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Some-Structure-1690

I hear he has weak ankles


DangerousVideo

Wankles, if you will.


Bigfluffypillow31

r/brandnewword


UNIVERSAL_PMS

r/portmanteau


Chilli_Bowl670

To be honest, whenever I hear the word wankle, I just think of a Wankel engine - a rotary engine.


BigDadEShaxx

Wallace the wankle engine


MarchesaofTrevelyan

I'm calling Fire Giant by Wallace now, thank you.


MoonBoots4600

thats Dr. Wallace to you. He's a professional surgeon performing amputations


Neurotiman17

That's Dr. WILLIAM Wallace to you "Run and you'll live... at least a little while." - Quotes taken out of context 2022


BigDadEShaxx

One time he was in a fight and he tore his ankle so he expertly managed to amputate it, surgeons to this day still have absolutely no clue where the leg ended up


jeff39390

TMV nocturniquet bro


A_FVCKING_UNICORN

Not quite


Bright_Syllabub5381

I will


North_Owl8536

Brap brap BRAP BRAP BRAP


Crowlavix

r/TIHI


dickdoughnut

Thank you, but I will not


beeswithkneesintrees

Yea but wtf do you do for phase 2 and no range attack


valorill

Stay behind him, smack him a bunch, dodge roll if he attacks, run away if he does his fire volcano. He only has a couple moves in his second phase and they're all heavily telegraphed. The horse is super important for this fight. I did the bait him off a cliff cheese the first few times but once I figured him out it's not too hard. The hardest thing for me to get around was the avalanche move.


MikitZA

The only way I could avoid that avalanche move was using that Torrent mount/dismount method, where you get that 1 second window of invincibility. Time it right and the avalanche just goes straight through you.


I-huh-question-mark

Yes, the dismount once timed right works great because that smash move is devastating! The strategy that worked for me the first time I fought him was to duel wield incantations and when I had his back to me I would apply the scarlet rot while on torrent, then distance myself until the rot ran out. Definitely would agree torrent plays a big role in the success for beating this one.


MikitZA

When I first found Fire Giant I honestly thought he was an NPC just chilling there because that yellow mist had not appeared on the two entrances to the arena. So I just casually strolled up to him and became a Torrent-Tarnished pizza about 0.5 seconds after I realised the Y To Talk prompt wasn't appearing.


valorill

He only does it at long range so I would just mount torrent and charge straight at him and pray he would do any other move. Once you get in close with him the rest of his moves are easy to dodge out of.


BB881

I do a dex and arcane build so I just dodge rolled all his attacks and bit his ankles. The only thing that really killed me was getting to greedy with my hit combos lol. His second half seemed super easy once you realise half of his attacks are frontal and u can just slash away at the back foot lol.


ivanstroganof

When on Torrent, you can avoid it with a double jump. On foot, you can roll through it.


peoplerproblems

With a 100 phys shield you can block it. You stagger, but recover quick enough to avoid anything after


Zephyp

Just give him a good smack from the rear, with something nice and big.


dcjboi

You can roll right through it if your timing is perfect. I honestly have trouble dealing with almost everything other than the avalanche move


Zeryphim

His arms have exposed weak points in phase 2 and he has attacks that put them in melee and jump ranges. Otherwise beat on his leg If its your first run make sure you do Alexanders quests. He becomes an optional summon for the fight. The bosses in this game are balanced around you having a spirit summon out atleast so if this is your first run consider using them.


TeraMeltBananallero

I just ran up and hit his hands


CeilingTowel

imo that's the proper way Others just straight up grind through his hp by hitting the stumped ankle for one thousand years lel


Nickesponja

"Everyone keeps making these giant enemies, and all you do is stab at their feet until they die"


Bladed_Cargo

I know the quote, who said it?


Illokonereum

Dragon’s Dogma’s art director, Daigo Ikeno.


bgi123

I am looking forward to Dragons Dogma 2. Still one of the best games I ever played. The magic system is better than Elden ring.


DietDrDoomsdayPreppr

I'm more hyped about that game than any game I've ever anticipated.


Hephaistos_Invictus

Those freaking end game sorcery spells were INSANELY cool. Never seen a magic system as good as dragon's dogma! Also being able to just climb on a cyclopes and stab it's eye out is just great.


Brootalex

Hey i've never player dragons dogma...should i backtrack It?


thedailyrant

It's a really solid game but a Japanese flavoured western rpg.


ArizonaRon98

It aged decently. Worth a try if you can find it cheap.


Sagemachine

MASTERWORKS ALL, CAN'T GO WRONG


GlacierFruits

The road splits here, we should be doubly sure which will see us to our destination.


Pirwzy

TBF, Shadow of the Colossus had giant enemies and iirc none of them had you stabbing their feet.


Illier1

Literally the first and second colossus you see require you to attack their feel/heels to climb on top of them. Edit: they hated him, for he spoke the truth.


victorioushack

Well, *yeaaah*, but you can't *kill* them that way either.


PhoenixCreativeMedia

By embracing your inner ankle bitter.


RedRango300

Obviously he has to to turn into a lego. Nothing survives stepping on one.


Fathercupp69

You can find a video of a guy walking across the small pieces of sheer destruction with two dumb bells and his kids on his back


Helpful-Citron5227

So he became a god is what you’re saying


MoistDitto

Whatever he became eats God's for breakfast


Luckyloki071

And then he eats that


zeiar

Houston Jones did same kind of thing by doing deadlifts and other stuff on legos.


Glygar1

Meat feet


w00mb001

“GIVE ‘EM THE OLD DICK TWIST”


Spare-Waltz1440

Toe nibbler


shake_N_bake356

Cankle crusher


I_Am_Become_Salt

Tendon twister


Sivick314

Foot demolisher


PlsBuffStormBurst

Achilles Annihilator


Mushiren_

AND SIR GIDEON OFNIR, THE ALL-KNOWING!


therealjoshbrown

AND MY AXE!!


JayDee_McFly

FIND THE ALBANAURIC WOMAN!


LightFTL

The Loathsome Dung-Eater!


TriMacanBhaird

Metatarsal Mutilator


YoungDeathWish

Foot fucker fits better sir


Sivick314

that's uh... that's something different


Gonzo2236

Gout grinder


SrepliciousDelicious

To the bitter end(kle)


megrimlock88

Jokes aside is there a way to beat him without just going ham on his ankle and leg stump it took me 5 tries to beat him simply cause I kept getting him to phase 2 and then got confused when nothing did significant damage I even went for his groin a couple of times


DaJofallJs

Second phase aim for the eye and the hands they deal more damage then stub but as those are also DANGER ZONES I’d say if you can attack his stub til you win go for it


JudgementWaterfall

That's basically how I did it. Pecked away at that stub with my one handed axe 'til he fell. Though it did help that I was using a greatshield and had like, 56 endurance by then. I could tank almost any hit (and even a lot of combos) at that point.


DaJofallJs

I just attacked him wherever to be honest😭I just wouldn’t go for his hands and eyes until later on like my 3rd or 4th run when I could poise break him


LordBilboSwaggins

Black flame to the dick.


Bright_Syllabub5381

This is the way


Pleasant_Breath_2130

Weak point switches to hands, face and that big eye


[deleted]

I see a lot of speed run gamers now use Rykard’s sword - max it out and the giant is done in like 4-5 hits


polovstiandances

Blasphemous Blade is so OP in PVE


Danubinmage64

A lot of people are doing phase 2 in really weird ways. The best (and the way the boss feels built around) is to fight him from the front attacking his hands, only jump onto torrent to cover distance and then when you get close get off. Torrent is a death trap since hes got no iframes. I see people running around his back with torrent, and it makes me realize why some people hate him so much. He's actually pretty fun to fight from the front.


Tysons_Face

You need to reduce his HP to zero while simultaneously ensuring your HP stays above zero.


leericol

Now see, this is stuff the game should really be telling us in the beginning.


Tysons_Face

Straight facts


kr0sswalk

📠


[deleted]

DSP?


leericol

double sided penetration? Yes please. Digital signal processor? Maybe.


FoulVarnished

Triple the upvotes of the guy above. Hmmm our crusty old guard is truly outnumbered.


Amida0616

John Madden's Elden Ring 2022


TamsinVenrith

This is such a specifically niche crossover joke and I adore it


angrylilbear

The nuance is razor sharp Turduckken!


Elmodipus

RIP Coach


DownByTheRivr

Here’s a guy…


Pancakewagon26

To defeat the CyberDemon, shoot it until it dies.


LittleKitty235

No spoilers please


MalnourishedCrunch

Honestly, I think it’s better to just stay at zero. There’s no point in this suffering


[deleted]

Do the Ongbal Stab yourself to a sliver of health then simply parry everything No problem


redneckrevolutionary

Holy fuck!! I never though of this. I’m going to try this immediately. This is a pro tip.


Haiimdeez

I quickly learned that from the tree sentient


Unsilentdeath81

Thank you Mr. Madden.


Tysons_Face

Glad to help


Unsilentdeath81

Consummate professional, this guy.


golkedj

This has helped me so much


MaestroPendejo

The math checks out.


Sylestia-

They need an easy mode in which these crazy rules don’t apply.


LightFTL

People like you make people like me feel stupid.


stiofan84

Whoa, slow down egghead.


Fantastic_Mind_1386

Was this an intentional Forgetting Sarah Marshall reference?


SentFromMyAndroid

Thanks, Madden.


d_sol

/r/koreanadvice


matteapie

Or he falls before you do


Odd_Room2811

Man ares really let himself go after kratos beat him huh?


ResponsibleImpress65

i knew this fucker looked familiar


SlimTor

Distant memmory unlocked💥


Ok_Attempt_1290

"I was trying to make you the fattest warrior!" "You succeeded"


Dsmusique

There are a lot of ways to beat him. Biggest tip I could give you when fighting any massive giant enemies and bosses is to “not lock on” during the “whole” fight as it’ll mess you up. If I want to lock on, I usually do it to stay defensive and if I remove lock-on, it is to go offensive, especially on a masssivvvveee giant like this guy. And oh - DO NOT get greedy as he hits HARD if you’re out if stamina! As with every such enemies, there are always going to be their weak points. If you don’t mind spoilers - iirc one of ankles in first phase is weak so after getting a few hits on it, he staggers. If’ll take you few tries to understand when to roll and dodge when he hits you since he’s so big it’s really not easy to make out when he’s going to about to hit you. There is NPC summon available (don’t want to spoil in the description here, gotta do his questline………) for this fight and he’s by far very tanky and can seriously tank his hits while you get opportunity to hit him. You also have torrent to help you. You can also use plenty of incantations- swarm of flies is my favourite lol, but different people has different choices here. You can frost him, bleed him. It’s also easy to figure out his attack patterns and also make sure not to block “everything” because he hits hard so a lot of stamina will be used, so do that wisely. 2nd phase is a bit easier (because he doesn’t have his 1000 meters legs to run away) but he got some spells that can massively chip your health away in 1 hit, so i usually go behind and hit him or close to the lower part of his body. Other folks that’ll reply here, may have some different tactics so keep an eye out for those too. 😄 I’ll leave at this for now but if you want there are plenty of YT videos out there if you’re really stuck or you can ask for help, then watch them fight and learn accordingly. I’m not sure if this helps but hope it is something. 😄 Good luck, fellow Tarnished! You can do it!


Euphoric-Ad2860

Best advice you gave was don’t lock on. I see people do this all the time with big boys. You gotta go manual baby! Also never forget to hug the butt;)


prettyyyprettygood

Pro move would be to lock off and on depending on the situation. For example when evading his fireballs or while circling him with torrent.


pbdenizen

Another cool pro move with the Fire Giant and other large bosses is to get on and off Torrent. I like the rythm of battle for fights where Torrent is summunable, not because horse combat in ER is particularly outstanding, but because getting on and off horseback is just so cool in this game.


CookiesNCash

A moment ill never forget as a souls player since demon souls was getting to agheel early on in my playthrough and doing these long winded jousting charges with torrent, narrowly evading the fire as it rained down allowing me to deliver mighty couch lances to his legs and head. Circling him at a full gallop looking on from the side as he reared and bellowed across the water. This game truly is breathtaking sometimes. My friend cried when he got to Nokstella tripping on acid.


kosk11348

Nothing feels more bad ass than racing up on Torrent jumping off straight into an attack.


LukeJM1992

Oh man a sweet dismount into a critical hit…perfection.


megrimlock88

That’s what I did for his second phase cause I’d lock on to make sure I knew what he was doing and then lock off when I went for his leg stub


TouchMyWrath

Good advice for every large boss, especially dragons.


LookMaNoPride

The dragonkin (I think that’s what they’re called) - the guys who look like an anthropomorphic dragon who crawl on the floor - especially have a sweet spot behind their knee where they will not only not be able to attack you, but they can also take you along for the ride when they move. Edit: the nokstella one is the one I’m thinking of. There are probably others that this might not work. I don’t know if I’d wanna be in the rot lake to do that… maybe. Haven’t tried it.


yourethevictim

It works on the Lake of Rot Dragonkin if you lure him onto one of the platforms that you can raise around him. They're more or less stuck in one place as they keep turning around to try and reach you so he won't drag you into the rot. However, beware that they will gain a new attack at around 50% HP where they raise their arm into the air and stab it into the ground, pulling it back out to deal AoE earthquake damage. You will get hit by this and probably instagibbed if you were forcing yourself into the crook of their knee when they start doing this move because they raise themselves up so high that you suddenly move forward and straight into the path of the attack. Oh, and the Nokstella Dragonkin will sprout lightning wings and just take off entirely.


watchout4cupcakes

I don’t see a lot of people saying this but thrusting swords will absolutely body dragons


yourethevictim

Dragons are weak to all types of Piercing damage. Spears work too.


jmatt9080

The claw. The claw!


NiceIsNine

I dunno why, but I always had a better time locking onto every target, especially in the older games and ESPECIALLY with large targets


Redditadminsareg4y

I'd also add that this fight is made for status effects. He can be poisoned, rotted, bled, frosted and supposedly you could sleep him (the wikis have a value as sleep resist instead of an immunity like deathblight and madness but i would have to try it myself to confirm). Using poison knives and an antspur rapier (pretty easy to use stat wise and a great tool to have) will let you get "free" damage while you play it safely. Bleed is also pretty strong due to his very high HP.


fiveplatypus

Rot and bleed just melt this guy


man_o_madan

Thank you for actually giving advice lmao


IIIRainIII

Its hard to not lock on when you are a mage


Few-Adhesiveness-354

Ahh but if you summon a real person you cannot use torrent chose wisely tarnished


Sigmar_Heldenhammer

I found that fight so much easier on foot than with Torrent. I always get caught in his giant snow toss with his shield every time I used Torrent.


Fumbling-Panda

Gotta use the dismount i-frames to dodge the snow wall, then remount and close the distance.


Aldiirk

I just double-jumped over it. Never knew the dismount had iframes. (We don't talk about my first playthrough where I didn't know torrent was summonable.)


TheGalator

>There are NPC summons available for this fight What? Where?


Dsmusique

Spoilers ahead - sorry, corrected “there IS an NPC summon..” he’s Alexander, the big jar guy, before fog wall, if you follow his quest line.


TheGalator

Oh nvm he still stuck in the ground in my playthrough


Jmvx527

That’s great advice and very nice reply all around.


A_Bit_Drunk

By hitting him until he dies.


[deleted]

I see you’re also a reader of fine literature.


OldManHipsAt30

They read the classics like Unga Bunga and Big Sword Go Bonk


Secret-Sock7928

This guy gets it.


Roleversal

Also make sure your health remains above zero.


NectarineExtreme1237

Most important hit point is the last one


_Not_A_Og_

Alright men, group up! And hit it till it dies! : The great corvax


bruteinasuit

Number One: Unga. Number 2, and I CANNOT stress this enough: Bunga


LookMaNoPride

Incredible. Novel. Brilliant. You, sir, are a modern day Julius Caesar of battle planning. FromSoft will have to come up with a patch to make the Fire Giant more difficult if this information gets out.


EvolvedCactus19

Rot works surprising well on this guy.


Pays_in_snakes

Also: bubble trumpet


EvolvedCactus19

Ohhh. I gotta try that this run. He’s slow enough that it should melt him.


biggrib

This and mimic tear summon


EvolvedCactus19

Exactly. Let him keep the attention. Do damage. You ride around and hit it with rot. He’ll go down.


calmdahn

Shabriri’s Woe a real treat here


R_V_Z

Or bleed. On my Dex/Arcane NG+ run I have double Blood Godskin Peeler +25 with 140 bleed buildup on each. Doing a jumping L1 applies 560 bleed per attack. Adding in Seppuku effectively made each attack trigger hemorrhage.


MouthPollution

One swing/cast at a time


Sir-Gideon-Ofnir

*I believe through combat, Tarnished.*


ThunderLife92

Find the albenueric woman she has the key


M_a_n_d_M

K, found her, what now, Big G?


ThunderLife92

KILL HER


M_a_n_d_M

Woah, woah, easy there, mate, no need to get so aggro.


Sea_Leadership4540

Find the other albinauric woman, she has the key


Sir-Gideon-Ofnir

*No, no. The* **other** *Albinauric woman possesses the key. This one possesses the knowledge of the whereabouts of the other, therefore will lead me to what I seek.*


missJulesXily

be a Chihuahua, *aggressively chews on ankles*


aquileskin

Fight him like a dragon, hit and run for your life


LastNinjaPanda

dont try to block his overhead slams. dodge them.


gamerdudeNYC

One of my favorite bosses, I love that giant plate as a weapon, didn’t notice the face on his abdomen at first… definitely a fun fight


RedditorSafeSpace

With a weapon


WaifuFinder420

Weak, real gamers use their fists.


Cromptank

You are expected to die tarnished. Prove them wrong.


A_Thirsty_Traveler

smack him foot


InsuranceAshamed4595

Try finger but hole.


GankisKhan04

The Ringed Finger is best finger!


EldaVeikko

Ride torrent. As soon as the fight starts, close as much distance as possible before he starts attacking you and then dodge and get under and slightly behind him. Then just hit his legs a lot. This goes for ranged users too. I beat him as an astrologer so trust me, fighting him at a distance is a death sentence. Whenever he rolls away, get under him as soon as possible. For phase 2, go for his hands and watch out for the fire. Basically run in, hit him a couple of times, and then book it because there’s a good chance he’ll bathe the whole area in flame.


prettyyyprettygood

Also when he’s shoveling snow at you with his shield while closing distance, you can take advantage of the invincibility frames you when dismounting torrent if you time it well. Saw this in one of Iron Pineapple’s videos on YT. Works great for dragons as well.


Moose2157

Quit for three weeks, then come back and over level so much the fight becomes a farce.


xroseghoulx

Summon Iron Fist Alexander, he had a lot of health and did a good amount of damage. Do small hits and take your time, aim for both the damaged left food and hands, he has a weak hand on one so when he slams on the floor, hit it with ranged attacks if you can’t get close


MolhCD

I summoned Alexander. He helped distract the boss and tanked a few hits, alongside my ash summon. Also hit him a couple of times even, but you should be the main DPS. His summon sign is just inside one of the boss arena entrances, a shiny spot in the snow that's easy to miss. A big caveat though - summoning him means you don't get to use Torrent, and many people highly recommend using Torrent for this fight. I never got used to horseback fighting in this game though so I found the NPC summon useful.


stinky_cheese33

I used him too. He, along with my mimic tear, helped me beat the Fire Giant on my second try.


YesterShill

Finish the Alexander quest and summon him!


forge_anvil_smith

It might be a bit of a cheese, but playing a faith based character I used Erdtree Heal to keep Alexander and mimic alive, together they killed the giant and I didn't do any damage.


Fenrir324

By the second phase you should honestly feel like you have a leg up on him.


ejdupras

If you collected the table set and cards from the previous area, you can bait him into playing poker. His torso face opens up when he gets good cards, which is a pretty clear tell for this point in the game. Or, if you like resolving conflicts violently, you can just dodge his attacks on torrent and hit his feet with your weapon.


Selfdeletus65

he has a weak spot on his foot


Crissaegrym

I was stuck on this fight too, and got some advice on this: * Do the Alexander quest, you will be able to summon him for Fire Giant and he is very tanky in here. * Ash summon Tiche on top to help damage. * Let Alex and Tiche get aggro, go behind Giant, slash or Pebble his foots until P2. * As soon as P2 starts, Magica buff, unlimited FP flask, Azure Comet, dead Giant.


seikenhiro

tickle his torso nose


jmadinya

you have to bring his hit points down to zero. there is a bar that represents his hit points, keep hitting him until that bar goes all the way down.


MenuNo4911

60 vigor and a plus 10 mimic tear will do the trick


casual_gamer153

A long bow +20, rain of arrows ash of war, bleed arrows, a very good tank summon (Dung Eater is great) and about 10 minutes of pressing L2 until you drain your FP, reload, and repeat.


Redditadminsareg4y

Hey thats not a bad idea. Id add the 3 shot crossbow with poison and rot bolt to make it faster


Sacredzebraskin

Is it even possible to have dung eater as a summon before getting to the fire giant?


xRadec

If you're a mage, use carian slicer on his ankle while in a horse. On phase 2, use comet azur on his face.


swagsta

Level your vigor


kslay23

Cheese him


edkphx

Poison and rot at the same time


nurvus_wolf

Black knife Tiche helped me out


Scrubtastic85

Hit his left ankle until he rips it off. Then use the battle tested method of hitting him in the dick. Most attacks won’t reach you between his legs.


Meckles94

Step 1: get on horse Step 2: attack ankles couple times Step 3: RUN AWAY. Step 4: repeat


No_Delay_3822

Bite his ankles


BethLife99

He's easy just the least fun boss


AverageFSenjoyer

Godskin duo is less fun. fire giant is pretty fun with summoned players. Remember helping a caster out, I was an archer and another one was a melee bleed build. Never had that much fun against the giant