Fighting against a fast enemy that has active camouflage can be quite a challenge, and that’s exactly the challenge that you will have to face when dealing with the Jega ‘Rdomnai boss fight. But fret not, because in this guide, we will be learning about the enemy, breaking down the fight, and giving some tips and tricks on how to defeat Jega ‘Rdomnai.
Who is Jega ‘Rdomnai?
Jega ‘Rdomnai is one of the most feared members of the Hand of Atriox and is Jiralhanae Escharum’s most respected soldier. Despite his prostheses, he’s still an agile and ruthless force to be reckoned with.
He uses his active camouflage to go invisible and gain an upper hand against his enemies. As for his weapons, he uses an elite bloodblade as his main weapon, and attached to his left arm prosthesis is also a bloodblade fashioned to look like a war axe. Because of this, he is limited to melee attacks, charging towards you while being cloaked.
What weapons are effective against Jega ‘Rdomnai?
Like with most enemies, Jega ‘Rdomnai has a shield to protect him from direct damage. Consider bringing plasma weapons like the Pulse Carbine or the Plasma Pistol to whittle down the shield first, followed by a constant hail of shots from the Needler or blast away with the M412 SPNKR once you find a good opening.
Since Jega ‘Rdomnai is limited to melee attacks, you want to get some good distance away from him. Using an upgraded Grappleshot can definitely help you get away and dodge his charges quickly. Consider getting the Voltaic upgrade to stun him so that you can get some good opening go on the offensive.
Another essential equipment to have is the Threat Sensor. Though Jega ‘Rdomnai does leave a silhouette even when cloaked, it is very faint and the environment that you’re fighting him in is quite dark. Save your eyes the effort and throw a Threat Sensor in the middle of the room for optimum coverage. For the upgrades, at least get the Seeker, Operative, or Clairvoyant perks to utilize the sensors better and more often.
To make the fight much easier, it’s recommended to prioritize the Plasma Grenade to break his shields quickly. Due to his invisibility skill, it may become a challenge to prevent Jega ‘Rdomnai from replenishing his shields, so giving him a constant serving of these grenades will help you avoid a potentially long fight.
In case your threat sensor is on cooldown, you can substitute by throwing a Spike Grenade. It’s not as efficient as the sensor in detecting him, but a ricocheting shrapnel may hit him, thus giving you his position for a split second.
Being able to carry and throw a Fusion Coil is a new feature that is added in Halo Infinite. There are two kinds of fusion coils available: the Shock fusion coil stuns enemies within the explosion radius, and the Blast fusion coil which works similarly to a grenade. There are a couple of fusion coils that you can pick up in the room that you’ll fight Jega ‘Rdomnai in and chucking one towards him will definitely help you take off chunks of shield and health in a matter of seconds.
Pro gamer move: Just before entering the room and investigating the hologram log (in the House of Reckoning, mission objective: Locate and Rescue the Pilot), there are a couple of blast fusion coils that are available. Pick one up and then investigate the hologram log. This will allow you to have a blast coil on hand that you can throw at Jega ‘Rdomnai as soon as the fight starts.
How to win the Jega ‘Rdomnai boss fight?
As soon as the cutscene ends, Jega ‘Rdomnai will go invisible and charge right at you. (Check out the pro gamer move above if you haven’t seen it yet)
Immediately throw a threat sensor to know where he’s at. His active camouflage just makes him invisible and not invincible, so continuously hitting him with projectiles will disrupt his cloaking and you can get a few more seconds of visibility.
Before he strikes, his cloaking also gets disrupted, so keep an eye out and it’s best to stick near walls to reduce the angles of attack. If you do find yourself trapped in a corner, use the grappleshot for a hasty repositioning.
Don’t forget to use the fusion coils laying around, especially the shock fusion coil. It has quite a forgiving blast radius and it can give you a couple of good seconds to sneak in some hits.
Once defeated, Jega ‘Rdomnai will drop his Elite Bloodblade, which you can pick up and equip as your own.