How do you beat Erdtree Burial Watchdog in Elden Ring? This creepy, moving statue in the shape of some sort of feline is an optional boss located in various Catacombs. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Erdtree Burial Watchdog.

Elden Ring: How to Beat Erdtree Burial Watchdog

On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Erdtree Burial Watchdog in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.

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Erdtree Burial Watchdog: Overview

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Locations Runes Item Drops
Stormfoot Catacombs
  • 1,300 Runes
Impaler's Catacombs
  • 2,400 Runes
Cliffbottom Catacombs
  • 3,200 Runes
Wyndham Catacombs
  • 12,000 Runes
Minor Erdtree Catacombs
  • 7,400 Runes

Erdtree Burial Watchdog: Boss Fight Strategy

The Erdtree Burial Watchdog is possibly one of the most uncomfortable, creepy bosses FromSoftware has ever come up with. It's an unsettling statue that moves in fits and starts, either using its sword or breathing fire from its mouth. The boss practically only deals in heavy blows, either getting on its hind legs to strike down onto the ground or jumping up in the air to do the very same.

Its general swipes can be easily dodged by moving around the creature on either side, but you'll need to watch out for its spinning attacks at close quarters. This is another boss you'll need to slowly pick away at instead of dealing a ton of damage all at once. Therefore, take your time and carefully pick your moments of opportunity.

At the start of the fight, the four pillars can be used to get the boss somewhat stuck, with it needing to attack to get out of it. During that time, you can move to its back and get some blows in yourself. Repeat this until all four pillars are no more.

When the statue begins winding up for its fire breathe attack, quickly get behind it and you'll be able to deal even more damage without taking some yourself. If you do get caught up in the flames, though, the Flamedrake Talisman (See Also: Elden Ring: How to Beat Beastman of Farum Azula) will come in handy to negate some of that HP loss. Due to the way the boss attacks, Ashes unfortunately aren't particularly helpful in this fight.

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Keep on attacking at the right times, blocking when needed, and recognising your windows of opportunity and you'll have the Erdtree Burial Watchdog down and out in no time.


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