The Black Cerberus

Weakness Dodging, fast weapons
Boss Fourth

The Black Cerberus is a Boss in The Surge. The Black Cerberus is the fourth boss and is a combination of a human opponent and several P.A.X enemies. You will have to defeat him and all 3 P.A.Xs in order to complete this boss. 


The Black Cerberus Location


The Black Cerberus Drop


The Black Cerberus Strategy

This isn't an overly difficult fight, but be sure to have a good amount of heals slotted. You'll want to dodge a lot and try to hit him with running attacks when you can, usually after he finishes a combo. Be careful because his combos are usually about 1 to 2 hits longer than you think they should be. If you back away too far he will shoot projectiles that stun you, almost assuring your death, so be sure to dodge if he does this. About every 20% health or so he will summon a P.A.X to fight you. This enemy fights just like the first boss, only he hits harder and takes more hits to bring down. You'll want to stay under him and not get stepped on. The Black Cerberus can be executed, so be sure to do so. 

Note, the "Hardcore Kill" is chopping his arm off, this way you will get MG Judge v2.0.

 The Black Cerberus Hardcore Strategy

Note, the "Hardcore Kill" is chopping his arm off, this way you will get MG Judge v2.0.

The Black Cerberus Tips/Notes


    • Anonymous

      05 Jul 2017 17:25  

      Anyone know if you can jump into this boss fight while the Black Cerberus is still giving his speech to the other Security enemies?

      (For anyone that doesn't know, you can jump straight into the boss arena from the ventilation shaft rather than dropping down and using the exo-lift)

      • Anonymous

        08 Jun 2017 07:46  

        I defeated him using the mele drone found in the 2nd are, the mele drone staggers him, also to get his full gear you need P.A.X to missile the massive white reactors that are on either side of the field, trying to get P.A.X to shoot me was the most frustrating part of the whole boss battle, also slide attack worked really well on him. good luck

        • The Black Cerberus [The surge Wiki]07 Jun 2017 06:59  

          Ok, I'm having a problem. At the moment I can consistently (And effortlessly) take Cerberus down enough to spawn a PAX, use the PAX to blow up the tanks, then finish off the PAX. However it seems that I'm missing something when it comes to the remaining 1v1 fight, because I can't seem to do anything against Cerberus once he has his Electrified weapon. I'm using the firebug throttle at mk 3, Gorgon arms and chest at mk 3, one of the white robot helmets at mk 3, and the two starting operator legs (With the highest stamina cost reduction) at mk 3. I really don't know what to change, my impact isn't stunning him, and no matter what weapon I switch to (I've tried the PAX and the Staff from the previous boss) I just can't seem to effectively fight him without getting stunlocked myself, or stuck in an attack animation and getting 2 hit killed. Any tips?

          • 25 May 2017 02:20  

            Okay so I've noticed a few things, firstly that you don't have to fight 3 P.A.X. machines at all, I only fought one, and you can stop him from running and healing at all, what you have to do is weaken him until he runs and summons the robot, then you have to get the robot up to max threat level like in the first fight, however this one uses a tank cannon rather than missiles, so get it to jump away from you and shoot at the orange-ish tanks in the corner of the room, the one closest to where you start stops him summoning more PAX machines, and the one furthest stops him from healing, once this is done, kill the PAX robot and all that's left is a one on one deathmatch with Cerberus

            • Anonymous

              23 May 2017 06:53  

              Not sure if Intended or not was able to pretty much perma stun him with drone stun and stopped him from spawning more adds after the first one

              • Anonymous

                The Black Cerberus [The surge Wiki]21 May 2017 17:55  

                Did you ever find a way up there? I ha e searched all over the place with no luck. The lift up there doesn't work

                • Anonymous

                  20 May 2017 10:08  

                  The phases are actually on a timer and do not have anything to do with boss %, so the boss can be killed in his first phase if you have a fast weapon and high impact.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 May 2017 06:42  

                    Killed the boss, got the upgraded weapon and armor set, game crashed right when I picked it all up. Only got to keep the helmet. Kill me. Please.

                    • Anonymous

                      The Black Cerberus [The surge Wiki]19 May 2017 21:42  

                      How do you get the PAX to get to one side of the arena than shoot missiles? Also, how do you avoid the missiles?

                      • Anonymous

                        19 May 2017 13:02  

                        Pretty sure the requirement for getting the full armor set + MG Judge V2.0 is:

                        1. Get the PAX to break both of the big white pillar things.
                        2. Finish off the boss by cutting off his right arm.

                        I got the full set and enhanced weapon by doing both of the above, but others seem to have only got the enhanced weapon and arm prints so I can only think the difference between those that got the full set and those that did not is whether they broke the white danger pillars as well as removing his right arm.

                        • Anonymous

                          19 May 2017 11:29  

                          If you let the PAX robot shoot the white Danger silos you prevent the boss from regaining health and other pax robots from spawning. Also if you cut his arm off you get v2 of the axe and a full set of his black armor.

                          • Anonymous

                            17 May 2017 01:03  

                            The "Hardcore Kill" is chopping his arm off, you get MG Judge 2.0, the energy blade part has a more defined axe shape. You also get the black cerberus arms schematic.

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