Iudex Gundyr and Vordt of the Boreal Valley may not be what most people would call normal, but they were at least recognizable. They're relatively humanoid creatures wearing giant suits of armor - sure, things get weird during their respective boss fights, but they at least look like they could have been human at one point.

The Curse-Rotted Greatwood, on the other hand ... not so much. It's weird enough that the boss battle doesn't actually start until well after you enter his arena, and that's before you get a chance to see what it looks like. It's a perfect example of Dark Souls' twisted take on monsters and mythology - and, of course, it's a tough fight in its own right.

It's not just a tough fight, either - while players could simply hammer away at the first two bosses, the Curse-Rotted Greatwood isn't so straightforward. You'll need to know exactly what to target and when to attack in order to chop this tree down - thankfully, our video guide will show you exactly how to do just that:

Once you get the Greatwood moving, it's easy to assume that the giant sac of fluid dangling between its legs (which is just as gross as it sounds) is your target. While that's not necessarily false, rushing forward to attack isn't the best course of action: instead, aim for the smaller sacs on the Greatwood's arms and legs. It'll let you get some extra damage in before the second phase of the fight, which only begins when you break the bigger target on the front of the tree.

After dropping through the floor, the rest of the fight is largely the same - you'll need to pop a few more fluid sacs before the Greatwood finally goes down. The only thing you'll really want to keep an eye out for is the massive arm that sprouts from the tree's midsection - if it grabs you, expect to take a massive amount of damage.

If you've been having trouble with Dark Souls III's earlier bosses, make sure to check out our guides for the Iudex Gundyr and Vordt boss fights - otherwise, there's always our character creation and combat training guides!

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