Demon's Souls PS5

How to Beat the Red Flying Dragon

This is a guide on how you can beat the Red Flying Dragon boss in the Demon's Souls Remake for the Playstation 5. Read on to learn strategies, drops, and stats about the Red Flying Dragon.

Red Flying Dragon Info

Basic Info

Boletarian Palace
Souls Drops
7630 Small Flame Scale Demon Soul


The Flying Red Dragon can first be found on a long bridge in Boletarian Palace. It will continuously spew fire over the bridge when you are near it. If you take a left before the bridge, you can also find it by the Flying Blue Dragon in a field. It will attack you with fire here as well. It is possible to weaken the dragon here with projectiles, but we recommend waiting until the next encounter to try and defeat it.

The second encounter will come after defeating the Phalanx boss. After exiting the room with the Hoplites, there will once again be a bridge that the dragon will fly over and breath fire. This is one area where you can take it on.


HP 1340 Normal Def 334
Slash Def 334 Blunt Def 334
Pierce Def 334 Magic Def 304
Fire Def 499 Poison Res Strong
Plague Res Strong Bleed Res Strong

How to Beat the Red Flying Dragon

Boss Guide Video Walkthrough

One way to defeat the Red Flying Dragon without using projectiles!

Alternate Bow and Arrow Method

Battle Overview
checkmarkPrepare Enough Items

checkmarkLearn the Right Timing to Strike

checkmarkBe Patient and you will Prevail

Prepare Enough Items

When taking down the Flying Red Dragon with projectiles, first make sure you are aptly prepared. When using arrows, make sure to have at least 150 with you. If using magic, be sure to have some spice to restore your MP as well.

Learn the Right Timing to Strike

The best area to hit the Red Flying Dragon will be just behind the pile of burnt corpses near the front of the bridge. It may take some trial and error, but if you stand just behind them and attack the second you hear the dragon roar, you should be able to land a hit. If you stand too close or on top of the corpses, the dragon will clip you in its landing attack. If you do not wish to use projectiles, you can also time your weapon from this position to strike the back end of its tail when it flies by.

Do not attempt to lock on during this fight. It will only make landing hits more complicated. If you are using a projectile such as a crossbow, if you aim down the bridge and time the attack correctly, you should be able to hit the dragon without locking on.

Be Patient and you will Prevail

Once you have gotten the timing down to land an attack, it's time to get comfortable. It will be a battle of fruition, slowing chipping away at its health bar. Be patient and eventually, the dragon will fall!

Related Links

List of Bosses

Boletarian Palace
Phalanx Red Flying Dragon
Penetrator Tower Knight
Blue Flying Dragon Old King Allant
Old King Doran -
Stonefang Tunnel
Armor Spider Flamelurker
Dragon God -
Tower of Latria
Fool's Idol Maneater
Old Monk -
Shrine of Storms
Vanguard Adjudicator
Old Hero Storm King
Valley of Defilement
Leechmonger Dirty Colossus
Maiden Astraea -


    Walkthrough Menu

    Please participate in our
    site improvement survey 05/2024
    Would you assist in
    improving Game8's site?
    This survey will take about 1 minute.
    Your answers will help us to improve our website.
    We are listening to our users' valuable opinions and discussing how to act on them.
    The information collected through this survey will be used for the purpose of improving our services. In addition, the information will only be disclosed a part of a statistic in a format that will not allow identification of personal information.
    Begin Survey

    All rights reserved