The winner of grossest name in Souls goes to this monster. Ugh.
Lore wise he's supposed to the Witch of Izalith's son, who was born with sores that contantly oozed lava pus. Disgusting! His sisters made him the Orange Charred Ring to ease his pain but he lost it.
He will attack you if you steal the Gold-Hemmed set from an alter near him. And there's no way I'm passing up free items.
I'm not sure I've ever actually defeated this boss the way you're supposed to; instead, if you run back to the fog gate blocking your exit, he will attempt to jump over to you and fall to his death in the process. It didn't work for Dragonrider, and it's not working for you!
This guy is interesting. The fact that you can cheap kill him though puts him at the end of the list for me.
66) Twin Dragonriders
Dark Souls II
"People are going to love the Dragonrider boss so much, they'll absolutely lose their minds when one shows back up later in the game! And not only that, but there'll be TWO of them this time!"
I can imagine that a similar conversation must've occurred during this game's development. The fight is literally what it says: two Dragonriders. The first one is a carbon copy of the original from Heide's Tower, and the second shoots arrows at you from safely atop a platform.
That is, until you bait the first into knocking the other down with a misplaced swing of his spear.
From there it's super easy to take them both down. Despite its simplicity, I actually find this fight to be kind of fun. It also takes place in my favorite area of the game, Drangleic Castle, and grants you access to Queen Nashandra. Finally, these guys are doing their job!
I actually like this fight. Kinda challenging, but not to hard. Overall pretty fun.
65) Ancient Wyvern
Dark Souls III
In terms of spectacle, the Ancient Wyvern is pretty solid. It flies right down in front of you, giving you seconds to react. Taking the boss head on is futile, forcing you try to get above it.
What follows is a gauntlet run through literal snakes and ladders. Possibly the toughest of these is a giant man-serpent with an axe on a chain who really wants to ruin your day.
Eventually you get right above the beast's head, and execute a plunging attack. And then you stare in disbelief as literally every bit of health drains from its bar. You just one shotted a dragon.
While it kind of fun, it just isn't the Dark Souls way to have such an easy boss.
Even though you can one shot this guy, I really enjoyed this fight. The arena is cool and the dragon himself is even cooler.
64) Bed of Chaos
I think some may be surprised to see this one as high on the list as it is. While by no means do I think this is a great fight, I don't hate it as much as some others.
Supposedly this is what remains of the Witch of Izalith, who sought to recreate the First Flame and instead created the Flame of Chaos, which gave birth to demons, mutated her daughters, and consumed the Witch herself.
After sliding into the arena you need to make your way to either side of the boss and destroy the nodes protected by overgrown roots. One hit each will take them down. Not too bad. Your progress is even saved, so if you die you don't have to do that one again.
Unfortunately, for each you destroy the Bed of Chaos gains more attacks, namely its sweeping branch arms. The floor falls out throughout the arena, and the boss would love nothing more than to knock you right in. And then you have to make the final jump down to the bug controlling the thing, and I always fall off at least once.
My biggest problem with this fight is that the Witch has such awesome lore, and the fight just doesn't live up to it.
This boss is just meh to me. Seems really dumb, and the only threat is that stupid collapsed floor. And the fact this gives you a lord soul?????? Puh-lease.