Smash (also known as King of trolls) is the easier of the two Overworld bosses in Advent of Ascension, and is considered the simplest boss in the mod. Although he can be fought fairly early into a player's adventure, he should not be underestimated. Smash can easily kill improperly equipped players in just a few hits.
Smash can be spawned by using a Troll Idol on the ground.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Smash runs towards players and hits them for 15 (×7.5) damage. When Smash hits a player, the player is knocked high into the air. The knockback height increases every 100 (×50) that Smash has lost. The maximum possible height of an attack is much higher than the minimum possible height.
After hitting a player, Smash will run to an area near where the player is going to land. After landing, Smash will begin pursuit of the player again. It should be noted that Smash moves a decent bit faster than the default walking speed, and he can easily chase a player.
Smash is highly resistant to knockback.
If Smash finds himself suffocating in a wall, he will clear out a large area of air around him.
If Smash misses his charge, he will circle around and charge again.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Smash has a 25% chance to drop one of his four weapon drops. He will always drop one weapon upon death. He may also drop a secondary item that could be 10 leather, 15 diamonds, or 50 coal. Only one secondary item is guaranteed upon Smash's Death. The Looting Enchantment does not affect Smash or his drops.
Strategies[edit | edit source]
It is highly recommended that players wear Alacrity Armor or Amethind Armor when fighting Smash. Both will completely negate the damage from the fall of Smash's hits. However, there are other ways to negate fall damage in AoA that may be easier than getting the Alacrity Armor or Amethind Armor. One of these ways is the Gravitator; another way is the Lunar Armor if you have found a Terrestrial. You could also cheat it by fighting him in water; the boss will float on the surface so you can hit him from below, and if he hits you into the sky, the water will prevent fall damage.
Additionally, the player should get a Tablet of Speed, so that the player can avoid Smash's attacks, while also be able to range attack him at a smaller risk. A ranged weapon such as the Blood Iron, Krilinator, or similar gun is recommended.
If the player would like to kill Smash easily, they can create platforms that are 2-3 blocks high to completely negate damage from Smash and spam him with attacks.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Smash's boss music is Worlds Collide by David Whitaker from Final Fantasy XIII (Japanese: ファイナルファンタジー13).