IntrepidHunter

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  1. A lot of the tools are extremely useful. I loved them, and used them fairly often with great results. Some was trial and error, but here's some of my takeaways. Subimaru is the weapon of choice for breaking the elite enemies posture in Fountainhead - it absolutely wrecks them. You can also use it on several bosses (O'rin of the Water among them) to poison them - while the game is designed to reward for posture breaks, health is directly correlated to how fast posture is broken and how quickly posture regenerates. Malcontent Whistle will stun Demon of Hatred and allow you to wail on it for several seconds, and I essentially stun-locked him for the entire duration of phase 3, save a few attack animations I had to wait for. Whistle was also extremely useful on animal enemies - like monkeys, or dogs in very large groups. Firecrackers are useful against most bosses to stun, including both bulls, Isshin Sword Saint, and Guardian Ape (1st phase) and many others. Perhaps the best use of them, however, is the True Corrupted Monk as you can literally non-stop spam Firecrackers in the 3rd phase and kill her without her initiating a single attack by stun-locking her with them. Shurikens are supremely useful against Lady Butterfly to bring her down out of the air, as well as insta-kill dogs in all zones, or interrupt some bosses (like Lone Shadow in 2nd Hinata memory from summoning dogs). Loaded Axe is SUPREMELY useful in massive posture damage to most enemies - as good as or better than doing a mikari counter - and will certainly punish many enemies, not to mention break shields. This is especially true when you get the follow up skill that allows a synched sword attack after it. I wouldn't have beat Seven Spears without it. It wrecked him. Suzannon's Umbrella is a near-necessity when fighting Isshin in the Shura ending from the video walkthroughs I've seen (this is the only one I haven't tried myself).. Fire Vent will help you against the uber-strong red-eyes, and also set quite a few bosses on fire to both stun them, and do health damage (which again affects posture) including the eng-game version of the Ashina Elite MIni Boss (when he has red eyes), Chained Ogre (1st one), Isshin Sword Saint, and others. In fact, the only boss that I found no tools worthwhile against was Owl. However, I never tried umbrella against him. I also never really tried Mist Raven. I tried it in one fight, and didn't care for it. But some people have used it apparently very effectively in some boss fights to evade difficult attacks and do damage (the 2nd cloak version) to enemies/bosses. The Divine Fans are great for farming items/sen as you don't have to fight, you can hit R2, run into a group of enemies and R2 again, and they all disappear & you get all their sen & items. Really useful if you are farming some end game mats, etc without having to grind too much.
  2. I'm so tired of fighting Genichiro in PH1 I just go at him and as long as I survive I don't care. PH2 I can usually do, but it does depend on RNG. I've tried the cheese method once I started getting to PH3 somewhat reliably and I keep falling off the damn cliff &/or misjudging and getting whacked with the jump attack. Your words bring me hope though. I did try fighting him legit, but he spanked me. Guess I'm just going to have to bite down and do it. This boss fight would be 100% better without the damn first phase. It's such a PITA, though. At least I'm better at PH 2, now, I guess. I'll get there. But I feel more frustrated than I did on this guy than I did with Owl (Father) fight in Hinata, and I spent a good 4-5 hours learning him.
  3. You can also get a deathblow in on her by standing behind her and throwing oil on her before she goes into attack mode while she's still "friendly".
  4. You can only use the whistle when he is not attacking or doing attack animation. I spammed this in 3rd phase, and used it right AFTER his attack, and then right after he came out of it. I literally stun-locked him 4x in a row, then one attack, the last 2x of uses, and finished him off.
  5. 1. Isshin Sword Saint - mainly because you have to go through 2 boss fights to even START to learn an entire new series of movesets, and it's a righteous pain in the #*$. And I'm still on him. This was the first fight that made me get so upset I just shut the game down after throwing my controller. It is not even a fun fight. And if beating him wasn't tied to 5 trophies (beating him, all bosses, 3 story endings), I probably would let it go at this point and just move on ... 2. Owl (Father) - 2nd Fight in Hinata Estates - this guy took me a couple hours to learn his moves, and I was literally shaking when I finally got the final deathblow on him. Early on? The Drunkard in HInata Estates probably killed me a good 20-30 times before I finally got him. I also wasn't trying to deflect at all.
  6. I got this before all my rank 7 missions were gone, but I also barely spent any GAP on any other characters except Lulu, and getting Zeke the initial first level of the elemental attacks. By the time I completed the Rank 7 missions - before, actually - My main party (Zeke/Claire/Lulu) all had Dutiful 5, Level's 1 & 2 of all elemental attacks & I still had some leftover. I also got this trophy prior to completing my Rank 7 missions, using Lulu who you don't get for the first little bit. She never left my party before I got her. I will note I did farm a little bit and redo some missions to max out my 5 main melee weapons (Non-Elemental, Ice/Blaze/Shock Ring & Divine Ring from Anubis), so I did replay a few missions here and there as I farmed to keep my weapons at the best possible damage at any given time.
  7. I just got the plat for this game, and this was the last trophy I got. I found it was pretty simple - basically my suggestion for anyone is to play through all your Rank 7 missions first, and work on upgrading your chosen weapon/gun/shield set first. Once you have that done, and have completed all Rank 7 missions, then go through the other weapons/guns/shield lists and take a look at crafting whatever Rank 6's you can, but first check out the upgrade tree and following that. Going this route, I was actually able to craft several Rank 7 items without needing to grind for them at all. I was also able to select a couple "easier" mats to grind for, like a Boost Hammer that needed Simian Parts and a Scythe that needed the Draconian parts - there are missions there that are just 2 of each of these monsters so grinding the drops was really easy. I also highly reccommend equipping 'Bottomless' to either your main shield or gun @ Rank 5 as I got about 80% of my rare drops by devouring and having 4 chances for that, versus the end mission rewards.
  8. So the trophy description here, and elsewhere says: "Obtain A Rank 7 Weapon, Gun & Shield", however when I look at the trophy list on my PS4 for GE3 it says, "Obtain a Rank 7 of EACH Weapon, Gun and Shield" - is this different in the Japanese versions? I remember how grindy it was to get this same trophy in GE2: Rage Burst, and was really relieved when I saw pre-purchase it was only 1 of each per trophy description. In the end, I'll get it - I'm just wondering why there is a difference? Any clues?
  9. Honestly with the patch and improvements on dodge times added in, the game on Apoc. is basically what it used to be on Easy/Story when the game first came out. First go I started on Apoc on launch day, and kept moving, though I really struggled in a lot of places, as did a lot of other people. I finally said 'screw it', put it on Story mode, and beat the game - and some bosses even on Story were pretty brutal, prior to the patch. Without power leveling yet, I beat both Envy & Wrath 1st time on the 'new' Apoc. without any trouble at all, mobs, while still very aggressive, weren't nearly as irksome as they were previously and I died far, far less than I did first time playing the game - even on Easy/Story. Prior to Sloth, I probably did a grind for 10-15 levels at the spawn point/Vulgrim station where you spawn for Wrath, killing the 2 bugs there, going into the adjacent room and letting the one stalker-like-mob 'howl' for friends, killed all but one, died, and repeat. About an hour or so. And just used all my lurcher crystals evrerytime I got to Vulgrim. Balanced Juggernaut became my primary Enchancement, along with Balanced Fortifier in my preferred fighting Hollow Form, and Balanced Obscurus in Salvation for the passive increased dodge time. The only bosses I died to this time around were Sloth twice, and that was due to bad footwork/getting stuck on my part, Greed 4 or 5 times, and Pride about a half-dozen. That beam she puts out halfway through the fight does about 3/4 of your bar at 700 health. It's NASTY. I only died once to final boss. So, summation? It's really not worth the time to try and do all the stuff to make the 'glitch' work. They worked fast, and quickly to balance the game out, still provide a challenge, but made it far, far more enjoyable and closer to what the difficulty ranges were for the first 2 games with 1.04.
  10. I'm just going to wait until they release NG+, it will probably come in tandem with the planned DLC, and carry over on a game that doesn't crash, have significant load pauses every time I turn a corner, and have bad sound issues in almost every boss fight. Apoc will be a lot easier at level 55 with all my gear upgraded, to boot. And I can just rush through easily and get the trophy at that time. No worries.
  11. Agreed, I tried @ 70 with a different setup and burned thru all my soreaways and tears, got him within probably 20% or so and died after 10-15 minutes. Didn't even level up, switched out my higs for these 4 & killed him in 3 minutes or so, and he spent a quarter of the fight on the ground with all 3 hig knights out. Epic. You saved me so much time. THANK YOU.
  12. The amount of conflicting information about this trophy is nuts. I'm not even going to worry about it, I chose hearts most of the time because it was how I wanted to play Aloy. I picked brain a few times I think, maybe 2-3? Who knows. I know I never picked anger/fist. I am too far in to restart now on a whim. Another guide said you had to do all 20 sidequests, and another person said they dueled Nil and that didn't lock them out and they still got the trophy, so ... it'd be nice if some of this stuff could be confirmed.
  13. So, I am trying to do the One With the Shadows Quest, which is return the Thieves Guild to former glory by doing the radiant quests for Devlin & Vex. You do the 5 quests in each major city (Windhelm, Winterhold, Markath, and Solitude) and then get the "special quest" from Devlin to curry favor with a powerful family in that city to bolster the guild's presence there. And, I got my first three without a hitch. 5 in, got the special quest, completed. But Solitude, I have done 14 quests for now that have been completed, and I am not getting the special quest for that very last one. Is anyone else having some similar sort of issues? I've seen two potential fixes for this - 1: Stay away from Devlin for 31 days and the cell can reset, or 2: hit Devlin with a weapon a few times can also 'reset' him, but neither of these is guaranteed on the console versions. I'm trying these now and will update if one works for me. Worse, I know that the unofficial patch, which is a mod, can actually fix this, but of course, adding a mod disables the trophies. Which is really what I'm after. Any insight, or anyone sharing my frustration, please feel free to add to the topic.
  14. This thread saved me. I built all three wings, nothing. Reformed my house back into entryway and discovered one of the homes had indeed glitched out. I had to rebuild the roof and supports and then the trophy popped.
  15. I used stun mines on the last two, the one on the throne and the one closest to the throne, and also used a stun mine on Delilah when she appeared. Easy peasy.