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Old 08-31-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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Grim Reaper achievement: Golem strategy Nightmare

Step 1. Set all your regular team to heal themselves with strongest possible potion after dropping past 25% health

Step 2. Take control of the Golem

Step 3. Assign Group heal to X

Step 4. Assign Revive to Y

Step 5. Hit the Harvester once to get everyone targetting him

Step 6. Go and stand next to the switch and press D-Pad Up to hit it when available

Step 7. Group heal whenever possible

Step 8. Revive when needed (you shouldn't need it)

Step 9. Flawless Victory
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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I did this last night and got through no problem, the only difference is that I had Heal <75% use least powerful poltice as well as the <25%

During the second half of the battle I did not have to do anything
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:13 AM   #3
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try this: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=251538
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:43 AM   #4
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Thanks Ackter the Golem strategy work like a dream the only thing I had to change is that I had to walk around a bit because the skeletons that spawned near the switch ganged up and went for me which wasn’t a big deal oh and on my first try I forgot about friendly fire and kill my teams with the rock throw (my bad) other than that no problems.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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this strategy is perfect
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:00 AM   #6
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I make it through the first part fine but some how get over whelmed by the skels in the second part... No clue why either.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #7
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Thanks for this. I was having a hard time getting past the 1st part of this boss fight. During the second phase I got targeted by skeletons so I swapped over to my rogue character and put on endure hardship and kept sucking down stamina potions Again thank you.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:24 PM   #8
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Thanks Ackter the Golem strategy work like a dream the only thing I had to change is that I had to walk around a bit because the skeletons that spawned near the switch ganged up and went for me which wasn’t a big deal oh and on my first try I forgot about friendly fire and kill my teams with the rock throw (my bad) other than that no problems.
If you have the Dwarf Warrior specced up with the "look at me" talents then none of the skeletons will even look at the Golem. If your main character is a Warrior as well then even better.

I'd suggest two Champion Reavers with the Warden being a dual wielder as the best set up (though make sure to turn off the Reaver buffs from their tactics or their health will drop in seconds - its the passive Reaver skills that are important).
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:25 PM   #9
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I make it through the first part fine but some how get over whelmed by the skels in the second part... No clue why either.
Have a look at my last post as the best way around this. Also make sure to never miss hitting a switch or it'll be much more difficult.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:20 AM   #10
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This strategy works like a dream. Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:30 AM   #11
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Not such a flawless victory. Works a treat for the first three quarters of the first fight, but once the skeletons start respawning straight after you flick the switch they all chase my golem and he's dead within a few hits. I very rarely make it to where you're just fighting the head and if I do, Golem is never alive.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:22 AM   #12
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Not such a flawless victory. Works a treat for the first three quarters of the first fight, but once the skeletons start respawning straight after you flick the switch they all chase my golem and he's dead within a few hits. I very rarely make it to where you're just fighting the head and if I do, Golem is never alive.
Then you're doing something wrong - read my reply to someone a few posts up as the best way to avoid this from happening.

Though to note, first time I did this I used two rogues and a warrior so it's easily possible without the double warrior thing.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:55 PM   #13
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Your way.....
It works.
Thanks for saving me major time.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:21 AM   #14
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Geez, reading all these threads made me think this was gonna be extremely hard.

I just tanked it with my level 35 rogue with minimal effort. What gives?
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:04 PM   #15
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I tried this and it worked perfectly. I did it with my level 30 rogue from Awakenings. I respecced the warrior so he'd have taunt (for some reason he didn't), set the tactics for everyone to self-heal at 75%, and that's about it. During the fight, no one came to close to dying. I used the switch everytime it popped (it's up on the dpad and "A", btw, not just up) and used group heal everytime it came up, even though I didn't really need to each time.

Thanks for posting the strategy; I was being helplessly owned over and over, and this strategy worked perfectly. I only wish I tried it first and saved myself a load of time.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:46 AM   #16
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I've tried this strategy about six times. Each time I get pwned in the 2nd round with no potions left and everyone is dead. I have a defense based Warrior and everything unlocked. I started off the match with about 80 potions.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:16 AM   #17
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didn't work for me either, couldn't get even half thru the first form. Even with upgrades the golem is too weak and goes down in 2 hits, just as the rest of the useless AI
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:51 AM   #18
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I actually did the kiting strategy and it worked on the first try. I guess my character wasn't built for this one. (If I had rogue it would have likely worked.)
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:07 PM   #19
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Great tip, this strategy worked for me, got it on my 2nd try. Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:09 PM   #20
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this worked for me, even got the game to glitch my warden out i took zero damage but owned the harvester and skulls now that is a story to tell
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:55 AM   #21
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I just finally did this, thanks to the help in this thread. For me the key was following the OP's method, while setting the 75% threshold on healing mentioned by the 2nd poster, using the golem's flame weapon ability, and making sure I got all my guys interested in attacking the second form (every other time I tried everyone kept getting tangled up in the skeletons and ignored the Harvester after he changed.) Thanks to everyone!
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:12 AM   #22
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Great strategy, and it worked perfectly. I too set my party to use the least powerful potions if their health dipped below 75%, though this seemed to negate the use of the most powerful potions if their health dipped below 25%. The rogue dwarf was popping potions like it was water.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:57 AM   #23
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Hey thanks heaps for the guide! I ended up soloing the last 50% on my warden with the last few pots I had left and a horde of skellies reaming me at the same time, just a little sketchy!
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:36 AM   #24
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Golem strategy..worked perfectly.took about 7mins
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:47 AM   #25
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Great Strategy. Thanks for the tip. Once I controlled the golem, fight didn't take more than 4 minutes tops. Appreciate the help.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:39 PM   #26
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Worked great. once I remembered to go up and punch the second form. Also resepeced both the dwarves. The warrior I made a champion, berserker, and a guardian. Raised his constitution to 57, strength to 74, and dex to 32. the rogue was strength 34, dex 64, and constitution 37. I made him a ranger since you have to, a legionnaire, and put all the skill points in to legion, and dual wield, the left overs went into a little archery (though it wasn't needed.)

With those 2 and my level 35 rogue. All I did was stand there and hit group heal, and the switch when needed. Took all of about 4 minutes.

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:39 PM   #27
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I no longer had my copy of Awakenings, so I couldn't get the books to respec the other characters, I just left them as is and had no trouble once I controlled the golem.
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worked a treat for me too, second attempt. that was after spending a couple of hours trying to defeat the reaper and only once getting to the second stage.
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Step 1. Set all your regular team to heal themselves with strongest possible potion after dropping past 25% health

Step 2. Take control of the Golem

Step 3. Assign Group heal to X

Step 4. Assign Revive to Y

Step 5. Hit the Harvester once to get everyone targetting him

Step 6. Go and stand next to the switch and press D-Pad Up to hit it when available

Step 7. Group heal whenever possible

Step 8. Revive when needed (you shouldn't need it)

Step 9. Flawless Victory
awesome strategy got it the first time
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:46 PM   #30
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After reading how it was incredibly hard, need a mage character or duped stats I was really worried about this achievement. Then I read your strategy and I beat it the first time without even coming close to an "oh-no!" moment.

Just wanted to say thanks for the strategy, worked like a charm.
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