Here's how you can beat the final boss in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Here's how you can beat the final boss in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
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Written by 

Ben Williams


8th May 2023 17:11

Defeating the final boss in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is no mean feat - as you'd expect from the sequel to Fallen Order - so you'll need to know how to beat them.

Whether you're wondering which of the game's different stances you should use, alongside which attacks to prioritize and the overall strategy, we got you covered in our rundown below. 

Note: Massive story spoilers are ahead for this Star Wars Jedi: Survivor final boss guide, so read on at your own discretion.

Beating the final boss

For this endgame brawl, the final boss, Bode Akuna, fights the dynamic nature of other bosses in the game up to now - each with their own combat styles and attack patterns. 

start of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor boss fight with Cal and Merrin
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As you finally make it to Tanalorr and face the traitorous Bode, versed in both Jedi and mercenary fighting tactics, you'll need to overcome a mix of both in order to win the fight. These include not only grenades and blaster fire but swift lightsaber strikes as well.

Best stances and attacks to beat Bode Akuna

In this case, the best lightsaber stances to use in the final boss fight is Blaster and Double-Bladed stances.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor final boss fight with Cal, Merrin, and Bode
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That's so not only can you inflict damage at a distance whilst avoiding Bode's ranged attacks with Blaster stance, but then be able to quickly close the distance and rush him with Double-bladed's fast but medium-damage moves like Vortex Dive, Endless Hurricane, Controlled Throw, and Repulsing Burst.

Best strategy to defeat Bod

Bode Akuna's attack pattern in the final boss fight alternates between grenades, blaster fire, lightsaber throws, and lightsaber attacks.

As a result, you'll constantly need to evade grenades whilst using your pistol in Blaster stance, getting ready to parry as he closes in to attack with his lightsaber, before getting a few strikes in yourself before retreating once more. 

the final boss fight in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor with Bode and Cal
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With Merrin as a companion here, you can also make the most of her attacks to interrupt Bode where possible - although, that option is only available for select parts of the fight. 

The second half of the final boss fight steps things up a notch: As Bode gets angrier, his patterns become more aggressive. Along with using quicker and heavier lightsaber attacks that try and get close to you quicker, he'll also use both area damage and ranged Force slash attacks - avoidable only by jumping in the opposite direction of each swing. 

At least a couple of times though, you'll be able to use the Dark side-infused Slow attack to continuously bombard Bode with monstrous strikes for extra damage - just remember that Bode can still strike back, which you'll need to parry. 

Overall, just take your time. Keep your distance and only close the gap to hit hard when needed without getting carried away. 

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For more on the game, check out how to remove spiders in Arachnophobia Safe Mode or how to open Red Crates in Jedi: Survivor

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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