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Location Summerset Isle, Gryphon Aerie, Gryphon Run
Northern ElsweyrElsweyr, Kyne's AegisGreymoor
Species Gryphon
Health 103,494
108,669 (In and around Gryphon Run)
119,538 (Gryphon Grievance)
Normal(?)Veteran(?) (Coral Aerie)Ascending Tide
Difficulty ON-misc-Boss 1.png
Reaction Hostile
Prismatic Sunbird Feather
A gryphon

Gryphons (sometimes also spelled griffons or griffins) are large, carnivorous flying creatures with the body of a lion and the wings, talons, and beak of an eagle. They appear in Summerset Isle.

Adult gryphons can often be found near Fledgling Gryphons in the wilds of Summerset. They are also found near gryphon nests, as well as eating prey that they've caught in the wild. A wild gryphon eating prey can be found on the shores of the lake outside Archon's Grove. Gryphon nests can be found at Gryphon Run and Gryphon Aerie, and near Rellenthil. Chances are, if you see a Fledgling Gryphon in the wild, there's an adult relaxing or hunting nearby. While the chicks cannot be harmed, the supervising adults certainly can, and will attack if you get too close. Additionally, aesthetic, non-hostile flying gryphons can be seen consistently in the skies above Gryphon Run, as the area is chock-full of massive gryphon nests.

Gryphons can also be found in the crags of Northern Elsweyr, near Cicatrice and flying around the cliffs of the Ashen Scar. Gryphons have a chance to drop the Antiquity lead for the Prismatic Sunbird Feather.

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Skills and Abilities[edit]

A large, predatory beast with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion. Impressive, aggressive, and ferocious, this is the apex predator on the Summerset Isles. As a hybrid of two known animals, expect combat both on the ground (lion form) and in the air (eagle form). — Prima guide description[1]:215

On the Ground[edit]

Grounded combat is referred to as "lion form" by the official Summerset Prima guide.

You are pecked by the Gryphon, dealing minor physical damage.
The gryphon rears up on its hind legs and brings its talons down on you, dealing major physical damage in a conal AoE.
Slashing Talon
Gryphons will swipe at one player with their claws when they are grounded, dealing mild physical damage. When a Gryphon attacks with its claws, it will apply a bleed DoT to its target.
Talon Slice
The Gryphon swings its claws at you, dealing mild physical damage.
The gryphon rushes towards you at top speed, dealing major physical damage. Only preformed when the gryphon is some distance away from you. The gryphon may leap several meters back before vaulting at you.
Gusts of Wind
The Gryphon may occasionally beat its wings when it attacks, whipping up small tornadoes. These gusts deal minor damage and CC players that get hit.
Some group boss gryphons can summon two gryphons to aid them in battle.

In the Air[edit]

Aerial combat is referred to as "eagle form" by the official Summerset Prima guide.

Take Flight
A transitional ability that brings the gryphon from grounded combat into aerial combat. As a Gryphon is preparing to swap into "Flight Phase," a massive AOE will begin to spread on the ground beneath it, knocking back any players standing within. The tell for this ability is when it crouches, giving several preparatory flaps of its wings before swooping upwards.
Sudden Gust
When a Gryphon takes flight, it unleashes a small gust of wind that knocks back whoever it hits. Deals mild physical damage.
Death from Above
When a Gryphon is airborne, it will dip down and swoop back up, dealing major physical damage.
The gryphon twists its body in mid air and unleashes a swirling cyclone with its powerful wings. Deals moderate to major damage.
Aerial Pounce
A transitional ability that brings the gryphon from aerial combat into grounded combat. The Gryphon swoops down at you, knocking you over and dealing major physical damage. If it hits, the Gryphon will land. It usually uses Feast after this.
The Gryphon mauls you, dealing moderate physical damage over time for as long as you allow the attack to continue. You must break free to stop the damage.
Bird's-Eye View
The gryphon repositions itself, performing a rolling maneuver as it moves. Targets that are in the way while it rolls will take damage. Boss variant gryphons have faster rolls that release small traveling vortexes that damage and snare players.


Darremalatu, a unique Gryphon



  • Yokudan statues that appear in al-Danobia Tomb are similar in appearance to gryphons, but with the head of the ibis. They can purchased as furnishings, but are referred to as "griffins".
  • Gryphons are depicted in several Alinor furnishings, including a tapestry and a statue. They can be crafted or purchased for housing.
  • When Cloudrest appeared in Arena, there were two inns called the "King's Griffin" and "Silver Griffin".
  • Wild Gryphons are hostile, though there are some friendly Gryphons: Belanaril, Falarielle, Silaeda, Darremalatu and Sunnawel are among them.
  • The Gryphon's Ferocity set is named after the titular Gryphon, and can be found on Summerset.
  • Vulture Gryphons also exist, and eat carrion (as implied by their namesake). Adults of this variety are not found in-game, though a fledgling may be acquired as a noncombat pet from Dragonscale Crown Crates.
  • There is a dead Sea Sload in one of the nests at Gryphon Run. The nest is atop a large rock structure immediately to the right once you cross the bridge.
  • Gryphon nests resemble very large real-life eagle nests.
  • An official Gryphon plush was released by Gaming Heads in 2018.