ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Darksiders 2 Defeat the Corrupted Custodian

Updated on August 31, 2012

Darksiders 2 Defeat the Corrupted Custodian

The Corrupted Custodian fight - make sure the hero enters this fight with the wrath meter full and reaper form available
The Corrupted Custodian fight - make sure the hero enters this fight with the wrath meter full and reaper form available

Darksiders 2 Defeat the Corrupted Custodian

In Darksiders 2, the Corrupted Custodian is the final boss in the Foundry. The corrupted custodian is a golem construct which has been corrupted by the third heartstone. Defeating the corrupted custodian is also the key for the hero to get the third heartstone and restore the guardian. However, when the corrupted custodian is awakened, it also causes the gates of the chamber to drop, sealing the corrupted custodian and the hero in a “fight to the death, winner takes all” gladiator style battle. Within this confined space, and without the help of Karn, defeating the corrupted custodian can be very tricky, and requires all the guile, wrath skills and combat moves of the hero. This will guide the hero on how to defeat the corrupted custodian.

Navigate the Foundry Obstacles to the Third Heartstone

Before the hero can defeat the corrupted custodian, he must get the third heartstone. Remember to fast travel back to Tri-stone to get maximum number of health and wrath potions before going back to get the final heartstone. The third heartstone area will be available after getting the second heartstone. After that quest, a golem will mysteriously appear in the guardian main hall of the foundry. The hero should mount this golem construct and drive it down the final area south of the main hall on the map. There will be a chamber where the hero can drop the orb on the golem into the crater. This will allow some gratings to be lowered and the hero to climb a ledge and get onto a platform. From this platform, the hero can see a series of obstacles that he must overcome. Go through the obstacles and then land on the other side overlooking the third heartstone. Use deathgrip, climb onto the third heartstone and rip it out.

Understand the Corrupted Custodian's Tactics

Karn will lift the third heartstone and get out of the chamber. Gratings rise to seal the chamber. And the hero will be trapped within the chamber, as the corruption from the third heartsone diffuses and infuses the previously passive golem. The corrupted custodian has awaken. And the hero must defeat it.

The corrupted custodian has several tactics to defeat the hero. First, it has a double arm smash attack. Perhaps the most devastating of the corrupted custodian's attack is the spin attack. This attack makes the golem invulnerable to attacks and also damages the hero substantially and in all directions. Avoid this attack at all costs. In addition, the corrupted custodian has a massive defense which means that attacks only chip away at a bit of its health each time.

Use Tactics, Wrath Moves and Reaper Form to Defeat the Corrupted Custodian

Because the corrupted custodian's health is hard to bring down and can drop the hero's health fast, the hero must use wrath moves like Exhume and Death's Allure to distract the corrupted custodian. The ghouls will surround the golem and repeatedly assault the golem. Go to the back of the golem and keep hacking at the orb. Hitting at the top of the golem from the ground is rather pointless, as the damage will be insignificant. Hitting at the orb will damage the golem. Beware of its spinning attack; this will take out the ghouls in one shot and probably much of the hero's health too. Roll away from this happens. The hero may have to evade and roll around the room to allow wrath to build up once exhume has been used.

When wrath is restored, use exhume again and this time, the hero may want to try a different tactic – use Deathgrip and haul oneself at the golem whilst it is fighting ghouls. Hack at the golem from the top with rapid scythe attacks. When the hero drops to the ground, roll away and then repeat the steps described above.

When the Corrupted Custodian is down to about half its health, use exhume on one of the runs, and then go into Reaper Form. Depending on the hero's damage at this point, the Reaper form and attacks can either drop the golem's health to 0, or to a very low level. Do not worry about saving the reaper form for later; the next boss does not require reaper form. At the same time, restore the hero's health with health potions and use one of the techniques above to defeat the corrupted custodian.

With all three heartstones obtained, it's time to wake the guardian. But things never happen the way one wants to.........

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)