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Apparently, Arm Wrestling in The Witcher 2 is serious business. The final "boss" in the arm wrestling chain, if you will, is a circus performer named The Mighty Numa. Skalen Burdon says he cheats, and given that The Mighty Numa's "apprentice" standing next to him is selling a potion of Anabolic Steroids, I'm inclined to believe the dwarf.

Do I have to stoop down to his level to beat him, or is there another way? When I try, The Mighty Numa has a tiny target bar, and moves continuously left, even if the arm wrestling cursor isn't red.

It seems impossible.

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That's a pretty bad apprentice if you're going to sell the competition tools to even the competition. –  Grace Note May 27 '11 at 19:03
    
I haven't arm wrestled yet -- if you lose, are you permanently screwed? If you can have a rematch, I'd say just try it an see if you can beat him. From what I understand it should always be possible unless the match is fixed in this instance. –  Matthew Read May 27 '11 at 19:05
    
@Matthew - you can do it as long as you have the 100 oren entry wager. I'm inclined to think the match is fixed -- the difficulty is absurd compared to all the other arm wrestling matches up to this point. –  Raven Dreamer May 27 '11 at 19:06
    
has anyone checked whether strength-boosting abilities work during an arm wrestling match? –  Bora May 27 '11 at 19:40
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After losing, you can call him out for being a cheat, and then get into a fist fight. When you win, he admits to cheating and offers to arm wrestle again without cheating. You'll beat him easily without the steroids.

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I didn't have to have a fist fight with him, but otherwise, this worked. –  Raven Dreamer May 29 '11 at 15:41
    
Indeed, I was able to use Intimidate rather than a fist fight to get him to do the second match clean. –  Damien Stark Jun 7 '11 at 22:01
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He can be defeated in arm wrestling the first time, I did it you really need to get lucky trough. I think it is not meant to beat him first time because there is no dialogue about it.

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I tried many times without the steroids but each try was a costly failure. It's very easy once you take them and a lot cheaper.

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