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Mad Scientist

Kill an enemy under the effects of 4 science weapons.

Mad Scientist-40.4
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Achievement Guide for Mad Scientist

  • Brock 5amsonBrock 5amson117,055
    27 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019
    33 2 7
    The trick with this one instead of trying to switch between all 4 weapons equip two on your companions. I did one with the melee weapon, and another with the shrink gun, and kept two for myself. Find a semi tanky mob like a mantiqueen or soldier, and attack. With a little practice you can get it very easily.
  • Crowned LegacyCrowned Legacy611,800
    29 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019
    26 1 4
    There is 5 science weapons, you only need 4 of them. Them being the Prismatic Hammer, Gloop Gun, Shrink Ray, Mandibular Rearranger and Mind Control Ray. If you need help finding these weapons, James Billcliffe has a good guide that you can find here.

    You can either give a weapon to each of your partners, or try and do all four weapons by yourself, which I wasn't able to do. I went with the giving weapons to each partner method. Gloop Gun to one, Shrink Ray to the other and used the Mind Control and Rearranger. Also, TTD is a must. When the enemy gets glooped into the air, slow down time, hit them with the rearranger and then use mind control, if luck is on your side, your other partner will use the shrink ray.

    PS- I just had the 2 science weapons equipped and nothing else, it is quicker and easier to switch weapons that way.

    Hope this helps!
  • Lord RazorbladeLord Razorblade749,574
    09 Nov 2019 13 Nov 2019 13 Nov 2019
    8 1 0 New
    In this video guide I will show you how to kill an enemy under the effects of 4 science weapons. First I will show you where to find all 5 just so you can have them all.

    Shrink Ray - 00:04 - 00:31
    Prismatic Hammer - 00:32 - 01:30
    Mandibular Rearranger - 01:32 - 01:58
    Mind Control Ray - 02:01 - 03:20
    Gloop Gun - 03:22 - 04:14

    Now that you have the weapons, it's time for the setup.
    First your going to want to go into your partners behavior page and set the distance to far, the weapon to ranged, and mode to aggressive. This way they will shoot on site and not melee. Because the way I did this was gave them the ranged weapons while I used the melee weapons.

    The area I tried this as in on Monarch right next to the Casscadia areas. Once you get here make a manual save. There will be a nice path along the cliff side with a lot of enemies. Stick to the road and follow it up until you see an enemy on the left. If you stick to the road it will be directly in your path.

    The easiest way for this to work is when you see the enemy, make sure you can give your companions the attack command on it. So make sure they are close by before attempting. Once you are ready press UP on the D-Pad to give the order. Once they start shooting go up and hit the creature with the first melee weapon a few times, then switch to the other one and hit it a few more times. If it don't pop reload your manual save and keep trying until it does. You will know if it is working or not by looking above the enemies health bar, you should see symbols there. These indicate that the enemy is currently getting affected by the effects of your weapons. Once you see 4 symbols, the achievement will pop. If you are having troubles you can always use the 5th weapon to make it easier.

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