Paths to the Past Long Closed in Honkai: Star Rail is an exploration mission and part of the “Under the Scorching Dawn Sun” chain , during which you have to fight and defeat Kokoliya, the Mother of Deception. In this guide, we will tell you in detail how to destroy this boss.
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The passage of the mission “The paths to the past have long been closed”
How to start the task
It should start automatically immediately after completing the previous quest in the line called “Stars are Frozen Toys”, where you had to start four mechanisms and defeat the echo of Kokoliya. Then just walk forward to the entrance to the next area.
How to prepare for Everwinter Hill
The boss is vulnerable to fire, quantum and electric damage, so if you have Zele, you should definitely add her to the team. You should also have a Pathfinder in your squad, which will become fiery in the future, making it easier for you to fight the boss. Don't forget to upgrade him to level 40, otherwise the battle will be extremely difficult (maybe the game gives a trial hero with the right cone and pumping).
The rest of the characters should also be leveled up to level 40 and have reinforced 4-star cones, since your enemies will be level 38. The table below shows the budget and optimal packs for fighting this boss.< td class="center">
Find traces of Armor and Cocolia
Move forward along the only path. Climb up to the support anchor, which will restore the health of your characters. Climbing up to the platform with the stellaron, you will see a new cutscene with Armor and Kokoliya.
After the cutscene ends, you will need to fight three waves of level 38 enemies. Their vulnerabilities are shown in the screenshots below. They shouldn't cause you much trouble. Note that the giant robot will occasionally carry out area attacks. You can neutralize his blows with Natasha's (Baile) ult.
Next, a spectacular video will begin. After its completion, you will have to fight alone with Kokoliya, the Mother of Deception. We note right away that it is impossible to defeat her at this stage, so you can safely lose.
Find a way out of the Enigmata and return to reality
After losing Kokoliya, you will find yourself in another plane of being. Move forward towards the blue glowing echoes to see the Guardian's memories.
Scroll through each memory until you get to the little child at the center of the funnel. Talk to him to get the power of the path of Preservation. As a result, you will unlock the next element for the Pathfinder – fire.
How to defeat Kokoliya, Mother of Deception
Above, we have already indicated the commands that should help you defeat this boss. We advise you to take more fiery, electric and quantum characters in order to quickly break through the enemy's resistance. Natasha must be included in the budget pack, which will be able to heal both selected allies and all members of the squad at a time.
Keep Natasha's ult in case you get hit by a powerful area attack Cocolia. By doing this, you will be able to quickly return most of the health to all members of your group.
At some point, the Mother of Deception will summon two huge Spears of Eternal Freeze to aid her in battle. They are capable of dealing a lot of damage in an area, so we advise you to destroy them as quickly as possible. To do this, use the “Wrath of Conservation Creation” attack.
As part of the second phase of the battle, Kokoliya will charge up her special AoE attack “Creation Prelude”. You can interrupt her training by destroying the boss's stamina. To do this, use a combination of fire attacks and Wrath of Creation.
After dealing with the boss, watch a lengthy video clip. When it is completed, the mission will come to an end. As a reward, you will receive 1200 exploration experience, 5 traveler's guides, 4 purified aether and 2 abyssal exoplasm. You will also have access to the next quest in the Dangerous Swamp chain.