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some death rattle boss tactics

hello.
I'm doing the death rattle and follow up series for the first time. Hydrophis and talisman both have an attack that sucks you into the middle and does lots of damage. I've manage to push my way through this with some consumables, but I'm wondering if there is some method I'm missing.
Is there a tactic/method/thing that I'm missing that would make these more painless?

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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 4,629 Arc User
    The nice thing is that even when you die, Talisman does not heal up. So, you can whittle her down.
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  • codetellercodeteller Posts: 3 Arc User
    jaazaniah1 wrote: »
    The nice thing is that even when you die, Talisman does not heal up. So, you can whittle her down.
    yeah :)
    hydrophis is not so..convenient :(

  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 7,039 Arc User
    A lunge or reverse lunge should get you out, and if you can bait it in midair or on the second floor so should turning off flight and falling out (haven't tested any of these), but these aren't really designed as trick fights.
  • nbkxsnbkxs Posts: 718 Arc User
    ? They go down faster than they can get their voice lines out, oO I'm not sure how AOE dmg is a problem.
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  • qawsadaqawsada Posts: 714 Arc User
    Using either or both temporary sidekick and then limited summoning device from the UNTIL vendor from the Recognition Shopping area can help give you some distraction against some of the trash mob. A perma sidekick is nice to have as well.
  • whatdakrakwhatdakrak Posts: 38 Arc User
    It's been a while since i ran the missions but i'm pretty sure one of the missions in the series gives you some bound secondary gear that scales to your level. It has a Magical damage resistance stat that might be helpful in the boss fight. That assumes you didn't just throw them out like most people did when they looked at them and saw their other stats aren't very good.

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  • theravenforcetheravenforce Posts: 6,811 Arc User
    > @codeteller said:
    > hello.
    > I'm doing the death rattle and follow up series for the first time. Hydrophis and talisman both have an attack that sucks you into the middle and does lots of damage. I've manage to push my way through this with some consumables, but I'm wondering if there is some method I'm missing.
    > Is there a tactic/method/thing that I'm missing that would make these more painless?

    Hydrophis has a barrage of ultimates and scaled up attacks which often make you wanna call for assistance.

    Teaming up can usually solve this boss fight however...movement and baiting attacks into certain areas can really help.

    There's no harm in blocking through a bunch of attack of noLOSing some attacks if you need to. I find Hydrophis harder to do on flying ranged. On melee he is much easier as long as you don't pressure him into a corner so draw him out of that initial area and use movement and blocking to your advantage.
  • zwipezantherzwipezanther Posts: 66 Arc User
    edited July 8
    Deleted for raising a dead thread.
  • omega2764omega2764 Posts: 6 Arc User
    Thread may be old but advice can still be of use to newer players.

    Personally I did the following.
    Take along a sidekick and one or more UNTIL summons. Also any permanent summons like Psionic Echoes that have a longer lifespan than say Manimal Control vs the 5 minute cooldown.
    Block like crazy when they have a gravity well type power going, or health drains, and then hit them when its done.

    And asking for an assist is also good. I have helped a few players with those if happen to be on at the right time. Same goes for any of the missions. If having trouble and sidekicks and summons arent enough. Ask for an assist.
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