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The Lost Shrine (Second Route) Main Story Walkthrough
|Areas||Nier’s Village, Lost Shrine|
|Bosses||Gretel (second encounter), Shade Kaine|
|The Devil Queen (Spear)||Inside a box near the ladder at the Lost Shrine (Exterior)|
|Beastlord (Two-handed Sword)||Lost Shrine courtyard (to the right of the door to the shrine).|
|Mysterious Stone Fragment||Lost Shrine (main chamber).|
|1||After talking to Popola, head to the docks by following the marker.|
|2||Talk to the guard and go to the Lost Shrine.|
Lost Shrine (Exterior)
|1||Cross the bridge and make your way up the area. Be sure to break the boxes along the way as one of them contains The Devil Queen.|
|2||Go through the cave to enter the Lost Shrine.|
Lost Shrine (Interior)
|1||You can explore the first level and break the boxes there to find some Medicinal Herbs. Kill the shades that appear in the are as well.|
|2||Go up the stairs that goes around the large tree in the middle while taking out more shades along the way.|
|3||When you reach the second level, feel free to go around and break the boxes to get more Medicinal Herbs if you want. You will need to kill more shades roaming around as well.|
|4||Head to the outer perimeter of the level to the east and go through the door.|
|5||Move the blue blocks away from the doors in the two connected rooms to proceed deeper into the shrine.|
|6||When you reach the open area where the large tree is visible in the middle again, break some of the boxes for yet more Medicinal Herbs. You will not be able to go up the stairs with the roots blocking the way since it is broken. Instead, enter the door to the west.|
|7||You will need to move more blue blocks out of the way to go through another series of connected rooms.|
|8||When you reach the area with the ladder, kill the shades that appear. Afterwards, make your way up to the third level where more shades await.|
|9||Move along the outer perimeter (east) and go through another door that leads to another room with blue blocks to move.|
|10||Continue deeper into the next set of connected rooms while killing the shades that appear. When you reach the are with the large tree again, a large shade will appear. Take him out with magic and melee attacks and move to the next room to the west.|
|11||Go through the door to your right to move outside.|
|12||The view will switch to side-scrolling mode. Head to the right along the wooden walkway.|
|13||When you reach the maze-like courtyard, make your way north to the large door. Kill the shades that appear. Afterwards, pick up Beastlord on your right and use the save point if you want.|
|14||Enter the door and prepare to battle Gretel.|
|15||Watch the cutscene and prepare to battle Shade Kaine.|
|16||Watch the cutscene. Afterwards, examine the floor at the other end of the shrine to get the Mysterious Stone Fragment.|
|1||After talking to Popola, exit the library.|
|2||Head to the Junk Heap.|
Gretel (Second Encounter)
Gretel’s flaming orb projectiles can be destroyed using melee attacks (preferably a spear). You can also just run to her side to avoid getting hit. You can also get in a good counterattack after destroying her orb projectiles by doing a forward thrust with your spear.
Take out the shades first when Gretel summons them using melee attacks or lure them to the sunlight to kill them fast (this will force her to deactivate her shield). Unload on her with magic you should be able to reduce her health quickly for the attack gauge to appear. Focus all attacks on her for a cutscene to play.
After the cutscene, Gretel will gain a very fast spinning attack that moves her around the area very quickly. Run and dodge around to avoid her path of attack and jump just before she hits you to avoid taking damage (this can be very tricky to do so be sure to heal when necessary). Continue chipping away at her health until the attack gauge appears again and aim at it for another cutscene. The attack gauge should be visible again for one final time, allowing you tio finish off Gretel.
Shade Kaine will mostly use orb projectiles as her main method of attack which you can destroy, guard against or dodge away from. When you are close enough, she will throw out a three-hit sword combo which can be evaded by running away from her or moving behind her.
A good strategy for this fight is to attack her with melee and Dark Hand when she is close enough (preferably after she misses with her sword combo) and use charged Dark Lance from afar. She will also jump around and cling to the walls while shooting more orbs at you. Aim at her with a charged Dark Lance to make her fall down. Follow-up with melee attacks or Dark Hand and she will eventually do down.
|← Underground Facility (Second Route)||The Junk Heap (Second Route) →|
Main Story Part 1 (Act I) Walkthroughs
|Prologue||The Village||Lost Shrine|
|The Aerie||The Seafront||The Junk Heap|
|The Aerie (Revisit)||Facade||The Barren Temple|
|The Forest of Myth||The Haunted Manor||The Village (Epilogue 1)|
Main Story Part 2 (Act II) Walkthroughs
Extra Content Walkthroughs
|The World of Recycled Vessel (15 Nightmares)||Mermaid Episode Part 1: Seafront||Mermaid Episode Part 2: Wrecked Ship|
|Ending E Walkthrough||-||-|