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"Back Alley" Mission-Why So Tough?

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"Back Alley" Mission-Why So Tough?

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DodgeRaider
04.22.2012 , 11:11 PM | #1
My lvl 23 Gunslinger has been cruising through levels and really doing well. Damage is good, I really like the Cover mechanic, everything is going well.

I got this mission, "Back Alley", where you activate a turret and then hold off some waves of Bleeders who try to kill you and destroy the turret. The mission is a level 20 or 21 one, so everything goes well until the two "strong" characters show up at the end. These guys are absolutely impossible to kill. I'm using every trick I can think of, and I can't make a dent in their health bars. My companion goes down first, then me. Again, these guys are labeled as "strong" level 20 characters.

After two woeful attempts, I moved on to the 3 "bonus" sections of the mission. They went well, including the one where I killed an Elite Bleeder Captain. No problem.

What's going on with these two super-powered bad guys? Is this a bug? I once accidently tried fighting an enemy who was 10 levels higher than me and my powers did nothing. These two guys were both level 20 ( 3 levels lower than me) and they were still just as tough as that +10 villain.

I'm out of ideas for fighting these guys. The difference between these two and every other enemy I've fought is so big that it's almost like playing a completely different game.

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SleepyJoeFriday
04.23.2012 , 05:01 AM | #2
I don't really recall it being that bad, but I did use various powers to give me breathing space. Kick, Impulse, Flash, wounding shot etc.

Also once you trigger the turret move away to better cover and don't forget when your companion is surrounded AoE items really help, not forgetting Flurry of Shots.

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parmie
04.23.2012 , 06:02 AM | #3
As above, the turret is there to help you so position yourself where it can get line of sight on the enemies, also attack the same one it is so you reduce damage - so think about blind grenade and dirty kick on the one you're not damaging.

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DodgeRaider
04.23.2012 , 07:40 PM | #4
No luck with any of this. For some inexplicable reason, this mission is impossibly difficult for my character. I tried everything. I even leveled up to lvl 24 and went back and tried it again.

These 2 guys are Blood Medics (level 20). I can't interupt them enough and I can't do any real damage to them either. No other mission has given me so much trouble in this game.

Any other ideas?

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LilTsar
04.23.2012 , 10:43 PM | #5
blame corso, go do the class quest til you get bowdarr, then come back and get revenge.
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JeramieCrowe
04.24.2012 , 07:12 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DodgeRaider View Post
No luck with any of this. For some inexplicable reason, this mission is impossibly difficult for my character. I tried everything. I even leveled up to lvl 24 and went back and tried it again.

These 2 guys are Blood Medics (level 20). I can't interupt them enough and I can't do any real damage to them either. No other mission has given me so much trouble in this game.

Any other ideas?
Bugged? I had no problem with those guys on my Gunslinger...
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SleepyJoeFriday
04.24.2012 , 07:48 AM | #7
What server are you on - maybe some help would be worthwhile?

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ikinai
04.24.2012 , 09:40 AM | #8
It used to be really bugged, where you had to do it several times before it counted.

But, I have gone through there with two smugglers now, a gunslinger and a scoundrel. My scoundrel had a slightly more difficult time of it simply because of single target focus, but she just healed Corso through it. My gunslinger I basically sat next to the turret and AoE'd as much as I could actually. As was mentioned above, try to focus on the same target as the turret. I think my slinger had it easier as she is a saboteur, so her bombs took out the weaks fairly quickly.
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Jenzali
04.24.2012 , 02:35 PM | #9
I abandoned this quest because the two blood medics heal each other faster than you can possibly damage them or interrupt/stun them.

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Patsilver
04.25.2012 , 10:58 AM | #10
I did it a couple days ago on my new gunslinger and didn't have a problem. Have you upgraded yours and Corso's gear? Near to current level gear on you and Corso will help your damage,
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