How to Beat the Giant Wildclaw in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

How to Beat the Giant Wildclaw in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

See the best strategy to defeat the Giant Wildclaw boss in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

The bosses in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope are no pushovers and they will put up a tough fight against your team. Each boss can present some tricky situations and the first boss is no exception. This guide is full of tips on how to beat the Giant Wildclaw in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and recruit Edge as a new party member.

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Avoid a Giant Wildclaw Attack in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

In Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the Giant Wildclaw will move differently than other enemy units you’ve previously encountered. After landing an attack on the Giant Wildclaw with your main weapon, it will move toward the attacking hero. If the Giant Wildclaw gets close enough to that hero, it will retaliate and land a hit on you that does massive damage to the hero.

With the Giant Wildclaw’s movement in mind, you’ll want to make sure you keep a distance so you can do damage without the risk of getting hit. Additionally, the Giant Wildclaw cannot move very far so if you can keep far away, you won’t have to worry about taking a hit. You must defeat the Giant Wildclaw to complete the level so you’ll need to position yourself well to do as much damage as possible.

Best Party to Fight the Giant Wildclaw in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

At the start of the battle, Edge will join your party to help you take down the Giant Wildclaw. She is required in the mission so you won’t be able to switch her out but she works really well for this one because of her long-range attack. In addition, her attack can damage multiple enemies at once making it a great option.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope First Boss Party Members
Image Source: Ubisoft via Twinfinite

Ranged attackers like Luigi and Rabbid Peach are excellent options for this battle. Luigi is especially powerful at a distance and his Steely Stare ability will be able to attack moving enemies. Rabbid Peach offers healing abilities if you want to have a bit of a safety net in case the Giant Wildclaw gets too close and lands a hit. But, Luigi will be able to pull the Giant Wildclaw back by doing damage with Steely Stare.

We do not recommend using Rabbid Mario for this mission because his attacks are all close-range attacks. He will not be too effective in avoiding a hit due to the nature of his attacks. Peach, Mario, and Rabbid Luigi will work fine, so you can take some liberties with switching them in if you prefer their battle styles.

How to Defeat the Giant Wildclaw in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

The best tactic to address the Giant Wildclaw is to spread out and put your characters on opposite sides of the boss. If you attack the boss from either side, you can keep it moving back to a central position where it won’t be able to reach your party.

Here is an easy guide on how to effectively organize your party:

How to Defeat the Giant Wildclaw

  1. Position your Party

    Use the Team Jump ability to get Rabbid Peach and Luigi to either side of the map. Use Edge to set up the jump.Position Party in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

  2. Set up Steely Stare

    Once Luigi is in position on the right, set up a Steely Stare that will address the enemy from behind.Use Steely Stare as Luigi

  3. Take out the Central Enemies

    There are two enemies in front of the boss. Take them out with Luigi and Rabbid Peach, then set Edge up behind the front wall to ensure the Giant Wildclaw moves in Edge’s direction.

  4. Attack the Giant Wildclaw

    Move Edge back and attack from a safe distance. You can then attack with Rabbid Peach and then Luigi to keep the Wildclaw moving toward the center of the map.Edge attacking the Giant Wildclaw from a distance

  5. Avoid or Eliminate Enemies

    Portals will summon additional enemies. It’s okay to use a turn to remove the newly spawned enemies so you don’t get overwhelmed.

  6. Be Careful with Edge’s Technique

    Edge’s Technique can attack an enemy that moves within range. If that enemy is the Giant Wildclaw, it will cause the Wildclaw to move closer and defeat Edge.

  7. Keep Attacking the Giant Wildclaw

    Keep attacking the Giant Wildclaw in a way that keeps it moving back to the center of the map. You will be able to do enough damage to defeat it without getting hit.

The Boss fight can be tough to navigate at first because the Giant Wildclaw is very aggressive and will get close if you aren’t careful. But keeping it moving toward the center of the map will ensure that your characters can avoid one of its devastating blows. Once it is defeated, Edge will join your party and you can switch her into battle whenever you want.

Purified Darkmess Energy Crystal obtained after defeating the first boss.
Image Source: Ubisoft via Twinfinite

That is everything you need to know to beat the Giant Wildclaw in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and recruit Edge. For more great guides to help you on your journey, check out how to swap your Sparks to make battles a bit easier. Alternatively, feel free to browse the relevant links down below.


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Chuy was a freelance writer for Twinfinite who covered all things Nintendo. Whether he was diving into the Animal Crossing community or inking it up in Splatoon, he'd be covering the ins and outs of 'The Big N.'