Elden Ring | Fire Giant – Tips, Strategies and How to defeat

The Giants’ Mountain reserves one of the last mandatory bosses in the game. Despite being threatening and with high HP, the boss is not as difficult as it looks. Here are some tips on how to defeat the Fire Giant.

The Fire Giant is one of the last must-have bosses in the Elden Ring. The boss guards the Forge of the Giants, which, once lit, starts the game’s point of no return. So, explore the other areas of the game well before facing the beast. 

Despite being intimidating due to its size and almost hit-killing blows, the Fire Giant isn’t as tough as it looks. If you are close to level 100 and use the right strategy, you will defeat the boss without much trouble.

Pre-battle tips

  • Do Alexander’s quests to be able to summon him in battle. The mark to summon the Warrior Jug will be after the second entrance.
  • Summoning Alexander will prevent you from using Torrent in the fight, so choose wisely.
  • Avoid summoning spirits that fight melee as they will die quickly.
  • Consumables and talismans that increase fire resistance are SUPER useful.
  • Avoid fighting on the steed during the first phase of the fight. It’s easier to dodge the giant’s blows while on foot.
  • The boss is resistant to fire and holy damage. It is also freeze resistant.
  • The giant has little vulnerability to slashing damage.
  • If you are in mage build, carry a melee weapon even if it is focused on magic damage. The first phase is much easier to deal melee damage.
  • Concentrate on having a strong armor to avoid receiving a hit-kill.

Fire Giant – Phase 1

  • The Fire Giant almost always starts the fight with a shield attack. Get off the horse (if mounted) and roll forward.
  • The strategy at this stage is very simple: focus on doing damage to the left foot. Get under the boss and attack without mercy.
  • Always stick to his left foot to avoid shield attacks. When he lifts his foot, roll to avoid the stomp and then re-approach.
  • Once the splint breaks, the boss will enter “phase 1.5” and gain two fire attacks.
  • If the giant has his palm up, he will conjure a slow fireball that explodes as he approaches. Head towards the magic to force it to explode and dodge it when it’s close. Dodge in sequence to avoid AoE fire damage.
  • Don’t let the fireball follow you, as it will slow you down and can kill you if it does damage while the giant hits you again.
  • If the giant has his palm down, he will shoot a jet of fire toward you. Dodge to the side.
  • You can call your mount to dodge the fire blows and re-approach the boss. But dismount as soon as you’re close to his left foot again.

Fire Giant – Phase 2

  • When the giant’s health is around 50%, a cutscene will start. Now the boss has ripped off a leg and will be rolling around the arena.
  • The fireball attack has been updated and there are now two. Use the same strategy to force them to burst.
  • Avoid getting under him, as the mouth on his belly releases fire and burns the entire area around it.
  • The giant will also release an incendiary meteor shower when he turns his mouth up. Simply keep your distance until the attack ends.
  • If you’re playing mainly as a mage, stay away and try to focus your spells on the open eye in the chest. Upon full hit, the Fire Giant will fall. Don’t get close to crit and keep casting spells from afar.
  • If you’re playing as melee, focus on his right foot this time. But keep attacking the sole to avoid getting caught when the boss rolls.
  • You can do this part on horseback, but it’s up to each player. Get out of the way when the giant starts doing the fire attack in the arena.
  • His weak point is the left hand, but it is dangerous to face the Fire Giant. It’s better to stay behind his right foot.
  • If you take a chance on the hand, the boss should be exposed to some critical hits. However, the time frame is short and he can recover fast.
  • War Ash: Hound Pass is a good alternative if you’re having trouble dodging.