How To Get To The Forge Of The Giants In Elden Ring?

Finding Melina will require players to find and locate the Forge of the Giants region in Elden Ring. This is one of the points of no return.

The Forge of the Giants is an important location in Elden Ring, only accessible after significant progress through the game. Reaching this area unlocks opportunities to advance Melina’s questline, a key element in Elden Ring’s narrative.

One thing you should know about this region is that it is located on the Mountaintops of the Giants. It is accessible after activating the Grand Lift of Rold through a lengthy quest to find two halves of the Rold Medallion.

This guide will take you through a step-by-step process to get to Forge of the Giants.

The Forge of the Giants Location

The bridge on the city’s eastern edge will be available after defeating the Elden Throne boss and speaking to Melina in Leyndell, Royal Capital. Take the elevator to the Forbidden Lands and continue moving forward on the foggy path. You will encounter many enemies on the path and poison traps on the way. Keep going forward, and at the end of the path is the Rold Route.

The Black Blade Kindred protects the Grand Lift; you must defeat him to access the lift. Use the Hoist Medallion given by Melina to activate the lift. This lift will take you to the Mountaintops of the Giants.

When you get out to the lift, you will be on the mountaintops; the first region you will get to is the Zamor Ruins. Stay on the snowy edge and go to the northern side of the area until you get to a thin bridge with an archer.

Move to the northeastern direction, and the path will take you to Zamor Ruins Site of Grace. After activating the site of grace, move southeast to get to the area marked below.

Continue moving southeast, and you will come across a small graveyard; go to the area that is giving out pressure from the ground and jump on it to reach Lord Contender’s Evergaol on the other side of the mountain.

You must go southwest until you get to a thin braided bridge to Flame Peak, one last spot before you get to the forge. You will find many giants here; a recommendation would be to stay on your horse, run past them, and avoid getting into a fight.

Staying northeast will get you to a chained bridge; cross it and stick to the southeast area to get to another chained bridge. The second bridge will take you to your final destination, the Forge of the Giants. Note that you need to defeat the Fire Giant to the giant cauldron.

Make sure not to jump into the center of Forge while exploring, as it will instantly kill you.

Defeating the Fire Giant

During phase one, you must focus on the giant’s left leg, as the splint is his weak spot, and stay on your horse during the entire fight. Before the fight, have items like bleed, frostbite, and scarlet rots.

In the first phase of the fight, he will use his shield to send ground tremors at you; make sure you jump over it, ride your horse into his leg, and start attacking him. Don’t stop striking him, but make sure he doesn’t stomp on you. Continue hitting its leg until the splint breaks, and then keep hitting more.

When the splint breaks, the boss will run away from you and cast fire spells. Run up to him and continue slashing his leg. But when the giant does an AoE attack, you need to get out of its range and come back for more slashing when his attack wears off. Don’t let the fire hit you, as it will do serious damage.

During the second phase, the giant will rip off its left leg after receiving damage to it. You need to focus on its right leg and repeat the same strategy. If you can aim for the hand that’s on fire, it will take him out quickly. However, the feet strategy works great, too.

After taking out the Fire Giant, you will earn Remembrance of the Fire Giant, and the way to the giant cauldron will be cleared.

What To Do At The Forge Of The Giants?

During Melina’s questline, you will encounter two points of no return. But before we tell you when and how you will have a point of no return, let’s get some background on her questline.

You will meet many times throughout the questline, first at the Church of Elleh in Limgrave, then at the Roundtable Hold. The third time you will meet her will be in the Leyndell, Royal Capital, where she will hand you the Rold Medallion after the boss fight. Then comes the Forge of the Giant, where you will have a final meeting with Melina.

During this encounter, Melina will give you two choices: commit to the cardinal sin or wait. To progress the game ahead, you must agree to her; she will burn herself and the Erdtree. This choice will take you to the Crumbling Farum Azula. This is your first choice of no return.

In the Crumbling Farum Azula, you must defeat Dragonlord Placidusax and Maliketh the Black Blade. This will unleash the Rune of Death, another point of no return. After this, you will have to find your way to Leyndell, the Ashen Capital, where you will fight Mohg the Omen and eventually get to the Lord of Frenzied Flame, ending in the Elden Ring.

Alternate Option

You can have an alternate ending to this where you have the Frenzied Flame when you get to the Forge of the Giant, this time, you can burn yourself and become kindling instead of Melina.

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