Savior, otherwise known as Silver Gigas, is an enormous golem
thing animated by Sanctus and powered by the souls of Nero and
Kyrie. I guess his master plan amounts to this:
Hellgates and invite demons to run amok in Fortuna.
a Savior figure in Sparda's image to rescue the
people of Fortuna from your demonic invasion in
order to renew their faith.
This fight is pure
chaos and lasts the entirety
of mission 18. You basically have to hop from
platform to platform while shooting at Savior
and dodging his various attacks. Oh, and there's
also Angelos attacking you from time to time. You
can pretty much ignore them. Attacking stone does
no good, so the objective here is to destroy all nine
blue crystals on the giant's body.
will try to punch the platform you're on, then swat you like
as fly. Dodge both attacks, and on the second, hop onto the back his
hand and run up his arm to destroy the crystals there. One is on his
wrist, the other closer to his shoulder. This is one of the few chances
you could attack the crystals directly, so slash away! He'll try to wipe
off his arm, so jump over that too, and even when you've shattered these
two crystals, you have this opportunity to shoot at him from close
the platforms has a blue dial that you can slash to activate a cannon
that knocks out the Savior. Use it! When he collapses in the rubble,
to him using jumping seals and slash at the exposed crystals. There's
routes you could take to get to different parts of his body, so mix it
When you've destroyed
enough of the crystals, a formal (and full =/) health bar will
appear on the bottom of the screen and you'll be able to attack
the Savior without pesky Angelos buzzing around. The strategy
here is... still pretty much the same. Keep on jumping, keep on
shooting, and attack directly every chance you get.
You won't have access to
a handy cannon this time, so you'll have to pelt him with Ebony
& Ivory for the range you need to hit Savior. This will take
a while. You could also switch to Swordmaster style and hit him
with Drive. It misses a lot more than it hits, but when
it does hit, it does damage a lot faster than guns. Occasionally
you'll get lucky and Savior will dip down and slowly rise right
next to your platform. Devil Trigger and slash his crystal when
it comes into view. When enough damage is dealt, he'll collapse
again and you'll be dropped in front of a bounce seal. Use it!
Get close to Savior and attack his exposed crystal (preferably
in Devil Trigger).
Punch: Savior will wind up and punch his fist into your
platform. Jump/roll away.
Slap: Savior will slap his hand into your platform. Dodge
it, then quickly jump onto it and run up his hand for closer
Kick: Savior raises his lag high overhead and slams it
into your platform. Jump/roll away.
Roundhouse Kick: After an elaborate wind up, Savior
sweeps his leg across your platform. Jump/roll away.
Blue Blast: Savior sweeps his arm in front of him and
materializes a line of electrified blue spheres and fly at
Dante. Stand your ground and SHOOT THEM! Shooting them turns
them into white orbs that replenish your Devil Trigger gauge!
Yellow Blast: Savior gathers his hands in front of him
and starts to form yellow energy balls. These come in groups of
four and are bad news, so jump/roll away from them.
Death Ray of Dooom: The sky turns dark and Savior curls
up in preparation to unleash one of the deadliest, and most
avoidable, attack in the game! He'll shoot a highly concentrated
laser that will slowly traverse across the platforms. Don't get
caught in it! It HURTS!! ...A LOT!!!
know I say to jump or roll away from his attacks, but frankly,
it's a lot easier, and a lot safer to run onto a nearby jumping
seal and propel yourself to the next platform. This is
especially useful in avoiding the Death Ray of Dooom:
keep leaping as far away from it as you can and don't look
back!! Just pay attention and don't miss out on the white orbs
from the Blue Blast. Not only will Devil Trigger empower
your gunfire, but it will also regenerate your hit points!
Consider them the gift of green orbs. If you drag the fight out
too long, the Savior's hits will start to break some of the
jumping seals, and you'll develop a new respect for the mighty Death
Ray of Dooom when you're stuck on a platform with nowhere to
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