Yhorm the Giant
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NG HP Souls
0 27822 36000
1 41149 108000
2 45264 118801
3 47322 121500
4 49379 129601
5 53494 132300
6 55552 135000
7 57609 137700
Weaknesses
  • Weak to the Storm Ruler.
  • Weak to Lightning.
  • Very weak to attacks to his head.
  • Weak to attacks to his arms and torso.
Resistances
  • Resistant to attacks on his legs.
  • Resistant to Dark.
  • Resistant to Magic.
  • Resistant to Slash.
  • Resistant to Thrust.
Immunities

Lore

The reclusive ruler of the Profaned Capital, Yhorm's rage festers within him.

General Information

Yhorm the Giant is one of the Lord of Cinders.

This fight is mandatory.

Location

Found at the end of the Profaned Capital, accessible through Irithyll Dungeon.

Summons

  • Siegward of Catarina - will join you automatically if you have progressed his questline to this stage.

Drops

Moveset

Phase 1

Overhead Smash: brings his machete down from above in a vertical manner.
Pulverize: having brought down his machete, he will use it pulverize anything nearby.
Kneeling Smash: when the player is beneath him, he will kneel down and smash his machete directly in front of him.
Swipe: after recovering from being poise-broken, he will swipe directly behind him if the player is standing there.

Phase 2

Once below 50% health, he will become enraged, taking on an embered look. His attacks all gain Fire damage.

Battle Cry:: he will cry out and taken on his embered form once at 50% health.
Overhead Smash: brings his machete down from above in a vertical manner.
Pulverize: having brought down his machete, he will rock it to pulverize anything nearby.
Leaping Punch: he will leap forward and punch. This tends to be used to catch the player off guard.
Kneeling Smash: when the player is beneath him, he will kneel down and smash his machete directly in front of him.
Swipe: after recovering from being poise-broken, he will swipe directly behind him if the player is standing there.

Strategies

Storm Ruler

The easiest method for killing Yhorm is to use the Storm Ruler's weapon skill. To do so, you need to hold down the weapon skill button until the storm effect pulsates, indicating that a storm bolt can be unleashed. Press the weapon skill button and the regular attack button to shoot the storm bolt at Yhorm, dealing massive damage.

The Storm Ruler itself is found on the altar behind Yhorm when you enter his boss room.

If you have finished Siegward of Catarina's questline before you engage Yhorm, he will join the fight with his own Storm Ruler, making the fight even easier.

David's return

Yhorm can be brought to his knees for a critical attack by attacking his right hand a few times (about 2-6 depending on NG and weapon type). This can be done easily after Yhorm does an overhead smash or after he finishes a kneeling smash. With that said, Yhorm can be baited to do overhead smashes by going between his legs. However, relying on this tactic means Yhorm may punish players by pulverising them with his machete after he does his overhead smash.

Ranged players may target Yhorm's head and pelt it with arrows for a chance at critical attacks.

Notes

  • The weakness to the Storm Ruler is a mechanic lifted from Demon Souls and the Storm King boss fight.
  • It is possible for Siegward to die during this boss battle if the boss is allowed to focus him. If you die and try the boss battle again, he will not be there to help you, though his items will be there for you to pick up.
  • In the current version of the game, players can be summoned in the area preceding the boss, but are unable to enter through the fog wall due to a glitch.
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