Devil May Cry 5 Gilgamesh Boss Guide
Energy Projectiles from the Tentacles
Gilgamesh has two types of projectiles. One is a pair of tentacles that will target Nero with homing energy blasts throughout the battle.
Energy Projectiles from the Abdomen
Its other source of projectiles is its abdomen. Energy blasts occasionally come from its abdomen. Even if the projectiles do not hit Nero directly, they can still deal spread damage whenever they land on the floor.
After a short cutscene between Nero and V, Gilgamesh will grow spikes on its back to drive Nero way from its core. The spikes will trigger when Nero stays on the creature’s back for a few seconds.
A top-like drone will also come out of Gilgamesh’s body to target Nero while he is attacking. This drone is equipped with a sharp spinning blade, so Nero must avoid it at all times.
Gilgamesh Boss Strategy
Target Gilgamesh’s Soft Spots (Calf and Knee)
While gunfire works, melee attacks deal more damage and allow Nero to fill up his Exceed gauge more quickly. He needs to make the boss trip over by destroying the illuminated soft spots on the boss’ legs in order to get on its back. Nero only has to wound one leg to make Gilgamesh fall down the first time. Succeeding falls require wounding additional legs to fell the beast. A successful hit is signified by a blue flame. Attack tentacles to prevent them from attacking.
Use Wire Snatch and Punchline Devil Breaker
Gilgamesh’s main weakness is the core on its back. The core is exposed during the earliest stages of the battle but will hide after receiving enough damage. in the later stages of the match, spikes and top-like drones will come out to prevent you from directly damaging it. Wire-snatch your way to the core or use the Punchline’s surfboard mode to catch up to Gilgamesh as it moves. Also, it is advisable to use Punchline’s rocket-propelled fist to continuously deal damage.