Ashen Sissna boss fight is the most difficult fight of the game. Here’s how to beat the final boss of Annapurna’s soulslike.
Ashen is a great soulslike game inviting players to a desperate land of old civilizations. Like other soulslike games, it takes heavy inspiration from FromSoftware’s Dark Souls.
So it is only natural for the final boss to be quite difficult. Most players try to use the methods that are called “cheesing“. But when it comes to Sissna boss fight, even cheesing can not be very effective.
Ashen Sissna Boss Fight Guide
You would not be surprised if we told you that Sissna has two phases. If you have not witnessed it by yourself, consider it a heads up.
Do not worry though, we listed all the tactics you can try to take her down. We also provided a guide for trainers. Those who had it enough can actually cheat their way out of the final boss. Without further ado, let’s dive in and find out how to kill Sissna.
Sissna Fight Tips and Tricks
Before moving on with the methods, we listed the essential items you need. From right potions to best armor, here’s everything you need for fighting Sissna.
Spirit of the Wild or Imperial Armor is the best armor to equip against the final boss. The armors provide damage resistance without giving compromises from other stats. As Sissna can easily kill you in a couple of hits, you will have to wear armor with high damage resistance.
For Talismans, you need to equip the items below. They not only give you more swigs but also boost your health.
- Double Swig
- Second Wind
Do not forget to equip Guardian’s Pact as well. This relic will give you damage reflection, further reinforcing your damage resistance against the boss.
A weapon with at least +7 upgrade
The weapon with the highest DPS should be your priority. While we can not recommend a single weapon, a weapon with at least +7 should be great. Try going with one that can offer fast swings. A two-handed hefty axe can also be helpful if you can use it effectively.
When you are facing Sissna, you actually don’t stand a chance without Dwale potion. This amazing elixir will give you a solid damage resistance when you are in the dark. Even though the arena you fight seems bright, it does not prevent the effect of the potion. So you will get yourself 50% damage resistance for two straight minutes if you craft yourself some Dwale.
You can get the required materials in the merchants at the Vagrant’s Rest.
Though you should not forget that using a lantern will remove the potion’s effect. You might want to unequip the lantern in case you accidentally use it in the dungeon.
We also recommend crafting some Leechdraught potions to keep your HP preserved during the dungeon. Like many other soulslike games, Ashen forces you to face a horde of enemies before getting to the boss. Try not to use your Gourds as you beat them down though.
Ashen Sissna Spear Cheese
You can also use spears to take down Sissna. Though we should add that this process might take you 25 to 30 minutes. And you need to have as many spears as possible. Considering their price and performance, it is safe to say that this cheesing method is a bit expensive.
It is relatively easy to half her healthbar. Though this is where the fight gets really difficult. After her HP is at the half, Sissna turns into a spider and moves a lot faster.
What you need to do is to use the pool in the center of arena to your advantage. Make sure that she is focused on your companion while you attack her from behind with your spears. When she turns to you, try moving along the pool to slow her down.
Sissna has an attack where she runs straight to you. She also attacks with her spider arms while she is on the move. You will need to stay out of her path and use the pool as a shield.
The final method for the Ashen Sissna boss fight is using trainers. We believe that using cheats in difficult games take away their meaning. The concept of overcoming hardships and beating difficult enemies is the main foundation of soulslike games.
But if you just had it enough and still wondering how to kill Sisna in Ashen, you can use third-party software that intervenes with the game’s files. These trainers will allow you to enable godmode in Ashen. You can also turn off stamina consumption so that you don’t have to wait between attacks.
Well here are every single tip of Ashen’s final boss. We hope you defeat Sissna, the Spinner of Shadows and make Ashen proud.