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Astral Chain: How To Beat Briareos

Take down the gorilla-like chimera.

by Dean James


Astral Chain’s features major enemies known as chimeras that you will come across and face during the game. The first true boss fight in the game comes against a chimera named Briareos and this guide will detail how you can take him down.

As the first of these major chimeras for you to take down, Briareos isn’t all that difficult once you start to recognize his patterns. Briareos himself is very gorilla like, hunched over with his arms dangling towards the ground. This means he has a lot of strength as well, which he uses to his advantage.

Briareos has a number of different attacks at his disposal, most of which involving him smacking his fists down and dealing damage directly on top of you or causing a shockwave that deals nearby damage.

Due to how much damage Briareos can deal quickly, what you want to try and do is stay on the backside of him as much as you can. This can be easier said than done as he’s constantly moving around, but you can typically make your way behind him.

When you are to his back, you want to start wailing into him with your X-Baton. You can try and use your gun here, but it is usually better to just try and use the up close weapon instead.

When Briareos turns and is facing you directly, make sure to then press B to roll under him between his legs to get behind him again. This will help you prevent taking quite as much damage, even though it can sometimes be hard to completely avoid his wave based attacks.

Part the way through the fight, some of the nearby officers get infected with the Red Matter and undergo redshift. This requires you to move away from Briareos for a minute and take them down easily before returning to focus on Briareos himself.

Briareos really shouldn’t cause you too much trouble, but the biggest key here is to evade his attacks and try to stay behind him. Just watch the health bar at the top middle of the screen and you will have him taken down in no time.

- This article was updated on:September 2nd, 2019

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