The following is a list of all the landmarks and sites in the Mountaintops of the Giants that you should see.
The Mountaintops of the Giants are located to the north of the Forbidden Lands in “Elden Ring”. Despite its name, the Lands Between are largely devoid of giants, with corpses and creatures dominating the landscape. There are several sites to visit here, some of which are linked to your primary goal and others which are not. Here is a list of all the spots in the Mountaintops of the Giants that you should visit.
Carefully explore the Zamor Ruins.
You will want to tread carefully around the enemies in the Zamor Ruins.
The Zamor Ruins will be the first landmark you see after entering the Mountaintops of the Giants via the Grand Lift of Rold. The Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell 3 is one of the many beautiful objects strewn about here. Of course, this region is also intended to expose you to the opponents found here, which include a number of towering and formidable foes. They strike swiftly, and there are a lot of them distributed over the area, so either move quickly or attempt to slip past them.
Cross the big stone bridge in a race.
The massive stone bridge leads into the rest of the Mountaintops of the Giants.
After passing through the Zamor Ruins, you’ll come upon a gigantic stone walkway that seems like a bridge connecting you to the remainder of the region. A golem with a bow and arrow stands on the other side of the bridge. There is very little protection across this gap, and the arrows might easily knock you over the cliff. While it’s a little annoyance, the best option here is to use Torrent to bridge the gap at maximum speed. A few objects, including some smithing stones, may be found on the bridge around the middle portion, but gather them cautiously.
If you want an image, fight an Ice Dragon.
You’ll find yourself at the bottom portion of a canyon with a river running through it after crossing the bridge. A big ice lake may be seen if you travel to the northeast. You may climb to the top of the two cliffs that hang above the canyon from here. The snow becomes quite deep in the center of the lake, reducing vision. Borealis the Freezing Fog dragon boss battle takes place in this section. If you kill it, you will receive 100,000 Runes and a dragon heart, although this monster is completely optional and can be rather difficult if you are new to the Mountaintops of the Giants. The First Church of Marika, located on the lake’s southern side, holds a Sacred Tear that may be used to enhance your flasks.
Use the invisible bridge to enter Heretical Rise.
The invisible path is fairly simple to follow, but one mistake will result in death.
Another mystical tower that needs you to solve a problem to enter is the Heretical Rise tower. The Heretical Rise Tower sits on the southern cliff, but you must traverse to the northern cliff in order to reach it. The remains of a bridge that would have bridged the canyon are just across from the tower on the adjacent cliffside. You may stroll across an unseen bridge to reach the Heretical Rise tower from here. The trail is straight for almost 90% of the trip before you must turn left and travel a climbing, circular path. This leads to a balcony that provides access to the inside of the building. Be aware that there are a handful of foes lurking in the immediate vicinity. The Founding Rain of Stars, a strong spell, is cast at the top of the tower.
Explore Castle Sol and succumb to Commander Niall’s wrath.
While optional, Castle Sol contains an item that unlocks a secret area of the map.
You’ll ultimately find your path to Castle Sol, on the northern edge of the Mountaintops of the Giants, if you head up the northern cliff from the frozen lake. A walking mausoleum is located outside the castle in an area where lightning frequently hits. There are some difficult clients within the castle, including a couple of animals right at the front door. Fortunately, these two foes do not respawn, so after you’ve beaten them, you may return to the castle without fear. The Eclipse Shotel, one of “Elden Ring”‘s renowned weaponry, may be found within a chapel around halfway inside Castle Sol. This weapon is highly strong and inflicts the death status effect.
Commander Niall fights at the pinnacle of Castle Sol, summoning two knight spirits to battle beside him. Because Commander Niall possesses many area of effect strikes, this fight might be overpowering, so you’ll want to stay away from him while removing his spirits from the fray. One half of the hidden medallion may be found behind him, granting entrance to the Path to the Haligtree region to the east of the Mountaintops of the Giants.
The Giants’ Cemetery
This area is filled with the corpses of giants, with a few enemies scattered throughout.
You’ll cross a big chain to get to another place after travelling south from the freezing lake. A large number of giants have died and are scattered around the area. From here, you’ll need to go south and then west to reach the essential region for the plot to progress, but there are a few small sights to see beforehand. The Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave, one of the medium-sized dungeons in the open world, is located to the west. The Church of Repose is located on the southern cliff. An NPC invasion takes place just outside of that chapel. The battle itself isn’t particularly difficult, as the invader drops the Rivers of Blood katana, a formidable weapon that causes blood loss.
Defeat a giant and set fire to the Erdtree.
The Forge of the Giants is an important part of the “Elden Ring” main quest.
The Mountaintops of the Giants’ southern region is the last place you should visit. This is where you’ll discover the Fire Giant boss encounter, which stands in the way of you progressing through the tale. Except than the Forge of the Giants, there isn’t much more to see in this region once you finish that combat. When you reach the top of the forge, go around the side to find the area’s final Site of Grace. Talking to Melina here will advance the plot and take you to the next section of the game.