Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs is one of the optional locations in Elden Ring located in the Mountaintop of Giants towards the east. It is the home of the Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss as well as other useful loot. This guide will discuss in detail everything about Giants’ Mountaintop Catacomb in Elden Ring.
How to Get to Giants Mountaintop Catacombs in Elden Ring
Starting at the Zamor Ruins Site of Grace, start going towards the east all the way using the rocky path, and then start heading in the upwards direction.
Once you reach the narrow bridge, take a u-turn and there will be an inclined path taking you down to the doors of the Catacombs.
Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs Drops
Following is the list of items you will find in the Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs.
- Grave Glovewort (7)
- Grave Violet
- Ritual Pot
- Stimulating Boluses
- Nascent Butterfly
- Grave Glovewort (9)
- Root Resin x4
- Golden Rune (10)
- Fire Monk Ashes
Elden Ring Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs Walkthrough
On the other side of the door a little further, you will find a site of grace. When you go down the stairs, you will see three imps guarding a Grave Glovewort (7) and if you take the path to your right, you will find two more imps.
Towards the end of the hallway, there will be an elevator that will take you into the depths of Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs. When you reach the bottom, you will also see the door to the boss room which can be opened using a lever
Taking the path on the left, you will encounter three magic bomb-throwing imps that will need to be taken out. Further ahead, you will see another elevator which you will use to go to the lower level.
Before using the left, make sure to grab the Grave Violet hidden in the left-hand corner. Once you go down using the lift and take the stairs on the left side, you will encounter a fanged imp along with two more hidden in the alcoves.
Once again, you will find another lift that will take you even further down where you will find yourself in a corridor with a statue at the very end. Roaming around in that area will be two small Living Jars.
Be careful on your voyage towards the statue since you’ll be ambushed by a giant Living Jar. At the far end of the main room, will be a Grave Violet that is being guarded by three imps.
There will be a staircase towards the west of the room that will take you to the upper level but be sure to keep hugging the sidewall as there are pressure plates in the center that will activate traps.
On your left, you will find a room with dropping blades and exploding living jars. You can bait the jars into running towards you while you dodge and run through the dropping blades.
After that room, you will find yourself at an intersection where the right path will take you into a small room with nothing but a living jar but if you head up the stairs, you will be a bunch of Land Squirts that explode upon contact.
You can carefully avoid all the living jars in the areas as well as the giant living jar in the northern room which you can defeat by luring it out and making it step on the pressure plates outside the room and dying to its traps.
At the very end of the room, you will find a ritual pot. In the same room as the pressure plate on the left side, if you look around the central alcove, you will see a corpse holding the Stimulating Boluses.
If you drop down the archway, you can pick the Nascent Butterfly off the corpse on the left side. After dropping down, you will again find yourself at an intersection with the western path leading to a staircase and the northern path leading to a lift.
Take the northern path, and use the lift to go to the upper floor. Be careful of the fanged imps around the area and if you head up the stairs into the small room, you will find a Grave Glovewort (9) along with Root Resin x4 being guarded by an Erdtree Burial Watchdog.
Go back down using the lift then activate it again but this time get off before it rises. You will find a drop beneath the lift that will take you in front of a giant living jar.
You can simply lure the Living jar out of the room into the corridor and on the other side of the corridor will be a lever that will open the door to the Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss’s Room.
How to Defeat Ulcerated Tree Spirit in Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs
This boss is similar to every other tree spirit you have faced up until this point in the game. It is just as aggressive and quick on its feet. If you are slow, you will be taken out quite easily.
Most of its attacks require some time before the attack actually comes so you can judge and get ready to dodge. Most of the time when it’s flopping its arms, it won’t damage you so be sure to keep your cool.
The attack you need to be most careful about is the bite attack where the boss will go to the opposite side of the arena, prepare for a few seconds, and then jump at you with its mouth wide open.
Stay ready to roll left or right as soon as it jumps. The best way to take it down is to stick to its side and that is because this is the best place to be when the Ulcerated Tree Spirit launches an attack.
During phase 1 of the fight, the tree spirit will keep doing melee attacks but during phase two it will start launching AOE attacks and can drop lightning in a specific area which can only be avoided by keeping a long distance between yourself and the boss.
Although the attacks themselves are fast the windup times are long. If you learn the patterns of the windup times, you can easily make use of those opportunities to attack and deal as much damage as possible during that time.
Keep following the pattern and the victory shall be yours.