Oceiros, the Consumed King

General Info
hp.jpg souls.jpg Location
8,087 58,000 Consumed King's Garden
Drops Soul of Consumed Oceiros
Weak Resistant Immune
Lightning Lightning Magic Magic
Bleed Bleed
PoisonPoison & Toxic

Oceiros, the Consumed King Information


Oceiros, the Consumed King is a boss enemy in Dark Souls 3. He is found in the woods below Lothric castle, guarding a shrine. It can be assumed that he is blind (like Seath), as his eyesockets are empty, and he makes references to this throughout the fight. He is a very vocal boss, and talks of an invisible or imaginary baby which he cradles in his arm for the first half of the fight.

  • This boss fight is optional for "Link the Fire" ending; however, it is required for "The End of Fire" ending.
  • You can summon Hawkwood, the Deserter to help you. His summon sign is located in the center of the platform before fighting the two Church Knights in front of the boss room.





  • Souls: NG (58,000), NG+ (116000), NG++ (127,000), NG+3 (130,500), NG+4 (139,200), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Co-op Souls: NG (14500)
  • Soul of Consumed Oceiros


Combat Information

  • Health: NG (8087), NG+ (9632), NG++ (10595), NG+3 (11077), NG+4 (11559), NG+5 (12522), NG+6 (13004), NG+7 (13485)
  • Weak to Lightning Damage.
  • Weaker to Dark than to Fire.
  • Strong against Magic and Bleed damage.
  • Attacks with Magic, causes FP damage.
  • Can be riposted if his head is hit enough times. (Took 4 hits within 60 seconds on ng+3 with a +5 Black Knight Sword)
  • deals curse damage on crystal attacks in second phase, therefore a cursebite ring is suggested.



Video Strategies

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Strategy 1 (Melee)

The first phase: Always stay underneath him with your shield up. Only attack him after he attacks. This way you can fight him without getting hit, also works for second phase. The only attack to look out for in this phase is when he stabs his staff into the ground to call up an AoE of ice on the floor. Easy to dodge but it does a lot of damage. Second phase starts around when you hear a baby cry, he staggers for a second, shakes his head then crushes his staff down. After this he will do two attacks on the ground and the second phase finally begins.

In the second phase try to get behind him or under him, preferably the bottom half. The boss isn't extremely easy to stay under so it may take some practice. If you're near the bottom half or the back legs, he won't do his rush attack, which can easily kill you in one combo. Try to take a one handed weapon for quick attacks, but if you use two handed make sure to time your attacks carefully. The boss can be bled, so an upgraded Bandit's Knife is decent for this fight but not the only method. Only use it if you're comfortable with the weapon. He is resistant to it, but the effect works regardless. The boss also likes to do some flying attacks with ice breath or even just plain ice breath. These attacks are easily avoidable provided you're constantly going after the boss. High stamina is key in this fight. You can block some of his attacks but the second phase is a whole other story. Unless you can block all four or at least three of his attacks without losing too much stamina, you might as well just be two handing your weapon. Get in as many attacks as you need while the boss is finished with his first move. He doesn't really have follow up attacks to his normal attacks so he's pretty straightforward in that regard. The biggest problem you need to deal with is the camera/walls. Try to stay within the middle of the arena. If you can't see his attacks, he can 1-hit you easily. If you're up against a wall, you won't be able to dodge very easily. If you find yourself with this problem, just roll under his body as quick as you can.

Just prior to his charge attack, during his second form, what seems to be the cry of a child can be heard and acts as a tell for one of his more dangerous attacks. This boss also suffers badly from uneven terrain. When on the piles of rubble around the stage, many of his attacks will miss the player, although he will still be in range of overhead slash attacks. Although it can be difficult to keep up with his charge attack, his very long tail stretches behind him, and can be attack directly with a weapon having adequate swing range. It is not confirmed if his tail can be cut off, similar to dragon bosses in Dark Souls 1.


Strategy 2 (Ranged)

This is a very easy way of beating him but it works well and it makes it so you get to skip his second phase.

You need to find the root system in the back right side of the area and make sure the entire time you are fighting him that it is in close range for you to run into.

As soon as he starts going into his second phase sprint into the corner and bait his charge. As soon as he is in there run around the roots to the other side he will just keep charging into the roots and not be able to get to you. Pull out your bow or spells and lay into him, make sure to watch for his ice attack because they still can hit you.

Its really important to note the fact that he can, and will eventually use his spin attack that position himself behind you, freeing himself from the roots and leaving you trapped between the boss and the roots themselves.


Strategy 3 (Pyromancy)

This boss won't be too tricky for pyromancers. During the first phase, you'll have a relatively easy time. Keep your distance and most of his attacks won't reach you. During the phase transition, you'll have the chance to lob some spells. His charge is the attack that'll give you the most trouble. Be prepared to dodge this, since it's quick and deals big damage. As long as you keep your distance, the tail swipe won't trouble you too much. 


Strategy 4 (Sorcery)

This is one of the most difficult bosses in the game for spellcasters, as Oceiros has a high magic resistance, and phase 2 in particular poses a challenge for sorcerers. While it is relatively easy to avoid getting hit by him in the first phase of the fight, Oceiros will attack relentlessly in phase 2, and sorcerers will find it difficult to find a window of opportunity to cast. A relatively reliable strategy is to do so after Oceiros has charged you. Make sure to dodge properly, as his damage output is rather high. As soon as you have gotten behind him, he will usually either do a few more attacks in whatever direction he is facing, prepare for a tail swipe, or make a jump away from you. In any case, you sould be able to cast a spell during this time window (but make sure that you time it so you can dodge a tail swipe).

Keeping a lot of distance against Oceiros is usually a bad idea, as his most deadly attacks are fast charges which may catch you off guard while casting; he also tends to phase through your projectiles while doing his charges, or simply avoid them with his erratic movements.

It is more beneficial to use spells with a shorter casting time in the second phase of this fight, such as Great Soul Arrow instead of Great Heavy Soul Arrow. Homing Soulmasses are also less useful, as they will often miss Oceiros entirely. It is a viable strategy to give up on projectile spells altogether and instead hack away at Oceiros' back leg with Farron Flashsword - although a decent lightning weapon will probably do comparable damage.
In any case, Oceiros is much less dangerous in close combat, so if you manage to imitate the common melee strategy of hacking away at a boss' back legs, you have good chances of beating Oceiros with magic.


First Phase Bipedal, cradling an invisible baby, wielding a staff.
Attack Name Attack Description
Bonk Straightforward relatively quick verticla strike with his staff, just like an oldman
Leap Bonk Defensive move against those who harass his crotch. Leaps back and uses Bonk as he lands
Tail Sweep Using a deft twist to the side, he attempts to sweep you with his tail.
Freezing aura AOE lingering cold that damages and inflicts frost on those around him. Lasts for a few secs.
Leaping Freeze Defensive move where he jumps back and freezes those below.
Second Phase Quadrupedal,  he attacks with claws, fangs and tail, lunging wildly across the boss arena.
Attack Name Attack Description

Irritated swipes

He combos with his arms and slashes wildly, more of swiping as no claws.

Air Strike

He will fly and blast crystal magic on those below. He covers a good distance.


He will run at you on all fours. It hurts. Rolling sideways is good.

Crystal Dragon Breath



He will release a crystal breath similar to the big Crystal Lizards, the only notable difference is the fact this Breath attack will fill your "Curse" bar.


His will turn his head around and bend his tail then do a 720. You can I-Frame through this attack when you are underneath him, but only if you time it correctly.


Lore Theories

Oceiros was once the King of Lothric and was married to the Queen of Lothric, whom she was initially revered as the goddess of fertility and bounty, and Ocelotte was the youngest child the queen gave birth to. He went mad trying to harness his royal blood for a greater purpose, leading him to the heretics in the Grand Archives, where he discovered the twisted worship of Seath the paledrake.
He may have gone senile or mad with age and isolation. His dialogue mentions there is a child called Ocelotte; and he cradles somthing, as if he were holding a child, though nothing is seen; yet as you smack him around, he tells Ocelotte to come out, as if just realizing that Ocelotte isnt in his hands, and now he himself doesnt know where Ocelotte his. Perhaps he rememebers somthing painful, as when you smack him around further, he screams the name of Ocelotte and becomes a frenzied beast, no longer human. As you weaken him, you will hear a baby cry...perhaps the child really is invisble? Or maybe the king, consumed by his desire to study and gain the power of dragons, experimented and fused with the dragon child Ocelotte, becoming a twisted dragon man, and the cries heard  when Ocelotte takes over are cries of pain? Or maybe the child is just invisble. Speculation can only go so far.



Cutscene dialogue

"Ahh, you ignorant slaves. Finally taken notice have you?
Of the power of my beloved Ocelotte, child of dragons.

Well, I will not give him up.
For he is all that I have."

During combat

"Ahh, dear little Ocelotte.
Where have you gone? Are you hiding from me?
Come out, come out, don't be afraid.
You were born a child of dragons, what could you possibly fear?
Now, now, show yourself, Ocelotte.
My dear, little Ocelotte."

Whilst going into 2nd phase

He seems to scream "Ocelotte" whilst becoming feral like.

When killed by Oceiros

"Ignorant slaves, how quickly you forget."


Notes & Trivia

  • His baby, Ocelotte, like the Emerald Herald from Dark Souls 2, Shanalotte, are both referred as children of dragons (which doesn't necessarily mean they're of the same nature, though).
  • The cry of a baby may be heard during phase 1 of the fight and is heard around when the second phase starts.
  • Despite Oceiros not being particularly weak against Fire, Pyromancies work really well against him. Though, like dragons, he seems to also have a weakness to Lightning.
  • Seath was blind and eyeless. Oceiros transformation into Seath would explain his empty eye-sockets.
  • His wings are very similar to the primordial serpent statue's wings. These statues are found throughout Lothric Castle.
  • Oceiros has strange stalks growing out his back. The same stalks can be found on two dead demons in Smouldering Lake.
  • A bug can occur when entering the boss room while being chased by a Cathedral Knight. After passing through the fog wall the knight may glitch through as well, making the fight significantly more difficult.



    • 08 Mar 2017 03:19  

      Ocelottes audio clip can be heard if entering the gardens after defeating oceiros (entertaining from the dancers bonfire) you hear a deformed Dragon screech with a baby's cry and is honestly terrifying from an audible and lore perspective.

      • 01 Mar 2017 11:29  

        To anyone that thinks that it was HIM that was making the baby sounds, think again. During the original phases of the game, there was going to be a planned scene where he would not only hold the baby but mid-fight, he would crush/eat the baby, then go full feral. Hell, it would even lay there dead on the ground. You can look in the game's files, and there's a model just called, "Baby" that sits in Oceiros' hands. If that wasn't creepy enough, there's many textures for the baby, even one called baby_dead. Then, why can the baby be heard crying during the fight when he goes feral? I think they did this as to, "Assure" people he's crazy. But we know what REALLY happened. ;) (Sorry if this offended anyone, I know Infanticide is not an easy topic to speak of, neither is it one accepted generally.)

        • 01 Mar 2017 11:17  

          Oceiros is a perfect example of something that went horribly wrong(or right). The thing about Oceiros is before he became what he is know, he was a great king with a loving wife/queen and 2 sons, But as the years went on he became super interested in the work of Seath the scaleless or more truth fully he thought dragons were the ultimate beings and he did his best to try and mimic them leading to the work of Seath. Some how he slowly started to become what he is know a deformed dragon. He had another child or we believe he did named Ocelot and afterwards his queen left him and the kingdom and his sons were forever scared with curses and he spends his final days with his last and youngest child, until we meet him and slay him. He is the perfect version of how the mighty have fallen.
          Somethings that I don't understand
          1.Why is he guarding this shrine
          2.How long has he been like that
          3. How does he see what he's doing (My first thought was echo location)
          But, besides these questions I think Oceiros is an ok boss with good theories about him and after beating him you can gain access to the untended graves and re-fight good old Iudex, and (if you know how to get there) Archdragon peak and potentially become a dragon yourself and fight one of the hardest bosses in the soul series The Nameless King and the easy boss in the game the ancient wyvern (was really disappointed with the wyvern, hopefully in the next DLC we get a proper dragon boss battle).

          • 21 Feb 2017 06:07  

            One theory I like is that the magic he used to become a dragon caused his insanity to create a voice for the baby who had already disappeared, hence why there is crying during the fight.

            • 04 Feb 2017 13:36  

              Anyone have any tactics again this cheesy cancerous charge attack Oceiros spams? Does way too much damage and is virtually undodgable it seems. Even hits you while he has knocked you down prior.

              • 29 Dec 2016 20:29  

                I dont understand why there are not more bosses, that are so "vocal".. i mean...its so intense to fight him.
                The screaming and everything..i loved it!

                • 16 Dec 2016 23:36  

                  For twinks: a +2 Badit's knife with Carthus Rouge beats using the Dark Hand.
                  Also like the strategy says, be sure to keep as close to his legs as possible when hitting him during phase 2.

                  • 11 Dec 2016 21:51  

                    i think you can crit him the same way you can crit the giant slaves, hit him hard in the head was cheesing him with arrows during phase 2 afther over 150 arrows (i did like 30-50 dmg) one hit him in the face and i got the parry sound, didnt try it out so if someone is intrested testing it would like to know more about it

                    • 01 Dec 2016 02:46  

                      When the king crushes the baby, could it be implied that the baby got accidently killed during the combat, and this is why Oceiros shouts his name and crushes the already dead body to the ground, then goes completely mad and feral?

                      • 23 Nov 2016 23:50  

                        The reason why the kings son is invisible, is because he/she is a ghost. Oceiros never actually held his child. This is also why he went mad. Line break. Line break. And ocelot wasn't even his real name. It was Geryon

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