There are a lot of enemies in Elden Ring, and they all have their fair share of annoying attacks. One very annoying one is from the Dragons of the game. They all seem to have this attack one way or another, whether it be regular, ice, blue, or even Scarlet Rot. They all have a breath attack that can one-shot you if caught in it at any point.
There are only 3 ways to avoid the fire; if you get caught in it, you can take less damage. You can ride away with Torrent, watch the Dragon’s telegraphed attacks, and move when he flies away, or you can equip Elemental Defense Talismans to negate the damage from the attack.
Fire attacks can be extremely annoying, and it is not much you can do other than run or tank the damage. You need to know the exact spots you can hit for them not to do these attacks, but the AI is always different and does whatever it wants to do. Remember that there is a pattern to all their attacks, so you must memorize each.
1. Ride away with Torrent
The best option to avoid the attack would be to use Torrent. You don’t have to do the whole fight on Torrent, but get used to swapping back and forth. When the Dragon flies up in the air, get on Torrent and run away from the attack. It is the only option you have, so take advantage of it. Ensure you have Torrent’s item in an easy-to-reach place to switch easily.
It might be annoying to swap back and forth, but it does help get you out of serious situations very quickly. If you want to fight the Dragon the fun way, try to stay on Torrent and see how you do. You might do better than jumping on and off again and again. Torrent is the best way to get out of the attack area.
2. Move when the Dragon does its telegraphed attack
If you don’t use Torrent, following the Dragon’s telegraphed attack is best. It does certain movements that will let you know when it will do the fire attacks. It can be hard at first, but it is extremely important to learn the moves of each Dragon. All Dragons have the same moveset until you get to the endgame Dragons.
You can even get the Dragon to do specific attacks by standing in different spots around it. If you stand in front of him, he will do a swipe. He will try to hit you with his tail if you stand behind him. Wherever you stand determines what attack they will do. It is like this for most Dragons, so take advantage of that.
3. Equip elemental defense Talismans
There are many Talismans that will help defend against Dragon attacks. If you can get the Flamedrake Talisman, it will help negate the Fire damage if you get hit with it. Other ones help defend against Lightning damage or even against debuffs like Scarlet Rot. You need to find as many as possible to be ready for anything.
These Talismans won’t save you from these attacks, but they still will hurt a lot. It will deal a ton of damage to you no matter what, but with these Talismans, you will take less of a hit from the very annoying attacks that the Dragons have. Make sure you have them equipped when going to fight them. There are plenty of other elemental Talismans that will also help in defense of any Dragons you fight.
Why do the fire attacks one-shot you?
No one knows why they wanted to make the Fire damage deal soo much damage, but that is how they made it. You can roll out of the fire attacks, but the thing is, you will take at least some damage no matter what. You might get hit once or twice, depending on where the fire’s edge is, but you will take damage.
It doesn’t matter what Dragon you are facing; they will have a fire attack. If they don’t, they will have lightning attacks, which will be just as annoying. When it comes to AoE attacks from enemies, the best way to get away from them is to use the I-frames against themselves or tank the hit. No one knows if they will nerf the damage, but it doesn’t seem very likely.
If you are having trouble dodging the Fire attacks, try following the 3 things from this article. It will help you even if you do get hit by it. If you have the Talismans equipped and take advantage of Torrent, you shouldn’t have any issues with defeating any Dragons that get in your way. Also, try memorizing all the attacks to make each battle easier.