Dark Souls beating the Giant Boar

If you have been keeping up to date with our Dark Souls coverage you should be past the dragon by now and on to the Giant Boar. This boar is armored and hard to bring down. This guide will help you bring him down in no time though! Let’s do it. First thing we need for the Dark Souls Giant Armored Boar guide is what he will do to us. Once you see him(he is really hard to miss) you are now in his attack zone. Get to close and he will charge you and knock you over. If you get caught on the ground say good bye.

His other ability is just if he gets close to you he will gore you and knock you over again. We are not going to be fighting him head on so don’t worry about this to much.

Now for the Dark Souls Giant Armored Boar guide fight. Like it or not it is a good idea to bring him down so you can roam freely without being wrecked.

As stated above we will not be fighting him head on. You will need a bow and some arrows(50 to be safe), fire bombs do good damage as well. Once you walk through the corridor you will see a sword zombie start to run at you and to your right is a spear zombie. Clear both of them out and on the right you should see some steps going up. Take those steps up and kill the archers that are shooting you then kill the spear zombie because he will be coming at you.

After clearing those zombies out go to where the archers were hitting you from. Below you should see the boar. With his armor you can only hit him in his legs really. I was only doing about 12 but he doesn’t have much hp so after about 15 arrows he will die. If you have a fire bomb those do some better damage but still not much so you can use those if you want. Just remember to aim for his back legs like I did and you should drop him no problem. Magic might melt him as well but I don’t have any.

Alternate Strategy Submitted By Guest Hero Mike

I had quicker and infinitely cooler strategy that I used to kill the boar on my very first try. First part is the same: clearing the other enemies first. Then, I aggro’d the boar and ran back out of the courtyard, but instead of running down the steps, I went onto the ledge along-side of them. The boar proceeded down those steps below me, and I was out of his reach. I then performed a falling attack (like the one you can perform on the Asylum Demon), which cut his health by 30-50%. Afterward, for some reason he began trying to flee back to the courtyard, allowing me to perform the critical back-stab attack (the one with the special animation) on the unarmored portion by his tail. This finished him off.

So, in summary, he can be killed in two hits.

By King Isen – Kill all the zombies, grab the skulls by the archer, then proceed to toss them towards the burning object. He then runs towards it causing massive damage.

Yeah, aggro the boar into charging through the fire and he will go down without you even having to touch him – Mike Lloy

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  • I had quicker and infinitely cooler strategy that I used to kill the boar on my very first try. First part is the same: clearing the other enemies first. Then, I aggro’d the boar and ran back out of the courtyard, but instead of running down the steps, I went onto the ledge along-side of them. The boar proceeded down those steps below me, and I was out of his reach. I then performed a falling attack (like the one you can perform on the Asylum Demon), which cut his health by 30-50%. Afterwards, for some reason he began trying to flee back to the courtyard, allowing me to perform the critical backstab attack (the one with the special animation) on the unarmored portion by his tail. This finished him off.

    So, in summary, he can be killed in two hits.

    • Thanks for your feedback Mike. We added your comment as an alternate strategy

  • Dave

    I had another way as well. After defeating the skeletons, and then heading down the path behind the boar. You eventually make your way around, to an area behind the gate (which is behind the boar). There, you will find a lever to open the gate. Clear out the church of the 2 red cloaked knights, open the gate, get close enough so you can slash the wall to make noise, which will get the boars attention. Run back to the church, the boar will not be able to enter the church and I just slashed him to death. I highly recommend doing this only after you’ve reached the bonfire above the blacksmith.

    • Yeah that sounds good I just hadn’t actually made my way back there yet. I thought I had to bring him down before I got to far.

  • Joe

    I have a similar one to Mikes.

    Basically I cleared the other enemies before moving up to the ledge where the archers were, after killing the archers, I pillaged some Alluring Skull that was right next to them (it attracts enemies). Then, after tossing 2 firebombs at the boar from above, I proceeded to throw down the Alluring Skull directly below me. When the boar went to the Alluring Skull, I jumped onto its head and bashed its skull in with a battleaxe, killing it. Judging from the fact that the game let me land on the boar’s head and attack him, and the fact that the game left Alluring Skull near there as loot, I think this was the most appropriate and badass method.

  • Kill all the zombies, grab the skulls by the archer, then proceed to toss them towards the burning object. He then runs towards it causing massive damage.

    • This is probably the intended strategy.

  • I just lead the boar into the near by fire and it drained all his life off, I didnt have to touch him once.

  • Yeah, aggro the boar into charging through the fire and he will go down without you even having to touch him.

    Mike Lloy

  • This boss is bugged, actually. You can kill him without even using your weapon. And you don’t even have to kill the skeletons upstairs to do it.

    When you enter the room, kill the pike guy and the skeleton that charges. Go over to the bottom of the stairs to your right and inch forward a little at a time. Eventually the boar will aggro and run right into the fire. Roll away (backwards). The second skeleton will aggro. Kill it. Go back to the bottom of the stairs – the boar will have retreated to its original position. Aggro it again and it’ll charge into the fire again. It can’t hit you with its charge when you are by the stairs. Do this about 4 times and he’s dead. No sword play involved at all.

  • I just man’d up and ass-stabbed it twice with the Drake. It was, by far, one of the easiest enemies to kill.

  • I really wanted the helmet you can get from him my friend has it and it looks pretty fantastic

  • At the first try I’ve killed him in no time: clear the zombies, get down the stairway and attack him when he give his back, don’t worry ‘coz he’s too big to get you behind the columns. I’ve felt kinda sorry for the guy, since the animation was my spear getting deep in his ass, but it made me laugh too.

  • Cybernaux

    1. kill the first 3 undead with the shields
    2. aggro the boar
    3. run back to the corridor with the ladder
    4. he will start to walk away because he can’t fit
    5. run out quickly and perform a backstab
    6. repeat

    Sometimes you miss the backstab and he will turn around to charge at you, what you do then is roll backwards into the corridor again. Other times (rarely) he will just kick backwards with his hind legs like a horse. You can get away from this, again, by rolling backwards.

    I only had to backstab him twice and he was dead so this way, in my opinion, is the quickest and easiest. You might also get a good laugh out of the backstab animation because you stab him right up his butt

  • I kept luring him over to the stairs and running up them, he ran into the fire almost every time and killed himself.