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How to kill Crawmerax the Invincible?

emmajk42 |  Jun. 29, 2011 at 09:15

So I am playing through the Borderlands DLC for the first time and I've got to the Crawmerax the Invincible mission, in the secret armory of general knoxx. I'm playing co-op, and we tried to kill him but we were slain brutally quite a few times, and we've given off and moved on to other missions for a bit. I saw that his purple eye was probably a weak spot, but it was too hard to get to as we were being assaulted by crab worms on all sides. Any tips?

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CarlPhillips  Jun. 29, 2011 at 09:47

I had a similar experience when I played it so don't fret, it's meant to be the hardest enemy in the game after all.

The tactic my mate and I used was simple. One person acted as a tank over on at the small trench by the edge, and once they were in position the other person went up the lift and ran around the back of Crawmerax, dying regularly but knocking it down slowly. It's also important to have at least one non-elemental weapon on you if you can help it, as it saves running the risk of that damn giant crab being immune to the damage. We were playing as Roland and Mordecai by the way (having Lilith makes it much easier.)

And that's how we did it. Hopefully that made some sort of sense and helps you out!

JonLester  Jun. 29, 2011 at 10:01

Oh boy. Crawmerax will probably kill you. He's incredibly overpowered on Playthrough 2 (the whole DLC pack is poorly balanced as a whole IMO) - but after suffering similar woes, my party and I managed to take him down by focusing shock attacks on his eye. Crawmerax is weak to shock, and I believe that he's temporarily blinded (or at least slightly inconvenienced) by sustained fire. The craw worm minions are also vulnerable to different elements, and I'd suggest using acid on the purple ones and bringing a fire weapon along for the ride.

Phasewalk is also a must if you're a Siren.

If absolutely stuck, there are a few glitches out there - or attempt it on Playthrough 1.

emmajk42  Jun. 29, 2011 at 11:11

Yeah, we're trying it on playthrough 2, is so hard!

We are mordecai and roland as well, no lilith unfortunately. I have a pretty good shock sniper rifle but it's really difficult to get that eye.

I also wish we knew exactly how much money we had, because deaths are costing a lot too, and not really sure how much cash we have in the bank as it's always at $999,999,999.

emmajk42  Jun. 30, 2011 at 15:03

I've actually started a new game as the Siren, going to give up on Crawmerax for a bit :D

Anarchist  Jun. 30, 2011 at 18:35

Crawmerax the Invincible, is well, invincible. Apart from his eye - it is the only way to deal any damage to him whatsoever.

There are three different types of minions. Each is immune to one particular element, and weak to one particular element.

The rest you'll either have to learn (its mostly just his attack patterns and avoiding them), or google/youtube ;)

emmajk42  Jun. 30, 2011 at 20:40

@ Anarchist - I see on youtube that there are purple areas behind his legs too though. Do they take off his health or just slow him down?

Anarchist  Jun. 30, 2011 at 22:56

Yes, there are purple areas behind his legs, there are a couple more hard to see/shoot ones somewhere around his claws, cant remember though. His eye is the best place to start with though, as once you do enough damage to that to take it out, he has a much harder job tracking your party

Casinodancer  Jul. 8, 2011 at 14:39

Add my gamer tag and i'll show you how to kill very easy.Will sort you out with some good guns as well. xbox gamer tag is casinodancer

emmajk42  Jul. 8, 2011 at 14:45

Thanks for the offer Casinodancer, but I am playing on PC :)

Casinodancer  Jul. 8, 2011 at 14:48

Ok anytime, by the way you need a rose shield to get the extra slots


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