How to beat Deathstroke in Batman Arkham Origins

At first, this battle seems ne’er insurmountable. Deathstroke is an extremely deadly adversary, and any frontal attack is met with an assault of attacks that seem to destroy Bats in seconds. Because of this, you might be tempted to fight defensively, but this tactic is ill-advised. Instead, going on the offensive is recommended, but you need to be careful. Every attack he throws your way can be countered, but if you counter it too early you’ll take a bunch of damage.

For his first two phases you should attack non-stop, only hitting the counter button when either he’s about to strike you or you’re prompted to by the screen. If you hit it early, the prompt won’t even show up--so just play conservatively with the counter button while you liberally pound attack.

His final phase might as well be a full-blown quick-time event. Any time you attempt to hit him you're thrown into a cutscene where you need to counter between one and three times. After a while, Bats will land a blow and you'll be put back in control. Just keep pounding attack and countering once you're prompted and you'll end Deathstroke before too long.

For more tactics here's our full Batman: Arkham Origins boss guide!


  • ajit-ignatius - December 6, 2014 4:50 a.m.

    The key to defeating Deathstroke is actually not attacking him when he is standing on the metal base on the floor. The central portion of the room has a metal base where Deathstroke prefers to be at. The moment you try attacking him while he is on this base, you get cut. How to defeat Deathstroke ? Defend his blows and block his path so that Deathstroke will be forced to move towards the wall. Once he is cornered or he is near to the wall (not standing on the metal floor), you can launch your attack on him. Deathstroke attack with the blade will not damage you much when he is cornered or pushed near to the wall. Good Luck :)
  • victor-marty-porter - May 12, 2014 2:40 p.m.

    no matter what i do i can not beat deathstroke. i do decent up until the 3rd phase. he whips my ass each and every time and i cant get past that phase................i have tried to be on the defense and just counter his attacks (did that for an hour without every getting past him) and i have been on offense (keep getting the cutscene but i rarely get a "counter" prompt during these scenes) desperate!! HELP
  • SuperSoundSerum - December 26, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    Thank you! I just got this game two days ago and I've been stuck on this for about an hour and a half. This was EXTREMELY helpful. The hint was really confusing because it said "look for an opening" but I didn't realize it meant don't counter until it tells you to. I was about to give up but this saved me.
  • BatMatt85 - November 7, 2013 1:02 a.m.

    I agree, he is rather hard but then again i just started playing but thanks for the advice i will see what happens

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