How to Beat the Cavalera Boss in Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Cavalera is the midboss of the third world, Spooky Trails, and is yet another tough but compulsory fight you’ll have to get through in Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. As always, try to upgrade your team members’ skills as much as possible, and get them the most powerful weapons you can purchase from the Battle HQ. For this fight, I had Peach and Rabbid Peach in my party for the extra defense and healing power.
The first thing you’ll want to do is get rid of the Smasher as quickly as you can. The snipers and supports are annoying, but they’re much easier to deal with and they don’t do as much damage. Activate the Hero Sight technique on Mario, and the Royal Gaze technique on Peach. Have Peach fire the Grenaduck at the Smasher to get him to move, and Mario will be able to take an extra shot, before chaining into Peach’s shot. If you upgraded Hero Sight to allow Mario to take a second shot, he should go down even before Rabbid Peach has to make a move.
You’ll want to take out the rest of the regular enemies whenever you can, but as long as you remain wary of their positioning and don’t take unnecessary damage, you should be able to focus on Cavalera pretty easily. The gimmick here is that Cavalera has a shield, meaning he can’t be hit from the front. Spread out your allies as much as you’re comfortable with, and have one character take the left route, and the other two going by the right. I generally preferred pairing Peach with Mario because of her Protection technique and her ability to restore a bit of health with her jump. Rabbid Peach can take care of herself with Shield and Heal.
However, you might also want to consider having one character each on the left and right paths, with the third staying in the center. If the enemies get a few lucky shots at you, your allies can get inked and they won’t be able to react. This can be remedied easily with a Cleansing Jump (if you unlock it in the Skill Tree for 10 Power Orbs), so it might be a good idea to have a central character who can get to the left or right easily.
Once you have your positioning down, it becomes a simple matter of burning down Cavalera from the sides. Whenever Cavalera is facing one of your allies, have another one shoot him from the back, while the one in front of him either hides or tries to take out an enemy. Cavalera’s attacks aren’t too damaging, though they do come with the Push super effect that could bring you out of cover. But for the most part, both Peaches should be able to mitigate the damage pretty well. Luigi is also a decent choice for this fight, but I found that things went by easier with the two Peaches because of their larger health pool, allowing them to survive much longer than Luigi, who’s more of a glass cannon.
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