Tree Woman

Enemy Type Unknown
Weakness Fire
Resistances Lightning
Immune Bleed, Poison, Toxic, Frost

Tree Woman (also called Birch Woman) is an Enemy in the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.


 Tree Woman Enemy Description

  • A white tree taking a feminine shape, with long branches for arms.
  • There are three types: regular Tree Women that attack with an icy breath, Smoldering Tree Women which release a mass of slow, homing flames, can be identified by the small flames on the tips of their branches; and Mad Tree Woman which will crawl at you and swipe the branches wildly to attack you. 


Tree Woman Combat Information


Tree Woman Notes & Trivia

  • Many Tree Women are no longer able to move and only serve as regular harmless trees, unable to attack or be attacked.
  • Their roots actually act like tiny legs that they move forward with, albeit very slowly.
  • Tree Woman guarding Snap Freeze has an unused dialogue connected with Pontiff Sulyvahn, a mandatory boss from Dark Souls III. Also, she attacks in similar way, as unused sprite from Bed of Chaos, a boss met in Dark Souls I.
  • To distinguish a hostile Tree Woman from a harmless tree, look at their hair. If the hair is flowing in the wind, then it's an enemy. If it's not moving, it's just a tree.


Tree Woman Variations

Tree Woman

Location Drops
 Painted World of Ariandel      Alluring Skull (Very rare)

Smouldering Tree Woman

Location Drops
 Painted World of Ariandel      Alluring Skull (Very Rare)




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    • Anonymous

      28 Jan 2020 12:57  

      Interesting enemy I think her name must have originally been witchtree? It’s a tree woman that casts pyromancy...aka the witchtree branch staff

      • Anonymous

        24 Nov 2019 13:18  

        The one guarding the freeze spell and hidden ladder attacks a lot like the bed of chaos. Connection? Probably a stretch, but the painting is for unwanted people, and chaos, as described by the chaos blade's description in ds2, is an unwanted thing that is cast away.

        • Anonymous

          27 Jul 2019 22:03  

          The one with the alternate moveset scared the***** out of me, wasn't expecting that, especially not with the crying sounds beforehand

          • Anonymous

            23 Jun 2018 22:02  

            This page says they are immune to poison, but I have been able to poison them with the Poison Mist pyromancy.

            • Anonymous

              20 Oct 2017 19:08  

              Dark Souls fans will jerk off to anything remotely feminine, I swear. Bet there's someone jerking off to the sewer centipede right now.

              • Anonymous

                10 Feb 2017 16:11  

                I remember trying to get the followers javelin weapon and one of these things following me all the way to it. I turned around after picking it up to see a tree lady just there ready to kill me with 50 homing flames. I never went back into ariandel again.

                • Anonymous

                  22 Dec 2016 16:53  

                  The Tree Lady guarding the Snap Freeze spell crawls around in a suspicously representative way of Bed of Chaos' unused sprite where she was supposed to crawl after you.

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Nov 2016 20:08  

                    Kill it with fire. Anyone notice that the hair on this thing is very similar to the hair of the sewer centipedes?

                    • 30 Oct 2016 13:56  

                      There are actually two types. The normal tree women and then there is one special woman at the bottom of the ravine guardian a frost spell.
                      They're all vulnerable to fire and will squirm if hit with firebombs etc. They seem to be resistant to lightning, as I had a hard time killing them on my cleric.

                      The normal women can either summon little homing flames or they can puke a flow of frost.Both are homing and go through trees(confirmation please).
                      They can grab a player inflicting frost damage. Alternatively they also have some deceptively long range striking attacks.

                      The tree guarding the frost spell isn't a whole lot tougher, but it's likely to charge you if you get close and thrash around. It's much more aggressive than the other women.
                      I think it has the same moveset as the other plus the charging and flailing.

                      If you can get behind a tree woman, one cast of pillars of light usually kills them outright. (60 faith, first born ring)

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