Looking for how to beat Dreki in God of War Ragnarok? Dreki is one of the Boss Fights you'll encounter during The Quest for Tyr. On this page, as part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we'll include some tips and tricks on how to beat Dreki. For more information on the foes you'll face in Ragnarok, refer to our all enemies index.
God of War Ragnarok: How to Beat Dreki
Dreki are a kind of large lizard, and they're deceptively fast. They attack using their fangs and claws, with bites and slashes. Their most basic attacks can be blocked, but others will have to be parried. More specifically, Dreki have a jumping lunge that will break your guard if you're caught with your shield up. It's best to always be aware of this attack when you're fighting at midrange.
At a distance, Dreki have a habit of spewing poisonous acid at Kratos. This projectile is easily avoided, but it can leave an acidic stain on the ground, which causes damage and the poisoned status effect if you wander across it. An annoyance.
It's when the Dreki gets low on health that you have to start being more cautious. Its acid becomes electrified, and the puddles it leaves will shock Kratos, holding him in place. If you end up caught in this attack, you'll need to mash circle to break free as quickly as possible.
Should you be shocked, the Dreki will move in for additional strikes, potentially dealing big damage to a defenceless Kratos. As such, avoiding electrified acid should always be a priority. One way to get around it (at least to some extent), is to try and keep close to the Dreki, forcing it into melee combat. This tactic comes with its own risks, of course, but the beast is arguably easier to deal with at close range when it's fighting more desperately.