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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 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.

  • 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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    • 23 Jan 2019 00:31  

      Takes 2-3 hits to the head when he is stunned to break his guard for the riposte using Dark Hand on ng. Getting him near a corner or tight space and waiting for him to turn and scream after his charge attack should give you plenty of time to hit his head.

      • Anonymous

        21 Jan 2019 04:52  

        Disturbing sound? Baby crying and a Bloodborne squishy sound asset? This game is Rated M, it containts violence, my Gaurd breaks often line up with groins... Is everyone drunk? I'd love to live in a world where all Media instantly lined up with my taste. It's like complaining about Evil Dead 2s Zombie, stop motion breasts though I'm the idiot who seen the first and it's rating. The hecks wrong with people, SJW isn't a compliment.

        • Anonymous

          16 Jan 2019 19:04  

          I'm getting rekt every time by greatwood, and i killed oceiros on the first try without big issues. Am i disabled?

          • Anonymous

            05 Jan 2019 16:31  

            For all sorcerers who are after the moonlight greatsword, google 'Intelligence kills Oceiros, the Consumed King' for fighting guidance

            • Anonymous

              24 Dec 2018 20:43  

              Beat him on my first try in SL1. Stay on his crotch for phase one and slap him, I used a Raw Broadsword +7. In phase two, just bait him into charging at the side of the roots near the exit door and go to the other side. Then spam arrows in his face to win. I personally used a Knight's Crossbow +5 to shoot him with Lightning Bolts for maximum lightning damage.

              • Anonymous

                21 Dec 2018 23:21  

                Has anyone else done this co-op with a friend and noticed that, if you are the host, you only hear Oceiros' dialogue, but if you are the summoned, you only hear the baby? There must be some lore behind that.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Dec 2018 06:14  

                  I think it's the only "unfair" boss in 3. His attacks are very hard to see in the second stage because of the camera and it always just ends up being button mashing and spamming estus. It's not bad if you have lots of vigor but otherwise it's really easy to just get hit by one of his charges and then spammed while you try to get away.

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Dec 2018 00:01  

                    Vordt's Great Hammer destroys this fight. Stay behind him and slap that booty. I beat him 1st try with my level 64 Warrior with 30 STR, 35 VIG, and 28 END. Hammer was +3 (7 Titanite Scales)

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Oct 2018 21:16  

                      Oceiros, The Consumed King, was consumed by his ambition for a proper heir, but when the child was stillborn and the mother fled, he became is consumed by his grief then completely by madness. The baby died soon after birth and so he cradles the stillbirth in his hands, though the textures are censured. The sounds of the baby are manifested by his sorceries so he could maintain the illusion that it was still alive. The only true sound of the "baby" is the splat of an infant's corpse. If you think about it, when you arrive in the world, you find it in ruins. A great deal of time has passed. Ocelotte should have aged by now... Anyway that's my theory...

                      • Anonymous

                        20 Sep 2018 01:46  

                        Guys, holy*****. Ocelotte was a half dragon, half god hybrith. There are only 3 characters like that in Dark Souls, and one of them, Pricilla, could turn invisible. What if Ocelotte really was there, invisible? That's why his father says he is in hiding, because he is invisible, hiding. But I still don't get why Ocerios kills the baby. It wasn't in a fit of rage where he forgot about him, since he screams his name before going into his berserk state, that's really my only question atm.

                        • Anonymous

                          03 Sep 2018 09:02  

                          I wonder what’s with those things on his back and same for that Smouldering guru right in front of the izalith pyro time, what’s the lore behind it?

                          • Anonymous

                            02 Sep 2018 18:04  

                            If you want this fight to go fast because who wouldn't want this nasty ass boss to die already, use dragonslayer greataxe and get as much ar as you can and 2 ashen estus flasks, spam wa, it will stagger him. I did this with around 750/800 ar (swordring)

                            • Anonymous

                              01 Aug 2018 01:31  

                              What in the world is the moveset description? "Leap Bonk" - 'Defensive move against those who harass his crotch. Leaps back and uses Bonk as he lands'. Who let this description slide? As funny as it sounds, not very professional.

                              • Anonymous

                                24 Jul 2018 02:39  

                                I swear to god Hawkwood’s AI for this fight is deliberately made so that he acts like a total coward. The whole time he just had his shield up and circled behind me while I get wailed on. Dude also just set on a root and watched for a while until I baited rush-spam scum lord to hit him, it’s like that’s the way his character is portrayed or something

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