Ancient Hero of Zamor

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Weeping Evergaol
Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave

Sainted Hero’s Grave


Weeping Evergaol:
5,400 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
26,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG+)
Radagon's Scarseal

Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave:
83,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
Zamor Curved Sword
Zamor Mask
Zamor Armor
Zamor Bracelets
Zamor Legwraps

Sainted Hero's Grave:
24,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes

60,000runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18  Runes (NG+)
Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff Ashes

HP ≈ 2200 (Field Boss)
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Weak to

Ancient Hero of Zamor is a Boss in Elden Ring. Ancient Hero of Zamor is an agile swordwielder that uses Frostbite and is found in multiple locations. When defeated in the Hero's Grave, he drops the Zamor Curved Sword, and the Zamor Set. This is an optional boss, as players don't have to defeat it to advance to the Legacy Dungeon. 


 These long-lived warriors, clad in biting, freezing winds, are said to have been the mortal enemies of the Fire Giants since time immemorial.

Elden Ring Ancient Hero of Zamor Boss

Ancient Hero of Zamor is a Boss found in several locations.


Elden Ring Ancient Hero of Zamor Location

Ancient Hero of Zamor bosses can be found in the following locations:

  1. Weeping Evergaol at the Weeping Peninsula. Requires 1 Stonesword Key. [Elden Ring Map Link]
  2. Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave in the Mountaintops of the Giants. [Elden Ring Map Link]
  3. Sainted Hero's Grave in Altus Plateau. [Elden Ring Map Link]


Ancient Hero of Zamor Combat Information

  • Health: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Defenses do not change between phases - a firebomb will do the same damage in phase 1 as in phase 2.
  • Deals Slash Damage, Magic Damage. Can also inflict Frostbite
  • Parriable: Yes
  • Can be poise broken for critical attack.



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.


Elden Ring Ancient Hero of Zamor Boss Guide

Ancient Hero of Zamor Boss Video Guide



Ancient Hero of Zamor Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Ancient Hero of Zamor:


Melee Users

As a melee user, you will need to use hit and run tactics for the first phase. Depending on what type of weapon you are using, if you run at them while they are spawning you can get up to four hits in before they dodge away, although they can do a spin attack instead on the fourth hit. Get a few attacks in after getting in close, then dodge away quickly, maybe you could also get a jump attack in once while the enemy is still in animation. Be wary of their Chilling Attack, as soon as you see the animation where they kneel, run towards your right and circle around him to get in a few hits, if you’re too far away it’s better to just dodge the attack completely as you won’t reach them in time.

They will enter the second phase once you get his health to about 60%, you’ll see them back away and kneel to the ground, you can get a few hits in once they’re still in animation. They will then cover their armament with frost. During this phase, they are a lot more aggressive and a lot of attacks closes the gap quickly even if you maintain your distance. They will also use AoE attacks during this phase so be ready to dodge roll and run away at any moment. In this phase, if they kneel they can cause a whirlwind frost AoE explosion while also still using their frost breath that covers the ground.  Keep in mind that this boss is parry-able, so if you got your parry game, you should get the upper hand for the second phase.


Magic and Ranged Users

For magic and ranged users, the first phase will be easier for you compared to melee users, as you can just stand back, cast spells/incantations or shoot bows/bolts, then dodge when he closes in. He is weak to Magic, Fire, and Lightning, so keep that in mind when crafting bows or bolts for your range build. It is still recommended for you to either have a shield if you’re good at parrying, or high enough endurance to dodge away repeatedly when he closes in and attacks.

Ancient Hero of Zamor Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Chilling Attack Gets on his knees and blows a chilling wind that deals damage and inflicts Frostbite buildup in a cone in front of him. As soon as you see him get on his knees, leave the area in front of him.
Spinning attack Dances and swings twice from left to right.  Roll towards his left arm.
Frosted Sword Around 50%, Ancient Hero of Zamor enchants the sword with Frostbite 
Zamor Ice Storm Creates a rather large AOE whirlwind that quickly damages and builds up Frost. Long windup, but cannot be interrupted easily. As soon as you see him get on position, leave the area in front of him. Don't get close to him.

Ancient Hero of Zamor Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

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Ancient Hero of Zamor Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      wish you could still summon them as a spirit ash like in that screenshot that was leaked before the game came out.

      • Anonymous

        I get the music being the heroic one because of the "Hero" in the boss's name, but honestly, who else thinks "Black Knives" would have suited them a lot more?

        • Anonymous

          Not a hard boss, but a very annoying and evasive one, i absolutely hate that stupid shockwave blast that comes out instantly with no windup that he does that completely knocks you over and hits you before you get so much as a millisecond to even react to it, again not what i'd call a difficult boss, just a very annoying one, who constantly input reads, and predicts you before you even know what you're doing yourself.

          • Anonymous

            this boss is extremely annoying, you need a key to fight it, and you can get the stronger version of its talisman for way less effort. just skip it honestly, not worth your trouble

            • Anonymous

              Some of the Ancient Hero of Zamor's attacks are parryable aren't they? How come it's not listed that they are?

              • Anonymous

                First off jump attack
                And then
                Try jump attack and then
                Jump attack and then
                Jump attack
                By the way, jump attack
                Thx for the medallion, scrub.

                • Anonymous

                  the name of their AI starts with buddy, and so do the weird pale guys in nokron, given their connection to godfrey by being so close to those crucible knights, and thus the war against the giants, that the tall zamor guys fought in.
                  could they be related at all?

                  • Anonymous

                    This boss crumples to jumping heavy attacks. Every. Single. Time. Without fail. It hardly even matters what weapon you're using, it'll stun him out of almost every single one of his attacks.
                    Spamming this one single move (and being mindful of the Ancient Hero's attacks) is a foolproof method for victory.

                    — Courh the Explorer

                    • Anonymous

                      The order you fight the evergaol challenge bosses seems a little off from what I've seen so far. Adan thief of fire at the first evergaol you find in Liurnia dies surprisingly quickly to a +5 greatsword with freezing grease, dead before he could use any of his fire incantations. Darriwil likely the first evergaol players are likely to come across in Limgrave, is a proper handful though. Ancient hero of Zamor at the weeping peninsula evergaol is a real handful as well and not any sort of walkover but three volcano pots and a hit or two with +5 greatsword with fire grease is enough to kill him, as long as you can survive his frostbite AOE. I haven't tried the crucible knight at stormhill evergaol yet, but if its anything like the crucible knight enemies in-game, its another one that's going to be a proper handful. It just sort of seems that the evergaol bosses were randomly placed with no thought as to the skill level and weapon upgrades available to the player when they are likely to stumble across them.

                      • Anonymous

                        You’d think being the immortal enemies of the Fire Giants would mean that they resist fire, having learned how to fight them…nope.

                        • Anonymous

                          The tips telling you to take advantage of their "weakness" to magic have obviously never seen Fire or Lightning at work. Melts this boss without any issue.

                          • Anonymous

                            If you're a mage, just spam Stars of Ruin as you should when fighting nearly all human enemies and dodge-heavy enemies in general.

                            • Anonymous

                              Sword of night and flame +5, Lhutel ashes +4….distracted and hit him with 5 flame special attacks, done in 40 seconds

                              • Anonymous

                                For the Saint's Hero version, I demolished him with a Fire Godskin Stitcher +17, Flame, Grant Me Strength and Flame of the Redmanes. Weak to both Fire and Pierce. His attacks leave a lot of room for backstabs and heavy attacks. When he kneels down to spread Frost on the floor, circle to the right and nail him from behind.

                                • Anonymous

                                  i got in a few good hits with Carian Knights Sword +4 during his initial spawn at weeping evergaol, after that i lobbed 5 or 6 fire pots at him and he was done. hope this helps

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Lmao, he was not moving for me. Even if attacked. Just stood there and took it. Weird bug. Anyone had the same?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If you are looking for an early flame weapon to fight this boss at the Weeping Evergaol, try the Steel-Wire torch. It does pretty good damage against the boss, and the weapon art hits even through a dodge.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Saint Hero Grave version:

                                        1. Bolt of Gransax charged full bolt him 1 itme upon entrance, his half HP gone
                                        2. He entered phase 2 and enchant his blade with frost at same position.
                                        3. Charged up another Bolt of Gransax while he enchanting, finished him off.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Not worth fighting. He's only about 5k runes and drops a weaker version of a talisman you can rush for at the start. You also can't stack the two talismans either, so there's not point in fighting him for the weaker version you don't have to fight anyone for.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Quite easy with bloodhound fang. Start with charge attack and bloodhound finesse. Then recharge focus when he transforms. For phase 2, just dodge and time your Bloodhound finesse. Especially when he does his forward ice breath.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Pretty easy but has some bulls-, I mean, some tricks up his sleeve. Just keep up the damage and don't get too greedy.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                *can be poise broken* HOW?
                                                heavy greatmace +13 with axe talisman killed him before he went to his knees ONCE

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  His dodging doesn't help him much when you shoot Glintstone Stars at him, even charged. You only start really missing with them during the second phase when he starts using higher mobility attacks, though you can still make enough space to ward those off for a bit. I just pumped him full of those until death with the nearby lowbie catalyst, a couple blue flasks worth of FP, and like 10 Int. You might need to clean up after that if you beef some of your shots, but hitting him like 3 times is much easier than hitting him 30. Mileage may vary with high level variants though.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    found him in Altus Plateau too, in the Sainted Hero's Grave, got the drop Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff from him

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I tried out Ambush Shard sorcery on this boss and found that it worked really well. Does decent damage since they're weak to magic damage and unlike Glintstone Pebble and Arc, the boss won't sidestep to dodge Ambush Shard at all (her sidesteps seem to be wider than Darriwil or his hitbox was wider with the crouching, because Arc at least hit him most of the time). The only time it misses is when the boss bends to blow ice or dash in. Made first phase incredibly easy.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Guys, i can help with this, i wrecked him, didnt even come close to dying, i just got the talisman or whatever the circle medallion thing is. His weapon/armor must be RNG drops

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I died from a lingering frost effect right as I killed him and now I can't get back to the zone and don't seem to have the item, though I got runes. Any ideas?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I dont have the weapon after the first encounter with the portal. Is this normal? Really really want the weapon

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              As a mage i prefered the "3 rocks spell". You load it up and then he dodges, but will be hit Anyways. Since you charge up the spell.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                why i cant summon this boss? i cant activate the statue with stonesword key for some reason any ideas why?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  to ez to kill . for astrologer .. just let her go through the wall .then spam . she cant dodge because of the wall

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