Hook (Second Encounter) Boss Guide
|Area Encountered||The Aerie (Revisited)|
|Attack Gauge Points||3 (Leg, tail, head)|
|Rewards||Dark Phantasm (Sealed Verse)|
|Leg Stomp||Raises its leg before stomping on the ground, creating a damaging shockwave.||Jump|
|Mouth Projectile||Shoots multiple spherical projectiles from its mouth.||Run away or run to the side.|
|Tail Strike||Strikes the target in front of it with its tail.||Run to the side.|
|Summon Shades (Second Phase)||Summons sphere-shaped shades on the battlefield.||Take out the shades before focusing attacks on Hook again. Be sure to keep Hook in your camera as it will still throw out its leg stomps when you are distracted.|
|Multi Leg Stomp (Third Phase)||Raises its legs before performing multiple ground stomps, creating consecutive damaging shockwaves.||Jump.|
|Extended Mouth Projectile (Third Phase)||Shoots multiple spherical projectiles from its mouth longer for a longer duration than the one it does during its first phase.||Run away or run to the side.|
|Ram (Third Phase)||Rushes forward to ram the target in front of it.||Dodge behind the boss.|
For the first phase of the fight, attack one of Hook’s legs while being ready to jump when he throws out his shockwave attack. Try not to fall off the platform as well when attacking. When the attack gauge appears, unload on it with Dark Hand to destroy it.
After the cutscene, head to the marked destination by going northwest while taking out shades that appear on the bridges. Go down the ladder and make your way toward Kaine and the boss. Attack Hook’s tail using Dark Lance (you can simply ignore the sphere-shaped shades that it summons). When the attack gauge appears again, keep hitting the tail with Dark Lance and Dark Blast. The tail will eventually drop to the ground, allowing you to destroy it with a melee weapon.
When Hook tries to flee again, move north toward the storehouse platform with boxes. The view will change to side-scrolling mode. Move left and destroy the boxes to get Medicinal Herb and Fertilizer. Take out the sphere shades marked by attack gauges using Dark Lance and Dark Blast. When they are defeated, another cutscene will play.
Afterwards, continue moving to the left while taking out more shades along the way. Exit the storehouse platform and move southwest to find Hook on another circular platform. Aim for one of its legs again using magic and melee attacks and push on the offense when the attack gauge appears again. After you have destroyed on of Hook’s legs, it will be enraged. It will gain a new charge attack that you can avoid by standing near the edge of the platform (just be sure not to fall off the edge). It will also summon more sphere shades during the fight. Continue attacking its other leg until Hook collapse. The attack gauge will now appear on its head. Unload on it to finish it off.