Crystal Lizard

Description

These creatures have 8 legs, a large crystal on their back, and emit a distinctive sparkling (crystal-like) sound when nearby. When they spot you, they will attempt to run away, burrow and vanish1. They carry upgrade materials, rewarded to the player if killed before vanishing. The materials will be added to your inventory automatically.

They behave almost identically to Crystal Lizards in Demon's Souls, but appear different. The only confirmed difference in game mechanics from Demon's Souls is that there is no counter-system that can cause the Crystal Lizards to respawn or disappear permanently after vanishing. Instead, a Crystal Lizard will never respawn after being killed, but they will always respawn upon reloading if you miss them. This means you can only kill each Crystal Lizard once, but you have unlimited opportunities to do so.

Drops

Locations

Undead Burg

Location

Hidden in a barrel directly before entering the Taurus Demon Bridge.

Drop

The Catacombs

Location

Two lizards,

  • In the area after the first rotating spike bridge, there is a room with a pitfall trap (a patch of odd looking dirt near the middle). Dropping down leads to a corridor lined with spike statues. Avoid the spike traps to prevent getting locked in hit-stun, which will allow the lizards to burrow away.
  • The second lizard is much harder to reach before it gets away. Ranged attacks or the quitting/ reloading method are recommended.

Also note that there seems to be a glitch where the lizard won't spawn if you died in this corridor. Collect your remains and try again.

Drop

Tomb of the Giants

Location

In the tunnel where the golden fog door once was, in the area where the skull lantern is no longer needed. If you are reverse hollowed then this is the section that will notify you that Leeroy has invaded.

Drop

The Great Hollow

Location

Ten lizards2,

  • From the bonfire walk off the ledge to your right and drop onto the first branch. At the end of this branch you can drop into an alcove for lizards #1 (at the ledge) and #2 (inside).
  • Back on that same branch, a little ways before the alcove listed above, you can drop to another cave entrance for lizard #3.
  • Lizard #4 is part way through the cave, while #5, #6, and #7 are on the ledge at the end of the cave
  • From the bonfire again, follow the tree branch, never falling. Lizard #8 will be found where two branches pass next to each other.
  • Easiest way to find lizards #9 and #10 is to follow that same branch, they will be on a ledge below. Or, from the ledge with a ladder, follow the only branch up. The first ledge you come to will have lizards #9 & #10.

Drop

Darkroot Garden

Location

On the switchback cliffs leading down to the Darkroot Basin.

Drop

Lost Izalith

Location

At the shortcut guarded by a respawning Prowling Demon. It is behind him and near the top of the stairs leading to the Demon Ruins/ Lost Izalith Shortcut.

Drop

Crystal Cave

Location

Three can be found by turning around after dropping onto the last invisible walkway before the boss.

Drop

The Duke's Archives

Location

In the hallway before the Seath the Scaleless first encounter.

Drop

Royal Wood

Location

Three lizards,

  • One can be found halfway through, shortly after you cross the bridge into the second half of the main area of the Royal Wood.
  • The second can be found on the northern ridge of the second half of the Royal Wood, just east of the first usable elevator down to Marvellous Chester and the Knight Artorias fog gate (not the shortcut elevator).
  • The third can be found by dropping down onto the first platform to the left of the waterfall in the Black Dragon Kalameet boss fight area.

Drop

Oolacile Township

Location

On top of a house near the first light-revealed illusory wall (the one hiding the room containing the Silver Pendant).

Drop

Chasm of the Abyss

Location

At the beginning of the first big open area (the one with all the Bloatheads and the Dark Bead sorcery).

Drop

Strategy

  • Listen carefully to their distinctive sound, indicating that one of them is in the area. Move slowly and if you spot it try to hit it as fast as you can or it'll disappear. Every time they're hit, it will cancel their burrowing attempt. This will prolong their escape attempt even if they're taking low damage.
  • The Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring as well as the Ring of Fog will help with getting closer to the lizards before they start to flee. Especially helpful for certain lizards that often run before the player typically spots them.
  • As the materials is given to you automatically, you don't have to worry about them falling off a ledge. Knocking them off ledge is even a viable option as it kills them.
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