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    Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:14 pm

    You are the most pointless, frustratingly unfair boss I have ever met. I would rather fight Ornstein and Smough, at level 1, solo and without armour.
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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by befowler on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:16 pm

    Yeah, but like all bosses once you figure out his moves he is cake. In particular

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    very susceptible to magic and can be killed by kiting with soul arrow, and also his AI is terrible. You can get him stuck on obstructions like the various skulls and skeletons near the entrance, stay on the other side, and pelt him with arrows etc.


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by PlasticandRage on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:44 pm

    I always use this method:

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    Wear the Thief Ring, which you really should be almost all the time anyway, and hide behind the pillars. He'll attack a few times then lose you over and over. After each attack cycle he'll face away from you and walk in place until either you hit him or give away your position by like making a lot of noise or walking into his field of vision. If you hide behind a pillar until he starts walking in place you can get in an R2 attack on him in each cycle. Also if you use the Purple Flame Shield, which is one of the treasures in the dragon's nest in 1-1, you can fully block all of his attacks. I suggest doing both.


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by WarriorOfSunlight on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:46 pm

    There are always tools at your disposable to help you win, you'll eventually triumph and get that sense of reward.


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:03 pm

    plus he allows
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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by SlakeMoth on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:24 pm

    Yes I remember him being a right b*****d but worse than O&S? No way. I seem to remember hiding behind some bones and spamming him with soul arrows. I think I managed to get him trapped and running on the spot which made him a piece of cake. Oh and there's always that spell you can use, a bit like flash sweat which helps.
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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:53 pm

    Decided to try the tower of latria instead, because the guy in the nexus wont sell me magic weapon. Any ideas as to why he wont sell me it?


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by PlasticandRage on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:03 pm

    Whats he saying instead? There are a few reasons it could be happening. Like Big Hat Logan you have to meet a certain INT requirement for him to sell you anything. I can't remember what it is exactly, like 12 - 14 I think, somewhere in that ballpark. Or you could be trying to buy a spell that requires a boss soul in trade. Look around on the store menu and if that's the case it should say a specific soul is required.


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:28 pm

    PlasticandRage wrote:Whats he saying instead? There are a few reasons it could be happening. Like Big Hat Logan you have to meet a certain INT requirement for him to sell you anything. I can't remember what it is exactly, like 12 - 14 I think, somewhere in that ballpark. Or you could be trying to buy a spell that requires a boss soul in trade. Look around on the store menu and if that's the case it should say a specific soul is required.

    He telling me something like, "I have nothing to do with rogues like yourself." I have base INT with the soldier starting class, thats probably why.
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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by PlasticandRage on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:35 pm

    Yeah your INT isn't high enough. According to the wiki it has to be 10 or above for that particular character. I'm pretty sure there's an even higher one to deal with the higher level magic trainer, however there's another one, who teaches more raw magical abilities, who I don't think requires any kind of prerequisite.
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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:37 pm

    PlasticandRage wrote:Yeah your INT isn't high enough. According to the wiki it has to be 10 or above for that particular character

    Its actually sad that flamelurker is causing me so much trouble that Im buffing my INT and magic just so that I can use magic weapon for this one boss fight.
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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:44 pm

    Wade, just make a magic weapon, it's not that hard if i'm honest just do tower of latria part 1 first and you'll have the stuff to make one. With that he'll be toast big grin


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by PlasticandRage on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:44 pm

    I'm telling you man you don't need to do that at all. Look at my spoiler post. It isn't any plot elements, just lurker tactics. I spoiler'd it in case your set on figuring it out on your own, but upgrading magic just for that battle is wholly unnecessary.


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:04 pm

    Okay, I'll try finish tower of latria (just got shat on by a flurry of crossbow bolts) and the its round two.. no, three *******!


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:08 pm

    Wade you let that thing attack? I knew it was bad news when it started up, thought to myself that there was DEFINITELY a way round that giant killing machine silly


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:17 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:Wade you let that thing attack? I knew it was bad news when it started up, thought to myself that there was DEFINITELY a way round that giant killing machine silly

    Dude, I have no idea what Im doing. The tower of latria spooked me so much that I got lost.
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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by PlasticandRage on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:20 pm

    I really like that whole area. The second section of it is probably my favorite in the game.


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Yukon on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:27 pm

    Hey wade are you playing the game offline? If you want to coop or help on any bosses I have characters leveled to help from 10 till 120 and up. If you are interested I can act as a flamelurker meat shield haha


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:49 pm

    Plastic, for sure 3-2 is most atmospheric place in there, though it's also damn confusing too silly


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    Post by Wade_Wilson on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:51 pm

    Yukon wrote:Hey wade are you playing the game offline? If you want to coop or help on any bosses I have characters leveled to help from 10 till 120 and up. If you are interested I can act as a flamelurker meat shield haha

    What are the requirements for summoning? Do I need to be human?
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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:54 pm

    Wade yeah you need to be human

    however you can become human by helping someone with a boss big grin

    I'm not sure of SL requirements though as I didn't use online play at all in first playthrough but use the 10% rule and you'll be golden lol!


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:57 pm

    you don't have to make a magic weapon... there some of the magic damage buff item in the level before flamelurker (to the left of the spot where guys chuck boulders at you) its called sticky white stuff and you can also farm it from some enemies in world 5 and 4


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by ARSP on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:58 pm

    Yeah that flame lurker is one evil boss. That Boss killed me more times than the final boss did


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by PlasticandRage on Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:00 pm

    3-2 can absolutely be confusing. It's designed so well though. I remember being really reluctant to wade into the swamp my first time through.

    @Wade: You're probably going to need to summon someone for the 3-2 (Latria's second area) Boss. It's kinda designed that way. Of course there's a way around it but it sort of negates the entire battle.


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    Re: Flamelurker, why do you even exist

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:16 pm

    Plastic, didn't summon help for maneaters, got em 3rd try (the time they decided to not knock me off the bridge silly)

    Wade, do every boss solo! It's your first run and from a guy who did it total melee it's not that insurmountable after your Dark experience big grin


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