Code Vein is filled with all manner of deadly foes, and being a Dark Souls-like game, even the most basic enemies can kill you easily if you're not careful. That makes the bosses some of the most challenging around, and one of the toughest is the Code Vein Gilded Hunter boss.
The Gilded Hunter is the Code Vein Ashen Cavern boss, which is the location you travel to after beating the Cathedral of the Sacred Blood. We'll show you how to beat this frustrating boss.
How to find and beat the Code Vein Gilded Hunter boss
The Gilded Hunter boss is located at the very end of the Ashen Cavern - you'll see a narrow passageway lined with yellow, glowing roots before you meet him. Unfortunately he's not an optional boss, you'll have to face him to progress. He's also incredibly tough, even by Code Vein boss standards! Here's all his attacks:
- Double swing - Blood-powered swings with his axe. Slow and easy to dodge, but don't get caught out by the second swing.
- Blood area blast - he'll stand still and raise his hand, then he'll call in a massive strike on the ground around him in a circular pattern. You may be able to get in 1-2 hits here if you're quick, otherwise stay away!
- Charge forward - he'll fly forward with his axe in front of him, directly at you, from a fair distance away. Dodge when he gets close and you can get some hits in afterwards.
- Blood lightning - he'll back off, pull back his hand, and unleash a blast of red lightning at you. Just keep dodging!
- Blood aggro - At around half health, the Hunter will cast a blood spell on himself. It makes him a lot more aggressive, and more powerful. Watch out! His attacks will also get a boost, including the following two:
- Blood area blast with projectiles - as well as his area blast, he'll call down red rocks from the ceiling. They'll be marked on the floor, but you'll have to be quick to avoid them. Just stay away
- Triple swing - with his aggro cast, he can now attack more quickly, so will do a triple swing that's more difficult to avoid.
The hardest part of this is when the Gilded Hunter hits his half-health mark and casts the Aggro spell on himself, which makes him quicker and more deadly. However, the good news is - the aggro spell is temporary. Simply survive, and don't even bother attacking. Eventually the spell will wear off and he'll be staggered and vulnerable, and after that he'll be back to his slower self. As long as you keep alive through this spell, you should be fine! That's easier said than done, of course...