The only son of the Witch of Izalith, now a gigantic lava-demon with fiery tentacles, distorted by the flame of Chaos. Born with sores inflamed with lava, his sisters made him the Orange Charred Ring to ease his pain, but he lost it not long after. He currently guards one of his sister's corpse, and will attack you if steal his sister's Gold Hemmed Black Set. The lava field below is being created by him and his death causes the lava to harden.
Just after the first bonfire of Demon Ruins. Cross the bridge to get to his boss fog.
It's 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 recommended. The Demon Ruins' second bonfire won't appear, but you can kill Demon Firesage to make it appear.
- Magical Weapons
- Lightning-based attacks
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, 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.
Dodging and Blocking
Stay close and he will usually not use his fire attack, which is practically unavoidable. It apparently cannot be blocked, the area of effect is too large to roll away from and the duration too long to roll through. If he does use it, try to get closer to him before it knocks you down so that he hopefully does not use it again afterwards. Remember to heal up afterwards. It may be dodged by getting far enough around him as he prepares the attack, easiest from the area he starts in running from one end to the other.
The limbs cannot be blocked as they are a vertical attack, roll to the side just before they hit you. Note they can track you so rolling early will result in being hit. They remain on the ground for quite some time so even if you are hit you still have time to get up and land a few attacks. Heal after he retracts it.
His double-limb attack is tricky to dodge, however you can allow yourself to be hit by the first one and have enough time to get up and roll away from the second, giving you more time to attack.
A shield with 75+ stability and at least 100 stamina will allow you to withstand his fire attack without being knocked down, although you need to be far enough away to not be hit by the limb. You can then attack the limb before he retracts it. Low-Vitality builds may find it necessary to use this tactic but without the shield (as slam attacks are harder to mitigate), equip the Gold-Hemmed Black Set or other fire-resistant gear and the Flame Stoneplate Ring, take the fire and attack the limb.
With a moderate amount of Vitality and reasonable defence (Ring of Steel Protection will mitigate his damage) you can just take a hit, hit the limb and heal once he lifts it back up. Try to roll out of each attack (can't hurt) and you should be able to run his health down long before you run out of Estus. Remember to stay close so he does not use his fire attack.
Shooting him to aggro him (rather than picking up the Gold-Hemmed Black Set) will save you having to run back from the alter and may save you some health.
Typically you want to bait out an attack from him, dodge it (if you can) and deal as much damage to the limb as possible before he retracts it. Most characters should be able to take him down in 2-3 repetitions in this way.
There is no safe place to shoot him with arrows so that is generally not recommended, however 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Run all the way back to the fog door.
- 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.
- Attack either arm until you see his entire life bar spontaneously turn yellow. He will release the ledge and fall to his death.