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Blue Drakes, also known as Drakes or Wyverns, are enemies in Dark Souls.


Several can be found in the Valley of Drakes, in front of the sealed gate leading to New Londo Ruins.


They have blueish indigo scales, are capable of flight, and strongly resemble the Hellkite Dragon, however, Blue Drakes are smaller and breathe Lightning.


A good way to fight Blue Drakes is to have a shield that can block at least 80 percent Lightning damage.

Staying in close-quarters with a Blue Drake will trigger its melee attack until the player moves far enough away. Moving behind it can cause it to fly in the air and shower an area of effect Lightning attack. One should also be cautious of straying too far away, as the majority of their attacks exceed their lock-on distance. This can cause players attempting to backpedal out of the way of an attack to spontaneously turn around and cease blocking.

It is safer to fight these creatures one by one in an open area.

Enemy information[]


Respawn Yes
Backstab No
Damage Types Strike / Lightning
Abilities Can fly and use Lightning based attacks.


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Head Bite 420 Strike None No Neither Fast
Lightning Breath 414 Lightning None No Both Medium
Jumping Lightning Breath 414 Lightning None No Neither Fast


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
354 354 354 354 283 213 707 A A C

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


Item Item Dragon Scale
Dragon Scale
Drop Rate 5%

Wyverns are the only respawning enemies that drop Dragon Scales, making them the only constant source for this item for offline players.