How to beat the fire giant in Elden ring

How to Beat the Fire Giant in Elden Ring: Explained

After spending countless Steam hours in the Lands Between, you’re nearing the end of Elden Ring. But there’s a massive, fiery obstacle in your way: the Fire Giant. So, how to beat the Fire Giant in Elden Ring? This massive enemy in FromSoftware’s epic action RPG is tough only if you don’t know what you’re doing. There are a lot of powerful main bosses in the game and the Fire Giant is one of them.

With our guide, you’ll learn how to beat the Fire Giant in Elden Ring.

How to Beat the Fire Giant in Elden Ring

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By now, you should have access to almost every area in the game. Equip yourself with the best gear for this battle. Key items include the Flamedrake Talisman +2, found in Dragonbarrow Cave in eastern Caelid, and the Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +1, located behind a stonesword key gate in the Sainted Hero’s Grave in Altus Plateau. These talismans will boost your fire and physical defenses.

The Fire Giant is vulnerable to scarlet rot and poison. If you can apply these effects, you can slowly drain his health while staying alive. Faith casters can use Rotten Breath and Poison Mist incantations, which can be bought at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion and found from a scarab southeast of the Castle Morne Rampart site of grace.

If you’re not a caster, you can use Poison Pots and Rot Pots. The recipe for Poison Pots is in Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook in the Smoldering Church. The recipe for Rot Pots is in Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook in the Lake of Rot.

Bleed damage is also effective against the Fire Giant. The Rivers of Blood katana, obtained from Bloody Finger Okina at the Church of Repose, is a great choice.

Avoid using frost damage, as the Fire Giant is highly resistant to it.

Learn How to Dodge the Fire Giant’s Attacks

The Fire Giant fight has three main phases:

Phase 1

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The first phase starts when you enter the Fire Giant’s range. His attacks mainly involve slamming his feet or shield. These can be dodged with practice.

You might want to use Torrent, your horse, to get close to the Fire Giant at the start, but avoid fighting on horseback, as it makes dodging difficult. Use Torrent to close the distance quickly.

The Fire Giant often starts by dragging his shield along the ground, sending debris your way. If you’re on Torrent, dismount as the attack reaches you to dodge it. On foot, you can dodge through the debris. If this attack one-shots you, consider leveling up or re-speccing to increase your health.

Focus on the Fire Giant’s left leg, which is bandaged and a weak spot. Avoid locking on to him, as this makes dodging harder. Instead, manually target his leg and keep your camera free to watch his movements.

Phase 1.5

When the Fire Giant takes enough damage, he gains new attacks. He’ll roll away and light his hand on fire, launching a fireball at you. Dodge it by summoning Torrent to ride past it or move out of its range. He’ll also shoot fast fireballs and summon fiery sunspots on the ground. Stay away from these to avoid damage.

Phase 2

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At around 50% health, the Fire Giant rips off his injured leg, gaining new attacks. He now summons two fireballs instead of one. Avoid them as before. He also spews flaming rocks from his torso. Move away to avoid them and use the time to heal or reapply buffs.

Your strategy remains the same: stay under and behind him, attacking his legs and feet. Avoid targeting his hands as it exposes you to more damage. Stick to the slow and steady method for a safer fight.

To Summon or Not to Summon

Decide whether you want to summon help or use Torrent. Torrent is useful for closing gaps, but makes dodging harder. Summoning other players or NPCs like Warrior Jar Alexander increases the Fire Giant’s health, making the fight longer.

A good compromise is to use spirit ashes. They provide extra help without adding to the boss’s health. Choose a spirit ash you’re comfortable with, but note that low-health ashes might not last long in this fight.

Using these strategies, you’ll know how to beat the Fire Giant in Elden Ring and move closer to burning the Erdtree.

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