Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown – How to Beat the Jailer
Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a new entry into the Metroidvania genre, with a variety of platforming and combat challenges as well as some interesting puzzles. In addition to finding secrets for those with keen eyes, some require a more creative approach.
During the Jailer encounter, a blind giant roams the corridors of the Sacred Archives, and when players make any noise within his range, he chases them down relentlessly and locks them up. A solution to this problem can be found in this guide.
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Meeting the Jailer in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
It is only a matter of getting more power in Sargon’s hands that the Jailer can be truly defeated in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Avoid detection at all costs. You must avoid the Jailer’s hearing radius using the screen display, and if you get detected, sprint for the nearest exit and slide under him if he teleports to block it.
There’s a good chance, however, that players will get caught the first time they meet the jailer, and they’ll be put in jail. Getting out of the cell room Sargon wakes up in is as simple as going left and breaking the boarded-up ceiling. In this area, you will find exits on either the west or east sides of the prison.
If players meet the jailer for the first time, they are likely to get caught, which will place them in prison. The only way out is to destroy the boarded-up ceiling hole in Sargon’s cell room and head left. You will then find exits on either the western or eastern sides of the prison.
Beating the Jailer in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
As a result of his time powers, Sargon will be able to progress further into the Sacred Archives. It is necessary for you to solve four puzzles before gaining access to the blue portal once you have reached the room with the blue portal in the middle by putting on the time-manipulating hat.
The air dash and Sargon’s ability to leave a double behind will help you complete the puzzles. As soon as you are finished, a portal will open, and Sargon will be able to acquire the Clairvoyance ability, which allows him to switch between two world states, allowing him to manipulate purple transparent objects.
Eventually, the Jailer will block the way out of the Sacred Archives in his own arena. You won’t need to avoid him this time around.
In this game, Sargon won’t be fighting alone, so the Jailer will summon waves of enemies to help. The first wave will feature two archers and a brute, so get to the top platforms and kill them as soon as possible. The Jailer will also constantly chase after Sargon, so use this opportunity to lure it away from the brute so you can eliminate the latter without any disturbance.
The lower area is also dangerous, as any movement will trigger the traps, so make sure not to venture there at all. Focus on the Jailer left, and watch out for his multiple swipes and thrusts. Eventually, the enemy will fall to his knees and try to go into another dimension. You can move into the next phase if you use Clairvoyance by pressing the right stick in.
The second wave is much more dangerous, with the two tailed assassins proving more elusive and potent in their attacking prowess. It is best to deal with the enemies separately, and watch out for the teleporting enemy at all times. The best way to keep the enemy occupied is to juggle and combo, and use Athra’s powers to even out the odds. Don’t let the Jailer rest afterward.
Last but not least, the Jailer will summon two dual-wielding enemies. They are also as agile as Sargon and are prone to avoiding attacks. Make sure to juggle them and get them into the air to make quick work of these enemies. Once Sargon has defeated the Jailer, he will receive a large number of Time Crystals and the Holy Scholarship Key for putting him down.