While trying to acquire the Dark Crusader class in Lords Of The Fallen, your Paladin’s Request mission takes you to a special hidden path in the game. This path, aka the Path of Devotion, leads you to the optional boss Paladin’s Burden in the Umbral Realm.
Although the Paladin’s Burden boss wields a long sword and has a melee-focused moveset without any other brutal attacks, he does infuse his sword with Inferno powers for added damage. You also cannot ignore the fact that this boss fight happens in the Umbral realm making him a strong opponent.
So. if you find yourself facing this enemy and want some help figuring out the exact moves to counter, here is everything you need to know about the Paladin’s Burden boss fight in Lords of the Fallen.
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Where Is Paladin’s Burden Located In Lords Of The Fallen?
Paladin’s Burden can be found in the Path of Devotion after you Soul Flay the Stigma during the Paladin’s Request questline to reveal it. Then you need to cross on over to the Umbral Realm, go through the path, and fight this secondary boss.
The Paladin’s Request mission will start in the Defiled Sepulchre near the vestige of Ranik. Defiled Sepulchre is the exact place where you first started your Lords Of The Fallen adventure. So, make sure to pick up any item you probably missed during the tutorial and then proceed with your epic fight.
How To Defeat Paladin’s Burden In Lords Of The Fallen?
Once you initiate the battle, Paladin’s Burden will slowly start walking towards you, ready to swing with his giant sword. Since he is wielding a giant heavy weapon, he will not be prancing around the arena and jumping at you.
This is your chance to get in a few hits with your own set of heavy weaponry to counter his. But be careful, this boss likes to swiftly dodge your attacks and move to the side which can end up causing you to stagger if you’re planning to launch a heavy attack.
The Paladin’s Burden boss fight only has one phase but this boss does speed a bit after you deplete almost half his health bar. Since this boss is able to wield Inferno weapons, and even unleash AoE smite in the arena, you might have to counter these moves using poison salts, fire wards, and even holy weapons.
With those taken care of, you just need to keep circling this boss, dodge his smite and other AoE attacks, and strike at the right moment to finish the job.
Paladin’s Burden Movesets In Lords Of The Fallen
The Paladin’s Burden move sets include:
|Sword Swing||He does various types of melee attacks with his sword.||Dodge the attack by rolling to the side.|
|Strike||He can strike at you with his sword. The Strike is mainly an overhead attack.||Dodge the strike and attack when you see the boss stagger for a few seconds.|
|Smite AoE||The boss casts a storm cloud which strikes bolts of lightning in your direction.||Wait for the cloud summoning action and dodge away from the area where it forms. You will also have to keep moving since the lightning follows you around.|
|Knockback||Paladin’s Burden can cast an umbral spell that does knockback.||Dodge away from this attack.|
|Ignite AoE||An AoE attack that does the Ignite status effect.||Back away from the affected area to avoid this attack.|
Rewards For Defeating Paladin’s Burden
The rewards you get for defeating the Paladin’s Burden boss in Lords of the Fallen are:
- 1x Umbral-Tinged Flayed Skin
- 8x Umbral Scouring
- 2x Large Manastone Cluster
The Umbral-tinged flayed skin can be used to open a special door in the Umbral Realm near the Vestige of Ranik. Here, the large manastone clusters are perfect for recovery if the battle has your mana or HP all depleted.
That’s it for our Paladin’s Burden boss guide, if you’re looking for more Lords of the Fallen content, take a look at our Blessed Carrion Knight Sanisho and Crimson Rector Percival boss guides and be prepared to face these enemies!