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The Goregutter is a gentle giant who keeps to himself and wouldn't hurt a sheep. At least not intentionally. [src]

The Crimson Goregutter is a large Boulder Class dragon that first appeared in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Official Description

Although Goregutters have impressive sets of antlers and axe-shaped tails, they are gentler than they appear and like to be left in peace. In battle, however, they have the ability to spew molten lava onto their antlers before ramming opponents with fiery force.
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Crimson Goregutters are massive in size and carry an unbelievable amount of strength, helping them destroy anything in its path when feeling opposed. Mighty as they are, these creatures are loyal to their Alpha and caring to those who they consider their friends. Though they may not be one of the fastest dragons around, don't be fooled as their size is their gift, and you can spot a Crimson Goregutter from miles away!
These unique dragons are born with enormous antlers used as weaponry in battle and a shocking axe-like tail; enemies don't stand a chance against them! They have incredible ear-spitting calls, which they use to communicate with others from a far way distance. These roaring calls coming in handy whenever reinforcements are needed.
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The Crimson Goregutter's name was revealed at the 2018 Annecy Film Festival preview of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.[1]

According to Simon Otto, the Crimson Goregutter is intended to look prehistoric and imposing, but docile at the same time. The antlers were inspired by an extinct species of elk of big proportions known as the Megaloceros. To give the dragon an old aspect, Otto used the skin of a fish, specifically perch.[2]

Physical Appearance


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In School of Dragons, Crimson Goregutter eggs are oval-shaped with a pronounced scale pattern on them. They have a dark grey base, with the scales having various colors, including yellow, orange, red, pink, purple and turquoise.

Hatchling to Adult

Crimson Goregutters are among the largest land dragons. They are primarily crimson in color with purple details and light undersides. They have four long and stubby legs, with their forelimbs being longer than their hindlimbs. The Goregutters' most defining features are the massive moose-like, metallic antlers that adorn their short-snouted heads. These antlers are powerful enough to be used as formidable weapons. The tip of their tails is shaped like a battle axe that can be used for defensive and offensive purposes.

Titan Wing

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The antlers, plates, and spikes of Titan Wing Crimson Goregutters are larger and sharper than those of their Broad Wing counterparts. Their tail bludgeons have grown significantly and they also have several large holes on the far edges of their antlers.




Crimson Goregutters are able to launch molten lava from their mouths, similar to other Boulder Class dragons such as Gronckles and Hotburples. They are also able to spew their lava onto their fireproof antlers before charging onto their intended targets.

In Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders, the color of the Crimson Goregutter’s lava is shown to be blue.

Ear-splitting Call

Crimson Goregutters are able to produce an ear-splitting warbling sound to communicate within a distance.

Strength and Combat

Due to their huge size and bulk, Crimson Goregutters possess an immense level of strength. A single Goregutter can easily knock down the door of a metal cage with its feet, swat humans with its tail, smash a tower of rocks, and destroy the masts of a ship by ramming it with its antlers while flying without any signs of slowing down.

Axe-shaped Tail

The tip of a Crimson Goregutter's tail is shaped like a crude axe, which the dragon can use both in attack and defense. The tail is powerful enough to knock out humans instantly and to destroy ships masts and beams of wood. The Goregutter exhibits fair levels of control over the tail, but it is neither prehensile or telescopic.

Behavior and Personality

Crimson Goregutters are massive creatures that are loyal and caring but do not underestimate their strength; they can knock down anything in their path if tempted. [src]
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Crimson Goregutters are generally peaceful dragons that prefer to be left alone. Despite their docile nature, they can be aggressive and incredibly dangerous when provoked. They are also very protective to those that they care about, which is illustrated when the rescued Goregutter destroyed a trapper's ship to defend Fishmeat, the infant Gronckle that Fishlegs carries with him all the time.


Training a Crimson Goregutter seems to be fairly straightforward. Like most Boulder Class dragons, the Crimson Goregutter is relatively easy to train, due to its docile and peaceful nature. Saving the life of a Crimson Goregutter is enough for the dragon to remain loyal to its rescuer, and protect them in battle.

Comparative Statistics


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Main article: Rescued Crimson Goregutter

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The Dragon Riders rescued a trapped Crimson Goregutter on one of their missions to Dragon Hunter ships and brought it back to Berk. This Goregutter also grew attached to Meatlug's offspring, Fishmeat, and accompanies the baby wherever he goes, acting often as a sort of bodyguard or escort in many cases, protecting the little Gronckle from harm.

Crimson Goregutters were among the myriad of dragons seen in the Hidden World that bowed down to Toothless and his mate, showing respect to their Alpha.


School of Dragons

Crimson Goregutters were added to the game on March 19, 2019, as trainable dragons.

Dragons: Rise of Berk

The Crimson Goregutter was released as a Legendary Dragon in December 2019. This dragon boosts fish and wood gathering by 10%. Its collection items are raw amber as well as the collection items for other Legendary Dragons' minions.

Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders

That's a Crimson Goregutter! One of the most endangered dragon breeds! [src]
  Scribbler, upon setting his eyes on the dragon  

Eir Stormheart managed to capture a Crimson Goregutter, prior to the events of this game. She poisoned it with a concoction made of Grimora venom and dragonvine and placed it in the caves of Blood Briar Island.

Scribbler encountered it and freed the dragon. Once freed, the Goregutter then takes up residence in Havenholme.

Dragons: Titan Uprising

The Crimson Goregutter species was released into the game in February 2020. There are five characters: the Grainfield Goregutter, Gruff Goregutter, the Bulwark, Wapititan, and the Magnanimous Martyrium.


  • Asterisk-Transparent.png The official measurements given by DreamWorks Animation do not appear to be realistic when considering the relative sizes the viewer sees within the Franchise. Based on the Model Sheet for the Goregutter, this dragon should be 65 feet (20 meters) long and have a wingspan` of 90 feet and 6 inches (27.6 meters).


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