Uptancos, Pulse Surrounder in Vigil: the Longest Night is a Boss. Uptancos, Pulse Surrounder is the God of Thunder who is one of the guardians of the unknown realms.


A bizarre god born from a flash of thunder

Can become thunder itself

And scorch wherever it goes." - official artbook







Uptancos, Pulse Surrounder Strategies

Strategy Writeup

During your exploration in the Shadow Disaster, you might want to grab the Mechanical Bow that can also be found in the same location. It's near the arena of this boss and you can find it inside a chest that's surrounded by rotating gears. Its special ability allows it to fire multiple arrows in rapid succession, making it very useful for many boss fights.

Uptancos is one of the most agile and aggressive bosses you'll encounter in the game, so being patient and finding the attack windows is the key to victory. That said, by far the easiest way to defeat him is to heavily stack Lightning Resistance armor pieces; if you can get total LR to about 50% you'll likely find the fight easy, and if you can get it >80% Uptancos becomes trivial.

The best window for attacking (or using Hand of Glory) is while Uptancos is immobile on the ground after it gathers and releases most of its energy. Uptancos will overload and it will need a few seconds to recover, its HP will also slowly decay during this phase. To identify when this state happens, you'll notice Uptancos gathering energy in mid-air and after a few seconds, it releases a string of lightning in a cross shape before falling down to the ground. A good tactic is to use Hand of Flames while it recovers so that the decay effect doubles and at the same time you can attack it with your strongest melee Weapon.

Now, Uptancos will be dancing around the arena which forces you to move around as well, hoping you won't get hit by its attacks. It is suggested you equip the newly obtained Mechanical Bow and shoot it from afar. The weapon's special art allows Leila to shoot multiple arrows at once by continuously pressing the attack button.



And just kill that brat. Though, be advised that some of his attacks, for ex. 3-Hit attack, can still damage you.

Attacks & Counters

  • Piercing Strike: Upotancos lunges conjures a lightning saber around its hand and uses it to pierce straight ahead. Dodge roll and duck to avoid getting hit. A good way to dodge and punish him is to dodge behind him and land a few attacks.
  • Flight of Uptancos: This is a melee attack where Upotancos flies in the air and after a brief moment lands to Leila's position. Can be avoided with a dodge roll.
  • Gathered Energy: Upotancos gathers energy and releases a string of lightning. You can avoid this by running away from him and then jump just as the lightning appears. After Upotancos releases the lightning, it becomes overloaded, allowing you to punish it before it fully recovers. In this state, its HP also decays until it gets back up.
  • Pulsating Energy: Upotancos gather energy and lightning around him. Stay away from the arc and use your bow to attack it from afar. The electricity deals with continuous damage to Leila if you are caught within the radius.
  • Bouncing Lightning Bolt: Keep an eye out for the lightning bolt that bounces up and down from the ground. With the right positioning, simply duck to avoid getting hit. If you want to counterattack, you can be aggressive and continue shooting your bow even if you are in a crouched position.
  • 3-Hit Attack: Upotancos gathers lightning sabers in both of his hands and swings its arms three times after a brief moment. Dodge towards the boss to get behind him then follow up with an attack while he recovers.


Uptancos, Pulse Surrounder Lore

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Uptancos, Pulse Surrounder Notes & Trivia



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    • Anonymous

      damn im i so unlucky even with 100% item drop i still did not get anything i know its only % and how low is the drop rate anyways is it so low like 1%

      • Anonymous

        I don't think anything drops besides Air Dash and Eternal Gaze for the first kill and then it's only Uptancos' Horn and Head of Uptancos. I've killed him several times now and have 5 Head of Uptancos and 8 Head of Uptancos. None of the armor parts.

        • Anonymous

          trash level design, we have no map and no way to know where's the stuff we need to activate, and if we fall we have to start all over again

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