairs to argo him then run out and hit him once in the face with his tail sword when he lands and run back down the stairs. it took 16 hits with the drake sword to finish him off.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      For faith builds: Super easy kill by shooting great lightning spears at it from the lower left bridge. Kill the two nearest hollows and position yourself just next to the edge and shoot spears at the dragon. Use the bow sniper mode if you struggle with blindly aiming and shooting the lightning spears. This was on NG1. 5-6 spears did the trick. Should also work with sunlight spears in NG+>

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        He is a real pain to deal with in NG+. In NG you can kill him with basic bow and arrows, in NG+ he was outregening my +14 black bow of parish on 40 dex char using power within. Mother*****er.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          A helpful strategy for all you Sunbros that managed to run by the first time, run by him again and immediately dive behind the left side of the archway in the bonfire room. If you do it right the wyvern will still be on the bridge, salty as hell and constantly breathing fire. Occasionally there will be a brief respite of this where he turns away, for some reason, and gives you an opening to lock on (yes he's that close!) And hurl your lightning Spears. You can usually get 2-3 out before he turns back and starts breathing fire again. You should be able to get him dead within him turning away two or three times depending on your faith! Don't give up, you guys can do it!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Gravelord Sword Dance is fairly decent at hurting this guy, but you'll need a great deal of timing to get it off effectively. Definitely need to cut the tail first and work out where best to aim. Haven't tried aiming that Miracle from below yet, but from the bridge stairs, I can nail him for ~300 damage per casting with Velka's Talisman.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              What I don't get is that NOBODY, and I do mean NOBODY, thinks of shooting the dragon from ABOVE. The tower in the Undead Parish which has a greatsword Black Knight on it has a WONDERFUL view of the dragon's center of mass, and you can slowly whittle away at it's health until it dies with ANYTHING, assuming it can out-damage the dragon's healing. The ONLY downside to doing this is that you don't get the drake sword, which, on my build, is useless. (Astora's Straightsword, anyone? Obtainable very early-game for about 1,500 souls and useable after only 1 stat upgrade if you chose the cleric, only requires starting with the master key? Way better in my book, ask me how to grab it if you're curious.) And if you're going to say, "But you have to kill a black knight to get there!" Guess what? It's as simple as this: Get 920 health or more, some very light armors such as unupgraded cleric robes, what I used, will do just fine. Aggro the knight, jump off the tower, the knight follows you down. You'll live with a tiny bit of health whilst the black knight will NOT survive. Easiest kill of a Black Knight, ever. Then use the tower to kill the dragon.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                That melee strategy is pretty flawed. The dragon has like 3 different attacks, and it's basically RNG which one he'll do once he's aggro'd. Plenty of times he's just decided to jump up in the air and lay down insta-kill flames as soon as I reach his claws and start attacking.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  And the award for "Most Unbelievably Broken Bull*****Riddled Worst Souls Enemy Ever Conceived" goes to... ... this scumbag.

                                                                                                  • I HATE THAT DRAGON WITH A RAGE THAT COULD KINDLE THE FIRST FLAME ITSELF! Its the worst boss in the entire game, (ASIDE FROM THE EFFING BED OF CHAOS), high health, OP attacks, all for a measly fifty thousand souls.

                                                                                                    • All in all, you might be able to beat him even easier if you have your magic leveled up, or at least your intelligence. Mine is at 20, which allowed me to kill him with just the six dark beads.

                                                                                                      • After a few tears, I finally figured how slay the damned beast! The first important thing to note is that during my first play through I had no trouble fighting the winged fiend! The trouble is in NG+. Though my character is soul 130, with 40 vitality, strength and endurance, the dammn monster could still one shot me. I can understand being one shotted with one specific attack with no shield, but with the shield up, and often times full stamina, it was a bit ridiculous. More than anything it was the inconsistancy of the one shot fire breath that pissed me off more than anything, sometimes I would die, sometimes I wouldn't. Anyway, I ended up using magic to kill the basstard. By using the Oolacile Ivory Catalyst, the Crown of Dusk, and dark bead, I was able to kill him by using all six of my magic castings. I ran up the stairs, out and around to the side of the bridge, (the part where his first fire attack can't get you) and let him kill the hollows. Then I would stand real close to the edge of the safe zone to trigger him and make him come down. Then as he came down, he would land and do a breath attack. THAN I ANNIHILATED THE BASSTARD!!!!! Just make sure that he is going to shoot out his normal fire spray and not fly up in the air, if he flies, use the black knight shield and try to block some of the damage.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          impossible to kill even with 125 damage a hit greatarrows. Constantly heals, and if you slip up for half a second, he one shot nukes you with his lame ass fire that covers the whole planet. Worst idea ever for this qausi-boss, not fun, stupid.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I bought the remaster yesterday. I slayed his tail for the sword, but as I obtained the sword, I also obtained 10k Souls. I was like "Hah, neat." went up to check if he is there.. but he wasn't. So he died after I cut is tail. The final Hit for his tail was, when he landed on the bridge... my guess is, that he must have landed very strange and the final tail hit must have then somehow blew him off the bridge.. leading him to die from "falling" or something. I saved the video where it happened. Maybe I will upload it for further inspection.

                                                                                                            • "run/dodge down the stairs on either side that lead to where you first met Solaire." those stairs don't lead to where you first meet Solaire though, doesn't that part lead to the bonfire and the other part is where them two skeletons and rats are. Solaire is all the way down the opposite side of the bridge where you came from being the Taurus Demon unless there's a path I'm not aware of.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                that prick glitched in my NG+ and just don't jump down from the wall, i've waited for like, 10 minutes and nothing, and he only attack if i get close to the gate, so he spam firebreath making impossible to cross, and i want to finish the run without a bow, ***** off i hate this*****

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Pick a cleric, acquire 25 faith (or less, depending how much co-op bosses you defeated), avoid him once to the sunlight altar, pick lighting spear, roast him down.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    the health point is not right i think....... I shoot more than 100 wooden arrows and each deals 60 damages but he still haven't yet :/

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      I wish I could yell "no puppy guarding!" and have him disgruntledly fly to a different area for a while as I run to the bonfire. I'm glad he's optional though.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Hate this f#cking creature. Hate, hate, hate. Tried countless times to follow various guides on how to kill and every time I get him close to death he just starts spamming his takeoff & overhead instakill attack, or moves up to the sheltered sides of the bridge and spams same. Flash sweat, dragon crest shield, +5 black knight sword, +2 estus doesn't matter. F#ck this creature in the spine.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Stupid red bird. On ng+ it has like 3000-4000 hp so it's impossible to Zerg him anymore, firebreath though has very high damage, I got vanished multiple times when he flies up and breath directly down (> 1200 hp in one hit with 300 fire resist)

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Dark sorceries seem to do extremely high damage. At just 32 Int., I was able to dish just under 1000 HP of damage per casting of Dark Bead with Bellowing Dragoncrest (the beads all seemed to align with the drake's neck, maximizing the output), and Pursuers also helped quite a bit. I just had to keep jumping down and climbing back up the midway staircase to avoid its fire breath, which could be sort of tricky since I didn't have much of a clue as to its location/orientation before coming back up the steps. Only took about three tries until I got it down.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Welp, looks like the wall glitch kill technique has gone the way of the basic bow kill technique thanks to his regen ability. Spent more than an hour hitting him through the wall with an average 114 HP/hit and still couldn't bring him below 2/3 HP.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                In the remastered he lands awkwardly on the staircase when you first meet it, however in the original it lands on the bridge like its supposed to.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  I managed to get past withought killing him, rested at the bonfire, then he flew off and I never saw him again, but now I want to fight him and get the sword, is there a way to get him back on his perch in order to kill him and chop off his tail?

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    First get past him and open the gate with one of the ways here.Second, when coming from the rats or the church, attack him through as discussed in the second glitch.The dragon is now on the bridge, and if not facing you get his attention, and hide behind the pillar just inside the door to the bridge, where the right side of your camera can see him as he tries to roast you.After a while he gets bored, and stops breathing fire, go shoot him with arrows to re aggro him, I got 5-6 off every time with a longbow.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      I believe the usefulness of Flash Sweat during this fight deserves a mention. I tried it out on my most recent run and went from dying in 1-3 fire breaths to taking 0 damage while blocking.

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