Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic have finally released Darksiders Genesis! Throughout your journey in this top-down hack and slash, you will have to engage in combat with a variety of foes. There are also some boss fights and the first one is against the Hollow Fiend. You will come across this boss at the end of the first chapter. This Darksiders Genesis Hollow Fiend Boss guide will help you tackle the Hollow Fiend.
Darksiders Genesis Hollow Fiend Boss
Once you pass through the fog door, the path behind you will be shut. You cannot turn back so take out the three enemies you encounter and move forward.
Once you go a bit ahead, a cutscene will trigger in which the Hollow Fiend will rise up from below and some spikes will form up behind you to block your path back. You are stuck here with this boss.
This fight consists of you keeping your distance from the Hollow Fiend while you shoot him. This makes Strife the perfect choice for this battle due to his firearms.
The enemy will sweep the battlefield with its paw swing attack. Dodge it by moving away from its range and then continue shooting at the monster.
Another attack to watch out for is the explosions that the Hollow Fiend will cause over the fight area.
You must dodge this by moving away from the location where the first shot landed. If you don’t dodge it on time, it will do quite a bit of damage to you.
The final thing to watch out for is the Hollow Fiend’s lava attack. The boss will set the entire area ablaze with the lava that it shoots from its horns.
Look for the spaces that aren’t covered in fire and try maneuvering between them to avoid taking damage.
All the while don’t let down your rate of fire. The more damage you do, the quicker you can take down the boss and save yourself.
The Hollow Fiend also has help from a few minions. You should kill them immediately since they will drop a bunch of health orbs that will make your survival more certain during this battle.
Plus, you don’t want to have to deal with too many enemies at once so it is better to dispose of them as soon as you can before focusing your efforts on the big guy.
Keep repeating the aforementioned patterns of dodging and attacking to defeat the Hollow Fiend. Once it is down, you can collect the Mysterious Object and continue the story.