There have been a lot of players who were struggling against the Fire Giant boss in Elden Ring. It’s a late-game boss you’ll encounter in the Mountaintops of the Giants. What makes this boss particularly hard for a lot of players is its tremendously high HP and attacks that seem to deal a lot of damage.
What’s even worse is that your camera will be working against you throughout the fight. I personally struggled with the boss before, until I found out that he’s actually weak to Frost damage, so I just spammed the Hoarfrost Stomp ash of war to beat him.
Unfortunately, that skill’s been nerfed to the ground, so you’ll have to use other tactics to beat it. While a lot of players resorted to cheesing the boss, there are actually a couple of ways to beat him fair and square. This guide will cover that one particular strategy.
How to Defeat the Fire Giant Fast in Elden Ring
You have to keep in mind that the Fire Giant is a mandatory boss. Hence, you’ll have to defeat him to progress the story. In other words, you have to actually “git gud” at this part, unless of course if you choose to go the cheese route.
In this strategy, you’ll want to use the Antspur Rapier, upgrade it to the highest level possible, then add a Poison affinity to it. Since the Antspur Rapier has an innate Scarlet Rot buildup, just a few attacks using this weapon will allow you to inflict Scarlet Rot on the Fire Giant.
You also want to apply the Seppuku ash of war into it, then make sure to activate it after entering the arena to gain blood loss buildup on your attacks.
Choosing the Right Gear
To maximize your damage, you want to wear the Kindred of Rot’s Exultation to boss your damage by 20% whenever you inflict Poison or Scarlet Rot to nearby enemies. Since you can easily apply those two status effects, that means you can benefit from the damage increase which lasts for approximately 20 seconds.
Then, you also want to wear the Lord of Blood’s Exultation for yet another 20% damage increase each time you inflict bleed on the Fire Giant. This stacks with the buff from the Kindred of Rot’s Exultation, giving you a total damage increase of 40% once you proc all three status effects.
Lastly, you want to wear the Mushroom Crown headpiece for an extra 10% damage increase when applying poison or rot to your target. This will stack with the previous talismans for a total of 50% increase in damage. Alternatively, you can wear the White Mask headpiece which gives the same 10% damage increase but activates when you inflict blood loss.
Now that you’ve got your gear, you can head to the boss arena. I recommend using the Mimic Tear summon so you can have a copy of your proccing bleed on the boss. Also, if you’ve followed Iron Fist Alexander’s questline, you should be able to find his summon sign just a short distance from the fog gate.
During his first phase, you’ll want to target his left leg until the locks are broken, then simply attack him while avoiding his attacks until he gets down to 50% HP, which is when the second phase starts.
You don’t want to lock onto him during this phase. Simply stay behind him or just right next to one of his thighs, then have Alexander or your summon take the aggro. Whenever he performs an AOE spell, get away as far as possible then re-engage once the spell is over.
With Poison, Scarlet Rot, and Blood Loss being inflicted on the boss throughout the duration of the fight, while having your summon or Alexander take aggro, you should be able to take down the Fire Giant as quickly as possible.
The Cycle Frontier: Beginners Guide to Season 2 | Every Change You Need to Know About
Gear up and know these things before you play
The Cycle Frontier is a first-person shooter with a space theme comparable to Escape from Tarkov. You will need to scavenge or loot as you explore more hazardous places.
Every time you go exploring, you might want to examine the weather because it will greatly impact you. We’ll go over everything you need to know about the game’s second season.
Beginners Guide to Seasons 2, Every Change You Need to Know About in The Cycle Frontier
You will start at the station, which serves as the center of the Cycle Frontier. The General Store or Stockpile is located below the stairs. The Stockpile contains various items, including utilities, weapons, ammo, armor, consumables, tools, and attachments. From this point, you will set off on your journey through the Cycle Frontier.
Tips and Tricks for The Cycle: Frontier Season 2
You should be aware of the following before playing Cycle Frontier:
The game has a wide variety of bags and backpacks. They need to be outfitted initially. You will see a space icon next to each item. The capacity of your bag is unaffected by the armor and weapons you have loaded.
A heavy-duty backpack with a 350-space capacity is an illustration of a bag. You will become exposed more quickly the more you carry. It will increase the volume of your movement after you have 200 places in your bag. Additionally, this slows down your movement.
Find a weapon that you feel comfortable with by trying them all. You can see its ammunition when you click on a weapon. The AR-55 Autorifle is a superb first weapon for a beginner.
There are two varieties of armor. The common armor has higher protection. Running is an excellent use for tactical armor because it can boost your stamina.
The Weak Stim and the Weak Medkit are the game’s two consumables. Weak Stims are preferable because they have quicker animation. You can use the Weak Medkit when you take a lot of damage.
Different kinds of attachment exist. These attachments must always be checked and ready for you to know where to attach them. For instance, all guns can be equipped with the Angled Foregrip, yet only the DMR and Sniper can use the Marksman Stock.
These two attachments both lessen recoil. Attachments with less recoil are beneficial for automatic rifles. Snipers benefit from attachments for aim-down sights. Shotguns benefit from attachments that are easy to pull off.
The Crafting Station is to the left of the Stockpile. There are only white rarity attachments in the Stockpile.
However, you may create green, blue, and purple rarity attachments in the crafting station. The consumables can also be used to make various grenades.
Utilities, Weapons, Ammo, Armor, Consumables, Tools, Attachments, Muzzle, Optics, Ammo, Stock, Grip, and Materials are all included at the crafting station. The necessary materials for crafting or crafting part of the components will need to be gathered through scavenging.
In the game, there are 3 factions, and each one has its own special quests and weapon to give.
The first faction is the ICA.
The Osiris is the next group.
Lastly, Korolev is the name of the last faction.
You must sell products to the faction market since the regular store does not accept them. As your faction level increases, you can purchase the special weapon that they purchase. The ability to use powerful weapons is unlocked as you level up.
To advance in level, you can complete campaign missions or tasks from the faction leaders. Make campaign missions your top priority as a new player.
Selling materials is another option to get faction points, which is a terrific way to earn money.
These are the special weapons for the Korolev faction. They provide powerful weaponry.
The ICA offers a greater selection of weapons than the other factions.
The Osiris provides cutting-edge armaments.
Campaign missions in Osiris can be completed to earn greater stims as well.
The Den Residences, where you will find your Quarters or hideout, is located beneath the arrivals.
Your quarters can also be upgraded. Aside from the quarter level, there are three upgrades: generators, inventory, and gear printer. Improve your inventory’s capacity as a top priority. Give upgrading the supply crate top priority in the Generator tabs.
In the Quarters’ Inventory tab, the safe pocket can be upgraded. In the safe pocket, you can keep grenades or a Keycard.
The supply crate is in the Quarters. It allows you to collect goods, and the more upgrades you give, the rarer the items you can get.
When you’re good to go, go to the Launch Terminal to begin playing.