Lies of P Boss Guide: How to beat Black Rabbit Brotherhood (Malum District fight)

Lies of P Boss Guide: How to Beat The Black Rabbit Brotherhood

Lies of P is the latest Souls-like game, complete with some excellent levels and a unique puppet aesthetic. The bosses can be challenging and really test your skills to the maximum as well. Fret not though, our boss guides can help you get through even the toughest challenges that Lies of P throws at you.

The Black Rabbit Brotherhood is a compulsory boss found in the Malum District area. This is the first boss fight where you’ll be tackling more than one target at once, and it’s certainly a big change from what we’ve faced up until this point. It’s easily one of the worst fights in the game in terms of difficulty.

However, we’re here to help you through the worst of it! So without further ado, here’s our strategy for defeating Black Rabbit Brotherhood:

Boss Fight – Black Rabbit Brotherhood (Malum District)

While there aren’t phases to this fight per-se, there are a few obstacles that make things considerably harder. Along the way, various members of the Brotherhood will jump into the fight and join the Eldest to try and tip the balance in their favour. However, it’s worth noting you only need to kill the Eldest, not the other members to win this fight.

However, it’s highly advisable that you move into this fight without Fulminis attached. Instead, switch your legion arm to puppet string. Furthermore, if you’ve been following this guide, equip Patience Amulet to help with your stamina, given we’ll be dodging all over the place here.

But even with that knowledge, Eldest alone is a bit of a headache. He has a huge sword, a monstrous reach and some absolutely devastating moves. He has a few big combos, including a five strike, six strike and an eight strike blade combo, all of which finishing with an over-arm slash or a slash to the side and a small window of time to attack.

Eldest also has a straightforward single lunge down, and a spinning attack where he’ll turn around five times in a row, hitting anything that moves. He’ll also follow it up with a sword slash out.

If that wasn’t enough, he also has an overhead slash attack that ends with a Fury Attack, where he’ll follow up a single strike with three more overhead hits.

In terms of strategy, you want to keep moving and get used to spinning your camera around too. At 75% health, 50% health and 25% health, each of the different Brotherhood members will jump into the fight. We’ll go over strategies for taking these guys out quickly, and then move onto the Eldest strategy after. Ideally, you want to dispatch the Brotherhood members as quickly as possible when they arrive in battle.

Younger Sister Strategy

The youngest of the Brotherhood, there is a really easy tactic for cheesing this fight and dispatching her immediately. As soon as she enters the arena, target her and use the puppet string. When she’s moved to your direction, slash a few times. When she backs up, use the puppet string again. Rinse and repeat. While she’s not particular difficult to beat, she is nimble and quick.

Her Fury Attack is a pain, as she’ll shoot across the battlefield and she has a couple of projectile attacks with daggers that can render you groggy. Failing that, she’s also suspecting with rear Fatal Attacks too and during this animation, Eldest’s sword attacks will not hit you for damage.

You want to be mindful of the Eldest though, as he tends to back up a bit when another Brotherhood member is in the fight (this applies for all of them) but then charge at you from the other side of the arena and lash out.

Middle Brother Strategy

At 50% health, a new member of the Brotherhood will join the fight. The Middle Brother is a pikeman and likes to swing it around and hit you hard, including lashing out with lunges and swipes. There’s also a big jump attack where he’ll fly in the air, hang for several seconds and then crash down. The idea here is to get behind him quickly, using your dash to get those Fatal Strikes in.

Although his attacks have a big range, you can dodge-roll through a few of them given the obvious wind-ups. The small window of time where he remains static is an excellent opportunity to get behind and get that strike in. It’s all about dodging with this one.

Elder Brother Strategy

The Eldest brother requires a very specific strategy compared to the other two siblings. He uses a sword and likes to hit hard with it. You want to use your parry and guard almost exclusively here, always being mindful of Eldest’s location. You can also use the puppet string on him, given he also likes to use it against you if you get too far away on the battlefield.

This fight is far more methodical and getting behind for a Fatal Strike is tricky unless you have the specter helping you out (if he’s survived that long of course!) Guard the simple swipes and hit back with your own. There’s also a flurry of several strikes he’ll perform, followed by a longer lunge that you need to be mindful of. You can guard through all of this.

Eldest Brother Strategy

The Eldest is a nasty foe and can’t be hit with a Fatal Strike. You can inflict Burn damage and you can also use Fulminis (unless you’ve gone for our Puppet string strategy above) to inflict lots of electric damage. Be mindful of dealing lots of damage and pummelling without checking the battlefield though as the other Brotherhood members can stack up if you’re not careful. Tackling all four at once is not fun. Or recommended.

Keep watching Eldest’s sword blows and use a combination of guarding and dodge-rolling through, the latter of which to be used for the final strike. The combos that end with an overhead swing are perfect spots to get a couple of hits in.

There are some rare occasions where Eldest will get stunned too, allowing for bonus strikes, but you want to actually count each of these combos, to know exactly how many hits Eldest will inflict so you’re not caught in a big combo.

Patience is the game here and be careful of Eldest’s reach, which is monstrous. You want to use a lot of dodging backwards rather than dodge-rolling and don’t get greedy with your strikes either. Aim for one strong attack or two simple strikes at a time.

Another good tactic here is to use that Merchant inside the inn before the fight to buy Shot Puts. These are super handy and can actually stun Eldest. It’s a good idea to save these for the final portion of the fight, ideally after you’ve dispatched all the Brotherhood members and have 25% of health remaining. 

Eldest’s move-set never really changes, so use that to your advantage. This fight is likely to last a good while so you’ll have plenty of practice for figuring out how many strikes Eldest will conduct in each of his combos. Oh, and if you’re really struggling, you can always add 5 Shot Put, 5 Thermite and 5 Saw Blades and unleash all of these back to back toward the end of the fight! Eventually Eldest will go down and this very tough fight will be over.

Final Tips

The Brotherhood is a tough fight but it does have obvious weaknesses you can exploit, especially using the above tips. If you are having issues, be sure to take a break and grind up some levels, especially building up your stamina and health. And of course, you always have your trusty Specter to call on as well.

When you defeat the Brotherhood, you’ll be rewarded with 1x Resplendent Ergo Chunk, a Taunt and 10180 Ergo.

Beating the Black Rabbit Brotherhood is a great achievement and hopefully the guide above should make your life a little easier. Have you beaten this boss? Got some tips that we’ve missed off from this guide that we should include? Let us know in the comments below!

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