How to Beat The First Boss
SIGILS: Head, Shoulder (Right), Back
GRAPPLE POINTS: Waist
ITEMS REQUIRED: None
Once you’ve interacted with the sigil, a cutscene will play as the mound of earth and rock reveals itself to be the first boss of the game, which I’ve nicknamed “The First”. When the cutscene finishes, you will be on the ground in front of it. There are multiple ways to get onto this boss, but first its reccommended you run around and explore the arena briefly before you fight it. There are two braziers on the ground that each have a piece of Cooked Meat skewered on spikes just next to them, its worth collecting these as they can refill your hunger and health meters later on, there are also two berry bushes that you can gather Berries from. Always keep your eye on the boss however, as it can use a Frost Breath ranged attack which will rapidly deplete your warmth meter.
You can climb onto the boss itself by grabbing onto the fur on its legs and climbing up to its waist, where there is a small area that you can stand in to regain your stamina, and also allows you to continue climbing up its back. Alternatively, you can run around behind the boss to find a grapple point on its waist, which you can use to skip the leg climb altogether. The best way to get up there however, is to find the partially-collapsed stone structures on the right side of the arena. You can climb up there or use a Grappling Hook to reach the top, where a sigil can be found and interacted with. Using this sigil causes the boss to be stunned for a generous amount of time, falling down and lowering its head below where you will be standing. As it does this, you can drop down onto its head and attack the sigil found there. You only need to do this twice, as this is the same sigil that you used to awaken the creature. If you drop down as soon as you can, you’ll be able to attack twice here and move onto the boss’ shoulders before it can retaliate.
The boss only has two other sigils, one on its right shoulder and one on its back. Both will need to be attacked three times before the boss will fall. The boss will start to shake in an attempt to throw you off after you have attacked one of its sigils, tap the [RMB] rapidly as it does this to avoid losing as much stamina as possible. Once it stops, attack a sigil as soon as you can, as it will only barely give you enough time to do so before trying to shake you off again. The sigil on its shoulder is on a fairly flat area, so you can press [F] to stop climbing and stand there to regain your stamina if it is running low, which you should try to do before attempting to attack the sigil on its back (if you came from its head and are moving down), as there is no such place to rest there. Alternatively, if you have climbed up from the ground, then try and regain your stamina on the flat of its shoulders before attack the sigil there to ensure you won’t get thrown off as the boss shakes.
Once you have attacked all three of the boss’ sigils three times each, the boss will fall and a cutscene will play, during which you will be taken to “The Temple”.