Ulcerated Tree Spirit

ulcerated tree spirit
Locations & Drops

Fringefolk Hero's Grave:
15,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG)
3,750 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op
Other Drops:
Golden Seed
Banished Knight Oleg

Stormveil Castle
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 184,736
Other Drops:
Golden Seed

Minor Erdtree (Mt. Gelmir):
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 18,000 (NG)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 13,500 (NG, Co-op Host)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 4,500 (NG, Co-op Phantom)

Other Drops:
Leaden Hardtear

Cerulean Hidden Tear

Capital Outskirts:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 188,820
Other Drops:
Golden Seed

Leyndell Royal Capital:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 189,828
Other Drops:
Golden Seed

Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs:
48,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG)
36,700 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op host)
17,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes (NG, Co-op Phantom)

Other Drops
Golden Seed
Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [2]

Leyndell Ashen Capital:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1818,749 each x3

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Ulcerated Tree Spirit is a Boss in Elden Ring. Ulcerated Tree Spirit is a snake-like creature with the appearance of a tree, covered in swelling red ulcers. It is found all throughout the Lands Between. This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring.

See Putrid Tree Spirit for the Scarlet Rot variant.

 

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit Location

 

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Combat information

Negations (or Absorptions)

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

 

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss Guide

 Ulcerated Tree Spirit Fight Strategy


Melee Users

"Don't Panic" is the motto of the Ulcerated Tree Spirit fight. Most of the times when it's flopping around it won't damage you, so learning when the few times that touching it hurts is the key to this fight.

Setup: Shield and enough armor to survive its bite attack.
Optional Setup: Holy Defense and Fire Damage, such as Fire Pots and Fire Grease

The most important thing to watch out for is the roar before the bite attack. Immediately after the roar, it will crawl up on the wall and charging at you with mouth wide open! Shift left when you see it and you should avoid it. Be ready to roll if it is too close.

Phase 1: Keep pushing towards his left side with your shield up until you are in range. If your Guard Boost is too low, it will stagger you, but its melee attacks are slow enough that you can recover before the next one starts. If it starts a breath attack, get in close if you are near enough, and run to the side if you are not. You can get some solid swings in while it is breathing everywhere else.

Learn the one crawling animation that does damage you from touching its entire body and avoid t.

Watch out for the start of Phase 2, since it does a large AOE with lightning strikes when it first transitions. It can do this AOE later in the fight as well, so continue to watch for the windup. If you are already far, run away. If you are close, move away with your shield up and just eat the damage.

Phase 2: The Tree Spirit starts doing holy damage with its attacks, so blocking with your shield will do chip damage to you. Don't Panic. The strategy is the same as phase 1, but hopefully you've got some timings down and can roll through a few of his melee attacks. Don't be afraid to take the chip damage on your shield instead of a full strength attack.

Repeat enough times to learn the windups and you'll be able to pick out the ones where there's enough time for a charged attack or multiple attacks. Eventually, you'll put this tree back in the ground.

Some more specific attack patterns for roll-focused characters:

Starting off the fight, it will either lumber toward you and prepare for melee combat, or it will charge at you for its three-hit, double-charge combo. For the Double charge, dodge LEFT then LEFT again, then wait until you see it climb the wall and wind up, then dodge LEFT one more time to avoid the grab.  Now, once you are in the fight, it is recommended to stay close to the boss's left arm (right side looking at the beast) where it meets the ground. You can punish almost every melee move with multiple light attacks and this strategy mostly keeps it from using the dangerous yellow breath attacks.

So if it claw swipes, dodge RIGHT, read for another move, then get in a light attack and repeat. If it raises its claw to stomp, then roll RIGHT, count two stomps with the claw you just avoided, then jump attack and reset. If it flops its neck down, roll RIGHT, turn to your left and get a couple of light attacks, then read its next move and reset. If it starts winding up its tail, back away from it then Dodge Roll right, then punish with a jump attack. Finally, if it hunkers down and cranes his neck up and begins to glow, SPRINT AWAY quickly. This is the beginning of phase two and the explosion will kill you or lower your health to where you can be killed easily. It is a grind in the early game because of the beast's high HP, but you can do it! Study the moves and develop a reaction to each one.

One weakness of the Tree Spirit is that its claw and mouth attacks can often overshoot the player.  Staying as close as possible allows for easy damage, only being threatened by the tail whip attack. The whip can be blocked with a decent amount of stamina, since there's enough time after the block to recover from a stagger.

Magic and Ranged Users

You should bully him like a melee build. It is so large that you can't really make a gap that it won't immediately close, and it will also go for a bite attack if you get too far out. Don't start any attacks straight in front of it unless you're sure it's not about to go for a breath attack, and try to shoot for its side after it flops past you.

Stagger Bug:

If you stagger the Ulcerated Tree Spirit during its phase-change animation (the move where it explodes with golden light), the AI of the boss will stop acting in any way. This will allow you to damage the boss however you see fit from safety. Be warned however that after about 8 seconds after the AI stops functioning, the boss will resume moving. So it is in your best interest to continue staggering and Critical Hitting the boss so that it remains immobile while you work towards defeating it.

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Double Charge It roars and lunges at you, then writhes once with its body, then climbs the wall and lunges again. The 2nd lunge is a deadly grab. Roll LEFT, roll LEFT again, wait for it to climb the wall, the avoid the 2nd lunge with another roll LEFT.
Charge Grab It roars, climbs the wall, then lunges at you for a deadly grab. When you notice it climb the wall, roll LEFT as it charges.
Gold Breath Spew Its mouth will glow yellow and it will shoot a long-distance spew of yellow fire.

If you are at a distance, sprint horizontally and then approach him to punish once out of the line of fire.

Charge + Spew It will perform "Charge Grab" then coil up and spew fire right below its head. Avoid charge like normal, then sprint to its leftish belly (right side looking at the beast) and punish.
Claw Swipes It will swipe with its left claw, hesitate briefly, and then swipe with its right claw.

Roll THROUGH each swipe. So roll LEFT then roll RIGHT.

Sideswipe It will swipe with its claw on whichever side you are on front-to-back to clear you off of its side.

Roll THROUGH. If you are approaching to the right, the claw will come from the left, and vice versa. This attack can have a follow up, see below.

Tail Swipe It will wrap its tail around its back then swipe it right to left if looking at it head on.

Back away from it as it winds up, then roll RIGHT, and sprint to punish.

Claw/Tail Combo It will perform "Get Off Me Swipe" and follow up with a jumping "Tail Swipe"

Roll THROUGH then hesitate a short moment, then roll RIGHT through tail.

Claw Stomp It will raise its claw and stomp in a 1-2-1 rhythm. So two stomps on the side that it stomps first, and one on the other side.

Roll out of the way of the first stomp, then wait until second stomp happens then punish. HIGHLY PUNISHABLE because it never changes or adds a follow up.

Swipe then Pound It will perform one claw swipe from the right looking at it head on, then it will raise both claws together in a pounding motion.

Roll through the first swipe, then SPRINT to its belly (off-center) and the pound will miss you. Punish with a few light attacks.

Neck Flop It will flop its head over and slam its neck down directly in front of itself. May follow up with another neck flop or a neck swipe.

Roll RIGHT out of the way, turn to your left and punish with 2 light attacks.

Neck Swipe It will roll its neck to the right (its left) and wind up a heavy swipe that will hit for over half your health.

This attack has a massive windup. Be patient, then dodge through to the RIGHT. Similar to the Tail Swipe, I had more luck avoiding this by being slightly further away from its body then by being up against it.

Yellow Fire Explosion It will hunker down, and crane its head up, beginning to glow with yellow fire. Yellow fire will blaze at random points on the floor of the arena.

This seems to have 2 hit boxes. An AOE explosion around the beast that will WRECK you and stun you and an AOE on each pillar of yellow fire that blasts upward from the marked places on the floor. As soon as you notice this move, SPRINT away while being mindful to avoid the pillars that will soon form by watching the floor.

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Variation from Stormveil Castle can be killed with ranged weapons/spells with ease - the player should place summoning sign near 2nd boss fight from that area and run to area from that side. If the player manage to get summoned shortly before ascending to the area, where Tree Spirit appears, the player will spot him with most of his attacks being harmless. 
  • Inside game code covering this boss AI there is a reference to "Snake Soul", a boss concept that was planned for Dark Souls 3
  • Tree Spirits bear some resemblance to the Pus of Man, an enemy from Dark Souls 3, and may be an implementation of the “Snake Soul” concept from the early beta of Dark Souls III.

 


Ulcerated Tree Spirit

Fringefolk Hero's Grave

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Drops 15,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 (NG)
3.750 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 (NG, Co-op)
Golden Seed
Banished Knight Oleg
HP 6,147

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss (Fringefolk Hero's Grave)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Stranded Graveyard
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Location

The end boss of Fringefolk Hero's Grave. [Map Link]

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 6,147 11,341 12,475 13,042 13,609 14,743 15,310 15,877
Defense 107 117 120 123 129 135 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 15,000 60,000 66,000 67,500 72,000 73,500 75,000 76,500

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 530 / 820 / 1277 273 / 563 / 1020 277 / 567 / 1024 281 / 571 / 1028 285 / 575 / 1032 289 / 579 / 1036 293 / 583 / 1040 297 / 587 / 1044
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 530 / 820 / 1277 273 / 563 / 1020 277 / 567 / 1024 281 / 571 / 1028 285 / 575 / 1032 289 / 579 / 1036 293 / 583 / 1040 297 / 587 / 1044
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 530 / 820 / 1277 273 / 563 / 1020 277 / 567 / 1024 281 / 571 / 1028 285 / 575 / 1032 289 / 579 / 1036 293 / 583 / 1040 297 / 587 / 1044
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sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Ulcerated Tree Spirit

Stormveil Castle

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 184,736
Golden Seed
HP 4,492

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss (Stormveil Castle)

  • This enemy does not have a boss bar, but it will not respawn when killed
  • Closest Site of Grace: Liftside Chamber
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Location

From the Liftside Chamber Site of Grace, exit the room to the east and double back west to a ledge where you'll see a corpse with a Smithing Stone [1]. Drop off the ledge, then drop off again onto a stone buttress, then again to the north onto a wooden platform continue north onto a stone platform, then west down another series of wooden platforms. Once you reach ground level, head south through collapsed stonework and drop down one more ledge. The Ulcerated Tree Spirit will emerge from the ground and the fight will begin. [Map Link]

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Combat information

  • Health: 4,492 HP
  • Defense: 103
  • Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 184,736, Golden Seed

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 4,492 10,578 11,635 12,164 12,693 13,751 14,280 14,809
Defense 103 117 120 123 129 135 141 152
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 4,736 23,680 26,048 26,640 28,416 29,008 29,600 30,192

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 517 / 807 / 1264 578 / 868 / 1325 586 / 876 / 1333 595 / 885 / 1342 604 / 894 / 1351 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 630 / 920 / 1377
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 517 / 807 / 1264 578 / 868 / 1325 586 / 876 / 1333 595 / 885 / 1342 604 / 894 / 1351 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 630 / 920 / 1377
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 517 / 807 / 1264 578 / 868 / 1325 586 / 876 / 1333 595 / 885 / 1342 604 / 894 / 1351 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 630 / 920 / 1377
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 229 / 271 / 369 / 659 256 / 298 / 396 / 686 259 / 301 / 399 / 689 263 / 305 / 403 / 693 267 / 309 / 407 / 697 271 / 313 / 411 / 701 275 / 317 / 415 / 705 279 / 321 / 419 / 709
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Ulcerated Tree Spirit

Minor Erdtree (Mt. Gelmir)

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1818,000
Leaden Hardtear

Cerulean Hidden Tear
HP 11,191

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss (Mt. Gelmir)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Road of Iniquity
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Location

Head east from the Road of Iniquity Site of Grace and you'll quickly see a Minor Erdtree. As you approach this Minor Erdtree, the Ulcerated Tree Spirit will emerge from the ground and the fight will begin. [Map Link]

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 11,191 14,022 15,424 16,125 16,826 18,228 18,929 19,630
Defense 114 118 121 124 130 136 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 18,000 54,000 59,400 60,750 64,800 66,150 67,500 68,850

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 552 / 842 / 1299 555 / 845 / 1302 563 / 853 / 1310 571 / 861 / 1318 579 / 869 / 1326 588 / 878 / 1335 596 / 886 / 1343 604 / 894 / 1351
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 552 / 842 / 1299 555 / 845 / 1302 563 / 853 / 1310 571 / 861 / 1318 579 / 869 / 1326 588 / 878 / 1335 596 / 886 / 1343 604 / 894 / 1351
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 552 / 842 / 1299 555 / 845 / 1302 563 / 853 / 1310 571 / 861 / 1318 579 / 869 / 1326 588 / 878 / 1335 596 / 886 / 1343 604 / 894 / 1351
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 245 / 287 / 385 / 675 246 / 288 / 386 / 676 249 / 291 / 389 / 679 253 / 295 / 393 / 683 257 / 299 / 397 / 687 260 / 302 / 400 / 690 264 / 306 / 404 / 694 268 / 310 / 408 / 698
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Ulcerated Tree Spirit

Capital Outskirts

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 188,820
Golden Seed
HP 8,817

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss (Capital Outskirts)

  • This enemy does not have a boss bar, but it will not respawn when killed
  • Closest Site of Grace: Outer Wall Phantom Tree
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Location

Head south from the Outer Wall Phantom Tree Site of Grace until you encounter a small camp surrounded by log walls. As you approach the camp, the Ulcerated Tree Spirit will emerge from the ground and the fight will begin.

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Combat information

  • Health: 8,817 HP
  • Defense: 111
  • Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 188,820, Golden Seed

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 8,817 12,881 14,169 14,813 15,457 16,745 17,389 18,033
Defense 111 118 121 124 129 135 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 8,820 26,460 29,106 29,767 31,752 32,413 33,075 33,736

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 543 / 833 / 1290 595 / 885 / 1342 603 / 893 / 1350 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 630 / 920 / 1377 639 / 929 / 1386 648 / 938 / 1395
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 543 / 833 / 1290 595 / 885 / 1342 603 / 893 / 1350 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 630 / 920 / 1377 639 / 929 / 1386 648 / 938 / 1395
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 543 / 833 / 1290 595 / 885 / 1342 603 / 893 / 1350 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 630 / 920 / 1377 639 / 929 / 1386 648 / 938 / 1395
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 241 / 283 / 381 / 671 264 / 306 / 404 / 694 267 / 309 / 407 / 697 271 / 313 / 411 / 701 275 / 317 / 415 / 705 279 / 321 / 419 / 709 283 / 325 / 423 / 713 287 / 329 / 427 / 717
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Ulcerated Tree Spirit

Leyndell, Royal Capital

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 189,828
Golden Seed
HP 10,046

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss (Leyndell, Royal Capital)

  • This enemy does not have a boss bar, but it will not respawn when killed
  • Closest Site of Grace: Lower Capital Church
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Location

Head out the door from the Lower Capital Church Site of Grace and continue northwest down the ladder. Don't go all the way into the sewer; instead, turn right and head northeast through the door. Either kill or run past the Leyndell Knight in this room, then head out the door on the opposite side. The Ulcerated Tree Spirit will appear in the large arena here.

You can also reach this boss from the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace by heading northeast up the avenue, turning left after the black carriage into the plaza with the fountain. Enter the door on the west side and take the elevator down, then turn right and cross a small bridge to reach the arena.

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Combat information

  • Health: 10,046 HP
  • Defense: 113
  • Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 189,828, Golden Seed

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 10,046 13,019 14,320 14,971 15,622 16,924 17,575 18,226
Defense 113 118 121 124 130 135 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 9,828 29,484 32,432 33,169 35,380 36,117 36,855 37,592

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 548 / 838 / 1295 584 / 874 / 1331 592 / 882 / 1339 601 / 891 / 1348 610 / 900 / 1357 619 / 909 / 1366 627 / 917 / 1374 636 / 926 / 1383
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 548 / 838 / 1295 584 / 874 / 1331 592 / 882 / 1339 601 / 891 / 1348 610 / 900 / 1357 619 / 909 / 1366 627 / 917 / 1374 636 / 926 / 1383
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 548 / 838 / 1295 584 / 874 / 1331 592 / 882 / 1339 601 / 891 / 1348 610 / 900 / 1357 619 / 909 / 1366 627 / 917 / 1374 636 / 926 / 1383
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 243 / 285 / 383 / 673 259 / 301 / 399 / 689 262 / 304 / 402 / 692 266 / 308 / 406 / 696 270 / 312 / 410 / 700 274 / 316 / 414 / 704 278 / 320 / 418 / 708 282 / 324 / 422 / 712
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Additional Fight Strategy

  • Enter the arena to spawn the boss, then run across the bridge to the southeast. Take a right and enter the room with the Assassin throwing Lightning Pots and climb the ladder. Leave through the golden double gate doors and immediately roll to the right to dodge a Knight's arrow. Jump on the railing in front of you and down onto the roof of the building in front of you. From here, you can freely hit the Ulcerated Tree Spirit with ranged attacks without taking damage.
  • Use Loretta's Greatbow plus the Magic-Shrouading Cracked Tear to kill it in 10 shots or so.

Ulcerated Tree Spirit

Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1848,000
Golden Seed
Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [2]
HP 13,141

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit Boss (Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Location

End boss of Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs. [Map Link]

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 13,141 16,610 18,271 19,101 19,932 21,593 22,423 23,254
Defense 115 118 121 124 130 136 142 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 48,000 96,000 105,600 108,000 115,200 117,600 120,000 122,400

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 556 / 846 / 1303 1325 / 1615 / 2072 1344 / 1634 / 2091 1364 / 1654 / 2111 1384 / 1674 / 2131 1404 / 1694 / 2151 1424 / 1714 / 2171 1444 / 1734 / 2191
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 556 / 846 / 1303 1325 / 1615 / 2072 1344 / 1634 / 2091 1364 / 1654 / 2111 1384 / 1674 / 2131 1404 / 1694 / 2151 1424 / 1714 / 2171 1444 / 1734 / 2191
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 556 / 846 / 1303 615 / 905 / 1362 624 / 914 / 1371 633 / 923 / 1380 642 / 932 / 1389 651 / 941 / 1398 661 / 951 / 1408 670 / 960 / 1417
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 247 / 289 / 387 / 677 273 / 315 / 413 / 703 277 / 319 / 417 / 707 281 / 323 / 421 / 711 285 / 327 / 425 / 715 289 / 331 / 429 / 719 293 / 335 / 433 / 723 297 / 339 / 437 / 727
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Ulcerated Tree Spirits

Leyndell, Ashen Capital

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1818,749 each
HP 18,144 each

Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirits Boss (Leyndell, Ashen Capital)

  • These enemies do not have boss bars, but they will not respawn when killed
  • Closest Site of Grace: Forbidden Lands
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
  • Each Ulcerated Tree Spirit can be fought and defeated separately

Ulcerated Tree Spirits Location

  • Health: 18,144 HP
  • Defense: 120
  • Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1818,749 each

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

From the Forbidden Lands Site of Grace, head up the stairs and through the door to the west, up the elevator, and across the long bridge. Head down the next elevator, down the stairs, and onto the wide field of ash where three Ulcerated Tree Spirits will attack.

Ulcerated Tree Spirits Combat information

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 18,144 18,162 19,978 20,886 21,794 23,610 24,518 25,426
Defense 120 120 123 126 132 138 144 156
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 18,749 37,498 41,247 42,185 44,997 45,935 46,872 47,809

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 574 / 864 / 1321 586 / 876 / 1333 594 / 884 / 1341 603 / 893 / 1350 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 629 / 919 / 1376 638 / 928 / 1385
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 574 / 864 / 1321 586 / 876 / 1333 594 / 884 / 1341 603 / 893 / 1350 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 629 / 919 / 1376 638 / 928 / 1385
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 574 / 864 / 1321 586 / 876 / 1333 594 / 884 / 1341 603 / 893 / 1350 612 / 902 / 1359 621 / 911 / 1368 629 / 919 / 1376 638 / 928 / 1385
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 255 / 297 / 395 / 685 260 / 302 / 400 / 690 263 / 305 / 403 / 693 267 / 309 / 407 / 697 271 / 313 / 411 / 701 275 / 317 / 415 / 705 279 / 321 / 419 / 709 283 / 325 / 423 / 713
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Ulcerated Tree Spirit Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      One in capital outskirts can be 5x Runes/ "Goldeneyed". Can't remember if it showed as such, but surprised the hell out of me when I got 44K runes from it.

      • Anonymous

        Love that the one for Milicent quest is in such a small arena and the terrain is so buggy all my spells deal no damage even thought I’m hitting it

        • Anonymous

          For the Ulcerated Tree Spirit in Leyndell Royal Capital you can get it to spawn then walk back into the room the Leyndell Knight was in (assuming you killed it), lure the spirit over, and use Night Maiden’s Mist to safely kill it from within the room. You’ll have to repeat the lure/mist a couple times but it’s a safe way to get it done.

          • Anonymous

            They respawn if you only kill 2 in the capital. Does anyone know if they will come back if you kill all 3? I would like to keep them there to replay the fight. Especially fun juggling 2 in a big arena.

            • Anonymous

              The last one at the little poison pool is harder than 90% of main story bosses. Only fromsoftware can make a rotting sausage harder than literal gods. Really feel like these should've just stayed on the editing floor of Dark Souls 3. At least that game is not tainted with these disgusting ****

              • Anonymous

                really feels like they needed a dungeon boss so they just reached into the bag of unused enemies from previous games and stuck it in unchanged. it’s maybe the only unfair boss in the game because you can’t tell if it’s attacking or just moving. also you can’t judge what it’s doing because it clips into the ****ing walls

                • A huge pain in the ass if you rely on dodges, because it moves in such an erratic way.
                  Not a big problem for shield users though. When in doubt - raise the shield and wait for an opening. The only thing that needs to be dodged is the telegraphed grab attack.

                  • Anonymous

                    Anon 15 Nov 22:45 is right about one of these spawning in the same encampment where the hearse that holds giant-crusher is located. This can potentially be a problem, it was for me in my first playthrough, UTC spawned and I killed it but the camp was trashed.
                    When I read the colossal weapons wiki I went back for it but it wasn't in the chest. I tried the usual, fast travel reloads but the chest was empty every time. I was getting the prompt to open it but no prompt to search it and no purple glow you'd expect from a weapon chest. Obviously when the camp reloaded after killing UTC the chest was bugged.
                    To avoid that sneak to the encampment where it spawns, when it does DO NOT aggro it circle the camp and use the entrance furthest from its head and sneak to the hearse holding the hammer.

                    • Anonymous

                      This is the truest shitty boss from the game. Not only it is spammed around, it has no lore and is a pain in the ass to beat. Everytime there is a secret area, the devs just thought "oh what if I dump this mf here hehe that sure will be hard".

                      • Anonymous

                        A non-boss variant is found In the same encampment where the “Giant Crusher” is located just South of the Outer Wall Phantom Tree grace site in Capital Outskirts.

                        Drops +8820 Runes and (1) Golden Seed

                        • Anonymous

                          I didn't know where else to put this, but near the Mt Gelmir Tree Spirit, there is a female Wormface. And I swear sometimes it just isn't there, it's like only 25% of my runs. Can anyone else confirm/offer an explanation?

                          • Stormveil Castle easy and legit tactic. A few posts below there were a couple of suggestions about how to defeat the UTC in Stormveil Castle. One related to popping up and down the ladder, and the other related to running up to the ladder and working all the way back from the Tower Grace Site and plink the boss from the entry ledge. Neither are necessary.

                            Just run and dodge roll your way to the south end of the room where the large stone face is lying flat on the ground. On the right side of this face, as you approach it, there are a number of deep folds. You can shelter in those to heal up, toss pots, and take strikes at the boss as he moves around trying to get to you. IF the boss finds a position where he can hit you, just jump over to the next fold and have at him again. Don't forget to use Fire Pots and especially Fire Grease on your weapon or Fire Arrows or Fire spells; UTC takes +20% damage from fire.

                            I was able to down him first try using this tactic. And I am not really that good at the game (yet). :)

                            Good Luck

                            • Anonymous

                              It isn't mentioned here but there is a non boss version in the capital outskirts that spawns in the same encampment as the caravan holding the giant-crusher colossal hammer. I don't know if it has been put right in an update but in my first playthrough it destroyed the caravan with the chest and it was bugged on reloading after killing the tree spirit with nothing inside it.
                              If anyone wants to be sure they get the hammer sneak close enough until it spawns, make sure it doesn't see you and aggro then sneak to get the hammer from the chest before anything can happen to it.

                              • Anonymous

                                I have a dislike for a bunch of Bosses in Fromsoftware games but I usually just do them quickly, but ulcerated tree spirit takes the cake for being the most unpleasant boss ever, its worse than Maneater duo, Bed of Chaos, The Reborn One, Darkeater Midir, and Guardian Ape. I genuinely hate it but the one in Haligtree was just pure agony, what type of a sicko game tested that specific one and allowed it get past quality control. Jesus

                                • Anonymous

                                  The one in Mt Gelmir was the fifth Tree Spirit I defeated. But it became the first I actually had an opportunity to grasp full-scale because finally there was enough space for both of us to move around. This enemy certainly has a right to exist, but I don't see the reason of putting it in a narrow rooms of dungeons where it doesn't provide quality experience for most players. Some players surely find it cool even in dungeons, but that's likely a more dexterous and skilled minority who can genuinely have fun with them, unlike many of those who genuinely can't.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The one in Haligtree is a huge pain to fight without resorting to cheese methods using ranged attacks. On my strength build, finally killed it by spamming flame of redmanes. Even when it’s stance breaks, keep spamming flame of redmanes. Also, just heal through the rot. Not worth trying to constantly remove it mid fight

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If anyone is looking for a way to cheese the one in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree: Trigger the spawn, then book it back to the branch you used to get to the island. If you go halfway up the branch you will be in spell/incantation range and just outside of his attack range. I stood there and laughed maniacally as I pelted him with black flame fireballs.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This boss had potential, but with its woooonky hitboxes, tiny arenas, and repetition; it's kind of lame. It should have been fought one time below Stormveil, the Ulcerated one on Mt Gelmir, and then the gank trio in Ashland. They diluted this guy to being more common than a Black Knight.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          The actual fun in fughting them comes only during rabdomizer runs, where they get stuck in the silliest of places. Once i had one stuck somewhere in Miquella's Haligtree, it kept falling and giving me runes. I think it had golden eyes once cause it gave me like 81k lol

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This boss was originally cut Dark Souls 3 content, and quite ****ing frankly it should've stayed that way because these things just suck, they aren't overly hard but they are super janky and slippery, annoying to fight and most importantly they are reused way too damn much to the point that whenever i see one of these stupid things for the 100 billionth time i just roll my eyes into the back of my head.

                                            • the one in the haligtree can be kinda cheesed with moghwyn spear, awaken it then run up the left hill to the top and the tree spirit will stay under it so you can use the ash of war. It can still hit you though and theres also a chance he will run up the hill aswell

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Beware of the one in the haligtree. It can inflict rot, even if you don't stand in the swamp or get attacked by it

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  These aren't my favourite boss types but they don't worry me either.The only one I died to was at the bottom of Stormveil on the first attempt. But there is a rotten version that procs scarlet rot at the brace of the haligtree, that in itself is bad enough but the area you fight is a pool of knee deep rot water you can only wade through slowly, there is a ledge around this pool but with a massive drop from most sides of it, I don't need the seed I only tried it out of curiosity and it knocked me off the edge first hit. I don't know if poison mist will work on this one but even if it will this thing is likely to have a big enough health pool to make it a tedious exercise for little reward especially if you don't need any more seeds.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Surprised to see so many don't like these guys. Maybe the powerstanced SS makes the combat flow easier than other styles, but this is one of my favorite fights in a From game. Roll timing isn't hard to figure out, and the dynamic movement is epic. I was blown away seeing my first one after Radahn, and wanted to make a duplicate save to replay it whenever. Always excited to encounter another.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Fun fact#1: This enemy can be seen amongst the concept art for Dark Souls 3. It was cut, replaced with the Pus of Man
                                                      Fun fact#2: They managed to make these worse 10 times than the pus of man. They're simply too big for the camera to function as intended. Which wouldn't be a problem if they didn't sprinkle about 25 of these everywhere.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Flame of Frenzy is very effective against these, since it not only does good damage to them since they're weak to fire damage, it also stance breaks them very quickly, 2 casts is often enough, especially since it has deceptive range, and the Tree Spirit will often take the whole attack due to how big it is.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Oh, that's ulcerated tree spirit. I can't see the tree over here. I just assumed that was, uh, Turd Man. Wiggly Turd Man.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I hate this enemy. Not because I think they're overpowered, or cheap, but because visually I can't tell what the hell I'm looking at.


                                                            During the fight this thing is moving all around like a dying hagfish, and I can't tell if I'm looking at the head or the ass in the heat of the moment.

                                                            Makes it much harder to react to telegraphed attacks... I wish they had given it googly eyes or something

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              These things aren't hard but jesus christ does it get annoying how frequently these stupid things keep showing up again and again and again, these are probably the most commonly reused bosses/enemies in the entire game.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                How many Tree Spirits are there in the game? I have this:

                                                                Lesser ulcerated tree spirits:
                                                                8 of them (1 location with 3 of them)
                                                                https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Lesser+Ulcerated+Tree+Spirit
                                                                - Stormveil Castle
                                                                - Leyndell, Royal Capital
                                                                - Grand Cloister
                                                                - Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree
                                                                - Leyndell, Ashen Capital
                                                                - Leyndell, Capital Outskirts (3)

                                                                Ulcerated tree spirit:
                                                                2 of them
                                                                Those are just boss versions (with health bar) of ulcerated tree spirits
                                                                https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Ulcerated+Tree+Spirit
                                                                - Mt. Gelmir
                                                                - Mountaintop of Giants

                                                                Putrid tree spirit:
                                                                https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Putrid+Tree+Spirit
                                                                - War-dead catacombs

                                                                Am I missing any?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Ignore what the combat information says about the tree spirit being strong against poison, bleed and scarlet rot, having a resistance of 252 does NOT make it strong against those status ailments.

                                                                  The wiki for the Omen also says they are strong against poison, scarlet rot and bleed, their resistance numbers are tiered from those encountered early in the game like in stormveil castle at the lowest end to the highest for the Omen in the shunning grounds much later.
                                                                  Their resistance at the shunning grounds is given as 250 but I had no problems inflicting the poison status effect with both poisonbone arrows and poisonbone darts, it doesn't take a lot of hits to make it happen either. It's the same for bleed you see the damage burst just like you'd see with any enemy that isn't listed as being strong against those damage types.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    They were really proud of these slippery flailing angry noodle beasts considering how frequently recycled they are

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      These look like the bodies of the tree roots have come alive, possibly some connection to godwyn messing with things even in death.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        This appears to be made of the corpses returned to the Erdtree?

                                                                        Thematically resembles Rykard's family, as well as corpse jars and grafting.

                                                                        Seems like maybe the outer gods dine on puree of tarnished.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Don't know why everyone is complaining, they aren't that bad and they have some very interesting lore implications like they're the spirits of the minor erd trees the larval form of an elden beast. Since we find them at the tree roots where godwyn's influence is the strongest he's likely corrupted them into servants of death.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Why is the 1 in Capital not on here? I'm not scrolling forever to check comments, but didn't see if mentioned?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              If you have enough at the haligtree: activate the boss by the cliff right behind him. After that jump to the root to leave the area. half way you can attack the boss with something ranged without beeing hit once. crappy boss in crappy location needs crappy solution.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                First, I was fine with them. Not my favorite design, unnecessary hectic in cramped spaces, but also not that hard to beat, as they often dash into walls, giving the player time to attack or heal.
                                                                                But that one in the Haligtree though...
                                                                                This SoB either pushes you over the edge, or into the lake infecting you with scarlet rot in no time. He is tanky as hell, may one- or two-shot you and after some time deals fire damage with every attack. I used the raised cliff to my advantage. He often falls down, giving you time to heal. A Greatshield also helped a lot with my melee build. Just hide behind it, when the camera goes bonkers again during his crazy moves. This was a long fight and for me more frustrating than Malenia.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I defend all copy-pasted bosses except this mf. It doesn't even have any REAL lore and is too sh!tty to fight. I would rather deal with millions of Erdtree avatars than this garbage.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    If anyone REALLY feels the need to kill the Stormveil Castle version, drop off the ledge by the Liftside Chamber site of grace. Kill a few rats then drop down into the north end of the pit. Run as fast as you can and pray to whatever gods you worship that you make it to the ladder at the south end. Scramble up the ladder until it can't hit you. Wait. Climb down ladder. Fire single shot from bow then scramble back up ladder.

                                                                                    Rinse and repeat for 20 minutes. Your reward? A talisman you'll never use.

                                                                                    You're welcome.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      FS game development strategy:
                                                                                      1: Make boss ridiculously big so camera locks don't work
                                                                                      2: Put boss in tiny arena with lots of player-stopping obstacles
                                                                                      3: Make rewards for winning disproportionately small
                                                                                      4: Don't correct IGN when they fail to call out the game's bullshit
                                                                                      5: Rinse
                                                                                      6: Repeat

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Elden ring fans explaining how copying the same shi!t boss 300 times is essential to the lore of the game

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          hitbox is bugged, please fix
                                                                                          at first its somewhat interesting boss until i realize it hitbox is stupid. my jump attacks is somewhat miss a lot , even if my character bumb on it still not registering.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            seemed easy … i used the torch + i was on the horse. i just kinda hit the tail and stayed on its left flank. i got off the horse + used the flame spray skill if it seemed like it was gonna stay put.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              seemed easy … i used the torch + i was on the horse. i just kinda hit the tail and stayed on its left flank. i got off the horse + used the flame spray skill if it seemed like it was gonna stay put.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                The one near Malenia is the worst. You have to worry about scarlet rot, falling off, and this stupid thing. L design.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Things like these make me appreciate sekiro's camera more. It wasn't perfect, but you can see at least 90% of your enemy most of the time.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Not complaing or anything but why is it not immune to bleed . It is a tree spirit makes no sense for it to bleed

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I discovered a decent tactic in my rl1. Using Flame of the Redmanes AoW (and both assassin dagger talismans), you can stun lock the tree.
                                                                                                      The first poise break requires 3 casts. Then, after a crit, you have time to cast the AoW twice, which is enough to poise break the boss again, rinse and repeat.
                                                                                                      The neat part is that, due to all the animation cancel, the boss never switches to phase 2.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Why they would put these into lakes of rot with tens of thousands of HP all for a mere Golden Seed is beyond me. Its like FROM genuinely has no sense wtf they're doing at times.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Like, The boss wouldn't be as dreadful if they placed them in places big enough to fit their models. Most of their attacks will cause them to clip right through walls and hit you at awkward angles.

                                                                                                          I fought enough of these guys that eventually I'd reach a fog door read a message and think, "oh greater will please don't let it be another one of those damn tree things!"
                                                                                                          It was another damn tree thing.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            The one in the Mountaintops of the Giants is located in the Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs. The location section doesn't seem to mention this

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              NOTE: you can just RUN, grab all the items and go up a stairs opposite of the giant face on the right. it will take you all the way to the grafted mini boss.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                You'd think they would know by now to just pan the camera out and give these bosses bigger areas to fight in so we actually know what's going on

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  For the Ulcerated in Stranded Graveyard, Flame of Frenzy works amazingly well. Just took it down with a +0 Lhutel and Finger Seal +4. Just gotta choose your moments.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    I've been able to beat them relatively easily as a melee player just by sticking to their left flank and hacking away. The trick is to never let them create distance between you: if it starts freaking out and jump away, you run your little legs out to get right back here. It starts trashing? Shield up and wait for it to pass. The only thing to really watch out for is its AoE but it's pretty well telegraphed (and you can block it too, might take a bit of damage but really not much)

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      The Haligtree one is easy to cheese. After 20 times dying to his grab attack, I hopped back into the root you come in from and let the arrows fly. Also tossed all my kukuris and fire pots to make it go faster, but arrows or bolts alone would've done it.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Brace of the Haligtree version: Almost killed him a few times straight melee after beating my head against the wall for about 45 minutes, then decided it wasn't worth it. Equipped the Dragon Communion Seal +10 even though I'd respec'ed in such a way that I basically had 0 scaling with it. Triggered the boss, then ran back and jumped to the lower branch and climbed back up to where I was on the higher branch and out of his reach, like others have suggested. I set my flasks up to where I had 10 Cerulean, equipped the Faith Heirloom and popped a Godrick Rune Arc, so I had the Faith and Arcane to cast Dragonfire. Also equipped the Faithful Canvas Talisman to buff my incantations. Cheesed the **** out of him from the branch with the Dragonfire. Killed him with 5-6 blue flasks worth of FP with 18 mind unbuffed, 23 with the Rune Arc. Totally worth it.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          There's also one that appears on a camp in Altus Plateau, at the capital outskirts, to the south of the Outer Wall Phantom Tree.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Blood arrows work well. It’s resisted but not immune. Needed about 99 of them for the haligtree one but it worked.

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