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Hardest Boss Salmonid to defeat?

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Olly0014, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. leowtyx

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    :ability_bombsniffer:

    Here's the Salmon Run Discord if anybody wants to play (let's pool our knowledge together)!!!

    https://discord.gg/SHstfU





    If they spread out, that's automatic team wipe. I spam This Way every time the sky gets dark.

    With Steel Eel, she only targets one player at a time, try just casually walk pass her.
     
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    Flyfish.

    The moment that one of those things shows up, it's like all the Chubs instinctively try to mob us so we can't get a bomb anywhere near the thing.
     
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    Grillers first, then Stingers. The Grillers would not be so bad in a group chat. For the Stingers those jerks will fire from all the way across the map. Splitting up from my team to kill them is dangerous and not efficient for collecting eggs.
     
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    Is it just me or do the stingers have ridiculous aim at times? Reminds me of guardians from BOTW.

    I can't say one boss is harder for me than another cuz it depends on the situation and the weapon I'm using.
     
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    Just found my new kinds of favorite retards, the ones that saw Goldie but don't yell THIS WAY.


    Trying to throw bomb at Flyfish while getting Stinged by Stinger is... Crap.
     
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    My answer has gotta be flyfish. I always end up with them when the rest of my team is taking care of other bosses, and, boy, those NEED at least 2 people taking them out. It's a pain. I hate how you can basically only use bombs on them & no other weapon.

    Grillers are a pain, too. Man, those guys are fast. I'll see one lock on to me, so I'll swim away to a safe distance to start shooting then within seconds I'm splatted. They're not hard, necessarily, just. fast.

    I don't mind steelheads, really - unless I'm a roller or brush. The fact that they can only be hit during small instances (same with drizzlers) is annoying but I wouldn't call it difficult. Now when there's like 3? Ok that's just a nightmare.
     
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    Just learned a new tip, keep your Sting Rays, it can be used to save teammates across the map!


    You should not run from Grillers, just jump up and down the steps, and let your teammates kill it. Grillers are invincible in the front.
     
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    Ohhh. I actually didn't really know that. Thanks, I'll definitely stick to that plan
     
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    Glad to see everyone feels the same about those flyfish!

    sometimes if I have a splat bomb rush ill use it on the flyfish bc my bomb seems to not want to make it in half the time. I also agree with the steelhead post, they charge up their bomb wayyy to quickly, the game recommends a charger take it out but i've tried and haven't had much luck.
     
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    I finally got the hang of Flyfish, last night I jump shot a bomb into the wings from Behind!

    Plus, I got to 225%, it was brutal. The first wave was 3 Maws AT ONCE. Followed directly by 1 Steelhead, 1 Flysifh, and 1 more Maw.
     
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    Gotta love it when three people attack a Flyfish and somehow all throw their bombs into the same wing. It's an odd combination of depressing and hilarious.

    This annoyed me so much when I started getting to the higher levels of Salmon Run. The fact that it springs these unique encounters on you without making any effort to warn you of what's supposed to be going on is kind of ridiculous. The Mothership and Gushers encounters in particular took me a few tries to figure out, and during that time I was effectively dead weight to my team. I know the stuff is all in the manual, but I didn't find that out until later, and I expect most people don't either.


    I find it hard to pick any one boss as the hardest because it's so dependant on the circumstances around it. I'd say the Steel Eel probably gives me the most trouble, just because of the amount of ground it covers and the way the game loves to throw multiples of them at you on higher difficulties. Not to mention that if it locks onto you at an inconvenient time, you're reliant on the nearest player not being a complete moron, which is unfortunately not a safe bet.

    I'm interested to see that Maws hasn't come up at all in this thread (EDIT: Until just now). Maybe I just have awful luck with when it attacks me, but it always seems to come for me when I'm in the middle of a Drizzler cloud, or when other bosses have backed me into a corner. Not to mention it's rare to have the ink available for bombs when you're surrounded by enemies, and in a particularly chaotic battle you might not have the time to refuel. Though I guess the fact that you can lure it back to the base very easily for quick egg collection is a nice redeeming attribute that most bosses don't have.
     
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    I changed my mind. At the lower difficulties, Steelheads are pretty bad because of the small hitbox and vulnerability window, but from Overachieved and up, Flyfish for sure. The problem with them is that they stay in the back, so you have to shoot your way to them, but still have to have enough ink left over for a bomb.

    But the one I'd rather never see again is Drizzlers. They just make everything else that much harder. None of the bosses except Grillers really bother me very much most of the time, until Drizzlers start raining on everything. Then just about anything can get me.
     
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    To correct the name for flying saucer, it's Mother Ship. But yes, the MAWS. That stupid fish always gets me and people end up getting swallowed up by it. Put that together with the steel eels, and steelheads overlapping the field. On top of that, the map chosen to be small makes this all worst.
     
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    Steelhead, I have 0 doubts. Unless you're playing with someone you know and they get the splattershot/ranged weapon, it's likely that the random on your team doesn't know how to use it or is across the map and they'll just come and obliterate you.
     
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    I figured that you just need to stay back and survive, ditch your teammates and win.
     
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    For those of you who are interested in numbers, I saw this poll about people's most hated bosses on GameFAQs recently:

    https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/200279-splatoon-2/75630505

    Summary:
    Flyfish got the most votes by far, with nearly 6 times as many votes as Steelhead, the second most hated boss. Stinger, Maws, Griller, and Steel Eel all got around 1/3 as many votes as Steelhead. Mothership and Drizzler got just a few votes each, and Scrapper and Goldie didn't get a single vote.
     
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    Killing two flyfish is fine, but the team needs to be in voice chat. Two people go to each; one person can throw two bombs before the lids close, but the other needs to make sure the bomb thrower can recover ink the whole time.

    If both people try to throw bombs when there are other mobs around, there's a good chance one person will get harassed and botch the throw.

    Honestly, the problem with flyfish is how long you have to wait to kill them. By the time they finally open up and die, two other bosses could have spawned. At least Steelheads attack more often and you can send inkstorms back at drizzlers. If Flyfish had to get closer before firing or opened up faster, they would be balanced.
     
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    There's a reason the Flyfish is the last boss you encounter in the tutorial…
    But really, if no one uses their bomb rush and defeating it costs so much ink and time…
    Well, I wish your ink would regenerate much faster, at the minimum. Or increase its vulnerability time or let you stun the Flyfish.

    Next, I can't stress enough how devastating multiple Steel Eels can be, especially with a Drizzler around.
    You have such a hard time escaping when you are in an unfortunate position…
    So you have to take precautionary measures, but often enough, it doesn't look like it's the right time for that.
     
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    For me the most difficult to kill bosses are: Drizzlers, Stinger

    Drizzler: You have to be perfectly aligned to shoot his Inkstorm back, or you need 2 - 3 times where it shows his head or 1 if a teammate is helping you getting that thing out.

    Stinger: It somehow feels like those are more likly to target me instead of someone else... And if you already have green ink on you then you are most likely doomed! Seriously: Flyfish, Steel Eel, or Steal Head never reach to the level of Stinger. HHmmmm: maybe Flyfish...

    For the events: Mother Ship, that Finding the Goldie thing and especially Grillers are the most annoying events. I still know that one time when I was the only one left and to Grillers chased me. Luckily I had a Splatling to rescure my teammates before going down myself while getting away the grillers. However my teammates did a fine job from than on...
     
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    I've found dealing with Flyfish and Steelheads are the most annoying, due to the fact they have hard checks to take down (bombs for flyfish, and attacking the ink balloon for Steelhead). Every other boss pretty much can be taken down with your weapon just by attacking it or it's weak point, though I will admit eels and stinger can be a pain depending on the situation, especially when you barely have room to move around.

    The most annoying event for me is the Grillers. They are a pain in the butt, and most of the time when I am freelancing my teammates don't seem to know what to do. Even then, when there are two Grillers out at the same time, panic usually happens, even when I am with friends. Salmon Frenzy is also somewhat of a pain, but if you got high fire, quick kill weapons usually it isn't too bad (until the deaths start happening that is).
     
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