Yhorm the Giant

yhorm the giant enemies dark souls 3 wiki guide
General Info
hp souls Location
27,822 36,000 Profaned Capital
Drops Soul of Yhorm the Giant
Cinders of a Lord
Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
icon lightningbonus 
Lightningicon darkbonus Dark
icon slashdef Slash
icon thrustdef Thrust
icon poisonres.pngPoison & Toxic
icon firebonus Fire
icon wp bleed Bleed
icon wp frost Frost

Yhorm the Giant is a Lord of Cinder and Boss in Dark Souls 3. This Dark Souls 3 Yhorm the Giant Guide features locations, strategies and videos on how to defeat Yhorm the Giant easily, as well as tips, weaknesses, trivia and lore notes for the Yhorm the Giant boss.

Known as the "reclusive lord of the Profaned Capital", Yhorm is the descendant of an ancient conqueror, but was asked by the very people once subjugated to lead them. In the past, he was a skilled Giant combatant, powerful enough to become a lord of a city and a Lord of Cinder. During combat, attacks players massive machete that glows like embers after being brought down to a certain health threshold.

Due to the presence of a weapon that is absurdly powerful against him that anyone can use, while also having some of the highest health and damage of the bosses, Yhorm is interesting in that he can be considered either the easiest or one of the hardest bosses in the game, depending on if one chooses to capitalize on his weakness. Siegward of Catarina can help you fight this enemy. His questline must have been completed up to this point. He is not summoned, but instead shows up via cutscene once the fog door is entered, if the questline was properly progressed. Be aware though that having him at your side may trivialize the entire fight against Yhorm. This boss is not optional - all Lords of Cinder must be defeated to advance the game.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that drop Boss Souls capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, and Items for the player.

 

Dark Souls 3 Yhorm the Giant Location

Where to find Yhorm the Giant in Dark Souls 3?

  • Yhorm can be found upon his throne behind a Fog Wall in Profaned Capital in a lower part of the temple, directly behind The Profaned Flame.

 

Yhorm the Giant Drops

What do you get from defeating the Yhorm the Giant in Dark Souls 3?

 

Yhorm the Giant Notes & Tips

What should you know about fighting the Yhorm the Giant in Dark Souls 3?

  • Deals Standard Damage (whole battle) and Fire Damage (2nd phase).
  • Weak to the Storm Ruler, which can be found inside the boss arena at the throne. Charge it until it glows a bright white (this will take several seconds) and then use the weapon art R1 or R2 to do significantly increased damage. 
  • Weak to Lightning Damage.
  • Resistant to Thrust DamageSlash Damage and Dark Damage.
  • Immune to Poison/Toxic, Bleed, Frost and Fire Damage.
  • Has multiple targeting points:
    • Legs take heavily reduced damage, barely lowering his hp at all.
    • Torso and arms take decent damage, but still reduced in comparison to normal enemies. Right is more vulnerable than left arm.
    • Head takes extra damage, and opens him up for stagger once a certain amount of damage has been dealt (around 2k total damage)
      • Ranged attacks of any kind are suggested for this. Lock-on at the head also helps. Certain attacks also make him lower his head significantly, which can be abused quite significantly.
  • Can be staggered with enough regular blows, mainly to the head, which will open him up to a critical attack (riposte), dealing significant damage. This is signaled by a loud sound (similar to parry) followed up by Yhorm lowering his head to ground level.
    • Hitting his head while he is in this state massively amplifies the damage done to him (including from spells). Depending of your weapon, you can hit twice then do the riposte for massive damage.

 

Yhorm the Giant Stats

Playthrough NG NG + NG ++ NG +3 NG +4 NG +5 NG +6 NG +7
Health 27,822 41,149 45,264 47,322 49,379 53,494 55,552 57,609
Damage Type Standard Strike Slash Thrust Magic Fire Lightning Dark
Absorptions 36% 52% 32.8% 36% 52% 100% -79.2% 60%

 

Dark Souls 3 Yhorm the Giant Boss Guide & Strategies

DS3 Yhorm the Giant Video Strategies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dark Souls 3 Yhorm the Giant Attacks

Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Example Slam Boss slams both hands on the ground in a frontal aoe. Cannot be blocked, it is best to preempt and move away
Kneeling Smash Smashes the ground in front of him with his sword while dropping to a kneel. Triggered by being directly beneath him. This lowers his head a lot and allows for easy ranged attacks at it.
Turn-around Swipe If you are behind him after he recovers from an attack, he will swipe while turning around. Try rolling right after he starts to turn around.
Battle Shout He stomps the ground while screaming, knocking you down but doing no damage. Can not be blocked, but can be dodged to avoid stagger. In his second form the flames are harmless.
Leaping Punch Second phase only. Depending of the distance from the player, Yhorm may do a punch with his left hand covering a large amount of distance, similar to a jump attack, and slam his fist into the ground at the player's location. Can be dodged in any direction, but the roll must be delayed until the fist is about to touch the player.

How to fight and beat Yhorm the Giant

Strategy 1 (Melee)

When entering the boss room, immediately make a run for the throne and grab the item, which is the Storm Ruler. This weapon is essential to do meaningful damage to Yhorm. Equip it and use the weapon art to hit Yhorm in the head during his post-attack windows for massive damage. It is possible to lock the camera on his head, making it much easier to land headshots. Note that you can charge the Storm Ruler with the weapon art button and once it begins glowing you don't have to immediately use the attack. So you can charge it and then dodge and then use the ability if the situation calls for it. With the Storm Ruler the fight is essentially just dodging, which is very easy with Yhorm. Beware his fist lunge in his second form, it is very quick and hits suddenly.  With Storm Ruler's charged attacks, it only takes a handful of hits to bring him down.

 

Strategy 2 (Sorcerer)

This is one of the bosses that gets easier the more magic damage you are doing, and the more you know the bosses moveset. Overall, Yhorm is not a hard boss for sorcerers, but one that can kill you pretty fast if he gets you. So while it's absolutely viable to get out of this fight without losing any HP as a sorcerer, it's also very viable to die in a second.
The great problem of Yhorm is his extremely high range, so stay out of it is your top priority. Only lock on his head, this is where you make the most damage, plus, after a certain amount of damage to the head, Yhorm will stumble and fall to his knees, giving you time for two Great Heavy Soul Arrows (GHSA) without any resistance. If you have around 60 INT and an at least moderately upgraded Logan's staff, this should occur after two hits with GHSA to the head. In other words, at the beginning of the fight when he runs to you, it should be possible for you to already bring him to his knees the first time. Staying out of range: Use the whole length of the hallway. Yhorm will always run to you, giving you the chance for at least one GHSA. When he reaches you and strikes out, roll through his legs to dodge his hit, and run along the hallway in the opposite direction until you can fire GHSA again. Simple repeat until the boss is dead, and under no circumstances get greedy.

 

Strategy 2 (Pure Mage)

This strategy does not require the Storm Ruler sword, so that the boss can be fought normally. For this strategy you will require 60 Intelligence, the sorcerer's base stats (unless more vigor is desired), and the following rings/armor:

Equipment

Spells:

 

Cast Hidden body to easily get past the gargoyles. This is not strictly necessary but it can help players who find the short journey more difficult.

Upon entering the boss arena, lock onto the giant's head, fire Great Heavy Soul Arrow twice, then wait for the giant's attacks. It is helpful to learn the moveset so that you know when the ideal opportunity to attack presents itself.

After about 3 magic arrows, the giant will kneel in weakness. This is in a similar fashion to visceral attacks in Bloodborne. Keep firing your soul arrows for a great deal of damage, then back off and repeat the process.

Always lock onto his head, and keep this strategy for phase two, and it will eventually lead to victory.

 

Strategy 3 (Pure Mage done right)

Sprint across the bridge to get there safely. The gargoyle will go airborne as you approach. Hidden body not necessary.

Get close to Yhorm. As he lifts his sword roll through his legs. You need to come out at least exactly between his legs. Walk for a bit (2-3 steps) then start casting Great Heavy Soul Arrow. This is to make sure we hit his head and not anything else, as that does way more damage, by giving him time to turn around. During phase two if you somehow find yourself far away he will do leaping attacks. If you keep rolling through his legs, the strategy will work for both phases, although he will sometimes do longer combos in phase two.

In the beginning you can get off two heavy soul arrows. You don't want to skimp on getting close enough.

Recommend gear:

 

Strategy 4 (Siegward Cooperation)

If you progress Siegward's questline all the way to the end, he will show up for this fight (no need to summon, he automatically appears) and with a Storm Ruler in hand. He'll use the Storm Ruler's weapon art which does massive damage to Yhorm and he can even solo him, but it's much quicker/easier if you also use the Storm Ruler at the same time. Yhorm can be killed in under a minute with this method.

The above method may vary wildly as Siegward can easily be killed, he doesn't recover HP and once he's gone you're on your own. If you've played Yhorm before you'll notice the safest place to be is directly in front of him as he starts to attack then roll between his legs. (Roughly 1 to 1.5 roll lengths from him.) Once he finishes he'll slowly turn around to do it again, occasionally doing a Radial Knockdown that can be blocked. Even if you get caught, don't panic. There's just enough time to roll between his legs even if he starts his next attack quickly, normally you'll be up before the next swing. Continue baiting Yhorm, tapping on his leg once or twice after he finishes his attacks, keeping his attention on you. Siegward will be using Storm Ruler from safety during this time. If you mess up he'll likely keep abit of his health as you'll be dead before Yhorm gets him. Remember; Close the gap fast on Yhorm at the beginning, start your roll as the attack starts, tap his leg from behind once the attack ends. Don't worry about grabbing Storm Ruler unless you are entirely sure you can do it by yourself. Good luck!

 

Yhorm the Giant Lore Theories

  • "Yhorm the Giant once held two of these, but gave one to the humans that doubted him, and left the other to a dear friend before facing his fate as a Lord of Cinder." - Storm Ruler
  • While he now uses a giant machete-type blade, he used to wield the blade in one hand and a shield in another but after the death of someone he was trying to protect he tossed his shield aside and added a notch on his giant machete.
    • "As a lord, Yhorm risked everything and fought unflinchingly as a one-man vanguard. Following the loss of the one he wished to protect, he forsook his shield." - Yhorm's Greatshield
    • "Yhorm once lumbered on the frontlines with a greatshield. But one day, in place of his shield, a left-hand notch was added to his machete, enabling the smashing technique that would become the legacy of his later years." - Yhorm's Great Machete
  • The lore of Yhorm and the Profaned Capital is heavily tied to that of The Profaned Flame, a flame that never goes out, in theory resolving the crisis of the struggle between Dark and Light, as a flame that never fades would never need to be rekindled, allowing the forces of light to prosper forever.  However, in reality, The Profaned Flame is anathema to humanity, and nearly impossible to control, as according to the lore of the corresponding pyromancy Profaned Flame, "The fire, borne of the sky, is said to have incinerated naught but human flesh." Indeed, the flame itself outside of Yhorm's boss chamber will launch fireballs at the player.  This resulted in the destruction of The Profaned Capital, and likely the thousands of burned human corpses that comprise it, as well as the many monstrosities that inhabit it, likely born of the flame much as demons were born from the Witch of Izaliths attempts to create a flame.
    • The source of The Profaned Flame appears to be The Abyss, as the Profaned Coal causes Andre to voice that "It is much too dark.  I can see the abyss in it."
    • Much of the lore surrounding Yhorm seems to imply that he was responsible for the creation of The Profaned Flame.  However, upon defeating him and obtaining his Cinders of a Lord, it is revealed in its lore that Yhorm became a lord of Cinder to put The Profaned Flame to rest, and that the other myths associated with his connection are the result of insincerity of those retelling the story.
    • According to the lore of Eleonora, the axe found at the lowest point of The Profaned Capital by killing the Monstrosities of Sin in the chapel, the Profaned Flame was triggered by the curse of the women the monstrosities used to be, who were the relatives of a certain oracle. In the room above the chapel, the Court Sorcerer Set can be found, revealing that the Court Sorcerers also served as Oracles.  Lastly, on the roof of the same building, in a spot overlooking The Profaned Capital, the Giant that became the foundation of Irithyll Prison, and Siegward's cell, is a Court Sorcerer, the last human denizen of The Profaned Capital and final enemy on the second of the two paths comprising the level.  It is unclear if the player is supposed to imply that this Court Sorcerer is the same person referenced by Eleonora, and if that means that this is the person truely responsible for the Profaned Flame, or simply the last surviving bystander of its creation.
  • According to Yhorm's soul, he is the descendant of an ancient conqueror.  This individual is likely either High Lord Wolnir, the Carthus Conqueror, or The Giant King of Dark Souls II, both of whom appear to be giants.  Wolnir is more likely, as his tomb, the whole of the old catacombs, is not far from the Profaned Capital.  
    • This has interesting implications in regards to the origins of The Profaned Flame, as Wolnir was a pyromancer that eventually fell to the Abyss.  It is possible that this was brought about in attempting to manufacture The Profaned Flame, that's true nature is tied to the Abyss.
  • Over time Yhorm appears to have lost his mind, secluding himself in the Profaned Capital (Note how the architecture is very reminiscent of Oolacile). He may have gone hollow, or this may be the effect of the cindering process, as the other lords of Cinder also appear to not be in charge of their faculties, with the exception of Ludleth of Courland.
  • The red eyes that stare during the fight are similar to those found on other creatures either hollowed or empowered by the Abyss.
  • During Siegward of Catharina's sidequest it is said that he (Siegward) has a difficult task, one that he does not want to perform to his old friend. The description of Storm Ruler reads that Yhorm gave one blade to the humans who doubted him, and the other to a dear friend. It is fairly clear that Siegward is the old friend of Yhorm, who came to slay him as to free him from his rampancy or put him out of his misery.
  • A Storm Ruler is located near his throne on a human sized corpse, indicating that one of the mentioned humans confronted him at some point, but with little success.
  • After the boss fight, with Siegward's sidequest incomplete, a second Storm Ruler can be found in the throne room of Yhorm. Both of the item descriptions are identical. This implies that, even if you never met Siegward, or freed him from the dungeon during his quest, he still managed to get to Yhorm, who was now defeated, leaving the Storm Ruler as it has lost its purpose to him.
  • The Profaned Capital, near Yhorm's throne room, is completely covered by seared corpses, moulded into the walls and pillars, which could have possibly been the work of Yhorm, and make it obvious why one of the humans with the Storm Ruler would have tried to confront him.
  • From the lore on the Storm Ruler, Yhorm's Greatshield, and Yhorm's Great Machete it appears that Yhorm's reason for not returning to help link the fire is apathy, not madness, as he seems to have lost those that he cared for.
  • Leaks from quality assurance testers of the alpha version suggest that Yhorm was originally going to play the role of Gundyr in The Cemetery of Ash. Instead of Yhorm, you'd fight Wolnir in The Profaned Capital, with Wolnir named "Yhorm The Giant" - (credit darksouls3theorist).

Yhorm the Giant Trivia

  • Due to either lore reasons or as a result of the various stages of development Dark Souls 3 went through during its production, Yhorm the Giant is the only giant in Dark Souls III that is extremely weak to Storm Ruler's Weapon Art. Any other giant takes the same amount of damage as normal enemies from the ability.
  • Yhorm is not the Giant Lord or any giant from Dark Souls 2. 
  • The boss battle with Yhorm seems to be in part a reference to the boss Storm King in Demon's Souls. Both fights enable the use of a sword, Stormruler, to make the boss significantly easier.
  • Yhorm actually has a full face, unlike the hole that the giants in Dark Souls 2 have. Wheither this implies that those giants also have a full face shrouded in darkness, much as Yhorm does or that Yhorm is in some way unique is unclear.
  • Yhorm's armor is reminiscent of the armor the Soul of Cinder wears, the chest plate and shoulder piece namely so, while his .
  • Has the highest HP out of any boss in Dark Souls 3, and the highest hp of any boss in SoulsBorne
  • Yhorm probably gets his name from the identically sounding Ancient Norse word "Jorm" meaning: "huge" or "gigantic".
    In 1974, a Swedish film called Dunderklumpen was released; and in it, the Mountain Jorm is revealed to be a giant, named "Jätten Jorm" which is Swedish for "Jorm the giant".

 

Yhorm the Giant Gallery

Yhorm Concept Art Yhorm Model Statue Yhorm Lord Of Cinder Cinematic Trailer

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Pretty trival fight for a pyromancer or sorcerer with Siegward (totally worth completing his quest). Just spam Black Fire Orb (pyro) or best projectile (mage) at his head, while Siegward works on him with Storm Ruler. Have never died doing it this way, and only lost Siegward once. Did solo this boss once as a sorcerer, and do not recommend trying this.

      • Anonymous

        Note to self: Do not head for the Storm Ruler, if you do, Onion boy will probably be pulverised by the time you get back to the fight (takes about 10 seconds to die), then you will be left to complete this ridiculous gimmick fight by yourself.

        • Anonymous

          Face an undefeatable giant
          Get an Undefeatable Giant-Defeater sword
          Defeat it anyways

          (IK your specific build or your got gud 1000 iq play can defeat it, but it still holds tru for 90% of the playerbase)

          • Anonymous

            Did anyone else rush to the Stormruler thinking this would be a easy fight then subsequently proceeding to fumble the weapon art, only getting the hang of it when Siegward got killed and got annoyed at failing the quest due to said fumbling or is it just me?

            • Anonymous

              I have respect for Yorm and the Abyss watchers. Yorm was a good king and a brave man(? Giant?) who was so trusting of his people that he gave the only weapon that could (reliably) kill him to the people that served under him. The Abyss Watchers were brave knights that followed the example of the bravest knight that lived, Artorias.
              They deserved much better ends then what they got.

              • (obviously for folks that don't want to use Storm Ruler) for non-mages, I'd strongly recommend a Short/Composite Bow with Dark Arrows, a buffable high-crit-mod weapon, and gold pine BUNDLES.

                the Dark Arrows will put in a lot of work in making your shots count, but wait for really good openings just to be safe.

                as the wiki states, enough damage to his head will leave him open for a reposte. this is when the crit weapon and the bundles come in.

                definitely a formidable test of endurance.

                • Anonymous

                  I usually do seig's questline and just distract yhorm. Extra slab and is a much simpler fight than trying to charge the storm ruler

                  • Anonymous

                    went in with sigeward to slay him, picked the storm ruler, opened inventory to equip it, couldnt find the damn thing. got killed and missed sigewards questlines' conclusion.
                    thank you dark souls

                    • Anonymous

                      sorry yhorm but at least your at peace now and hopefully you will see sigward on the otherside good fight yhorm good fight

                      • Anonymous

                        Linking the fire did a number on Yhorm even. Imagine how much Ludleth suffered. Maybe that's why he can't use his legs.

                        • Anonymous

                          just a thought how old actually is yhorm hes been around for years so wonder how old are favorite giant king is

                          i wonder if he should consider retirement

                          • Anonymous

                            The only lord of cinder I shed a tear for yhorm was a good guy he just wanted to be given a honourable death rip

                            • Anonymous

                              if there was a option for me sigward and yhorm to all chill and have a toast and tell story's of are deeds and tales I would love that

                              • Anonymous

                                theres's a mistake on this page, Dark is marked as a resistance in the description but marked as weak on the profile of yhorm

                                • Anonymous

                                  Give him a few more attacks, improve his weak-spot mechanic and rework stormruler and he could be one of the best fights in the game

                                  • Okay, fair warning to everyone. If you just go straight into the fog with Siegward, bee-line to the Storm Ruler at the back of the stage, and then enter the menu to equip it all in one go... Siegward is pretty likely to die. He won't respawn.

                                    On the other hand, if you go into the arena, bait Yhorm into attacking you for a minute, Siegward shouldn't get hit and will then stun Yhorm with the weapon art. THEN you have a moment to grab the storm ruler, try to grab Yhorms attention again (if you're slow in the menu) and wait for the next stagger to put it on.

                                    The other solid option is to grab the storm ruler and then homeward bone out, or intentionally die ASAP. Then you can have the leisure of putting the sword on at the bonfire and entering the fight with Siegward without risking that he dies while you're messing around grabbing the sword/trying to put it on.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Cosplay as Yhorm with completely black skin, bright orange pupils (use the blind eye with the reddest colour), Chain helm and Firelink armor!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        May the sun shine on this lord of cinder I don’t think many people know this but yhorms title is the lonely king that’s just sad

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Interesting concept to make a Lord of Cinder actually immune to fire damage. Something I wished was done with all kindled enemies.

                                          Also Boulder heave is very, very epic to use on this boss.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            it says in the first panel that he is weak to dark but then bit down in the combat information- section where his resistances are listed again it says he is resistant to dark. So which one is true?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              His weakness a small onion that likes to have a good time a toast to yhorm you fought well may you fight on in the next save game forever will the sunshine in this lord of cinder haha

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If you're bored of Storm Ruler but don't feel like whittling down his health for half an hour, dark arrows are perfectly good for hitting his noggin since they have slight tracking. About 5 successive hits and he'll open for a riposte. Still pretty cheesy, though...

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I wonder if Yhorm knew about his weakness to the Storm Ruler and gave it to Siegward and that other human as a fail-safe should he ever find himself corrupted by an external force. Given his lore suggests the Profaned Flame existed before he became a Lord of Cinders, it's entirely possible that he was preparing for the possibility of him falling prey to the Abyss.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    god i want to sniff yhorm feet so badly just imagine how stinky and gross they are after taking a nice dip in the profaned capital swamp, i would without any shadow of a doubt dump a crap ton of souls AMOUNT OF SOULS that was never seen before by anyone not even hackers just for glimpse of yhorm wonderful and glorious feet. god i bet papa zaki keeps all the yhorm feet pics to himself, that selfish bastard......

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Just came here and saw the same comment spammed a few times. I say with great shame, I think it was me. I tried commenting it, it said "warning comment couldn't be posted," every time, tried a few more times, got frustrated, and left, thinking I somehow triggered a chat filter or something. Must have been a one off error with the page or server. Sorry to anyone who has to scroll past all of them. Does anyone know if it's possible to get a moderator or their equivalent here to delete all of them?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I don't think at all that the Storm Ruler is a cheap or easy way to beat him. He has absurdly large HP and the storm ruler just adjusts for that. You still need to time your charge and attack with the weapon because each action takes enough time that Yhorm can punish you if you're not careful. One of the major drawbacks to this, though, is that you have very limited ways to actually use the weapon except Storm Ruler's skill and timijg your charges and dodges.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          So this guy held two Storm Rulers that are basically useless against anyone but himself and of the size of knitting needles to him...

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            since i stopped using the storm ruler this boss has grown on me a ton. my tip, go for the right arm and he'll stagger quickly. once he's on his knees you can get a good 3 R1s on his head before riposting, taking out about a quarter of his hp. gold pine resins and bundles are your friends.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              When I read about Storm Ruler afterwards and when I saw the video, I'm happy that I didn't read about it. It was much more fun to experiment and find out my own strat, trying different spells and rings, etc.
                                                              I didn't want to read any guides or look on any video, although it was tempting to - after 3 hours of failures - read about the Storm Ruler, because I couldn't figure out how to use it. But I continued my strat that I figured out myself: lightning spear on the head (with my 33 Faith). After 6 hits, he goes down on knees, then a crit hit on head with Great Mace +6, => 4000-5000 damage.
                                                              Repeat. After about 4-5 times down, I got him. But damn... I had him down to just a couple of % HP left several times, and still failed... Took me in total 4 hours. But it was great fun - great fight.
                                                              This is why I love the Demon Souls and DS-series!

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                So many mixed feelings about this boss.
                                                                Can be the easiest, or the fcking hardest.
                                                                My attacks barely do any damage.
                                                                I just distract him and let Siegward use his Wind Scar attack.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Seriously screw the sword and melee. I have a good bow. Each shot to the head with the lock on stuns him for several seconds. Each shot while he is stunned did a huge chunk of damage. Time it right and you can pretty much stun lock this boss.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Why are there 3 caster guides and only one for melee? Where is the melee strat for doing the fight without the storm ruler?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      one of the ****test bosses made, fromsoft needs to find the dude who makes these sleeper ass giant fights

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I havent summoned an npc or a real person for any boss fight but dancer I wouldve had to hit yhorm 268 times to kill him **** that grind bros

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Weird how he is resistant to Dark Damage and not considered an Abyssal enemy. Wasn't he engulfed by the profaned flame which contained the Abyss at its core?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The first time i've beaten yhorm, i used the storm ruler. At the end of that fight i was angry because: 1. It almost felt like cheating. 2. The weapon is useless outside of that bossfight, and cannot be removed from the inventory. From ng+ onwards, i've killed him with my greatsword.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Finally killed this guy without Stormruler on NG+8 with my Lightning infused Lothric Knight Greatsword. The fight took me around 8-9 minutes and I was trying to mainly hit his head. After 4 tries I managed to beat him. I'm proud I did it. Kept the footage on Yt if anyone needs some help doing this on their own.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                It says In the Info he's weak to Lightning and dark but further down it says he's resistant to dark. What is it now?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  God damn I hate this boss from a design standpoint. Once you figure out how to use the Stormruler it becomes badass (or trivial, depending on your view) but I had absolutely zero ****ing clue how to use it at first! So Siegward ended up dying as I figured out how to use it - and by figured out, I mean googled it. Seriously, how am I supposed to figure this out???

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Killed this guy easy several times in the past, breezed through bosses after coming back for another playthrough. Now Siegward gets obliterated and Yorm combos me like a *****. Time to git gud...

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      He killed Siegward while I was getting the storm ruler. No one ****s with my boy Siegward. You made it personal, *****.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        He killed Siegward while I was getting the storm ruler. No one ****s with my boy Siegward. You made it personal, cocksucker.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          He killed Siegward while I was getting the storm ruler. No one ****s with my boy Siegward. You made it personal, cocksucker.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            He killed siegward while I was getting the storm ruler. No one ****s with my boy siegward. You just made it personal, cocksucker.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Fight yhorm like a man Pls, even if your 1st time playing dont use the storm ruler, is a cheap way to win the fight, for a great battle (the best in DS3 imo) use any weapon (maxed if posible, kill emma and kill the dancer before yhorm and get a +9 or +4 weapon (if you have the DLC you can get a easy slab for +10 +5)
                                                                                              Then fight yhorm with a 2 handed weapon for a vertical moveset and aim to his head and arms, he takes considerably more damage there, the easyest attack to do this is when he 2 hands the machete and smash the ground giving you time for 1 or maybe 2 hits, eventualy after hitting him enoght he will fall for a free few hits and a masive damage riposte, this way this fight takes between 6 or 10 minutes depending of your build efiiciency, this long fight is one of the things you must try, is epic, you see full yhorm soundtrack and also is challenging and satisfying. Also you are rewarded with the best dead animation if you manage to finish him with a riposte, GL ;)

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Why are there entire strategies? Ever heard of "just use the goddamn sword made for the sole purpose of beating the boss"

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This is such a badass fight, but the storm ruler just 8 shotting him makes it so easy and quick. Come on, I want a fight with a giant king, not a giant pile of twigs.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    This should note somewhere on the page that you need to have FP to use the Storm Ruler. Found out the hard way and had Siegward die due to my sword shooting blanks from the moment I picked it up.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      its funny how the hates about how its all looks and no challenge and midirs both and everyone hates midir

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Not a hard fight but between his massive size, his roaring, the epic music, and my buddy Siegward Knight of Catalina by my side, this fight was epic.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Everytime i beat him yet, it was without Stormruler or Magic. But honestly, i don't know if it is worth to do, even for boosting your own ego. The fight will not really get harder, only tediously longer. It shouldn't take too long to realize, his attacks are maybe even easier to read than Vordt's. At some point all you do is stand face to face with him, roll left and right everytime he attempts to attack and after his combo ends, you attack his hands. You basicly should never get hit as long as you can keep up the focus. Except the force attack, but that doesn't do dmg so no problems. The best thing is, you can practise on him to not use your camera lock at all. It might be a burden anyways if you try to aim for his arms. So yeah again, it's not really harder this way, it only takes longer. Wether it is worth your time or not is your decision.

                                                                                                          • The Combat Information section states contrasting information to the character sheet. The Combat Info states that Yhorm is resistant to Dark damage, while the character sheet states he is weak to it. I would make an edit to fix this, but I don't know the true resistances.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Anyone ever manage to finish him off with a critical hit? I did by accident and got a unique death animation.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Trivia: 'Has the highest HP out of any boss in Dark Souls 3, and the highest hp of any boss in SoulsBorne' Not true! He is in second place after Defiled Watchdog of the Old Lords who has 28,717. Please update.

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