Dreki is a boss fight encountered during The Quest for Tyr in God of War Ragnarok. This oversized, deceptively swift lizard will throw out quick attacks using its fangs and claws. This deadly crocodilian enemy resides at the mountaintop forge in Svartalfheim and uses electricity to its advantage during its attacks. Here’s how to beat the Dreki boss.
Being able to rely on multiple elemental damage types means the Dreki is a dangerous opponent and one of the first difficult fights in God of War Ragnarok. The fight begins in a relatively easy fashion though, but don’t get complacent.
The Dreki’s attacks are easy to read but the true contender and the one that could be the difference between life and death is his electric attack. Just two of these attacks are enough to reduce Kratos’ health down to a third, as each lightning attack the Dreki successfully lands also stuns, meaning a second attack shortly afterwards is a free hit.
Parrying the Dreki’s attacks to open it up for combos is the most effective way to deplete its health bar quickly. At a distance, the Dreki will spew poisonous acid your way which is easily dodged but does leave behind an acidic puddle which can cause damage and poison Kratos if he walks through it afterwards.
When the Dreki is low on health, its acid becomes electrified and the puddles left behind will stun Kratos. Mashing the circle button is the only way to freedom at this point.
Keeping close to the Dreki to avoid its ranged attacks is a great tactic as it makes the lizard much easily to fight and defeat. The R3 prompt to finish the fight will introduce a short animation where the Dreki is finally slain.
God of War Ragnarok is available on PS5 and PS4.
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