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Gryphon

Griffoths are major enemies in Shovel Knight. They appear as armored, fire-breathing griffins and can be found in Pridemoor Keep and Tower of Fate: Entrance.

TacticsEdit

Griffoths' armor protect them from ground attacks, leaving only their head as vulnerable spot. They attack by firing flames in a sinusoidal trajectory, leaving only a few moment to strike them. They also swing their claws whenever their target is close enough. With their eight hit points, it is best to strike twice or three times between each of their fire attacks to avoid damages.

In Specter of Torment, Griffoths also use their wings to make wind and push Specter Knight away or off an edge between two fire attacks.

In King of Cards, King Pridemoor calls them during his battle. The Griffoths fly across the stage, dousing the ground with fire balls.

VariantsEdit

Regular GriffothsEdit

Griffoths at Pridemoor are white feathered with golden armor and fur, and blue eyes. They always drop a turkey and treasures when defeated, unless in New Game Plus where the turkey is replaced by a bomb.

Black GriffothsEdit

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Black Griffoths only appear at Tower of Fate: Entrance. They are red feathered with black armor and fur, and bright green eyes. The only difference with their regular counterpart is that they always drop a bomb instead of a turkey upon death. Hazards are also placed in front of them, making navigating and dodging their fire trickier.

Griffoth Card Edit

One of the Joustus cards in King of Cards, is a Griffoth card which can push other cards up, down and to the right.

TriviaEdit

  • Griffoths' sprite model is soberly named "Gryphon".
  • The two white Griffoths at Pridemoor Keep are affectionately named Plume and Beaky by the Deposed King.
  • One of them is wearing a hard hat in the ending of Specter of Torment.

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