Crestfallen Warrior
crestfallen warrior

The Crestfallen Warrior is among the first NPC's encountered by the player. He sits in the Nexus in front of the Boletarian Palace archstone, and serves to introduce the player to the concept of Phantoms in the game, and to point the player to the nearby archstone. It can only be assumed that he is either a fellow hero in line with the player who went to Boletaria for an unspecified reason, or a former soldier of Boletaria trapped in the Nexus, like Stockpile Thomas and Blacksmith Ed. He is extremely cynical about the entire situation surrounding Boletaria, calling the acquisition of souls pointless and implying that the player is just a sap falling for the same trap as King Allant.

He eventually succumbs to his own apathy, slowly losing his mind as either a result of his losing the will to live (and, since he's already dead, that actually meaning something) or as a result of going too long without being attached to a body. Although how he turned into a soul is undetermined, it may have been due to his soul being weakened from him losing the will to live or by him staying separated from his body for too long.

Location

Tendency Events:

  • None

Special:

Stats

HP Souls Drop
849 490 Storied Soldier's Soul
Vitality Intelligence Endurance Strength Dexterity Magic Faith Luck
22 3 30 19 23 11 24 8

Equipment

Right Hand Left Hand Ring
Broad Sword +10 Soldier's Shield Cling Ring
Helmet Armor Gauntlets Leggings
Coat of Plate Plate Gauntlets Plate Leggings

Strategy:

This blue phantom is a tough adversary to take on with a new character fresh from the Tutorial: the key to this battle is bypassing the opponent's guard, as he'll remain mostly on the defense, waiting for an opportunity to strike back after one has emptied their stamina bar trying to break through the high stability of his shield.

Classes with a shield that can block 100% of Physical Damage, like Knight, Priest and Temple Knight, can employ the same strategy as his and simply hold their guard, until one of the Crestfallen Warrior's swings bounces off their shield, and quickly throw a single attack before going back to block.

In case, the Heater Shield can be bought from Blacksmith Boldwin.

Royalty and Magician can start the fight by chipping away at his healthbar from a safe distance with Spells.

The Wanderer and Soldier can make use of the Bleeding effect of their weapons by relentlessly attacking his shield with 2-handed swings until it procs, while conserving enough stamina to safely roll away.

It's important to note that his Broad Sword too inflicts Bleed.

Waiting for him to throw a full combo will create an opportunity to backstab him, but it requires losing the lock-on as he's about to land the thrust attack.

Although risky, a parry can deplete a major portion of his Vitality and Classes with weapons that have high Critical Damage, like the Dagger of the Thief or the Rapier of the Royalty, will benefit particularly from it.

The Dagger is also sold by Blacksmith Boldwin.

An easy exploit that all Classes can use is to lure the Crestfallen Warrior atop the Nexus and push him down for an instakill.

Dialogue

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Voiced by: Matt Morgan
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