Dead Cells Guide: How to Defeat All Bosses
Currently, there are four bosses in Dead Cells that drop some amazing rewards when killed. Each of the four bosses requires different tactics, so there is no universal approach towards all of them.
If you want to know the most effective ways of killing all four bosses in Dead Cells, then follow our guide below for all the tips and tricks. You will learn about their vulnerabilities, which can be used to quickly deal with all of them.
You will encounter the first boss at the Black Bridge. Although, it's not that hard to beat Concierge, it would be still good to know what to expect from his side.
The Concierge is rather slow and his most powerful attack is probably the Fire Strike that sends a wave of fire over the ground. Also, don't stay too close to him or he will use Shout, which can stun you.
The best strategy against Concierge is to use Heavy Turret and grenades. At the same time you will need to move a lot and dodge his attacks. When you see an opportunity, throw a bomb at him and let the turret do the rest.
The alternative first boss can be encountered in the Insufferable Crypt, which can be accessed through Ancient Sewers, if you already got 3 boss cells. The whole fight will take place on platforms and in four phases.
During the first phase you need to dodge its laser beam that shoots from the eye. As for weapons use a whip or a spear that can deal burning damage, which is especially effective against Conjunctivius, including grenades.
The second phase starts after you put it down to 75% of health. This is when it starts letting out its first tentacle from beneath the ground. Use shield to parry it or just dodge.
The third phase starts at 50% of health. The same types of attacks repeat, but with an additional tentacle. And the final phase is the most dangerous one, which starts at 25% health with three tentacles that move really fast.
It's going to be really hard to dodge and parry all three of them, so just watch out for the patterns on the ground and jump onto the platform. If you can hit Conjunctivius in the process, you should put him to zero rather quickly.
The Time Keeper
The third boss in the game resides in the Clock Room at the Clock Tower. This boss is extremely fast and she uses teleportation, so it's going to be really hard to dodge her attacks. The fight consists of three main phases.
Each of the phases starts after the Time Keeper looses a third of her health. All of her attacks consist of a sword attack, a shuriken throw, a hook pull, and a teleportation. If you can adjust your attacks to her patterns, you will easily kill her.
Use Ice Grenades to freeze her and then hit her as she stands still. Also make use of Infantry Grenades or any other grenades you have unlocked. They will help you reduce the life total of the boss.
As for the weapon, it's better to use long range weapons, such as bows or crossbows. It's also a good idea to stay away from the boss as far away as possible, because if her hook catches you, it can deal a lot of damage. So stay away from it is well as you can.
Remember that each phase adds additional sword combos and shurikens to her attacks, so be aware of it the lower her life total gets and keep the pressure going.
The Hand of the King
The final boss in Dead Cells can be encountered at the Throne Room. Just like the previous boss The Hand of the King has three main phases and two transitional ones, where you will fight hordes of elite zombies.
In the first phase his two main attacks are dash and slash that can be easily dodged. But then he will throw bombs at you, which you can escape by jumping over his head and staying behind him.
Since this boss is immune against any types of freeze effects, better use fire and poison damage. The best weapon for this fight is Explosive Crossbow that shoots fire explosives that deal a lot of critical damage from a distance. Fire Brands is another great choice of weapon for burning damage.
During the second phase, after you've cleared the first wave of zombies with the help of Heavy Turret and Double Crossb-O-Matic, in addition to his other attacks and bombs The Hand of the King will summon deadly explosive banners. You need to destroy them or they will explode and deal a lot of damage to you.
Since the arena where you will fight the final boss is very small, you will not be able to effectively escape the explosions. So take care of those banners and hopefully, you will survive for the third and final phase.
In the third phase the boss will add a hand slam that can be easily dodged by jumping on top of the platform. Just keep an eye out on his hand, and when it starts glowing, use it as a signal to retreat. As soon as the wave dissolves, go back down and finish him off!
Each of the four bosses will drop some excellent rewards, such as weapons and gear, which can be used to kill stronger enemies. That's it on how to defeat all four bosses in Dead Cells, but be sure to check out other related guides at GameSkinny!