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Hardcore mode

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Goodnesss gracious me, I’m in tears. My 5th game on hardcore mode, over 4 hours in, and on the final boss on the Savannah (I forget his/her name, the mushroomy one) I stay in range juuuust a second too long to deliver what would be the the final vinegar stroke and I’m splatted AND ITS GAME OVER YOU EVIL SWINES!!!

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What is a sawcle? I was looking around in creative mode without my invincibility on (a nice feature, I might add) and I was killed by a smash blossom. Then I saw a little spiked disk on the ground. I picked it up, and it was an uncommon (good) item named a sawcle. Problem is, I can’t put any images on with my iPad.

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We actually have someone who beat Ludicrous Hardcore? If with re-rolling equipment crafts. I'm still impressed!

I've been very vocal about how badly thought out hardcore in a game like Crashlands is. Seeing it takes 15 hours of game time (not including what from my experience in pre-hardcore is several hours more of re-rolling) is not changing my mind there.

Just how stressful must the final boss have been for you? Actually on that front, am I right in thinking it's the 9 lesser bosses and only the third Hewgo fight?

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I'm not the only one. I met someone in discord, who dunnit, too. Without tricks like me q: .

The last boss was awfully easy with fire, poison and fire resistance on 90 %. The bosses are easy with the moment, when you are able to juice resistances.

Atm I'm adding the Damage, the boss deals into the wiki - for example https://crashlands.gamepedia.com/Baconweed_Fairy or https://crashlands.gamepedia.com/Ynnix in the small boxes at the side. I also added the signals name.
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The hardest part of hardcore in my opinion is just, that every enemy with a higher level is able to one-shot you if you don't got resistances. So you ALWAYS need to be extremely carefull and sure there's no dangerous enemy near you.

And yes, You will face 9 bosses and hewgo just at the end.

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Yeah, boss damage types would be a very useful bit of information, but regular enemies are my primary concern too... some regular enemies are just instant-aggro-instant-attack-one-hit-kill (on Ludicruous). I died two or three times on my original Insane run just from an enemy noticing me, and that makes me highly stressful in Bawg.

This game is genuinely haunting me right now. I've wanted to pick it up every day for a week or two to continue but I'm finding that I'm too scared to do so every time. Just to get to the Bawg I gave myself one horrible day at work after playing a few hours into the previous night, miserably, to recover my progress from a random-crit death that should not have been. It'd be even worse the further I get.

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If in Savanna always mark every Juice Crystal Cluster (no image till now, sorry) with a sign. This is important because it's an easy way to get juice every day [Re-Spawning every 6 hours I think].

If you was in bawg already it's nice and makeble. Try to fight Jessica as soon as possible. There you will get the Juiceforge schematic - now you can roll fast movespeed to your weapon. Don't forget to craft the Batshoes in Savanna. It should be way more easy to dodge enemys now.

I understand your frustration. Sometimes it feels like CrashLands was'nt made 4 hardcore, just because it's too hard with every small mistake.

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I do have the crystals marked, but still that's a bunch of extra time to harvest wood, craft and place signs (especially if you run out and have to go back to make more) then regularly harvest the juice. It means by the time the very probable random-aggro-crit-death happens, you've just lost MORE time to that run.

Similarly, before I got hit by this reoccurring fear to keep playing, I was noticing that the workstation recipes seem to drop from everything that drops their ingredients, meaning (I think) you can get the last tier of gear in each biome before fighting any of its bosses (not that that helps if they decide to just crit you).

Crashlands isn't made for hardcore. When it still takes hours of grinding to progress, and when crits are still both possible and every bit as lethal it's also obvious that they haven't even tried to address that.

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Ionic since you started your tips for beating hardcore on ludicrous in this thread. Do you have any advice on stats besides speed and raise defenses to 90%?

Also what sort of pet did you use? I've always been partial to Vommas but the splash seems to aggro too much and I have found myself running in fear too many times to count.

As for gameplay on bosses I've mainly been maintaining pet aggro with something like blowpipe and the wrench while running around in circles, occasionally going in for some safe hits. Any tips there as well?

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