Adan, Thief of Fire

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Location Malefactor's Evergaol

Malefactor's Evergaol:
3,800 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
11,400 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG+)
Flame of the Fell God

HP 1717 (Field Boss)
Strong VS
Physical-type damage
Weak to

Adan, Thief of Fire is a Boss in Elden Ring. Adan, Thief of Fire is an evergaol prisoner found in the Malefactor's Evergaol in southern Liurnia of the Lakes. Adan is a stout battle mage wielding a spiked flail and utilizes fire magic. This is an optional boss as players are not required to defeat it to advance to the Legacy Dungeon.


 The monks came to the land of Liurnia in pursuit of a fugitive who stole their fire.

Elden Ring Adan, Thief of Fire Boss

Adan, Thief of Fire is a Field Boss found within the Malefactor's Evergaol.

  • Adan, Thief of Fire is an optional boss.
  • Adan, Thief of Fire is a field boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Folly on the Lake or Liurnia Lake Shore
  • Is multiplayer allowed for this boss? No
  • Can you summon Spirit ashes for this boss? No
  • Drops 3,800 er runes 13 Runes and the Flame of the Fell God incantation upon defeat.


Elden Ring Adan, Thief of Fire Location

Adan, Thief of Fire is imprisoned within the Malefactor's Evergaol in southern Liurnia of the Lakes. The Evergaol is located high above on the long stretch of land in the landmass. Players can reach this location by approaching from the southwestern side of the marshes and then traveling east. [Map Link]


Adan, Thief of Fire Combat Information

  • Health: NG (1717), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Defenses: ~100.
  • Deals Strike and Fire Damage.
  • Parriable: No (main weapon is flail)
  • Can be poise broken and staggered with ease
  • Will heal once upon taking enough damage.



  • The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example if an absorption is 60. 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number= less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.


The resistance numbers is the buildup amount to trigger it. For example if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.


Elden Ring Adan, Thief of Fire Boss Guide

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Adan, Thief of Fire Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Adan, Thief of Fire:

  • Use the ?? Spell
  • Bring ?? Item


Melee Users

The biggest challenge for melee players is keeping out of range of Adan's fire spells. Always watch out for the telegraphs. Each fire spell he uses flashes a red circular rune briefly before they are cast, signaling when you should dodge away. His Flame of the Fell God spell has a very long animation and slow travel speed, allowing you to easily maintain a safe distance. Catch Flame, on the other hand comes out very quickly and players will need to be extra vigilant in looking for the telegraph.

Adan's melee attacks aren't anything special, although they do apply the hemorrhage effect. His flail combo has a very long animation and Adan commits to it fully if you are just out of range. It also has low tracking. Use this to your advantage and wait just out of reach for him to whiff the combo finisher before punishing.

He is very easily stunned by heavy weapons, if he is stunned, follow up with 1 or 2 attacks.

Magic and Ranged Users

Adan poses no significant challenge for Magic and Ranged users as they can remain at a distance and avoid most of his attacks. During his Flame of the Fell God casting animation, Magic and Ranged have a huge advantage as they can pummel him with spells from afar. Do watch out for his dodge rolls, however. He uses these to close the distance and often follows up with an overhead smash. He will also end his flail combo early to dodge roll if necessary.


Adan, Thief of Fire Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Flame of the Fell God Adan raises his left hand, summoning an orb of fire that then travels slowly towards a destination before exploding and setting fire to the ground. Has a large radius and deals massive damage on a direct hit. The attack has a very clear telegraph and long cast animation. Easily avoided by keeping your distance.
Catch Flame Adan releases a burst of flame directly in front of him. This is usually used when in melee range. The attack comes out very quickly but is telegraphed by a red circular rune. Dodge backwards or to the side when you see the rune form.
Healing Flask (x1) Adan drinks from his flask and recovers a portion of his health.

Charge attacks can interrupt it preventing him from healing.

Overhead Swing Adan swings his flail downwards, smashing directly in front of him. Often used following a dodge roll. Dodge sideways.
Wild Strikes Adan swings his flail wildly from side to side 7 times and then finishes off with a spinning strike. Easily exploited. Adan does not stop once he begins this animation if you remain just out of reach. Keep your distance and consider using Impaling Thrust, or other heavy attacks, when his combo finishes.

Adan, Thief of Fire Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • According to the spell he drops, he apparently stole the knowledge of the Flame of the Fell God incantation from Chief Guardian Arghanthy in the Mountaintops. This explains how he is able to use it in combat. The Monks chased him to the land of Liurnia, which explains their presence in the area.




Adan, Thief of Fire Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      All the fire monks are in the Lands Between just because a fat guy stole a torch? In terms of ridiculous lore that's almost tied with the cannon that got brought to Volcanon Manor but nobody knew how to fire it.

      • Anonymous

        in greek mythology, Prometheus steals fire from the gods and is subsequently chained to the rocks as punishment for his transgression

        • Anonymous

          By far the second most memorable From Software boss to date, just behind Soldier of God, Rick. The build up to fighting him, his intro cutscene, the fact that he has 10 phases, and the voice acting is just supreme.

          • Anonymous

            Apart from Madness, even though he's not extremely weak against Holy damage, Sacred Blade stunlocks the sh*t out of him, and the whole boss pattern becomes: Sacred Blade hits him, he rolls, Sacred Blade hits him again, he staggers. Took care of him in 5 or 6 hits.

            • Anonymous

              He's so weak to madness, I used Frenzyflame Thrust with Vyke's War Spear and it took more than half his health.

              • Anonymous

                This dude is fascinating. He's the only non-reused Evergaol boss, he actually has lore significance to the area being the one who made all the Fire Prelates come to Liurnia, and he's apparently important enough to have stolen the equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls from his religious leaders.

                And he's just a lil fat guy with a flail

                • Anonymous

                  I just like bosses like this guy
                  And npc invaders cause it gives me a use for inescapable frenzy outside of pvp

                  • Anonymous

                    Its kinda sad that there a few people complaining about this guy of all bosses, like i know different people have a hard time with different things, but this guy just seems embarrassingly easy regardless of what build you are, and i say that as a complete scrublord casual who is far from good lol

                    • Anonymous

                      I like how Evergaol bosses are either shockingly hard, or a complete joke with almost nothing in between.

                      • Anonymous

                        Dispite the heavy armor, can be very easily staggered, Regalia of Echoaid is amazing at this, same with greatswords

                        • Anonymous

                          He has the same type of frame as the Fire Monk Prelates, is it possible he was part of the Fire Monk order when he stone the incantation, But was stripped of his robes and weapons when he was imprisoned in the Evergaol?

                          • Anonymous

                            I only got around to this a day or two ago, so I don't know if he has been nerfed. But I went to his evergaol expecting the worst, I use fire incantations a lot so I know the sort of damage they can do, but I was disappointed with this boss fight to be honest. I thought he'd be hard as nails and would be a fun fight. It wasn't much fun in the end though, I hit him with two or three freeze pots and a couple of hits from a +6 great-sword and he was done for. I didn't see or get to try dealing with either of his fire incantations or all the mlee attacks listed on this page. Before anyone says it, I'm not over-levelled for Liurnia, his health bar just seemed to melt to the freezing pots.

                            • Anonymous

                              Immune to stunlock, apparently. He'll randomly cancel out of it and immediately hit you with that Catch Flame attack that has no delay or startup time at all.

                              • Anonymous

                                For someone who's apparently stolen the flame monk's fire, he's very weak compared to his former allies lol

                                • Anonymous

                                  Ok after getting whooped using a falchion I brought out my hoarfrost halberd.

                                  Using any long-range melee weapon with a lunge attack seems to do the trick. Just poke poke at max distance and he kept trying to close it.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Started a new character as Prisoner and faced him after v1.04, I think they improved his AI, he constantly dodge my Glintstone Pebbles, he'd stop his casting animation to dodge, so I basically landed 0 GB on him after fighting him multiple times, and he is super aggressive, non-stop charging me. It's insane.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      In ng+ I used inescapable frenzy incantation (the one that grabs) and it one shot him. and you can get it off as soon as he walks out of the mist, it's super funny to see this "boss" get his health absolutely demolished.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        In ng+ I used inescapable frenzy incantation (the one that grabs) and it one shot him. and you can get it off as soon as he walks out of the mist, it's super funny to see this "boss" get his health absolutely demolished.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          the impaling thrust skill that most spears have at base does wonders against this guy, knocks him out of his attacks and closes the distance easily. i beat him with a +0 short spear, just hit the skill whenever theres a break in his attacks.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I though this was a joke character. I previously did very hard Crudible Knight evergaol where I had to learn parrying and was waiting a super hard enemy, but there spawned just a small fat guy who started instantly swinging his weapon like Lisa Simpson in that one episode. "I will swing my arms like this, and if you get hit ITS YOUR OWN FAULT!"

                                            • Anonymous

                                              For cosplaying purposes, he uses:

                                              Presumably the Fire Monk Hood
                                              Fire Prelate Armor (Altered)
                                              Fire Prelate Gauntlets
                                              Fire Prelate Leggings

                                              The normal Flail
                                              Seal of your choice

                                              Flame of the Fell God
                                              Catch Flame

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Took some embarassing deaths by being one-shotted by his two handed attack. Fight is preatty easy though, I spammed Square Up with R2, he does not dodge at all and gets almost stunlocked.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  If you have Rogier's Rapier, this boss seems almost incapable of dodging the Glintblade Phalanx skill. Spam it until he dies. 90% of them will connect.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Didn't find any summons nor could I get spirits to help me on this boss... Althought he has heavy armors, his poise is pretty low and you can stutter lock him by swinging heavy blade to interrupt all his attacks, spells and even flask.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      He only uses flask once. If he tries again, it plays the empty animation. You can just backpedal until he does the flail combo, wait until the last overhead jump hit, then walk around and backstab. Repeat until dead.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        As a longbowman with no magic at all... I found.. like invaders he dodges every arrow like magic.. but if you run him around in circles there is an outcropping of rocks he gets stuck on. You can then range him down with arrows to the head or magic i suppose without much risk of him getting anywhere near you. He does on occasion roll right and gets out of the little trap but its a simple matter to run him around in a circle until he gets stuck again. He will roll behind the rock dodging a lot but I have noticed he has multiple "walking/running animations" during his slow waddle phase he will take an arrow in the face like stuffing twinkies. Also when he is locked into a cast he magically shifts a half foot to the right but will take an arrow to the face also. :)
                                                        super cheese. :)

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Easiest to use r2 when he's running at you with a long sword. It doesn't miss unless your timing is off and he never dodges it. Basically can be killed with this tactic.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Very weak to lightning damage, pretty easy to just out-range him and use lightning spear to whittle his health down.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Heavy attacks can interrupt his flask, just a very small window to do so. so far ive only seen him drink once, when he tries again hes locked into a failed drinking animation

                                                              • Too drunk to figure out how to edit -- but I wasn't able to summon ash spirits. Recommend using range since he has this cheap up close fire blast he does. When he casts his long range fire ball spell and when he starts swinging his flail around like its a num-chuk hit him with something long range. Pretty easy fight

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I don't think multiplayer is allowed. I summoned a guy next to the arena and I couldn't enter the flight. He probably thought I was being an a**hole

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