Giant Crow is a Hostile Wildlife Enemy in Elden Ring. A big bird that stands as a guardian of certain ruins, longing to hunt their preys. These hungry birds use their large beaks to attack its prey and somehow, they can only fly in the air for a short period of time.

 

Elden Ring Giant Crow Locations

Where to Find Giant Crow:

  • Found in great numbers in Caelid.
  • Found fighting Trolls in the Flame Peak.
  • Mohgwyn Palace - These Blistered Giant Crows gain a new flailing "swimming" attack, and have significantly more HP.

 

Elden Ring Giant Crow Drops

Item

Drop Rate

Additional Info

Runes 100% Giant Crow: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 1009 - 4037
Blistered Giant Crow: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 11038
Hefty Beast Bone 8.00% N/A
Beast Blood 8.00% N/A
Golden Rune [5] 5.00% N/A
Blood-Tainted Excrement 50.00% Blistered Giant Crow only.

 

Giant Crow Notes & Tips

  • There is a location at Mohgwyn Palace, right next to the "Palace Approach Ledge-Road" Site of Grace, where a Blistered Giant Crow across a large gorge can be shot with an arrow or spell and be lured off the cliff's edge between the player and the Crow. Upon death, the Crow will drop 11038 Runes, and can be respawned at the Site of Grace in the same location. This makes for an excellent way to farm many Runes very quickly.
    • Using a Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot, players will net 14,000+ Runes per kill, greatly increasing the Runes gained. Additionally, while using the Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot combined with the effects of the Golden Scarab Talisman, players will net 17,000+ Runes per kill.
  • Giant Crows will sometimes feign a stagger, complete with the audio cue. They begin wobbling around on one foot to bait an approach, before performing a grab attack with their beak. A truly staggered giant crow will flop over onto their side, exposing a glowing spot on their head.
  • Blistered Giant Crows may use a delayed, lunging bite attack that carries them forward into a belly flop. They will briefly cry out in surprise before propelling themselves forward while chomping blindly for a few seconds. This lengthy attack can be avoided by staying behind its head, creating distance, or by causing a stagger.
  • This page was previously named "Monstrous Crow"

 

       Enemy Type

Item Drops

Notes

Giant Crow

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  • 1009 - 11038 Runes
  • Hefty Beast Bone
  • Beast Blood


 

Blistered Giant Crow

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  • 1009 - 11038 Runes
  • Hefty Beast Bone
  • Beast Blood
  • Blood-Tainted Excrement
  • One of these is involved in an infamous farming spot

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    • Anonymous

      Even if you get a real stagger with the glowing crit spot it’s not worth going for it. They still writhe around and just bait out a normal R1, just charge R2 or spam L2

      • Anonymous

        Can't wait for the hour long cope videos trying to write the lore for the lazy developers, explaining why they break the fourth wall to troll you with an audio cue.

        • Anonymous

          For some reason I can comment but not reply so for 27th Oct asking about the giant crows resistances, I don't know what their numbers are but poison and bleed work very well on both types and in all areas they can be found. The barrage AoW is better and safer than rain of arrows to proc status effects on these crows unless you are at a high enough elevation or bottleneck they can't get at you. Both AoWs only work when you are close enough to get a target-lock but the crows can close on you very quickly. When the first cluster from RoA hits them they will be on top of you before you can get off a second shot, barrage lets you keep hitting them as they come at you until your bottle goes and you whistle for torrent.

          For 25th October asking about runes, For the first NG+ the crow farm near palace approach road grace gives 22076 with no gold scarab or gold pickled foot, 26491 with only the gold scarab and 34438 with both gold scarab and gold pickled foot. Being that close to the grace for resetting the crow makes the gold foot last for enough kills to make it worthwhile.

          • Would be helpful to have the strengths/weaknesses/Immunities for these as you do with most other mobs. Seems odd to not have that info for such a tough yet necessary monster to fight in some areas.

            • Anonymous

              Bird farm in Mohgwyn Palace area is still doable on 1.06 but it seems like either the bird's collisionbox or AI has been updated; it now only runs off the cliff maybe 1 in 3 tries instead of 9 in 10. Still worth since bolts are basically free

              • Anonymous

                If you're on Flame Peak, the fights between trolls and crows are therapeutic. You can also bait the crows into fighting trolls. Dogs too.

                • Anonymous

                  These are actually pretty easy to kill if you stay directly between their feet and stab upwards a bunch. i was doing that with gransax in the Mohgwyn palace area and was taking them out without any trouble

                  • Anonymous

                    The only advice i have for fighting these things is: Just don't, just avoid them if you can, they don't really drop anything that valuable and although they aren't as horrible as things like the Giant Lobsters or Red Wolves they are still a massive pain in the ass to deal with, especially the gross ones that are covered in tumors in Mohgwyn Palace.

                    • Anonymous

                      God these horrible things are terrifying, the ones that are covered in bloody tumors in particular are just absolutely disgusting and horrific.

                      • Anonymous

                        If you don't feel like fighting through these guys, they're extremely easy to put to sleep. 2 arrows for the regular ones in Caelid, 2 or 3 for the ones in the Mountaintop of the Giants, and 4 for the bloody ones in Mohgwyn Palace.

                        • Anonymous

                          THESE GUYS IN MOHGWYN PALACE ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO KILL HONORABLY I SWEAR. Fromsoft has too many bullshit enemies in this game. They give you no opening, their flailing attack has far too much range. Try running away? You're dead. Try to get behind? You're dead. Try to use poise? You get one shot. Fromsoft has some serious balancing and enemy design issues in this game.

                          • Anonymous

                            "Mohgwyn Palace - These Blistered Giant Crows gain a new flailing "swimming" attack, and have significantly more HP."
                            Anyone ever find how many more HP? It's difficult to count in the heat of battle, it's over 10k I think.

                            • Anonymous

                              The fake stagger sound is hilarious. These Mfs want to kill you so badly that they literally break the fourth wall to do it.

                              • Anonymous

                                These things would be cool if they didn't have such a large health pool. Cool boss concept if they had like half the health with no other changes. The fake poise break is really cool and goes to show that Miyazaki knows exactly what we're looking for in a game and knows exactly how to screw us over for doing it. Keeping us on our toes is part of why we love this game.

                                • Anonymous

                                  An obnoxious enemy with obnoxiously high health and obnoxiously hard to avoid flailing "attacks." Better avoided if you can manage it.
                                  — Courh the Explorer

                                  • Anonymous

                                    What exactly is it weak to? I want to oneshot or twoshot the crows at the palace but... I guess im too weak or it really really absorbs magic (Int 80, Lusat's Staff, Jellyfish Shield, Graven-Mass Talisman.)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I think the ones in Mohgwyn Palace are competing with the “lesser” runebears and burial watchdogs in the Consecrated Snowfield as the strongest/most annoying regular enemies in the game. Revenants are at least incredibly vulnerable to healing spells.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It's like all the annoying crows from Bloodborne fused together to form one ultra crow. Seriously though Fromsoft should make another horror game because I was crapping my pants first playthrough when I saw the wildlife in Caelid. Even if I had Bear Grylls with my I think I would be screwed.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          First time I got hit by the fake-out posture break grab was on the Mountaintops. The bird grabbed me next to a cliff near the Fire Giant arena, threw me off, then plummeted to his death alongside me. I had never been so confused in my life as a lowly Tarnished.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Farming aside, the Mohgwyn crow is absolutely cracked. Insane damage, huge hp pool, no openings, needs two staggers. Wtf? It's harder than 80% of the bosses

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I watched an anime where one of the characters said that ravens are the fiercest birds. Reminded me of these enemies. I wonder if "ravens being the fiercest birds" is actually a common trope in Japanese folklore and if these birds are actually meant to be ravens rather than crows

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I'm surprised these birds developed an ICBM tracking system they use every time they want to stomp on my head from the edge of lock-on distance

                                                • I fought one of these a while back and it did that flap thing where it waits to land, but it stayed in the air for 15 seconds, followed me like 100 feet before landing. Like geez

                                                  • Giant Dogs and Crows share the following damage absorptions:
                                                    -10 Absorption for Standard, Strike, and Thrust
                                                    -20 Absorption for Magic, Lightning, and Holy
                                                    -40 Absorption for Slash and *Fire damage!
                                                    Resistances:
                                                    84 for Sleep
                                                    112 for Poison, Rot, and Bleed
                                                    If you plan on killing these things, definitely use Slash and Fire for that +40% damage. Bleed also helps to empty their large health pools.
                                                    *The rotten crow variant has 0 fire absorption

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I never wanted to leave an area so bad in Elden Ring until I encountered one or more of these things. Especially the mohgwyn and giants ones.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Am I the only one who really likes these? I really like how they look like, and once I levelled up to level 190 they no longer cause me great trouble, my character became as strong as them

                                                        • If you get one, at Mohgwyn's, with golden eyes, use a pickled fowl foot and get the group buff for deafeating a shard bearer you get over 70k runes at once! Absolutely marvelous feeling after trying to fight them legit

                                                          • blood crow -> bestial vitality + bloodflame blade + nagakiba + fire's deadly sin = the most effective therapy you will find in this game

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman or anything else that negates physical damage works very well, with good vigor and physical damage negation you can survive many hits from them

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                For those saying to remove these from the game: These aren't to fight. They are to fear and run away from.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The crows in Caelid or Mountaintops aren't so bad after you've fought em a couple of times. The ones in Mohgwyn are a total nightmare they have insane hp values and are super aggro and less predictable. For Mohgwyn you can use torrent to just grab the stuff around them quickly and run away if you don't want to kill them all, or any of them.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Unfortunately these nightmare fuel giant crows are partly based on pre-historical animals. Google Phorusrhacidae or Terror Birds.

                                                                    So this unfortunate Tarnished labels them as lore friendly. Was talking to my son about the game today, he's a console generation (I'm OG PC) and can usually erase me in any form of PVP. "You ever fight one of the red ones? They have like 13k HP!" His answer, "No I run."

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      For pure melee builds, roll away from their attacks and then jump attack the beak for extra damage and stagger. Granted, it doesn't make them much easier just slightly less cancerous.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        One time I killed the one outside Mohgwyn and it dropped 50k runes for no reason whatsoever. Still don’t know what caused it

                                                                        • I fear no man. But that thing, it scares me. The biggest **** you enemy in the game. On the horse? Eat wing atack, fell of and be pecked to death! On the feet? Mind if i transform my poise break into grab atack? This is true demons of hell i dont feel bad for cheesing them with magic or bow

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            For ****s sake, even with the charm that masks all movement these bastards swarm you off of Torrent! Here's a fun fact, game: I'm trying to fight Nameless White Masks, NOT GODDAMN CROWS!

                                                                            • Designer 1: Let's make this super annoying crow enemy who is the literal definition of bs, so we can piss off players.
                                                                              Miyazaki: I feel like it's lacking something.
                                                                              Designer 2: Give them a lot of hp and fake stagger.
                                                                              Miyazaki: Good one, anything else?
                                                                              Designer 3: Let's add annoying invader NPCs in some of their locations so you get forced off your horse when fighting them.
                                                                              Miyazaki: Perfection.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Gets my vote for worst enemy in the game. There are a lot of enemies I don't like or are just really difficult but I'll still take them on until I get them. I now just run past these things. Absolute chaos to fight, they are a disaster. I agree with the other poster that these don't feel playtested. I can't even give feedback on how they could be improved, just delete them from the game.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  caelem ruins crow bait staggered me where it wobbles on one foot so its not just the ones in mohgwyn that do it

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    These used to scare me at lower levels, now at level 165 with high vigor so I can survive their attacks they can be defeated in 3 or 4 hits

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Not a single person mentions they are actually easy if you roll into their attacks? Gives you enough time to hit with a skill and prepare for next roll.
                                                                                      As a pure melee light armor no shield build this worked like a charm for me.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        i will never forget the first time i fell for the stagger bait. cheap shot freaks. and they are as fast as torrent.

                                                                                        • Both types (regular & Mohgwyn) are vulnerable to Sleep, leaving them immobile for a whole minute. They are open for a critical attack during this time. Tested with the Sword of St. Trinia. Just one application of the weapon skill puts the regular giant crow to Sleep, while the Mohgwyn version needed two.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Every once in a while I'll pull 55,500 from one of these guys not sure if it's every 100 or 50 but yeah. Thought I was seeing things but it happened twice over but in between farming alot of these guys.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Be careful when these guys are staggered. Like some other enemies in the game, these need to be staggered TWICE before you get an opening for a critical. The first time, it'll heave over to its side as if it's going to fall, but quickly regain balance and counterattack YOU.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Writheblood crows: Flame of the Redmanes, Flame of the Redmanes, it's down, bleed it, it gets back up, repeat. Do not hesitate, do not dodge, just burn the bastard.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  ShadowSanjimaru: we of you may notice these guys randomly are worth 5x their rune value. This seems to be an effect that happens as a chance when killing them. One other such effect you will notice if you farm them, easy to do in caelid, you will randomly gain the pickled fowl foot effect. It seems this is not a big and more of a random benefit that can happen when farming them. The chance Might be increased by arcane, but I haven't extensively tested that yet.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Two different times while farming the one in Mohgwyn palace, while using the golden scarab and gold fowl foot, it gave me 66k runes when it's normally around 17k. Thought my eyes were deceiving me the first time, but it happened again. Anyone else experience this?

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Two different times while farming the one in Mohgwyn palace, while using the golden scarab and gold fowl foot, it gave me 66k runes when it's normally around 17k. Thought my eyes were deceiving me the first time, but it happened again. Anyone else experience this?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Two different times while farming the one in Mohgwyn palace, I received 66k runes. I had the golden scarab and gold-toed fowl foot on, which normally gives 17k. I thought my eyes were deceiving me the first time, but then it happened again. I'm not complaining lol but has this bizarre 66k rune drop happened to anyone else?

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I'm at the final boss of the game and these stupid bloody versions of the birds are by far the worst non-boss enemy in the whole game.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I don't hate you as much as my fellow Tarnished, but those 600 of every dart, arrow and greatarrow ain't gonna buy themselves.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Tried actually fighting the bloody ones at Mogwyn. These guys absolutely deserved to be run off cliffs by the thousands. Awful vile creatures.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Even the ones in Mohgwyn palace are pretty susceptible to bleed so i definitely recommend using that to help with their massive amount of health since blood loss is percentage based.

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