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In his initial form, Epigonos is essentially a mirror of Hyabusa. Approach him how you would the Regent of the Mask; dodge his attacks, then punish his whiffs. In his secondary form, he becomes much more powerful—he also has access to a variety of weapons, including the Eclipse Scythe and Dragon’s Claw.
As always, be ready to slide dodge whenever he starts glowing red, indicating an unblockable grab attack. His scythe has HUGE range, so stay clear of it when possible. Again, wait for him to attack and miss, then punish.
Master Ninja notes: Don’t bother trying to attack while he’s got his scythe out. That sucker is nasty. Wait for him to switch to the Dragon Sword or Dragon’s Claw.
Robot dinosaur part two. One hand shoots flames (slide dodge to avoid them) while the other emits electric fields when it slams into the ground. This thing also shoots missiles from its back, but those won’t be much threat so long as you stay close to its body. Attack its flamethrower hand a bunch of times while dodging its other attacks. It’ll get pissed and slam its other hand into the ground—once it’s temporarily disabled, cut that one a bunch of times, too. Repeat this until the boss transforms into its flying form.
This is a bit trickier. It drops a ton of bombs, whose landing areas are indicated by glowing circles. Don’t stand in those. Slide to dodge missile barrages, and shoot it with as many arrows as you safely can while avoiding projectiles. It’ll occasionally stop, open its mouth, and shoot lasers. Don’t bother trying to slide dodge, as the lasers are thinly spaced. Instead, just walk between them when the trajectory is shown.
Its final stage is a tank-like vehicle. Shoot arrows at the wheels until they’re destroyed (be sure to dodge the charge attack). When it opens its mouth to shoot lasers, move between the wheels and slide underneath the mech to activate the finishing prompt.
Master Ninja notes: This is a long battle, which sucks considering Ryu will die from just one or two attacks in nearly any of the boss’s forms. Be patient and anticipate its abilities.
Ugh, again? Same strategy as the last two times you’ve fought him. Dodge his attacks, punish with a few of your own, get out, repeat.
Master Ninja notes: Don’t suck.