Remnant 2: Shining Essence Echo [Boss Guide]

You can get Shining Essence Echo by defeating Tal'Ratha. This guide will help you defeat Tal'Ratha and use Shining Essence Echo.

Remnant 2 Shining Essence Echo
Remnant 2 Shining Essence Echo

Shining Essence Echo is a Crafting Material that players must collect to craft different items. To get Shining Essence Echo, you must defeat Boss Tal’Ratha

Key Takeaways

  • The Shining Essence Echo is a vital Crafting material.
  • It can only be gained by defeating Tal’Ratha.
  • Tal’Ratha can be found in N’Erud.
  • Tal’Ratha can charge directly at you or throw projectiles.
  • Upon defeating the items, you are rewarded with several things, including Shining Essence Echo.

ItemShining Essence Echo
TypeCrafting Material
SourceDefeating Tal'Ratha

How To Defeat Tal’Ratha

LocationN'Erud, Forgotten Prison

When you enter the Forgotten Prison, a Voice will ask for help to recover the Soul Spark Cylinders. On your way to recover the Soul Spark Cylinder, you will meet the Custodian. However, the Custodian would ask you to kill Tal’Ratha and give him the Shining Essence Echo so he can send N’Erud into the black hole Alepsis-Taura. 

Upon collecting the Soul Spark Cylinder and returning to the Forgotten Prison. The Voice will reveal Tal’Ratha himself and tell you how the Custodian is mistaken and that N’Erud died from entering Alepsis-Taura.

Tal’Ratha then gives you the option to be eaten or fight him. You will fight Tal’Ratha in his MetaPhysical Form by letting him eat you. During my playthrough, I let him eat my character to see what happens, and I was not disappointed.

By choosing the latter option, you would fight him in his Physical form. Defeating him in any form in Remnant 2 will get you the Shining Essence Echo and other rewards.

Strength Weaknesses
Tal'Ratha is very fastHuge Size makes it an easy target
He can TeleportCooldown after every attack
Can throw projectiles from any distanceOne directional Attacks
Has a chance to spawn zombiesIncreased Damage to the head or mouth

Strength & Weakness

Image shows Tal'Ratha in his Physical form. It is frog-shaped, green in color and roots coming out of it looking like tentacles.
Tal’Ratha in its Physical Form. Image Credits: Gamesual

If I am being honest, it is not the prettiest sight to look at. He is enormous but attacks pretty quickly. It has two ways of attacking: charging directly at you or launching projectiles from a distance. Tal’Ratha’s weak point is its gaping mouth, which I could shoot without many problems.

These are all of the Tal’Ratha(Physical Form) attacks and their counter:

• Vomit: It is one of the three projectile attacks of Tal’Ratha. It raises its head and spews forth black ichor, a thick, dark fluid. Anyhow, you can dodge this attack by moving around.

• Magic Orbs: Tal’Ratha can also shoot other types of projectiles. It grabs his head with both arms and starts spawning golden Magic orbs, which come in waves of three or two, directly toward the player; however, these magic orbs have meager hp and are one-shot-able from most weapons.

• Canister Throw: Magic orbs are followed mainly by canister throws; Tal’Ratha opens his palm, grabs a canister, and then hurls at the player. These attacks can be dodged by moving away from the direction of the throw.
• Suck: Tal’Ratha charges up, opens his mouth wide and pulls anything in the direction of its mouth, and snap closes his mouth at the end. As soon as you see him charging up, it would be best if you move away from Tal’Ratha’s mouth direction. 

• Charge: Tal’Ratha opens its mouth and charges toward the player on all fours. It does this in an attempt to bite the player. It is easy to avoid this attack by simply jumping or rolling away.

• Punch Ground: Tal’Ratha gets in a frog-like position, leans back, and jumps on the ground with his fist, creating a shock wave. Jump or roll away from the shock wave to avoid Damage.

• Body Slam: Unlike Punch Ground, Tal’Ratha slams its body to the side, sending a small shock wave. This can be dodged by moving farther away from Tal’Ratha.

The image shows Tal'Ratha in its MetaPhysical form, which looks a big black frog with a purple tint with roots coming out of it.
Tal’Ratha in its MetaPhysical Form – Image Credits: Gamesual

These are all of the Tal’Ratha(MetaPhysical Form) attacks and how to dodge them:

• Teleport Slam: Similar to Punch Ground, Tal’Ratha growls, disappears, and teleports to high ground. It then jumps back on the floor with significant impact, dealing AoE damage. To dodge, move away from his area of landing.

• Black Ichor: This attack is almost the same as vomit, but this time, Tal’Ratha shoots more black projectiles in many directions and angles. You can calculate, stand between the shots, and find a safe spot to avoid Damage.

• Teleport Meele: Tal’Ratha teleports close to your position and carries out a melee combo. You must know and move away from his teleport destination to dodge this attack.

• Charge: As soon as Tal’Ratha gets on all four, get ready to dodge, be aware of teleporter openings, and move away from its charge direction.

• Starlight Beam: Tal’Ratha opens his palm, charges his hand, and shoots a yellow beam forward. To dodge, jump, or roll away from its direction.

•Star Shower: Star Shower is Tal’Ratha’s most potent attack and most challenging to dodge. Tal’Ratha summons stars from the sky and shoots them close to the ground, first in a clockwise direction, then anti-clockwise, two times each.

To end this attack, Tal’Ratha slams the ground, causing more stars to fall on the floor. Even though it is difficult to dodge this attack, you would have to be highly concentrated, look at the directions of the star, and avoid accordingly. 

The image shows Tal'Ratha swinging his right hand to send a wave of golden stars. Performing his Star Shower attack.
Tal’Ratha using its Star Shower Attack- Image Credits: Gamesual


The image shows reward of defeating Tal'Ratha, which are Acidic Jawbone, Shining Essence Echo, 5 Lumenite Crystals , Tome of Knowledge and Scrap..
Rewards for Defeating Tal’Ratha.- Image Credits: Gamesual

By defeating Tal’Ratha in any of its Forms, you will be rewarded with consumable items, crafting materials, upgrade materials, and scrap. These items/materials are Shining Essence Echo, 5 Lumenite Crystal, Tome of Knowledge, and Scrap(variable).

Challenges Encountered

I encountered the Tal’Ratha storyline for the first time in the campaign. In my opinion, this is an entertaining and engaging fight. Not only that but I was also allowed to fight two different forms, both of whom play differently. 

Next, you are also given the choice to keep the Shining Essence Echo or provide it to the Custodian. Not handing over the Essence will close the world of N’Erud to the players. Therefore, I recommend players give the Essence to Custodian during their primary campaign, as you may need to return to find some hidden items.

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