Ancient Wyvern

Ancient Wyvern
hp.jpg souls.jpg Location
7873 70,000 Archdragon Peak
Drops Dragon Head Stone
Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
Slash Lightning
Frost Frostbite
ThrustThrust
Plunging Attack
PoisonPoison & Toxic
 Bleed
FireFire
PhysicalStandard
StrikeStrike
SlashSlash
None

Ancient Wyvern is a Boss in Dark Souls 3 

 

Ancient Wyvern Information

 

Ancient Wyvern Location

 

Ancient Wyvern Drops

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

 

Ancient Wyvern Combat Information

 

 

Strategies

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 its legs whenever possible, rinse and repeat.

Strategy 3 (Jumping Attack)

This strategy uses a jumping/plunging attack, but quicker than Strategy 1. When you enter the boss area, run straight and you can see a bell. Stand on the right of the bell, wait for the Ancient Wyvern to lower his head and breath fire, then do a jumping attack. This strategy must be done quickly, or the dragon will move forward, which makes you have to go back to Strategy 1.

Strategy 4 (Bow/Pyromancy and 'blind spot' cheese)

After starting a fight immediately run into the bell's direction. Turn left, now you will see short bridge with an enemy in front of you. Instead of entering the door stick to right barrier and stand in the corner, the one closer to arena. Apparently, there's a 'blind spot' and Wyvern will constantly attack the door door ignoring the player. Now target lock on Wyvern and use bow or pyromancy (the second one will have a big chance to miss as the Wyvern is constantly shaking head). This strategy take a lot of time, so it isn't recommended until you've been struggling for long and became desperate.

 

 

Attacks

 

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

 

Ancient Wyvern Lore Theories

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

Ancient Wyvern Notes & Trivia

  • Even bare fists will one shot with a plunging attack.
  • Excluding DLC's. 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.
  • ??

Ancient WyvernAncient WyvernAncient WyvernJump attack onto the Ancient Wyvern's head 

 




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    • Anonymous

      15 Oct 2020 03:04  

      worst boss in the entire game

      the plunge is unreliable as hell as sometimes it just flat out doesn't register, and god forbid you try fighting him normally since you'll just get murked by hitboxes larger than the observable ****ing universe

      • Anonymous

        12 Oct 2020 12:57  

        worst boss in the entire game the plunge is unreliable as hell as sometimes it just flat out doesn't register, and god forbid you try fighting him normally since you'll just get murked by hitboxes larger than the observable ****ing universe

        • Anonymous

          05 Sep 2020 05:57  

          I took a long time to figure it out. A loooooong time. And my dumb as was like "where tf is this plunging attack??"

          • Anonymous

            07 Aug 2020 09:03  

            A solid strategy a friend and I pulled off was Rose of Ariandel, Morian Blade, Sunlight Spear. Buffed ourselves with the rose (taking damage) until we got to 1HP (tears of denial to stay alive), then we recast tears. Equip Morian Blade, have your rings decked for lightning miracles, and release fire. Neither of us took a hit, and the boss was down in less than ten seconds.

            • Anonymous

              02 Aug 2020 04:07  

              Yeah...i made it about halfway through the run to the plunging attack spot and he glitches into the floor and dies.

              • 12 Jul 2020 01:03  

                Bruh, it wasnt the boss one, it was the second one that appears later, but anyway, somehow I had glitched the dragon and he wasnt leaving the cliff he was hanging on, so I pulled out the dragonslayer great bow and started head shoting it, he didnt do anything, UNTIL he reached 1/5, came down used flamebreath, roasted me, then I tried to fight him head on as normal, and the dude just uses the horizontal flame breath and pushes me off the map and I die, sometimes I wanna choke Miyazaki

                • Anonymous

                  17 Jun 2020 20:53  

                  Alternatively you could just stand in front of the dragon and bait him to breath fire on you. When it starts to do it you can run to the side of his head and go to town :P I just did it with the dragonslayer greataxe =P

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Mar 2020 15:05  

                    This boss is so god damn aggravating, especially for no death runs, to the point where the game should just roll a dice and either instantly kill your when you walk through the fog wall or instantly kill the boss. If they want to make the plunging attack gimmick from dark souls 1 again, at least make it so there isn't a 50/50 chance the plunge attack doesn't even register, you phase through the bosses entire head and die

                    • Anonymous

                      06 Mar 2020 03:43  

                      run past the dragon and go up to the big snake axe guy, fight with him for a bit and the ancient wyvern kills itself for some reason

                      • Anonymous

                        18 Jan 2020 19:11  

                        I thought this would be easy. Just a plunge attack right? 1- fought my way through only for my plunging attack to miss and fall to my death. 2- fought through again only for the plunging attack to miss again. 3- tried to face it head on, died. 4- tried to just run past enemies to attempt plunge again but got slaughtered on the ladder. 5- fought through but the chain axe guy killed me with a single grab attack even though I had 80% health. 6- fought through but AGAIN the plunge missed??? 7- faced it again but this time stayed under its feet occasionally getting hits to its head/neck with the vordt great hammer, finally beat it. I watched the video here and he did the plunging attack the same way I did but his just connects when mine didn't wtf?

                        • Anonymous

                          03 Nov 2019 03:11  

                          Just when you thought fromsoft was done with throwaway OHK gimmick bosses. At least this is preferable to the Bed of Bullshit

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