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How To Beat Oceiros the Consumed King in Dark Souls 3

How To Beat Oceiros the Consumed King in Dark Souls 3

Oceiros the Consumed King is not a particularly hard boss in Dark Souls 3, although his second phase may wreck a lot of new players. How to defeat the boss? What he is weak to? What strategies can you use to beat it? All will be answered in this ultimate guide to beating Oceiros the Consumed King in Dark Souls 3.

Oceiros the Consumed King will use his staff for the initial ⅓ of the fight. He is relatively easy to fight in this phase. However, when he gets down to all fours, he becomes exceedingly aggressive and hard. His Frost breath attacks are the ones you should worry about. Luckily, you can summon Hawkwood, the Deserter to aid you in this fight.


Let’s take a detailed look at some of the best combat strategies and tips for defeating Oceiros the Consumed King in Dark Souls 3.

Is Oceiros the Consumed King Optional?

Dark Souls 3 Oceiros the Consumed King

Oceiros the Consumed King is an optional boss in Dark Souls 3. However, if you are going for “The End of Fire” ending then he must be defeated. 

Strategies for Defeating Oceiros the Consumed King

Here are some strategies for defeating Oceiros the Consumed King you can use depending on the build you opted for in Dark Souls 3:

Melee Strategy

Your best bet against him during the first phase as a melee build is to stay remain underneath him with your shield up. Wait for his attacks to finish, and then attack him.

Every now and then, we will plunge his staff into the ground to perform an AOE, and that is when you should bail. This attack deals a curse and can easily kill you. 

He will turn into a beast when the second phase starts and starts doing a dangerous rush attack. This attack covers a lot of distance and can kill you in a single combo if you are not prepared. Try to stay behind and underneath him.

It will be harder to do as he moves around quite a lot. Staying in this position will force him to not trigger his rush attacks. 

A single-handed weapon will be better for this phase to pull off quick attacks when you get the chance. A two-handed weapon will require more precise timing from the player. Additionally, he can be bled despite him being resistant to it so bring a bleed weapon to the fight if you want. 

His flying and White Dragon Breath attacks are extremely deadly, although you can see them coming if you are vigilant enough. 

Equip stamina regeneration items since you will be running out of it constantly with all the blocking, attacking, and running to catch up to him.

Make use of the window after his initial attack in phase 2 and lay down on him hard since he doesn’t have a follow-up attack after it. 

Just be aware of his attacks and only punish him once you get an opening, Do not get greedy; otherwise, he will make quick work of you.

Magic/Pyromancers Strategy

Oceiros the Consumed King

Sorcerer will have a hard time with this boss, especially in the second phase. His charge attacks and erratic movement in this phase will rarely give you the opportunity to cast. On top of that, he boasts high magic damage resistance, which only adds to the difficulty. 

The first phase can go by easily since none of his attacks are that dangerous if you keep some distance from him. You will have plenty of windows to use ranged spells in this phase. 

Quick-firing spells like Great Soul Arrow and Great Heavy Soul Arrow are your best friend in this fight. Many times he will just phase through your projectiles, so you can’t trust them to land each time. Although, we recommend relying on melee weapons for most of the fight.

The melee range is usually more safe compared to the longer range. Farron Flashsword or any Lightning weapon will work better. 

The usual boss strategy of hacking away at the back legs will reap better results. You can also utilize the window after perfectly dodging the charge attack to pummel him with spells. Just be on the lookout for his far-reaching tail-swipe attack. 

The effective use of the Snap Freeze spell will be a godsend. It is, however, difficult to pull off in the second phase. Use the spell and let it proc on the boss, then use either Firebombs or Fire Surge to reset the Frost meter and let the Snap Freeze trap proc him again. 

Pyromancers with quick-firing spells will have better luck with this boss. Just use the spells when you find an opening after the charge attack and rain down fire on him. 

What is Oceiros the Consumed King Weak To?

Oceiros the Consumed King is weak to the following damage types:

  • Lightning 
  • Frost

What is Oceiros the Consumed King Resistant / Immune to?

Oceiros the Consumed King is resistant and immune to the following damage types:

Resistant to:

  • Magic
  • Bleed

Immune to:

  • Poison
  • Toxic

Can You Parry Oceiros the Consumed King?

You cannot parry Oceiros the Consumed King

Can You Cheese Oceiros the Consumed King?

Can you Cheese Oceiros the Consumed King?

This boss can be cheesed by using the arena itself. The tree/roots on the right side of the room are able to contain him while you throw everything at him. This cheese is primarily for ranged/bow, magic, and pyromancers. 

Move to the extreme right of the room and position yourself behind the corner most roots. Doing so will let the boss get stuck between the other roots nearby, where he will be stuck charging and attacking relentlessly. Other than his occasional breath attack, none of his onslaught will reach you.

Use this time to move slightly out of the corner and lock on to the boss. There should be enough room between you and the roots so that you can use your spells or bow.

Fire everything you have at him and see his health go down. The poor sap will do everything in his power to fight you, but nothing will happen if you position yourself just right. 

If you have Pestilent Mist at this point, cast it and let it whittle away his health. 

Oceiros the Consumed King is a very chatty boss, and you kind of feel bad for the dude looking for his lost dragon baby. But he should know not to stand in your way, and thus you will be doing him a favor and ridding him of his consumed existence.