Fire Giant

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Location Flame Peak,Mountaintops of the Giants
Drops

Mountaintops of the Giants:
180,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG)
135,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Host)
45,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Phantom)
285,500 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG+1)
396,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG+2) 
270,000 Runes (NG+3)
99,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG+3 , Co-op)
450,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG+6)
Remembrance of the Fire Giant

HP ≈ 43,263 (Legend)
Strong VS
Weak to

Fire Giant is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Fire Giant Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Fire Giant easily, as well as boss stats and lore for the Fire Giant.

The Fire Giant, the last known survivor of the War against the Giants, is a massive humanoid with a face on its chest, and is found in the Mountaintops of the Giants. The Fire Giants worshipped the One-Eyed/Fell God and was one of the few factions Queen Marika waged war on. The Golden Order feared the 'flame of ruin' capable of burning down the Erdtree found within their forge, and so it is believed that Marika slew their god and cursed the last of the Fire Giants to guard the forge for eternity.

This is NOT an optional boss as players MUST defeat this foe in order to advance to the Forge of the Giants. The Fire Giant deals massive amounts of Fire Damage, so equipping and consuming Equipment and Items that boost your Fire resistance will help if you're struggling with this fight. He drops the Remembrance of the Fire Giant when defeated.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Legend bosses drop their own unique Remembrance capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, Ashes of War, and Talismans for the player.

 

 The Fire Giant is a survivor of the War against the Giants. Upon realizing the flames of their forge would never die, Queen Marika marked him with a curse.
 
"O trifling giant, mayest thou tend thy flame for eternity."

Elden Ring Fire Giant Boss

Fire Giant is a Legend Boss found in Mountaintops of the Giants

  • This boss is NOT optional.
  • This is a Legend type Boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Foot of the Forge. [Map Link]
  • Multiplayer is Allowed
  • Spirit ashes can be summoned for this boss.
  • Torrent is allowed for this fight as long as there are no NPC/Player summons.
  • NPC SummonsIron Fist Alexander can be summoned to help

 

Elden Ring Fire Giant Location

Fire Giant can be found at Flame Peak. [Map Link]

 

Fire Giant Combat Information

  • Health: NG (43,263), NG+ (43,609), NG++ (47970), NG+3 (50150), NG+4 (52331), NG+5 (56692), NG+6 (58872), NG+7 (61053)
    • In NG, Phase 2 triggers after 22,898 HP is dealt
    • Fire Giant loses -10% of his HP at the beginning of phase 2. 
  • Defenses does not change during phases, but hitting weak spot is far more difficult during 2nd phase.
  • Weak spot: Wounded Leg (1st phase), wrists and eye (2nd phase)
  • Deals Strike Damage and Fire Damage.
  • Can be poise broken (whole fight) with a chance to perform a riposte (2nd phase). Riposte leaves player in an non-optimal position
  • Poise: 120.

 

Absorptions

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 an absorption of -100 means the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. An absorption of 0 means that the enemy will suffer the normal amount of damage. 

Resistances

The resistance numbers are 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 Fire Giant Boss Guide

Fire Giant Boss Video Guide

[video coming soon]

 

Fire Giant Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Fire Giant:

 

Melee Users

Use Torrent to close the initial distance, using the dismount to i-frame through the giants first attack. Do not stay on Torrent in the first phase; the fire giant will constantly use swipe and jump attacks that require using I-frames to dodge, which is not possible using torrent. You can use him to safely close the distance again if needed, dismount i-framing through his attacks.

Phase 1

During this phase, the giant is somewhat mobile, and will roll to build distance if you get behind or below him for too long.
Aim for his left leg, which is wrapped in rope. Once this breaks, it reveals a weak spot. He will pause for a moment when it does, so take the opportunity to get in some free damage.

Once broken, he will always roll away. He now gains 2 new attacks:

  • A slow moving orb, which explodes once it gets close, or after a period of time. Bait the explosion, and roll away quickly from the area, as it leaves behind a field of fire. You can use Torrent to make this easier, but be wary of doing this within range of his plate swings
  • The second is a launched fireball, which is only a concern if he rolls too far away. Simply watch for the launch, and dodge.
Phase 2

For the second phase of the boss, his weakspot moves to his left forearm. However, this is a very dangerous place to be so hop on torrent and stick to his backside, as most of his attacks are to the front. Be wary of the sides as he will roll to reposition.
The boss can be staggered, allowing you to stab his eye for massive damage. Be cautious with this however, as he doesn't stay down for long, and being in front leaves you vulnerable.
There are three attacks to be concerned about here:

  • The slow fire orb from the first phase, however he now spawns them in pairs.
  • His scream fire attack; run far away as this attack will spawn heavily-damaging fire spots underneath him.
  • He will rear up, and launch volcanic rocks into the air. Stay on Torrent, and build distance whilst dodging.

This boss has a lot of hp, so be patient and keep an eye on your stamina and torrent's health.

Magic and Ranged Users

The tactics for ranged users are essentially the same as melee. It's recommended to stay close to the fire giant as this eliminates the launched fireball attack from consideration.

When you take on the Fire Giant as a sorcerer, it is best to have a particularly quick-casting, hard-hitting spell on hand (such as Stars of Ruin). You're not going to have to worry about burning through all of your FP, because like fighting a troll or the giant stone sentinels, the Fire Giant is extremely vulnerable to attacks on his weak points and we're particularly good at hitting them. Thanks to this, he can, and will, fold like a wet noodle with a little work. Some things that are extremely important to take into consideration:

  • As with melee users, it is best to avoid using your horse. Fire Giant deals an insanely high amount of damage with all attacks, and us sorcerers typically will not survive being hit by him. Fortunately, he is easy to dodge and his attacks are highly telegraphed.
  • If you have Black Knife Tiche at +6 or higher, she is definitely recommended. During phase one, Fire Giant is very mobile and has a tendency to roll away from you so you will have to close the distance. Tiche is extremely aggressive and very fast, but also good at dodging. She will almost always pull aggro when the giant rolls away from you which will allow you time to reposition and start hitting him with your spells again.
  • If you can stay under or even behind him in phase one this can be very useful. If you cannot, stay at least far enough back that you can always see his weird disk as that will be the best hint as to what attack he is using next. 
  • When phase two begins you'll be sitting a lot better than you were in phase one. It might take a try or two to get used to what he has going on, but once you do you can take advantage of his new move set. For one, he becomes almost entirely stationary, and switches to a lot of ranged attacks. Some may suggest staying close to avoid his fireball, but keeping a little distance to bait out his fireball is not a bad idea as it is extremely easy to dodge.
    • He may also use his big fire pillar AoE attack which is basically free real estate for us as we can hit him with impunity while he uses it.
  • The biggest threats from him are his ice wave attack as the animation can be easily confused for one of his sweep attacks, and the slow moving fireball he uses. It will follow you around for quite a while and just serves to be a nuisance. 

The Fire Giant is scary. He's been getting a bad rep as extremely dangerous and very difficult. Go into it expecting to lose 5-10 times, and unless you get really lucky right away take the time to learn his attacks and then just dodge him and laugh at him as he struggles to deal with you and your glorious sorceries. He's far easier than he looks at first so don't fall to the hype!

For Incantation users, a lot of the advice is similar, but additionally Rotten Breath is very effective, and Pest Threads (at close range) deals heavy damage to large targets like the giant.

 

Fire Giant Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter Phase
Avalanche The giant places the plate vertically in the ground, and launches snow at the player Dodge as the snow gets close, or get behind him before it launches. If used when approaching on horse, use dismount I-frames to avoid the attack. 1
Jump-smash The giant jumps in the air, and slams the plate into the ground Dodge as the plate lands, using i-frames to avoid damage 1
Plate Swing The giant swings the plate at the player. He may do a follow up swing Dodge through the plate 1
Stomp The giant stomps his foot, dealing high damage and stun. Dodge as the foot lands 1
Roll The giant quickly rolls forward to reposition itself. Behind the giant is safe, otherwise, dodge through it. 1&2
Giantsflame, Take Thee The giant launches a fast moving fire projectile at the player. In phase 2, he will launch two at once. Dodge as soon as the projectile leaves his hand. Torrent can easily dodge this. 1&2
Flame of the Fell God Akin to the incantation, the giant spawns a slow moving orb that tracks the player. Once it gets in range, it explodes for massive damage, and leaves a field of fire. He spawns them in pairs in phase 2 Bait the explosion if possible, and roll quickly away to avoid the field of fire 1&2
Burn, O Flame! The giant lets out a roar, and ignites his hands, before slamming them into the ground, spawning fire pillars in his vicinity Run away, or tuck in close and watch for the patches spawning 1&2
Flame, Fall Upon Them The giant’s mouth releases a mighty roar, spewing out explosive rocks from its mouth. These rocks linger on the ground before exploding. Run away, or get behind it to punish. 2
Surge, O Flame! The giant’s mouth ignites, releasing a stream of fire in front of it.  Run Away or get behind it 2
Swipe The giant swipes from either left or right with his hand at anyone in front of him Stay behind the giant, or roll through his hand 2

Fire Giant Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Voice Actor: Shaun Dooley
  • Alexander summon for this fight is unique, as his sign is inside boss fight arena.
  • During first phase, there is an additional model of Fire Giant. This model is swapped with the first one during phase transition (sometimes at the beginning of 2nd phase player can hear the sound similar to one, which can be heard during Giant death). 
  • At one point during Elden Ring’s post-launch, there was a bug related to Status Effects. If the player manage to get to 2nd phase via Poison, Scarlet Rot, Hemorrhage or Frostbite, it's effect would be multiplied in 2nd phase. What could even "skip" the 2nd phase. 
  • The Trolls are said to have been descendants of the Giants, and have since betrayed them during the war. Some have speculated that the gaping holes in the Troll’s midsection may have been where the Fell God resided, and have since been excised when they switched sides.

 

Dialogue

During Fight:

Phase 2 transition cutscene:

Aaargh! Aargh!

Nngghaa!

Argh!

 

Fire Giant Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      After like 10-15 deaths trying various strategies I read this post. I beat it on second try with rotten breath golden vow and summon Alexander warrior jar. The jar tanks it for you while you destroy him. You don't need rotten breath just let Alex and ashes take agro run in and chip him down with 2hand sword. If he focuses u back off and let them tank. Heal over Time spells help blessing boon or blessing of erdtree (I'm str/faith build)

      • Anonymous

        You can't see a bloody thing while fighting him. These devs clearly never played Shadow of the Colossus.
        Sigh, another terribly designed battle in a game filled with bad design. I love the world and exploration, but this game falls pretty flat on fight mechanics. Every enemy in this game has some cheesy one-shot mechanic or poor visibility or something else wrong with it. It's a shame that the combat designs muck up an otherwise amazing world.

        • Anonymous

          I was using a lv 165 strength/faith build and killed him second try using bloodflame talons to inflict bleed, Dung Eater puppet +10 and Alex were both summoned, the Fire Giant seemed to get stance broken every few seconds as long as the summons were constantly attacking him, (Cursed Blood Pot might make this better) then I spammed bloodflame when he got stancebroken

          • Anonymous

            Bloodflame talons worked surprisingly well and it can be cast consecutively very fast, was able to beat him second try. I also used Alexander and the dung eater puppet to pull agro. The puppet wasn't pulling his weight at all but Alexander seems to carry with his stance breaks

            • Anonymous

              Love this boss design, small theory, maybe the Fell God isn't actually dead? In the second phase his leg removal and raising looks like he's making an offering with the way he presents it upwards then burns it. Maybe he's making an offering to the Fell God to awaken his "chest face" in order to try and kill you, like making an offering for strength. Idk.

              • Anonymous

                If you summon Alexander - when you get to the second phase, run *away* from the giant back near the boss door, because Alexander spawns way down there and you either need to lead him up to the fight or else drag the giant down to where he is. If you don't, then you will not receive much help if any from him for a good while. He pulls a lot of aggro and can tank a huge amount of damage.

                • Anonymous

                  CORRECTIONS
                  -The giant is anything but stationary in his second phase, he rolls away to make distance constantly in both phases.
                  -There is no ability to summon a human player.
                  -You CAN have a summon AND mount at the same time.

                  • Anonymous

                    Poison is not procing at all. running arc 60 with venomous fang (132). Did not proc on my katana user either, with 2 Serpentbone Blades equipped. He's either immune or something broke after last patches.

                    • Anonymous

                      The main difficulty with this fight is just catching the boss. Much like the Elden Beast you will spend more time chasing him around than actually hitting him. This, the game's camera, and his high health pool make him annoying to fight.

                      • Anonymous

                        Bug report as of January 7th 2023:

                        There's a chance for him to do 2 moves at once. As I was hitting his leg after the 1st rope break he did a roll which unfortunately I didn't dodge in time; but then immediately after my I frames ended the area he was previously standing was filled with flame pillars (without any indication or telegraphing) it would seem as though something went screwy and he somehow casted at the same time as rolling. Is this a thing I'm just unaware of?

                        Was fighting on foot with a summon.

                        • Anonymous

                          Under the Notes/Trivia etc section it says: "During first phase, there is an additional giant under boss fight area - this version appears at the beginning of the second phase."
                          What the heck does this even mean? It's not only contradictory but so poorly written to the point that I don't get if they're saying there's an additional giant in the arena or there's an addition arena under the main one.... can anyone make sense of this gobbledygook?

                          • Anonymous

                            If you're having trouble, this worked for me with only getting hit twice:


                            PHASE 1 - Ancient Lightning Spear (Bolt of Gransax WA) from long range, focused on a single leg while Jarbro distracts him. He didnt even target me at all in this phase.


                            PHASE 2 - Switch to any multistriking bleed weapon, preferably dual wielded. I used 2 River of Bloods but any 2 katana or twin blades will be fine as long as they proc bleed. Just run constantly for his one remaining foot and strike from between his legs. Staying there seems to confuse his AI as he didn't move allowing me to get in nearly 10K damage without needing to dodge. Just keep the camera unlocked cuz I imagine it would go haywire due to his size.



                            Good luck!

                            • Anonymous

                              These are the fights I don't enjoy. Was he hard? For a mage? No. I tried to just fight him using my Dark Moon Greatsword and pelting him with frost. That seemed to be working for the moment he was actually in range. Dodging his attacks wasn't too difficult when I could flipping see them. But that's the thing. I'm sure the animators spent a lot of time making this boss look cool... from a distance. Up close? Pointless. My character stands about as big as his big toe. Half the time the camera was phasing through his leg or being pushed around by a rock.

                              I have zero bad feelings about eventually just spamming Comet Azure at him. I hate using that spell. It's boring. But I'm not spending my life learning the move set for a boss I can't really see.

                              And while I could have used Torrent, according to the wiki, I didn't. I wanted my old pal Alexander with me. Did Alexander make it through the whole fight? I have no idea. My massive jar friend was fully obstructed by this colossus of camera abuse.

                              Massive boss fights are awesome when done right. Lots of games have done them. This one was done poorly. I love this game but sometimes I think From are from a different planet.

                              • Anonymous

                                The comment by Anon 30 Oct 22:40 might be right in saying it's more difficult to proc scarlet rot after the .07 update. I tried Ekzykes decay in his second phase but it wasn't happening and leaves you vulnerable to a one or two shot kill.

                                • Anonymous

                                  One thing not mentioned is that certain weapons like rapiers will not break the braid easily. He will not start 2nd phase until the leg braid is broken, I’ve taken him down to about 1/4 hp before it breaks.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Just did this fight on my lvl 27 +3smithing/+1somber run. Using alexander and a +10 tiche with pulley crossbow and rot bolts i was able to beat him first try. Just stayed out of range and pelted him w bolts

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Are the absorption values correct for lightning and magic? I tried lightning grease and died and switched to magic grease and it seemed to hit a lot harder.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I do enjoy being pushed into a Burn O' Flame pillar by his foot and being instantly killed, it is very fun.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Holy moly, I enjoyed this fight so much. Funny because I was scared to face him. I bought the game with high expections towards Astel fight and I hated it so much due to clunk camera, and was thinking this fight would be another mess but it wasn´t. Ok, his attacks have some crazy hitboxes but its not impossible to go against it.

                                          I defeated it after 3 tries. The first I went with Luthel, the Headless ashes and got him down to about 20% of his health. It was thrilling, but I made so much mess and used my flasks wrongly. Imeadiatly I went for a second try but got crushed by two attacks in a row. My stupidity again, of course.

                                          Them I decided I would like to fight slower, and have Alexander by my side , so i could enjoy more. I went out of my way to make Alexander quests and have his sign inside the arena. That was the most memorable fight till now.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Phase 1: Great Ape with a giant plate Phase 2: rolling handicap Great Ape tha can spam ki blasts 2x faster

                                            • Anonymous

                                              In phase 2 during co-op the volcanic rock move can desync leading to him shooting the rocks directly at you, if your positioned beneath/behind him as you would naturally to avoid this attack while dealing damage this will lead to it instantly killing you. This had happened a few times to me this past week so if you see this attack and there's any lag between you and host just stay out of range to play it safe. It's a shame there's a few boss moves in the late game that desync issues cause to be insta-killers.

                                              This one does look pretty funny tho if you're behind him.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                After the start of phase 2:
                                                In case Alexander's AI is bugged and does not attack anymore, try to bring the giant to Alexander and cause damage. After that, he continued his attacks.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  With patch 1.07 it's apparently much more difficult to trigger scarlet rot on him. I wouldn't bother trying to use Rot Breath or Zeke's Decay.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    just beat him with The Greatsword and turns out that to keep him from throw fire **** at you all you need to is staying near in front of him and attacking his fists

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Idk what I did but Godslayer greatsword+10, Alexander, Tiche+10, Shard of Alexander (NG+) and unlimited FP and Boosted Fire DMG physic somehow made his 2nd phase finished before he got done casting the “On All Fours fireball shower” first attack he does lmfao. I’m about to try Rot Breath on my alt cuz I’m sure that wrecks also

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        PLEASE DO stay in front of him at Phase 2. His weak point is his forearm, and it's easiest to land hits on it when he slams his hands at you, which are easy to dodge. What's not so easy to dodge though, is his sideways roll that will oneshot you should it land, and that can come out surprisingly quickly. So better stay in front of him.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Honestly once you get past the camera BS this guy really isnt that bad, atleast compared to some of the other bogus this game throws at you.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I love how they made it to where the camera zooms out slightly when you use placidusax's ruin, but not when youre fighting this jabroni

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              when this guy broke his leg in what might be the most gore-ish, agonyzing-to-watch cutscene in the entire game, i thought the second phase would not be much of a big deal... then he started throwing ki blasts at me like a f0cking Dragon Ball character. RIP my 13k runes LMAO, i have access to Mohgwyn Dynasty's Albinauric Farm anyways so meh...

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Despite his fire resistance, a dedicated pyromancy build with black flame incantations and a godslayer seal helped me chew through him quite quickly.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I do not understand hate and frustration on this guy. I have first tried him with level 130 and +9 Eleonora's Poleblade. I have also took my +10 Mimic Tear as I have expected much greater struggle. But honestly, he could not do much. His attacks are super slow, i have stayed under him and just hit him. When he rolled away I used Torrent to close the distance and I was under him before he could attack again. The camera and autolock are true enemies here.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    iPad playing up so can’t like or reply to comments. Anyway, Lengthy n tough fight as strength char and kept dying so tried rivers of blood respec. Easy mode still if u aim for the weak points. Took less than 2 mins this way.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Puzzled by the article and comments talking about Torrent. You can't use Torrent in this fight, so I assume this was patched out.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I highly recommend summoning Alexander for this fight if you don't plan on using Torrent, it makes an annoying slog of a fight considerably more tolerable, this guy does have a cool design and all, and that phase 2 cutscene is great, but in terms of the actual fight? it's just a complete slog, particularly if you aren't using bleed or something that does percentage based damage like Black Flame.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          If anyone else is having trouble with this one, your best shot I think is to try and always stand behind him. Torrent helps because when he rolls away you can close the gap faster so he doesn't mint you into a silver dollar.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Easy enough but still a stupid boss fight. If not for the exploration I would've thrown this trash game in an active volcano.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              If it wasn't for the total bull crap hitboxes of doom and the usual one hit kills/stunlock in that massively huge area in which the attacks land, I'd actually enjoy trying to strategically fight this boss.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                IMHO coolest fight in the game (to this point- haven’t finished yet) Visually so awesome- especially since you can SEE him and appreciate the art. So many bosses are right up in your face and or in smallish spaces. Kudos to the team

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Alexander really helps with this fight, he hurts the Fire Giant quite alot with every hit and he managed to poise break him several times, this fight for me came down to Alexander tanking the Fire Giant's attacks like the absolute king that he is while also doing some very impressive damage, while i just kept spanking the giant with the Godslayer Greatsword's weapon art.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Blackflame blade is extremely effective against him. Large healthpool, large windows, you can shred him down with any fast weapon.

                                                                                    • Even if you don't like to summon, i'd recommend doing it anyway just so you can see his attacks from a distance in relation to delay and sound cues. When melee attacking him in phase one you won't see much more than feet and ankles so those sound cues come in handy when dodging. Locking on is dangerous as it throws the camera around in an idiotic and disorienting fashion.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I used the same strat I use for dragon bosses: HONSE.
                                                                                        Put some distance, then charge at him with torrent. Most dragons will do a breath attack. Dismount and unleash a combo on their legs. Remount, put some distance, rinse, repeat.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Very cool boss fight with one serious exception. His slow moving orbs pass through EVERYTHING (the quicker orbs do not). Trees, rock, whatever. Has this been patched yet? I'm considering playing ER again but was underwhelmed overall compared to previous FS games.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Made the mistake of summoning Alexander AND Tiche for this fight, making the giant's already massive health pool even larger... fight took way too long.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              It' s amazing how you can breeze through the game in new game+, but still die to vigor-check bosses like these.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                If we had this much trouble with just one Fire Giant with a crippled bad leg, Godfrey and his warriors must've been absolutely op as hell to take on a mountain full of these things.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Man this fight is sad af, especially when you find out that he's the last of his kind cursed by marika to forever protect the forge and it gets worse when the game forces you to attack his injured leg till he rips it off himself.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    This fight really made me feel bad, like this guy is the last of his kind, cursed to tend the Flame of Ruin until someone finally ends his life by Marika the one who genocided his race, surrounded by the frozen long-dead bodies of his kin on his own with nothing but his hatred to keep him company, and we come strolling in and break the guy's leg and kill him, although considering how he was cursed to tend the flame eternally by Marika, i guess by killing him we are ending his suffering.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I've always struggled on this guy on my first two characters (melee/faith + melee/bow). First phase is ok... but phase two is hard (for me). I don't use summons on this boss, I'm in no way pro at this game, just thinks he's easier without them.

                                                                                                      Now.. on my third character: a spellblade, it wasnt so bad. Phase one is easy, but you need to get close to him. It's more dangerous to keep range in this phase. Go for his feet and stay there. Don't bother with spells, just whack his feet with a big stick. Mount up and run to his feet when he rolls. Be wary of his fireballs. I used a Magic Godskin stitcher +25 with glintstone phalanx. This weapons running R2 have huge range and keeps you pretty mobile even on foot.

                                                                                                      Phase two: after the cutscene ends immediately pop physick potion with infite FP and magic damage boost tears. Cast Meteorite of Astel and keep pushing the button until you're out of mana. On my char (80 int) he had like 5% life left.. so I finished him with a comet. I didnt take a single point of damage during phase two... so I guess I could've cast terra magica first too.. and the he would probably have died during the meteorstorm.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I can see why people hate this boss since he suffers from the issues most giant bosses have, but i thought this fight was really cool for just the sheer spectacle and the design of it, that second phase cutscene is great, oh yeah and mah boi Alexander is proly part of the reason why i liked this boss.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I beat him at level 71 with alexander, I shanked his ankle for phase 1, and then for phase 2 I spammed radahn spears at him

                                                                                                          • Others have said it, but Tiche + Rotten Breath + Alexander is a amazing combo. I used something with Bloodhound’s Step to get in and out from under his feet quickly when applying Rotten Breath, but otherwise I stayed well out of the way and let my minions do the work.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Someone should proly change the magic user tips, cause the current "tips" seem to the written by someone who's overly pretentious.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Where’s the nearest summoning pool for this guy? I want to make a build against him to help others but I swear I cannot find a pool anywhere near his boss room

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Took down this boss using my royal greatsword upto first ancient dragon smith stone, and my plus 5 mimic. took me 7 tries.

                                                                                                                  Yes, it is possible.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    I've played all the souls games, and I am hardcore ER fanboy, but for the love of god, after the first playthrough of this boss, where its a huge and awesome spectacle, subsequent fights against him feel like such a chore. He runs away WAY too much, and due to the arena being sloped, he can easily position himself on top of a rock or hill where you have to spend another 5 seconds of time trying to get to his weakened leg. He takes extra bonus damage in his eye, but unless you're free aiming with certain incantations or spells, you will barely ever hit it.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      With how much the giants get ****ed over in every souls games you'd almost think that fromsoft hold some sort of grudge against them, poor guys just never seem to catch a break.

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