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Old 08-22-2007, 07:59 AM   #1
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Help with Big Daddy / How to Kill a Big Daddy

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.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:16 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:33 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:57 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 08-22-2007, 11:46 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:03 PM   #6
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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)
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:52 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:50 PM   #8
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I use armor piercing bullets. circle around him and catch him on fire
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:58 PM   #9
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well i think you should use the liquid nitrogen first, then the trap bolt ( crossbow). thats how i kill them.
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:20 PM   #10
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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
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:51 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:34 AM   #12
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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
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:15 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:33 AM   #14
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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
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:37 PM   #15
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i think the wrench is by far the easiest way to kill him
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:02 PM   #16
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:33 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:52 AM   #18
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Personally their are many ways to kill the Big daddy, but my favorite is killing him with the shotgun using the electric buck shots.
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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.

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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.
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:06 AM   #21
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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.
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:31 PM   #22
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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
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Proximity Mines on gas cylinders + Telekinesis are your best bet as they kill anything in one go.
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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
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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.
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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
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I would shock him and then unload on him.
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