On this page of the Resident Evil Village game guide, you will find a walkthrough of the boss fight against Urias Strajer, a troll that wields a huge melee weapon, who you will face in the burning village during the game's finale. The following guide explains how to effectively weaken the boss and what to do during the breaks between the main attacks.
The location of the fight
Urias Strajer is an alternate version of Urias, the boss you may have faced while exploring the Stronghold. Strajer uses a different variety of melee weapons and additionally, the front of his body is very resistant to standard attacks.
The confrontation against boss Urias Strajer occurs after completing the battles in the burning village, that is, while playing as Chris. Upon winning all the fights happening on the surface, you will have to reach a big hole in the ground. Jumping into it will lead you to the monster's location. Defeating him is necessary to progress the game.
How to defeat the boss in the burning village?
Strajer, just the regular Urias, can combine jumping from a top ledge and hitting the ground with a giant weapon. Avoiding these attacks will unfortunately be very problematic due to the very limited combat area. Try to run around the edges of the arena to minimize the risk of taking damage.
The key to winning the fight is using the Target Locator - Chris has it in his inventory right from the start, and it's assigned by default to one of the d-pad buttons as a shortcut.
You must wait for a radio announcement informing you that the area is ready to be bombed. When this happens, select the Target Locator from your inventory and start targeting the boss. This process takes a few seconds and will be interrupted if you get hit in the meantime. Because of this, it's a good idea to start tracking Urias right after one of his bigger attacks in order to have enough time before the boss launches another attack.
Urias Strajer will be fired upon as soon as the attack is fully charged. The boss will take very high damage as a result of the bombing.
While the bombing ability is reloading, try to shoot at the boss's back. They are the weak point on the monster's body. However, it's not worth wasting ammunition shooting at the beast's chest, as it is immune to regular attacks.
You must repeat this pattern until the very end of the battle - run around the small arena a lot to get hit as little as possible, use your bombing ability as soon as it's ready and shoot at Urias's back while waiting for the Target Locator to be available again.
Upon defeat, the boss will drop the Giant Crystal Mace treasure.