Dark Souls Player Experiences Minor Miracle, Dies

Bed of Chaos (Image: Dark Souls Wiki)

The Bed of Chaos is a notorious enemy in Dark Souls because she doesn’t quite work like any other boss. Twitch streamer Jerma985 had the best possible experience with the fight. Immediately after, he had the worst.

Bed of Chaos is a large, stationary enemy with two orbs of power to either side of her. From a lore perspective, Bed is whatever remains of the Witch of Izalith, a powerful figure in the Dark Souls universe, and the two orbs are her daughters who have been converted into power sources for the Bed. It’s gross and weird but, hey, Dark Souls.

Mechanically, fighting the boss entails getting to each side of the arena before defeating the small creature that controls the giant tree being that is constantly flailing its arms around the arena. Unlike other boss fights in Dark Souls, this one feels like it has quite a bit of luck to it and it doesn’t help that the ground is falling from beneath you as this giant root being is trying to knock you off the map every few seconds.

Jerma985 got the worst of both worlds, of course. He got knocked by the arms, and then he was unlucky enough to live through to the next sweep. Much better, in my humble opinion, so simply get it over with.

The comedy, though, is excellent.


Comments

    This was one of the stupidest fights I have ever seen in a video game.

    Up until this point Darksouls was challenging but fair, to me this was by far the boss that I spent the most attempts to get down.

    Also I may be remembering wrong but didn't this also have a really long run back?

      It wasn't extremely long but, did get annoying after a while. the only saving grace for this was that the catalysts didn't respawn every time. so many times spent getting swept away at the last second.

      Second half of dark souls level designs and bosses felt unfinished to me.

    I've gone Remastered 6 times (can't help it I'm addicted - trying different character classes!) and I would say for as many times as I died trying to conquer Ornstein & Smough. Bed of Chaos was the most irritating boss "battle". Doing the two orbs on the side was easy, being able to fall down on the level below so you can then take the path to the third and final thing you have to destroy was very very painful. So many times those tree trunks would knock me off before I could get a running jump, other times I'd be unlucky - land where I'm supposed to but still die (got hit by an energy blast once just as I was about to swipe at the remaining branches).

    What I have enjoyed though is when I get knocked down as I'm about to jump.... but I was knocked on to the section I had to jump on, so the bad AI helped me (in fact every successful attempt this is why - with thanks to the AI).

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