The Brand Squire can be found in the Unknown Arena at the top of Conflux Mountain, in the region of Chersonese. To enter the arena you will need to take the Strange Rusted Sword from the stone at the top of the mountain. Now you will need to combine it with the following items to craft the sword ‘Brand’:

  • Chemist’s Broken Flask - Acquired from Tuan the Alchemist in Levant, Abrassar

  • Mage’s Poking Stick - Acquired from Laine the Alchemist in Monsoon, Hallowed Marsh

  • Blacksmith’s Vintage Hammer - Acquired from Quikiza the Blacksmith in Berg, Enmerkar Forest

Once you have all three items, combine them with the Strange Rusted Sword to craft ‘Brand’ and return to the peak of Conflux Mountain. You will now be able to interact with the stone from which you initially retrieved the sword and enter the Unknown Arena.

(1 of 3) The location of Conflux Mountain, in the centre of Chersonese.

Immediately upon entering you will be confronted by a boss named Brand Squire. He can be categorised as a spellblade, with powerful basic melee attacks and two spells. The first spell creates a cloud of red and purple coloured smoke, dealing 5 Decay damage and healing the boss for 50 health. This can be interrupted by chaining a number of heavy and light attacks. The second spell produces a wall of fire which deals 15 Fire damage and inflicts the Burning status effect (3 damage per second for 40 seconds.) You can notice the animation for this when the boss squats to the ground and curls his body. The healing smoke cloud is performed almost without warning, but if you continue to pressure the boss with swift attacks, he will rarely perform it.

(1 of 3) Look out for this animation when Brand Squire curls up and assumes a squat position, signalling the incoming fire attack.

The best weapon to bring to this fight is probably the Worldedge Greataxe. See here for how to acquire it. The main advantage of this axe is the presence of Decay damage; the only element which Brand Squire is vulnerable to. In addition, the 48 impact damage will allow you to chain heavy attacks to consistently knock the boss down, preventing the use of both powerful spells. So long as you can avoid the spells by stepping aside or dodging, and continue to apply pressure by chaining heavy and light attacks, you should be able to repeat this process and whittle the health of the boss down within 10 minutes or so.

Tip: You should bring as many health and stamina potions as possible to this fight. Stamina in particular will need to be refilled numerous times, as you will need to continue to apply pressure on the boss to prevent him from healing. Kiting here will not work. The boss will have plenty of time to cast his healing spell if you attempt it. The key is to apply burst damage and manoeuvre around the boss as much as possible to knock him down and avoid incoming spells or melee attacks.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms
    Linux, Mac, PC, PS4, Steam, XB1
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 February 2020
  • Last Updated
    29 October 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Scott

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The world of Aurai awaits exploration across four major regions. From the lush hills of Chersonese, the ancient barrows of Enmerkar Forest, the punishing Abrassar desert, and the treacherous Hallowed Marsh. Each region presents its own challenges, with three major factions vying for power; The Blue Chamber Collective, The Heroic Kingdom of Levant, and The Holy Mission of Elatt. The player must choose one faction path, but are otherwise free to forge their own adventure. Outward can be an unforgiving experience, making this guide invaluable for any player seeking to achieve optimal outcomes in each faction quest and other main quests.

  • Complete guide for all faction quests
  • Detailed guides for all main quests, parallel quests, and side quests
  • Guide to combat mechanics and techniques
  • Guide to the unique Legacy Chest system
  • Complete guide to class options, including recommended builds
  • Overview and guide to finding some of the best items and equipment

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