We’ll detail the move set, weaknesses and strategies that worked for us and will hopefully help you too. First up is none other than the boss with no doubt the most threatening name on this list: Oliver Collins.
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You’ll come across Oliver at the end of your journey through the City Underground when you manage to get back to the surface. You won’t be alone in this fight though as your new pal Louis, called the Stranger at this point, will be by your side.
As Oliver is the first boss you can expect that he’ll be on the tame side compared with other major bosses.
Oliver starts this fight with a warhammer and a few set moves:
- A slow vertical swing,
- An even slower overhead slam,
- A vertical swing leading into an overhead slam,
- And a charging leading into a jump and an overhead slam
His moves are strong but extremely slow, so timing dodges should be a piece of cake.
Around the halfway mark Oliver will double over and transform into a large Lost/Big Oliver. Be careful when this happens as an A.o.E blast couples with this transformation that will take off a decent amount of health if you’re too close.
We now enter the second half of this fight and while Oliver is now huge and more powerful, he’s just as slow.
Big Oliver has similar attacks but now has an additional A.o.E attack. His attacks now consist of;
- A triple overhead slam – each swing takes a while to bring down so dodging is easy enough,
- A double vertical swing leading into overhead slam – again these swings are slow so dodging shouldn’t be a problem
- A horizontal swing leading into an overhead slam where he turns 180° – if you’re hacking away at his back be careful to take note of this swing as it will catch you out if you aren’t paying attention,
- Big Oliver now has an A.o.E blast. He will hold his arm in the air bringing his hand into a fist producing a red glow which releases into a blast. This takes just a few seconds so you need to react quickly.
Oliver is easy enough to take down regardless of your combat choice. There should be no issue dodging his attacks as he is much slower than any of the Lost you’ll have fought against in the underground. If melee is your style it’s a simple case of dodge, get a few hits in, dodge back to get some distance, rinse and repeat.
Oliver is the best boss to test out any ranged strategies on. As he doesn’t have any sort of transportation type moves it’s easy enough to keep your distance and practice some long ranged attacks/magic. Louis will keep him busy as he is melee based, so Oliver should focus most of his attention on him while you get some practice in. If Oliver does divert his gaze to you, your character should be fast enough to put some distance between you both and you can carry on dishing out some ranged damage.
Congratulations, you have defeated your first, of many, Code Vein bosses. Onwards to boss number 2: The Butterfly of Delirium.