Bosses

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Bosses are very powerful enemies that require skill and strategy to defeat. They come in two types: mission Bosses and side Bosses.

Mission Bosses

Mission Bosses are sometimes found at the end of quests and key story points in the game. These bosses include the Dreadwing the Penguin, the Erchius Horror, Ixodoom, and the Shockhopper MK I. They will sometimes drop books for the codex that give information on them.

Erchius Horror

Erchius Horror is found in the Erchius Mining Facility mission. It spreads damaging beams of energy around it, one at first, then two after it's been shot once. It also spawns a Moontant after each beam phase.

Players must activate switches around the boss to power a plasma cannon. Being struck with the cannon will cause the crystal to crack and shards will fall to the ground. After three shots the boss will be defeated, allowing players to complete the mission.


Fighting Strategy: Use a shield or blocking weapon, as well as tech or some form of movement booster that allows you to dodge the laser beams effectively. Also watch out for falling from the top from fall damage.
Drops : Erchius Eye (10%), Figurine (5%)
Minions : Moontant
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Ixodoom

Fought in the Ceremonial Hunting Caverns mission.

It first appears as an egg when you encounter it and then hatches into its main form. It appears as a giant, four-legged creature made of bone and muscle. The player fights this boss with Nuru.

Fighting Strategy: Ixodoom fires small shots in a horizontal line that can be dodged. Use ranged weapons to break its shell so it can be attacked easily. When its shell is broken, it is paralyzed for a few seconds for you to deal large amounts of damage. Bring some sort of a leg tech, such as the Pulse Jump to deal lots of damage in its paralyzed state.
Drops : Ixodoom Claw (10%), Figurine (5%)
Minions : Ixoling
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Asra Nox

Fought in the Great Pagoda Library mission.

Asra Nox appears at the end of the Hylotl mission. She has an energy shield, can turn into a Distortion Sphere and has a powerful sword known as the Solus Katana


Fighting Strategy: Memorize her attack pattern, as it is almost exactly the same every time. After the Distortion Sphere attack, she will rest for a few seconds, allowing you to deal damage.
Drops : Solus Katana (10%), Figurine (5%)
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Kluex Avatar

Fought in The Great Sovereign Temple mission.

The Kluex Avatar appears at the end of the Avian mission. It fires powerful laser blasts and can summon ice pillars. It also is able to create lava.


Fighting Strategy: Avoid the spheres and projectiles the boss spreads around the room, pay close attention to each phase and anticipate the attacks. After an initial stationary phase the boss will fly around the room, cycling the stages again while moving.
Drops : Kluex Staff (10%), Figurine (5%)
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Big Ape

Fought in the Miniknog Stronghold mission.

Big Ape appears at the end of the Apex mission. It fires powerful laser blasts and explosives.


Fighting Strategy: Look for the gaps in the patterns of his attacks and damage projectors, every time a projector is destroyed Big Ape unleashes a plasma barrage which is very difficult to dodge.
Drops : Miniknog Launcher (10%), Figurine (5%)
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Bone Dragon

Fought in the The Baron's Keep mission.

The Bone Dragon appears at the end of the Glitch mission. It breathes fire at the player and oculus cultists also spawn to hinder the player


Fighting Strategy: Avoid the cone of fire breath the dragon fires. Also try to direct it so you don't have to cross through the fire it leaves on the ground.
Drops : Dragonhead Pistol (10%), Figurine (5%)
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The Ruin

Fought in the final mission.

The Ruin, or The Heart of Ruin, appears at the end of the final mission after opening the gate at the ark. It flails giant tentacles, fires powerful cone lasers from its eye and summons monsters to fight alongside it.


Fighting Strategy: The Ruin has 3 main attacks. The first attack he will dish out is a cone of pure energy from his eye that will do massive amounts of damage if he lands it. The second attack consists of him spawning tentacles from the left and right side that will require movement towards the center of the fight. The third attack contains a teleport. He will open up his eye into another dimension and launch small balls in a random location. Dodge these. While the fight is going on, make sure to kill the minions on the ground and keep moving. Movement is key.
Minions : Misc Unique Monsters
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Mini Bosses

Dreadwing the Penguin

Encountered in the Dreadwing mission, given by the penguin at the penguin bar at the outpost.

It appears as a giant flying saucers piloted by a penguin. It spawns penguin soldiers, tanks, and mini saucers. It attacks by shooting laser beams that can break blocks or slamming itself onto the ground.

This boss was first revealed in public stream at Insomnia Gaming Festival[1]


Fighting Strategy: Jumping sideways when the ship drops down is key, attacking while it is low on the ground. A ranged weapon is very helpful in this encounter since the boss is flying.
Drops : Codex
Minions : Penguin, Penguin Tank, and Penguin Mini Ufo
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Shockhopper MK I

Shockhopper MK I is a mini boss encounted in the quest Penguin Weaponry Testing Site, given by the penguin weapon merchant in the outpost.

After he's defeated the shop will open up, offering weapons for sale.

Fighting Strategy: The boss uses melee attacks, missiles a ranged flamethrower and electric balls. Try to keep from staying too close and use walls to protect from flamethrower damage, hide from the balls when he does his AOE and shoot/slash missiles to reduce damage. It is recommended you bring the Spike Sphere , to help with the spiral electricity ball stage.
Drops : Codex
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Sources

  1. http://playstarbound.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/sbchronicleseptember.html