[EPILOGUE] Zeugl battle -- help
21.04.2009 @ 14:30 #61
21.04.2009 @ 16:08 #62
Drink your longer lasting potions first, then rest 1 hour to clear some toxicity. Then drink your shorter lasting ones with the secondary boost ingredients.
Igni is good for taking out tentacles quickly, but group silver does the job just as well. For the Zeugl itself, you want to be using strong silver - be sure to chain your attacks in quick succession. Each time it loses about 25% of its hitpoints, it will sink and send tentacles at you again. If you happen to be very injured by this point (you shouldn't but everyone has a different build), drink an albedo white raffards.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of Petri and Maribor. They have high toxicity for little gain over and above what you can get with other potions and talents.
22.04.2009 @ 01:06 #63
By the way, I love Igni so much that I put no copper into any other sign. I have all these coppers that I'm not even using because there's no skill I want to "spend" them on.
But about the Zeugl battle, I didn't realize it was possible to rest an hour in between. I don't see how one could. There's no fireplace in that area.
22.04.2009 @ 02:55 #64
As for which potions to use, firstly I'd probably stay away from using White Honey in the middle of the fight. If you want to reduce toxicity, there are other ways to go about it (as outlined by ST_Ghost). Personally, I don't find much use in potions and abilities that kick in when Geralt's vitality falls below a certain point as he's already mostly dead by then. An unlucky hit can end you.
You've sunk a lot of xp into Igni, which is cool, it's an uber-cool Sign and one of my favourites :) You capitalise well on that particular strength at the start, let's see what we can do from there :)
From memory, there's a fireplace in a house upstairs, immediately before the zone point into the sewers. This is where I prepare. I'd try some proactive, offensive potions rather than defensive potions. Think of your available potions in a tiered heirarchy: long lasting, medium lasting, and short buggers. Take the longer lasting ones first, then meditate at the fireplace for an hour to reduce or zero your toxicity. Then take your medium length potions. Head into the fight, then take your short or immediate effect potions during the fight, as needed.
If I'm looking for an easy fight, I stack potions like they're going out of fashion :D
Start with Maribor Forest (increases maximum Endurance) and Full Moon (increases maximum Vitality). Meditate for an hour. Take Swallow (speeds up Vitality regeneration), then zone and head into the Zeugl fight. Quaff a White Raffard's Decoction during the fight if necessary.
As you've found, a good bout of Igni takes care of the tentacles pretty easily :) As ST_Ghost said, for the Zeugl itself, use Strong Silver and chain your attacks (what level do you have Strong Silver at?). Also, consider a blade enhancement - Argentia oil, diamond dust or even a grindstone. My preference is for the oil :)
If you're having trouble finding the Zeugl when it pops up from under the water (thereby introducing delays and allowing the Zeugl time to score a hit on you), use the Pause button when you neutralise the tentacles and rotate the camera around until you spy where it's popped up to help orient yourself.
26.04.2009 @ 09:40 #66
I've never died fighting this beast. Perhaps some players haven invested in the wrong talent trees or not completed enough quests to increase their level enough...
Honestly, it is NOTHING compared to the Koshchey, Azar, Coccadidium (you know - that Archespore trophy in the swamps), or The Beast. By this stage you should have no trouble battling the Zeugl. If you are, perhaps you need to re-evaluate your choices regarding talent-spending.
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16.06.2009 @ 13:32 #68
After 4 Igni shots, I seem to run out of it... how come.
Is there a faster way of killng it? I just might stop the game if I cant get over this hump
I found him rather hard to defeat igni works well on the tenticals but I tried to save it for the body when ever he appeared out of the water . A blast of igni and strong style on the body takes massive hp away from Zeugl but you have to deal with the tenticals every time he submerges . Cut up the tenticals Zeugl appears blast and hack . I don't remember how many times you attack the body but I think it was actually about five or six if you catch it in time .
16.06.2009 @ 13:44 #69
You should prepare your blade with Arentia oil or diamont dust and drink a Swallow and Golden Oriole potions
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02.07.2010 @ 23:48 #70
My dodge, parry etc., are completely maxed (level 50) and I have the Raven armor and Full Moon potion, so I'm taking very little damage, if any, but the sword icon is not letting me click on the Zeugl head to kill him.
I hit the tentacles with one or two Igni's and they go down almost immediately, but when the head is up, I'm not able to click on it in order to hit him with my sword. The sword icon appears when I hover the mouse over his head, but it won't let me click. Do I need to attack him from the rear?
I had to kill him with an Igni fireball.
08.08.2010 @ 21:39 #71