Warhammer 40K: Darktide Crusher

How to Defeat the Daemonhost in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

This ain't no ordinary monstrosity.

UPDATE: The Daemonhost can now appear randomly outside of Power Supply interruption missions. The same rules as below will still apply.

Original Article: Warhammer 40K: Darktide unleashed its new Power Supply interruption event recently, bringing the Power Matrix map into total darkness and giving the Torch special action for some rifles a proper use. This makes the map quite challenging, though Fatshark believes that’s simply not enough. Along with it, an exclusive enemy to the modifier has been introduced. Here is how to defeat the Daemonhost in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

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How to Kill or Avoid the Daemonhost in Darktide

You will have first noticed this new enemy in one of two places. The first is, of course, in the new Power Supply interruption where the enemy shows itself several times. The other place is through a hidden achievement in Darktide, which asks you to (achievement spoiler) kill the Daemonhost. There are a lot of things you’ll need to consider before taking on this challenge, if you want to take it on that is.

The first, and possibly biggest one, is that you don’t have to take on the Daemonhost at all. The new enemy works incredibly similarly to the Witch in Left 4 Dead in that it can be avoided with careful positioning and movement. You can tell a Daemonhost is nearby by her whispers, combined with the large area surrounding her with a white glow. If you can, avoiding this area and fighting anything else will be a much safer play. It’s even safer when you consider multiple Daemonhosts can spawn in a level.

If you are going to take on this challenge, you’re going to need all the team coordination you can get. The Daemonhost has extremely fast attacks that can melt whoever they’re targeting. They also are Unyielding, meaning the majority of stagger abilities and weapons in the game won’t work on it. If the Daemonhost manages to knock you or your teammate down, it will lift them into the air and, after a few seconds, will instantly incapacitate them and force you to rescue them. After a short time longer, they will disappear once again.

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With this in mind, we suggest either you or one of your teammates run the Ogryn with the Battle Maul and Slab Shield. Using the Defensive Stance, the Ogryn can block all frontal damage from the Daemonhost and give their team time to unload on the foe. If this isn’t an option, that job falls to the Zealot’s ability to dodge the Daemonhost and simply hope for the best. Otherwise, Veterans and Psykers will need to cover their frontline players and unload as much possible damage into the Daemonhost as possible.

With a lot of coordination and covering fire, the Daemonhost should eventually fall and you’ll have the hidden achievement, bringing you one step closer to 100% completion of the game. It might seem challenging, though it still isn’t the most difficult achievement/penance you can get in Darktide.


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