Curse-Rotted Greatwood
Curse-Rotted Greatwood
NG hp.png HP poise.png Poise souls.png Souls
0 5,405 7,000
1 15,444 35,000
2 16,988 38,500
3 17,761 39,375
4 18,533 42,000
5 20,077 42,875
6 20,849 43,750
7 21,622 44,625
Physical Absorption
physical-def.png Standard 44%
strike-def.png Strike -20%
slash-def.png Slash 30%
thrust-def.png Thrust 30%
Elemental Absorption
magic-def.png Magic -14%
fire-def.png Fire -110%
lightning-def.png Lightning -20%
dark-def.png Dark -20%
bleed.png Bleed Immune
poison.png Poison Immune
frost.png Frost Immune


Ever since its establishment, all manner of curses have managed to seep into the Undead Settlement. The worst of them were sealed away inside a spirit tree, but eventually the curses took their toll.

— Description of the Soul of the Rotted Greatwood

General Information

Curse-rotted Greatwood guards the Pit of Hollows, where the altar for the Mound-Makers to turn in Vertebrae Shackles may be found.

This fight is optional.


Undead Settlement



Item Drops


Peasant Hollows periodically spawn from the sides of the courtyard.

  • Stomp: The boss smashes the ground with the left or right foot.
  • Smash: The boss smashes the ground with the left, right, or both arms.
  • Swipe: The boss sweeps its left or right arm in an arc in front of it.
  • Lunge: Greatwood charges from a distance and swipes.
  • Rear Roll: Greatwood leans forward and then rolls back to crush the player behind it.
  • Acid Rain: The boss shakes its branches to drop damaging organic matter in an area around it.
  • Acid Pool: The boss raises and then slams itself into the ground to create a pool of acid that seeps outward before dissipating.

Phase Transition: After destroying the Egg Sac between the legs, the floor breaks and a white hand grows out from the now regenerated Egg Sac.

  • Body Slam: Greatwood stands up and then lays down forward to crush the player.
  • Grab: The white hand tries to grab between the legs, picking up and slamming the target down if it connects.
  • Swipes: The white hand swipes left/right, then the reverse direction, and then slams down on the player after a short delay.
  • Spin Attack: The arm reaches sideways and anchors to the ground, followed up by the entire greatwood spinning on his axis, and finished by a slam behind with the white hand.


  • Must be damaged in the Egg Sacs or White Hand
    • Egg Sacs eventually burst for massive damage
  • The fight does not start immediately upon entering the room, allowing time to clear out the Peasant Hollows

List of Egg Sacs

Phase 1 Egg Sacs persist to Phase 2.

Phase 1

  • Left Hand.
  • Left Ankle
  • Between Legs

Phase 2

  • Between Legs
  • Lower Back
  • Upper Right Thigh


  • Susceptible to Alluring Skulls.
  • If the second phase of Curse-Rotted Greatwood is reached before joining the Mound-Makers, the covenant becomes inaccessible until Sirris of the Sunless Realm's questline is advanced close to the end.
  • Pestilent Mist may be used to deal damage to the boss without bursting egg sacs, allowing one to skip the second phase of the fight. The floor will still break upon death.


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