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AJB Oct 31, 2013 @ 1:25pm
The shopkeepers are nutters!
How do you stop them.
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Revelanth Oct 31, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
I heard they are severely allergic to lead.
abugaj Oct 31, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
It takes good position to kill them you better have sticky bombs or a shotgun to take them out. If you don't try to lure them into traps if that fails just try to escape.
Tenshi [CZ] Oct 31, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
shotgun to face usualy works... rarely it doesnt..
Radioactive Oct 31, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
They can be tricky, especially if you can't take the shopkeeper by surprise.

Keeping them stunlocked with the shotgun or hitting them with a well-aimed sticky bomb usually does the trick. You can also try kiting them into spikes or to an area with a lot of tiki traps and hope that the shopkeeper finds a way to kill himself.

Aside from that, practice, and try to learn how their behavior changes based on your position relative to them, as that'll make kiting them around easier.
AJB Oct 31, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
Thanks for the advice! these guys are tough!

Originally posted by Radioactive:
They can be tricky, especially if you can't take the shopkeeper by surprise.

Keeping them stunlocked with the shotgun or hitting them with a well-aimed sticky bomb usually does the trick. You can also try kiting them into spikes or to an area with a lot of tiki traps and hope that the shopkeeper finds a way to kill himself.

Aside from that, practice, and try to learn how their behavior changes based on your position relative to them, as that'll make kiting them around easier.
Scampfarmer Oct 31, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
Something else you should know: they're very prone to friendly fire. If you can get multiple shopkeepers together and stay near them so they keep shooting, you should be left with just one after a while. They can also (very, very rarely) shoot themselves.
Tenshi [CZ] Nov 1, 2013 @ 4:39am 
also if you are not sure you can take them, try to throw sticky bomb from safe location and stick it to them. this one carried me through games many times.
AJB Nov 1, 2013 @ 5:32am 
More ideas, Great, thanks! these guys go banannas when you steal the golden heads.
{-NAG-}Bombsquad Nov 1, 2013 @ 5:56am 
Originally posted by AJB:
More ideas, Great, thanks! these guys go banannas when you steal the golden heads.
The heads are rarely the problem. It's the aftermath of grabbing the idol that can do you in.
Oh, and don't whip mystery boxes that you haven't bought yet...
Tenshi [CZ] Nov 1, 2013 @ 6:06am 
Originally posted by {-NAG-}Bombsquad:
Originally posted by AJB:
More ideas, Great, thanks! these guys go banannas when you steal the golden heads.
The heads are rarely the problem. It's the aftermath of grabbing the idol that can do you in.
Oh, and don't whip mystery boxes that you haven't bought yet...

i usualy buy mystery box when i want to rob shopkeeper.
that 8k gold is not worth that rage ;D
if im lucky there is freeze gun or machate and that makes killing him basicly risk free.
{-NAG-}Bombsquad Nov 1, 2013 @ 7:28am 
There are more ways to take care of them that are basically risk free. I know one that uses a rope and a bomb. Learned it somewhere on these forums. Then you have the balsy way using the whip that costs you one health. There are more though I asume
Tenshi [CZ] Nov 1, 2013 @ 8:14am 
yeah.. if you jump and whip him, than land on his head than you can do it without losing health.. that one is much more risky though.
{-NAG-}Bombsquad Nov 1, 2013 @ 8:24am 
Originally posted by Tenshi CZ:
yeah.. if you jump and whip him, than land on his head than you can do it without losing health.. that one is much more risky though.
Tried it a few times, didn't work for me even though I've seen other people do it... ugh.
Revelanth Nov 1, 2013 @ 10:44am 
Originally posted by {-NAG-}Bombsquad:
Originally posted by Tenshi CZ:
yeah.. if you jump and whip him, than land on his head than you can do it without losing health.. that one is much more risky though.
Tried it a few times, didn't work for me even though I've seen other people do it... ugh.

It's somewhat unreliable, and quite difficult with the climbing gloves. I think I have a 70% success rate with it, and only attempt it when low on health.
pi73r Nov 2, 2013 @ 10:55am 
well, still new(2nd day) to this, fought olmec only once but I'd suggest starting ♥♥♥♥ing them off after mines(well it's always up to you, sometimes I feel like robbing shop on floor 2). For some reason I find shopkeeper defending the exit in mines way harder than anywhere else(while I often die in mines vs him for comparison I didn't fail single time at robbing black market, think this makes some point). Ice caves and temple they will just kill themselves(although even if I can I avoid ♥♥♥♥ing them off in ice caves because I don't want more trouble in temple by the exit).
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