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Elden Ring Erdtree Burial Watchdog Boss Fight Guide – How To Beat?

Read this guide to learn how to beat the Erdtree Burial Watchdog in this Elden Ring boss fight.

Erdtree Burial Watchdog is one of many bosses in Elden Ring. Found in multiple different locations, this ghastly beast can be quite a nightmare to defeat. Despite being an optional boss, plenty of players prefer to fight it, as successfully beating the Watchdog can get you Runes and other such items as rewards. If you are one of those players, we have got just the guide for you. Here, we will show you all you need to do to beat the Erdtree Burial Watchdog in this boss fight.

How to Beat Erdtree Burial Watchdog Boss in Elden Ring?



In order to beat Erdtree Burial Watchdog in Elden Ring, you need to head towards the base of the Stormfoot Catacombs. This location is based towards the northwest of the First Step.

Once in the catacombs, you need to make your way to a ladder on a wall. On your way to this ladder, you will encounter a few enemies. If you want to, you can choose to fight them to get in your way. Upon climbing up the said ladder, you need to head to the other side of the room and drop down onto a platform. Here, you will come across a lever in front of a gold statue.


Pull this lever to open up the room where you will encounter Erdtree Burial Watchdog. Once in this room, head up the stairs, after which you need to take a left and get past the door. Here, you will come face-to-face with the boss himself.

At the beginning of the fight, Erdtree will stand on both feet, with his sword in his hand. He will now make his way towards you, attempting to get within striking distance. Once within striking distance, he will implement the use of a powerful sword chop attack.

Considering the mechanics of this boss and his insane height, dealing with such attacks can be a bit of a task. Apart from the chopping attack, Erdtree will also levitate in the air right above you before launching an attack. When completing this move, he will rain down his mighty sword upon you. You will notice that Erdtree keeps repeating this attack on several consecutive occasions.


Upon the completion of a few rounds of the levitating attack, Erdtree will need quite a lot of recovery time. This is your cue to strike when the iron is hot. It is during this moment that you can launch a few attacks and damage the boss’ health.

One of Erdtree’s other attacks is the fire-breathing one. Like a dragon, Erdtree the Burial Watchdog will blow fire from his mouth, leading to immense damage. We recommend you use this attack as an opportunity to regroup and heal yourself. Avoid heading around the boss, as doing so can be fatally dangerous.

Next comes the Lunging Attack. Erdtree will suddenly lunge at you with no prior hint or warning, taking you by surprise. Apart from these, the boss will also hit you with a bevy of different attacks that include the likes of a Swing Attack, Overhead Attack, 360-degree attack, and much more.


As mentioned earlier, one of the best ways to counter and attack the Erdtree boss is by waiting for its recovery times. Use these windows of opportunity, coupled with certain nooks and crannies of the fight location, to your advantage in this fight. A few moments of patience and perseverance can help you defeat this hideous beast eventually.

Erdtree Burial Watchdog Boss Fight Rewards

Now that you are done with all the hard work, it’s time to reap the rewards. Defeating the Erdtree Burial Watchdog can earn you the following:

  • Noble Sorcerer Ashes

And that’s it. This is all you need to know about the Erdtree Burial Watchdog boss fight in Elden Ring. As you can see, getting past this beast can be rather tricky. Biding your time and taking advantage of the boss’ high recovery times seems to be the best way to defeat it. Make sure to use these flaws to your advantage.

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