Arguably one of the most epic boss battles in Darksiders 2 pits you up against the colossal Guardian. This Darksiders 2: The Guardian Boss Fight Guide will teach you about The Guardians abilities, as well as the tips and tricks you’ll need to defeat it.
Darksiders 2 Tri-Stone Quest GuideStage 1
The boss fight against The Guardian has more in common with Shadows of Colossus than in does Darksiders 2, but it’s easily one of the most exciting boss fights in the game. You begin the fight riding your trusted steed, Despair. I tried half a dozen times to dodge the hammer while mounted, and failed every time so I suggest you dismount for this fight. You’ll also want to make sure you have both Redemption and Deathgrip on your quick access keys. Wait for The Guardian to lift his hammer high and then dodge like crazy. Ideally, you want to dodge to the outside of his arm. It doesn’t do all that damage so it’s not too bad if you take a hit
When he hits the floor, you’ll have a couple of seconds to target the Shadowbombs on his arm, you’ll need to use your gun for this. If you’re lucky enough to hit one, he’ll become vulnerable. Don’t worry if you miss, just rinse and repeat this step, dodging to the outside of the hammer. As soon as he goes down you MUST use Deathgrip to launch at the heart, attacking it normally will have no effect. You’ll need to do this technique at least 3 times to totally destroy your arm.
Alternate Method To Stage 1
If you’d rather use your mount, it’s possible and probably easier, I just didn’t have the aim. When he swings his gigantic axe, run straight towards his leg. He’ll miss you every time. You just have to be quick to turn and target the Shadowbombs.
After you’ve destroyed his arm, The Guardian starts to throw explosive projectiles at you from his remaining arm. You have to use Despair on this one or you won’t be fast enough to dodge it. Make sure to stay under his arm, not in front of it, that will give you time to dodge the projectiles when he fires them. He only fires one at a time but it will chase you. Lock on with your gun and shoot it down until it stops moving and begins to shake. You then want to run through/behind The Guardian before the ball tries to hit you and explode. It should instead hit The Guardian and open him up for more damage. This time it’s a bit more challenging. As before, get him down to one knee and then damage the heart piece. However, you now have to climb a peg and get onto a beam before jumping off and using Deathgrip to attack the heart. You’ve only got to do this twice, and it’s really good fun anyway.
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