Elden Ring Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella: Location & Boss Fight

Secret boss fights and enemies are always a great addition to an ARPG. They keep you on your toes and make the process of traversing the map fun. Some secret bosses can only be encountered in special in-game situations and conditions. They require you to pay extra attention to these different scenarios. These secret fights are also very well hidden so you need to thoroughly examine everything going on around you. Our topic of discussion today is Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Elden Ring who is a secret in-game boss.

The best thing about these types of boss fights is that they can be avoided. You don’t have to go out of your way to hunt and kill them if you are just looking to end the game. These bosses are specially added for people who are looking to 100% complete the game. Additionally, if you decide to go out of your way and hunt them down, you get amazing rewards in the form of some of the best weapons and best armor sets. These weapons can help you make quick progress in the game and make the entire process worth the effort.

Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Location

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Dragonkin Soldier – Elden Ring

The Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella is a boss in Elden Ring. He is a humanoid creature that can be found in the Ainsel River. The boss battle itself can be extremely difficult so it is best to come prepared. You can read more about him in our Elden Ring Bosses Tier List.

To locate the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Elden Ring, you will have to go through a series of difficult areas. This journey can be long and extremely challenging so it is best to be careful.

Starting At Eastern Tableland

You cannot activate the Site of Grace at the Dragonkin Soldier area until you defeat the Dragonkin Soldier. This means that there is no direct way to get there. So, you will have to start your journey at the Eastern Tableland.

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Eastern Tableland – Elden Ring

Once you are there, head east until you come across a large building. This is where the Ainsel River Well is located.

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Ainsel River Well Location

After going inside the building, make your way to the platform located in the center. It will take you to the lower level.

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Ainsel Well Platform

Getting off the platform will take you to the main Ainsel River location. You can activate the Ainsel River Site of Grace which will help to directly get here next time you want to access the area.

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Ainsel River

Traversing Through Ainsel River

You will have to carefully make your way across the Ainsel River to locate the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Elden Ring. As you make your way down from the Ainsel River Site of Grace, you will see a wall that is occupied by two large ant enemies.

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Large Ant Enemies

You can fight them if you want but avoiding them would be the better strategy. As you pass them, you will go through a narrow cave that has two openings. Take the right one as it will get you to the Dragonkin Soldier quicker.

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Path Leading to the Dragonkin Soldier

Once you have the right pathway, you will make your way through it dodging enemies that come in your way. After traveling on this path for a bit, you will come across a large doorway.

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Ainsel River Doorway

If you keep traveling on this path, you will come across another Site of Grace that will unlock the Ainsel River Sluice Gate fast travel.

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Ainsel River Sluice Gate – Elden Ring

After activating the Site of Grace, make your way to the platform and it will take you down to the Uhl Palace Ruins.

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Platform Leading to the Uhl Ruins

Going Through Uhl Palace Ruins

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Uhl Palace Ruins

As soon as you get off the platform, you will be swarmed by enemies. So, your best strategy at this point will be to avoid them and keep moving. If you keep traveling along this path, you will end up in an area with a huge enemy sitting on top of a structure.

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Large Enemy in Uhl Palace Ruins

Taking the right path will be more dangerous as that creature will start throwing rocks at you. So it is better to take the narrow passageway on the left until you get to another Site of Grace. This one will unlock the Ainsel River Downstream area on the map.

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Ainsel River Downstream – Elden Ring

You will keep moving along this path until you get to a cave.

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Cave Leading to the Dragonkin Soldier

At the end of the cave will be an open area where the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Elden Ring will drop down from the sky.

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Dragonkin Soldier First Encounter

Dragonkin Solider of Nokstella Boss Fight

The ensuing boss fight can be really easy if you have a proper strategy going in.

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Dragonkin Soldier Boss Fight

The Dragonkin Soldier has a lot of slow long-ranged attacks. These attacks are easy to predict and dodge. After these attacks, there is a small period where he is standing idle that gives you ample time to attack him. After half is HP is gone, the Dragonkin Soldier can also cast ranged lightning bolt attacks that can be avoided by jumping or rolling.

So, the best strategy to kill the Dragonkin Solider is to dodge his attacks and hit in the rest period in between. If you follow this strategy, you will be able to defeat him in a few minutes without an issue.

Rewards for Defeating Dragonkin Solider In Elden Ring

You will receive the Frozen Lightning Spear as a reward as soon as you defeat the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Elden Ring.

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The Frozen Lightning Spear

This item is extremely powerful and can be used to conjure a spear from above. This spear moves in a forward direction and deals a large amount of damage in the form of lightning trails. This spell only costs 36 FP which gives you the ability to spam it during a fight. While you’re at it, consider reading our Elden Ring best Spells guide.

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Frozen Lightning Spear Stats

This concludes our step-by-step guide on the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella Elden Ring. If you liked this, you can also view our guide on how you can find the Elden Ring 50 Hit Wall Location. Let us know what you thought about this guide in the comments below!

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