Remnant 2’s first DLC introduced an entirely new region in Losomn for players to explore and naturally, this includes new dungeons to raid and bosses to fight. Bruin, the Blade of the King, is one such boss in an optional area who drops a particularly powerful mod.
Bruin can be a tough boss to beat, especially if Remnant 2 players challenge him unprepared. However, a little bit of persistence can go a long way against him, and players will eventually get the hang of reading his attacks. Here’s a guide on how to beat him.
How to Beat Bruin in Remnant 2
Bruin is a melee boss who occasionally transitions into a long-ranged siege mode where players can do almost nothing to him. Fighting him while he’s in melee mode is all about creating space and taking advantage of his long recovery times. When he jumps away, the fight turns into a game of dodgeball but with spears.
The fight always starts with Bruin charging up his stab attack — it takes some time before he releases it, but getting hit by the stab almost always results in instant death. Pump some damage into him and dodge when he flashes. Be prepared to dodge the two follow-up melee attacks that he always does after he performs this move.
Since most of his moves are melee attacks, players can bait him by running towards him and dodging forward. This will put players behind Bruin, where they’ll be able to shoot him as he misses his combos.
Healing in this fight can be problematic since Bruin is extremely aggressive. He will try to stick to the player as much as possible, giving them little to no space to use their Relic. The statues in the arena won’t help either as Bruin can break them with his attacks. The only time players should heal is when he’s locked in an animation or when he’s running away to jump onto one of the platforms in the arena.
When the boss does jump away, a few Fae Archers will spawn, and he’ll start throwing spears at the player. Either take out the archers as soon as they spawn or wait for Bruin to hit them with friendly fire. Then, keep running to dodge the spears. After the initial barrage, he’ll do one of two things: throw spears faster, or throw salvos of spears that explode after a short duration. Either way, keep running — when he does the salvo attack, be ready to dodge when the spears start exploding.
Bruin will eventually drop down and resume the fight in melee. At this point, players should focus on dodging and dealing as much damage as possible during the small windows of opportunity where the boss is busy whiffing or recovering. Rinse and repeat until he’s dead.
As a reward, players will get the Wretched Skull item, which is used to make the Ring of Spears mod. It creates spears that orbit the player, dealing damage to everything they touch. The spears can be launched and recalled, and they explode to deal damage to all nearby enemies when they reach the player’s orbit again.
- PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
- July 25, 2023
- Gearbox Publishing
- Soulslike, Third-Person Shooter
- Gunfire Games