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thecrazyguy
08-22-2007, 07:59 AM
Ok first let me apologize if there's already a thread somewhere for this, but i searched and found nothing. If there is, i'd appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.

Anyway, i'm at the part of the game where you fight your first big daddy. Problem is, I have no clue how to beat him, nothing seems to work.

Now my question is, are you supposed to fight the big daddy, or are you supposed to pass it and continue on?? If you are supposed to fight it, how do you beat him.

If someone could tell me what's involved in beating the big daddy, like what to use on him, what I should have with me, I'd really really appreciate it!!

Thanks in advance.

DoM cAbAn
08-22-2007, 08:16 AM
I use the Shotgun and the Machine Gun on them every time and they worked fine. Just keep dodging whatever he throws at you and shoot whenever you can. :)

The Pants Party
08-22-2007, 08:33 AM
I found it easy to shock him, which stuns him, then unload some armor piercing rounds from the pistol. Once I'm out of those, I continue to shock, but switch to the shotgun. If all else fails, just keep running in and doing little bits of damage and die, because you just respawn with him at the same amount of health. Very weird that they did this, but it's making the game easy as pie.

thecrazyguy
08-22-2007, 08:57 AM
I actually forgot about that Pants, glad ya told me or I probably would have forgot about it the whole game lol. And thanks both of ya for the tips, just finished the big daddy off. Those guys are a challenge, but now that I know what I need to do, should'nt be to hard.

Thanks again :)

Fruhmann360
08-22-2007, 11:46 AM
my first daddy i caught in a glitch/map hack. i brought him to where you use fire to melt the doorway on the lower level. there was a gurney/chair to jump. he couldn't jump it or move it, so i'd shock to stop his jump shockwave and pistol him to death.

Maka
08-22-2007, 01:03 PM
I also find it very hard to beat them. On medium, they're a huge pain. Every creature in medium has 2-3 times more health than in easy. The biggest problem is that they're so hard to beat that I end up using 5-7 First Aid's and a bunch of Eve Hypos and Im always out of money.

But usually I use shock and the shotgun (But not the Electric Buck, unless he's in water) and strafe a lot. One of my tips is also to get the camera and take a lot of pictures of big Daddys, and whenever it gives you an upgrade, use it to your advantage. For example: "Rosie's are vulnerable to Anti-Personnel Rounds" then use as many as you can of those. It seemed to worked for my friend yesterday, when we were taking turns playing the game on our own hardrives, but he was on easy.

Personally, I find the Big Daddys harder to kill than the Bosses (Docs)

PerfectAnt
08-22-2007, 03:26 PM
Hitting them in the back (around the tank) seems to draw more energy away from them as well. shock, move around him and hit him in the back with a shotgun blast or 2. repeat as necessary

Zombieslayer42
08-22-2007, 04:50 PM
I use armor piercing bullets. circle around him and catch him on fire:AR15

Exane22
08-22-2007, 05:00 PM
Hitting them in the back (around the tank) seems to draw more energy away from them as well. shock, move around him and hit him in the back with a shotgun blast or 2. repeat as necessary
Now that is a good tip, gonna give that one a try. Basically they shouldnt be a problem just bc of what Pants said, you respawn. at first i was using all my health packs and what not, now i fight untill i die and just come right back at him. The best thing to use imo is the armor piercing bullets with the machine gun in the head, drops them incredibly fast. My favorite (but rare to find) though is the exploding shells with the shotgun :D

flip
08-22-2007, 08:17 PM
i like using Electric Buck shots personally, but ya, it really just depends on what you like, because it's not like you can die in the game :/

Maka
08-22-2007, 08:26 PM
Now that is a good tip, gonna give that one a try. Basically they shouldnt be a problem just bc of what Pants said, you respawn. at first i was using all my health packs and what not, now i fight untill i die and just come right back at him. The best thing to use imo is the armor piercing bullets with the machine gun in the head, drops them incredibly fast. My favorite (but rare to find) though is the exploding shells with the shotgun :D

Not sure but if you get "Machine Gun Kick-Back reduction" than its incredibly easy to kill them as the gun has zero recoil and you aim once and shoot.

spikedzombies
08-22-2007, 08:37 PM
My tips is probably the easiest and safest.

Lure the Big Daddy down stairs near the machine that re-spawns you. There should be an office where you got that Plasmid that slowed down that bad guy? in the dental office. Well lure him into that room where you had to crawl thru the vents and just pick him off.

i did that and i didnt die

thagame
08-22-2007, 08:57 PM
when you get to the weapon upgrade machine i upgraded my shotgun power. now 4 of the 00 Buck ammo drops him. Oh and a word for later in the game, only kill the ones with little sisters, if you dont initiate an attack on them they will ignore you.

XxHektikxX
08-22-2007, 09:37 PM
well this is my strategy for fighting the the big daddys, of course this wont work on the early fights...but still i thought i would share.

1. Lay around three prox mines, lure the big daddy to said mines.
2. once mines have detonated switch to frag grenades or a shotty with electro buck. In about three frag hits, they go down.

or if you feel better in ur plasmid skills/dodging ability (works on only Rosies...duh:p)

1. Equip Tk and electro bolt.
2. use bolt to stun, stay a healthy distance away
3. They will fire off two to three rounds, then launch a mine.
4. TK the mine and send it back
5 Rinse and repeat

this method saves an ass load of ammo, and you probably will only use one to two FA kits....though you might burn thru hypo....

Memnoch
08-22-2007, 11:43 PM
On hard I've taken to using up all my ammo, eve, and health, then dying. Once I die I use the little eve and run in with my wrench. It takes a long time and I die a lot but I don't have much else to do.

brentkid
08-22-2007, 11:52 PM
I found it easy to shock him, which stuns him, then unload some armor piercing rounds from the pistol. Once I'm out of those, I continue to shock, but switch to the shotgun. If all else fails, just keep running in and doing little bits of damage and die, because you just respawn with him at the same amount of health. Very weird that they did this, but it's making the game easy as pie.
That was my technique as well.

ReCkLeSs_X
08-23-2007, 12:51 AM
I actually find them really easy. I don't know why.

I've been playing on hard and my combo is lighting them on fire, then using the shotgun. May die a few times, but they go down.

Night45Fox
08-23-2007, 01:34 AM
i think one of the best way to deal with big daddys/rosies is to have a big daddy body guard (hyptonize big daddy Plasmid) then walk around untill you find a little sister/bd then use inrage on the other bg/littlesister and watch them have a big fight or you can join in, once the littlesister is yours and there is another littlesister on the map follow the bd that you hyptonized and when the littlesister comes to him, he will already be hurt from the fight earlier so 2 little sisters for the price of 1 lol

FH Regulus
08-23-2007, 02:15 AM
After you get the Crossbow, Big Daddies go down like nothing. You make some Trap Bolts at a U-Vent, load them up, and wait for the Big Daddy to stop with the Little Sister. Secure about 3 wires (on Medium, not sure how many for Hard) around him, hit him with a shot from the pistol, and let him charge at you. He'll go down and you'll be unharmed.

Without it, jump onto ledges when fighting Bouncers or hide behind things with Rosies, then just drive them back with the Machine Gun.

Or if you want to kill two birds with one stone, use the Big Daddy Control Plasmid and bring him towards another one. Shot the second and let them fight to the death, the one you control should have low health at the end of the fight, so a few shots puts him down.

At least that's how I did it.

Night45Fox
08-23-2007, 05:33 AM
[QUOTE=FH Regulus;373745
Or if you want to kill two birds with one stone, use the Big Daddy Control Plasmid and bring him towards another one. Shot the second and let them fight to the death, the one you control should have low health at the end of the fight, so a few shots puts him down.

At least that's how I did it.[/QUOTE]


lol same as my post lol

abartshe
08-24-2007, 02:37 PM
i think the wrench is by far the easiest way to kill him

oneandonlytommo
08-24-2007, 03:54 PM
just load everything you have on him and he will die in no time :p

Zef
08-24-2007, 08:41 PM
On Easy you can kill Big Daddies in three shots with both the Crossbow (steel bolts) and Shotgun (exploding buck), since you get 'one shot free' before they attack you you need to pick something that will do the most damage first. Aim for the head to do more damage (if it applies to them, otherwise attack from behind) and then run when needed.

Rosie's are a bit smarter than Bouncers, so they are harder to lure into traps as they strafe around. If you are facing a bouncer then get some distance between you or a barrier if you want to be totally safe. Electro shock is a good plasmid against both types, it will buy you time to set up an attack or to reload. Target decoy can also work, but it is a little more troublesome than others.

Make sure you have some decent tonics too, the armour and counter ones work great against Bouncers.

p4in redefined
08-24-2007, 09:02 PM
set it on fire then shoot the bejesus out of it

orp08
08-25-2007, 02:33 AM
For the way you talk seems you always die with them... i think its easy to kill him, you just use the shotgun, fire until you have to reload and use electro-bolt to win time for reloading (and i played it and also playing for the second time, on hard)...and thagame you are saying bullshit, no way you kill him with 4 shots, i had it fully upgraded and you need so more than that, even withe the explodin bucks, you waste so much more bullets...Also if you have the wrench with the ice,the powerfull hitting, the fastest moves (at hitting),the regining health when hitting with the wrench,and the electro-shit when you get hitted they are no problem(you can easily kill him in 1 life and even with good health), only to have all this tonics you need to be ending the game.

MASTERCHEAT
08-25-2007, 04:52 AM
Personally their are many ways to kill the Big daddy, but my favorite is killing him with the shotgun using the electric buck shots.

DeW222
08-25-2007, 05:34 AM
The best way to kill a big daddy, be it a Bouncer or Rosie is to hit them with damage from different sources all at once. Don't just shoot them, but also use traps and environmental hazards. The basic rule for them is "Fire & Lightning". Here's a little checklist I thought up of that you can try and get as many things to help kill them with:
Trap bolts are key to any good trap as they not only damage big daddies but stun them. Little sisters will lead a Daddy into a bolt. Rosies may avoid once angered.
Big Daddies can be stunned by all things electrical, so if trap bolts aren't available, use electrical buck shot or electrical plasmid to buy time.
If a big daddy is in water, shock it. It has the same effect as shocking anything in water.
Earlier the use of Atlas' advice of a "One - two punch" is handy, stunning via any method, and then switch ammo/guns to an armored piercing round, back to stunning, then to armored piercing, etc.
Proximity mines are another key component of any good trap. Two mines can kill a big daddy if the following is used.
Placing mines in a puddle of gasoline/kerosine will ignite the puddle, increasing the damage done by the trap due to fire damage.
If a flammable tank is available, use telekinesis to throw it at the Big Daddy. This is better than just firing a normal grenade as it will set him on fire.
If there are no gas puddles or tanks then simply lighting him on fire with Incinerate, Exploding Buck, or Fire Bolts will also greatly help by setting him on fire and tick his health away.
Security won't kill a Big Daddy outright, but it can help. Use cameras, bots, and turrets as best you can.That's all I've got for now. There are a lot more things one can do to take one down, but that's what I've found to be most effective. I actually discovered recently just how good telekinesis can be when used with gas tanks.

Gaz2k7
08-25-2007, 06:41 AM
Ive been playing the game on medium and these guys are pretty tough. True David and goliath stuff.
My personal fave is to shock then unload electic buck they die quite quick with this method. After a few attempts I can now actually kill a big daddy without him touching me. Although im sure there gonna get tougher further in the game.

Lunacy182
08-25-2007, 07:06 AM
The best way to kill the big daddy is use the chemical throwing gun. If you have a full tank of the electric stuff, then all you have to do is point and shoot. If you just hold down the trigger the big daddy will die, and he won't even be able to move the whole time you are shooting him with it.

Yoshi6107
08-25-2007, 02:10 PM
Electric Buck on the shotgun + Armor Piercing Auto Rounds for the Machine Gun

That's my favorite way to take em out. Especially with the Electric Buck, since that stuns them for a short time.

logitech
08-25-2007, 03:58 PM
well i think you should use the liquid nitrogen first, then the trap bolt ( crossbow). thats how i kill them.

xTHSx Rascal
08-25-2007, 07:20 PM
well i think you should use the liquid nitrogen first, then the trap bolt ( crossbow). thats how i kill them.
Yeh i love to rape them with Cross bow Cross bow is best big daddy killer esp The eletric one

SRH KRONIC
08-25-2007, 07:31 PM
I just use the Insect Storm thing and they'll just fly around him hurting him and distracting him so I can run up to his face and shotgun him, but watch out for the sisters, if they run into one of those holes your fucked if you kill the BD

IDR SeMiNoLe
08-26-2007, 02:45 AM
Big daddies are vulnerable to armor-piercing rounds, so if you have any, use them. I usually either blast them away with a ton of grenades, use incinerating bolts from the crossbow (these worked pretty well for me), or take them down strategically by using trap bolts (let him get down a long hallway or something, then set up a few trap bolts down the hallway, shoot at him, and let him come flying thru all of them =]...that works better for bouncers since they lunge tho).

russell1190
08-26-2007, 03:30 AM
The only thing i had to use was armor piercing rounds.

TheLazyWolf
08-26-2007, 05:32 AM
On hard, it takes 94 units of electric gel from your chem sprayer (with consumption upgrade) to kill a big daddy. Its pretty sweet because once you hit them with the first button they cant move so you just hold the trigger till they are dead. It takes a ton of crossbow shots to kill them.(on hard)

dropoff
08-26-2007, 08:28 PM
another easy way:

wait for them to stand around and shoot some proximities on the floor... sort of like a trail of bread crumbs leading to you, then fire off a round at him. He will go over the mines as he rushes you, it takes about 4 proximities with the upgrade. If hes still alive, shock/AP rounds will take him out.

Graham31004
08-27-2007, 07:10 AM
I just shot them with 4-5 Electric buck shot and they died. You can also use armor piercing rounds or exploding buck.

zdarko43
08-27-2007, 05:25 PM
:uzi:many times a few different methods i typically use are:

possess the big daddy to believe that you're a little sister, then run out of the room, go do a few things, then come back to see another one spawned.
wait for him to go collect the little sister out of the cubby hole, then shoot him once, this will initiate the battle of the big daddys, which is also interesting to watch.

but, if u dont have the time / want to do that, another method i like to use are the proximity mines.
lay down a straight path of 3 or four of them about 8 feet apart, the beauty is, is that he never attacks you unless you attempt to hurt the little sister or attack him.

at which case you have the big daddy lined up on the far side of a few proxy mines, pull out your machine gun, and unload. he'll come runnin at you like abat outta hell, blowing up all the mines, and should be pretty much dead by the time he reaches you.

misterdog
08-28-2007, 12:32 AM
:uzi:many times a few different methods i typically use are:

possess the big daddy to believe that you're a little sister, then run out of the room, go do a few things, then come back to see another one spawned.
wait for him to go collect the little sister out of the cubby hole, then shoot him once, this will initiate the battle of the big daddys, which is also interesting to watch.


It's really easy to do that in Fort Frolic. Just possess the Big Daddy in the main room and go to Poseidon's Hall to see one come down the stairs :D

But there's other enemies there :)

But the easiest way to do it is at the second Bathysphere in Fort Frolic. Possess one Big Daddy and lead him all the way to the stairs in front of the bathysphere. Shoot him once and stand at the bottom of the stairs. Wait till he charges then he should slide into the bathysphere. Hide behind the lever and if he's in far enough, he'll just stand there hitting the ground. Peek out a bit and hit him with the crowbar (as long as you're next to the lever he won't hit you unless you get into range of him) and it goes by faster when you have the 3 crowbar upgrades :p

WalkingFumble
08-28-2007, 03:16 PM
its just as easy to shoot the big daddies with the trap bolts instead of setting them up as a trap, it does the same amount of damage. 4-5 shots can bring one down quickly.

sln333
08-28-2007, 03:55 PM
When I fought my first big daddy I died a few times before I killed him. I went in with almost the full health pack amount. I used some electro bolt plasmid, armor piercing bullets from the pistol, and then finished him off with a machine gun. See ya Mr. Bubbles :(

Me55iah
08-28-2007, 04:50 PM
Easiest I've found is to upgrade the grenade launcher and then it only takes 3 hits with a proximity mine.

VORR
08-28-2007, 10:41 PM
Easiest way in the medical pavilion. Is to hit them and run to the dental area Vita Chamber, There you can squeeze between the Vita Chamber and they cant touch you (its not a glitch) and unload. I killed 4 first time playing this way.

After that wait for them to go down stairs, and be above them,Hit them ith Grenade launcher, shotgun..wait till they get on you level,and jump down, and repeat.

I also Liked using Target Bullseye. The BD's get damaged and you can move in to Reasearch Photos in action,Hack, and just simply run bye

VORR

chenry
08-29-2007, 05:59 PM
I always try to us TK to throw something explosive at him. Barrel, propane tanks, whatever. Does a bit of damage, always helpful.

Best weapon to take down a BD, at least IMO, is the chemical gun w/ electric gel. You just hit the guy with the juice and he can't even move or fight back. Just pour it on him and he'll be dead real quick. You definitely need the consumption rate upgrade for the gun though, or you'll run out of gel before he dies.

To compensate for the high consumption rate, open up your attack with the grenades or proximity mines. Throw a couple of mines in his path and as he comes toward you, BOOM then hit him with the electric-gel. Fight's over before it even starts.

LatinMessiah
08-31-2007, 07:48 PM
Get another Big Daddy to fight a Big Daddy.

I simply used "Hypnotize Big Daddy" plasmid on a Big Daddy, lead him to another Big Daddy that was protecting a Little Sister, and shot the one protecting the Little Sister to "mark" him as the target.

Then I just sit back and watch the fireworks. :woop:

or....

You can also lay a long row of trap darts (at eye level that way you can still crawl underneath them) and simply lure a Big Daddy to it. Place them along a long, narrow path or hallway. These trap darts are super deadly to a Big Daddy, especially if he is already wounded. :)

lazyeddie04
03-08-2011, 12:12 AM
I'm going for the brass balls acheivement so I have to beat them on hard without dying...

I'm at Neptunes Bounty before the chemical thrower or the grenade launcher and just can't seem to kill this guy. I found a crawlspace I can wedge into and try with the electric buck, but it's still about impossible.

Once I get electric gel, I'll be fine, but for now, I need better tips than to use my shotgun.

I'll look around for a gas canister to telekenis at him, but I have my doubts.

Denizens44
03-26-2011, 08:32 PM
Proximity Mines on gas cylinders + Telekinesis are your best bet as they kill anything in one go.

Denizens44
03-26-2011, 08:36 PM
I'm going for the brass balls acheivement so I have to beat them on hard without dying...

I'm at Neptunes Bounty before the chemical thrower or the grenade launcher and just can't seem to kill this guy. I found a crawlspace I can wedge into and try with the electric buck, but it's still about impossible.

Once I get electric gel, I'll be fine, but for now, I need better tips than to use my shotgun.

I'll look around for a gas canister to telekenis at him, but I have my doubts.

I suggest that you watch the BioShock Hard walkthrough on nextgenwalkthroughs.com

chickentrout
05-12-2011, 10:50 AM
I killed the first one after trying many, many times but the second one I've found was a shooting one, not a drill one and I can not do it.

I've tried luring him to where I have a rocket turret and shocked him while he's there and he simply shoots the turret, destroying it then kills me.
So... I've got no idea how to beat them either.

GoGoScoop
05-16-2011, 08:23 PM
On my "Brass Balls" runthrough, I took out the first Big Daddy by circling around the "bar" area where you encounter him. In the middle of that area there's a column/pillar of sorts with a bar on one side of it. I used electric buck and basically shot/stunned him while circling that (to use it as cover).

TheRock420RVD
06-06-2011, 02:13 PM
I try and get 2 of them to fight each other, if not, they're almost impossible

x SL1M SHADY X
06-11-2011, 07:16 AM
I like to make bombs by attaching proximity mines to fuel tanks and canisters and then throw it at them. Or you could set up traps with the trap bolts / mines and just lure them in :) Its always fun to lure a Big Daddy to his death

cjdavies
03-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Just had the first one, doesn't give a chance!!

The only way I managed it was the tip by Vorr, to squeeze between the Vita Chamber.

EDIT: Later on gets easier, I just use the Grenade Launcher.

xEMPTYGRAVEx
07-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Take down Big Daddy by another Big Daddy by using Hypnotize Big Daddy plasmid. You can obtain it early in the game if you save each little sister

xEMPTYGRAVEx
07-10-2012, 02:40 PM
On my "Brass Balls" runthrough, I took out the first Big Daddy by circling around the "bar" area where you encounter him. In the middle of that area there's a column/pillar of sorts with a bar on one side of it. I used electric buck and basically shot/stunned him while circling that (to use it as cover).

I took down first Big Daddy by throwing at him gas containers i found in this level. Before battle i collected them in one place. It enough with 4 containers to kill Big Daddy on hard difficulty.

Adamrayman
09-24-2012, 01:04 AM
I would shock him and then unload on him.

NetroDude
12-04-2012, 01:06 PM
Kick him in his brass ball

DeathMakerz20
12-13-2012, 10:03 PM
so you need to kill the big daddy's
look always use the heavy stuff or weapons that you have so that they die very quickly.
then use elemental plasmids that confuse or stun big daddy like insects, ice and electric. especially electric, because that stuns big daddy's good and also damages them more then other plasmids.
after that or using simultainously use traps of any kind to make daddy's day a bit more like a living hell.

So now in a real quick way, first lay traps where the big daddy's is going to walk to damage him and slow him down. secondly use plasmids to confuse or slow the daddy and damage him even further. and finaly use your weapons wisely like use your grenadelauncher first and then continue killing him with a machinegun and finish him with a shotgun to the head.

for more fun spice things up like use fire than insects than telekinse to throw exposives at him and hitting him with a wrench and slaughtering him with a crossbow.

TOP TIP use heavy arrows with crossbow ( oohh i love that weapon and the one in Bioshock 2 ) to make him suffer a lot and put a nice arrow in his eyesocket, arms, legs, belly, back, foot, hand, mouth, neck and ass. that will make him turn in a hedgehog :D