The Great-Jar

great jar
Location Caelid
Role NPC
Voiced by N/A

The Great-Jar is an NPC in Elden Ring. The Great-Jar can be found in Northern Caelid, at the colosseum North of the Deep Siofra River Well Site of Grace.

 

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Great-Jar Location in Elden Ring

The Great-Jar can be found at the colosseum in Northern Caelid. Map Link

  • This NPC can be moved
  • This NPC can be killed and respawns
  • If defeated, drops: no rewards

 

The Great-Jar's Trial

Upon talking to The Great-Jar, it will only reply with "..." but activate three Red Summon Signs down the hill, from the way you came. These signs will have three NPC Duelist Adversaries, each with an equipment loadout copied from a random player, all named "Knight of the Great Jar". Each adversary will drop a Furlcalling Finger Remedy and a variable amount of Runes. Upon defeating all three of these adversaries without dying, talking to the Great-Jar again will have him shake a bit, as if he is laughing, and reward you with the Great-Jar's Arsenal Talisman.

 

Dialogue in Elden Ring: The Great-Jar

Introduction

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Upon completing the Great-Jar's Trial

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Talking again after completing the trial

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Elden Ring Great-Jar Notes & Trivia

  • When participating in the Great-Jar Trial, the duelists will scale with the Tarnished's level and weapon upgrades.Needs Confirmation Therefore, completing this trial at a later stage in the game will be more difficult than doing it at an earlier stage.
  • If having difficulty with the trial there are a couple of tactics that can make it more manageable.
    • If playing online the pool of opponents will be randomized builds of other online players, but if beginning your game in offline mode the the enemies will always be the same: One mage build with a long thrusting sword and casting staff, a dexterity build using a fast sword (poison skill) and buckler, & a strength build using a mace (holy skill) and tower shield.
    • If you run past the giants using torrent when you approach the summon signs, between summon battles you can use the giants to replenish flasks as each one will refill a portion of your total flasks when killed.
  • The randomized builds of the Knights of the Great Jar come from other players who have successfully obtained Great-Jar's Arsenal while playing online.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      I just fought an npc that had a weapon I have NEVER seen before and I can't find it on the wiki or any information on it. It was a weird looking hammer that could summon little glintstone projectiles in a circle around the user. I wonder if they put a dlc weapon in early kind of like with the legion guy in bloodborne having the whirligig saw before it came out

      • Anonymous

        I just stun locked with Carian piercer. Started charging the second they start to get up and it will hit them before they are able to roll. Easy cheese

        • Anonymous

          If you're a mage DON'T PLAY ONLINE. The randomized character literally HIT KILLED ME, one hit... jeez my character was level 78 and the enemy had two hammers: one normal attack and I died (100 - 0). By the way, the reward isn't that good but if you're a mage and you're having trouble just use the Moonveil and spam weapon arts in the openings.

          • Anonymous

            My first toon the duelists were 2 RoB users and a mage.. Now it was 2 cragblade greatsword users and a moonveil user... Original, lol. I will say the npc versions are better than most the people the builds are made from. I got real serious when the first great lsword boy hit me for 50% of my health. No honor in losing to npc's like that hahahahaha

            • Anonymous

              There is no way that these “Random Builds” are the same level as me. I am a level 15; 18 int +0 astrologer fighting a Bull-Goat dual Nagi.

              • Anonymous

                If you are having trouble with the duelists i recommend trying out different spells and ashes of war that you don't use a lot, since they are NPCs there's lots of thing they don't dodge or guard against, slow/delayed projectiles work for casters and for melee builds something like blade dance, golden land and a lot of other stuff are free hits

                Using bleed in any way also helps a lot, since they have stupid amounts of HP, but if you feel like you have a greater problem surviving then focusing on doing poise damage can help

                If you are still having problems then just shove shield crash on the spiked greatshield you get from the golem before fighting them and spam it till they bleed to death

                • Anonymous

                  I was using the Blasphemous Sword but its special was too slow for these (offline) enemies. So I used RoB and a few buffs and just about beat htem. Gives you a nice defence boost with some chunkier armour.

                  • Anonymous

                    Go to the tiny edge of the cliff (the right side of the big casserole), crouch, wait and they will jump.
                    It's really noobish but it's 100% win

                    • Anonymous

                      Idk if it's just me, but when you touch the red sign while wait a few seconds and run towards the great jar, there'll be invisible wall between you and the enemy. From that point, just use poison mist and long ranged melee attack.

                      • Anonymous

                        Neat concept; horrible execution
                        They've made this so that whatever beats it gets added to the roster.
                        But it's not flexible, it scales whatever beats it UP. (Or so it seems)
                        This results in a inextricable cycle where the next build to beat it needs to be even MORE cheezy.
                        No wonder you end up facing a conga line of horrendously OP RoB or guts sword and finger shield or RoB or greatblade phalanx and comet azure OR RoB weilding lunatics complete in bull goat armor one after the next.
                        Balance wouldve been to leave them untouched or scale them down to end up with more diverse set of builds in the roster.
                        Or.....just keep the ledge so that these gankers just jump the cliff easier.

                        • Anonymous

                          Sorry if anyone has to face my build. I am level 326 with 97 strength, 75 intelligence, 60 faith, 40 dexterity, and I forget my other numbers but they are all good as well. I use the dark moon sword, many incantations and spells with haimas mask, with rest being Lionels armour set.

                          • Anonymous

                            I hope the DLC reveals that beneath the clouds in the middle of the map is just an EVEN BIGGER jar. The Ultra Great-Jar

                            • Anonymous

                              They don't drop anything so just stagger them off the cliff edge. Wrath of Gold is the easiest way but several skills, incantations and spells work just fine depending on how much poise the summons have.

                              • Anonymous

                                My build centers around the colossal greatsword with bloodhound step. It's very straight forward Level 176. I got ganked by a melania blade user. Fortunately I also invested in faith. So I just bloodflame hugged all three of them to death after that. Sorry in advance if you have to battle this.

                                • Anonymous

                                  It's amusing that these fighters don't play by the rules. One NPC fighter did jumping attacks while his sword arm bended in a weird angle.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    So what your telling me is the game gave the npc's twink builds

                                    Wtf

                                    Seriously how do you look at the history of this franchise and go "ya our players don't abuse the meta"

                                    I'm dealing with dudes who can two shot me if not one shot me.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Apparently Jar Knights can't be poise broken? How many Flame of the Redmane can one enemy eat without stun smh :(

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I apologize to everyone in advance for using my vykes frenzy build to destroy these fighters, because it's gonna be a ***** if you have to face that build without prep. That said, i completely smashed 2 with frenzy without taking a hit, and the other only got a couple in. Highly recommend that tactic if you don't want to cheese it.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Well i got a fukin guy dual wielding, a cold infused heavy thrusting sword and staff with parry spaming CARIAN PHALANX litteraly only "boss" i had to cheese in this game... If he got a parry i would got 1shot with 50vig if i was passive he would just spam carian phalanx :D

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Cool on a first run, but I found an Arsenal +1 in a dungeon while grabbing smithing stones on my way to getting to the Altus Plateau. I don't have a good reason to come back again.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              good metric of knowing whats overpowered. almost every knight uses moonveil, rot breath, or a mix of the two.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                100% not balanced to Tarnished Level.
                                                Im level 42 and i cant do ANY damage. Every attack to me is 1-2 shot.
                                                Only way to kill these guys at my level is to use the Golem and bait for it to shoot the Duelists.
                                                Otherwise its like 40+ Parry/Crits PER duelist to kill them.

                                                100% this is easier when you are higher level with the right build, but low level this is near impossible if you cant dodge/parry every attack

                                                It shouldnt be like this if its level based

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I feel like there is no way these are scaled. Im fighting them at level 45 but I can only do around 150 damage per attack and they have several thousand hp. Each of their attacks can 1-2 shot me. Even cheesing them to make them fall of the cliff is super hard. First they are bad at running over to the cliff, so i have to try to bait them or wait for a long time. And when i have them near the cliff they will just use some ash of war or spell that still hits me when I'm hiding, making me fall down. And the run back every time you die is really annoying. There should really be a stake of marika at the jar. This is the one thing in the game i hate the most.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Wouldn't the stuff you can see inside him most likely just be his feet? Just looks to me like they are placed in a way that are intended to come out the bottom and lift his big ass up like the other jars

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      2 things:

                                                      1. I wish there was a way to know if your clone killed anyone, lol. I want instant replay of my crappy character caving someone's head in with Wolf's Assault. I also wish I could see how effectively my clone utilizes my loadouts, like Eternal Darkness.

                                                      2. I always wished that there was an option in Dark Souls to play with asynchronous invasions so that you'd actually get some semblance of the online scene even if your connection was garbage (like mine), or maybe if you weren't paying the online subscription for PS. It would work exactly the same—if you opened your world to cooperators, you'd see summon signs of players, even if they were looking to actually play online. However, summoning wouldn't draw them in, but rather a clone of their character, while that player remains on standby in their world. Likewise, invaders would be sending out clones unwittingly; if this asynchronous host laid down a summon sign, or even an invading sign, other players would receive their clones. (Only flaw is there'd be no way to play as an asynchronous invader in another world, unless maybe the NPC invasions for Volcano Manor are any indication.)

                                                      I feel like Knights of the Jar are a good stepping stone for this concept, though I know it'll never happen because they always want to incentivize true PvP. Still, it would've been a way cooler solution to offline covenants back in Dark Souls.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The duelist scaling is just unfair. It just makes the opponents too beefy and deal too much damage. No wonder people cheese it instead

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If you're having trouble with this fight just go temporarily offline for this fight, you'll see that you'll have a much more fair yet challenging fight

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Screw this dude. First he spawns three NPC with Moonveils. RIP, this thing hits for 1/2 of HP with 45 vig, I don't have enough flask to get through 3 of them. Ok, let's try again. Three Moonveil NPCs again, great, nice trolling

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I was a bit concerned at first knowing I was a high level tank already and was still working on my weapons and strength (wasted stones on weapons I didn't like and spent points into endurance more than strength/dex for my weight to make the 70% mark). But, it took a few tries, and got my butt handed to me a few times by certain characters. All in all, it was fun, and I got through it better than I thought.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                So I've beaten them and got the talisman. Is there a way to fight them again? I kinda like playing against AI opponents instead of PVP.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  A good way to cheese these jerks if you have Aspects of the Crucible: Tail is to summon them and run to an edge.
                                                                  The AI typically opens with a running or jumping attack, so dodge behind them and immediately cast the incantation to knock them into the ocean.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    seems like you also face the cheater player/character ones unrelating to your level they have giant hp pool and one shot you nice

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      The concept is good but the execution is poor. Who balanced this fight? The enemies have significantly higher armor and health, cannot be criticaled via poise, and have infinite mana. Getting 1 or 2 shot (maybe 3 if you have high vigor) vs having to hit them 100 times doesn't seem like good design.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I wanna beat this with my shitty bloodhound knight build but I don't wanna add another bloodhound step into the roster.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Scaled... uh huh...
                                                                          My current level 47 mage build was doing about 200 damage per great glintstone shard

                                                                          It was taking like 1/40 of their hp and then I get one-shot

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            i dunno who wrote that the great-jar knights scale with your level but its absolutely false

                                                                            reached this area around level 60 and my attacks did less than 5% of their health while they absolutely destroyed me in two hits

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              They're definitely not scaled, when I beat them at around level 60 their health was massive and they all 2-shot me with ease.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Not sure about the balance, I was around lvl 60 and was getting one shotted left and right. Even single sweeps took like 70 % off my health. Their gear also seemed quite high level compared to mine.

                                                                                Nevertheless, finally managed to kill them with my Grave Scythe. Cold + bleed worked very well against most of them and they kept running straight into my Spinning slash, allowing me to land sick combos.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  THey are randomized builds or once you win the trial you enter in the "pool" and your NPC will whoop other players asses? 1 out of 3 will use rivers of blood anyways lol.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Ok but why is it so big

                                                                                    Ok but why isn't there literally any other content for it

                                                                                    Ok but why can't I go inside the building

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Offline Jar champs are a battlemage like npc, a "thief" type and a hard hitting warrior type. Recommend taking out the battlemage, warrior, and thief in that order.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Needs to be updated here, the adversaries DO NOT drop the furlcalling finger remedy when defeated.

                                                                                        Also because I've seen it asked, you cannot fight them again once you've beaten all 3

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          “If playing online the pool of opponents will be randomized builds of other online players” oh, so that’s why i was getting RoB guy and a moonveil guy every goddamn time

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Playing against the knights on level 60 felt borderline impossible, I was getting one-shot or two-shot by pretty much everything (their weapons and skills were DEFINITELY beyond what a regular level 60 was packing).

                                                                                            I switch to my endgame save, around level 150, took one try. So I'm not so sure on that advice about doing it earlier is better.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              YOOO not cool great jar... I wont play this game until he's convicted of his crimes no justice no peace!!!

                                                                                              • Methinks this is an excellent spot to practice roll timing, spacing, AoWs and parry timing against different weapons and spells/incants. Use all 3 as dummies and hop off the cliffs without killing the third. Swap loadout, physick etc and practice again. Can be done at any level. I’ll give it 6/10, 2 points off for lack of marika stake, 2 points off for the a$$hole giant, 1 point per giant.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Pretty sure I didn't see any red-NPC summon signs approaching this absolute unit. Also I believe it said he was summonable? Don't remember getting a talisman though. Maybe I'm confusing him with another giant pottery.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Also if you kill all Abnormal stone clusters between site of grace and Golems, it will partially refill your flasks. It helped a lot as I killed golem before I started the trial (as the second one will interrupt your fight and you can be killed if you do not kill the first one and run directly to the second one). Before I did the third knight, I even tried to kill the big bear but after the first two arrow shots I Instantly changed my mind and ran out for my life.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Once you beat all 3 are you able to fight them over and over again?

                                                                                                      I only ask because I like the idea of testing myself against other people's builds (op or not) or even using the default ones as practice for fun.

                                                                                                      But I don't want to beat all 3 if you can't fight them again once winning...

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Sure the level and weapon upgrades scale? Cause I was doing no bloody damage with my powerstanced curved greatswords and could only do real damage with bloodhound fangs bleed. Felt like fighting greyroll.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I don't know how exactly it's coded, but cheesing them with a Gravitas weapon on the branch might add your character to the pool of summons, meaning further tarnished would merely have to battle someone with a weak straight sword or something with a predictable ash of war.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I believe the half-colosseum behind the Great Jar was once the same one as another half on Limgrave, split into two because of the shattering or something; or at least they served similar purpose. There's a lingering spirit at the Limgrave half's doorstep, who supposedly went there to seek 'unending battle' or something. That's exactly what we found at Dragonbarrow's half, being pit against multiple opponents.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Man, whoever got my char's shade must be lucky as hell. There's no way my dual toothpicks or weak-ass fireballs are gonna kill anyone.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Are there any other respawning enemy NPCs like these? I'm asking because I liked using the Drakeblood Knights in DS3 to test various builds. I probably killed hundreds of those poor guys. Now I want to test builds in ER as well, so I am hesitant to kill these 3 guys because I don't know if I'll find better training dummies later.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Doesn't seem to scale with the player, or rather, better gear does offer a huge advantage. Got wrecked offline first, came back later with Rennala's scepter and used Greatsword Phalanx to easily kill all three (fairly, not the throwing them off the cliff trick). Using the golems to replenish flasks was very useful.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Damn, I must've gotten really lucky because I thought three non-mage strength players. Didn't even get hit once. Defeated them with RoB so look forward to my summon btw.

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