How to beat the Final Boss in Hyper Light Drifter

Pass judgement on Judgement.

Hyper Light Drifter's final boss, Judgement, is a super intense fight. Make sure that you unlock the bullet reflect ability and the bullet invulnerability dash before the end of the game.

Judgement begins by dashing at the drifter. Avoid him with chain dash. Then he moves into a corner and will fire arcs of bullets. You can dash through these with the invulnerability dash or reflect them with your sword. Stay below or behind Judgement during this section, since he will also create a damage square on the ground slightly beneath and above him. Next, Judgement will spray pink fire everywhere. This attack will also stagger the drifter and knock him down. Move around behind Judgement as soon as he begins that attack.

If you do not deal damage quickly enough, Judgement will eventually move into the center of the room and start sprouting black spears across the arena, forcing you to squeeze between them. However, it should be very easy to damage Judgement fast enough that he never gets to this attack. In this video, we were fast enough to avoid this attack completely.

Between each stage, Judgement will turn off the lights and spawn four purple diamonds. You'll have to kill at least one of them in order to have a safe place to stand when the lights come back on. Judgement also creates an AOE attack when he returns, so keep your distance from him as well.

At the end of the fight, the black dog spirit will lead the Drifter out of the room. Watch the final cutscene, and you've finished Hyper Light Drifter.

- Laura Michet, experienced Hyper Light Drifter boss-killing machine