Dephil, The First One
Dephil, The First One in Vigil: the Longest Night is a Boss. Dephil was the first of the Vigilants order who tried to bring back the sun, for which she was named The First One. Now Vigilants relive Dephil's memories, hoping to find information that might help them to end the Longest Night. Bosses are special Enemies that are uniquely named and must be defeated in order to unlock new areas, to progress the game, and to obtain various rewards.
For the character of the same name see Dephil.
Dephil, The First One Location
Dephil, The First One Rewards
- 1160 EXP
- 2730 Gold
- Daisy's Diary
- Other Dropped Items:
Dephil, The First One Strategies
Dephil is one of the most agile bosses in the game, with a varied skillset to back it up. Before heading into this battle, you must defeat the other guardians of the other realms; Upotancos, Pulse Surrounder, Princess Downaly, Leader of Betrayers, and The Ancient Guard. Check our guide for the related Quests; The Twins and Gate to the Other Side to learn more on how to reach Dephil. You'll want to scavenge the items from these dungeons if you want to stand a chance against Dephil; the Mechanical Bow is found in a chest in the Shadow Disaster realm, Uptancos' Horn is sometimes dropped by Uptancos, and the Frost Spear is sometimes dropped by Princess Downaly. Apart from these game-breakers, try to purchase the Slumber Set from Zachary at the Smithy in Maye Town and upgrade it as best you can increase its defense, and more importantly, Leila's stamina. You'll need an armor set that gives a bonus to Stamina since you'll be dodging a lot and using the Mechanical Bow's overpowered artillery barrage takes up large chunks of Stamina.
There are two attacks you want to watch out for; her 3-hit combo ends with a wave of energy on the third attack, and her Crescent Projectile enchants her sword swing and releases a spinning projectile towards you. They are as complicated as they are lethal and even have knockdown. You especially want to avoid getting pinned down since Dephil immediately chains her attacks after using her specials. You can easily avoid both of these attacks if you double jump and then air dash.
Frost Spear is a good arcane item to use since it summons an icicle that damages upon contact and it changes to a sculpture of Princess Downaly when it hits the ground. This blocks anyone from moving through it, so if you are able to block Dephil, you can punish her a bit with the Bow until she breaks the ice or it wears off. Uptancos' Horn has a good range as well, and it damages and inflicts the lightning effect that deals some damage when she's struck by lightning. Hand of Flames is also helpful because Dephil doesn't have strong Burning resistance or any curatives to status effects, meaning she'll spend all that time on fire and you can go on the defense while it eats away at her health.
The Bow is effective against Dephil since she always tries to close the distance, even when she's getting pelted. Just be careful of the distance since the arena is relatively small. You can always try to get behind her, maintain a safe distance, and then shoot her from afar. With the Mechanical Bow's special ability you'll be shooting hwachas that she'll blindly charge into! Just keep a close eye on your stamina, it's easy to lose track.
When you defeat her, you'll gain 1160 EXP, 2730 Gold, and Daisy's Diary. If you fight her again for a couple of times, she drops the following items as a reward apart from Gold and EXP: Owl Claymore, Dephil's Coat, Dephil's Gloves, and Dephil's Boots. You may want to repeat the battle against her until you obtain the mentioned items since the Dephil set is quite a strong equipment especially if you maximize it to +7.
Attacks & Counters
- 3-Hit Combo: Dephil dashes forward and swings her weapon three times, a wave of energy is released in front of her after the third strike. You can jump then air dash above her to get behind her. Once you're behind use Uptancos' Horn or Hand of Flames to attack her with magic and then follow up by shooting her with your Bow.
- Charged Attack: Dephil charges up and releases a strong sweep attack or a 2-hit strike in front of her. This only occurs if you're close to her, so just stay away from her. While she's charging, you can shoot her with the Bow or use Uptancos' Horn to deal damage even from afar.
- Mud Puddle: Dephil throws a puddle of mud that slows Leila if she walks on it. You can simply avoid this by jumping over it.
- Crescent Blade: Dephil leaps forward and releases a spinning projectile from her weapon. Jump over it to avoid getting hit, it's a bit tricky to dodge this by dodge rolling towards it.
- Leap Kick: Dephil uses her sword to propel herself forward and kicks Leila. Dodge roll back to evade it.
- Aerial Slash: Dephil jumps in the air and swings her weapon. Dash or dodge roll under her to avoid it.
Dephil, The First One Lore
Dephil, a member of a religious Vigilants order who are tasked with protecting the night, arrives to Maye town to celerbrate her sister Daisy's 16th birthday, just to find the town in disarray: there are monsters on the loose, whispers of heretics, and people have been disappearing, including a young girl named Bruna and Daisy herself. While searching for the missing girls, Dephil discovers that a man called Professor and his supporters have been abducting locals and performing gruesome experiments on them in an attempt to find a subject suitable for a certain ritual to summon The Great Deity which is said to be able to cast away the eternal night. Professor manages to convince Dephil to abandon her order and join him, and together they attempt to perform the ritual inside of the Greatwood by using Daisy as a sactifice. But when the ritual is almost complete Dephil has a sudden change of heart and flees. Daisy disappeares as well.
Even though the ritual was never completed, Dephil's actions had a great impact on the world. After the battle that took place inside of the Giantwood Maye's Church and Vigilants order are left weakened. Both eventually get overtaken by heretics, and have their core beliefs twisted: from protecting the eternal night to trying to bring back the light. For being the first of her order to attempt bringing back the sun Dephil was named The First One. Vigilants of the current day undergo a Vigilant's Trial by diving into her memories, in hopes to find clues that might help them to end The Longest Night.
In the present day Dephil is imprisoned in the Everlasting Cage. Upon defeating her, she reveals to Leila that she regrets indoctrinating her sister Daisy instead of treating her like a sister and reading her fairytales.
Dephil, The First One Notes & Trivia
- Related Quests: The Twins and Gate to the Other Side.
Easy pickings with a Sword build.
I'm a heavy weapon user. Writing for my fellow heavy lovers. My strat is simple: roll/dash behind her when she rushes toward you, then Whirlwind into Megaslash repeatedly, and it's your win.
Max out parry, since most of attacks can be riposted. Just be careful of her flying kick, which breaks the parry and does tons of damage.
Use mechanical bow with ice enchantment if you want to farm her, makes it really easy.
If you have the bat spell, it can really help you. She constantly chases after them giving you time to shoot long range or to heal.