Looking for a Challenge in 'Elden Ring'? Here’s Where to Find Every Dragon

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May 4 2023, Updated 3:14 p.m. ET

An Elden Ring character battling a dragon while on horseback.
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The world of Elden Ring is an unforgiving one, with terrifying beasts scattered throughout the Lands Between. But if you’re looking for a real challenge, you’ll want to find every dragon location in Elden Ring, as these areas put you up against some of the hardest bosses in all of gaming.

If you’re trying to find all 12 dragons in Elden Ring, here’s where you’ll need to look.

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All dragon locations in 'Elden Ring,' explained.

Dragons can be found throughout the Lands Between, but unless you know where to look, some can be difficult to find. To help you on your journey, here’s a rundown of all 12 dragon locations in Elden Ring. Keep in mind that most of these fights are optional and are designed for high-level players.

Elder Dragon Greyoll

  • Health: NG (87,664), NG+ (87,751), NG+2 (96,526), NG+3 (100,913), NG+4 (105,301), NG+5 (114,076), NG+6 (118,463), NG+7 (122,851).
  • Damage: Lesser Dragons deal Standard Damage.
  • It is of Dragon type (dragon icon 40px Dragon type) and cannot be poise broken.
  • Vulnerability: relatively weak to Pierce Damage but resistant to other types of damage and all status effects. It is immune to Death Blight.
  • Its initial bleed resist on NG is 627, then 917 after the 1st proc, and 1,374 after the 2nd proc onward.

LocationGo to Dragon's Barrow near Fort Faroth Site of grace
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsIt will not fight back but several lesser dragon's surrounding will. Killing each lesser dragon delivers 20% damage to Greyoll. Favor her left side.
Rewards50,000 runes, 5 dragon hearts, Elder Dragon Greyoll's Roar, unlocked incantation.
Optional?Yes
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Lichdragon Fortissax

  • Health: 12,903 HP; Defense: 114; Stance: 140.
  • Damage: 60% stance damage on body, 20% on head; not parryable.
  • Vulnerability: critical hits after stance broken.
  • Damage types: standard (57pxStandard), fire (30Fire), lightning (30Lightning); inflicts blight status effect (elden ring wiki guide 25pxDeath Blight).
  • Type: Ancient Dragon (icon 40px Ancient Dragon); weak spot is head (+100% damage).
  • Drops: Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 1890,000), Remembrance of the Lichdragon.
  • No negations or absorptions mentioned.

Do This FirstFollow Fia's Quest Line, hand her the Cursemark of Death, ask her 3 times, reload to get prompt in order to enter her dream.
LocationGo to the Deeproot Depths, an underground area of Nokron, Eternal City.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsMimic Tear Ash Summon, Rock Sling, Rotten Breath, Comet Azur, Meteorite of Astel, Boiled Crab, Rejuvenating Boluses.
RewardsRemembrance of the Lichdragon, 90,000 Runes.
Optional?Yes, but must be killed to achieve a specific ending

Flying Dragon Agheel

  • Health: 3,200 HP; Defense: 106; Stance: 120.
  • Not parryable; vulnerable to critical hits after stance broken.
  • Takes 20% additional standard damage for rest of fight after a critical hit.
  • Damage types: standard (57pxStandard), fire (30Fire); dragon icon 40px Dragon type.
  • Weak spot is head (+50% damage).
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 185,000), Dragon Heart.
  • Defeating Agheel unlocks Agheel's Flame at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid.

LocationDragon Burnt Ruins in Limgrave around the center of Agheel Lake, spawns when approaching small island northwest of the ruins
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsKaiden Sellsword Ashes, Torrent, Rock Sling, Dragonwood Grease.
Rewards1 dragon heart, 5,000 Runes, Aghell's Flame incantation.
Optional?Yes
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Magma Wyrm Makar

  • Health: 7,141 HP; Defense: 109; Stance: 120.
  • Vulernability: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Damage types: slash (57px hookclawSlash), strike (57pxStrike), fire (30Fire); dragon icon 40px Dragon type.
  • Weak spot is the head.
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 1824,000), Magma Wyrm's Scalesword, Dragon Heart.

LocationTop of Ruin-Strewn Precipice, North East of Liurnia of the Lakes.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsUse NPCs (Blackguard, Millicent, Great Horned Tragoth), use center pillar as barrier, no specific weapons or spells for this dragon.
Rewards1 dragon heart, Scale Sword, 24,000 Runes.
Optional?Yes

Glintstone Dragon Smarag

  • Health: 6,069 HP; Defense: 113; Stance: 120.
  • Vulnerability: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Damage types: standard (57pxStandard), magic (30Magic); dragon icon 40px Dragon type.
  • Weak spot is the head (+50% damage).
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 1814,000), Dragon Heart.
  • Defeating Smarag unlocks Smarag's Glintstone Breath at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid.

LocationSleeping just North West of the Crystalline Woods.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsGet your first hits in while Smarag is sleeping, use Banished Knight Oleg, Rock Sling, Meteorite of Astel, Cerulean Hidden Tear, and Torrent.
Rewards1 dragon heart, Smarag's Glintstone Breath incantation, 14,699 runes.
Optional?Yes
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Decaying Ekzykes

  • Health: 23,731 HP; Defense: 114; Stance: 120.
  • Vulnerability: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Type: Dragon (dragon icon 40px Dragon type).
  • Weak spot: the head (+50% damage).
  • Inflicts the scarlet rot status effect (elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot).
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 1838,000), Dragon Heart.
  • Defeating Decaying Ekzykes unlocks Ekzykes's Decay at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid.

LocationDue South East of the Caelid Highway South Site of Grace.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsVery vulnerable to fire so use Fire Grease and vulnerable to Hemorrhage so use Uchigatana. Anything long range is also recommended.
Rewards1 dragon heart, Ekzyke's Decay incantation, 38,000 Runes.
Optional?Yes

Flying Dragon Greyll

  • Health: 11,550 HP; Defense: 121; Stance: 120.
  • Vulnerability: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Damage types: standard (57pxStandard), fire (30Fire); dragon icon 40px Dragon type.
  • Weak spot: the head (+50% damage).
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 1880,000), Dragon Heart.

LocationOn the bridge due South of the Farum Greatbridge Site of Grace.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsFight from an elevated area with Serpentbone Arrows and Rotbone Arrows. Greyll's breath attacks don't move upward very well.
Rewards5 dragon hearts, 50,000 Runes, Elder Dragon Greyll's Roar incantation.
Optional?Yes
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Great Wyrm Theodorix

  • Health: 25,649 HP; Defense: 122; Stance: 120.
  • Vulnerabilty: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Damage types: slash (57px hookclawSlash), strike (57pxStrike), fire (30Fire); dragon icon 40px Dragon type.
  • Weak spot: the head.
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 18180,000), Dragon Heart x3.
  • Defeating Theodorix unlocks Theodorix's Magma at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid.

LocationTravel North from the Inner Consecrated Snowfield to the river ice than go East.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsHave the Giant Land Octopuses Fight Theodorix, Snipe him from the ledge behind.
Rewards3 dragon hearts, Theodorix's Magma incantation, 180,000 Runes.
Optional?Yes

Borealis The Freezing Fog

  • Health: 11,268 HP; Defense: 120; Stance: 120.
  • Vulnerability: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Damage types: standard (57pxStandard), magic (30Magic); dragon icon 40px Dragon type.
  • Inflicts the frostbite status effect (elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite).
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 18100,000), Dragon Heart.
  • Defeating Borealis, the Freezing Fog unlocks Borealis's Mist at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid.

LocationOn the frozen lake South East of the Freezing Site of Grace amidst a blizzard.
Strategy, Preferred Locations & SpellsFight during the day for better visibility as he creates a blizzard, bring a strike weapon, and bring Thawfrost Boluses for frost buildup.
Rewards1 dragon heart, Borealis' Mist incantation, 100,000 Runes.
Optional?Yes
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Glintstone Dragon Adula

  • Stance: 120.
  • Vulnerability: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Damage types: standard (57pxStandard), magic (30Magic); dragon icon 40px Dragon type.
  • Weak spot: the head (+50% damage).

LocationThe dragon will relocate you when it gets down to 50% health. You will first find Adula outside Ranni's Rise in the Three Sisters in Northwestern Liurnia of the Lakes. It will then move you to the Cathedral of Manus Celes. You will need to defeat Ranni's quest past defeating Astel.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsVery high magic resistance - use Rock Sling, Meteorite of Astel, Cerulean Hidden Tear, and wear armor.
Rewards3 dragon hearts, Adula's Moonblade, 120,000 Runes.
Optional?Yes

Ancient Dragon Lansseax

  • Health: 9,087; Defense: 115; Stance: 120.
  • Absorbs 60% stance damage on its body and 20% on its head; not parryable.
  • Vulnerability: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Damage types: standard (57pxStandard), fire (30Fire), lightning (30Lightning).
  • Type: Ancient Dragon (ancient dragon icon 40px Ancient Dragon type); weak spot is the head (+100% damage).
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 1860,000), Lansseax's Glaive.

LocationFrom the Abandoned Coffin Site of Grace - head up the hill. Go up the Rampart Path Site of Grace and double back down the Eastern ridge. She will attack in both instances.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsUse Latenna. Summon her far away from the dragon and lure Lannsseax to her. Use Boiled Crab and Lighteningproof Dried Liver.
RewardsLansseax's Glaive and 60,000 Runes.
Optional?Yes
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Dragonlord Placidusax

  • Health: 26,651 HP; Defense: 121; Stance: 160.
  • Vulnerability: critical hits after being stance broken.
  • Does not count as either Dragon type (dragon icon 40px Dragon type) or Ancient Dragon type (ancient dragon icon 40px Ancient Dragon type), and thus does not take extra damage from dragon weapons or Dragonwound Grease.
  • Weak point: the heads (very difficult to hit unless it's stance broken).
  • Damage types: standard (57pxStandard), fire (30Fire), lightning (30Lightning).
  • Drops Runes currency (elden ring wiki guide 18280,000), Remembrance of the Dragonlord.

LocationsFrom Beside the Great Bridge Site of Grace - take elevator back down to the church and exit, head straight out towards the tree line and look over ledge for platform to fall onto, follow path down to end and look for stone cubby without bones, look for lie down prompt. You will be transported to Placidusax's Arena.
Strategy, Preferred Weapons & SpellsSee Elden Ring Wiki
RewardsRemembrance of the Dragonlord and 280,000 Runes.
Optional?Yes

For complete information on the game, go to the Elden Ring Wiki.

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