How to unlock the Executor - Risk of Rain Returns guide
The Enforcer is a slow but solid and powerful character who uses his shield to control hordes of enemies and keep them at bay. He's pretty hard to master in single-player, but he works wonders in multiplayer. Here's how to unlock the Enforcer in Risk of Rain Returns.
To unlock the Executioner, you'll need to kill the 3 bosses that may appear in the first level of the game. Of course, you don't have to kill all three bosses in the same game. The bosses are as follows: Magma Worm, le Vagabond Errant and the Colossus.
You'll naturally come across these bosses as you play through the game, but here's a little help just in case.
To make the boss of a level appear, you first need to find the Teleporter. By activating it, one of these three bosses will appear to prevent you from escaping. It's bound to be one of the three bosses you need to kill to unlock The Executioner.
Beat the Magma Worm
The Magma Worm is probably the most impressive of the three bosses, given its size and speed. It's less dangerous than it looks, however, as it doesn't do any contact damage. In fact, the Magma Worm can only do damage when it leaves the ground if, and only if, you have both feet on the ground at the time. So all you have to do is jump or roll to avoid taking any damage. It can then damage you with its mouth as it falls. So it's best to jump when the worm leaves the ground and use its escape skill when it returns.
The location from which the worm will emerge is indicated by a small area on the ground and an upward arrow. Avoid this area and prepare your shots to hit it as it emerges from the ground. Save your jump or evasion skill for when it lands on you.
Beat the Wandering Vagabond
The Wandering Vagabond is another flying boss. It's slower than the Magma Worm, but tougher and more powerful. It too doesn't do contact damage, so you can hit it or run into it without too much trouble.
His attack consists of throwing explosive bubbles at you. The bubbles pop out of his body, hover in the air and then fly towards you to explode. The areas targeted by the bubbles are indicated by small white circles. You can actually touch the bubbles without risk. As long as you're not inside these circles when the bubbles explode, you won't suffer any damage.
The best way to kill it is to find a wide, flat area and move from left to right and back again with each new burst of bubbles.
Beat the Colossus
The Colossus is the slowest but most powerful and resilient of the bosses on the first level. He only has one attack, but it's a formidable one that can kill you in 2 or 3 hits. He'll try to crush you with his foot if you get too close to him. This attack is faster and has more reach than you might think, as a simple jump can't always avoid the damage.
The Colossus will regularly clap his hands. This movement does no damage to the players, but is actually used to summon small golems as reinforcements. If the Colossus is an elite version, it can summon enemies other than golems.
As you can see, it's best to stay away from the Colossus and kill it from a distance, if possible. Little by little, you'll get to know the timing of his attacks and be able to fight him body to body if necessary, but killing him from a distance is almost always the best option.