How to defeat the Curse-Rotted Greatwood - Dark Souls 3

  • 1 Head to the end of the Undead Settlement

    The boss is located near the end of the Undead Settlement. Head there and you'll go through a cut scene.

  • 2 It's an optional boss

    Curse of the Rotted Greatwood is actually an optional boss which you can skip. However, the fight is fairly easy and very rewarding.

  • 3 Kill the undead first

    There will be a spawn of undead surrounding the boss which you'd need to kill immediately before you head to the boss.

  • 4 You'll need 3 Estus Flasks

    On a basic level, you'll need 3 Estus flasks, which would aid you if you get attacked. However, this is a fight you can win without receiving any damage provided you have a long-range weapon.

  • 5 Attack the sacks on his body

    The only way this boss takes damage is through attacking the sacks on his body and arms. Causing enough damage will lead the boss to stomp the ground, which would start the second phase of the fight.

  • 6 Attack the tree's right hand first

    You should start the fight, after killing the undead redeyed enemies, by dashing to attack his right hand where the sacks are.

  • 7 Attack once the knee is up

    Once the tree lifts up its knee, charge in and attack the sacks on its body. This will trigger the second phase.

  • 8 Dodge a lot in phase 2

    During the second phase, you'll be forced to dodge a lot because he will throw himself on the ground after standing upright. Once he falls on the ground, attack the sacks around his body.

  • 9 It's harder to hit the boss in phase 2

    It's harder to hit the boss in phase two because he will continue to repeat his attacks by standing and hitting the ground. He will also squirt acid on the ground around him, which would be wise to dodge.

  • 10 Keep an eye on the sacks

    Keep an eye on the sacks when you're dodging and take every opportunity to attack him. 

  • 11 Boss drops

    The boss drops 7000 on a new game, Transposing Klin and Soul of the Rotted Greatwood.