Elite Enemies

Elite Enemies are extra tough versions of the enemies that you fight throughout the game. You will recognise them by the health bar that appears at the bottom of the screen and the helmets that they wear.

The main trick with elites is to correctly work out which element you need to use first. The colour of the helmet will indicate this, select the element that has the exact colour of the helmet and attack with it until the helmet flies off. This reduces the armour of the enemy and it becomes much easier to damage. It will still take a lot of damage to kill it though.

Elites also have a much stronger attack than normal enemies, it can kill you pretty quickly if you don't avoid being hit.

The reward for killing an Elite is usually a large amount of blue gems to help level up your elemental abilities. You will need to kill all eight elites to gain 100%.

The Catacombs

  1. After the Golem loses its hand you'll find this at the bottom of the area.

Twilight Falls

  1. Follow a gust of wind that you find through a cave in the area where you push a tree over.

Valley of Avalar

  1. On top of a cliff directly over from the village.

Ruins of Warfang

  1. Return to where you got the Crystal Key in the bottom left after waking the statue.

The Dam

  1. Above a large doorway blocked with earth.

Burned Lands

  1. In a cave at the top of a half-bridge near the start of the first lava river.

Floating Islands

  1. After lighting all eight torches it appears near the largest section of stonework.
  2. On a triangular platform off to the right after the two doors.

#55 MTaffyM 01:09:38 03/09/2020
DotD elite enemy armor/weapon color guide for Wii:

Yellow: Fire
Green: Poison or Earth
Turquoise: Wind
Black: Shadow
Red: Fear
Blue: Ice
#54 FuryBeam136 22:46:44 11/07/2014
I love the unlimited mana cheat! I used it and the fury set on ALL the elite enemies except for the Ruins of Warfang, Twilight Falls, and Catacombs. I didn't know about the cheats until after I completed the game. Then I went elite enemy HUNTING! WOO! smilie
#53 Fact-man 20:23:44 09/06/2014
My fav stratigy is to use dark armor and use the super attack with the unlimited mana cheat

It's really op
#52 willspyro 03:34:22 05/06/2014
the last one is HARD
#51 theuone 21:27:40 18/07/2013
yeah cynderclaw if you have the cheats they are just something to amuse yourself with. tornado forever myhahaha
#50 Jaggedstar 18:47:15 23/03/2013
Omg the Elites are annoyingly strong D:
#49 cynder fan47 22:48:42 24/12/2012
cynders sister it's earth.
#48 MaleforSxC 09:30:56 29/04/2012
I don't know what the best element for hero trolls is. I think it is poison or ice.
#47 MaleforSxC 09:29:47 29/04/2012

an easier way to do that is to just do fury! If you want to use regular breath then get unlimited mana and finish upgrade then use fear on them after the helmet is off. Except on the troll elite! Then use fire on Spyro. If you don't like Cynder then use Spyro's Earth or ice on all the Elites, again with the exception of the troll with which you have to use fire.
#46 MaleforSxC 09:25:07 29/04/2012

You have to break the golem's arm first. Have you?
#45 MaleforSxC 09:20:21 29/04/2012
I killed every elite in every level all the way to the ruins of warfang. That ugly troll elite is stupid. It just looks at me as I'm pressing XY and my dad is messing me up! I killed him with fury after using flame to get off his helmet. He was the easiest one ever!


You must mean the one in the valley of avalar! There is no city of Avalar. I killed that orc easy. The first two elites are so easy. I just killed them easy peasy. THe one in Avalar was easy too. I just stood on this little ledge after I got the helmet of with electricity and then shot fear (phantom fright) with cynder and since they are like homing missiles they just went round to him and pasted him while he was trying to get Spyro!!! Epic Fail for that elite!
#44 spyrosfun 23:23:14 20/04/2012
to me, elite enemys are scary. kinda.
#41 PYROX 23:21:21 25/11/2011
I am trying to re-play the game, but the elite enemy just doesn't show up (in the catacomb level) at the foot of the waterfal..I don't get it. I'm doing the level in champter mode and I haven't beaten the elite enemy yet. ...it just doesn't show up :/
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