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Farnsworth Finisher in Iron Brigade

Farnsworth Finisher19 (10)

Defeat Vlad.

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Achievement Guide for Farnsworth Finisher

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Achievement won on 26 Jun 11
TA Score for this game: 419
Posted on 26 June 11 at 17:25, Edited on 02 July 11 at 21:13
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This guide describes the fight and what to use to get solo gold. The gold requirement is 200 sec (3 min, 20 sec) or better. A summary of the the fight is: If a part of the boss glows orange, shoot it.

Edit: This guide is based on using snipers because I originally thought (incorrectly) that Vlad was out-of-range for machine guns. However, you can get solo gold with six Scythes. The machine guns may feel slower, but my best solo times are about the same with each loadout.


Trench: Karlsson. Any mark; any legs.

Weapons: Gungnir, Fighting Wolverine, and The Scythe. The Gungnir is powerful but has a long reload. A second sniper is good for finishing shots in the third phase. A machine gun or shotgun will help with trash between phases.

Emplacements: Massive Machine Gun Turret. A machine gun seems to be the best all-around weapon against the variety of trash tubes you will face. There will be small amounts of fliers, resistors, and knobs.

The Fight
It's a three phase fight against a "jellyfish" boss. To setup, stay near the spawn point. Drop one machine gun to your left and one to the right. During the fight, try to keep several guns around you, but don't worry about upgrades. These are less important than taking shots at the boss. However, they will keep trash out of your line of sight, so build new ones when you can.

Phase One: After placing your first guns, step forward to start the fight. The top of the dome is above the water, and there is a shielded antenna array on it. The shield will drop when Vlad is about to fire energy to charge an antenna on the beach. The array is exposed when you see the orange glow. The mission timer starts after the cutscene, so you should be able to one-shot this array with the Gungnir around the 5 sec mark.

Phase Two: The second tier of the dome is exposed, and there are three shielded arrays. They will randomly activate. Destroy each one like the first phase array. Try to one-shot each with the Gungnir as soon as the shields drop, and you should finish around the 1 min mark. For gold, there is very little margin for error.

Phase Three: The entire body is raised out of the water, and there are three large, blue clusters beneath it. Occasionally, one will drop lower and glow orange. When a cluster drops, shoot it. It will take a direct Gungnir hit plus a few more shots to destroy each one. The fight will end when you have destroyed all three clusters, and a good time will be around 3 min.

Gold can require some luck and patience. Sometimes critical parts activate before the Gungnir reloads which means you will miss a chance for a high damage shot. Also, one missed Gungnir shot will usually ruin a gold time, but there should be plenty of time for silver. See edit note at the top. You may find machine guns more forgiving of errors.
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