Every seasoned gamer knows that a boss battle can mean the difference between a triumphant victory or a crushing defeat. Undoubtedly, the Congregator of Flesh in Lords of the Fallen is one such intimidating adversary. This gargantuan, monstrous entity of teeth and sinew is not only lethal but also surprisingly agile for its size. If you've been struggling to defeat this formidable foe, here's your battle strategy, packed with effective combat tactics and insightful suggestions.
Understanding the Congregator of Flesh
After triumphing over Gentle Gaverus and her hounds, you'll find yourself face to face with the Congregator of Flesh. Despite its formidable size, this enemy is deceptively quick. Its powerful strikes can be deadly if not avoided or blocked. Forget about parrying here. Your best bet lies in swift dodging and sprinting. Aim for the boss's right leg when attacking, which is typically the safer side. Stay well within reach of the Congregator of Flesh to avoid triggering its lethal lunging attack.
Recognizing the Deadly Attacks
While staying close to the boss helps avoid its dive and charge attacks, you must still be prepared for overhead arm slams, backward and sideward rolls, trampling charges, and poison mist attacks. The key is to stay alert and move quickly. Once the boss drops below half health, it starts releasing poison clouds after its body slam attacks, complicating the positioning but it's crucial to maintain proximity.
Weaponry and Damage
The Congregator of Flesh may be daunting, but it has its weaknesses. Bladed weapons like the Thorned Crimson Rector Sword or the Old Mournstead Infantry Spear are particularly effective. You'll know you're causing significant damage when the number next to its health bar turns red. Additionally, it is vulnerable to Smite/Holy damage.
There's no shame in calling for backup when you're up against a tough opponent. Right before the pit, the silhouettes of Stomund and Pieta appear. Summoning Pieta can be a game-changer. Not only does she inflict considerable damage, but she can also heal you with her Radiance spells. Accepting a helping hand can turn the tide in your favor.
Overcoming the Congregator of Flesh is no easy feat, but with these tips in hand, you'll be ready to face this monstrous boss head-on. Remember, the key to victory lies in understanding your enemy, choosing the right weapons, and not hesitating to summon help when needed. Good luck, brave warrior!