Current Mission - Defeat the Black Golem

Phase 1

The Black Knight is a beast; only his sideways swing is actually blockable so you’re recommended to keep your distance in this fight.

His attacks are numerous, an un-blockable overhead slice, an un-blockable shockwave (must be jumped), an un-blockable forward ‘blast’ which must be avoided to the side.

Simply put; he’s a strong piece of work. So keep distance and keep moving away and around which going for a few direct attacks when the Knight is in between attacks which, to be honest, is fairly often.

Damage the Knight enough and you can grab on and wrench part of his armor off with a button QTE, repeat this phase again to move on to phase 2. As with any enemy, don’t attack if he blocks, the Knight’s un-blockable retaliation is swift.

Phase 2

This phase plays out similar to before, except the Knight may summon black slime that can stun Gabriel for a short time by stabbing his sword into to ground.

There are three ways to deal with this, either run far away, let the slime grab you, and hit the circle QTE (twice will destroy the slime), simply avoid it and poke the boss, or use a well placed guillotine or heavy direct combo to splatter it.

You can time this when the knight slams the sword into the ground. There can only be two slimes on-screen at any one time. Damage till you can grab again, and perform another button QTE to rip more armor off.

Phase 3

Just like phase 2, but everything speeds up, and as long as you’ve got a rhythm down then this phase plays exactly the same as the prior phases so take off the last chunk of health, grab the boss, and conclude the fight.


Objective: Finish the level and defeat the Black Knight Golem without using Light Magic energy

Simply learn the Black Knights moves and you should be able to avoid taking damage, and therefore not need to use the leech like powers of light magic, allowing you to easily dispatch this challenge.


User profile pic
Welcome Guest

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Hack-n-slash
  • Guide Release
    8 August 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

Share this free guide:

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow takes place at the end of days. The Earth’s alliance with the Heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords Of Shadow - darkness reigns the world. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil roam free wreaking chaos and death upon the living.

Gabriel is a member of the Brotherhood Of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realises the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny - and hopefully salvation for the world… but at what cost? Thus, Gabriel must travel the destroyed world, defeating the evil tyrants in order to use their powers to bring balance back to the world. Armed with the versatile Combat Cross - the world’s last hope must encounter the three factions of the Lords Of Shadow and end their unholy rule.

  • How to beat every single enemy and conquer the main story campaign.
  • The easiest ways to win at every single trial.
  • The location of everycollectable item in the game!
  • Every boss fight made easy with our HD videos.
  • Tips for the hardest combat difficulty.
  • Easter Eggs and secrets.
  • Achievements and Trophies listed.
  • Both DLC missions covered in full!

Get a Gamer Guides Premium account: