Hellfire Knight is a Boss in Code Vein. Bosses are special Enemies that feature their own arena, a large and prominent health bar, and a variety of unique moves and abilities. You will need to choose the appropriate Blood Code, Gifts, Weapons, Blood Veil, and Companion in order to defeat these formidable foes.
Hellfire Knight Location
- Hellfire Knight DLC (Depths: Fiery Oblivion) - In order to get this Depths Map, you must have the Hellfire Knight DLC, and you must have defeated Juzo Mido. The map can be found under the stairs just past the room you fight him in.
- This boss is optional
Hellfire Knight Rewards
- See the Hellfire Knight page for list of Rewards
Hellfire Knight Notes & Tips
- Stamina management is key to this fight.
- Contrary to expectations, he is weak to lightning damage, not ice.
- While vulnerable to Inhibit, it seems to do little to impede his ability to cast fire magic, if at all. More testing is required.
Hellfire Knight Strategies
The strategy for this fight is to move in and bait his 2 hit swipe combo. Roll through this (you want to have a Normal weight or better for this) and then attack once or twice and then roll into him when he tail swipes. Attack until he jumps away and then repeat this process. If he ever rears up, dodge through him and attack.
If he jumps into the air, dodge it at the last second and use an attack skill or spell here, as you have about 1 or 2 seconds before he gets up. If he casts fire under you, move directly left or right, but not forward or backward and watch for the jump attack. It can be hard to see through the fire, but be prepared to dodge immediately if you see any motion from him.
When he gets to half health he'll rear up and do an AoE. Back away and make sure you're not standing in a random fire puddle. Then move in and repeat the strategy from Phase 1, watching for the same AoE he just did when he gets to about 30% and 10% HP.
He will do 3 new attacks in Phase 2. First he'll cast a fire puddle on the ground that follows you sometimes, be sure to dodge it and watch the jump slam attack after he casts it, as it usually follows immediately. Just move away from him and run out the 10 seconds or so this puddle lasts.
Second, he'll rear up and pull out two swords and move lightning fast forward in a flurry. Dodge into him and hug his right leg for some easy damage and a good opportunity to heal.
Third, he'll do a lunge attack at you from time to time if you're far from him that slides him in a straight line towards you. It's easy to read once you've seen it once or twice. Just dodge out of the way left or right and then attack him after. Be careful not to dodge too early!
Hellfire Knight Lore
Hellfire Knight is arguably implied to be a Hannibal from the God Eater series, sharing an almost identical moveset and body; however, nowhere in the game is there anything mentioning this or even hinting towards this being the actual case, outside of the fact it use the same assets as a Hannibal.
Lore notes, information on folklore, etc go here
Lore theories should be clearly marked as such.