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Grave Digger - Boss Strategy & Weakness: RE3 Nemesis

Grave Digger - Boss Strategy & Weakness | Resident Evil 3 Nemesis

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Read this guide to find out Grave Digger boss fight strategies in Resident Evil 3 Nemesis! Find out Grave Digger's weakness, boss fight tip, and how to use the lamp in RE3 Nemesis!

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How To Beat Grave Digger

2 Boss Fights In Total

You will face off grave digger twice in total: once when you get all parts for the cable car, and a final showdown at the cemetery. You will only need to kill it in the final encounter.

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Acid Grenade Rounds Most Effective

Acid Grenade Rounds Most Effective

The most effective weapon against grave digger is the Acid Round from the grenade launcher, taking it down in ~ 12 shots. It is mostly obtained by combining gunpowder B with grenade Rounds, or reloading them from BC Gunpowder.

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Magnum & Other Grenade Types Are Viable

High damaging weapons like the Magnum or other types of grenades are also viable against Grave Digger. Even shotguns can work, provided you know how to dodge.

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Stay Mobile To Avoid Damage

For both fights, mobility will be key in avoiding damage & defeating grave digger. The quick 180 turn command works wonders in both encounters with the grave digger.

Bring Herbs & other Healing Items

As mobility is key when combating Grave Digger, being hurt & slowed down will severly impact your ability to combat it. bring some healing items so your oopsie don't end up as a Game over.

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Grave Digger Boss Fight Strategy

First Encounter: Bait It Away By Running Between Switches

Bait It Away By Running Between Switches

For the first encounter, bait Grave Digger by running next to a switch, wait for grave digger to appear, then quickly run to the other switch to activate it. Turn on 2 switches to unlock the ladder switch for the final escape.

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No Need To Attack Grave Digger For This Encounter

No Need To Attack Grave Digger For This Encounter

You won't get anything for beating Grave Digger for this encounter, nor will you kill it for good. Save your ammo for later.

Acid Rounds Forces A Retreat

if you fire a acid round on the grave digger, it will shrivel and retreat to the hole for a few seconds, letting you interact with the switch easier. If HP loss is your concern, bring 2 acid rounds for the 2 switches.

Second Encounter: Run From Ground Tremors

Run From Ground Tremors

For the final encounter, run back and forth to avoid the grave digger bursting from the ground. After evading its attack, use the time window to shoot at it with your weapon (preferably Acid rounds or Magnum).

Shoot Lamp When It Starts To Flicker

A way to defeat grave digger without using much resources is to survive until the park lamps start to flicker. Then, shoot the lamps to electrocute the pond. If grave digger appears near it, it will instantly be killed.

What Is Grave Digger?

Iconic Worm-Like Boss Of RE3 Nemesis

Iconic Worm-Like Boss Of RE3 Nemesis

Grave Digger is the worm-like monster that acts as the 2nd boss in RE3 original, next to Nemesis. Its unique appearance and tunneling ability made fans jump from their seats when seeing it for the first time.

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Is Grave Digger Returning In Remake?

Grave Digger In Remake Confirmed


Grave Digger will reappear in the 2020 Resident Evil 3 Remake. It is expected to have a new combat mechanism overhaul just like the major bosses did in RE2 Remake.

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