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The Archer BossIcon

Archer Portrait

Benny Walking

Informations
HP 45
Zone Barren Hills (South Zone)
Reward • 3 Gearbits

The Archer is the Boss of the Barren Hills.

Attacks

Arrow Shot
  • Deals 1 DMG per arrow.
  • The boss fires any number of arrow at the player wherever they are standing at that moment.
  • Can be deflected with the Sword Deflection sword ability.
Triple Shot
  • Deals 1 DMG per arrow.
  • The Archer fires three very fast arrows from its bow wherever the player is standing at that moment.
  • It repeats this 3 times in quick succession if the player is far away.
  • Can be deflected with the Sword Deflection sword ability.
Volley Mines
  • Deals 2 DMG per explosion.
  • Pointing skyward, the boss lets loose 4 proximity mines around itself.
  • The pattern where the mines land can either be in a square or diamond formation.
  • Mines explode in a diamond formation.
  • The mines can be triggered with Roly Polies or by dashing over them.

Strategy

The Archer can be a challenging fight, particularly avoiding all the landmines that build up. However, methods can be used to deal with the mines and make the fight easy.

The mines can be triggered by stepping close and dashing away. However, a good strategy is to wait until you absolutely cannot avoid the mines anymore, before using a Roly Poly to detonate a bunch at once from a distance, and also potentially sneak in some damage on the boss. This will clear a massive portion of the mines all at once and is reasonably risk-free.

Generally you will want to travel around the edges of the arena; this puts distance between you and the arrows which gives you time to react, and forces The Archer to lay mines in non-ideal locations. You can also take advantage of the boss stopping to shoot her mines to dash in and land about six sword swipes. When The Archer dashes by you it won't stop to use any melee attacks, so you can use this opportunity to get in a shotgun blast.

Gallery

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