Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents or Abyss Herald or Herald is a boss in Genshin Impact. He looks like those villains who have superpowers in anime. Herald is a part of the Abyss Order, who is capable of manipulating abyssal energy. He has the title of “Presager of the Abyss”. In this article, we will be looking at all the features, and how to defeat him.
General Info On Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents
Herald or Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents, as we will call him in this article, is an ok boss to fight against in Genshin. You will have to face him 3 times, so prepare for it. Now, you will encounter him three times during the Archon Quest, We Will Be Reunited. In the quest, you will have to fight him twice in the Abyss domain, and once in the Boreas Area in Wolvendom.
Appearance-wise, he is a good-looking monster. He is a humanoid and can propel attacks toward you. He looks kind of like Zero from Code Geass, now coming to think of it.
Learn more about the Archive here.
Tips On Defeating Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents
Dodge His Attacks
Dodge his attacks as much as possible. Dodging is important, as some of his attacks will increase the CD of your character if they are currently on a cooldown.
Freeze Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents
Even though Herald might possess Hydro element, he can be frozen and made immobile. So, you will need a Hydro character, like Barbara, and a cyro character like Ganyu to do this combo attack.
Using Cryo Or Electro Attacks On Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents
Attacks of cryo and electro will help you in breaking Herald’s shield. He will be able to make a shield from the second time you fight him. This shield appears when his HP goes below a certain level. So, a cyro or electro character will break his shield faster.
Attack Patterns Of Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents
3 Hit Combo
As the name might suggest, in this attack Herald comes with a 3 hit melee attack. If hit, this attack can do a lot of damage. So to dodge, move back or avoid it by going to a side.
In this attack, Herald spins vertically, unleashing an attack. When you see him extending both his swords, dodge to either the right or left.
This attack involves Herald throwing a quick and ranged slash aimed at you. It can be dodged easily by moving to any one of the sides.
In this attack, similar to the previous one, he launches consecutive slashes towards you. Do note that each attack can knock you down. So, as before, dodge by moving to either one of the sides.
Cross Slash Shockwave
In this attack, Herald crosses his swords and sends out a crossed attack towards you. Move to one side to avoid, also make sure that you are clear of his clash.
If you see Herald wildly waving his swords around, the next attack will be the Sword Flurry. Try dodging by moving to either side, constantly moving will help you. Make sure to avoid, as the attack can knock you down and deal a lot of damage.
In this attack, Herald changes into a wheel, and charges at you. Dodge this attack by moving to a side.
Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents or Abyss Herald is a good boss. He is well-made, and brings me memories of Lelouch, from Code Geass. Granted, you will have to fight him multiple times, but it will be worth it. Happy Gaming!
Also Read: Cryo Hypostasis Boss Guide – Genshin Impact