Bosses can be a real pain in the ass to fight, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Keep reading to see a relatively fool-proof strategy you can try out whenever you run into one next time.
The Minotaur specializes in close-ranged attacks:
- He can yeet his axe at you with surprisingly good accuracy, dealing medium damage
- A large double spin that hacks off a substantial amount of HP, along with dissolving any magic blasts
- His signature charging move, which does enormous damage if you get caught with your pants down
- A downwards slam that acts as another of his AOE moves, he is completely invincible when using this attack (look for the 4-point star glint, it signifies his invulnerability).
- A heavy close-range kick that does more damage than the ball-whipping in Casino Royale
What you want to do is fight him at range, and on uneven terrain. None of his attacks can pass through solid material, so it’ll be good if you can get some cover between the two of you. I suggest getting on top of a cliff, but if everything around you is flat, then use the rocks and trees as temporary cover (a single axe throw demolishes them). What’s also good is that the Minotaur’s charging move cannot inflict destruction, which means a single tree in front of him can save you 300 hp.
As said, he is heavily CQC-based, so keep your distance or else he’ll spam his attacks and eat you alive. You only attack between his attacks, so you can spank him without being punished. DO NOT try trading blows: he has 3k hp and you have less than half of that.
Wear him down by peak-a-booming over and over again and eventually you’ll kill him. If needed, use your jumping spells and T-jumps to dodge the axe throw, otherwise it should be a turkey shoot because all you need to do is keep a lot of distance between each other.
The Exiled is much more complicated as he possesses a much larger variety of moves:
- A beam-like attack that does an underwhelming amount of damage, but being pelted by this constantly can easily drain your hp.
- A shockwave self-explosion that does a significant amount of damage
- 3 or 7 incredibly accurate slashes, get hit by all projectiles and you can kiss your hp goodbye, what’s more, they can pass through solid objects.
- A shield slam similar to the Minotaur’s kick that also does more damage than the ball-whipping in Casino Royale
- A jump attack that involves him gliding over to you and meleeing you repeatedly, it doesn’t deal as much damage but you should still look out for it
- He has this ability that guarantees him invincibility, which is denoted by the same 4-point star as the Minotaur. He uses this more generously and people often call it a bug when none of their attacks do damage to him.
The best way to deal with him is to fight him close-up, no matter how scary it might be. You see, the AI that he runs on makes it more likely for him to use a CQC move when you’re close and use a ranged attack when youre far away. The biggest thing you should watch out for is his slashing attack, since it does a stupid amount of damage and can clip through objects. As a result, don’t bother taking cover. Also, don’t get too close to him, either. He still has close-ranged attacks he can use if you disrespect his boundaries.
It’s best to dodge and block instead, since he doesn’t do as much damage as the Minotaur. Remember, he might have just 1.5k hp, but since all damage done to him is halved, technically he has 3k just like the Minotaur.
The Exiled’s invincibility works like this: he can activate it any time he wants, but it is disabled every time he uses an attack. As a result, save your energy when you see that star.; and once he attacks you, start spanking him.
You need to use your jumps extensively when fighting him because of his dangerous attacks, but blocking is also a viable option if you have a good shield. Prance around and punish him until he gets dead.
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