Elden Ring

Death Rite Bird

Death Rite Birds are a more powerful version of the deathbirds that appear as gigantic decaying birds with incrusted corpses over their body, partially covered in ghostflame and guarded by spirits inside their wings. Their purpose is to tend the ghostflame by raking out the ashen remains of the dead from their kiln. In the boss fight, the player can lock onto the head or the spine, but it is safer to lock into the spine or not at all. The safest place to be in melee range is behind the boss's legs. The boss can be staggered when dealt enough damage, allowing for a visceral attack on its head. It has an assortment of melee attacks, emits a screech that can inflict Death Blight status, and uses the Ghostflame Ignition attack. In the second phase of the boss fight, it gains three new attacks. The boss can drop items such as Ancient Death Rancor, Death's Poker, Death Ritual Spear, and Explosive Ghostflame. They can be found in various locations throughout the game.

What are Death Rite Birds?

Death Rite Birds are a more powerful version of the deathbirds. They are gigantic decaying birds with incrusted corpses over their body, partially covered in ghostflame and guarded by spirits inside their wings.

What is the purpose of Death Rite Birds?

The purpose of Death Rite Birds is to tend the ghostflame by raking out the ashen remains of the dead from their kiln.

Can I lock onto the boss's head in the boss fight?

Yes, you can lock onto either the boss's head or the spine in the boss fight. However, it is generally safer to lock into the spine or not at all to avoid getting dead-angled when blocking.

Where is the safest place to be in melee range during the boss fight?

The safest place to be in melee range during the boss fight is behind the boss's legs, where neither the weapon's swings nor the beak can hit you.

What items can the boss drop?

The boss can drop items such as Ancient Death Rancor, Death's Poker, Death Ritual Spear, and Explosive Ghostflame.