Moments after destroying the Unstable Statuary Ram boss, you will be faced with the second Titan: The Selenite of the Louvre. Clearly, Steelrise is not cold. Unlike many other bosses you fight in Steelrising, the Selenite can be quite fast and is more than capable of covering great distances in the blink of an eye.
With projectiles, fast attacks, a shield and mastery of both lightning and fire, it’s easy to see how selenite can be a cause for concern. Luckily for you, Aegis herself isn’t exactly incapable. We will show you how to disassemble this Titan step by step. When we’re done with him, they’ll have to sell him for coins!
The selenity of the Louvre attacks
First, we’re going to dive into The Selenite Of The Louvre’s wide array of attacks. Unlike the Bishop before him, the Selenite has a pretty healthy arsenal of moves. Fortunately, all of these moves have revelations, and many of them leave it exposed afterwards. Use this section as a reference if you find yourself scarred by one of these attacks.
Backdash and lunge
When the Selenite suddenly moves away from you, this combo is guaranteed. He’ll quickly dash forward with a vertical bar, then pause briefly, charge up an attack, then swing his arms around while dashing towards you once more. The first hit is easy to dodge once you know it’s coming. However, the spin attack that follows it is quite long. You’re going to want to back up as quickly as possible after dodging that first attack.
Armored Lightning Blast
The Moonlight will take a knee, shield itself, then a bolt of lightning will burst from its shield. This attack is quite slow, so it’s unlikely you’ll get hit if you know what’s coming. If you are able to circle the Moonstone fast enough, you can attack its back. Otherwise, just keep your distance from him. We’ve never seen Moonlight perform this attack in its first form.
Blade sweep combo
This attack sees the Moonlight retreat then dash forward with a horizontal slash, then perform an additional horizontal sweep with their shield. He doesn’t get too far with this one, so if you’re ranged, you should be safe; if not, just roll through it.
Spinning Blade Attack
The Moonlight will only start performing this attack once it is in its second form. Before performing this movement, he will straighten up and raise his sword over his shoulder. Then the Moonlight will dash forward, spinning his sword in the air, and crash down with his shield. The shield will also produce a burst of flames, so if you’re in front of the Selenite when it lands, you’ll take fire damage. The good news is that once he lands, his shield will lodge in the ground. This is a great opportunity for you to launch a fully charged attack!
Dashing Sword Attack
The Moonlight will crouch, pause for a moment, then charge forward. This attack is super fast and travels extremely far. If you are not looking for it, there is a good chance that you will be affected by it. Fortunately, to compensate for being then fast, it doesn’t do much damage. If you see the Selenite crouching, be prepared to dash through them, but don’t worry if you get cut.
In the final stage of the battle, the Dashing Sword Swipe will combine with the Spinning Blade Dash. It has the same tell, where the Moonlight crouches before it leaps, but it will incorporate the moves of the other attack. However, the Moonlight ends this attack by falling on its belly (rather pathetically). So, dodge it and get ready to launch a big attack when the Selenite is down.
The Moonlight begins using this attack once it enters its second form. He’ll charge the cannon before firing at you, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare to dodge. Just dodge to the side and you’ll be fine.
In the final phase of this battle, he will start firing multiple volleys, instead of just one. Dashing quickly to the side will get you through this attack, but if you run out of stamina you will could be clipped in a predictable way.
Honestly, we wouldn’t say one weapon type is the clear favorite for this fight. You can absolutely stagger Moonlight with a fully charged attack from a hard-hitting weapon, but the times Moonlight is vulnerable are shorter here, so landing that fully charged strike is a little harder.
Also, unlike many bosses you’ve fought, Moonlight moves around the arena with a certain amount of speed, so charging your attacks will often result in blast attacks. Still, when his shield is stuck in the ground, or when he’s collapsed on his back, you’ll have time to land the big hits, and they do a tonne of damage. In the end, even though fighting the Selenite with the heaviest weapons is a little more frustrating, you really can’t underestimate the massive damage they are capable of inflicting with a single hit.
Faster weapons, on the other hand, will be much more capable of marking the Selenite on some of the shorter recoveries. You’ll also be in a better position to hunt it, since something like fans or claws won’t focus on charged attacks. If you bring a lighter weapon, we recommend using something that has the counterattack skill, like the Nemesis Claws. Since Moonlight’s attacks are all clearly telegraphed, this makes the counterattack skill quite effective.
In the end, it’s probably still easier to fight with one of these heavier weapons, but the lighter weapons will allow you to pursue the Selenite more aggressively, as opposed to the more patient approach you’ll need when using the heavier weapons heavy.
Louvre Selenite Battle Strategy
Much like Titan’s first fight, it’s another three-phase affair. The first phase is quite simple. The Moonlight will slowly walk towards you while trying to hit you with its Shielded Lightning Blast attack and occasionally using its Lunging Sword Swing Combo. You’re probably better off hanging around near it, waiting for the Moonlight to use its shield attack, then dashing in and attacking its back. You can also land errant shots as they plod towards you. Repeat this step until The Louvre Selenite enters its next phase.
In the second phase, you’ll have to deal with a considerably more mobile version of the boss. The amount of dashing he does increases. Pay close attention to what he is doing every time he pauses for a moment, as this will change the way you react. If the Moonlight is crouching, be prepared to dodge them, as they’re about to rush you pretty quickly. On the other hand, if he stands upright with his sword over his shoulder, then he is about to perform the Spinning Blade Combo which ends with his shield lodged in the ground. This will be your best time to deal damage!
Watching for these signs is key to effectively beating the Moon boss, as it really telegraphs all offensive. During this second phase, he will also start shooting at you with his Lightning Cannon, but a quick dodge to the side will render this attack completely ineffective. Keep dodging those dashing attacks and attacking when his shield is stuck. Eventually, he will transition into his third form.
After La Selenite du Louvre is reduced to about a third of its health, it imbues its sword with lightning and all of its movements are enhanced. The Lightning Cannon will now fire multiple volleys instead of just one, quick attacks are faster, its attacks will hit from further away, and being hit by its sword will now apply the lightning effect. The frequency of dashing attacks he uses will also increase. Thus, you will dodge a bit in this final phase.
While this all sounds pretty intimidating, the Moonlight will now start to fall when dodging its (now greatly improved) Dashing Sword Swipe attack. And he uses this attack quite frequently in the endgame. So if his aggressive attacks don’t take you out quickly, he won’t last long himself. Either way, the battle will end shortly after entering its third phase; one way or another.
Just look for him to enter that crouched state, which means a dashing attack is coming, and prepare to dodge. Once he falls to the ground after missing you, yell at him with your strongest attacks. He probably won’t survive more than two repetitions of this sequence.
The easy way to kill Louvre selenite
Our old friend The Armored Musket is always your weapon of choice to mitigate the difficulty of The Selenite of the Louvre. However, it’s not as cheesy as in previous fights. For starters, the Selenite is much better at chasing you, so you can’t just shoot them from a distance without a single heal in the world. However, while you will be have to pick your shots a bit more, it’s still the same old approach. Shoot them until they freeze, then hit them with a fully charged attack from your strongest weapon.
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