This page of the guide to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has a detailed description of the fight with Dweller in Darkness, a boss you face in chapter 4 (The Monster Queen). Our description tells you what kind of attacks the boss has, how to weaken the Dweller in Darkness and how to advance to the next stages of the fight.
- The first phase of the fight with the Dweller
- The second phase of the fight with the Dweller
- The third phase of the fight with the Dweller
The first phase of the fight with the Dweller
Dweller-in-Darkness is the first main boss of the game. This creature will appear in some cut-scenes, but the proper confrontation with it takes place at the end of chapter 4 -The Monster Queen. All Guardians of the Galaxy participate in the fight.
One of the most important tips is that you should avoid the boss's tentacle attacks. They are signaled red exclamation marks - jump to the side to avoid them.
Unfortunately, you cannot directly control the dodges of the other Guardians. If one of them is knocked down, you should try to get to them as soon as possible and pick them up. Otherwise, you will have one less character on your side.
You can attack tentacles. Lock the camera on one of the tentacles by holding down the left trigger to attack it more effectively.
One of the attacked tentacles will eventually fall on the arena after the stagger bar fills up. It is very important to use this opportunity to deplete its health. Order the other Guardians to attack that tentacle, too.
After the tentacle loses all health points, a button prompt will appear - use this special action to cut the tentacle and weaken the boss. You have to repeat the whole sequence with the second tentacle. This will advance you to the second phase of the fight.
The second phase of the fight with the Dweller
Smaller monsters will appear in the arena. They are sensitive to ice attacks - use them to defeat the enemies fast. You can also use area of effect abilities to get rid of several creatures instantly.
Do not try to kill all the minions - the dead ones will be replaced. Deal only with those monsters that prevent you from attacking the Dweller in Darkness' tentacles.
The main boss has recovered two health bars. You must repeat the steps from the first stage - weaken the tentacles and make them fall on the arena.
The slight difference is that the button icon for cutting off the weakened tentacle is displayed on the wall in the distance, not right next to the arena. Press it to send Gamora to this place. Destroy the last two tentacles.
The third phase of the fight with the Dweller
In the final third part of the duel, the boss will have one health bar and no tentacles.
Bombs will appear in the arena from time to time.
Run to one of them and press the indicated button to order Drax to throw the bomb. Make sure that no one interferes. Otherwise, the attack may end prematurely. The bomb will deal the boss some damage.
Keep throwing the bombs until the Dweller in Darkness loses his entire health and gets staggered. There's only one special action left to do - press the button indicated on the screen.
Watch the cut-scene. You will also receive the Squid Kicker trophy.