Marvel’s Midnight Suns: How to beat Dread Maiden boss battle guide

Marvel's Midnight Suns How To Beat Dread Maiden Boss Guide
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Dread Maiden is one of the major recurring villains you’ll face in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. With a massive health pool and the potential to annihilate your squad with her counterattacks, you best be careful when dealing damage. Here’s our Marvel’s Midnight Suns Dread Maiden boss guide to help you defeat this particular opponent.

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns boss guide – How to beat Dread Maiden

Similar to other major foes, the Dread Maiden boss in Marvel’s Midnight Suns does show up several times throughout the course of the campaign. Her first appearance is during the mission called A Not-So-Beautiful Mind. In some story missions, you need to deplete her HP bar a couple of times just to finish the encounter. However, if she appears as reinforcements in general/side missions, then you only need to KO her once. Here are the abilities you need to watch out for:

  • Burning – Immune to Corrupted.
  • Spirit Summon – At the end of her turn, she’ll summon multiple flaming spirit mobs.
  • Dread Vigilance – Each direct attack will increase her chance to counter.
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The Dread Maiden boss in Marvel’s Midnight Suns has brutal slashes that can instantly kill your teammates if left unchecked. As such, the goal whenever you encounter her is to whittle down her HP by way of indirect attacks, such as knocking other targets into her or making canisters explode. As long as you don’t directly attack her, Dread Vigilance won’t increase, preventing you from getting ripped apart by a counter.

From there, all you need to do is plan your setup, such as redrawing cards or increasing your Heroism/lowering Heroism costs until such time you can unleash a mighty blow. If you can eliminate her without causing Dread Vigilance to rise to a high enough percentage, then you won’t need to worry too much. Still, if you think she’s about to strike one of your characters, your best bet is to find a way to give them additional block or resist to mitigate the damage.

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns is available via Steam.

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