How to Beat Karen Travers: Boss Fight Guide | Scarlet Nexus

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Scarlet Nexus - How to Beat Karen Phase 3

This is a guide to Karen Travers, a boss in Scarlet Nexus for the Playstation, XBOX, and Steam. Read on to learn how to beat Karen Travers, Karen Travers' strengths and weaknesses, and the best SAS to use against this boss!

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Karen Travers Stats and Information

Karen Travers Stats

Karen Travers
Level 50
Weaknesses Psychokinesis
Phase Phase 3: Fated to Move Upon Awakening
Phase 3: Inside Upside Down Reality

Attack Patterns and Weaknesses

3-Hit Combo

Scarlet Nexus - Karen (Phase 3) 3-Hit Combo

Karen's main attack will be a 3-hit melee combo that can deal high damage if all of them connect. This can be avoided through dodging or Perfect Dodging. The latter will give you an opportunity to strike back.

Electrokinesis

Scarlet Nexus - Karen (Phase 3) Electrokinesis

Karen will often unleash an aerial Electrokinesis attack that deals damage in a small AoE in front of him. While the range is small and the attack easily sidestepped, be cautious as getting hit will Stun you!

Cryokinesis

Scarlet Nexus - Karen (Phase 3) Cryokinesis

Karen will have access to Cryokinesis for this fight. He begins by kneeling before summoning spikes of ice from the ground that deals massive damage to the player. Use Arashi's Hypervelocity to get clear of the attack's large AoE.

Brain Field

Scarlet Nexus - Karen (Phase 3) Brain Field

When you deplete a certain amount of health from Karen, he will go into his Brain Field. In this state, he will hit harder and spam his SAS abilities more.

Make sure to alternate between Hypervelocity and Teleportation to maximize the time wasted inside the Brain Field.

Weaknesses

Scarlet Nexus - Karen (Phase 3) No Weaknesses

Karen Travers has no weaknesses. No matter what level you fight him at, the damage you deal will always be minimal as this is a special scenario fight. Focus on surviving instead of maximizing your damage output.

How to Beat Karen Travers

Tips & Strategies

Use Hypervelocity to Dodge Attacks

Use Hypervelocity to Dodge Attacks

Hypervelocity is the easiest way to avoid attacks and help keep you fighting during the battle. This SAS is particularly useful when Karen uses Cryokinesis.

Alternatively, players can use Luka's Teleportation to dodge and weave. However, it is sometimes easier to simply do a Perfect Dodge since it requires less timing.

Special Scenario Fight

Special Scenario Fight

The battle with Karen Travers is a special scenario, as he would easily beat you in a short period of time. Whether you survive or not, the fight will eventually end, triggering the next part of the phase and allowing you to continue the game.

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