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Hardcore achievement in Killer Instinct


Defeat Gargos on Godlike difficulty

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How to unlock the Hardcore achievement

  • NetgetsNetgets1,109,265
    20 Nov 2016 23 Nov 2016 23 Nov 2016
    23 5 14
    This is strategy for noob player like me.

    To defeat godlike Gargos, you should have epic or killer guardian of snake and fractured ward.

    1. Rash with snake : Tapping light punch near Gargos. CPU Gargos has no solution against it. Because of snake guardian, auto combo make huge damage even you stopped combo early.

    2. Riptor with fractured ward : Fire (heavy punch) with fractured ward is extreamly good to defeat Gargos. This is good for disrubt rebirth of Gargos too.

    3. Use your best character for third slot. Just forget my Jago. T.T

    Please refer to below video. Good luck.

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    C3LLDW3LLERHe keeps getting his health back and just relentless attacks.
    Posted by C3LLDW3LLER on 20 May 20 at 19:57
    Syl3ntHow you get the fracture ward?
    Posted by Syl3nt on 13 Jun 20 at 03:19
    Garbage PunkWow thanks E Lynard 50!! After reading your comment I gave it a try! Well, I just beat godlike Gargos with Riptor ALONE on my first try with a SUPREME victory! Crouching at the edge and spamming heavy kick really works wonders, so if anyone is struggling try this solution!
    Posted by Garbage Punk on 22 Dec 20 at 18:02
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  • MonkytildeathMonkytildeath542,051
    26 Oct 2018 14 Nov 2018 05 Dec 2018
    14 2 8
    Here is an easy method that I used since I'm also no very good at the game. I'll make it short, sweet and to the point.

    Team: Eyedol, Riptor, Rash

    - guardian: Astral Tiki (gold)
    - Artifacts: Myogene/Dragonskin Nanobots Mk(preferably level III), Mummy Talisman
    - Consumable: Gibraltar Shield Mk III

    -Guardian: Fractured Ward (gold)
    -Artifacts: Myogene/Dragonskin Nanobots Mk(preferably level III), Mummy Talisman, Demon Talisman
    - Consumable: Embalmed Fingernail or Pickled Rodent Brain

    -Guardian: Snake (blue or higher)
    -Artifacts: Myogene/Dragonskin Nanobots Mk(preferably level III), Mummy Talisman, Demon Talisman
    - Consumable: Embalmed Fingernail or Adrenaline Stim Beta Mk III

    Note: Essentially I just spammed the grapple with Eyedol (Astral Tiki gives uninterrupted grabs) but make sure you look at how much time you have left with it because you will need to land a heavy attack to activate it again. (Also works well with Omens too).

    Here is a video I recorded using my cheese method

    *Fight starts at 2:10 * The beginning is the setup I use

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    FEAR EPIDEMICDefinitely the way to go!
    Posted by FEAR EPIDEMIC on 08 May 20 at 23:48
    MonkytildeathMuch appreciated!
    Posted by Monkytildeath on 11 May 20 at 00:19
    xShoot4WarAmpsxIm confused. You say use Snake for Rash but you used Vampire Bat for Rash in the video
    Posted by xShoot4WarAmpsx on 01 Jan at 22:21
  • Legendary J ManLegendary J Man508,079
    04 Jan 2017 06 Jan 2017 06 Jan 2017
    4 1 5
    This is a post season three solution.
    There is no surefire way to scrub out Gargos on godlike, he is just too mean. This is definately a skill based achievement. i just did this last night and here is what helped:

    1) unlock Eyedol
    Eyedol has specific buffs against Omens and Gargos. Using him I was able to kill all 3 Omens without any problems. In the Gargos fight I was able to get Gargos down to danger on his second health bar before I lost him.

    2) Get gold guardians
    You will have to grind out the other two difficulties and dailies to get 1700 astral gems to buy the killer pack. You will want at least 2 gold tier guardians, preferably 3. It doesnt matter what guardians because you mainly want it for the passive damage and defense buff. I had a gold Vampire Bat and 2 gold Watchers when I did it and I never used the abilities on Gargos.

    3) Stock pile a lot of resources
    Before I attempted the godlike run I got the achievement for getting to day 20, which I did on normal mode. By the time you get there you will have a ton of resources saved up. You want to be able to craft the items you need when you run out. I used a lot of the items that gave +damage and +defense to my fighters. My consumables were generally either unblockable attacks or immune to combo breakers.

    4) Streamline your run
    On godlike you want to do as few matches as possible. Ideally you want to just beat the 3 Omens and then skip to Gargos. To do this you will need to use the Shadoworm item. This lets you reduce corruption in the areas you win matches in. That way you can let one area spawn an Omen while you keep the other area low corruption. You will still end up spawning Gargos on turn 7 or 8.

    On the run where I won I used Eyedol, Tusk (he can not die) and Jago. On my fight with Gargos I ended up getting him down to danger with Eyedol and then beating him with Jago. I attribute it to having my damage and defense buffed to the gills with gold guardians, items, and consumables.
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    TBS NikolaiOk, so this was my first try at godlike difficulty. I'm an Ok player at best. I took Eyedol for the buffs vs omen and gargos, rash for the light punch spam, and riptor for the fire spam. That was from reading everything on here. I never used rash before.

    All omens were easy using just eyedol, I didn't get heart of gragos during the first three and almost restarted but decided I needed the practice. I took out parry, extra damage, and two other weak buffs. I was disappointed but since I had never fought Gargos on godlike decided to get the practice.

    Gargos fight: of course he gets heart of Gargos, lol. I decide no consumables since I have no chance so why waste them. I start with rash with poison snake, and I hardly do any damage.

    Eyedol with ram, the same, he recovers all his health back.

    Almost quit out to just start over thinking I have no chance with riptor with fractured ward either. Well glad I didn't. I pressed one button. RB. That's it. I didn't combo at all. No consumable. I just spammed RB. I'd jump in and do an over head and then land and spam RB till gargos fell, then repeat.

    He used his instinct and I just jumped in and started it again, and then did his ultra. Easiest fight ever.

    Hope it helps someone.
    Posted by TBS Nikolai on 11 Mar 17 at 20:02
    GdinutGood tips, i would also add to this. Gargos like 80% of the time ends up with the hearth of Gargos Buff which makes this fight insanely more difficult. I kept trying until i eventually got a Gargos with a buff that didint boost regen or max xp and then i managed to beat him with little to no problem.
    Posted by Gdinut on 27 Dec 18 at 13:12
    ChucklestyleEyedol with gold fractured ward and a few nanobots made this a joke. A bit of luck was involved to get health on the Omens, manipulate their spawn times, and destroy them. Then I used my best items on Eyedol along with max shadow and instinct and an item that makes him immune to combo breakers. It was a roflstomp of H punch spam and shadow moves. First try. One of the omens took a round off me because they're total bs, that's it.

    Edit: combo assist on btw
    Posted by Chucklestyle on 03 Feb 20 at 02:31
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