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Not Throwing Away My Shot in XCOM 2
Silver Trophy

Not Throwing Away My Shot87 (30)

Kill an alien ruler while it attempts to escape

  • Unlocked by 86 tracked gamers (24% - TT Ratio = 2.90) 355  

Trophy Guide for Not Throwing Away My Shot

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Eneeria
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Eneeria
Trophy won on 03 Sep 17
TT Score for this game: 986
Posted on 03 September 17 at 19:41, Edited on 15 September 17 at 09:03
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Your best shot at this is the first Alien Nest mission. You'll need to kill the ruler DURING ITS RUN FOR ITS PORTAL, and not at your turn. That means you want to use three things:
- Delayers like statis, stuns or frost grenades (to buy some time)
- Overwatch
- Your rangers' "Bladestorm" passive

The tricky point is that these bosses will play after EACH OF YOUR ACTIONS (except for a few exceptions like SPARK's overload and such). Management of your turns is critical. If possible, heal, buff yourself and place correctly before engaging.

When around half of the remaining ruler's HP have been depleted, it will open a void portal and, from this moment, will focus on escaping. When that happens, throw frost grenades / stuns and remove as much HP as possible without killing the beast. You can also use the stasis to buy some time but keep in mind you won't be able to score any damage while it's active. This remains convenient for going on overwatches and placing your Rangers between the ruler's current location and the portal so that their Bladestorm passive triggers.

Finally, when the guy goes out of its frozen / stunned / stasis state, it will try to make a run for the portal. Overwatches will trigger, rangers' storm will pour down the poor guy and, bliing, you'll get the trophy.
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