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toythatkills 02-07-2013 02:11 PM

Final boss tips?
This thread relates specifically to a no-shops run, so attack is at its weakest and the player has ten blocks of health only. Also, playing on easy.

Right, I can get through the first two forms easily without losing any health. Well, the second kind of depends on what she throws out, but 90% of the time I'll get through it unscathed.

The third form, though, I just can't do at all. Most of her attacks I can avoid, of which I think there are four. One is like a wave that goes up and down, and you can stand underneath. One is two circling attacks with huge gaps to jump through. One is a head that hovers above and shoots out heads (which can be tricky to avoid at times). For the most part, I'll avoid all those.

Then she has another, though, where she just has a huge mass of heads that shoot right at you and as far as I can tell, there are no gaps to jump through. It's too tall to jump over. How do you avoid this? Since I'm so weak I have to hit her 12-15 times at least which means I'm spending most of the battle without Hellebore (so no sword, no double-jump) and I just don't see how to avoid the attack. Having such a small amount of health means a few of these and a minor slip-up on other attacks can wipe me out, and the battle lasts forever because Hellebore does basically no damage at all so she always gets me eventually.

Anyone got any advice?

At the moment it feels like I just have to wait for the lucky run where she doesn't send that attack out much, but the first two forms take so long between them that it's kinda boring to do it over and over again.

Didi Mau 04-18-2013 04:43 PM

I've just done this achievement and it took me a good amount of attempts, the attack you're describing is avoidable but I think you need to have your double jump available. The attack is made up of two waves, if you double jump away from the first group you'll just about manage to clear them as they go under you and because you was in the air, the second group will now attack at a higher angle which allows you to crouch-walk under them. If you have used Hellebore and cannot double jump, I believe the best you can do is evade with down+A but you'll still get hit at least once (there may be a method of avoiding the groups without a double jump but like you, I can't see the safe spot anywhere).

Because of this attack, I found that the best way of fighting the third form is to only use Hellebore on the boss' shield when she is already performing one of the other avoidable attacks. It's a slower fight as sometimes you won't have the time to commit to a safe attack, but at least you will be able to dodge everything. You only need to break her shield three times to win which isn't too bad, a lot of the times I failed because I wanted to attack during her move but left it too late, so Hellebore connected but didn't have enough time to recover before the boss used the gang-attack on me.

Edit: just did it again on new game plus (which I assume is Normal difficulty) and did manage to avoid it without a double jump. It becomes three waves instead of two so I'm not sure if the waves become thinner because of this and thus easier to avoid, but I'd assume not as it would be weird that it gets easier on a harder difficulty.

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