Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit is a Monster Enemy in Elden Ring, the non-boss enemy of the Ulcerated Tree Spirit. Located within many later game areas, the Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit is a towering, centipede-like creature that heavily features bodies composed of tree-like structures.

 

A guardian that sleeps deep within the crypt of Stormveil Castle. It is quick and very aggressive when it attacks and moves similar to a centipede with its multiple legs. The Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit also features two large arms and a tail that it mainly uses to swing around or to slam the ground.

 

Elden Ring Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit Locations

Where to Find Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit:

 

Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit Combat Information

ABSORPTIONS

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

RESISTANCES

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

 

Elden Ring Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit Drops

 

Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit Notes & Tips

  • Very easy enemy if using ranged attacks.
  • Leyndell, Royal Capital Encounter: Force the boss to spawn by entering the graveyard, then immediately turn around and run back across the bridge. Take a right and enter the room with the assassin's throwing lightning pots and climb the ladder. 
    • Leave out through the golden double gate doors and immediately roll to the right to dodge a knights arrow. Jump on the railing in front of you and down onto the clay roof tiled building in front of you. 
    • From there ranged attacks can be targeted on him 
  • Highly highly recommend lorettas greatbow spell while using a magic boost physick potion it only takes 10 or less shots.
  • Stay on its sides to avoid most of its moveset

 

Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      the one in haligtree is nowhere near worth it, only 31k runes with silver scarab, and one most likely superfluous by then golden seed, personally already maxed out my flasks, coupled with a tiny arena with the center being a damn rot swamp, which makes dodging the often deadly grab near impossible, or fight it while also dealing with scarlet rot, which will only make it needlessly harder, when not puching you out the arena, falling to your death, save your time, don't even try fighting this one, or cheese it by going back on the roots and sniping it, putrid spirits had more interesting loot,namely the rotten staff colossal weapon, and a lord"s rune

      • Anonymous

        These are some of the worst designed fights in the game because the camera won't focus on the part of the enemy that telegraphs every attack (it's head), and the arena sizes make it so most of your screen is just branches clipping into the camera. The fight is okay when the arena area is larger and makes it significantly easier, but even then this enemy feels ~70% finished. My advice for the ones in tiny arenas is just to get over leveled, it makes them way less frustrating.

        Just a side note, I personally feel that the Ulcerated Tree Spirit Trio in the Ash Capital is the most cancerous fight in the game. This is because the nearest sight of grace is the lift to the forbidden lands, so you need to take 2 elevators down and walk the entire way there past several enemies, and you don't get torrent. The entire run back for this trio fight is around 1-2 minutes, and a lot of that is waiting for the elevators. Once you get there you have to fight at least one of these in a cramped area, but there are two more waiting in the ash. And there is no stake of Marika so you need to do the whole run back again if you die. The best part is that I don't think they drop anything aside from runes, but I couldn't say for sure because I refuse to do the fight.

        • Anonymous

          Hardest part of these guys in a confined space is that they end up pushing me into (actually I think once through) the wall and I can't see anything. Out in the open, piece of cake. Rotten Breath and bravely run away.

          • Anonymous

            I've found these are all extremely susceptible to Scarlet Rot. One proc and enough time will usually do them in. Rot Breath or a good supply of Rot Arrows, along with a good spot to retreat to while it does it's thing trivializes these guys.

            • Anonymous

              The tree spirit inside the capital near the avenue balcony site of grace on journey 4(ng+3) drops 33170 runes

              • Anonymous

                The 1 in the capital outskirts near the outer wall phantom tree site of grace on journey 4(ng+3) drops exactly 29768 runes

                • Anonymous

                  Even if its not a boss the one in Stormveil Castle is no joke if you're on a melee character. At about 50 percent it gets what looks like a holy aura around it and starts adding an enhanced breath attack and occasionally an good sized AOE where light erupts from the ground, seems if your in between the patches you can be safe but its best out range it and then go back in after. Managed to down him with a long sword and shield. Fire pots also do a nice bit of damage though best to front load those at the start of the fight as you pull him and he turns to face you. Also the sides are a safer spot but you need to watch which way he moves.

                  • Anonymous

                    For mages, the one in Leyndell is easily killed by triggering him, running back inside the building, and then free-aiming Loretta's Greatbow to hit him through the doorway. Just stand back far enough so that he can't hit you through the wall.

                    The three in Ashen Leyndell are easily killed by triggering them, baiting them toward the upward sloping path, and firing Rock Sling over the railing. Jumped on the little planters while doing this to get extra height. A little slow, but it works if you don't want to run past them.

                    • Anonymous

                      They aren’t hard themselves but man the places they were put in is some bs. The one in the area you help Millicent in that is some bs and a half.

                      • Anonymous

                        Best way to cheese is get Poison Mist, drop down and RUN for the ladder on the opposite side of the room.
                        Let him calm down and stare at the spot you dropped down at...then sneak up behind him and cast poison mist while standing just at his tail. Over and over. he never notices.

                        • Anonymous

                          another strategy at stormveil is using delayed spells and then running to the ladder, rinse and repeat. I used the glintsone blade sorcery (super easy to get, from miriel i think), able to cast 3 times before running back to the ladder, and only got damaged once (ladder..user error).

                          • Anonymous

                            "Stormveil Castle Encounter: Force the boss to spawn by entering the graveyard, then immediately turn around and run back across the bridge. Take a right and enter the room with the assassin's throwing lightning pots and climb the ladder.
                            Leave out through the golden double gate doors and immediately roll to the right to dodge a knights arrow. Jump on the railing in front of you and down onto the clay roof tiled building in front of you.
                            From there ranged attacks can be targeted on him
                            "
                            What is all of this referring to? Surely not the Stormveil tree spirit, None of this matches the area it's in. It's at the bottom of a pit with no way out except a ladder, there's no bridges or buildings or knights or any of that crap.

                            • Anonymous

                              Ok, nobody is acknowledging it, WHAT THE ACTUAL **** is that eldritch horror corpse it was protecting in stormveil castle?

                              • Anonymous

                                "This is a Tree Spirit!"
                                "Miyazaki, this is the seventh time in a row you've shown a Tree Spirit in Elden Ring."

                                • Anonymous

                                  The one in Grand Cloister doesn't seem to always spawn. Not sure if it's a bug, as I've managed to fight it when summoned as a spirit a few times.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Poison works. Run past and get on the ladder until it forgets about you, then sneak up on it's tail and poison with incantations. You won't be noticed!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I came to this page from Sorcerer Rogier's page, & the hyperlink text said "Root Monster"
                                      I knew it was talking about the Ulcerated Tree Spirit, and that "Root Monster" wasn't its name, so I clicked the link expecting it to take me to a 404 error
                                      But no, it auto-redirected from /Root+Monster to /Lesser+Ulcerated+Tree+Spirit
                                      It makes me really happy to see these pages get more & more fleshed out! Both with info about the game & the interconnectivity of all the pages for the new wiki

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Me fighting this thing for the 5th time knowing that all i just have to do is stay underneath his armpit and wack him till it dies "Ah ****, here we go again."

                                        • You can find one in haligtree in a pool of rot. I´m wondering if anyone managed to kill that with full melee str based build :D

                                          • Anonymous

                                            You can range cheese if you are able to get up the ladder and unlocked the door leading into the armour with the two axe guards. Run all the back and just shoot him on the ledge.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              If you go through the fog gate that requires a stonesword key near where the grafted scion resides after you aggro this guy, you can actually drop fire bombs onto it from way above it by looking down off the ledge outside that room. I just kept crafting fire bombs and dropping them until he died. Took about 5 min or so idk but it got me the seed and the runes

                                              • Anonymous

                                                There is another one at the bottom of the Stranded Graveyard dungeon, which is accessed using two stone keys.
                                                Quite an annoying dungeon.

                                                My strategy is to stay very close to the abdomen, on the side, dodge towards him, and jump to execute an attack.
                                                After a few hits it is stunned and can be skewered with a critical hit.
                                                At this point, keep your distance to avoid its explosive attack.
                                                Once the explosive attack has passed, you have to return to the short distance, continuing with the jump attacks.
                                                To do everything even more safely, it is better to always keep the shield up, instead of being greedy and taking risks holding the weapon with two hands.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I just got a bug where, upon visceral attacking/Riposte it while it was half clipped though the wall right after its dive/lunge move it stopped moving or attacking

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Playing as a squishy sorcerer, hopefully this helps others who are struggling with the Root Monster in Stormveil Castle.

                                                    Drop into the spawn room past the rats in the basement, run straight for the ladder and keep going up. He will spawn and aggro, but can't reach up very far. Come all the way back to the arena (past the rats), he should still be there.

                                                    Don't drop down. Get the spell or ranged weapon of your choice and cheese. Even its lightning breath can't reach you up there (although the lightning burst at the start of phase 2 might, so be sure to back up when he starts up).

                                                    Good luck y'all.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If you have a good shield (I used turtle shell shield) you can tank all of its attacks in the first phase. In its 2nd phase it will do damage through your shield but keep it up because it's a lot less than getting outright smacked. I also stayed under its left armpit most of the fight and it missed a lot. Still takes some time though.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Ran past onto the massive fossilized head, spammed some spells, ran up the ladder to de aggro, then got in very close with melee. Perhaps he was partly stuck in the wall? The items weren't massively exciting.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Killed him by running past and dropping aggro using the ladder in the back. Came back down threw 1 fireball and ran back to ladder to drop aggro again. Repeated for like 10mins lol. Drops a Golden Seed for sure and I think a few thousand souls.

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