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Oceiros, the Consumed King

General Info
hp.jpg souls.jpg Location
8,087 58,000 Consumed King's Garden
Drops Soul of Consumed Oceiros
Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
Lightning Lightning
FrostFrost
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.

 

Location

 

Drops

  • 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 and Frost.
  • 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)
  • During second phase deals curse damage on crystal attacks, therefore a cursebite ring is suggested.

 

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 white dragons breath on the floor. Easy to dodge but it does a lot of damage and deals curse. 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.
with 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 white dragons breath or even just plain white dragons breath attacks. 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 attacked 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.

It's 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 should 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.

Attacks

First Phase Bipedal, cradling an invisible baby, wielding a staff.
Attack Name Attack Description
Bonk Straightforward relatively quick vertical 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.

Charge

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

Crystal Dragon Breath

 

Spin

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 something, 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 isn't 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 invisible. Speculation can only go so far.

 

Dialogue

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.

In the Japanese subtitle, he saids "Kyyaaaaaaaahhhh!". The subsequent scream is not subtitled.

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. However, he can be Rapported into fighting against Ocerios.

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    • 12 Jun 2017 17:21  

      I reckon it´s cool that they invented a boss with chaotic and erratic moveset, twas something different and the fight was amazing (also because of rich vocal activity of the boss :D ). And I reckon players should accept his mad moves because of the simple fact that he is blind. I am a pure sorcerer, on NG I somehow defeated him on the first try without being hit a single time, probably just lucky, cause on NG+ and on, I had actualy pretty hard time. The first phase is trivial, you just shoot away and by the time he comes close to you, the second phase begins. The thing most helpful for me in the second phase was casting CSS, but ONLY after his crystal attacks, not physical charge attacks - this way I could comfortably cast a spell and also dodge after that. After the charge or spin, he always recovered too quickly so I had to be prepared for dodging again.

      • 07 Jun 2017 06:53  

        Just to note that when he gets on the phase where he screams "Ocelooottteee", he appears to look at the "invisible baby" and smash it on the floor. So maybe the baby IS there but invisible? Cuz remember if we're drawing parallels to DS1, Priscilla can go invisible too...

        • 05 Jun 2017 14:49  

          I bled him with a level 7 character and a level 0 barbed straight sword (thanks to Hawkwood tho), my pyro and sword damage were absolutely useless, bleed is the only thing that actually did damage, have i had Carthus rouge the fight would have been much easier probably. Anyway, if you are low level, bleed works for sure at this point, so i would not consider him "strong" against bleed damage like it is stated on this page.

          • 22 May 2017 00:19  

            The easiest way I personally found to kill Oceiros is to use Soul Spear. In phase 1, I spammed Soul Spear at range. When phase 2 started, he was at half health. In phase 2, I hugged his nuts and would shoot Soul Spear AFTER Oceiros would spin. It's easy to see when he will spin because his tail goes up. After he'd run away, I would run as fast as I could to get under him. This is the only way I could kill him. I am level 51 with stats: 9, 18, 13, 7, 7, 12, 55, 7, 12. I had crown of dusk, court sorcerer's staff +4, scholar's candlestick +4, young dragon ring, bellowing dragon ring, sage ring, and Lloyd's shield ring. He tail-swiped me 3 times, so I had to drink up to full to keep the buff from Lloyd's shield ring active. I hope this helps other Sorcerers.

            • 03 May 2017 14:03  

              If you have a fully upgraded Dragonslayer Greataxe, 50 Strength and 30 Faith, you can land the Weapon Skill when Ocerios still has 80% heath, which would trigger the second phase. Continue landing the weapon art when he's standing still, approximately three times in total, it'll chip away half of his heath. Two more Weapon Art strikes and he'll be dead in NG.

              • 28 Apr 2017 19:34  

                Horrible moveset for a boss, extremely erratic and impossible to tell when he is actually atttacking instead of flailing around.
                Some moves that look like merely moving actually deal damage for no obvious reason.

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                  • 23 Apr 2017 19:14  

                    Oceiros is really weak to bugz and less resistant to fire. I've tested sorcery GHSA, great dregs and such as a pyromancer via Izalith Staff and Crystal chime, and I've killed him with Chaos Orb. On NG+ I've killed him with bugz. Caitha's Chime is right there in the Castle and it has pyro double A Int+Faith scaling. Even better than the flame but it scales only for dark miracles. Dorhy's Gnawing is at just 25 Faith requirement and it's the only thing you'd use it for as I know.

                    • 21 Apr 2017 23:47  

                      As a sorcerer on NG:
                      1st phase:use pestilent mercury and just dodge his attacks. He doesnt move much, so he takes massive damage.
                      2nd phase: use great magic shield paired with any fast weapon infused with gold pine resine. Stay under him and just block his tail swipe, that is the only attack that can hit you consistently (the rest of his attacks have awful tracking if you are below).

                      On NG+ and above you probably are gonna have the DLC2 staff for dark magic + mask so you can take him down with proper spell casting and sh*t

                      • 12 Apr 2017 09:58  

                        If you have DLC2, a pure sorcery caster can pretty easily get through phase 1 with Great Soul Dregs if you have good dark damage boosts. Seriously, just walk in, target him, then spam 5 or 6 casts and you've got half his health bar. I do not recommend using that sorcery during phase 2, you will die. However, with the same dark damage boosts, Affinity and Dark Edge work pretty well. Like, they're a little slow, but if people can figure out how to kill this dude with a greatsword, you can figure it out with Dark Edge.

                        • 07 Apr 2017 21:58  

                          When i was fighting him i kinda hit the arm where the invisible baby was, and this triggered the *baby cry sound* and Oceiros Mad Mode. OMG im a murderer

                          • 06 Apr 2017 01:04  

                            I hate this boss. Yes, he's "easy" but primarily because of his poor AI which causes him to outright miss attacks. Some of his moves seem to basically lack telegraphing and he does absurd amounts of damage. I think his design is sloppy and beating him feels a lot more luck-based than anything.

                            • 30 Mar 2017 17:26  

                              The reason why Ocelotte is invisible is because of censorship issues.

                              I'm no tech wizard or anything, but there are files in the game data for a baby model. I'm pretty sure you can find the sound clip of Oceiros crushing/eating Ocelotte somewhere...

                              Anyways, they took out Ocelotte because many countries won't allow infanticide in their games, and instead of reworking the boss (time constraints and pressure from deadlines perhaps?) FROMSOFTWARE decided to just take the model out of the boss fight and maybe tweak the animations for when he goes feral.

                              There is no real lore reason as to why the baby is "invisible", but they kept the baby's cries in there so we could do what we do best.

                              Infer

                              • 25 Mar 2017 22:11  

                                Just tried Oceiros with executioner's greatsword +9 imbued with frozen weapon sorcery, and he gets frozen with 5 to 6 hits, and it deals a little less than 1000 damages on the freezing hit, so it is usable, even if not the best.

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