|Seath the Scaleless|
|Location|| The Duke's Archives,|
The Crystal Cave
|Drops|| Bequeathed Lord Soul Shard,|
(If tail is severed)
Seath, being albino and scaleless, likely resented his brethren for possessing stone scales of immortality, thus leading to his betrayal. He was granted Dukedom by Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight for his role in defeating the Everlasting Dragons. During his time as Duke, he began to research the scales of immortality in order to acquire that which he lacked, though was driven mad by his research.
He commands the Channelers who traveled to far off lands in order to collect suitable human specimens, amongst these were countless maidens, for his experiments. The purpose of these experiments is presumed to be related to the discovery of immortality, but hordes of "mistakes" were created in the process. Seath's creations include the Pisaca and the Moonlight Butterfly.
- When first encountered in The Duke's Archives, he is invincible due to the Primordial Crystal. He inevitably kills the player.[note 1] Loss of souls and humanity can be avoided by wearing a Ring of Sacrifice, but if he kills the player through curse then a Rare Ring of Sacrifice is needed to avoid penalties.
- It is possible to travel back through the fog door to avoid being killed by Seath, however, the player must return at a later time and die, thus moving the player to the prison cell.
- When trying to obtain the Moonlight Greatsword it is best to attack the tip of the tail, as the area around midway through the tail is considered his body. Thus dealing damage to this area will not help in acquiring the Moonlight Greatsword.
Staying at his side makes it easier to stay out of the area of effect of his breath attacks, and he won't be able to hit with his claws or tail as easily.
It is also possible to use only a bow against Seath with great success. Get a good distance away from him and it is possible to get 4-5 shots in before he gets too close. The only real danger in this strategy is when running past Seath to gain some distance.
His only long range specific attack is the far curse beam. That means if players stay at a distance, one can lure him to fire the beam and charge his defenseless body.
A good strategy for acquiring the Moonlight Greatsword is when Seath himself breaks the Primordial Crystal. Wait behind the crystal until Seath starts to rear up his head for any of the Curse Beam attacks. Just before he fires it, start sprinting left or right around the sides and towards his tail. Seath will break the crystal and stun himself, giving the player ample opportunity to attack his tail three to four times. Make sure Seath's tail isn't clipping in the wall before trying.
Also keep in mind that Seath has almost three times the resistance to Magic as he has to say Fire or Lightning. Sorcery, or Enchanted or Magic weapons do less damage. A maximized Pyromancy Flame with either Combustion or Great Combustion will burn off the tail in one to three hits, as well as giving the player better control of where to hit the tail.
Close Curse BeamEdit
The first of Seath's Curse Beams: Seath will fire a beam from his mouth in a circular arc close to his body, and crystals will erupt from the ground around where the beam touched.
The crystals that erupts form the ground after each Curse Beam attack, they are unblockable and deal continuous damage, as well as curse build up.
Crystal Curse ExplosionEdit
Seath's most dangerous attack: Seath will begin charging briefly, and will then erupt crystal from his body in all directions. This crystal eruption is even more damaging than the others, and of course much harder to evade. The only way to avoid it is to get quite far away from Seath's body, out of range of the eruption.
Seath will use this if the player stay near one of his three tails for too long. He will begin slamming all three tails down continuously, smashing into you if you are too close. This can even hit multiple times, stunlocking the player. This attack is unblockable
The same effect as the Close Curse Beam, except this is fired in a circular arc further away from Seath's body.
The last of the different Curse Beam types, Seath fires this in a straight line from the base of his body to the end of the room, in the direction the player is standing.
Left or Right HandbeatEdit
Seath will throw a scooping punch with either his left or right hand. This is incredibly damaging and unblockable, but fairly easy to dodge since his hand hitbox is small.
|Physical Defenses||Elemental Defenses||Resistances|
These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.
Bequeathed Lord Soul Shard
|Drop Rate||Guaranteed||Sever Tail|
|Defeat Seath the Scaleless|
|Defeat Seath the Scaleless, Inheritor of Souls|
- In the first encounter, if the player goes back through the Fog Door and is then killed by Seath, they will not respawn at the prison bonfire, instead they will return to the last bonfire they rested at.
- If the player cuts off Seath's tail, it may not disappear, and will persist after Seath has been killed.
- Despite being blind, the Hush spell and Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring do not allow the player to avoid detection by Seath.
- ↑ Bequeathed Lord Soul Shard description.
- ↑ Archive Tower Giant Cell Key description.
- ↑ Robe of the Channelers description.
- ↑ Archive Tower Giant Cell Key description.
- ↑ Pisaca
- ↑ Six-Eyed Helm of the Channelers description.
- ↑ Moonlight Greatsword description.