The 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.

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

The Bed Of Chaos  Caduceus Power Node Power Node Disintegrating

Broom Smash Firestorm "Chaos Bug" - "Demon Insect"

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

      20 Jan 2021 21:30  

      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

        17 Jan 2021 13:48  

        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

          13 Jan 2021 07:17  

          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

            13 Jan 2021 07:11  

            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

              11 Jan 2021 00:22  

              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

                05 Jan 2021 08:31  

                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

                  09 Dec 2020 08:10  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Dec 2020 02:50  

                    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

                      03 Dec 2020 08:19  

                      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

                        30 Nov 2020 21:32  

                        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.

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Nov 2020 03:13  

                          This boss is pure cancer, the reason I uninstalled after 30+ deaths. They could've put a bonfire closer to the boss. They could've, but they didn't. It's objectively bad design, on top of a bad boss. And it's not even a boss, it's a glorified quest sequence. Imagine running all the way from Quelaag's bonfire, again and again, just to die instantly when you enter the boss room, unable to progress at all. It sweeps too random and I had no time to predict anything. And even when I got to the main root like two times, I fell down because it's in the middle of the gap. What is the point of this boss? It contributes nothing but annoyance. The whole game experience - ruined.

                          • Anonymous

                            17 Oct 2020 19:07  

                            I like this boss, its a little bothering if you rush the heart without looking at the arms if they are coming or not and their attacks are easily blocked with your shield

                            • Anonymous

                              02 Oct 2020 15:51  

                              I really liked when you slid down into the boss arena after hitting both glowing roots and you slid past the fire pillars looking really cool. I didn't like anything else about this boss.

                              • Anonymous

                                18 Sep 2020 16:34  

                                what is a shame is that it does not really drop a soul.
                                Chaos blade would be more logical from it than it is from quelag

                                • Anonymous

                                  15 Sep 2020 05:55  

                                  pretty silly for a boss though pretty fun while it lasts. only thing you need for this boss is stamina to outpace it as you run between the orbs.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    09 Sep 2020 03:21  

                                    Greatshields work really great here to block the close range arm swipes. Flash sweat helps a lot with the fire.

                                    If you go for left arm first, the right seems to be easier to get on the second stage. You can just run along the root semi circle while blocking to get the right arm in the second stage.

                                    Ring of sacrifice and/or homeward bones can get you between the stages without losing souls.

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