How do you beat Lichdragon Fortissax in Elden Ring? Lichdragon Fortissax is an optional boss fight that occurs near to the Prince of Death's Throne Site of Grace in the Deeproot Depths area. It's part of Fia's quest, and is required to unlock the Age of Duskborn ending. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to beat Lichdragon Fortissax.
Elden Ring: How to Beat Lichdragon Fortissax
On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Lichdragon Fortissax in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.
Lichdragon Fortissax: Overview
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Lichdragon Fortissax: Boss Fight Strategy
Dealing with giant dragons like the Lichdragon Fortissax is a lot easier when you have Torrent to help you, like the Flying Dragon Agheel, but you're going to have to fight this one on foot we're afraid. Getting a good lock-on is really awkward here, to the point where we'd arguably recommend just focusing your camera on its feet and leaving it at that. It's definitely easier, if you're a strength-wielding melee fighter, to target those hind legs in our opinion.
Lichdragon Fortissax has a lot of lightning-based attacks, many of which will target your position, or the area in front of its body. That's why we recommend the hind-legs, because you can position yourself in an area of relative safety, although do be aware of any attempts it may make to stomp the ground or even whip its tail. If it flies away and changes position, don't worry too much about this. Just approach slowly, be careful of when Lichdragon Fortissax breathes fire, and close the gap gradually to those all-important hindlegs.
If you've got a Summon Spirit like the Mimic Tear then this can be useful to issue some extra damage, although it can be susceptible to rushing the boss head-on and taking a lot of damage. As you'll no doubt have learned by now, however, that distraction can create a window of opportunity for you to issue your own attacks, which is useful. One thing to be really careful of is the black clouds that will sometimes appear. This is Blight and builds quickly, leading to an instant death, so if you see any puffs of this nasty cloud appearing, get out of the way fast and rethink your approach. At the end of the day, you can probably take a swipe to the face, or even a lightning bolt, but Blight is going to end your fight fairly fast.
Do you have any tips and tricks for how to beat Lichdragon Fortissax in Elden Ring? Take a look at our Elden Ring guide, and let us know in the comments section below.