Nikolai is one of the many alpha bosses in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, and can be found in Act 3, following the Gates of Fury mission from the main campaign.
This boss is rather simple to tackle, but he carries a lot of health, and you can expect many enemies getting in the way. Here’s our step-by-step guide, along with everything you need to know before embarking on this fight.
Types of Attacks
- Slow sword attack that covers a small arch
- Short and swift sword attack upfront
- Nikolai lifts its sword to the air and summons enemies
Loot is completely randomized, but there are at least some Epic gear items in yellow color guaranteed.
As you notice, Nikolai isn’t a boss that cares much for a wide selection of attacks during his encounter. Instead, he will always be chasing you in a slow to medium pace, striking whenever one of the two gets too close to each other.
The problem comes with three factors. He has a ton of health, there’s a reactor in the middle of the arena that shoots electricity orbs constantly, and enemies are abound almost at all times. The best approach is to endure as much as possible, focusing on powerful enemies such as big demons or enemies carrying rail guns first, and attacking Nikolai whenever you can afford to.
The fight will increasingly get harder, as more enemies will appear and the reactor won’t stop launching those electricity orbs. You can do one or two quick attacks to the boss and then focus on other enemies and that would be okay, as long as it’s constant since you don’t want to be in that situation for too long. Other than that, there’s no other big challenge involved.