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Big Game Hunter

Thresher Maw defeated

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  • 43 3 6
    Edit: I'm bored and going though some solutions. This one was pretty outdated and needed a revision, so on the dawn of Mass Effect 3 I present the newer solution.

    So, the Thresher Maw was a pretty intimidating enemy in the first game, randomly appearing on uncharted worlds; making short work of the Mako. Not anymore, though.

    There is only one Thresher Maw and you shall be fighting it on foot. You will encounter it by doing Grunt's loyalty mission (note: If you do not release him from his tank, this achievement cannot be unlocked. I am unsure if releasing him after going through the Omega-4 Relay will still allow you to access his loyalty mission or not).

    Fighting it on foot is pretty easy, depending on the difficulty you are playing on. You are given 5 minutes to "survive" it, but it should take less than half of that amount of time to kill it. It is you, Grunt, and one character of your choosing. It's health bar is strictly Armor (even on Insanity). The following weapons and skills will prove useful:
    -Almost any heavy weapon, Heavy Pistols, Sniper Rifles, some Assault Rifles
    -Incendiary Ammo (Vanguards, Soldiers, Grunt, Jacob)
    -Warp (Adepts, Sentinels, Thane, Miranda)
    -Inferno Grenade (Zaeed's loyalty power)
    -Warp Ammo (Jack's loyalty power)
    -Armor-Piercing Ammo (Garrus' loyalty power)
    -Incinerate (Engineers, Infiltrators, Mordin)
    -Reave (Samara's loyalty power)

    The Thresher Maw doesn't require any super-crazy tactics. It will shoot the lovely acidic saliva at you causing a fair amount of damage to you. You can use the pillars littered throughout the battlefield for cover, but they can be destroyed by the Thresher Maw. It never gets close enough to attack you with melee strikes, but it will circle around the arena.

    The fight isn't very difficult (especially on Normal or Casual), so this is an easy 10 gamerscore
  • MaxoplataMaxoplata242,200
    29 Jan 2010 29 Jan 2010
    14 4 3
    During the third step of the Krogan Rite of Passage (Grunt's loyalty mission), you have to survive a thresher maw attacking you for 5 minutes. You get this achievement for killing it within that 5 minutes. It is easy if you just watch where the thresher maw pops out of the ground, and use the 3 columns that can't be destroyed for cover while corner shotting. It only has shields, no health, so once you wipe those out, it is dead.

    I did this with Grunt and Morlin using nothing but assault rifles and submachine guns and it took me 4 minutes on Insanity.
  • xI H3YWARD IxxI H3YWARD Ix107,733
    30 Jan 2010 30 Jan 2010
    14 9 0
    When fighting it in the "Rite of passage" loyalty mission - have miranda as your other party member. Have her use her "warp" ability to bring down the armour quickly and for Shepard - use the particle beam weapon. This took me 30-40 seconds.
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