[EPILOGUE] Which boss is toughest?
09.01.2008 @ 20:13 #44
10.01.2008 @ 07:06 #45
When I met Koshchey, which looks quite different from how it should be for the "monster" taken from the Slavic folklore, btw. ;) I was quite careless because my all fights were already very easy and I didn't have "swallows" with me and also I didn't have any alcohol to make one in the process. The only thing I had in the inventory useful was the blizzard bottle. After I realized after 2 tries that I cannot kill the thing without drinking something, I used blizzard and just butchered poor creature on the first final combo (strong style) without being even hit once. ??? Ah, yes, my silver sword was "runed" already with something (I don't remember what was there but it was not Perun's rune). So I cannot say that Koshchey was any serious challenge...
10.01.2008 @ 15:43 #46
The Kikimore queen was also terribly dangerous. In fact, it was the most lethal monster of the game. But the fact that you didn't had to kill it actually in combat drives me not to consider it in the list (though I finished without potions, without much HP, after a long group style fight to get out of the minions!).
For the rest, it was not that difficult. The last fights were probably the easiest ones. The Koshkey was a piece of cake. Strong style, insectoid oil on my sword and igni were enought to got it without loosing too much HP.
The Striga was a long fight. It took me time and many potions to build my tactic to last until dawn, but it was manageable from the first try.
The ghosts, Ekinopyres and scolopanders were the hardest non unique monsters I faced.
11.01.2008 @ 00:09 #47
yeah, found that out the hard way. I saw no benefit to using kiss at all in that fight; at least quaffing one for the resistance to bleeding - was too busy to see if it had any effect once a serious wound was created during the fight.
I gather that beastie doesn't so much cause cuts that bleed, but rather rips your arms off or guts you kinda thing, and that's the best way they could mock-up that kind of damage.
I fought it 4 times on hard, and never did better than retain about 1/3 of my health at the end... going toe-to-toe with it, that is. I went all combat skills in my last hard run-through, instead of just blasting it with igni and traps like I did previously.
it also appears to be able to penetrate a 100% damage shield, as I was surprised to see my health going down rapidly while i was searching for the right potions in my pack.
22.01.2008 @ 04:41 #49
22.01.2008 @ 18:10 #50
Azar Javed is very easy if you dont care about Berengar in the fight, though, keeping Berengar alive, then the fight gets pretty hard :P (possibly harder then Koschey)
I found that in most (boss) fights the aard symbol whas a great tool.
If we skip the boss fight and look for the hardes fight in game, I think the fight (against the non humans) in Vivaldis bank is damneble hard :D
King of the Wild Hunt and Jaques are indeed quite easy.
22.01.2008 @ 18:24 #51
04.02.2008 @ 00:54 #52
I am shocked that the Beast is winning this Poll. One shot of Aard and the Beast is dead in under 5 seconds. The Beast was the easiest Boss I ever fought in any game, ever.
Koschey isn't remotely hard either, you can just run around and shoot him with Igni from a distance and never get hit, like everything else. Only thing that doesn't work on once you get Igni is the Grand Master, and Kikimoore since that is an environment gimmick boss rather than a fight boss, easy not to be hit by her either though.
I believe these Poll results are skewed and do not accurately reflect the reality of the Witcher's bosses' toughness.
08.02.2008 @ 23:20 #54
you got lucky.
even on medium, he can hit you with an attack that causes MASSIVE blood loss (20 pts per second). knocked my health down to 25% on the very first hit when I started combat with it!
didn't get me, but it was a very close thing; ended up stunlocking it with a trap, and blasting it to death with igni.
now I'm playing on hard, and chose the path of the sword instead of magic, and am really dreading this fight.
fortunately, i don't think it turns that fast, so I'm hoping i can flip over it, hit it from behind until he turns, and repeat.
I took the beast. Because my beast just happened to get lucky, and didn't get stunned by repeated Aard casts, it was pretty hard. The koshchey, on the other hand, went down in one silver sword combo string without even touching me. That was on medium. However, due to a crash, I had to replay. He got in a good, solid hit, massive blood loss indeed. I went into a series of combos with strong silver, and again slaughtered it. Then, as I was still dying due to blood loss, drank a rubedo kiss. Bleeding stopped, rather fast recovery. So, when people think certain enemies are easier or harder, well, maybe random events play an important role there.
Azar Javed was harder. Willow is definitely recommended here... I also had to restart this fight, because the first time I killed him, I pushed him off the platform where you fight and couldn't loot his body...
11.02.2008 @ 17:55 #56
Sometimes I got stuck, or didn't cast Aard at the right spot on the pillars...so she catches me and kills me...by far the toughest opponent in the game.
The last bosses (Koshkey, Zeugl, GM, Wild Hunt) were too easy.
Koshkey: First cast Quen to protect yourself. Second Yrden for pain, and throw it backwards, and then Igni, Igni, Igni, Igni...dead Koshkey. It didn't even touch me.
Zeugl: Igni, Igni, Igni, Igni, tentacles gone, more Igni, dead Zeugl.
GM: Kill the Fire beasts first (Fast style) Then Quen - Yrden - Igni over and over.
Wild Hunt: Igni, Igni, Igni, Igni...
Full powered up Igni is absolutely amazing powerfull !!!
11.02.2008 @ 18:25 #57
It also took a few goes before the creature became stunned, so I could finish it quickly. This battle's crazy - it's either horribly tough or a laughable one-hit kill, depending on how your luck's going.
25.02.2008 @ 03:57 #60
Mutated Rayla managed to blind me twice (Gerrrrallllttttt....), but went down quickly after a couple Ignis.
And in strange eons, even Death may die.