How to Kill the Undead Giant in Bloodborne

Now that you’re going through Bloodborne‘s Chalice Dungeons, the static and/or procedurally-generated labyrinths located below Yharnam, it’s fair to say that you’re an expert on all things hunting. Keep in mind that these dungeons don’t scale to New Game Plus, so if you’re looking for the easiest time possible, wait until you’ve finished the main campaign before diving into these random worlds. Granted, being completely overpowered removes a great deal of the challenge, and thus a great deal of the fun, involved in these replay-adding realms. However, being able to kill bosses in four or five hits is pretty exciting after being throttled constantly, so it’s entirely up to you how you want to tackle these foes.

In theory, if you’ve stumbled upon this guide, you probably aren’t one of the highly-overpowered Hunters running through Chalice Dungeons in a matter of minutes. Fear not though, there are a number of tricks you can employ during your fight against the Undead Giant (whom you likely discovered in the first level of the Pthumerian Chalice Dungeon. This supremely slow enemy will try to do a number of highly telegraphed melee attacks with his piping hot melee weapon, so being a solid dodger will work in your favor. The vast majority of the Undead Giant’s attacks have an extremely wide rage, so either dodging under them or dodging backwards are going to work extremely well. In order to do a high amount of melee damage, you’re going to want to get access to its back, which can be done rather simply if you have a high Stamina statistic. Bear in mind that a number of the areas in which this particular boss arises have oil-soaked floors, so pay attention to your surroundings, or you’ll be engulfed in flames rather quickly.

If you want to do as much damage as possible in the quickest period of time, there’s a large lump on one of the Undead Giant’s legs that is rather simple to target. Doing enough damage to this growth will cause it to explode, taking a massive amount of health with it. If you combine this method with a couple of Visceral Attacks and well-timed melee attacks to the Undead Giant’s back, this fight will be a piece of cake. Believe it or not, even though this boss does fire-based damage with its melee weapon, it’s extremely weak against fire attacks. If you have Oil Urns and Molotov Cocktails, or a piece of Fire Paper, this fight will be over extremely quickly. There are enough little exploits in this fight to make fighting in a traditional manner largely obsolete, so simply take your time, pick your strategy, and unleash as many attacks as possible in between your dodges.

Once you defeat the Undead Giant, a checkpoint lamp will appear, giving you access to the Hunter’s Dream if you need to restock your supplies before continuing further into whichever Chalice Dungeon you find yourself in.