Ancient Wyvern

hp.jpg souls.jpg Location
7873 70,000 Archdragon Peak
Drops Dragon Head Stone
Weak Resistant Immune
Slash Lightning
Frost Frost

PoisonPoison & Toxic


Ancient Wyvern Information





  • Souls: NG (70000), NG+ (140,000), NG++ (154000), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Co-Op Souls: ??
  • Dragon Head Stone


Combat Information

  • Weak to Lightning and Frost Damage.
  • Strong against Toxic and Bleed damage.
  • Weak Spot: Head
  • One-shotted by plunging attack.




Video Strategies

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Strategy 1 (Plunging Attack)

This strategy is quite easy. You'll need light fire resistance equipment but make sure you are still able to roll. The weapon doesn't really matter as long as it deals good damage. When the Wyvern arrives, don't even bother attacking it, just go past it and to the left. There will be a path. Just follow the path and the ladders, ignore the enemies, and finally go up to a specific ledge above the wyvern's head. When he is done breathing fire, he will lower his head. Just jump and press R1/RB and victory will be yours. This strategy is super easy but it doesn't include the satisfaction of beating a Wyvern with a bow. Still counts!

Strategy 2 (Directly underneath)

Stand directly under the Wyvern so that you are targeted and facing the dragon's stomach. If positioned correctly, the boss will only attack with blockable foot-stomps and occasionally fly overhead for a fire breath below. Always run away from where you were facing the boss, and not towards, and the fire shouldn't hit you. Hurl Lightning Spears or any damage spell in general, or melee attack it's legs whenever possible, rinse and repeat. (Completed with Great Lightning Spears for 202 damage Per shot and 10 Ashen Flasks). 



Attack Name Attack Description
Fire Breath Breathes fire in your direction, causing fire damage, knockdown and stamina drain if blocking. Kills enemies as well.
Foot Stomp Stomps players beneath it. 
Tail Swipe  Swipes tail, hitting you if you are behind it. Huge hitbox.
Attack Name Attack Description
Fire Breath Breathes fire in your direction, causing fire damage, knockdown and stamina drain if blocking. Kills enemies as well.


Lore Theories

  • Location relationships
  • Item transcripts that relate to this boss
  • Lore notes on this boss
  • Dialogue

Notes & Trivia

  • Even bare fists will one shot with a plunging attack.
  • This appears to be the only boss whose arena does not have a corresponding bonfire.  Instead, victorious players are teleported to the Dragon-Kin Mausoleum bonfire.
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    • 07 Dec 2016 18:20

      I died 2 times during the fight. One was embarrassingly missing the plunging attack (When he rears his head), and the other one was by our favorite, best, 11/10 ign mob in the game, good ol axe and chain

      • Fittingly...03 Oct 2016 23:42

        If you're going through this on NG+, you can take this thing out (And his cousin on the way to the Belfry) pretty easily by spamming the Dragonslayer Swordspear's weapon art underneath it.

        • OMG29 Sep 2016 10:17

          THIS TOTALLY THE HARDEST BOSS IN THE GAME! SCREW THE NAMELESS KING AND THE SOUL OF CINDER THIS THE TRUE FINAL BOSS AND WILL GO DOWN IN FROM SOFTWARE HISTORY AS THE HARDEST BOSS EVER! SCREW KALMEET FROM DARK SOULS 1 AND SINH FROM DARK SOULS 2 THIS BY FOR THE BEST DRAGON BOSS EVER!! But to be real for a moment this the worst boss in dark souls 3, the only real threat is the axe an chain enemy that follows you to the ladder for the plunging attack.

          • Comment on the "path"29 Aug 2016 21:04

            The worst strategy ever...there will be a path. No *****, there are like 4 paths to the left! You aren't Yoda so don't speak I proverbs. which ***** path!

            • NG to NG+7 health amounts26 Aug 2016 03:35

              Can't edit that page somehow, so there's the hp.<br/><br/>Health: NG (7873), NG+ (7881), NG++ (8669), NG+3 (9063), NG+4 (9457), NG+5 (10245), NG+6 (10639), NG+7 (11034)

              • waste of time11 Aug 2016 19:24

                to me this boss was a waste of time because dragons are suppose to be hard and should not have a choice of one shotting it the only good thing about this boss is the cool items after it

                • Resistant to fire of course I did only 100 damage pre sacred oath to him on the wood platform with a +0 pyro glove and chaos vestiges at 40/4004 Aug 2016 00:03

                  Why did I even bother

                  • Most infuriating boss26 Jun 2016 16:02

                    Does anyone else find that this boss (or more specifically, it's non-boss appearance) is an absolute nightmare for the camera? Unless you get passed it before they fully land, you have to deal with the camera spazzing out horrifically when it intersects with the beast. Would be a lot more enjoyable to give the second one a fair fight if I could just keep the camera on it.

                    • bug?23 Jun 2016 12:54

                      so i just went to kill the okd wyvern on my 4th build and whime running through the arena fighting with that sprpent guy with the big axe the wyvern just died, i dunno how, old age maybe...<br/><br/>that isnt supposed to happen now is it?

                      • Strategy 321 Jun 2016 13:59

                        Hey I have a third really easy strategy for casters, before you go into the first building, if you go to the left of it and stand next to the building you won't get hit, after a while the dragon will start shooting fire into the building and then you can cast a few times, when it changes its head to aim at you; simply stay next to the wall again until it starts shooting inside again. Be warned that it is possible to get hit whilst standing there, but it won't do much damage and if you keep your health up its easily doable.<br/><br/>Ard

                        • Strategy 2 ? rly ? are you even tryin ?19 Jun 2016 07:04

                          strategy 2 is for bloody retards, caster + shield targetting legs of this boss, good *****ing idea.<br/><br/>just shot at him (not on the legs !) from afar while rolling through his breath or tailswipe

                          • Shame the thing!14 Jun 2016 01:05

                            Has anyone tried doing the leap attack while wielding no weapon? Barefist insta kill? Using a huge weapon like ultra greatsword results in bad ass looking kill animation.

                            • Plunging attack?12 Jun 2016 19:37

                              The description for the plunging attack strategy is kind of awful. <br/>"Follow the path up to a specific ledge." Thanks, although said path branches in several different directions.<br/>"Just ignore the enemies." I found that killing them one at a time actually works better. Y'know seeing as there are like 20 of them. You don't really want to aggro and then just run past this many enemies while in a boss fight.

                              • ...10 Jun 2016 21:53

                                Has anyone tried to kill this guy with the Dragonslayer Greatbow or with the miracle Sunlight spear? That would be epic though, get a group of 3 people, cosplay as silver knights and just try to shoot him down with Sunlight spear or the Dragonslayer Greatbow.

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