How to unlock the Miner - Risk of Rain Returns guide
The Miner is a character forced to take risks to get the best performance in combat. Each blow to an enemy increases its heat and, once the maximum heat is reached, the Miner goes into a frenzy that makes him much more powerful. Here's how to unlock the Miner in Risk of Rain Returns.
To unlock the Miner, you'll need to kill a boss hidden in one of the lava levels.
It's a relatively difficult challenge because it's rather random. Not only does your 4th level have to be in the Magma Barracks, but you also have to come across a variant of the level where the hidden boss exists. But that's not all, as you'll also need items that give you enough resistance or healing to avoid dying in the lava.
The boss is hidden behind a lava tunnel that you have no choice but to walk through. This tunnel is usually at the far right of the zone. It's pretty easy to see if you know what you're looking for. We advise you to complete the teleporter's charge and kill all the surrounding enemies before venturing in, so as not to be disturbed.
The boss is none other than Funestombrean evolved lemur. Like other advanced lemurs, it's not very difficult to defeat, as long as you don't stand under its big mouth, otherwise you'll get a hell of a shower of flames. So move very quickly from one side of the platform to the other, passing him to make him spit his flames into the void. While he's spitting, he can't move, so it's the perfect time to do him some damage. If you're playing a melee character, attack him from behind instead.