Giant Hunt

giant hunt
Skill developed for confronting gigantic foes. Step forward from a low stance, carrying the momentum into a sudden upward thrust.

Giant Hunt is a Skill in Elden Ring. Giant Hunt is a regular skill that can be found in Ashes of War and applied to compatible weapons. Updated to Patch 1.07.


How to get Giant Hunt


Elden Ring Giant Hunt Guide, Notes & Tips

  • This is an Ash of War Skill, associated with the Ash of War: Giant Hunt.
  • FP Cost: 16 on use
  • 30 stance damage (Twinblades, Spears, Halberds)
    36 stance damage on (Greatsword, Colossal sword, Heavy Thrusting Sword, Great Spear)
  • This Skill is not Chargeable
  • This Skill can be Parried
  • Upon activation, the user crouches preparing their armament (weapon) before making a brief step forward, thrusting the armament upwards.
    • The direction of the thrust can be aimed at the start of the animation.
  • The thrust attack causes most humanoid enemies to be knocked up in the air.
    • Because enemies knocked in the ground are not invulnerable while standing up, this skill becomes a great setup for other attacks.
  • This always deals thrust damage. As such, it can benefit from the Spear Talisman.
  • If used without FP:
    • Deals less damage on hit.

NOTE: This skill was changed with Patch 1.07 as follows:

  • Poise Damage has been increased.
  • Delay between the end of various actions (like using items or attack animations) and being able to perform the skill has been reduced.



Giant Hunt Demonstration




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    • Anonymous

      Has a few distinct advantages over Lion's Claw. It hits significantly faster and is just a little bit safer to roll out of after you launch it. Dealing thrust damage gives you nasty counter-hit potential. It also seems to have much better tracking. I don't seem to whiff this nearly as often in PVE, and when I do it's from being too far away and not being too close. Overall a very solid Ash worth trying out.

      • Anonymous

        Man I took a break from this game and goddamn they actually buffed this and Impaling Thrust to actually deal the same stance damage as Lion's Claw. Finally, more variety!

        • Anonymous

          Love-hate relationship. Makes many difficult fights (npcs, assassins, Omens, Haligree knights) almost too trivial. Great when learning the game. Then I banned this so I could actually see what moves they had and learn a fight. Now when I want to play but am too tired to parry or roll all over the place, I'll bring this out again if I'm desperate.

          • Anonymous

            One of the absolute best Ashes of War in the whole damn game. Its ability to fling enemies into the sky is well known, but even against the giant foes it was designed to face, its phenomenal poise damage and excellent FP to damage ratio make it a mainstay of my builds. It can even pull people into a rollcatch vortex in PvP or hyper armor trade.

            • Anonymous

              I've never used this before the patch. But i'm pretty sure it does 40 stance damage in pve now. If it did so before then i apologise, but i distinctly remember people saying that it was great for launching enemies in the air, but not that great for stance breaking. tested on the omen guys under leyndell. took to hits to stance break them (first giant hunt launched them in the air, second one stance broke. Those guys have 65 poise, so i tested it against the miners in liurnia crystal cave (80 poise). same thing. two hits to stance break.

              • I know that the description says it does an "upward thrust," but does this deal Thrust damage? Will it be buffed by the Spear Talisman?

                • Anonymous

                  the hitbox of this seems to be janky as hell towards the sides of the attacking player, you can completely avoid their weapon and still get hit by it

                  • Anonymous

                    Fun fact: This skill has a weird crouch that lets you indirectly avoid some moves, like the crucible shield knight's stab attack!

                    • Anonymous

                      If you put this on a weapon with an elemental infusion, will the skill scale with the total AR of the weapon (including the elemental component), or is damage from this dependent only on strength and dexterity?

                      • Anonymous

                        Great for hitting dragon heads, cheesing humanoid enemies, and dealing tremendous damage in general.

                        So far the best ashe of war I've used with the zweihander.

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