Ancient Wyvern

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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, 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.
  • ??

Gallery

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

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      29 Aug 2021 10:54  

      People call ds2 bullshit, honestly this is probably one of if not THE worst boss in the series
      I hesitate to even call it a boss, its a shitty gimmick
      Worst thing is it may be optional but you have to fight this guy if you want to fight arguably one of the best bosses in the series

      • Anonymous

        18 Aug 2021 07:28  

        I beat this guy just by staying under him and hitting his ankles, it took forever but I didn't have to deal with any annoying snake people and my estus was almost empty towards the end. But its definitely doable, and quite easy to time the dodges. You just need to bear with the long battle time. Put a podcast or twitch stream on while you're doing it xD

        • Anonymous

          26 Jul 2021 11:29  

          Hit the head? Hit the torso? Hit the tail? Come on, there's only legs I see, and the stomp is not dodgeable, good luck to those who have not much estus.

          • Anonymous

            22 Jul 2021 07:30  

            This is a gimmick boss that's supposed to be almost impossible to beat when fighting it normally, and Midir has twice as much health.

            • Anonymous

              24 Jun 2021 12:09  

              Izalith Chaosbed vibes here... Annoying boss. The dragon bugged out for me so he would never reach the Position from where you have to jump down for his head.

              • Anonymous

                09 Jun 2021 02:24  

                first time i fought it, o had no clue what to do so i just run till i found that place he cant hit us and i bow shoot him to death.

                • Anonymous

                  27 Apr 2021 09:28  

                  Man I hate how the plunging attack just bugs out sometimes and doesn't trigger even though you literally see your weapon going into the damn wyvern. Thanks game

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Mar 2021 16:58  

                    The snakes are the real boss, they might not be strong but theyre easily the most annoying enemies on the game, specially the ones with daggers, f*uck those guys.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Dec 2020 00:57  

                      It just died for some reason when I got to the chain axe serpent on the bridge. I didn't want to deal with this boss anyway so it's cool.

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Oct 2020 21:04  

                        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 06:57  

                          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

                            04 Sep 2020 23:57  

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

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