There are plenty of hidden bosses to find in the Lands, and this two-headed dragon is one of them. If you’re wondering Where To Find The Dragonlord Placidusax In The Elden Ring And How To Beat Himwe’ve got all the info you need below the guide.
Where to Find Dragonlord Placidusax in Elden Ring
The Dragonlord is located in the Crumbling Farum Azula, an area that can only be accessed after you beat the Fire Giant at the Mountaintop of Giants. Once you speak to Melina or ‘Listen to the Flame’ at The Giants Site of Grace, you’ll be teleported to Farum Azula.
Dragonlord Placidusax can be found at the exact spot shown below. To get here, take the elevator down to the Beside the Great Bridge site of Grace, then head out to the church and look for a group of trees with a cliff underneath.
There will be a prompt to lie down. Do so, and you’ll be transported to the hidden boss arena to fight the giant two-headed dragon.
How To Beat Dragonlord Placidusax
This fight, like so many others, can be very different depending on your build. The dragon is probably the slowest and most frequent stationary in the first phase. For melee builds, be sure to stay next to the hind legs, near the tail. Ranged fighters have far more options, so we’ll cover those further down.
Get into that hind leg spot and you’ll be able to avoid claw attacks, dragon breaths, wing slams, and tail swipes. When the wing slams happen, you’re on the dragon’s side and tail swipes when you’re behind, so try to stay wedged between those two areas and deal with them.
As you probably know by now, Blooded Weapons like Rivers of Blood, Nagakiba, Moonveil, and Star Fist are the most effective against almost every single boss in the game and this one is no different. Getting out with those weapons while looking out for telegraphed red lightning strikes is a huge AOE in deal damage.
Always back up or ready to go when a dodge roll in. Red lighting up the ground lights, or whenever you see a giant spear of red lightning – this means that a massive AOE attack is coming.
If you’re using Sorceries or Incantations, this fight should be a little easier. The Swarm of Flies Incantation (even after the recent patch) and Comet Azur Sorcery are absolutely broken, especially during Phase One when Dragonlord Placidusax moves around so much.
Couple this magic with Spirit Ash summons like Black Knife Tiche or the ever-reliable Mimic Tear, and the Dragonlord will be in phase two before you know it. Keep your distance and use magic while the boss is distracted. Thoughts, in the case of Swarm of Flies, try to get to the top of the hind leg position with a slow-moving, close-range Incantation.
Rot and poison also do a great job of downing the boss’s health bar if you can get multiple hits with Incantations like Malenia’s Scarlet Aeonia and the Dragon’s Rotten Breath, or weapons / items like Rotbone Arrows and the Serpent Bow.
Once he loses half his health, Dragonlord Placidusax will fly up into the sky – much like Starscourge Radahn – and slam down from above, looking up through his re-entry point. Dodge any damage he or she might take to the land.
In phase two, the Dragonlord will start to teleport and vanish as he moves around the arena, which makes things a bit harder for melee fighters. The key here is not to chase him around. He only starts doing his stationary attacks again.
Watch out for claw swipes and lightning spear AOEs once again while approaching. Head straight to the back leg with a safer position from deal damage. From there, you should be able to get his health down to zero by using the same exact strategies as you did in the first phase.
That’s all you need to know about where to find Dragonlord Placidusax and how to beat him in Elden Ring. Be sure to search Twinfinite for more tips, tricks, and other useful boss guides.