Oceiros, the Consumed King

General Info
hp souls Location
8,087 58,000 Consumed King's Garden
Drops Soul of Consumed Oceiros
Weak Resistant Immune
icon lightningbonus Lightning
icon wp frostFrost
icon magicbonus Magic
icon wp bleed Bleed
icon poisonres.pngPoison & Toxic

Oceiros, the Consumed King is a Boss in Dark Souls 3 (DKS3). This Dark Souls 3 Oceiros Boss Guide features locations, strategies and videos on how to defeat Oceiros, the Consumed King easily, as well as tips, weaknesses, trivia and lore notes for the Oceiros boss.

Oceiros 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 initially attacks the player with a staff, but after being brought down to a certain health threshold, gets down on all fours and attacks like a wild beast.

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.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that drop Boss Souls capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, and Items for the player.


Dark Souls 3 Oceiros, the Consumed King Location

Where to find Oceiros, the Consumed King in Dark Souls 3?


Oceiros Drops

What do you get from defeating Oceiros, the Consumed King in Dark Souls 3?

  • Souls: NG (58,000) | NG+ (116000) | NG++ (127,000) | NG+3 (130,500) | NG+4 (139,200) | NG+7 (147,900)
  • Co-op Souls: NG (14500)
  • Soul of Consumed Oceiros


Oceiros Notes & Tips

What should you know about fighting Oceiros, the Consumed King in Dark Souls 3?


Oceiros Stats

Playthrough NG NG + NG ++ NG +3 NG +4 NG +5 NG +6 NG +7
Health 8,087 9,632 10,595 11,077 11,559 12,522 13,004 13,485
Damage Type Standard Strike Slash Thrust Magic Fire Lightning Dark
Absorptions 20% 18% 22% 15% 40% 20% -40% 22%


Dark Souls 3 Oceiros, the Consumed King Boss Guide & Strategies

DS3 Oceiros Video Strategies



Dark Souls 3 Oceiros 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.


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

Crystal Dragon Breath



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.

How to fight and beat Oceiros, the Consumed King

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.
Within 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.


Oceiros 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.
  • 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).


Oceiros 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."

Oceiros 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.
  • The game files contain a sound file of a baby’s cry for this fight which is not present in the final version of the game released to general audiences. It has been speculated that its removal was facilitated in order to avoid a potential controversy. 
  • 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

      Why I hate this boss is the ridiculous number of times I hurl CBV at him only to have the fireball somehow miss his enormous body. Exhibit A for broken hitboxes.

      • Oceiros has a secret dialogue when entering phase 2 and destroying his staff: "that walkthrough on internet was right, ds3 mage builds suck, I'shall break this staff and go full monke"

        • Anonymous

          Where have you gone kitten? daddy is getting real mad! Come back or daddy will have to let the beast out!

          • Anonymous

            It was rather hard to beat him with sorcerer, even in melee strategy. 1st phase is easy, just spam him with great hard soul arrow, at 2nd phase i always close distance an running under his balls dealing damage with fast farron sword spell. But this stragedy don’t 100% saving from charges. Also i have only 12 end and sometimes i just standing with hos balls on my sages hat lol. 27 vig, 60 int

            • Anonymous

              It was rather hard to beat him with sorcerer, even in melee strategy. 1st phase is easy, just spam him with great hard soul arrow, at 2nd phase i always close distance an running under his balls dealing damage with fast farron sword spell. But this stragedy don’t 100% saving from charges. Also i have only 12 end and sometimes i just standing with hos balls on my sages hat lol. 27 vig, 60 int

              • Anonymous

                Not a very hard boss, but the camera literally gave me motion sickness because of the constant spinning. I've never had that happen from a video game in ages.

                • Anonymous

                  this poor guy gets too much hate, he's a grieving father cut him some slack. he does look kinda yucky tho.

                  • Anonymous

                    Beat him in 4 tries, most annoying thing was actually the run to him, with the guard standing in front of his corridor (pfff). For the actual fight i used a lighthing spear, just make sure you are seeing his balls. Second phase i switched to my dark infused katana as rapiers and spears were having a hard time reaching him. As for defence go for a Soul Crest shield or anything with 100% physical and just hold your shield at ALL times. Recover stamina after he jumps or do the sudden charge with the baby crying.

                    • Anonymous

                      If Metroid has taught me anything then it's that it's not a real dragon fight unless the dragon has an annoying charge attack and 3 billion HP. Glad to see FromSoftware picked up on this.

                      • Anonymous

                        me as a faith build player against him the first time: lightning stake go BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

                        • Anonymous

                          Hate this bastard so much, he's big enough to make the camera utter donkey-anus, is one of those tantrum-thrower bosses who just flails and trashes around like a giant angry toddler for his "combos", his whole body becomes a hitbox on numerous attacks he does, and don't even get me damn started on that stupid bloody charge with zero windup/telegraphs that he can instantly combo into a different attack he's already doing and can spam non-stop without a break, this guy can really just go die in a fire and eat the fattest of ****s, like a cut content discount Bloodborne boss who got put into the wrong game

                          • Anonymous

                            Honestly the mobs in the area are more problematic than the boss himself, just take care with his charges and the multiple spins he does in the fight, not really difficulty but the mobs they are the true nightmare

                            • Anonymous

                              Stomped on this dude with my STR character using FUGS.
                              But was struggling HARD with my Pyro/Dark caster character because of the bull**** charge spam. Figured he only does the charge when I try to make distance. Decided to switch to melee spells like Black Flame to burn his balls. It's much easier to fight close, all I had to do was dodge his spinning attack and cristal breath, which are easy to dodge and punish.

                              • My best advice for sorcerers planning to use Great Heavy Soul Arrow to beat him...don't dodge his attacks. *Ever*. Don't dodge. Just block with a shield that has 100% physical block. If you do it right, you'll never get hurt from physical damage and his magic doesn't do much.

                                I have 16 Endurance in this fight and a Dragon Crest Shield +5, as well as Chloranthy Ring and Sage Ring which are mandatory.

                                Only attack when he's just facing the opposite direction (takes him a second to turn around) or after he uses the close range cold attack. The long sweeping cold attack that also gives curse you can attack after if you don't get hit from the curse and you're not disoriented. You can also attack when he starts to tail swipe twice if you're fast enough.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Why is there no single comment about this guy's balls? No way you'll miss it if you're running a melee build

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Don't even bother rolling, just use a shield and the fight becomes trivial. Also, could the name be connected to the egyptian god Osiris?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      everything about him just feels like an unused Bloodborne boss that was thrown into DS3, from the mannerisms to the looks to the moveset, even the lore wouldn't be too out of place (just make Ocelotte a failed great one or something)

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This mf can TOUCH you while moving and instakill you, but any other hitbox is localized at the tip of his fingers meaning standing close is 100% safe... what the hell were they thinking?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          My theory is that he killed ocelotte in his dragon-driven derangement, and the crying might be a ghost of some kind.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Really feel like this would be a 10/10 fight if Oceiros just had more HP and did a bit more damage. He has a very wide and interesting moveset, just that at SL55 he was hitting me like a wet noodle. Meh.

                                            The voice lines really elevate this one. William Houston is a god.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This dude has way too much HP or defense. I am doing like no damage with +10 pyromancy flame, 40/40 int/fth with chaos bed vestiges.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Farron great sword makes his tail spin in 2nd phase miss you, snd others of his attacks too. Best sword in the game imo, works with so many bosses

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Nasty part is that as a new player you dont even know what this dude talks about. Camera shows his empty hands and he talks about his kid. In second phase he grinds the invisible kid into the ground like wtf but the sound of baby cries still remains. Pretty ****ed up

                                                  • After the events of DS3, it was speculated that Ocelotte might have been released and ventured forth to another place.

                                                    After the end of World War 2, the world was split into two, east and west. This marked the beginning of an era called the Cold War.

                                                    Ocelotte changed his persona and started to train Russian GRU soldiers.

                                                    He was pretty good.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I was scared shitless fighting this guy. He goes absolutely feral in the second phase and the charge attack is crazy. But the worst part is reaching him. Path is too long and enemies too dangerous.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This fight was worse than I remember, he is Vordt with x1.5 speed and some super fast attack in close range impossible to react and see

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I loved listening to this guy really ham it up on the voice acting. With how reckless this boss was, this was one of my more fun experiences in DS3. Very underrated.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I was expecting to struggle with him, but, surprisingly got it first try. Having a Raw Dragonslayer's Axe +9 probably helped a lot. It's the perfect weapon for him. Dragonslayer's Greataxe would also be good, but it's attacks are much slower, which doesn't work well, especially in phase 2. I'd suggest Raw or Lightning infused Dragonslayer's Axe. If not that, infuse a fast weapon like an Uchi, Warden Twinblades or Gotthard Twinswords with lightning. Irithyll Straight Sword is another good option. Always try to stay under him in phase 1, and behind him in phase 2.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              2nd phase is me in minecraft and my cat just died, now the creepers are coming after me


                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                You're pretty safe if you just focus on hugging his nuts. He seems to just randomly damage you when he runs forward though, so you need to watch out for that.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Time to call the Lothric C.P.S and pray that Oceiros doesn't reduce his baby to a fine mist before they show up

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    The biggest gimp they ever did to casters was just not improving casting times while making enemies attack anywhere from 2 to 15 times faster than in previous games.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      So to make Hawkwood's sign to appear, you must drain all his dialogue up until he gave you the Farron Ring. Meaning you must have killed Crystal Sages and Abyss Watchers.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Input your comments: Should've listened to the warning regarding the cut sound, fkin lawd I thought I was some ****, never felt so disturbed before ( might have pissed my pants) ( and shitted ) .

                                                                        Vaati's vid about the optional bosses revealed that there is a model for Ocelotte in the files iirc, taking form of a child but bloated, distorted.

                                                                        Based on the sounds and the available model, It seems that Oceiros would smack his own damn fetus violently on the ground in phase 2, expressing not grief, but disappointment at the failed attempt of him to create the ultimate weapon of blood and flesh.

                                                                        I highly recommend checking out Vaati's vid, it revealed another perspective at Oceiros for me. Seriously the boss was so half-baked at first glance, but to know what in the actual fk FromSoft was doing with Oceiros, if followed and kept intact the fight would be a terrifying sight to behold. Though they're just poligons dancing in a simulation but what it meant to portray would have stirred the strongest of guts.

                                                                        10/10 would get insta kill again, btw that audio file gonna haunt me for a few nights now, send help

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Have problems with the charge? He loves to use the charge after the flailing Attack so If you see him do it, hold Up a shield. He's so much easier to deal with when you use a shield.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Did it with the Greatsword, easiest fight of the game just let him charge then side of the arena and hit his balls

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Beat him today on my sorcerer. If you summon hawkwood to tank, make sure you pull aggro and then dodge for dear life if (when) he starts dying to give him time to heal up. I found that if you stay near the fog wall he's easily baited into a pestilent fog which does a lot of the work for you.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                So, a funny thing: playing this on PS5, and it seems like half of my pyro-casts just go through him. That's a delightful extra layer of difficulty. I've noticed the PS5 version has had more bugs that PS4-version in general, but this is pretty serious one. Hope it'll be patched soon enough.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  For anyone who has no ice magic or damage, do remember the Irithyll Straight Sword which can crit ice damage, reinforce it and you'll have a sword that can be easily used and do major damage to him

                                                                                  • Sorcerers can use Snap Freeze to do some serious damage if standard spells aren't cutting it. Pyros too, actually--only takes 18 INT.

                                                                                    The trick is to reset the frozen status with fire after Snap Freeze procs. You can continuously keep proccing it if you alternate between ice and fire like that.

                                                                                    The equivalent on miracle builds is Dorhy's Gnawing. (Then again there's also lightning). Anyway if you've got investment in any spell school there's at least one highly effective way to fight this guy.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      If you are low sl and not putting out much dps the bandit knife works great. As stated elsewhere your best friend is a 100% block shield. You can see the attacks by the flexing of the legs/body, but it’s still very easy to get clipped so the is mostly a fight of attrition. The bandit knife with the lightning resin will give you solid elemental damage with the fast attack speed and you will get regular bleed procs if you can maintain aggression. I’ve had very good results this way compared to the dark hand.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This is in my opinion the worst designed boss in the game. Instantaneous charge attack that does absurd amounts of damage, his arena is barely able to contain him due to his constant spasms, which leads to him clipping through walls and objects in the arena, constant screeching as well and just an overall poor attempt at a beast boss, which is weird considering how good they did with Bloodborne.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Just wanted to put this out there for all the other pure mages. Grab a buddy, or at least hawkwood- preferably both- then use pestilent mist. It doesn't agro Oceiros and it's more effective than attacking head on and you don't have to rely on surviving long enough to glitch him.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Ok let me get this straight, the nameless king was banned from Gwyn cause he befriended a wyvern, while Gwynevere fuked not one but 2 dragons without Gwyn blinkin an eye, that is some real DS disparity.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Is he formerly known as Flann? Bc judging from how Gwynevere was fallen from the light to darkness and become Rosaria, Oceiros might be the Fire god Flann who have forsaked the Heir of fire and started delve into the sorcery

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