|Real Name||Sand Tiger|
|Latin Name||Harena Tigris|
|Attacks||Pursue and strike|
The player must use Agro in this fight as Dirge is very fast and will attack the player as soon as the battle begins. It attacks by slamming into the the player if they aren't going fast enough or if the player should hit a wall, and it will occasionally jump up and open it's mouth to attack. Dirge can take down almost three quarters of Wander's health in one blow.
The only way to get to the weak points on its back is to shoot it in one of its two eyes while it's chasing you. When you do shoot it in the eye, it will careen out of control and will get stuck in either a wall or a pillar. Now the player must jump onto the colossi and stab the two weak points on its back. This Colossi may or may not be able to get up before its HP is 1/2 gone. If it can, it takes a long time. If you don't do in time it will go back underground and you will have to mount Agro and try again until it is defeated.
On the Hard difficulty, Dirge will jump up and open its mouth to attack Wander much more frequently.
Meaning of NameEdit
Dirge is a song of mourning or grief. It comes from the Latin word dirige which means "to direct" or "to arrange" and can also mean "straight."
Harena Tigris translates as "Sand Tiger."
Harena is a Latin word for sand, and relates to the sea-shore. It is also the source of the word "arena," which relates to the enclosed, sandy area where Dirge lurks. This usage stems from the sand-strewn floor of the Colosseum, where gladiator games were held.
Arena in Spanish also means "sand"
Tigris is the Greek word for "tiger," and is the name of two rivers in Mesopotamia. This name relates to Dirge's snaking pathways through the sand as it chases Wander.
- This is the only Colossus that can be seen blinking.
- Dirge has the largest eyes of all the colossi
- Dirge's eyes, despite almost always colored orange, will turn blue a split second before it hits the wall.
- There is a glitch where the player, equipped with whistling arrows, can make Dirge fly out of the sand and glide throughout the cave.
- There are two entrances to Dirge's lair.
- Dirge is the Western-most Colossi in the game.
|Colossi in Shadow of the Colossus|
| Valus | Quadratus | Gaius | Phaedra | Avion | Barba | Hydrus | Kuromori|
Basaran | Dirge | Celosia | Pelagia | Phalanx | Cenobia | Argus | Malus