Iron Dragonslayer

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Enemy Type Reanimated Armour
Weakness Strike, Magic, Fire, Wolf Knight Greatsword, Farron Greatsword
Resistances Lightning, Dark
Immune Bleed, Poison/Toxic

Iron Dragonslayer is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Iron Dragonslayer Description

  • Remains of Dragonslayer Armour, which was possesed by the memory of hunt and thus reanimated.
  • Serves as a mini boss.

 

Iron Dragonslayer Combat Information

 

Iron Dragonslayer Notes & Trivia

 

Iron Dragonslayer Variations

Variation Name

Location Drops
The Ringed City   4,154  64,000 Iron Dragonslayer Set

 

 
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    • Anonymous

      this guy's much easier than you'd think. just stay close to him, stick to your right side, roll when needed, punish the openings and it's a piece of cake.

      • Anonymous

        farron greatsword is godly against this; it's special attack can actually dodge a bunch of the dragonslayer's basic attacks if timed correectly

        • Anonymous

          Some wacky theories here. Dlc 3 is in the future. You travel down through part of lothric, which is on top of part of drangleic, which ultimately is on top of part of lordran. Ringed city has existed all this time but whe. The player sees it we are still in the "dteg heap" epoch. We blast further forward in time when we touch the egg. To the end of time, in fact. You can see the remains of the most powerful kingdoms poking up out of the sand. Everything that has come before, all the people and places and experiences, boil down to 2 haggard and damaged nobodies, exhaustedly slugging it out for the last shred of the dark soul. Miyazaki is a goddamn poet of the highest calibre

          • So what are the theories on this armor being "left to rot for ages" when not that much time has passed from the main game to the DLC? Are there any other instances of convoluted time in The Ringed City?

            • Anonymous

              After i was chased by locust men and a judicator, i have finally stepped on some normal land, and i have seen in the far some lightning, you can tell how scared i was to see this guy aggro 10 kilometers away from me, run at me, uses all of his old attacks and i had 0 estus flasks cause of running away from locusts and a judicator

              • Anonymous

                He was dominating me for about an hour. I decided to be a wild man and go toe to toe with him and just lothric GS and stomp R2 him to death. Took about 5 estus, but came out on top.

                • Anonymous

                  For sorcerers, I would recommend using Pestilential Mist, and just circling around it while he is trying to hit you. As long as you are staying within attack range, he will stay in the mist, and you can focus on dodging instead of trying to find openings to attack.

                  • Anonymous

                    I made him run at me. Everytime I got too far, I looked back at him. The very second he saw me looking at him, he started to run at me again. When he got too near, I run again away from him. I made him follow me until the back side of the roof of the half submerged building, then I tried to make him follow me down, on the rocks. My plan was to made him follow me to the bridge, where Midir was ready to barbecue us. Of course, I had my Dragon Crest Shield ready for the occasion... However, the Iron Dragonslayer jumped down from the roof, and for whatever reason, he stopped there, standing there looking at me like an idiot. I pincushioned him with arrows. Whenever I hit him at the head, it moved a little, but still didn't stop to just stay there just glaring at me.
                    That was really anticlimatic...

                    • Anonymous

                      I had no idea this intimidating badass was lingering in the swamp, and once you stumble on him he will not give up pursuing you until one of you is dead. Very fun fight where seemed to be constantly on the brink of death but eventually triumphed. This is why we play souls games

                      • Anonymous

                        First time playing DS3 so I'm not good at the game by any means, but I found the best way to beat him legit was just circling to your right (his left/shield side) and just keep rolling that way during his attacks while continually circling right around him. I found I missed getting hit from almost all his attacks except the occasional shield ability which is much easier to tank and recover from. This tactic got me close enough so I could punish his small openings where he wasn't swinging. I found that he mostly does a set of 3 attacks, the last of which he stops for a moment after a powerful attack so you can get either 1 hit in with a slow weapon like a UGS, or 2-3 hits in with a faster lighter weapon like a SS or twinblades or something. I was taken by surprise the 1st time I came across him playing the game blind and only had 4 pots left and lost, but easily beat him my 2nd try only using 2 pots doing the above. Just keep rolling through his attacks, always circling his shield side trying to bait him into using all his attacks for your opening. Playing closer to him in this way makes it so you don't have to stay at such a long-range where he has immense reach and distance closing abilities. At range he WILL close the distance fast, but you can't close the distance on him fast enough for the small windows where you could get a hit in. There are probably way easier ways to cheese him or better strategies, like I said I'm a new player, but this way I found him pretty easy once I knew he was there. Also yellow bug pellets and green blossoms help. The bug pellet I took just before I was in aggro range then as he stands up and comes towards you, you have time to use your blossom to get the most out of it since they don't last long. Goodluck!

                        • Anonymous

                          Lead him to the suspicious bridge that I heard roars coming from. I rolled through the fire, he face-tanked it with lethal consequences. Dragonslayer my ass.

                          • Anonymous

                            I noticed there isn’t any mention of this guy being worth a heck of lot of Souls, especially with Shield of Want, Silver Covetous Ring +3, Symbol of Avarice (SoA), and the Mendicant’s Staff equipped. Equipping any Shield with 65 Stability, or higher, and using Great Magic Shield (GMS) spell on it will let you take his punishment easily. Just whack him with the Irythil Straight sword until desired outcome is achieved., paying close attention to health depletion from SoA and also when GMS runs out.

                            • Anonymous

                              Feel like they upped the damage but toned down it's resistances. Makes sense, considering how the armor was "left ages to rust"

                              • Anonymous

                                dunno if its mentioned or already known, another cheese method i found (only tried first time, but it let me win even w/ no estus) is to lure him to the area where the locust priest is, and go up the rocky side towards the steps as if you are planning to fall back to the steps and to the bonfire. u can head-shot him all day from there as he just runs up a ways then backs off slowly... must be out of bounds for him? sorry if it doesn't make sense...

                                • Anonymous

                                  If he still alive in the bridge in lothric castle you will find the harald knights alive instead or he still there and in the bridge at the same time?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    There is an easy cheese method I use that can be found here: After I killed all the enemies in the area, I felt this might have been a tough fight with my SL 35 character and I did not want to risk having to re-clear the area if I died. Also you can bait him to the area where midir breathes fire and he will usually fall off the cliff, kinda like the sword master cheese right at the beginning of the game.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The fight is basically him using cheap attacks over and over because he doesn't want to be humiliated by you again like at the castle

                                      • Anonymous

                                        There are easy cheese methods for this guy if you google it. You can make him fall off a cliff, or my favorite, luring him over to where all the ring knights were and in the far right hand corner and if you get him to drop down you can circle back and turn him into a pin cushion with your arrows. With my sL 35 character this helped a lot, as I did not want to have to clear the area again, especially with that summoner guy respawning every time. I have seen videos of people baiting him over to the ringed knights and they fought each other, but I have never been able to get this result.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Found this dude even harder than the boss armour. Keep throwing his two handed move set since the begining.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            just a quick note because it looks like no-one else has really said it, but if you have the Dragonslayer Greatshield it makes this fight *extremely* easy due to its high physical/lightning defense and good stability. A bit obvious I know but may help someone. thanks bye.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The hilarious thing about him is that once you've aggro'd him, his aggression is entirely based on linet of sight. If you turn away and start running, he won't chase you as long as you don't look at him. Alternatively, if you've aggro'd him and get long ways off, then turn and look at him, he'll remember you exist and resume chasing you. TLDR; if you wake him up, and then move your screen so he isnt on it, he forgets about you. Put your screen on him again a mile away, he'll sprint a mile to murder you.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                i realized that i can parry drangonslayer armour boss while he holding his weapon with 2 hand and im wondering can i do the same thing on this?does anyone know about that?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  2 comments talk about cheesy luring strategies and yet the page bother to mention that he can't be. Could someone edit the Combat Information section? thanks.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Stupidly easy if you use Vordt's Great Hammer. Three to four swings with my +5 VGH procced Frostbite and did a huge amount of damage on NG+. Compare that to my +10 Greatsword which felt like I was swinging at him with a tree branch.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I just had him chase me around with the cat ring on and he fell off a cliff about 4 times and waaalaaa. LULZ

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        In what universe does a sheild bash become a the deadliest move on a boss carrying a 12 foot pole with a electrified blade?? Yet another example of fromsoft overkill

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Cheese strategy, in addition to the temple one below: you can kite him almost all the way back to the Ringed City Streets bonfire. His AI will glitch and stop around the rock outcropping, the one with the locust preacher kind of facing into the rock, with two submerged locust dudes nearby. He'll pace back and forth and usually keep his shield down, and won't react if you shoot him.

                                                          Discovered when I realized I had zero estus left and ran like a coward.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            okay. armor looks great. and then? you cannot use its axe moveset nor the shield bash. Newcomers will say "oh cool! I can be the boss!"....and then die alot thanks to the weight that either let them fat role or makes them put every stats point into vit instead of vig and end. The same people that come back later lamenting how unfair invasions or how impossible certain bosses are. At least use either the weapons or the armor. Not both together.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              "Headshot will instantaneously stun Iron Dragonslayer, but will not deal extra damage."

                                                              Wrong. Headshot give 50% plus extra damage. I've just glitch'n killed it with headshots. Gonna upload the video later.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                You can cheese him by luring him to where the temple where all the Ring knights are, lead him all the way to the back of the roof portion of the building and jump from an opening located on the right near the cliff, make sure you you also jump FROM the cliff. He should follow and jump off the roof portion of the church but won't jump off the cliff itself, he'll get stuck there. Simply make your way back and range battle him. EZ GG.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Need at least 56-57 vit to full cosplay the Iron Dragonslayer. Items:
                                                                  Havel's +3, Rings of Favor +3, 2 additional rings, full Iron Dragonslayer set, Dragonslayer Greataxe, and Dragonslayer Greatshield.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Hidden Body, Slumbering DragonCrest Ring, and Pestilent Mercury. Deadly combo that works on almost all mini-bosses.
                                                                    Cast hidden body and approach him, stop a few steps from him, just so he wont aggro, then cast pestilent mercury.
                                                                    Back away and notice he approaches the mercury himself. Cast hidden body often so you wont be caught.
                                                                    He'll be dead without you breaking a sweat.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I killed this guy the easy way by using Hidden Body and sniping him with a +9 Arbalest. Yes, I know, I'm pathetic.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I shat bricks when I saw him charging towards me in this DLC. Was not expecting this enemy encounter given he is a Boss in the base game but with Less HP.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Not gonna lie, when I was going through this swamp area for the first time I was caught of guard by him over in the corner waiting for me. I thought the giant in the area was the only real threat, until he wakes up and tries to kill me, luckily I kill him got his armor. Took Fromsoft long enough to put this in the game.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I wish it would respawn when you rest at the bonfire. Love fighting this guy.. and it kind of reminds me of encountering dragonriders as "regular" enemies in DS2

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Can be lured and the only tip I have is that there is a down building with a ramp that you can climb up and force him to wander the bottom. It will lock on and try to get in close but you can stand above and pick it off with arrows or ranged attacks. I don't know the exact distance but I know there is a hill in between with the turtle preachers.

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