[ACT I] The Beast - Game difficulty
05.01.2008 @ 00:16 #1
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05.01.2008 @ 01:39 #4
Yeah, I had the same problem. I was not at a high enough level, so this was a very tough fight for me. I finally ended up beating it by running in circles a lot and focusing on The Beasts' spawned minions. Just try to use short attacks on the minions, then when your vitality gets low, run around the area in a broad circle until your vitality increases...repeat. It makes for a long battle that you will probably have to endure several times, but it may be your only option if you're not at a high enough level.
05.01.2008 @ 01:49 #5
Use the search function.
This is hopeless. What a mess.
05.01.2008 @ 03:51 #6
Here's how I beat the Beast on hard.
Buy 1 Spectre Oil from Abigail
Have these talents: Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Stamina 2, Intelligence 2, Strong Steel 2, Crushing Blow 2, Aard 2, Stun
Apply Spectre Oil to sword before leaving cave.
Soon as fight starts, target the Beast with Strong Steel, and get it to about 50% health.
Cast Aard, which will almost certainly stun it.
05.01.2008 @ 04:37 #7
Then I ran around once so all the...uh...green dogs followed me and then ran at them with Group Style and took them all out in two swings. Then I switched to strong style and attacked The Beast head on, got him down to about half life in 6 or 7 hits. Then I blasted him with Aard and he was stunned, so I finished him off with one hit.
That was my 6th try at it. The first 5 tries I didn't drink any potions at all.
Another problem people may be running into is that they are allocating their bronze talents in bad ways. Obviously some set ups are going to work a lot better than others.
05.01.2008 @ 04:37 #8
Swallow --> Need only 1 potion to keep your health up during the fight. It only ACCELERATES the regeneration of the character vitality, it doesn't add up (later on you will have White Raffard Decortion to do the job, well, not before act III)
Tawny Owl --> Why the hell didn't you use this wonderful potion ??? With this you can continuously casting sign up on the creatures. Aard Sign to knock them up when they gang up on you and Igni sign to do the damage. Don't just rely on the sword to do the fight.
Here the strategy U might find useful.
- Quick drink potion when the fight begins (1 Swallow + 1 Tawny Owl)
- Start running around, don't stay & fight (don't run into the flame circle, it will burn and stop Geralt)
- Don't try to confront the BEAST along with his barghest. Running around and cast Igni sign on the horde and let Incirenation effect lower down their hit points, then use the group style to finish them of. After that use Aard on the BEAST, knock him off and start slashing him.
- The best chance you can have is to STUN the Beast and finish him off in 1 slash, but this rarely happens and only work if you put the talent point in to CHANCE OF CAUSING STUN in the Aard level tree.
06.01.2008 @ 02:23 #11
So I was forced to hand her over to the mob (though I morally agreed with that, I did want to save her for, let's say, "personal" reasons ;))
A game bug stripped me of all my potion effects after the Cave Cutscene whenever I got through it (but the Toxicity was still in effect... damn), so my only chance was to hastily drink Tawny Owl and Swallow (didn't even know Abi had Specter Oil available! That would have been MUCH easier then!) and fight a brutal fight against the barghests and The Beast.
Took me at least 10 attempts (frustrating because of the lengthy, unskippable dialogue preceding the fight...), but it was ever more satisfying once I finally killed it.