How to Defeat Magma Wyrm Makar to Get Wyrm’s Scalesword in Elden Ring

In this Elden Ring guide, we'll be looking into the Magma Wyrm Makar Boss’s location, and tips and tricks to...

In this Elden Ring guide, we’ll be looking into the Magma Wyrm Makar Boss’s location, and tips and tricks to fight him off. So without further ado, let us begin!

Elden Ring Magma Wyrm Makar Location

Magma Wyrm Makar is a Dragon-like creature in Elden Ring that players can tackle if they are interested in defeating optional bosses.

You’ll encounter Magma Wyrm Makar in Ruin-Strewn Precipice in Liurnia of the Lakes. Make your way towards northern Liurnia to access this area. You will find a Site of Grace Ruin Strewn Precipice Overlook close to the boss arena as well.

Magma Wyrm Makar Boss appears as a retired dragon who can no longer fly and has a very slow movement. Here is an image of the map marking exact location on the map to help you reach its location easily

Magma Wyrm Makar Attacks and Counters

The attack patterns of Magma Wyrm Makar are divided into two types: fire attacks and sword attacks. Here are the details for the attacks that you will encounter throughout the fight.

Fire Attacks

Fire Breathing: The first one in the list is Fire Breathing. In this attack, Magma Wyrm Makar breathes fire towards you and you have very little time to react. Players need to be careful and observe when the flames are being charged in his mouth, so they can move away in time.

To dodge the attack, you need to move towards the side if it’s attacking you from the front. However, if you are attacking from the side, then it might turn towards you before making this attack. In this case, you need to move to the other side to avoid this attack.

Fire Charge: Makar can get charged up and move towards you quickly while breathing fire. It is relatively smaller, so you can easily get rid of this attack by just running away in time.

Make sure that you do not get close to the boss during the time when this attack is activated, as it can deal heavy amount of damage to you because the fire remains on the ground for some time.

Lava Spit: This attack is much looks similar to Fire Charge, but its radius and strength is greater than it. As the name suggests, he will direct Lava towards you by spitting it in your direction. So, the players need to move sideways to dodge this attack.

Sword Attacks

Sword Slam: In this attack, Makar picks the sword with both of his hands and then brings it down to the ground to hit it quite hard. Players can dodge this attack by running away from its radius before the sword makes contact the ground.

Sweeping Attack: Makar will try to come at you using its tail and sword combination by swiping them around. To guess this attack beforehand, players need to observe the movement of the sword. By the time, sword gets above his head, this means that he is going to make an attack on you especially when you are his side trying to attack him.

Sword Swipe: With this move. the boss moves its sword back and then swipe it towards you. It will prefer doing this while you are at its front, so just move towards the side to avoid this attack.

How to Defeat Magma Wyrm Makar in Elden Ring

As soon you enter the arena, you’ll see giant Magma Wyrm Makar approaching you with a massive sword in its claws. The boss will take no time and advance attacks towards you, such as throwing fire from its mouth.

Lucky for you, the fight with Magma Wyrm Makar will mainly take place in the indoor ruins, which allows you to hide behind broken structures and use them as shields.

Apart from this, this boss’s major attack throws lava and covers the field. The attack itself is harmful if you encounter it. However, this attack is straightforward to avoid as you only must avoid stepping on the lava.

There are a couple of ways to fight off this boss. The first way involves summoning spirits to help you get rid of Magma Wyrm Makar.

Having extra help while this boss relentlessly throws lava at you can do wonders. We recommend you summon Great Horned Targoth, a pretty badass NPC without a doubt.

While the spirit takes charge from the front, you can attack the boss from the back, creating a strategy to get the dragon confused and eventually dealing max damage.

While you have extra help, you can also use ranged sorceries like Glintstone Pebble (or better equivalents) to shoot from far. A ranged strategy can also involve making use of Magic to deal significant amount of damage to the boss. Using Meteorite and Comet Azur that have large Area of Effect can be quiet damaging for the boss.

In this scenario, not being in close contact with the boss’s attacks and aiming projectile at him to take him down is a sweet deal.

Just go back and forth with your attacks and use the structures as shields. Aiming projectiles from far and then coming closer while being safe to give more damage to the boss can eventually kill it.

For melee players, Magic Grease can be the best way to take advantage of Makar’s weakness against Magic. You can employ Magic Grease on your weapon after entering the boss arena to keep it on for as long as possible.

Moreover, try to attack more from the side or behind to avoid Fire Attacks. You just need to be careful of the swiping attack while you are on its side or back, but overall, it will become easier to dodge all the attack patterns by switching to this position. If you get closer enough and you are able to hit him, then target its right eye to deal a critical hit.

Magma Wyrm Makar Rewards, Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword

Once you’ve killed the Magma Wyrm Makar Boss successfully, you’ll receive 18,000 Runes, Dragon Heart, and Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword. Naturally, Wyrm’s Scalesword is the probably the most prominent reward players will be looking for after defeating this boss.

This Scalesword is a lethal weapon having excellent Fire damage on top of normal physical damage. The Fire damage from this weapon is done in the form of slash attacks with the help of a unique skill Magma Guillotine. This skill triggers a blast of magma, which is followed by an extra input to perform a slicing attack.

This sword requires 24 Strength, 18 Faith, and 15 Dexterity to wield and use in battles. It cannot be infused with Ashes of War. Additionally, infusing it with Magic or buffing it with consumables is not possible. All you have is the unique ability with this weapon to win wars for you.

How to Cheese Magma Wyrm Makar

The players can cheese Magma Wyrm Makar Boss to defeat it quickly by forcing him to get struck into a place and then attack him with strong magic, weapons or skills. Here is how to get him struck into a place and cheese him easily.

To do so, just enter the arena and stand next to the pillar while facing it. after some time, you will see that it will not be able to move around the pillar when it gets close to it due to some AI issue. so, Makar will be trying to move straight into the pillars leaving him to get struck around that pillar.

Now, one of his wings will be exposed to you while it is flapping around the corner of this pillar, so you can target it using your bow. Try to use the bow with maximum strength and upgrades to make the task easier for you guys.

You can use poison arrows to deal damage over time as well. So, this is how you can easily cheese Magma Wyrm Boss and defeat him quickly.

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