NieR Automata Goliath Boss Battle Guide – How to Defeat, Tips and Strategies

By   /   Mar 7, 2017
NieR Automata Goliath Boss

NieR Automata Goliath Boss Battle Guide to help you defeat the Goliath with our effective boss battle tips and strategies.

Goliath in NieR Automata is another easy boss battle. The entire boss battle is divided into two phases. Both of these phases are fairly easy and can be completed without receiving damage if you’re good at dodging.

One thing I highly recommend is locking onto the boss and shooting continuously so that you have a constant damage source.

For more help on NieR Automata, check out our Buzzsaw Boss Battle Guide, Side-Quests Guide, and Endings Guide.

NieR Automata Goliath Boss Battle Guide

In our NieR Automata Goliath Boss Battle Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about exploiting Goliath’s weaknesses and completing the boss battle.

NieR Automata Goliath Boss Battle

Immediately after the fight starts, be prepared to dodge hundreds and thousands of orbs headed your way! Think of them like projectiles from Aerofighters. You need to lock-on and keep your drone busy.

It has a sandwich attack during which the Goliath tries to clap you between its massive buzzsaws. You must learn to dodge just before the attack connects in order to avoid receiving any damage. Either way, land a few strikes before the boss is able to retreat its saws.

It also has another attack during which the Goliath raises either one or both of its arms and tries to hit you. It’s a pretty simple attack to dodge and you should be prepared as soon as you see the arms catch fire. Continue to dodge and attack until you see 9S come in.

Following 9S’ arrival, the Goliath will get a couple of new attacks. If you see the boss disappear, start running towards the camera in order to avoid damage. The boss will come up with a smash attack which can only be dodged by jumping into the air.

Just continue to attack and you should complete the boss battle following a cut-scene – for now, at least!

During the second phase of the Goliath Boss Battle, the boss gets a ton of new attacks. It will often fire homing missiles at you which can easily be dodged by simply running in any direction. In addition to this, it has a vertical slash attack which isn’t too tough to dodge.

It also has a beam attack which is well-telegraphed and can be dodged well ahead of time. As soon as you see the boss opening its mouth, be prepared to dodge. Sometimes, the boss also releases energy over the entire field which can only be dodged by jumping.

Lastly, there is a horizontal sweep attack which can also be dodged by jumping for a short duration of time. One important thing that you need to bear in mind is to constantly shoot him for some continuous damage output.

This is all we’ve on our NieR Automata Goliath Boss Battle Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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