The Bed of Chaos

Boss 0016 Bed of Chaos
Location Lost Izalith
Health * NG: 2
NG+: 3
Souls * NG: 60,000
NG+: 120,000
* Recorded in PATCH 1.05

The Bed of Chaos is a Boss in Dark Souls.

The Bed of Chaos Information

In a futile attempt to prolong the Age of Fire, the Witch of Izalith tried to recreate the First Flame. The ritual was a failure and its power formed a bed of life which would become the source of all demons; trapping two of her daughters in the orbs on either side, and herself within it.

On your way to the boss' chamber below Lost Izalith, you will be attacked by a corrupted Daughter of Chaos. If you are keeping count of the Daughters of Chaos, excluding the spider sisters and the three we've just mentioned, that's only 5; the body Ceaseless Discharge guards and attacks you if you loot, is another sister, as well as Quelana - who you meet in the Blighttown swamp and asks you to help free her sisters.

Drops

Lore

  • The Bed of Chaos is generally assumed to be The Witch of Izalith. She may be conjoined with two of her daughters.
  • In an effort to rekindle the First Flame, the witch produced the Chaos Flame which mutated her, and her children.
  • The various demons in the area are presumed to be the spawn of The Bed of Chaos and the Chaos Flame.

 

Attacks

Swipe & Slam

She will often do a slow sweeping attack in which she drags a hand across the ground then raises her fist - a little slowly - and slams it down quickly afterwards, on the side the arm is located on. The animation for her lifting the arm up after the slam is a bit slow. While this attack can be blocked or dodged, if it makes contact with the player, will stagger them; the sweep will push while the slam will act like most overhead attacks in which will cause the player to fall momentarily.

There's a slight variation on this attack; instead of a swipe and slam, you'll be met with two quick swipe attacks. One arm from the side the player is on, followed by a quick sweep from the other arm. The starting animation looks the same so look for the end of the first swipe, to tell which attack is coming.

 

Fire Scythe(s)

After destroying one glowing root, the fiery being will free one large scythe-like appendage from within the boss's back. This has a longer range than the boss's hands and will attack stab down at the ground, and drag its scythe and the player, towards it. Not only does this attack deal serious fire damage, it does a bit of physical as well. The fire-scythe is constantly poking around the ground, and can be evaded by rolling sideways. 

The only variation in this attack is that destroying the second root will cause the Bed of Chaos to free its other appendage, which will also attack the player in a similar fashion. This just means there's more to dodge.

 

Firestorm of Chaos

After destroying both glowing roots, the Bed of Chaos will start being able to cast a spell that is similar to Firestorm by lifting its fire scythe-like arms then thrusting them into the floor which reveals circles of fire on the ground, dictating where the pillars of fire will soon rise. Make use of these indicators, and dodge them appropriately. While very deadly, this attack is slightly rare, but its main danger resides in that it can be cast anywhere, including the small tunnel where the bug resides.

 

Chaos Fireball

The Bed of Chaos may also shoot out fireballs from its torso. These are lumped upwards then fall while moving outwards, spraying the entire arena. While dangerous, they are slow moving and can be avoided by simply walking away from where they're landing. They do not home in, and hit the ground randomly. This attack is extremely rare and it is possible to go through countless battles with the Bed of Chaos without ever witnessing it.

 

Fire Gate

If you loiter around the base of the tree, without proceeding into the tunnel, the Bed of Chaos lets out a scream before setting the area on fire. To avoid this, once you get to the base, run into the tunnel, and complete the mission.

Strategy

This boss, akin to the Dragon God from Demon's Souls, is a puzzle boss. Upon entering the arena you will notice two large, non-respawning orange orbs, one on either side of the boss. These spheres contain one glowing root each, surrounded by normal roots; the glowing roots can be destroyed by normal damage while the regular roots can also be destroyed by rolling into them.

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The two glowing roots need to be destroyed to proceed with the fight, but doing so causes a fiery being to emerge from the boss itself, increasing the boss' attack options and severity, and also causes the floor to begin to crumble in specific locations. The main danger of this fight is falling into these bottomless pits. Make sure not to sprint mindlessly as you will fall in the collapsing floor; stay attentive to the floor, more so than the boss.

Once you take both the orbs, carefully proceed down the middle, but expect a mass chunk of the floor to fall through. This will expose a little ledge you can jump off of and onto a thick tree branch. Before you do so, pay attention to the pattern of melee swings of the boss, so that they do not hit you midair and cause you to fail the jump. Run up the branch, rolling through the little branches sticking out of the cave entrance. In here, you'll find a small tunnel with more little branches you need to roll through.

Defeat the Bed of Chaos, by killing the Chaos Bug at the end of the small tunnel; any amount of damage will do the trick.

 

Easy Range

Bows can also be used to great effect in this fight, as it is possible to snipe the glowing roots without having to enter the orange orbs yourself, making the ordeal safer. Be careful that the hitbox of the glowing root lies behind regular roots, and while these can be destroyed by arrows, it may take a couple of tries after clearing them up as the hitbox of the glowing root is small. You will however, have to position yourself in a good-enough position to see the glowing roots while remaining at a relatively safe distance, and avoiding more falling platforms.

Tips and Notes:

  1. Since the orbs do not respawn, and going from the starting area of the boss arena to either of the orbs or towards the boss itself is easier than going from orb to orb or from them towards the boss, quitting the game after destroying the glowing roots can be used to great effect. The next time you log the character, you will appear just outside the fog door, and you can instantly enter again and head towards the other orange sphere or attempt to make the jump to the tunnel in an easier fashion.
  2. Even after a successful jump to said root, the Bed of Chaos can still knock you down into the pit by clipping your character with bits of its arms or with its scythe-like appendages.
  3. While inside the tunnel, you're safe from all the other attacks but you are still able to get hit by the Firestorm spell, thus victory is not assured until the bug is slain.
  4. The Chaos Bug itself will not take any damage from fire, which is only a concern with pure pyromancy, as the physical damage of any Fire or Chaos weapon is still enough to kill it in one swing.

Gallery

bed of chaos close up front1 bed of chaos caduceus node front1 bed of chaos caduceus node collapsing front1

bed of chaos final form broom smash front1 bed of chaos firestorm front1 bed of chaos larva front1

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

 




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    • Anonymous

      Is this possible to make this Boss without shield? I complete almost all souls games (no sekiro elden ring and demon souls) without shield and i dont wanna use it. I died like 20times already

      • Destroyed left root. Died. Attempted to destroy right root multiple times. Died a lot. Finally did it. Died several more times trying to get the floor to cave in the center. Finally got naked, slid down, and just ran for it -- got to the bug on the first try.

        • Anonymous

          Still the most ridiculous boss fight in perhaps the entire series.

          Just forget about your build, wear full Havel and a big shield. Boring.

          • Anonymous

            What I really don't understand is why the devs didn't even bother to fix this boss in the massive 1.05 and 1.06 patches

            • Anonymous

              Elden Ringers may have Fire Giant, Godskin Duo, Elden Beast, but their pain is incomparable to this entire area and this bossfight.

              • Anonymous

                I’m sorry everyone, I simply do not dislike this fight, I’ll go ahead and turn in my fromsoft fan certificate at the counter

                • Anonymous

                  I just ran through this and miraculously got both roots, then died. On coming back both roots were still out, and the floor holes were as they were, and I was able to just run up and jump in the pit to the tunnel. Was that a lucky bug, a revamp over the original or was it always that way? I'm playing the remastered edition on switch.

                  • Anonymous

                    Yeah well, no one should walk into a boss fight with too many souls or humanity.

                    I rather spend it on equipment extras, spells or miracles, even if I am a knight only.
                    So thats stuff I dont have to buy for NG.

                    Overhead of Humanity is sacrificed on kindling bonfires or chipping it towards Daughter of Chaos to raise in rank and open the short cut door to demon cave ...

                    • Anonymous

                      bed of chaos is elden ring in a nutshell : Annoying, Stupid, broken, really weak in general, and not even worth it

                      • Anonymous

                        Not as bad as I expected. Honestly I anticipated worse - the fact the orbs don't respawn was a nice surprise.
                        If you have a bow and some fire resist, this is more or less a cake walk. A long cake walk beset by very slow demons, but a cake walk.

                        • Anonymous

                          Me before the fight: surely people were just overhyping it no way its THAT bad.

                          Me after fighting it: *typing in google* how….to cheese…bed of chaos

                          • Anonymous

                            (PTDE) A puzzle boss with a falling floor,
                            required failable jumps and the inability to recover
                            from the "chaos" of random movement would have had the decency
                            (or the basic level design idea) to let the bloodstain at the fog door.

                            >Recommended to enter with no souls nor humanity <
                            (for those who have no time for tired of guessing by themselves while randomly dying by design).

                            This scenario is nothing more than the cleansing and stripping of everything
                            that you've been doing and depending upon so far, besides a ragequit test.
                            Your weapons, equipment, your method of playing... you can put all those on hold while completing this.
                            If you can bear this, you can certainly face any job interview, loss or catastrophe in your life and press on.

                            I've only lost 09 humanity and 60k, but it was the first time feeling disappointed with the game.
                            See, if you do these things right the first time, there's no need for remasters.
                            But of course that's another issue altogether.

                            Oh my, look at everything one has to write to avoid saying "**** this 'boss' ".

                            • Anonymous

                              (PTDE) A puzzle boss with a falling floor,
                              required failable jumps and the inability to recover
                              from the "chaos" of random movement would have had the decency
                              (or the basic level design idea) to let the bloodstain at the fog door.

                              >Recommended to enter with no souls nor humanity <
                              (for those who have no time for tired of guessing by themselves while randomly dying by design).

                              This scenario is nothing more than the cleansing and stripping of everything
                              that you've been doing and depending upon so far, besides a ragequit test.
                              Your weapons, equipment, your method of playing... you can put all those on hold while completing this.
                              If you can bear this, you can certainly face any job interview, loss or catastrophe in your life and press on.

                              I've only lost 09 humanity and 60k, but it was the first time feeling disappointed with the game.
                              See, if you do these things right the first time, there's no need for remasters.
                              But of course that's another issue altogether.

                              Oh my, look at everything one has to write to avoid saying "**** this 'boss' ".

                              • Anonymous

                                As others have said, the runback is the thing with this boss. So much incentive to kill it first go, and yet something always goes wrong. My favorite way to die is killing both the side things, dodging the BS arms, pulling off the jump, and then having something one-shot me through the floor before I reach the bug. Priceless.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Your character might as well be Usain Bolt after you beat this ***** with the quarter mile you run every time

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Guys, even if this boss exists i stil thank god. You know why?
                                    Imagine if you had to kill all three orbs every time you fought it.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Worst boss in the game... I get it, it's a puzzle boss. And It wouldn't be so bad were it not that you had to run a long gauntlet every time you die just to try again. Just bad game design. It isn't challenging and fun, it is just tedious and frustrating.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Y'all know Alluring Skulls and Aural Decoy make the boss not target you, making this fight easier than partying Gwyn?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I'm calm with this boss right up until the titanite demon one-shots me on the way back to the fog gate. Happens at least once per NG cycle

                                          • Anonymous

                                            After lots and lots of tries at NG+ -- this freaking tree chunk pissed me off. How the heck i should guess where i should saving myself from its swipe? Because if i roll earlier -- it hit me. Roll when its almost touched me -- it hit me. Like game is locking your roll when this branch ready to swipe and above you at 2-4 meters, and game think you already got a hit. It just inevitable at some points. Aaaah, and i forgot about random Fire Scythe and fire storms that just oneshot you with AoE damage. This boss is such a trash for rollers. Like dude, just take a shield. SCREW YOU. Four Kings have problems too. Like.. they are not four. Now i understand how Sekiro much better and satisfying than this

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Dunno how, but bed of chaos is the easiest out of lord soul bosses. My both, tanky knight and bloodlust glasst wanderer runs were just 3-4 attempts, mainly dying due to falling floor. Nito was harder for me as wanderer, while for knight... Uhhh, knight is op, no challenge but fun

                                              • Anonymous

                                                IMO Bed of Chaos would get much less hatred if it wasn't so far from the nearest bonfire. This boss is almost guaranteed to kill you at least a few times in seemingly arbitrary ways, and that 90-second jog through the lava and stone demons after every single death really puts a cherry on top of the frustration sundae. Manus, Kalameet and Gwyn all have a similarly lengthy commute, but when you die to them you at least know it was your own fault.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  My character has ran the same path for miles, just to be smacked around by a giant wooden doll.
                                                  My thumb hurts.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    If you don't get lucky and beat her super fast, the most important part of this boss fight is getting into a rhythm and calming your stress. You're very likely going to die repeatedly and for stupid reasons. Turn on some music or a podcast, talk to a buddy, just do something to distract you while you let muscle memory take you into autopilot. Even if it ends up taking a long time, if you're not pulling your hair out after every death, your day will probably go a lot better.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Wait, are the runes that suround the bed of chaos actuly fire sorcery?
                                                      QUELAG had runes coming out of her spiders hair.
                                                      Perhaps these runes are the lost flame sorcery?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I accidentally put on the FaP ring when I meant to put on the charred ring on the way to this boss. Mother****er

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          It is an irony of fate that the witch who once burned the giant archtrees with her daughters now has to live her existence as a tree-like abomination herself.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Firestorm is rare? On both NG and NG+ it's used it the moment I drop in when going for the bug every single time.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              At least this boss gave me the chance to farm 28 Demon Titanite. However made me turn slightly Hollow IRL

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Is this a womb? I mean, you slip through the birth canal, then you have the two orange orbs, like ovaries, and in the end you kill the baby, like in an abortion?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  a boss like this in elden ring might actually be fun if the game has a jump button to dodge the sweeps and stuff

                                                                  • Ok very old tactic. You run to the right first, kill the orange. Then Force Quit, again enter now you run to the left side but not all the way (hugging left wall, to the closer platform where she can't reach you. You shoot arrows to the left orange thing-u from there then go to the center and try to roll into the hole with the tree path. Once you get there is basically over but run to kill the bug in the centre. Maybe you'll die a couple of times but is pretty consistent

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Hmmm, after being crashed, crushed and burned for the 64th time in a row, I come to the conclusion: I cannot recognize this thing as a worthy opponent.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Such a shame because the lore for this boss is soooo good! I mean, the Witch of Izalith is basically the reason for every demon in the game. They should’ve made this a tragic boss fight that’s very easy where you’re essentially just putting the Witch of Izalith out of its misery, kinda like Sif or Lady Atraea.
                                                                        Though, even if you know the lore it’s likely that most players will not feel any sympathy because the fight was so frustrating xD

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The subhumans who had the idea for this abomination of a disgusting waste of time, need to be shot in public.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            At the risk of being pelted with firebombs from all sides, I say openly and honestly: I love this boss! It's just a shame that the actual fight is too short and his soul cannot be transformed into a unique weapon.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Absolute worst boss in any video game ive ever played. When time travel is discovered, i am going to travel back in time and smack the everloving **** out of the producers of this game. I might even smack their children.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                It just amazes me again and again how simple and yet incredibly difficult this abomination can be. Ultimately, you just have to attack the two weak points and then run straight to the core to give it the last push, but the swinging branches still have a say. Which diabolical, thoroughly vicious mastermind with a deep black soul was responsible for the unholy creation of this beast? Definitely not the witch of Izalith. No, this thing was created by something malicious, which takes sheer delight in our frustration and despair.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  so just a strategy that is pretty commonly used, but for anyone that hasn't seen it yet:

                                                                                  Start by destroying the root on your right, just rush that one. Once it's down, quit out so you'll be outside the fog gate. Enter again, and take cover in one of the outcrop things in the wall, then fire on the root on your left with arrows. Quit out once it's gone, and go back. For the final phase, wait for it to cast the firestorm attack, and weave in between where they're about to come up. Rushing forwards during this time will get you to the root in the center before the boss will have recovered from attacking. Now just rollspam forwards and hit the bug with anything that's not the pyromancy flame or a pyromancy, as the bug is immune to fire. For optimal results, use light armor for optimal results.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Best boss in the series! objectively better than trashy Artorias, boring Ludwig or copy-paste Gael. Its so much fun being dragged to holes or one-shotted by unavoidable attacks, and then walking for 10 minutes!

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      SPECULATION TIME:

                                                                                      The BoC is the very deepest part of the game world you can reach without accounting for the great hollow. Yet if you look at Lost Izaleth from Tomb of The Giants you'll be able to see that it's located below the ceiling of the Archtrees. Considering how the whole of the BoC fight is an unfinished mess ( the temple past the fog gate isn't even rendered) and there's a gaping bottomless pit beneath the BoC, a thought struck me.
                                                                                      What if that pit was supposed to be the starting point of the great hollow? The diameters more or less match up, and it would solve the mystery of where that bottomless pit at the very bottom of lost Izaleth leads to (the walls imply it's at least partly manmade so there has to be something down there). There's also the fact that TGH is only a fraction the height of a full Archtree. Just a thought. Maybe the game engine couldn't handle it so they moved TGH to Blighttown.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Just wear no armor and weild a shield and you'll make the jump. Keep moving till you hit the fire creature once with any sword

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          This boss gets bonus points for bad design because it isn’t even original. It uses the Dragon Gods exact concept by avoiding it and reaching two key spots, one on each side of the arena before being able to reach the furthest point to finish the job. At least in the Dragons fight you have to dodge his attacks which only deal damage but in the bed of chaos fight it’s reliant on pitfalls to kill you which I find much more frustrating. Thank god it’s common knowledge that the games development was rushed otherwise the bed of chaos may as well have been FS trolling because they reused a concept and made it worse

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Honestly this boss is just a bed of disappointment. This could have been an awesome fight against the Witch of Izalith in her most powerful form, but it was instead a battle against swooshy tree-arms McGee. Here's what I think a battle against the mother of pyromancy should be: The fight starts off like normal until you break the second orb. After that, the fight really starts and you are presented with 2 health bars, one for the witch herself and one for the chaos bug. You wouldn't be able to just run to the bug because she would fiercely sweep her "arms" if you attempt to get to the path leading to it and the goal is to stun her by depleting her health so you can reach the bug. Instead of doing what she normally does, she starts slinging epic boss versions of almost every type of pyromancy in the game at you. Salvos of fireballs/fireorbs, waves of fire surges, huge combustions, and finally a big firestorm attack. When she does the firestorm, she would do it like every other character does it, by leaning down and pressing her "hands" into the ground for a moment. This would be your chance to attack the witch and deal damage. When she is stunned after depleting her health, you would have a limited time to get to the bug and kill it, but if you wait too long she regains part of her health and either starts blocking entry again if you aren't in the passage or starts casting firestorm if you are. Sorry for the long winded post but how does this idea sound?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              From the secret bonfire, fighting only the chaos eater on the way it taskes about 01:45 to get to the boss sprinting. times that by however many times you've died and thats how stupid this boring, ring limiting boss run is.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                The salt levels when you get stuck in the arm sweep and dragged along the arena like a ******* carnival ride

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The god's blessed me. I never once got caught by the floor breaking below me. Very easy boss in my opinion since your progress saves.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Okay, extremely cheap boss. The most fun I had with this POS was sliding down the ramp and seeing how many branches I could break WITH MY FACE!

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Anybody else who slid down the ramp right before the Bed of Chaos used the Fire Tempest attack and got insta-killed, losing about 190,000 souls?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Ceaseless Discharge is not a sister, he is their brother. The Orange Charred Ring was given to him by his sisters to ease his pain caused by his ceaseless discharge of lava. He dropped it and brought about the creation of the Centipede Demon.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          In my opinion, the bed of chaos isn't too bad, if you know how it works. It just sucks that izalith and the daughters of chaos had so much potential and they made it a lava lake and a boss that's just hard because of gravity.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            ngl this boss is kinda ****ing dumb

                                                                                                            i have died 4 times to it so far, and only broken 1 root. keeps sweeping me into this one specific ****ing hole aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              redarted boss doesnt let you heal and spam attacks And if that doesnt kill you the platforming kill you honestly shitty.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                This boss is a NIGHTMARE doing a no death run...every time, even Cheesing her I get one shot by that fire storm.

                                                                                                                Delete and start over, delete and start over...so tiring!

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Kill the right root first by going along the edge of the arena, exit out as soon as you kill it so that you respawn at the fog gate, go along the left edge of the arena until you get to the last hole and make the jump. Exit out again after you kill the left root, and go for the middle root (you should dodge the 2 sweeps BoC will probably do to ensure that you don't get knocked off by them)

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    This boss uses the power of gravity against you, therefore it should be nominated the most difficult boss in my opinion because I died to this boss over five times, yet I killed manus and Ornstein and smough on my first attempt.

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