Ceaseless Discharge

Location Demon Ruins
Health * NG: 4,200
NG+: 6,720
Souls * NG: 20,000
NG+: 40,000
* Recorded in PATCH 1.05

Ceaseless Discharge is a Boss in Dark Souls.


Ceaseless Discharge Information

Not only an imposing fire-based boss found in the Demon Ruins, Ceaseless Discharge, as his name may suggest, is the source of the lava flow. Killing him will cease the discharge of lava in the lower parts of the ruins, allowing access to the deeper areas of the map, and progress in the campaign. 

He was also confirmed to  in fact, be the younger brother of the Daughters of Chaos.

He's a passive enemy unless you attack him or loot the Gold-Hemmed Black Set, in which case, he becomes hostile.







Overhead Melee

Ceaseless Discharge will groan and slowly lift a limb up high above his head, before slamming it down with great frontal distance. Can be evaded by side-rolling at the appropriate time (around the peak of the limb's height, just before he slams it down.) Or, if your Endurance allows maximum movement speed, strafing will suffice.

There is a variation on this attack which comes in the form of an additional melee strike, in succession to the first. However the second strike follows your location, and will hit you if your roll was ill-timed.


Spider Surge

Ceaseless Discharge will begin rapidly slamming his various claw-like limbs into the ground around you at random, somewhere between 6-10 times. The best thing to do in this situation is to not get caught in it. The second best thing to do is to leg it, and get behind cover.


Sideways Slash

Ceaseless Discharge swings a large limb from left to right, covering a massive arc. He will slowly wind his body/limb before doing this, and it must be rolled under. The best place to roll is as close to the beginning of the arc as possible, as the limb is highest off the ground here. Can knock you around a fair distance (especially with low Poise) and even off the ledge. You do not want to be hit by this.


Fire Punch

If you are too far away from Ceaseless Discharge, he will slam a limb into the ground that propels a massive stream of fire in the direction of the slam.


Strategy 1 - Stair Melee Method

Once you have caused him to become hostile, you will want to run back around the L shaped hallway and down the stairs to wait for the boss. When the boss starts walking past the stairs you will want to run back up the stairs and wait for him to preform his attack animation. When he starts to attac, run down the stairs and wait for the smoke to clear from his arm and then run up and land a few attacks. Rinse and repeat this method of baiting and running until he is dead.

Note: His sideways slash attack will always go over your head if you run down the stairs.


Strategy 2 - Line of Sight

Head to the large rock mass near where the Gold-Hemmed Black Set is to be acquired. If traveling from the armor location, make your first left and stop at the corner. You want Ceaseless Discharge to be around about the stairs. Have him spot you, and as he charges a single overhead melee attack, evade it by rolling to the right ONCE. As soon as the attack lands, quickly move back into position and attack. Ceaseless Discharge will almost always use a single overhead melee attack if you are spotted in this precise location - at the corner of the pathway, perhaps a few steps closer to him than the corner itself.

This is dangerously close to being in range of his Fire Breath attack, so you may need to experiment with the positioning until he only uses his single overhead melee attack, which is easily evaded with no damage taken. One you've got it on lock, rinse and repeat.


Strategy 3 - Tank

This one is especially easy in a first playthrough and has practically no risk. If you can (with buffs if necessary) survive the fire breath attack, simply stand at the minimum fire breath range, preferably with the boss at his initial position and tank it. There is plenty of time to get back up and get a few swings in before he raises his arm off the ground. If you have enough consumables/flasks/heal miracles, you can simply repeat the process, healing between attacks without even moving.


Strategy 4 - Archer

If you get stuck after death with him still in aggro, are unable to lure him to the ledge, and tanking him is not an option, then equip some strong fire gear/shield and the sweat spell. Cast the spell on yourself and run as fast as you can to the "safe spot" behind the giant boulder. Flash Sweat should gain you an extra attack or two to run. When you are safely behind the rock, heal. Keep your shield raised and slowly walk behind the rock until his aggro wears off. If you slowly walk to the left side of the rock you should be able to see his tentacles waving around. You can shoot his tentacles without aggravating him again, and at 125 a hit, he dies pretty easily.


Strategy 5 - Ceaseless Discheese

Equip light armor before passing into the fog gate. Once you pick up the Gold-Hemmed Black Set on the far size of the zone, wait for him to do his lava punch spray attack, then run as fast as you can back to the fog gate. If you die en route, you must go all the way back to the altar where the loot was, and try again; if you attempt this post mortem, you will be attacked as soon as you traverse the fog gate.

Once at the fog (do not proceed through yet), the Ceaseless will stop, hesitate, and then take a leap over the chasm in an attempt to attack you - hug the fog to avoid any needless damage. At this point, it's only hanging on by one hand, which means a few attacks to it will plummet Ceaseless Discharge and his life bar.

This strategy only works once you have picked up the Gold-Hemmed Black Set. If you start the fight by shooting him with a bow, he wouldn't pull out his arm as usual, but instead, he attacks you from a distance with a stream of fire.  


Area Bosses
Asylum Demon  ♦  Bell Gargoyle  ♦  Capra Demon  ♦  Centipede Demon  ♦  Crossbreed Priscilla  ♦  Dark Sun Gwyndolin  ♦  Demon Firesage  ♦  Four Kings  ♦  Gaping Dragon  ♦  Great Grey Wolf Sif  ♦  Gwyn Lord of Cinder  ♦  Iron Golem  ♦  Moonlight Butterfly  ♦  Nito  ♦  Ornstein and Smough  ♦  Pinwheel  ♦  Seath the Scaleless  ♦  Stray Demon  ♦  Taurus Demon  ♦  The Bed of Chaos


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    • Anonymous

      06 Sep 2021 21:59  

      Mind the fact that his overhead strike has a GENEROUS hitbox. Just be an extra armswidth away from it and it should be okay

      • 27 Jul 2021 19:54  

        I just beat this mf and here's how.

        So none of the above strategies worked because the first time i went there, i "stole" the set and homewarded back lmao. So no he couldn't get "cheesed".

        Enter the fog, assuming you've agroed him, he'll make his way up to you. If you don't move, he'll stop by the stairs and scotch you to hell. So you wanna move near the stairs as well. While he's moving, trying running back to the gate. He should chase you. If not, he'll attack. Try doging or just use the set you stole for fire protection lol the fire itself probably won't kill you but if the tentacles hit, you dead rip.

        So make him follow you as far as you can. At a certain point, he'll keep doing his normal none firey attacks but since he can't get any closer to the fog gate, you'll know EXACTLY where his hentai tentacles will land. So dodge, attack, retreat but not too much. You wanna trigger his normal attacks only. Don't worry about the swipe attack either. He still won't be able to reach if dodge like... Twice.

        I'd highly recommend using sth strong as i was using the ****ing Drake sword and it took me too long to kill the bastard.

        • Anonymous

          16 Apr 2021 20:55  

          Literally ran back to fog gate while he followed ,turned around hit one of his arms a couple times for not much damage at all...he still had 90% plus health...then it said victory achieved and got my loot! ...xbox one s,remastered version,Ng.

          • Anonymous

            14 Mar 2021 21:16  

            If you're like me and ****ed up the cheese the first time around, you can try it again by running back to where you picked up the armour set, then running back to the fog gate through the side tunnel. He will only do the 'leap' where he gets stuck on the cliff after he does the short range lava spray attack.

            On a low level character, I used the gold hemmed armor you loot at the end on my retry, and it let me survive the huge fire blast sometimes. I've got 17 vit, but can easily be done with 12. He only hit me once on my successful retry at cheese, but he was acting weird on other tries, like blasting me before I can even clear the stairs, making it impossible to dodge the fireblast on the narrow path.

            • Anonymous

              01 Mar 2021 10:28  

              From all those complicated strategy nothing work. Just the cheese one. I tried to fight it without cheesing and the one that work is just learn to side scroll when his arm up or he growls then two hand attack the arm without lock on. But if he start the multi attack pattern, then just roll all the way or hope you had enough time to heal in between

              • Anonymous

                28 Feb 2021 21:34  

                I hate this boss, has a ton of HP and has ****ed up hitboxes with his fire and tentacle slam attacks. The only reliable way to beat him is to turtle in the corner and dodge his tentacle slam

                • Anonymous

                  16 Feb 2021 17:48  

                  Ya gotta feel for this guy. Lost most of his family and has been in pain for so long since the centipede demon stole his ring that he doesn’t even react to it anymore and faithfully keeps watch over the corpse of one of his sisters. To top it all off he eventually has to deal with her clothes being disgracefully stripped and stolen by some sh*thead undead who wants them to cosplay as the grim reaper on his great scythe build.

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Jan 2021 21:27  

                    i've been stuck on this guy for 5 hours now! I cannot kill him he is too hard turns too ****ing quick and I cannot dodge! **** this bs boss

                    • 28 Dec 2020 16:00  

                      I don't think the cheese is actually a cheese. In all my playthroughs , I noticed one thing: he only jumps after you the 1st and only the 1st time you go to this boss in the and only if you start the fight by "stealing" the armor set. Given this boss' relationship with the daughters of chaos, I am assuming he is making a desperate attempt to get the armor back from you and that's why he jumps. After some extensive testing (which by the way, could be that I just happened to get this rng and might not prove anything), I noticed that after the first try, no matter how many times I go back to the altar with him and then make him chase me back to the fog gate again, he always shoots the fire attack at me and never once jumped to get me. I believe it's either because he already got his revenge (killed me on my first attempt) or simply he's already aggro'd and you don't trigger this event by stealing the armor anymore.
                      May be just a simple theory but I think it makes sense given the lore behind it and given the fact that the jump is a unique move he has and therefore is obviously scripted to be that way.

                      Praise the sun!

                      • Anonymous

                        05 Dec 2020 12:44  

                        God I hate this boss. Ok fight on NG, but on NG+2 and there on, the fact that that he can one shot you with most attacks makes it so that I nowadays just always cheese the fight with the corridor and lure strategy. This could've been fun fight, but damn that damage and unavoidable fiery relief loads.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Nov 2020 17:00  

                          whats are the brothers of daughters of chaos called?son of chaos?
                          hmmm something like brotherhood of chaos...wouldabeen nice

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