Curse-Rotted Greatwood is a boss enemy in Dark Souls 3.

Curse-Rotted Greatwood

Image of the Curse-Rotted Greatwood achievement/trophy.
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? ??? Undead Settlement

Soul of Rotted Greatwood

Transposing Kiln

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icon-wp_firedef.png Magic Defense icon-wp_lightningdef.png icon-wp_darkdef.png
?? ?? ?? ??
Bleed Resistance Poison Resistance Frost Resistance icon-wp_cursedef.png
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  • This boss is a non-mandatory, as you can go straight from the Undead Settlement to Road of Sacrifices without killing this boss.
  • However it drops the Transposing Kiln which allows to trade in Boss Souls for special weapons, aswell as pyromancies, sorceries and miracles once it's given to Ludleth of Courland. Thus it's recommended to visit it nonetheless







  • Souls: NG (??), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Other: Transposing Kiln, Soul of Rotted Greatwood



Combat Information

  • Weak to Fire 
  • Strong against ?? , ?? and ?? damage.
  • Weak Spot: Orb-like growths between it's legs, on it's back aswell as on the legs and arms.
  • Use Firebombs (black or regular)




First Phase (The Greatwood attacks with his body)
Attack Name Attack Description

Drops down bodies that have splash damage upon impact

The Greatwood spins around, hitting anything in a close range of him



Second Phase (The Greatwood sprouts an arm)
Attack Name Attack Description
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Strategy 1 (Melee)

The first phase: Kill all minions before engaging the boss, this will save you trouble. After the fight has started, attack the sacs at his front, and his legs. These are the only areas he takes damage, and will eventually pop. If he winds up for an attack, get away from him. Due to his short range, this tactic will work in the first phase. 

In the second phase: After he collapses the floor, get one or two cheeky hits in while his arm is sprouting out. (if possible) After this happpens, try to stick to his back and repeatedly hit the sacs there, he will, if you do it right, spam a move where he falls over on his back. Eventually, these sacs will pop, and he will fall over, helpless. Then go to the front of the boss and either hit the arm if you have a vertical swinging weapon or throw any of the firebombs you may have obtained. If he is not dead after popping all other sacs,proceed to hit the front sac. If it is already popped, then hit the arm, as it takes a large amount of damage.

Strategy 2 (Magic)

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  • Location relationships
  • Taken from the Arstor's Spear description - One of the curses that festered within the belly of the Greatwood, and a terrible weapon favored by Earl Arstor the Impaler. 
  • Curse Rotted Greatwood appears to have served as sort of a dumping ground for Undead, as they can be seen hung from it's branches. Presumably this is what caused it to "come to life"
  • Dialogue



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