How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus

Edit Article Shadow of the Colossus is an action adventure fantasy game developed for PlayStation 2. The game centers around the main character Wander who, in order to save someone's life, must defeat a number of giant creatures known as colossi. The fourth colossus Wander must defeat, Phaedra, is a large horse-like beast that can be found grazing an area filled with vegetation.

Locating the Fourth Colossus

  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus

    Head outside the shrine and press X to call Agro.Press ∆ once Agro is near to mount her.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Take out your sword by pressing O.Look around the area until the light reflecting off the sword centralizes on a particular area on the southwest part of the map, or quadrant G5.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Head toward the mountains.You'll see that there are two branching paths, take the one on the left and continue along this path until you come out of a canyon.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Turn right and continue climbing down the path.After a while, you will reach a grassy area.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Keep going forward past the small tunnel system.A cut scene will play, after which you will fight Phaedra.

Defeating the Fourth Colossus

  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Dismount Agro.Immediately run toward the tunnel system you saw on your way to Phaedra's lair. It's a large mound of dirt with 3 holes (caves) that serve as entryways.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Stand on top a cave.Do this until Phaedra comes over to stamp on you - hide inside one before he can.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Wait for Phaedra to climb on top of your cave.He will start stomping on the ground. You'll notice tremors and dust falling from the ceiling of the tunnels.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Exit the tunnel through one of the other entryways.Do not exit the one you climbed through as the colossus will be waiting for you there.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Wait for Phaedra to lower its body and peer inside the entry you first went through.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Run toward Phaedra as soon as it lowers its body.When it does this, you'll see that there's a part of Phaedra's tail that you can climb on.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Jump onto Phaedra's tail.Climb up its back and continue moving toward the neck.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Charge your sword and stab at the Phaedra's first weak point.This should be at the midsection of its neck.
    • Be careful that you don't waste too much stamina or you'll fall.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Stab the first weak point around 2 to 3 times.Phaedra will eventually lower its head, and the real weak point will appear.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Climb your way up to Phaedra's head.This will lead you to the main weak point.
  • How to Locate and Beat the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
    Charge your sword.Continue stabbing the weak point until the colossus dies.

Tips

  • While running toward the tunnels, be sure to fire arrows at Phaedra to get its attention; this is done so it will follow you and not wander off or attack Agro instead.
  • Be extra careful with your stamina and don't fall off since it's such a pain to get on top of this colossus.
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