Gears 5, the latest installment in the Gears of War franchise, is filled with numerous enemy types. Some of them are variations of the old ones and some are completely new. One such Gears 5 enemy is the Warden, a melee attacker that can be quite a challenge. Thankfully our guide here should help you fight them without much trouble.
Gears 5 Warden Boss Fight
Wardens are bigger in size than normal Swarm enemies and on first glance look a lot like Scions. They have almost invulnerable skin so shooting their bodies is pretty much pointless and an ammo dump.
Since they are melee attackers, the Warden enemies wield two giant maces that can hurt quite a lot if the players are unlucky enough to get hit. Not only do their mace attacks have a fairly decent range, but they can also perform a jump attack, charge you or perform a ground slam to stun you so always keep your distance when fighting the Wardens.
The perfect way to deal damage to a Warden is to first knock off their helmet and then go for headshots as their head is their only weak spot. To actually deal significant damage to them, you must break down or weaken their armor first. The best way to do this is by using a frag grenade or just shoot the helmet a bit.
If you continue to shoot the Warden’s head in succession, while it will deal a lot of damage it will also make him a bit more aggressive and smarter as they will shield their face with their maces and then move towards you faster than normal.
In such situations, stop wasting ammo as the mace blocks all bullets and go for explosives to weaken them a bit and make the Wardens drop their heavy mace so the head is vulnerable again.
Your highest priority on the battlefield must be the Warden. You cannot break your focus from him. Don’t stop shooting at him to kill off the tiny Swarm drones; it is not worth it. The Drones won’t even bother you that much. Take the Warden down as quickly as possible by centralizing all your fire on him.
Once the Warden has been defeated, you can also pick up its Mace weapon and wield it as a melee weapon that has a huge AoE attack and can kill most smaller enemies with just one hit.