One of the most challenging enemies Tarnished will come across in Elden Ring is the Death Rite Bird, a dreadful creature that appears as a Field Boss after nightfall. Also known as the Deathbird in Elden Ring, Death Rite Bird wield a Greatsword called Death’s Poker. This weapon, along with the birds’ various Ghostflame Spells, can inflict Frostbite on players, causing them to take damage from the bosses’ devasting attacks. However, a primary reason the Deathbird Field Boss in Elden Ring can be so difficult to fight is the unstable camera angles the game forces players into when the creature moves about.
How To Beat The Death Rite Bird In Elden Ring
The Death Rite Birds in Elden Ring move fast and hit incredibly hard. Yet, some can consider the main culprit of annoyance is the camera. Therefore, Tarnished are recommended to lock the camera off of the beast while fighting up close. When the Deathbird is at a distance, lock back onto the target to carefully read its moves.
While attacking a Death Rite Bird’s head does more damage, this tactic is only recommended for those using ranged Spells and abilities. When striking the bird’s head up close, the player risks being smashed by its lethal pecking, which can sometimes one-shot Tarnished. The Deathbird has somewhat of a vulnerable point between its legs, where it can’t reach the player with its spells or swipes. When striking this area, the main focus should be to resist getting greedy since the boss can quickly maneuver to execute a counterattack.
A recommended elusive skill that Tarnished should equip on their primary or secondary armament when facing Death Rite Bird in Elden Ring is Bloodhound’s Step. This move will allow players to escape the Ghostflames quickly and effortlessly dodge the bird’s diving and sweeping attacks. Of course, knowing when to attack this boss will still require experience, but the Bloodhound’s Step is the best countermeasure to the Deathbird’s moveset in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.