Great Swamp Cuculus

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General Info
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Great Swamp Cuculus is a summonable NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Great Swamp Cuculus Information

"Great Swamp Cuculus is a summon for the 'Old Demon King' Bossfight"

 

Location

  • You can find Great Swamp Cuculus' summon sign at Smouldering Lake, just before the Old Demon King boss gate.
  • Cuculus can be summoned to help for the Demon Ruins if the player does not enter the boss room. Be aware that she doesn't have a large health pool, and she also doesn't know how to use ladders. 

 

Combat Information

Trivia

  • It is thought that Cuculus is Corynx's pyromancy master or apprentice, which would explain why after summoning Cuculus a body appears at Corynx's cage where he is found in the undead settlement.
  • This is reinforced by the fact that they are both Pyromancers of the Great Swamp, which makes a mentor connection even more possible.
  • Cuculus is a latin name for cuckoos, a type of bird that lays their eggs in other birds nests to raise their young.

 

 

NPCs
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    • Anonymous

      dark souls wiki commenters when they do the "try not to be a degenerate on a girl character's page" challenge

      • Anonymous

        Yea put a pyromancer as a summon in a FIRE damage boss fight. More of fromsoft abusing their loyal fans and rewarding their zeal with ashes

        • She's pretty useless in the fight, honestly. I love how the reward spawns all the way back at Undead Settlement, as if you'd ever go back to check there for it without a guide telling you to.

          • Anonymous

            It's not her fault being a summon against a boss that resists all three elements you specialize in(pyromancy,poison and bleed)

            • Anonymous

              Trivia:
              + "Is either apprentice or master" -> therefore "body appears in undead settlement"
              Thanks, now I feel so much smarter

              • Anonymous

                As the king's health was completely eradicated, she was hit by his dying fire blast. I seriously wanted that whip and outfit. I bonewarped and wiped at least 20 times because she died earlier, but all that was wasted when she died at the same time as the boss.

                • Anonymous

                  So to get a real fashionsouls set you need to make a decently tough boss 1.5 times harder by summoning a phantom that only uses poison AKA does jack to the healthbar. Thanks fromsoft

                  • Anonymous

                    I thought this was a player and didn't want to bother them with my stupidity. I can't get those items anymore until ng+ can I?

                    • Anonymous

                      Wow some say this is ez but not if you are using a pyro build lt will beat the crap out of ya...dps ahhh good thing toxic mist deals heaven and watch this guy take tons of dmg

                      • Anonymous

                        Cuculus is cuckoo in Latin and Corno is cuck in Portuguese. This hints that either Cuculus children were nurtured by stepfather Cornyx or his wife/husband cheated on him with Cuculus.

                        • Anonymous

                          freak hell.... I entered the boss and obliterated the hell out of that newby wihtout calling this phantom... any way I can get those items still???

                          • Anonymous

                            The easiest way to get her to survive is to go full magic build with 60 int, use Great heavy soul arrow and spam it from near the door way, he dies pretty quickly since he's a demon and she never runs in to die like the tardlord she is.

                            • Anonymous

                              I chuckle every time I see this guy, I half hope her name is genuinely pronounced "Cuck-you-lus". I'm sure it isn't, though, and that bothers me; does anyone know how it's meant to be pronounced? Has a dev or a writer ever mentioned them in an interview before? If I can't ruin the illusion, the Age of Immaturity shall be perpetuated... By my hands.

                              • Anonymous

                                Full disclosure, I was 98% certain that this was Wikipedia graffiti...interesting news, I’ve literally never heard of her.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I may just be lucky, but I didn't have trouble keeping her alive. In fact, she made the fight significantly easier. In the first few tries, I died because I was way too aggressive, trying to draw the agro off of the cucc. I also had Tsorig for extra damage and to draw agro. Cucc wasn't super stupid, though; she stepped out of the way of AoE attacks and healed when they were low. Usually, one poison gas cloud was enough to poison the demon. Around the 3rd or 4th try, though, we managed to push the demon so that he was stuck in a corner, facing the wall. We kept hitting him over and over, comboing thousands of damage while he almost never attacked. I thought I died during the final AoE blast because I heard Tsorig die, and I couldn't see my character. Then I realized that the demon was done and both cucc and I were alive.

                                  • Sounds like keeping her alive is a *****. See, this is where a Bonfire Ascetic would've come in handy, but hey, you can always save right next to the fog gate, backup your save and then keep trying until you get things done. That's on PC, I don't know if that can be done on consoles.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i want to do a cosplay of cuculus but cant find her actual equipment set, ik she wears cornyx's set minus the blindfold, spotted whip, normal pyromancy flame and poison mist and great chaos fire ord but i am also certain she uses more pyromancies. Can anyone inform me if she does or not?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Its fun when you do the whole fight, kill the Demon King and then Cuculus dies to that fire ring or the explosion at the very end since she's too much of a stupid cow to heal when she needs it. Good job, you did it. Too bad Cuculus and her dumb ass went and died at the same time with the boss. No set or whip for youuuu...

                                        Feel more so bad for Cornyx since he'll have to die for that dumbass wench and her mistakes cause I need my fashion.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Would of been easier to do it without her, I've seen summoned people using only their fists do more damage than her

                                          • Anonymous

                                            If you want Conyx's set, just kill cornyx after you buy all the pyromancies you want from him. You can later save Karla and upgrade your flame from her, as well as buy other pyromancies.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Oh look, yet another idiotic trivia section. Who is the moron who said "DUUHH DEY R BOTH FRUM GREAT SWAMP SO DEY R RELATED DUUUH"
                                              No ***** sherlock, ALL MODERN PYROMANCERS ARE FROM THE GREAT SWAMP. *****ing idiot

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I summoned her for the boss, but she was unable to figure out how to use the fog gate throughout the entire fight, dispite me attempting to wait for her before initiating it. In the end I solod him. All she did was run at the fog wall the whole time.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Great Swamp Cuculus has a glitch similar to the Sword Master glitch that can be exploited to defeat Old Demon King easily. When you fight the demon, allow her to die, then save and quit. Resume your game, summon her again and proceed to the boss fight. Cuculus will take zero damage from the demon's attacks. Verified on Xbox ; unsure about other platforms.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Just FYI, if Culculus dies during the fight, you can homeward bone out back to a bonfire, resummon her, and then do the fight again. As long as you don't kill the boss with her dead in the fight, you can still get her stuff.But don't forget that you need to banish all other phantoms using the black separation crystal before you can use a homeward bone.Dying should also allow you to summon Cuculus again, so you can just suicide if you think that's easier. I didn't specifically test this however.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      be careful during the fight, the ai is so bad in this game they are very likely to die during the fight. and if they do there is no way to get the set until ng+.

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