How to beat the Dragonriders in Dark Souls 2

Not to be confused with the Dragonrider (opens in new tab) boss fight from Heide's Tower of Flame, the Dragonriders (plural) are a tad more difficult. Here, you'll fight two of the soldiers at once. When you enter the arena, there will be one directly ahead, and another on a ledge higher up; he'll be shooting arrows at you.

Kite the ground Dragonrider under the other's ledge, then beat him down quick. Both have surprisingly low health, but the one in black armour is substantially easier to kill. Once he hops down to join in the melee, focus him first. You can see how we beat this encounter in the video above.

For more help be sure to check out our complete Dark Souls 2 Boss guide.

Ryan Taljonick

Ryan was once the Executive Editor of GamesRadar, before moving into the world of games development. He worked as a Brand Manager at EA, and then at Bethesda Softworks, before moving to 2K. He briefly went back to EA and is now the Director of Global Marketing Strategy at 2K.