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Even more than two years after its release, BioShock is still worth talking about. What's you favorite moment? How many Big Daddies did you take down without dying? What are you looking forward to the most about BioShock 2? Begin speculating here.
THE Big Daddy: Rapture's walking tank.
These protectors roam the chaos that was the once great city, fearing none of the homicidal lunatics and splicers trying to scavenge a bit of ADAM. They are formidable opponents, and I want to know how you took them out. What strategy worked for you? What combination of plasmids and weapons brought these behemoths to their knees? AND... how did you knock off those first couple of Big Daddies with so little to work with?
With Bioshock 2 approaching I thought it would be interesting to look at Bioshock strategy.
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Just shoot the *** out of it
Lay down a row of trap bolts in front of a bouncer, then shoot one bullet at him. His shoulder charge does the rest.
This does seem to be the most effective method. How did you take them out before you had the crossbow though?
Yep, the trap bolts work, along with some steel ones. Or, you could hypnotize one and pit them against each other. That's one of my favorite methods for killing them off.
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The trap bolt definitely. But with Rosie's trap bolts aren't all that effective, so I just freeze it, shoot it, by the time it unfreezes, I use an insect swarm to distract it, and then just shoot the crap out of it using whatever I have...
Toe to toe waisting a hell of a lot of ammo, EVE, and health.
Really enjoyed shooting all my proximity mines onto one exploding barrel, using telekinesis to snag it and throwing it at him. Takes out health till one anything will kill him.
Yeah, I loved planting prox mines along a nice little path and getting him to chase me so he'd have most his health gone and I could take him out with some RPGs. I couldn't do it without the Scrounger ability though. It is a must when trying to find the best items to invent with.
Never used the scrounger plasmid, never really needed to. Obsessive about leaving no rock unturned in this game and coincidentally had more than enough components for U-invent.
Before the obvious trap bolt method, I used the Insect Swarm 2 to confuse him, then I'd take out my grenade launcher, stacking up on ammo first, and UNLOAD! Also, the chemical thrower, especially napalm, worked wonders for me.
But honestly, if I was a Little Sister, I'd feel much safer around an Elite Bouncer. That's why I can't wait for BioShock 2. It'll be a mix between Rosie and a Bouncer (first Big Daddy):
Shooting one, running like hell till I find another , then hypnotizing #2 and watching the show. I also like stiking prox mines to gas barrels and TKing them, or the trap bolt hallway method.
If it's a bouncer, lay prox mines directly between myself and it, then harrass it with an Incendiary Bolt before switching to explosive/electric buck and having myself a time.
If it's a rosie, convert all the guns in a room to my will, Electro Bolt it before running into said room, and hide in a corner taking machine gun potshots and setting it on fire until the hulk is dead.
"Destiny shall draw the lightningDown from heaven, roll it's thunderFar across the sea to where I waitUpon the Shore of Wonder onThe day the sky is Opened andThe tree is torn asunder."-Epitaph of Cygna Threadbare
If you've ever played Bioshock 1 on the Xbox, what's your best way to kill a Big daddy?Doesn't matter either it's a Rosie or a Bouncer. My best way to kill a Bouncer is set up 6-8 trap bolts with the Crossbow, then shoot with armor-piercing pistol rounds.