Elden Ring: Mountaintops Of The Giants Complete Walkthrough

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  • How To Get To The Mountaintops Of The Giants
  • Reaching The Foot of The Forge
  • North Mountaintops
  • How To Get To The Consecrated Snowfields
  • All Dungeons
  • Notable NPCs
  • Field Bosses
  • Notable Loot

The Mountaintops of The Giants is one of the final areas in all of Elden Ring. As such, this region will mark a milestone in your Tarnished journey and will be one of the toughest locations you have faced yet. But, while the area may look large and daunting at first, the Mountaintops are actually moderately small.

In this guide, we will walk through how to make your way through the Mountaintops of The Giants in order to reach the next part of the story. Below the walkthrough, there is a list of all notable loot, bosses, and important areas otherwise.

How To Get To The Mountaintops Of The Giants

  • Use lift within Leyndell, after defeating Morgott

To even get to this new portion of the map, you'll need to complete the Leyndell, Royal Capital Legacy Dungeon and access the Grand Lift of Rold. After beating the last boss in the legacy dungeon, Morgott The Omen King, Melina will tell you to visit the Grand Lift and mark it on your map. To get there, you must get to one of the Divine Atlus Towers through Leyndell.

After defeating Morgott, you have to go back to the main street northeast of Avenue Balcony Site of Grace. Instead of going forward where you would have run into an Erdtree Avatar, walk down the street heading east. You can open the large gates at the end and go up some stairs past enemies. There will be a large wooden lift here that will take you to the bridge for the Divine Tower of East Atlus. Run across the bridge and use the next lift to get to the Forbidden Lands. Note that there is a room you can jump into as this lift lowers that will lead you to a room with the Blade of Calling dagger.

The Forbidden Lands is a short snowfield that will lead you to the Grand Lift of Rold. All you have to do is keep heading straight until you reach the Grand Lift. There will be a Golden Seed on your way there. There is a gargoyle boss fight at the entrance to the lift, the Black Blade Kindred. He won't be able to enter if you choose to run past him. Inside will be a Palm Reader and the lift to officially take you to Mountaintops of the Giants.

Reaching The Foot of The Forge

Walk along the general path, and you'll find the Site of Grace Zamor Ruins. At this Grace will be NPC Shabriri or Yura. South of the Grace, just before the ruins can be found the first map fragment. Run past these ruins to continue forward. Inside Zamor Ruins, you can find Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (3) and Zamor Ice Storm sorcery.

Swing left along the path, past a tall effigy-looking statue.

Past this statue, you'll notice a great and skinny bridge in the distance. There will be some enemies at the start of this bridge you can pass by or take on.

These enemies are Flame Monks, with one Fire Prelate mini-boss in the center. This mini-boss will be exceptionally tough, but will drop the Fire Prelate armor set. To the left of the Prelate will be the Briars of Punishment incantation. If you go down the small slope to the right, you'll find the entrance to the Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs dungeon.

Note that at the very end of this skinny and dangerous bridge will be a golem ready to fire arrows at you. It may be helpful to use Torrent to dodge and weave toward the end here.

Up the rocks and hill will be the next Site of Grace, Ancient Snow Valley Ruins.

Walking through the north valley you'll notice another golem in the distance. There will be multiple golems casually walking around. Head right and past this first golem.

You'll find another golem. To the right, up a small hill, you can find a Phantom Tree with a Golden Seed. Head left to the next Site of Grace, Freezing Lake.

Just across the Grace is a summoning pool statue for a reason. If you go deep enough into the sheet of ice in front of you, there will be a large dragon boss, Borealis The Freezing Fog. Along the right side of the mountain that's in front of the ice field, you'll find an imp sealed cave, the Spiritcaller Cave. What you'll want to do here is run across the ice, heading southeast until you run into a church on the other side.

This First Church of Marika will have a Sacred Tear and Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (3) outside on a corpse. From the church, head west.

A large undead dog, like those from Caelid, will greet you on your right-hand side. In the distance, you'll see a small fort called Guardians' Garrison. From the dog's location, you can head up the hill to find an Evergaol and Heretical Rise, a magic tower.

Just before the fort, at the very right side of the fences will be the White Ridge Road Site of Grace. See the expandable menu below for a quick guide on completing the fort or skip ahead.

Guardians' Garrison

There are a lot of tough enemies here. Aside from all the Fire Monks, there's a Fire Prelate and two stronger monks. Most of these enemies are facing away from you. This makes it easy for you to pick off those that are in your way and ignore the rest. The only ones you really have to fight are the monks to your right and the ones guarding the entrance to the fort.

Inside the fort, there will be an undead dog and a Flame Guardian. Don't let the Flame Guardian's red title scare you, they are relatively easy to defeat so long as you don't let their spells hit you more than once. Above the stairs, there will be some rats you can ignore. There is actually a hidden ladder in the left corner, near where the Flame Guardian was.

This ladder will take you to the rooftops of the fort where two more Flame Guardians will be across from you. Smithing Stone (7) can be found next to the second Flame Guardian. To continue, you'll want to jump over the railing to your left.

Part of the tower is broken here, allowing you to jump carefully onto the wooden path you see here. From this path, walk up the stairs to your left-hand side. They will lead you to trouble, so be prepared.

Up these stairs, there will be two undead dogs tucked away in the tower to your left. To your right will be a very tough boss fight with Chief Guardian Aghanthy. His hits are punishing and will instantly kill you, so you will need summons or patience here. Upon defeat, he drops the One-Eyed Shield. There will be the Giants' Prayerbook to loot here as well.

Run through Guardians' Garrison to find a chainlink bridge. Cross it to find the next Site of Grace, Giants' Gravepost, as well as the last map fragment.

There are no giants here, but many tough enemies like trolls, gigantic spider hands, and undead abnormally large birds. All you have to do here is head up the hill and continue to your left. In the second photo in the series of photos above, you can head up and right instead to find the Church of Repose and an NPC invasion. Otherwise, turn left up the hill where a ginormous spider hand will drop out of nowhere. Just nearby, further up will be Foot of the Forge Site of Grace to quickly lose aggro from that hand. Just across from the Grace, in front of the tree is a summoning pool that may be hard to see at first.

From here, all you have to do is walk across the chainlink bridge just ahead of the Grace. This will lead to the toughest boss battle yet, Fire Giant. After defeating him, you'll gain access to the Forge and can continue the story.

North Mountaintops

To explore other parts of the Mountaintops of the Giants, return to the Freezing Lake Site of Grace. Just behind the Grace is a slope going upwards. You'll walk into a large graveyard that will trigger a Tibia Mariner boss fight with large skeletons, much like that from Atlus Plateau. As you walk west and up this continuous slope, you'll find two bridges.

The first bridge, near Snow Valley Ruins Overlook Grace, will lead you to a Minor Erdtree and a tough boss fight with a special Erdtree Avatar. The second bridge will lead you to the Stargazer Ruins which holds some talking jellyfish and loot. Inside these ruins are the Fancy Spin gesture and Primal Glintstone Blade. There will be another bridge past the ruins that connects to the area the Minor Erdtree is in.

North of all of this is Castle Sol. An important dungeon for getting to the last portion of the game, with one of the hardest dungeon bosses yet. A Walking Mausoleum will be directly in front of the castle. To the west of this top portion of the map can be found a Death Rite Bird boss fight, as seen by the red exclamation points in the photo above.

How To Get To The Consecrated Snowfields

The Consecrated Snowfields is the second last part of the game next to Crumbling Farum Azula. It's not necessary to go here to complete the game, though, as finding the way to enter is hidden altogether. You actually need to find two halves of a secret medallion to the Grand Lift of Rold.

By completing Castle Sol, you'll go past the boss arena and eventually find the left half of this item, the Haligtree Secret Medallion. The right half of the medallion is back in Liurnia of the Lakes. Back in the Village of the Albinaurics, a man is hiding in the village who obtains the last piece of the puzzle. From the Village of Albinaurics Site of Grace, head up the small hill. Instead of going across the bridge that leads to the Omenkiller boss fight, go to the very edge of the cliffs past the two houses on this hill. Equip a lantern. There is a pot against the mountain to your right. If you roll it or hit it, it will reveal an old man. Kill him or not, he will give you the right piece of the Haligree Secret Medallion.

With both pieces, return to the Grand Lift of Rold. Standing at the center where you activate the lift, you'll now have a second option to Hoist Secret Medallion. This will bring you to a small dungeon which upon leaving will bring you to the Consecrated Snowfields and the road to the hardest boss in the game, Malenia Blade of Miquella.

You can't see anything in the Snowfields until you reach the second Grace, where the snowstorm clears up. It's hard to see, but just run forward, turn left and keep running until the storm diminishes.

The Snowfields are relatively small. The most important things here are labeled on the map above. Four dungeons can be found within Consecrated Snowfields. The blue stairs on the photo of the map represent Ordina Liturgical Town and a special portal. Ordina, Liturgical Town is in the North and is a sealed and dangerous town that upon breaking the seal will lead you to Miquella's Haligtree, a legacy dungeon. The second star on the map indicates a portal that will take you to yet another underground area that is end-game material and challenging. The portal takes you to Mohgwyn Palace.

There are two Golden Seeds in the Consecrated Snowfields and a Walking Mausoleum. The first Golden Seed is on the left-hand side in some ruins, just past the Consecrated Snowfields Site of Grace. The second seed is outside of and to the west of Ordina Liturgical Town.

All Dungeons

Giant Conquering Hero's GraveUnderneath a mountain. Next to the long bridge to Ancient Snow Valley Ruins that a Fire Prelate and golem guard on either side. Only accessible by going west from Giant's Gravepost Grace.
Giants' Mountaintop CatacombsDown the slope next to the Fire Prelate that guards a bridge. Past Zamor Ruins.
Spiritcaller CaveJust past the Freezing Lake Grace, in the mountains South.

Notable NPCs

Bloody Finger Hunter Yura/ShabririNext to Zamor Ruins Site of Grace.
Brother CorhynOn the bridge connecting Stargazer Ruins to Minor Erdtree.
GoldmaskOn the bridge connecting Stargazer Ruins to Minor Erdtree.
MilicentNear Ancient Snow Valley Ruins Site of Grace.

Field Bosses

Tibia MarinerNorthwest of Snow Valley Ruins Overlook.
Death Rite BirdMost west of Snow Valley Ruins Overlook.
Erdtree AvatarSouth of Snow Valley Ruins Overlook, across a bridge.
Chief Guardian ArghanthyAt the very top of Guardians' Garrison.
Fire GiantPast the chainlink bridge near Foot of the Forge Grace.
Borealis The Freezing FogAcross from Freezing Lake Site of Grace, spawns on the lake once you go deep enough.

Notable Loot

  • Golden Seeds – Up a hill in the frozen ravine past Ancient Snow Valley Overlook Grace and North-East past Foot of the Forge Grace.
  • Sacred Tears – Inside First Church of Marika and Church of Repose.
Briars of PunishmentJust before the long bridge a Fire Prelate guards, past Zamor Ruins.
Flame, Protect MeBehind an Imp sealed door inside Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave.
Blade of CallingIn a secret room. You must jump off the lift that enters the Forbidden Lands.
Rivers of BloodDropped upon defeat of an NPC invasion in front of Church of Repose. West of Foot of the Forge Grace.
One-Eyed ShieldDropped upon the defeat of Chief Guardian Arghanthy inside Guardians' Garrison.
Ash of War: SeppukuDropped upon the defeat of invisible scarab on the Freezing Lake.
Godskin Swaddling Cloth TalismanDropped upon the defeat of the end boss inside Spiritcaller Cave.
Ancient Dragon Smithing StoneInside the mouth of a ginormous skull, accessible through a Spirit Jump South of Church of Repose.

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