Defiance Player Battling Motherlode
And you thought a Raider Hulker was big…
Here are a few quick tips to defeating the 99er Boss ‘Motherlode’ when completing the co-op mission ‘The Motherlode’ –
*Prior to engaging this boss ensure to have a grenade launcher for arched directional shots and a high powered secondary weapon, I will explain more in the tips provided below (The above video was created by another user who did not use my tips, it is merely showing you an example). Also, don’t be a noob and ensure that your ammunition is full prior to entering the boss battle.
*If you manage to take down Motherlode in under 5 minutes you will receive an achievement. Some say this is bugged – let me know for sure in the comments.
Tip #1 – This boss is slow, use your speed and evading rolls to divert from Motherlode’s attacks, you could get away with zero damage from him throughout the whole battle. Start by targeting his knee caps with your secondary weapon in order to immobilize him and drop him to the floor.
Tip #2 – After dropping him to the ground and weakening him, he will eventually take a breather causing his chest to open up where another weak point will be in sight for your weapons sight (see what I did there…). Use your high powered sidearm or if your grenade launcher is stronger (I’m not one to judge) on this spot to really hit him hard.
Tip #3 – The Motherlode’s secondary weak points can be found beside his head, these are best destroyed by firing grenades upward on these target causing high amounts of damage.
Tip #4 – Motherlode will attempt to recharge his weapon throughout the battle, ensure that you are able to view the charging dock he is accessing in order to blow it away with your high powered secondary weapon. This will eliminate the charging dock and prevent him from powering his weapon heightening his weapon damage.
Tip #5 – While battling the Motherlode, we will damage the ceiling of the room you are in causing collapses and Hellbugs to appear. In addition to Hellbugs, 99er’s will also appear causing extra interference while attempting to defeat him…her..it? Be sure to clear out these minor threats prior to proceeding as they will cause you unnecessary damage potentially ruining your current work into Motherlode.
Tip #6 – Close to the end of his existence, his hormones will start to enrage. This will cause him to rush towards you and cause high amounts of damage – One benefit at this point is that his chest will remain open allowing you to continue firing eventually taking him down.
If you have any additional tips in regards to this boss battle and would like to see it added to the list, please feel free to comment and I will ensure that your tip is considered!