Elden Ring Dragon Locations, Dragon Heart Uses and Spells

Dragon Heart is one of the rarest items you’ll find in Elden Ring, and you’ll have to truly prove yourself before you can have it. Dragon Heart is not something that you can pick up while wandering off on an exploration spree. You’re required to fight and defeat a dragon to obtain a Dragon Heart. Each Dragon that you fight and kill, you’ll be rewarded with a single Dragon Heart which can be exchanged for Dragon Incantations. This guide will explain where to get Dagon Hearts in Elden Ring, and what they are used for.

Elden Ring Dragon Locations

Dragons are scattered all around the map of Elden Ring, each with a different level of difficulty. Below is a list of all the dragons that you can fight and defeat to get a Dragon Heart.

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Limgrave Dragon Locations

Flying Dragon Agheel

flying dragon agheel

Beginning with the easiest, you’ll find the Flying Dragon Agheel towards the very beginning of the game near Agheel Lake.

It’s the easiest dragon to fight amongst the remaining dragons on the list, but it’s still a dragon, and engaging it in a battle while you’re below level 25 would be a death trap.

You’ll also need a +1 or +2 weapon along with some gear to help you deal with the fire. Smithing Stones will also be a great help during the battle.

Once you’re fully prepared, you can head into the battle. While fighting the dragon, know that it loves to spin its tail around, and if you get hit by it, you can suffer great damage. Also, look out for its fire attacks while it’s in the air.

The dragon will be airborne most of the time, but it does like stomping down its claws on you every once in a while.

If you’re in the battle alone, taking on the dragon while riding a horse is better. This will help you dodge the attacks and move away from its line of fire.

However, this is not possible if you’re playing with friends. So in this scenario, you’ll have to look around for some cover where you can escape from the dragon’s attacks.

Defeating the dragon would reward you with 1x Dragon Heart and 5000 Runes.

Caelid Dragon Locations

Elder Dragon Greyoll

Elder Dragon Greyoll is the largest of all the dragons, and depending on how you approach it, maybe the easiest dragon encounter in the game.

Elden Dragon Greyoll is found near Fort Faroth. Elder Dragon Greyoll is the oldest dragon and doesn’t engage you itself but is instead defended by 5 small dragons that surround it.

Though you can fight all the smaller dragons and then focus on killing Elder Dragon Greyoll, you can also simply cheese him.

Just get a bleed weapon and get behind Greyoll and start attacking the tail. The smaller dragons won’t mess with you and you can continuously deal damage. We recommended a bleed weapon as bleed buildup will deal additional 13000 damage and you really need this as Elder Dragon Greyoll has the biggest health pool in the entire game.

Once you kill Elder Dragon Greyoll, all the smaller dragons guarding him will also die, clearing the entire area for you.

You get 50,000 Runes from Elder dragon Greyoll, 5,423 runes for each of the smaller dragon, and a total of 5 Dragon hearts for defeating Elder Dragon Greyoll.

Decaying Ekzykes

Decaying Ekzykes is found along the Southern Caelid Highway. The large white dragon is suffering from Scarlet Rot and that is also his elemental attack instead of fire.

Decaying Ekzykes is one of the harder dragon bosses as Scarlet Rot is the worst status ailment you can get afflicted with in the game.

Defeating Decaying Ekzykes is not an easy task, but one that players need to accomplish for getting their hands on one of the best Dragon Incantations that allows you to inflict Scarlet Rot on all your enemies.

Defeating Decaying Ekzykes rewards you with 38,000 runes and one Dragon Heart.

Flying Dragon Greyll

The last dragon found in Caelid, Flying Dragon Greyll can be found on the bridge leading to the Bestial Sanctum in north-eastern corner of Caelid.

The dragon is fought on the bridge between Northern and Southern Dragonbarrow. The tight space of the bridge does make the fight more daunting, but you can draw out the dragon to open spaces if you want to.

The great dragon provides 80,000 runes and one Dragon Heart when defeated.

Liurnia of the Lakes Dragon Locations

Glintstone Dragon Smarag

This dragon could be found roaming around the Lake of Liurnia. You will naturally face the dragon when you go to get the Glintstone key to enter Raya Lucaria Academy. You can choose to avoid fighting it if you aren’t ready yet.

You won’t be troubled with any fire attacks while fighting Smarag, but you need to look for a homing magic missile. Glintstone Dragon Smarag has high damaging magic attacks. Unfortunately, the boss is also accompanied by some Teardrop Scarabs that you’ll have to take down as you fight Smarag.

Lastly, if you have Godrick’s Great Rune, it’ll improve your standing in the battle.

Defeating Glintstone Dragon Smarag will earn you 14,699 Runes and one Dragon Heart.

Magma Wyrm Makar

Magma Wyrm Makar is a Dungeon boss, unlike other dragons up till now which are all found in the open world. It is found at the end of Ruin Strewn Precipice in the northern end of Liurnia of the Lakes.

Magma Wyrm Makar has more lizard like characteristics and some may thing that it isn’t a dragon, but it is, we confirmed. Defeating Magma Wyrm Makar rewards players with 18,000 Runes, one Dragon heart and the Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword.

Glintstone Dragon Adula

Glintstone Dragon Adula is one of the most miss-able dragons in the game. First off, the dragon is found after you cklear Caria Manor and defeat Loretta to gain passage to the Three Sisters area where Ranni is found. Here, Glintstone Dragon Adula will fight you until half health, after which it will flyoff.

To actually kill the dragon, you have to progress Ranni’s questline and get to the Cathedral of Manus Celes. Here, you will again find Glintstone Dragon Adula and here, you can actually kill the dragon.

Similar to Glintstone Dragon Smarag, Glintstone Dragon Adula also uses Glintstone Sorcery attacks, so make sure your magic defense is prepared.

Defeating Glintstone Dragon Adula rewards you 120,000 Runes, 3x Dragon Hearts and Adula’s Moonblade.

Mountaintop of the Giants Dragon Locations

Borealis the Freezing Fog

Borealis is a true pain to fight. This dragon, found on the frozen lake in Mountaintops of the Giants, obscures all vision with fog and makes it impossible to see his attacks.

On top of this, the frostbite build-up from his attacks will further slow you down, making the fight hell.

Defeating Borealis the Freezing Fog grants players 100,000 Runes and one Dragon Heart.

Great Wyrm Theodorix

The Great Wyrm Theodorix is found at the right end of the frozen river running through the Consecrated Snowfield.

Great Wyrm Theodorix is the larger version of the Magma Wyrm Makar you have fought earlier in Liurnia of the Lakes. Same as before, great Wyrm Theodorix uses magma to attack and even limit your movement.

Though a challenging enemy, defeating Great Wyrm Theodorix rewards players with 3x Dragon Hearts and 180,000 Runes

Elden Ring Dragon Heart Uses

You have to put some serious blood and sweat into the game to obtain a few Dragon Hearts, but what are they used for? Well, Dragon Hearts can be cashed in for a few special spells that can only be bought using Dragon Hearts.

These spells are bought at the Church of Dragon Communion, and Cathedral of Dragon Communion, the two Altars of Dragon Communion

Church of Dragon Communion Location

To get to the Church of Dragon Communion, you need to make get to the Coastal Cave in Limgrave.

You can use a torch or a lantern to light up your way as you head through the cave. You’ll eventually come across two bosses that you need to fight.

Defeat them and continue making your way through the cave. Finally, the cave will lead you to a small island. The altar is placed on top of the hill in the Church of Dragon Communion.

You’ll be able to learn the following spells at the Church of Dragon Communion:

  • Dragonclaw
  • Dragonfire
  • Dragonmaw

Cathedral of Dragon Communion Location

The Cathedral of Dragon Communion is found in Caelid, just south of Decaying Ekzykes. The Cathedral is where you will get majority of your Dragon Incantations.

Following are the incantations that are acquired from the Cathedral of Dragon Communion:

  • Dragonfire
  • Agheel’s Flame
  • Dragonclaw
  • Dragonice
  • Dragonmaw
  • Ekzyke’s Decay
  • Glintstone Breath
  • Rotten Breath
  • Magma Breath
  • Theodorix’s Magma
  • Smarag’s Glintstone Breath
  • Borealis’s Mist
  • Greyoll’s Roar

Elden Ring Dragon Heart Spells

Dragonclaw

Requirements: 17 Faith, 13 Arcane

The spell summons a huge dragon claw to kill caster’s enemies.

Dragonfire

Requirements: 15 Faith, 12 Arcane

The spell summons a dragon who will breathe fire.

Dragonmaw

Requirements: 24 Faith, 16 Arcane

The spell summons a dragon that will bite the foes in front of the caster.

Agheel’s Flame

Requirements: 23 Faith, 115 Arcane

The spell allows caster to rain fire from above similar to Agheel.

Dragonice

Requirements: 15 Faith, 12 Arcane

Summons an Ice dragon to spew forth icy breath to freeze your enemies.

Ekzyke’s Decay

Requirements: 23 Faith, 15 Arcane

Allows caster to call forth a Scarlet Rot inducing Cloud from above.

Glintstone Breath

Requirements: 15 Faith, 12 Arcane

Allows the caster to summon a dragon to create a powerful magic breath on the enemies.

Rotten Breath

Requirements: 15 Faith, 12 Arcane

The spell allows the caster to spew Scarlet Rot inducing breath in front of the caster.

Magma Breath

Requirements: 14 Faith, 10 Arcane

Summons a Wyrm to throw Magma in front of the caster.

Theodorix’s Magma

Requirements: 21 Faith, 14 Arcane

Allows the caster to spew Magma from above the enemies.

Smarag’s Glintstone Breath

Requirements: 23 Faith, 15 Arcane

Allows caster to spew magic breath from above the enemies.

Borealis’s Mist

Requirements: 23 Faith, 15 Arcane

Allows the caster to call forth icy breath of Borealis from above.

Greyoll’s Roar

Requirements: 28 Faith, 17 Arcane

Allows the caster to emit the roar of the Elden Dragon Greyoll.

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