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.


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.

While the Griffoths at Pridemoor are white feathered with golden armor, a second variant appears in the Tower of Fate with red feathers and dark armor. Despite this, the only direct difference is that they drop a bomb rather than a turkey upon death. However, hazards are placed in front of them, making navigating dodging their fire trickier.

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.


  • 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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