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Elden Ring: Death Rite Bird boss guide

Give this bird its last rites with our Elden Ring boss guide

Updated: Mar 17, 2022 1:58 pm
Elden Ring: Death Rite Bird boss guide

Elden Ring hides many of its most dangerous and exciting battles away, waiting for the player to discover them. One of Liurnia’s fiercest hidden bosses is the Death Rite Bird. The unexpected difficulty and wide varied of moves this beast possesses makes for very a memorable battle. We’ll walk you through how to beat the Death Rite Bird with our Elden Ring boss guide.

Elden Ring: How to find the Death Rite Bird in Liurnia

To find Liurnia’s Death Rite Bird, first, warp to the Gate Town North Site of Grace. Head directly south from here, onto the ruined church. Almost immediately, the boss will spawn from the air, landing in the still water below. It is important to note, the boss will only spawn at night. Be sure to adjust the time to nightfall at a Site of Grace before heading in search of this boss.

How to beat the Death Rite Bird

On foot, the Death Rite Bird is an extremely formidable opponent. Torrent’s added mobility will aid you in circling the boss and dodging the worst of its attacks. By keeping at its back and repeatedly slashing, it is fairly simple to wear the boss down into its second phase quickly.

Be wary while up close to the Death Rite Bird. If you are standing directly in front of the boss, it can make several swift downwards pecking motions. While this hardly seems like an attack, it can rapidly chip away at your entire health bar, leading to a death before you fully realize what is happening.

The area in which you fight the Death Rite Bird can give you a huge advantage however you choose to use it. It is possible to get the boss tangled up in the sunken church ruins and avoid some of its more damaging attacks. Equally, the rest of the area is one of the most wide-open in Elden Ring, granting you a great deal of maneuverability and visibility on the boss’ patterns.

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Death Rite Bird boss mechanics

  • The Bird lashes forward with its spear-like weapon, dealing damage in a wide sweeping arc.
  • It will often thrust its spear forward, which crackles with black and white energy. The initial hit does damage, followed by a secondary – also damaging – detonation.
  • The Death Rite Bird Launches several feathers in the air, with coalesce into monochrome projectiles that will chase you down.
  • During its second phase, the Death Rite Bird gains added mobilty and damage. It also unlocks several new devastating abilities.
  • The boss will on occasion launch into the air, hovering for a moment. A huge wave of ethereal spears will shower down from the sky all around. Summon Torrent and keep moving to dodge this assault.
  • When half of its health its depleted, the boss will spin its weapon, charging up energy. It is best to get as far away as possible, as huge lines of black flames will emanate out from the boss. These persist for a while following the attack, so be wary as you move around the battlefield. This attack will occasionally be repeated throughout the rest of the fight.

Once defeated, the Death Rite Bird will drop 7800 Runes and a powerful sorcery: Ancient Death Rancor.

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