Minecraft Dungeons Redstone Monstrosity Boss Guide: Tips For Beating The Fiery Golem
Here's what you need to know to beat this challenging boss at the end of the Fiery Forge.
The Redstone Monstrosity is one of the most challenging bosses in Minecraft Dungeons. It appears at the end of the Fiery Forge, and is aesthetically similar to the smaller--but no less irritating--Redstone Golems.
The Redstone Monstrosity is a massive piece of machinery engineered by a variety of Pillagers at the deepest depths of the Fiery Forge. Supposedly a weapon for the Arch-Illager, it is completed before you arrive to sabotage its manufacture--as a result, you have to fight the proper, hi-tech version fresh out of the forge. It’s a tough fight for sure and involves some pretty involved combat strategies, but there are ways to make this seemingly tricky fight incredibly easy--you need to know how to use the map to your advantage.
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How To Overcome The Redstone Monstrosity
The first time I went into this boss fight, I went in bow blazing. I launched a barrage of arrows at the Redstone Monstrosity, chained Artifacts together in what I thought was a genuinely smart way, got in close with a huge axe enchanted with fire, and almost immediately got smacked into next week from a single hit.
Always the tactician, I was able to see that my original approach was futile. Fortunately, an easy fix was at hand.
If you study the map, you’ll notice that there are four pillars orthogonally adjacent to its center, which means there’s one at the top, one to the right, one to the left, and one at the bottom. Activating these pillars triggers a timed lava explosion that funnels along small pathways etched into the floor, all of which meet in the middle of the map.
So, the best way to deal with the Redstone Monstrosity is to do the following: Go into the boss arena, ignore all of the minions, lure the Redstone Monstrosity towards the center of the map, sprint to a pillar, activate it, and make sure you’re out of the firing line before it launches. If you’ve timed it right, you’ll deal significant damage to the Redstone Monstrosity--what’s more, there are four of these pillars to rotate, and by the time you activate the last one, the first will have come back online.
You might think the best way to take on a massive golem engineered from stone and strange technology would be to hit it with everything you had--instead, you need to turn its forge against it, until it falls victim to the fires it was born from. Just make sure you dodge said fires whenever you trigger them, or else you, too, will be burnt to a crisp in no time.
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