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euanpetrie
10-22-2009, 09:11 PM
I have been shooting this damn flying loser for the past 20 minutes and nothing seems to harm it. I am using a 243 dmg sniper rifle, or I have used the elephant gun and also a shock smg and her health will not go down. Any ideas?

Bottrot
10-22-2009, 09:12 PM
I just used a combat rifle, I was palying with other people though, none of us were really using anything special though.

captain host
10-22-2009, 09:18 PM
You have to lead the shoot a bit since he is high in the sky and bullet take time to travel.

bullyforue
10-22-2009, 09:33 PM
I just used the elephant gun. I hid by in the ravine by the ramp so that I had cover from the fire.

Bane
10-22-2009, 09:35 PM
What I did was spawn a car with a machine gun then lock onto her with the A button and just drive around to avoid her blasts while holding the trigger, eventually she'll go down.

jwmc1971
10-22-2009, 09:45 PM
i had it follow me to the ramp you jump over at piss gully . stood on top , fired till it fired back . jumped off ramp and ran in circle around ramp . repeated for 10 mins or so . hardass bird .

neok182
10-23-2009, 12:08 AM
What I did was spawn a car with a machine gun then lock onto her with the A button and just drive around to avoid her blasts while holding the trigger, eventually she'll go down.

exactly what i did. took forever.

ZYM
10-23-2009, 12:15 AM
You have to shoot the body shooting the wings does nothing and it takes awhile . . .

judogrrl
10-24-2009, 07:59 PM
I ran down and took cover under that carport thing down the hill. I equipped sniper rifles and used them too whittle down his health. He stops right before he spits fire so u get a clear shot. expect to take damage but use the car port to heal.

The Dome Pop
10-24-2009, 08:01 PM
when i first started the quest i think i was like lvl 21 and it was too hard, but then i came back at like lvl 26 and it was easy, so just go do other quests and lvl up

bloodswan
10-24-2009, 08:17 PM
I was about level 28 from memory and used a sniper that did 313 damage or higher maybe. As someone mentioned u need to give the bullet time to travel. He still took a pummeling but it was too hard. Just level up a bit more aned u should be fine.

vettestingr68
11-06-2009, 04:56 AM
That thing was crazy tough! Got me another level though. :woop: It was a lot bigger than I thought it would be. I guess it was way up there...

Joker0fLife
11-06-2009, 05:38 AM
Use the carport as cover and corrosive SMG it. I took it down in about 2 minutes when we were equal level.

Raine Arii
11-06-2009, 05:55 AM
I was about level 28 from memory and used a sniper that did 313 damage or higher maybe. As someone mentioned u need to give the bullet time to travel. He still took a pummeling but it was too hard. Just level up a bit more aned u should be fine.

This is the fastest way I've been able to it as well.

DarkCrown
11-06-2009, 06:03 AM
me and my friend were hiding in the small house that have a passage to a chest and a gun machine (near the carport)

I use a firedamage sniper , it took a good 20 minute to down it , the damage we did where extremely small , when he try to shoot at you just go in the basement for a couple of second then head back to the windows and shoot him ..

We were 3 but my gun was the only who really seem to deal damage to the beast.
Long boss , but it was a fun boss , all the others where too easy to down..

Deathr0t
11-06-2009, 07:35 AM
What I did was spawn a car with a machine gun then lock onto her with the A button and just drive around to avoid her blasts while holding the trigger, eventually she'll go down.

Aye, just keep rocking back and forth with the vehicle to avoid explosion

aussiegamer
11-06-2009, 08:19 AM
I never even bothered attempting to kill this bitch. Will use the turret method tho. Thanks.

Fully Avenged
11-06-2009, 06:43 PM
Fire Damage works well against Mothrakk. Another good idea is rope some lower level friends in. The way the game works is that it tends to equalise out the monsters to match an average level of the party. Do this and it'll drag the level of Mothrakk down. Get a good Fire damage Sniper and you'll easily wipe out Mothrakk in mere minutes.

Fyi, I know this method works. I randomly joined a game being level 31 myself, and the two other players were 18 and 20... Because of this, Mothrakk was level... Something like 23? Which made it incredibly easy for me to take it down. Should work for you. :)

If this doesn't work, something else that might work, is just start a split-screen game with another controller and a character that's level 1, and then just hide that player. Mothrakk should get it's level drained significantly because of this, which will let your higher level character easily wipe it out.

If this STILL fails, I guess I could try and help you? Idk if I'd be much use, I'm a level 40 Hunter, and I've got an Incendary Rocket Launcher that does something like 700 Damage, so if I can land a few hits on Mothrakk with that, we should take it down relatively quickly.

If you do want my help, just send me a FR + a message saying 'Mothrakk' and I'll try and help you asap. Hope my advice helps. :)

a blind beggar
11-06-2009, 07:20 PM
imagine what it's like on 2nd playthrough at lvl 50-51 :(.it took me 20mins to kill skagzilla ffs!!!

DarkTharen
11-06-2009, 07:27 PM
I used the Elephant Gun. I used all the ammo then I switched to a pistol with 300 damage. It took a little bit but he eventually fell.

Giptuc
11-06-2009, 08:19 PM
On my siren i killed it at 28 with a 60x12 shotgun and it went down in about a min. So i would either reccomend a shotty or get a good combat rifle with a good rate of fire. Either that or use the car method

zTiamaTz
11-07-2009, 02:33 AM
I hid under the car port and used Sledge's second play-through shotgun. It killed it in no time...

R_A_LEE20
11-07-2009, 03:01 AM
How do you kill Mothrakk?

With a Gun? Duh!

R_A_LEE20
11-07-2009, 03:06 AM
I hid under the car port and used Sledge's second play-through shotgun. It killed it in no time...

I did the same thing as well. Hiding under the 'Catch a Ride' roof when he started shooting fireballs out of his arse really works a treat. Then i'd send Bloodwing out for some Ariel Combat then pop shots of with my Sniper Rifle until he was dead.

Selections
11-07-2009, 05:05 AM
I think I was about level 24, using the Siren.

As soon as it spawned I killed something else to activate Phoenix which adds fire damage as soon as someone touches you. I think I used a shock SMG, and every time she swooped I activated phasewalk with the shock explosion.

As with all Rakk's, Fire and Corrosive are the best to use. So if you haven't got the siren, find a gun that you specialise in, and kill it that way.

Voxael
11-07-2009, 07:32 AM
1. Spawn Vehicle with Rocket Launcher.
2. Lock on to Mothrakk
3. Hold the trigger corresponding to the auto targetting weapon down.
4. Keep moving the vehicle in a medium sized radius to avoid the fireballs.

Optional.
5. After you die the first time, grab another vehicle and drive to Mothrakk's location. He should still be swooping around in the air so you'll spot him easily. Lock on to him from a distance and just unleash on him, again with the auto targeting - for some reason he doesn't respond to your attacks if you're not in a specific radius of him but you still deal damage when you get in some hits.

It's a slow method but it definitely works

a blind beggar
11-07-2009, 03:15 PM
1. Spawn Vehicle with Rocket Launcher.
2. Lock on to Mothrakk
3. Hold the trigger corresponding to the auto targetting weapon down.
4. Keep moving the vehicle in a medium sized radius to avoid the fireballs.

Optional.
5. After you die the first time, grab another vehicle and drive to Mothrakk's location. He should still be swooping around in the air so you'll spot him easily. Lock on to him from a distance and just unleash on him, again with the auto targeting - for some reason he doesn't respond to your attacks if you're not in a specific radius of him but you still deal damage when you get in some hits.

It's a slow method but it definitely works

exactly,i went past pisswash gully with him locked on,started shooting,he attempted to come over but turned back halfway,was easy peasy:woop:

mmartynn
11-07-2009, 04:07 PM
best way, imo, is to use a machin gun turret on the car and auto target it, then just drive around dodging it and ull kill it in about 2mins. (thats how i did it/long it took me when i was lvl 19 and it was 25)

Spawn 0f Hell
11-07-2009, 05:06 PM
I did it with the turret on the car, when it flies too far away the target lock disappears but apart from that it was the easiest way I could think of. Did it again in co-op with someone who used "The Roaster" and that seemed to work well.

Mr.Brightside021
11-08-2009, 12:57 AM
I used the Runner w/ rocket launcher, stayed along the road and led the target a little. Mothrakk never attacked me while I attacked

Deathr0t
11-08-2009, 04:08 AM
What I did was spawn a car with a machine gun then lock onto her with the A button and just drive around to avoid her blasts while holding the trigger, eventually she'll go down.

Yeah thats what I did, I actually got enough distance where he couldn't hit me but I still had a lock on him, took about 10 mins but worked

Waylander73
11-08-2009, 06:15 PM
Oddly enough I thought he was the toughest boss in the whole game, all the others were a piece of cake but I died a few times against this bugger.

kold2i3
11-08-2009, 11:26 PM
My buddy and I both got into rocket turrets and would watch his flight path, which changed rarely, and we would shoot non-stop in a set place in his flight path. He would fly right into our rockets and would never bother us. Long, but sure way....

Oddly enough I thought he was the toughest boss in the whole game, all the others were a piece of cake but I died a few times against this bugger.

For me it was Bonehead... That one took way too long...

Basackward
11-09-2009, 02:26 PM
I was experiencing the same problems...keep shooting and next to no damage. She got the better of me and I respawned on a rock ledge with a gap for the new-u over looking a small 'pond'. Pulled out the trusty sniper rifle and shot at quite a distance. She came toward me and as long as I stayed behind the new-u pole, I received zero damage from her. It started flying in a predictable pattern straight at me which made unloading on it pretty easy. Plus being at an elevated position made shooting it consistantly and accurately easier.

Tai_MT
11-09-2009, 02:41 PM
This boss posed some significant problems for me and my cousin as well. We were playing Splitscreen (we're still on our first playthrough) and she just kept demolishing us.

What we ended up doing is just unloading into her and keep running.

We were on foot for the entire battle and each died about 5 times.

But, what worked was just running and shooting at the same time.

Her fireballs aren't that difficult to dodge as she rarely aims "in front of" where you're running to. But if she does, you have plenty of time to dodge them, unless you get stuck in a corner or on a rock or something.

Basically, my cousin ended up hiding and trying to regen his shields while I unloaded my Assault Rifle into her. I was only doing like 55s and 60s on her with it, but prolonged fire put her down after only about 45-60 seconds. I just tilted my head up, watched the fireballs, kept scoped in with the rifle (well, it didn't have a scope, but it was good enough) and unloaded into her body.

But, before I figured out how to maneuver and keep firing at the same time, we had died 10 times in the span of 5 minutes and had done minimal damage to her. We just kept trying to find safe places to hide from the fireballs and shoot her. But, it just didn't work.

Uluse
11-09-2009, 05:14 PM
I used the little shack just a little down the road (opposite of the way to the catch'a'ride) which is in my opinion the safest and closest place to hide whilst giving you an enormous view over the sky. You just duck and shoot out of the window with just about anything, you can take shelter in the tunnel 1 feet away when he is trying to roast you, and you can buy a new gun if you want to have a little break from the fight. Worked like a charm for me!

Just be sure to kill the bandits in and around the shack before you call Mothrakk to come out and play.

Mikeyspinkick
11-11-2009, 08:48 AM
...can you say, Shotgun? Try and get one that shoots out 7 to 11 bullets at a time and just fire away.

Edit: Hit Level 50 by killing him, finishing Borderlands for me. Awesome, right?

neeker75
11-12-2009, 02:12 AM
I used phase-walking to disappear from her radar so that the fireballs don't target me. Once I exit, I use a sniper rifle on her (gotta hit the "head and body parts" to register some damage). Rinse and repeat. No problems at all for both playthroughs.

Selections
11-12-2009, 03:01 AM
I used phase-walking to disappear from her radar so that the fireballs don't target me. Once I exit, I use a sniper rifle on her (gotta hit the "head and body parts" to register some damage). Rinse and repeat. No problems at all for both playthroughs.

Instead of using Phasewalk to run away, use it to your advantage. Add Fire to your enter/exit of Phasewalk and blast it every time it swoops. If you have the perk to add corrosive damage when you melee, then every time you exit, melee it.

If your playing as the Siren you hardly have to use any gun.

TheFlusher
11-12-2009, 03:03 PM
I came across this mothrakk for first time, and died. Then I took it down 2nd try doing barely nothing. Might be lucky or glitchy.

I got to the top of the factory where thugs and scavenge gun mission are, and just stand there, watch & snipe the mothrakk. It'll come, then enemies around me just shoot at it. Then I just took the last shot.

Maybe this tip helps if other methods aren't working.

The Incendiary
11-12-2009, 05:52 PM
Four of us tried to kill him last night (me, a 43, a 41, a 42, and my friend a 50), and it took us about 10-15 minutes. So ridiculous.

greatREDvinny
11-12-2009, 10:15 PM
I used a variety of weapons. Mainly an Assault Rifle with a sniper, shotgun and some other gun. Nothing super special really just run around a lot and don't hide too much or her health will come back.

DertyJamma
11-14-2009, 06:30 AM
I ran down and took cover under that carport thing down the hill. I equipped sniper rifles and used them too whittle down his health. He stops right before he spits fire so u get a clear shot. expect to take damage but use the car port to heal.

I also did this but I had some friends with me so I could kill it but it still took awhile. Like judogrrl said just hide under the carport and take your time with it.

WeAreTheFuture
11-14-2009, 11:53 AM
I have been shooting this damn flying loser for the past 20 minutes and nothing seems to harm it. I am using a 243 dmg sniper rifle, or I have used the elephant gun and also a shock smg and her health will not go down. Any ideas?
thats prtetty much what i used, shoot at it then run into the garage bit to stay safe then pop out again and shoot, rinse and repeat :)

Thermopylae117
11-14-2009, 08:52 PM
My first playthrough fight of Moth wasnt too bad, I just used a decent sniper and aimed at the middle of his body, leading the shot a bit.

My 2nd playthrough of him took forever, I used a sniper again, and just sprinted in circles if he hit me with a fireball until i got full shields back and repeated shooting and running.

HybridPK
11-17-2009, 05:30 AM
I was playing as a Hunter at level 22 the first time I did the quest. After I saw it was level 25, I ran off to level up some more. After getting to level 26, I went back to this mission with a sniper rifle (I don't remember which) and full ammo. I heard a lot of people suggest using a vehicle, but I actually hid up in the mountains.
Near where Mothrakk spawns (SE of it) there's a bandit hideout higher up on a mountain. I cleared out the enemies there and hid on the large balcony with the red/orange awning (the Catch-A-Ride station is visible to the SW). The Mothrakk is visible and I kept sniping her. Of course, this made her angry and she pelted fire on me quite a bit.
However, the awning absorbed most of her attacks. While I did get some shield damage I was never in the position where I had to use Med-kits. I would shoot her, she'd bombard my general area and fly another direction. I'd find her and the cycle would repeat.

Pretty easy.

Spawn Man
11-17-2009, 06:48 AM
The safest way to kill the Mothrakk is with the rocket launchers on the car. All I did was get the Mothrakk to apprear, drove far enough away that it didn't follow me when I attacked, but could still aim high enough with enough accuracy to be effective.

Then it was just a matter of timing my shots - if you aim in front of the Mothrakk and shoot a second before it flies past there within its' flightpath, then it should hit it. Do it a few times and wolla, dead Rakk giant.

Mastah Jay
01-05-2010, 04:33 PM
Used a tip fromt his thread and hid under the roof of the Take-A-Ride and then sniped/revolvered;) my way into his guts for about 5 mins. I was lv23.

Kamakazi Pear
01-06-2010, 12:53 AM
I killed it with 1 burst of a 4459 Dmg pistol. v.v

Dobar
01-06-2010, 08:34 PM
what i did on the second play throgh i just went right underneith it and shot it with my smg and it takes it down in 5 mins so pretty easy to me

greasychainsaw
01-07-2010, 03:28 AM
First playthrough is relatively easy, i just used a vehicle with a rocket launcher and waited for it to get close enough to not miss.

Second playthrough was a bit tougher (i was fighting a level 45 mothrakk when i was a level 39) i used a sniper rifle that did around 300 damage with x3 corrosive damage found that the corrosive element was pretty effective.

THE0NEAND0NLY
01-07-2010, 08:05 AM
imagine what it's like on 2nd playthrough at lvl 50-51 :(.it took me 20mins to kill skagzilla ffs!!!


Tell me about it on 2nd playthrough and i am level 42 hunter its level 45 and i use a 470 dmg sniper and 1500 rocket launcher it is impossible

THE0NEAND0NLY
01-07-2010, 08:11 AM
I killed it with 1 burst of a 4459 Dmg pistol. v.v
which chest did you get that from on second playthrough i presume

D3R3L3CT
01-07-2010, 08:49 PM
I just did the cheapest thing possible, I used the rocket launcher in the runner and just shot at it from a distance. I hit him about once every 30 seconds, but he didn't hit me once.