On this page of the Cyberpunk 2077 guide, you will find information on how to beat Woodman (Oswald Forrest) in his Clouds office. A confrontation with this boss may occur if you couldn't get from him the information you are looking for in a peaceful way.
Woodman - Oswald Forrest is the head of Clouds, which specializes in renting the so-called Dolls. Clouds headquarter is located in the H8 mega building in the Japantown district in Westbrook. Visiting it is part of the Automatic Love main job. Woodman's office is located in the forbidden zone on a floor. You will receive a mission to question him later, after a previous session with one of the Clouds employees.
Confrontation with Woodman is not mandatory, although it is more probable than a peaceful solution.
If you don't want to start a fight, you have to threaten Woodman to contact the media about the unexplained death of one of his employees. Woodman will share all his knowledge and will tell you where to look for a person hiding under the pseudonym Fingers. Additionally, you will be able to get out of the place faster using the elevator unlocked by Woodman.
The main problem with this fight is that when you entered the Clouds, you had to deposit all the offensive equipment, i.e. all weapons and combat gadgets. Luckily, you don't have to duel with Woodman using bare fists. On the same floor of the building, you can find a rare katana and an epic knife:
- Katana is in a locker in one of the corridors, behind the door guarded by a single person (picture 1).
- The knife is in the monitoring room, where a single guard is sitting in a chair. You will find the blades in your suitcase (picture 2).
Place any of the acquired blades in one of the active inventory slots.
After you start the battle, try to fight Woodman in close combat. If the boss manages to move away from you, he may start attacking you with firearms, and you will lose health points faster.
The medications were not taken away from you, so you can use them if V's health drops to a dangerously low level. At the same time, try to prevent Woodman from healing himself - attack him when he tries to regain some HP.
The defeated Woodman will drop an epic M251S Ajax rifle. The information you could have gotten through questioning will be obtained in an alternative way - look at the messages stored on Woodman's computer.