The Red Dragon does it randomly just die?

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#1 Posted by Humanity (16227 posts) -

Posted this in General by accident before

Basically I was farming the red dragon by running back and forth between it and the bonfire, letting it roast those guys on the bridge.

At one point it didn't seem to ever settle down because I would go up the ladder and already it would be flying over and scorching the mobs and I'd instantly get the souls.

After several more runs I went to the bonfire and suddenly just got 10,000 souls (which you get for killing him I read)

Now he's gone.

So I'm a little upset that I never got a chance to obtain the Drake Sword from him, oh well it doesn't scale so I guess it would quickly become useless anyway (sure would have helped in the beginning areas though)

But is this a common occurance/bug/etc? Anyone else have the dragon just die on them?

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#2 Posted by YARN (48 posts) -

Maybe it was out of breath. . .

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#3 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2539 posts) -

Yeah, it's a bug. I think he get's stuck inside the bridge or something and end up dying.

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#4 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Smoking is deadly.

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#5 Posted by biospank (700 posts) -

How many souls do you have now? because everytime something dies you will get its souls.

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#6 Posted by MeierTheRed (5334 posts) -
@YARN said:

Maybe it was out of breath. . .

Made me smile a little.
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#7 Posted by TobbRobb (6093 posts) -
@biospank: He said that he got the 10k.
 
I think it must be a bug.
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#8 Posted by biospank (700 posts) -
did you atleast get the drakesword?
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#9 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@biospank said:

did you atleast get the drakesword?

read the original post <_<

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#10 Posted by McShank (1686 posts) -

There are 2 bugs with the red dragon, 1 - It will randomly get stuck in the bridge and die. 2 - It will not fly away when u run up the tower (Where the claymore dark knight is) and you can shoot it once with an arrow to insta kill it. There is also the glitch upon a glitch where if theses happen, you may not get the 10,000 souls OR the item it drops seeing as how it was a glitch kill even if you didn't do it yourself. :D

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#11 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -
@biospank said:
did you atleast get the drakesword?
for fucks sake made learn to read
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#12 Posted by Chet_Rippo (252 posts) -

@biospank said:

did you atleast get the drakesword?

Can't tell if trolling or just really stupid...

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#13 Posted by SpartyOn (529 posts) -

@McShank: You can make the dragon show back up on the black knight's tower if you head back to the main hub area and go up the elevators that lead to the shrine where the fire starter soul was, and head directly to the tower from there.

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#14 Posted by McShank (1686 posts) -

@SpartyOn said:

@McShank: You can make the dragon show back up on the black knight's tower if you head back to the main hub area and go up the elevators that lead to the shrine where the fire starter soul was, and head directly to the tower from there.

How Dare you tell me the glitch that i was trying to find just so I can get rid of him! You sir, have my thanks!

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#15 Posted by ProfessorEss (7957 posts) -

Man I hope he glitches and dies on me. It'll save me a lot of time and arrows that I'm planning on using to cheap him to death.

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#16 Posted by biospank (700 posts) -
@Animasta: @kingzetta: @Vadis: you don't need to kill the dragon to get the sword, so no I am not trollin. I
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#17 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

If the place the dragon glitches out on can be reached by your dude you should be able to get the sword I'd think. Maybe not though. I'd give the area a good lookaround just in case though.

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#18 Posted by Humanity (16227 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

If the place the dragon glitches out on can be reached by your dude you should be able to get the sword I'd think. Maybe not though. I'd give the area a good lookaround just in case though.

Well as far as I know the sword just 'appears' in your inventory when you cut off the tail so maybe thats how it works when you kill it.

I was planning on killing him when I get further in the game and get a better bow or something, nice to have it out of the way I guess?

I feel a little miffed about not getting that sword though since I'm a Pyro so I'm mostly meleeing with occasional cheap fire kills.

Weird you don't even get an achievement for killing him - in Demons Souls you got trophies for the dragons.

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#19 Edited by Tennmuerti (9083 posts) -
@SpartyOn said:

@McShank: You can make the dragon show back up on the black knight's tower if you head back to the main hub area and go up the elevators that lead to the shrine where the fire starter soul was, and head directly to the tower from there.

This worked, thanks!
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#20 Posted by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -

Reading this thread made me realize how Dark some of your Souls are.

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#21 Posted by Chet_Rippo (252 posts) -

@thehexeditor said:

Reading this thread made me realize how Dark some of your Souls are.

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