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Darksiders II
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Paul Williams
First Published: 29-09-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 07-07-2020 / 09:21 GMT

Enter the door on the Tree of Life. Note: As soon as you enter, you will earn the achievement/trophy “Root of Corruption”. Continue forward and through the doorway for the final boss fight.

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The Root Of Corruption

Open The Well Of Souls


Boss 19: Avatar of Chaos


Double slash – He will slash twice with his giant axe out in front.

Overhead slam – He will leap at Death and do a big overhead slam.

Corruption punch – he can shoot out a tendril of corruption to hit you from a great distance, he can also use this and swing in a wide circle.

Corruption wave – The Avatar will stick his hands to the ground and send out three waves of corruption in front. Make sure you stand between these to avoid getting hit.

Tentacle grab – Slams the ground, the tentacle will emerge beneath you and hold you in place. Mash the button indicated to escape.


The Avatar of Corruption is quite an easy boss and although his moves can do a lot of damage, they are for the most part not too difficult to avoid. Simply dodge the corruption waves and tentacle attacks that he does and lure him into doing his melee attacks, as with most enemies he will pause for a second after unleashing one of these, so take the opportunity to put a few melee attacks of your own in on him. When he has taken enough damage (his health will be around 75%), he will sink to his knees. Use the execute button for a scene. Continue with the above strategy and repeat until he bites the dust and a cut-scene plays.

Congratulations, you have just completed Darksiders II!

Note: At this point, you will earn the achievements/trophies “The Big Boss and “A Stroll in The Demonic Park”. If you played the game on normal difficulty, you will also earn the trophy/achievement “Four My Brother” and if you have just completed it on apocalyptic difficulty you will earn the achievement/trophy “A True Horseman”.

Be sure to keep watching after the credits for an intriguing additional scene. Additionally, as rewards for completing the game, Nightmare mode and New Game Plus will be unlocked.

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The Big Boss

Defeat Absalom

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A Stroll In The Demonic Park

Complete the game on any difficulty setting

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Four My Brother

Complete the game on NORMAL

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A True Horseman

Complete the game on APOCALYPTIC


Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PC, Wii U, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing, Hack-and-slash
  • Guide Release
    29 September 2012
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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What starts with War, ends in Death. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother's name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation.

  • All story missions.
  • All Side-Quests.
  • Location of every Boatman Coin.
  • Location of every Book of the Dead Page.
  • Location of every Sacred Stone.
  • Where to find all of the Lost Relics.
  • Every Soul Arbiter Scroll discovered.
  • Where to find all of the secret Gnome's.
  • How to pick up every Legendary Weapon!
  • List of every single Achievement/Trophy in the game.
  • 'Argul's Tomb' DLC, 'The Abyssal Forge' DLC and 'The Demon Lord Belial' DLC missions covered in full.

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