How to defeat Flying Dragon Agheel in Elden Ring
Flying Dragon Agheel Elden Ring
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How to defeat Flying Dragon Agheel in Elden Ring

Defeat the game's first dragon

Flying Dragon Agheel is likely the first dragon that you will encounter in Elden Ring. It could also be the very first boss you see in the game if you head to the right direction immediately. The dragon is found at the Dragon-Burnt Ruins, which is around 200 yards east of the starting spawn point in Elden Ring. It’s right near where the Twinblade is located, so many players have probably stumbled upon the dragon by mistake when looking for the weapon.

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If you came into the fight unprepared or just need some help defeating it, look no further. You can find out exactly how to defeat Flying Dragon Agheel in Elden Ring below.

Defeating Flying Dragon Agheel in Elden Ring

For this fight, it’s almost mandatory for you to have Torrent the horse. To get him, follow the steps to get Torrent in our guide. Once you’re on horseback, return to the dragon’s nest. To make the fight easier, you might also want to bring along a summons of some kind. You can find the location of many different Spirit Ash summons in a previous guide.

With a horse and summons at the ready, head up to the dragon and go right to his feet or wings. This is where you will be dealing a majority of your damage. You want to stay right up under the dragon to mash his feet or wings. While you can still be hit under here, it’s far less likely. Also, if you call your summons in before the fight, the dragon will be focused on them and not you underneath. This strategy changes if you’re a mage casting spells. If you are, then try to stay as close as possible to cast spells but not close enough to where the dragon can come at you with a melee attack.

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The start of the Flying Dragon Agheel fight. | Provided by FromSoftware

Flying Dragon Agheel will eventually fly away to a new location after its health drops to a certain point. When he does this, get ready to ride Torrent fast in any direction. The dragon will likely start to spew fire out from his mouth, which has a farther range than you might initially think. When it starts breathing fire, head in the direction it’s not going but also go towards the dragon. When it’s done breathing fire, you can use this opportunity to get under or near it again and get in some hits.

This is the process you will need to repeat over and over. Flying Dragon Agheel has a couple of melee attacks you need to watch out for, so only get a couple of hits in when you’re near it. Then, start heading away and let the dragon fly to a new spot. If you stay close to it for too long, it will either whip its tail/head around and deal significant damage or it will try to flatten you.

Alternatively, if you get too close before it spews fire, you could get meet a fiery death. Just remember to only get in a few hits at a time, run away and then try to start the process over again. With enough time and luck, Flying Dragon Agheel will go down, and there will be one less dragon on the map in Elden Ring.

For more helpful content, check out Upcomer’s comprehensive Elden Ring guide hub.

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