Ash of War: Giant Hunt

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Affinity Quality
Skill Giant Hunt
Effect Grants affinities and skills to an armament.

Ash of War: Giant Hunt is an Ash of War and Upgrade Material in Elden Ring. Ash of War: Giant Hunt provides Quality affinity and the Giant Hunt Skill. Ashes of War can be equipped on Weapons and Shields to modify the Skill, or to apply affinities that modify scaling values.

 

This Ash of War grants an armament the Quality affinity and the following skill:

"Giant Hunt: Skill developed for confronting gigantic foes. Step forward from a low stance, carrying the momentum into a sudden upward thrust."

Usable on large and colossal weapons capable of thrusting, spears, and twinblades.

 

Ash of War: Giant Hunt Location in Elden Ring

 

Ash of War: Giant Hunt Elden Ring Guide

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Giant Hunt Demonstration

 

 

 

 

Elden Ring Ash of War: Giant Hunt Notes & Tips

  • Giant Hunt provides the highest singular strike damage out of all the thrust Ashes of War.
  • Can send medium-sized humanoid enemies flying up in the air, as long as they have no hyperarmor active, forcing long combat recovery.
  • Giant Hunt lowers the user's hitbox mid-animation, allowing them to dodge certain enemy attacks.
  • This Ash of War is a potent option for roll-catching PvP opponents.

 

Elden Ring Ashes of War
Ash of War: Assassin's Gambit  ♦  Ash of War: Barbaric Roar  ♦  Ash of War: Barrage  ♦  Ash of War: Barricade Shield  ♦  Ash of War: Beast's Roar  ♦  Ash of War: Black Flame Tornado  ♦  Ash of War: Blood Blade  ♦  Ash of War: Blood Tax  ♦  Ash of War: Bloodhound's Step  ♦  Ash of War: Bloody Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Braggart's Roar  ♦  Ash of War: Carian Grandeur  ♦  Ash of War: Carian Greatsword  ♦  Ash of War: Carian Retaliation  ♦  Ash of War: Charge Forth  ♦  Ash of War: Chilling Mist  ♦  Ash of War: Cragblade  ♦  Ash of War: Determination  ♦  Ash of War: Double Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Earthshaker  ♦  Ash of War: Enchanted Shot  ♦  Ash of War: Endure  ♦  Ash of War: Eruption  ♦  Ash of War: Flame of the Redmanes  ♦  Ash of War: Flaming Strike  ♦  Ash of War: Glintblade Phalanx  ♦  Ash of War: Glintstone Pebble  ♦  Ash of War: Golden Land  ♦  Ash of War: Golden Parry  ♦  Ash of War: Golden Slam  ♦  Ash of War: Golden Vow  ♦  Ash of War: Gravitas  ♦  Ash of War: Ground Slam  ♦  Ash of War: Hoarah Loux's Earthshaker  ♦  Ash of War: Hoarfrost Stomp  ♦  Ash of War: Holy Ground  ♦  Ash of War: Ice Spear  ♦  Ash of War: Impaling Thrust  ♦  Ash of War: Kick  ♦  Ash of War: Lifesteal Fist  ♦  Ash of War: Lightning Ram  ♦  Ash of War: Lightning Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Lion's Claw  ♦  Ash of War: Loretta's Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Mighty Shot  ♦  Ash of War: No Skill  ♦  Ash of War: Parry  ♦  Ash of War: Phantom Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Piercing Fang  ♦  Ash of War: Poison Moth Flight  ♦  Ash of War: Poisonous Mist  ♦  Ash of War: Prayerful Strike  ♦  Ash of War: Prelate's Charge  ♦  Ash of War: Quickstep  ♦  Ash of War: Rain of Arrows  ♦  Ash of War: Raptor of the Mists  ♦  Ash of War: Repeating Thrust  ♦  Ash of War: Royal Knight's Resolve  ♦  Ash of War: Sacred Blade  ♦  Ash of War: Sacred Order  ♦  Ash of War: Sacred Ring of Light  ♦  Ash of War: Seppuku  ♦  Ash of War: Shared Order  ♦  Ash of War: Shield Bash  ♦  Ash of War: Shield Crash  ♦  Ash of War: Sky Shot  ♦  Ash of War: Spectral Lance  ♦  Ash of War: Spinning Slash  ♦  Ash of War: Spinning Strikes  ♦  Ash of War: Spinning Weapon  ♦  Ash of War: Square Off  ♦  Ash of War: Stamp (Sweep)  ♦  Ash of War: Stamp (Upward Cut)  ♦  Ash of War: Storm Assault  ♦  Ash of War: Storm Blade  ♦  Ash of War: Storm Stomp  ♦  Ash of War: Storm Wall  ♦  Ash of War: Stormcaller  ♦  Ash of War: Sword Dance  ♦  Ash of War: Thops's Barrier  ♦  Ash of War: Through and Through  ♦  Ash of War: Thunderbolt  ♦  Ash of War: Troll's Roar  ♦  Ash of War: Unsheathe  ♦  Ash of War: Vacuum Slice  ♦  Ash of War: Vow of the Indomitable  ♦  Ash of War: War Cry  ♦  Ash of War: Waves of Darkness  ♦  Ash of War: White Shadow's Lure  ♦  Ash of War: Wild Strikes  ♦  Lost Ashes of War  ♦  Messages

 




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    • Anonymous

      So odd how hard this fell off in pvp. Before, every colossal sword you saw had this equipped, but it was so overused that I think everyone can deal with this easily. Maybe give it some time and we will see a resurgence of this skill.

      • Anonymous

        can anyone tell me how its damage scales? is it just based off of the weapon level of the weapon its on? or is it from a stat?

        • Anonymous

          The perfect ash of war on greatswords. High octane thrust damage, looks stylish. Even though the stance damage isn't high, the stagger damage is nuts.

          • Anonymous

            can stunlock a lot of bosses. used it to kill malenia on my third try (first two deaths to her bullshit 1hk's that you'll never dodge first try), impressed my wife doing it. now she thinks im good at games. 10/10

            • Anonymous

              8.8/10: High damage, works with the spear talisman, Roll catches PVEr’s to death, a decent mix up in duels, amazing at trading with medium weapons.

              Solid and versatile

              • Anonymous

                Oh man this ash is so fricken awesome. It took me a while to find a skill that felt cooler to use on my claymore than lion’s claw, but this takes the cake!

                • Anonymous

                  Banished Knight's halberd, Alexander's shard, and spear talisman. The "no u" build for when anyone wants to mash attacks against you. This ash is the slower higher risk trade version of stormstomp. Instead of stunning someone you eat their damage and counter hit them for their entire health bar. Bonus is it can hail mary panic rollers if you misread them rolling into you. Very fun/strong and legitimately balanced ash both in PvP and PvE

                  • Anonymous

                    At 99 strength there is no damage difference between 1h and 2h, meaning it’s not based on weapon AR and the damage is pulled straight from stats

                    • Anonymous

                      Killed the cavalryman and he dropped the glaive not the ash of war. My game is completely up to date, have no idea where to get giants hunt I tried the troll it used to drop from and no luck.

                      • Anonymous

                        This thing KILLS braindead rivers of blood users. Dont forget to point downwards and teabag afterwards, they don't deserve your respect.

                        • Anonymous

                          This thing KILLS braindead rivers of blood users. Dont forget to point downwards and teabag afterwards, they don't deserve your respect.

                          • Anonymous

                            This thing KILLS braindead rivers of blood users. Dont forget to point downwards and teabag afterwards, they don't deserve your respect.

                            • Anonymous

                              I'd hoped this would function like the "square off" R2 but for larger weapons. Unfortunately, though, it seems to deal relatively little poise damage. It's entertaining to pop Rennala into the air repeatedly, but not as useful as square off or FotRM on giant enemies despite being called "giant hunt".

                              • Anonymous

                                I have been using it a lot on the Nightrider Glaive before the buff and honestly I don't think it needed a buff. Why buff this with it's absolutely insane poise and damage while so, so many underwhelming ashes of war remain ususable becaus of the state of the pvp?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Cool combo I haven't seen on here: After hitting someone with this swap to a weapon with Hoarah loux's earthshaker ash of war and then slam em

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I could have sworn I got this from the troll giant pre patch but now it's gone from my inventory. So I went and killed the night's calvalry and nothing dropped. Is this happening to anyone else?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Got me killed when I used it against a Banished Knight. He didn’t get launched, he barely staggered, and before I recovered he was able to charge up his spazz out at the speed of light attack and instat kill me.

                                      I know it’s a good AoW, I hit 1600+ dmg on an invader with my Iron Greatsword and thats without the Shard Of Alex but ever since that Banished knight it left a bad taste in my mouth.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Reminds me of the good ole days of dark souls 2 iron keep bridge. I launch invaders off cliffs with this.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Is there any other way to get it? I killed the night cavalry boss before the patch so i cant get it from him. Any help would be appreciated.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Does it deal counter attack thrust damage? As impaling thrust does? It has a potential to scale not only with alexander's shard but with spear talisman too

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Effective against Malenia. It's not a cheese move that can trivialize the fight or anything, but it does huge damage and sends her flying if she doesn't have hyper armor.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Best AoW for my colossal sword, godlike in pvp and especially for punishing moves with long windups if from up close. Also good heal punish

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  So you're basically screwed if you missed killing the troll before the patch. The Knight's Cavalry doesn't drop anything, though eh did respawn.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Yoooo this thing for PVE is really good. It will straight up launch/knock down most enemies, even onyx lords or omen ogres, as well as doing heaps of damage. Highly would recommend

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Using this ability basically deletes some enemy types from the game like omens. Knock em up and charged R2 on wakeup. love it.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Is this usable on Halberds since they are capable of thrusting?
                                                        Playing a Faith based invasion paladin and feeling this would deal great damage with big reach on the Banished knight Halberd.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          How can i get this after already killing the night cavalry before this patch and killing the troll knight after this patch??? LOL

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Very easy to combo this out of the ultra greatswords crouch r1. crouch r1 - wait for them to panic roll - Giant Hunt = usually dead phantom/host

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              J'avais deja cette compétence en tuant le cavalier, j'ai obtenue TROLL KNIGHT SWORD sur ledit chevalier troll

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Is this basically the greatswors stance R2 from DS3? I keep finding comments about people using this on greatswords since square off is locked to straight swords.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  It does thrust dmg allowing you to extra damage if timed well. It also ducks under some attacks making this quite a nice skill.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I found this post-game randomly and I gotta say I'm really annoyed I didn't find it sooner. Hits like a damn truck.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I'm one shotting people on PVP with this on a +25 Greatsword, looks like 60 Vigor won't be enough for meta

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        PSA: This can actually stagger crucible knights! Also the Nights cavalry that drops this is the same one that drops the nightrider glaive in liurnia

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Good skill, but deals very little posture damage. If you use only this to kill a boss, chances are you would kill the boss before breaking its posture.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Good skill, but deals very little posture damage. If you use only this to kill a boss, chances are you would kill the boss before breaking its posture.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Good skill, but deals very little posture damage. If you use only this to kill a boss, chances are you would kill the boss before breaking its posture.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Do we manual aim this or free-aim it in PVP for roll catches? It seems like I'm failing to catch anything with this.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  It seems like the troll didn't drop it for me on my new character post patch. Curious since I've gotten it multiple times before with other characters. I wonder if patch moved some items around or just broke parts of the game?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Can knock up Humanoid bosses, very useful to get extra damage in. Especially if you're aiding someone else to beat a boss.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Killed both troll and knights cav and neither dropped anything for me… both kills were after the latest patch.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        You can't really aim for any tall mob's heads nor any weak point. The before and afterdelay of this skill is ridiculous, as wel as FP usage. This skill with heavy weapons could make knight mobs knocked down very easily, but there are alot of other skills that have higher posture attack + lower fp usage. Seriously I think this skill should be buffed on patch

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Watchdog Greatsword doesn't deal "thrust" damage but has a poke rolling r1. Can still use this ash of war, very strong choice

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I've been using this as a substitute for Square Off R2 on the Claymore since they locked GS out of that move from DS3. The initial ducking animations can dodge some moves. I've done them accidentally on multiple occasion on spear wielding and other light weapon knight type enemies. I wonder if you can do some crazy dodges in PVP for super horizontal swipes and higher pokes.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Confusingly doesn't seem to do much poise break damage. Using it over and over on a troll didn't knock them down like regular heavy attacks do.

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