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 is a Boss in Dark Souls 3 (DKS3). He is found in the garden below Lothric Castle, guarding a shrine. It can be assumed that he is blind (like Seath), as his eye sockets 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.

Oceiros, the Consumed King Information

  • 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. If you do not see his sign then you must first defeat the Abyss Watchers and afterwards talk to him in Firelink Shrine to receive the Farron Ring, you must also defeat the Crystal Sage and make sure that Hawkwood has left the shrine. 

 

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

 

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.

Alternatively, if you have the DLC Ashes of Ariandel, you can use the spell Snap Freeze. Use Firebombs, a torch, or Fire Surge to reset the Frostbite meter when it procs. Done quickly, you can trigger 3 frostbites in a single Snap Freeze cast. Take care though, since in second phase it will be harder to pull off because of Oceiros aggresive behavior.

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 old man
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.
Pestilent Mercury Raises staff, then pokes the ground to summon a large AoE mist field that quickly damages those inside it. Similar to the spell that Orbeck sells, although the AoE is much larger.
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.

 

He 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, who 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 doesn't know where Ocelotte is. Perhaps he remembers something 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 invisible? 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. Oceiros is part of a series of reincarnations of Seath the Scaleless, whose essence is entwined with the Moonlight Greatsword. This may have profoundly affected Lothric's controversial conception (read more).
  • Leaks from quality assurance testers of the alpha version suggest that Oceiros was originally going to be played by the character now known as Iudex Gundyr, with the dragon character appearing under an unknown name in a cut area called "God's Grave". With Gundyr as Oceiros, the part of "Gundyr" would be played by the character model now known as Yhorm the Giant(credit darksouls3theorist and Lance McDonald).

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 says "Kyyaaaaaaaahhhh!". The subsequent scream is not subtitled.

When killed by Oceiros

"Ignorant slaves, how quickly you forget."

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Oceiros is one of the few enemies that can kill by curse. Therefore, Cursebite Ring is recommended.
  • 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.
  • Seath was blind and eyeless. Oceiros transformation into a Seath like creature 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.
  • In game files, the player may found an unused sound, which, probably due to controversy, was removed from the final version of cutscene. Turns out the sound can be heard IF you turn down the music, as it censors the ocelot sounds if its turned on. Experienced the sounds myself, I do not recommend hearing the sounds if you are easily sickened.
  • Bug (Only when killed with a critical strike): Instead of fading to dust like every other boss, Oceiros instantaneously dissappears with no additional effects.
  • Bug (Very rare): 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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    • Anonymous

      22 Feb 2020 18:24  

      I'm all for over-the-top violence, but the imaginary baby works better than the real one. It fits the enigmatic tone of the series, adds mystery, and makes Oceiros a more sympathic character. Smashing the real child comes off as overly edgy, and try-hard. Shocking for the sake of being shocking. It's probably very cool if you're 13 years old. But it kills any sympathy one might have for Oceiros. In the alpha version, he's really just a monster. In the final version, he's sad, a lonely man who just wants his child. Killing the king might actually be an act of mercy. This change makes him a way more interesting character, and invites me to think about his life, family, and what took him down that path. The imaginary infant makes the king way more tragic and interesting. What happened to his baby? The player doesn't know. Oceiros probably does. Hell, he probably really did spike the child in a fit of anger. When we walk in on the king, we're probably seeing a man who'd just slain his own child, and is living in one last delusion of being a father. But that delusion starts slipping before the 2nd phase of the fight. "Where have you gone? Are you hiding from me?" Do we need to actually see the baby's murder? If you like over-the-top violence, then the answer is yes. But as a series, Dark Souls thrives on mystery, and half-explained situations. Sometimes they overdo it. But the imaginary baby presents the right kind of mystery because it highlights and shapes how we the players see a character.

      • Anonymous

        17 Feb 2020 17:18  

        Shield in phase 1. Phase 2, run after him and smash his ass and underside. Ringed Knight Twin Greatswords make this guy easier than the cathedral knights guarding his fog

        • Anonymous

          07 Feb 2020 08:45  

          Did some digging after reading the comments and I bring wisdom. Here are some facts. There is CUT CONTENT from the ALPHA version of the game that SHOWS OCELOTTE IN THE KING'S HAND. He does SMASH IT INTO THE GROUND when transitioning to phase. He still does all of the above in the live game, just that Ocelotte's skin is deactivated, but he's pretty much there. About the baby: Is a newborn humanoid by the shape of it. Is quite large, like, 3/4 of the characters size, so is not human. Has a wide scar across it's chest. Has another scar on it's face and a circular prick or dent on the side of the head. So yeah, this baby's seen some rough times. Search "oceiros alpha cut content" on youtube.

          • Anonymous

            02 Feb 2020 04:31  

            The fact that you hear baby noises makes me think the child is invisible, not that Oceiros is senile, and the removed audio files hint that the baby gets crushed amidst the fighting. It's during his phase 2 that he rages, possibly realizing his child is gone, and stops trying to cradle anything and focuses on killing you (presumably this is where the removed audio would go). What makes me truly believe the baby is invisible and gets crushed amidst the fight, is the game's theme of reincarnations, with Oceiros being a clear reincarnation of Seath the Scaleless. In DS1, it's believed Crossbreed Priscilla is the child of Seath, and what's more is she is shown to possess the ability to turn invisible. I think Ocelotte is a real invisible baby, who gets crushed during the fight, either left dead or dying at the end of the boss fight.

            • Anonymous

              25 Jan 2020 05:23  

              Stood under him and cast nothing but lightning stake at his feet with 50 faith and 30 att... Dropped him down about 800 hp per hit, easy cheesy

              • Anonymous

                17 Jan 2020 23:16  

                I once fought this boss while playing the game during an acid trip. Needless to say, I'll never see this fight the same way again lol

                • Anonymous

                  04 Jan 2020 17:39  

                  In the Alpha, he had a different name, the music was different, and he held Ocelotte on his hands. In a fit of rage, he slams the baby on the floor, and punches his remainings

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Jan 2020 09:17  

                    His second stage is fcking annoying, but alas hawkwood can be used to be a meat shield while I shot that halfbreed with my +5 oni bow with oni arrow, it dealt 630 damage to it, took me 12 oni arrows including some missed shot

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Dec 2019 08:47  

                      The problem with giving a boss a Blooborne Beast moveset is that we, the Player, cannot move like we can in that game. So this fight is super unfair.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Dec 2019 06:17  

                        It's like ludwig, but in reverse and with somehow less screeching but also more dead (?) invisible dragon babies. You get MLGS from both of them though, so maybe the way Oceiros literally devolves in front of you was an intentional callback?

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Dec 2019 01:10  

                          The theme or mood this boss gives off is sadness. The music and the lore behind it makes you feel sad even when he becomes more primal by ditching his catalyst. After putting him down I always felt empty inside not filled with adrenaline or joy.

                          • Anonymous

                            20 Dec 2019 18:18  

                            ***** this boss. Ran through the entire area because of the goddamn pus of men, get invaded by some guy standing in a place I can't reach yet, get instantly one-shot by the WA glitch on Milwood Greatbow, have no embers left, and I only use a slow ass greatsword that can't even hit him half the time.

                            • Anonymous

                              18 Dec 2019 03:07  

                              to whoever thought it would be a great idea to give this boss a near unavoidable instantaneous charge attack with absolutely no wind up, i sincerely hope you get fired besides that i actually like this boss...

                              • Anonymous

                                29 Nov 2019 06:06  

                                Anyone else really annoyed by the glitchy terrain? Oceiros loves to get half-stuck in rubble and roots, and the camera hates it. I sometimes just had to bait a charge and hope he'd be in a nicer spot.

                                • Anonymous

                                  12 Nov 2019 18:40  

                                  lol I just accidentally got him stuck in the root thing and whacked his face everytime he did the charge thing

                                  • Anonymous

                                    15 Oct 2019 14:54  

                                    Fighting this guy is actually your character having a weird fever dream where telegraphed attacks no longer exist. Terrifying, i know

                                    • 16 Sep 2019 18:14  

                                      This boss is complete bull*****if you are a mage DO NOT attack him when he does his retarted lunge bite, because aparently his hitbox takes a 20 year vacation in narnia.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        14 Sep 2019 00:40  

                                        If you do not see Hawkwood sign and you are on NG+, make sure you haven't done anything in Archdragon Peaks, because that essentially skips Oceiros part of Hawkwood storyline. In my testing, entering Peaks is ok if you haven't killed Wyvern

                                        • Anonymous

                                          02 Aug 2019 06:09  

                                          my strategy was to stay under him and behind him the whole fight with gold pine resin and my +9 longsword. was pretty fun, not gonna lie.

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