Barbed Terror

Race Iskal
Location Corsus
Weakness Eyes and neck
Reward Barbed Sinew

Barbed Terror is a Boss in Remnant: From the Ashes added with the Swamps Of Corsus DLC (You don't require the DLC to fight him, it was added with the free patch that came out with the DLC). Bosses are special Enemies that are uniquely named and must be defeated to progress the game and to acquire special items and gear.


Barbed Terror Location

  • Location: Corsus, Needle Lair > Throne of Barbs
  • This boss is semi-optional. (Depending on map generation this dungeon & associated boss fight may not need to be traversed to continue.)



Barbed Terror Rewards





Barbed Terror Strategies

Video Strategies

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Strategy Writeup

The barbed terror is a unique boss in terms of mechanics as it won't spawn any kind of minion. This fight is 100% mechanics and that is compensated by the small battleground and high damage attacks.

Make sure to focus his eyes to deal critical damage. He will raise his arms to summon spikes that come out from the walls, you will be able to know where they are coming from because the glow before coming out. Attack him until the spikes are near, dodge on the opposite direction of the spikes and keep attacking. He will occasionally use his arm to perform an attack from above or form the sides, use your dodge to prevent the damage.

After you deal enough damage he will be staggered, you can use the opportunity to inflict more damage or to pick up some ammo near the wall.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1

Spikes From The Wall: He will summon spikes from the wall that move forward covering all the battlefield. These can come from either left or right wall, and fire towards the middle of the arena. They can also appear and fan outwards from the throne he sits upon.

Watch the glowing on the wall to anticipate the spikes. Wait until they are close and dodge in the opposite direction to prevent the damage.
Vertical Slice: He will use his arm to attack you from above. Wait until his arm is close and doge either left or right.
Side Slice: He will use his arm to attack you from the right side, covering the entire arena in his swipe. This motion always moves from the right side of the battlefield to the left, as his "Blade" arm is on his left (your right). Dodge left or right to avoid the damage.
Throne Sweep: He will dig his blade arm into the ground on the left side of his throne and sweep it across the front very quickly to the right side. This only occurs if you're right up against his throne underneath him. This only affects a small area in front of the throne and not the rest of the room. Dodge backwards. Avoid staying too close to him.



Barbed Terror Lore

Lore notes, information on folklore, etc go here

Lore theories should be clearly marked as such.


Barbed Terror Notes & Trivia

The Barbed Terror is the boss version of the Barbstalker enemy. The Barbed Terror is significantly larger and bluer in hue, suggesting that as the barbstalkers grow larger, they can change color.



Barbed Terror Image Gallery

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Remnant: From the Ashes Bosses
Ancient Construct  ♦  Blink Thief  ♦  Brabus  ♦  Brudvaak, the Rider and Vargr, the Warg  ♦  Canker  ♦  Claviger  ♦  Dream Eater  ♦  Dreamer  ♦  Erfor, the Jackal  ♦  Gorefist  ♦  Harsgaard  ♦  Harsgaard, Root Harbinger  ♦  Ikro, the Ice Conjurer  ♦  Iskal Queen (Boss)  ♦  Ixillis  ♦  Maul  ♦  Nightmare  ♦  Obryk, the Shield Warden  ♦  Onslaught  ♦  Raze  ♦  Reanimator  ♦  Root Horror  ♦  Scald and Sear  ♦  Scourge  ♦  Sear and Scald  ♦  Shade and Shatter  ♦  Shroud  ♦  Singe  ♦  Stormcaller  ♦  The Ent  ♦  The Harrow  ♦  The Mangler  ♦  The Ravager  ♦  The Risen  ♦  The Root Mother  ♦  The Thrall  ♦  The Unclean One  ♦  The Warden  ♦  Tian, the Assassin  ♦  Totem Father  ♦  Undying King


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    • Anonymous

      12 Jul 2021 10:22  

      Hunter's Set and an Assault Rifle with the Veil of the Black Tear weapon mod makes this dude pretty easy. You can take the Cultist set if you can't deal with bursts of needing to actually dodge, but it WILL make the fight longer/harder. I also recommend taking a side arm with the Mender's Aura and the Burden of the Reckless ring so you can stay alive more easily.

      • Anonymous

        14 Mar 2021 07:43  

        The game bugged out and there were no barbs launching at me. Pretty relieving having to only deal with his verticle strike from the distance.

        • Anonymous

          18 Sep 2020 13:31  

          was one of the more difficult bosses for me, later I realized that weakspot is really huge, that ring that ads weakspot dmg should be helpful

          • Anonymous

            16 Sep 2020 04:05  

            most annoying and stupid boss i´ve encountered, especcialy in Nightmare mode ist just a stupid dodge fight. made me uninstall the whole **** game which has no endcontent except stupid annoying onehits.

            • Anonymous

              15 Sep 2020 17:36  

              no usefull tips for Nightmare mode. just guys who tell you they did it in 2 minuts with just Standing in front of him. lol. thanks Gl hf in normal. >:(

              • Anonymous

                07 Sep 2020 06:16  

                good boss fight, learn the mechanics and attacks. not getting swarmed by ****ing ads like the rest of them crappy ones.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Aug 2020 21:53  

                  Iconic fight for me, and it's pretty fun, but I do hate how corrosion was integrated into the fight, meaning that any hit from his barbs basically kill you in 2 hits with corrosion which is so scary on Survival mode.

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Aug 2020 21:37  

                    Shotgun and hunting pistol, wildfire shot and hot shot, stand literally 5-6 meter in front of him and just spam shots while you avoid his melee and the front spikes which are easy enough to see coming.

                    This fight is a lot of fun, done in 1 - 2 minutes.

                    Very enjoyable, and easy once you know his mechanics.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Aug 2020 10:01  

                      Used normal cross bow (lvl 19) with the Veil of The Black Tear mod, used single shot hunting postol with the fire grenade mod. Then wore the full Slayer set for increased damage per shot after a reload. Then had amulet and rings on that boosted critical damage. Both bow and pistol crit hits were doing anywhere between 1500-2300 dmg. Fight didnt take long at all and by the time it was over I only ran out of ammo on bow. Pistol still had like 6 or 7 rounds left.

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Jun 2020 14:09  

                        Lazy excuse of a DLC boss. Ive fought this garbage 3 times. It seems like he generates in each map, with specific amount of functionality. Sometimes he's a brain dead waffle. Sometimes he's an r1 spamming herpes simplex virus. Its Scald and Sear all over again.

                        • Anonymous

                          05 May 2020 21:41  

                          Crossbow bolts to the face on range = about 1500-2000 damage per shot. Mmmmm yes this is lovely. Also one of the easier bosses in the game too but has a large HP pool.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 May 2020 18:29  

                            There's a spot right in front of him, not too close, but just in front of the pool of acid or whatever it is. If you stand there, most of his spikes can't hit you except for the frontal spikes, and you can tap spacebar without holding WASD to dodge in place. Downed him ezpz after I figured that out.

                            • Anonymous

                              03 May 2020 02:48  

                              Veil of the Black Tear is the mvp weapon mod for this fight. 100% invalidates him spamming his spikes all day and you only have to dodge his claw attack.

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