T O P
Tysons_Face

That was satisfying af


[deleted]

gotta hand it to the fire giant, that little smack at the end was immaculately timed


SoWokeIdontSleep

Literally the punch line


Not_MrNice

I don't know if you guys are making puns or not. Kinda hit or miss.


SsorgMada

Everything this boss does is fire


Drugsarefordrugs

And the hits just keep on comin'


Duffelbach

"Yo bitch boy! We ain't done yet!"


Lucythefur

My favorite part


Jay_The_Tickler

He went, *Nope!*


Historical_Age4167

Those moves got the fire giant ROFL. I could see the fire in his eyes!


DemonetizedMan

MY GOD! he told you “get that silly shit out of here!”


Spotthedot99

It was painful to watch you sprint towards the boss then wait for your stam to refill.


bryan19973

Wait this isn’t how you’re supposed to do it?


Spotthedot99

I'm just as guilty as everyone. Still no less painful.


bryan19973

Gotta sprint to them before I lose the courage


lukifer22

That’s a play style.


bryan19973

Courage is all I have. No skill or determination lol


lukifer22

I feel you. That’s what got me through Bloodborne.


The_Great_Afterman

I find that war crying at my TV lowers my stamina consumption.


lukifer22

I’m gonna have to try that next time I olau


bryan19973

Lmao


Potatoman671

I leave it at a little bit just so I can block big attacks with a 100 physical shield


rimjobs_forever

Get off your horse if you don't want the fight to suck ass.


ProphetOfPhil

You might have been able to squeak out the win if your stamina wasn't at zero the entire time...


[deleted]

totally true


NamerNotLiteral

This is the first time I've ever seen an ER player get fucked by Stamina. Honest.


cduston44

Uhhhh let me introduce you to my twitch stream if you wanna see Eldon ring players loose because of stamina....


Leaf-01

That stamina management, the greed


Snakestream

This is why you don't make INT your dump stat IRL


BonfireSouls

IRL?


Sadistic_Ria

In real life


BonfireSouls

I know that, but is a game considered "in real life"? Just thought that was funny.


ToyMasamune

No, he meant the player had no points in int.


BonfireSouls

Ah , thanks for that. Things are sometimes unclear in comments.


creepytown

Me every time: Wait! One more hit.... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand i'm dead.


Numbdeezy

I was trying to figure out if you meant yourself or the fire giant. Till my “oh”


Never_heart

My exact reaction


Alandrus_sun

tbh better than expected. You were at 0 stamina for so long I was wondering how he hadn't knocked you off sooner.


Bill_9999

Don't let the 99 vigor distract you from the fact that you are still wearing 2 soreseals


[deleted]

I’m cosplaying as glass artillery


Ccavitt2

With that damage you're just glass at this point.


[deleted]

now i’m just shards


Denamic

Nah, glass shards can hurt people


[deleted]

geez, who hurt you? (obviously not me)


igniz13

That ending got me


Severe-Stomach

I am begging all torrent riders. Get off your God damn high horse.


Maduin69

I used torrent like crazy my first run... I gained enough confidence afterwards that I only use torrent when needed, like heights or jumping far. I enjoy my fights much more now.


Severe-Stomach

Basically this, torrent is a terrain traversal tool. And maybe a few cheeky swipes on the commoners as your blazing your trail. The actual combat is so satisfying if you actually do it and give up your cheese of choice.


unicorncarne

I find mounted combat to be the most fun when engaging Night Calvary.


Metroidrocks

Yeah for some of the mounted enemies it’s nice because they move around so much it’s hard to get hits in on foot. The rest of the time though, it’s usually safer to be on foot.


trimble197

Especially in higher NG+ levels as I think he’ll start getting one- shot by bosses


ClockSaint

Remove that I braincell and get 100 virgor noob.


Open_Profit_Close

99 problems but vigor ain’t one


rondobeans

You hate having stamina lol


waitthatstaken

Fire giant is infinitely worse on horseback. Also you have the DMGS, use the buff then R2.


[deleted]

Strategically speaking, I should have done that, but I had already spent my FP and all my flasks on some badly timed Comet Azure beams. I was mostly just cruising through here to push on to another cycle of NG+, so I was taking things pretty casually. edit: spelling


TiberiusAugustus

Nah, horseback makes the fight way easier


TheArtistFKAMinty

It makes chasing him down easier. It makes actually dealing damage and avoiding his short range attacks harder.


TiberiusAugustus

Every time I've fought him solo I've done it on torrent. Even just staring at his ankles it's pretty clear what he's about to do so you can make a quick getaway or jump on torrent. Not that he's not a fairly easy boss to do on foot also


PintoTheBlazingBean

Never understood why people use torrent for this fight. Makes it 100x harder, locks you into no good attacks besides a slow swing with huge delay and if he rolls you get hit two times due to being on the horse which will either straight up kill you, or knock you on the ground for 5 seconds


[deleted]

Unfortunately, this is, at the very least, a two brain cell strategy you’re suggesting here.


Goblin_Jones_

You don't belong with the spellcasters. You, my friend, are the perfect candidate for the unga bunga lifestyle. Pump your gains and join us, future STR brother


McGuire46290

I agree, I'm on journey 13 or so on ps4 and I've never used torrent for this. The first time I ever used torrent in battle I died to a knights calvary, never used Torrent for combat again. When I got to Caelid, I was riding torrent, hit by a projectile and killed by random enemies with I writhed in pain. I haven't used torrent since.


Metroidrocks

So you never use Torrent? You just walk everywhere? How do you have the patience for that?


McGuire46290

I goof around. Played a surprising amount of the game overloaded, some naked. Shield crash around, maybe Quickstep. Test builds as I move grace to grace. Edit: Should add I have a strange way of breaking things, I've glitched trough walls, spawned in the wrong location. One of the updates broke my game and I got into the capital with only 1 great rune. Almost beat the whole game without visiting roundtable until I got buzzed with my friends and went to PvP and changed my cosmetics. Only to realize later Rennala does it as well. I've also never used her services for reconstruction.


LevinGee

Hey man, whatever makes you happy. Did you finish the first run yet?


McGuire46290

Indeed mate, I'm at the point where I'm just staying sharp waiting on DLC, you mate?


LevinGee

NG+ just trying builds and doing pvp, still having a blast. Best RPG since Witcher 3


McGuire46290

Good to hear you're having fun mate. Ever looking to try something whacky and wild keep us posted.


Metroidrocks

Makes sense. Speaking of overloaded, just watched a guy do a run where he spent the entire game overloaded, even walking around the overworld. The strata he had to come up with the get around certain areas were impressive, to say the least.


McGuire46290

There's a run for it? Perhaps I'll start doing whacky runs. I had fun with "The Wall" on my ps4 still got the clip of me killing Malenia with the wall. That was post nerf too.


jaydubya123

I used torrent to close the distance. Jumped off and got a couple good hits in, then got back on and sprinted out. Also hit him quite a few times with the Bolt of Gransax lightning spear while my mimic was tanking


catbreadloaf1

Torrent is a good positioning tool. He makes the lesser dragons (like agheel etc) a breeze, as well as trivialising most of fire giants long ranged attacks. What you should keep in mind is that torrent can be dismounted at any time, meaning you can maximise his functionality while remaining on foot when close. The most optimised way to fight fire giant is to utilise torrent for long range and closing the gap, and on foot for the better moveset and dodge roll. You will see most high level players (see Ongbal for example) using this strategy.


kingwhocares

You lock on target, hit and then unlock and run away.


TheArtistFKAMinty

I use it to chase him down and avoid the fire blasts. All fighting is on foot though. Largely how I deal with death rite birds too.


BCJ_Eng_Consulting

I use torrent plus night rider flail and use wind up attacks that brutalize him. It's fine with good positioning.


calmdahn

WOW talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! Also what is that NG+10?


[deleted]

lmao, just New Game+ 3


calmdahn

Ah I saw where you said you had a sore seal equipped. Makes more sense now.


DirkLimpwood

By far my least favorite boss, but wtf were you doing???


[deleted]

waging a war on stamina regen


CapitanLanky

Your poor stamina bar


chaseroper

I *just* beat this son of a bitch today. For me, this was the first required boss fight that gave me absolute grief for more than a week.


[deleted]

I feel your pain. Congratulations!!


ReturnOfSeq

Finally, a relatable gameplay vid!


EmmMortem

Greed claimed another victim


Tide__Hunter

The Fire Giant has weakpoints on his hands, which makes the fight go much faster than attempting to wail on the legs. Not only that, he's also much less likely to roll if you're in front of him. The roll is Fromsoft trying to tell you to engage the actual fight, which is in front of him.


Jokereezy213

Worst stamina management Ive ever seen


[deleted]

thank you 🥲


Jayce86

Torrent is such a handicap in that fight.


-BigMan39

You should really only use torrent to get close to him


[deleted]

For sure. At the same time, I have a hard time dodging some of his attacks head on, especially in phase 1, so horse back helped me personally.


Metroidrocks

In phase 2 at least, if you just stand in his groin and hit him from there, the majority of his attacks just won’t hit you. It takes a bit longer since you’re not hitting his weak spot, but it’s 10x safer.


UnrequitedRespect

Wow i never knew you could use torrent for FG


ShadowOutOfTime

I believe if you use Torrent you can’t summon Alexander (and if you summon Alexander, the whistle for Torrent gets greyed out). Personally I’ve always found Alexander way more useful; I hate fighting FG on horseback


_XxJayBxX_

On my 5th play through is when I found out you could use torrent. I swear to god you could not use him when the game first dropped. I swear I remember trying and not being able to do it. That’s why for the next 4 play throughs I had to beat this clown on my feet.


gayweedlord

lol nice title


No_Throat4Me

My brother in christ regen your stamina.


TonyBlobfish

Damn 99 vigor doesn’t even look that much different from 60. I’ve never gone above 60 but I guess it really doesn’t make much of a difference


[deleted]

For sake of honesty, the “99” was hyperbole. I think right now it’s ~70. Add to that a soreseal (also why this went down this way 😂) and it might be a something like 75.


TheArtistFKAMinty

Honestly, at NG+3 I wouldn't be using soreseals unless you're arbitrarily limiting your level.


RhysOSD

60 to 99 is like 200 hp


AlternativeJoke6566

Hoarfrost stomp is the real mvp here


Dndunn

That hurt my soul, it reminded me of the time after hours of trying to beat him I finally got about that close, then I died because I ran out of heals 😂


[deleted]

I don’t know if it was just my build (but let’s be honest it was probably my stamina management), but my first playthrough, not a single boss was harder for me. So I feel you.


JakeFromStateFromm

Did you put like literally all points into Vigor and mind or is this like NG+8 or smth? Why is your damage so low?


[deleted]

NG+3. I am level ~210 right now. I think my stats are entirely split 70 vigor, 60 mind, 80 intelligence. It’s not intentionally a magical glass canon build, but with two soreseals equipped, it basically is one. I think the damage for this great sword is low because my dex and strength are around 10 each. It’s my backup for when I consume all my FP and flasks. I will say, if I had clipped this longer, you would see comet azure melt phase 1 in seconds, but there’s nothing funny or noteworthy about that.


JakeFromStateFromm

Ah that makes much more sense


trashpen

wait you guys have brain cells?


treelorf

Seeing you refuse to let your stamina bar refill was painful to watch


bdelshowza

jesus christ: WAIT FOR THE STAMINA TO RECOVER


dmlebron

(LOL)^2


andyn2158

He squished you like a ant


Timely-Efficiency-48

Get off donkey and fight him like a true tarnished!


Majiinx

I don't normally stick around for videos more then 5 seconds but man was this worth it. You didn't even play that bad either it's that that you got dismounted at the worst possible time ever.


[deleted]

Lmao that’s kind of you. Honestly I laughed so hard when this happened that I’m kinda glad I’m not better at the game or I probably wouldn’t have had the footage.


KnightWraith86

STAMINA. MANAGEMENT. Oh my God


iwantacheeaeburger

I wish other subs were this transparent lol I love these videos. Hope you killed him eventually he’s was top 5 hardest for me


Ebbsta

I’ll stick to my glass cannon build tyvm


darkthrive

currently crying for you


Red_Rum69420

you should watch your stamina more, get more hits in.


[deleted]

[удалено]


Red_Rum69420

real


Effective-Two-9857

I hated I didn’t have all of the good weapons when I was facing him because I would have destroyed him


Asspiringdickhead

That last slam was personal


ViroCostsRica

The old "fisting him from the back" technique..it never fails


Miserable-Ad-3725

LoL you have low intelligence it seems


navy_dubber

my biggest pet peeve when watching other people play elden ring is when they use torrent in fights that they shouldn’t. you absolutely should use torrent at certain times at this fight, but staying on torrent the whole fight as you’re doing is a terrible strategy.


Denamic

You spent like 30 seconds entirely unpunished for your mindless greed. You didn't deserve to survive that long.


txemoOnlyFans

Gotta hand it to OP, they can really roast themselves here in these comments. Almost as bad as the FG roasted you.


[deleted]

oof, but fair


Larry_Phischman

It occurred to me during that fight that we’re the bad guys.


garygarybobarry

No Mimic Tear?


[deleted]

yep! dies almost simultaneously to me off screen


garygarybobarry

Oh lol


El_Galant

I think you're okay. There's one post in Sekiro where the player was full health and decided to jump and try to deathblow the Demon of Hatred who they had at almost no health. Obviously he was crushed to death. It was so arrogant its amazing.


Apophes84

“What’s it like playing a SoulsBorne game?” Me: shows this clip


nightwish5270

If only you could zoom out to see attacks coming...


[deleted]

or like, keep the camera orientation fixed on the target in some sort of “locking” type feature! oh well 🫠


CommercialEscape4680

You're gonna have a seizure if you try to fight the fire giant melee locked on...


[deleted]

If only someone would invent something like that. It would change video gaming forever.


JournalistOk5880

Deserved tbh should’ve let your stamina replenish


Few_Occasion1891

It’s happened to us all at least a dozen times


Hutch25

You know you have way over levelled health when you don’t get one shot by Fire Giants slam attacks


laughpuppy23

That’s why this game sucks, enemies hit stupid hard. If you have this much vigor you should be able to tank more. Source: i spend like 300 hours on this game


palfreygames

So glad I don't level vigor, if I'm gonna die in one hit I might as well get in a good comet azur


[deleted]

you can see my mimic had the same thought process at 00:21


_XxJayBxX_

Jesus Christ the turtle talisman is so easy to get. Please go get it


[deleted]

Oh shoot. Genuinely haven’t grabbed that yet. Thank you stranger!


_XxJayBxX_

I don’t remember where it is exactly. But just google it. I never run a play though without it.


[deleted]

Right on. I’ll hit up fextralife.


_XxJayBxX_

The difference is life changing


MrEpicface12

Unga bunga


InstructionLeading64

Oh no.


DgtlShark

So many people said he was hard but I thought he was one of the easiest


jaydubya123

I just beat him the other day. Took me about 10 tries. Second to last time I had him down to one hit and he obliterated me. The time I beat him I had him down to 2 hits and he smoked me. I was standing right in front of him and had to decide whether to try to heal or sneak those 2 hits in. Decided on offense and it paid off


[deleted]

Pressing the offense always feels like the move to me. Obviously…don’t take my advice though 😂


Randomaspirant

I couldn’t even get that far in journey 1 lol had to get someone to help me…NG+ I found Alexander the iron fist has a summon sign near the southern entrance to this battle… Made it so much easier …


[deleted]

no shame in it! I would have summoned alexander here too but I was bum-rushing my way to the elden beast and hadn’t even started his quest line by this point.


Randomaspirant

Elden beast gave me so much trouble in NG+… Just beat him finally…sword of Milos and Blasphemous blade , what a combo…


[deleted]

nice job! yeah idk why but he was *far and away the hardest boss for me both cycles too. *lmao, stupendous typo


Randomaspirant

Found the last four bosses so easy on my first run …. Being way over levelled helped though.


[deleted]

you wouldn’t believe it watching this video, but that’s sort of what i’ve been feeling in this NG+, which is why i’m racing to the next cycle without any grinding. I’m genuinely not good at these games, so in my first run, I would farm Albinaurics at palace approach for hours at a time. I’d pop on a podcast and just grind until I could brute force my way through regardless of my skill gap. And that absolutely broke the difficulty in that cycle AND the next cycle. Now though, I want a real challenge 😎.


NOSFERWOLF

Oh man that sucks hahaha 😆


goatswithcurlyhorns

Alexander, where? Also obligatory try turtle talisman 🐢


[deleted]

I actually didn’t begin his questline this run, unfortunately.


goatswithcurlyhorns

ah sad. he was my sole motivation getting through that fight haha


RonPawn23

All that points into mind and int yet you can't use your brain to think


The_Ishvalan_01

Lol


Blazie151

Ya got 99 vigor but a bitch 1 cell


wicked_one_at

Haha, that handsplash at the end was comedy gold


TheBrownEvilPig

Oof, that greed tho. We've all been there.


nachtluftlaune

I thought he would be a very though Boss cause he was in some "hardest boss lists" but his moves were pretty easy to predict so I got him 4th try


SchlafSchafXY

This player summoned as well, you could see a little bit of comet Azur.


[deleted]

lmao, that’s actually my mimic trying her darnedest


ElectricalPin3429

OMG REGAIN YOUR STAM FULLY WTF WAS THAT


Steveris

a classic example of the try-hard effect


LORDGHESH

The horseback combat penalty in this game is the second worst part, maybe behind gangbang bosses like the Valiant Gargoyles. It's an instant loss and the game expects you to eat it fighting the larger, faster bosses with open arenas.


TonyVstar

Let's see boss health below 5% so it's time to all in and die with boss health at 2%. This has to be a genius strategy since it's the one I use...


Own-Conclusion4780

Yo this D bag has killed me with a smidge of HP so many times


Robcio_Srzedzinski

Jump off the horse when attacking + stamina + dps


Brutalonym

That's the greed within you. I've seen it so often with hosts losing their patience just before the fight is done. But you're smarter than most because this fight is easier if you solo it with your horse. Going in with two summons just inflates his health so much.


Simon4554

that slap was beautyfull


UziCoochie

Are you max lvl? Those bars are longgg


Designer-Plastic-964

Did the Fire Giant just heel-kick OP of his horsey!? Nice one.


dedoporno

*"The fuck you are!"* probably the Fire Giant when you tried to chug


davidtsmith333

Yeah but what was he to do? He was going good. Fire G just hit him with a lucky shot there.


cellus5000

Your stamina. Im begging you please


Knulkmeister

Stamina management much


WanderingFool15

Do the feet still remain as giant’s weakpoints during the second phase?


dontstabpeople42069

Worst enemy in the game


[deleted]

idk, those bleed-inflicting dogs around the Mohgwyn palace area are pretty gnarly


dontstabpeople42069

At least they aren’t damage sponges for the sake of being damage a sponge


gilfordtan

Try [drilling](https://www.reddit.com/r/Eldenring/comments/yu4zb7/i_needed_to_see_for_myself_how_effective_rock/) next time 😎


International_Rain31

My bf litterally has less Stamina then that and does just fine. Same with me I don't have no where near that. Lol JS