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This article refers to Bosses in Shadow Fight 3. For other uses, see Bosses (disambiguation).


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Bosses are opponents with increased health, high damage, and unique abilities in Shadow Fight 3, which are fought at the end of each level. They often have some important roles in the plot. Some bosses have their own unique way of fighting, mainly in their special abilities and to some extent, their battle mechanics that are exclusive to each boss. In some cases, the players will need to change their playstyle and try new tactics in order to overcome certain abilities and mechanics of certain bosses. Boss fights require three rounds to be won instead of the usual two. Defeating them rewards the players with 5 gems, along with other rewards, with some boss fights guaranteeing one fixed card of up to Legendary rarity.

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Deng Rao is the first boss in Chapter I. He is the warlord of the Dynasty. Deng Rao destroyed the Bamboo Fort to break the truce between Legion and Dynasty. He later escapes to the Falcon's Gorge, but the player manages to catch up to him and then fights him. Deng Rao wields a Dadao called Dragon's Roar. He fights with the Dynasty fighting style.

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Gizmo is the second boss of Chapter I. He is a member of the Shadow Squad. It is a squad in the Legion that uses Shadow Energy in its missions. Gizmo initially appears as the trainer for the player, who is a new recruit of Shadow Squad. He is later fought as a boss in the middle of Chapter I. Gizmo is equipped with a Battle Sword. But he prefers to abandon it and fights bare-handed once the player gets stunned. He uses two exclusive unarmed abilities and fights with the Legion fighting style.

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Sarge is the third and last boss of Chapter I. He is the sergeant of the Shadow Squad. Sarge is trying to get the Shadow Sphere, which contains great power that he wants for himself.

Sarge wields twin hammers called Bonecrushers as his weapon, and he fights with the Legion fighting style. In the first round, Sarge forbids the use of any shadow ability. No one, including Sarge, is allowed to use Shadow form. After he loses once, Sarge ditches the rule and uses his Shadow form to prevent the player from winning, utilizing a permanent Shadow form. He also has an exclusive boss ability called Sarge's Walk, in which he can strengthen his armor to protect him from knock-back effects (although he can still take damage). Once he is close enough, he can also smash the player's stomach followed by a blow on top of their head.

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Itu is a main character and the first boss of Chapter II. He is the first Herald met in the game. Itu is fought after the player and June arrive in the Dynasty palace. Itu blames the player for what has happened to the Sphere and the Emperor.

Itu fights with the Heralds fighting style, and he wields Hermit Katana, a type of Iaido Katana as weapon. Iaido Katana is used in a unique manner, focused on making precise, deadly strikes. He utilizes two Shadow abilities, and an exclusive boss ability, which allows him to regenerate his health for about 5 seconds and deflect all attacks hit at the front while he is healing. This can be stopped with a Shadow Ability or an attack behind Itu.

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Xiang Tzu is the second boss of Chapter II. Xiang Tzu was a disciple of Galen and the best fighter of his school. Losing against the player caused him to leave Galen's school and join the Iron Beaks school. He is fought as a boss in the final of the Hundred School Tournament.

Xiang Tzu wields a type of glaive as his weapon and he fights with the Heralds fighting style, both of which he has not fully mastered. This causes him to constantly trip and fall when trying to pull a difficult combo, where he hits himself in the process.

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Kibo is the third and last boss of Chapter II. She is a childhood friend of June. According to June, Kibo was very obsessed in becoming a Herald. Kibo owns a Heralds school in the Dynasty capital called Iron Beaks school. She is also an agent of Three Arrows. She is fought at the conclusion of Chapter II.

Kibo wields a recolored Scalpel as her weapon and she fights with the Heralds fighting style. Kibo has an ability to dash forward when performing any attack. She also utilizes an exclusive shadow ability, in which she knocks the player up to the sky while continuously slashing them airborne, and then finally slamming the player to the ground.

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Bolo is an antagonist and the first boss in Chapter III. He is a member of Three Arrows. Bolo has performed many experiments, including but not limited to cloning himself, manipulating time, and experimenting with Shadow energy. He is fought after he reveals his plan to extend the Dome and trap common people in a time illusion.

Bolo wields a Naginata called Shadow Piercer as his weapon and he fights with Heralds fighting style. He can utilize an exclusive boss ability where he can create a vortex made of Shadow energy to the floor, which can trap the player if they step on it.

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Marcus is a main character and the second boss of Chapter III. Marcus is the general of Legion, who led an army that aimed to destroy the Heralds, the Dome, and the Shadow Sphere. He almost succeeds, before Bolo sends him to the timeless dimension, trapping him in an endless time loop. The player challenges Marcus to fight in order to escape the time glitch.

Marcus wields a Giant Sword called Old-Timer as his weapon and he fights with the Legion fighting style. Marcus is glitched in this fight, which causes him to blink and warp erratically in and out of existence when executing special moves, providing an extra degree of unpredictability and can cause his attacks to be faster than expected.

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Emperor is the third and last boss of Chapter III. He is a member of Three Arrows and he rules the Dynasty. Emperor was the keeper of the Shadow Sphere. Not only keeping it, Emperor sometimes used it, in an attempt to research the Sphere. Bolo helped him overcome the side effects by creating the Void room, which the Emperor used and he often spent times there releasing himself from the Sphere. Emperor is fought at the conclusion of Chapter III, after he gets possessed by a shadow beast. He fights with the Dynasty fighting style.

Emperor gains a Shadow monster form while being possessed. After transforming, the Shadow monster form will not wear off and the Emperor will stay in Shadow monster form for the rest of the fight. While in Shadow monster form, he utilizes an exclusive boss ability, in which he turns a part of his back into a tentacle. Emperor then extends it and attacks the player with series of devastating blows.

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Shadow Mind is fought as the first boss of Chapter IV. Depending on the decision the player made towards the conclusion of Chapter III, the Shadow Mind can possess either June, Marcus, or Itu. The intentions of each of them when possessed differ as well. Whoever is possessed by Shadow Mind, will have access to permanent shadow form throughout the entire fight.

Shadow Marcus will be fought if the player chose to Destroy The Sphere. He fights with the Legion fighting style and has an ability to stun the player with his sword with the effect of Rift for 2 seconds.

Shadow June will be fought if the player chose to Preserve The Sphere. She fights with the Dynasty fighting style and has an ability to snare the player to bow for 7 seconds, rendering them to be unable to move.

Shadow Itu will be fought if the player chose to Exploit The Sphere. He fights with the Heralds fighting style and has an ability to use his katana to make a wave of shadow blasts.

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Yukka is the second boss of Chapter IV. She is a member of the Insusceptibles, a rebel group formed after the rig explosion.

Yukka, along with a shadow-infused cat, Shade form a deadly combo as she can summon Shade overtime and apparently strike down towards the player. Yukka wields Deer Horns called Deerhorn Knives as a weapon and she fights with the Dynasty fighting style.

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Ling is the third and last boss of Chapter IV. He is the last shaman who lived at the forge and later found the Insusceptibles and became its leader.

Ling has many abilities like jumping onto his katana and hurling it forward and drinking a shadow potion which replenishes his shadow gauge and spitting it back, damaging those caught by the liquid in his Shadow form. Ling wields a katana called Shadowslayer as a weapon and he fights with the Heralds fighting style.

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Master Okada is the first boss in Chapter V. He is a master of shadow bots and former assistant of Bolo. After Bolo betrayed him, Okada bought Captain Phang's ship to escape.

As the master of shadow bots, Master Okada can control his shadow bots to help him in fight. He can summon them randomly to attack his opponent. Master Okada wields a kusarigama called Blood Reaper as a weapon and fights with the Heralds fighting style.

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Chief is the second boss of Chapter V. He is a corrupt tribal chieftain in the Shadow Island.

Chief wields Golden Crescents as a weapon and he fights with the Dynasty fighting style. He also has a unique boss ability to control the entire battlefield by pushing players far from him as he continues to summon waves of tangling roots and drops damaging vines to push back the player. He will stop if either player is defeated or Chief takes damage. He can also be stopped if the player cleverly goes back of him. In that case, he will stop continuing to use his ability.

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Angel is the third and last boss of Chapter V. It is the physical manifestation of Scourge, a type of shadow beast that infected Moira. When Moira left Shadow Island, the Scourge returned and manifested itself in the form of an angel.

Angel wields Arbitrator as weapon. It fights with the Legion fighting style and utilizes three shadow abilities, two of which are unique abilities.

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Xiang Tzu returns as the first boss of Chapter VI. After the events in the Hundred Schools Tournament, Xiang Tzu vowed to master all the fighting styles to defeat the player. His journey led him to the Legion prison through some unknown ways. Xiang Tzu's quest in learning all the known styles resulted in him vastly improved in both fighting skill and physical build. He managed to win five gladiator-styled prison fights, making him gain the respect of every Dynastian prisoners and donning the alias Xander.

The player faces Xiang Tzu once again when the party is trying to stop the prison riot. Xiang Tzu utilizes a mixed fighting style of Legion, Dynasty, and Heralds. He wields three types of weapons (One-handed sword, Staff, and a pair of Sai) at once, which he is capable of using skillfully. He does not utilize shadow bar anymore. Instead, Xiang Tzu has a rage bar, which fills up everytime he takes damage. Once the rage bar is fully charged, Xiang Tzu can enter Rage Mode, increasing his attack power and defense significantly. While in Rage Mode, Xiang Tzu will not lose his balance when attacked, and he cannot be knocked off his feet.

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Queen Iolanda is the second boss in Chapter VI. She is the Queen of Legion. However, Iolanda had violated the old Legion ways herself. She blamed the Elders and their old percepts, which according to her had caused their land to be vulnerable.

Bolo had upgraded Iolanda's body by installing many devices to her body, turning her into a doll-like being. These devices allow her to regenerate her health. She fights with the Heralds fighting style and she wields blue-colored Accusers as her weapons. Iolanda has a special ability where she can detach her limbs to extend her reach, which she will use after losing one round.

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Shadow Mind itself returns as the third and final boss in Chapter VI. After the player heard its story of Shadow, May, and The Three Arrows, Shadow Mind reveals the risk of Shadow's actions. He can help the player stopping Shadow, but the player must prove that they are worthy for its power by defeating it in battle.

Being a sentient made of pure shadow energy, Shadow Mind is invulnerable to physical attacks. In order to damage it, the player must enter shadow form. Attacks delivered while in shadow form (be it weapon attacks, unarmed hits, ranged weapons, or shadow abilities) are the only things that can damage it. Furthermore, dealing or receiving damage to/from Shadow Mind will quickly increase the player's shadow energy bar drastically. Shadow Mind utilizes a fighting style different from other opponents and bosses - its main offense are its shadow attacks. Shadow Mind can use at least 5 shadow abilities and 3 special abilities.

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Bolo is the first boss of Chapter VII, Part I. Unlike the previous Bolos the player had encountered, this Bolo is the real one. He had performed many time travels that resulted in many clones of him being formed.

Bolo fights the player as a way to test if the player is really Shadow's Descendant. He wields Nodachi as his weapon. It has the appearance of a large, oversized Scalpel and has roughly the same length as Giant Swords. Bolo can parry any attacks thrown by the player by enhancing his own reflexes, reverse back time in order to return his health to the full state, and stops everything around him.

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Gizmo is the last boss of Chapter VII, Part I. He has become a chief in the new Legion. Gizmo had been injected with shadow energy many times, resulting in him gaining powers and his mind to go mental. Gizmo fights the player to recall the good old days.

Gizmo wields a grey-colored Light Brim as his weapon, but he is still a fan of hand-to-hand combat. When he enters shadow form, he change his weapons into a pair of shadow shields attached on both arms, which he treats as if they were brass knuckles. Gizmo's fighting style when using the shields is the same style as the Legion unarmed style. Gizmo also has the ability to absorb the player's shadow form, damaging the player and making himself enter shadow form instantly.

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Jet returns as first boss of Chapter VII, Part II. She is a nomad, the remnants of Dynasty after Shadow destroyed it. The player has to fight her to stop her from attacking June.

Jet fights with Stream, a Composite Glaive which has extremely agile combos. She can create glass-like barriers she conjures with shadow energy to perform evasive manoeuvres and sneaky attacks to trick the player. With the barriers' help, Jet can side-stepping through the player to dodge their attack, use it as a medium to jump or hold herself onto to perform leap attacks, or make herself invisible.

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Shadow is the final boss of Shadow Fight 3. A living legend, he was once a respected hero, before he attacked the Dynasty and Heralds Dome, razing everything to the ground. Now, he has become an evil tyrant who is hated by everyone that suffered because of his deeds. Shadow aims to create the world where the late May is alive and well, by eliminating the current one and forming a new one on its ashes.

The final battle with Shadow can last up to seven rounds, in which the player is required to score four victories in order to be declared victorius. This fight is much different than any fights the player has fought, as it features many unique mechanics and cutscenes that takes place whenever the player won against Shadow in each phase.

In the first phase, Shadow fights by controlling a giant robot from the inside. The robot will not recoil from any non-shadow attacks. It has three main offensive abilities: it's hands, energy blades, and missile launchers. The robot can deal guaranteed critical hits with its hands and energy blades.

In the second phase, Shadow fights the player by himself. He utilizes a very deadly combat style, which is a mix of many moves combined into a number of long combos. Shadow also has a shield which protect his health from attacks. Any attacks he receive will reduce the shield instead.

In the third and final phase, Shadow fights in permanent shadow form, using his shadow powers he obtained after fusing with Shadow Mind. He can conjures many weapons to be used against the player, as well as make Shadow Mind emerges to shoot out a devastating shadow energy beam in a huge radius.

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The Emperor which possesed with the Shadow Beast returns as the first boss of June's Plane part 1.

The prince/ss and Phang return to the Palace, only to find the Emperor nowhere in sight. Instead, there is only a Herald named Itu, and a ferocious shadow beast there. Itu asks them to keep calm and defeat the beast, causing Phang to yell at him and accuse him of having done something to the Emperor. The Herald then responds by warning them that this shadow beast is the Emperor. This all happened because the Sphere started talking, it has awakened and caused all the shadow energies to go mad. Itu said they can defeat this shadow beast if they do not trust him.

Fight with Emperor bring same fighting style and abilities like in the previous fight, except he is in the Shadow Beast form throughout the entire fight and he can gains more attack damage for each hit he takes.

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The Mad Master or Xiang Tzu returns as the second boss in June's Plane part 1.

The prince/ss regains consciousness after get poisoned by a heralds priest. Phang manages to detains the priest and obtained an information from him that he had an appointment with The Mad Master. They need to find out the connection between the Mad Master and Heralds. After the prince/ss defeated all his students, the Mad Master finally shows himself. He knows they are from the Palace and instantly refuses them from being his students, as he does not like how the prince/ss looks. Phang then speaks to Xiang Tzu, telling him they meant no disrespect and they have walked a long way here. Xiang Tzu asks what Phang wants, as he does not want nobles in his school, it is bad for other students and he cares about this place. Phang convinces Xiang Tzu that his school has potential - mixed martial arts are the sweetest fruit of the Alliance, maybe the only sweet one. Xiang Tzu is still not interested, so Phang offers investments and more students, as well as someone who can watch his back from the Palace. Xiang Tzu then agrees, only if the prince/ss can beat him.

Fight with Xiang Tzu bring same fighting style and abilities like in the previous fight. The exception is being the fight rule.

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Deng Rao returns as the third and final boss in June's Plane part 1.

Deng Rao finally admits if he is indeed one of the Resistance leaders after Emperor confronts Marcus and his troops. Deng Rao has no regrets whatsoever, and he is disappointed that the Emperor sold the Dynasty to the Legionaries and sacrificed their science to please them. He is upset because the Emperor beheaded the Dynasty's shadow energy research and forbid it, taking away this treasure of their nation to fill up his own buddies' pocket. Deng Rao also claims the prince/ss is probably a Legion spy already as they have not set foot in the capital for ages and no one will even know. The Emperor replies that the prince/ss is a loyal subject of the Dynasty and they will detain Deng Rao right now. The prince/ss then battles Deng Rao, who fights back.

Unlike the previous fight, Deng Rao now wields Emerald Claw instead Dragon's Roar as his weapon.

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Itu returns as the first boss in June's Plane part 2.

Itu informs Okada that the Dynasty has lost the Sphere and they have to find it quickly, and they then use this opportunity to vanish from everyone's sights from the Throne Room. Queen Moira demands an explanation about what she just heard about the Sphere. The prince/ss and Phang go to catch up with the two Heralds while Marcus tries to speak with the queen. They find Itu and Okada near the gates. Itu then fights the prince/ss while the Heralds leader vanishes.

Fight with Itu bring same fighting style and abilities like in the previous fight. The exception is being the fight rule.

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Ambassador is the second boss in June's Plane part 2.

The prince/ss detains the guy which boosted himself, he tells them where he gets those shadow energy, which he then delivers to the school. They arrive at the aforementioned place, which has many shadow energy stored inside. Phang has never seen so much shadow energy before. They check one of the many supply notes, which lists the name of customers along with how much shadow energy they ordered. When they are interrogate that place more further, Xiang Tzu spotted someone on the cellar. Phang recognizes the guy as the bodyguard of the Legion Ambassador. Marcus deduces that if the Ambassador follows the old protocol, then it is by water. Marcus commands Xiang Tzu to search for more clues in the forge, while he, the prince/ss, and Phang will try to capture the Ambassador. He also orders Kibo to come with them. They manage to reach the pier before Ambassador takes off. The prince/ss then fights the Ambassador, who boosted himself with shadow energy similar to that Prefect.

Fight with Ambassador bring similarity fighting style as the previous fight. But now he is capable of recharging his shadow energy quickly in this fight and use an arbalest as his ranged weapon.

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Ling returns as the third and final boss in June's Plane part 2.

After the prince/ss' consciousness returns to the real world, Ling tell from their face that they have heard his voice, the Stranger. Marcus is surprised to see the temple's pool to swirls in shadow energy. Ling says that it is a rift between worlds, the god is coming. He then tests the prince/ss if they are ready; the worthy one is stronger than everybody else, stronger than Ling, the Sphere, Shadow, and stronger than even time. The prince/ss fights Ling in a tricky fight to prove they are worthy.

Fight with Ling bring same fighting style and abilities like in the previous fight. The exception is being the fight rule.

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Master Okada the Heralds Leader returns as the first boss in June's Plane part 3.

The party arrives at Heralds village, which lies in ruins due to the rig explosion. In the spot where the rig stood, a huge shadow rift has been formed. Phang comments that this rift is even bigger than that one in Ling's Temple. They are spotted by Okada, who then calls them liars and blaming them for defiling the Sphere. The voice of the Sphere has turned into a roar, it will destroy everything that lives. Okada attacks them, but the prince/ss quickly fights back and takes the Heralds leader down.

Fight with Master Okada bring same abilities like in the previous fight. Now, he wields a Iaido Katana as his weapon and Ragged Fin harpoon has his ranged weapon.

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Queen Moira is the second boss in June's Plane part 3.

The party arrives at the bazaar, which completely destroyed as Itu predicted. They're sees Queen Moira in the bazaar along with Liquidators. Marcus asks the queen how could this all happen, in which the queen answers everything is how it is supposed to be; the greedy Dynasty ate itself. She lectures Marcus to learn how to pick his allies carefully, which she needs to do too. Phang says the real Sphere is still somewhere out there, and they will find it. Queen Moira then refers to them as useless junk; even she knew the fake sphere's existence, it was used as bait for bandits. She also reveals that the real Sphere does not exist, which surprise everyone. Dynasty can outsmart everyone, but the queen is not everyone. What was contained inside the Sphere, is now somewhere in the Capital. Queen Moira was hearing it's call since she was a child, it burns her out from the inside. They kept promising her that they could make it stop, although the truth is she felt how it only grew stronger, and now she will destroy it once and for all. The party refused to go, so Queen Moira has no choice but to fight.

Queen Moira, as an Abdicatress, wields Arbitrator as her weapon and utilitizes with the set bonus. After the prince/ss wins one round, Queen Moira then enters shadow form permanently and grow a pair of angel wings on her back. At the rest of fight, Queen Moira fight the same way to Angel from Chapter V.

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Shadow Mind in the shape of June fight as third and the last boss in June's Plane.

The Stranger suddenly appears out of nowhere after the prince/ss manages to stop Kibo. The Stranger telling Kibo that those words were always there, but she did not realize it. That is how the Shadow Mind works, it reveals everything hidden. Stranger informs that they see through time and space, but they do not know it. Shadow Mind makes them know, but it has gone mad and sees only the grief now. Marcus is surprised to see the Stranger, although he himself cannot remember how does he know him. The Stranger then speaks to the prince/ss, informing them that Shadow Mind lost its sanity because it was apart from them for so long, and the time has come.

The prince/ss entered the dream realm where they witnessed June earlier. The shadow woman from the prince/ss' nightmare is revealed to be Shadow Mind, it asked if they are Shadow's Descendant. It has been waiting for the prince/ss for so many years, it almost forgot who it is. Even though it says it still remember who it is, Shadow Mind introduces itself as June, whom the prince/ss has murdered and they will now pay with their blood.

Fight with Shadow Mind bring same fighting style and abilities like in the Shadow Empress from Chapter IV. The exception is being the fight rule.

Trivia

  • All bosses, except Deng Rao, cannot be Shocked.
  • Listed Shadow Abilities' damage will not be weakened in Perfect Fusion.
  • Emperor and Shadow Mind utilize the Critical Charge ability. Any attacks delivered (punches, kicks, etc) when the charge is active will be either a block-bypassing hit or a guaranteed critical, dealing much higher damage than normal critical hits.
    • Unlike the usual case with Heralds weapons, their weapons/hands do not glow when the charge is active.
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