Yoruhime-Maru is the third and currently final boss and feels like an epic raid boss from an MMO game! An absolute blast of a boss to finish a run with.
Yoruhime-Maru Boss Fight Guide
The arena is made up of an old boat dock with 3 giant guns mounted near the entrance.
a) The point of phase 1 is to destroy all the cannons of the ship while they’re constantly shooting ghost skull type bullets at you. When a cannon is destroyed it’ll fire of 1 last volley of ghost skulls.
b) Once you’ve destroyed about half the cannons a big water shield will cover the ship making it immune to damage. During this time the ship will stop firing ghost skulls at you but instead will fire a straight horizontal line of exploding cannonball volley every 5 ish seconds or so. A big enemy with a rapid fire water gun (the same type you’ve encountered during the normal stages of world 3) will spawn and killing it drops a cannonball that you have to pick up using your interraction key (default F) and put inside the middle turret back at the entrance of the arena to destroy the water shield. The key to not getting killed here is to keep moving up and down, towards and away from the ship, to avoid getting caught in the volley it shoots. Eating a volley can be lethal! Once you’ve broken the shield it’s rinse and repeat the same thing from section a).
c) Do the same thing as in section a) killing the cannons, but this time there will be poison orbs floating around the arena that will emit a poison field. You can either ignore or kill them. Ignoring them makes it harder to get the next cannonball so I’d advice clearing one side before you destroy the final cannon.
d) Once all cannons are destroyed you’ll repeat the same thing from section b) but with an added minion to kill besides the big guy who drops another cannonball. The poison orbs will stop spawning during this section so it’s advice to clear them all out while you can. Once you’ve fired off the 2nd cannonball a cutscene will play and phase 2 starts.
a) The boss will now be inside a giant head that repeatedly shoots fire balls at you. Keep shooting the head while either avoiding the cannonballs, or better yet, shooting them out of the air like the 2nd boss’ poison balls. Knowing you can shoot down the fire balls makes this part of the fight insanely easy. Once enough damage has been done a third and final water shield will appear.
b) Do the exact same thing like in section b) from phase 1, but this time more minions will spawn AND the straight line volley the boss shot during that phase will now change into a random pattern, making it alot harder to avoid. Just keep an eye out on the ground for the circles and dodge out of them ASAP!
c) Once you’ve fire off the final cannonball it’s a straight shot to victory. Keep firing at the head and clearing out the fire balls he shoots and you should be good to go!