Amongst all of Elden Ring’s massive weapons, colossal weapons are the biggest and most diverse category. Separate from colossal swords, this category consists of weapons that don’t share a common trait besides being heavy monstrosities. This lack of a distinct categorization leads to a group of largely unique weapons that span a variety of play styles. Some of the most interesting and unique weapons can be found in this category.
While mostly Strength-based, you will find colossal weapons that suit a variety of builds. In order to help you cut right to the best of them, we’re looking at the five best colossal weapons in Elden Ring, where to find them, and how to create your build utilizing these eclectic behemoths.
5 Best Colossal Weapons in Elden Ring
Let’s jump right into our list of the five best colossal weapons in Elden Ring, ranked from great to god-tier!
As its name implies, this massive hammer is great for slaying sizable foes. It has an above average base Physical attack and great damage scaling, but comes at a hefty cost.
This massive mallet has a respectable base Physical attack stat of 155. But its massive size comes with a massive cost. You will need 60 Strength in order to wield the Giant-Crusher, so a pure Strength build is ideal for using it. As a result, it only scales with Strength, but does so very efficiently. It starts with a base C grade that reaches a B by max level. This is definitely a weapon for those who want to go all in on Strength.
Where to Find It
You’ll find this weapon later in the game, once you’ve reached the Altus Plateau. After climbing the steps to reach Leyndell, Royal Capital, you’ll reach the Outer Wall Phantom Tree site of grace. From here, head just south and you’ll see a carriage with a chest on the back. Watch out for the Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit that attacks when you get close. Defeat it and open the chest to find the Giant-Crusher.
How to Use the Giant-Crusher
The Giant-Crusher stands out from the crowd for its great damage scaling and ability to be infused with ashes of war. By default, it has the Weapon Skill Endure. This is a rather uninteresting skill that increases your poise and reduces incoming damage briefly when used.
A better ash of war is Royal Knight’s Resolve. This grants the infused weapon the Quality affinity, giving it the addition of a B in Dexterity scaling. More importantly, it allows the user to perform the Royal Knight’s Resolve skill. This skill boosts the damage of your next attack by a whopping 80%! For a weapon like the Giant-Crusher to gain that additional damage boost is incredibly useful for dealing with enemies with high HP pools.
To get even more power out of this weapon, try equipping the Claw Talisman. This talisman increases the damage of jump attacks by 15%. The strategy with this setup is to boost your next attack with Royal Knight’s Resolve, then perform a jump attack for even more damage.
Take note that the Giant-Crusher does have great damage reduction and guard boost when blocking. This can help you defend against faster enemies while you prepare to counter attack. Use this weapon right, and it can flatten your enemies with one swing!
4) Staff of the Avatar
The signature weapon of the Erdtree Avatar bosses you’ll find throughout the Lands Between. This staff is notable for its fantastic Strength and Faith scaling, making it great for a Strength/Faith hybrid build.
The base attack stats are split between 113 Physical attack and 73 Holy attack. As you’d expect, it needs a decent amount of investment in both Strength and Faith to wield. You’ll need 34 Strength, 8 Dexterity, and 24 Faith.
Despite these somewhat high requirements, the damage scaling on this weapon more than makes up for it. It has a base C grade in Strength, a base E grade in Dexterity, and base D grade in Faith. However, Strength reaches an A by max upgrade and Faith reaches a B. The overall benefits definitely outweigh the costs in this case.
Where to Find It
You’ll need to defeat a specific Erdtree Avatar in order to acquire the Staff of the Avatar. This specific boss is located underground in the Deeproot Depths region, a region somewhat hidden behind a boss in the Siofra Aqueduct.
Head north of Nokron, Eternal city, to the left of the Hallowhorn Grounds and fall off of a cliff near a group of Spirit Jellyfish. Follow this path forward, and you’ll encounter the Valiant Gargoyle boss as you approach the great waterfall. Defeat this boss, and you should see a coffin that you can interact with. Do so and you will be taken to the Deeproot Depths.
Once there, follow the path forward and you’ll see the Erdtree Avatar that we need to defeat. This is a bit of a journey, but the reward is worth it.
How to Use the Staff of the Avatar
This weapon really shines due to its great damage scaling. As such, you’re going to want to take advantage of the high Physical and Holy damage output the staff can deal.
The Staff of the Avatar comes with the unique Weapon Skill Erdtree Slam. This skill has the user leap into the air and slam into the ground, creating a golden shockwave around the area of impact. This skill helps with the lack of mobility that comes with using such a heavy weapon by allowing you to close the distance between you and your enemy while dealing damage in a wide radius.
Two great talismans to use with this weapon are the Sacred Scorpion Charm and the Two Fingers Heirloom. The Sacred Scorpion Charm raises the power of Holy attacks at the cost of increased damage received. This talisman will buff your regular hits as well as Erdtree Slam. The Two Fingers Heirloom raises your Faith. This talisman is excellent due to the Staff of the Avatar’s high damage scaling with Faith, letting you squeeze that extra bit of damage out of it.
3) Prelate’s Inferno Crozier
A massive hammer with the power to launch enemies into the air earns this weapon a spot on our list. It also boasts solid overall stats for the requirements needed to wield it.
The Prelate’s Inferno Crozier has a respectable base Physical attack of 156. For its Strength requirements, this is overall quite good. Compared to the Giant-Crusher, which has 155 base Physical attack and requires 60 Strength to wield, the Prelate’s Inferno Crozier is a much better value, needing only 45 Strength to wield.
You will also need 8 Dexterity. In terms of damage scaling, it has a base C grade in Strength that reaches B by max upgrade. It also has reduced scaling in Dexterity with a base E grade that does not change with upgrades.
Where to Find It
The Prelate’s Inferno Crozier is a guaranteed drop from the Fire Prelate enemy located inside Fort Laiedd in the Mt. Gelmir region of the Altus Plateau. Head just to the northwest of the Seethewater Terminus site of grace, located near Volcano Manor. You will find the Fire Prelate wielding this weapon just inside the fort. Defeat them and claim your prize.
How to Use the Prelate’s Inferno Crozier
Aside from its great value in the attack department, the Prelate’s Inferno Crozier also comes with an excellent Weapon Skill, Prelate’s Charge. This skill has the user slam the hammer down, engulfing it in flames. Continuing to hold down the attack button allows the user to charge forward with the hammer, creating a path of flames as they do so.
This is great for plowing into enemies, oftentimes stunlocking them as you push them. Releasing the attack button and finishing your charge lets you throw the enemy in front of you into the air.
While you can infuse this weapon with other ashes of war, we’d recommend sticking with Prelate’s Charge. It really can’t be beat on this weapon! A good talisman to pair it with is the Carian Filigreed Crest. This talisman lowers the FP consumed by skills. Since charging continuously with Prelate’s charge consumes 7 FP constantly, you can lower this cost and keep charging longer with the Carian Filigreed Crest.
2) Ghiza’s Wheel
Like something straight out of Bloodborne, Ghiza’s Wheel is a brutal-looking weapon. Not only does it look the part, it has the stats and skills to back it up.
With a solid base Physical attack of 156, Ghiza’s Wheel holds its own against other colossal weapons. However, unlike other colossal weapons, its damage scaling makes it ideal for a Strength/Dexterity hybrid, or “Quality” build. It does not need as much Strength to wield as other colossal weapons, needing only 28 Strength, but it does require 18 Dexterity as well. Damage scales evenly across those two attributes with a base D grade in both that reaches a C by upgrade +7.
Where to Find It
Acquiring this weapon requires you to defeat the invader Inquisitor Ghiza. He will invade your game on the upper floor of Volcano Manor. He wields the wheel himself, making close combat difficult. Taking him out with ranged attacks is ideal. Otherwise, try to use heavy weapons as he has low poise and can be easily stunlocked. After you defeat this phantom, he will drop his wheel for you to claim.
How to Use Ghiza’s Wheel
This weapon looks strange, but has a variety of tricks up its sleeve that makes it truly a force to be reckoned with. Its most distinguishing feature is the wheel itself. Attacking with its unique R2 attack causes the wheel to spin for extra hits after making contact with an enemy.
Additionally, it has the unique Weapon Skill Spinning Wheel. This skill has the user slide the wheel along the ground to initiate its spin. The user can then hold the wheel in front of them and walk towards enemies, grinding the wheel into any caught in its path.
Ghiza’s Wheel also inflicts Blood Loss buildup on each hit, including each hit while using Spinning Wheel. This makes it very easy to inflict Blood Loss on your enemies. As such, using the Lord of Blood’s Exultation talisman with this weapon can be incredibly useful.
This talisman increases attack power by 20% for 20 seconds after Blood Loss occurs in the user’s area. Another great talisman to use here is Millicent’s Prosthesis. This talisman boosts your Dexterity by 5 and also raises your attack power with successive hits. While Spinning Wheel does not activate this effect, using the unique R2 attack to spin the wheel for multiple hits on your enemy will. Use a combination of these skills and talismans to mow down your enemies!
1) Fallingstar Beast Jaw
A powerful weapon that offers a little bit of everything, the Fallingstar Beast Jaw is exceptional for its Physical and Magic damage along with its awesome unique Weapon Skill.
The base damage stats of this weapon are split across Physical and Magic with a 131 base Physical attack and a 85 base Magic attack. To wield it, you will need 34 Strength, 12 Dexterity, and 20 Intelligence. For being a Strength/Intelligence-oriented weapon, damage scales best with Strength and Dexterity with a base D grade in both that reaches a C by upgrade +7.
Intelligence actually has reduced scaling with a base E grade that reaches D by upgrade +4. Overall, this weapon works best in a Strength build that has some additional investments in Dexterity and Intelligence.
Where to Find It
If you’re set on grabbing this weapon, you’ll have to defeat one of the toughest non-Shardbearer bosses in the game — the Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast. You can find this boss atop one of the highest peaks of Mt. Gelmir.
The boss arena is a massive crater with the Falllingstar Beast spawning in the center. This boss is big and fast, but is susceptible to spells. Ideally, you’ll want to stay at a distance and hit it with Sorceries or Incantations to chip away at its HP while dodging its Gravity attacks. Defeat the boss to claim the Fallingstar Beast Jaw.
How to Use the Fallingstar Beast Jaw
This weapon has the longest reach of any colossal weapon and it deals both Strike and Piece damage. The combination of Physical and Magic attacks is also unique, being the only colossal weapon to deal Magic damage. The real strength of this weapon is its unique Weapon Skill, Gravity Bolt.
This skill allows the user to call down a bolt of lighting to strike enemies from a distance. Interestingly, this skill deals more Physical damage than Magic damage. It also deals a ton of poise damage and can easily stagger most enemies.
The poise damage dealt is high enough, most bosses can be staggered with just a few hits. To increase its damage to poise even more, try using the Stonebarb Cracked Tear in your Flask of Wondrous Physick. Adding this to the Flask allows you to deal +30% more damage to poise, meaning you can break enemy stances even quicker when using Gravity Bolt.
Two talismans to consider using with this weapon are the Shard of Alexander and the Carian Filigreed Crest. The Shard of Alexander greatly increases the damage of skills, which will help boost the power of Gravity Bolt even further. The Carian Filigreed Crest is great for managing your FP usage since you will want to be using Gravity Bolt a lot.
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