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Old 11-09-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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General RAAM Discussion

Hi, I am having some difficulties killing General Raam on Hardcore setting. I think I have to use the turret to shoot him and I think I have actually seen the scene where he dies, but I got killed by Kryll at exactly the same point and got pushed back to the checkpoint.

Basically, couple of questions; do you have to shoot him with the turret to kill him? Does it matter if the Kryll are surrounding him? Does shooting him beforehand (with the torque bow) do any helpful damage?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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I completed the game yesterday on split-screen with a friend, and we thought of taking him out with the turret but didn't. We used normal weapons on him and he died eventually (took some time).

This was on casual though. Not sure if there are any other requirements to kill him on hardcore (other than he's obviously tougher).

We're going to finish the game most likely today and I'll let you know if you're still stuck later
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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Interesting that you can kill him with normal weapons possibly as I used 10 torque bow shots which are really powerful but he didn't die. I am wondering if the Kryll protect him when they circle him and that you have to shoot him when he is in the light?

All the other bosses had weak spots so I am sure Ramm must have one
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:30 PM   #4
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I played it on casual as well, but I did kill him very quickly so maybe it might help a little with the harder difficulties. I took cover as soon as I came out of the door and shot him in the head with the longshot at every opportunity. When he got just about all the way up to my cover I lobbed all my grenades right under his feet and that was it.
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:38 AM   #5
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We just completed the game (coop) on hardcore.
I used the torque bow and when the arrow exploded it seemed like the bats came flying towards us, leaving him open to attacks... So you don't have to use turret. Only took some minutes to defeat him.

Now for the insane difficulty
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:46 AM   #6
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We just completed the game (coop) on hardcore.
I used the torque bow and when the arrow exploded it seemed like the bats came flying towards us, leaving him open to attacks... So you don't have to use turret. Only took some minutes to defeat him.

Now for the insane difficulty
Yep, and those COG tags I missed first time around.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:05 AM   #7
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Interesting that you can kill him with normal weapons possibly as I used 10 torque bow shots which are really powerful but he didn't die. I am wondering if the Kryll protect him when they circle him and that you have to shoot him when he is in the light?

All the other bosses had weak spots so I am sure Ramm must have one
I think it's his head.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #8
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Get a torque bow to shoot the kryl off of him and headshot him with snipe repeate till dead if you run out of sniper use your pistol then nades.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:16 PM   #9
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Get a torque bow to shoot the kryl off of him and headshot him with snipe repeate till dead if you run out of sniper use your pistol then nades.
I just beat him right now on hardcore with just the Torque Bow and the Hammerburst. Easier than expected. Will try insane soon before I get Gears 2.
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:07 AM   #10
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I just beat him right now on hardcore with just the Torque Bow and the Hammerburst. Easier than expected. Will try insane soon before I get Gears 2.
Yeah insane is overated so don't think it's as hard as people say (i did it on my first try).
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:44 AM   #11
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Yep, actually managed to do this in the end. I think I was trying to be a bit too clever instead of just staying out of his way and hammering him with the torque bow and long shot.

For anyone who may find this useful this is what I did: Took cover behind first wall and hammered him with as many bow shots as I could get off (doesn't matter if Kryll are around him as the exploding shots make them disperse for a few seconds and then you and Dom can shoot him). As he approached I lobbed a couple of grenades at his feet, then when he was really near legged it right down the other end of the train into the patch of light at the base of the turret. If you stand a little up the ramp (still stay in light) you can just get a few headshots landed with the Longshot. As he comes round one side of the turret housing run down the end of the train again, hide behind wall you did at the beginning, then cap him with some sniper shots. You can tell when he is near end of health as he stops moving quickly and the Kryll seemed to stay around him for longer, then when you get that chance again and he's dead.

Hope this helps someone.
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:24 PM   #12
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Advice to easily kill General Raam on any difficulty

I was playing with my friend on co-op and as we went through, i noticed how the torque bow would kill tough enemies (boomer) in one hit. When we got to the train i decided to keep my lancer and get full torque ammo from theron guards. After reaching the train I used one torque shot to take down Raam's kryll then 2-3 on him. After using all my torque ammo me and my friend each unloaded one full clip of bonus damage lancer shots into him and he died. So pretty much if you have full ammo torque bow and lancer it's very easy.
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:55 PM   #13
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Yeah I agree that's the best way. That's exactly how Monsterbox and I do it and we take him down in no time. Also after you knock the Krill off him, if you can manage to stick him with a grenade that hurts him more than anything.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:10 AM   #14
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Legion took off when Raam reached our bunker. Raam turned to track him and sent his Kryll after him. While he was mouthing off, I shoved a grenade up his ass. No more Raam.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:14 AM   #15
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thats a good strategy. thanks for the input
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:33 AM   #16
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Play with someone. Sit there and wait for him to come but have someone go a bit in front to those pipes. Depending on what side he comes on have the foward go the opposite side and just sprint for the turrent while the other person distracts him by shooting him. And just have the turrent guy unload, when he gets shot at take cover and the other guy unload on his back. He'll turn around and the other person can get back on the turret. It's very easy to get him this way.
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i had 4 torque bow ammo, 300 lancer ammo and 2 grenades. heres what i did:

When you first start theres a thing that looks kinda like a dumpster, wait until the reevers went by, then hid behind it. the kryll jumped off him and came at me but it was 2 light for them to attack, so then i shot 2 torque bow arrows into him. As soon as that happened Dom got killed and RAAM was right in front of me so i ran and helped Dom, then hid at the opposite end of the car i started at. The kryll got off him then went to attack me, i shot the last 2 arrows and blind threw the grenades at him and shot 1 clip of the lancer and he was dead.
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:41 AM   #18
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I did iton co-op with myself using the torque bow. I managed to have a full ammo count by saving it throughout the train levels. My co-op partner used the sniper rifle. We downed him easily on Casual, Hardcore and Insane using this method. Torque bow shots to the head one after another and him getting headshots when the kryll get pushed back.
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:52 AM   #19
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Beating RAAM on insane mode

Torque Bow, Snipe, grenades, and lancer gun are what you need to finish this prick off in insane mode. I did it in co-op, we both started at the cover at the beginning. We kept shooting him with the torque bow and snipe with the occasional grenade as he got closer. When he got right up to our cover, the person who he wasn't in front of hauled balls to the opposite side to cover, leaving the other player where he was. I don't know if the AI gets messed up but he cant decide who to shoot and the person hes in front of can just kill him with blind fire while the one at the far end just snipes/shoots him. He took approximately 1 grenade, 12 torque arrows (counting the ones used to blow the kryll off him), and 10 snipes (all body shots) to die. He will go down and even though i make it seem like a cakewalk, its still hard as hell to do it in the first few tries.

NOTE -> when the player runs to the opposite side for cover, make sure the kryll is ON RAAM as he runs, otherwise he is a great candidate to get shredded by them.
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:41 PM   #20
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Help w/ General Ramm on Insane

Alright, I have been able to go through the entire game on Insane solo. Not very easy but it is doable but frustrating. Now I am at my wits end trying to beat the General as most of you know is hard enough in Co-op.

So, my question is would somebody be able to join me for a co-op game starting right with this chapter or would I need to go through the entire game on Co-op or just Act 5. If it is possible to just go through this chapter on Insane and still get the achievement I would be very grateful for someone to give it a try with me. Any volunteers, help
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i just beat him on hard core alone and did it a different way.

i took the sniper and shot gun, left the lancer. when the scene starts i ducked at 1st barracade. i targeted him with long shot and waited till Dom or heli shit kryll away. then i unload about 3 shots to the face. by the time he gets to the barracade before yours you can unload about 6-7 shots in the face. when he reached those, i tossed all 4 grenades over. a cpl hit. i waited till he got close and making his way around. just as he did i jumped over the barracade, waited for the kryll to leave popped up with a shotty to his face and done.

to me theres nothing easier, torgue bow takes too long. its all about timing here, but the difference is with the long shot you get head shots way before he gets to you which takes more damage.
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Alright, I have been able to go through the entire game on Insane solo. Not very easy but it is doable but frustrating. Now I am at my wits end trying to beat the General as most of you know is hard enough in Co-op.

So, my question is would somebody be able to join me for a co-op game starting right with this chapter or would I need to go through the entire game on Co-op or just Act 5. If it is possible to just go through this chapter on Insane and still get the achievement I would be very grateful for someone to give it a try with me. Any volunteers, help
anyone can join the game right before you enter. just set it up as co-op, wait till they join, then open the door.
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anyone can join the game right before you enter. just set it up as co-op, wait till they join, then open the door.
Thanks for the tip, the only thing is I was hoping maybe for some help from fellow forum members here perhaps. I tried this and unfortunately both people I was paired did not fair too well in helping. One never completed a single Insane Act and the other only the first 2 so far. LMK guys, thanks.
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well i've helped my friends beat it on hard core in no time. we're playing insane now. if you see me invite me and i'll whopp his ass for you.
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it's gonna take a bunch of trys to kill him, on hardore it was fairly easy, but on insane is a bit more tricky...
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Sorry cause i havn't read the full post but...

You need a Torque bow for a start. Then either a Shotgun or Lancer... Longshot can work but on the harder modes where he guns your head off in a split second it's not really practical.

What i do is as soon as the game gets going, run around the concrete block infront of you and to the 2nd concrete block on the right at the end of the cart your on... Imediatly lean around the right hand side and get a Torque arrow into him, fast reload and then another into his head. If your lucky you can get another one in before the Krill come back. Then fire another and he should just be entering the cart your on... Blind throw 4 grenades to the right aiming for the side so they bounce and explode underneath RAAM. Then when he stands on the other side of the block your taking cover behind run back and around the dark side of the first block and keep firing a Torque arrow... Then pumping him with whatever lead you have and so on. Or you can just keep hitting him with arrows. If you do this on insane though you will run out before he dies. On hardcore is fine.

When i did him on insane i had 3 arrows and 4 shells left in my shotgun and he still stood... So arrow... Shells still standing, 2 arrows left... Luckily got the 2nd arrow into him then quickly reloaded and got my last bit of ammo square into his head and BOOM! he went down.

So yeah the general gist is you can sort of bug him where he stays behind the 2nd block if your lucky and doesn't come looking for you. just make sure you never stand in the dark and run through it very quickly.

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I've done on insane and me and a friend just attacked him with the weapons provided at the start of the checkpoint. I went for the head with a long shot when the kryll went for us and my friend used the torque bow mainly because it does damage and scatters the kryll in the air. then when RAAM got close we both swapped to lancer and sprayed him infinitely, if hes not dead by the time he reaches you run to the other side and repeat. lobbing frags every now and then will stop him temporary and he will stand still. good luck killing!
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me and a friend were playing on insane and killed him with 24 torque bow shots and a few grenades, he died in like 30 seconds. Just save your torque bow and lay him to waste at the end.
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should i be fed up?? im on insane, and have tried this basically every way i can think of except with the shot gun. i have tried alone, co-op, over and over and over. today, i spent almost 3 hours with a friend, and that was ALOT of attempts.

i feel like i should jsut give up, but i love this game sooo much that i want to have beaten it completely.

do i keep up the fruitless futile attempts, or give up and go on with something else...?
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It's probly already been posted but...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Jro0XkNbnGc

I think NextGenWalkthroughs has a better quality vid though.
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