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Ravenous Crystal Lizard

Type Dragon Lineage
Weakness None
Resistances Magic, Lightning
Immune Poison, Toxic, Bleed, Frost

The Ravenous Crystal Lizard is an enemy in Dark Souls 3.

Ravenous Crystal Lizard

These imposing beasts, larger versions of the lizards seen scurrying across perilous Lothric grounds, offer quite a challenge with their large health pool and swift, erratic attack patterns. Their dorsal surface is almost entirely covered by glittering crystals, resembling the familiar spiny defence of a hedgehog, and these crystals are used in some of the creature's most deadly attacks.

Ravenous lizards are just as sought-after as their smaller counterparts, if not more, due to the precious upgrade materials dropped. However, killing one is no small feat and players will need to pay attention or use a particularly stable shield. This beast is present in the game's tutorial area, as tradition calls; there is usually one very difficult creature (see the tutorial Ogres in Dark Souls 2) and this lizard is likely to claim many stubborn lives in the Cemetery of Ash.

Combat Information

  • Its attacks are somewhat varied. They include a rolling attack, which is a similar poise-breaker to the Skeleton Wheels and can be deadly.
  • Will jump at the player, or use its front legs (it has eight, four of which are unused).
  • Uses a crystal-breath attack, which deals Magic damage. It doesn't build up Frost.
  • Resistant to Lightning, Magic  and Fire.
  • Immune to Poison, Toxic, Bleed and Frost.
  • A long stun will signal a riposte opportunity, approach its face and strike to trigger it. Repetitive blows will break its poise.

Notes and Trivia

  • These enemies will not respawn after slain.
  • All of the enemy drops are fixed.

Variations & Locations

 

Enemies
|  Ancient Wyvern (Mob)  ||  Angel  ||  Ascended Winged Knight  ||  Basilisk  ||  Black Knights  ||  Boreal Immolator  ||  Boreal Outrider Knight  ||  Burning Stake Witch  ||  Cage Spider  ||  Carthus Sandworm  ||  Carthus Swordsman Skeleton  ||  Cathedral Evangelist  ||  Cathedral Grave Warden  ||  Cathedral Knight  ||  Church Guardian  ||  Clawed Curse  ||  Consumed King's Knight  ||  Corpse-Grub  ||  Corvian  ||  Corvian Knight  ||  Corvian Settler (Enemy)  ||  Corvian Storyteller  ||  Crystal Sage (Mob)  ||  Dark Rotten Flesh  ||  Darkwraith  ||  Deacon  ||  Deacon of the Deep  ||  Deep Accursed  ||  Demon Cleric  ||  Demon Statue  ||  Desert Pyromancer Zoey  ||  Devout of the Deep  ||  Drakeblood Knight  ||  Elder Ghru  ||  Farron Follower  ||  Flame Demon  ||  Gargoyle  ||  Gargoyle Lancer  ||  Ghru Cleric  ||  Ghru Grunt  ||  Ghru Leaper  ||  Ghru Shaman  ||  Giant Avelyn  ||  Giant Fly  ||  Giant Serpent-Man  ||  Giant Slave  ||  Grand Archives Scholar  ||  Grave Warden  ||  Gravewarden Skeleton  ||  Great Crab  ||  Greater Crab  ||  Hand Ogre  ||  Harald Legion Knight  ||  Havel Knight  ||  Hollow  ||  Hollow Assassin  ||  Hollow Cage  ||  Hollow Cleric  ||  Hollow Manservant  ||  Hollow Priest  ||  Hollow Slave  ||  Hollow Soldier  ||  Hound-Rat  ||  Infested Corpse  ||  Irithyllian Slave  ||  Iron Dragonslayer  ||  Jailer Handmaid  ||  Jar Wielding Undead  ||  Judicator  ||  Large Hollow Soldier  ||  Lesser Crab  ||  Lothric Knight  ||  Lothric Wyvern  ||  Lycanthrope  ||  Lycanthrope Hunter  ||  Man-grub  ||  Man-Serpent Summoner  ||  Millwood Chieftain  ||  Millwood Knight  ||  Minor Skeleton  ||  Monstrosity of Sin  ||  Murkman  ||  Murkmen  ||  Peasant Hollow  ||  Poison Brumer  ||  Poisonhorn Bug  ||  Pus of Man  ||  Rapier Champion  ||  Reanimated Corpse  ||  Ringed Knight  ||  Rock Lizard  ||  Root Skeleton  ||  Rotten Flesh of Aldrich  ||  Rotten Slug  ||  Serpent-man  ||  Sewer Centipede  ||  Silver Knight  ||  Skeleton Ball  ||  Skeleton Elites  ||  Skeleton Wheel  ||  Skeletons  ||  Smoldering Ghru  ||  Smoldering Rotten Flesh  ||  Starved Hound  ||  Sullyvahn's Beast  ||  Sulyvahns Beast  ||  Thrall  ||  Tree Woman  ||  Turtle Clerics  ||  Winged Knight  ||  Wolf  ||  Wretch  |



    • Anonymous

      21 Oct 2017 06:18  

      I didn't know I could riposte these guys (as well as the giant crabs) until I did one today. This seems to be a different kind of riposte compared to other enemies, and I've seen a similar moved pulled on the Demon Prince. Can this stun attack be triggered deliberately?

      • Anonymous

        29 Aug 2017 07:01  

        This guy was difficult in the first stage, though with determination, dodge rolling, keeping the shield up, and examining moves, despite being new to the franchise, I beat 'em. Maybe all that early game giant killing in Skyrim boosted my ability to quickly change playstyles, cheese, and generally take on more difficult enemies

        • Anonymous

          15 Jun 2017 11:24  

          Am i the only one who have yet to lose against the first crystal lizard in the tutorial level, despite being completely new to the souls series (back then)?

          • Anonymous

            18 May 2017 12:59  

            Well, I'm new to dark souls ant the sense of adventure got the best of me. At the start of the game I thought the game was easy, until I stumbled into this monster and it utterly destroyed me. I haven't tried to beat him since.

            • Anonymous

              12 May 2017 16:03  

              This guy in the Cemetary of Ash practically taught me, the beginner of this series, how to fight. I lost uncountable times against him (about an hour and a half) before finally beat him with a good wooden club. Though he also shaped the way I fight in the entire game, which is to stay the hell away from every enemy all the time, and sneak hits in, instead of roll-dodging like a pro.

              • Anonymous

                05 May 2017 12:11  

                I killed it very easily by sneaking to it and casting Pestilent Mercury and then sneaking back.
                the lizard didn't even wake up\aggro.

                • Anonymous

                  Easy kill method09 Aug 2016 17:06  

                  You do t even need to attack, bait it through the big, up the steps towards the cliff, if you do this correctly he will roll of the edge giving you an insta kill. It's a good way to get about 2 levels immediately and, if you choose to rerun it you can get about 2-3 levels per kill the longer you farm. You can probably make your way to the closer side of level 20 before this goes stale and you want to continue on. It's also a good way to fast track your levels if you start deprived (not enough challenge until your naked and afraid)

                  • Anonymous

                    Help with one of these guys04 Jun 2016 17:43  

                    Theres a lozard behind a locked door juat past the halfway fortress, how do i get to it?<br/>

                    • Anonymous

                      this was me12 May 2016 14:33  

                      What the hell? Is this the crystal lizard? Did they grow up or something? (later finds a tiny one) oh thank god the cute ones are still here, ( proceeds to rape and collect its guts)

                      • Anonymous

                        The meme master02 May 2016 21:07  

                        There is an easy way to kill this boss as a low level, how ever it will take a couple of try's.<br/><br/>First agro the beast and then retreat back the way you came through the small river. It would be best to roll through the bog as the bog slows you down but the creature does not. <br/><br/>Once out of the bog, the beast can be trapped in the small boxlike courtyard just to your left. From there tun up the stairs on the left of the court yard and hide behind the graves on your right. The beast will attack the graves and not you. The beast however can get out of this little trap. If it does then agro it and make it circle around the out side of the court yard and back to where it was before. Keep on railing at the beast then you can have a nice drop after it dies.<br/><br/>Enjoy.

                        • Anonymous

                          Untended Graves26 Apr 2016 14:47  

                          If you are having trouble with these, you can aggro them one at a time. If you are still having trouble, you can summon Sword Master as bait.

                          • Not so hard to kill26 Apr 2016 06:00  

                            They have pretty slow attacks with well defined moves before attack goes. Simply evade attacks and attack by yourself when possible. Also, most of those seem to have constant health values, so one on Cemetery of Ash and one in Cathedral of the Deep have mostly same stats, and second one should be much easier. Even those on Untended Graves have not too high stats.

                            • Anonymous

                              Sorcerer's bane25 Apr 2016 19:37  

                              Hey FROM, thanks for making these necessary creatures HIGHLY resistant to magic. My Dex build was able to easily handle them and now my sorc is basically forced into using melee. Seems fair. -_-

                              • Anonymous

                                Kill Strat23 Apr 2016 05:54  

                                Pass it on your first go in the cemetery of ash. Grabbing a few levels and a nicer weapon will be more than enough for when you come back. <br/>Its rolling attack is telegraphed well and easy to dodge, so try to stand near a wall when fighting, as it will have a second of stun after unrolling which is a good time to unload on its ass. Its sideswipes can be blocked, but may break your poise so stick to dodging until it does its roll again.

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