Shen Doragon

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Shen DoragonDiscordian Doomsayer
Shen Doragon (Ancients Awakened).gif
Statistics
TypeBoss
AI TypeShen Doragon AI
Damage120 / 192
Max Life800,000
Defense70
KB Resist100%
Drops
Coins35 Platinum Coin
Shen Doragon Map (Ancients Awakened).png
Map Icon

"You have made a grave mistake, child."

Shen Doragon, Discordian Doomsayer is a Superancient Boss fought anywhere in the world, and is the true form of Akuma and Yamata when fused together. He is currently the most difficult boss in the Ancients Awakened mod.

Summon[edit | edit source]

Shen Doragon won't spawn on his own and must be summoned by the player via the Chaos Sigil. Akuma and Yamata must be defeated before facing Shen Doragon.

Shen must be summoned at either the Pagoda of the Rising Sun or Lake of the Rising Moon. Once he is defeated once, he can be spawned anywhere.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Shen Doragon will usually try to remain level with the player. He is a highly mobile and durable boss whose attacks are varied, hard-hitting and difficult to avoid, but he always follows a fixed attack pattern, repeating after the last attack.

  • Remains level with the player while summoning three sets of five fireballs behind him. These remain in place for a second before launching themselves at the player.
  • Remains still while breathing a large stream of purple fire at the player. This fire inflicts Discordant Inferno.
  • Flies above the player and charges diagonally down at them, twice.
  • Flies level with the player and charges straight at them, thrice.
  • Launches two fireballs that explode into rings of accelerating bullets that fly in an overlapping pattern.
  • Flies above the player and charges diagonally down at them, thrice.
  • Charges at the player thrice, leaving trails of fireballs that fly outwards perpendicular to his charge.
  • Casts a huge flaming vortex that follows the player while emitting rings of fireballs. At the same time, Shen shoots fireballs aimed around the player to limit their movement.
  • Flies in a loop, creating two overlapping spirals of fireballs. One will collapse inwards, while the other expands outwards.

Shen's projectile attacks alternate between red (infernal) and blue (abyssal) variants depending on which side of the boss is seen, but they are all functionally identical. Depending on which attacks he is using, he can either inflict Dragonfire or Hydratoxin.

At 40% health, Shen spawns The Discordian Grips to fight for him. While the Grips are alive, Shen will be invincible, but will continue attacking.

Awakened Phase: Shen Doragon Awakened[edit | edit source]

Treasure Bag.gif Expert Mode-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to Expert mode and Expert mode worlds.
Shen Doragon AwakenedUnyielding Discord Incarnate
Shen Doragon Awakened (Ancients Awakened).gif
Statistics
TypeBoss
EnvironmentChaos Biomes
AI TypeShen Doragon AI
Damage208
Max Life1,000,000
Defense96
KB Resist100%
Drops
Coins35 Platinum Coin
Shen Doragon Awakened Map (Ancients Awakened).png
Map Icon

"YOU WILL BURN IN THE FLAMES OF DISCORDIAN HELL!"

Once Shen Doragon is defeated, the player is given a short moment of quiet before a glowing purple dragon head with red and blue eyes will appear with particles emanating from it. After some dialogue from Shen himself, Shen Doragon Awakened will appear. This is an empowered version of Shen Doragon, and is much tougher than his first phase.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Shen Doragon Awakened follows a similar, fixed attack pattern like his first form, but many of his attacks have been modified and made even more powerful.

  • Remains level with the player while summoning three sets of five fireballs behind him. These remain in place for a second before launching themselves at the player.
  • Immediately after this attack, he will fire a massive horizontal deathray that deals severe damage.
  • Flies above the player and charges diagonally down at them, thrice.
  • Flies level with the player and charges straight at them, thrice. The first time he charges, he will leave a trail of vertical death rays in his wake.
  • Launches three fireballs that explode into rings of accelerating bullets that fly in an overlapping pattern.
  • Flies above the player and charges diagonally down at them, thrice.
  • Charges at the player five times, leaving trails of fireballs that fly outwards perpendicular to his charge.
  • Casts a huge flaming vortex that follows the player while emitting rings of fireballs. At the same time, Shen shoots lightning aimed around the player to limit their movement.
  • Flies in a loop, creating two extremely dense, overlapping spirals of fireballs. One will collapse inwards, while the other expands outwards.

Shen no longer alternates between red and blue fireballs, and only fires purple ones that inflict no debuffs.

When below 40% HP, Shen Doragon summons Fury Ashe and Wrath Haruka to assist him. They have slightly upgraded versions of the attacks of their normal battle, and have higher stats but less HP. Shen is invulnerable while the Sisters are alive and continues attacking as normal.

Wrath Haruka
Wrath Haruka (Ancients Awakened).png
Statistics
TypeBoss
AI TypeHaruka AI
Damage210 / 265
Max Life126,000 / 152,000
Defense140
KB Resist100%
Wrath Hakura Map (Ancients Awakened).png
Map Icon
Fury Ashe
Fury Ashe (Ancients Awakened).png
Statistics
TypeBoss
AI TypeAshe AI
Damage180 / 206
Max Life96,000 / 120,000
Defense60
KB Resist100%
Fury Ashe Map (Ancients Awakened).png
Map Icon

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

First Summon (Underlined for Akuma, italicized for Yamata, neither for Shen)

  • "Surprised to see us again, kid?"
  • "NYEHEHEHEHEH! Yes! Must be shocking to see us here..! But this time we have a little tricksie up our sleeves!"
  • "That Sigil you just used gave us back our full power, which will let us reach our true, powerful form..."
  • "We used to be the same being! But then a Terrarian wretch like you split our soul in half! But now...heheheh..."
  • "WE ARE COMPLETE AGAIN!" (both, when Akuma and Yamata's souls merge)
  • "Heh...heheh..." (When Discord appears)
  • "You have made a grave mistake, child."
  • "For you see..."
  • "I AM SHEN DORAGON, EMPEROR OF CHAOS AND ANARCHY!
  • "And you, my child...
  • "WILL PERISH!" (when Shen appears)

Summon

  • "Hmpf...again? Alright, let's just get this done and over with." (when summoned after the first time)
  • "Big mistake, child." (when summoned post-defeat)
  • "Skipping to the fun part, I see? I like you, child." (using the Chaos Rune to summon his Awakened Phase)

In Battle

  • "What's this? Competence? Impressive." (below 80% HP)
    • "Quite the skill, kid." (post-defeat)
  • "Chaos always reigns, kid. You terrarians never seem to learn that." (below 66% HP)
    • "You're a real fighter, you know. Now stand still and let me grill you." (post-defeat)
  • "Grips! Assist me!" (summoning Discordian Grips at 40% HP)
  • "Hmm...still fighting, eh?" (below 30% HP)
    • "Looks like you're turning tide, but not for long!" (post-defeat)
  • "Good show, child, good show. Your combat prowess still impresses me! Maybe some day I'll show you my true power." (if defeated in Normal Mode)

Awakening

  • "Heh..."
  • "Heheheh..."
  • "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"
  • "Haven't you forgotten about our last battles...?"
  • "There's always a last stand, kiddo..." (when the Discordian Awakening fully appears)
  • "But now, you stand in my path..."
  • "YOU WILL BURN IN THE FLAMES OF DISCORDIAN HELL!!!"

In Awakened Phase

  • "Look at where you are, terrarian. This is your own doing. The ritual, the rune? All you." (below 90% HP)
    • "You put up a real fight, kid." (post-defeat)
  • "Why do you instigate all these fights? Power? Glory?" (below 80% HP)
    • "Brawlin' till the very end..." (post-defeat)
  • "Either way, I'll personally make sure this is your last one!" (below 70% HP)
    • "You remind me of myself quite a bit..." (post-defeat)
  • "How many times will you fight to tear me down? Or will you give up?" (below 60% HP)
    • "You're strong, too. Takes guts to fight most of what you have. (post-defeat)
  • "Everything you've torn down, gods and monsters alike, I respect that." (below 50% HP and have not defeated The Ragnarök)
  • "You know, I was watching you beat down that god-sphere and its 3 goons. Gotta admit that, pretty impressive. (below 50% and have defeated The Ragnarök)
  • "Girls..? Help your father with this insignificant mortal." (summoning Sisters of Discord at 40% HP)
    • "Ashe? Haruka? I need your assistance again!" (post-defeat)
  • "Hm..?! You haven't kicked the bucket yet? Well then. Let's change that." (below 30% HP)
    • "Hmph..! Here we are again, getting close to the end of the line. I'm not holding back!" (below 30% HP, post-defeat)
  • "You little..! Die already!" (below 20% HP)
    • "The end of a game is the most stressful, keep that in mind kid!" (below 20% HP, post-defeat)
  • "This can't be--! How?!" (below 10% HP)
    • "This is it! The end is near, so don't you dare hold back!" (post-defeat)

Defeat (Akuma and Yamata separate, underlined for Akuma and italicized for Yamata)

If Shen is defeated for the first time:

  • "Split again..."
  • "This is YOUR fault you insolent worm..! I knew we should have been more aggressive but NOOOOOOOOO..! YOU said we could squash them without even trying!"
  • "(Player Name), you will face our fury again one day, either when we gain enough power again..."
  • "...Or you decide to use that sigil again..!"
  • "Your choice, child." (both)

If Shen has already been defeated once:

  • "YOU IMBECILE! WE LOST! AGAAAAAAAAAAAAIN!"
  • "Rgh, my head..."
  • "AND YOU, BOY! NEXT TIME I'M GONNA TEAR YOUR HEADS OFF!!!"
  • "And trust, us, kid."
  • "There's always a next time." (both)

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

  • Shen Doragon drops Chaos Rune when defeated in Expert Mode, which can summon his awakened phase instantly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

  • Shen Doragon's theme is Unyielding Discord, which was composed by the artist charliedebnam.
    • The main flute motif in this track is actually the Ancients Awakened main motif. Despite this not being the intention, it ended up becoming this way.
    • When Shen Doragon is summoned for the first time, a short synth loop created by LCS with motifs of the intro to Unyielding Discord will play.
  • Shen Doragon Awakened's theme is Blaze Of Glory, which was composed by charliedebnam and Shadow Figure.
    • In February 2019, Blaze Of Glory underwent a song reset. The original version was started in October 2018, with a very small portion of the song created initially, and the initial draft was not liked by charliedebnam himself in the end.
  • While Unyielding Discord was completed in September 2018, Blaze Of Glory was completed in July 2019.

Other Facts[edit | edit source]

  • Shen Doragon's name was originally going to be Akumata, but it was changed because it got confused with the name of Akuma.
  • Shen Doragon was also originally going to be a Worm Boss, but it was changed after the community voted on a more Betsy-like boss.
  • Shen Doragon was actually added in one of early betas of AA, but its AI was bugged, which eventually caused him to go into a seizure mode until defeated.
    • Due to that, he was removed, thus 1.0 was delayed into much, much later.
  • This boss' AI is made by Terry N. Muse, the same mind behind the Mutant.
  • If the Calamity Mod is also installed, Shen Doragon Awakened will also say "Considering you put that angsty witch in her place, gotta hand it to ya". The angsty witch he speaks of is actually Calamitas.
  • Shen Doragon's roar is an edited version of Rodan's roar from the Godzilla franchise.
  • Shen Doragon Awakened is currently the only Awakened form to not have a unique different name.
    • It will eventually have an unique awakened name in future updates however, as with all Ancients that have/will have Awakened forms.
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