Players can take on various bosses in Elden Ring. One of them is the Burial Tree Watchdog boss in Limgrave.In this guide, we will tell you all the tactics you need to know to defeat this ugly boss.
The Burial Tree Watchdog is an optional boss found in the Stormfoot Catacombs located in the Limgrave region. It is a cat-like statue with a huge sword and a tail lit on fire. It can increase its height all of a sudden and even float in the air so you need to be careful of multiple attacks.
Burial Tree Watchdog Boss Fight Guide – Elden Ring
The boss can only lower its sword to move forward quickly or raise the sword high enough to slash down on you vertically, horizontally or diagonally. If you see the sword down to the side then get ready to move backwards since it will launch a spinning attack.
There is a cooldown and charge time for many of its swing attacks, giving you a chance to deliver a few hits of your own before it starts attacking again. You will get these chances only a few times so use them wisely and don’t deplete your stamina early in the fight because you might need to dodge frequently.
You also need to be careful when it starts shaking its head since it will soon start spewing fire in your direction so you need to dodge and use range attacks during this moment.
It will also slam you down with its sword when it stands up vertically but you can avoid if you time your dodge carefully. The Burial Tree Watchdog can also rise into the air and move towards your position and then use its sword to send a shockwave ripple. You need to be careful and dodge rapidly since it can use this attack multiple times. Try to stay on the defensive until the creature stops floating again and wait for your stamina to refill before you decide to hit it again.
How to Defeat Burial Tree Watchdog Boss
The best way to fight this boss is to bait all his attacks by moving to the side then dodging his attack and then delivering a combo of attacks. Bring a good shield since some of his sword attacks have a long-range. During his fire attacks, position yourself on his side, start hitting rapidly and then roll away. You can also use the North Mercenary Ashes for assistance to easily defeat this boss
For melee and magic players, you just need to maintain a distance and use ranged attacks. Just don’t forget to roll away during his hovering attacks. The recommended spells for this fight are Glintstone stars and beast claw while you can also use Northern Mercenary Ashes for extra help.