Thymesia Guide: How To Beat Corvus

This Thymesia guide will show you how to defeat Corvus (aka yourself), the final core boss you will face in the Ocean of Memories. Defeating your reflection is going to be one of the biggest challenges you’ll face, but we’ve broken down every move your clone could possibly be able to pull off.

What to expect in the Corvus encounter

To fight Corvus, you must learn how your Saber and Claw attacks behave. So it’s important that you know when to distract and dodge because you can’t deflect all of his combos. This is because the parry animations cannot be canceled nor does spamming work.

You’ll also need to learn how each of Corvus’ specific plague weapons behave so you don’t have a hard time strategically planning your counterattacks.

Thymesia Step and Jump Lvl 1
We recommend having at least Step and Jump Lvl 1 if you want to properly counter Corvus’ heavy attacks.

Plague Weapons:

Much like what we recommended in the Varg guide, you can also use any of these plague weapons when fighting your reflection. Take Blood Storm and use its vampiric ability, especially during the first stack of health.


  • Dodge and stab level 2
  • Level 2 distraction damage
  • Level 2 Energized Defense
  • Long Dodge Level 2
  • Short claw level 2
  • Step and jump level 1
  • Level 2 glide claw
  • Blessing level 1
  • Level 1 perfectionist
  • Adrenaline level 1

To be honest, I thought I could hit my reflection with a scythe as the plague’s main weapon, only to find that it only gives half the health that Blood Storm gives. But if you want a bit of flexibility, you can use non-healing plague weapons to satiate your hunger for a challenging fight.

These talents and plague weapons should be enough to understand how to defeat Corvus in Thymesia.

Tips for beating Corvus pro Health Bar Stack

Before you fight Corvus, we highly recommend you to review some of your memories and even complete the sub-quests to level up your character. I find it very helpful that your Strength and Plague levels are at least above level 10 because your Plague Weapons can gift special bonuses, making it a bit easier to fight your reflection.

How to defeat Corvus in Thymesia
Welcome to the final arena.

Here is a brief synopsis of commonly used Plague Weapon attacks which you’ll likely encounter in the fight against Corvus (and we’ll go into more detail about them in the next few paragraphs). We recommend studying the behavior of these weapons so that you don’t have problems countering these attacks later.

Most likely to occur:

  • halberd
  • scythe
  • greatsword
  • hammer
  • Qatar

Less possible:

While most of the Plague Weapon attacks mentioned here can be dealt with by dodging and deflecting, you’ll need to study the attack patterns of both the greatsword and hammer. This is where Step and Jump can come in handy, as it gives you the ability to launch a counterattack.

How to defeat Corvus in Thymesia: Step and Jump
Practice dodging the greatsword attacks.

First health bar stack

Reading these patterns is essential to ensure victory if you want to know how beat Corvus in thymesia. After the cutscene, expect your doppelganger to perform one of these two moves:

  • Feather Attack + Katar Strike
How to beat Corvus in Thymesia Qatar Combo
Once you’ve parried this attack combo, you can start hitting your doppelganger with your saber and claws.
  • 2-hit Heavy Claw combo (this doesn’t happen that often in the beginning of your fight, but it’s best you are aware of it)
How to defeat Corvus in Thymesia: 2-hit Heavy Claw
Also, expect to see this move used more often during fights.

One strategy I would use, especially when trying to be conservative with my attack combinations, is try to find a good attack pattern that I can easily deflect to give away wound damage. Then I follow it a barrage of Claw attacks to decrease the overall health of the mirror image.

Try reading Corvus’ halberd piercing attacks during the first stack as a start.

How to Defeat Corvus in Thymesia: Halberd Attack Pattern (First Stack)
Corvus’ halberd ability performs two quick stabs, followed by a third stab with a slight delay. Try to dodge the two piercing attacks, then deflect the third.

You can also use Saber attacks, but you also need to understand that plague wounds have a certain duration and Corvus’ recovery from these wounds can be quite rapid. So Don’t forget to mix up your saber attacks with some claws as well.

Try to save your potions for this round, as his second stack will contain new moves so you don’t get caught off guard. If you have Bloodstorm equipped, use that as your “emergency potion” instead.

Second health bar stack

Corvus makes almost the same moves in the first stack of the health bar, but the “enhanced” version of some of the Plague Weapon attacks.

For example, for his Hammer attack, instead of just jumping and slamming the ground, he does this spinning attack before unleashing the punch.

How to defeat Corvus in Thymesia: Hammer attack pattern
Dodging the hammer attack is more viable than deflecting it, as you’ll get a slight movement lag once you try to deflect it.

Another scenario when using the halberd is that instead of performing the usual stabbing move combo, he spins around his weapon.

How to Defeat Corvus in Thymesia: Halberd Attack Pattern
The halberd’s spinning movement might be difficult to counter, so it’s better to dodge it instead. However, you can try to block the last hit.

The greatsword attack is probably the toughest plague weapon to dodge or deflect when facing off against Corvus, so keep these two attack variants in mind.

How to Defeat Corvus in Thymesia: Greatsword Attack Patterns
Definitely avoid the second variant as it can really ruin your attack groove later on.

That being said, any attack patterns you deciphered from Corvus’ first stack of health will simply reappear. So it’s just a matter of rinsing and repeating these battle suggestions and you can kill yourself in the final core battle in the Ocean of Memories.

How to defeat Corvus in Thymesia: The Final Bout
This is the end (or is it?)

What other moves did your doppelganger make during your encounter with him in Thymesia? Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments section. We hope that we have made this guide on how to beat Corvus in Thymesia less stressful for you.

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