The Radiance is the main antagonist and the secret final boss in Hollow Knight. She is a powerful opponent that players have been analyzing in various forums, as her attack moves seem endless. When you first encounter Radiance, she might be difficult to beat. But don’t fret, I’ll give you tips on making your fight with Hollow Knight’s last boss easier.
How to Defeat the Radiance in Hollow Knight
The Radiance is a cruel and powerful creature responsible for controlling the Moth tribe before the creation of Hallownest. She was also the one who inflicted the Infection as a punishment for the bugs breaking her laws.
The Radiance plans to use the Infection as a weapon of mass destruction to wipe out all of Hallownest’s wisdom until there is no one left to challenge her reign.
Defeating Radiance can be difficult, but this guide will teach you Radiance’s movesets, which charms to equip, and what spell is the best to use.
Radiance has three phases, but the first one can be broken down into three, making it a total of five phases. For simplicity, we will stick to the original three phases.
Her attack moves are pretty consistent on the first two and will only change once she tries to murder you with a death star. The biggest giveaway of Radiance’s attacks is her audio cues.
She has a total of 8 attacks and will teleport after every single blow. Below are her movesets:
Beam Burst: Radiance fires eight beams that will spread evenly around her three separate sets. The first and second sets are in different directions, but the last one is usually where the first set was.
Sword Burst: shoots a total of 12 swords out of her face; these will spawn in random spots
Sword Rain: coming from the name itself, several swords will rain down on you; patiently wait for an opening
Wall of Light: a giant laser beam of death will appear at one side of the arena, heading towards the other side
Sword Wall: swords will fly from either side of the arena at a constant speed; these will come in sets of four in the first phase, groups of two in the second phase
Orb: usually comes in groups of three; these orbs will show an animation before attacking you
Spike Floor: in the middle of the first phase, Radiance will cover half of the floor with spikes
Beam: on the last phase of Radiance’s fight, you will need to go to the top of the arena; beams will keep attacking you in random spots
The best way to defeat Radiance is to prioritize dodging her attacks and wait for the perfect opportunity to spam Abyss Shriek and deal continuous massive damage.
Stay in the middle as much as possible to see everything coming. For charms, Quickslash, Strength, and Shaman Stone are highly recommended.
Terraria: How to Defeat New Daytime Empress in Terraria 1.4.4 Update
Strategy guide to defeating the Daytime Empress in the latest Terraria Update.
Even before the Terraria 1.4.4 update, defeating the Empress of Light during the day is an absolute nightmare. Especially when facing her much harder difficulty levels.
She has the potential of one-hitting you and your strategy involves stacking multiple items and buffs to dodge her attacks as well as having a high enough damage output to end the fight fast.
The latest 1.4.4 Update is a lot harder. Now, dodge potions and buffs do not affect her and the only way to survive her onslaught is to not get hit.
In this guide, we will be showing you some useful tips to remain unscathed as you challenge one of the hardest bosses to beat, the Daytime Empress of Light and get a Terra Prisma in Terraria 1.4.4
How to Defeat New Daytime Empress in Terraria 1.4.4
Like any summoned boss battles in Terraria, the first thing you should set up is your battle arena. Place wooden boards for you to land on and easily pivot as you dodge her attacks.
This will later prove very useful even if you rely on flying items since turning from left to right on the ground is a lot faster than moving in the air.
Choose your weapon and strategy carefully
If you already have the Terra Prisma then it is a great idea for you to use it. The item summons prismatic lacewing to follow and damage opponents and for us, the best strategy in facing her is to Summon minions and deal additional damage with a whip or a ranged weapon.
Buffs to use
Focus on potions that increase your speed like the swiftness potion. Mix these up with a summoning potion to increase your minion Spawn and get potions that increase your max damage output overall.
You won’t have to use any defense potions since you will be focusing on not getting hit for you to get the Terra Prisma item. Besides, you will most likely get one hit so it’s pointless to use defense potions.
Armors to use
Use armors that either increase your summon capacity or enhances summon damage. You won’t have to use high defense items since they will be rendered useless with the boss’s high damage output.
Facing the Boss
It will take some time to analyze her attack pattern. To play it safe engage her and move in an L direction. Drop down and move horizontally away from her. Be careful with her range attacks because most of these have good tracking capabilities.
Area of Effect attack pattern
When she pauses to deliver her area of attacks you might want to position yourself high. When the first laser lights flare up dodge by going down and slowly move clockwise in the map. She will Spawn 2 to 3 AOE attacks before reverting to her tracking projectiles.
To summarize, on tracking projectile attacks move down and away from the boss. For are of effects set her first attack up by heading high until the first AOE flare spawns then make your way down and move clockwise until she switches her attacks again.
It might be difficult at first but it isn’t impossible to do. All you need is some practice and proper timing to pull this off and get out on top.