- Erdtree Burial Watchdog Duo Overview
- Erdtree Burial Guardian Duo Attacks
elden ring It’s not short of notoriously creepy bosses who know where to hit where it hurts. The Erdtree Burial Watchdog is one of them and is found very early in the game. You’d think you’d never see another one again after defeating the first one in Stormfoot Catacombs, unfortunately Elden Ring has a tendency to repeat or even duplicate his bosses in subsequent encounters.
Dealing with one Erdtree Burial Watchdog is challenging, but tackling two is downright tough. They are both very aggressive and hit hard, never slowing down their attacks. Whether you play as a melee combatant or a sorcerer, there are strategies to defeat the Erdtree Burial Watchdog Duo. So, here’s a full rundown on how to crush the duo.
Erdtree Burial Watchdog Duo Overview
|Location||Lesser Erdtree Catacombs, Caelid Wilds|
|Citation||Spirit ashes and players|
|weak to||physical attacks|
The Erdtree Burial Watchdog Duo boss could be one of the first bosses you encounter the moment you first access the Caelid region. Caelid is known to be one of the most – if not the more difficult areas in the Elden Ring, and it’s not surprising that you have to fight a duo boss in the first catacomb in the region. These two bosses can be found in the minor catacombs of Erdtreebeing the closest Grace Site the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace.
Unfortunately even gaining access to the catacombs requires you to defeat the Erdtree Avatar boss who patrols the area. This is because the entrance to the catacombs is directly adjacent to the Minor Erdtree that the Avatar is guarding. Once done, enter the Erdtree Minor Catacombs and navigate the underground labyrinth to pull the lever from the boss area.
Each Erdtree Burial Watchdog wields a different weapon. One wields a sword while the other wields a scepter; in other words, you will have to deal with both a melee and a ranged combatant. With duo bosses, controlling both enemies can be a struggle, so it’s definitely recommended. summon a Spirit Ash tank. You can also have your friends help you defeat the Erdtree Burial Watchdog Duo.
Erdtree Burial Guardian Duo Attacks
These two bosses are relentless and aggressive in their attacks. It’s important to have backup, as well as being patient during the fight to avoid getting killed early. Although they have different move sets and weapons, they share certain similar combat moves. As such, we’ve rounded up all of the attacks for each of these bosses, so you’re as prepared as possible.
|Erdtree’s Burial Guard Dog Attacks (Sword)|
fire breath attack
The head of the Erdtree Burial Guard Dog (sword) will shake and fire from its mouth. He will do this while he rotates a full 360 degrees.
Worktop: Run as far as you can. Or stay close to the boss and dodge his fiery breath as he makes a full circle.
Burning Tail Slam Attack
The boss’s head will spin, its tail will rise up and it will crash to the ground in a fiery explosion.
Worktop: Just stay out of the radius of this attack.
sword thrust attack
The boss will move his armored limb back and thrust his sword forward.
Worktop: Simply dodge roll in any direction or back as far as you can.
Sword swing attack
The boss will make a short but precise swing of his sword in your direction.
Worktop: You can use your shield (if you are a melee build) to protect yourself from this attack. If not, back up or dodge the roll.
full body sword attack
The boss will float into the air with his sword gripped in front of his body and crash to the ground.
Worktop: Run as far as you can from this attack.
Full Body Spinning Sword Attack
The boss will slam the tip of his sword into the ground before doing a quick 360-degree spin.
Worktop: Stay out of the radius of this attack.
Standing Sword Attack
The boss will slowly stand up and walk towards you, before striking with his sword.
Worktop: Keep a fair distance from the boss as you approach. You can also stay close and time your dodge from him. As soon as you see the boss sword about to drop, dodge.
Kneeling Sword Attack
In contrast to his standing sword strike attack, the boss will crouch down and perform a sword strike.
Worktop: Move away from the attack or dodge the roll.
|Erdtree Burial Watchdog Attacks (Scepter)|
Magic missile attack
This boss will raise his scepter and unleash a barrage of magical projectiles at you.
Worktop: Simply run in the opposite direction to avoid them.
magic burst attack
Unlike the sword-wielding Erdtree Burial Watchdog, this boss will unleash a magical burst when it floats and hits the ground.
Worktop: Roll/run away from the attack.
Scepter Slam Attack
This boss will slam his scepter into the ground multiple times.
Worktop: Again, roll/flee away from the vicinity of the attack.
There are two different battle strategies available to you during this dual boss fight. Although these two types of strategies contain their own risks, melee combatants are more at a disadvantage here due to the need to approach either of these two. But there are certain weapons in the arsenal of the lowly Tarnished that could help, from Spirit Ashes to Ashes of War.
It is recommended to equip Opaline Bubbletear to your Flask of Wondrous Physick for extra defense, in case you can’t roll in time.
Since the Erdtree Burial Watchdog Duo is made of stone and not meat, this makes them immune to bleeding or poison damage. However, they are certainly not immune to physical attacks, and this is where melee combatants have an advantage. Arm yourself with a heavy weapon like the Greatsword grafted leaf or hound fang it will work well against these two. But if you have a preferred melee weapon of your choice that isn’t considered a heavy weapon, it’s totally fine to use, as long as you upgrade to a +5 and above.
It is recommended to First defeat Erdtree’s Burial Guard Dog (Scepter). This is because his long range attacks are super annoying when you are trying to attack the sword wielding boss. As stated above, you should consider using a tanky Spirit Ash summon to help keep the attention off of you. We suggest using Spirit Ashes as Crazy Pumpkin Head or Lhutel the Headless (+5 and above).
When it comes to which Ashes of War to use, Bloodhound’s Fang’s special ability from The delicacy of the hound does the job very well. hound step It is also a good choice for evasive maneuvers as well as prayer blow for additional damage.
Just like for melee combatants, ranged fighters must also defeat the scepter-wielding boss first. Using spells that deal tons of physical damage is definitely the way to go, along with a tanking Spirit Ash summon as recommended above. It is best to use spells like Large Glint Stone Shard, Shard Spiral, Rock Sling Y Kite to deal as much physical damage as possible. You should also consider using the haima canyon against these bosses as well.
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