Thymesia Guide – How To Beat Corvus

Caveat– This guide contains major spoilers for the game, so if you haven’t finished Thymesia yet, read it at your own risk.

Corvus is the last boss you will face in the main story and he is hard to beat. This enemy is essentially you, so he moves fast, he knows your moves well and uses them against you. He has several Plague Weapons at his disposal, frequently dodging and attacking you with his Claw.

Corvus is a smart foe, always ready to strike back and give you a hard time during the fight. In addition, the fight takes place in two phases, so you will have to empty his health bar twice to defeat him in Thymesia. Fortunately, the battlefield is huge and you will have enough space to avoid his attacks by parrying or dodging them. However, if you’re stuck on this level, you’ll find tips on beating Corvus in our guide.

Corvus: Boss Overview

Your doppelganger knows how to fight well and has a wide range of moves at his disposal. From the basic ones, like Saber and Claw attacks, to the stronger ones, executed with a wide range of Plague Weapons, he will give you a hard time fighting him. To stand a chance against Corvus, you need to know how each attack works perfectly and how to counter it. Otherwise, he will easily kill you in minutes, if not seconds.

Thymesia final boss moveset and strategies

During the first phase of the fight against Corvus in the Ocean of Memories, he will use various attacks. He will often try to hit you with quick saber combos, but you can counter them by deflecting them. After all, this is also his base attack, and he’s probably used it countless times by now, so he must know the timing well. Corvus will also drop a feather, run towards you and attack you. You can avoid this by throwing a feather at your doppelganger when you see him about to do the same or by dodging and waiting for him to get close, then deflect his attack and start hitting him with quick combos and your claw. The latter option is harder to execute as there are chances you won’t be able to deflect his attack in time, but if you get the timing right you can start beating Corvus right away.

He’ll also frequently use his Claw to unleash powerful combos, and you need to be careful with his timing because while Claw’s first attack is easy to deflect, subsequent ones have delays that can be difficult to predict. However, if he succeeds, he can counterattack his doppelganger effectively, dealing good damage.

You have to be very careful with his Plague Weapons attacks as they will do significant damage if you get caught. Corvus often uses the spear to launch three-hit combos, but you can avoid this by deflecting or dodging. Hand Ax attacks are also relatively easy to parry, and you shouldn’t have too much trouble doing so. However, be careful when using the bow because the arrows deal a lot of damage. Don’t try to divert them; instead, dodge sideways. The scythe is another plague weapon that he frequently summons, and his timings can be hard to read in the first place. Try to keep a reasonable distance when you see him do it.

When you notice a red light coming from him, dodge as fast as you can, using the Long Dodge talent if you have it equipped on Thymesia, and try to get a safe distance from the boss. He will perform a critical attack that cannot be dodged or deflected once executed, so the only way to avoid getting hit is to run away from him.

During the second phase of the battle, his standard moves won’t change much. Instead, he will use the alternate attacks linked to each plague weapon he has. They can be more difficult to avoid or deflect, so make sure you have enough potions. Alternatively, you can equip Blood Storm as your second Plague Weapon so you can also heal yourself with that.

Tips to win the fight against Corvus

The final boss battle in Thymesia is challenging and punishing, as you might imagine for a soul game. However, remember that Corvus’s attacks are nothing new in the end, as they are also your moves and you’ve done them many times throughout the story. You must perfectly remember each timing and master the deflection techniques you have already learned. After all, you wouldn’t have gotten this far in the game if you didn’t know how to play.

We recommend that you equip the Bow for this fight so you have a chance to hit him from a distance and then slice through his green health bar with your Claw. The halberd is also a good fit because it deals a good amount of damage. However, if you want to benefit from an extra dose of healing during battle, you can always equip Blood Storm as your second Plague Weapon, which converts plague energy into HP.

And if you want to get some extra Memory Fragments to level up before starting this fight, you can read our guide here. You can also find all the potion recipes available in Thymesia and learn how to use Plague Weapons in the best way in Wccftech.

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