Gravedorcus is a gigantic, fish-type monster (described as a sand dragon) with a giant dorsal fin that swims around in sand. Its attacks consist in breathing poison, expelling exploding spores and ramming at Shanoa.
It also spawns two platforms for her to stand on and (somewhat) safely attack it. Gravedorcus will eventually break both of them to clear space and ram Shanoa down by jumping out of the sand. This will make it hit the wall on the other side, though, allowing her to attack it until it manages to burrow back down into the sand.
Gravedorcus is weak against Strike and Ice attacks. Combine the Vol Macir and Vol Grando glyphs for devastating results. It's also advisable to prepare a Glyph Sleeve slot with Vol Macir in both arms for continuous attacks.
The main problem in this fight is being caught in a compromised spot at unfavorable moments, as Gravedorcus has many different attacks that can take the player by surprise. Probably the best spot to stand on for most of the fight is to the right of the right platform, which Gravedorcus will likely attack either by spinning out its dorsal fin from the left side, or by peeking out its head from the right.
If it performs the fin attack, then move a bit to the right and attack it as it passes by. If it peeks its head out, beware as it can either breathe a poisonous cloud or spew several exploding spores all throughout the arena; conserve a medium distance and react accordingly. If it unleashes its poison breath, evade quickly to the left. If it starts launching the spores, then make take a moment to destroy them all as quickly as possible, as they will keep rolling from side to side as the fight goes on, causing heavy damage on contact. The spores are weak to Strike damage and a single Vol Macir hit should destroy them.
If Shanoa is standing on a platform and the sand beneath her starts to rise, quickly move away as Gravedorcus will lift it up toward the ceiling, dealing damage with its limb.
Gravedorcus will eventually end up destroying both platforms, at which point it will perform its ram attack. Quickly move toward either side of the screen and crouch. Gravedorcus will emerge from the other side and ram forward, performing a big leap at the end; slide below it and attack it as it is attempting to sink back into the sand. A continuous, dual-wielded Vol Macir barrage will inflict a devastating amount of damage to the creature.
|Item Data: Gravedorcus|
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|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Medal awarded for defeating the sand dragon, Gravedorcus.|| Item (Boss Medal)|
|Sell: (cannot be sold)|| Drop: Gravedorcus|
Conditions: Defeat Gravedorcus without taking damage.
- Its dying cry is similar to Brachyura's.