Thymesia Guide – How To Beat Varg

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Varg is the first boss you will meet in Thymesia, as he will wait for you at the end of the tutorial. However, this enemy is not meant to be beaten during the first hour of the game, and you will meet it again at the end of the Hermes Fortress level.

This boss lands extremely powerful and aggressive attacks with his sword, but he’s also relatively slow, and you can avoid most of his assaults by dodging. However, he has two health bars and becomes more aggressive during the second phase of the battle, so you need to carefully study his moves if you don’t want to die. Hopefully, he is not the most challenging enemy of the game, and you shouldn’t face many difficulties against him when you reach the end of the Hermes Fortress in Thymesia.

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Varg: Boss Overview

Varg is an armored knight with a long sword that will significantly damage you if you don’t deflect or dodge his attacks in time. However, he’s not the fastest enemy in the game, especially during the first phase of the fight. If you have successfully mastered the parry and dodge techniques in Thymesia, you should be able to avoid most (if not all) of his offensives. You will also have enough time to counter-attack, as most of his animations are slow and telegraphed.

Varg: Moveset and Strategies

The first phase of the battle against Varg in the Hermes Fortress level is similar to what you already experienced during the tutorial, but you will be fighting in a smaller area. Therefore, you need to study his moves carefully and learn how to predict them. This way, you can dodge and parry most of his attacks quite easily.

If you keep a distance from the boss, he will frequently jump toward you and try to hit you with his long sword, but you can dodge him by moving backward. Moreover, the long delay in his recovery animation will give you enough time to strike Varg a few times. He will also swing his sword in your direction, hoping to land a multi-hit combo, but you can parry this assault with no difficulty as it is slow and easily predictable. When you see a green line coming from Varg, he will soon try to hit you with his critical attack that can’t be deflected with your standard weapon. You need to use a feather instead so that you will block him. However, you can also dodge it quite easily by rolling sideways if you get the proper timing.

Try to take advantage of his slow recovery animations to hit him repeatedly, and you will empty his first health bar in no time. You can also equip the Bow as your main Plague Weapon, so you will be able to cut his white health bar from a distance, and he won’t hit you. Remember that you also need to use your Claw to decrease his green HP bar, so calculate the timings of your attacks carefully.

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When you enter the second phase of the battle against Varg in Thymesia, he will become more aggressive, and his assaults will also be slightly faster. He will try to damage you with his ultimate attack, and when you see a red light coming from him, dodge as much as you can until you reach a safe distance. Otherwise, the knight will grab and wallop you, subtracting half of your health bar. The Long Dodge is easily the best dodge talent to equip for this fight.

Tips for Winning the Fight Against Varg

Varg can be defeated quite quickly, and if you have mastered the main fighting techniques in Thymesia, it won’t require much time. Remember to dodge frequently to avoid most of his attacks, or if you prefer, you can also parry them by pressing the corresponding button at the right time. His offensives are pretty slow, so you have all the time you need to deflect them.

The Bow is an excellent fit for this battle, as it will let you hit the boss repeatedly from a distance, and if you have unlocked the Plague Weapons Lv2 talent, you can equip two Plague Weapons at once. The Halberd is also good because it deals fast and repeated attacks. Watch out for his ultimate, as it is his most dangerous offensive and can easily kill you if you get hit and don’t have enough HP left.

And if you still need some help with Thymesia, you can read how to farm Memory Shards fast and how to upgrade Potions on Wccftech.

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