Kraekan Wyrm

Kraekan Wyrm


NG+7 8,100


12,010 Gold

12,000 Salt

NG+7 319,440 Salt

Kraekan Wyrm's Horn

Strike 100 Fire 50
Slash 250 Lightning 50
Poise 100 Poison 500
Block 100 Holy 50
Block Damage 100 Arcane 50
Block Magic 60    

Kraekan Wyrm is the Boss of the Castle of Storms in Salt and Sanctuary

A powerful dragon, it has laid claim to the Castle of Storms, though for what reason is unknown. Armed with the traditional powers of dragons, it will prove a challenge to any adventurer who dares face it.

A greater wyrm of Kraekan origin. Wyrms, drakes and dragons once inhabited the mountains of Markdor, but scholars and historians consider their era to be long gone, the last of their kind valiantly slaughtered by brave Dorian Warriors"


  • Castle of Storms: In the top ramparts
  • Coordinates: {X:38186.09 Y:1243.47}
  • Boss Flags: The Masterless Knight is on a ledge on the outer left ramparts. Make sure to talk to him before this boss.


Combat Information

  • Attack Types: Strike and Fire
  • Weak vs: Elemental Damage
  • Strong vs: Poison and Slash damage.

Phase 1

  • Tail Swipe - Swipes his tail over floor sending you flying, you can jump over it or roll through at an exact timing.
  • Fire Breath - Rears his head and breathes fire in front of him. His back is a safe spot, so make sure to roll through him.
  • Bite - Fast bite attack in front. Appears akin to a slam.
  • Jump Attack - Jumps over the player if he is far away from the boss. More common on phase 2
  • Flight - Gets airborne above arena and flies over to one side of the arena breathing fire over it, avoidable by moving till the end of arena side dragon is or another end. Following him when he is airborne before breath attack is one of the most efficient ways to deal damage.

Phase 2 (50% HP)

  • Fire Breath now may be followed by Jump Attack


Melee Strategy Video



Player Notes

  • Use Kraekan Wyrm's Horn to transmute Hellfire Arbalest and Phoenix Tail.
  • Use the Phoenix Rondache to nullify the fire damage. The Raider's Targe is also fairly effective if you can use class 1 shields but not class 2.
  • Pitchfire, sold (for 500 gold) by the merchants you can spawn by using a Stone Merchant is very effective against this boss.
  • The Blacksmith's set has high fire resistance, and can be found in the Village of Smiles. The Impen Crest Ring also works wonders.
  • Bug: The Wyrm can jump to it's death if it flies to the right edge and then attacks in that direction.
  • None of his attacks are parryable, and his fire breath cannot be spell reflected.


Tired of anon posting? Register!
    • Anonymous

      Or just be on NG+ with a Scharfrichter and iron rampart v and just hide behind your shield... You know, that works...

      • Anonymous

        An easy strategy is to stay far away from, jump and only hit his head. If he winds up, you can easiely avoid all of its attacks, when you stand so far away, you can barely hit his head. If he flies up, just stay at the end of the arena, jump and continiusly hit him for big damage.

        • Anonymous

          Bow only build is supposed to be easy with this boss, but I'm really struggling. Had 999 arrows, nearly all gone now :(

          • Anonymous

            If you dont have any good non-slashing weapons, just buy a bunch of bullets and SHOOT HIS FACE as much as you can, he gets staggered really easily by it so you can shoot him a lot, took me about 40 bullets to kill him but it was super easy.

            • Anonymous

              This boss was never a problem for me until I tried a dagger build. I had to resort to using an un-upgraded flanged mace because it did more damage than my pessclaw 4. Why are there so many enemies highly resistant to slash? ugh

              • Anonymous

                Literally just run up and jump at it. hit its head with a heavy weapon and you can potentially stagger lock him.

                • Anonymous

                  Simple first try, put on blacksmith set and equip the ring that reduces fire damage, take the war hammer 2 handed apply bolt resin, I hit him 6 times he was dead, just tanked him

                  • Anonymous

                    Used to be a stupidly hard boss which completely blocked me. Now I can beat it while getting hit less than I get hit by the Sodden Knight. No nerfs, it's just that I've fought it about 600 times and thus learned how to counter it.

                    • Anonymous

                      This is kind of a sequence break, and it does mean the Nomad won't show up in the Castle and some other stuff, but you CAN progress without killing the Wyrm. The secret is to have a somewhat high endurance and no equipment on aside from the Endurance Ring. With around 20 or so Endurance with just the ring, you can "Long Jump" in order to reach the Thief without having to fight the Wyrm, allowing you to get the Brand early. Long Jump (on PS4 at least) can be done by pressing roll and jump at the same time while standing still, and is much more effective the lower your weight is compared to your endurance. The sweet spot for the jump is the second to last platform, just below the wall blocking you from jumping over normally.

                      • Anonymous

                        Sure, the fire will destroy anyone who hasn't built themselves to tank, but the real dangers here are the arbitrary restrictions to the battlefield and the fact that when he staggers (and he does it a lot) he moves you around. One of the worst bosses of a good game.

                        • Anonymous

                          anyone else get the bug where it does the tail whip attack at you and falls off the side and dies instantly

                          • Anonymous

                            totally***** boss. All he does is fly back and forth spewing fire on the ground. ***** this game's awful a.i.

                            • the secret is the sky the best position, in some cases, to attack him is jumping. You can dodge its ground attacks and with luck stag when it beggins to fly sorry the bad english

                              • Anonymous

                                Hard boss for Dexterity build and easy prey for a heavy knight with a Greatsword or -hammer.

                                Don't fight him with the whips - they deal little damage.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This wyrm give me pain in the ass. Got killed thousand time. Since i build my char pikeman with heavyarmor and not a big fans of shield, i realize being agile are better. So i toke off my armor and fight this thing naked. It become wired, this thing damage not big enough to one hit me even when i am naked, and the damage are similar when i am in armor.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    They should've made this boss black or dark blue so it could blend into the sky. Maybe it would've added a bit of tension during the fight. Instead, they made it blend into the bestiary...

                                    • The first attack this dragon does to me on my around 15th attempt, he flies for his breath attack, then lands outside the arena, where he died around 10 seconds later (pretty similar to how Dark Souls bosses react once they've left the arena as well). Couldn't help but have a good laugh at that. Followed by me audibly saying "We take those." And then round 15 seconds later, "I did not deserve that."

                                    Load more
                                    ⇈ ⇈