Warhammer 40K Darktide: Unyielding Enemy [Explained]

Learn what is an Unyielding Enemy in Warhammer 40K Darktide & how to defeat easily.

To put it in simple terms, an Unyielding Enemy in Warhammer 40K Darktide is a type of enemy that has very tough skin with armor. It is the subcategory of armored-type enemies, and this armor allows them to be completely immune to regular attacks, which makes them almost uninterruptable.

Key Highlights:

  • An unyielding enemy is a subcategory of armored-type enemies.
  • Regular attacks don’t work on unyielding enemies.
  • The type of armor you attack determines the damage they receive.
  • The way you take down unyielding enemies can differ depending on the enemy
  • Methods of defeating notorious unyielding enemies such as Beast Of Nurgle, Bulwark, Plague Ogryn, and Reaper.

What Is An Unyielding Enemy 

You are not able to stagger an Unyielding Enemy with regular attacks as well. Once an unyielding enemy has started their attack, you are not able to interrupt it using normal means. An Unyielding Enemy is typically very big, and when you get hit by one of their attacks, it deals an absurd amount of damage. 

The damage you deal to these Armor types will depend on the type of armor you are hitting. Some enemies in this category have a mix of different types of armor on their bodies. For example, the Bulwark’s torso, thighs, and head are considered unyielding, while their arms and shins are covered in Carapace armor.

You can find a bit more information on this in the Bulwark section. With all these attributes combined, an unyielding enemy truly becomes unyielding, as the name suggests.

How To Defeat An Unyielding Enemy

While these Unyielding enemies may seem invincible at first glance, there are several methods you can use to defeat them. The exact strategy to use against an Unyielding Enemy will depend on the specific enemy

But there are still some general things you can keep in mind while fighting these enemies. Typically, you should be keeping your distance from these enemies while using your ranged weapons to damage them. Try to target their weak spots, as a lot of these Unyielding Enemies will have a weak spot somewhere. You should make sure to avoid the attacks they throw as much as possible. As we mentioned earlier, these attacks will deal an insane amount of damage. 

There are different types of unyielding enemies throughout Warhammer 40K: Darktide. The most famous ones include; Beast Of Nurgle, BulwarkPlague Ogryn, and Reaper.

Beast Of Nurgle

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Beast Of Nurgle | Copyrighted by Exputer

The Beast Of Nurgle is one of the most nightmare fuel enemies you can encounter in Warhammer 40K: Darktide. The form of this beast is like a big slug, with an enormous mouth that has pointy sharp teeth protruding out of it. The Beast Of Nurgle’s entire body is considered an Unyielding enemy.

This monstrosity can make an AOE attack, where it spews vomit-like acid everywhere. The acid itself will not do any damage, but it will slow whoever is within its range down. It will also eat you entirely if you accidentally get too close to its huge mouth.

While within its mouth, you will constantly receive damage and corruption which will affect your overall health points. You also have to be careful while trying to approach the Beast Of Nurgle from the back, as it is capable of making a huge swing attack with its tail. 

The Beast Of Nurgle’s weak spot lies on the back, and there is a big yellow bump there, which you can attack. You should always be trying to aim at it while making sure to stay away from the tail. If you are targeted by the Beast Of Nurgle, try to run around in circles while your teammates attack the weak spot. Keep good coordination and teamwork, and you can overcome this Unyielding Enemy without much trouble.


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Bulwark | Credit: Exputer

The Bulwark is a large Orgyn boasting just as big of a shield in one hand and a weapon in the other. As mentioned earlier, Bulwark’s torso, thighs, and head are considered unyielding, while their arms and shins are covered in Carapace armor.

This means that ranged attacks will do more damage to the Bulwark’s arms and shins compared to the rest of their body. At the same time, melee attacks will do more damage to the unyielding side of the Bulwark’s body. 

The huge shield the Bulwarks hold is not just for show; with the presence of that shield, it’s incredibly hard to attack them head-on directly. That is why we recommend that you do not engage a Bulwark on your own; you should coordinate with your group and take it down together.

The Bullwark’s weaknesses are its back where it can’t defend itself and the fact that it is very slow. That is why you should let it focus on a single player in your group while the rest of the group attacks the Bulwark from behind

Plague Ogryn

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Plague Ogryn | Image credits: Exputer

This is also an Ogryn on the list that is an Unyielding Enemy. But this one is special as it is one of the few bosses in the entire game. It is also one of the largest enemies you can face, which means its attacks, of course, do devastating damage. Similar to the Beast Of Nurgle, this Ogryn’s entire body is considered unyielding. 

The only weak spot on the Plague Ogryn’s body is its head. Which allows you to sort of follow a similar strategy we recommended against the Bulwark. 1 player distracts the Plague Ogryn from the front while the rest attack its head. But it is a lot harder to execute against this enemy because the targeted player will have to be very quick and constantly dodge its attacks. In that case, it is a good idea to remember the attack patterns it does.

But even without memorizing the attack patterns, you can still take it down with good teamwork and coordination. We also recommend, if possible, that you try to face the Plague Ogryn in an open area rather than a closed space. That is because the targeted player will have an easier time running from it and dodging its attacks while the others attack its head. 


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Reaper | Screenshot: Exputer

As you can tell from the Reaper’s appearance, it is also an Ogryn. Its head, upper arms, stomach, and thighs are considered unyielding. Its chest is Flak Armor, while the shins and forearms are Carapace Armor. Even with these things considered, the only option you have to fight the Reaper is by using close-range melee attacks

As you can see, it holds a Heavy Stubber that he can use to fire at you constantly. This makes the Reaper an incredibly unique enemy to fight; because this is one instance where you should not be keeping your distance against an Unyielding Enemy. Because of the Heavy Stubber, if you try to attack the Reaper from a distance, he will completely overwhelm you.

The only way to defeat the Reaper is to be very quick-witted and rely a lot on your movement to damage it in close-range combat. Close the distance between yourself and the Reaper and then aim for the Unyielding parts of its body. As always, good coordination with your group is the key to victory.


Warhammer 40K: Darktide introduces many terms you can use to refer to certain things in the game. These terms can be very confusing to understand for someone who has never played the Warhammer series before. One of these terms includes an “Unyielding Enemy“; this term is a bit more straightforward than any of the others. Since it somewhat defines what the type of enemy is, but not exactly. 

With everything covered, we now wrap up this Warhammer 40K: Darktide Unyielding Enemy guide. We hope now you have a good understanding of what an unyielding enemy is and the ways to defeat that enemy. Use these methods mentioned in this guide to annihilate all the monstrosities in your journey to victory. 

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