Uryks Necklace-of-Ears is slow, but they pack a punch. Thankfully, however, the roll in “Salt and Sacrifice” is forgiving enough that players don’t need frame-perfect timing. Players just need to dodge the second Uryks’ attacks are about to connect. Hold to Reset demonstrates the dodge mechanic perfectly. Additionally, when Uryks’ health is high, they don’t have a lot of attack variety. Uryks will only thrust their sword over their head, perform a jump attack, or stab the sword downwards. The best way to dodge all of these attacks is to roll straight through the boss. Then while the boss is recovering, get in one or two hits before preparing for his next attack.
However, once Uryks’ health gets below half, they become a more significant threat. They can perform a deadly three-hit combo that punishes players who try to attack after every roll. Additionally, their jump attack is now followed up by a quick turn and slash. Players will need to wait out the new combos before attacking the boss.
Because Uryks doesn’t have any range attacks, the best way to take them out is for players to use ranged weapons themselves. A bow or magic works wonders against the boss, but players will need to watch their ammo. After dodging their initial attacks, all players need to do is keep their distance from Uryks and start blasting. Then when Uryks gets close, dash behind them and run to the other side of the arena and repeat the process.
Although Uryks isn’t the hardest boss in the world, players shouldn’t be discouraged if they fail the first time, as the game has a wide scope of completion time and plenty of secrets to uncover.