10 Terrifying Dark Souls 3 Bosses We Can't Wait To Fight
9. Curse-Rotted Greatwood
Anyone who saw that trailer a few months ago will tingle with trepidation at the thought of fighting this abomination. What's exciting about the Greatwood is that it reveals some of the new mechanics and pitfalls you'll need to look out for in boss fights that we've never seen in previous Souls games. Unlike your typical Dark Souls boss, there's no fog gate or strange Dark Souls 2-style 'bloody eye' effect here, as you walk through a courtyard, before a tree that seemed like a part of the background suddenly lumbers to life and starts stomping towards you with murderous intent. It's a horrifying sight, with corpses in metal caskets hanging from its branches, and a vile swollen sac of what looks like giant frogspawn between its legs (I shudder to think that this is probably some kind of reproductive...thing). This creature was once in fact a spirit tree, whose biological (or spiritual?) role was to absorb and seal away curses that permeated into the Undead Settlement. Eventually, all those pent-up curses took their toll however, resulting what you see above; another tragic story to add to a Dark Souls repertoire that's positively brimming with them.
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