Elden Ring: How To Defeat All Deathbirds

Elden Ring: How To Defeat All Deathbirds ...

The Elden Ring Field Boss that you will encounter in different parts of the game. These death creatures are discovered at night-time. A Deathbird will drop from the sky, and the music will flourish. The Deathbirds have stronger versions, which you will encounter several times.

In the early stages of the game, some players will find the Deathbirds challenging. However, the boss has a normal moveset and a massive weakness you can exploit. Here''s all you need to know about Deathbirds.

Deathbird Overview

Deathbird Overview
Location
  • Limgrave
  • Weeping Peninsula
  • Liurnia of the Lakes
  • Leyndell Royal Capital
Optional Yes
Summons Players
Drops Limgrave:
  • 2,800 Runes
  • Blue-Feathered Branchsword
Weeping Peninsula:
  • 3,900 Runes
  • Sacrificial Axe
Liurnia of the Lakes:
  • 6,600 Runes
  • Red-Feathered Branchsword
Leyndell Royal Capital:
  • 29,000 Runes
  • Twinbird Kite Shield
Weak To
  • Physical Strike Damage
  • Holy
  • Limgrave
  • Weeping Peninsula
  • Liurnia of the Lakes
  • Leyndell Royal Capital
  • 2,800 Runes
  • Blue-Feathered Branchsword
  • 3,900 Runes
  • Sacrificial Axe
  • 6,600 Runes
  • Red-Feathered Branchsword
  • 29,000 Runes
  • Twinbird Kite Shield
  • Physical Strike Damage
  • Holy
  • Limgrave
  • Weeping Peninsula
  • Liurnia of the Lakes
  • Leyndell Royal Capital
  • 2,800 Runes
  • Blue-Feathered Branchsword
  • 3,900 Runes
  • Sacrificial Axe
  • 6,600 Runes
  • Red-Feathered Branchsword
  • 29,000 Runes
  • Twinbird Kite Shield
  • Physical Strike Damage
  • Holy

The Deathbirds are located in different areas of the game. You will have to change the time to Night-time and roam the area until the bird of death drops from the sky. Defeating each Deathbird will provide you Armament, Shield, and Talismans. The boss fights are optional, and you do not have to complete them if you are experiencing problems. They do not affect any end, so you may return later in the game once you have increased levels.

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Deathbird Attacks

In most of their attacks, Deathbirds have similar attacks to Death Rite Birds, but they don''t like Frost and Death.

Deathbird Attacks

Thrust in Cane

Deathbird blows its cane towards the player.

Roll through the attack or back to avoid the attack.

Cane Sweep

The boss raises its cane and performs a quick sweep. With another sweep or slam, the boss may follow up the attack.

Dodge towards where the sweep is coming from.

Peck

Deathbird pulls its head down to spit the player more times.

Roll to one side and try to get behind the boss when his pecks will not reach you.

Scream

If you are near to it, the boss screams, causing Death Blight buildup. It may do this several times.

Counter: Just roll out of the area and stay away until the attack comes to an end.

The Leap Slam

The boss jumps up in the air and performs an overhead slam.

Counter: This attack has a good track, therefore you will need to dodge the slam as it is on the way.

Cane Slam

Deathbird swings its cane and performs an overhead slam. This causes a minor AOE explosion.

Counter: After the slams come down, roll away and keep away until the shockwave from the AOE explosion goes away. Get to the boss''s back and attack while it recovers from it.

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General Strategy

The bosses fight with the Deathbird are quite simple and easy to understand. The main goal of your organization is to chip their health by focusing on their giant heads. After most attacks like Leap Slam and Cane Thrust, you have the chance to attack its head by doing a jumping heavy attack. This also causes significant damage to the boss and reduces their poise gradually.

Alongside the head, you may focus on its legs. Each attack will give you enough time to counterattack. Peck is another attack to look for, since the boss can multiple times damage you and knock you back. Lightning Incantations are quite beneficial against the boss. Lightning Spear and Horned Bolt are both available early on in the game.

In this battle, Torrent allows you to move across the region and avoid deadly attacks like the cane Slam''s shockwave. During this ride, the boss will follow you and try to perform Leap Slam as quickly as possible. It is usually easier to do this on your horse.

This is the first time you encounter this status effect. This attack does not deal damage right away but fills up a bar which, when complete, kills you instantly. This is a dangerous move for someone who is not using a horse. It''s very nice to have an Order Healing app as it allows to alleviate the Death Blight buildup.

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General Tips

  • Aim for its giant head as it takes extra damage.
  • The boss usually appears in areas filled with enemies, so clear them before facing the boss.
  • The recommended levels for each version are Level 20+, 30+, 40+, and 50+ for Limgrave, Liurnia of the Lakes, Weeping Peninsula, and Atlas Plateau, respectively.

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