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Mass Effect: Andromeda – How to defeat the final boss in the heart of Meridian?

The final boss of the game is the Architect of the Remnant, summoned by the Archon. You have to fight this monster during the last major quest of the main storyline – Meridian: The Road Home. The battle takes place at the very end of said quest, that is, after you have reached the heart of Meridian.

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Before proceeding to further fights, read the information below:

The Remnant Architect in the final battle is slightly different from the Architects you encountered during colonization. The biggest change is the fact that you can’t win the battle the traditional way, i.e. focus on attacking the Architect. Instead, you need to focus on completing mission objectives (described at the back of this walkthrough).

Of course, the Architect cannot be completely ignored, as he regularly launches powerful attacks. Dodging them is incredibly important, especially if you’re playing on higher difficulty levels. You should be familiar with most of the Architect’s attacks from your early encounters with these monsters – he can primarily throw grenades, send out energy waves, and fire ranged weapons. Remember that the cover does not fully protect you from many of this boss’s attacks. The best course of action is to stay on the move and jump back or sideways when the boss signals it’s ready to unleash a powerful attack.

One of the Architect’s attacks in the final battle sends out energy waves that turn into an energy cage. Such an attack is shown in the image above. In this case, the key to success is to also notice the Architect’s willingness to use this attack and then move on to another location. Otherwise, the main character can not only take damage, but also end up in prison inside the cage. Attention – the cell disappears after a while, so stay away from it to avoid unnecessary damage.

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Fighting the Architect doesn’t force you to play defensively. At certain points, you will be notified of the opportunity to attack the boss. In such cases, attack his head (as in the picture above). Depleting a red energy level will cause the Architect to stop attacking for a while. This allows you to focus on the objectives of the mission and obviously the smaller enemies around you.

Don’t save ammo, powers, and skills as there are a lot of supply crates around. Often use boxes that restore health, because one powerful attack of the Architect or a massive attack of “normal” enemies can quickly kill the main character. Luckily, the game creates checkpoints after completing each main battle stage, so you don’t have to start over if you die.

At certain points in the battle, other allies may appear in the room. Use moments like this to recover or focus even more on achieving your current goal.

First phase

Stay nearby the relay and defend yourself - How to defeat the final boss in the heart of Meridian?  |  Boss fighting |  Walkthrough - Boss battles - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide

Stay close to the relay and defend yourself

The relay is in the western part of the room. Don’t rush to get to it, because first you have to destroy all Remnants in the area. As soon as you do this, the hacking process will begin, indicated by an indicator in the upper right corner of the screen. As with previous quests of this type, you must stay close to the console. Don’t forget about the Architect’s attacks and move quickly to other places when he fires at your current position. After the hack is over, interact with the relay to move on to the next stage of the battle.

Second phase

The second relay is located in the eastern part of the room, but you have to wade through the southern part to reach it - How to defeat the final boss in the heart of Meridian?  |  Boss fighting |  Walkthrough - Boss battles - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide

The second relay is on the east side of the room, but you need to go through the south side to get to it. In addition, you need to activate the console shown in the picture, which will allow you to jump over the blocks and get to the other side of the liquid liquid container (direct contact with this substance is highly undesirable).

You have to defend yourself while platforms are being raised - How to defeat the final boss in the heart of Meridian?  |  Boss fighting |  Walkthrough - Boss battles - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide

You must protect yourself while the platforms are rising

From now on, expect the strongest types of Remnants to attack you, so feel free to use the most powerful abilities and skills. Also, use cover. After reaching the southeast part of the room, you will have to defend yourself while waiting for the platforms to rise. As before, avoid attacks from regular Remnants as well as those from the Architect (or try to disable him by attacking his head).

Once the platforms are up, use them to head north and take cover on the next relay. Protect yourself until the relay is unlocked.

Third phase

The last relay - How to defeat the final boss in the heart of Meridian?  |  Boss fighting |  Walkthrough - Boss battles - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide

Last relay

The last relay is in the southern part of the room. To reach this, you must cross the area where you extended the platforms earlier. Get rid of any leftovers that are still active. The game will allow you to interact with this relay right now. This action will end the battle and the quest. It remains to play only the epilogue.

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