Boss stage 2

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Morwynd
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Re: Boss stage 2

Postby Morwynd » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:48 pm

I had a great run going the other day, but due to a couple stupid mistakes near the end lost my 4 toughest crew members to botched boarding operations. I literally had like 3 Engis and a Zoltan left.

Still managed to beat the boss!

For Stage 2, I teleported a single Engi to the boss to munch away on his missile launcher, and then the other weapons (took forever), strong shields/engines + lvl3 cloaking allowed me to dodge (and/or recover from) most of the worst attacks, and the keystone of my strategy was to AVOID the boarder drone... I simply followed him around with 2 Engis who repaired each room immediately after he left it (with my 4th and final crew member manning the helm).

I never actually had to fight the boarder drone (or his followups) at all... he teleported out after a certain amount of time had passed, and no more came.
vashts1985
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Re: Boss stage 2

Postby vashts1985 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:54 am

destroying the drone control does not stop the surge. it does however stop the boarding drones.

i recommend Glaive beam and bombs for this fight.
UltraMantis
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Re: Boss stage 2

Postby UltraMantis » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:13 am

That's a unique way of dealing with boarding drones. I must admit i'm impressed, i would be panic stricken and divert all my attention to fighting it off. Since you had no such option, you actually made a smart play and repaired damage quickly, without losing focus. Nicely done! :D
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Klive5ive
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Re: Boss stage 2

Postby Klive5ive » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:40 am

It seems to me that the worse thing you want to do is kill the boarding drone.
You just get another one 2 seconds later and ANOTHER breach to deal with.

By the way if you run in and out of a room repeatedly a chasing enemy can't get any hits off.
nafuid
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Re: Boss stage 2

Postby nafuid » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:21 am

Klive5ive wrote:It seems to me that the worse thing you want to do is kill the boarding drone.
You just get another one 2 seconds later and ANOTHER breach to deal with.

By the way if you run in and out of a room repeatedly a chasing enemy can't get any hits off.


Agreed. Unless it is somewhere really critical like the pilot I usually just stall it by cycling 2 crew members (Engi are best because they are less likely to kill it) 1 at a time between the room the drone is in and the med bay until I can damage drone control enough that it stops fighting back. Then i just ignore it until the battle is won.
Megas Domestikos
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Re: Boss stage 2

Postby Megas Domestikos » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:08 pm

I think stage 2 is far easier than stage 1 because the ship doesn't have stealth and ion gun.
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Re: Boss stage 2

Postby UltraMantis » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:24 pm

Megas Domestikos wrote:I think stage 2 is far easier than stage 1 because the ship doesn't have stealth and ion gun.

Then you are the only one. :D Stage 2 is worse than stages 1 or 3 because of the attack drones, boarding drones and a power surge much worse than the super laser multishot in stage 3.

The cloaking does make it harder to keep their shields down sometimes, and it gives the boss a few extra attacks against you, but only the Tri-Missille launcher is a nasty weapon. Eliminating it with boarders early on almost makes the boss harmless, and if you follow that by disableing the Beam there's little left to fear.
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Megas Domestikos
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Re: Boss stage 2

Postby Megas Domestikos » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:20 pm

It's weird that I never have a problem with board drones. They usually send one or two but it's never a problem. My boarding party killing the missile launcher are usually done and recalled by the time the drone hits. I guess I've just been lucky though, they never send them to critical places like the cockpit or shield room.

The anti-ship drones, yeah they usually make the first actual hits on me, especially if a missile knocks out my shields, but to be honest I have never lost in stage 2. If I lose to the boss it happens in stage 1.
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