Curse-Rotted Greatwood Boss | Dark Souls 3

Curse-Rotted Greatwood is a boss in Dark Souls 3. You can find it in the Undead Settlement.
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After you’ve killed it, you’ll get a unique soul and the Transposing Kiln, an item that lets you craft weapons from unique souls. This guide will show you how to kill Curse-Rotted Greatwood.

How to beat Curse-Rotted Greatwood

Name: Curse-Rotted Greatwood
Location: Undead Settlement
Rewards: Soul of The Rotted Greatwood, Transposing Kiln, 7000 souls

The Greatwood is a giant cursed tree – it will fill up your entire screen. You’ll need to look for certain weak spots on its trunk that look like white eggs and hit them. When you first enter the arena, the boss will be still. Go all the way to the left and avoid the devotees. Kill only the two closest to the boss, or they’ll attack.

When you approach it, the tree will start moving towards the center of the room. Smack the white egg sack on its trunk as it moves. Try to avoid the puss-bombs. When the sack bursts, you’ll fall through the ground and the second phase will begin.

You should now concentrate on the eggs on its legs. Destroy them one by one while avoiding the goo on the floor. The damage it does is miniscule, but it will slow you down. The tree will always try to face you, so keep moving in circles around it.

When you’ve cleared the legs, you should destroy the egg sack on its back. Wait for it to get up then fall back on its ass (try not to get stomped). When it’s on the ground, hit the sack a couple of times, then run away.

Once the final sack bursts, it’s time to attack the white hand. The best way to do this is to go as far away from the boss as possible. It will rise on its feet, then fall over face-down into the mud. Avoid being squashed, then run up to it and start slamming the hand. The fight should be over before the boss gets the chance to get up.

Cursed Greatwood Move Set

Phase 1
  • Right or left hand frontal sweep – it does it with one arm only.
  • Right and left hand frontal slam – with both hands, slams the ground in front of it.
  • Stands up and falls down – does it if you are near.
  • Shakes its treetop, dropping sacks of puss, damaging targets – the safe spot is beside him or behind him. Only dodge if you are without estus or low on health. Spend more time on hitting the boss if you can.
Phase 2
  • The hand that comes out its belly does a frontal sweep and a push with a slam – has huge range, proper dodge or block needed to avoid its damage.
  • Stands up and falls down – this attack comes with a damaging pond arround him that slows and damages targets.
  • Treetop bombs – if you are further away from the boss, its new hand might use the treetop products to shoot you.
  • Stands up and falls down, attacking with the white hand – easy to dodge, perfect time to attack, you have to be a bit farther away from it to trigger it.




  1. L

    In Stage 2 it also has a roll attack to the side and a crawling attack that rushes across the room if you get too far away.

  2. A

    What are the advantages to not killing him

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