The following chapter contains information and tips on defeating the first boss of Dead Cells. The subsequent sections will allow you to learn the location, where you can find the boss, the range if his attacks and possible strategies of defeating him.
- Where to find the The Concierge Boss in Dead Cells?
- How to defeat The Concierge Boss in Dead Cells?
- Rewards for defeating The Concierge in Dead Cells
Where to find the The Concierge Boss in Dead Cells?
The Concierge is the first full-fledged boss in Dead Cells. You can find him in The Black Bridge, where he's the only enemy. By default, the bridge is accessible from the Ramparts, but later in the game you can also unlock the passage from the Ossuary.
Note - If you have reached the Insufferable Crypt (through the sewers), you will have to defeat the Conjunctivius. In that case, you will miss the duel with The Concierge. In a single playthrough, you can only fight one of these bosses.
How to defeat The Concierge Boss in Dead Cells?
The Concierge is the easiest of all the bosses in the game, but that doesn't mean you can take him down without any problems. The Concierge is much more durable and has a much longer health bar than all the monsters you've met before. This will become even more noticeable if you enter the duel with underpowered gear that deals little damage to the boss. The Concierge is a boss whose most attacks can be successfully avoided, but it will only be possible if you have mastered the art of jumping. Before you start the battle for the first time, try to unlock at least the Health Flask II upgrade, which will help you restore your health bar twice during the battle.
The boss has a high resistance to physical damage, but is susceptible to all kinds of status effects that appear in the game. Whether you concentrate on bleeding, poisoning or burning, you'll be able to overcome him more easily and without taking unnecessary damage. During the fight, the boss will try to attack you mainly in melee after you approach him. Relying on melee weapons is quite risky as a result. The exception is when you have managed to freeze or stun the boss. You can then attack the weakened opponent in close combat. In general, however, ranged weapons and combat powers, such as throwing daggers, whip, bow, crossbow and fireballs, are a better idea.
Traps can also be very useful n defeating The Concierge. After you set them up, the boss will ignore them and they will stay active for a long time. It is advisable to unlock more traps (thanks to the plans you find), so that you can enter the battle with two good traps in your inventory. After you set them up, they will stay on the battlefield for longer, allowing you to focus on other attacks. It would also be good if the traps dealt unique damage such as burning or poisoning. If none of your weapons can stop/stun the boss, it is worth to make sure that one of the traps is the Wolf Trap or the Ice Grenade.
In addition to basic attacks, The Concierge also uses some more advanced movements. One of them is jumping towards the hero. If you hit the boss mid-flight, you will be injured, but this attack can be avoided by dodging.
The boss can hit the ground with a great force and generate a wave of flames (see the picture for an example). The attack is usually launched right after the jump. Try to avoid contact with the flames and rely on jumps (preferably double jumps) in such situations. The fact that the attack is clearly signaled is an advantage, so you can prepare to jump over the flames without any difficulty.
Another irritating attack is a scream that can stun the hero. The attack itself does not deal any damage, but you will not be able to move for a moment and the boss will certainly use this to launch some further attacks. Try to jump back as soon as you notice that The Concierge is preparing to use this skill.
The Concierge also has a red protective aura (example in the picture). Contacting it may result in receiving more damage. It is best to stay away from the boss until the aura has disappeared or, as a last resort, to roll. When properly executed, this movement should ensure that you do not get hurt by coming into contact with the aura.
Luckily, The Concierge does not harass the hero with his attacks without giving him a moment's rest. If you need to cure the hero, retreat to the edge of the map. It is also a good idea to use your skills or weapons to temporarily stun or freeze the monster.
Rewards for defeating The Concierge in Dead Cells
Here are the most important rewards given for defeating The Concierge:
- The Fat and the Furious achievement
- Passage to other locations in the game. There are two passages on the Black Bridge - to the Stilt Village and to the Slumbering Sanctuary (this option becomes accessible only after you have acquired the Spider Rune).
- Challenger's Rune. It enables you to take on daily challenges.
- Plans for the following: Heavy Crossbow (first victory against the boss), Impaler (second victory), Melee (third victory), Tranquility (fourth victory), Alienation (fifth victory). Plans appear regardless of the difficulty level. Beginning from the sixth boss battle you will no longer receive any new schematics.
- Random pieces of gear, cells, jewels, gold.