Dead Island 2 is a thrilling action-adventure game where players must survive in a zombie-infested open world. One of the exciting features of the game is the boss fights, which provide players with a challenge to test their skills. However, Alesis Hernandez, the Spider boss, is one of the bosses players must face and unfortunately he isn’t a boss that provides much of a challenge at all.
This boss is a fat, bloated zombie that spits poison at the player and has some close-range melee attacks. In this guide, we’ll provide you with tips and tactics on how to take down Alesis Hernandez in Dead Island 2 easily.
Dead Island 2: Alesis Hernandes Boss Fight
Firstly, before going into the battle, ensure that you have the best weapons available, especially the sharp melee ones. In addition, pipe bombs are highly effective against Alesis Hernandez, and it’s wise to keep some handy.
During the fight, it’s crucial to keep close to the boss as much as possible because it seems this strategy breaks the AI. Alesis Hernandez’s primary attack is spitting poison, which is lethal but being close to him will limit his attacks, making it easier to take him down as long as you are relentlessly attacking him. Here’s a video example of how ineffective his attacks become at close range:
While fighting Alesis Hernandez, aim for his head with your sharp melee weapons. Headshots will deal maximum damage and will be highly effective against him. Aim for his head as soon as he exposes it during the attack, as it’s the best opportunity to inflict maximum damage.
When Alesis Hernandez grabs you, don’t panic, as breaking free from his grip is easy. You’ll have an opening to attack him once he releases you, giving you a chance to deal some damage. So it isn’t a bad idea to let him grab you.
Lastly, use pipe bombs to your advantage. These can be highly effective against Alesis Hernandez, as they deal massive damage in a short time. You can throw a pipe bomb at him when he’s in close range, which can take him down quickly.
Defeating Alesis Hernandez in Dead Island 2 is relatively easy. Keep close to him, target his head with sharp melee weapons, let him grab you, and use pipe bombs to deal massive damage. With these tactics, you should be able to take down Alesis Hernandez and complete the “Michael Anders And The Holy Grail” Objective with ease.
Lastly, if you’re wondering what would be the best character to play against Alesis then two things you need to know; 1: you can change your character at this stage of the game so whatever you picked will have to work, 2: it doesn’t matter which character you choose in Dead Island 2 because the skill card system gives you the freedom to customize your character. Still, if you want to get an answer, I’d say play Dani as she is the most aggressive playable character in the game.