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Offline ShaggyMoose

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AVWW2 - Auroch warriors a bit hard or bugged?
« on: January 18, 2013, 06:31:39 AM »
How difficult is it supposed to be to hit these guys? It doesn't seem a case of just getting behind them. Most of the time I kill them it just seems to be one lucky hit out of a bunch of blocked spam. They also seem to block "mine" type attacks that basically detonate inside them. Even worse, they sometimes seem to one shot kill me (10 hearts), usually when I am touching them. However, this doesn't happen every time (usual brush with them is 0.5 hearts). Anyone else finding strange issues with this enemy, or is this all intended behaviour?

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Re: AVWW2 - Auroch warriors a bit hard or bugged?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 06:43:00 AM »
I don't know about the one shot killing you, but in terms of hitting them you have to use spells with a very small caliber. That goes for any enemies with a weak spot; if you use spells with a bit footprint, they hit the armor and the weak spot and are considered blocked (we do this because otherwise you might as well just spam rockets or whatever at everything, weak spots or no). You can shoot the auroch warriors in the face from the front or their heel from the back with small spells like ember shot or whips or what have you.

The caliber itself actually doesn't matter; I said that wrong. It's the literal size of the projectile that matters here.
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Offline ShaggyMoose

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Re: AVWW2 - Auroch warriors a bit hard or bugged?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 06:57:17 AM »
Thanks, I will give that a shot and see if it helps.

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Re: AVWW2 - Auroch warriors a bit hard or bugged?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 07:57:57 AM »
Since this is related, I posted something on Mantis about these guys couple of days back:

http://www.arcengames.com/mantisbt/view.php?id=10394

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Re: AVWW2 - Auroch warriors a bit hard or bugged?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 08:45:35 AM »
Honestly, right now, I just skip anything that has blocking.  It's really not worth the hassle.

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Re: AVWW2 - Auroch warriors a bit hard or bugged?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 08:48:54 AM »
Is there a list of what monsters the whip spells actually pierce?  I tried it on a slug and it doesn't damage them when they're in invincible mode.  I wonder what monsters besides Aurochs they actually "pierce"

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Re: AVWW2 - Auroch warriors a bit hard or bugged?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 10:57:41 PM »
Since this is related, I posted something on Mantis about these guys couple of days back:
Seems like the same kind of frustration I was having. The weakspot doesn't seem intuitive enough.