Successor of the Ribcage
Location Cathedral of the Sacred Blood Health
Phase 1: 20,000
Phase 2: 25,200
Reward/s 22.400 Haze Elemental Resistance Fire -25%
Physical Resistance Phase 1
Weakness - Phase 1
- Phase 2
Immune - Phase 1 & 2
Successor of the Ribcage 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.
Successor of the Ribcage Location
- Cathedral of the Sacred Blood
- This boss is not optional.
Successor of the Ribcage Rewards
- Rewards Blood Codes: Queen's Ribcage (Exit the Memory)
- OR Isis (Restore Aurora)
- Rewards 22.400 Haze
Successor of the Ribcage Strategies
For phase 1 of this fight you need to sprint in and use the columns on the left or right as cover as you make your way quickly to the boss. Hammer it a few times, and when it does its AoE, run immediately to the opposite end of the room and repeat. If you are slow, use the pillars for cover, but you want to stay on top of the boss as much as you can, avoiding it's AoE attacks that spawn under you.
In phase 2 things get more difficult, but the strategy is roughly the same. Sprint down the right or left side using the columns for cover, never stopping until you are on the boss. Keep striking the boss over and over until it teleports and then get back to it asap, avoiding the AoE. It'll have a damage shield after it ports, so you'll need to smash your way through it via repeated attacks.
While sticking to it like glue, try to stay behind it to avoid strikes from its arms, and keep moving when lightning appears under you. If you strafe left or right without stopping you can avoid it without dodging. Additionally, avoid the blood AoE that gets cast under you periodically by dodging, and keep swinging.
The key is recognizing when she is about to teleport and heading to the opposite end immediately. If you can stay on top of her the whole time, the fight becomes drastically easier.
If you defeat the boss you will see the writing "Greater Lost Dispersed" upon the screen.
Attacks & Counters
|Arc Beam: You will see electricity and a violet mist glowing on her hands. She will cast a beam and move it in front of her in the shape of an arc from left to right.||Use the columns to hide and wait until the attack finishes. The go in and attack her.|
|Ichor Bomb: You will see Ichor gathering on her hands. She will cast an ichor bomb underneath your feet dealing damage.||When you see the ichor circle forming below you, roll in any direction to avoid damage.|
|Two Hit Attack: You will see electricity in her hands, and then she will strike forward two times in rapid succession.||Try to roll forward and place yourself behind her. Attack her until she starts a new attack.|
|Teleport: You will see fire on her hands. She will cast a big AoE explosion at her location and teleport to the other side of the room.||When you notice she is about to teleport start running towards the other side of the room and wait for her.|
|Frost Bolts: You will see ice gathering on her hands. She will then cast a barrage of Ice shards forward.||Try to hide behind the column. If you can't, roll forward to avoid the attack.|
|Thunder Storm: You will see electricity and a violet mist on her hands, and she will put all of them in front of her face. She will then cast a spell and Electrical storms will appear at your location dealing damage.||Just keep moving so the storms won't damage you. Once the storms are over, run to her to deal some damage|
|Phase 2 (She can still perform all the abilities from Phase 1)|
|Fire Beam: She will raise her arms and cast a fire beam in an arc in front of her.||Run and hide behind the column.|
|Teleport: You will see fire on her hands. She will cast a big AoE explosion at her location and teleport to the other side of the room. When she appears on the other side, she will have a shield that you have to break before dealing damage.||When you notice she is about to teleport start running towards the other side of the room and wait for her.|
Successor of the Ribcage Lore
The Successor of the Ribcage, also known by her original name Aurora Valentino, is a Successor: an extremely powerful Revenant that is fused to a massive Vestige called a Relic, which used to be part of the Queen, in order to prevent the Queen's resurrection. However, the Queen's desire to live slowly corrupts every Successor, causing their bodies and minds to twist and become an extremely powerful Lost, requiring the original Successor to be killed and the Relic to be put in another Successor. This happens periodically.
Aurora Valentino holds the Queen's Ribcage, making her the Successor of the Ribcage: using its power, she created the Cathedral of the Sacred Blood from the Thorns of Judgment in order to protect the Source as well as to keep the other Successors separated and safe.
Even as she frenzied, she refused to forget one thing: she was there to protect the Source, and so became its guardian.
As the Successor of the Ribcage, Aurora takes the form of a massive female body laying on its back, with six arms, gold jewellery and skin that appears to be made from black stone. From the front of the torso forwards, she has the head and torso of a white-furred wolf, facing forwards where the rest of her body faces upwards. Should the player choose to restore her memories using the collected Isis Vestiges, Aurora will remain in this form and continue to protect the Cathedral of the Sacred Blood, since the player was able to calm the Queen's Ribcage and restore the Successor's sense of self, thus making her able to control it. Aurora grants the player her Blood Code, Isis, in return. However, if the player either has not collected all of the Isis Vestiges or simply chooses not to restore Aurora's memories, the player will absorb the Relic themselves, granting them the Queen's Ribcage Blood Code, and Aurora will turn to ash.
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Successor of the Ribcage Notes & Trivia
The Successor of the Ribcage's Japanese voice actor, and, by extension, Aurora Valentino's Japanese voice actor, is Arisa Sakuraba, best known for voicing Riju in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. No information can be found on their English voice actor.