Kraekan Wyrm

Kraekan Wyrm
Health:

1,000

NG+7 8,100

Drops:

12,010 Gold

12,000 Salt

NG+7 319,440 Salt

Kraekan Wyrm's Horn

Defences
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"

Location

  • 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.

 




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    • Anonymous

      Fire Protection and make yourself light. Plus the game designers helped. Yep, he also flew out of my screen and ****ed himself. But he had only 1/8 HP left anyway. So Death would have come sooner or later anyway :D

      • Anonymous

        Lvl 37 assassin and my god this guy is absolutely bs against a dagger build

        Practically two taps me in any possible way even with extremely high fire defense and absorbs my attacks like I'm hitting him with a plastic spoon

        I even tried spamming grenades n firepots at him but it barely even gets him to half then he just stays in air out of reach like crazy smh

        • Anonymous

          This guy isn't too bad if you've got a channeler 2 and lightning barrage early from a mage merchant. It did take me a couple tries but that's bc I got unlucky with tailswipes.

          • Anonymous

            Fighting him today with a lvl 3 bullwhip and lvl 1 platoon crossbow was an adventure I'll tell ya. Honestly did not think I'd make it without arcane weapon.

            • 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."

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The Dragon just die on his own... His HP bar turned yellow and decreased to 0 in just 3 or 4sec. I was granted the salt, but not the gold.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  the shield makes this boss a jokei'd swap from an axe/sheild to my twohander to stagger him outa any ground attacks but i let him fly around all he wanted cause when he did i'd get a free 2hr great hammer swing in taking a chunk of his life. easiest fight of the game for me.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    You can use wildfire to stunlock the wyrm by using it right as it attacks over and over at it. Use only if your having a real problem with guy.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The dragon did not die as it glitched off the edge of the screen, it still tried to jump at me forcing me to leave and restart the fight.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Just brute forced him with 2h hammer with str build. Now on dex build and I can't even touch him most of the time...

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          It ended up doing its lunge attack out of the arena and fell to its death. It was right on the edge of the screen and must not have realised I was behind it, because it peforemed its attack opposite where I was standing.Meh.I'll take it.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            So I was fighting the dragon and after a short fight he seemed to glitch out because he started to attack something outside the arena. Ten i thought that he was attacking me but he seems to have jumped off and died. I was still rewarded the salt and his item drop but couldn't get the gold. Has this happened to anyone else?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So i just figuted this boss out and was about to kill him. He had one eighth of his hp left when he suddenly glitched out of the arena! I heard him attacking a little bit and then hr died, apparently jumped off a ledge. I play a thief with a knife and i find it funny...

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Just a note for people at least on New Game Plus. This boss is the easiest boss -ever- with the incantation Dark Swarm. Not only can it not miss, with not so great magic, the spell still does about 1/15th of its health on cast and, best of all, completely stun locks the boss. Forever. Every hit of the multiple hit incantation will stun it. Just spam away and you win free salt!

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I'm a hunter. Tried for about an hour on this boss. Finally got it after spending some points on strength and switching to a two handed long sword which would occasionally stagger it. The whip was just not doing enough damage. I'm level 38 currently. Love this game.

                                                                  • I had such a hard time with this boss as a mage character. When I finally beat him, I just spammed Wildfire (Class 2 Magic). It does quite a bit of damage, but most importantly, it will stagger the boss EVERY TIME. So when he'd fly up in the air to breathe fire, just dodge in the opposite direction so you can get some swings in when he lands, then just spam Wildfire.Stats when defeating this boss: Level 32 - Magic 30, Willpower 10

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