Blacktail – How to Defeat Shade of Dragoy – Boss Fight

Blacktail is set in the Black Forest of the infamous Witch in the Woods and the forest is filled with all kinds of dark creatures that will hunt down Yaga. As players progress through the story of the game, they will get to fight many different bosses and one of the early bosses in the game that Yaga get to fight is Shade of Dragoy.

In this guide, we’ll tell you how you can defeat Shade of Dragoy in Blacktail.

Shade of Dragoy Boss Fight – Location

Shade of Dragoy is actually the Lost Spirit that players will see early in the game. Following him will take you to the Hut and after that, you will be able to follow his trail which are the Trail of Crumbs. He will go to the other side of the broken bridge for which you have to complete the quest named “There be Dragons”. Completing the quest of Brovy and Jack will fix the bridge and then you will get to continue following the trail. The trail will lead you into the house where you will get to see the memory of Dragoy through a Spirit Doll.

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It will not show you the complete memory and start to run away from you. Follow Dragoy down the road until you come across a shrine. Interact with the Shrine to save the progress and go into the area in front to start the boss fight.

How to Defeat Shade of Dragoy

Shade of Dragoy is an afraid Lost Spirit who will run around in the boss fight and it is almost impossible to hit him with the arrows while he is running around. However, the Lost Spirit can be lured by taking down the Boboks. Boboks are enigmatic creatures who have eyes and ears all over the forest so you might have seen them in your journey before and the Lost Spirit has the habit to mourn on them when they are shot down.

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There will be several Boboks on the tree with shining eyes. Instead of shooting Dragoy, shoot down Boboks one at a time. Every Bobok you take down will stop Dragoy at their location. When Dragoy stops, hit him with the charged shots to deal damage to him. Once you have depleted almost half of his health, Dragoy will get inside of a giant tree and take control of it. He will strike down the Branches of the Tree at your position.

The Branches can be easily dodged by using the dodge ability as well as just moving out of the way. When he attacks with branches, you will see a red glow on the ground. It indicates the position where the branches will strike. Get out of the red area to dodge the attack and you will see Glowing Eyes on the branches when they strike down. It will take a few moments before they go up again. You need to shoot at the Glowing Eyes to deal damage to Dragoy. Shoot at all of the Glowing Eyes to deal maximum amount of damage.

During the fight, you will also be invaded with Dark Creatures so you will have to watch out from that as well. Kill the Dark Creatures because they will keep coming during the fight and you don’t want them to increase in number. Take them out by shooting arrows at them and when the branch strikes again, shoot at the eyes to deal damage to Dragoy. After you have broken all of the eyes on the branches, both on left side and right side. Now, you have to look on the roots of the tree to see rest of the eyes.

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Aim at the eye and hold down the Right-Click for ranged attacks. Shoot at the rest of the eyes to deplete Dragoy’s Health and the tree will open a giant eye at the bottom. Shoot a Charged Shot at the last eye to completely deplete Dragoy’s HP. 

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