Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – How to Kill Belranga (Mega Boss)

For this guide I will show you how to defeat and kill Belranga the Crystal Spider Mega Boss.
Personal information:
I spent tons of time to prep for this fight and I have replayed it 20-30 times only to lose when she gets down to 10% HP. I know how it is to fail, but I finally did it. And here is how I did.

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Preps

Pick your team. Must have:

  • Healer.
  • Tank.
  • Chipher with Disintegrate.

Good to have:

  • Mage with 15 arcane skill.
  • Ranged specialist.

I had:

  • Me: Mindstalker (Rogue/Chiper)
  • Eder: Fighter (tank)
  • Pallegina: (Fighter/Paladin)
  • Maia: Geomancer (Wizard/Ranger)
  • Vatnir: (Priest) 

I did want a pure chiper, but sadly I always multiclassed everyone that had chiper class during the main campaign.

Other Preps:

  • Shark Soup (resting bonuses) (immune to paralyze effect) – super important (basically impossible without it unless you play on cakewalk level. 
  • Nemnok (Pet) – more healing. But other lower recovery bonus pets is also good. 
  • General good items (you decide) (poison resistance and high armor class helps).
  • Max level (I had 3 on max, 2 on Level 19).

Items and Weapons:

Blunt damage weapons (clubs, morning star etc) in one slot, ranged in second slot. Try packing corrade damage abilities as these are the best. She has huge resistance to everything else. As you can’t get blunt damage on ranged weapons you will do way more damage in melee. But it has it cost.

Healing potions, healing scrolls, scroll of maelmstrom (if you have 15 arcane), Luminous Adra Potion (at least on your tank), resurrection scrolls and summoning items.

The Battle

So basically you eat a bunch of shark soup before battle and equip the correct item, scrolls, weapon etc. Sneak your way to the top and defeat the first spider nest without gaining any attention. Once it is done, rush over to her. Attack with the spider nest right beside her with your main tank, and destroy the other with the rest of your party. Damage one more nest to 10-20% health. Then help your tank destroying the nest he was working on. Have one companion defeat all the spiders around while you clear those nests.

Try moving around so she can’t engade you melee as most as possible, you need to kill a few spiders before you rush her, and now that you destroyed every nest on one side, they should all come from one direction. So go to that area with the rest of your squad (right or left depending where you started and defeat those spiders). Don’t destroy the nests but get them down to 10-20% if you can. Have a healer close to your tank so he don’t die while he running around and taunting Belranga. Once you have killed 90-100+ spiders, destroy the rest of the nest and engage her. Now be careful as she deals insane damage each attack. Have your priest focusing healing and remember to use your abilities. This is it.

When she is 75% or less she will use the “consume” ability, so keep that in mind. Few way to avoid it except keeping her at a distance and that is hard at the moment. This is also when the resurrection spells and Luminous Adra Potion get it’s play. Don’t have a melee fighter attack her with 2 or more injuries. That is like begging for a perma death.

Since you have killed 90-100+ spiders her attack is hard, but her defences are weak. Now use your Chiper to spam disintegrate so she loses tons of health. (should be 40-70% chance of hitting her) Keep doing it and she will drop hp relative fast. If you approch a time where you can’t survive anymore (around 5-30% health left normally), run away to a corner. Remember to keep spamming disintegrate when you can and keep attacking her with ranged spells and weapons. (scrolls work great here if you have anyone left)

Keep her at a distance with summoning spells or summoning items (now is the time to use it.) She wont be able to reach you in time and you should kill her before she eats the rest of you.

You might need a few tries to manage this fight, but this is a great way to defeat her without using any dirty tactics. You get tons of adra afterwards, some spider legs and a mediocre+ trinket. Not the greatest treassure, but now you defeated one of the (if not the actually) hardest emeny in the game. At least untill they add more mega bosses.

And I have heard there is one in the last patch.

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2 Comments

  1. Creator here. Don’t know if anyone is ever going to read it, but funny that my guide came up first after googling it.

    I replayed the game just recently and went fighting Belranga a second time with a different party. This time a bit more optimized and for once I have a pure chanter and play on the hardest difficulty level. (last I played on veteran)
    Still basically the same preparation.
    Party: me (rogue/chiper), Eder (fighter/rogue), Maia (ranger/rogue), pre-made 1 (wizard/rogue) pre-made 2 (chanter)

    Used summons to distract her all the time. I spread out all my characters and killing spiders + almost destroying nests, while my chanter summons dragon or ogres to keep Belranga busy. I keep my tank (Eder) close to her so when Belranga stuns my summons she goes after the tank and not my spider killers. Sometimes I use summons from items when Belranga is doing too much havoc on my tank and I escape to heal up with him with potions mostly or regen item +chanter buffs.

    After killing around 100-120 spiders I destroy the nests and start dealing damage to Belranga. I don’t really need scrolls (maelstrom) this time and disintegrate would be nice, but I like stunning and status her is more preferable to spend the chiper focus on. Maia deals solid 30-40% of her health with the red hand arquebus, the summons along with the dragon deal 20%, and my Mindstalker stuns and mostly do rest of the damage. Using escape everytime she target him. My wizard/rogue is a riposte character so he contribute litle in this fight beside being a meat shield. Also his spells are almost depleted after all the spider fights. Eder went down unconscious when I hit 120 spider killcount, and I did not feel to resurrect him as he contribute less to the kill and out of items and abilities.

    Belranga is now one of the easier mega bosses. I don’t think I will manage to beat any of the other other than maybe the Colossus. I don’t feel I have the correct squad for mega bosses. But I will try nevertheless. Sigilmaster is the hardest one and that will be a interesting take.

    I’m sad that Obsidian did not get the player base and sale they deserved with these excellent games, but if any Obsidian employees read this one day. At least you made my days multiple times. It’s a amazing game series and I love them. Stay safe all.

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