Maiden Astraea Boss Guide
Maiden Astraea is found at in Valley of Defilement 5-3.
|Achievement||Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Maiden Astraea’s Trophy||Silver||Slayer of demon “Maiden Astraea”.|
When going into the fight normally, you will instead need to take down Garl Vinland, Maiden Astraea’s guardian, instead of the saint herself. He is quite a formidable enemy and is able to one-shot most targets with his giant hammer Bramd.
Garl will only attack you if you come up to him or if you further down the slope that leads to Maiden Astraea. Use the chance when he is not attacking to apply any buffs or heal up.
An effective strategy to defeat him with melee is to use a quick weapon and bait out his swing. Immediately back away to make him miss and rush in to land an attack before he recovers. Note that he can parry you if you attacking recklessly so choose your shots wisely. Repeat the process until he is dead.
Garl may occasionally equip a talisman to cast a healing spell or God’s Wrath. Simply wail on him to interrupt him and get back on the defensive when he brings out Bramd again.
After killing Garl, talk to Maiden Astraea to receive her Demon’s Soul.
You can skip fighting Garl and instead kill Maiden Astraea immediately by sniping her with a bow. Upon entering the fog that leads to the cavern, head to the cliff on the right of the three worshippers. Proceed along the cliffside path with more worshippers (be careful not to fall) until you reach a wooden walkway on your left. Move to the edge and you should be able to shoot Maiden Astraea sitting below. Attack her using the bow until she is dead.
Afterwards, exit and reload the game to find Garl’s armor and shield that you can pick up.