Remnant 2‘s The Awakened King DLC introduces several more enemy types and bosses to the action RPG game. One of these is the Dire Fiend mini-boss, one of the first challenging enemies players may encounter when exploring the Forlorn Coast. While not the most difficult Remnant 2 boss, Dire Fiend is deadly up close and can pose problems for some players.
The Dire Fiend mini-boss battle also begins in an unusual way, which could catch some gamers off guard and still pose a significant challenge to beginner Remnant 2 players. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks to make beating Dire Fiend a breeze compared to other bosses in the game.
Dire Fiend Location In Remnant 2
While worlds are procedurally generated, some players might find the Dire Fiend boss located along the far right walls of the Forlorn Coast, close to the Docks. Players will know they’ve reached the correct location when they see a large group of Dran listening to a speaker standing on a ledge.
When players approach the area, the group attacks as the speaker transforms into the Dire Fiend boss, a gruesome and fast swamp-looking creature.
How To Beat Dire Fiend In Remnant 2
Many players with some of the best weapon mods in Remnant 2 are unlikely to have an overly challenging time beating Dire Fiend, depending on what difficulty mode they choose. However, even veteran players can get caught off guard, but there are a few tricks to beating Dire Fiend to avoid trips to the world stone.
Dealing with the pesky crowd of melee-throwing Dran is one of the first things to prioritize to avoid defeat, as players will want to concentrate on beating the Dire Fiend rather than being hit from a distance.
Players should take out the group as quickly as possible in a way that makes the most sense for their class build, such as deploying a Vulcan turret if playing Remnant 2‘s Engineer Build or by utilizing the devastating Firestorm weapon mod. Alternatively, swinging a decent melee weapon like the Atom Smasher can also work.
Utilize The Environment To Keep A Safe Distance
Players can also use the environment to maintain a safe distance from the Dire Fiend’s deadly close-quarters attacks by encircling the nearby corridors or running up the stairs and jumping from the wooden ledge to give players extra time to shoot. The Dran and Dire Fiend will follow, giving players time to hit them while the Dire Fiend drops from the ledge.
Dodge And Heal When Necessary
Players should also keep tabs on their health, as the Dire Fiend can deal lethal damage quickly via its charging and swiping attacks. Performing a well-timed dodge-roll or using Remnant 2‘s misty step dodge evasive maneuver is a handy way of avoiding its attacks, giving players time to heal or attack from a distance.
- PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
- July 25, 2023
- Gunfire Games
- Soulslike, Third-Person Shooter