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Gregaman-Ur-Dragon

"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 the first Arisen, the Ur Dragon will go into a "grace period". The Ur-Dragon will appear with very little to no health and one to fifteen hearts will be brightly lit. If anyone enters the Chamber of Lament during grace period, they will have a chance to kill the Ur Dragon and gain great rewards, along with other loot, and have every item currently equipped on the Arisen 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 gray/lavender palette. However, unlike The Dragon, the Ur-Dragon has thirty "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 rot and fall, revealing the Ur-Dragon's true form. Destroying hearts is the most effective way to inflict damage to the Ur-Dragon, and doing so will make the Ur Dragon 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 achieved a kill) 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 offline Ur-Dragon's health will not reset, though the online Ur Dragon's health resets back to 0.1 during Grace if you engage it in multiple rounds.


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:

Location


Stats

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

Damage Taken

Slash Bash
Fire
Ice
Thunder
Holy
Dark
100% 100% 75% 75% 75% 125% 30%


Online Ur Dragon's Damage Cap

If you do not see "...Accessing server" at the end of your round, you have exceeded the damage cap and your round has had no effect on the online Ur Dragon's collective health.  You must either leave the round earlier or scale back your attack to do less damage.

The Online Ur Dragon's damage cap was determined to be approximately 27-29 million in damage per round in December of 2012. This translates to typically 0.10 to 0.20 of a health bar, which can vary from generation to generation, though it will almost always be within that range.

Attacks

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 large stream of fire in front of it that sends out many smaller fireballs which 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 that damage any present in its 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. This consists of one fireball per person in the party, for as many rounds as there are persons in the party; e.g., if there are four people in the party, the Ur Dragon will shoot four rounds consisting of one fireball aimed at each person for a total of sixteen shots, the last one always aimed at the Arisen. This can be interrupted by inflicting enough damage on the roosting Ur Dragon's existing hearts; a successful shot will make it scream and then it will fly back down to the arena floor.
Body Slam Phys Flies straight up into the air and then quickly drops, slamming into the ground on all four legs, crushing anyone beneath.
Dive Phys A powerful lunge from the Air.
Fly Back Phys Will fly backwards for space but will inflict massive damage if caught under it.
Grab (Arisen) Phys The Arisen is grabbed and then smashed 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 chew on you, inflicting high damage over time until you wiggle the L-stick to free yourself or the Ur Dragon spits you out.
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. Inflicts heavy damage.
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. This can be 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 that can cause Skill Stifling, preventing any use of skills for a short period, and immediately kills all Pawns within range. This roar can also sometimes cancel all stat boosters and elemental buffs.
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.

Pawn Bestiary Knowledge

Please refer to the Pawn Bestiary Knowledge section on the Drakes page.

The Draconian Strategy scrolls grant knowledge for all Dragonkin enemies including the Ur-Dragon.

Strike the head as the Ur Dragon's mouth starts to blaze with the fire for its breath weapon.

Enemy Specific - Weak to Holy.

In addition to witnessing these techniques, it is necessary for Pawns to participate in killing (not driving it away) the Ur-Dragon 15 times, be it Online or Offline and regardless of who delivers the death blow, either with their own Arisen or while travelling with others.

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 of the offline Ur Dragon)

(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


Online Rewards

Four weapons are chosen at random from the Weapon table together with one Mask and the three pieces of the Abyssinal Armor set. For an offline Ur Dragon kill, only one out of three weapons are awarded: Ascalon, Volant White or Heaven's Keys, which are the weapons used by the three basic vocations. An offline kill does not earn a Mask or armor.

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


Online Rewards Upon Achieving a Kill

(Rewarded only to those who achieved an online Ur Dragon kill. Slayers of the Ur-Dragon receive one of the four masks).

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

Achievement/Trophy

Messiahach

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


Video: Unlocking "The Messiah" Achievement/Trophy

Messiah Trophy02:10

Messiah Trophy

"The Messiah" Trophy~Achievement



Entrance Locations

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

  • The Everfall in Post-Game. Fall to the Chamber of Lament. It is located on the south-east (based on the compass) side of the wall. If your mini-map is locked, the marker is in the northmost or 12:00 position on a clock. The Chamber of Lament's entrance is located approximately half-way down, at the 4:00 position. Turn your head to 4:00 as you begin to fall and start looking for its distinctive broken-bridge appearance.

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. To prevent players from concentrating on the Ur-Dragon with the lowest HP, the server will redistribute Ur-Dragon's health by syncing all versions approximately every half-hour. This syncing has been witnessed and verified.
      • 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.
      • There is no guarantee the player will summon the same version/instance when commencing the next round.
    • 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 redistributed among the other hearts. This would give the illusion that he is being healed when in reality all damage is being accounted for, just rearranged.
    • The Maker's Finger can do lesser or more damage to the Ur Dragon depending on the concentration of HP in the targeted heart.
      • Example: The most HP is concentrated in the Center Back, Chin, Rear Lower Leg and Ribcage (under the wing joints) hearts. Hitting lesser hearts with a Maker's Finger may only affect the health bar by 10%; however if a greater heart is hit then the Ur-Dragon's health can lower as much as half a health bar. Maker's Finger damage is accounted and applied as soon as it has been discharged, separately from the rest of the round's damage.
      • Do not use a Maker's Finger prior to the online Ur Dragon's introductory rear and roar. It can and will ignore its effect, and additionally cancel stat boosts applied at the beginning of the round. During Grace, it is easier to destroy a heart and THEN use a Maker's Finger on a heart in a difficult location such as the tail or chin, since while it is writhing on the ground, the more difficult hearts are significantly easier to hit.

Confirmed

  • With each new generation the Ur-Dragon grows stronger. However, that was capped on both consoles' online Ur Dragon around Generation 100-120.
  • 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 for Petrification. 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

Tactics

Dragons-Dogma-Ur-Dragon
  • (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 colored, 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 while depositing two to three item drops on the ground.
    • Some hearts will require Fighters & Warriors to climb the Ur-Dragon.
    • The wing tips are unreachable by climbing - however the tips can be hit from the ground at certain points, allowing Fighters & Warriors to target them.
  • 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. Brown blood is spilled when attacking a dead area.
  • The Stability augment is very useful against all Draconic enemies. All wind attacks are nullified, meaning that one cannot be blown over backwards or interrupted while casting spells or charging skills. Bitterblack Isle L3 Armor, specifically Boots and Greaves, can have the enhancement "Prevents wind from affecting mobility" which can take the place of Stability.
  • Stamina augments like Potential, Endurance, Athleticism (for running), Arm-Strength (for climbing) and Proficiency (non-arrow physical attacks) can be helpful since this battle is a grueling marathon, not a sprint. Gloves of Might add speed and grip when climbing. Stamina curatives like Mushroom Potage, 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. This also wastes precious time in an Online encounter, especially during Grace Period.
  • Mage pawn 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 a Mage bearing it from death. This allows the Arisen to focus on attacking and not running around reviving this particular pawn. In terms of offense, a Mage is not a good choice as a party member for this fight.
  • If using Sorcerer pawns along with a climbing tactic, consider using Holy enchantment spells and High Fulmination ONLY for increased damage output while the rest of the party climbs to slash at its hearts.
  • The Holy Furor spell can be blocked with a shield provided the Arisen has sufficient stamina; executing a Perfect Block will Deflect or Reflect damage back at the Ur Dragon. A Perfect Block consumes no stamina.
  • The wing buffet attack can also be Perfect Blocked or blocked by a Shield or Magick Shield, preventing knock down from the high winds generated by its wings.
  • The Ur Dragon's left arm can be easily staggered while it attempts to cast a spell; the Ur Dragon's right arm can be easily staggered when attempting to Possess a pawn. This interrupts the Ur Dragon's attempts at Possession or spell-casting.

Health Status Tracking (Online)

There are online communities that provide helpful health tracking, generation level, and/or grace period for the UR-Dragon:

The following Gamefaq sites currently maintain/communicate active updates through individual forum posts:

Grace Period

Once the online Ur-Dragon has been slain by the first player, it will be set to a dead status (Grace Period). When the Ur-Dragon is summoned during Grace, it will have about 0.1 health showing on its healthbar and randomly have anywhere from one to fifteen hearts. If all hearts are destroyed in one round, that player has killed the online Ur-Dragon. There is no limit as to how many players can kill the online Ur-Dragon when it is in Grace. The Grace Period is variable in length; currently the PS3's Grace period is 40 minutes, but the Xbox Grace period is two hours. Grace is over once the next generation of Ur-Dragon is spawned.

Notes

Lament
  • As the Ur-Dragon takes damage to each location on its body, those locations begin to look tattered and rotten. When the Ur-Dragon is disemboweled, it drops pieces of Ambrosial Meat and other parts of its body 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 breathe fire will cause the Ur-Dragon to collapse as if a heart has been destroyed.
  • 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. Note that in Dark Arisen the Bezel Crown was nerfed from 5x XP to 2x XP, making it entirely less desirable in terms of Weal as its stamina drain is unchanged.
  • The Maker's Finger arrow will NOT automatically kill the Ur-Dragon, but only destroy 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 experience 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. Note that in Dark Arisen the Bezel Crown was nerfed from 5x XP to 2x XP, making it entirely less desirable in terms of Weal as its stamina drain is unchanged.
  • Capcom officially stated that the Online Ur-Dragon DOES NOT HEAL. The accepted theory is that the Ur-Dragon's "recovery" is simply an illusion created by the process by which the Ur-Dragon's total health is divided between multiple instances. There is no guarantee that one will summon the same Ur Dragon instance for the next round; hence the illusion of recovery if the next Ur Dragon summoned is a different instance with more health than the last one.

Bugs

  • 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 play out in its entirety before continuing. Saving in the Chamber of Lament and then reloading will usually cause the Wakestones to reappear.
      • Note: With a little luck you can tap even 40 Wakestones with this method, though there are reports that there will be no Wakestones awarded with the next kill.
  • It is possible that, when the Ur-Dragon does his special attack "Fiery 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.
  • If too many loot pieces are on the arena floor when the online Ur Dragon is killed, one can receive less than eight loot bags. Capcom has said there is a finite number of objects that can appear in the Chamber of Lament. This was a particular problem during the two festivals since the Ur Dragon's hearts were so easily destroyed.
  • The online Ur Dragon can be interrupted right in the middle of its leap backwards, only to hang in the air flapping its wings and flinching/screaming. This puts the Ur Dragon out of effective range of shortbows and all Warrior/Fighter attacks. If the Arisen is on the Ur Dragon, simply stop attacking for a moment and it will land.

Quotes

  • 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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