This comprehensive guide explains how to beat the Nightmarshal Styx in V Rising, as well as how to acquire the bat form.
What is the location of Nightmarshal Styx?
At level 76, you will face Nightmarshal Styx the Sunderer, one of the game’s most powerful monsters. He is a Dracula-era vampire who is difficult to destroy.
Nightmarshal Styx, like every other boss in V Rising, may be tracked via the Blood Altar.
To make the Blood Altar, you must first finish the Hunt Quest, after which you will get the Blood Altar blueprint, which may be made using 180 Stone and 10 Blood Essence.
You can monitor the Nightmarshal Styx if you have the Blood Altar. Styx may be found prowling the Cursed Forest’s paths in the northeastern corner of the area.
What gear do you need?
Nightmarshal has some strong attacks, and getting near to him will be difficult, thus retaining some excellent, distant assaults will be the best bet.
Also, for those long-distance battles, stock up on some ranged spells of your choosing.
How to defeat Nightmarshal Styx?
Nightmarshal Styx is a formidable opponent who wields some of the most lethal attacks. To counter them, you’ll need to master the assault pattern. The following are the attacks that this boss is capable of.
Simple Swipe: This is a frequent strike in which the boss performs two continuous swipes before lunging. The best way to counter is to take a step back.
Bat Summon: Styx will channel some energy and create two bat swarms, one on either side of the previous one, that may deal damage if they are struck.
Rotating Blade Throw: Nightmarshal Styx’s blades will twirl in a circular manner as he launches them in all directions. The blades don’t have an endless range and may be avoided if a certain distance is maintained.
Teleport and Dash: During this strike, he will teleport behind you and sprint at you in order to hit you. This motion is performed three times in total.
Skeleton Summon: Styx will conjure two armored skeletons while soaring through the air, making him unstoppable. After a little while, another skeleton will appear, and then the boss will enter the battle.
This assault occurs when Styx’s health is half-depleted.
Skeleton Summon: When Nightmarshal Styx’s HP is between 10–15%, he will use Channeling Summon as his last move. He’ll channel himself, darting from one location to the next, obstructing your view and calling bats on a regular basis.
After you’ve figured out all of its attacks, you’ll want to focus on their countermeasures. It’ll be time to put your approach into action after you’ve grasped them.
Use the periods when he is channeling energy for the assault to your advantage. Styx is fragile and immobile at such times. Attack and flee as quickly as possible before being attacked.
Use ranged assaults and be patient the rest of the time. You’ll have to dodge a lot throughout this battle since his strikes are incredibly painful. Slowly but steadily, he will succumb.
Although Nightmarshal’s Skeletons have an odd attack technique in which they gallop around in circles before approaching you, make no mistake: their assault, which consists of a succession of fast swipes, is quite painful.
Keep an eye out for them. Attack, deflect, and flee. If you keep doing this, the boss will eventually fall on his knees.
How do you unlock Bat Form?
Bat Form is one of ten skills that may be acquired by conquering the V Blood Carriers. Bat Form is a helpful talent for keeping watch, reckoning a specific region before striking, and traveling vast distances.
Once you’ve defeated Nightmarshal Styx the Sunderer, you’ll be able to take on Bat Form. This ability will be added to your skill set after you’ve defeated the monster.
It has various restrictions, while being an extremely helpful talent. The first is that you cannot use it during the day since you would perish from exposure to the sun.
The second is that you cannot use this form while carrying any supplies, and you must remain stationary in order to transition. Because you’ll be changing back into your natural shape, you’ll need a level area for the landing.