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.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Drops

 

Attacks

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

      i don't understand howmto dodge his attacks. i wait for him to slam his arm down and roll out of the way and i somehow get hit anyway. like i look at the screen and i'm nowhere near the arm and still got hit.
      and then the sideways arm slash is almost impossible, i think i got lucky and dodge it once. I wait for him to swing and dodge under it and get hit anyway and then i'm knocked down and as i'm getting up, he does a perfectly timed overhead followup before i can heal

      • Anonymous

        I came here to see if him slamming his arm down and practically letting me kill him had some lore reason, I didn’t realize this fight was actually supposed to be challenging. Now I wish I got to do it with the boss actually trying like it seems everyone else did.

        • Anonymous

          U can start shooting him with arrows before you take armor, to pull him. Then run into tunnel. End position yourself so you can arrow his tentacles from a range it will take a while but killed him on 1st playthrough without even touching me.

          • Anonymous

            Taking the set and returning to fog
            He jumped at me and hanged over
            attacked his hand...
            ONE SHOTTED FIST ONLY!

            • Anonymous

              I can confirm that as long as you touch the spot the armor was and sprint to the fog wall, the boss will jump to the ledge.

              • To the 3 people who get stuck on this boss I have some pro tips from yours truly SoC Gaming a true gamer for the gamers
                1.You want to go to the great hollow and then take the plunge to get to ash lake
                2. from their you want to climb the tree that the c uck hold everlasting dragon is in
                3. climb the tree like absolute primal monster you are
                4. at the top you'll see an AV-8B Harrier II
                5.there should be an instructions Manuel in there similar to the one you get for dark souls
                6. fly it to demon ruins
                7.Shoot that big mother ****er with an AIM-9 Missile to that big red telletubbie looking mf
                8.Win
                Fun fact! the reason why ceaseless has a hole on the side of it is because it is belived that lautrec attempted to do this same thing that you have just done but crashed into him forgetting to go into vtol position and go locked up for being a war criminal in the undead perish church!

                • Anonymous

                  the fact that this **** and bed of chaos are real bosses that made it to the release of the game will never cease to amaze me

                  • Anonymous

                    Just a PSA, the cheese strat will still work if you stole the armor set by using a homeward bone or grabbed the set and died. You just need to run back to the spot where the set was previously located to re-trigger the cheese strat.

                    • Anonymous

                      I came here to check if this thing is for real called ''Seedless Discharge" but I was wrong #ThanktheLight

                      • Anonymous

                        Regarding the fighth strategy, you need to get him to pull out his left arm BEFORE you run to the gate. He'll sweep with his left arm over the open area in front of him from left to right. That should trigger him to chase you back to the fog gate.

                        Otherwise, you don't get the easy scripted kill. If he doesn't take out his arm, he just keeps spamming that fire attack. He will still do it occasionally while chasing you, but he should still do the jump.

                        • Anonymous

                          Wish i didnt accidentally cheese him my first time through :/ he just kept on slamming his arm down once over and over again until i killed him. Didn't know there was actually supposed to be a fight

                          • Anonymous

                            I HIGHLY recommend the insta-kill strat over any of the others. It's just really not a fun boss to fight legit. Don't waste your time, the rest of Demonic Park is already gonna be whittling your patience thin.

                            • Anonymous

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

                              • 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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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

                                            • 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

                                                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

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

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I don't know why, but of all the bosses I still find him the most fascinating. His figure, terrifying and painful at the same time. The pulsating veins of lava. The flaming arms. Are there any good sources regarding his lore? I now know that he was the brother of the witch of Izalith but how did he become this burning monster?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Strange that such a huge, almost mystical beast does not grant a unique boss soul. You could have come up with something pretty ...

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Defeating this oversized, burning manslaughter without knowing that there are two simple and effective solutions gave me such a protein-rich ceaseless discharge that I first had to interrupt the game and change my underpants.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Did strategy 5 when I was planning to ran away and just realized that I'm stuck on the fog gate before killing it. Apparently 4 hits killed that stuff.. pretty cheesy lol

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            > Just fought quelaag in first playthrough > only 2 estus left due to worms > chillin wondering where to go > see a fog > must be one of those area ones > see this guy > ****.jpeg > doesn't aggro > relief > walk towards armor and pick it up > health bar appears > mfw boss battle with 35k souls and 2 estus on me > **** it, run > slams me to ground > run to cave and recover hp > bye estus > try to run to the fog for some unknown reason thinking I could escape > fire blast leaves me with 20 hp >hide behind debris and he throws himself on me > **** it lets go > start spamming claymore > hoping intensely he doesn't get up > do a claymore jump attack thinking last attack before I die > health bar vanishes > victory achieved > thank you Fromsoft

                                                            • I was playing through new game + on a new playthrough for the remastered on pc and a strange thing happened. I was wearing the gold hemmed set when facing ceaseless discharge, but when I looted the new game + set from the corpse...I heard a womans voice speaking in a very erherial way. I have played through this game more than 30 times over the years and never heard this before. Has anyone else? I havent been able to find any one talking about it.

                                                              • This is the easiest way to get ceaseless to kill himself, if anybody was wondering.

                                                                1. Take the armor set near him to start the fight. This may sound stupid, but trust me. It tends to make his AI behave more predictably.
                                                                2. Stay somewhat close to him. If you go really far away, he will spam his fire attacks. DON'T immediately run to the fog gate once you aggro him.
                                                                3. Slowly inch him over to the fog gate. Again, do not stray far from him. Don't worry about getting hit too much. If you have decent vitality and a fair bit of estus, you can tank through most of his damage.
                                                                4. Once you get around the corner and he follows, get the fog gate. Don't sprint the whole way though, as getting far enough away will trigger his ranged attacks.
                                                                5. At this point, he should jump towards you, and you will be able to knock him off.

                                                                This doesn't always work (his AI is very erratic), so if you fail the frist time just try again until you get it.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I have a slight alteration to the archer method. you can easily keep like of sight while keeping him aggro-ed and not get hit if you are far enough back in the branch area that was used in the above video. I used a black bow of pharis at at least +5 and wood arrows. with this method, you can spam shoot arrows without much having to aim. there is a brief moment when the boss attacks where you might miss with a single arrow per attack though, so be aware and pay attention.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Healthy boy build during my first time in dark souls and tanked the dude without realizing you can easily cheese him

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I ran around the first attack and into the short valley corridor, and came out by the fog gate side. I waited for him to come over there and went back into the corridor. He just spammed the same, slow attack and I could hit his crab arm through the wall, and he couldn’t damage me. It was a very big cheese indeed.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I have the platinum trophy from the original DS, and I didn’t know there was a cheese method for this fight. And this guy killed me. A lot.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          its just sad though. how painful would it be to be a literal ceaseless discharge, only to protect the one you love while, out of desperation, risk your life by hurtling over to the player near the fog gate, just to die anyway by falling off. sad.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I didnt use the cheese strategy. Just went to fight him with around 40 vitality and a good shield (black knight shield) and didn't care pretty much about anything since he cannot one shot me especially if i block. I couldn't learn to time my dodges to his hand slam attack , just tanked his hits, healed the moment he stops for a few seconds after his attack and then attacked his hand back 2-3 times. If i remember correctly it took me around 6-7 estus flasks and a 1 or 2 minutes. Dumb strategy but it worked for me.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Funny thing happened to me. I died not knowing what to do, tried tanking it, failed, then went over to the robe location for a possible hint. After looking around, he came up behind me and repeatedly did the Overhead Melee attack without fail. Nearly died because of my bad timing, but beat him pretty easily.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I actually felt sad for him when I realized that he was literally ripping out his own heart when I stole the robes of his dead sister...

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This boss is actually optional. It seems like a glitch jumping along the lava, but it was actually intended by the developers (confirmed in an interview)

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The only way to get the easy way to work is to have him rip his big arm out of his chest. It leaves a gaping hole in his chest on his right side, and gives him the big tentacle smash. I believe this is the initial lava splash right after you pick up the robes. Once it’s out you can run all the way to the edge where the lava ends and he will immediately jump using the new big tentacle arm to hold onto the ledge.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Not sure why people are doubting if the 'easy' way still works or not. It's as easy as grabbing the robes, running towards the boss but stopping to stand still, short of his initial splash of lava so you don't get hit, then running down the hallway and to the gate where you just wait for him to leap to the cliffside. Works 100% of the time for me, and I'd say watch one of Lobos' videos for the exact strategy, which is where I got it from.

                                                                                      • The „easy way“ isn‘t as easy as you may think. There is a chance that he stops walking at the stairs close to the fog gate. But until now it always seemed to work if you just make a run right past him to the small circle area where you can avoid his attacks, to lure him back a few steps and try again.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          12/2/2017: The "easy way" doesn't seem to work anymore, even when I have my back pressed against the fog he doesn't leap and just shoots fire instead. Sucks too, this boss is a ***** to beat the normal way.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            04.01.2017, the easy way still works. Maybe it was meant to be? I mean, why would from software have the trouble of programming the boss leaping, grabbing onto the structure and falling to his death after you hurt his hand and making him lose the grip?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              i've just used the EASY WAY (01.19.2017). It works. The catch is if he kills you, you have to return to that altar. Otherwise he won't jump into the chasm and will simply fry you from afar.

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