Giant Lord
NG hp.png souls.png
0 5,970 75,000
1 7,164 150,000
2 0 0
3 0 0
4 0 0
5 0 0
6 0 0
7 13,612 300,000
physical_vs_strike.png 100%
physical_vs_thrust.png 100%
physical_vs_slash.png 100%
fire_defence.png 30%
magic_defence.png 30%
lightning_defence.png 30%
dark_defence.png 10%
poison_damage.png Susceptible
bleed_damage.png Susceptible


Soul of the Giant Lord,
who once conquered Drangleic.

Vendrick crossed the seas, took prisoner
the Giants, and brought them back to his castle,
clapped in irons. However, after this modest
triumph, his countenance could be seen to
grow darker with each passing day.

— Description of the Giant Lord Soul


Memory of Jeigh:
At the very end.
Bonfire Intensity Health Souls
1 (NG) 5,970 75,000
2 (NG+) 7,164 150,000
8 (NG+7) 13,612 300,000

Bonfire Ascetic respawn: The Place Unbeknownst bonfire.


Both of them can't be summoned at the same time.




Sword Slash

Foot Swipe

Downward Stab


Melee Strategy:

Lock onto his left leg and stay behind him while somewhat close to his left leg, and circle left. He will rotate and try and hit you with the right foot swipe, which misses if you are close to the left leg, and can be easily dodged. Just keep hitting that left leg, but be cautious when he goes for the swipe, as it is often lethal. If he goes for a stomp, roll out of the way and keep repeating the same pattern.

Ranged Strategy:

As you approach the boss, he will do a downward chop attack, dodge this and get to the ledge adjacent to him. From here, he will only do two attacks: a sweeping slash and a downward chop. Simply roll to dodge them and attack twice in between.

Magic Strategy:

Using pyromancy with a +10 Flame and 8 slots he can be killed within 5 minutes. Also using a high Faith and Intelligence build he can be repeatedly killed without any problems, as his moves are very predictable.

Start by running to the platform next to him. He will start off with an over head swing, so dodge up the stairs and cast any pyromancy you have attuned. The only attacks you will have to worry about in this area are his over head and sweeping swing, both of which are easily dodged. Keep in mind that he wastes no time between attacks, so try to limit yourself to one spell between each attack.

His weakness is Fire, though he is still easy to kill with Miracles and Sorcery, especially with a high casting speed.

Miracles Strategy:
Using a Lightning Dragon Chime +5, three slots of Great Lightning Spear, one slot of Heavenly Thunder and light armor, proceed to the platform near the boss. Stay as close as possible to the boss without falling from the platform and when he starts to swing his sword, run back to the wall behind you and cast Great Lightning Spear. Repeat this until you're out of uses, then descend from the platform and stay below him waiting for his foot stomp. Avoid it and then cast Heavenly Thunder, which will hit them at least twice due to his size. Repeat this proccess and you can easily kill him within about 5 minutes if you're good enough on rolling.

Farming Strategy:
Using a Bonfire Ascetic at the Place Unbeknownst bonfire will make the items and enemies within all three memories respawn. This includes the Giant Lord. Simply follow the strategies stated before and it becomes one of the easiest boss fights in the game with a rather large reward (use the Covetous Silver Serpent Ring to maximize earned souls). Since there is an ascetic inside the Memory of Jeigh (up the left stairs as you first go through the fog gate) you can do this forever. Don't forget about the Twinkling Titanite just off the ledge as you approach the giant tree from the bonfire.

Remember, the items in other memories will respawn when you do this, so you can go and grab them every time. However, the giants in other memories will eventually get strong enough to easily kill you in one hit, so be careful.

How to get 500k+ souls from the Giant Lord in 5 minutes


  • Be careful not to walk into his sword after he stabs it into the ground, it can still damage you.
  • His downward sword smash will not go through rock, nor create a straight shockwave if you stand on the platform next to him.
  • With a full set of extra Souls gained gear, you will receive 507,882 souls by killing the Lord at Bonfire Intensity 8.


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