How to Beat Fire Ancient | Boss Fight Guide | God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

This is a guide on how to beat Fire Ancient in God of War PS4 (GoW 4). This page will explain its attack patterns, behavior, and tips and strategies on how to deal the most damage you can against it and take minimal damage at the same time.

Fire Ancient Boss Information

Bestiary Entry

Fire Ancient
Category Primordial
Entry Text
I could feel the heat off this one from the boat. I guess now we know what happened to all these broken ships...

Basic Information

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Name Fire Ancient
Recommended Level 4-5
Weapons Flaming Projectiles

Fire Ancient Location

You can find the Fire Ancient near the beach of the Iron Cove at the south west part of the Shores of the Nine. You can only unlock the Fire Ancient after blowing the Serpent's Horn with Mimir in tow.

World View Guide
After blowing the Serpent's Horn and talking to Jormungandr with Mimir, take the boat and go to the Iron Cove at the southwest part of the Shores of the Nine.

Best Build


Armor Set Arcane Might

Leviathan Axe

Axe Level 4

Fire Ancient Boss Fight Guide

Fight Patiently

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When fighting the Fire Ancient, you should be patient when waiting for openings to attack. You can only damage the Fire Ancient when its core is exposed. When the core is not exposed, it will be invulnerable to all attacks.

Fire Ancient Attack Patterns

Attack 1

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The first attack of the Fire Ancient is that it will lean back and expose its core. While doing this, it will shoot flaming projectiles randomly around it damaging you when you are near it.

Attack 2

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The second attack is similar to the first attack but, instead of shooting the flaming projectiles randomly, it will shoot it directly towards you.

Attack 3 and 4

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The 3rd and 4th attack of the Fire Ancient rarely happens. This attack only happens when you are close to melee range with it. A red circle will flash on the Fire Ancient signaling you that it will do a close range attack.

Tips and Strategy

The trick to winning this fight is to patiently wait for the Fire Ancient to expose its core. When the core is exposed, immediately throw your axe and pick up the fragment that falls from the core and throw it back to the Fire Ancient.

If you are able to do this, you will be able knock the Fire Ancient down and deal massive damage to it using the R3 button.

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