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In order to gain access to Taedal’s Tower floor 9 you must be level 30 and have completed floor eight. On this floor you will encounter the Dancing Giant Butcher. This boss is very agile and quick. He constantly moves around the arena, and utilized ranged throwing daggers as his weapon of choice. He also loves to chase you down and attack you will a flurry of melee attacks.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know in order to be successful on Taedal’s Tower floor 9 and progress to the next floor. For more general information about Taedal’s Tower you can check our Taedal’s guide here.

Taedal's Tower Floor 9 - Dance of the Flashing Sword

Abilities & Mechanics

The Dancing Giant Butcher is arguably the trickiest boss up to this point in the Tower encounters. As all the other encounters make sure you’re on the lookout for the purple circles. Time the blocks in order to land a perfect block to avoid the ability.

The Giant Butcher has quite a lot of health, and his attacks hit very hard. You need to pay close attention to his movements. Utilize your stun and other CC effects appropriately in order to prevent some of his attacks from happening, and give yourself windows of opportunity to deal damage. This can also buy yourself some time to heal up so that you can continue to engage.

Ranged or melee can be effective against the butcher. However, if you’re melee just be aware of the ranged attacks. Make sure you can close the gap to stun or continue to deal damage. The boss has several abilities to be aware of as follows:

  • Dash – The Dancing Giant Butcher will dash / teleport toward you. He will then follow up with a stab attack. He will teleport behind you landing a backstab to be prepared. This ability can be blocked by timing the purple perfect block circle.
  • Ranged Flurry – The boss will yell “Death, Eternal Death” and the he will ensue a throwing several projectiles towards you. The projectiles can be blocked with a perfect block.
Taedal's Tower Floor 9 - Dance of the Flashing Sword


Rare Armor Growthstone2
Rare Weapon Growthstone1
Rare Accessory Growthstone1
Recovery Crystal10

The rewards can only be obtained one time.

All Floors

1Charging Gatekeeper15
2 Rushing Queen Spider17
3 Screams and a Healing Song19
4Spinning Goblins20
5Warrior’s Cry22
6Finding the Piton in the Flames24
7The Bound26
8Poisons, Explosion, and Detox Herbs28
9Dance of the Flashing Sword30
10Commander’s Shadow Strike35
11Maze of Death36
12Answers in the Sand37
13 Drop! Lightning! Destroy!38
14Out of Sight39
15Stealers and Retrievers40
16Precise Moment41
17Unbreakable Shield of Cooperation42
18Swirling Firestorm43
19Reaching for Higher44
20Revenge and Resurrection45