This page of the guide to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order focuses on the duel with Taron Malicos which takes place in the fifth chapter. This is one of the most difficult bosses in the game. The walkthrough for this boss battle focuses mainly on Malicos' attacks. We have also induced a tactic to weaken the former Jedi Master.
The fight with Taron Malicos takes place in chapter 5. Mainly, in its final part when the hero visits Dathomir for the second time. Cal must visit Ilum first to build a new lightsaber. Equipped with a new lightsaber, you can go to the Tomb of Kujet again and unlock access to the main hall.
Taron Malicos is waiting in the circular arena. The battle will begin after a cut-scene.
Malicos will use a split lightsaber throughout the entire duel. The boss will perform a series of attacks. Avoid interrupting them with normal attacks - wait until the series is over or you can try to parry his attacks.
The boss also has red attacks. These are primarily aerial attacks that end a series of regular attacks.
You can easily interrupt Malicos' attacks with Force Push. The important information is, however, that it will only work if the boss is performing an attack (normal or red). Otherwise, this attempt will fail - Malicos blocks any push. You will only waste the Force.
Force Push is especially useful when you are near the edge of the arena. The boss won't move too far away - you will be able to reach him faster and attack before he gets up.
Follow the same tactic used during the duel with the Ninth Sister - try to deplete the boss's stamina bar. Once Malicos loses the white bar above his head, he will become vulnerable to your attacks for a brief moment - you can attack him once or decide to make a few strikes.
The boss likes to "play" with his lightsabers. Malicos can attack you with one blade while the other is levitating. You can't underestimate this move - the boss will throw the other lightsaber at the right moment. You can try to stop the whole sequence by using the Force Push or be ready to deflect the incoming lightsaber.
In the next stage of the battle, this attack can evolve - Malicos will throw both lightsabers and perform a red attack from the air. Block the lightsabers and use Force Push to cancel the boss's leap.
Malicos can throw boulders at the hero. In the initial stage of the battle, he throws single boulders. However, in the next phase, he will throw a few of them - three single throws and a separate throw of three boulders. You can try to deflect them, jump to the sides at the right time, or run to the boss and interrupt the whole attack with Force Push.
In the second phase (the one that begins after a short cut-scene), expect occasional support from the Nightsister Merrin. She can help the main hero to stop Malicos and deal him damage. Use her help to deal damage to the boss when he is briefly exposed to your attacks.
After defeating the boss, Merrin will appear again.