Destroyed the Destroyer achievement in Borderlands

Destroyed the Destroyer

Killed the Vault Boss

Destroyed the Destroyer0
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How to unlock the Destroyed the Destroyer achievement

  • TBT NovaTBT Nova286,735
    24 Oct 2009 25 Oct 2009
    79 7 0
    The key to this is to find the critical hit locations. While you could shoot the tongue or the tentacles that occasionally reveal themselves, it would be much easier to simply hide slightly behind a pillar and continuously shoot its eye, which also counts for critical damage. This will allow you to stay in cover in the same location and continue to hit criticals throughout the entire battle.
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  • Psycho Joe 1Psycho Joe 149,458
    02 Aug 2010 03 Aug 2010
    59 1 1
    The final boss of the game, not as daunting as it seems.

    The first thing you want to do is take out the purple sac things on its tentacles. They fire out poisonous dart-like arrows which can arc over the pillars you hide behind, so taking them out is a must, preferably with a scoped SMG.

    Once the initial two tentacles have been destroyed, wait for the Destroyer to open its mouth so you can shoot at its tongue. Don't bother with its giant eye, the amount of time lining up a shot to hit it gives him enough time to hit you and the tongue remains a critical hit spot.

    After dealing sufficient damage to its tongue, the Destroyer will wrap a tentacle around a couple of pillars either side of the arena. Before you do anything else, take out the 4 new tentacles it has spawned to avoid the poisonous arrow attack. They drain your shield and health like no tomorrow.

    After the 4 tentacles have been destroyed, if you are a Berserker, activate your Beserk attck and keep punching the tentacles wrapped around the pillars until it dies. If you are one of the other 3 classes, I still recommend using your special attack, but you must focus on finding scattered ammo, normally near the New-U station.

    As previously mentioned by other solutions, if you are close to dying, JUMP OFF THE EDGE OF THE ARENA. You will return to full health whereas the Destroyer will be on the same amount.

    As it is the final boss of the game, it will obviously not go down in one or two hits. This is an endurance battle, but as lon as you keep your wits about you, it won't pose too much of a threat.

    Good luck!
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    Moomin74Cheers Psycho \o/
    Posted by Moomin74 on 25 Nov 12 at 03:13
  • KomodoKid77KomodoKid77110,626
    21 Aug 2010 29 Aug 2010
    34 2 0
    Follow the above guides to do a good amount of damage, but if you are playing solo, you may have quite a bit of trouble, especially as the siren (for me anyway). If you manage to get downed, be cautious to leave at least one tentacle alive. If you shoot it enough, it will count as a second wind. I recommend using a revolver or sniper for this to stay on target without iron sights aiming. Also, forget using elemental weapons, as he has quite a bit of elemental resistance. If you must, choose explosive rounds, but a high damage standard weapon will be much more effective. If you somehow get killed enough to become low on ammo, look near where those purple missiles explode, as they drop ammo.
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