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"Then you have come...Very well, Arisen."

Legend tells of an immensely powerful undead dragon that appears in the Everfall beneath Gran Soren. The Ur-Dragon encounter in Dragon's Dogma takes two forms, a static offline battle, and an asynchronous online encounter, where players and their parties from around the world compete online to take down the Ur-Dragon. Defeating the Ur-Dragon online requires multiple encounters, but all players who inflict damage on the Ur-Dragon are eligible to receive rewards. Over time, as players contribute their effort towards the common goal, the Ur-Dragon's global health will decline. Eventually, when the Ur-Dragon is killed by anyone, everyone will go into a "grace period". The Ur-Dragon will have very little to no health and all hearts will be brightly lit. If anyone enters the Chamber of Lament during grace period, they will have a chance to land a killing blow to gain great rewards, along with other loot, and have every item currently equipped be Dragonforged. All active hearts must be destroyed in one round to get the kill. This "grace period" is short and when over, a new generation is spawned. All slayers of the Ur-Dragon have their names and play times recorded in the Hall of Fame. Offline players will still be able to take on the Ur-Dragon alone, but receive different rewards. The Ur-Dragon is essentially an optional end-game boss, located Beyond the Rift.

The Ur-Dragon's appearance is the same as The Dragon, but with a grayish palette. However, unlike The Dragon, the Ur-Dragon has a number of "hearts" located all over his body, which will glow as the Arisen or their Pawns approach the area. Each time a heart is destroyed, the area around it will start to rot and fall, revealing the Ur-Dragon flesh underneath, his true form. Destroying hearts is the most effective way to inflict damage to the Ur-Dragon, and doing so will also drop plenty of valuable materials.

If the player has participated in killing the Ur-Dragon, the next time they enter the Chamber of Lament while online (or immediately if the player has dealt the final blow) a cut scene pointing to the loot will play; loot not collected after exiting the Chamber of Lament will vanish.

Both online and offline modes, the Ur-Dragon must be defeated within 10 minutes and will fly away once the allotted time runs out. Fortunately, the Ur-Dragon's health will not reset. Simply return to an inn and rest. Upon returning to the Chamber of Lament, the Ur-Dragon will enter once more with same health bar as the previous encounter. This way it is always possible to kill the Ur-Dragon.

Information and Stats

General Info

Type Monster / Undead / Dragon / Boss
Experience gained

Base Exp of 150,000
Can be more or less depending on a few factors such as:

  • Both versions respawn after one day


Health Attack Defence Magick Attack Magick Defense Weight
1,470,000 3,600 380 1,300 380 100,000kg

(*) The above stat values are only applicable for the OFFLINE Ur-Dragon. The online Ur-Dragon has even more health, which increases with each new generation.

(*) The Ur-Dragon is immune to all debilitations as well as spells that do not inflict direct damage, such as Exequy.

Damage Taken

Slash Bash
100% 100% 75% 75% 75% 125% 30%


Attack Type Description
Backdash and Fireball Mag A quick leap backwards followed by a fireball launched at its previous location.
Fire Breath Mag A stream of fire is let loose from its mouth. Can be shot straight forward while walking, or in a stationary sweeping motion in front of it.
Fiery Drive By Mag Flies into the sky and then dives past a target, breathing fire at the ground near them as it passes. Does multiple passes before landing again.
Flame Eruption Mag Gets on 2 legs and begins charging energy and then unleashes a single large fireball in front of it that splits into many smaller fireballs that drop in an area around the initial impact site. Possibly its most powerful attack.
High Bolide Mag 10 meteors are summoned to indiscriminately barrage the battlefield for a short period.
High Frigor Mag/Status Three spires of ice are created that can throw those it hits into the air and freeze them.
High Levin Mag A series of fast lightning bolts are created with the ability to stun those who are hit.
High Petrification Mag/Status Invokes a magick fog that turns those who enter it into stone.
Holy Furor Mag The Ur-Dragon remains motionless for a short period, and then unleashes a sigil that causes rapid beams of light seek out and damage any present in a large area of effect.
Long Range Fireball Mag When perched upon the faraway tower, the Ur-Dragon will shoot long-range fireballs at you and your pawns.
Body Slam Phys Flies straight up into the air and then quickly drops, slamming into the ground on all four legs and crushing anyone beneath.
Dive Phys A powerful lunge from the Air.
Fly Back Phys Will fly backwards for space but will deal massive damage if caught under it.
Grab (Arisen) Phys The Arisen is grabbed, and then smashed him into the ground
Grab (Pawn) Spec A Pawn is grabbed, but instead of being smashed into the ground, the Ur-Dragon instead possesses it and directs it to attack you.
Maul Phys When climbing around near his mouth, there is a chance for him to suddenly eat you, dealing high damage over time until you wiggle the L-stick to free yourself.
Stomp Attack Phys A powerful attack with its two front feet.
Sweeping Backhand Phys A sweeping blow with either one of the front arms that knocks targets away from it.
Tail Sweep Phys The dragon spins itself around breathing fire and using its tail to attack targets in a wide radius around it and near its feet. Also used to dislodge an enemy on its tail.
Tail Whip Phys A powerful sweeping attack with its tail, only attacks behind it. Also used to dislodge an enemy on its tail.
Roar Spec/Status A roar that knocks you back and causes the Skill Stifling debilitation, preventing any use of skills for a short period, and immediately kills all Pawns within range.
Wind Buffet Spec Flaps its wings hard at the party, knocking back everyone with high force winds but dealing no damage. Uses it to give itself more room for other attacks.

Item Drops and Rewards

Drops from Destroyed Hearts

Item Head Wing Foreleg and Hindleg Palms Chest and Stomach Tail Other
Dragon Scale 5% - 5% 10% 10% 15%
Putrid Dragon Scale - 10% 10% 30% 30% 40%
Dragon Horn 5% - - - - -
Great Dragon Horn 30% - - - - -
Dragon Claw - - 10% - - -
Great Dragon Claw - - 40% - - -
Great Dragon Fang 30% - - - - -
Great Dragon Alula - 50% - - - -
Sour Ambrosial Meat 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Rotten Ambrosial Meat - 5% 5% 5% 10% 8%
Indurated Dragonsblood - - - 15% 15% 2%
Golden Egg - - - 10% - -
Wakestone Shard - - - 10% - -
Wakestone Shard - - - - - 5%

Rewards (Upon Defeat)

(One of three weapons will be rewarded upon the Ur-Dragon's defeat. 20 Wakestones will always be rewarded.)

Weapons Materials Other
Note: All items currently equipped by the Arisen will have a chance of being Dragonforged upon death of the Ur-Dragon. Please refer to the Dragon Forged page for percentage values.

Dogma UR Loot
Loot available in the Ur-Dragon's Chamber, following its defeat
WintideAdded by Wintide

Online Rewards (Contributing to Defeat)

(These have a small chance of being rewarded as part of a significant contribution to the Ur-Dragon's death. If the killing blow is struck, it is a 100% chance.)

Weapons Other
Note: Not all weapons will drop upon death, only some are rewarded.

Online Rewards (Dealing Final Blow)

(Rewarded only to those who struck a killing blow. Slayers of the Ur-Dragon receive one of the four masks).

Note: All items currently equipped by the Arisen will be Dragonforged upon death of the Ur-Dragon, regardless of enhancement level. (100% Chance)



Earned by defeating the Ur-Dragon either offline or online. Dealing the final blow unlocks The Messiah achievement/trophy.

Video: Unlocking "The Messiah" Achievement/Trophy

Messiah Trophy(02:10)
"The Messiah" Trophy~Achievement

Entrance Locations

The Ur-Dragon has two distinct entrances in which he can be reached:

Speculation and Rumors

  • The health bar of the online Ur-Dragon is not fully accurate:
    • There is a generally accepted theory that there are at least 4 versions of the Ur Dragon on different servers, each with their own health points, thus the varying amounts of HP when you enter the Chamber of Lament. When one of these versions dies, all servers will sync and a Grace Period will start. There are instances when there is a big difference between the health points of different versions, so as to prevent the players from concentrating on the Ur-Dragon with the lowest HP, the server will redistribute Ur-Dragon's health.
      • Example: Depleting 1/8 of the Ur-Dragon's total online health, may not represent 1/8 of his total health according to the server which tracks his status.
    • A theory has been proposed that his total health is divided among the number of players fighting him at one time.
      • Example: If the Ur-Dragon has 100 health and 10 players are fighting him then 10 health will be displayed on each player's game. Whereas if only five players are fighting him 20 health will be displayed on each game.
    • A separate theory has been proposed that when a heart is destroyed the damage is somewhat divided among the other hearts. This would give the illusion that he is being healed when in reality all damage is being accounted for, just not all on one heart.
    • It is hypothesized that the "recovery" of Ur-Dragon's health is due to some players losing their online connection mid-fight hence the damage done by said players are recalculated to the values pre-fight.
    • Maker's Finger can do more damage depending on the status of the heart that is targeted.
      • Example: A heart that looks exposed and is hit with a Makers Finger, the Ur-Dragon's health bar (this only counts for one bar) may only go down about 20% (estimate); however if an area glowing purple is hit then the Ur-Dragon's health may lower about 78% (estimate) of one health bar.


  • With each new generation the Ur-Dragon grows stronger.
  • The Ur-Dragon has an ability to petrify enemies. It is shown as a black spell being cast from the dragon's left hand. On rare occasions, if hit with its Fire Breath attack, there is a slim chance to be petrified. Despite how rare the occurrence is, it can be devastating; keep curatives such as Panaceas, Cockatrice Liquors, or Secret Softeners on hand.

Heart Locations

Ur-Dragon Heart Locations


  • (Click here Ur-Dragon Class Strategies for vocation specific tactics).
  • Vulnerable to Holy enchanted weapons (such as the Ascalon sword, Heaven's Key daggers, Cursed Light sword, Totem Mace, Dwells in Light longsword, etc.).
  • Immune to all debilitations (Torpor, Silence, Blind, etc.).
  • Each encounter with the Ur-Dragon will last around 8 minutes before it flies away, whether online or offline.
  • Focus all attacks on the brightly coloured, glowing hearts spread throughout its body (see chart above). Hearts are slightly hidden purple spots at first, red when exposed, and upon being destroyed will glow white temporarily and then vanish, depositing some item drops on the ground. Some spots may require Fights & Warriors to climb the Ur-Dragon, but note that the wing tips are UNREACHABLE for Fighters & Warriors.
  • Observe the color of the blood that comes out when attacking the weak spots. If it is purple, then damage is being done. If it is white/gray then NO damage is being done.
  • The Stability augment is very useful against all Draconic enemies (including the Ur-Dragon). All wind attacks are nullified, meaning that one cannot be blown over backwards or interrupted while casting spells or charging skills.
  • Stamina augments like Potential, Endurance, Athleticism (for running), Arm Strength (for climbing) and Proficiency (non arrow physical attacks) are helpful since this battle is a marathon (not a sprint). Gloves of Might add speed and grip when climbing. Stamina Curatives like Sour Ambrosial meat, Staminal Drench, and Giant Rank Fish are also recommended.
  • Try to engage the Dragon exclusively from the West side of the arena as it lessens the chance the Ur-Dragon will fly up to its roosting perch and launch fireballs at the Arisen.
  • Mage pawns' attack spells are of little use against the Ur-Dragon, so Holy weapon enchantments and healing should be their primary function in this fight. A Legion's Might staff will make a Mage pawn virtually immortal with its unique ability to auto-resurrect pawns from conventional death. This allows the Arisen to focus on attacking and not running around reviving pawns.
  • The Holy Furor spell can be blocked with a shield provided the Arisen has sufficient stamina.
  • The left arm can be easily staggered while it attempts to cast a spell.

Health Status Tracking (Online)

There are a several communities in which provide helpful health tracking of the UR-Dragon. Posts and tweets are consistently posted throughout on the current health. Grace periods of the Ur-Dragon are sometimes posted as well.

Xbox 360

Gamefaqs Forum:

Facebook Fan Page: Dragon's Dogma Xbox 360 Ur-Dragon Health Update, Tactics and Trade

Facebook Group: Dragon's Dogma Xbox 360 Ur-Dragon Health Update, Tactics and Trade

Twitter: @UrDragonXBOX360

PlayStation 3

Gamefaqs Forum:

Facebook Group: UrDragonPS3 and Ur DragonPs3

Twitter: @UrDragonPS3


  • As the Ur-Dragon takes damage to each location on its body, those locations begin to look tattered and rotten. As the Ur-Dragon is disemboweled, it drops pieces of Ambrosial Meat and other parts on the ground.
  • All items scattered when a heart is destroyed will disappear if neglected for too long.
  • Hitting the Ur-Dragon out of the air when he is about to breath fire will cause the Ur-Dragon to collapse as if a heart has been destroyed.
  • After the online Ur-Dragon is defeated, it will be set to a dead status (Grace Period). The Ur-Dragon will have little to no health and all active hearts must be destroyed in one round to get the kill. Once all remaining hearts are destroyed, the player will have technically delivered a killing blow. This "grace period" is short and when over, a new generation is spawned.
  • Killing the Ur-Dragon alone with the Bezel Crown bow will yield massive experience points. However this is extremely hard to do normally since the weapon does very little damage, thus an effective strategy to adopt is to use a more powerful bow until the Ur-Dragon's health is low, then switch to the Bezel Crown to destroy the last heart or two. It is recommended to have it at least Dragonforged. Use liquid vims so the increased loss of stamina will not get in the way.
  • The Maker's Finger arrow will NOT automatically kill the Ur-Dragon, but only a single heart weak spot when perfectly aimed. If money is not an issue, use the Bezel Crown bow along with a Maker's Finger for the last heart to yield maximum experince points. Be CERTAIN that it is the last heart, since the Maker's Finger only destroys one heart, and only ONE can be carried at a time.
  • Capcom officially states that the Online Ur-Dragon DOES NOT HEAL. The accepted theory is that the Ur-Dragon's "recovery" is simply an illusion of sorts created by the process by which the Ur-Dragon's total health is divided between players - the more people there are fighting the Ur-Dragon, the less health it seems to have; if less people then go to fight it, it will seem to have regained health, even though it actually has the same or less than before.


  • There are some reports of the Wakestones not appearing next to the Rankings tablet if the loot cutscene that is shown after the Ur-Dragon's defeat is skipped. The cause of this still unknown, and isn't guaranteed.
    • It is advised to just let the cutscene playout in its entirety before continuing. Saving in the Chamber of Lament and then reloading will usually cause the Wakestones reappear.
  • When soloing the Ur-Dragon, an occasional "glitch" may occur where Ur-Dragon's Holy Furor will appear in the air while climbing on its back but will still deal damage. It seems to only happen when the player or their pawns are on the Ur-Dragon's back where the spell normally wouldn't reach.
  • It is possible that, when the Ur-Dragon does his special attack "Firey Drive By" and is shot from the air by a ranged attack, he will fall to the ground and clip through it completely making it impossible for the player to attack the Ur-Dragon. Exiting the chamber and re-entering will restart the fight as normal. This can also happen while airborne from and towards the faraway tower from where he will use his "Long Range Fireball" attack.


  • The Ur-Dragon has multiple pieces of dialogue it can speak when arriving in the Chamber of Lament.
  • "Arisen... I know you well..."
  • "You would rise against me once more?"
  • "Then you have come...Very well, Arisen."
  • "Accept your fate."
  • "Cede your life to me..."
  • "Madness calls, my puppet." (When trying to possess a Pawn)
  • "You...Truly, you are worthy...." (Death)
  • "Even I cannot stay you..." (Death)
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