Ceaseless Discharge

Description

The only son of the Witch of Izalith, Ceaseless Discharge was born with sores inflamed by lava. His sisters made him the Orange Charred Ring to ease his pain, but he lost it not long after. Now a gigantic lava demon with fiery tentacles distorted by the flame of Chaos, he is currently guardian to one of his sister's corpses. He will attack you if you steal his sister's Gold Hemmed Black Set. The lava field below is being created by him; only his death causes the lava to harden.

Location

Demon Ruins
Just after the first bonfire of Demon Ruins. Cross the bridge to get to his boss fog.

Playthrough HP Souls
New Game 4,200 20,000
NG+ 6,720 40,000
NG+6 8,400 50,000

Drops

Notes

It is possible to run through the lava and skip the boss if the character has very high vitality and the Dark Wood Grain Ring. Using Flash Sweat and high Fire defense armor is recommended. The second bonfire in the Demon Ruins won't appear but you can kill Demon Firesage to make it appear.

Weaknesses

  • Magical weapons
  • Lightning-based attacks

Flash Sweat and Iron Flesh are effective pyromancies at reducing the damage taken.

Attack Patterns

His attack patterns change depending on his distance to the player. You can easily see it by his color. If he "cools" down to a darker red he is in close range and won't do his fire breath anymore, but rather his tentacle hits.

  • Slams down on the ground with his tentacles, leaving them there before pulling them back
  • Frontal cone of fire — only done when far away — which deals a lot of damage and also does a knock-back
  • Stabs ground multiple times with tentacles directly in front of it
  • Swipes tentacle across arena
  • Double swipe then smashes arena with tentacles

Strategy

Dodging and Blocking

Straying too far causes him to use his fire attack which is practically impossible to dodge or block, so staying close to him is recommended. His tentacle slam attacks are quite difficult to avoid and cannot be blocked but leave him vulnerable long enough to get back up and land some damage. Wait to drink Estus until he retracts the limb to maximise damage. Be wary of his double-slam attack as you will need to dodge the second attack, which lands next to the first giving you only just enough time to recover and roll out of the way.

Rolling at just the right time can avoid his attacks but need to be timed perfectly as all his attacks have excellent tracking. Keep an eye out for his double-slam attack as you will need to roll a second time.

Good physical defence and the Ring of Steel Protection is recommended. Flash Sweat and Iron Flesh will further assist in defending against his attacks.

Ranged

One of his upper tentacle-limbs can be shot from the back corner of the crevice. If you sit in the spot that is safe from his melee attack, he will walk back and face his original resting placet. From there, only two of his limbs will be visible. Zooming in with a longbow, you can time your shot on the upper appendage, just as the lower one cycles towards its lowest point, and does not cause him to aggro. At around 27 points of damage per shot, it should take under 200 arrows.

A Sorcerer can very quickly take him down with a few Soul Spears (attuned twice) either by hitting his limb or walking right to the edge and hitting his body. This can be a tricky strategy due to that his smash attacks will likely kill you in one hit, just get a hit or two in to aggro him, dodge his attack, and with 40 int you should be able to take him down before he can attack again. It is preferable to hit his body rather than his limb so that you are guaranteed the hit but do what is easiest for you.

Dark Bead is a good alternative as it does high damage and is very easy to hit all the beads, either on his tentacle or when he leans forward.

Environment

The stairs can be used to dodge his attacks, wait at the bottom until he starts walking past. Run to the top of the stairs, bait out an attack, and run back down the stairs. He should miss, allowing you to run back up and attack. You can watch a video here.

Other

You can force him to fall to his death using a neat little trick that can be difficult to pull off but does not require any particular equipment. You can watch a video here.

  1. a) Make him hostile by stealing the Gold Hemmed Black Set, he'll take out his big limb, creating a gaping fiery hole in his chest. If you make him hostile by attacking him, he won't take out the limb.

    b) If you failed the first time and you already got the Gold Hemmed Black Set, you must return to the altar where you loot the corpse to make him take out his limb again. Be aware that he will attack you on your way to the altar from the fog door.
  2. Run all the way back to the fog door.
  3. If done correctly, he will leap to your position and throw his big limb on the cliff. This attack hurts so make sure you avoid it.
  4. Attack either arm until you see his entire life bar spontaneously turn yellow. He will release the ledge and fall to his death.
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