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Darksiders 3: How to Beat the Avarice Boss Fight

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Darksiders 3: How to Beat the Avarice Boss Fight

How to Beat the Avarice Boss Fight in Darksiders 3

Darksiders 3 is finally out and with it the chance for players to take on the Seven Deadly Sins incarnate. If you’re having trouble with one especially greedy monstrosity though, we’re here to help with a guide on how to beat the Avarice boss fight.

Fought early on in the game, Avarice acts as a test of how well the player has learned Darksiders 3’s combat mechanics. As such, he can be a bit of a pain to fight if you’re still getting the hang of the dodge and counter-attack mechanics.

Luckily, he becomes a lot easier to deal with if you know what he can dish out. In the first phase of the fight, Avarice sticks to two basic attacks. One is a horizontal slashing combo, while the other sees him hurl junk at you from a distance.

He’ll switch between these attacks regardless of what you do, so patience is key to making it through this phase. Wait for him to rear back during his horizontal slashes and dodge just as he brings his hand forward. This should allow you to deliver a counter attack and a combo before he leaps away for his ranged attack.

When he swaps to his ranged attacks, stay locked onto Avarice to ensure you know where each attack is coming from. So long as you aren’t right underneath the pillar he jumps to, you should be able to dodge any incoming projectiles handily.

After his health is depleted to 60 percent, Avarice will enter his next phase.  Here, he’ll grab large objects and attempt to flatten you with a three hit combo. Like the first phase, he’ll move back to execute ranged attacks after taking a certain amount of damage, though this can also be triggered when his weapon breaks.

Maintain the same strategy as phase one, except this time keep an eye out for when the large weapon starts to glow. Dodge to the side as soon as it does and you should be able to unleash a counter attack and combo.

Keep this up, and before long you’ll have another one of Darksiders 3’s Sins in the bag.

Hopefully, this helps explain how to beat the Avarice boss fight. Darksiders 3 is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on all things Darksiders 3, check out the game’s launch trailer as well as our full review of the title.

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