How to defeat Bayle Dread in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree


Bayle Fear he is an extremely powerful boss Ring of Fire‘S Shadow of Erdtree DLC, and beating it is a key part of Igon’s quest line. The boss hits like a train and moves surprisingly quick, making the dragon one of the more hard bosses in the entire FromSoftware game.

Our Ring of Fire The DLC guide covers more than that How to defeat Bayle Groza IN Shadow of Erdtreebut it will also reveal the boss’s weaknesses and show you how to prepare for the fight.

Bayle the Dread’s location in the Elden Ring DLC

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Bayle the Dread is located at the very end of the Jagged Peak section Shadow of Erdtree. Starting at the bottom of the entire region, you must climb the mountainside along narrow paths, hopping on the Torrent to brave huge gusts of wind all the way to the top of the mountain.

The place of favor and the summoning pool can be found right next to the boss’ lair at the top of Jagged Peak, so you can easily die repeatedly.

Bayle Groza’s weaknesses and how to prepare

Bayle Groza fights a player from the Elden Ring DLC ​​during the Shadow of the Erdtree boss fight.

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Bayle Fear is therefore a dragon Frost is your friend in the fight against this gigantic enemy. Honestly, that’s never a complete guarantee when you’re dealing with a dragon Ring of Firebut Frost works on the massive guy just like he does Scarlet rot – a weapon that evolves with as few hits as possible is going to be really crucial in this fight.

For spell users, Dark Moon Injuredwhich deals Ice damage, works quite well against Bayle of Dread. Comet Azur it’s also a really solid option and if you’re a faith-based gamer, then yes Black flame AND Black blade these are two decent options that allow you to stay quite far away from the boss.

Additionally, Bayle Dread is classified as a Field-type boss, so you can employ Spirit Summon against the enemy. Unfortunately, this fight does not feature a story-focused NPC summon like you would find with other bosses such as Rellana, Twin Moon Knight, for example.

Colossal-class weaponsor those that hit very challenging will work well against Bayle Dread as the boss may lose his balance. Ancient Dragon’s Lightning Strike works surprisingly well against Bayle of Terror – a nice surprise considering the boss deals damage with both fire and lightning.

How to defeat Bayle Groza in the Elden Ring DLC

Bayle Groza is a quick boss, which may be surprising considering his size. One really crucial thing to note: the camera can go crazy very easily during this fight; because Bayle Dread is so vast, you can easily get stuck under part of the boss itself when your character is unseen. If you are a melee user, I recommend targeting the boss’ head and staying close to him – this will make it easier to avoid his attacks.

Bayle Dread Boss Fight Phase 1

In general, you should try to avoid By Bayle’s Fear attacks, rather than turning away from or around them. This means that when you exit a dodge roll, assuming you dodge the attack, you can impale yourself on the dragon’s head with your melee weapon – the best way to stun Bayle Dread.

Bayle Dread spits lightning-fast breath at the player in the Elden Ring DLC.

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If you stay away from Bayle Dread throughout the first phase, the boss will breathe a line of lightning-infused fire at you. This most often happens when you first enter the arena, and if you see it, roll or run to the left or right of the boss itself.

Another common attack is where Bayle Dread deals lightning damage to his wing and then slams the ground in front of you. For this attack, you need to make sure you dodge at the last second, right before the wing hits the ground. (This is a really good rule of thumb for Bayle’s Dread attacks in general, if it makes any difference.)

Bayle Dread tries to attack a player from the Elden Ring DLC ​​during a boss fight.

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The boss can also chain two ground swings of his wings together without imbuing them with an element. Dodge again, but roll towards the wing that’s attacking you. For example, if Bayle Strach uses his left wing to hit you, throw in the right direction.

Bayle Dread, boss fight, phase 2

Bayle Dread covers the ground in fire during the boss fight in the Elden Ring DLC.

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At about half health, the second phase of the Bayle the Dread fight will begin. First, the boss charges up a huge area attack, so you have to run away from him while avoiding the pools of fire on the ground. Bayle the Dread will then take to the air and fly around the arena, sending repeated balls of fire lightning at you. If you’re quick enough, you can position yourself under the outskirts of the arena to block the lightning bolts themselves.

Other air attacks occur when Bayle Dread rises into the air and fires fire horizontally and then vertically. I highly recommend running rather than rolling from side to side to avoid these attacks.

Bayle Dread performs an air attack during the Elden Ring DLC ​​boss fight.

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During Bayle’s next attack, Groza screams continuously while a line of lightning strikes the ground near your position. To avoid this, you need to sprint again, preferably to the side, so as to keep the boss relatively close.

One gigantic attack causes Bayle Dread to combine energy and release it around himself onto the ground. You’ll need to sprint away from the boss during this time, but if you’re astute, you can jump when the attack comes and then employ Crucible Aspect: Wings to launch yourself off the ground and return the attack.

Once Bayle Fear is defeated, you will receive 490,000 Runes for your troubles and the Bayle Heart item. But the best reward? You can continue Igon’s quest.

To get more Ring of Fire DLC bosses, check out our guides on all the Memory bosses and learn how to duplicate Memories. Need some power? We’ve got guides on where to find the Scadutree Fragments and the Reverend Spirit’s Ashes, as well as an interactive Ring of Fire DLC map.

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