Adan, Thief of Fire is a Field 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 in Elden Ring.
The monks came to the land of Liurnia in pursuit of a fugitive who stole their fire.
Elden Ring Adan, Thief of Fire Boss
- This is an optional boss
- This is a Tarnished enemy: its stats and attacks work like a player character with equipped items
- Closest Site of Grace: Scenic Isle
- Multiplayer is not allowed for this boss
- You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
Elden Ring Adan, Thief of Fire Location
Adan, Thief of Fire is imprisoned within the Malefactor's Evergaol in southern Liurnia of the Lakes, at the peak of a cliff. From the Scenic Isle Site of Grace, head southwest onto the land and then follow the path east up the cliff until you reach the evergaol. [Map Link]
Adan, Thief of Fire Combat information
- Health: 1,717 HP
- Defense: Physical 92, Magic 91, Fire 103, Lightning 86, Holy 93
- Flask charges: 2
- Poise: 74
- Parryable: No
- Damage: Strike, Fire
- Drops 3,800, Flame of the Fell God
Negations (or Absorptions)
The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.
The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.
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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
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
|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.|
|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.
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