Elden Ring Mountaintops of the Giants Location Guide (2024)

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Here are all the landmarks and locations you should check out in the Mountaintops of the Giants.

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Beyond the Forbidden Lands in Elden Ring, all the way in the north, is the Mountaintops of the Giants. Despite the name, there are very few giants remaining in the Lands Between, with this area more often populated by corpses and monsters. There are plenty of places to check out here, some related to your main quest and some not. Here are all the places you should check out in the Mountaintops of the Giants.

Explore the Zamor Ruins, carefully

After using the Grand Lift of Rold and entering the Mountaintops of the Giants, the Zamor Ruins will be the first landmark you discover. There are some great items scattered around here, including the Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell 3. Of course, this area is also meant to introduce you to the enemies here, which is full of some tall enemies that are pretty tough. They attack quickly and there are a ton scattered around the area, so you will want to either move quickly or try sneaking.

Race across the massive stone bridge

After getting past the Zamor Ruins, you will find a massive stone walkway that is very skinny and almost looks like a bridge between you and the rest of the area. On the other side of the bridge is a golem with a bow and arrow. There is limited cover across this gap and there is a possibility that the arrows will knock you off this ledge. While it's a mild pain, the best plan here is to hop on Torrent and go across that gap at max speed. There are a few items on the bridge towards the middle section, including some smithing stones, but gather these items carefully.

Fight an Ice Dragon, if you want


After crossing the bridge you will find yourself in the lower part of a canyon, with a river running through it. If you head to the northeast, there is a massive ice lake. From this area you can head up to the top side of the two cliffs that hang over the canyon. In the center of the lake the snow gets really dense, lowering visibility. In this area is Borealis the Freezing Fog dragon boss fight. You can get 100,000 Runes and a dragon heart for defeating it, but this boss is totally optional and can be a bit tough if you just arrived in the Mountaintops of the Giants. On the south edge of the lake is also the First Church of Marika, which contains a Sacred Tear to upgrade your flasks.

Enter Heretical Rise using the invisible bridge

The Heretical Rise tower is another magical tower that requires you complete a puzzle in order to get inside. The Heretical Rise Tower is located on the southern cliff, but you will need to navigate to the northern cliff to access the tower. Directly across from the tower on the other cliffside is the remnants of a bridge that would have crossed the canyon. From here you can use an invisible bridge to walk across to reach the Heretical Rise tower. The path is straight for about 90% of the distance, before you need to take a rising, circular path on the left side. This leads to a balcony which gets you inside the building. There are a couple enemies waiting in the immediate room, so be wary of them. At the top of the tower is the Founding Rain of Stars, a powerful spell.

Explore Castle Sol and suffer at the hands of Commander Niall

If you head up to the northern cliff from the frozen lake, you will eventually find your war to Castle Sol, on the northern edge of the Mountaintops of the Giants. Outside of the castle you will find a walking mausoleum in an area where lightning regularly strikes. Inside the castle you will find some real tough customers, including a couple of beasts right at the front entrance. These two enemies don't respawn luckily, so once they are defeated you can reenter the castle without worry. Inside a church about halfway through Castle Sol is the Eclipse Shotel, one of the legendary armaments in Elden Ring. This weapon inflicts the death status effect and is quite powerful.

At the top of Castle Sol is the Commander Niall fight, who summons in two knight spirits to fight alongside him. This fight can be overwhelming, since Commander Niall has multiple area of effect attacks, so you will need to avoid getting near him while taking his spirits out of the fight. In the area behind him, you can find one half of the secret medallion, which grants access to the Path to the Haligtree area, which is to the east of the Mountaintops of the Giants.

The graveyard of giants

After heading south from the frozen lake, you will cross a massive chain to another area. Here there are a ton of dead giants spread about. From here you will need to head south and then west to reach the required area to advance the story but there are some minor places to check out first. To the west you can find the Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave, one of the medium sized dungeons in the open world. On the southern cliff you can find the Church of Repose. Just outside of that church there is an NPC invasion that occurs. The fight itself isn't too tough and the invader drops the Rivers of Blood katana, a powerful weapon with the blood loss status effect.

Fight a giant and burn the Erdtree

The final area for you to check out is in the southeastern area of the Mountaintops of the Giants. Here is where you will find the Fire Giant boss fight, which stands between you and advancing the story. After completing that fight, there isn't much else to check out in this area, except for the Forge of the Giants. Once you reach the top of the forge, head around the edge to reach the final Site of Grace in this area. Here you can talk to Melina to advance the story and to be transported to the next area of the game.

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Elden Ring Mountaintops of the Giants Location Guide (2024)


What level should I be at Mountaintop of the Giants? ›

Level 100 to 120 is the general range for the Mountaintop of the Giants. You'll probably want to be closer to 150 for the final boss. Maybe it's more strategy than level? But yes level does help to some degree and you are low for a general playthrough - are you getting ohko or trading hits often?

Do you need to beat Morgott to get to Mountaintops of the Giants? ›

To get to the Mountaintops Of The Giants in Elden Ring, you must first defeat Morgott, The Omen King in Leyndell. Morgott can be found at the base of the Erdtree itself, a short distance beyond the Erdtree Sanctuary where you fight the apparition of Godfrey, First Elden Lord.

What am I supposed to do in the Mountaintops of the Giants? ›

Here are all the places you should check out in the Mountaintops of the Giants.
  • Explore the Zamor Ruins, carefully. ...
  • Race across the massive stone bridge. ...
  • Enter Heretical Rise using the invisible bridge. ...
  • Explore Castle Sol and suffer at the hands of Commander Niall. ...
  • The graveyard of giants. ...
  • Fight a giant and burn the Erdtree.
Mar 29, 2022

Where are the mountains of the giants? ›

The Mountaintops of the Giants was once a land inhabited by giants in Elden Ring. Unfortunately, after the shattering, the region became no more and now only spirits live in the lands. The Mountaintops of the Giants are located northeast of the Lands Between and can be accessed by using a certain grand lift.

Can you get to Mountaintop of the Giants without lift? ›

You cannot get to the Mountaintop of Giants until you complete the Capital's boss. Grand Lift of Rold is the only access point prior to having a site of grace in the area. Theyre beating it on their main character with cheats and looking at walkthroughs and stuff, then theyre muling the items to a new character.

Is Mountaintops of the Giants optional? ›

There are currently 7 known optional Dungeons in the Mountaintops of the Giants region.

Do you have to beat Morgott to get to the snow area? ›

If you present the Rold Medallion given to you by Melina after killing Morgott, it'll take you up to the Mountaintops of the Giants. However, if you can obtain the two halves of the Haligtree Secret Medallion, it'll take you down to a path leading to the Consecrated Snowfield.

What level do you have to be to beat Morgott? ›

To fight Morgott on even terms, you should be level 80 at the least, and probably a lot higher, with weapons of +15 and up. Obviously the higher the better, but you'll really have a challenge if you haven't reached these thresholds yet.

Is there a divine tower in Mountaintops of the Giants? ›

The Isolated Divine Tower is where you awaken Malenia's Great Rune. It's so-called because – as you look at it on the Elden Ring map – it's right in the middle of the ocean above Dragonbarrow but below the Mountaintops of Giants.

How do I get to the other half of Mountaintop of the Giants? ›

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.

What level should I be in the Mountaintops of the Giants? ›


How to get to merchant in Mountaintops of the Giants? ›

You can find this Nomadic Merchant right next to the Ancient Snow Valley Ruins Site of Grace. You should be able to get to him after crossing the isthmus guarded by the Fire Monks. He notably sells the entire Vagabond Knight set and the Missionary Cookbook 7.

What is the fire giant weak to? ›

Fire Giant hits hard, but increasing your fire and physical defenses with these talismans can take the edge off. Fire Giant is susceptible to both scarlet rot and poison. If you can manage to stack these two effects, you'll be able to tick away his health while focusing on staying alive.

What level should I be at the Tomb of Giants? ›

It is not recommended to enter this area unless you have obtained the Lordvessel from Anor Londo, otherwise you will not be able to complete or access all of the area. In addition, the Tombs of Giants should only be explored by those with a Soul Level of at least 55-60, to avoid noobie frustration.

What level should I be for Consecrated Snowfield? ›

In fact, we'd say the recommended level for the Consecrated Snowfield is about 100 at a minimum, going much higher as you get deeper into the area and encounter some of the bosses.

What level do you have to be to beat Flame Giant? ›

We recommend fighting the Fire Giant at level 110, so you might want to explore some optional areas or complete some NPC sidequests to level up first. Certain quests, such as Ranni and Fia's storylines, can also lead to alternate endings that you might want to explore.

What level should I be for Farum Azula? ›

The "recommended" level for Crumbling Faum Azula is actually around 120 to 150, courtesy of Fextralife and the Elden Ring community. Then again, players can stumble upon this level below those recommended numbers if they're good enough. But below level 100, expect to have an even harder time getting through this.

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