Lies of P: How to Defeat Nameless Puppet (True Final Boss)

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The Nameless Puppet is the True Final Boss of Lies of P. This optional boss encounter can only occur if you fulfill certain requirements during your journey through the game. Despite being humanoid, the Nameless Puppet is one of the toughest bosses in the game. Read our guide for the best strategy to defeat the Nameless Puppet in Lies of P.

How to Unlock Nameless Puppet Boss Fight in Lies of P (True Final Boss)

Like all the puppets, you must tell the Truth at all possible opportunities (excluding the Lie you’re forced to make at Hotel Krat) to unlock the Nameless Puppet boss fight. When given the chance to kill Sophia, spare her, and then refuse Geppetto’s order to give him your heart. This will result in Geppetto summoning the True Final Boss of Lies of P.

This path pretty much sets you on the “Free from the Puppet String” ending and can earn a respective achievement. Lies of P features multiple endings, and since fighting the True Final Boss can completely beavoided,d this counts as one of the optional boss fights in our book.

How to Beat Nameless Puppet in Lies of P (True Final Boss)

Aggressive attacks will be the best strategy to beat the Nameless Puppet. Because of its ability to heal itself, leaving it alone to wait for an opening can be a bad idea. A good balance between aggression and well timed blocks is the key to victory.

The Nameless Puppet starts off like any other bosses; however, this one has the ability to heal itself much like you do. The True Final Boss has two phases. The first phase has it use its large scissors it carries to make wide telegraphed swings. Once it enters the second phase, it can break off its scissors into two blades for faster more unpredictable attacks.

On the first phase, the Nameless Puppet has some telegraphed attacks. However, they have such a good range and radius that dodging will be challenging. You’re better off with blocks against its attacks before resuming your attacks against it. If you need to retreat to heal, just beware of its ability to dash closer to you.

The first phase isn’t challenging and you’ll make do by fighting as usual. However its wide swing combos are the most difficult aspect to get past. It also has an unblockable attack that it’ll use occasionally.

Nameless Puppet Phase 2 - Lies of P

The Nameless Puppet’s second phase will begin after you fully deplete its health for the first time. A cutscene will occur where it’ll power up and the scissors its carrying is now glowing red. Its health will fully be restored and it is now more aggressive.

The first few seconds of the second phase usually has the Nameless Puppet using a combo attack that involves tearing the scissor in half and dual wielding it for a flurry of deadly slashes. On the bright side, its close-ranged attacks aren’t as wide as they were in the first phase meaning dodging is more valid now.

With the scissors in half, the Nameless Puppet will charge forward to do combos, so watch its footing. If it jumps back, it’ll slice in the air for a beam attack. It will also jump into the air before descending and spinning with its blades. The problem here is that the boss is so aggressive that you won’t see many windows to attack yourself. It does leave a small window after its combos, so you’ll have to be close to take advantage.

Just keep pushing forward until the Nameless Puppet’s health is depleted. After that, you’ll get one last cutscene before the game ends. And that’s how to beat the Nameless Puppet in Lies of P.