Giant Lord


King of the Giants that invaded Drangleic, this towering monstrosity came to the fight complete with his crown and massive Greatsword. He seeks vengeance for the subjugation of his kingdom and intends to reclaim a precious prize stolen from him by King Vendrick, but what could this "prize" possibly be…?1


Memory of Jeigh
Bonfire Ascetic respawn: The Place Unbeknownst bonfire.
Bonfire Intensity Health Souls
1 (NG) 5,970 75,000
2 (NG+) 7,164 150,000
8 (NG+7) 13,612 300,000


NPC Summons


  • Using BOSS-TIER
  • Medium Magic, Fire, and Lightning Resistance
  • Very Low Dark Resistance
  • Can be poisoned

Attack Patterns

Attack Damage Damage Type Parryable? Speed Tracking (left/right)
Stomping No Medium Both
Sword Slash No Fast
Foot Swipe No Fast
Downward stab (has blast radius) High No


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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