After defeating the boss Bahamut, players in Final Fantasy 16's “Evenfall” main mission will come across Sleipnir. This is the only boss you will have to face in this mission. As per usual, in order to win this battle, we encourage you to have a solid plan and to heed our suggestions. You may find various helpful methods and tips in this article that you can use to fight this boss and advance further in the game.
Location, rewards, and abilities
The Free Cities of Kanver region, where the main quest “Evenfall” takes place, is where you can find this boss, as was previously described. Everyone who succeeds in taking down the Sleipnir monster will receive rewards that can be applied to other parts of the game. Along with the regular 5200 XP, 420 AP, and 3500 Gil, rewards include Wyrrite, Meteorite, Sharp Fang, and Sanguine Insigna.
But as always, we suggest you pay close attention to this monster because, in particular, his fight is broken up into several stages that require careful study to be completed and victorious. As a result, you won't be successful in your endeavor if you don't have a solid plan. Additionally, we want to let you know that, similar to the other bosses in the game, Sleipnir has a number of special powers at his disposal that he can employ to harm his adversaries. These abilities include the Scar of Nibelung, Dead Man's Bier, Ratatoskr, and Creeping Darkness.
How to defeat Sleipnir
With each swing having a long windup animation before it strikes you, Sleipnir's offensive sword abilities are simple to understand and predictable. When he hits you, time each swing carefully and press the Attack button to parry him. Time slows down after a successful parry, allowing you to use your combinations and skills to their fullest. You should be aware that he typically teleports before launching his barrage of assaults, so prepare for that and be prepared to defend yourself when he finally appears in front of you.
One thing to keep in mind is that you should run around once you see a red shroud emerge at Clive's feet because it will blow up shortly. Once a bright orb appears in the center of it, you will be aware that it is going to explode. Additionally, he will start using a more powerful blade known as Gungnir if Sleipnir's health has fallen to 70%. At that point, he will start unleashing aerial slashes. In order to avoid their effects and harm, you can dodge them.
As we already said, Sleipnir has different abilities he can use in battle to deal more damage to his opponents. One of these skills is Dead Man's Bier. By avoiding the red lines that will emerge on the ground in various locations throughout the Dead Man's Bier skill, you can avoid the exploding energy shrouds. Then, as Sleipnir releases dark energy waves, you can easily jump over them as they approach you to protect yourself from harm.
Sleipnir may be seen in The Scar of Nibelung leaping into the air before slamming into the ground and unleashing five vertical shockwaves that ripple throughout the combat area. In order to escape and not be caught in this, you can run across the large spaces between the shockwaves. This strategy is the most successful one to avoid dealing damage from this type of ability.
Finally, he will combine all of his attacking abilities into a single combo with his Creeping Darkness ability. The first thing he will do is summon a number of orbs around you, which you can dodge through. Then comes a sideways-avoidable dark energy beam after that. Lastly, he will teleport to you and make many sword blows at you. You will have the opportunity to parry or precisely dodge these assaults before launching a counterattack.