There’s a whole roster of foul beasts and nightmarish enemies in Hogwarts Legacy. However, no other one seems more daunting than the Pensieve Guardian. This is an enemy, or more specifically a boss battle, that you will face several times throughout the game’s story. Unfortunately, your old bag of tricks won’t be effective against the Pensieve Guardian. Instead, you’ll need to adopt a new strategy. But don’t worry, wizards and witches of Hogwarts, because we’ve got the tricks you need to defeat this boss down below. So, read on to find out!
How to Beat the Pensieve Guardian in Hogwarts Legacy
The trick to beating the Pensieve Guardian in Hogwarts Legacy is to deal damage to the orb it charges up. The only way to deal damage to this orb is by casting spells from your wand that reflect the color of the orb as it charges. So, Purple orbs are destroyed by purple spells, yellow orbs explode from yellow spells, and so on. By doing this, the orb will explode in front of the Pensieve Guardian, stunning it. Not only will this deal a significant amount of damage, but it will also allow you to land additional hits while they are stunned.
This is the most effective method for defeating a Pensieve Guardian in Hogwarts Legacy. As a result, you’re better off dodging the ranged attacks they cast in between charging up the orbs. That’s because just hitting them with spells otherwise won’t deal much damage and will most likely result in you being hit. Not to mention there’s the possibility of missing out on the chance to hit the orb in the small window it charges up.
The last trick to defeating a Pensieve Guardian is to memorize its attack pattern. These bosses feature the same attack pattern in each of their two phases. The only difference between the first and second stages is that it gains one new heavy attack. It may be worth dying a few times in these fights to learn their attack patterns and master hitting the orb with the appropriate colored spell.
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