The Nameless God

The Nameless God
Health:

2,000

NG+7 10,400

Drops:

50,010 Gold

50,000 Salt

NG+7 410,640 Salt

The Nameless God's Ashes

Defences
Strike 0 Fire 500
Slash 180 Lightning 500
Poise 90 Poison 500
Block 100 Holy 500
Block Damage 100 Arcane 500
Block Magic 60    

The Nameless God is the endgame Boss in Salt and Sanctuary



The Lord of this island. Possesses incredible power over time and space, but is mortal, fallible, and forever cursed by insatiable greed. The candelabra he bears may indicate the thing he covets most: a candlelit spirit, unattainable to saltborn."

Location

  • The Still Palace: On the bottom right.
  • Coordinates: {X:62566.09 Y:46780.81}
  • Boss Flags: Defeating this boss grants access to the ENDINGS. / Merchant progress

 

Combat Information

  • Attack Types: Physical (Both slash and strike), Arcane.
  • Weak vs: Strike Damage
  • Strong vs: Elements
  • Has surprisingly low poise and can be interrupted by attacks.
    • In exchange, most of the attacks done by the boss cause either knockdown, knockback or knockup on hit.
  • You are forced into taking fall damage at the start (making it look like you kneel before The Nameless God), use a few red shards or a healing item to regain this after the fall.

Phase 1

  • Wrath - Does up to four slashes with its greatsword, depending of the range of the player.  All of these attacks can be rolled through, but always try to aim at the position of the player. Deals medium damage per hit and heavy stagger.  Fourth slash is always a leaping attack.
    • Before the third and fourth swing, the boss can make a slight pause, which can trick you into thinking he's done.
    • The player can opt to stay away from the range of the first three slashes, then get close and wait for the fourth slash to roll (or block) through the boss. This saves a lot of stamina and allows to capitalize on the opening.
    • If the players gets too far away when it's performing the combo, the boss may stop prematurely.

  • Contempt - Raises its leg and kicks forward, walking a few steps, then follows up with the four sword slashes if player is still in range. The kick deals medium-low damage, can be rolled through and has not tracking, but comes out very fast.
    • This attack deals purely strike damage.

  • Pride - Charges forward straight across the arena and swings his sword.  Covers extremely long distances, and has a hitbox for the whole duration. Has long recovery, deals medium damage, but comes out very fast.
    • This is the only attack of his arsenal that can be parried.
    • The player can opt to either roll into the boss, or block the attack. Blocking can provide a small oportunity window to hit the boss, while rolling into it allows the player to create some distance and use it to heal or buff.

  • Resentment - Charges forward straight across the arena, trying to grab the player. If it connects, it will proceed to punch them, sending them flying across the arena. The charge  covers extremely long distances, and has a hitbox for the whole duration.  Because this is a grab, it cannot be blocked. Has long recovery on whiff, deals medium damage, but comes out very fast.  Deals medium wounding.
    • The player will definitely need to roll through this attack. It seems to be used the most often when the player blocks frequently. 
    • There's a bug where if the nameless god grabs you when you're hugging a wall on the side of the arena, the player will clip inside the wall, leaving it unable to move.

  • Greed - Throws its sword into the air, which then teleports over your location and slams itself into the ground, creating a small shockwave in both sides of the landing point.  The sword then teleports back into the Nameless God's hand as he strikes the ground in front of him. Deals medium-low damage per hit, has long recovery.
    • All of the motions (sword throw, teleport slam, sword slash) of this move have a hitbox and can damage the player. When trying to roll, be mindful of your positioning.
    • Attempting to roll behind him (into the boss) once he's thrown his sword is advised, provided the player is not too far away when he does so. This will give the player an opportunity to get several hits in, buff, or heal.
    • The shockwaves' range is very short, but if they connect the player will be sent flying upwards. They also consume medium stamina on block.

  • Envy - Screams and raises into the air surrounded by white energy, then rapidly fires a succession of projectiles. These aim at your location and are fired in very short intervals, so the player must keep moving constantly to avoid it. Deals medium-low arcane damage per hit, but has severe stagger, potentially killing the player if the first projectile of the barrage hits them point-blank.
    • The shots can be blocked by a shield that has good Arcane defense (e.g. Silver Shield, Palatine Kite Shield, Ashen Effigy, etc), however if you don't have enough Stamina/Stagger Reduction to absorb them all you will still take damage. 
    • This attack cannot be spell reflected.
    • The player can cancel this attack by staggering the boss, however they must do so very early, because the projectiles start forming from the moment he starts to rise into the air.
    • To dodge the shots, get close to the Nameless God while he is charging up the attack, then walk away from him once most of them are in the air.  They'll all hit the floor where you were a moment ago. 
      • It is not suggested to roll at all, as the recovery will be long enough for the rest of shots to hit you
    • Another method for avoiding the projectiles involves the use of the Shadowflip Brand and the Dart Brand. This may be prefered to just running, if the player is too far away to dodge all the projectiles and will end touching one of the arena's walls.
      • Make sure the projectiles start to shoot at you when you're still in the ground. Then jump into the wall, shadowflip the wall, dart jump back into the wall, shadowflip again the wall, and finally dart-jump AGAIN. Most, if not all, of the bolts will hit the wall.
        • The last dart jump can be done either towards the boss (if the attack ends earlier), or back into the wall again (if the attack is still going).

Phase 2

  • When the boss finishes casting Envy, it will follow up with Pride.
    • As such, it's best advised to be ready to either shadowflip after the projectile barrage ends, or to roll through the sword dash attack.

Melee Strategy Video

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Player Notes

  • Boss Set: Overlord Set
  • Make with drops: Blade of Envy, Overlord's Bident
  • Is the only boss with unique battle music.
  • If the Nameless God is near one of the walls when he starts to create his projectiles, most of them will spawn inside the wall, rendering them harmless and despawning instantly.

 

 




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    • For my fellow dexterity builders. Using a well upgraded gun (Dragoon or Mosaic Culverin) at mid-range will melt him fast, and keep him from triggering most of his moveset.

      Just dart brand out of his magic arrows.

      • Anonymous

        Got face punched into the wall right at the beginning of the fight. Then he stayed by my side till he was sliced up. It was over after nearly 20 seconds. Sad first victory

        • Anonymous

          Cephalopounder in two hand with stone charm starrer him by two hits. Stagger this mother****ers to death. It realy can stop all his attack even Contempt

          • Anonymous

            Sad.. the last boss has 0 strike defense. with my 5 greathammer lv6 waaaaay 2 easy. But still a decent boss design.

            • Anonymous

              I thought he may have had another form after I beat him second attempt, but I've also heard stagger plus a heavy weapon are very OP in this game so maybe I would've had a different experience with a different one.

              • Anonymous

                Greathammer trivialize the fight, deals insane damage and easily stuns him.
                If you are afraid of the spell, get a good shield (iron rampart is op) on second loadout and just switch and block it, othewise it is a great time to dish out damage.
                Another big attack window is after he throws the sword he always follow with a slam attack, so just wait for the slam and then attack, even better if you rolled behind him, he won't turn so more time for damage.

                • Anonymous

                  On the first gameplay, Killed him in a first try with a greatsword VII, no shield and Titan Armor VII. Now i am in ng+ and he's the next boss. After the ***** of the lake (the hardest to me) im confident for this fight o/

                  • Anonymous

                    Thanks to the various comments here, I just beat this guy on my 3rd attempt. I used a Greathammer for offense with a Charm for increased attack power, a Shield with 100 Strike and 84 Stagger for defense, plus an Armor set that combined high stats for Strike and Stagger with reasonable weight. With this loadout, I was able to simply outrun his Lightning attack and block most of his other attacks. The Greathammer strong attack staggers him and can stop his attacks dead with the right timing.

                    • Anonymous

                      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
                      HE IS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY TOO EASY!!!!!!!!
                      MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!! MAKE HIM HARDER!!!!!

                      • Anonymous

                        Decently hard
                        My guess is that most people who found him easy were using those stunlock machines called heavy weapons, because otherwise he's a fun but challenging fight

                        On a note my weapon was the Headsman's Voulge

                        • Anonymous

                          At my first playthrough he wasn't there at all.
                          I went down in the palace and in the middle was a well and to the right was the cruzifix guy. No boss at all.

                          • Anonymous

                            Can't believe they (developer) left such a game-breaking and horrendous bug/glitch in this final boss battle.
                            The boss pushes or grab/throws you into the wall and you get stuck glitched in the wall !?
                            Complete garbage and massive let-down after what was otherwise a fantastic experience.

                            • Anonymous

                              The Nameless God got this attack where he charges at you, grabs you and then punches you right in the face, 's pretty annoying, BUT when he grabbed me in a corner and looked like he was about to punch me right through the wall he actually did. Got stuck there in mid air and beside his arcane missiles and overhead slashes all his attacks missed me. Don't worry though either with items or precise rolling/ mid air dashing you can easily get unstuck!
                              Pretty nice cheese if you ask me :)

                              • Anonymous

                                This guy is bull****. Lvl 99 with 69 magic, VII armor... Can't beat him. Half his moves are a 1HKO that you basically can't dodge, and even my dark swarm doesn't keep him stunned like all the comments keep saying. He creeps up to me by the time he's about half health and then it's all over. As soon as he gets too close I can't jump/roll far enough away to get clear before his 1HKO.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Only mage build that can beat this boss down in short-time fight is using dark reach or you can't even make his hp lower than half

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Best tactic I found was either wating for him to do the move where he throws the sword up in the air then wating for his afterswing and attacking or keeping distance and waiting near the walls for one of his charges so you can jump over him and attack. Was using Steel Centipede two hand (so next to no dmg) and could barely take a hit so it should work if you're struggling.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      First time I entered I had a glitch where I was grabbed and thrown inside the wall, to which he killed me. The boss arenas in this game have been more of an issue than the bosses themselves

                                      • Anonymous

                                        this boss is rediculously easy if you have dark swarm... just spam it and keep your distance, he has no chance whatsoever...

                                        • Anonymous

                                          When I read that the final boss has crappy Balance/Poise, I equipped the ring that increases stagger damage. The fight was disappointingly short.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Heh, I walljumped so high that the game thought i was no longer in a boss battle, then when i fell back in the arena the game did that introduction zoom again and i shat myself because i thought his health was going to be reset, thank this guy his health was still where i left it.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The first time, easy enough. NG+ though... Ugh. It’s not that dodging him is hard, it’s just that he often steamrolls past everything you throw at him and you can only *****slap him once or twice per move. Considering that he resist everything save Strike damage, chipping at him for, like, 12 straight minutes ain’t fun.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This is a great fight, but the balance is horrible. He dies in like 5 hits from the Trinity Scepter, but Dex builds (excluding ones with guns) and mages take forever to whittle him down. Really, 500 def for all elements and 180 for slash but ZERO for strike? Come on, strength builds are already overpowered. He should just be 100 across the board or something. He's the final boss for the Three's sake, there aren't even any cool lore reasons behind his resistances.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Maan, If the dev can just add 100 or more Strike Def and raise the poise. It feels underwhelming when using Trinity Scepter

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Probably my favorite fight in the game The other bosses just anoyed me, the have good design, but are boring af This battle was, for me, a real skill battle, not a "i do more damage than you" battle

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Thank you, Jaws of Death. Not sure if you are strike or slash, but you worked well. A bit of Holy butter added. I pressed Y a lot.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        It's possible to get stuck in the wall where the door exiting the room is if he grabs you very close to it. He attempts to throw you across the room, but he's already in the corner, so he throws you int he wall, getting you stuck. Only a few of his sword swings can hit you here as far as I could tell, and if you manage to kill him the door opening dislodges you.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Can confirm, Dark Swarm spam will stunlock him to death. It won't do fantastic damage to him per cast because of his arcane resist though, so using the Crystalmoat and Burning Sky rings are crucial towards maintaining that non-stop spam.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Who knew a god was easily crushed by a big rock on a stick, pretty much five hits with the bonecrusher and 40+ strength.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              If you jump at the wall, and then wall-jump off the wall and dart-jump back towards the wall until you run out of dart jumps, you will exit and re-enter the boss room, causing the camera to zoom in on the Nameless God and the music to restart. However, his health will not change.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Used Dark Coil with the wand together with lightning pod for extra stagger if needed, because dark coil did sometimes (very rarely) failed to stagger him. Took some time, but killed without getting hit once. Wondering how it'd go in NG+ lol

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  For a final boss, this was like taking candy from a baby... Ripped him apart with scarfrichter or w.e. Fantastic game and theme, just wish it was more punishing.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    if u have light armor and no shield prepare for complete bs, he attacks super fast with high damage and his only weakness is stagger. If you have a greatsword hes a piece of cake and a stone charm greatly helps, otherwise artificial difficulty

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      So this dude pretty much wanted everything from kingdoms, societies and even immortality for himself?

                                                                      The Nameless King is Stingy from LazyTown confirmed?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        For mages players , all u need to do is jump and spam ur spells to lock animation (air dash if necessary for keeping distance and escape)..i find this boss along with the tree of men the easiest.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          For people on NG+, this might be quite the challenge to beat. Half a salvo of energy orbs is enough to kill anyone, no matter the armor/resistances. So in fact, on NG+, this boss is a dps race: you have to kill him before he throws an unavoidable energy bolt attack, or before you mess up trying to dodge one.

                                                                          The key to this fight as a melee character is to dodge WHILE maximizing your dps output. Dodging forever won't save you, because it (most probably) won't be forever. Learn the boss patterns, bait him into a charge, then 2-3 hit combo him into a STAGGER. The stagger is the KEY to maximize the dps.

                                                                          Try to find your sweet spot, but as a 2h scythe/spear/polearm user, my supersafe 3 hit combo into stagger was normal-uppercut-normal attack pattern. 90% of the time the boss will stagger in 2 hits, 10% with the last normal attack. DO NOT USE A PLUNGING ATTACK as 3d hit; the boss will bash your face if you do (animation frames are A LOT more than a normal attack and you won't be able to dodge the incoming kick to your face).

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I was a 2 hander. Basically put on all your + damage gear and when you attack, just JUMP. When he kicks or charges, just jump. no dodging or blocking needed.

                                                                            ITs laughably easy if you just remember to JUMP to doge or attack.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I also beat him 1st try. But the story is a whole 'nother in NG+ with my Tachi build. Can't get him below 50% xD

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                - Tachi
                                                                                - Roll dodging for days
                                                                                - HYAH HYAH UUUUUUUURRRRGGHH
                                                                                - Suspensful dramatic music
                                                                                - Wall jumping dodges

                                                                                This fight is anime as *****.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  For mages with no dark magic, try static geist. This lovely lil' thunder fairy will stagger him in a few zaps, giving you enough time to burn his ass with dragonfire. I found this after dying to him like 15 times...

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    NG+ , I literally shoot him to death with my Mosaic Pistol (from Coveted Boss) + 7 and full poison ammo. I dodged his attack, shoot 3 times (confirm stagger) and repeat. Overall this final boss is not hard. Witch of the Lake in NG+ is much more difficult than him.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      A 2h Tachi with stone charm will stagger in 3 hits and hit fast enough to chain staggers. Can easily do massive chunks of health by waiting for an opening, then chain staggering untill you are almost out of stamina and backing oiut to recuperate.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        first try this guy was wreking me, made me eat 8 out of my 9 food, i hit him 2 times in that whole eat. then deicded id try the wall jumping/ dash then dropping attack on him. he dosnt have any reaction to it. just baited him towards a wall, he atks and misses cuz im 15 feet in the air and drop attack. killed him with 0 food left and did 7/8ths of his hp of damage with only 1 food left. idk i feel bad for kinda cheezing it but my "covetated" greataxe was just too *****ing slow to hit him, or keep him stunlocked.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          NEVER EVER WORSHIP HIM!!!!! SLAY THIS MAN ONCE AND FOR ALL AND FEAST HIM!!!! HIS PARTS ARE ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            i hate this boss non blocking moves are annoying like his grab dash :/ i need to work on dodge rolling i been using shields there are really big handicaps in this game but there so fun to use when you get the timing right and smash your shield into them to get that special (b) press atk

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              No joke, I literally stun-locked him with Trinity Sceptre, and I was dealing, like, 1/8 of his health with every hit.

                                                                                              • if you are a warrior with 2 handed weapon remember this, this boss has a really bad poise and you can easily stun lock him with the stagger charm and a strong weapon, keep dodging until your stamina is full again, then go back on him

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  i beat him in the second try with a chitin obelisk VII and the impen charm. i expected something more difficult

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    most people reading this probably knew already, but i only just realised it & figured I put it here for anyone who may not have thought of it yet.when entering the Nameless God's arena, use a healing item immediately before making the drop - the heals are over time, so you'll fall, take the damage & have it back in a second. This way you wont need to spend a second or two healing up (and being vulnerable) inside the arena during the fight.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      If you climb either wall of the arena high enough (by doing wall jumps and air dashes), you get out of the boss zone long enough so that wen you fall back, it replays the opening sequence and restart the music. Useless, but funny.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Ahh youth, i said uhuh i don't need those 30k i just wanna finish the game and then farm at NG+. So i died to him, of course, because i didn't know his patterns. What really took my 30k was my over eagerness to immediately jump towards the boss. Which resulted in my salt being lost because i fell too hard. The area in itself is confusing me, it's upside down, and i keep thinking i need to go reverse logic it messes with my brain. The Area is the hardest for me, the boss was cake walk compared to me dying so many times because i wanted to kill the boss faster. I'm a heavy mage, heavy armored, rolls like a demon's souls toon, but i did it. I killed him with a staff rather than my sword. I had to practice first with light armor to know his patterns, but inevitably i mastered him that even with heavy i can roll away without ring assistance/

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I had a Mage build with pretty much everything on magic like 80 magic and I fought him with saira staff +6 and the fire ball. Beat him on the first time. I thought the queen of smiles was by far harder than him.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            This fight is almost trivial spamming Dark Coil in NG+ using a mage build. Saira's Staff +7...magic 50. Use the ring that reduces focus loss. Literally SPAM the spell until out of stamina, drink phials, repeat. Take a TON of hits but EVERY hit staggars/interrupts him, save the very first hit. Easy fight just keep filling focus. Start the fight with Clarity if in Fire and Sky. Don't get hit...you'll likely for since DARK COIL applies a defensive debuff.

                                                                                                            • I've finally killed him. If you wield a 2h weapon, just go naked (or almost naked) to move as fast as possible. If you're fast, memorize your moves and keep your distance, he should go down.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Beat him with a flintlock pistol +7.You can wait his combos out then spam up to three shots, even more if xou stagger.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  OK, just beat him for the first time after around 45 minutes. I swear to god he lodged me in a wall with the grab attack every other fight against him. I eventually almost beat him normally when he stuck me in a wall, leaving me helpless to swap out my shield and then proceeding to smash my paraplegic face in with his ***** off sword. I eventually killed him through this glitch, which then made me even more angry since I'd worked so hard to kill him legitimately.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Casting Guardian Blade and putting the stone charm for extra stagger on your weapon makes it a lot easier to interrupt his attacks. With a Tainted Ranseur it usually took 1-2 stabs from my main weapon and a hit from the guardian blade to stagger him at any time (including while he charges projectiles).

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      If he grabs you next to a wall he will "put you in the wall" kind of at his head height. A few of his melee attacks can hit you still and it seemed like button response was not good but you can melee him from there if he's next to you. If he puts you in the right side wall I had the experience that his magic attack won't hit you (not true in left side wall).

                                                                                                                      • Silver Shield VII does miracles on him :D You can block every his atack, except grab dash. Add fast stamina regeneration (warhorn, ring, etc.) and patience and he become fairly easy ;)

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          For those struggling with NG+ (as I was!), since he's really stepped up the second time around.Equip rings that get your Endurance, Slash Resist, Damage and Rolling Speed up. Go without Shield, two-hand your main weapon.Learn his moves, always wait for him to attack first. When he lunges to grab you, roll through him.When he summons the energy projectiles, run away, and use the wall to jump-dart higher up and avoid them.Since he has low poise, you can usually combo at least 3 shots and stagger him when he misses you.I got him with almost no potions left, with half my total life wounded out, when I started concentrating on avoiding him, then getting some shots in. Holy damage seems to help. GOOD LUCK!

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            I beat him in my first encounter with just 10 hits. Was expecting more from a final boss. I think I got lucky since he didn't use the projectile attack at all.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              I had a real hard time avoiding the projectile attacks (NG++ specifically), I'd die with the slightest hit and it'd blow through my stamina while blocking. My strategy became to run to the wall, and once they started shooting climbing the wall with Dart + Walljumps. He would often charge after and you can get a few good hits in after landing behind him. Also interesting to note you can jump high enough to "leave the area" and cause the intro to play again when you land. I couldn't manage to actually exit the arena though, and while the name card and zoom in happens again he would often attack during it and sucker punch me as I got my bearings again. His health doesn't reset however, so you could conceivably use this as a quick breather

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Use the Silver Shield. It blocks his attacks + his projectiles almost completely. You then only have to roll through his charges to avoid the grab. The best time to attack him is right after the hit that follows his swordthrow.

                                                                                                                                • This happened 2 times in a row to me:Boss used the grab attack, where he grabs you while charging and the throws you.At the same time I was blocking with a Tower Shield and was positioned towards the left wall.Boss proceded to grab me through the block and threw me into the wall. I was stuck inside the wall and the darkness effect was gone.Boss continued to fight me. I could hit him, he could hit me, but I couldn't move.

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