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Geralt also stated once that nothing in the world is able to parry the blow given by dracolizard's tail.
|“||'Oh, come on,' the Witcher said. 'It doesn't seem very likely to me. No one has seen a dragon in these parts for years. Wasn't it just a common or garden dracolizard? Dracolizard specimens can occasionally be as large as—'||”|
In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which appeared before Sword of Destiny was officially translated to English, the term used is "Slyzard", which is described as a huge dragon-like creature with deadly poisoned stings on the end of its tail that attacked Letho of Gulet near the forests of Angren.
Slyzard is CD Projekt translation for name of the beast known as oszluzg in original Polish. In book translation, this creature is known as dracolizard.
Bestiary entry Edit
- ''Some peasants once offered me a king’s ransom to slay a slyzard. A damned hefty purse, chock full o’ gold… But I turned ‘em down. Coin’s no good if you’re dead. And a slyzard, that’s no fuckin’ forktail.
– Zator, one of the Crinfrid Reavers
- Slyzards are often mistaken for wyverns or forktails. Yet make no mistake: slyzards are nasty, terribly dangerous beasts, and confusing them for wyverns will end very badly for the confuser. While a wyvern can tear apart and devour an untrained man in seconds, only a slyzard can first bake him to a crisp with a waft of fiery breath.
- Slyzards are keenly aggressive and attack from both ground and air. Their goal during a fight is to get close enough to their foe to injure it with a breath of fire or knock it down with a sonic blast. Like wyverns, slyzards also attack with venom-spiked tails.
- Slyzards like to disengage mid-fight to fly into the air and plummet down at high speed while spewing out balls of fire.
- Right before these igneous missiles emerge, you can observe a fiery ball forming in the monster’s maw. While airborne, a slyzard can also attack with its claws and teeth.
- It is worthwhile to employ the Aard and Igni Signs to force slyzards to the ground. They are not, however, vulnerable to burning. Before tackling one of them, be sure to coat your blade in draconid oil.
Combat Tactics Edit
- To be added!