When you get to the Fire Giant, you must know you are close to finishing the game. Many challenges are ahead, but you are extremely close to finishing your journey to become the Elden Lord. You might be wondering if there are any consequences for defeating the Fire Giant, and we can’t say too much without spoilers.
Before defeating the Fire Giant, you must explore Leyndell, the Royal Capital, and the Subterranean Shunning Grounds, defeat the nearby NPC invaders, find the Bolt of Gransax, complete the Dung Eater’s questline, and level yourself up to around Level 130-140.
Remember that defeating the Fire Giant won’t initiate any big changes. It is what you do afterward that brings changes around the world. We can say to go to the top of the giant chalice and rest at the Site of Grace. Once you do so, don’t talk to Melina unless you want to initiate the next part of the game.
1. Explore Leyndell, the Royal Capital
If you didn’t know already, once you defeat the Fire Giant and commit the Cardinal Sin at the top of the giant bowl, the entire city of Leyndell gets covered in ash. You lose access to the entire city except for the underground section, so explore everything you can before defeating the Fire Giant.
If you don’t explore it, you must wait for another playthrough to get everything from that location. You also lose out on many upgrade materials, so if you want extra materials, explore the entire city area before it gets destroyed. It will also get rid of some optional bosses as well so make sure to take advantage of that before it is gone.
2. Explore the Subterranean Shunning Grounds
This one isn’t as important as exploring the city above this place because it is the previously mentioned underground area. You have access to it after the city gets covered, but it is probably best to explore the area before doing so. It also lets you see a new cutscene at the end of the game if you accept the Frenzied Flame before committing the Cardinal Sin.
Be warned that accepting the Frenzied Flame will lock you out of every ending except the Frenzied Flame Ending, so keep that in mind. It is also a pretty difficult area that is easier to get to if you keep the city from being covered. Just try to finish everything you must do in the city before defeating him.
3. Defeat the nearby NPC invaders
A bunch of NPC invaders is around the Mountaintops of the Giants. A few of the NPCs don’t spawn once you defeat the Fire Giant, so make sure you defeat them before they are gone forever. They give you some really good gear and items, so it is worth defeating them.
We aren’t sure which ones don’t spawn, but there are at least a few of them that don’t. We can tell you to look up all the different NPC invader locations and defeat them all. If you defeat them all, there is no way to miss them because you will already have their items. Just make sure to defeat as many as you can.
4. Find the Bolt of Gransax
If you didn’t know, there are Legendary weapons in the game. They range from curved swords to greatswords. The Bolt of Gransax is one of those weapons. You will need a spear to get the Legendary Armament achievement. It is necessary if you want to complete all the achievements in the game.
Once the city gets covered in ash, you will lose access to this weapon until you start a new playthrough. It is sitting on the massive dragon spear in the middle of the city. all you have to do is find the tip of the spear and work your way up. You will eventually find the Bolt of Gransax on the weapon itself. All you need to do is pick it up.
5. Complete the Dung Eater’s Questline
This is another thing that has to do with the underground area. We aren’t saying you lost out on the entire quest if you defeated the Fire Giant, but it is easier to do since you are already going into the underground area anyway. It is a very odd questline that you have to be careful. If you meet the Dung Eater in the sewers, don’t kill him.
You will get his armor but lose the rest of the quest line. Just make sure you do the quest while exploring the Subterranean Shunning Grounds. It is not the longest quest line, but it does give you access to an alternate ending at the end of the game. If you want any other endings, do not accept the Frenzied Flame.
6. Level up to around Level 130-140
There isn’t a recommended level for most things in the game, but once you get to the end, you must be prepared for anything. You should probably be at a decently high level if you have completed all the other things on this list. We recommend that you be above Level 130 to defeat the Fire Giant with a decent challenge.
It is not super fun when you have to spend hours and hours on a boss fight and not get anywhere. Having your level higher will give you a better chance of defeating bosses more quicker. Plus, the next area you go to isn’t kind to you if you have a lower level. The game gets harder from there, so ensure you are ready for anything.