Lords of the Fallen (2023) Boss Guide: How to Beat Gentle Gaverus, Mistress of Hounds

Lords of the Fallen (2023) Boss Guide: How to Beat Gentle Gaverus

Lords of the Fallen is the latest Souls-like game, complete with some winding levels and some pretty tough enemies along the way. The bosses can be challenging and really test your skills to the maximum. Fret not though, our boss guides can help you get through even the toughest challenges that this game will throw your way.

Gentle Gaverus can be a pain to beat, especially given her vhounds that will follow you around the arena. You’ll find her at the end of the Pilgrim’s Perch area and this is another compulsory boss.

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

Boss Fight – Gentle Gaverus, Mistress of Hounds

Gentle Gaverus is actually quite simple compared to some of the other bosses in this game. She only has a few different attacks, which will certainly help us out with the strategy for this ne.

She is a ranged attacker, mostly keeping a distance and pinging arrows in our direction. There’s a charged arrow, which she’ll charge up by dropping to her knees and firing off in your direction. She also has a standard arrow hit too. 

When you get near to her, Gaverus will pull out her sword and attack, or even drop a smoke bomb and switch around the arena but she’s much more effective at long-range than close up.

She has a moderate amount of health but the hounds that follow are far more tricky to handle. The idea here is to keep moving and attack between the times Gaverus pings off the arrows. If you’re lucky, you may be able to corner her and get extra hits in to avoid lots of damage. In fact, if you’re strong enough you can avoid attacking the hounds at all.

These hounds have a decent chunk of HP and are a hassle to deal with, given they’ll needlessly slow you down. Gaverus will conjure up to three hounds to chase you and with three on your tail, things are pretty manic and difficult. The general idea is to whittle down the hound numbers then return to fighting Gaverus, all whilst avoiding her arrows, so be sure to position the camera so she’s always in your line of sight if you find yourself tackling the hounds.

It’s a good idea to keep moving around the arena, circling about while keeping an eye on Gaverus the whole time. Her ranged attacks can do a good deal of damage but they also require a lot of wind-up time so after each arrow pinged in your direction, you should be able to get some good hits in. If you’re patient, you should be able to take her down without too much hassle.


Final Tips

While Gaverus has some big ranged attacks, the above hints and tips should help you through this boss fight in one piece. If you are having issues, be sure to take a break and come back fresh, especially to build up your muscle memory for this one. And of course, you always have your trusty projectiles to lob as well if you’re having difficulty.

When you defeat this two, you’ll be rewarded with 1x Sin-Piercer Boots, 1x Sin-Piercer Sword, 1x Ammunition Satchel and 1x Vestige Seed.

Beating Gaverus 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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