Shadowrun Returns

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pusheax Mar 3, 2014 @ 2:15pm
Audran fight strategy [spoilers]
Last fight(presumably). I barely manage second wave of guys (they appear out of nowhere after the first 3 guys).
Orc with minigun teleports and usually kills my runner on one of the vents.
I cannot think of a good strategy in this situation.

Maybe my team is weak because I'm barely able to kill one guy per one turn.
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Kissamies Mar 3, 2014 @ 2:46pm 
Yeah, my runner was not so awesome either and it took me a couple of tries before I managed to luck it out. Everybody survived, but almost ran out of time. Managed to stop it almost literally at the last second. Didn't have a definitely tactic, just trying to geek the mages first, like the old Shadowrun aphorism puts it, so the rest of them didn't get any buffs/heals, standard stuff. Eiger seemed to be key to that, as well as doing most of the damage to the orc.
pusheax Mar 4, 2014 @ 10:13am 
Finished it. Without Blindness and Mind Wipe could not have done it. Also did it when virus was on 9. Was very tough fight for me actually, but I liked it.
Valenov Mar 4, 2014 @ 10:24am 
On hard dificulty, just petrified him with my mage. That gave me 2 turns to clean or at least kill most of its minions, then in the third turn piled ap damage on him for another couple of turns to position and finally piled on him with everyone either hasted or on drugs.
Also a powerfull earth spirit is a godsend in that fight.
Stunt Monkey Mar 4, 2014 @ 10:26am 
Did it on hard with my main character taking him out, rank 9 with rifles using the top end sniper rifle, buffed him with accuracy and speed of the hare by Dietrich, popped his own drugs for another AP and then just unloaded 5 shots/round on him, 30-40 damage a time, took him down in 2 rounds.
Last edited by Stunt Monkey; Mar 4, 2014 @ 10:27am
Zednaught Mar 4, 2014 @ 10:42am 
The key I found was to hit him with flash grenades, or really anything that removes AP, so you should have plenty of options. An earth spirit helps a lot.

The mages cast that shield spell, so you'll want to take them out first.
twincast Mar 4, 2014 @ 11:00am 
Dietrich: On Ley Lines, Dragonslayer aura, Haste on Glory, summon earth elementals near Audran (who petrify him, act as a shield, buff some defenses, attack the mages near him and take care of the left valve), raise accuracy on (nearly) everyone and throw fireballs whenever possible
Blitz: deck, afterwards take care of the southern guys, then head to the left valve controls and help with any other enemies still left
Glory: AP raised as high as possible, help eliminate some of the central guys (and disengage the left valve), then head south, then Audran should have lost his magic shield, so slash him down, and then take care of any stragglers, inbetween run to heal people whenever necessary
PC (rigger w/ biotech, shotgun and grenade launcher): concentrate on enemies to the middle and (later) right, disengage and open right valve as often as feasible
Last edited by twincast; Mar 4, 2014 @ 11:01am
morbosfist Mar 4, 2014 @ 11:20am 
I had Dietrich buffing Eiger's accuracy and AP, then let her snipe everyone from afar. Glory tore up the mooks that show up atter the first group goes down, along with anyone on their last legs, and my shotgun-toting Decker cleaned up the stragglers. Also helps to vent the gas with Glory, since her AP boost lets her hit both the panel and the vent in one turn.
Stellar Duck Mar 4, 2014 @ 12:10pm 
Stunned him with my PC street samurai and murdered him a bit each round. The AP attacks in meelee is a bit OP, I'd say.
HappyZavulon Mar 4, 2014 @ 12:57pm 
Well, I just mind controlled him, and then unloaded my whole team on him.
He killed a few of his guys while being confused, took about 3-4 turns to get him down (I also had a ton of revives on each character which helped).

Granted it was on normal, so your millage may vary, but I had the virus on -1 when he appeared (I gave up on it when he came) and my team stayed alive (my main character died twice though, he was a mage with a shotgun and he got ganged up by the sword guys).

Unless the games becomes super hard on higher difficulties, confusing him and then focus firing seems to do wonders.

My team: Everyone except the dog and Dietrich.
Agent.0.Fortune Mar 4, 2014 @ 2:35pm 
This is a struggle on Normal.
Me - Street Shamurai with Shotgun & mid-level shaman skills.
Eiger - Sniper Rilfe/Shottie
Glory - Melee
Dietrich - Shaman

First time I didn't really know what to do. disabled valves, but that didn't do anything, lost 3 members in the process, did notice that dragon breath does a lot of damage to fiend and foe.

Second attempt, killed all minions, hit one valve, and got Audran down to 5 health, then clutch hitter Eiger missed 3 shots in a row at 79% on last round.

Final attempt - just kidding, have no clue what I am supposed to be doing in that room, don't have a decker for the computer console, shutting down valves didn't work, so I just started game over.
morbosfist Mar 4, 2014 @ 5:29pm 
I tried Decking in that, and I have a top-notch decker, but ultimately I found it to not be worth the time. The turns you spend decking are tursn you spend not killing mooks, and the mooks have to die for you to win. The valves are simply a much better alternative.
Vambran Mar 4, 2014 @ 6:26pm 
Yes i had a decker and i went into the matrix. It only delayed the thing by about 2 turns. But it took me atleast 2 turns to hack it so.... not worth it.

The best plan would be to just Dog pile on the Orc , take his key then stop the dragon. Game either ends combat or at the very least you don't have to worry about the time limit to mop up.
andydh77 Mar 4, 2014 @ 7:36pm 
I ended up killing everyone else and saving him for last, not really knowing that he was required for the turn thing. I had Blitz hack the terminal, then afterwards shut down the gas. He pretty much ran around doing the quests while everyone else killed. I had Eiger take out the bottom guys with a little help from Dietrich. My main was a sword using troll, so I just charged him in the middle of the 6 guys up top stocked with 3 100% revives. They actually got me to burn 1 of them. I summoned a lvl 6 earth elemental to tank the boss while my main killed everyone else.
DId it as mage/shaman on hard. And it really was hard! Used + AP spell on my char and attacked with Fireball 3 and Manaball 3 and Flametrower 3. Does anyone know where can i get a shield spell like the one mages are using to buff themself and that ugly ork.
Achi Mar 5, 2014 @ 11:40am 
A jack of all trades is a master of none: make sure that your character has high stats in at least one combat skill. Don't spread your karma points out too much. You should also have at least 7 in Body and/or Quickness. Also: make sure that every team member has a gold or platinum traumakit in their inventory. This alone will keep your survivability quite high.
As a magic user, remember that you can summon spirits. Those are great for drawing fire away from you and your team. Dietrich is a good NPC choice, if you don't focus on magic yourself, for he always comes with at least two spirit talismen. Especially earth spirits make for excellent bullet shields.
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Date Posted: Mar 3, 2014 @ 2:15pm
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