Mastering the Tower: Tips and Strategies for Conquering the Intense Marcus & Faleris Boss Battle in Palworld

Completing a playthrough of Palworld involves defeating all five tower bosses, with Marcus and Faleris being the fourth formidable duo you'll encounter. This battle is particularly challenging and not recommended for beginners, requiring strategic preparation and effective execution.

In the allotted 10-minute battle timeframe, dealing approximately 150,000 damage is essential for victory, demanding thorough preparation. Here are crucial tips to help you navigate the Marcus & Faleris encounter successfully:

Marcus & Faleris: Preparation

Mastering the Tower: Tips and Strategies for Conquering the Intense Marcus & Faleris Boss Battle in Palworld 1

Pals

Begin by focusing on Faleris, Marcus's employed Pal. Faleris is a Fire-type Pal, making it advantageous to bring Water-type Pals into the battle. Consider the following Pals for a strategic advantage:

  1. Suzaku Aqua
  2. Jormuntide
  3. Penking

Additionally, include Kelpsea in your team; its Partner Skill enhances all Water attacks, significantly boosting the overall offensive power.

Equipment

Mastering the Tower: Tips and Strategies for Conquering the Intense Marcus & Faleris Boss Battle in Palworld 2

To face this boss effectively, ensure your character is at least level 46. While a lower level is manageable with skill, having a higher level offers advantages. Assuming you've unlocked most game items by level 46, bring the following items into battle:

  1. Assault Rifle: With a high fire rate, it's ideal for hitting flying Pals. Ensure you have at least 800–1000 bullets.
  2. Hyper Shield: A crucial shield for boss battles and general exploration.
  3. Heat Resistant Refined Metal Armor: This sturdy armor protects against environmental hazards and provides damage absorption in the boss fight.
  4. Refined Metal Helm: Essential head protection, offering the best available option.
  5. Attack Pendant: Although challenging to find, this item significantly increases the damage you deal and proves valuable in battle.

Marcus & Faleris Boss Fight

Mastering the Tower: Tips and Strategies for Conquering the Intense Marcus & Faleris Boss Battle in Palworld 3

As previously mentioned, dealing around 150,000 damage within the 10-minute limit is crucial for success. Adopt a quick and decisive approach, considering the following tips:

  1. Dodge: Prioritize your player character's safety by utilizing dodging to evade Faleris's potent attacks, minimizing the risk of swift defeat.
  2. Use the environment: While the arena may lack structures, some can be utilized strategically. Columns provide excellent defense against enemy attacks; take cover behind them when dodging isn't feasible.
  3. Hit the weak point: Focus your attacks on Marcus, the boss's vulnerable point, for maximum damage output.
  4. Protect your Pals: Employ your Pals both as weapons and shields, hiding them in a sphere to avoid damage during enemy attacks. Release them strategically to counter-attack.
  5. Concentrate: Maintain focus on the battlefield to react swiftly to enemy moves, safeguarding yourself and your Pals. Improved concentration enhances your survivability in the challenging encounter.