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All Furnace Golem locations in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree

Here's where to find and how to beat Shadow of the Erdtree's Furnace Golems

A closeup on the devastating, fiery Furnace Golem in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree.
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bandai Namco

Want to know the locations of all Furnace Golems in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree? Furnace Golems loom large over the landscape of Elden Ring's new expansion Shadow Of The Erdtree, and they're some of the first new enemies that you'll spot as soon as you step foot into the Shadow Realm. They're likely to also disintegrate your Tarnished with streams of fiery death.

Smothering the spark of a Furnace Golem is a tough task that requires patience, skill, and good aim. If you're searching for all of these fiery giants across the map, read on. In this guide, we'll delve into the locations of all Furnace Golems and explain how to defeat them.

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All Furnace Golem locations in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree

A map showing the location of all Furnace Golems in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree.
This map shows the locations of all Furnace Golems in the Land Of Shadow. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bandai Namco

There are eight Furnace Golems scattered across the map in the following locations:

  • Gravesite Plain: This Furnace Golem is right in the centre of the Gravesite Plain, near the road leading to Ellac Greatbridge. Chances are, it'll be one of the first things you see upon entering the Shadow Realm.
  • Ellac River: You'll encounter this Furnace Golem when traversing the river that leads to the Cerulean Coast.
  • Charo's Hidden Grave: This Furnace Golem is tucked away in the westernmost portion of Charo's Hidden Grave, a hidden sub-region of the map. You'll have to climb over a dragon's carcass in the Jagged Peak to make it here.
  • Scadu Altus: There are two Furnace Golems in the Scadu Altus region. The first is guarding a camp north of the Highroad Cross Site of Grace, which you'll encounter as soon as you enter Scadu Altus.
  • Scadu Altus: The second Furnace Golem in Scadu Altus is along the northeastern road that leads to the Cathedral of Manus Metyr.
  • Ancient Ruins of Rauh: You'll encounter this Furnace Golem on the other side of a bridge at the Miquella Cross in the Ancient Ruins of Rauh.
  • Castle Watering Hole: There are two Furnace Golems in close proximity of each other at the Ruins of Unte. One of them is lying in the water by the Ruins of Unte entrance. We recommend you tackle this fellow first before waking his "sleeping" companion up.
  • Ruins of Unte: The second Furnace Golem is unlit and dormant, blocking the entrance into the ruins. You'll have to throw a Hefty Furnace Pot onto this golem to wake it up and force it to move.

How to beat Furnace Golems in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree

To take a Furnace Golem down, follow these steps:

  • Target their face plates, the opening on the backs, or their legs (but only if the legs are unarmoured).
  • Use Torrent to weave in and out and jump over their fire attacks.
  • If the legs are armoured, get on elevated ground and chuck a Hefty Fire Pot or Hefty Furnace Pot into the Furnace Golem's back opening.

Let's break these points down in greater detail. In short, Furnace Golems are huge, intimidating, and totally invulnerable to all damage on most of their lumbering bodies except for a few key areas. If you try target locking a Furnace Golem you'll notice that you can only target the face plates on their front, the flaming opening on their upper backs, and sometimes their legs. These are the places where you can actually land attacks - and as you progress further into Shadow of the Erdtree, you'll run into Furnace Golem with armoured legs, meaning that you'll have to go for the face plate and the back.

A look at the Furnace Golem's targetable faceplate in Shadow of the Erdtree.
See that face plate right in the center? That's what you want to be aiming at. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bandai Namco

This is easier said than done, since Furnace Golems can spot you from quite a distance away. Torrent is essential for dealing with these mighty foes, as they'll often acknowledge your arrival by stomping their feet and unleashing a wave of fire that'll wreck your health bar and catch you off guard if you're on foot. Other times, particularly if you approach them from behind, they'll shoot off a multitude of fireballs that cascade down upon your Tarnished like rain. If that wasn't enough, Furnace Golems can also leap into the air and cause an explosion upon landing, which is avoidable via Torrent's double jumps, but just barely.

A Tarnished runs out of the way, narrowly dodging Furnace Golem explosive balls of fire in Shadow of the Erdtree.
Fireballs galore! Half of the challenge of dealing with a Furnace Golem is just getting close. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bandai Namco

If you do manage to get close enough to a Furnace Golem to hit the legs, bring out your strongest weapons and smash away. If you get lucky and can make them stagger three times in a row, the Furnace Golem will suffer a Stance Break and topple. You'll be able to get a critical hit on its face plate if this happens, dealing a huge chunk into its health. You can also target the legs and face plate with sorceries like Night Comet or projectiles like Greatarrows, which is a bit easier if you manage to meet the Furnace Golem on slightly elevated terrain.

A Tarnished unleashes a spell against a Furnace Golem's legs in Shadow of the Erdtree.
Bring out your best magic, or if you have them at your disposal, Hefty Fire Pots and Hefty Furnace Pots will do the trick. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Bandai Namco

When it comes to Furnace Golems, you can ironically fight fire with fire - as long as you have Hefty Fire Pots or Hefty Furnace Pots at your disposal. If you manage to chuck one of these pots directly into the vulnerable opening on a Furnace Golem's back (once again, this is immeasurably easier if you're standing above the golem rather than beneath it), the resulting explosion will be super effective.

Once you kill a Furnace Golem, it'll drop a Crystal Tear that you can mix in your Flask of Wondrous Physick. Ironically, they'll also drop Furnace Visages, which can be used to craft Hefty Furnace Pots, which you can then use to kill more Furnace Golems. In that sense, farming Furnace Golems for Crystal Tears is a worthwhile, self-sustaining process.

With these tips in your arsenal, hopefully your fight against Shadow of the Erdtree's lumbering fire giants is just a tad bit easier! For more on Elden Ring's massive expansion, check out our tips on how to start Shadow Of The Erdtree as quickly as possible. We've also got a guide on the locations of all 78 bosses in the Shadow Realm, as well as a guide to the best order to tackle the main bosses. And if you're hankering for new weapons, take a peek at our guides to acquiring the Great Katana and the Beast Claw.

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