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Engels is a Boss in Nier: Automata


A massive Goliath-class machine lifeform disguised as a building. The tremendous amounts of energy running through its body forces the unit to emit steam in order to stay cool. When attacking, the heat generated from its arms often causes them to become engulfed in flames. Thought to have been produced in limited numbers, multiple units were recently discovered at the abandoned factory-- though they were eventually destroyed by black-box reactions from 2B and 9S."



  • Engels is found in the Factory Recon and Goliath Take Down Quest within the Abandoned Factory Location.
  • Story Boss (not optional).




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Video Strategy


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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Factory Recon
             The only way to deal damage is to wait for him to smash the ground and get stuck. Other than that, keep shooting over and over.
Goliath Take Down
             It doesn't have any attack that you should be worried about. Keep shooting at him throughout the whole fight as it's the only way to damage him. Soon enough he'll smack you and send you flying and you should keep shooting. He can also use his Beam Attack so be careful and don't stay in the center of the screen.

Strategy 2 (Magic)

A detailed Strategy goes here. It should feature details on the build, level and recommended weapons and items as well as counters for specific attacks.




Engels has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??. In the second Phase, ??

First Phase
?? It has a clap attack. The Goliath tries to clap its buzzsaws together, smashing you in-between them. Dodging at the right moment (almost hitting you) will save you from any damage then you can attack it a couple times with your sword if you're fast enough.
?? It raises either of its arms and smashes it on you. It can raise either arm or even both at the same time. You'll see it coming because the arm catches fire before it starts coming down. It usually smashes several times in a row and finishes of with both arms together. You can easily dodge the single arms but when both of them are coming down, this is the attack you want to wait until the last second to dodge to avoid any damage.
?? Goliath goes down underwater and comes from below. Whenever you see it go down, start running towards the camera until you can no more. This allows you to safely stay out of its way.
?? Similar to his smashing attack, this time the attack is more powerful as it creates a shockwave when it hits the ground. Dodging it won't help due to the shockwave so you'll have to jump then dodge in mid-air. It'll get stuck on the ground so you have plenty of time to deal a ton of damage to it.
Second Phase
?? He shoots rockets from his back, which home in on you. They come in groups of five or six and are very easy to dodge (just move left or right) so do so while you keep shooting at him.
?? He has a Vertical Slash, which is easily predictable and now that you have higher mobility, it's something very easy to dodge.
?? Main Beam. He shoots a large red beam from its mouth/face and, just like with the Vertical Slash, it's very easy to dodge. You can see when he's going to use the attack because the plates on his face open up to let go of all the energy. Very neat.
?? Web Attack. A web-looking energy appears over the whole field and releases a powerful attack. Fly high enough to dodge this attack (use the dodge button to fly faster).
?? Horizontal Sweep. He sweeps across the screen with his arm trying to hit you. Fly low to get away from the attack.



Notes & Trivia

  • Named after the German philosopher Friedrich Engels. 





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    • Anonymous

      10 Jan 2019 10:12  

      I did 100% of this game but when I tried to finish the intro one last time just for fun before I say goodbye to this game, Engels hit and killed me with his horizontal sweep during the final battle when 2B is in the flight unit. How do we dodge/prevent/evade this attack since my dodge timing was not the issue.

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